Thursday 31 March 2011

If I knew you were coming I'd have baked a cake...

Hello All,

A quick post from me tonight. I love this new Sugar Nellie Manga image, available here I just think there are so many fab possibilities with this image, and I have so many ideas swimming around my head at the mo. I used a "Craft Work Card" template to create this card, and all the paper is from my scrap pile. Finally I have added touches of glitter.

Also I just wanted to give a quick apology for the fact I have not been very active on my blog or the fact I am so far behind in visiting you all. Life has thrown a few little changes my way, nothing to worry about at all, its just I am struggling to keep up with the blogging at the mo ..... but any and every opportunity I have I will be using to catch up, but I wanted to apologise for the fact I may be a little bit hit and miss at the mo.....

I am still thinking of you all, so take care and hugs all round.

Sunday 27 March 2011

Getting Sassy With Kraft

Hello All,

I hope you have had a really good weekend. I am really loving the look of Prisma pencils on Kraft at the mo ..... however I don't have any, they are on my wishlist though ... having had a quick look on the old tinternet to look at prices I think they will have to remain on my wish list a little longer .... So I thought I would try and achieve the look using what I have.

I tried with some normal pencils I have, but they didn't work, they were too scratchy and it didn't take the colour ...... So I have created this look using water colour pencils as they are a little softer ...... I think it turned out ok, I will be interested to see what you all think.

The Base card is from "Kanban" .... It was from a kit that my Auntie bought me last year, but I never really used as It was really difficult to colour match with anything, but I think it works quite well with the Kraft, and the stripy paper is from my scraps .... I have added some gold stitching and then created my own flower using some of the left over Kraft and my x cut punch.

This is my entry for:

Crafty Creations - In Stitches
Anything Goes - Make your own embellishment (the flower)
Lets Ink It Up - Die Cuts/Punches (I have used a punch to create the rounded corners, and the flower.

Thanks for looking
Hugs Juls

Saturday 26 March 2011

That Special Dress

Hello All ,

Its been a bit of a mad week and I have hardly got any crafting done, I wont have much time over the weekend either, as I am visiting my Mum today, and tomorrow I am this is another holiday make that I am sharing with you today.

The Dress image is a "Kanban" stamp, and I have again used my set of "Echo Park" papers...i have added some stickels to the dress and made a little rose using some ribbon.

This is my entry for:

Allsorts - Special lady
Shabby Tea Room - Bingo (gems, glitter, ribbon)
Crafts and Me - Anything Goes
Daring Card Makers - book club ( I have based my card on a book I read on holiday "the secret lives of dresses by Erin Mckean)
Just Add Ink - Just add stamps.

Thanks for looking, enjoy your weekend
Hugs Juls

Wednesday 23 March 2011

Sweets for my sweet...

Hello All,

Well I am back to routine with a bang ..... It all ready feels like life is a whole lot of crazy..... I have managed to squeeze in a little time for this card, now I am not quite sure about it, I'm not really sure if the over all look is right.

I am using one of the fab new manga's "Honey Bee" available here As the image had Honey and bee's in it I was thinking yellow, I hunted through my scraps and found this little piece of K&Co paper that I thought would work well with it.... So I coloured my image to go with it, and then couldn't really find any other papers to match..... so then I was stuck trying to make this strip of paper work as a whole card

I stuck it on added the stitching detail and then thought about how I would fill the white space .... So I added a "Anna Griffin" sentiment ..... which to be honest I now wish I had stamped it slightly more to the left as it would have worked better ..... but after I had stamped it, it was too late to change it ..... I was looking for a little bee stamp to fill in some of the background, but I didn't have any so I decided to add these little "Pergamano" images, as the manga image was quite quirky, I thought it may look ok. To try and finish it off I added some "Prima" flowers ...... and then desperately trying to make it look better I covered everything with Stickles ..... As I say I am unsure on the result so I would appreciate any comments.

This is my entry for:

Papertake Weekly - Mum or Girly
My Time to Craft - Ladies day
Simon Says - Mothers or Girly
Stamp Something - Something Sweet
CES - Inspired by a song ( "sweets for my sweet"....... in particular the line that says "sweets for my sweet, sugar for my honey" )

Thanks for Looking
Hugs Juls

Sunday 20 March 2011

Holiday Make

Hello All,

Well this is me just arrived home after a wonderful holiday we were in Devon on Holiday, the weather was just beautiful and we had a very relaxing and romantic break. We celebrated our wedding anniversary, and I got some lovely crafty things as pressies!!.....Including some fab simply sassy stamps.

I made this card when I was away....the image is "Sheena Douglas - My Fair Lady 2" and the papers are " Echo Park Paper"

This is my entry for:

Daring Card Makers: Going Postal
Paper Cutz - Your Choice

When I arrived home there was my Lovely DT kit from sugar nellie, waiting for me, so I will be inking those little sweeties up and I will be back soon, with my creations.

Its lovely to be back and I will look forward to catching up with you all!
Hugs Juls

Tuesday 8 March 2011

Cheerio but be back soon....

Hi all,

Just a quick wee note to say that I am off on hols tomorrow .... I am taking some craft stuff with me, so if we have wi fi...i may manage the occasional post, but as this is meant to be a romantic holiday with my hubby I cant really spend to much time in Blogland...

I feel bad as with having loads on I am way behind in my commenting, I will catch up with you all when I get back.

hugs to you all

Monday 7 March 2011

Sugar Nellie Play Room....

Hello All,

I have a Sugar Nellie DTg post for you today using this fab image Little Farmer, available here I have teamed it up with some paper from K&Co...which believe it or not I have had since I first started crafting...I thought it would make a boys card but was never quite sure how to used it .....The Idea for this card was to create a play room...I thought the paper looked like one for these fab bright coloured children's mats you can get....then I cut out some of the images from the paper to create a pile of toys ... I am not completely sure of how it has turned out.

Thanks so much for looking
Hugs Juls

Sunday 6 March 2011

Crafty Snippits with Jules

Hello All,

Hope you have all been having a lovely weekend. The Lovely Jules, has challenged herself to only use her scraps on a Sunday.....I want to do my best to join her each week, I think Its a fab I would love to empty some of those scrap boxes.

The First Card I have just cut out the floral image that was in a DP...and created a little easel card.

The 2nd card is also using scrap....and actually this is using the packaging of a paper pack a bought a few months ago...I still haven't cut into it yet, its just too nice!!.....I know Jules likes to make her own embellies out of scraps.....the ribbon was from a big bag of leftovers rather than off a reel......and the brad, well I have had it forever and never I thought why not!!

Don't forget to pop over and see Jules, what she makes from her scraps is truly inspiring!!!

Thanks for looking
Hugs Juls

Thursday 3 March 2011

Kathryn Wheel Challenge Feb/March

Hello All,

I am still keeping up with the Kathryn Wheel challenge....I have tried to keep diary's in the past and I am sure this is a record...I have never lasted this long before, so I am quite impressed with myself...although I am a little late in posting.....To be honest I had the idea in my head for my march page, I didn't quite factor for just how long it would take to colour all those little squares!!!!.......I am not quite sure on how the March page turned out, I am hoping it will look better with journaling on it.....i am really happy with my Feb pages though....I much prefer them to the January pages....which you can see if you click on the label, below this post. I have tried stylised writing this time and I much prefer always I would really appreciate any input you may have.

Thanks for looking
Hugs Juls

Wednesday 2 March 2011

More Mary Hall

Hello All,

I am so sorry I have not been about for ages....Life has been so hectic...I will do my best to play catch up! I was sent these Lovely images in my DTg package for Sugar Nellie, both of the images are from the new Mary Hall range and can be found at Funky Kits

Both of these are little cards...For this one I have used a nestie to create a shaped card, and some papers from my scrap pile. I have only used part of the image, I have paper pieced her dress and have coloured with copics.

This is my entry for:

Woodware - Anything Goes
Cupcake - Anything but square
Papertake weekly - Anything Goes
My Time to Craft - Infants
Stamp Something - Something with flowers
Fussy&Fancy - Embossing & or Paper Piecing
Totally Papercrafts - Paper Piecing

I thought this image was perfect for a get well card, again I have coloured with copics. this was one of the Craft work cards scalloped square cards, but I cut it down so that it suited the image better.

Thanks so much for looking
Hugs Juls