Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Ally Pally and a bit of a play

Ally Pally was lovely and busy at the weekend and it was really good to see so many familiar faces and lots of new customers too.

Had a bit of a shop on Sunday.  Sue and I have a bit of a weak spot - we always try to go and see Linda at LB Crafts.  She is an absolute inspiration and we always come away with a bulging bag of new goodies.














So this is what I bought - the cream flowers where a gift from Sue - thank you!  You can colour them beautifully, see the turquoise one top right we did that with my new turquoise glimmer mist on the stand after buying the bits and pieces.

So today I thought I would have a bit of a play.  I coloured a tag with the pot things above (they are like inkpads, you use a piece of cut and dry and apply colour to paper) and then stamped with my Hero Friends stamp and a gorgeous new swirly stamp from Barbara at Clarity Stamps.  I used the smaller one on this card.















I coloured the flower with Glimmer Mists and added a gorgeous silver flower centre and brad, from The Hobby House.  Tied ribbon around pins and added a flower charm, again from The Hobby House.














This is the finished result.
Im really pleased with the results, especially as Im not good at this style of card.  What do you think?

28 comments:

CHARITY CRAFTER said...

This is stunning!!!!!!! Leigh x

Katty Bell said...

This is absoloutely gorgeous Julie!
You should play more often if this is the result..beautiful :)

SaggiSoo said...

Julie, it looks absolutely gorgeous. Love the colours. Looks really classy and elegant! Can I ask where you got the tag from?

Sue x

Julie said...

Sue
the tag is an old one from Craftwork Cards, its a gorgeous shape isnt it. I love the colour combo - the brown card, again from Craftwork Cards.
Julie
x

sue said...

Love this one so different to your usual
Sue

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Julie

You did have a spend up - but I think that is part and parcel of enjoying our wonderful hobby (well work in your case!!!) This is just beautiful - I don't do this style at all but your creation is just gorgeous and as always inspiring.

Tina
X

kath said...

stunning card julie...wee.hee...julie has gone grungy...and you will love that sticky back canvas...hugs kath xxx

mustavcoffee said...

I love this card Julie. The composition and colours work really well, brilliant work.
Who says you're no good at this type of card? Well they're wrong XX

Demi said...

Hi Julie it was nice to see U on Saturday, Wasn't it busy!! I love the card, wish I had seen them there they look great fun. Demi x

Kathleen said...

I think you have done a fantastic job here Julie the card look really lovelee. It also look as if you did more than a "bit" of shopping
Love Kath

Julie said...

Kath (Stewart) its all your fault that I bought the sticky canvass you have been saying how wonderful it is - so I thought I better get some! Yet to play with that but Im looking forward to using it.
Julie
x

Julie said...

Mustavcoffee - Its me that says I cant do this style, but I have to say Im quite pleased with this.
Julie
x

Julie said...

Demi
It was great to see you on Saturday but it was so busy I didnt really get a chance to speak to you, sorry. Hope you had a great day.
Take care
Julie
x

Julie said...

Kathleen - The comment has worked, Im pleased with it and think it looks loveleee too!
Yes both Sue and I had a bit of a spend we are bad for each other!
speak soon
Julie
x

Tinkertaylor said...

Beautiful card looks like you had a good shop can't wait to see what else you create

Gibmiss said...

Hi Julie

Love it julie...it was great to see you again...and all your gorgeous products...take care loads of love
Sylvie xxxx

Julie said...

Sylvi it was so lovely to see you and to get to have a chat with you too.
speak soon
Julie
x

Kim x said...

Wow Julie you got to play with your new toys straight away instead of adding them to your box, I am very impressed. Wish i could say the same for my new things, still never mind.
Thanks for the lift and putting up with me for the weekend.
Love Kimx

Lynda said...

Fabulous card Julie! It's good to spend!

Love Lynda xxx

Julie said...

Kim
I know Im impressed that I played on Monday too! It was lovely to see you and to get to catch up and I didnt have to put up with you at all! See you in September?!
take care
Julie
x

Julie said...

Lynda
You are so right - its good to spend!
Julie
x

Paula Pascual said...

It is gorgeous as always! No matter what you do.

Kate M said...

This is so not you, but oh so beautiful - encore!!
Kate

Sarah K said...

Beautiful cardsI love them and the colours xx

Sarah K said...

Beautiful cards and I love the colours xx

cathinka said...

Julie, this is gorgeous! A departure from your usual style, you say, but so lovely!
Keep on with the good work- really appreciate the effort and discipline with the posting,
Cathy
x

Helen said...

This is just great - you should do more of this! Glad you got to shop as well as demo on Saturday!

Yours Artfully said...

Aw, thanks for your really kind comments Julie. It's always a pleasure to show you what's new as you get as excited as I do!!! I do hope you enjoy using your new stash as much as I have. Your samples are just gorgeous.
Lin x