Saturday, 4 September 2010

I am sew excited!!

Hello All,

Well I hope you are all enjoying your weekend! Up here in the north of Scotland we have actually enjoyed 3 days of that's summer!!

Well as I mentioned I am really excited as I have discovered that the lovely Lorali has designed some stamps. I love her images and Kanban have used her art work quite a lot to make toppers..and I have bought a few of them, but in all honestly I hate using toppers....well we all love that inky feeling!! I always hoped that one day we would have stamps...a couple of weeks ago I discovered Lorali's website...and my wish came many lovely things....also I did have a little bit of pocket money I I sold a few of those wedding cards, so I was able to have a little spending spree....

I Love this image so much its so very quirky...I Just Love sewing images, and I just think this one is fab. My crafting background started with sewing. My Great Grandmother used to make handmade Teddy's for a living...(so I learnt that from her) My Grandmother was a seamstress and did some tailoring. My Mum also is a brilliant seamstress and so from about the age of 10 I was making my own clothes, I would probably still do it now but it is a little disheartening when you know you could buy it cheaper on the high street than make yourself.

I have coloured with copic's and added a little sparkle using a "marvy - deco just glitter" pen.....I have stamped up the corners of the card too, and the papers are from that never ending scrap pile I have!!!

The little embellishments are also stamped images, I have wrapped threads round the cotton reals to add a little texture.

This is my entry for:

paperplay - In stitches
Moving Along with the times - In stitches

well, thanks for looking and listening to all my waffle...its much appreciated!
Hugs Juls


  1. it hon..the image is so quirky :0)..just my cup of tea...and i love the little bobbins...

    Hugs Debs x

  2. WOW this is outrageous beautiful!!
    Sooo clever to make som extra thread holders :D
    Hugs Camilla

  3. This is brilliant Juls. Came across these images through Enfys blog but haven't got one yet lol. Love what you have done with her, all those little sewing embellies. Excellent card.

  4. Hi Juls,
    This is a fabulous card. I lov ethe colours and that image is so much fun. I love the sewing - it's brilliant.
    Fiona x

  5. WOW this is stunning, I love the reels with thread. Ohhh Lucky you having sewing ion your blood. I am useless!!!
    Thanks for joining in with us on MAWTT this week Hazelxox

  6. awwww, Juls! i love her! your colouring looks so quirky and artsy on this image - it's fabulous! the spools in her hair are adorable, but your accents are just wonderful! xo

  7. Hi Jul's....
    Well this is different....Love it though, really trying not to click on the link though or I can bet I will find something I

    Another refreshing change this...makes my day to see something I haven't seen before..Inspires me to the hills....
    Love it!!!

  8. Hi Juls, love it, love it, love it, I think that stamp is so striking, and of course its all down to the way you have coloured it so superbly. Hey guess what juls I love it!!!!

  9. oh wow Juls I love her shes brilliant and of course your gorgeous colouring is brilliant Im off to have a look at the stamps and if I spend money Im coming back to tell you off lol
    Mina xxx

  10. Oh Juls .. this image totally makes me SMILE! I LOVE it! How pretty is this?!!! And then on top of that, you've made everything so to the top FANATABULOUS! All the details you've included on here are AMAZING! I am head over heels about this!

    Big Hugs,

  11. Love this one Juls! You sure show this stamp to it's very best with your gorgeous colours! Off to check the web site! Enjoy your Sunday sunshine!

  12. Just gorgeous Juls. Love how you have coloured up the image and the palette you have chosen.
    Luv Bxxx

  13. oh wow this is brilliant I too love her images,seen them a lot on QVC your colouring is just brilliant love cheryl xxxxxxx

  14. soo pretty! i played with a few of these lorali stamps at my LSS. cute stuff

  15. oh my this is cute! I love how you did the spools with the actual thread. Too fun!

  16. Fantastic beautiful card Juls!

  17. Stunning Julia.

    Pink and green is a winning combination and this is just that little bit different what that fab image.

    B x

  18. haha what is that a strange lady hihi I like the image she is fanny you make a gorgeous card whit this lady

    Hugs Cora

  19. My background is sewing too and I too used to make all my own clothes. There's just nowhere decent, or reasonable to buy fabric these days.
    Your card is gorgeous Juls, and I adore your your cotton reels! Fab work,
    Love Sarita xx

  20. Great card, love your colour combo, fab image really quirky...
    Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week!
    Hugs shell xx

  21. Love the soft colours and you have used Brenda's theme of stitching very well, love the cotton reels. Thanks for joining in our challenge this week over at MAWTT hugs Heidi xx

  22. What a gorgeous card Juls.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  23. Superb card my friend ! Love these colours and the stamp is so original !

  24. Me again Juls, I hadn't noticed the challenges you had entered, so here I am to say glad you have joined us at MAWTT for my stitching challenge, this fits it perfectly.
    Thankyou for all your lovely comments on my blog this evening.
    luv Brenda xxx

  25. I love this card it is so much fun. Great touch with the cotton reels.

  26. I always love pink and green and this is beautiful Juls! What a fun image!

    Sharon x

  27. WOW such a fabulous card Juls, love the image and gorgeous colours.
    Hugs Emma x

  28. This is just too cute Juls! Adorable and I love the sewing spools of thread you added too!
    Jodi =)

  29. Fabulous card Juls, I love the cotton reels in her hair and your colour work on this card...such a pretty card :) Donna x

  30. Aha, this image is fantastic! Love your little spools of thread!! Thanks for joining us at MAWTT! x

  31. Fab card - love the stitching and those wonderful little bobbins
    Thanks for joining us at MAWTT
    Lisa ;)

  32. That's amazing you were making clothes at 10, wow! Love your beautiful card, so cool how you did the thread on the spools! :)