Thursday, 28 June 2012

OMG - I've won another challenge

I have won another challenge, this time over at The cheerful stamp pad with my guest designer card for Fashionista shown below. 

Thanks for looking x

Monday, 25 June 2012

Fashionista approached me to join their DT - Here is my first DT project for them


Following on from my guest slot over at Fashionista the other week they approached me to ask if I would be willing to join their fantastic DT,  Wow it was a real surprise, I was delighted, felt honoured and accepted straight away!
Thank you so much for giving me the chance to work with such talented ladies 


 Our challenge this month is Butterfly or winged things - we are sponsored by
The Paper Shelter


Come on over To Fashionista Challenge Blog to join in the fun
We are also announcing the top 5 cards from the last challenge so get voting for your favourite too!

So here is my first DT creation for Fashionista

I started by making a petal shaped easel card using Go Kreate dies and patterned papers.

I have used a clear stamp by Fizzy Moon called Bloom and butterflies which I have coloured with the following Copics C3, E0000, E000, E42, G40, Y00, V01, RV00 and RV23.

I have also used the new memory box die called Honeyblossom Sprig, a
Cheery Lynn butterfly die and Spellbinders labels 6 die.

So what are you waiting for, hop on over to our challenge blog
HERE
and show us how talented you all are, we can't wait to see your entries.

I am entering my card into the following challenges

Crafts and me  Anything Goes
Divas by design  Die cuts
The Paper Shelter The great outdoors
Charisma Cardz  Summer
Paperplay  Use a die
Shellys Images Anything Goes
Crafty Catz  Pastel colours
Fairy Tale  Soft colour tones
Inspire me Fridays Anything Goes
Raise the bar Summer
Stampin for the weekend Show us your style (Girly)
2 Sisters Anything Goes
Craft your days away  Teddy Bears
Crafty Calendar Flowers in bloom
Dream Valley Things with wings
Fashionable Stamping  Nature
Great Impressions Die cuts and/or punches
Joanna Sheen  Summer Daze
Craft tour passion Things with wings
Incy Wincy Anything goes
Lollipop Crafts Flowers in Bloom
Love to Create Anything goes
Make it Monday Anything Goes
My Grafico Summer Colours
Whoopsi Daisy  Things with wings
Thanks for looking x

My DT card for Forever Friends challenge 39 - June 25th

 

Here is my DT card for our new challenge over at Forever Friends
Our challenge this fortnight is "USA inspired"- we can't wait to see your interpretations of this.
We are sponsored by Whimsy Stamps for this challenge

 

I decided to use the colours of the USA flag. I made a step card using Go Kreate XXL dies, adding the cupcake paper before cutting and scoring to make the step shape.

I have used a freebie digi by GTC called cherry cupcake on the right hand side, I coloured with the following Promarkers and Copics, Berry Red, E27 and B66, adding irridescent glitter to the icing. 

I have printed off a freebie birthday digi ticket from the lovely Gerda over at Stamp Fairy although I did recolour it first from black to blue in PSE and punched a little hole in so I could thread some eskimo wool through. I have also used white and blue Card Candi from Craftwork Cards at the bottom.

Please come over and join in with our USA inspired challenge over at Forever Friends, just remember you must have a bear or animal on your entry. Click Here for further details and to enter.

I am entering this card into the following challenges

Crafty Sentiments Bright colours
Ladybug Crafts Two of something - two bears
Sassy cheryl Red, white and blue
Crafts and me  Anything goes
Inky Impressions Red, white and blue
My mums craft shop Boys
MAWTT Birthdays
Paperplay Use a die
Card Makin Mamas Red, white and blue
Inspire me Fridays Anything goes
The Poodles Parlour Red, white and blue
2 Sisters  Anything goes
Allsorts Any die will do
Craft your days away Teddy Bears
Little Claires Jubilee
Gingerloft Red, white and blue
Great Impressions Die cuts and/or punches
Pan Pastel  Anything goes
Robyns Fetish No flowers
The crafty Pad More than one fold
The squirrel and fox  Make it sparkle (used glitter)
House of Gilli Red, white and blue
Incy Wincy Anything goes
Love to create Anything goes
The cutie pie challenge One for the boys
Totally Stampalicious Red, white and ?
Victorine Happy Birthday

Thanks for looking x

Sunday, 24 June 2012

My DT card for challenge 119 over at OSAAT


Its challenge time again over at OSAAT


Our challenge theme this week is"Summer Dresses" so flowers, fabrics, colours - you get the idea. 
We are very lucky to be sponsored by Joanna Sheen

with a £10 gift voucher as the prize!

I have made my DT card by using a Go Kreate die called Frilly square frames #10 and stuck some pretty patterned paper from an 8 x 8 DCWV Pocket full of posies paper pad on to it before cutting and scoring to make a side stepper card. I also used some green patterned paper behind the image which was from the same paper pad.

The gorgeous image is called Punk Girl by Barbara Jenson, its available HERE in Stitchy's store. I have used the following Copic pens to colour, E000, B000, G000, R000 and E35 and paper pieced the pretty summery dress.

The sentiment is a Lili of the valley stamp which  I mat and layered onto some matching orange paper and then onto green paper before sticking to the card.
I have used a Cheery Lynn branch die for the leaves, some Prima flowers and a piece of spotty orange card candi in the centre of the flower.

I am entering this card into the following challenges

Bearly Mine Flowers
Craty Sentiments Bright Colours
Deep Ocean Here comes summer
Crafts and me  Anything Goes
Divas by design Die Cuts
Charisma Cardz  Summer
Delightful Challenges Anyhing goes
MAWTT Happy Birthday
Paperplay Use a die
Shellys Images Anything goes


Thanks for looking x

Friday, 22 June 2012

Lisa from Make it Monday picked my card as her pick of the week

What another lovely surprise I have come back to. The very talented Lisa from the Make It Monday DT picked my card for Freya shown below as her pick of the week, thank you soooo much Lisa, I feel very honoured that my card was picked as there were lots of amazing entries.


If you haven't been over to Lisa's blog yet, hop on over as she is a very talented lady and has lots of amazing inspiration to share with us all.

Thanks again Lisa

Thanks for looking x

I won Whoopsi Daisy's challenge

OMG I have won another challenge with my first DT creation for Forever Friends which is shown below over at Whoopsi Daisy.

I get to choose one of Whoopsi Daisys fantastic sheets as my prize, decisions decisions!

Thanks for looking x

Thursday, 21 June 2012

I've been sunning myself in Antigua


Sorry I have not been in blogland recently, I have been sunning myself in Antigua with my wonderful hubby Baz, we had the best time ever and would certainly recommend to all!  We swam with stingrays which was amazing, we even got to cuddle them, even though they are all in the wild. Stingray City is a must do experience if you ever get a chance to go.

I should now be able to get back on track and get around to visiting all your blogs and catching up with all my DT work and with what you have all been up to whilst I have been away and will get commenting!

Julie x

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

My DT card for Pennys Ice Cream Theme challenge

This is my DT creation for our Ice Cream challenge over at Pennys Challenges  this fortnight. The image I have used is by The Poodles Digi Doodles, one of our sponsors this week. I have used the following Copics to colour, E000, E31, E34, E41, Y00, G40, B41, C3, C5 and R89. I used Spellbinders Labels 22 nesties to cut the image.

I created the backing paper from a freebie ice cream digi stamp I downloaded ages ago from Janes Doodles. I loaded it into digital designer and created the background paper and then I just added colour to the ice cream cones.

I have also added some card candi from Craftwork Cards and a sentiment circle which says You're Cool with an ice cream in the centre which was a freebie from Birds Cards.

Hop on over to see what the talented DT have come up with for your inspiration HERE and to enter our challenge. We are sponsored for this challenge by

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I am entering this card into the following challenges

To be updated

Thanks for looking

Sunday, 17 June 2012

My DT card for challenge 118 over at OSAAT

 Here is my DT card for our challenge over at One stitch at a time
Our theme this week is Stitch It (Real or Faux). 

We are sponsored by 
With this months Collab as the prize

The image I have used is called Vase of Roses and is by Delicious Doodles,  its available HERE in the Stitchy Store. I have used the following Copic pens to colour G0000. RV00 and RV10.

I have used a blank shaped card from Craftwork Cards, my Go Kreate dies, some gingham paper from Joanna Sheen and a Marvey Le Plume pen (Bubble gum pink no 67) to add some faux stitching around the image.

I did think about adding flowers, a sentiment, ribbon, bows and card candi but it just didn't look right with any of it so I decided to leave it just clean and simple.

I am entering this card into the following challenges

To be updated

Thanks for looking x

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Happy Birthday Freya

Its my lovely daughter Freya's 15th birthday today
 Happy Birthday Freya! 

 
 
Poor Freya has had to go to school today and sit a biology exam so she isn't happy, hopefully she will be in a better mood when she gets home.

I just thought I would show you the card I have made for her.

I made the card using a Go Kreate XXL die and the next size down to cut the pretty grey gingham paper, which I stuck to the card before cutting and scoring to make a stepper card.

The image is a cute square from Lili of the Valley, I cut a scalloped square using my Spellbinders scalloped square die and added some silver peel off in each scallop.

I have also used a Lili of the Valley clear circle sentiment stamp which I stamped with silver ink and then stuck the image to a pink scalloped circle cut using nesties.

I have used a Cheery Lynn's fanciful flourish die and Die-namics Prima Donna petals die to create the flowers, I added irridescent glitter to them before sticking to the card with Pinflair.

I have also cut the letters out to spell her name in silver using Quickcutz alphabet dies.

I am entering this card into the following challenges

Sassy Studio Design Stickles
Shellys Images  Bling - used glitter
Willow Sketchie Animal Antics
Craft Punked Birthdays/celebrations
Crafty Anns Its a girl thing
Fussy and fancy Swirls and flourishes
Polka Doodles Flowers
Kenny K Animal Antics
Opus Gluei Its all relative
Crat your passion Anything goes
Hooked on craft All that glitters
Lollipop Crafts Flowers in bloom
Make it Monday Anything goes
Simon says stamp and show Anything goes
Squigglefly Shaped Cards
Totally Stampalicious Shaped Cards
Whoopsi Daisy Bling - hope glitter counts
Bearly Mine Tic Tac Toe - (used dies, flowers and a sentiment)
Craft room challenge Furry four legged friends
Scrap Creations Celebrations
Ladybug Birthdays
Papertake weekly 3,2, 1- 3 flowers, 2 images and 1 backing paper
Sassy Cheryls Birthday celebration
Crafters Companion  Time to embellish

Thanks for looking x

Monday, 11 June 2012

My first DT project for Forever Friends

 Front View
Rear View

At last I can share my first project as a Design team member over at Forever Friends.
 Thank you so much to all of you at Forever Friends for inviting me onto the super talented Design Team

I first saw a baby boy pram over at Katie's Blog (you must check her blog out if you haven't already discovered it yet as she is extremely talented) and I thought it was so adorable and really wanted to have a go at making a baby girl one, she has kindly done a fantastic tutorial which is very easy to follow and can be found on her blog HERE.

I have used scalloped circle nestie, circle nestie, pink card, hot pink card, Pink Petticoat digi download papers, pearls, Marianne Creatables die, Cheery Lynn butterfly die, Magnolia Doohickey wrapped with love die, Forever Friends images, Martha Stewart punch and hot pink gingham ribbon and pink and white twine.


Our challenge over at Forever Friends this fortnight is Anything Goes, a nice easy one but please remember your entry must include a Forever Friends bear or animal image on it to qualify to go in the draw for the prize. Our sponsor this time is Stitchy Bear Stamps.

Hop on over HERE to join in the fun!

I am entering my project into the following challenges

Cooking it up with Katie Celebrate
Crafting for all seasons Many Layers
House that stamps built 2 images and 1 sentiment
Just keep on creating Anything goes
Stampavie and more  For a girl
Tanda Stamps Something new
Whimsy stamps Things with wings (used a butterfly)
Crafty Ribbons Butterflies and bows
DRS Design Anything that flies
Little Miss Muffet Wings
MAWTT Anything but a card
Pixie Dust Studio 3 or more patterned paper (hearts, spots and gingham)
Shellys Images Bling - Used pearls
Southern Girls Things with wings
Crafty Anns Its a girl thing
Guylous inimitability Tags
Inspire me Fridays Anything Goes
Stampin for the weekend Butterflies
Allsorts Ice cream colours - strawberry
Colour me Creative Babies
Creative Inspirations Paint Butterflies
Great Impressions Die cuts & punches
Quirky Crafts Something you would see in the sky (Butterfly)
The ribbon girls Ribbon or lace
Bunny Zoes Girls Girls Girls
Craft your passion Anything Goes
Make it Monday Anything Goes
Ooh la la Baby Baby
Simon says stamp and show Anything Goes
Squigglefly Shaped Cards
The crazy challenge Ribbon/twine, pearls/gems, dies/punches
Totally Stampalicious Shaped cards
Unstampabelles Ribbons
Whoopsi Daisy Bling - I've used pearls
Crafters Companion  Embellishments
Creatilicious Bingo ( used anything but a square card, ribbon and Monochromatic)
Lia Stampz  Things with wings
Oozak 2 Patterned papers and some embellishments

Thanks for looking x

I am Fashionista's Guest Designer this week



After coming in the top 5 over at Fashionista the other week with my anniversary card for my Dad and Step mum Brenda, they very kindly asked me to be a guest designer for one of their challenges - Summer Fun
Thank you very much for asking me, I feel very honoured!

This is the card I made especially for the challenge



I have used a XXL Go Kreate Frilly Square #2 die to create the base card and then I cut the designer patterned paper (using the next size down die) and stuck to the card before cutting and scoring to create the stepper card.

The image is from Lili of the Valley,  the sentiment circle is also from Lili of the valley and is a clear stamp which I inked in silver, it says dreaming of summer days. I cut the circle and scalloped circle with Spellbinders dies and the square behind the image with a Spellbinders scalloped square die and added silver circle peel offs in the centre of each scallop.

I have used a Cheery Lynn flourish die and made the flowers using a Die-namics flower die set and also used my Cheery Lynn butterfly dies.

And now for the important bit

 
Hello to all Fashionista Followers!

 Its the beginning of week 3 Simply Summer Challenge

and I want to remind you that there are just

5 days left to get entered in this challenge.

Please hop over HERE to join in with the challenge.

 Their sponsor is

A day for daisies

 A Day For Daisies provides themed categories of over 1000 digital illustrations, including fairy tales and magical mermaids, cutie kids, vintage illustrations, sentiments and lovely designs for all occasions!
The prize is a $12.00 gift certificate
equal to 3 digis from her store.

Stay Tuned...
They have some big news to share
with you very soon...

Next week they announce the DT's top 5
selections and the voting begins!
Remember, if you are not selected
in our top 5,
you can still win a prize!
Just go and vote for your
pick from their top 5,
leave a comment and you have a
chance to win 2 digis from
Saturated Canary

 

I am entering this card into the following challenges

Crafting for all seasons Lots of layers
Stampavie and more For a girl
Whimsy Stamps Things with wings
Delightful Challenges  Fun in the sun
Crafty Anns  Its a girl thing
Crafty Catz Summer time
Emergency Crafters Butterflies or birds
Fun with shapes and more Summer
Fussy and Fancy Swirls and flourishes
Polka Doodle Flowers
Crafty Calendar  Flowers, swirls and flourishes
Great Impressions Die cuts
Pile it on  Lets go outdoors
The squirrel and the fox Summer
Cheerful stamp pad  In the garden
Cheery Lynn Roses
Craft Your Passion  Anything Goes
Always Crafting Summer
Lollipop Crafts Flowers in bloom
Simon says stamp and show  Anything goes
Squigglefly Shaped Cards
Totally Stampalicious Shaped cards


Thanks for looking x

Sunday, 10 June 2012

I made the top 3 at Pile it on


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I made the top three with my Tatty Teddy card at Pile it on,  That card seems to be a big hit with everyone and given me lots of lovely blog badges which is brilliant!

Thanks for looking x

My DT creation for challenge 117 over at OSAAT - For the man in your life

 
 


I made this little gift wallet to surprise my hubby Baz with a romantic dinner for two with bubbly in The Cotswolds rather than just give him the sheet of paper. We went last weekend and had a great time.

The image I have used is called Love Pot and is by Stitchy Bear Stamps, its available in The Stitchy Store HERE.  I have used the following Copics and Promarkers to colour, C00, C2, C3, E000, E42 and Berry Red.

Our challenge this week is "For the man in your life" and we are sponsored by Creative Craft World

 hop on over to join in with our challenge HERE.

I am entering this gift wallet into the following challenges

Dream Valley For that special guy
Digital Tuesday  Anything Goes
Papertake weekly Anything Goes
Shopping our stash Masculine
Dudetime Doodles Boys and their toys
C.R.A.F.T  Male cards
Digi Doodles Shop Best male cards
MAWTT Anything but a card - I have made a gift wallet
SJ Papercrafts All about boys
Card Mad Fairies Masculine
Delicious Doodles For the fellas
Fairy Tale Gift voucher holder
Jellypark  Boy crazy
Patties creations Male
Phindys Place Masculine
The Poodles Parlour Male
Simply Create Too Male
The Stamp Man Make it for a man
Dis digi downloads Male inspired
Great Impressions Die Cuts
Here come the boys More than one fold
Pan pastels One for the boys
Platypus Creek  For the boys
Scrappers Delights Its a male thing
Scrappy Frogs Celebrate Men
The Crafty Pad Lets hear it for the boys


Thanks for looking x

Friday, 8 June 2012

I made the top 3 at Lias Stamps Challenge Blog

Wow I made the top 3 over at Lias Stampz with my Tatty Teddy card shown below.
 

Thanks for looking x

Thursday, 7 June 2012

I made the top 3 at Mishelflo


I made the Top 3 over at Mishelflos 
with my Tatty Teddy card shown below
Thank you so much for choosing me as one of your top 3

Thanks for looking x

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

My DT card for Pennys I love you Dad Challenge


Here is my DT card for our challenge over at Pennys this week.

I have followed the sketch layout over at Waltzing Mouse challenge blog and used an image by Digi my world called Gone Fishing, coloured with the following Copic Pens, E000, E25, E42, C0, YG01, YG67, G0000, G000, G24, G40, G94, BG0000.

Our theme this week is I love you Dad so we would like to see masculine cards for all Dads out there celebrating Fathers Day on 17th June so hop on over HERE to join in the fun!

We are also have a DT call as a couple of DT members have stepped down so if you would like to be on our friendly DT and be rewarded with free sponsor images, make sure you check out the info  HERE to apply.


We are sponsored this week by
prize - 5 images of winners choice
and
 Prize $10 voucher to use in store
and
Prize - 4 images of winners choice 


I am entering this card into the following challenges

Waltzing Mouse Sketch
Cards for men  Fathers Day
Kaboodle Doodles Manly men
Love to create Fathers Day
Digital Tuesday Anything goes
Papertake Weekly Anything goes
Sassy Cheryls Its all about Dads
Shopping our stash Fathers Day or masculine
Sweet Stamps  For Dad

Thanks for looking x

Sunday, 3 June 2012

My DT Card for challenge 116 over at OSAAT

This is my DT card for our challenge over at One stitch at a time. Our theme this week is to Use a Digi so a nice easy one for most of us.

We are sponsored this week by 
 and


This week the design team all had to use our Creators older images. The image I was given to use for this challenge is called Summer Fun 2 by Ikes Art and will be available in The Stitchy Stamp Store.

I have used the following Copic Pens to colour. E000, E34, E42, E43, R00, C00, BG0000, BG11, B0000, Y00,  YG05, BV01, V17.

I have also used patterned paper, one of my Martha Stewart punches, card candi form Craftwork Cards, circles dies and labels die.

So if you get a chance please hop over to our challenge blog HERE and join in the fun.

Thanks for looking x

Saturday, 2 June 2012

I'm one of the new Design Team members at Forever Friends Challenge Blog


I am now able to announce I have been selected to join the Design Team for The Forever Friends challenge blog which you can find HERE.


I am one of the new fortnightly team and will be making my first card in time for our new challenge on 11th June 2012, I can't wait to start!  I also have another announcement to make shortly too!

I hope everyone in the UK is enjoying the start of our lovely long bank holiday. Thanks for looking x