Sunday 27 January 2013

Just A Note ....

Hello All,

I was not sure quite the best way to photograph this to show this project at its best. This is me playing with a few of my new toys. The notelet set, is a hunkydory one,that I got when C&C had their V.I.P event. I have decorated it using Pan Pastals, and I have overtstamped it with some Kanban stamps with memento inks.

The lovely Krista Smith images was also a purchase from the same C&C event. I have coloured these stamped images with my prisma pencils. These are also a new purchase, yes I know I had some, however they were 2nds that I got from ebay, and it was really annoying as the leads were always breaking as I was using them. Over the holidays I was given a little pocket money, and when I went to visit my favorite craft shop in Glasgow, they had a full set on sale, and also I had a £25 reward voucher ..... I LOVE them, and I am really enjoying having a little play.

This is my entry for:

Bunny Zoe Crafts - Anything Goes
Cute and Girly - Cute and Girly (2nd Entry)
Creative Card Crew -Anything Goes with Flowers
Stamping for the Weekend - Something Girly

Thanks for looking
Hugs Juls

Tuesday 15 January 2013

The Earth Without Art is Just Eh !

Hi All,

I found this sentiment on pintrest and just loved it!! I did the first page what is an upcycled book from a charity shop ... I have used Dylusion inks, various stamps and some rub ons for that page ... as soon as I had finished it I had the idea that I could have done a picture of the earth ... so then I started a 2nd page too, the 2nd page has been done in my Dyan Reaveley journal. For this page I have also used dylusion inks, also some cosmic shimmer drawing inks and prisma pencils, a posca pen and some washi tape .....

My journals are just places to experiment, I just play without to much thought, they are by no means works of heart, just a place to learn.

Thank you so much for looking
Hugs Juls

Friday 11 January 2013

My Scraps have hit the Nursery

Hello All,

I am hoping that you will not all think that I have totally lost the plot here!!

I am finally decorating my daughters nursery. The reason for the delay, well we had originally planned to move, so we left her room as it was as we thought it would sell better with the original decor .. however we have recently made the decision to stay where we are and extend, so I have been let loose to create a little girls room, rather than a cot shoved in the middle of a spare room!

At the end of last Year, i watched Kirsties Vintage home, and was inspired by an episode where she did a room for 2 girls She created a tree from vintage wallpaper, and then put some shelves on it. However the thought crossed my mind, I could do something similar but use some of the many papers I have ..... but after my recent post mission impossible, I decided to do it entirely from my scraps, and the above is the result.

So 4 patchwork owls, 13 leaves and 108 flowers later ... you still cant see a dent in my scrap bag!! ... I was going to take another photo, however it could get repetative and boring, so I will maybe do one once a month! let me know what you think!

I should really have waited before putting photos on my blog as I still have loads to do, My husband will be putting shelves on the tree, I need to make curtains, and lots of other handcrafted things planned, so I will give you all a final tour when it is done, but I just couldnt wait to show you what I did with my scraps!!

I have to enter this into Pixie's Crafty snippits

Thanks for looking
Hugs Juls

Wednesday 9 January 2013


Hello All,

This is another card that I made when I was on holiday, again I designed it all in Seriff, so the card is actually flat appart from the sentiment and flowers which I printed off twice to decoupage. I just coloured the image with my copics and then assembeled it all together .. I def think its a great way to craft when I am away on hols e.c.t.

Thanks for looking
Hugs Juls

Monday 7 January 2013

Mission Impossible !!

Hello All,

Mission Impossible: - Your Task is to use up all these scraps:
I was not sure about the best way to photograph these, I have a big Tesco bag for Life, full of scrap paper ... I have tried before, I really need to use them up!!!

Phase one - Use scraps to create Journal Backgrounds:

I love using scraps this way, I put no thought into a matter, Its just I grab a scrap and stick it down, knowing that it will be covered layers of paint e.c.t .... it takes a lot less planning than when I use scraps for a card e.c.t! So I created backgrounds in 7 of my journals last night ....... the result on this major attack on my scraps:

I hope you notice the Huge Dent in my scraps, LOL .... hence why its called Mission impossible, I am determined to do it!!

I also was inspired by watching Mel Heaton last week as she did the HOTP 4 day deal, she set herself the challenge of using her entire kit!! Using up scraps as you go ... I think that is the way forward, and that is my plan for when I try to put a dent in my paper stash. However lets just take one challange at a time!!

I will keep posting pictures of my reducing pile of scraps! I wonder how long it will take - eek!!

Thanks for looking
Hugs to all


Saturday 5 January 2013

Travel Journal

Hello All,

We have had my sister up visiting for a week, she is heading off to Nicaragua at the end of this month for 3 months to do some volunteer work. I decided to make her a travel journal so that she can record all of her fantastic experiences. I have used a Bo Bunny 6x6 ring binder and decorated it with the fabulous Saturated Canary image, and Bo Bunny - Aurora papers.

I also added in some blank pages and some ruled pages so that she could write down some of her experiences, and I also created a couple of pockets to store memorabilia

Me being me, I finished this the morning I was giving it to her, and so I took the photos at 7am, and the light was really rubbish, so I apologize for the bad photography!!

This is my entry for:

By the Cute and Girly - Cute&Girly
Kaboodle - Anything Goes
Papertake weekly - Anything Goes
Simon says Stamp - New Something (new adventure & new products!!)
Cute Card Thurs - Something New
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
Crafts for Eternity - Something New
Totally Papercrafts - Something New

Thanks for looking
Hugs Juls