Saturday, 6 February 2016

Happy Washi Birthday



I thought it was about time I blogged a card so here goes,
a card made for my nephew, all of the layering and frame were cut on the ScanNcut along with the greeting. a bit of piercing to add interest and a layering of washi tape snips gathered together with a paperclip.



I'm entering this card into the following challenges:-
Creative Moments, anything goes,
CBD February, Anything goes,
Ruby's Rainbow 122, Anything goes,
Crafty Hazelnuts, Patterned paper.

Thanks for stopping by,
have a lovely weekend,
Julie.x


Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Anything Goes With Southern Girls!

Good evening all, it seems like ages since I had the pleasure of  writing a "Team Lou" challenge post. 
So this is the second Southern Girls challenge for 2016 but the first for the new design team, I hope that you will take the time to stop by and welcome them, they truly are a 
very talented group of ladies!

The theme for this fortnight's challenge is
A nice easy one to ease you into a new year of crafting.
There are as usual some amazing sponsors for the challenge, my image is  Pirate adventure by Random Fan.
I coloured the image using Copics, my waves and name were created by my trusty ScanNcut.
be sure to stop by the challenge blog for full details of all of the sponsors.


I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
The Male Room 27, Little boys,
Crafter's Cafe 141, Male cards,

Thanks for stopping by,
Julie.x

Monday, 4 January 2016

All That Glitters

Happy 2016 bloggers!
December ran away with me, one day maybe I will be organised but 2015 seemed worse ever. Maybe it was the fact that as usual I left my cards till the last minute to make.




This is never a good idea as Christmas is also one of the busiest times of the year at work also, all I want to do when I get in at the end of the day is sit in the chair and stay there.



Then I had this bright idea that instead of buying presents for the little ones in the family, I would make them, why oh why did I decide to do that!



Don't get me wrong, I stretched myself thin but I wouldn't want it any other way the presents were all made,wrapped and delivered in time and I even managed to make the post!
If I remembered to take a photo I might even show you what I made another day.



Anyway, this design of card happened entirely by accident, I'd used my ScanNCut to cut the words, glued two together to give a little depth whilst still being thin enough for a standard postage stamp. To add some sparkle, I sprayed glue over the cut then sprinkled with glamour dust. When I picked up the word, the paper scrap looked so pretty, leaving the word plain which lead to the idea of  glittering directly onto the card blank. Unfortunately the camera doesn't pick up the shadowing that was left where I offset the word showing a thin unglittered area.
Not bad for some last minute makes.  



I'm using these cards for the following challenges:-
Avenue613, Anything goes, CAS,
CCC140, Square cards,
CHNC, Christmas,
CTC, Sparkle.

Thanks for stopping by,
Julie.x

Sunday, 6 December 2015

I Fancy Mirrored Monotone.

Good Morning, a bit of an early start for me today, I just couldn't sleep. I ended up getting up after laying there for ages, my mind working overtime on things that I need to achieve over he next few days both at home and at work.
 So I decided to get up, catch up on some comments and then suddenly remembered that I hadn't made this post.



As this week saw the last challenge of the year for Southern Girls, I thought I'd join team Trace in there challenge 
even though it was really a bit of what my daughter fancied, being a name card for her friend's birthday.
So, if you fancy joining us this month, there are some great sponsors as always and we would love to see your creations!




I'm using this card for the Challenge:-
Keep On Crafting, Anything goes.

Thanks for stopping by,
Julie.x


Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Lavinia Expects Some Snow!

It's time for the new challenge at Lavinia today, and the theme this time is 

I got out my masking fluid, flicked it over my card and waited for it to dry. I then stamped my Spring trees, dobbing some masking fluid over the edges of branches to look like snow was settling.(Dobbing really is a technical term ;)) After the fluid had dried, I inked my background before rubbing off the now rubbery fluid, leaving the white of the cardstock showing through. The sentiment is from seasonal words set. 



The masking fluid came out again for my second card.I stamped my background using various trees and added snowflakes to my card base before adding my fussy cut cat to my window frame.



A sprinkling of glitter was added to both cards!


I'm using these cards for the following challenges:-
CSD, Winter,
CCC101, Cold Outside,
CM, Embossing,
HJCC, Embossing.

Thanks for stopping by,
Julie.x





Saturday, 21 November 2015

Brusho Love



We've been having some internet issues lately so there's been very little blogging opportunity for me. 



I made this one a few weeks back and I have to say I rather love it. I had the idea in my head and just went for it. Initially the heart focal was going to be just the lined paper that I had been ripped out of a little scrap book to make space for thickness of the papers and photos. I die cut lots of hearts, folded them in half  and glued them all together using only a thin line of glue down the centres. I inked the edges and placed them but wasn't happy with the look so I  decided to spray them with water and sprinkle with red brushos. Then the magic happened purely by accident, I got out my heat gun to dry them quickly and the heart really puffed up giving the perfect look. I faked the stitching down the centre by piercing with my pattern makers tool and adding the inky stitches.




I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
TCA4, Die cuts,
CCC100, Sprinkle.

Thanks for stopping by,
Julie.x


Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Mixing It Up! With A DT Call

Good evening crafters, I'm here this evening to share with you the latest challenge at Southern Girls.
 The theme is 

Now if you know me, you'll know I don't tend to use a lot of patterned paper, I'm more of a CAS kind of girl but I have to say, I rather like it.
The image that I used is 
It's by one of today's sponsors All Dressed Up, please check the challenge blog for full details of all of the sponsors this time.


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

A Snowflake Promise, Winter/ Christmas,
Inky Chicks 59, Silent Night,
Papertake, Let it Snow,
Unicorn 3, Christmas.

Here's Some Information For You!
Do you fancy joining the Southern Girls?
We are having a little Dt call at the mo!
If you want to find out more, make your way 
 for full details.

Thanks for stopping by,
Julie.x