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


  1. Wow Juls...its stunning, i simply just love everything about this card :D

    Sorry to hear you have not been well..hope you feel better very soon!!
    hugs and xxx

  2. Well done on your bargain Juls, I'm sure it'll be really useful to you.

    Love your card, the colour combo is really pretty.

    Sorry to hear your still not keeping well. Hopefully the sickness will pass soon and you will be able to enjoy your pregnancy.

    Take care,

    Kat xx

  3. Well done on getting such a bargain. Love this card, the colours and composition are just beautiful. sorry you haven't been too well - take it easy.

  4. Juls, this is gorgeous! Your are a pencil pro already! Beautifully colored and put together. Big congrats on the good deal, too, that's fun! Don't know if you've tried it, but ginger is wonderful for pregnancy nausea. I used to live on ginger tea, they sell it here in Asian markets. It's not wonderful tasting, but sipping on it really did the trick for me. Also, gingersnaps, hard ginger candy and crystalized ginger. If you want some and can't find it over there, email me, I'd be glad to send you some!

    Hope you are feeling well soon!

  5. Wonderful colored girl. Think you are going to like your Prismas I am very happy for mine but maybe I am going to have this sharpener - I am so "ungenerous" in a good way that I use a knife. Have never found a good enough sharpender.

  6. This is stunning! Love the Paris theme. Thanks for joining us at Penny's! :-) Amy

  7. oh hun sorry to hear you have not been well hun,oh lucky you getting your grand calibur have fun with it hun,as for your card its just brilliant love that image and its really colored beautifully hun love hugs cheryl xxxx

  8. Wow this is fabulous - and what lovely colours as well :) Thank you for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge, hugs, Dawny x

  9. Congratulations n your new purchase...Sooooooo jealous lol! Love this card and your colouring is really good for a first attempt :) x

  10. Your colouring is fabulous Juls. Love the design of this one.
    Take care.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

  11. Your colouring is fabulous !!!
    Hope you feel better soon.


  12. Lovely colouring Juls. Bargains like that Grand Caliber don't come your way every day. How fab! Enjoy your pencil sharpener (lol) and hope you feel better soon.

  13. Thanks for stopping by my bolg, just had a squiz thru yours & your cards are lovely. Sounds like you are very pregnant at the moment & a bit poorly with it - when's baby due? Well done with the Caliber machine - don't have one myself, but a girl can dream! Jx

  14. OMG its stunning!

    Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week and good luck!

  15. Glad you are been a ill better and hope you're using fun with your new grand calibur!!!
    Your card is gorgeous, beautifully coloured with a fabulous design.

    Thanks so much for joining us with the Simon Says Stamp challenge
    Heather xx

  16. Yep, prisma a fun huh? You did a fabulous job on this one!!! Love the sweet image! Such a cute card Juls.
    I had to laugh at you getting excited over a sharpener haha.........a true crafter!!!
    Hugs, Dena

  17. I've never tried prisma colour pencils - another thing to try :) You've coloured beautifully with them.

    What a bargain for the Caliber - never used one of them either - I need to google it to see what it is lol!

    Hope you are feeling well in this glorious sunshine.


  18. Beautiful card Juls and such a lovely design and combination of colours :) Donna ♥ x

  19. Oh it's super for the grand calibur :-))))
    Hope you will feel better soon my friend !
    Your card is superb, love the theme and th color !!!

  20. beautiful card juls.your colours and design are stunning and i love the gorgeous image :D
    great news on your caliber too hun, a bargain and fingers crossed your sickness passes soon.

    xx coops xx

  21. Fab bargain you'll really love the Caliber, i can't do without mine. I thought i got mine at a bargain price £90 in my local craft shop she was having an offer on them at the time. Hope you are feeling better.
    Hugs Angie x

  22. This is GORGEOUS, I love the coloring and the images, so pretty!
    Sorry to hear that you are not well, please take care and get well soon!!! hugs......

  23. what a lovely card
    thanks for joining us at Charisma this week

  24. Gorgeous card Juls and your colouring is absolutely beautiful!
    Thanks for Trying a new Technique for us at Fussy and Fancy and good luck in the draw!
    Love Nicola xxx

  25. Hiya, what a lovely card, i love the colours and the papers you've used! thanks for joining this week at Charisma Cardz with our 'Love' challenge! good luck carlyann xx (Charisma Cardz DT/Owner)

  26. Ha ha! lol @ your pencil sharpener story. For me it's old packaging. If my girls give me an old packet, that I can turn into something, I am thrilled and it cracks them up!
    Stunning card - you are doing a fantastic job with your new Prismas.
    Caroline xxx

  27. Stunning card! Enjoy your Grand Calibur!

  28. Great card Juls, love the colour combo and the Paris theme.
    Crafty hugs,

  29. Good luck with your new machine! Your card is beautiful! Love Paris and the romance.
    Thanks for joining charisma cardz this week.

  30. wow what a stunning card, goodluck at charisma this week.

  31. Great card design and wonderful colouring! What a great pencil sharpener (lol). Thanks for joining us this week at Charisma.
    Joyce xx