Friday, 22 March 2013

Silhoutted Sugar

Hello All,

Well just as I got so that I was back to being a regular blogger, I've disappeared again!! We were away for our anniversary, then I have been doing a work training .... so there has been no blogging or crafting, just falling into bed exhausted!!

As it has been my anniversary I have received one or two crafting anniversary presents .... including a little trip to the house of sugar :-) I bought some lovely "My Minds Eye" papers that I have used here  ( I cant remember the name of the pad, and its up in the loft .... next time I go up, I will check and then update my post!)

I have used a Leanne Ellis stamp ( I would sooooo love it if we could get more of her images!!) but to be a little different, I coloured it in black, to create a silhouette.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Sugar bowl - Anything Goes
Bunny Zoe Crafts - Girly
Shabby Tea Room - Anything Goes
Stamp with Fun - Anything Goes
ABC - Just as you Like
Charisma Cards - Die Cuts
Totally Gorjuss - Something Old (using an old stamp)

Now as I afforded myself the luxury of using new paper and not my scraps .... I had to follow my new rules, where I use it all up, so that I at least do not add to the enormous pile of scraps that I have ... I cut into 3 6x6 papers to make this card .... and have also decorated the inside of the card, I was then left with this:

And with the leftover snippits .. I made this:

Again with decorating the inside of the card too ... I do not have one little snippit left!! This card I would like to enter into

Pixies snippit playground.

Thanks for looking
Hugs Juls

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Scrap Flowers

Hello All,

Lots of different styles coming from me at the moment .... It is as a result of trying to use up all my scrap paper, I have to keep challenging myself, otherwise I would be getting really bored, and loosing the will to live constantly rummaging through my bag of scraps!! ..... Well when I saw the challenge over at Charisma Cards to use at least 5 different patterned papers ... well there was an invite to use my scraps!! .... I saw this idea on pinterest, so I thought I would give it a go .... I dug out these Dawn Bibby stamps that are ages old .... in fact I think they may have been part of the beginning of this whole crafty milarky ..... I quite like the way they turned out, so I made 3 cards in this style ... as my card box is needing replenished!

This is my entry for:

Bunny Zoe - Flowers and Pearls
Papertake weekly - Anything Goes
Oldie but Goodie - Feeling Floral (old scrap papers & very old stamp)
Simon Says - Anything Goes
Cute card Thursday - Something Old (old scrap papers & very old stamp)
Charisma Cards - At least 5 different papers
pixies snippit playground

As always thanks for looking
Hugs Juls

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Sister Act Design Team Call

Hi All,

Well today I am doing something I have never done before, I am applying to be on a DT team .... It is a while since I have done any DT work .... Kezia coming up to a year old now and I am getting to craft regularly again. I love the sound of this challange blog as it will be anything goes all the time ... so much freedom and scope for creativity there!! Also it means with it being " Anything Goes " All the time I should have no problem in creating a project a week!

The application for the DT team requires that you show your top 3 cards ..... wow what a job that has been!! I spent all of last night looking over my blog to find what I would enter, it has been so difficult, however I have finally gone for these three:

I wish I could give some sort of explanation to my choice but to be honest I don't .... guess I just liked them.

I have to say looking over my blog was a very interesting exercise. In all honesty there is so much stuff that I looked at that I cringed to think I was willing to put it into the public domain!! It was interesting to see how I have improved, and the influence of fashion trends, products, and of course blogland! ....... I wonder what new changes will occur in the next few years!! ..... despite my vast amount of very cringe worthy posts, I still found it hard to choose just 3 cards for this post, so I guess I must be doing something right along the way!!

As always thanks for looking .... and dont forget to check out the Sister Act Blog
Hugs to All

Sunday, 3 March 2013

Scrap, Doodle, Stamp, & Splat

Hello all,

Quite a different style of card from me today, but at the same time I kind of like it. Still on a mission to use those scraps ... that was the start of the card. Then I doodled the little quirky piano Key board. I then stamped the flowers using a Kanban stamp, I have coloured a few highlghts with prisma pencils, as I was doing that, I had the idea of using some of my distress stains to create a splat .... I kind of wish I had thought of that sooner, as I had used memento ink, and it has bled slightly, so it would have been better with Stayzon  ... will no for next time, kind of quirky but I also kind of like it.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Crazy Challenge - Pink and Gems
Oldie but a Goodie - Bright Colours (old papers and stamp)
Simon Says - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday (old papers and stamp)
Gorjuss - Anything goes with pink
Pixies snippit playground.

Thanks for looking
Hugs Juls

Friday, 1 March 2013

Plan A

Hello All,

A journal page from me today!! .... This was created last night after a bit of time playing in the loft! I was supposed to be tiding up after an evenings playing ... but as I was clearing things away I saw this fabby Tim Holtz stamp ... and I suddenly thought would work well with a sentiment I saw on pinterest ... so instead of tidying I started stamping and doodling instead.

I have used a variety of products, dylusion inks, Distress Stains, stencils, stamps, memento ink and some sharpies.

Now I really must go and tidy up this time!!

Thanks for looking
Hugs Juls