Saturday, 27 February 2010

The Sugar Bowl Challenge 30 - Kathys Sketch (Shabby Chic)

Its nice to be able to join challenges again, this time its the turn of The Sugar Bowl.   There challenge was to follow the following sketch provided by Kathy.   Here is the sketch.

Ive used one of the lovely gorguss girls which I received in an image swap from a fellow blogger, Shirley (Nannieflash).   Ive coloured her with promarkers and I hope Im getting better at using them.  Im pleased with how it turned out.    All the papers are from my stash,  I think they were orginially downloaded from a site called Canon Scrapbook papers.    The ribbons and lace are from a huge bag I received from my friend Sara.  Finally the flowers are fringed quilled flowers.  I need to make more of these as my daughter Victoria has nicked most of them for her cards.  

Any I hope it qualifies for entering the challenge I couldnt quite get the circle to lie underneath the bottom panel because that was my biggest nestie circle

Thanks for looking.  

                                                                      Julie x

Thursday, 25 February 2010

Some Cards with Tea Bag Medallions

Hi, Im back again.    This time using some tea bag medallions.    This one on the right is an order for my friend who asked me to make a simpleish card.   Again I used my alphabet stamps I got for Christmas.  I stamped them onto cardboard, in fact the cardboard was from our envelope boxes at work, it seperates the envelopes. Its perfect for creating chipboard letters.   I coloured the letters with promarkers and glazed them with diamond glaze.   The backing sheet and tea bag papers are from a  fantastic site by a lady who is a member of Circle of Crafter - Penny Wassenaur, here is her site.   Its fabulous for 3D sheets, she does sentiments on the sheets, backing papers to match and also tea bag squares, Ive used Penny's site quite a lot.   The fold I used is the Xing Fold.

 Again this card on the left is made using Pennys sheets, this one is called Jogger.    We are going to some friends on Saturday for a birthday meal.   Simon is a keen runner and I couldnt resist making up this card when I saw this sheet.    Again I used the Xing Fold but using smaller tiles this time.

Thank you for looking.   I hope to be back on a more regular basis.

                                    Julie xxxxx

Tuesday, 23 February 2010

A Tilda Card

I love using Magnolia - Tildas for cards and this one was for an order for my friend June who is sending it to her daughter.   I coloured it with Promarkers and I am entering it into the challenge at Passion for Promarkers where the theme this week is to add buttons and bows.   I actually made the button myself with Fimo clay.  My first attempt, I think I'll make them bigger next time.   Anyway thanks for looking.

                       Julie x

Friday, 12 February 2010

An Anniversary Card


Im getting back to blogging now.   Here is a card that was ordered by my work colleague, Judy for her parents in law for their anniversary.   Ive made cards for Judy in the past and she requested that I make a box as well.   This is what I came up with.  This idea came to mind and I thought the best way to show it off was to make an easel card (cos I like doing them anyway)   Its A5 in size.   The papers are from a Wedding paper set that I was given by someone who was giving up papercrafting.   Image is from Charmed Crafts and I coloured it in with my prisma pencils.   The love hearts I cut with a cuttlebug die and embossed them with my swiss dots folder, but you cant see that quite well.

For the box I carried the purple theme over.   The lid was really easy to do, but the base was a bit trickier.   I made three in the end cos they kept coming out bigger than the lid   grrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anyway I hope she likes it.  Im quite proud of it.

Thanks for looking.

                             Julie x

Monday, 8 February 2010

A Letter "M" for Mary

Another of these lovely stitched letters.   I really love doing these.   They make really personal cards.    This is for my sister in law Mary, its her birthday on the 16th Feb.   The card is quite a large one 8" x 8".  I just matted and layered it using the colours I did the stitching with.   

Thanks for looking

                               Julie x

Victoria's first attempt at using prisma pencils

Victoria wanted to show you this lovely card she made using my prisma colour pencils.   I showed her the technique how to use these pencils and I think she did really well.   She used my cuttle bug to cut out the label shape and I also showed her how to ink the edges.   The fringed flowers are from my stash, Ive gone none left now!!!.   She also stamped the sentiment as well.

There will be no stopping her now.

Thanks for looking

                                        Julie x

Saturday, 6 February 2010

I used my new Alphabet Stamps

Here are some cards I made using the Alphabet stamps I got for Christmas.

They are great for making quick birthday, christmas cards as they come with the
other half  of the sentiment, you just use the letter to finish off the word.   

I embossed them a little bit and then put some diamond glaze on them.  The clocks are a stamp borrowed from a friend.  I coloured them with my lyra colours and then cut them out with my nesties.  I sprayed them with some spray and shine.

Thanks for taking the time to look

                          Julie x

My Daughter is now a crafter - better watch my stash!!

Here is my daughter Victoria.  She is 11 years old and today she has made some lovely cards with her friend Jade.

Whilst I was giving my craft room, which is up in the loft a much needed tidy up, Victoria asked if she could make some cards.  I gave her some embellishments that I had been given and probably would never use, some card and some of my flowers and ribbons.

Below are the cards she made in a few hours, she made more in these few hours than I have made in a week!!

Thank you for taking the time to look.  Hopefully I will be able to show you more.