Monday 20 August 2012

Bella Bunting Gets A Scooter

Hello All,

I have spent the last few evenings trying to catch up on all I have missed in Blogland, I am hoping things have settled down a little now and I may be able to make a more regular appearance!

Baby is 5 months old now, & beginning to go down slightly earlier in the evening, although she still insists in waking up 4 times a night, so I am slightly sleep deprived!! I am also back at work, I work from home, so often I end up working in an evening as my little angel does not believe in giving me much time during the day. I have been going a tad insane and have felt a real need to craft, so I have now set aside one eve a week where hubby takes on main babysitting duties and I hit the loft, so I can have a little crafting time each week.

I am continuing to enjoy using my seriff programme .... I even now have a signature for my photos, something I have been meaning to do for donkeys!! eventually I would like to redo my blog page but time as always is an issue.

Also this week I am booked into an art journaling class at my local craft shop, I am very excited about that!

Whilst catching up with you all in blogland, the inspiration photo that Krista has set for the saturated canary challenge kept popping up, It reminded me of a Kanban topper I had, then ideas started forming in my head, and I had to play along ... so this card is the result of last nights excursion to the loft, & I finally got playing with my Grand Caliber too!!

Card Blank and Toppers - Kanban
Image - Sugar Nellie/Simply Sassy
Colouring medium - Copics
Dies - Spellbinders/bookpages
Embossing Folder - cuttlebug

This is my entry for the Saturated Canary Challenge

Thanks for looking
Hugs Juls


  1. Juls this is just gorgeous. Love the colours and beautiful design. Your little one sounds adorable. Hope you are having a fab Monday.
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  2. Such an adorable card, Juls! I don't envy you raising a little one. Thankfully, that is long behind me and it won't be many more years before my grandkids could bless me with great grandkids! Back to your card... I love the pastel colors you used and I enjoy all of Krista's images. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Saturated Canary.


  3. Hi, hi, hi, Juls!!! Welcome back! Having one evening a week to create, will certainly make you feel better...even if sleep deprived. Yeah, I remember those days. And when I could nap, rarely, I didnt't because I wanted time to myself to DO someting. I LOVE your card and your title!!! I am super excited about your art journaling class- will you please tell me all about it?! I wish I had one here, never have. Have a happy blogland day, and be good to yourself. My baby girl will turn 26 in a week or so, and I honestly can't believe it. I remember the day she was born, like it was last week, and my mom brought me a Precious Moments Baby Doll. I couldn't believe I had a girl! Hugs, kath

  4. Juls! What a pretty card. Gorgeous pinks and blue and colored so soft and pretty!
    I can't believe you are able to make a card with having a small baby, you go girl! I bet you are enjoying her though!
    Hugs, Dena

  5. Hello Julia, it's lovely to see you again and hear that life is settling down a little bit for you, this sounds like nights are still a bit of an issue and you must be tired.

    But I can see you've not lost your nack for making a lovely cards this follows very pretty indeed.

    Thanks so much for taking the time to visit me yesterday, I did appreciate it especially knowing how difficult it is getting to grips with a new baby.

    B x

  6. Welcome back to the crafty land!!!
    I have missed you Juls!
    I am glad your sweet girl is behaving slightly better at nite :)

  7. Nice to hear from you Juls !!!
    It's great that you have one craft evening, and your card is fab.

    Big hugs,
    Peggy xxx

  8. Totally sweet and I love the Graphic 45 below...welcome back and give the sweet baby a hug :)

  9. Those first months are SO hard with the lack of sleep. As soon as she sleeps through the night you will feel like a new woman. Wonderful to take a night a week to do something for you, truly you need it! I love your card, it is so pretty, soft and feminine. A stunning creation. Hope you have a wonderful time at your art journaling class this week.

  10. Juls, thank you for your comment ! Oh when i saw your message, i said "wouhouuuu" ! yes i 'm happy to see you my friend ! Welcome back !!!!
    Your card is delicious, so sweet, so soft, love it !
    Have a nice day, and little kisses to your baby !

  11. Hi Juls, how lovely to see you back in bogland and I really appreciated you dropping by my creative space and your lovely comment.
    So glad to hear you and baby are well even if sleep deprived still, but that's little ones for you and they grow up so quick, so enjoy it all while you can.
    I see your mojo was bursting to get going and what a fabulous piece too, I love your soft, pastel, feminine style.
    Take care and looking forward to seeing what else you make.
    Hugs Brenda xox

  12. This is gorgeous,love the image and fab

  13. Hi Juls, it's lovely to see you back and crafting, I can't believe Kezia is 5 months old already, where does the time go! Your card is gorgeously girly and the die-cut frame looks fab set behind the image...a really beautiful design :) Donna ♥ x

  14. Oh this is fabulous hunni love the colour & image. Fabulous creation.
    You will have to post a piccy of your princess soon I'm dying to see her ;0)

    Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

  15. SO beautiful, Juls! Love the soft pinks and blues and the open frame!

    Wonderful to have you back in blogland! I have often thought about you and wondered how everything is going! I can't believe your little one is already 5 months old! I hope she lets you sleep and create more very soon! Love and Hugs!

  16. Hello Juls, the baby keeps you busy day and must feel so tired! I'm glad you're trying to make time for your other passion: creation. I was even create in babycolors now :-)))

    All the best, Alie

  17. aw, how cute Juls. crafting will keep you sane! lol

  18. A gorgeous card Juls, love it! Hope you and your lovely family are all ok hun.

    Donna x

  19. Welcome back Juls!! I just can't believe your little girl is 5 months already! But so glad to hear you are getting a bit of crafting time. My little girl was like that too, up and down all night long and only slept on my chest lol. But they do grow out of it ... eventually! I love your gorgeous pastel card and sweet little image.

  20. Great to see you back in blogland. I can see from this lovely card that you haven't lost your touch. It was lovely to have you visiting my blog again and thanks for your lovely comments.

    Enjoy your art journaling class. Much as you love Kezia it'll be good to have some time to yourself.

    Take care,

    xxxx to Kezia,

    Kat xx

  21. Such a sweet image and a very pretty card. So glad you have organised things so you can get some regular 'me time'.
    Beryl xx

  22. Gorgeous and adorable card Juls

  23. Hey Juls, so nice to see you back in style!! Good for you getting all organised and setting some time aside for yourself - because you still need to be you!! Your card is gorgeous, love this image, love the "back drop" you gave her and the colours are sooooooo pretty together! bx

  24. Great card Juls, I love Bella bunting.
    Hugs Erika.

  25. Hi Juls, beautiful card ... love all those die cuts. Have fun with the art journaling class.


  26. Welcome back to blogging, gorgeous card, love the colours and design, thank you for your lovely comments on my blog too, hugs Sara xx

  27. Hiya hunnie this is beautiful and I love your pinks and blues together, its stunning, im so pleased the little one is good, doesnt time fly, it doesnt seem two minutes since you had her, enjoy cos they grow so quickly, big huggies June xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  28. love these soft colors together! and love the bike. And I remember the days of waking up every few hours, it will get better.

  29. I'm so glad to see you back and having a little bit of time to yourself, new moomy's need it. What a fun card, very sweet image. Have fun at your art journal class. Deb xxx

  30. Love the colors and design of your card. Just enjoy your baby, they grow up way too fast.

  31. This is gorgeous Juls, I love the colour scheme - one of my favs! I can't believe that your baby is five months old already - wow where did that time go!
    Glad everything is going well for you.

    Sharon x

  32. Hi Juls

    Wow .. .. how time has flown.

    Your little baby 5 months old already!

    I am pleased everything is settling down for you and that you are getting a bit of "me time" and "craft time". It all helps to keep you sane LOL!!

    You have posted a gorgeous card here .. .. what a fab shape!

    Take care and enjoy that baby. She will grow up far too quickly believe me.

    Love Jules xx

  33. This is gorgeous Juls! I love this image, and love all your pretty details too :o) Hugs, Lisa x