Monday, 22 February 2010


Good morning all
Another school holiday over, too busy entertaining my son and taking him places and making sure all homework assignments done last week to do any crafting but Connor has gone back to school today so hope to get more done this week!
I did do my card for the Cuttlebugspot this week and Nilda asked us to do some double embossing not with 2 folders but with one folder and a nestability to get a blank space in our embossing. Hmmm I've not explained that very well but you will understand more when you see the card and also Nilda has a great video tutorial for this clever technique over on the Cuttlebugspot.
My card is pretty simple, I used my favourite folder of the moment, one of the 5x7 folders from the Oh My Crafts Christmas exclusives. I used a circle Spellbinders Nestability to create my 'blank space' in the middle of the card. The polka dot butterfly is from Indie Art Cricut cart and the gems are Prima Say it in Crystals. Finally the rub on is from my stash, another quick and easy card!
Please come and join in the challenge this week we have a new sponsor Simon Says Stamps and the prize this week is a whopping $50 certificate to spend at their fabulous online store!
Excuse the poor photography! Photographing at night is not a good idea! Roll on the light nights!
I am also entering this into the Just Buggin challenge which this week is Black And White!
Be back soon!


Kaye's Crafty Place said...

Julie this is beautiful, the butterfly looks great in the polka dot paper. Great technique with the double embossing, my have to try that out.

Kaye x

Kelly said...

Very pretty Julie. I love the black and white and the rhinestone trail is awesome! Have a great week!

Scrappymax said...

Oh Julie this is exquisite, I love seeing embossing on cards and your butterfly with a bit of bling just makes this one classy card.
Benn doesn't go back until tomorrow unfotunately and now with the snow again I am praying they are not delayed lol.
Max x

flowerdisco said...

Julie, love your card and I will have to check that technique. The design of the embossing is one of the prettiest I have seen. Did you say exclusive to OMC?

Liz said...

Julie love the card, knew it was one of yours without reading who. Fantastic, love your style.

Stacey said...

this is so gorgeous, I saw the video but I think I will leave it to the experts! great butterfly!!! Love the gems x x x

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Julie.

Hugs Riet.xx

"Um Buggin" said...

OMG!! Julie your card is just stunning my friend. I love the polkadot butterfly and thetrail of gems is exquisive! You captured this weeks challenge with a bang. Love it!

Hugz, xx


Anonymous said...

Julie, this is so striking! Love that b&w dotted b'fly... it's perfect in the embossed cirlce!

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Oh my, that is just breath taking... I love black and white.

Nita's World Handmade said...

Julie, This card is AWESOME!! I love the double embossing, but I can't seem to do it. I tried it as Nilda directed, but it doesn't work for me. Yours is wonderful.

PeggyLovesVintage said...

OMG Julie, it's gorgeous! Love the butterfly and the bling and the embossing gives it such an elegant presentation! Great job!

Jennifer Pellegrino said...

wow! how pretty. I love this. so crisp and clean and classy.

Lana said...

I just love this striking card Julie especially with the embossing and the Black & White polka dots...everything I love!
Lana x

Anonymous said...

That is such a great idea to have that blank center, I love it! The butterfly is so gorgeous too! Thanks for playing with us at Just Buggin!

Kandi *JB DT*

Saxo Stamper said...

Hi, this is lovely, did you use a cartridge from your cricut to do your wonderful project ?

Thanks for playing along at Just Buggin


Saxo Stamper said...

Hi Julie, thanks for letting me know what cartridge you used, it's truly stunning. I haven't got Indie Art but it has to go on my list, it's just such a lovely butterfly isn't it. I love what you have done with the whole project.

Thanks for stopping by my blog, you will be entered in my candy this week and I hope you enjoy the blog hop at the weekend.

K x

Lynne said...

Beautiful!! I love the butterfly!
Thanks for joining us at Just Buggin Challenges!
Lynne JB DT

STAMPMOM9 said...

WOW!! Julie...this is EXQUISITE!!!!! I always love how you can create the girly, classic, look in your projects!! AMAZING!!!! Love the embossing!!! I had so many ideas with the frame...but didn't make it!! I will hope to make it this week!! I have fingers and toes crossed!! lol!! Also I thank you so much for taking the time to stop by and visit!! Sure make me HAPPY!!! Sorry it took so long this time to get back here, but you know my crazy life!! LOL!! Hugs girl, Dawn <3

Hope said...

Just beautiful! I love the butterfly's sparkly trail!

Thanks so much for playing along with us at Just Buggin'!


Sandy from Ukiah said...

I left a little something for you on my blog...hugs

Sue said...

Hi Julie, thanks for the advice last week about websites and flocking! Great to find someone as crazy for cards as I am.

Saxo Stamper said...

Good morning Julie

Your wonderful project is our winner this week over at Just Buggin and a very worthy winner it is too. This is my last week judging and I have enjoyed every minute. I just loved your project, it's so elegant and pretty and beautiful.

Well done and hope you wear your winner button

with best wishes

CelticWoman said...

Julie congrats, it is stunning. Sandi

Laura said...

This card is beautiful! You deserved the win.

Ladybug Designs said...

I love this card. You definitely earned the first place badge. The diamonds are excellent. And the butterfly is very elegant. Very nice job. Thanks for inspiring us.

theneon said...

This is stunning and I can see why you were chosen the winner! Congratulations!


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