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Monday, 29 February 2016

Hop on over to - A Vintage Journey


Hi Everyone, It's my turn to be hosting the Destination Inspiration post over at A Vintage Journey today. 
It would be lovely if you popped over HERE to see my full tutorial on my card.
Happy Crafting,

Julie x

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Saturday, 27 February 2016

Vintage Sewing


Hi Everyone, thanks for stopping by to see my Sewing Theme inspired card for my DT post at Cheery Lynn Designs, I hope it gives you some inspiration with your dies, so let me take you through the techniques on my card.
I started my cutting my 2 base stacker layers and highlighted the faux stitching with a black pen, layering on my doilies.


My sewing machine - I coloured the handle and base with a Gold pen, highlighting the die detail with a fineliner pen and rubbing a little Black Archival ink around the edges to add age. The centre body of the machine I used  Stampendous Aged Black embossing powder, adding a little thread onto the bobbin and machine, gluing in place. This now reminds me of my Grandmother's sewing machine.


My Tailors Dummy - I placed a little masking tape behind a piece of white cardstock to cut my mannequin out, this helped hold all the negative pieces in place. I then heat embossed with a Platinum shade. I die cut a layer in patterned paper, layering on the bodice section only, which then gives highlight to my Platinum shade underneath. Finishing off with a little net and a ribbon I gathered with a few hand sewn stitches.


My images were tattered at the edges, then added some more Platinum embossing powder to help frame them and layering onto some Cheesecloth. My die cut scissors I coloured with a Grey Copic Pen, heat setting some Clear embossing powder and adding a touch of bling. My Tea Rose was shaped on my embossing mat and I added a little snap fastener to the centre.


I finished off my card with various sewing themed embellishments in my stash.

Would love to see you joining in the current challenge - Add a Flourish, where you can win a $20 shopping spree at Cheery Lynn Designs.


Happy Crafting, 
Julie x 

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Tuesday, 23 February 2016

Easter Day


Thanks for stopping by my blog, today I am sharing a card using the beautiful English Garden Paper Pad for my DT post with Craft Consortium. The pad is full of so many pretty papers filled with gorgeous flowers and wildlife and if you love the look of a cottage garden on a summers day, this pad is definitely for you.


I chose to use the patterned sheet with the sweet little rabbits on it for my Vintage Easter design and added a pretty bow using Silver Satin ribbon.

Many thanks for stopping by today and be sure to check out Craft Consortium to see their full range and on Facebook for inspiration and regular giveaways. You will also find them on Pinterest, Twitter and Instagram.
Thanks for stopping by today.

Crafty Hugs, 
Julie x

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Saturday, 20 February 2016

Monarch Butterfly


Hi Everyone, today for my DT card at Cheery Lynn Designs I am sharing a card using a few dies from thier latest release and demonstrating that cutting accents off your dies and using the negative parts gives us many more options from a single die. So let me take you through my techniques with the dies on my card.


I started by tattering and inking the edges of my Stitched Stacker layer and tucked behind a lace die cut edging layering onto my patterned cardstock. If you look closely at the photo you will see my edging was obtained by trimming down the outer edge of the Fleur de Lis Square doily to get this effect,  the same die I used in the centre of my card. 
For the centre doily, I cut this out in both patterned and white cardstock and mounted the patterned doily onto my card. I then placed all my white cardstock Fleur de Lis Accents back into the negative spaces of my doily adding a little bling into the centres.


On the top layer you will see I mounted one of the dies from the Royal Scandinavian Accents behind my Stitched Stacker to form a frame.


I absolutely adore the detail and elegance of the new Monarch Butterfly. I die cut it out twice in white cardstock inking the edges of my base layer. My top layer was heat embossed with Silver embossing powder and I placed a little glue into the centre and four corners of my Butterfly and layered onto my base layer. You will notice this gives a shadow effect to the wings and holds the curved shape in place.



I finished my card off with a small floral arrangement that I added stamens into the centre of my flowers.

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope to see you joining in the Bi-Weekly Challenge with a chance to win a $20 shopping spree at Cheery Lynn Designs. This fortnight the theme is Add a Flourish.

Crafty Hugs,

Julie x

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Thursday, 18 February 2016

Mum Card


Hi Everyone, Today I am sharing my latest DT card for Craft Consortium using this latest paper pad called Wild Rose.


I started by tattering the edges of my layers by rubbing the blade of my scissors to the edges. I added some lace to my top layer and pierced holes around the edges for a faux stitched look and glued this layer in place.


My butterfly I applied some embossing powder and heat set adding a Resin Rose to the centre, adding onto my frame which had a corner die added to the top and bottom . Finally adding some more lace and bling for finishing touches.

Many thanks for stopping by today and be sure to check out Craft Consortium to see their full range and on Facebook for inspiration and regular giveaways. You will also find them on Pinterest, Twitter and Instagram.
Thanks for stopping by today.

Crafty Hugs, 
Julie x

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Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Hop on Over


Hi Everyone, If you would you like to see my tutorial on my Valentines Memory Box......then please hop over HERE to That Craft Place where I have a full tutorial on my techniques.

Our challenge this fortnight at TCP is Anything Goes, would be great to see you join in. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy my tutorial.


Crafty Hugs, 
Julie x

Sunday, 14 February 2016

Valentines Memory Box


Hi Everyone, Happy Valentines Day, great to have you stop by my blog. Today at That Craft Place Blog we start a new challenge called Anything Goes. For this challenge I decided to make for my DT post a keepsake Valentine Box.


I shall be posting a link on my blog later next week, so you can see a full tutorial on how I made this box over at That Craft Place. So at the moment I hope you enjoy seeing all my photos.






Please check out the amazing That Craft Place shop for bespoke MDF and Greyboard Goodies. They also stock a vast range of products and their own Digi Images.

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Happy Crafting 

Saturday, 13 February 2016

Be Mine


Hi Everyone, today for my DT post at Cheery Lynn Designs I am sharing some inspiration for Valentines Day using a couple of the new dies from their latest release.


I started off by matting and layering my stacker layers onto my card  and then I added my border to the top and bottom of my card.  I paper pieced my flourish into place to make it larger for this design, hiding the join with a flower. My flowers were cut out of patterned cardstock and some Flowersoft added to the centres.


I just adore this new Film Set, you get 2 different sizes in the pack. I cut mine out in Black cardstock and then positioned the same die over my image, this way it would nest perfectly into my Photo Frame.


My Teddy was cut out in White cardstock, shading with Distress ink. I layered patterned and black cardstock behind the accents. My heart and his arms were layered on twice for extra dimension. I also placed a little bend into the cardstock at his ears and feet. Finishing off with a little bling.

Thanks for stopping by today and I do hope to see you joining in Cheery Lynn's latest Bi-Weekly challenge which currently is Tickled Pink.


Crafty Hugs,
Julie x

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Thursday, 11 February 2016

Best Wishes


Hi Everyone and thanks for stopping by today. For my DT post with Craft Consortium I am sharing a card using the eclectic Gypsy Gypsy Paper Pad.


In this paper pad you have a sheet of beautiful white lacey rub-ons which you will see I rubbed onto my paper layer to accent the top and bottom of my card. The edges of my paper were distressed and I rubbed my embossing ink around them and heat set some Gold embossing powder.


Also in the pad is a selection of toppers and I chose this elegant Vintage Rose to use on my card. I triple embossed it with Clear embossing powder and whilst my heat gun was melting the top layer of powder I sprinkled a little gold powder onto the edges.


My ribbon was shaded with a little Distress Ink at the edges before tying into a bow and adding a little bling.


I finished off with some fussy cut Butterflies also from the paper pad and a few more touches of bling.

Many thanks for stopping by today and be sure to check out Craft Consortium to see their full range and on Facebook for inspiration and regular giveaways. You will also find them on Pinterest, Twitter and Instagram. 

Happy Crafting,

Julie x

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B244 Best Wishes

Saturday, 6 February 2016

With Love From Cupid


Hi Everyone, today for my DT card at Cheery Lynn Designs I'm sharing some inspiration using the adorable newly released Cupid die.


I started by die cutting out my layers from patterned cardstock, tattering at the edges and adding a little Distress Ink. My frame I cut out an aperture using my square stackers to create a window effect, I then glued on my Scandinavian Heart frame. I placed lace around the centre of my frame and added lots of pearls, mounting onto my card.


My Love You was also shaded with Distress and mounted onto my tattered square frame adding a touch of cheesecloth and finishing with a few more pearls.


My Cupid was shaded with Distress Inks....isn't he so cute !


I mounted my Tea Rose onto my Heart as an extra finishing touch.

Thanks for stopping by today and to let you know, the Cheery Lynn Designs challenge has changed to fortnightly, so why not click HERE for details to join in the fun of Tickled Pink.

Crafty Hugs,

 Julie x

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Thursday, 4 February 2016

Vintage Valentine Box



Hi Everyone, I'm back today sharing another DT post for Craft Consortium with some inspiration for Valentines Day.


I started off by tearing my Decoupage Paper and going around the edges with a Dark Red Copic Pen, this gives it a patchwork effect. I glued onto my Paper Mache box on the inside and out with Mod Podge Matte and then went over my whole box with Mod Podge to seal it.


I made my bow and placed my ribbon on with some Scorpal tape adding a few gems.


My Resin Roses I added some Die cut leaves, with the touch of greenery this helps them stand out and gives another touch of detail. 


My image I layered onto complimentary coloured card and attached my Heart Buckle onto my ribbon for the perfect finishing touch.

Many thanks for stopping by today and be sure to check out Craft Consortium to see their full range and on Facebook for inspiration and regular giveaways. You will also find them on Pinterest, Twitter and Instagram.

Crafty Hugs, 

Julie x

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Tuesday, 2 February 2016

25th Wedding Anniversary Gift Bag


Hi Everyone, today I am excited to be sharing this 25th Wedding Anniversary bag for my DT post with Craft Consortium using lots of their amazing new craft goodies, which have been recently released. Let me take you through the stages.


This is what the bag looked to start with.


I started by tearing sections of my Decoupage Paper and crushed the sections, unravelling and gluing in place. Once dry I rubbed over the raised silver areas and sides with Archival ink and heat set. This gives a great aged effect to the paper.


Here is a close up of the finished effect which I rubbed a little gold gilding wax over.



Next I started to work on my front and back sections. I tattered the edges of my patterned paper and rubbed over lightly with my Embossing Ink Pad and heat set Silver Embossing powder in place.


My die cuts were also heat embossed with silver and lots of sparkly gems added.


My flower centre was made using a Diamante Round Buckle which has a bar to thread ribbon through. I glued onto my flower and hid the bar by adding micro beads into the centre, I love the look this has given my flower.


The handles of my bag I folded my ribbon around and stitched in place with a running stitch, gathering it to give a puckered effect.


I made my bow and finished off the ends by running the flame of a match over them. This seals them to stop them fraying. Please be careful doing it ! Finally I stitched my bow in place.


My ribbon and stunning Heart Cluster embellishment I held in place with a few stitches as I didn't want glue bleeding through the Satin Ribbon.


A full view of the back of the bag.


Many thanks for stopping by today and be sure to check out Craft Consortium to see their full range and on Facebook for inspiration and regular giveaways. You will also find them on Pinterest, Twitter and Instagram.

Crafty Hugs, 

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