Thursday, 28 April 2011

I am back!

Hello! I am back! dog products (Haven't got time to fix our newer computer so let's see how well this old computer will cope with blogging!)

During the Easter holiday we went to London for a few days. We went to visit Bocketts Farm Park in the beautiful Surrey countryside. Spring is certainly here! Warm sunshine and gentle breezes. The weather was great! Saw newborn lambs, as young as one day old, piglets and goats. They are so small and cute! Kids love feeding and handling the animals. There are lots of activities such as pony rides and there is even a piglet race. It is a very nice place to go and I would recommend it if you are around the area. Then we took our girls to Legoland in Windsor the next day. Another great day! It is a really good theme park for younger children. On our final day, we had to go and visit Westminster Abbey where Prince William and Kate will be married tomorrow. Gosh! The whole area is full of media press. Cameras, journalists and reporters everywhere!!  I sure had some relaxing and fun days!

Now back to card making projects. Before we went on our short Easter holiday, we attended a family wedding. I just love weddings! You get the chance to dress up, have a few drinks and laughs with people and of course get the chance to do a bit of boogieing!!dog products Hee hee!

And I made this wedding card for the bride and groom.

This is my first time to make a side step card. Needs a bit of measuring, cutting and scoring but it is actually quite easy to make. I used some red papers on each step to make it look like the bride and groom are walking down the red carpet. ^_^ The bride and groom stamp is from Elzybells (which unfortunately has been closed down) and I coloured it with Copic Ciao marker pens. The text on the left hand side, the name and the date, are created by using individual alphabet stamps, individual alphabet peel offs and transfer stickers. The swirl stamped images are from TPC Studio - Fancy Flourish, which I stamped with Brilliance Ink in Pearlescent Sky Blue colour. It is also my first time to make those ribbon flowers at the bottom left hand side. It is a shame that I forgot to take a close up photo of them. You can find the flower making tutorial here.

We were not quite sure what to buy for the happy couple so we decided to be more practical and bought them a gift card. To make the present more interesting, I made this gift card holder:

It is quick and simple to make. This is what it looks like when you undo the ribbon and open it:

The bottom section with the flap is where you can insert your gift card. I accidentally found this tutorial on You Tube and it is a great way to wrap up your gift card.

Well, I guess that's it from me for now. Hey! My old computer still works although uploading photos is a bit slow. But I am not complaining at least I can still blog!! ^_^

Enjoy the rest of your day!


  1. so happy to see you posting! lovely card, Julie!

  2. Hi Julie - so good to see your post, hope the old computer lets you carry on! I don't know if it's my computer, but I can't see your card. If the gift card holder is anything to go by the card will be lovely! Sarah

  3. Hi Sarah, Thanks for letting me know. I don't know what happen then? My card photo is now back. Mmm... could it be that this old computer is playing up too?! ^_^ Thanks for visiting my blog!

  4. Hi Julie, goodness me its been ages since I last said hello! Can see the card now and I was right it is lovely! I made my first stepper card the other day - was hard work figuring out the measurements (not a measuring sort of person) but think it looked good in the end. Think I will do it again! Hope you are keeping well. Sarah

  5. Hello Julie,

    Lovely cards!!

    Finally I have found the time to take a look at your blog. Just want to say hello to you. I have got your link from the Midland Group e-mail. I love those cards you make, very cute! I am living in Northamptonshire, Where do you live?


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