Monday, 3 April 2017

Digi Chooseday - Week 14

Hello All .. Well its time for another Digi Chooseday. As Always the theme is Anything Goes. The team were asked to make a spring themed card, & this is my creation for the week.

Now I have to be honest, I have owned Nikki's CD's for as long as they have been going, .. I mostly have the digi images on the CD's .... as I love colouring. However I have not really been tapping into the full amount of gorgeousness that is available .. Now I am being asked to use the papers on the cd's e.c.t ... it is like I am discovering a whole load of gorgeous goodies I didn't know I had. I am really enjoying Hybrid crafting like I have never done before. There are so many steps to the creativity, it adds lots of fun and variety to my crafting .... if you are like me and have loads of Nikki's cds in your stash .. pull them out and have a play, its lots of fun.

I was watching craft telly and a show where there was lots of samples of hot air balloons and I was feeling inspired, so I went on a hunt for a polkadoodle hot air balloon digi and I actually squealed out loud when I found one on the Summer Time cd which you can find here ... I also printed out loads of flowers from this cd too & teamed it with some papers from the Magic Garden collection, which you can find here.

I added some Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolours in over the digi stamp  .. and then paper pieced over it & added all the flowers e.c.t. This was an 8"x 8" card ... however I really didn't like the white space was looking, so added some stamping detail .. & then I hated the card even more!!! ... So using Leonie Pujol's theory of " If it offends thy eye - chop it off" .. I decided to chop it up keep the bits I liked and just stick it to another white card .. however I quite liked the quirky shape I was left with so in the ended, created little wire embellies to pop out from the fence, neatened up the back and made a smaller card to attach it too ... and ended up with this quirky shaped card. Which I hope you like :-)

As it is Digi Chooseday, Nikki is offering a fabulous discount code so please do pop over to the blog and grab the code, so that you can fill your boots ( I have to admit ... that's exactly what I did last week & got some gorgeous things that have been on my wish list for a while ) Also my fellow teamies as always have created some stunning spring themed makes that inspire me to get those creative juices flowing.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Worldwide Design Team - Anything Goes
Creatalicious - Anything Goes/Flowers
Crafty Calender - April Showers/Spring
Crafty Girlz - Anything Goes
Simon Says - Anything Goes
Wed Creative Inspiration - Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes/Add Metal ( wire spring embellies )
613 Av Create - Anything Goes/Spring
Lil Patch Crafty Friends - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking
Crafty Hugs Julia


  1. Beautiful creation. Thanks for joining us at creative inspirations this fortnight. CraftyNatalie-DT

  2. Fabulous card and just love your floral corner,gorgeous...hugs Željka

  3. Love those soft pastel colours! Soooo beautiful! xxx

  4. just beautiful spring tone colours. Love the design and love those flowers too. Nice work. Thank you for sharing with us here today at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT Registered Owners/Admin for World Wide Open Design Team Challenge

  5. Gorgeous and beautiful card Juls thank you for joining us over on
    Crafty Catz
    Dianne xx
    CC DT

  6. Gorgeous and beautiful card Juls xx
    Thank you for sharing with us here today at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Dianne DT for the World Wide Open Design Team Challenge

  7. Such a pretty card! Love the balloon with all the flowers and stitching. Just beautiful! Isn't it fun to make new discoveries in what you already have. I love that, too! ~Katrina

  8. So pretty and a lovely choice of colours Juls.

    B x

  9. This is so pretty, I love the colours x

  10. This is so beautiful, I love the pastel colors and all of the gorgeous flowers!
    Hugs, Tammy

  11. A sweet card Juls love that you have used a stand up shape and your beautiful flowers suit so lovely Hugs Andrea

  12. Gorgeous hun love the soft pastel colours & the hot air balloon looks fantastic.

    Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

  13. This is awesome!!!!! Great project, I love it x

  14. Hi Juls

    A really beautiful card. I love the soft delicate colours and the cascade of gorgeous flowers.

    Well worth all your effort!

    Hope all is well with you.

    Love Jules xx

  15. Gorgeous, beautiful card
    Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  16. This is so pretty Julia, beautifully embellished.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

  17. Beautiful, lovely design and the colours are so soft and pretty! Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Calendar.

  18. Gorgeous make Juls, love the flowers cascade.

  19. Gorgeous Julia! Just adore the colors!❤

  20. what a sweet card in my favo colours, pastels, wonderfull,thank you for playing with us at LCOPF and good luck, hugs, Marion

  21. Wow gorgeous colours

    Hugz Tinz

  22. So so pretty Juls! I LOVE this sweet card. The soft colours are gorgeous and that fabby balloon is just so pretty. Love the paper combo and all those pretty blooms. Beautiful card shape/design too. Love it! Hugs, Wends xoxo

  23. Gorgeous creation. Thanks for joining us at Creatalicious! Good luck. Maggie, DT

  24. Beautiful. Love the soft colors and the balloon. Thank you for sharing with us at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Wanda DT World Wide Open Design Team Challenge

  25. A great card - thanks for joining us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.

    We hope you will join us again for our next challenge which started today.

    Helen x
    (DT for Lil Patch of Crafty Friends)

  26. A wonderful card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes with optional flowers” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

    (DT Crafty Friends)

    (DT The Sketchy Challenges)