Saturday, April 24, 2010

Happy Saturday ... What Have YOU Been Up To?

It's a bit of a dreary Saturday here in Northern Illinois.
A little papercraft shopping always brightens my day,
so that's how I spent a bit of today.

I love working with these colors and thought I would
make a card for a few challenges.

I used the fabulous 'sequin background' from
I love, LOVE this background!
I used a sweet little Studio G set for the flowers
and the sentiment is from Wordsworth.

Here are the challenges:



Sew Many Challenges #12
(anything goes)


Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge #27
(anything goes)

Pile it On #15
(think spring)

Before I go, here's something I would LOVE
to know.....

Please leave a's always fun to see
what YOU are working on  : )


~Jeri~ said...

What a stunning card!! Love the stitching and detail you put into it!!! Very nice!

Thanks for joining us this week at Sew Many Challenges!!

kristen said...

Love the card Julie! Great layout and choice of imagery!

* I am creating new stamps and artwork for my final portfolio review this weekend :)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful!! Thanks for sharing your art with us at SSCC.

Julie said...

Great card, Julie---sorry you've had such a dreary day--it's been beautiful here! Hope tomorrow is sunny, bright and peaceful for you!

Debbie said...

Beautiful card Julie. Your stitching is fantastic. I'm just getting comfortable with the straight stitch. Thanks for stopping by and bringing my followers over 100. Going to check out Play Date Cafe.

paulssandy said...

Oh, I really like this. The stitching it the perfect touch without taking away from the rest of the card.

Thank you so much for sharing it with us at this weeks Sew Many Cards challenge. said...

AWESOME card!! LOVE it!! Thanks for sharing with us at SMC!

Queen La Rubba ~ Rachael Doxsee said...

Super lovely card! I lov eth patch work effect and the stitching! I am a Turquoise girl and the way the hue stands off of the card is just FAB! Love it! Thank you for joining us for this weeks "Sew Many Cards Challenge“! I look forward to seeing more of your SUPER FABULOUS crafty works in the future!
Rach ~ Queen La Rubba

Lovely Linda said...

Hi Julie - this is just gorgeous - I love those colours too, you have used them beautifully! Your sentiment is perfect - what a great take on this weeks SSIC! Thanks so much for joining is at Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge this week, we would love to see you next week! {{{hugs}}}

Helen said...

That is so gorgeous! I've been doing girlie girl stuff for the Stampotique challenge and in contrast I shall soon upload a grungey-man type tag!! Stop by later!

Paul B said...

Brilliant card, love the assymmetrical design and your incorporation of stitching :). Weather has been much nicer here in the UK (which is a bloomin miracle) so haven't been creating too much but I know what you mean about hitting the craft stores on a dreary day. In the UK that's fatal for the wallet haha. Enjoy the rest of your weekend. Pxx

carol said...

ooh brillant card, gorgeous, thanks for joining in with Sew Many cards, x carol

Ruby said...

LOVE this card Julie, those flowers are so pretty with the little pearls on and I love the turquoise background behind them too. FAB!

My friend and I went to a craft shop yesterday and I bought a 'mad hatter cake' die cutter, it's SO funky! I've done a quick dummy run with it, and had so much fun, but it's not perfect so need to do it again properly now! As usual it's in bright colours!! ;o)

Margie said...

Cute Card!! You did an awesome job!
Thank you for playing with us at SMC Challenges!

Suzanne C said...

Love this! So very pretty! The colors are gorgeous and the design is wonderful!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Such a pretty card Julie! All the pearls looks give the card such an elegant look. Great job with all these challenges :)

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Hey Julie, thanks for you comment at CCCB, I should be the one saying thank you to PDCC, it's all fun for me! Thanks!

coldwaters2 said...

Oh my what a beauty this is thank you for sharing it with us at SMC this week.
Lorraine x

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

Love that stamping and stitching! The pearls are a nice touch--you are so creative! LOVE IT! Love visiting your site:)

Beedeebabee said...

Another beautiful card! You put so much work into all your things Julie...and it shows! xoxo Paulette xoxo

Kristin said...

WOW! That is some serious detail! Great photos capturing it all too. So glad you decided to join the Divas for the sketch challenge last week!

SuzanneK said...

Beautiful card, love the layout and image. Thanks for playing along at SMC

Jennie said...

What a gorgeous card.. such a geeat

Anonymous said...

CONGRATS!!! You are part of our TOP 3 Scoops for this challenge!

-- dalis
PIO Owner

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful Julie! Great layout, wonderful addition using the Pearl embellishments. Congrats on being a Top 3 Scoops at Pile It On!