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Saturday, 24 December 2016

Wishing you a Happy Christmas


Happy Christmas to all my friends in blogland. Today for my DT card at Cheery Lynn Designs I am sharing a Vintage styled Festive card using one of their beautiful Cardmaker Dies. I do love the intricate lace look to these dies and how they make a quick and very effective background to a card.


Once I cut mine out I tattered the edges for a shabby feel and pressed the edges into my embossing ink pad and heat embossed some Red Tinsel powder. Layering onto my other cardstock layers and adding some Glass Glitter to the edges for sparkle.


My Snowflake Doily was also heat embossed with Red Tinsel and cut in half and layered behind my Sentiment tag which had also been tattered at the edges, mounting on Noel.


My Poinsettia was cut in cream cardstock inking at the edges, adding micro beads to the centre finishing with a little Liquid Snow and Glass Glitter, mounting onto my glittered Holly Leaves.


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Thanks so much for stopping by today and wishing you all a wonderful Christmas filled with precious memories.

Crafty Hugs, 
Julie x

Monday, 19 December 2016

Festive Baubles


Hi everyone, thanks for stopping by at this busy time of the year to see my DT post for Craft Consortium. This time I have been playing with a few of their gorgeous decoupage papers on my paper mâché baubles.


So please enjoy looking at my photos and I hope you feel inspired to make some for gifts or for your Christmas tree.





Thanks so much for stopping by today 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

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Merry Christmas Shaker Gift Bag


Hi everyone, today for ny DT card at Cheery Lynn Designs I am sharing some Christmas inspiration using their wonderful Shaker Dies on a gift bag measuring 8" x 10" approx excluding the handles, which I have decorated. So let me take you through the techniques on my die cuts.


I used the Lattice Valance Border at the sides of my bag gluing onto a red strip of card and then mounting onto my cream cardstock, finishing with a border of Red Stickles.



I started my centrepiece by cutting my large Snowflake in half and accenting behind my stacker layer. My Shaker Bells were heat Embossed with an Antique Copper, rubbing a little black Archival ink at the edges to age them. I filled one with Shaker Confetti listed below, small beads and Micro beads, mounting the other to the side as an accent of bells ringing.


My Poinsettia's were cut out in cream cardstock inking at the edges and adding a mix of Micro beads to the centres. My Robin was shaded with Distress ink and black Liquid Pearls added for his eye.


I added a lot of foliage onto my design and finished off with some Liquid Snow and Glass Glitter for a frosty look that glistens so lovely when it catches the light.

My Merry Christmas was heat embossed with Red Tinsel Embossing Powder for more sparkle. Finishing my bag off with a pretty bow and an accent of lace.

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Thank you so much for stopping by today and good luck to everyone entering the Bi-Weekly Challenge over at Cheery Lynn Designs.

Crafty Hugs,
Julie x

Tuesday, 13 December 2016

You're Special to Me


Hi everyone, today for my DT post with Craft Consortium I am sharing a card made using the beautiful vintage floral 12x12 pad called Wild Rose.


I tattered the layers of paper for a vintage feel layering onto my card. My lace was shaded with Distress Stain to coordinate with the soft pink in the paper for added detail.


I stamped my sentiment adding onto my crackled frame with an accent of an elegant butterfly fussy cut from the Gypsy Gypsy paper pad.


I love the effect of pollen being blown onto my die cut leaves and flowers when cut out of the patterned paper from the Wild Rose Paper pad.

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, 

Monday, 12 December 2016

Lollipop Card for Maja Design



Hi fellow bloggers, thanks so much for taking the time to stop by at this busy time of the year. Today I am so delighted and honoured to be sharing my lollipop card here and on Maja Design's Blog. Please don't wake me up from this amazing dream !

I have made this card for a very dear craft friend of mine and hope to get a box made shortly to keep it safe.

I started my card by using 12x12 cardstock from A Gift for You collection called - Made By Me, then die cut out Cheery Lynn's DL103 Italian Flourish Doily four times and folded in a concertina fashion to form the base of my card. I also used this paper to add onto my straw, tattering it at the edges and adding on at an angle, finishing with some Stickles Glitter Glue.


I added some Frantage onto my images for a snowy effect and fussy cut the sweet little girl, she is holding 3D snowballs which are made from small fluffy balls I cut down and added a little liquid snow and glass glitter too for added sparkle.



My dies cuts have all been cut from the 6x6 I Wish Collection, every sheet of paper in this pad has been beautiful designed with lots of love and attention to detail. I added highlights of snow and sparkle to my Poinsettia's and Foilage.


The reverse of my card has a stamped sentiment on it, adding more sparkle and snow.


I finished my card with a tattered lace ribbon and cute little mittens which were die cut from felt.

Thanks so much to Maja Design for this amazing opportunity of having my Lollipop Card showcased on their blog, I will treasure this memory for years to come.

Thanks also for all the continued comments on my posts, I really appreciate them and especially at this busy time of year

Festive Hugs, 

Julie xx   

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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.

                               http://julizdesignpost.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/thank-you-everyone.html
                     
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

Friday, 18 November 2016

Pussy Cat, Pussy Cat !


Hi everyone, I had a trip to our local Parkinson's Charity shop which is like an Aladdins Cave filled with lots of treasures and furniture to upcycle. I love cats and when I saw this little white one, I knew right away some of Craft Consortiums Decoupage paper would give it a new lease of life.


Normally I would have given the item I am about to decoupage a coat of Gesso, but with it being White already I just gave it a wash to get rid of any dust and grease on it.



I glued my torn pieces of paper in place using Mod Podge matte.


Once dry I added a couple of coats of DecoArt Gloss Varnish  and finished off with a new collar for my cat using embellishments from the Always and Forever Collection.

Thanks for stopping by today to see my DT project for Craft Consortium and do please 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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Monday, 14 November 2016

Happy Winter Card


Hi everyone, hope you had a lovely weekend.Today for my DT card at Cheery Lynn Designs I am sharing some inspiration with my Festive Winter card, so let me share my tips on this card with you.


I started by mounting a couple of Stacker Layers together to form the frame of my card adding Stickles around it. My Icicles I also added a little Stickles onto the white cardstock and let it dry. Once dry I used Iced Spruce Distress Ink at the tips of my Icicles and finished with a layer of Glossy Accents for an icy look.


My sentiment and snowflake were heat embossed with two shades of Silver embossing powder. 


The Fir trees are die cut from the versatile Camping Set, I also shaded with Iced Spruce and I ran a glue pen along the embossed areas and added an extra fine glitter for added sparkle.


My reindeer were also shaded with Distress Inks adding some sparkle onto them in the same way I did my trees. I do love how you can add the extra sparkle onto the embossed areas.


To finish my card I used a Snow Writer Pen adding onto my trees and as a layer of snow on the ground. Whilst still wet I added some clear Glass Glitter for extra sparkle.

Thanks for stopping by today and good luck to everyone entering Cheery Lynn's Bi-Weekly challenge.

Crafty Hugs, 

Julie x
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