3 March 2012

Some Presents, Some Exciting News and a Card


I have had an amazing week!  Firstly it was my birthday (21 again!) and I got a new all singing and dancing paper trimmer from my husband (I picked, he paid, ha ha!).  The girls from work were amazing and I was given a little sewing machine so I can now do stitching on my cards. I have made the rather large assumption that I will be able to take it out of the box and be a pro right away... so it may be a while before you see any stitching on cards!

Yesterday I got the exciting news that I had been successful in the DT Call for Craft Your Days Away!  I'm so pleased - especially as there are so many talented crafters out there!  My first card for them will be on the 17th March - I can't wait to find out what the first challenge is!  Also my card got picked for their top 3!

So here's a card I made last night - it's for my Sister-when-my-brother-in-law-finally-puts-a-ring-on-her-finger-To-Be.  It's her birthday next week.

I used the sketch from Papertake Weekly, I think I'll add that to my file to use again as the card came together quite quickly!  The image is from The Stamping Boutique and the papers are MME.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Sassy Cheryl's - Spots and Dots
Everybody Art Challenge - Monochrome
Papertake Weekly - Sketch
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Paper Sundaes - Circles
Lexi's Creations - Monochrome
Ladybug Crafts - Pink and Girly
Catch the Bug - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking!

Julie! x

19 lovely people left a comment on my work!:

Doreen said...

Well done on your DT post,this card is just gorgeous.xxx

Donna Mosley said...

Hi Julie, Woohoohoo! way to go girl. Huge congrats on the DT hun, you're gonna have so much fun. Love the gorgeous card, a very sweet image and scrummy papers.

Donna x

Unknown said...

A gorgeous card Julie.

Congratulations and welcome to the CYDA DT, I'm looking forward to working with you hun.


Joanne xxx

Crafteezee said...

Congratulations Julie, they are lucky to have you. Enjoy the weekend practicing with that sewing machine. Oh and Happy Birthday.
Hugs Tracy x

Donna said...

Lovely card, and congrats on your DT position with CYDA. Looking forward to working with you!
Donna xx

Catherine said...

Cute card, have fun with the sewing machine!!! Thanks for joining us at LCI this fortnight...

Diane's Card Designs said...

Awww such a sweet image. Love the papers and heart pearls. Thanks for joining us at Ladybug Crafts Ink Challenge this fortnight.
Diane xx

Lin said...

Firstly, congrats on both your birthday and your DT position, and have fun with the sewing machine.

What a gorgeous card. I love the soft shades and it's perfect for our monochrome challenge at Lexi's Creations.

I am sure you will be an asset on your new team.

Lin xx

Sandra H said...

Many congratulations! lucky you your papers are stunning and nice that you picked them and hubby paid .......my kind of guy.....lol gorgeous card too

Sassy Cheryl said...

WHat a darling card. And happy belated b-day. Funny, I know you're going to put that new machine to good use on your cards. I love the stitching on cards. Something about it that is just wonderful.
Love your card.
Thanks for playing in the Spots & Dots challenge this week at Sassy Cheryl's. So glad you could join us!

Mary J said...

So so lvoely Julie! A brilliant way to do the sentiment!

Sarahshandmadecardsx said...

Hi Julie hope you had a great birthday. Looking forward to working with you at CYDA. SArahxx

Tina46 Kreativblog said...

beautiful Card !! I love it !! Thank you for joining EAC this week.

Stef H said...

what a fabulous card! HAPPY BIRTHDAY and i agree.... the only way to get presents is... PICK THEM OUT and have someone else pay for them. oh yeah! i'm sooooooooooo there!

thank you so much for stopping by my blog and your sweet comment.

hugs :)

Mandy said...

Gorgeous card Julie, the image is so sweet.
Congrats on your new DT position and a belated happy "21st" ish birthday lol.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp
hugs Mandy xx

Janice said...

Happy Birthday - a bit late, but I'm sure you don't mind! You have had a good week haven't you. Well done on your DT place. Finally, the reason I popped by - love the card, Jx

Donna said...

Gorgeous card Julie, so pretty in pink and the likkle pearl hearts are too cute :) Donna x

Cheryl said...

Absolutely adorable and congrats on your DT position.....have fun!!!

Kathy D. said...

Congrats! you are very talented!