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Monday, 24 April 2017

Digi Chooseday Week 17

Hi All ... Once again it's time for another Digi Chooseday .. the most exciting day of the week as it means fabulous discounts, so please do pop over to the blog to grab the discount code, so you can go & fill your boots. The team were asked to use a design sheet this week. I was greedy and used 2
You can find them here & here

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Crafty Card Makers - Pearls & or Gems
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Lil Patch Crafty Friends - Anything Goes

Crafty Hugs
Julia

Thursday, 20 April 2017

Colour Crazy Challenge - Week 16

Hi All,

So I have a bit of exciting news, The lovely Nikki from Polkadoodles has asked me to join the Colour Crazy design team ... I am so excited as Colouring is my very favourite thing to do.


So this month I was given this increadibly adorable image from Knitted Kitty designs to play with. You can find this little cutie here  I have coloured this up using my copic markers and created a little sunset scene. I also created the Background Paper by just swooshing some watercolour paint onto a background. I also added a little die cut using Leonie Pujol's entwined heart dies

I really hope you will join us over at The Colour Crazy Challenge ... I love looking at everyone's colouring, cant wait to be inspired by you all.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

World Wide Design Team - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes
Penny's Paper Crafting - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking
Crafty Hugs Julia

Something Borrowed, Something Blue

Hi All,

Back with another card. This time I was asked by my mum to make a card for her to give to a friend who was getting married this week .. I was told that she loved all things romantic and her theme colour was blue.

I used this gorgeous image from Lili of the Valley and I have coloured using copic markers and Spica pens. I have kept the card very simple, a little Vellum and some dies.

Hope you like.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Craft Galore Encore - Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes
Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking
Crafty Hugs
Julia

Monday, 17 April 2017

Digi Chooseday - Week 16

Hi All .... Time for another Digi Chooseday as always the theme is Anything Goes. I really hope you will come and join us. As always Nikki is offering a fabulous discount for today only, so please do pop along to the blog to grab the discount code.

I love creating fantasy scenes when I am colouring. I have used the gorgeous Bella on a Swing which you can find here I put her on a slight angle so it looks like she is swinging .. then I coloured up with my copic markers ... I tried to make it look like she was swinging over the earth. I have then used a sentiment from the Rose budd collection, which you can find here  and the papers are from the Eden collection, which you can find here and then a little piece from the Magic garden collection.

I have done lots of inking with Distess Inks Picked Rasberry & Faded Jeans. I have used a Martha Stewart punch to create the lace edges and added a few little embellies, I hope you like.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Penny's Paper Crafting - Anything Goes
As you like it - Fav card Base Shape ( 8"x8" square ... I love the the way a square card looks its always my go too & 8"x8" .. just gives so much scope for playing )
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
Lil Patch Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking
Crafty Hugs
Julia


Monday, 10 April 2017

Digi Chooseday - Week 15


Hi All, Time for another Digi Chooseday .... As always the theme is Anything Goes. I have chosen one of the new Darling Bud images, you can find this little beauty here. I have coloured her up using copic markers and spica pens, to add a touch of sparkle. Unusually for me, I have kept the card very C&S ... I have used some of the scraps from pervious polkadoodle makes to create a few paper ribbons.

Please do pop over to the Digi Chooseday blog, as Nikky will be giving a fabulous discount as always to be used throughout today only. Plus the team have made some gorgeous things, that really are worth taking a peek at.

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

Worldwide Design Team - Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar - April Showers/spring
Wed Creative Inspiration - Spring Spectacular
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
613 Av Create - Anything Goes
Lil Patch Crafty Friends - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking
Crafty Hugs Julia


Friday, 7 April 2017

The Accidental Card

Hi All,

So the other night I was having one of those crafting sessions, where everything I touched or tried just didn't work. In the end as I do on these occasions, I just put it to the side and start making backgrounds .. where I just swoosh water colour onto paper, or spray randomly, no thought or frustration involved .. but still feel creative.

The next day I popped into the loft to grab my light to take some photos .. & started tidying away a little ... then various rejected pieces from different projects the night before got placed on top of each other, & kind of worked ... so I ended up accidentally making a card, rather than tidying up.

The papers I used, are from "My Minds Eye - Oh La La"   The quirky flower is a Leonie Pujol Mixed media flower die .. and has been cut out of paper that had some watercolour paint effects on it. I then added the Hello greeting which is an " Anna Griffen" stamp.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Crafting From the Heart: Anything Goes
Shopping our Stash - Tie one on
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Fab and Funky - Buttons & or Bows
4 Crafty Chicks - Flowers
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking
Crafty Hugs
Julia

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Thinking of you with Krafting Kimmie

Hi All,

Just checked my sidebar, and I posted more last month than I did in all of last year ... definitely getting back in the way of blogging.

Pulled out an old fav .. love this Krafting Kimmie image, wanted to play with it again now I have had a little more practice at folds. I have teamed it up with some papers from santoro & added lots of gorgeous embellies.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges.

Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of crafty Friends - Anything Goes

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