Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Anything Goes!

It's time again for a new theme at Southern Girls and this time the challenge is simply

I fancied a change this time and decided on making a layout so although I didn't use an image, we still have some great sponsors this time so don't forget to check out the challenge blog for full details.

This isn't quite what I had planned but whilst checking through my supplies for suitable papers I found some corrugated card that I had saved from ages ago, I have seen some great work on Pinterest using it and had great fun distressing it, peeling back the paper layer to reveal the wavy lines beneath. I added some texture paste and distress inks to my card base too, quite liberating for a CAS girlie, I even sprinkled on some Brushos for good measure.





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

Sisterhood of Crafters, No DP,
Use Your Stuff 222, texture or modelling paste,
Unstampabelles57, Creative Upcycling,
We love to Create, Mixed Media.

Thanks for stopping by,
Julie.x

Thursday, 14 April 2016

Patterned Paper

I'm a tad behind with posting my Team Lou card for Southern Girls this time the theme is 
I'm more of a CAS kind of girl and seem to have got in the habit of avoiding papers completely, I have pies of them stockpiled, some real beauties, I get them out, stroke them, shuffle them for ages trying to decide on combinations for my cards the abandon them, which was pretty much how I started with this DT project. 


I bought some lovely lined paper pads from Paperchase a while back, and decided to print my image directly onto it, opting for a heavier outline to the Ppinky Dolls image, they are one of the sponsors this time, please check out the challenge page for full details of other sponsors this time.
Still couldn't decide on pattered paper and found myself punching flowers from my scraps, that's when I decided to just cover one of my note books, it doesn't look so good here but in reality it's rather lovely!
I'm using this notebook for the following challenges:-
CGC67, Die cuts or punches,
FBD, Flowers,
TCA13, Anything goes Girly.

Thanks for stopping by,
Julie.x





Thursday, 7 April 2016

Get The Glitter Out!

It's time for a new Facebook Challenge with Lavinia Stamps and the theme this time is
Not the easiest of subjects to photograph but the oh so easy to participate in, who doesn't like a bit of glitter!
I'm just going to share one of my DT projects today but will share others later in the month.




I used the oh so gorgeous "Background Script" to stamp my card base, then used "Creeping Vine" around the top of my focal area, masked an area to form a path using "Stone Texture" stamped my "Witches cat" and gave him some "Lavender" to sit amongst .



You have almost a month to participate in the challenge and there's an amazing voucher prize of £40 for the lucky winner!


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

Mod Squad, Background,
CCC110, Die cut,
SUYP 5, Cat,
TT288, Furry Friends.

 Thanks for stopping by,
Julie.x

Wednesday, 16 March 2016

The Colours Of Nature



The new theme is about to start at Southern Girls Challenge and as usual we have some great sponsors.
For my card I used "Queen of hearts" by  Crafts and me. one of the sponsors this time. Please check out the DT blog fo full details of all of the sponsors this time.
The theme this time is
 Inspired by the vase of flowers standing on my table I settled for the greens and pinks along with kraft.



A selection of die cut foliage, a punched flower some hemp and a scattering of sequins complete my card.



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

Thanks for stopping by,
Julie.x




Tuesday, 8 March 2016

The Challenge Has Begun!





The new Lavinia Challenge has started! join us on Face book to find out all about the rules and how to enter.
For my card I stamped white card with my favourite "Background Script" I then used a die to cut out the three hearts.  I stamped the flowers adding gems to the centres and added die cut letters. I stamped pierced the focal panel with "Willow" then the hearts were added using foam pads.




I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
Crafts Boots, Something for the lady,
DVC126, Mother's Day,
DD, Use a die cut,
Allsorts 353, Feminine,
CCC March, Mum.

Thanks for stopping by,
Julie.x

Sunday, 28 February 2016

Exciting New Lavinia Challenge About To Start!

You may have noticed that there hasn't been a Lavinia challenge yet in 2016, this is because things are about to change!


Check the "Lavinia Stamps Facebook page" to find out a little bit about it and to be in with the chance of winning one of their starter kits worth over £49!

Here I made a simple one layer card with a bit of  masking, stamping and inking, a bit of piercing some glitter and a scattering of sequins completes my card.
I love the background script, it seems to work for everything and who doesn't love dandelion clocks? They take me back to my childhood!


I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
A.T.S 121, Glitter, bling,
CAS on a Sunday 77, one layer,
MTTC316, One layer,
Stampin Royalty 318, Sparkle and shine.

Thanks for stopping by,
Julie.x

Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Sparkle And Shine With Southern Girls


Why is it that when you want something to 
"Sparkle and Shine" 
The camera chooses to ignore it!
the image is called  
Hummingbird by Fairy Tangles,
 one of the great sponsors this time, please check out the DT blog for full details of the sponsors this time.




You are just going to have to take it from me that apart from the scattering of sequins, there is also a sprinkling of glitter around the base layer and glamour dust sprinkled onto dotted perfect pearls.



I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
AAA58, CAS Sequins,
Catch The Bug, Simple,
CUYL34, No DP.

Thanks for stopping by,
Julie.x