Floral fantasy: Friday, Apr 13 2018 

It’s my  turn to share a card on the Marianne Design Inspiration blog today and I’ve chosen some of the gorgeous Marianne Designs dies to create this pretty  card:

card closed

I have die cut, embossed and inked each of the larger dies before removing the card stock from the metal die to give extra dimension

easel card

For a closer look:


All of your Marianne Designs products and dies can be found online at  Buddly Crafts

Another view:

closeup 2


Stamps: CS0996 Birthday Wishes
Paper: PK9143 English Roses, Matties Beautiful Lilies MB0171
Cardstock: SU Whisper White and Blushing Bride
Ink: SU Spun Brown Sugar, Distress Inks Tattered Rose
Accessories: Marianne Designs Dies: LR0508 Lace Border , LR0511 Petra’s Special Circle, LR0518 Anja’s Flower Wave, COL 14444 Rosettes and Labels,  JU0889 Tassel, JU0937 Diamond Gems, JU0853 Silk Flowers Pink, JU0874 metal Charm, Seam Binding

I will enter this card into the following Challenges:

Always Fun Challenge Anything Goes
Crafting From the Heart Anything Goes
PIP Anything Goes
Crazy Challenge Spring
Lemon Shortbread Anything Goes
Craft Rocket Flowers
Crafting With An Attitude Anything Goes
CODTC Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore Anything Goes
Love To Scrap April Showers Bring May Flowers


Happy Crafting Julie


So pleased to be Highly Commended at CODTC

Tilda With Flower Tiara… Wednesday, Apr 11 2018 

You still have some time to join us for our Challenge at Midweek Magnolia  this week is a nice and easy Anything Goes with a Magnolia Image and I’ve chosen Tilda With Flower Tiara and created this pretty card:

birthday new

My image is stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black onto Copic Express Card and coloured with Copic Sketch Markers. The Copics used are as follows: skin: E11, E00, E000, R20 hair: E57, E55, E53, E97, E50 clothes: W5, W3, W1, W00, R85, R83, R81, R0000, I added a little Kindy Glitz to her flowers for a sparkle effect

For a closer look:

closeup 2 new

And another:

closeup new

We are sponsored by the wonderful Magnolia Sweden who will offer an awesome prize to the lucky Challenge winner so pop on over to Midweek Magnolias and have a look at the fabulous creations from the rest of the DT and why not have a try at our Anything Goes with a Magnolia Image Challenge for a chance to win a terrific prize

One last look:

angle new

This will be our final challenge at Midweek Magnolias, we would like to Thank you all for your support of our challenge and wish you all the best

Stamps: Magnolia Tilda With Flower Tiara and Postmark
Paper: Parisian Dreams by Jenny Ellory
Cardstock: SU Whisper White
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Distress Inks Victorian Velvet
Accessories: Marianne Designs Dies LR0376 and CR1320, La La Land Lace Heart Doily, Nestabilities Classic and Scallop Ovals, Martha Stewart Leaf Punch, Lace, WOC Flowers, Pink Seam Binding, SU Frosted Finishes, Kindy Glitz

I will enter this card into the following Challenges:

Crafting From the Heart Anything Goes
Corrosive Challenges Anything Goes
PIP Anything Goes
Paradise of Magnolia Anything Goes
LHOSM Spring Flowers
Always Happy Birthday Birthday with option
Craft Dee Bowz Handmade Bow


Happy Crafting Julie


So pleased to be a DT Favourite at Crafting From the Heart

And a Top Pick at Always Happy Birthday

And a Top 3 Pick at Crafty Bowz

Graphic 45 Time to Celebrate album… Saturday, Apr 7 2018 

As I’ve shared previously, one my passions at present is creating Mini books. This one I made with a friend using this purchased tutorial by Catherine Chapdelaine as a template and the gorgeous Graphic 45 ‘Time to Celebrate’ collection:

time to celebrate front cover

Each of the pages has flaps and/or pockets to open and large photo mats inside

time to celebrate page 1

Some closures have magnets

time to celebrate page 1a

Others are small tags attached with a brad to allow them to twist:

time to celebrate page 2

And another:

time to celebrate page 3

And another:

time to celebrate page 4

There is a large slide out photo mat inside each page opening

time to celebrate open

The front cover has a dimensional image created by paper piecing and fussy cutting many flowers added using 3D tape

time to celebrate spine

The original album was created using the Guilded Lily collection but I have another album in the works with that collection so decided to use the tutorial and adapt it to the Time To Celebrate papers. this is easy enough to do if you work out a double page of papers at a time to keep the colour balance of your designs. I’ve also kept this album fairy basic in it’s decoration to allow loads of room for photographs

Paper: Graphic 45 Time to Celebrate collection
Cardstock: Bazzil Walnut Cream
Accessories: Spellbinders Scalloped Borders 2 Edge Die, seam Binding, Tag Punch, Brads, Flat Magnets

I will enter this card into the following Challenges:

Alphabet Challenge A for anything But a Card
Mini Album Makers Challenge Make a Mini Album
Crafting With Friends Anything Goes
Jo’s Scrap Shack Anything Goes
QKR Stampede Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks Flowers
Craft Rocket Flowers
Creates and Makes Anything Goes
TTCRD Anything Goes

Happy Crafting Julie


Fairie Dust album… Saturday, Apr 7 2018 

As you all know I love to create cards. And I am a bit of a paper hoarder. I have lots of papers in my stash, but it seems that the new Graphic 45 collections still call out to me. My most recent find is the Fairie Dust collection, I adore the pictures and colours, so very pretty.

Another passion of mine is creating Mini Albums, so when I found this album tutorial on Terry’s Scrapbooks blog I thought that I would give it a try.

fairy front cover

I love Graphic 45!! They have such wonderful paper collections, the quality of the paper is fabulous and the designs and colours so vibrant and beautiful. Each collection comes with it’s own gorgeous papers, ephemera cards, chipboard, pockets and tags and stickers which is so helpful when designing as everything is there at your fingertips.

page 1

The page on the right has a concertina pocket perfect for adding those extra photos:

page 2

The ribbon ties are very simple and make a pretty closure:

page 3

The final page has a thicker gusset so the included waterfall insert has plenty of room, I do think I will reduce this 1/8” next time though as it seems a little too thick for my needs:

back page

A side view of the pages:

album open

and the front cover which I’ve kept very simple:

front cover

The album was a lot of fun to create with a very simple tutorial to follow.

I will enter this album in the following challenges:

WWODTC Anything Goes
CODTC Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft Anything Goes
Creative Knockouts Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations Anything Goes


Happy Crafting Julie

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