Monday, 31 March 2014

winning challenges with Digi Stamps 4 Joy images

Good morning crafty friends, just wanted to share some good news. I have been 1 of the winners at 2 challenges both with images by Digi Stamps 4 Joy.
The first one is My Sheri Crafts Challenge #129. The image is by DS4J called Daffodil. This is quite a new image, why don't you pop over to our challenge blog and see what my team mates made with this image.

The second challenge is Just keep on creating. The theme was spring . I was so lucky to win a $10 from Sweet and Sassy stamps.and i used a DS4J image called flower bed.This image can be found in the DS4J store. If you would like some inspiration pop over to our blog and see what my talented team mates made with this image. We have a new challenge starting on Wednesday i hope you will pop over and join us.
Crafty hugs to all Julie Ann x

Sunday, 30 March 2014

Glitter n Sparkle challenge #78 Mother's day

Happy Mothering Sunday to all my blogging friends. Today is the start of a new challenge at Glitter n Sparkle, our theme is mothers day or a card for your mum.This card is a lot nicer in real life for some reason it has not photographed well. Challenge #78 is sponsored by the digital stamp club,The stamping chef ,Fred she said , Digi Darla and bunny Zoe.I was lucky to be given a Digi stamp by the stamping chef to make my card for this challenge.
Materials used.
Image is Miss Austen by the stamping chef.
 Decorative papers by die cuts with a view.
solid card stock American crafts
Ribbon, lace,pin and embellishments from my stash.
promarkers ivory,blush,oatmeal,pastel pink,pale pink,cocktail pink,sun-kissed pink,vanilla,pale yellow,saffron,terracotta

Challenges entered in to.
The stamping chef challenge #22. This is an any thing goes challenge. there are some fab inspiration from their design team. Please pop over and share the love.
A gem of a challenge. The theme is to use both lace and ribbon on your card. The winner will receive 2 pink gem digi stamps. Please pop over and take a look.
Card and scrap challenge #72. The theme is to use lace, and or ribbon. Well girls that's an easy one, we all use both on most of our cards. some beautiful vintage inspiration too.
Crafts 4 eternity challenge #169. The theme is mother's day, or a card for a special mum. They have some lovely cards and projects on show made by there design team
Crafty sentiments, their theme is mothers day.they are having a blog hop to advertise some new releases some beautiful rubber stamps.

Saturday, 29 March 2014

Digi stamps 4 joy Christmas challenge

Hello, look what i have just found hiding in my draft folder. I made this Christmas card about a week ago. At DS4J we are having a monthly Christmas, one for each month throw 2014.The challenge is being run by my team mate Desire.
To those who have missed our February Christmas Challenge, its not too late, you are most welcome to join in the fun  from March.  We will offer a free DS4J Christmas image each month with which you can create a card or tag
Please email if you are keen to enter our March challenge with this wonderful image. Please pop over and see the lovely cards my team made have made. All you have to do is add your creation to Mr linky.

Materials used
Image Christmas Paper by Digi stamps 4 joy
MR Snow man image by DS4J
Decorative papers are very old from my stash i think they were by docrafts and papermania.
capitulated glitter card blue and white.
I colored with distress inks and sekura glitter gelly roll pens

Challenges entered into
Digi stamps 4 joy Christmas monthly challenge rember you can get a free image to join in.
Christmas challenge blog challenge #116. This challenge is a sketch, you all know how much i love a sketch would be rude not to join in. They have Hobby vission as their sponsor.who are offering a 10 euro voucher.
Crafty hazelnuts Christmas challenge. The theme is go round in circles.I am hoping i have filled the bill with a round sentiment and round Christmas ornaments on the DP.3 great sponsors this week, artistic stamper and milk coffee digi stamps.
Jingle bells challenge. It must be Christmas as this is what this challenge blog is all about. The theme is Christmas past or go vintage,Great prize of a pack of christmas themed ephemera
One of my new years resolutions this year was to be more organized. So by making a few Christmas cards every month hopfully i will have a nice box full when Christmas arrives. Crafty hugs until next time Julie Ann x


Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Patties Creations Design Team

 "Babies, Babies, Babies Every Were"
Hello, little old me again with lots of things and a card to share with you this afternoon. Can you remember a couple of weeks ago i shared a baby card, and that i was feeling a little old as my children's friends all seem to be having babies. Emily's best friend Sophie and her husband have had their baby. A very cute little chap called Alfie-James. I knew i had to get a couple of baby cards as lots of babies due before Easter. On my travels for gorgeous Digital images i came across a little etsy shop called Pattie's Creations. I found a perfect image but the baby was wearing a Santa hat. I ping over an image to Pattie on the off chance she had any thing similar. I received a lovely message offering to draw me another with out the hat. Excellent customer service you have to agree. To cut a very long story short Pattie and I hit it off and I am know on her design team. I am so honored to be on a team with such talented designers. Please pop over to the the Pattie,s Creations Challenge blog and see what lovely things they make. The current challenge is an any thing goes, and i will be joining them on their next challenge.

Materials Used.
Image is newborn love by Pattie's Creations.
8" White card blank
Decorative papers are by 7 Gypsies.
2 Shades of blue solid card stock by American Crafts
Promarkers ivory,blush,oatmeal,almond,satin,march hare,dusty pink,sun kissed pink.
The letter i cut with my quickutz hand held machine, using the Star alphabet.
I used rectangle spellbinder dies to make the frame.
Ribbon and buttons from my stash.

Challenges entered.
Cards and more challenge # 102. The theme is a sketch, i do love a sketch so this made Charlies nanny a happy girl.I have popped it at the end of this post to see if i can tempt you to join in.
Fan-Tastic Tuesday challenge #28 and the theme is any thing goes. They have a twist it must be square.They have Disdigi Stamps as their sponsor.Great inspiration from their Dt.
Throw The Craft room Door.They are having an any thing goes challenge and are sponsored by The Paper shelter.
Craft-Dee Bowz. CDB11.They are a monthly challenge and the theme for March is any thing goes but you must have a bow on your creation. Please pop over and pay a visit.
AAA Card challenge is not up and running yet. I thought i would share my card, and advertize her DT call. It will be a clean and simple challenge, if this is your style pop over.
Lexi's Challenge Blog. Challenge #112 The theme is to use your paper punches or dies and die-cutting machine.. Some great inspiration from the design team.
I hope you enjoyed your stay and will come back soon. Crafty hugs Julie Ann x

Sunday, 23 March 2014

New Release Sunday @ Digi Stamps 4 Joy

I would like to share with you a card I made with one of the new releases at Digi Stamps 4 Joy this week. I count my self very lucky to be on the DS4J design team. I have the use of some of the most beautiful digital stamps.Please pop over to the DS4J challenge blog and you can see the 3 new releases and what my talented team mate have made.
Materials used
Image is new home by Digi Stamps 4 Joy.
8" square kraft card
Solid card stock in white and olive green
0.3 black micron pen , which i used to doodle the back ground.
Go-kreate square fancy label metal die.
flower punch in 2 sizes by wood ware
White pearls from my stash
Promarkers pear green, olive green, tea rose, dusty rose,dusty pink,light fawn, sandstone, burnt sienna, tan,cinnamon and caramel
 to doodle i start in the middle and go with the flow. It normally takes 2 or 3 attempts before i am happy. Been practicing as i would like to do some zentangle.

Challenges entered.
Card mania challenge #42. The theme is to use some thing new, or the card should be for some thing new house, baby job. My some thing new is the pen i used to make the card, for doodling with. Also the image i used is new home.
Crafting by design challenge . The theme for march is any thing goes. Great DT inspiration
Bastel-traum challenge blog. They have a recipe challenge. they want you to use pearls and flowers.i have used punch flowers and white pearls.Please pop over and share the love.
Just keep on creating challenge blog.
Milk and Coffee challenge . The theme is to use more than 2 flowers.Come on girls that's not hard, we all love flowers don't we.
Just keep creating. The theme for March is any thing goes. You still have time to make a card and share it with them as the change does not end untill the 26th. Please share the love as it is the first challenge for 2014.
Throw the craft room door. This is an any thing goes challenge. They are sponsored by the parer shelter. some lovely designs by their design team, grab a coffee and have a visit.

Thank you for popping by my little blog i hope you enjoyed your stay. Please pop over to DS4J and see the new releases, crafty hugs until next time, Julie -Ann x

My DT Card Glitter n Sparkle challenge #77

Good morning, Sunday is here once more which means it is a new challenge at Glitter n Sparkle. I would like to share my design team card for challenge #77 the theme is use some blue.Please pop over and see the beautiful creations made by my fellow design team members.
Materials used.
White 6" card blank
The image is called life is sweeter by QKR Stampede, I was a lucky girl to be given this as a freebie as they are one of our sponsors this week.
Decorative papers are by Debbi Moore a down load from her web site. I printed one at A4 and another one i reduced to A5 to give a different look.
2 shades of blue solid card stock both by American Crafts.
Flowers and leaves are both rubber stamps. From the Ivy collection by Creative Expressions. I believe it was one that Sheena Douglas designed for them when she worked there.
Decorative mat cut from an X cut die
Promarkers dusky pink, tea rose,sun kissed pink, pastel green, tea green, pastel blue,cornflower blue, denim
.Challenges Entered.
Craft Mojo challenge  the theme for march is spring  flowers. After having a little bit of sun shine this week it inspired me to make this card.
Crafty hazelnuts patterned paper challenge.This challenge encourages to use up all are decorative papers, well come on chaps we all have lots of them, of course are favorites we don't use we stroke.Great paper pads for the lucky winner.
Delightful Challenges. There theme this week is welcome spring. Well fingers crossed spring has sprung on the south coast. Its cold but the sun is shinning. There DT have made some lovely cards please pop over and have a peek.
Fan-Tastic Challenge #27. The theme is any thing goes but with a twist its hip to be square. This is easy we all love our square cards. What ever happened to the old A5/A6 cards.
My Sheri Crafts Challenge #129. The theme is spring, lots of flowers.There are some lovely cards made by the design team, pop  over and share the love.
Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog # 55. There theme is any thing goes with the twist being it must be a square card.They have 2 sponsors, Fred she said designs and the stamping boutique
Off to make the most of the nicer weather. Today will be one of the last weeks Mr Oscar can go for a walk on the beach. April until the end of October dogs are not allowed to walk on the beach. ( please don't tell him i called him a DOG he thinks he is a small boy) Please come and join our challenge at Glitter n Sparkle, we have great prizes from our sponsors. Crafty hugs until next time Julie Ann x

Thursday, 20 March 2014

Digi Stamps 4 Joy Challenge #88 Vintage

Today i would like to share my design team card for challenge #88 at Digi Stamps 4 Joy. This challenge is being hoisted by Annie and she has chosen the fab theme vintage.
I have had quite a bit of fun making this card. Vintage has so many options from dark and grungy to steam punk or as i have done textured and pretty shabby chic. So please what ever your style come and see the beautiful cards my team mates have made, and hopefully they will inspire you to join in. I will give this card to my oldest daughter who likes to write letters and has a pen-pal.
Materials used to make my card
7" x 10" black tent card.
The image is girls by DS4J You can buy this digi or the girls separately
Decorative papers are by papermania from the Portabella road collection
Solid card stock is by American Crafts
Fabric covered buttons
Dies are a combination of tattered lace and Xcuts
Distress stickles by Tim Holtz and Ranger
Ribbon and lace from my stash
Promarkers, ivory, blush,sun kissed pink, sandstone, coral Cinnamon and tan.
I used my sewing machine to sew the backing papers, ribbon and lace to the card.I wanted to do some paper piercing so i printed the image on super smooth cream card then onto some co-coordinating backing papers.
Challenges I have entered my card into.
Crafty hands  blog challenge # 10. The theme they are working too is buttons and bows. Now come on girls we all love these and have plenty in our stash. Great prize of some 12" papers and matching ribbons
The craft place challenge , The theme is flowers and or mothers day. There are some really nice cards made by the design team and they are sponsored by Ditzie Digi Designs
Diva by Design the theme is flower power they are sponsored by live and love crafts which is a beautiful on line craft shop filled with lots of vintage inspired goodies.
Wednesdays creative inspiration challenge #257 and the theme is vintage shabby chic. They are also being sponsored by Live and love crafts. Great design team inspirations.
Please pop over and share the love with my design team members as they work hard making cards to inspire other crafters.
Crafty hugs until next time Julie Ann x

Monday, 17 March 2014

Up Up and Away

Today i would like to share a card i have made with a image from Digi Stamps 4 Joy. It is quite a new release by the store owner Margy, of a house being lifted by a hot air balloon. I love the image but i wanted to have a good play. It would have been easy to use the image as a new home card. I wanted to have a play at other styles out side of my normal comfort zone. Would love to now what you think, the card turned out more is more. I made some lovely backing papers by stamping and embossing over. The only thing i would change is that i covered over one of them so you can hardly see it.
I made an easel card from an A3 piece of black card.
A sheet of A3 white card.
Main image is called a home in the sky by DS4J
Ticket rubber stamp and some of the sentiments by Stamping all day
The backing papers were made using matching stamps and embossing papers by Hero arts and Sizzix
Some of the embellishments were made by using matching stamps and dies by Hero arts and Sizzix.
Colored with a combination of distress inks and promarkers.

Challenges entered.
Crafty Catz Challenge #222. The theme is boys and their toys. We have friends who are involved in hot-air balloon racing. They travel round the UK at weekends to take part. Lots of them are combined with kite festivals too. DS4J are also the sponsor for this challenge. Please pop over and see the amazing cards by the design team.
Cardz 4 Guyz Card Challenge #9. The theme is Typography, they want to see words used as an embellishment or backing paper. Such fabulous inspiration from their team, please pop over and share the love.
As You Like It Challenge. The theme is Favorite coloring medium and why. Well i could be here for the next 2 hours making a list of the coloring medium i like to you. One this card i used mostly distress inks, the god Tim holtz and his distress range is amazing. I did use a couple of promarkers to give a little definition to the roof of the house.They have been sponsored by Penrith Crafts, some fab inspiration by the DT Team.
 Hope i inspire you to pop over to these challenges share the love and join in. Crafty hugs until next time Julie Ann x

Top 3 @ Cardz 4 Boys

Good morning, I had forgotten to tell you one of my cards were placed at Cardz 4 Guyz. I came 2nd with the the image Lake Malawi by Margy at Digi Stamps 4 joy .  I am so chuffed to bits. I love the image too. Please pop over to Cardz 4 Boyz great challenge and it is nice to make cards for the special men in our lives. I am one of those rear crafte'rs who love to make cards for men. It makes a nice change not to use flowers and ribbon. Men's cards can be stylish and classy, also makes to it all about the image.
Crafty hugs until next time Julie Ann x

Sunday, 16 March 2014

Digi Stamps 4 Joy new release take 2.

Hello thank you for popping bye. Digi stamps 4 joy have a new release most Sunday. Today there are 4.I have been lucky to play with the new digi stamps before release. I have made a card which i would like to share with you. The image is of a spring flower bed.
Materials used
The card base is a design I cut using my silhouette it looks a garden trellis
I used the spring flower bed digi stamp by DS4J
I used super smooth brilliant white to form the card base.
Cream textured card by American crafts
butterfly's cut from a boo bear die by Go-Kreate.
promarkers  from the spring limited addition 2013

Challenges entered
Just keep creating. The theme is any thing goes. This challenge blog has only just restarted after a little break please pop over and welcome them back. They are sponsored  by Sweet and Sassy stamps.
Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge Blog. The theme is any thing goes. They have been sponsored by Lacy sunshine Great inspiration from the design team.
Through the craft room door. The theme is any thing goes. The other thing which might interest you is they have a design team call. They are bring sponsored by Oozak great work by their design team. Bye Bye for know crafty hugs Julie Ann x

Digi Stamps 4 Joy new release Sunday

Hello I am back again..only running 12 hours late..Normally I get my posts done in draft and then get up early to publish them. I am a confirmed computer numpty.I will have to learn how to schedule, Yesterday was beautiful on the south coast and i have played nurse all week so decided to pop out with my grandson Mr Charlie. We went to the historic dockyard in Portsmouth to visit the new Mary rose museum. It was amazing, Charlie is only 6 but he enjoyed it as much as me. That is why i am late with today's postings, so please forgive me.
Today is new release Sunday at Digi Stamps 4 Joy. Wow we have some beauty's this week. Margy has drawn a beautiful daffodil which i have used to make the card i would like to share with you.

Materials used
A5 sized stepper card I cut on my silhouette cameo
Daffodil digi stamp by DS4J
Decorative paper are by Papermania
Solid card stock by American Crafts
The daffodil i cut on my silhouette cameo, the leaves are cut from a Tattered lace die
Promarkers grey green, soft green, tea green, tulip yellow, canary yellow, sunflower, gold.
ribbon from my stash

Challenges entered
Digi Galore The theme is any thing does, but you must use a digi stamp. Their sponsor is Encino stamps .The design team have made some fabulous cards pop over and share the love
My Sheri crafts challenge #129. The theme is celebrate spring. After all the bad weather in the UK this winter we all want want to celebrate spring.Beautiful inspiration from the design team.
The crafter's Cafe Challenge #54. The theme is flowers well we all love flowers, they are sponsored by Lace sunshine and meljen's designs. pop over please and see what there design team has made.
Please pop over to the DS4J blog to see what the design team have made with this weeks releases.There is 4 in total. Crafty hugs to all Julie Ann

Design Team Card For Glitter N Sparkle Challenge #76

Sunday once more means it is time for a new challenge at Glitter n Sparkle . The theme this week is use some green or do a card to celebrate St Patrick day. We are being sponsored by Sassy Studios who are offering 4 images from store.Fitztown who are offering 3 images from store,A Day for Daisies who are offering  a $12 Gift Certificate Eureka  Stamps are offering 5 images from store   Being a member of the Glitter n Sparkle design team means i am a very lucky girl as i am given an image from one of the sponsor to play with. This week i was given the Leprechaun digi stamp by Eureka Stamps
8" white square card blank from craft work cards
decorative papers are by die cuts with a view 
Solid card stock is from American Crafts
The Leprechaun image is a digital stamp by Eureka Stamps
Promarker colors are putty, almond,sun kissed pink, sandstone, lime, marsh green, pear green,olive green
I cut the clover from with my Silhouette Cameo which i then embossed
Embossillisious embossing folders dots and argyle
flower and leaves dies are by Tattered Lace
card candy from my stash.
Challenges entered
Eureka weekly stamp challenge #80. I thought it would be nice to share the love back for letting me use on of there digital images. This weeks challenge is a color greens pinks and neutrals
Craftitude challenge #60 there theme is any thing goes with a twist of green for St Patrick great inspiration by the design team  
Crafty sentiments challenge blog. The theme is to use some green. they are offering a $10 prize to spend in their shop.pop over and share the love  
Delisious Doodles challenge #79. The theme is manly green for St Patrick great inspiration from the design team, please pop over and join them.

Please pop over to Glitter n sparkle challenge blog and see the wonderful card my team mates have made, leave them a message so the know you popped by.I have been a bad blogger this week. All around me are under the weather and having to play nurse. I have lots of cards to share pop back later and see them please. Bye for now crafty hugs Julie Ann x

Friday, 7 March 2014

Freebie Friday from Digi Stamps 4 Joy

Good morning, today is the first Friday of March which means  Freebie Friday at DS4J. What a lovely image it is too.
Margy the owner of Digi Stamps 4 Joy is offering you a free digital stamp today of this beautiful scene called  Lake Malawi. The digi stamp will be available free from the 7th until the 9th of March. Why not pop over to the DS4J challenge blog and see what beautiful cards my team mates have made using this image and merging it with others.

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!
Materials used
A5 kraft card blank
Image is Lake Malawi by Digi Stamps 4 Joy
i warer colored the back ground
the boat was colored with Spectrum Noir T1,T2,T3,T4,T7,T8.
The sentiment is a clear stamp that came with a magazine years ago/
Green solid card stock from my stash.
Challenges entered.
Diva by design. The theme is make it masculine that's one for the boys.I now i am crazy but love making cards for the men in my life. They are sponsored by Crafty Charlie.
The male room challenge #5. This is a fab challenge as it is for male themed cards and projects only. They have a color theme blue green brown.great inspiration from their design team.
Cards 4 guys challenge #5. The theme is nature. This is another masculine card challenge only.Fab cards by their design team, they have a DT call too.
I hope you enjoyed your stay and will come back soon, crafty hugs Julie Ann.

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

My DT Card For Digi Stamps 4 Joy Challenge #87

Good morning, not wanting to say to much but it has stopped raining on the south coast and there is a nice blue sky. Today see's the launch of a new challenge at Digi Stamps 4 Joy . Challenge #87 theme is add a birthday sentiment and is being hosted by team mate Ursala.
Materials used.
Image is called Bettie Bow by DS4J
The sentiment is Birthdays are sparkle by DS4J
Solid card stock is co-ordinations the distress collection by Tim Holtz
Decorative papers are by American Crafts
Card candy by Craftwork cards
Promarker colors tea green,grey green,duck egg,caramel,tan,almond,putty,dusky pink,sun kissed pink,pale pink,cocktail pink.

Challenges entered into.
Sunday sketch and stamp #196. In an effort to save my regular visitors i will not bore you on how much i love a sketch. I have posted the sketch in case i have persuaded you to join in. Please go and share the love and see what the design team have made
Patties creations challenge blog #86. The theme is to use spots or dots and a stamped image either hand stamps or Digital. There are some beautiful inspiration by their design team.
Crafty girls challenge #12. The theme is any thing goes.They are sponsored by milk coffee and sassy Studio Designs. Please go and share the love.
Sister act card challenge #46. The theme this time is any thing goes but it must be a card. They have a very generous sponsor Stamp and Create. Great challenge please take a peek i am sure you will be tempted to join in.
This is the sketch i followed it is by Julie and from Sunday Sketch and Challenge. Fingers crossed another baby will be safely delivered today.If you remember me saying on Sunday lots of babies are due. Well my daughters best-friend is i early stages. Funny thing is Emily was going round to pamper her today, Emily is just about to qualify as a beautician. Please join our challenge at DS4J, as always Margy the store owner is offering a generous prize for the DS4J store.Crafty hugs until next time Julie Ann

Monday, 3 March 2014

Baby, Baby Baby The First Of Many

Today i would like to share a baby card i have made for one of my sons, whose friend from work has just had a baby boy. There must be some thing in the water on the south coast as there is about to be several new arrivals over the next few weeks. Emily's friend from work had a little girl 2 weeks ago and her best friend Sophie is due the coming week. Then Charlies mum and her partner are expecting a little girl at the end of the month.
Materials used
Image is by Digi Stamps 4 Joy called mmm I don't think so. 
Sentiment and verse stamps by Creative Expressions
Teddy die is Boo Bear by go-kreate
Solid card stock is American crafts
Embossing folders are by Die'sire for Crafters companion Embossalicious.
Chalks to shade the teddy and chest of draws
Promarkers vanilla, saffron,sun kissed pink, surf blue,aqua,cool aqua, tea green, sandstone
I cut the Chest of draws using my Silhouette Cameo 
bow die is by Tattered Lace
Buttons from my stash

Challenges entered.
Chocolate Coffee and Cards #59. The theme is use a teddy bear. well come on girls we all love a teddy.
 There are some stunning samples by the DT of teddy s of all shapes and sizes. We have a teddy on our bed, she keeps guard. Her job is to keep the cats off.
Alphabet Challenge. The letter is B for buttons and bows. The  design team have made some lovely cards , pop over and share the love.
Crafts 4 Eternity recipe Challenge #165. The theme is texture. Great work by the design team and they are sponsored by Di's Digi Designs..
Addicted to CAS Challenge #33.The theme is baby. They are sponsored by stamp-art Designs who are offering 5 free Digi Stamps to the winner. Please pop over and see the wonderful work by the design team.
I hope i have inspired you to join into one of these challenges or just to pop over and enjoy the inspiration. Crafty hugs Julie Ann x

New Release Sunday At Digi Stamps 4 Joy

Well it is Sunday once more, were does the time go. At Digi Stamps 4 Joy it is new release Sunday.Margy the shop owner has designed 4 new digital stamps. She never fails to impress with such elegant classy and craft-able designs. I was so lucky given the chance to make a card with the vintage Austin design. There is a great story behind this. Margy's dad restored this card from a decapitated falling to bits piece of junk to a beautiful car.
Materials used
Digital stamp Dads Austin by Digi Stamps 4 Joy
7" x 10" Black card blank
Black, Gold mirri and Gold satin solid card stock
Printable acetate
Gold and black embossing powder
Gold gilding flakes
A4 sheet os double sided sticky
Sentiment by Nicki at Stamping all day.
I printed the car image on printable acetate. Once it was out of the printer i used Melt Dust by MCS and heat embossed. The ink would not have dried if i had not embossed or hear set.I then put a sheet of double sided sticky on the reverse. I then applied gilding flakes. This was my first attempted at gilding and i am quite pleased. Can not say the same of my cats as they are very sparkly,

Dad's Austin (Margy) (Boys 'n Toys)

St Patrick's Day (Margy)  (Holidays)

Little graduate (Margy)  (Babies & Toddlers)
Cute reflection (Margy) (Babies & Toddlers)

Challenges entered
Delicious Doodles the theme is one for the boys. They are offering a prize of 5 Digital stamps from their store They have beautiful inspiration by their Design Team.
Simply Create too.They are on challenge #56. The theme is use your stash. I got the gilding flakes free with a craft magazine months ago. I was looking for the right image to use it on.
Suzy Bee's Blooming Challenge #18. The theme is make it masculine. They are being sponsored by sparkle n sprinkle. They have a very talented design team go and take a peek.
This card has not photographed well. We have had nothing but rain for day, so not much natural light. Crafty hugs Julie Ann.

Sunday, 2 March 2014

My DT Card Glitter N Sparkle Challenge #74

Its A wet and windy day on the south coat. I can here you shout WHATS NEW!. To bright up my day i have been playing in my craft room. I have found it difficult to take good photographs of my crafty bits i have made, due to the lack of natural day light. I am going to try making a light box i will let you know how it goes. Any tips you have to share will be gratefully received
Today is the start of a new challenge#74 at Glitter N Sparkle, the theme is add a sentiment..I was given the image of  Kitty Paw Vulture by the digital stamp company The stamping Chef.  We have some great sponsor who are offering superb prize, our sponsors are Digi Darla's,Flourish with a bling,Patties Creations and the stamping chef.

 Materials Used
A5 black tent card blank
Image by stamping chef
A4 black solid card stock
Decorative paper is by DCWV from the rock star collection
sentiment by craft work cards
ribbon and lace from my stash
Promarkers satin,ivory,vanilla,saffron,sun kissed pink,ginger,pumpkin,spice,burnt orange,mango and antique pink.

 Challenges entered into
Digitally sweet challenge #77 The theme is any thing goes but you must use a digital image. They are sponsored by broken box stock, a digi stamp company.
Sketch Saturday challenge #299. They have a very cute sketch and as you may now i love a sketch. They are sponsored by a random fan digis. Great cards inspiration too.
The craft place challenge They have the theme of any thing goes and are sponsored by  Ditzie Digi Designs 
The design team have made some beautiful cards pop over and take a peek.
Below is the sketch i followed. hope you all have had a lovely weekend Crafty hugs to all, Julie Ann