Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Welcome Home

Hello All,

This is a card that I have made for a friend of mine who has just got home from hospital, she had a stroke and has been in hospital for 9 months, and got home on Monday ... Its to a new home as she needed to be in sheltered housing, as she will need carers and also needs a house that is suitable for a wheelchair.

This image is from the "Polkadoodles - A double sprinkle of Kraft" I have coloured the image with my copics ... used a bit of paper from my scrap pile and did some faux stitching ...... the fence detail and the little flowers have been done using a "Kanban" stamp ..... I actually added these on later, as I ended up getting lipstick on my card, and had to work out a way of covering it up!! LOL!!!

This is my entry for:

Sir Stampalot - Anything Goes
By The Cute and Girly - Things with Wings
Cupcake - ( challenge 124 - something new)
My Time to Craft - Bird watcher
Charizma Cardz - All about Flowers
Allsorts - Free and Easy

Once again Thanks for looking
Hugs Juls


  1. Hi Juls,
    I love the pastel colours you have used on this gorgeous card. Fabulous image. I love this beautiful card.
    Fiona x

  2. Hi Juls, love this very sweet card. Gorgeous image and fab colours. Love you lipstick cover up lol. I have those stamps, you've made me want to use them. :o)

    Donna x

  3. oh hun this is just gorgeous your detail as ever is amazing,and your friend bless her will love it hugs cheryl xxxx

  4. oh this is so cute .. love the little birdhouses and the pretty colours
    Thanks for joining us at BTC&G this month
    Lisa x

  5. How awful for your friend, thats a long time to be in hospital:( Your card is really sweet Juls, lovely bright colours. I am always getting marks on my cards, so sloppy lol and having to cover up with flowers etc lol. Good save!!

  6. Awww it's gorgeous, i'm sure those beautiful bright colours will cheer up your friend no-end :).

  7. Your friend will be delighted with this card I am certain x Thanks for joining cupcakes this week.

  8. Fabulous card. It will surely cheer up your friend. I hope she soon settles in..xx Had to laugh about the lipstick! That's something that would happen to me!! Take care..xx

  9. wow what a beautifully fresh feeling card Juls, I love every single thing about it
    Mina xxx

  10. This is so pretty. Love the little fence around the sides. Sorry to hear about your friend's stroke. Hope she is on the road to recovery. This will cheer her for sure.

  11. Sorry to hear about your friend but I think your sweet little card is going to cheer her up a bit!!!

  12. Hi Julia,
    I am sure your friend will be delighted with this beautiful card to brighten her day.

  13. what a fun image and love the color combo. super cute stuff

  14. This really is a very pretty card Julia, sure to cheer your friend.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Stampalot Challenge this month, good luck and hope to see you again.

    B x

  15. Forogt to say thanks for sharing with us at Allsorts as well Julia.

    B x

  16. Hi Juls

    What a beautiful card .. .. I love everything about it!!

    Your cute image, the torn backing paper, the little fence and flowers, your sentiment and the fauz stitching. Did I miss anything out? Basically I love it!!!

    I am pleased your friend is finally able to leave hospital .. .. I am sure she will love your card and I hope she is well cared for in her new home.

    .. .. and what is this about lipstick? Do you wear lipstick to craft? LOL!!!

    Love Jules xx

  17. What a gorgeous card Juls.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  18. This is gorgeous Juls! So bright and cheery. Perfect to welcome your friend to her new home.
    Thank you for sharing with us at Sir Stampalot.
    Hugs, Clare x

  19. What a great friend you are to make such a gorgeous card Juls, Love it !!!

    Hugs, Sandra xx

  20. Such a sweet & lovely card! Your friend will be so happy about this card! Thanks for joining us at The Cupcake Craft Challenge this week! Good Luck! Hugs & Sunshine!/Sari

  21. Hi Juls, sorry I haven't been by to see you lately, not been doing a lot of blogging, just my dt work.
    your card is so flipping gorgeous I adore it.
    Thanks for Joining us in the Sir Stampalot Challenge.
    Hugs Chris xx

  22. wow this is fabulous juls.your bright fresh colours are beautiful and i love the sweet image and details ;D

    xx coops xx

  23. Gorgeous card Juls, very pretty and your friend will adore it!
    Thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week and good luck!
    Love Nicola xxx

  24. gorgeous Juls. that should help to cheer your friend, lovely fresh colours. how on earth did you get lipstick on your card?? lol

  25. Such a sweet and lovely card! This is sure to bring a smile to your friend's face!

  26. This is a really gorgeous card and made even more so as it is really from the heart. I love the colours you've used as it is so bright and cheerful.

    I am so pleased your friend has finally come home, I do hope that she continues to improve daily as I know only too well how your life can change so quickly with a stroke.

    On a happy note Brian is doing so much better and is actually working for an hour 3 days a week which doesn't seem much but it is huge deal for us.

    Hugs Max x

  27. Hi hun, hope you are keeping OK. Gorgeous card and I do love your bright cheery colours and fab composition. Your friend will love it - what a long time to be away.
    Take care hugs Ali x

    PS I would love you to check out my candy

  28. A very pretty card, love the gorgeous colour combo.
    Thank you so much for entering our challenge at ALLSORTS this week, good luck & hope you’ll join us again!
    Hugz Fleur xXx

  29. Beautiful Juls, so fresh and funky looking I bet your friend loves it.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

  30. This is gorgeous! I really hope your friend likes her new place.

  31. This is gorgeous - such lovely colours. Your friend will love it. Thanks for playing at Cupcake this week x

  32. A fabulous card - love the colours! Thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month and good luck.

  33. sucha bright and stunning make, lovely work
    Good luck in the challenges, hugs Sarah-Louise My Blog

    Designing for:
    Crafty Purple Frog , Sweet Pea Stampers ,Bearly Mine Designs , Kenny K and My Time To Craft

  34. Fantastic card

    thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot challenge this month and good luck!


  35. Such a fun card and gorgeous choice of papers and layout :) Donna x

  36. This is such a beautiful card. I love the image and the way you coloured it and made it match with the paper! Gorgeous!
    Hope your friend will be happy in her new home.

  37. Fab Entry, thanks for joining Sir Stampalot’s challenge, Good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x