Sunday, 22 August 2010

Playing catch up and tidy up

Hi all wow it seems ages since I did a post, but hubby is off on holiday and thogh we aren't away we have had loads going on, what with birthdays and goining out for the odd day and projects for the future in the offing,can't say much about that though, but it's definitely nothing to do with craft.Sorry I don't seem to have been around much though.

Friday (my birthday) we went out for a fab lunch quite relaxed and leisurely at the Mediterranean  near ecclesall road in sheffield, seems ages ago now. Had lots of fab cards from family and am hoping my birthday lasts a bit longer by recieving some cards from the girls in the craft rak club, but as yet haven't recieved any though I know a couple have said they are on their way, so now got to wait for the postie on monday.

Well I have been crafting but not all cards, and as I have been lax in the posting area not even sure if the challenges I made things for are even still up and running, but I'll show you all anyway.

The first is a card, this is a kanban big card decoupage but I decided that I wouldn't mount it onto a big backing but just keep it as is and just round the corners of the card so there's no white showing, if you know what I mean.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges, presuming they are still running of course.

Auds sentiments-anything goes
Pear tree designs- best wishes
cards for men-decoupage
Everybody art-in the garden

My next little project I decided my craft table could do with a little organising and prettying up. I still have some other things I need to pretty up so you may see some other non card projects over the next few weeks.

This is for my pens etc. I use to have all the stuff you will see in the filled pot in just the large poy before I decorated it. It's actually a cut down asda smart price baby wipes container and as you can guess I could never find what I wanted. In good old blue peter style with toilet roll tubes I came up with this.

I love bright colours so covered all the tubes in lime green paper befor sticking them together with good old pva glue. I then followed the layout sketch fromraise the bar to decorate the main pot, minus the sentiment as I couldn't decide what to put, pens, nicknacks or what as I also have paintbrushes , waterpens, screwdrivers , hammer and glue in there too.Apologies for leaving it off and
suggestions welcomed.

I love daisies as many will know and it is one of only 2 dies I have along with my alphabet dies that I have for my bigshot. I just thought they worked well adding intrest to the side tubes but not getting in the way, and tying in with the big pot layout.

I love this gorjuss girl imageand though the dress looks green it is actually coloured in turquoise promarker, but I think the bright green paper does something to make it look more green than blue.

I would like to enter my desk tidy thingy in to the following challenges.

Everybody art-in the garden
Playdate-colour challenge, turquoise,green and lime
Raise the bar-layout sketch
Charisma-use diecuts
Fab n funky-flower power
Prairie fairy friday-use punches(my small daisy is punched)
Simon says-make a gift (for my craft table and a gift to me)

My last project is also a gift to me to brighten my work area. I decided to cover my cheapo wipes container. I thought this fab lili of the valley image was perfect for the job. Again bright colours , turquoisy blue one of my favourite colours. I added some stickles to the bubbles and water though it doesn't show very well, but it is there honest injun. The letters are die cuts. I made the cover as a tube so I can slip it off if I replace the tub or want to refill it with some other wipes.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges;-

Papercutz-anything goes
moving along with the times-glitter not much but it is there really
Digi doodles-anything goes
Auds sentiments-anything goes
Charisma-use die cuts
Simon says-make a gift
ABC-b is for blue


Karen said...

Lovely, thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shops Best.

Lisa Jane said...

some fabulous makes here - they are all wonderful
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week
ps over at Sarah Hurley challenges our theme this week is anything but a card !

Hazel (Didos) said...

Ah thess are lovely thanks so much for joining in with us this week on MAWTT Love Hazelxo

KymKreates said...

Your project is outstanding! Thanks for joining us this week at Digi Doodle Shop's Best Anything Goes! Good luck and hope to see you again next time!

DT Coordinator

clare said...

lovely card and great pencil pot holder. good luck and thanks for joining us @ PTD. X

Cor* said...

I Just love your first creation, that card is priceless. Of course your other projects are FAB too. Happy Birthday by the way. Thanks for playing with the fairies this week at FFF for our punches theme. TUne in next week for our blog hop!

Pascale said...

Great Pen pot holder so creative must try something like this myself. Thanks for joining us at the Anything Goes challenge at Digi Doodle shops Best challenge this week. Hugs Pascale x

Sue said...

What fab recylcing projects using toilet rolls.
Thanks for playing along with the Fairies at FFF and please do join us nxt week for our exciting blog hop.
Sue x

Dragonlady said...

Hi Julye

Lovely card hun and love your organiser. Thank you so much for playing at Aud Sentiments.

Hugs Ali x

Tina46 Kreativblog said...

beautiful work !! I love the cute image. thanks for joining in our challenge.
hugs tina46

Ruby said...

Such a great way to cheer up a workspace! A lovely entry for our challenge, they look really cheerful and gorgeous flowers! Thanks for joining us this week at the PDCC!

Anonymous said...

Love your card.Your other projects are great too.Thaks for joining us at Pear Tree Designs.
Lisa x

Vee said...

Fabulous work. Thanks for playing with Charisma this week.
xx Vee

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Wow, a whole bunch of delightful projects. They are all so cute! So happy you could join in the fun with us this week at Fairy Fun Friday!

Audrey said...

What beautiful projects! I love your decoupaging! Thanks so much for joining us at Aud Sentiments

Nannieflash said...

Fabulous card, love the picture and your decoupaging. Thanks for joining us at Cards for Men, good luck with the Challenge. With hugs Shirleyxxxx

Lorraine A said...

Fabulous creations Julye :-) I am sure your desk looks fantastic now !!

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
Lols x x x

Julie said...

Love the idea of altering your wipes container. Think I may have to do that. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments

email: said...

These are wonderful! I like how functional they are! The garden-themed card at the top is gorgeous too!

Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!!!


Emma H said...

Very cool, i love your desk organizer. I'd make one, but then I'd have to find a desk to put it on! Thanks for playing along with Fab N funky

Suzanne C said...

Very fun! Love the cups and how you have decorated them to hold your pens and such. Fab! Thanks for joining us at the PDCC this week.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

WOW--this is one way to tidy up!! Great organizers;) I love that card--it is beautifully made! Love it--Thanks so much for playing along and joining in the fun at the PDCC:)

andrea said...

fab desk tidy brilliant idea thankyou for joining us at fab'n'funky

Cecelia said...

Hello there Julye;0) You have a lovely blog and thanks so much for stopping by my blog for the candy;0) Your projects are great and I absolutely love your card! Beautiful colors!

Hugs xx
Cecelia Blanco

Suzi said...

Fantastic altering project and a wonderful card. You have been a busy girl. Thank you for joining us at One Stop Craft this week with your lovely creation.
Suzi x

Stephanie Kraft said...

What fabulous project, Julye! Thanks for playing with the Play Date Cafe!

coldwaters2 said...

Wow Julye these are fabulous and useful as well they look gorgeous thank you for sharing these with us at OSCC this week.
Lorraine x

Helen Dooley said...

I really need to do this. These are wonderful. Thanks for playing on PCC.

Val said...

What a fab idea. I bet most of us could do with some tidy pots like that. Thanks for joining OSCC this week.

jo said...

Adorable! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at DDSB! :)