Tuesday 29 June 2010

Sassy Bride take 2

Hi All,

Another card with this fab sassy bride..I love this image!! I have coloured her with my copics. I have kept the overall card quite simple...the shaped card and the vellum, and the vellum flowers are from a " Dawn Bibby" kit from forever ago... I wanted a matching mat to the card to stick my bride on, I didn't have anything, so I have actually used an old envelope....and finally I have added a couple of gems to finish it off.

This is my entry for:

Alphabet Challenge - I is for icy colours
Our Creative Corner - Blues and Greens (there is green on the leaves in her bouquet)
Tuesday Taggers - Wedding Day.

Thanks for looking! Hugs Juls

Monday 28 June 2010

A Sassy Bride

Hello All,

I am so sorry I have abandoned my blog a little...and I have not been around to visit you all as much as I should have, I am afraid I have been a tad distracted by Wimbledon......this happens every year, I become incapable of doing anything..housework, work, cooking, crafting...I just get so drawn into a match that I forget to eat and breathe!! and wow what a Wimbledon it has been so far!!!......I will not go on too much, for those don't want to hear any more about sport!!

I am again on the wedding theme..I have had a few of you ask, why so many wedding cards...I have 5 friends getting married this year, and probably at least 5 or 6 of my friends per wedding, that will want me to make a card for them, I am trying to be organised and have a good stock in, but the first wedding is looming!!...

I am not sure on this one...with being so distracted by the tennis, my mojo has gone a little AWOL...when I finally get into my craft room, I have not idea what I am doing. Also I have done so many soft pretty cards that this is so much of a contrast that it has left me not quite liking the results....I was aiming for a more modern funky look.....I want to try and make sure I have a wide variety of cards for my friends to look at, to cater for different tastes e.c.t.

The image is one of the Fab new digi images from Shirley 2 girls....I have coloured with my copics, and added some loose glitter, with the old quicky glue pen. The pink paper is "Bo Bunny - Jardin Blush" and all the other papers are from my scraps...and for the finishing touches I have added lace, ribbon, and adhesive glitter dots.

This is my entry for:

Crafty Catz - Lets go digital
Pink Elephant - Challenge 72 Pink/Black
SG2 Twisted Thursdays - Something New (I have used brand new digi image)
Quirky Crafts - Ribbons
Crafty Creations - Shine

Tuesday 22 June 2010

Tilda's Wedding Album

Hello All,

Yes you've guessed it ....another wedding card!!!! I am sorry there are quite so many photos, I love making these accordion books, but they are incredibly difficult to photograph.

Again I have used these fab Magnolias, which I have coloured with copics. I have used some more of the "Dawn Bibby" vellum....and I have dug out some old "K&Co" Stickers from a kit I bought forever ago to use as the sentiments. The embossing has been done using "Spellbinders - Impressabilities - Flourish" and I have created the little flowers using x-cut punches, they have been colour tinted with copics. I also made a little charm, using shrink plastic...I am not that good at the whole shrinky thing so it is a little bobbly, but hey ho.....And as always, a few pearls and a little stickles.

This is my entry for:

Magnolia Down Under
- Embossing
Cardvarks - Embossing
Creative Craft World - Wedding
Cupcake - Strawberries and cream ( I have gone for the colour combo option)
Tuesday Throwdown - Dry Embossing
S2G Challenges - blushing bride/ something old (the vellum is from a kit I baught forever ago, when I first started cardmaking, and the stickers have to be at least 2 years old)
Pile it on - Stickers

Monday 21 June 2010

Wedding Couple

Hello All,

Well surprise surprise, I am back with yet another wedding card 13 down 27 to go!....I have again used the gorgeous wedding Magnolias that I purchased in my recent mad splurge!....this couple are sweet and romantic, I think they will be perfect for anniversary cards too!!

Again on this card I have used some "Dawn Bibby" vellum....rediscovering this old stash has been quite handy for these wedding cards!!....The little embossed strip has been created using "Spellbinders-Impressabilities -Flourish!"...the background and flowers have been created with some pearl looks a little more creamy in real life! The Flowers were made using my "x-cut" punches I have tinted them slightly with my copics and finally I have blinged it all up with gems, pearls and stickles!!!

This is my entry for:

Papertake Weekly - Ice Cream Colours (I have gone for Neapolitan)
Papercutz - Wedding, using white brown pink and green
Just Us Girls - Light Pink, Choc, Vanilla

As always, thanks for looking, Its much appreciated!
Hugs Juls

Sunday 20 June 2010

Wedding Flowers

Hello All,

Well I am back to the wedding cards.....I have quite a lot of cute cards done so I thought I would like to try something a little different for me...I want to cater for different styles and tastes.

It has taken me ages to try the white on white...I always loved it but was a little scared of it, but now I am hooked!...........No stamping on this card, (shock horror!!)

I have covered the card with a "Dawn Bibby" vellum....I have had this forever, it was from a kit I bought when I first started this whole crafting Lark! I have used a "Sizzix" die to create the sentiment. The embossed detail is "Spellbinders - Impressabilities - Flourish" The flowers have been created using some pearl paper I had in my stash and "Spellbinders - Shapeabilities - Flower creations 3 & Assorted leaves" I also used a little "x-cut" punch for the tiny flowers. then I have just blinged up with some dew drops, gems and pearls.

Although this is not my usual style, I have to admit I am really happy with the results!

This is my entry for:

My Time to Craft - Xtra Special ( I have gone for the special occasion option)
Creative Inspirations - Monochrome
Paper Play - Something Old (the vellum I have had forever, It was from my very first crafting kit I bought)
Secret Crafter, Saturday Challenge - Anniversary/Wedding
Craftalicious Challanges - Monotone
Once again thanks for looking
Hugs Juls

Friday 18 June 2010

A Fairytale

Hello All,

How are you? well I think I have gone a tad crazy with this one. Anyway my idea behind this one was to create a fairyland where all the characters in fairytales live....a bit like in shrek! In My head I was going to use all the characters but in reality the card was too small, so I tried to go for ones that were instantly recognisable as famous fairytale characters.

I have used some of the images that I purchased during my mad splurge at "Sir Stampalot" and some of the images were sent to me by a lovely bloggy friend! I have coloured them all with my copics...I had to hand draw in the rest of the wall. I have added a chipboard swirl, some punched flowers and bling.

The little Fairy has been attached with acetate, so she actually floats in the centre of the card.

This is my entry for:

Magnolia down under - swirly swirls (I have stamped some swirls and used a swirl chipboard piece)
Charisma cardz - Bling
Crafty Creations - Its a stitch up

Wednesday 16 June 2010

A White Wedding

Hello All,

I have been a very naughty girl....I have spent more money than I care to admit at the lovely sirstampalot! I have bought rather a lot of these gorgeous new wedding magnolias. Well I still have 30 wedding cards to make, so whats a girl to do??!!!

I LOVE this image so much, as soon as I saw it I knew I needed it!!! as I was making this card it was reminding me of a time when I was 6 and my little sister was 4 and we were bridesmaids for one of my mums friends. We carried a little basket of flowers just like this little sweetie. there are some really gorgeous photos of us all in the park, the photographer wanted us all to sit on the grass and spread our dresses out, but my little sister refused. She had been threatened that she was not to get her tights dirty, and she was just doing what she was told!!!....I feel a scrapbook page coming on, but first I must get these wedding cards done......I am just so slow!!

Anyway back to my card...I have stamped this out several times to create a decoupage, I stamped on plain card, but also on pearl papers to give the dresses a sheen. I have covered the card in some vellum that I had. The embossed detail has been created using "Spellbinders Impressabilities - flourish" I have done the flowers from the same pearl papers as the dresses I used "spellbinders shapeabilities - flower creations 3" and a small flower punch. then I have blinged it up with gems and pearls.

I wanted to keep it quite simple. Also I love the white on white look, but I have never been brave enough to try it for myself.

This is my entry for:

Cardvarks - wet or dry embossing
Copic creations - other paper ( I used copics to colour on pearlised paper to create the dresses.

As always thanks for looking
Hugs Juls

Monday 14 June 2010

A Tweet Birdhouse

Hello All,

I am so in love with this template which you can get free here......this is my first attempt at using it, but I have so many ideas buzzing round in my head I have a feeling this could appear a few times on my blog........Also it is a little strange that I have 2 little birds sitting having a cuppa in the snow, whilst surrounded by flowers!!!!! Artistic Licence! Besides it is now the 2nd week in June and I still find myself having to wear gloves and take a hot water bottle to bed!! Shocking!!!

Anyway onto the card....the fab image is "sugar nellie" which I have coloured with my copics. I have used "polka doodles - back to nature & all around and everywhere" for the fab papers and those spiral flowers, and I have used 2 flower punches to create the little flowers and the leaves!! Then I have added a few gems some pearls and a little wire........and despite it being a little strange I am pleased with the results.

This is my entry for:

Sir Stampalot - Punches ( I have used 2 flower punches)
Paperplay - Home
Totally Papercrafts - animal magic
Dutch Dare - birdhouse
Just Us Girls - Lets get digital (I have used a digital template and digital papers)
Crafy Catz - embossing

Thursday 10 June 2010

Getting in shape for a Magnolia wedding!

Hi All,

Thank you all for your encouraging comments...I am a little happier with this card, so I think my mojo is feeling a little better....either that or it has taken a little longer to get over the jet lag than I did!!! LOL!!

I just received a lovely parcel of stamped images from a lovely bloggy friend, and this image was among them, I was so delighted as I am still working on those wedding cards, I have done about 10 now, and I recon another 30 to go. The first wedding is in 10 weeks...eeek!!!!

I made a shaped card from this die last year so I thought I would rehash an old idea, the die is "Sizzix- heart w/flowers and vine" I have used some of my new papers that came on the 9 hour flight home with me!! The paper is "momenta - occasions and celebrations"....I was about to cut into a fresh 12"x12" in co-ordinating paper to make the flowers, I stopped myself in time and raided my scrap box instead (honestly I could probably craft for about 3 years solid just using my scraps!!) I have coloured the image and the gems using my "copics" and I have added lots of is a wedding so we need sparkle!!!

This is my entry for:

Magnolia Down Under - polka dots
By The Cute and Girly - something, old, new, borrowed, blue (I have gone for the wedding theme)
Stamptacular Sunday - I do, I do, I do
Tuesday Taggers - all that blooms
Cute Card Thursday - anything but square
The City Crafter - here comes the bride

Tuesday 8 June 2010

Not Sure.......

Hi All,

Thank you all for your supportive comments regarding my lost mojo, and for all the fab tips....hope I get it back soon, I have those 5 new paper stacks to play with!!! I have eventually managed to make a card, but I am really not happy with I am being brave and showing it here!!

I have used one of my new paper stacks "colorbok - moonlight".......and this fab Leanne Ellis stamp, can you believe this is the first time I have inked her?!!! I have been so busy making things with her sister stamp that she has been neglected! I have coloured with copics and added a little stickes.

I have made the flowers using my new spellbinder dies, the ribbon was in my stash, and I have hand stitched it down with a little embroidery thread.

this is my entry for:

Sugar Bowl - sketch/black, pink, white
Charisma cardz - flowers
Paperplay - Flowers & Sparkle
Alphabet - F for flowers
Cupcake - Dazzle us
Spoonfull of Sugar - Floral Delight

Thanks for Looking!

As a quick p.s - also thank you for your encouraging words regarding the weight loss programme. I have tried before, but I am feeling very motivated at the mo, so I think that hopefully it will happen this time! Last week I lost 6lb....I am trying to cut down portion size and I have been exercising a bit more....I have been doing the 30 day challenge on the EA active on the wii - its a great programme I would recommend. I have done my workout on that today, and plan to go to the gym tonight to do a body attack class......only 2 stone 8lb to go!!.......maybe I should offer candy when I reach my target weight!!......

Hugs Juls

Monday 7 June 2010

Lost Mojo

Hi All,

I am sharing with you a card I made before I went off on holiday as it feels like it has been ages since I have posted anything here. I made this card using a gorgeous Leanne Ellis design, which was coloured with copics. The Paper is "Papermania - Hint of pink".

I think I have left my Mojo in White probably prefers the weather over there!!!! I got on the scales when I got back from holiday, I knew within myself that it would not be good, but I am the heaviest I have ever been and need to loose about 3 stone to reach a healthy I have been working really hard, eating healthy and doing work outs.......after a workout I would come into my craftroom and plan to have a play but I could not get my head round what to do. Last night I set aside the whole evening....I was making a card for ages, but I don't like it, then I just gave up and watched Dr Who!........hopefully it will come back soon and I can post a bit more regularly!

Hugs Juls

Tuesday 1 June 2010

back in my craft room

hello all,

Well this is my first creation since I came back from hols....yes using some of the paper from my new paper stacks!!!!......unfortunately the skin looks a little orange on the photo, it doesn't in real life!

My notebook is almost done....I used to love going shopping for a new of the most important purchases of the year for me, that along with a I love it more because I get to make myself one.

The Black paper is from "momenta - occasions&celebrations".....It is really meant for wedding or anniversary pages, as all the sentiments have a love theme..but I liked it as it was black, with white script and that seamed perfect for a notepad....the flowers have been made using "spellbinders - flowers creation 3".........and I have used my current favorite stamp a gorgeous Leanne Ellis design!

This is my entry for:

Quirky crafts - Girly Girl
Crafty Creations - use your Favorite stamp ( that's a difficult many gorgeous stamps to choose from..this is definitely my current fav, as you can see from my blog it has been used rather a lot....)

Thanks for looking
Hugs Juls