Sunday 30 May 2010

I'm back!!!

Hello all,

well I am back, I had a fab hol!!....I did manage to buy some crafting goodies...but not from a dedicated crafting shop...still I came home with 5 paper stacks!!!! thankfully I was on holiday with my extended family, so everyone was given a pad to put in their suitcase, so I had no problems with excess baggage!!!!!

I have major jet lag...I currently don't own a pair of ankles! I did get a good sleep last was needed after being awake for about 33 hours...

This is a card I made a while ago, I have had no chance to play....but I am itching to get back into the whole crafting lark.

I will be back soon.
Hugs Juls

Just as a quick P.S........Mr Blogger has been eating some of my comments, when I press publish some of them show, and others dont...its very annoying, but just to let you know I have read them all, even if they dont show up on my post....I do really appreciate them all.....

Tuesday 11 May 2010

Wedding Dress

Hello All,

This is Just a quick post....I am in the middle of trying to pack for my holiday tomorrow...we are off to Canada...eek! I am so excited and nervous, I have never done a long hall flight before. So I am doing the mad rush of packing cleaning and getting work all up to date and sorted for the lovely lady that is covering for I decided to grab a cup of tea and have a quick break.........

I thought I would share with you a card that I made last week..

I am still working on wedding cards as I will need a LOT this year...I have done 9 so far, I recon I will need at least another 20, but I will probably do closer to 40 cards in total to be on the safe side. I have kept this card quite simple...I spent ages making this dress...please don't ask what possessed me, I just took a notion.... The Lovely Bernie, sent me some netting I have never used it before on making cards (I have used it plenty for petticoats of wedding dresses..but never on a small scale) I was pushed out of my comfort zone a little.

I stamped it out using this fab image from "Inkadinkado" (This is one of my stamps from the early days of my crafting) I stamped it out 5 times and then stitched together using invisible thread and then added the beading and ribbon

Unfortunately when I went to put it on a card, it looked kind of grey and nasty, so I stamped it out again in pink pearl card, and attached the dress to that.
The Frame is from "Kanban" and I embossed some pearl card with a cuttlebug folder.....

I will be interested to see what you all think....

So much for a quick post...I have been waffling on here for ages!!! I might get a chance to have a quick nip into blogland before I go, but if not I will catch up with you all when I get back....i best get back to all my chores!

Hugs Juls

Sunday 9 May 2010

Robin Hood and Maid Marion

Hi All,

I have been drooling over these new magnolia images for a while, and I am so lucky as a very lovely bloggy friend of mine sent me some stamped images to play with. This is a quick little card, as I was needing an anniversary card...I have coloured the fab image in using my copics, and all the paper is "basic grey - porcelain collection" I love that collection that much that I now have it in 12x12 and 6x6!!!............I attempted to make my own handmade flower, a different style to my normal ones, think I need a bit more practice, and I have coloured the pearls with my copics so they match..

Thanks so much for popping by and taking a look, I really do appreciate it!
Hugs Juls

Friday 7 May 2010

The Dulux Dog

Hello All,

As soon as I saw this fab image on the "Polkadoodles - All around and everywhere" cd....I loved him, his name is Dennis....he just so reminded me of the Dulux dog, that I thought if I used it with one of the Dulux paint charts it would make a perfect new home card, and be slightly different from anything I have done before....I normally use some form of house image...

The papers are from my never ending scrap pile and I have inked all the edges with "distress ink - worn lipstick" I have also added some faux stitching, the flowers are also from the "polkadoodle cd....I have re sized them and used as a template to create flowers from the DP.

This is my entry for:

Allsorts - Animals
Tuesday Taggers - Lets Recycle (dulux paint chart)
A spoon Full of Sugar - Furry friends

Thanks for looking
Hugs Juls

Thursday 6 May 2010

I Like a nice cup of tea....

Hello All,

Last week I was having a great time making cards...I was really happy with everything, this week I seem to have lost my mojo....this is another one that was great in my head, but I am really not happy with the way it turned out.

The card and the teapot, cup and cake embellishments are from "Kanban".....and the other images are from "Krafting Kimmie" which I have coloured with my copics.

I remember my grandfather reciting this "cup of tea" poem so I googled it, and then printed on my computer...I thought it went perfectly with these images!...... I just wished it turned out a bit better...

Anyway this is my entry for:

Creative Cottage - Food and or drink

thanks for looking
Hugs Juls

Monday 3 May 2010

I'm back with a 2nd post.....

Hi All,

I am back with a very quick post....I hated the last card that I put on here that I had to come back with this one that I have just made which I like better.

Again I have used this fab SN Leanne Ellis design! and the card stock is Kanban...I just had to decoupage that dress!!!!

I am in a very blingy mood at the mo, don't know what brought that on, but at least it will please my Hubby he despairs that I spend so much money on paper, or worse still spend hours making my own, and then the first thing I do is tear he will like this one...clean straight lines!!! LOL

Must go to bed now, hugs Juls

leanne Ellis

Hello All,

Hope you have all been enjoying the bank holiday...surprise surprise I have been crafting all day....and only managed to make 2 cards (how sad is that!!........I wouldn't mind but they are not even that spectacular!)

As anyone who regularly reads my blog will know I am a huge Leanne Ellis fan, so I was delighted to pick up my stamps in Elgin on Sat.......I just love this one and know she will become a firm favourite.....I am sure she will be inked over and over, and I have so many ideas floating around in my head.....

Unfortunately I really don't like the way this one turned I am not really sure why exactly I am sharing it here.....

I have used a "Kanban" Frame that I had leftover from an old kit, and turned it into a little shaker card...not sure why I took the notion...they don't seem to be the fashion anymore....I did not have a tub of just pink beads so I spent goodness knows how long sifting through a tub of mixed beads.....and now most have them have stuck to the edges of the 3d foam so you can barely see them....LOL!!! The black paper is also from "Kanban" and The pink paper is "Papermania - hint of pink"

This is my entry for:

Charisma Cards - girly with flowers (2nd entry)
Creatalicious challenge - Flowers and wings ( little bird as part of image)
Crafty Cats- Spots (spots on frame)

Thanks for looking
Hugs Juls

Sunday 2 May 2010

another slice of cake?

Hello all...

I have 5 friends getting married this year....(I think something must be in the air!) I am normally asked by some friends and family for I recon I need to make at least 30 wedding cards this this is another one.

When I printed out the "polkadoodle" template for the card I made in my previous post I accidentally printed out 2 fronts, so I used the extra one to make this card. I have covered it with some paper from my scrap pile, so I have no idea what it is. I stitched on the ribbon Just to add a little detail.

The flowers again are a flower blank from the "polkadoodle - all around everywhere" and I have re sized in "my craft studio"..I have used them as a template and cute it out on the reverse side of the paper that I covered the cake with.The Large Flowers have "K&Co - Amy Butler" brads in the centre of them.

The main card has been covered with "EK success - I do".....and finally I have added the little wedding couple..a fab "sugarnellie" image which I have coloured using my copics and then added a little stickels on her dress and shoes.

This is my entry for:

Spoon Full of Sugar - 3d (the flowers are dimensional, and the wedding couple have been raised using 3d foam)
Creative Inspirations - Easel card
Daring Card Makers - Easel does it
Totally Gorjuss - stitching (I have stitched down the ribbon)
Creative Inspirations - Congratulations

Saturday 1 May 2010

wedding cake

Hello All,

How are you..I have had a really lovely day, have had a little trip to Elgin today and visited "Paper Boutique" where there was some fab demonstrations going some fab demos on making flowers...shrinkies..chipboard books, and lots of really lovely things. spent lots...and I also I picked up my new Leanne Ellis stamps!! whooo hoooo!!!! cant wait to play, I have loads of lovely ideas floating around my head!!

Anyway onto this card, I actually started it yesterday, and I finished off this eve...I am quite slow at the mo, due to some ongoing health issues..but never mind I got there in the end.

This fab wedding cake is from the fab "polkadoodles - paper boutique" cd......I have to admit I am struggling with the whole template thing....the finished cards look a bit home made, instead of handmade, so if anyone has any tips on how to get them looking a bit more professional I would love to hear them.

I covered the card in paper "sandy lion - wedding roses"...and all the edges have been tinted with "distress ink - worn lipstick" The white flowers are blank flower shapes from "polkadoodles - all around and everywhere" which I have copied into my craft studio and re sized, I have colour tinted the edges, and shaped a little and added some pink gems. The little pink flowers have been made using an "x-cut" punch.

The Scallops of icing were part of the template which I have put on with 3d foam and covered with stickles.

Finally the couple on the top of the cake are from "Sassy Studio Designs"...I have just coloured them slightly with my copics.

This is my entry for:

Die Cut Dreams - Make your own flowers (2nd entry)
Cute Card Thurs - Make your own (I have made my own flowers)
C.R.A.F.T - shaped card
Cupcake Challenge - don't be square
By The Cute and Girly - celebrations

Once again thanks for looking...and putting up with all my waffle!!
Hugs Juls