Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Digi stamp 4 joy challege #86

Today is the half way mark at our current challenge at Digi Stamps 4 Joy. This is my DT card for the theme use paper punches and dies. Well i throw every thing but the kitchen sink. More is more in this case.I also i tried to make the card look vintage by using destress inks. I am very happy with how the colored image looks but not sure if i like the grungy edges.This card is for my baby brother Philip. He has just got engaged to the lovely Amy. They are both nearly 30 and meet at school.They split up when they left college and went off to university. They bumped back into each other 4 years ago and it was like they had never been a part. I am a happy big sister Amy makes Philip very happy.

Materials used
8" white card blank from craft work cards
Digital stamp is Love you forever by Digi stamps 4 joy
Solid card stock is co-ordinations
Patterned paper is by hot off the press
Image colored with distress inks by Ranger
Tattered lace dies Chantilly bow and Chantilly heart designed by the lovely Stephanie Weightman I love these dies they cut throw card first time every time.
The sentiment stamp is by hero arts.
The mats i used on the top of the easel card i cut using my Silhouette Cameo electronic die cutting machine
The flowers are made by cutting a length of card then i fringed it and then rolled it around a kebab stick.
Pearls from my stash
Embossing folders by Crafters companion. The Embossalicious range I love these embossing folders they come in 6" , 8" and A4 size.
The scrabble pieces will not be missed until next Christmas !!!
Cream organizer ribbon from my stash

Dream Valley Challenges#76  the theme is vintage They are sponsored by the paper shelter, who are offering a twenty dollar gift voucher. The design team have made some beautiful cards, pop over and take a peek
Quirky Craft Challenge #4. The theme is pile it on, lots of layers The cards and projects by their design team are smashing. They have 2 sponsors Digital Delights and Robyn's Fetish. Pop over and share the blogging love.
The Squirrel and the fox. Challenge #64 theme is any thing spooled, any thing that came off a spool. i used some ribbon from my stash and wound card to make a flower. They have a sponsor Make It Crafty Digital Stamps. Great inspiration by the design team.
Crafting From The Heart #7 The theme is any thing goes and use a flower. Well i love to make my own flowers so this was a perfect challenge for me.They have 2 sponsors Aurora wings and Meljens. The cards made by the DT are beautiful .
2 Sisters Challenge Blog. This is there first challenge of 2014 and have some new DT members.Challenge #173 with the theme of embossing. I love embossing dry and with a heat gun. I used some embossalicious embossing folders. They have A Random Fan as there sponsor who are a digital stamp store. 
Fan-Tastic Tuesday. I entered the challenge last week, and decided to pop by and play again. Challenge #26 is an any thing goes with a twist. "its hip to be square" you must use a square card of any size. They are sponsored by Sprinkle N Sparkle. The DT team have made some stunning designs.
The sun is shinning here on the south cost today. Mr Oscar needs a walk. We still can not go down onto the beach and it is still covered in debris from the storms. There is also some white fatty substance that the council are testing they think it may be palm oil and this can be very harmful to dogs. Crafty hugs Julie Annx

Glitter n sparkle Challenge #73

Hello and thank you for popping bye my crafty blog. Today i would like to share my latest design team card for Glitter n sparkle. This weeks theme was to make a card bold and bright. This was a bit of a challenge as i much prefer pale and subtle. We have some super sponsors Aurora wings ,crafty sentiments design, QKP Stampede  Stamping boutique, sentimental Susan.
Materials list
8" white card
Image bunny bath by QKP Stamped
Solid card stock by American Crafts
Decrative papers are by tatty teddy by Papermania.
stamped image was colored with combination of promarkers, spectrum noir and distress ink pad
The daffodils i  made by  using a flower paper punch and scalloped circle paper punch
Yellow dotty ribbon from my stash.
Challenges entered
Cardabilities  #92 Sketch challenge. Happy days i love a sketch. Please pop by as they have just  announced their new design team.They have a sponsor Chapel road stamps.
Crafty Hazels Crafty Nuts Patterned paper challenge  This is a monthly challenge and runs all throw February. We all love patterned papers pop over and share the love.There is a great prize of a Docrafts 12" paper pad.
Challenges 4 everyone #39 The theme is any thing goes. which gives us a license to play.They have 2 sponsors . Lacy Sunshine Store and Paper Nest Dolls Stores.
 Please pop over to Glitter n sparkle challenge blog and see the beautiful cards by the design team, and share the love. Crafty hugs Julie Ann

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

My DT card for challenge 72# at Glitter and sparkle challenge blog

 Happy Wednesday my crafty friends, i hope every one is safe and dry. Today i would like to share a card i have made as my design team project over at Glitter and Sparkle Challenge Blog. The theme is a sketch challenge, made by my team mate Olga. Any one who knows me well will tell you how much i love a good sketch, so thank you Olga for making me a happy team mate. I was given a cute image called gaming is my life by all dressed up stamps. Pop over to their store on Etsy. This gave me the chance to make a card for a young boy. Mr Charlie will be 7 at Easter and goes to lots of birthday party's. The next time he asks nanny for a card i will have one ready for him.

 Materials used.

8" white card blank
brown, green , orange and blue American crafts solid card stock.
Patterned papers by Creative Imaginations
Spellbinders circle and scalloped circle nesting dies.
promarkers bright green, forest green, burnt orange, pumpkin, warm grey 2,4,5,satin, caramel,sandstone
spectrum noir BT4 BT5 BT7FS2, FS4,FS5.
blue ribbon from my stash.
Please join us over at glitter & sparkle, we have fab pDelicious doodles,freshly brewed,sassy studio,Eureka stampsand all dressed up 

Cards 4 guys challenge #6 clean and simple, pop over and take a look at the fab cards their DT have made. go make a card for the the man in your life.
Fan-tastic Tuesday challenge #24the theme is  happy and bright. Nice way to brighten up a dull wet Wednesday !!
Paper take weekly challenge the theme is lots of layers. Now crafty friends we all love lots of layers and dimension on our cards.

Crafty hugs to all Julie Ann x

Friday, 7 February 2014

Freebie Friday at Digi Stamps 4 Joy

Margy the owner of Digi Stamps 4 Joy is giving a way a free Digi stamp. This will only be free from Margy form 7-9 February 2014
 I think bees are the most amazing creation of God - they work tirelessly, never complain, and produce the most delicious, beneficial, and healing product for mankind. This digi can be used for Valentine's day, or for your nearest and dearest - just by playing around with the words HONEY or BEE! Have fun, and let's see how you use this Friday freebie in our challenges. 
"Be my Honey"

Why not use this freebie to create a card for our current challenge at Digi stamps 4 joy challenge our current challenge is #85 use a heart
How To Download ...... Freebies are ONLY available for downloading in the DS4J SHOP. There is however no reason to be 'afraid' of setting up an account in the shop as it IS free, and is easy, and when you add the image to the cart, and checkout, it WILL be free. There is NO obligation to purchase any other items, and of course next month your account will already be set up!

PLEASE NOTE: Our freebies may NOT be shared with a friend, posted on another blog, website, Pinterest, or forum. Only the owner of DS4J has the right to distribute the freebie.
Please pop over to our blog and see what my team mates and been making with the free stamp. We have some new very talented temmies please share the love,
Crafty hugs Julie Ann