Sunday, 2 August 2015

Boxing Clever, Anything Goes!

Good morning, does anyone know where July disappeared to? I'm sure it must be to do with my age but goodness the months just fly by!
So that means it's time for a new theme at Lavinia, and this month it's



So, I thought I'd use one of the gorgeous Lavinia dies make a pretty box, it's the perfect size to fit a gift into.




I've actually done step by step instructions for this one and you will soon be able to see it on the Lavinia website.




It was a great way to use up some of the hundreds of tiny seed beads that have been in my drawer for years.

If you fancy joining us in the challenge this month, you could find yourself with a £40 Lavinia voucher to spend. All you need to do is use your Lavinia stamps or dies to create something, you don't even need a blog to join in as email entries are accepted.




I'm using my gift box for the following challenges:-
SBBCB91, Anything goes feather/wings,
F&F, Wings,
PolkaDoodles, More than 1 fold,



Thanks for stopping by,
Julie.x

Thursday, 30 July 2015

Anything Goes With The Southern Girls

It's time for a new theme with the 
Southern Girls challenge today, this time we are spoiling you all with an

 I used "Candy Circus" by Ppinky Dolls art, one of the sponsors this time. Please check out the challenge blog for full details of the challenge sponsors this time.




I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
CC127, Buttons,
FNF269, No patterned paper,
CCC92, banners.

Thanks for stopping by,
Julie.x


Thursday, 16 July 2015

Starring One Brother


Here's another card that I made a few weeks ago. Everything was cut on the ScanNcut.



The green DP looked a little flat so I distressed the edges and stenciled on the stars. Some inky stitching and a  hand cut sentiment tag complete my card.



I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
Seize The Birthday, Anything goes,
Creative Moments 72, Monochrome,
Word Art, Family,

Thanks for stopping by,
Julie.x

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Is This Mixed Media?


Hi there, I've been a bit busy so haven't had time to post lately, thought it was about time I shared a card that I made a few weeks ago for my lovely Sister-in-law's special birthday. Something a bit different from my normal card style but oh how I enjoyed using paints, gesso, stamping and inking,adding some brushos and generally loosing myself .


I used a selection of Lavinia stamps, cutting the wings from a butterfly and adding them to my hand cut heart. I even used a doiley, I thought I was allergic to them lol, they've been sat in a box for ages. Have to say I was rather pleased with the results. Chapter 50 was cut from a damaged book that I've had in my craft drawer for ages, it's been a while since I snipped from the damaged pages. 



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

Fantastic Tues., Anything goes with lace,
Papertake, Don't be square,
TT253 Tic,tac,toe, (stamp.twine,sequins),
DVC110, Distressing,
The Craft Place, Mixed media,
We Love to create, Mixed media.

Thanks for stopping by,
Julie.x

Thursday, 2 July 2015

Lavinia Flowers.


It's time for July's challenge at Lavinia stamps, and the theme this time is
For my first card I used  
"Background script" along with a dandelion from the set.
I love this script stamp!




Another computer generated message, hand cut and "tied" to the stems.



For my second card
I've embossed the script this time using clear embossing powder, I then inked over my card using distress inks.




I added a bit of interest using gilding flakes over double sided tape.




We would love it if you joined us in the challenge this month, just ink up your Lavinia stamps to be in with a chance of winning a £40 Lavina voucher. You don't even need a blog to enter as email entries are accepted.

Thanks for stopping by,
Julie.x

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Sticky Business

Today sees the new theme at 
 and this time "Team Lou" 
want to see creations using stickers or Washi tape.



Now, I rather love Washi tape, I've got drawers of the stuff, the fact that nowadays you can pick it up in Sainsburys and Marks and Spencers means that a little treat can sometimes just find it's way into my basket along with non craft shopping.




By laying strips of scrummy goodness onto copier paper I was able to punch out flowers, thus giving a perfect match to the tape on my card.




So thanks to Lou's challenge theme I have made a little space in my drawer for my next washi buy.

Thanks for stopping by,
Julie.x

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Dragonflies.


Thought I'd share a quick, simple card made using a magazine giveaway  butterfly stamp and die.



A bit of embossing, some twine and a florish with a few sequins completes my card,


DOC106, monochrome.
LRS157, Use a die.

Thanks for stopping by,
Julie.x