Colour Me! #77 – Ice Cream Scream

Any occasion, Cards

Welcome! I can’t believe that this is the final week with the extraordinary ladies of the current Colour Me! design team. The past six months have flown by and I am so grateful that I was given the opportunity to create along with this group of talented women.

This week, the challenge is to create a card using fuchsia, purple, coral, and baby pink.CMCC77

So, what better way to celebrate this final challenge than to to admit right up front that in true Julia fashion, I completely missed the baby pink when I was looking at the badge. It wasn’t until I went to upload the picture of my completed card that I realized it was a 4-colour week. OOPS! Oh well, I think my card still works as some of the colours blended (and faded) so that I can fake the baby pink.

Anyhow, my card is fun and bouncy (literally!) and combines a whole bunch of techniques. As usual, there is a video to show you how I created it–


Make sure to visit the other Colour Me design team members to see how they created their awesome cards–

And with that, I’ll give a very fond farewell to these DT ladies.

One final thing before I sign off, I’m going to use this card to play along with this week’s Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, Anything Goes.

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog


I’ll be staying on as a permanent member of the Colour Me! DT so I’ll be back again next week with a new card. Thanks so much for dropping by! Until next time,



Colour Me…! #58 – I Love You More Than Ice Cream Valentine’s Shaker

Cards, Challenges, Love note

Greetings from the very snowy shores of Georgian Bay. Thanks for joining us for another colourful week at the Colour Me…! challenge. This week the challenge is to create a project using pink and red. If you haven’t already started your Valentine’s day cards, this is the perfect combo to start.


I grabbed the SimonSaysStamp Ice Cream Dream stamp set and used that as inspiration for my card. Since I’m a new crafter, I have a very limited stash of stamps so I always try to re-purpose them for as many occasions as I can. I created a soft valentine’s shaker and incorporated the challenge colours with the shaker material, as well as the emboss resist background and the huge (5 scoops!) ice cream cone.

To create my emboss resist shaker background, I stamped some ice cream shapes from the stamp set using VersaMark ink and heat embossed with a pearly embossing powder. Next, I used Spun Sugar Distress Ink and water to watercolour the background.

To create my giant tower of ice cream, I stamped the image five times using Spun Sugar Distress ink, and then once using Gathered Twigs Distress Ink onto Ranger Distress watercolor paper. I used the same ink mixed with pearly water to paint the scoops and cone. I fussy cut all of the elements and then adhered them together using my Zig 2Way glue pen.


Thanks so much for dropping by. Make sure to visit the rest of the design team for a healthy dose of inspiration–

& February’s fab guest designer, Cornelia W

The Virginia’s View February Shaker Card Challenge is still on, so I’m going to play along (again!) with this card. A very special and sincere thank you to Virginia for her kind words and thoughtful encouragement.


Hope to see you here again soon,



Colour Me…! Challenge Blog CMCC#33

Cards, Challenges

I’ve been having so much fun playing along with the Colour Me…! Challenge Blog. This week was certainly no exception. The CMCC33 is to create a project using turquoise, and orange. As always, neutrals are welcome as well.


I like these challenges because they force me to scan my supplies every week and use what I have on hand. So, on to the finished card.

My CMCC33 Card

My CMCC33 Card

I wanted to do a clean and simple (CAS) card this week and I have to say that I’m happy with the result. After the card was completely assembled it actually made me laugh out loud! Most of the supplies I used were from the Simon Says Stamp August Card Kit.

I started at my computer in Silhouette Studio and traced a free glasses clipart shape I found online. I cut the glasses out of SSS Orange Peel cardstock and the eye holes in my white background (SSS 120lb Cardstock), both using my Silhouette Portrait.

I cut a piece of dark craft cardstock as my cardbase and adhered a small square of patterned turquoise paper from Bo Bunny, Lemonade Stand behind where the glasses would be positioned. I used black enamel dots and some Glossy Accents to make the eyes. Then I set the cardbase aside to dry and worked on the white panel.

I stamped the sentiment from the Ice Cream Dream stamp set onto the background using Color Box Cyan ink and heat embossed using Ranger Super Fine clear embossing powder. To pull in a little more of the turquoise colour, I sponged the edges of the background with the Cyan ink. I adhered a small acetate panel to create a lens for the glasses on the backside of the background and then I adhered the orange glasses onto the front using some Tombow Mono Liquid Glue.

After the eyes had dried completely (it took about the same time as one episode of Downton Abbey) I put two layers of foam tape behind the white background and carefully placed it over-top of the patterned paper and eyes.

This card has plenty of dimension and I’m so happy with how it turned out. I love the way the eyes sit behind the glasses. I think the trick to CAS cards is that they are all about the details. Thank you so much for dropping by!

My card was picked as a Colour me…colour connoisseur this week! Thank you DT!