Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Making me Smile

Hi everyone, today I am sharing some more inspiration for my DT post with Cherish The Memory, using their exquisite Vintage Line, how  I adore these pretty papers and 3D Decoupage in this line, my card measures approx 6 inches square.

I started by matting and layering my first 2 layers which had been tattered at the edges and some distressed machine stitching added.

My middle layers were matted and layered with touches of cheesecloth using diecuts from my book adding my sentiment and hearts with Silicone Glue finishing with a shabby ribbon and a flower brad to the centre.

My green diecut framed image was also out of my book of die cuts. I layered it onto my Cheery Lynn die adding my butterflies which I curled their wings to give added dimension adding some black gems into their centres and a little black thread for their antennas. My flowers were die cut using a Spellbinders die and my same pink background paper adding Pearls to the centres.

Products Used: 

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Happy Crafting, 

Julie x

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Sneaky Peak for Create and Craft

Hi everyone,  thanks so much for once again stopping by my blog, I so appreciate your visits. Today for my DT post with Craft Consortium I am sharing a sneaky peak of my Lighthouse using the award winning Kori Kumi collection which will be shown on Create and Craft at 2pm on Friday the 26th May.

My Daughter managed to get my Lighthouse for me on my 'Virtual Shopping' trip to Michael's in the US, she FaceTimed me from the store and I went shopping from the comfort of my sitting cool is that !

So I started off by adding some paint onto my Lighthouse and then covered the walls with pretty papers and added die cut windows from Cheery Lynn Designs.

Next I had fun adding lots of embellishments that come in the Kori Kumi Collection and my 3D Decoupage image.

A close up of the top

Finally a picture of the back of my Lighthouse.

Please do check out Craft Consortium and follow them on Facebook and Instagram for regular inspiration and giveaways.

If you would also like to have the chance of becoming a Guest Designer with Craft Consortium and winning a Paper pad of your choice,  please share your craft projects with us by tagging Craft Consortium on Facebook or on Instagram at #ccmakes. 

Crafty Hugs, 
Julie xx

Monday, 22 May 2017

Maja Guest Design

Hello everyone, I am super excited and honoured to have been asked to Guest Design for Maja Design today - a dream come true for me. 
I do hope you enjoy my 3 projects on this blog post today as much as I have enjoyed creating with their exquisite papers.

As a child I remember my parents had a Photo Cube in the house where family photos took pride of place and with all the beautiful images Maja Design have to offer I was inspired to making one in a shabby chic style. My cube measures approximately 3.75 inches square and was created by gluing beer mats together to form the cube, adding some coffee stirrer sticks at the joins internally to help strengthen my cube. Next I added tissue tape around all my seams and a little blue Distress paint.

My papers were all cut to size and tattered at the edges, I then rubbed some Versamark Ink around the edges and heat embossed my Embossing Powders. I added a pretty lace to the back of my paper and positioned them all in place with foam strips on each side. This helps to give my lace more dimension than lying flush next to the cube.

I tattered my images at the edges and added a little stamping to distress them before matting and layering in place on my cube.

I decorated with lots of small flowers with a Pearl centre and some dried ones.

I fussy cut out lots of butterflies using both the 12 x 12 paper and 6 x 6, gosh I adore these butterflies for a perfect finishing touch.

I added a diecut banner onto the top of my cube with my chipboard sentiment which had been heat embossed with the same colours as the edges of my paper.

My larger flowers were shaded with Distress Inks and Pearl Stamens added into their centres with some smaller butterflies added onto their petals.

I finished off my cube by adding small brass feet from my stash that I added highlights of Gilding Wax.

Finishing of with a few more images of my cube.

Maja Design Products Used :

Other products used:
Cheery Lynn Designs - 
Sue Wilson Small Flowers - Delicate Garden
Stampers Anonymous - Correspondence Set
6 Square Beer Mats or Chipboard measuring approximately 4 inches square 
Tissue Tape
Distress Ink - Victorian Velvet and Frayed Burlap 
Distress Paint - Faded Jeans 
Treasure Gold Gilding wax 
Versamark Ink Pad 
Gold and Penny Copper Embossing Powders 
Anna Marie Dried Flowers 
Flower Stamens, 
Cheesecloth and Lace - Ribbon Girl 
Scrapiniec Chipboard - Memories Captured 
Pinflair Glue, Hot Glue, Cosmic Shimmer Glue, Foam Strip Tape 
Tiny Pearls and Brass Feet - Hobby House

This card uses the exquisite papers from the Sofiero Collection. I love the pretty feminine tones and the elegance of the images that compliment any craft project so well. This card measures approximately 5" x 10" and I intend to put it into a frame to keep as my 'Precious Memory' as a Guest Designer here at Maja Design.

I started with tattering the base pink layer of my card with my scissors, this would help frame the soft tones on my design. I gathered lots of little scraps of paper from my Sofiero Collection and cut into approx 1" squares, tattered at the edges and placed onto my card with foam strips. I now added on my torn layer of paper with tattered edges, some stitching and lace for extra detail.

My dressing table mirror was diecut in white cardstock and I stippled on some Gesso for extra texture and once dry I added some Gilding Wax for highlights. You will also notice I replaced the mirror part of my diecut with a oval chipboard which had been painted and gilded in the same way. My beautiful image was glued onto an oval chipboard adding Pearls around the frame, finishing with a flower in her hair and a small Pearl added to her choker for extra detail.

My Ivy chipboard has been painted nestling some small flowers around them and adding a few diecut leaves.

My lilac flowers were created with Distress Inks and adding Pearl centres, my other flowers have all been creating using Maja Papers.

Products Used List.
Maja Design Products Used -
Other Products Used -

Scrapiniec - Ivy and Precious Memories
Dusty Attic - ATC Frame
Marianne Creatables Vintage Mirror
Spellbinders Hydrangea
Gilding Wax - Rose
Sewing Machine, White Thread
Lace, Cheesecloth
Mini Pearls, Pearl Ribbon
Distress Oxide Peeled Paint
Distress Ink Milled Lavender, Shaded Lilac Foam Strips 
Pinflair Glue and Cosmic Shimmer Glue 

The inspiration for this card which measures 7.5 x 5.5 inches came from the love between a mother and daughter on my image and the beautiful Vintage Romance 12 x 12 paper called Engagement. I knew these would compliment each other so well and I could replicate the pretty flowers from the background paper onto my card.

I started by adding tattered layers, accents of cheesecloth, touches of lace and Frantage for a shabby feel.

My roses were die cut out in coordinating papers and inked with Victorian Velvet Distress Ink, I also added some small flowers with a mini Pearl into their centres.

My floral arrangement was positioned onto my card with leaves which were inked at the edges and a few flourishes for added detail.

I finished with a small double layered heart chain, some dried flowers and a little thread positioned through my bouquet.

Maja Design Papers Used :
Cheery Lynn Dies Used:

Other Products Used :
Lace, Cheesecloth
Image from Stash
Antique Linen and Victorian Velvet Distress Inks 
Stampendous Shabby Green Embossing Enamel 
Stampendous Aged Bronze embossing Enamel 
Craft Consortium Pearl

Thanks so much to Camilla for giving me this opportunity which shall be forever in my heart and for the super talented Design Team at Maja for their endless inspiration.
I would love if you had time to leave me a comment.

Crafty Hugs to all, 
Julie xx

Summer Fun Blog Hop - Cheery Lynn Designs

Hi everyone, today we are having a blog hop at Cheery Lynn Designs using a variety of their fun Summer Dies which look great on cards, scrapbooks, home decor and journaling to name a few.

My collaged card today uses a variety of summer Dies listed below to make this fun card that could easily be adapted onto several craft projects. 

I love layering the Pine Trees and have also used them on Christmas cards with snow and glitter on them so this is a super Die to have in your collection.

My fish was cut out in White Cardstock and I dripped a few shades of Alcohol Inks onto it including silver to look like scales. Once dry I rubbed over with some black Archival Ink and placed it around my Summer Camp sign.

I added Glossy Accents onto the lens of my Binoculars layering on with some Silicone Glue. 

My boat was cut out in Kraft Card and I dry brushed some Gesso on so this would act as a resist as I added some ink.

Cheery Lynn Dies Used -

I'd love if you left a comment before hopping HERE to Lisa's lovely blog for some more Summer inspiration  and good luck at winning a shopping spree at Cheery Lynn Designs.

Crafty Hugs, 
Julie x

Friday, 19 May 2017

Kori Kumi Lollipop Card

Hi everyone, thanks for stopping by today to see my DT post with Craft Consortium using their award winning collection called Kori Kumi. I decided to make a fun lollipop card with these sweet papers and could just see a little girl having fun carrying this around on a Summers Day.

I started by cutting out my Italian Flourish Doily four times and folded it in a concertina style to form my card. Adding on pretty layers and a 3D Decoupage image of Kori Kumi and making a few flowers using the flower Dies from the collection.

I stamped my sentiment on the back also layering up with the pretty papers and die cut shapes.

Products Used -

Cheery Lynn Doily Dies

Please do check out Craft Consortium and follow them on Facebook and Instagram for regular inspiration and giveaways.

If you would also like to have the chance of becoming a Guest Designer with Craft Consortium and winning a pad of Gypsy Gypsy papers,  please share your craft projects with us by tagging Craft Consortium on Facebook or on Instagram at #ccmakes.

Crafty Hugs,
Julie x

Monday, 15 May 2017

Love Bug

Hi everyone, today for my DT card at Cheery Lynn Designs I have made a fun card that would suit a variety of themes from passing a driving test, a Birthday or just to send love.

I started by adding all my base layers to my card and made up some Sweet Christine Flowers by folding the petals in half and pressing the flower in the centre on my Embossing mat. I added four layers and a gem into the centres and glued in place over my lace diecut strip. I just adore these flowers, they are quick to make and very effective.

My word was drop shadowed and glued in place with Silicone Glue to add extra dimension.

I added an accent onto the corner with another flower and a couple of keys cut from Gold Mirri Board.

My Hippy Mobile I cut out in patterned paper and glued in place onto white card which was fussy cut around the die cut. I added Glossy Accents onto the lights and windows, I shaded the body of the car with a Copic Pen and paper pieced my wheels and the sun visor in a co-ordinating colour.
Thanks so much for stopping by today and for the lovely comments you leave, I appreciate them so much.

Happy Crafting, 
Julie x

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Cherish The Memory - Happy Birthday

Hi Everyone, today I am sharing my first post with you as a DT member at Cherish The Memory using products from their Vintage Range.

My card measures just under 6 x 6 inches square, I started my adding a couple of layers of paper which I tattered at the edges with scissors and added some Frayed Burlap Distress Ink to the edges. I also added a couple of rows of wonky stitching using my sewing machine for extra detail.

My Doily was die cut out of the same paper as my layers and cut in half to use as accents on my card. Using my beautiful Die cuts pad I chose a few images from it and also Tattered at the edges adding some more Distress Ink to the edges. My book page was shaped and glued in placed with Silicone Glue to hold its shape and craft glue at the edges.

I added a layer of lace and glued  my diecut collage with Silicone Glue together adding dimensional buttons onto my heart shape, some gems and stamens onto my butterfly and a small key and also adding a couple of dimensional flowers. I finished by adding a spritz of Shabby splashes using my Chalk markers with my Distress Spritzer.

Thanks so much for stopping by today and please head over to Cherish The Memory to see their amazing craft range where new products are regularly being added. You can also follow them on Facebook and Instagram.

Crafty Hugs,
 Julie x

Cherish The Memory Products Used :
Studio Light Vintage Design De Luxe Paper Kit

Other Products Used :
Craft Consortium - Small Keys
Cheery Lynn- B434 Sweet Christine Flower Die  


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