Sunday 26 June 2016

Lollipop Card Tutorial

Hi fellow crafters, for my DT post at Cheery Lynn Designs this week I am sharing a tutorial on my Lollipop card and I hope it inspires you to make one with all the gorgeous doily dies we have here at Cheery Lynn Designs.

I decided to make my Lollipop card a 3D design and concertina my doily, so I started by cutting out 5 doilies and shading with some ink at the edges. You will notice in the photo I cut half way into my doilies and scored down the sections to fold.

I then glued all my doilies together to form my rosette shape, gluing on to co-ordinating Angel Wing.

Next I added several layers of foam tape to the centre so my topper would have stability when I glued in place.

My topper in place as seen here.

I cut out another Angel Wing Doily decorating it to complement the front and drop shadowed my Thank You sentiment to make it pop.

I held my straw in place on my decorated back panel with some extra strong tape.

I used a fast drying glue to adhere the front to the back, holding in place until it gripped.
My Flourish was embossed with a Shabby Pale Green shade. Adding on my flowers and leaves.

My paper tassels were made by recycling bead ends from an old necklace and using my Cutie Fringe die strip.

Finishing off with some small flowers and pearls.

Good luck to everyone who is entering the Cheery Lynn Designs current challenge Pretty in Purple.

Thank you for all your lovely comments on my previous scheduled post, we had a lovely few days away celebrating my Daughter's 21st Birthday.

Crafty Hugs,
Julie x

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Tuesday 21 June 2016

The Heart has it's Reasons

Hi everyone, this is a scheduled post for my DT with Craft Consortium as we are celebrating my youngest Daughter's 21st Birthday, so apologies if I fall behind with catching up with your lovely blogs but we have no wi-fi over the next few days.

My card today showcases my favourite paper pad Bloom Beautiful and I have complimented this Floral paper with polka dot paper from the Wild Rose paper pad. Craft Consortium have the most amazing Vintage embellishments, today I have used a variety on my card which you can check out on the links below.

Please checkout 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.

Happy Crafting, 

Julie xx
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Thursday 16 June 2016


Hi Everyone, thanks so much to all of you who left comments on my card for blog hop day at Cheery Lynn Designs, it was great reading them all. If you have not seen the new Whimsical Delights do check them out HERE, they are adorable and you still have time to join in the blog hop at Cheery Lynn for a chance to win a $20 shopping spree HERE.

My card today is a clean and simple design for 'me', using this fab Old Telephone set. I find this style of card much harder to do than adding lots of layers and details. As you can see I cut it out in Gold and Black Cardstock and layered it up.

My Chrysanthemum's I added Micro Beads into the centres, adding onto my card.

I finished off by adding my corners and touches of bling with Black Gems.

Thanks for stopping by today and good luck to all entering the Cheery Lynn Designs fortnightly challenge and current blog hop.

Happy Crafting, 
Julie x
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Wednesday 15 June 2016

Cheery Lynn Designs - Whimsical Delights Blog Hop June 2016

Hi Everyone, Thanks for stopping by today. We are all so excited at Cheery Lynn Designs to be launching our new Whimsical Collection.

Today I am showcasing the adorable Lion, Cute Crocodile and the Tree of Life. I am first up on the blog hop but if you get a little lost on route please just hop back to Cheery Lynn Designs. 

On my card I created a patchwork background highlighting my stitching with a Fineliner Pen. It sits perfectly inside my Scalloped Nesting Die.

My Sun was made using the Sunflower Die, shading with Distress Inks and adding a stamped sentiment and some Glossy Accents to the centre.

My Tree of Life was shaded with Copics and Distress inks adding some Stickles onto the leaves for added sparkle, finishing off with my Butterflies. I stamped swirls in the background for a cloud effect.

My lion was shaded with Distress Inks adding my Fineliner Pen onto the embossed areas on the face and feet. His mane and tail I added Earth Coloured Flowersoft onto for added texture. I layered his head on twice for more dimension and Black Liquid Pearls on his eyes.

My Crocodile was shaded with Copic Pens and Distress ink adding a Liquid Pearl to his eye and lots of bling.

I finished by mounting my animals onto my hills which I fussy cut the shape from my Stitched Stackers.

Thanks for all your continued comments on our blog hop days and I'd love for you to leave a comment today so I know you have stopped by.

Please carry on the Blog Hop where you will see more fabulous Whimsical Dies from my Teamies finishing back at Cheery Lynn Designs with a chance to win a $20 shopping Spree.

Your next stop on the blog hop is my talented team mate LISA.

Crafty Hugs to you, 
Julie x

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Sunday 5 June 2016

Let Life Surprise You

Hi everyone, thanks so much for your lovely comments on my previous post and a warm welcome to my new followers. We are having some beautiful warm weather here in Scotland and long may it last. Today for my DT card for Cheery Lynn Designs I am showcasing the wonderful new Rooster and the Floral Bouquet Kit which has beautiful flowers and amazing foliage dies in the set.

As you can see I decided to turn my Rooster into a Weather Vane, so let me take you through my steps.

In this photograph I had embossed the two middle sections and the right hand rooster on my mat to fluff out the feathers. Layering them onto my flat die cut rooster. 

I finished off with a complete Rooster on the top Layer.

This photograph shows the elements I cut out from the Ships Compass, you will see I also cut the letter 'S' so I could have it in a different position on my Weather Vane. I also painted a Barbecue Skewer with Black Gesso and used two arrows from my fun with arrows set trimming the point off one and the tail part off the other.

I then hid my join behind the Barbecue Skewer.

My floral arrangement I added Glossy accents to my Berries and my yellow flowers have Flowersoft in the centres.

I finished my card off with steampunk corners, touches of bling and small dried cream flowers.

Thanks so much for stopping by today, you still have time to enter the Current Challenge - Lots of Layers to win a $20 shopping spree at Cheery Lynn Designs. Good luck to all entering.

Crafty Hugs, 
Julie x

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Friday 3 June 2016

Memories - Textures and Embossing Pastes at A Vintage Journey

Hi fellow bloggers, today at A Vintage Journey we start a new challenge hosted by my talented teamie Astrid called Textures and Embossing Pastes.

For my inspirational DT project I decided to alter a wooden book box to give to my daughter for her Birthday. She travels worldwide as Cabin Crew and likes to hold onto keepsakes from the many places she visits, so my box has been inspired by this.

Lots of photos to show you now, with tips to some of my techniques. 

I started by applying dry wall tape, tissue paper, lace and words with embossing paste through a TH stencil.

The spine of my book.

The edge of my book I wanted to look like book pages. I applied embossing paste and used a comb over it.

Once dry some Archival ink was rubbed over to dirty it up.

I added Greyboard hinges and more lace to the front, also some texture paste to the corners. I then forgot to take ongoing photos.....sorry !

Once I was happy with all my texture I gave it a coat of White Gesso and started to spray with Lindys Stampgang sprays in a variety of shades until I was happy with my colours.

A close up of the textures also adding Micro Beads and Distress Glitter. Frantage and Gilding Wax applied.

Sizzix postage Die was cut out a few times in Mountboard layering up with a photo of my daughter and her precious cat Gucci.

My word Memories and the Plane were covered in a variety of embossing powders.

The inside of my box was layered with TH Ephemera and postage stamps Kirsty had brought home from her travels, with a layer of felt .

On the inside of the lid I have layered a Decoupage Paper from Craft Consortium. Adding a photograph of her with her partner and using Cheery Lynn dies and a MDF word she brought me home from her travels.

Finishing off with some metal embellishments and highlights of Gilding Wax. My daughter adores her Keepsake box and I know will treasure it.

A full view of the open box, and now some close ups to finish off.

Please hop over to A Vintage Journey to see the wonderful inspiration from my Teamies and details on how to enter our challenge, which runs for a month.

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Crafty Hugs, 
Julie x

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Wednesday 1 June 2016

Leave a Little Sparkle

Hi, thanks for stopping by today to see my DT post for Craft Consortium.  On this card I have used the exquisite English Garden paper pad, along with embellishments from the Always and Forever collection.

I measured out strips of paper for my background and tattered and inked at the edges mounting on to my card with foam strips.

My doll was layered up twice on her dress adding ribbon and bling for extra detail. 

The resin rose just adds the perfect finishing touch to her hat.

Please checkout 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.

Hope you have a lovely creative week.
Happy Crafting,

Julie x

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