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Sunday, 4 December 2016

Lady Steampunk


Hi everyone, I do hope you are having a lovely weekend preparing for the forthcoming Festivities. Today for my DT card at Cheery Lynn Designs I thought it would be nice to share a card using the fantastic Steampunk dies that Cheery Lynn make.  I love the versatility of these dies and have fun making them look grungy, masculine or giving them a feminine shabby look. So let me take you through the details on my card.


My Steampunk corners, cogs and butterfly wings were all heat embossed with Frantage powders, tucking accents of cogs behind my paper layers with touches of lace and cheesecloth.


My corset was mounted onto patterned paper and trimmed around the edges. I repeated this process cutting out the bust area only and glued in place on top of the corset with silicone glue to add dimension. The belt was made using the Hinges die adding a little thread. I finished my corset with lace edges and some bling then mounted onto my Butterfly.


My roses and leaves were cut in coordinating paper to compliment the roses on my paper.

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Thanks so much for stopping by today, I am sorry I have fallen behind looking at all your lovely blogs but I am under the weather at present and do hope to catch up with all your blogs soon.

Good luck to everyone entering the Bi-Weekly Challenge  at Cheery Lynn Designs.

Crafty Hugs,

Julie x

Friday, 25 November 2016

My Dream Post

Hi everyone, I am so excited to share some happy news with you all today, which I am still on cloud nine about.

I had an email this week from Maja Design, asking if I would like to share some of my craft projects I have made over the past few years using their exquisite papers over on their blog.

Now how could I refuse an offer like that !

I feel truly honoured to be sharing my inspiration on their blog today and would love if you popped over HERE to see them all. You will also see amazing projects from their very talented Design Team, so well worth a visit.

I thought I would revisit a few projects on my blog today, different to some I am sharing on Maja Designs.

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This card I am showing above I blogged back in 2014 just when I started blogging. It has very special memories to me as it was the first time I created and fell in love with Maja Design papers. I won my first ever challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs with it, so I felt only right to share it again. The photo doesn't do it justice as my Husband Chris didn't have his light tent at that point.

                              http://julizdesignpost.blogspot.co.uk/2016/09/someone-special.html

I love how the papers co-ordinate with such beauty.

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This is a mixed media project I made using scraps of Maja Design papers in the background, I just can't bear to waste any small scraps of their papers that I have. I also like to use stitched accents on their papers. 

                                   http://julizdesignpost.blogspot.co.uk/2015/12/jingle-all-way.html  

I made this as a Christmas present for my parents last year, it took me a few weeks to complete.

Thanks so much Maja Design for this amazing opportunity and making my dream come true and thank you to my followers for taking the time to visit my blog today.

Crafty Hugs, 

Julie x

Thursday, 24 November 2016

Mirror Mirror


Hi everyone, for my DT post with Craft Consortium I have used the exquisite paper pad Bloom Beautiful. Some of you will be aware I adore this paper pad but for anyone that is new to this paper pad please check it out HERE.


I decided on an easel card for this design and fussy cut out my bird, feather and rose decoupaging back onto the cardstock with Silicone Glue.



My perfume bottles were stamped and fussy cut adding a layer of Glossy Accents for a glass look.


I layered satin ribbon behind my lace ribbon to make it pop and another strip of satin ribbon on top of my doilies with a stunning embellishment from the Always and Forever collection.


Thanks so much for stopping by today to see my card and do check out Craft Consortium to see their vast range of stunning embellishments, paper pads and Decoupage papers on Facebook for inspiration and regular giveaways, you will also find them on Pinterest, Twitter and Instagram.

Crafty Hugs, 
Julie x  

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Wednesday, 23 November 2016

'Twas the Night Before'


Hi everyone, today for my DT Card at Cheery Lynn Designs I am sharing with you my Festive Scene. I love how Cheery Lynn's dies can make so many wonderful scenes on your cards/ scrapbook pages. On my card you will see how I have adapted my Holly Wreath die and used elements from other dies to create this. So let me take you through all the techniques on it.


My card measures 5" x 7", I tattered a couple of layers of paper and glued in place. My Garland has been made from the Christmas Wreath by cutting it into sections. I coloured my die cut with Copic Pens adding Glossy Accents onto my Mistletoe. 


My berries on the Garland were made from Red Stickles glue, once dry I added a drop of Glossy Accents to form the shape of berries. The bells were coloured with a gold pen and shaded at the sides with Archival ink.


Santa was also coloured with Copics, dabbing some Stickles onto his hat to make it Sparkle. His beard, eyebrows and hat I added Snowtex and some Glamour Dust too. I mounted him onto my Stacker die to frame him on the wall.


My tree has also been coloured with Copics adding Stickles onto the baubles and once dry a layer of Glossy accents for a domed effect.


I just adore this fireplace and had a lot of fun building it up. I die cut out the fireplace 3 times layering on with foam strips for dimension, adding an extra layer onto the mantle. I outlined the brick embossed areas with a Fineliner Pen and added a different shade of paper to the back of the fire. I shaded my logs with Distress inks and drop shadowed with grey cardstock, adding in place with Silicone Glue. My flames are coloured with Copics and a layer of Glossy Accents, off setting a few layers for a natural look.


The Fireplace die also comes with the picture frames, candles and stockings. On this card I used the Christmas Stockings and Parcels from the Whimsical Set adding Candy Canes onto my Stockings for extra detail. You will find these in the Build A Christmas Tree die set listed below.

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Thanks so much for stopping by today and for your lovely comments left on my cards. It would be great to see you joining in the Bi-Weekly challenge over at Cheery Lynn Designs giving you the chance of winning a $20 Shopping Spree.

Crafty Hugs, 
Julie xx

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