Thursday, 25 June 2009


Good evening
We're having a really loud thunderstorm here in Wales and it's teaming down with rain needless to say every time there is lightning I'm sat here with my hands over my ears sio I don't hear the thunder!
I made this card earlier using one of Lily Boos fabulous images from The Under The Sea collection. Now I'm no colourer so I have to try and detract your eyes from my colouring! I printed out this cute octopus on White card and then twice on pink card. I coloured the white layer with chalks and some stickles and cut the octopus twice from the pink leaving only 4 arms/tentacles on the top layer and pop dotted them. I pierced her ears lol and gave her a nice set of hoop earrings (jump rings) and a siver bead necklace and a nice pink lacy hat. When I first saw this image I thought with all those arms she was born to shop and as you can see Octavia is all dressed up and off shopping with a bag on every arm! (for the bags I cut down some confetti handbags from my stash to make them smaller. I wanted to put born to shop as a sentiment but my printer is playing up so I found this Love To Shop brad in my stash. Background papers are from Pink Petticoat printed on pink card and an adhesive lacy border.
Pop over to Lily Boos as there are some gorgeous images being adde d all the time and you just print and let your imagination do the rest!!
Thanks for looking and see you soon!


"Um Buggin" said...

Woo~Hoo!! Julie I'm first to post. Girlfriend this is just too stinkin' cute!!! What are you talking about you're no colorer?? You did a fabulous job on the entire card. I just love it. BTW, you are having rain and we are having triple digits here. A little cooler today thank goodness.
Keep up the awesome work my friend!

Hugz, xx


clare said...

gorgeous julie...well its what you've done all the detail..well done hun xx TFS

and OMG..i can hear the thunder in the distance..its gone all dark here early..we had a drope of rain earlier...but im a little strange..cause i can't wait for it to watching and listening to it..but got to be indoors
hope your well?? and your creations are all fab hun hugs clare xxx

Barb said...

Oh, this is so cute! Love all those purses!

Sandy from Ukiah said...

I have to agree with Lillie, this is just to stinkin' cute.. love all the details. You have done a fabulous job.

Kris L said...

WOW Julie - soooo cute! You will be inspiring me to make another purchase at the boutique (so many cute choices for such a reasonable price). AND I like your coloring...hugs...Kris

DonnaMundinger said...

Ohhh Julie this is too much! WAY too cute for WORDS! You know I'm a shopaholic and wouldn't I LOVE 8 arms to carry my goodies! You've dolled her up so fabulously. Unbelievably adorable and sooo creative! Hugs, D (Ohhh I hate thunder too. Fortunately we almost NEVER get any here.)

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Julie,l love the papers and colour.

Hugs Riet.x

Myrt said...

...oh my word, Julie, how cute is this!!! I love the pierced ears! When she has to pay up front, I wonder if she will know which purse to get the money from (lol). Fabulous Julie!

PapierGirl said...

Wow Julie - the detail is amazing in this card! On somedays....don't you wish you had this many arms? Boy the creating I could do!! Have a great week! Cathy xx :)

Anonymous said...

OMG, if that isn't the cutest thing ever! Looks like she's going on a whirlwind shopping spree! Love her earrings!

Tip Top said...

Hehehehe! This is such a fun card!!!


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