Monday, 2 March 2015

Lavinia, You're A Gem!



Morning! 
It's time for a new theme at Lavinia and the challenge that we are setting you this time is 
So really simple, just make something using your
and add a gem.
You don't even need to have a blog to enter and be in with a chance of winning a £40 Lavinia voucher as you can simply email in a copy of your make and we can add you to our blog!



I used my latest crafty buy to colour my images this time,
Spectrum Noir Aqua markers.
I need some practice but I'm already feeling the love!
They are so different to Copics that I'm used to using but I love the look that they give. When I coloured the Lily image, don't ask me why but I felt the need to distress all of my edges, something that I hardly ever do, I just feel that it suits the water colour effect of the image.
The second card I simply cut out my image using the ScanNcut and coloured it in.




I'm using these cards for the following challenges:-

AGOAC139, CAS,
ATCAS58, Distress,
SCYS9, Birthday,
LIM213, Makes me happy. (my new Aqua Markers)


Thanks for stopping by,
Julie.x


Thursday, 26 February 2015

Happy 1st Birthday!

I'm sure that you must get fed up with my number cards.



It's not the first of these I've made,



And I'm not ashamed to say that it won't be the last!


I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
Scrap & craft, Birthday,
ID22, Anything goes,
CCC81, Birthday,
PTT195, Anything goes.

Thanks for stopping by,
Julie.x


Sunday, 22 February 2015

16 Years With Only One Brusho!


As is usual with me this is so not the card I had planned in my head when the plea came from my daughter on Friday that she needed a card for Saturday. I was going to make the usual "shaped card" so I fired up the ScanNcut but as I placed the card on the cutting mat ready, I thought that maybe I'd just add some cut numbers to the front of a card.



Numbers cut out and I just didn't feel inspired till I glanced at the Emerald Green pot of Brushos and the water spray bottle winked at me from the corner. The rest is history. The card on the base was also created in the same way but with a slightly heavier sprinkle of powder and more water . Stamping,distressing of edges, some inky stitching, piercing and a paperclip complete the card. 
The Emerald Green is my bestest favourite, I love all of the colours that magically appear when you add a light mist of water.


I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
Crafty Calendar, Anything goes,
SYSC9, Birthday,
We DoDobadoo, Spring greens,
CFTC, Birthday,
C4E, Circles,
FD, Get messy x 2.
Enjoy what's left of the weekend,
Thanks for stopping by,
Julie.x

Thursday, 12 February 2015

Two Hearts.


Not much to say except I got my long neglected ribbler from the shelf and ran my die cuts through it.



I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
S&CI2, Love,
CC103, Hearts,
CFAS, Have a heart,
CM61, Anything goes love,
DCA, Heart,
DOC97, Love,
TT231, Love.

Thanks for stopping by,
Julie.x



Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Winging It !


It's time for a new challenge theme at Southern Girls, and for this fortnight we are asking for



There's great sponsors as usual this month and I have to say that this was the first time I've heard of Aurora Wings, you must check them out, their images are gorgeous. The image that I used is "Pansy" please check out the challenge blog for full details of  the sponsors this time.




I love love loved colouring her up, I've not got my Copics out much recently and I'd forgotten quite how much I using them. I used two of the images for this card, one for the main part and one for the pansies in the corner and the wing of the butterfly that I popped up to give it dimension.
If you fancy joining the challenge, it isn't necessary to make a card as it's open to all kinds of paper crafting!





I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
SSS, All creatures great and small,
BZC, For the girls,
CDB, Anything goes with a bow,
IWD, Punch or Die cut,
Markerpop, Anything goes,
PRDC41, Wings,
TTPH, Flowers.

Thanks for stopping by,
Julie.x



Friday, 6 February 2015

Happy Washi Tape



I forgot to share this card the other day, please excuse the slightly off focus, I took it on my phone just before I popped it in the post never checking the quality of the pic.
I know I've shared similar before but it just has to be said that the ScanNcut does make it easy when you're strapped for time and you need a card for a male. I saved this merged cut a month or so ago, all I needed to do was work out the size I needed and cut it as one and then cut each letter individually, simple when you can just scan in all of the paper remnants on one cutting mat and move each letter into place. The strips across the card are three different washi tapes. The one with the diagonal stripes I customised by picking up the print from an old book, such a simple technique you just lay the washi onto the page, rub the tape firmly then lift it up bringing the print with it, I've never done this before but it's something I will definitely do again.
 Of course it's no longer sticky but that's easily rectified with a tape runner.


I'm using this card for the following challenges:-

DCD, Words,
W2SB14, Something different,
YSP, Anything goes/male card,
CCC265, Birthdays,
CFTC, Birthday,
STB, Anything goes,
TCCB102, Birthday,
M-MandM, Masculine, 
EAC310, Text as main.

Thanks for stopping by,
Julie.x


Monday, 2 February 2015

All Things Bright And Beautiful



It's time for a new challenge theme at Lavinia 
and this time it is


A bit of resist stamping left the miniature flowers dotted on the inked grass and the Zen leaf standing boldly embossed and coloured.




The gorgeous butterfly was trimmed from the



The gorgeous blue of the Brushos (sorry, colour to be added later) was painted onto the diecut and then embossed using versamark and clear embossing powder.   



I held the butterfly in place and inked the background so that pink would fill the wing area. I used the miniature flowers again around the edges of  my card.




I'm entering the following challenges:-

(to be added)

To be in with a chance of winning a £40 Lavinia voucher, all you need is to ink up those Lavinia stamps and join us in the challenge, email entries are accepted!

Thanks for stopping by,
Julie.x