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Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Too long between cards ....

Good evening folks .... I hope this finds you all well and fighting fit.  I've not posted anything for a while but it's not because I haven't made anything, I just haven't got around to entering them into challenges or posting them. Isn't it always the way though ... life gets in the way and you manage to sit down and colour and sometimes even make a card but to take that next step and get it uploaded is another thing completely lol.

Just a close up of the colouring - Prisma pencils and solvent on Copic paper
So I'm feeling pretty happy with myself because I coloured this image in about a week or so ago but didn't get around to making a card with it even though I had papers picked and plenty of ideas .... So, today I was blog/challenge hopping and found some really interesting and cool challenges and found myself getting my mojo on he he ...

I've coloured a digi stamp called Summer Dreams from Make It Crafty .... Isn't she just the most divine little thing?   I've coloured her with prisma pencils and solvent using one of my new favourite things - nifty little cut n dry brush tip pen nibs from ranger.  I also accidentally coloured her using Copic paper instead of my usual Gina K Luxury Paper or Stampin' Up! Whisper White and I must say that I think the pencils have come up really nice on it ... harder to spread but still fun to do.  The PP is from Basic Grey and the flowers are of course from Wild Orchid Craft ... one of my most favourite things eva lol.

Well that's where I'll leave it tonight ... I hope you like the card and I will try and get my posts done more frequently .... I did say try lol ...

Just one other quick thing though ... My friend Vicki has convinced me to give Copics a go and I have bought a few and have a few more on order ... I also bought a couple of brands of Copic paper to start practicing on so will let you know how all that pans out lol.

Have a great rest of the week .... Ciao


Paper:  SU! Black and pear pizazz cs, Basic Grey Curio pp
Stamps:  Make It Crafty "Summer Dreams", Kaisercraft Friendship Sentiments, pink paisley Butterfly
Other:  Wild Orchid flowers, Pins coloured with my Prisma markers, round punch, scallop punch, MS border punch, bling from stash, SU orange ribbon, Stickles, SU! Tempting Turquoise ink and Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress ink. Coloured with prisma pencils and solvent.

(Use 3 of 10 items/techniques/colours listed)
(Colour your image - prismas, something with wings - butterflies, use 3 different shapes - square card, rectangle image, round sentiment)
(Kaiser rhinestones, stickles)
(Summer = sunshine, sun dresses, slip on shoes and hair blowing in the breeze)


  1. Oh, I hear ya about the coloring and making cards. Sometimes it is so hard to get to the next step. That was me last night..LOL. I love the colors you chose. Fabby coloring job and the bling on the butterflies is perfect. Thank you so much for sharing your inspiration with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

  2. Such a cute card, loving the colours. Thanks for joining us over at DO IT WITH DIGIS.
    Hugs Di

  3. This is such a beautiful card. I love the butterflies and those flowers are lovely too. Thanks for joining us at MMCSchallenges this week! Hugs!

  4. What a great creation!

    Thank you so much for sharing with us at Allsorts and good luck!

  5. wHAT A PRETTY COLOURED CARD.. LOVE HOW FRESH IT IS... Thanks for playing along at MMCS XX

  6. Gorgeous card and such a cute image, thanks for joining us at CYDA this time.
    Donna x

  7. Hi Julie, gorgeous card, love the image, have fun with your new copic's. I am a bit the same lately with posting, life just gets way tooooo busy hey!
    Hugs Cheryl

  8. Hi Julie, thanks for becoming a follower, Im here to return the favour! Lovely cards, I'll be back later to have a good nosey. Hugs Kat xx

  9. Hi Julie
    You are getting just to clever I can't wait to see the next card posted on your blog after seeing my text messages today and how good you are getting with your new copic's.
    Cheers Vicki
    good luck with the challenge..

  10. Very pretty card! I love the butterflies! Thanks for taking part in the CYDA challenge xx

  11. Fabulous card!
    Thanks for joining us at Pile It On!
    Helen x