June 20, 2012

Bordering on Romance – Bordering on Beautiful.

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This set is so pretty. *sigh*. And it’s so enjoyable to colour in too. Here, I’ve used Blender Pens and ink pulled form the lids of the ink pads.

Now it’s not just the children who can enjoy their colouring-in – you can too! I believe that even though the Blender Pens are used, that this is also called Watercolouring (which is weird ‘cos we’re not actually using water. LOL) I think it’s to do with the finished effect. Don’t quote me on it though or sue me, okay?

Don’t forget that you can use the VersaMark ink pad to use as a background colour on your cardstocks. You’ll notice the faint flowers on the Baja Breeze cardstock – that’s done with a VersaMark Pad.

Stamps: Bordering on Romance

Cardstock: Baja Breeze, Ruby Red, Whisper White

Inks: Baja Breeze, Ruby Red, Basic Grey, Old Olive

Other: Ruby Red Seam Binding, Blender Pens, Designer Buttons (Twitterpated) – Autumn-Winter mini, Linen Thread, Basic Jewels~Pearls

Thanks for visiting

X Julia.

April 22, 2010

Purple Pony!

Posted in Cards tagged , , , , at 8:45 am by bejewelledcreations

Ah, this stamp set called Pony Party is very cute and brings back memories of the My Little Pony‘s of the 1980’s!!! However, like many great toys of the 80’s, My Little Pony is popular for our own children! I remember that my friend had a couple of My Little Pony’s … I never did, but was ALWAYS jealous! Now I can stamp my own!

Design by Julia. Stamped Images © Stampin’ Up!

I’m not sure if you can make it out in the photo, but the cardstock with the saying at the bottom of the card has deliberately been curled and I’ve also curved it as I adhered it to the card.

Here’s a trick you can try next time you use a Roller Wheel… If you wheel your design diagonally across your cardstock you’ll end up with a better finish than if you roll your wheel horizontally (from left to right ) across your cardstock. It obviously works best with a random or swirly image rather than a wheel with writing on it (cos that would just be down-right weird and also slightly tricky to READ!!!)… give it a go! I think the reason is that it tricks the brain and you can’t “see” the join of the wheeled images – especially useful if your cardstock is wider than your wheel and you need to do two or more “runs” over the cardstock to cover it. You can see by the direction of the little cloud on my card above that I’ve wheeled it diagonally.

I showed some workshop guests the difference between covering a piece of cardstock by wheeling horizontally (left to right, parallel to the long edges of the cardstock) and then compared it to wheeling diagonally – the difference was huge! Naturally when you’re using a wheel there may be some wider gaps between each run of the wheel, so rolling diagonally tends to hide these small gaps a lot better than if you were to roll parallel to the cardstock. Again – I love finding ways to hide my mistakes!!!

Stamps: Pony Party, Dream standard wheel.

Cardstock: Elegant Eggplant, Lovely Lilac, Pixie Pink, Whisper White.

Ink: Basic Black, Pixie Pink, Elegant Eggplant, Certainly Celery.

Accessories: Blender Pens, Scallop Edge Punch, Corner Rounder Punch, Elegant Eggplant Ribbon, 2 Way Glue Pen, Dazzling Diaomnds Glitter.

Julia XX

April 20, 2010

Hello Human

Posted in Cards tagged , , , , , , at 8:30 am by bejewelledcreations

Isn’t this robot the cutest? This set is called Lots of Bots and is available from the Autumn-Winter Mini Catalogue.

Design by Julia. Stamped Images © Stampin’ Up!

I KNOW I’ve said it before, but I LOVE colouring in stamped images – I find it very relaxing and will often sit and stamp out a whole sheet of cardstock and then colour in the images while watching/listening to the telly when hubby is out on a Wednesday evening. I LUUUURVE *MY* Wednesday nights!!!! – Not ‘cos hubby is OUT but ‘cos of the stampin’-time – thought I’d clarify that! LOL.

Lots of Bots has this cute little stamp that has 3 nuts and bolts on it and I’ve randomly and repeatedly stamped that image over the Tangerine Tango cardstock to create a stamped background. If you look REALLY carefully  you can just see it. I’ve also gone for texture, hardware and staples on this card as it adds to the whole technology/robotty theme.

Stamps: Lots of Bots

Cardstock: Kiwi Kiss, Tangerine Tango, Pacigic Point, Whisper White.

Inks: Basic Black, Tangerine Tango, Kiwi Kiss, Pacific Point

Accessories: Kiwi Kiss Striped Ribbon, Blender Pens, Jumbo Eyelets, Crop-o-dile, staples, Big Shot, Polka Dot embossing folder, Corner Rounder Punch.

Julia XX

April 15, 2010

Flower Fancy.

Posted in Cards, General Chit Chat tagged , , , at 10:05 pm by bejewelledcreations

Here’s a simple card with the Flower Fancy stamp set , Very Vanilla cardstock as my base card with Chocolate Chip cardstock, Baja Breeze and Chocolate Chip ink.

Design by Julia. Stamped Images © Stampin’ Up!

I LUUURVE these colours. If you have a Stampin’ Up! Idea Book & Catalogue, check out page 7 – I pretty much CASED the Pillow Box but made my version for a card.

Baja Breeze and Chocolate Chip look so good together – even if I do say so myself. I’ve lightly coloured in the small flower with my Blender Pens and Baja Breeze ink. This is a Two-Step set and is so pretty.

Wow – this last week of the school holidays has flown by! (I had my birthday last Friday – which was lovely; will share some cards with you soon!) I convinced my husband what a good idea it would be for me to go to Officeworks on Saturday to get some storage drawers… and then spent a lot of this week sorting, storing, organising and then re-sorting and re-organising to get things “just right”! I think I have it how I like it now (I think?)

We met up with my cousin from England last Sunday… I was 14 years old when I saw her last – WOW it’s been 23 years since we moved to Australia!!! It just doesn’t seem that long ago to be honest. It was terrific meeting her again after so long – it was lovely to hear her accent and chat.  She brought her 21 year old daughter with her (who is just adorable), and we had a lovely day with my mum & dad and my brother and his family… we had a picnic at Glenelg – and the weather stayed good!!!

We’ve caught up with friends during this week and will visit Linda and her son Tyler tomorrow with my friend Maria and her daughter for a play-date. *phew*.

AND…. I still need to take the children clothes-shopping before school. I have to take my daughter shopping with me now to try on trousers and jeans as she’s quite slim, but tall for her age – and the elastic/adjustable jeans just don’t fit right if I buy her the size as per her age. GRRR. It was always so much easier to be able to just buy off the rack (my choice of style – YAY!!) and know that the clothes would fit – now I have to take the children and that means we’re hitting the next stage of their growing up…Ahhh, now I’ll be getting her opinions about styles and designs *rollseyes*  LOL. Fun, fun, fun.

I hope you’ve been enjoying your school holidays (if you have time off!!).

Julia XX

April 4, 2010

Easter Wishes!!

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Happy Easter everyone!

The Easter Bunny visited us this morning, leaving sweet treats for the children down amongst the gum trees in our back block… what a lot of fun it was watching the children racing from tree to tree to see if there were any tiny eggs hidden in the undergrowth.

Hunting for Easter Eggs

Earlier, we had a lovely lunch of Roast Lamb and yummy veggies (oohh I think I ate too much!!!) and we’re all ‘relaxing’ in our various ways – the children are outside playing, Shane’s in his shed and I’ve taken a quiet moment to upload some Easter cards…

Design by Julia. Stamped Images © Stampin’ Up!

Oh noooooo, now that it’s uploaded, I see that the photo quality isn’t as good as I thought – sorry ’bout that! *DOH!*

This card uses Wagon Full of Fun from the Summer mini (now retired), and the Bold Brights inks and cardstock – Real Red, Green Galore, Tempting Turquoise and Yoyo Yellow. Don’t you just love the glitter on the eggs? I’ve also embossed the top layers of cardstock with Polka Dots in the Big Shot.

Design by Julia. Stamped Images © Stampin’ Up!

This is such a cute duck. I’ve gone for a very clean and simple look here. Only Orange, Yoyo Yellow and Whisper White. I’ve coloured both the ducky and the eggs in the previous card with my Blender Pens and the ink pads.

Design by Julia. Stamped Images © Stampin’ Up!

I thought I’d use the Loads of Love accessories set and put a little pile of Easter Eggs on the window sill of the Window Dressing Hostess set. Cute.

GAH – the quality of the photos is awful! I’ll see if I can get better shots and edit this later for you.

Design by Julia. Stamped Images © Stampin’ Up!

Again, I’ve kept the design very simple and the colour scheme is minimal. If you can just make it out, I’ve embossed the Whisper White cardstock with Polka Dots. If you like the bow on the top right hand side, I learnt how to make it by following  Teneale Williams’ instructions. You’ll have to check out her blog for her Tutorial on how she makes her perfect bows. Stunning!!

I hope you had a wonderful Easter Sunday and that the Easter Bunny brought you a little something too. Yum.

Julia. XX

March 31, 2010

Male Birthday Card

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It was my brother’s and nephew’s birthdays last week, so I thought I’d share with you the cards I made. This is the card for my brother:

Design by Julia. Stamped Images © Stampin’ Up! 1990-2010

I started with the patterned paper (Windsor Knot DSP) and pulled the colours from that to use for the cardstock and inks (Sage Shadow, Old Olive, So Saffron and Chocolate Chip).

The stamp is from the Sale-a-Bration set Happy Moments – which is very cute. This stack of birthday presents has come in very handy for masculine birthdays. I stamped the image a couple of times on co-ordinating patterned paper and cut out the presents I wanted, and glued them over the stamped image – this saved colouring in all the presents!

You can just about see the Polka Dots embossed cardstock – that’s made with the Sizzix Big Shot which is available as from tomorrow!!! WooHoo!!

This next card is a fun boy’s card. My nephew turned 12 during the week (gosh, getting so grown up!!), but I thought he’d still appreciate the fun of robots. Twelve is a tricky age – not quite old enough for being “really cool”, but too old for really childish cards. I’ve used a NEW stamp set here, Lots of Bots from the Autumn-Winter mini. Here’s my effort anyway.

Design by Julia. Stamped Images © Stampin’ Up! 1990-2010

Here’s a closer look.  I used the Polka Dots embossing folder and also die- cut the numbers with my Stampin’ Up! Medium Sizzlits “Timeless Type Junior Alphabet” die and my Big Shot. A quick turn of the handle and I had these PERFECT numbers! It couldn’t have been easier.

Design by Julia. Stamped Images © Stampin’ Up! 1990-2010

I stamped the inside too. The paperclip is to hold some money!

Design by Julia. Stamped Images © Stampin’ Up! 1990-2010

I think the Lots of Bots stamp set will get a fair bit of use…. it’s great for boy cards and also ‘fun’ cards. The colours for the robot card are; Pacific Point, Kiwi Kiss (both current In-Colors), and Tempting Turquoise (with a splash of Tangerine Tango for some of the robot detail.)

XX

March 28, 2010

Kids cards made easy!

Posted in Cards tagged , , , , at 9:00 am by bejewelledcreations

We’re coming into the time of year when the children are invited to birthday parties by school friends, as well as our own family birthdays happening at this time of the year.

If you’re like me and struggle with kids’ cards, why not give “All in the Family” a go? This set is HUGE!! and you can customise your little persons… tee hee – so much fun.

Design by Julia. Stamped Images © Stampin’ Up! 1990-2010

You don’t *have* to use a Stamp-a-ma-jig to get perfect alignment; you can line up the body parts (EWWW sounds icky!!) fairly easily with a little practice.  The great thing about the above image is that the legs, body and arms are all on one stamp and the head is the only thing which is seperate. (EWWW!) *laughs* The reason for this is that this particualr “body” stamp is for the toddler image so it is quite small. There is a baby body (you add the head!), toddler bodies (complete with arms and legs – no head!), child bodies (a little big bigger than toddler bodies, but no head, arms or legs!), and then you have bodies for either bigger children or adults – you simply add your choice of legs, arms and head! You can mix and match to create perfect replicas of your family!

I love that you can make peoples with long hair, short hair, curly hair, spikey hair, toddlers, babies, children, adults, you even have a cat and dog! If you get the Accessories stamp set you can even give your peoples tutus, teddy bears, sports equipment, picnic baskets and more!!

It’s seriously fun!

Design by Julia. Stamped Images © Stampin’ Up! 1990-2010

As you can see in this card, this little fella’s arms can be positioned however I want them… it’s just a matter of lining up the arm stamp with the body part stamp. The trick to good positioning is to start with the legs. That way, you can see the bottom of the rubber stamp and line it up with the stamped image of the legs and get it fairly perfect! You then build upwards and add the head and arms. As always, the best part is in colouring the images in – I don’t think I’ll ever grow out of colouring!!!

Did you notice the little trick I did with the Crimper? HAve a look at the white cardstock and you’ll see that a small section towards the bottom has ridges along it… that’s done with the Crimper. Nifty, eh?

Design by Julia. Stamped Images © Stampin’ Up! 1990-2010

(Too cute.)

Design by Julia. Stamped Images © Stampin’ Up! 1990-2010

Don’t you love the Bling!? You can create perfectly straight lines of glitter simply by adhering your Sticky Strip to your desired area, pressing down on it to ‘activate’ the sticky (it works best once heated by friction), peel off the red top layer and liberally cover with your desired glitter. Voila! Perfect straight glittered lines!!

All in the Family is a great set to have on hand for almost any occassion; babies, weddings, birthdays, parties, invites, family “portraits”, “from all of us” cards (you can customise the people and stamp yourselves!!)

XX

March 24, 2010

Magical Birthday Wishes.

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I made it! I managed to do the shopping and get home in time to make the birthday card. If I hurry, I can upload it and still be on time for the school pick-up (woohoo!).

This is a Sneak Peak at a NEW stamp set from the Stampin’ Up! Autumn-Winter catalogue…. It’s called Pony Party and is a lot of fun to play around with and create many different-looking ponies and unicorns.

Design by Julia. Stamped Images © Stampin’ Up! 1990-2010

Awwwww – how cute is that pony? The beauty with this stamp set is that the wings, flowers/hearts/stars/butterflies etc… are all on separate stamps so you can play around with the pony and give her wings, a unicorn horn and add cute accessories to her rump. LOL.

I even stamped the trio of flowers onto the grass image to be flowers!

I coloured her in with ink and my Blender Pens. I wasn’t that happy with how the colouring turned out at first, but now that the whole card is assembled and the colours of the cardstock match the ink, I think I’m happy with it.

Design by Julia. Stamped Images © Stampin’ Up! 1990-2010

I bought the special Birthday Girl some craft supplies (and added a few items from my own stash, Tee Hee) and I want to make her a box to put everything in – if I manage to do it I’ll show you how it turns out.  🙂

XX