Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Back To Nature.


It's time for a new challenge at Southern Girls and this time the theme is


For my dt card I have used the rather gorgeous digi 
by Polka doodles, one of the sponsors this time, please check out the challenge blog for full details of the sponsors this time and to read the challenge rules. 


I coloured the image using copics, stamped and inked my background and used a selection of die cuts and punches to decorate my card.



I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
SRC363, Dies,
W2BC38, Celebrations,
CCCB 350, Stitches,
Ikes World 82, twist, nature,
UCB18, Butterflies or hearts.

Thanks for stopping by,
Julie.x

Friday, 3 February 2017

Fancy A Jaffa Cake? (Other cakes are available)



The new challenge starts at     
  Lavinia Stamps, the theme this time is
 hence the reason for the title of this post, I'm sure that many people can remember the advert where the lady teaches the children about the the phases of the moon with the aid of the fore mentioned sweet treat, saying with each bite:- "Full moon, half moon, total eclipse" as she polishes it off! If you've never seen it I apologise, it just tickles me.

For my first card I used the following images:-
The oh so lovely Mooch
The Moon, was masked as I added a little ink to the sky I adapted its size by stamping through an aperture. I stamped the slender mushrooms beneath the tree..


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For my second card I used one of the new cutting files, Bliss, cutting it on my ScanNcut, the cutting files are something new to Lavinia, there are so many to choose from. I love being able to size them perfectly for my needs, I also used the ScanNcut to cut my octagonal card blank and the frame which I inked and stamped using my favourite Background script stamp
I used foam pads to lift the cut image from the stamped background.

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I'm using these cards for the following challenges:-
Kitty Bee 87, something new, (cutting file),
Purple Haze 117, Fantasy.
If you'd like to be in with a chance of winning a £40 voucher to spend at Lavinia, ink up you Lavinia stamps and join us in the challenge.

Thanks for stopping by,
Julie.x

Friday, 27 January 2017

Smash That Stash!

It's time for a new challenge with the Southern Girls and the retro theme this time is 
There's great sponsors for this challenge, please check out the challenge blog for full details of them both and don't forget to take a look at the challenge rules 
whilst you are there.
For my card I used the digi image Candy Circus Bebe by our  Ppinky Dolly's sponsor.



I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
Creative Knockouts 178, In stitches,
Star Stamps, Birthdays.

Thanks for stopping by,
Julie


Monday, 2 January 2017

Seeing Stars

It's time for the first Lavinia challenge of the 2017,
the theme this time is 


For my card this time I stamped my stars 1 and 2 using versamark and embossed using clear embossing powder.
I completely forgot to mask my moon so ended up having to stamp and die cut another to place over my mishap. I masked and inked my background then stamped Meadow Grass in Eggplant  and Witches cat in Onyx black Versafine.

If  you fancy being in with the chance of winning a £40 voucher to spend at Lavinia, all you need to do is ink up your Lavinia stamps and follow the theme.



I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
ABMTTC35, Anything goes,
PCC55, Anything goes,
POS 52, Anything goes,
PLCB29, Anything goes.

Thanks for stopping by,
Julie.x


Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Let It Snow

Can you believe that it's November already? That means that the new Lavinia challenge has begun and the theme for this month is 




Something a bit different from me, I haven't had my Brusho's out in ages so thought I'd have a bit of a play. 
First of all I flicked Masking fluid over my paper and left it to dry. I then stamped the Spring trees in Versamark, slightly moved my stamp and then inked and stamped it again with black Versafine, before adding clear embossing powder and heat embossing. I then stamped  the moon, masking the areas that I didn't want to add the brushos to. I added a little Purple, Turquoise and Ultramarine into separate areas of my mixing pallet then sprayed a little water into each one. At first I brushed the diluted colours randomly over the sky then sprinkled a little extra powder to add a bit of depth that I felt it needed. When the card was dry I rubbed off the masking fluid, this gives the look of lightly falling snow. 



I mounted the focal panel onto navy card, tied some bakers twine before mounting it onto my folded card.



For my second card I again flicked masking fluid over my card then stamped Zen Snowflakes randomly over my backround before using clear embosing powder and heat embossing. I then used the leftover mixed brusho , watering it down slightly and brushing it over my card. I then again gave a good sprinkle of the powders and heat dried the card. 


After removing the masking fluid I once again randomly stamped the Zen snowflakes using the Versafine, I was going to use white embossing powder over them but when I was looking through my box, (I hardly ever use embossing powder) I discovered a powder called snowflake, when heat embossed it gives a lovely white/silver/holographic  glittery effect. I stamped my words onto white card, matted it onto navy card and added it to my matted focal panel.
I love the dimention that has been achieved using the different techniques here.




I'm using these cards for the following challenges:-
SR352, Glitter,
HJC84, Trees,
Unicorn 15, Snowflakes,
Merry Christmas 5, Anything goes Christmas,
CCC46, Anything goes,
FSC116, Trees,
We love 2 create 22, Anything mixed media goes.
If you fancy being in with the chance of winning a 
£40 Lavinia voucher
all you need to do is ink up your Lavinia stamps and join us in the challenge.
Thanks for stopping by,
Julie.x

Friday, 28 October 2016

Pop It Up!

The challenge theme this week at Southern Girls is
So I sorted out the foam pads as I waited for my image to print on the white card and green design paper. 
SHOCK HORROR!!!!
apparently I  am out of ink! There was nothing I could do except get creative and go with it.
I used the image Butterfly Hat by the sponsors this time, Julia Spiri.





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

Polkadoodles 43, Anything goes,
Simply Papercraft 39, anything goes,
Crafty Girls Creations 28, Anything goes.

Thanks for stopping by,
Julie.x


Sunday, 2 October 2016

Blue's and Purple

A new month and a new challenge theme for Lavinia!
This month the theme is
Blues and Purple.


My purples are slightly subdued but they're there honest, just blended well with my blues.
 Have you noticed the moon? isn't it wonderful, you can find it here with all of the gorgeous new stamps from the latest release.
The stamps I've used here are my all time favourite




The additional stamps that I used in my second card are Meadow Grass, Willow and Spring Trees, and Mooch

I'm using these cards for the following challenges:-
Fantasy Crafters 3, Anything goes,


Thanks for stopping by,
Julie.x