Friday 30 September 2011

Still Practicing ...

Hello All,

Well I am still playing and practicing with my Prisma's .... One of the main reasons I decided to invest in some is I always found myself oooing and ahhhhing over cards that had been coloured directly onto Kraft, I love the effect .... These are my first attempts I still have a lot of practicing to do, but I am enjoying just playing.

I have used 2 sugar nellie stamps, an Elizabeth bell one and one from Krista Smith .... both the cards have been edged using a little kanban stamp.

I would like to enter these cards into the following challenges:

Simon Says - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Clean and Simple
Crafts for Eternity - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking
Hugs Juls

Thursday 29 September 2011

Soooooo Excited

Hello All,

I woke up this morning and got a text from my auntie, one of her friends had bought a grand caliber, and has decided that it is not really for her, and so wants to sell it, anyway to cut a long story short, I got 1st refusal so I got the machine and all the plates for £70! I am so so excited I have wanted one for ages, and I didn't think it would be a possibility for a while as we have prams and cots e.c.t to buy. Hubby said I could get it as it was such a good deal!! whooooo hooooo!!!!!

On Tuesday I was confined to my bed, again unable to move due to sickness, I watched endless tutorials on youtube for colouring with prismacolor pencils ..... after that I was itching to get started, however one thing I did learn was that you needed a decent pencil sharpener, so before I wrecked all my pencils with the really naff one that I have I decided to order the prismacolor one. Some of my friends popped into see me today and were here when my pencil sharpener arrived, They thought it was hilarious, and I received comments like "only you could get excited about a pencil sharpener!!" ........ so I sat and sharpened all my pencils - they are a new purchase so only a couple of them had been sharpened, then I was just desperate to have a play!!

My blending solution has not yet arrived ( thanks girls for giving me the tip about cuddly buddly) however there was loads of tutorials on blending using the pencils only ..... So the card above is my attempt! I still need a lot of practice but I am fairly happy with the results. The image is a digi from "Saturated Canary - Peggy Sue" The Paris image is " The Montage collection - Santa Rose" and the little butterfly is " Marij Rahder - Suzy 2 " and the papers are "echo park paper"

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Simon Says - Anything Goes
Penny's Papercraft - Anything Goes
Crafts and Me - Flowers
Charisma Cards - Love
Fussy and Fancy - Try a new technique (coloring with Prismacolor pencils)

Thanks for Looking
Hugs Juls

Tuesday 27 September 2011

Knight In Shining Armor

Hello All,

Another simple card from me today ..... This is me playing with my new prisma pencils ( a last treat before the baby comes, and we have to spend all our money on it instead, I got some pencils and hubby got an i pod ) I am still practicing with them, unfortunately as yet I have not got any blending solution, so I am having to do my best without .... I cant seem to source any locally, the art shop hadn't even heard of it !!!!!!! and tried to give me a promarker blending pen, honestly!!! So I will have to have a look online. The image is " Krafting Kimmie"

This is my entry for:

Truley scrumptious - C&S
Allsorts - keep it simple

I also want to thank everyone for their help re the malware warning, I had to remove a blog from my bloglist, for the person who's blog it is I am really sorry, its nothing personal! I have been informed this morning that its working, so yay!!!

Thanks for looking
Hugs Juls

Monday 26 September 2011

malware warning

Hello All,

I have heard from a few bloggers that they are unable to get on my blog, and they are receiving a "Malware Warning" ..... As far as I am able to check, my computer in free of viruses. I know this has happened to a number of bloggers, so I was wondering if anyone knew if there was anything I can do in order to remove this warning

..... As far as I know Looking at pictures of cards, and a descriptions of paper is not dodgy content!!

Any help would be much appreciated!!

Hugs Juls

Sunday 25 September 2011

Pink Snow

Hello All,

This is a card I had on my stall the other week ... Its fairly simple, I didn't have a lot of time, I was just trying to get cards made as quickly as possible. I have used a " Sugar Nellie" stamp which I have coloured with copics .... and done some inking using " distress ink - worn lipstick" The added pink snowflakes are a "WRMK" stamp.

I would like to thank all of you for your kind comments, The Stall went well, everyone there said it was a particularly quiet day, but I didn't mind it helped me get a feel for it, as its the first time I have done anything like this, the next one I am doing is in November and that is meant to be a lot busier, I managed to pay for my table, and made a little extra so I am quite happy with that.

I Have had a rough week this week, I am going through a really sick phase at the mo, for over a week I was unable to move without being sick, I am now wearing travel wrist bands, they I have helped a little, but I can still only be on my feet for a few min before the sickness starts - never mind, I am sure it will all be worth it in the end!!! - It does mean that once again I am playing catch up!!

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Creatalicious - Anything Goes
Stamp with fun - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Dies or Punches (punched snowflakes)
Anything Goes - Anything Goes
Sweet Stamping - Anything Goes
Paper Sundaes - Anything Goes

Thanks again for looking
Hugs Juls

Wednesday 14 September 2011

Explanations ....

Hello All,

Here are some simple cards that I made yesterday, using my fabby new Sugar Nellie stamp ( I had a lovely trip to Elgin a couple of weeks ago and was able to fill my basket, this is the first time I have had a chance to play) ... I have used up some paper from my very MASSIVE scrap pile!! .... I wanted the images to look really soft, so instead of using my copics I have used water colour pencils, it was lovely going back to them and doing something different from what has become the norm for me now.

I would like to enter these cards into the following challenges:

Creative Card Crew - Babies
Creative Inspirations - Anything Goes
C.R.A.F.T - children
Stamp Something - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Ribbons
Totally Paper Crafts - Cute with buttons (the 2 boys cards)
Alphabet challenge - P is for Pretty Pastels
Totally Stampalicious - Anything Goes
OSAAT - Anything Goes.

As you will have noticed I have been rather absent from blog land recently, the reason is that I am expecting again, I am now just over 14 weeks, I have had my scan and everything is going well this time. I have been really exhausted with the pregnancy, so crafting and blogging has taken a bit of a backseat!

Also with the energy that I do have we have been working on a few changed in the house, the room that for many years has been my spare room, come office, come craft room, will now be the babies room. My Hubby dragged everything down from the loft, and we put in new insulation, and had a complete clear out ... so we have had many trips down to the dump!! Hubby has now built me a little craft station up in the loft, at first I hated the idea of it but actually I love it, it has a fab rustic feel to it, he has built it out of old cupboards, kitchen worktops scrap wood, e.c.t ..... we plan to move my crafty stash up there at the weekend, when I am all settled I will take some pictures and post them here..

Also I have my first craft stall experience booked for this Saturday, which I think will be a disaster, I know these things are notoriously bad for selling, however I just thought I would give it a try and see what happens. however I booked it before I fell pregnant, thinking I would have loads of time to make lots of goodies, but any time I planned to sit down and craft I have ended up going to bed and sleeping instead .... so I don't have nearly the stock I would like. So if I make enough money to pay for my table, I will be happy with that.

I am looking forward to catching up with you all, It may take me a little time to get round to getting back into the swing of things, as I am still battling the " too much to do, and not enough time and energy" problem, but I will do my best!

Hugs to All