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.

November 15, 2010

The Nicest things…

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It was “Grandparents and Special Friends” Day at our children’s school today. My mum and dad were able to come up and visit the children and listen to them explaining their school work and showing them their special pieces of art. It was so lovely. Little Master 7 showed Poppa all his maths work and took great pride in explaining each page – he always says he’s a “Reading Machine” and now he’s a “Math’s Machine” (he must get his maths ‘genes’ from his dad ‘cos he sure doesn’t get them from me!!!LOL.) Little Miss 9 made a pottery pencil holder with Gran and showed her all around the computers and they played some maths challenge games together. My dear friend Linda surprised Little Miss 9 by arriving at 10.30am… Little Miss 9 had invited our friend Linda but as she lives in Bridgewater, I thought it would be a real stretch for her to make it (and so had prepared Little Miss 9 so as to avoid disappointment)… but I had secretly been TEXTing with Linda and knew she could make it afterall!! YAY!!!!!

Having a friend like Linda is such a special gift and I’m so thankful for knowing her… this card is in honour of friendships, even if distance keeps us apart, we are not apart in our hearts.

The Nicest Things. Design by Julia. Stamped Images © Stampin’ Up!

The stamped image is from the set “The Nicest Things”, and I’ve watercoloured the image on Stampin’ Up! watercolour paper. This is a lovely simple design and very quick to put together. I ran a Stampin’ Up! paper daisy through my Big Shot with the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder which I had inked with Marina Mist ink. It’s a pretty effect, yes? I also punched a border with the Scallop Trim border and corner punches – I just adore these punches!!! (SPOILER ALERT….. You wait until the December Summer mini….. there is another GORGEOUS punch design – corner and matching edge-  coming out!!!! OHhhhhhhh, soooo pretty!) But you’ll just have to wait, tee hee.

Thankyou for visiting.

November 6, 2008

Pink and Chocolate

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Hmmmm, anything with chocolate in it has got to be sweet, but this combination is a lovely pairing.

Here is a quick card that I’ve been using as my Make and Take for my Workshops lately.

Images © Stampin’ Up! 1990-2008

Images © Stampin’ Up! 1990-2008

 

Simply roll So Sirly twice on the card in Close to Cocoa ink. Use stamps from Happy Everything to create your saying in Pink Passion ink. Trim the cardstock and layer on Chocolate Chip cardstock. Trim again, and adhere on an angle to the pink card. Stamp the butterfly from Priceless in Pink Passion ink and cut around image. Adhere with Dimensionals and cover with Dazzling Diamonds Glitter (using the 2 way glue pen).

A lovely, feminine card that can be used for birthdays, celebrations or anything!

:o)

November 5, 2008

Quick Cards.

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I’m sure you’ll agree that there never seems enough time in the day to get everything done that you *have* to get done, let alone what you’d *like* to do. Often, we push our own interests aside to get on with the housework and family and even working… I’ve also heard many people ask me where I find the time to stamp?

I *make* time.  Sometimes it’s enough to grab half an hour around lunch time and make a quick card, although I find I’m most creative right before preparing dinner! I can’t stop in the middle of my creative burst and so end up running back and forth checking on tea and stamping!! (I really need a Slow Cooker!)

In the hunt for finding time to stamp, take the time to research card designs in card-making and scrapbook magazines. They can be a brilliant source of inspiration, and you don’t need to copy the cards EXACTLY; you can use it to inspire you with colour combinations or simply use a similar layout. I’ll roughly sketch a design in pencil and scribble where the sayings go, or where the ribbon is; you don’t have to be very neat. I find that using my pencil sketches gives me so much inspiration because the colours aren’t there to confuse me.  I’ll sketch a couple of designs onto a sheet of A4 paper and then come back to the sketches later, and this inspires me try something new and just START! I make sure I find some time every couple of days to have a bit of a stamp-fest.  Sometimes, it can all come together after a few days pondering and sketching ideas and bringing out colour combinations (and putting them away again with a disgruntled sigh). Finally, when I seem to be onto an idea, it “happens”. But that’s not always the case, not by any means. I’ve been known to have all my supplies out, thinking that I “know” what I’m going to do…. and I end up only making one card and even then I’m not happy with it.

So, these two cards are for those of you who feel there isn’t enough time to create a card… take heart! Help is at hand! Not every card has to be full of layers of card and ribbon and embellishments, you can create a wonderful card very simply and very quickly…

 

Images © Stampin’ Up! 1990-2008

Images © Stampin’ Up! 1990-2008

 

This bright and funky card was made with one stamp, VersaMark, Wild Wasabi ink, a circle punch and a scallop punch! Very simple. :o)

I just LOVE these BRIGHT cards! They’re such a contrast to my usual style and I felt a little unsure of how to use the Bold Bright cardstock, but I think they work. (?!) The green and orange look great together, I think.

 

Images © Stampin’ Up! 1990-2008

Images © Stampin’ Up! 1990-2008

 

You can make this card in around five minutes! I’ve used VersaMark (as I love just the ‘hint’ of an image) for the background stamping, some tearing and some punches again.

Please try these simple layouts and you’ll soon find that you can be creative in a very short amount of time.

 

:o)