Wednesday, 1 July 2009

Mr Darcy!

What can I say since my early teens I have loved pride and prejudice, but the moment I fell in love with Mr Darcy was when Colin Firth stepped out of the lake!! I have watched that adaptation more times than I care to admit and can probably recite the book of by heart!
When Jolly nation brought out this stamp last year, I wondered if life could get any better, crafting and Mr Darcy!!
In the 1st card I have kept it a bit more traditional, the couple have been stamped on about 3 different papers from the "K&Co wedding range" and pieced together to match the background papers.
Then I wanted to see if I could make it a little bit more modern and funky, so I have used some cardstock that is black one side and pink the other, and had some apertures down the side (a little difficult to photograph sorry!) they have been coloured it with water colour pencils. Used some dotty paper and a dotty flower, a button which I have acquired from my mums button drawer, sure that came from a cardigan I had when I was about 5! and then cut some swirls using the big shot, and finally finished off with peel off dots.
Hope you enjoy getting as "lost in Austin" as I did.....


  1. What a great stamp I too am a Mr Darcy fan and we got to see 'Lost In Austin' here is Australia which was great - BUT - there is only 1 Mr Darcy - right!!!!! Love your cards!

  2. These are great cards Juls, I've read a few Austin novels but still haven't seen the Colin Firth adaptation - I really think I'm missing out here. A fellow blogger, Jacilynn, is a big Austin fan and re-reads them all every year. (Here's her blog if you fancy visiting ),
    Clare x

  3. These are fantastic, be still my beating heart. I too have a 'thing' for the lake scene too hee hee ;)

  4. Oh, yes I'm a fan. Can't get enough of it. Just seeing Colin Firth's name typed on your blog, sends my heart all a flutter. And Clare is right, I read and re read Jane's books.

    I love this card, how could I not? Thanks for stopping by and I look forward to stopping by again.

  5. wow-wow-wow! Juls, your designs are excellent! Beautiful work on your blog!!

  6. Two great cards.......have not had the pleasure so far of seeing Colin in that version :( I feel the same about Mr Rochester in Jane Eyre.... does not really matter who plays him! LOL
    I think the images could possibly work for that too.

  7. Oh these are amazing, what a fun theme! I LOVE Pride & Prejudice, I know I'm in the minority, but my Mr. Darcy is Matthew MacFadyen...I guess I'll just have him to myself, since most of you love Colin Firth's version. ;) I just read the book last year, I was surprised how funny it was, and it was nice since it filled in some of the pieces that were missing from the version of the film I love, really enjoyed it! ~Hugs

  8. Hi Juls,
    lovely card, you are right Colin Firth does the trick for me every time lol ! My blog is running as usual, the post you couldn't get last night is scheduled to come out this morning about 9.45am as I am at work, last night was just a glitch. Glad you find my stuff inspriring, hugs,
    Claire xx

  9. Fabulous cards. Love the images you've used. Hugs Michele x

  10. Awwww I love these!! love the pink and black one :) and the images you used are too cute!!!

    Hope you have a wonderful day today!!

  11. Fabulous cards. Love the images you've used, thanks for the comments on my cards on my blog Hugs Julie x

  12. OOOh these cards are gorgeous but my fav is the pink one xx jo xx

  13. Wow fabulous cards!
    Gorgeous designs and wonderful detail!
    Oh I'm with you on Colin Firth!
    kim x

  14. Very cute cards!! I love both of them and the color combos you used.

    Jodi =)

  15. A fabulous Mr Darcy! I love your papers and layouts too.

    Liza x

  16. Fabulous cards and I just love the stamps! Great job on the colour combos and papers you've used! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving me a comment. You make beautiful cards ....
    Hugs, Danielle

  17. Hi Juls

    Thank you for your lovely blog comment. Just had to know more! Your blog is beautiful. I love your Mr Darcy card. Colin Firth everytime for me please. :-D

    I love your Precious Moments card. I used to cross stitch these little characters but haven't seen them in ages! It was a lovely surprise to see them on your card they look great.

    Hope you don't mind me following you! Your creations are beautiful. Gez.xx

  18. Hi Juls...gorgeous cards...and gorgeous Mr Darcy (Colin Firth),well i must be honest i haven't seen him play Mr Darcy but love Colin Firth :0).
    Take care
    San x

  19. this card is fabulous that couple are wonderful so pride and predjudice like you said, crafting is the best fun and so is blogging with like minded people. janex

  20. These are gorgeous!
    very precious indeed!
    Hugs, Marlene x

  21. Wow !!! these are gorgeous. I remember Pride and Predudice as a home reader at school. Love your cards.


  22. wow it is lovely and i am exactly the same when it comes to P and P, that lake scene is one of the most watched clips from a bbc program! I am still so critical of any other film he is in as he will always be mr darcy and no one can live up to him in that role