July 3, 2012

LEGO biscuits.

Posted in Family, General Chit Chat tagged , , , , at 4:43 pm by bejewelledcreations

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Here’s a photo of the LEGO biscuits I made for Ronan’s birthday last week – they’re a bit odd-shaped (and the icing is a bit dodgy), but hey, he’s nine and thinks anything topped with M&M’s is totally awesome!! Tee Hee. I think we can all agree that I won’t be going into the biscuit-making business. LOL.

*laughs* At least they tasted alright.

All I can say is; thank goodness the children are so forgiving!

(Let’s not even think about the food colourings!!) ><

They went nicely with his LEGO themed birthday card (and YES, he got LEGO – STAR WARS – for his birthday!!)

July 2, 2012

Ronan’s 9th Birthday LEGO card!

Posted in Cards, Family, Inspired by... tagged , , , , , , at 1:22 pm by bejewelledcreations

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Crikey! Our little boy turned nine last week!!!

He’s shot up recently too – but he still has his little boy cute cheeks. (I think we’re all cursed blessed with chubby cheeks – theirs look cuter than mine though – LOL.)

This is the card I made for him.

 

Poor Ronan has been sick recently – he’s had a bad run of tonsilitis, then a week later he had an upper respiratory chest infection and then just before he finished the antibiotics for the infection (and two days before his birthday), he suddenly came out in Hives!! All over. Litterally as I was watching, they were appearing. And so, hubby had to put our Pizza (Friday night Pizza and Movie Night!!)  back in the oven so we could rush off to the local late night GP clinic. After a dose of Phenergan and Predmix, we came home, but within an hour he was asleep and missed the movie. He still had quite bad hives on his birthday and just wasn’t quite himself, but he was such a trooper about it and did the best he could. We had Gran and Nan over for lunch and cake during the afternoon and it was nice to spend the time together. He still came out in Hives yesterday quite badly but Phenergan works well.

Because of how much he’s been unwell, I’d totally forgotten left it to the last minute to make his card. His birthday crept up on us!! He’s had two weeks off school due to illness and I just didn’t plan. SO…. at the last minute, and because he LOVES LEGO so much, I did a quick search for Lego card ideas… the inspiration for my card comes from Marelle Taylor‘s wonderful Lego card.

Ronan just LOVED his LEGO card, he thought it was super cool. (Thanks Marelle! – you saved me!)

To make up for his not-feeling-so-great-birthday, we took him and two friends to see Ice Age 4 yesterday which was good fun!

Stamps: Happiest Birthday Wishes (Hostess only)

Inks: Black Staz-On

Cardstock: Pacific Point, Daffodil Delight, Garden Green, Real Red,

Others: Brights DSP paper pack, Crimper, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Sponge Daubers, retired Sticky Cuts (number 9), Fine Supernova Glitter (Aqua)

~ Thanks for visiting ~

XX Julia.

June 7, 2012

Simple Robot.

Posted in Cards tagged , , , , at 9:35 am by bejewelledcreations

This is a card I made for a friends little boy recently. The stamp set is retired, but I just love this set and so I *HAD* to use it.

The photo is a bit blury – sorry for that. I blame the poor photography on being an Uber busy mum (see section below for further details).

I wanted it to be clean and simple so I chose to emboss a piece of cardstock covered with basic kitchen foil – fancy that!! So easy.

Images © 1990-2012 Stampin’ Up! ®

Another reason why I love this card is that it was super quick to make. I was very pressed for time (translates to: “I left it to the last minute!” *rollseyes*) so it was the perfect design for a time-challenged-mum.

Stamp Set: Lots of Bots (retired)

Cardstock: Not Quite Navy, Bashful Blue, Whisper White.

Ink: Not Quite Navy.

Others: kitchen foil (awesome product!! LOL), Big Shot, Square Lattice embossing folder, Anywhere Gluestick.

Thanks for visiting.

XX Julia

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

March 31, 2010

Male Birthday Card

Posted in Cards tagged , , , , , , , , , at 11:45 am by bejewelledcreations

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.)

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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!!)

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