Tuesday, 1 February 2011

A Year Ago Today.

A year ago today I sat on the sofa with my eldest daughter saying I'd really like to have a blog,I was inspired by the lovely Jeannie who gently nudged me towards the decision, helped by my daughter who set me up with the basics and then taught by Julie how to do all the little things like add links amongst other things. Since then I have found so many new friends who have helped me find confidence in my crafting and helped me with so many things.I can honestly say that it has been the best confidence building project that I have ever done. I never dreamt that I would be able to find my way around the computer,at last I can do something technical that my husband has no idea how to do. Thank you to everyone,I love your visits and I'm really happy when I find a new follower on my list,it leads me down your path where I find yet another world.
Today's card was made to answer a last minute plea for a card for my youngest to give a friend who looks remarkably like the lovely Kellita by Tickled Pink.

I made the flower as in this card added a tiny flat backed pearl and used copics to colour the image.

Thought I'd show you the flower from a different angle as it has two layers as apposed to the one on my last card.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:-
Sweet Sunday,Sketch,6.2.11
TTT20,Anything girlie,8.2.11
CCH52,Happy Birthday,7.2.11
Tickled Pink 4,Vintage,4.2.11
Stamp Fairy 8,Home made flowers,7.2.11
Papertake Weekly,Anything goes+flowers.8.2.11
Thanks for stopping by today,I'm look forward to the next year,
Have a great day,


Dorcas said...

I have to say, your flowers look much better than mine. :-/ I have such a HARD time following written instructions. This is PERFECT. I always have to tuck the defective petal under the image a bit. lol
Comgratulations on your blogaversary!! Mine is coming up in March or April. I'm trying to think of something special to do but I'm not sure what yet.
Beautiful card! Oh to be a size 0000. LOL!!

Julia said...

Hello Julie!

I am LOVING the crocheted flower adornment, works really well on your card (which is fabulous by the way).
I am so happy that you came to visit my blog today, and the news your Mum is getting busy with the crochet again - that is wonderful to hear - I hope she is enjoying it!

Sending love
Julia x

Dorcas said...

Hi Julie! You can find a tutorial on the AA hair on my blog under tutorials. :-)

Sue said...

Brilliant card, love the papers, and the flowers are so special
A very happy blogaversary to you!!
Sue xx
P.S. Not sure if you have spotted it but you were top three at LCI this week with your Southern Girls Card :-)

Linda R. said...

Congrats on your blogaversary.. I am so glad we meet here in blogland.. You are so sweet and so talented.. And you always leave me such sweet comments. THANK YOU! I am looking forward to another year of seeing your wonderful craft!!!

Just like this one.. She is beautiful. And you colored her so pretty!!

Hugs, Linda

Jacki Randolph said...

Beautiful card and gorgeous homemade flower!!!
I am sure who ever receives this sweet card is going to love it!
Thanks for sharing with us at StampFairy challenge!

Tammy said...

WOW this is gorgeous Julie! I LOVE that image and it's colored beautifully! Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog!
big hugs, Tammy

Nancy said...

Hi Julie,
Such a lovely sentiment regarding you blog anniversary, your confidence blooming, tackling technology, and new friendships. You have a way with words.
The crochet flower is the perfect embellishment for this sassy young lady! Oh to have long skinny legs! Crochet and pearls - love that combo!
Comments from blog friends are so uplifting - but isn't getting asked to make a card by a daughter the BEST ever? My daughter is not into crafting at all and when she asks me for a card my heart does a little song.
Congrats on your mastery blogging - isn't technology great! My husband is a computer nerd but hasn't a clue how to get started or maintain a blog...I like it that way!
Hope you are staying warm - it is BITTER cold here in the Midwest.

Karen said...

Awww Gorgeous work!! I love those crochet flowers - yummo!! Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful card with us this week at TPSC

Gerda said...

Wow, this is the first flower being entered into our Challenge that is not made of paper. Soooo cute, love it!

Thanks for joining us at Stampfairy Challenge.

Hugs, Gerda aka StampFairy

Jeannie said...

Happy Blogday!!!! Glad that I was some inspiration in the beginning!

Zarah said...

Happy blogoversary!!

Your card is fab! :D

Thanks for playing with us at TPSC this week! :D

Linda w said...

Hi Julie, I kind of blog hopped my way to you and love what you do. This crocheted flower is great. I'm a crochet'r, like to make it up as I go along kind of girl though. I must have a go at making a flower, I keep promising to do so. congrats on your blogaversay. I'm still fairly new, and loving the learning experience and meeting new people. My card making has improved with all the challenges, great isn't it. Hugs lin

pinky said...

Really pretty card, love the image. Congratulations on your 1st year in blog land. Thanks for playing along at StampFairy this week.

ThePurplePlace said...

Thank you for sharing your card and sweet handmade flower with us over at StampFairy.

Purple is my favorite color and this card is really lovely! I also wanted to wish you a Happy Blog Anniversary and hope you'll continue to keep up with your blog and these fun card Challenges.

I think you have a lovely blog and I'm very happy you came to visit our site. We would LOVE to see you play again next week and hope you will come back and play for a chance to win some of the the sweet StampFairy images!

Happy Crafting,

Hristovica said...

Very gentle color combination. Wonderful picture. A crocheted flower is just incredibly beautiful. Bravo. Thank you for participating in the challenge of The Crazy Challenge this week. Hugs

WeirdCat said...

Great card, love the woolly flower, thank you for joining us at The Crazy Challenge this week
Ruth x

Sharon Basel said...

Congratulations on your blog anniversary! Isn't this a wonderful online world, full of inspiration, creativity and new friends with common interests? Your card is fun and I so admire you for crocheting your own flower - something I just must learn how to do. Thanks for joining us at StampFairy!
Sharon, StampFairy-DT

Renkata said...

wow Julie,
you have used one of my favorite images and you created such a stunning card.
Gorgeous details.
Thank you for joining us at The Crazy Challenge this week.

Jill said...

beautiful card Julie love the DP and the image thanks for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx

Sonya said...

Your card is super sweet! What gorgeous colours and pretty embellishments you have used.