Thursday, 20 April 2017

About A Boy.

It's time for a new challenge with the 
"Southern Girls"
the theme this time is 
For my card I used the lovely digi image 
by Sasayaki glitter who are one of the sponsors this time. Please check out the challenge blog for full details of the sponsors this time and the challenge rules.





This image is so cute, I really felt that he suited a CAS layout. I just coloured him using copics adding depth to the shading with Polychromos. I then just set the image within a frame adding a strip of washi tape, some die cut stars and a greeting.


I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
CCT474, Birthday,
TCA35, CAS,
CSD, Men/boy,
MTTC343, No DP.
Thanks for stopping by,
Julie.x

Sunday, 2 April 2017

Buds And Blooms.

It's time for a new challenge with
 This time the theme is 
Buds and Blooms.



I stamped and coloured the Dragon pods using alcohol incs. I then stamped Background Script to the background
Now, something a it different or me this time, I had a play with Yupo paper, now if you've not tried it, it's a bit addictive, you can make some wonderful effects using it. 



I added dots of alcohol inks and used my Spritzer tool to blast air across the paper creating some different mixing I then got a bit carried away and held my bottle of blending solution so that a droplet was held at the nozzle. I then blasted it across the paper with air so that it created a wonderful effect. It's so addictive! 
I then brushed over the paper using Mica powder, it doesn't show on the paper but the shimmer on the Yupo looks fantastic!


For my second card I again created my background on the Yupo, I then used a drop of blending solution on a piece of sponge to lift some of the ink before stamping the
 Moon Pods using Archival ink. I then carefully dipped a damp paintbrush into my Kiwi Mica powder and used it to paint the spots and follow the lined of the stem. Once dry I lightly brushed over the Yupo with the Mica powder.




I'm using these cards for the following challenges:-
Artistic Stamper April, Backgrounds,

If you fancy joining the challenge at Lavinia this month and having the chance of winning a £40 voucher all you need to do is ink up your Lavinia Stamps!
Thanks for stopping by,
Julie.x


Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Use Your Dies

The New Southern Girl's challenge starts today and the theme this time it 
For my card I used "Need for speed", an image from one of the sponsors this time, please check out the challenge blog for full details of the challenge rules and all of the sponsors this time.




I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
WWC111, Masculine,
TT335, Dimention,
IWD, Happy Birthday.

Thanks for stopping by,
Julie.x

Saturday, 4 March 2017

Sparkle and Bling


The new challenge theme has started at 
Lavinia Stamps.
The theme for March is 
For my DT sample this month I decided to get out my brushos sprinkling a tiny amount on to a babywipe and dabbing it over my cardstock to create the background. Once dry I stamped the Moonpods using Momento, using my Misti so that I was able to build up the intensity of the Tuxedo black ink before using Copics to colour. A generous amount of glamour dust , some inky stitching, a scattering of gems and a computer generated sentiment complete my card. 



I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
JFF March, Happy Birthday,
Sweet Stampers, add a sentiment.

If you fancy being in with a chance of winning 
a £40 voucher to spend at Lavinia Stamps, 
just ink up any of their stamps and follow this months challenge theme.

Thanks for stopping by,
Julie.x


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