Thursday, 2 July 2015

Second on the 2nd

Good morning everyone *phew* wasn't it an absolute scorcher yesterday ?
Hottest July on record for us and it's only been 1 day.
Thankfully today is a lot cooler.
My post today is a second look at one I love for the blog hop you can find here.

It was the day I got my Cuttlebug ( boy do I love it) and the first card I made with it.
Takes cardmaking to a whole new level.

It's Official and Penny Black's Hedgehog Joy

It's Official......
I have the best hubster whom I love very much.
Why ?
He bought me a Cuttlebug LOL
Of course I love him dearly anyway.
Not a brand new one but I already love it to pieces and i've only used it today.
All I need now are dies but i'll be kind to his wallet and wait a little while.

I used my cuttlebug to finish off the card below for the Penny Black and more allsorts challenge blog.

Firstly I used a see-d background stamp in a pink whisper ink.
I then embossed with floral provocraft folder using my cuttlebug (love saying that)
Die cut some flowers and leaves using Marianne Design Creatables Die - Floral 3 LR0107 and a free paper from last months cardmaking and papercraft.
The ribbon and bow I made using the ribbon that tied my blank cards (yes i'm a cheapskate)
I then stamped Penny Black's Hedgehog Joy and coloured using my poundland pencils.
Growing fond of them now lol. Used a fiskars template to cut the circle and inked the edges using the same colour ink I used for the background.
Stamped and cut out a sentiment, inked the edges and used 3D sticky pads for the circle and sentiment and Anitas tacky glue for the flowers, ribbon and finished it off with some card candi in the center of each flower.

Can you tell yet what is missing ? Glitter. Yep. Not a single spec of glitter added. A first for me.
Also before anyone spots it. I embossed the card the wrong way round ROFL
Instead of the flowers popping out the front they are on the inside but hey ho you live and learn LOL

Thank you for looking.


  1. A very cute card Julie, can't beat a PB hedgie.

    Pleased to hear about your new bug, you will find it so useful.

    And yes it was a tad warm yesterday, the best part was a beautiful summer evening sitting in the garden (glass to the ready of course).

    B x

  2. Nice to read about your first day with your Cuttlebug, Julie. I love mine too and have slowly added to my folders and dies and who hasn't embossed it the wrong way round, remember once with the swiss dots so I just put it back the right way and matched the spots and wella...all good.

  3. Glad you joined us on the 2nd. What a great card. Would you believe I've never even seen a Cuttlebug? I've heard lots about it though through various card making friends.


  4. Thanks for joining us Julie. This was a really lovely post and beautiful card. I have NO idea what a cuttlebug looks like, but you certainly DO have a wonderful hubby. As for the flowers, you can't tell from the photo that you had the die in wrong. And I'm sure your mother appreciated it just as much as if they had been embossed instead of debossed.

    We are so glad you joined us for a second look on the 2nd. This was a really cute tale and I'm certainly glad you shared it.

  5. Lovely post and beautiful card Julie!
    xxx Susi

  6. Precious card you created and what a great guy indeed to buy you such a thoughtful gift. I am sure you've enjoyed it lots since then too.
    Happy Second look.

  7. So lovely to look back and see just how things have developed since buying a new crafty toy :-)
    Annie x

  8. you are right, a cuttlebug is such a precious gift!! opens new dimensions.

  9. Oh! What a lovely 2nd look! I love your card! Chrisx

  10. Visiting from 2nd look on the 2nd....what an adorable card! It's fun to play with new toys, isn't it?!

  11. Thanks for sharing :) It was obvious you were very happy to get your new "TOY" and I love the card you made with it ♥

  12. A beautiful card, I love the flowers especially.