Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Digistamps 4 Joy Challenge #97 Black & White

Today I would like to share my design team card for Digi Stamps 4 Joy challenge #97, which has the theme Black & White. The hostess for challenge #97 is the very talented Desire Fourie, you can find her beautiful creations on her blog Doing Life. The challenge will run from 23rd July until 5th August.I look forward to seeing your beautiful work.

                        Materials List.
6" White square card blank
The image is called Cheers by DS4J
Solid card stock is American Crafts
Patterned paper Craft Style

Sentiment by Stamping All Day
Dies Tattered lace for the leaf, the rolled rose by Sizzix
Promarkers ivory, blush, oatmeal, light fawn,caramel, coco. Warm grey 1, 2, 3.
Gems from my stash i think they were by papermania Deco range.

     Challenges Entered into.
Creatalicious Challenge #65 has the theme Monochrome. they have been sponsored by Marianne Designs.
Word Art Wednesday. Challenge #142 has an any thing goes theme, but you need to use some word art or uplifting sentiment.
Creative Fingers Challenge Blog. The theme for challenge #43 has an any thing goes theme.
Hobby Cutz Challenge Blog have the theme any thing goes for challenge #57, some lovely Dt inspiration too.
Crafty Sentiment Designs Challenge. The theme this time to to hand color a image. Come on girls and boys we all like to spend hours coloring images, pop over and share.
Fan-Tastic Tuesday Challenge. Challenge #45 has an any thing goes theme. I wont bore my regular visitors but just to say i love this challenge they encourage all types of  craft pop over and take a peek.
Thank you for popping by today. I look forward to seeing your lovely cards this week, please pop over to the Digi Stamps 4 Joy Challenge blog and see the beautiful work my team mates have made, crafty hugs Julie Ann x

Monday, 21 July 2014

Top 3 At Creative Card Crew.

Good morning, it is so hot here on the south coast, I feel like finding a shop with air conditioning and parking up for the day ! I have some lovely news to share today. my DIY card is in the top 3 at Creative Card Crew. Challenge #65 The theme was to make a masculine card, one for the men. What makes this even more special , is this card was my first GDT card for Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge Blog.
Crafty hugs Julie Ann x

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Digi Stamps 4 Joy Challenge #96 For The Boys

Today I would like to share my design team card for the current challenge at Digi Stamps 4 Joy.  Our Challenge is Hosted by my friend Riette and she has chosen the theme for challenge #96 one for the boys.
This card is for my daughters friends, they have all been friends since starting school and they even played football together when girls were allowed to play in the boys school league.They are identical and to tell they apart they used to wear different colored trim to their shirts.

Materials List.
7" x 10" white card blank
The Image is called Football Phil by DS4J,
Decorative papers are by Paper-mania from there Portobello Road collection
Solid card stock American Crafts
Dies i used, quickutz football, quickutz award ribbon
Spellbinders rectangles.
I cut the bunting on my Silhouette Cameo.
Buttons from my stash,

Challenges Entered Into.
Crafting At The Weekend. Challenge #3 has the theme any thing goes. Please pop over and support this challenge as its only their 3rd.
Digi Galore Challenge Blog. The theme this time is any thing goes, they are also having a DT call if you have ever wanted to be on a team pop over and  take a peek.
Crafting When We Can Challenge Blog. The theme for Challenge #73 is friendship. Emily has been friends with the boys for 14 years, they played in the same football team until they were 12, when the FA says mixed team are not allowed, i thought at one stage the whole of the team would chain them selves to the railing of Downing street.
Crafting From The Heart. Challenge #27 has the theme any thing goes, great sponsors and some fab Dt inspiration.
Please pop over and she the beautiful cards my team mates have made to inspire you to join our challenge at Digi Stamps 4 Joy.. If you like the digistamp i used you can buy it at the DS4J store along with lots more stunning images. I look forward to seeing what you have made, crafty hugs Julie Ann.

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Cre8ivecindy Manley Monday spot light

I would like to share some wonderful news. I am one of the featured cards on Cre8ivecindy this week. On Monday Cindy has a post she calls Manly Monday. I am so proud to have been one of her spot light cards. Please pop over and see the other cards who were also chosen.
Crafty Hugs Julie Ann x

Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge #27 At The Beach

Hello, we are having sucht beautiful weather on the south coast gave me lots of inspiration for my second GDT card for Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge Blog. I did tell you how excited and honored to be guesting for them in July The theme for challenge #27 is at the beach. My Grandson Charlie loves to walk a long the sea front and watch the hovercraft and the Isle of Wright ferry.The card i have made today reminds me of him.

Materials List.
8" square Kraft card blank.
The image is called Nolan & The Bullfrog by Fred, She said
Decorative paper is Portabello Road by Papermania.
Solid card stock is American Crafts
Sentiment and icon ruber stamps free with a craft magazine some years ago.
Promarkers / flexmarker satin, ivory, blush, oatmeal, fawn, antique white, sandstone, caramel, grey blue 1.tea green, duck egg.
Graph'it markers 4115, 9100, 9102, 9103,3125, 3170
Buttons from my stash

Challenges Entered Into.
Bearly Mine Challenge blog. Julys challenge has the theme lets do digital. I think most crafters have a digital stamp these days, loads easier to store, and you can print any size, win win.
Creative Card Crew Challenge #66 that the theme Beach or beside the sea, or on the sea. I was very lucky to be chisen in their top 3 last week with my DIY card, pop over and take a peek and share the love.
Crafting Musketeers Challenge blog have the theme summer time. The sunny days we are having put us all in a good mood and we make nice happy summer themed cards.
Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper Challenge. The theme for July is to use your patterned paper and the image theme is anything goes.
Creative Fingers Challenge Blog the theme for challenge #43 has the theme of summer,
Fairytale Challenge Blog. The theme for challenge #95 the theme is to make a card, with a child, with a child on your card or a card for a child, if i have confused you pop over and take a peek.
Sister Act Challenge Blog. The theme for challenge #65 has an anything goes. As the weather is so good its nice to make a fun summery card.
Graph'it Marker Color Crazy Blog. Challenge #27 has the theme of anything goes. I am still adding to my Graphit markers. I love the depth of the pigment in the pens. I especially like the grey tone. Some beautiful inspiration pop over and take a look at some very remarkable color techniques..
Natalie and Amy Craft Challenge Blog. Challenge #22 has the theme of summer time. They are offering a £15 gift voucher for the winner.
Scribbles Designs Challenge Blog. Challenge #19 has the the theme of Sea, Sand and Surf. I think they mean any thng to be with a day at the beach, water etc.

Please come and support out challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge at the beach. I look forward to visiting your blogs and seeing your beautiful cards and creations.
I thought i would show you a picture of my Mr Charlie and his Grandy. In the background you can see one of the ferry's coming out of Portsmouth dock on its way to France.
Crafty Hugs Julie Ann x


Friday, 11 July 2014

Card Creations Plus Fuzzy Buddies Christmas

I would like to share one of the samples I made for the release of Card Creation Plus new Christmas CD's. Fuzzy Buddies that was launched on Create & Craft TV. This CD is full of the features you have come to expect but with the added feature of a image composer, were you can change the colors and design your own toppers with the individual images and accessories.This card would make a card with a small gift for work colleagues or as a teachers present. I have put the measurements at the bottom of this post, no laughing as i am technically computer challenged !
Materials I used to make this Candle Card.
Image, back ground papers, insert from the Fuzzy Buddies Christmas CD By Card Creation Plus.
CCP+ Super Duper 250gsm white card.
Matt Decoupage Print it paper, by CCP+
Glitter film
Ribbon from my stash.
Tea Lights from IKEA

Challenges I have entered my card into.
Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge. The theme for the current challenge is   Christmas Critter. My lovey snowman and his robin friend fit in nicely.
Add A Little Dazzle. Dazzling Diva challenge #33 is Christmas in July.There is a photo inspiration and some lovely DT inspiration.
Nut Crafters Blog. Challenge #72. theme is Christmas in July. Pop over and take a peek.
Hobby Book Challenge Blog. The theme for this challenge is Christmas in July.
Hambo Hoedown Challenge Blog. The theme is 'Tis The season Christmas in July.

This is the measurements of the card to make a basic Candle Card. 
Thank you for stopping by and i hope you enjoyed your stay today, if you would like to join the Card Creation Plus Design Team Inspiration Facebook Group,  we would love to see you there.
Crafty hugs Julie Ann x



Thursday, 10 July 2014

Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge #26 DIY ......

Hello, how are we today ? I am so excited to tell you i have been asked to join Cardz 4 Guyz as a guest designer for July ( doing a happy dance) My regular visitors now that i am quite strange, and I love to make cards for the men in my life, so this is a dream Gig. Challenge #26 has the theme of  DIY. This card is a homage to my Bob, who is my best friend, a loving dad and hard worker. BUT when it comes to painting and decorating he is a walking disaster. Do you remember when you could buy a tray of sold emulsion for painting ceilings back in the 80's. Bob slipped off the ladder and dumped the whole lot on the new sofa which he had not covered, while i was at work !

Material I used to make my card.
8" White card blank
Solid card stock American Crafts
Polka dot paper American Crafts
Stamp set and sentiments are quite old, i think they were by Papermania, i bought years ago at The Paper Mill Shop
Dies, quickutz paint can and tool box
Spellbinder circle, and do-crafts urban circle.
Grapg'it markers 4115, 4155, 3125, 9100, 9102, 9103, 4170, 3170
Dotty ribbon and card candy from my stash.

Challenges I have entered into.
Graph'it Color Challenge. The theme for challenge #26 is any thing goes but you must use an Alcohol marker, they would like you to used Graph'it but you are welcome to use other brands.
Crafting By Design Challenge Blog. The theme this time is to use a die cut on your project.Were would we be if we did not have a die cutting machine, i know you can buy die cit shapes but not the same. My first machine was a Bigshot and i still love it 6 years on.
The paper shelter Challenge Blog. The theme for challenge #166 is to make a birthday card with a sentiment.
Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge Blog. The theme this time is Anythings Goes, Pop and take a peek.
Creative Card Crew. Challenge #65 has the theme of  masculine,make a card or a project for a man or boy.
Fran-Tastic Tuesday. Challenge #43 is an anything goes theme. I like this challenge as they welcome all types of crafting, stamping, Digital, topper sheets and they welcome CD-Rom too.
Please come over and support us at Cardz 4 Guyz the design team have made some beautiful cards to inspire you, and i am sure you will be and then share the card you make. Crafty hugs Julie Ann x