Sunday, 15 May 2011


What a pickle I've got myself into, me and technology........ just don't go there,please ignore that my post looks a little different from normal,I'm learning to use Picasa to edit my photos,Julie from Scrapbook Sisters kindly gave me a lesson but I've forgotten how to save my edited photos to my picture library and have had so many attempts to do it that I've now got a headache. Somehow I've managed to change the size of the photo I'm posting,how,I've no idea!
Anyway,something a bit different for me today,I enjoyed entering the Less is more challenge last week and thought I'd enter this week's challenge,the challenge asks for a one layer card to include embossing,I don't like heat embossing as I always seem to manage to curl my card so I tried to think of a way to incorporate dry embossing into a one layer card along with stamping. I used a hole punch in on thick scrap of card and punched 3 evenly spaced holes. I wanted to draw a frame on my card so decided on the position and marked where the embossed dots should go.
I then used my ball tool and the punched card to achieve what I was after. I then drew my frame and doodled around the line using a purple Sakura glitter gel pen,masked off the outside of the frame and used Momento's grape jelly ink mad to stamp 3 flowers.I then added a spot of stickles to the embossed dots, What do you think? a bit different for me,I might have another go at this challenge later in the week.
I'm entering this card in the following challenges:-
Less Is More 15,Embossed one layer,
I'm having a bit of blogging trouble at the mo and can't seem to link my card,will give it a go later,
Thanks for stopping by,


Chrissie said...

This is a really cute idea Julie and I love the colour you used. The embossed dots look really effective! Super little card
Thanks so much for joining us again.
Lady LIM
"Less is More"

Zoechaos said...

Adorable love the colours and the embossed dots such a clever idea. XOXO Zoe

Mandi said...

I had a similar idea when I first tried my ruffled flower
Super card, great design
Thank you
Diva LIM mandi
Less is More

Suze Bain said...

Fabulous flowers, love the colour. x

Jeannie said...

Great card Julie - still thinking about my card!

Dorcas said...

You did it, girlfriend! Its lovely too. :-)
I find flickr the most user friendly for photo editing/ watermarking and storing, myself.

Di said...

Julie, i use picasa to edit and store all my pics. once you've clicked on save you can upload your blog pics from "my pictures" as usual as picasa saves into there also.Hope this makes any changes, fill light, shadows etc you make in picasa, once you click on save, the saves are saved in "my pictures" as well.Then you can upload from my pictures as usual. Not really a geek myself either,lol. xx

Pop, Paper, Scissors said...

I think it's genus! Way to think outside the box.

Kathyk said...

This is soooooooooooo pretty


Debgem said...

Just love the colour of your card - and the flowers are so pretty!

Linda R. said...

Well from what I can see this looks great.. I use picasa and love it.. Stick with it my friend.. It's a great way to edit..

Hugs, Linda

Susan said...

Very creative and unique card! Love your color choice!

Nancy in Iowa said...

There is that sweet frame idea again. Love your squiggles and embossed areas. Very nice! More inspiration from my blog friend Julie. I really should be in bed asleep preparing for a full day of work...but here I am stalking cards with mental oooohhhsss and aaahhhhsss!
Have a great week!

Chrissie said...

In answer to your question Julie... digis are just fine!

Mandi said...

Perfectly fine to use a digi
Only 'rule' is one layer

Diva LIM
Less is More

Squirrel x said...

Oooh, that's gorgeous hun, love it! Sxx

coops said...

stunning card julie.i love the flowers and fab cas design :D

xx coops xx

StampingStace said...

Wow I love it!

Jo said...

This is a great card Julie, very stylish. Jo

kingstonmama said...

This is very pretty. I like those big flowers and your doodled frame, and I love purple!

Jenny said...

Your doodled frame is great and I love how it contains those pretty flowers, love it :)
Jenny x

Beryl K said...

Great card, your frame is excellent
Many thanks for your comments
Beryl x

Julie Halls said...

Such a lovely card, simple, yet effective and gorgeous.

Julie xx

Aileen said...

Very pretty. Love the colour. x