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


  1. A stunning easel card. Gorgeous colours and image. Thank you for joining us at Dream Valley challenge. Marlene DT

  2. Julie-Ann - such a beautiful easel card! Great shapes and so many special touches. Stunning!!!

  3. ooooh this is so pretty I like the grungy edges adds to the softness and vintage feel of your project. Thank you for joining us at Crafting From The Heart this time and we hope to see you again soon. Tracy DT

  4. Adorable design,Thank you for taking the time to join us over at Fan-Tastic Tuesday we would love the pleasure of your company in next weeks challenge as well.....
    Suzy B ~ Owner Fan-Tastic Tuesday

  5. So cute card. I love papers and colors. Thanks for playing with us at Dream Valley challenge.

  6. This is just beautiful! I lvoe the colors you have used. Thanks for playing at Crafting From The Heart, I hope you will join us again soon,
    Tina - DT

  7. Julie...your card is absolutely gorgeous. Hugs, Antoinette

  8. Gorgeous card, love the cute image and your colours and detail are fabulous, thank you for sharing with us at Crafting from the Heart, best of luck xxx

  9. Great card! Thanks for playing at Crafting From the Heart. Hope to see you next time. Good luck.