Tuesday 13 March 2012

Dress Up

Hello All,

Still no news, been for a bit of a walk this morning, still bouncing on my ball, but recon she will just come when she is good and ready, at least it is allowing me a little time to craft before my world as I know it turns upside down!

I fell for a Kanban kit a few weeks ago, and it had not quite made it to the loft yet, so I have had to hand to have a little play with. I don't really do toppers, yet I still manage to fall in love with images, and think they will be great ..... and then don't really like the cards I make with them as they look manufactured, and at the end of the day I love stamping and colouring, and is always what I look to first, so I have boxes of kits, that never get used, and I never learn my lesson!! I decided to try having a play and to still use stamping and other techniques so I still feel like I have crafted the card. I have used some toppers, stamped, played with twinkling H20's and done some embossing and this has been the result!

Also this is me attempting the "more is better" look, which I love but never quite manage to achieve, I am not sure on the results but decided to share anyway, if you have any tips on where improvement can be made, it would be much appreciated.

Card Blank, Topper and acetate embellishments - Kanban
Papers - Tilda ( flowergarden)
Stamps - (dress) Kanban (sissors) Loralie
embossing - Couture creations - workshop ( it is actually more of a steampunk look, I just cut out the tape measure detail)
Colouring medium - copics & twinkling H20 (iridescent green)
Inks - Distress ink - spun sugar

This is my entry for:

The shabby tea room - spring is near, plus dry embossing plus 3 colours from photo ( pink, green and aqua)
Papertake weekly - For the Girls
Totally gorjuss - Anything Goes, with a button
Paper Sundaes - feminine Flair

Once again thanks for looking
Hugs All round


  1. Oh wow, so much of gorgeousness here.

  2. I just want to say : WOW WOW WOW ! :-))
    Love your creation, so much details, oh and pink, love pink !!!
    Have a nice day dear Juls !

  3. It's a pretty card...and pink too ;)
    Hope your wait will soon be over and a lovely little lady will soon be with you!
    xoxo Sioux

  4. Still hanging in there playing the waiting game then Julia, like all babies she will be along when she is good and ready and when you have something else planned.

    I saw this Kanban kit and thought how pretty and feminine it was and your card is really lovely.

    Take care and keep bouncing.

    B x

  5. What a sweet and even romantic card Juls! Lovely!

    greetings, Alie :-)

  6. Gorgeous and sweet card, Juls.
    Love that dress!

  7. Oh Juls this is absolutely gorgeous. Pink is my favourite colour! Sending you lots of love and positive vibes for your new arrival :o) x

  8. Love the dress in pink and the paper is also gorgeous !

    Hugs Cora

  9. Juls, I am so excited for you new bundle to arrive. Best Wishes on your delivery. I'm so glad you are getting to craft while you wait.
    Big Hugs

  10. I think it's stunning and certainly does not look manufactured to me. Good luck with your soon to be new arrival, she'll be ehre when she's good and exciting :)x

  11. How pretty is this Juls, such a girly card. You need a curry, that'll do the job. Hope to hear good news soon!

  12. Oh Juls this is so pretty and girly - love it!
    Fingers crossed you don't have to wait too long now :o)
    Take care.
    Debs xx

  13. WOW! Juls, this is verrrrry beautiful. Love the pretty dresses and paper. Gorgeous. Keep bouncing hun, she might just get fed up and put in an appearance. Huge Hugs

    Donna x

  14. So pretty and delicate!!! Thank you for sharing your adorable this week at The Shabby Tea Room :-)

  15. This is totally gorgeous Juls, so soft, feminine and pretty:)

  16. This is so pretty and pink Juls, lovely and flowery and girly.

    I remember Catriona bouncing about on a ball too but Poppy and Oliver still arrived when it suited them. Hope you have more luck.

    Kat xx

  17. Oh so pretty Juls! Love it!

    Know just what you mean about buying kits and then not using them, I'm a stamping girl at heart as well.


    PS - Still keeping an eye out for your news!

  18. so beautiful juls.gorgeous pretty papers and embellies, looks perfect to me hun.
    heres hoping you have some princess news to share soon :D

    xx coops xx

  19. It's beautiful, love the vintage feel! She'll be here soon! :) ~hugs

  20. Gorgeous Juls, love it.

  21. It's amazing that you are still crafting at this late stage!! Great card :-) Pretty in pink!
    Well, any news? The suspense is killing me LOL! My first was 5 days early, and the second was 5 days late so who knows? I say make the most if it while she's still on the inside, and get a few lie-ins while you can ;-) x Good luck! x

  22. Oh sweetie the one tip I will give you is make MORE of these this is soooooooooo darn pretty I so love this & its prob one of my faves of yours & I love all your creations shug.
    Hope your wee princess arrives soon, we all cant wait to see her you are soooooooo gonna love motherhood there is no feeling like it in the world shug.

    Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

  23. This is beautiful Juls, oh come on baby we want to see the picures!!! hope your ok hunny go jog round th block a couple of times lol xxxx

  24. This is beautiful Juls, love all the different patterned dresses! I can't believe it is already time for your baby, it seems so quick to me... I know you don't feel that way though! :) It's so exciting!

  25. Sweet and pretty girly creation, love love love!!!!

  26. Hi Juls

    A great shape and beautiful papers and colours on this one.

    Hope all is still good with you.

    Any developments overnight I wonder?!?!?

    Love Jules xx

  27. I love it Juls..just stunning!!

    I hoping by now you have your bundle of joy in your arms but if not yet..this will be because she wants to stay where it is warm & cosy, she knows its too cold outside lol

    Can't wait to hear the pitter patter of tiny feet of mini Juls!!
    Its all soooo exciting...
    Take care
    hugs and xxx

  28. Beautiful girlie pink card love the papers and dresses. Can't believe you are still hanging on but she will appear when she is good and ready...Sunday would be nice as it's Mother's day! Don't you think?
    Hope all goes well, big hugs, Erika.

  29. Beautiful and pretty card Juls...hope your little princess puts in an appearance soon :) Donna x

  30. So pretty Juls!

    Hope you are keeping well.

    Sharon x

  31. Beautiful, Juls! Love the dress form and the tape measure detail! Hope all is well with you!

  32. a gorgeous vintage card Juls.
    My baby was a bit early 10 days, I began contractions sat in a dentist chair....
    I hope your ok, it will be worth the wait.
    Stay in touch.

  33. Oh Juls, this is just so LOVELY! LOVE the paper with the roses and LOVE your dress up details! LOVE the shape of the card, too! GORGEOUS card!

  34. Beautiful card love the colour very girly.
    Thanks for joining us at Papertake weekly.
    Angie x

  35. Hi Juls, I am awaiting with bated breath to hear about your new arrival - has anything happened since you posted this card?
    It is gorgeous hun, I was tempted by this kit but am having to keep a tight hold on the purse strings at the moment.

    Hugs Ali x

  36. gorgeous card Juls love the papers and the shape of the card it's looks fab hugs Jill xx

  37. Hi Juls loving your card it's very chic ♥

    Hope you are well my darling and everything is going to plan.. thinking of you all..xxxx

  38. Gorgeous card love the different shape card fab idea x