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Sunday, 29 January 2012

Happy Birthday Rayah

Just a quick post with a birthday card that is for our friend's little girl, Rayah, who is turning 4 ...

Rayah's Mum & Dad are Isabella's God Parents and while we don't get to see them as much as we would like to since they moved we still love them all to bits ...

I bought this Pollycraft digi image "Sydney Rodeo" ages ago and have never coloured her! I was checking The Outlawz for their challenges and came across a challenge "Wild Wild West ... Show us some country western style" so I just had to colour her!

Now Rayah is a pinky girly girl so I had to colour her in pinks and browns (coz all cowgirls/boys wear some sort of brown lol!)  I also made a promise to myself that I would use only 'scraps' and things that I've had lying around for ever ... the newest thing on the card are the WOC flowers and the digi stamp (both bought in first half of 2011) and the oldest would be the paper that I've had in my 'scraps' pouch for well over 18m to 2yrs (that's how long it's been since I scrapped and the patterned paper is leftover from a layout) ... whew!  So I couldn't believe it when I saw that Card Makin' Mamas had a challenge "Something Old" where you had to use things that were at least 6m old!

Hope you like it, thanks for looking and until next time


Paper:  SU! CS, PP from scraps/stash
Stamps: Pollycraft digi stamp "Sydney Rodeo", Digi ticket stub Bizzy Becs on-line store
Other:  American Crafts "4", WOC flowers, fibres, Tim Holtz walnut stain distress ink, coloured with copics


  1. Hi Julie,
    Thank you so much for the visit to my blog & all the lovely things you said. I appreciate it. I have just been looking over your blog & your are doing pretty good too girlfriend :) Your colouring is great & the colours you have used for this particular design is spot on! I'm alot like you, cos I am doing everything I can to use my scraps & oldie stash :) I tend to dig into all the new stuff but since New Year I have promised myself to use at least 2 items from the Oldie stash lol. So far, so good :)

    Anyway, just wanted to say that I live on the Central Coast. Near Woy Woy actually (just a few train stops from Gosford). When I saw that you're from Newcastle..I was like wow lol. Not very often you find people with their blogs that live so close :) Just wanted to let you know :)
    Well, I had better go otherwise your comment book is gonna get full lol. Thanks for applying for my blog candy. Got my fingers crossed for ya :) Take care & stay in touch if you like.
    Dreamtime Designs

  2. Oh and just to let you know..friend to a friend...the text on your sidebar and in your comments are a little hard to read. Just thought you might like to know :) Chat soon.

  3. Hey Julie I've been meaning to pop over to follow you for a couple of days but there never seems enough hours in the day!
    Had a look around and you have some beautiful cards, I love the last one for Tina, bet she did too!
    Hugs from your new follower Laurie xx

  4. Love your gorgeous card.Thanks for sharing with us at Craft your

  5. Cute I love it! Thanks for joining us at C4E.

  6. Great image, great coloring, great card!!!
    Thanks for joining us on SSDS!
    Tammy, SSDS DT

  7. Hi Julie, gorgeous card, love the little cowgirl image, very pretty colours.
    Hugs Cheryl

  8. Sweet card, Julie. Love your image and color combo. Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Your Passion Challenge this week.
    Cathy Lee

  9. I totally love little cowgirls! This is fantastic! Thanks for joining us at Stamping with the Dragon!
    Cheryl First
    Stamping Dragon DT

  10. Cool Card I love your colour choice and the very cute image...
    Good luck with the challenges..I saw you won one last week congrat's and more free images lol you crack me up..
    I still have Michaela home she is not back to school till Friday so I will be finally child free next week back to the gym here I come...
    Hope you are enjoying your child free house:)talk soon

  11. This is so sweet. Such an adorable image and very pretty papers.
    Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges this week xx

  12. Hi Julie,

    Thanks for all of your lovely comments on my blog! I only have a second right now, but from what I have seen I LOVE YOUR STYLE! Seriously, everything is so put together and your colors are gorgeous and they just look complete, you know? Yay for being crafty! LOL

    I'm also happy to be your newest follower!

    -- Annie Rose

  13. Fabulous card Julie thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

  14. This is such a cute card. Thank you for playing along with Totally Gorjuss. Stop by for our new challenge this weekend.