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Saturday, 5 November 2011

Happy Birthday to my friend Michelle

As promised ....  Here is a card that I made for my friend Michelle who's birthday was a couple of weeks ago.  It has been many months since we last saw each other and we finally caught up yesterday which was really lovely.  We've been friends since we were 15yrs old and "check-out chicks" at  Woollies ... so many of my teenage memories involve Michelle and her family!  Our daughters were born in the same year just a couple of months apart and it's so lovely to see them grow together and it's lovely to see them friends in their own right not just because Michelle and I are friends.

Anyway, this is the card that I made for Michelle using a "Gorjuss Girl" stamp.  I coloured her with my copics and used my new Martha Stewart butterfly punch which I keep seeing on so many beautiful cards and have always wanted so I bit the bullet and finally bought it!!  The card was already  made and I just couldn't resist popping a butterfly on there just so that I could use it lol.

Copics Used
I've just bought some background/element digis from Make it Crafty and I'm now going to go and lay in photo shop and try my hand at my first "create a scene" card ... I got a girl on a swing, a fence and a cobblestone path I think, so I hope they all come together OK.

Just one other quick thing I' like to mention is that a couple of girls whose blogs I follow have been selected to be on Bizzy Bec's design team .... So congrats to Cheryl and Kelly ... Click on their names to go to their blogs or click on them in my followers ...

Anyway, I hope this finds you all well and fighting fit and until next time

Challenges I'd like to enter this card into:
The Crafty Pad - Challenge #145 Friendship
(Entry #39*)
Craft Your Passion - Challenge #82 Bingo
Punch/Sentiment/Bling ... Flowers/Free/Bling ... Distress/Ribbon/Bling
(Entry #121*)
Lollipop Crafts - Challenge #55 Anything Goes
(Entry #121*)
My Partner in Crafting Crime - #34 Colour Challenge
White, mint, green, bright pink,light pink
(Entry #25*)
Pollycraft - Challenge #117 Anything Goes
(Entry #256*)
Charizma cards - Challenge #94 Cutesy
(Entry #95)
For Fun Challenges - Special Birthday Card
(The card is for one of my oldest much loved friend Michelle)
(Entry #8*)

Paper:  PP from stash, CS from SU!
Stamps:  Gorjuss Girl, sentiment circle digi stamp
Other:  Sizzix/SU! lge scallop circle, SU! scallop punch, CM circle system, Wild Orchid flowers, gems from stash, Martha Stewart butterfly punch


  1. Beautiful card Julie, I love your design and your new butterfly punch fits in just nicely. Good Luck in the challenges.
    Hugs Cheryl

  2. Wow! Stunning!

    Thank you for joining TCP this week. :)


  3. I just love when challenges happen at the "right" time for when we need to make a card. I also like the ones that push me to make something I would normally not make. Any who, pretty card. I like all the layered circles.

    Thanks for making a "special person" a birthday card with us at For Fun Challenges. Hope to see you Wednesday when the new challenge is posted.

  4. Fabulous creation, adorable image, great colouring.
    Thanks for joining us at Lollipop Crafts this week. Good Luck!

  5. Long time no post's:)
    I know I am just as bad....
    I bet Michelle loved her card this is beautiful... I love your image I have yet to colour mine you have inspired me to do so, just have to find some time now... Look forward to seeing more post and good luck on the challenges.

  6. Gorgeous card!
    Thanks for sharing in the Friendship challenge at The Crafty Pad this week!


  7. Hey Julie

    Thanks for your lovely comments on my blog, I really appreciated it.

    Love your card and the TG girl is just fab - I have her and she is such a delight to colour.

    I can't wait to see what you do with your make a scene card, I've always wanted to try one, so maybe I should!

    I am now following you and look forward to seeing all your fantastic creations.

    Take care.

    Hazel x

  8. What a cute card. Really adorable. Thanks for playing with us over at For Fun this Week.
    Love n hugs

  9. This is a gorgeous card. Love the colours & you have coloured the image perfectly x
    Your friend will cherish it.

    Thanks for joining us this week @ For Fun Challenges & Good Luck x

    hugs sally x

  10. This is so, so pretty, love the colour combo and all your embellies!
    Thanks for playing along in our Anything Goes challenge this week over at Pollycraft :o)

  11. Lovely card!! :) Your layout is great and I love the larger and smaller gems around the scallops!! :)
    Thanks for sharing with us at My Partner in Crafting Crime this time!! :)
    hugs, Rachel x

  12. This is fabulous card, and a lovely cute image Thanks for playing with Charisma this week.
    xx Vee

  13. what a really pretty card and adorable image:) Love it!

    Thanks so much for playing at Charisma Cardz this week,



  14. Lovely birthday card and colouring! Thanks so much for playing with us at My Partner in Crafting Crime, Robin

  15. Oh happy day!! Have you been by the For Fun Challenge blog today?? You might want too!!! *hint* :)

  16. Hey sweetie! Your cards are adorable; this is one beautiful color combo and image choice you ahve here!
    Thanks for your kind words too:)
    Have a great week hun!

  17. Hi Julie :)
    Thanks for your sweet comment! I had to drop by and see your work. I love these Gorjuss images :) Too cute :)
    Its nice to find another Aussie in blogland.
    Hugs Kylie x

  18. Wonderful card! Love the color scheme and your coloring is wonderful.


  19. Hi Julie, thank you for leaving such a lovely comment on my blog and for becoming a follower :-)

    I love your card the colours are great and the image is super cute!

    I've added myself as a follower and look forward to seeing your creations.

    Tracey xx

  20. Your card is gorgeous! I love the colors and design. Your coloring is beautiful