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Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Challenge Updates

Good evening folks ...

Just a quick post before I head off to bed ... I thought I'd let you know that I was picked Top 5 at the Card Makin' Mama's Challenge (blog post here) where I entered my "Vintage Vacation" card .... yaaaay ....

Then to top it off I was selected by Bettina from the Southern Girls Challenge Blog Design Team to win her sponsor prize from Paper Pretties for the Southern Girls First Birthday Blog Hop (check her blog post here).  I won 6 digis and now I just have to go through and pick them ... fun, fun, fun ....

Make sure you click on them above and go and check them all out.

Til next time, Ciao

Sunday, 25 September 2011

Magnolia Suitcase

Good evening from a very chilly Newcastle ....
We've had some of the most gorgeous Spring weather here of late but it decided yesterday to take a swing back into "turn the electric blanket and heater on" kinda weather!!

I've just spent an awesome weekend with my baby cousin (she's 26!! LOL) hanging out, colouring with the copics and making some bit 'n' pieces .... Sooo much fun ... Unfortunately not much of anything else has been done so I've got a couple of days of catching up on housework ahead for me .... Oh well,it was fun while it lasted!

I recently bought a Magnolia Ink magazine that is a couple of issues old and they had a tutorial on making a suitcase so I began the journey yesterday making it and colouring my image then today I put it all together and this is what I managed to come up with ....
I think I'm going to end up addicted to making these and I think because they were so much fun  I might have a go making a few more in different themes.  This is one of those projects that it didn't seem to matter what setting I had set on my camera or how I had the suitcase sitting, the photo was never going to do it justice ... but having said that I still think it looks pretty amazing on here ...
Close up of my colouring
Well that's it for tonight ... Hope those of us that have kidlets home on school holidays cope and have lots of fun doing fun things.

Ciao for now

I'm going to enter this into the following challenges:
Do You Stack Up (DYSU) - Challenge #38 Duo 
(I've used 2xpp, brads, flowers, ticket stubs, photo anchors)
(entry #26) *
Moving Along With The Times - Challenge # 117 - Time to get cooking recipe 
3 Design Papers - tick , 2 types of embellishments - tick, 1 image - tick)
 (entry #12) *
(Am I stretching with including a hand folded suitcase?)

Paper:  Teresa Collins World Traveller PP, SU! Mellow Moss, Choc Chip, Cherry Cobbler CS
Stamps:  Magnolia Bon Voyage Collection Travelling Tilda & Suitcase with Sign.
Other:  Cuttlebug spots embossing foloder, x-cut scallop circle die, CM circle cutter, Wild Orchid flowers, Pink Paisley ticket stubs, Laser cut key, hessian, Tim Holtz walnut stain distress ink, brads, photo anchors other metal embellishents all from stash. Coloured with Copics and Prisma pencils.

Copics used

Friday, 9 September 2011

Southern Girls Challenge 1st Birthday Blog Hop

Welcome to my second post for this chilly Friday ....

No you're not seeing double ...

I wanted to post this challenge seperate from the other challenges that I entered this card into.

I have just finished a blog hop for Southern Girls Challenge Blog 1st Birthday. I have to say that I was blown away by the talent of the DT and they have really inspired me to sit and create tonight .... I'm even feeling some scrapping 'mojo' coming on lol ...

I'm entering my Vintage/Vacation card into their challenge which is ... "a project that features lots of layers or a birthday theme" ...   

This is their blog entry which can be found here

"Can you believe we are a year old?, and what a fantastic year it has been with the support from all our wonderful sponsors and of course the wonderful crafters that enter our challenges, also to be on the best Design Team anyone could wish for. In celebration of this, we have an amazing bloghop with some of our fantastic regular sponsors giving away fabulous prizes.

All the DT Lovelies have a prize from one of our wonderful sponsors available by leaving  some love on their blogs. Each lovely will be doing a seperate draw so be sure to visit them all. "

See my original post from today here for materials etc used ...

Thanks for stopping by and til next time ...

Ciao, Julie

Vintage/Vacation Card

Good morning folks ....

Wow is it cold here in Newcastle today .... The days have gone from absolutely beautiful spring weather to cold, miserable, turn the heater on weather .... Not happy but a very good excuse to put on my flannelette pj's and stay holed up inside and 'play' lol.

Today I thought I would share with you a card that I made with my Tiddly Inks "Gunna Miss You" digi stamp .... I just love it and she is so much fun to colour ...

(Hat: BG96/93, RV95/93/91 ... Hair: C7/5/3 ... Dress: RV95/93/91 ... Suitcase: E79/77/E71)
I'm going to enter her into the following challenges:
(Congrats to these guys for their first challenge!)
(I've used Tiddly Inks Digi)
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes (*)
Craft Us Crazy - #16 Autumn Colours &/or favourite embellishments
(I think these gorgeous colours qualify for Autumnal don't they? And some of my most favourite embellishments are "anything scallop, border punches, tickets, distress ink and ribbon)
Stamp With Fun - #127 Autumn

Hope you like my effort and as usual, until next time ...
Ciao, Julie

Paper: SU! Mellow Moss CS (retired), Kaisercraft Vintage Timeless & English Rose PP
Stamps: Tiddly Inks "Gunna Miss You" digi stamp
Other: Scrapmatts laser chipboard lamp post, ribbon from stash, Pink Paislee Ticket, Martha Stewart Lattice Border Punch, Tim Holtz Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink
Colouring: Copics

Thursday, 8 September 2011

Poodle Parlour - Poodles Pick Winner!!

Woo Hoo and Yaaay ....  I'm a little excited ... Can you tell??

I entered my card "Happy 1st Birthday to Nehal" into the Poodles Parlour "Anything Goes" challenge and there were over 234 entries.  Well ... They chose a winner and a top three and then they chose another five as their "Poodles Pick" Winners and yours truly was picked as one of those five!!  Woo Hoo and Yaaay lol.  Considering Suzanne J Dean whose work I love, and is one of the best copic colourers I have seen won, I'm feeling pretty darn pleased with myself ... he he ... Go check out her blog here (be patient and scroll down a fair way to see her copic colouring and you won't be disapponited).

Here's the link for the announcement on the challenge blog, and the link to the actual challenge is (by the way I'm Julie JAG).  My prize was a digi to colour and showcase on my blog so that will be coming up really soon .... Keep your eyes open for it.

Thanks to all my gorgeous friends for all the lovely things you said when I text you to brag lol.

OK ... I'm off to bed now but keep watch for my Poodles Parlour card and a few others ... I've coloured a number of images but haven't gotten around to making anything with them yet ... what a shock huh lol?

Good night, Ciao and see you next time ....

Friday, 2 September 2011

Happy Birthday Petrina

Good afternoon to you all ....

I had a fantastic and fun day and night on Wednesday  ....

First off I had my usual 'play' day with Vicki and I had a blast (as always) ....
We both had cards that we had to get made/finished, Vicki a wedding card (I'm sure she will post it at some point so check out her blog here) and me a birthday card for our friend Petrina.  Gray, Bella and I headed out to dinner with our 'Trivia crew' and Petrina is a part of that wonderful group of friends (along with Trevor, Sheree, Bernii & Terry).  It would be hard not to have a great night with these guys and Wednesday night was no exception.

So ... this is the card that I made for Petrina and I have to say that with some Copic guidance from Vicki I managed to turn out a pretty good card (even if I do say so myself lol).

I haven't found any challenges to enter it into but I will certainly keep an eye out over the next couple of days or so ....  **UPDATE FOLKS - see below for the challenges that I have found to enter my card into**

I've coloured La La Land Crafts Fancy Marci (Digi Stamp) which I have fallen completely in love with and have bought a few of the Marci range with a number of 'wishlist' ones still to come lol! 

I've coloured her with Copics and Prisma Pencils ....
This is the inside of the card
 Anyway, it's getting toward lunch time for me and school pick up so hope you like this one and until next time ....

Happy Birthday Petrina and ....

Paper:  SU! Basic Black, Kaisrcraft Blae & Ivy, Basic Grey Capella PP
Stamps:  La La Land Crafts Digi Fancy Marci, Bizzy Becs vintage digi ticket stub
Coloured: Copics and Prisma Pencils
Other:  Handmade paper flower (using SU! scallop circle punch with SU! antique brad), Martha Stewart lattice punch, SU! Lace, Tim Holtz distress ink (on edges), SU! Espresso Taffeta ribbon (inside of card)

Dress: BG96/BG93 RV95/RV93/RV91 ... Hair: C7/C5/C3 ... Shoes: RV95/R93/RV91/BG96/BG93/ ...Skin: E50/E000/E0000/Prisma Blush Pink

 Pattie's Creations Design Challenge - #29 Birthdays 
Jellypark Challenges - Gettin' Punchy
(Die cuts &/or punches - Martha Stewart border punch, SU! circle scallop punch used for flower, Nestabilities scallop oval die)
Little Red Wagon - Border Punches
(Martha Stewart border punch)
Cute Card Thursday - A Pinch and a Punch
(Use at least one punch - Martha Stewart border punch,SU! circle scallop punch used for flower)
Stamp Something - September Digi Day
Fab 'n' Funky Challenges - #88 Go Mad with Embossing
(I used dry embossing as my background paper)
Scrapbook Sisters - Challenge #50 Anything Goes