Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Totally Time For A Bit Of Blog Hopping!

Morning all, what a day the Ladybugs have in store for you today, you can come and visit us all, stop for a coffee and a catchup and check out our latest creations, all you need to do is leave us each a comment so we know what you think and when you've finished the hop, make a decision on which of the images you like the best, simples!
The overall winner of the hop will receive all 6 images and there will be 5 winners of 1 image each. Of course there will be the usual Challenge Winner and Winner using an LCI image and Top 3.

christmas cupcakes

 So it all started with Lisa setting us a photo challenge, then Kerry decided it was about time to treat us all to some new Christmas digis, There are 6 images in the set which is called Snowman Delight and they are £1.75 each. 
So, I'm the first stop on the hop, and the image that Kerry gave me to get crafty with is
"Mr and Mrs Delight" 

I'm really into paper piecing my images at the mo so had a bit of a rummage in my scrap drawer and found a piece of double sided paper, I used one side for Mr and the other side for Mrs, I even found a little patterned corner on the paper that I used for the parcels. If you don't know how to paper piece a digi, it's really easy, if enough people are interested perhaps we could sort out a tutorial, just mention it in your comment.

I fussy cut the image out, and made a centre stepped card, tearing some white card to make the snowy hills, I embossed some of the white and also added some stickles for a bit of sparkle. I couldn't decide on where to stamp my sentiment then came up with the idea of stamping Merry Christmas onto a scrap of card then roughly drew a sign post around it. I then used the same colour Copics that I used for the fence to colour it before cutting it out and placing it between the layers of torn paper snow. The snow on the top of the sign is a tiny strip of torn copier paper,simply glued to the top edge.
You can find the full details of the hop Here
The next stop on the hop is Kath, one of the three guest designers joining is for some blog hopping fun.
I'm using my card for the following challenges:-
C4E, Anything goes,
Dream Valley 40, Something old (papers), Something new(digi),
Squirrel and Fox 26, Anything goes,
Crafty Catz 149, Christmas,
Anything goes 75, Early Christmas,
GGWSCC, Pick 3,embossing,glitter,paperpiecing,
MTTC188, More than one fold,
PTT85, Multi fold,
Patties 52, Embossing.
Thanks for stopping by,


Lisa Jane said...

oh what a cute couple love the stepper design and embossing. A real cosy feel to your card lol
Lisa x

Mary J said...

that's such a clever card, Julie - I love it! Fab embossing too!

Jane said...

Hi Julie, what a really super card. Love all that snowy paper. It's great to be a part of this fun hop,
Jane x

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous Julie,love the image and fab design.xxx

DesignerDiva said...

Hello lovely Julie I need to hop to check out these cute new snowmen and what you have done is awesome Mrs!! I love the snowy layers - clever girl!!
Hugs Laurie xx

Sonia said...

Gorgeous card for this beautiful blog hop^_^
Thanks for the chance to win fab images set^_^

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is gorgeous julie. I love the image and the colours and design are fabulous


Kerry said...

Julie, julie JULIE!!!! Love love LOVE IT!!!! I must try these stepper cards more often...you did a great job of 'fussy' (never heard that one before!) cutting the image...especially Mrs arm and the fence. Love the embossing and the torn snow drifts but especially the hand made sentiment sign...might have to commission a few images from you lol xxx

Sandra H said...

Hi Julie, Wow its like going in first to the Dentist or giving blood with you being the first to show of your beautiful image and what an amazing image it is too you have presented it so well and what a great idea with the snow at the bottom l'll be checking that out after l have finished the blog hop thank you for showing the 1st off now to see what the other Dt Members have on offer too! x

Craftylollea said...

oh my what a gorgeous card julie, i'm just loving the snowy embossed layers. hugs, lorraine xx

Diane's Card Designs said...

Wow...love this image and the style of card with the embossing looks fabulous.
Diane xx

Kathleen said...

Great image and I love the way you have made the card, and the idea for the sign post is brilliant, it looks fab. Love your colour choices too. Fabulous creation.

Kath x

Dawn said...

I love your cool card! Thanks for joining us at The Crafty Pad for our Scraptastic Challenge!
Good Luck
Dawn xx
PS Don’t forget to enter in the BCA Think Pink Challenges at The Crafty Pad and Dawn's Crafting too!

Gale said...

Wow! Love your card and this image. All the snow is fab. Hugs, Gale

coops said...

so gorgeous julie.fab design and the snowcouple are adorable :D

xx coops xx

Ann said...

Beautiful card! I love all the details - especially the snow on top of the sign! Thanks for joining us at My Time To Craft!

Nancy in Iowa said...

A song from 'The Sound of Music' popped into my head when I saw this card..."These are a few of my favorite things..." The details of this card - well FAVORITE THINGS! Paper piecing, step card, torn paper for the snow...on and on! FAVS! Then I was thinking I should make a list of my favorite Julie cards...then I thought...oh wait - that already exists - it's called her Rainbow Days! Again and again I am inspired by your creativity and craftsmanship.

Lisa said...

your card is adorable!! I would love to see a tutorial on how you made it and how you use your digi stamps.!!!


cotnob said...

Fab card, I love the way you have created your snowy hills, paper piecing is a great way to use your scraps.
Thank you for joining us at The Crafty Pad this week.

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Great card, fab embossing & I love the paper piecing & torn snow!

Thank you for sharing with us at My Time To Craft this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Linda R said...

Hello my crafty friend. I do hope all is well with you. Your card couldn't be any cuter. I just love your fussy cutting here.


Anne Lill Degnes said...

Beautiful card!! Love the paper piecing!! Anne LIll

Sandi said...

Julie - Wow, great colors and love this card! Thanks for playing in our 'Embossing' Challenge #52!
Sandi ♥
DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
and Pattie's shop
Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

Wow this is totally adorable!!! Love the creative way of doing the snow on top of the sign. That's brilliant!

Lyndsey Marie said...

Fab card, love the stepper design and fab paper piecing on the snow people xx

Janette said...

Such a fab card, really sweet, thanks for sharing it with us at CraftyCatz this week.xx

Tip Top said...

I do like all the embossing and such a fab image too!

Tina said...

what a beautiful card , love the style and image . thanks for joining us over at The Crafty Pad this week . Tina xx

Queen B said...

Such CUTE digis and I love the torn paper snow! Thanks for partying and PTT!

Gemma said...

I am here finally...what a gorgeous card & love the stepper design too!!
hugs and xxx

Rose said...

Oh, Julie . . . your paper pieced Mr and Mrs Delight is fantastic! Love your snowy embossed step card and your fence post and sign is a wonderful addition. So glad you shared this cutie card! TFS! Hugz, ~ Rose

Julia said...

Beautiful Card! Love the colors, image and style!
Thanks for joining us at My Time To Craft!

Jo Street said...

What a gorgeous card Julie, I love Mr and Mrs Delight so cute and a fab idea to paper piece.
Jo x

Basement Stamper said...

cute snowmen, love the embossing and the "snow" on the ground. Thanks for playing with us at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations!

Marianne said...

Gorgeous card Julie. That new image is really delightful and I love your sentiment sign. Such a great idea using some torn paper for the snow on top. I would really love to know how to paper piece a digi, esp. when you mentioned you used a scrap for the parcels.

Pattie G said...


This is perfect for our current challenge at Pattie’s Creations. Thanks for joining us!
Pattie ♥
at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge!

Linda said...

What a stunning card Julie, I just love the paper piecing and that sign post sentiment was a briliant idea!!

Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Squirrel and The Fox!


Kelly said...

Beautiful work. I can't believe xmas is coming, but I guess us card makers and scrapbookers need to think of it now!!! Beautiful creation!

Valchen said...

Super cute image and beautiful snowy card!