Monday 2 October 2017

Home is where the happy is

Afternoon peeps. Hope you had a fab weekend. We had a visit from our daughter and Grandson, as SiL was at the footy followed by a night out with college friends. She is heavily preggers with her second and feeling the strain so we amused our Grandson to give her a more relaxing time. He wanted to play Monopoly, he's 7 and an absolute whizz at it. Playing the full blown game, he calmly and steadily wiped his Grandad out, closely followed by me! Nothing fancy, no large purchases, a bit of devious bargaining and a maths lesson to boot!

Anyway the theme of houses and home is the focus for my first card on the STAMPlorations CUTplorations team. 

The inspiration for this card was this image.

image source: marmaladebleue

I was pretty literal with the card, making a new home card but you can interpret it how ever you want.

I started by generating the sentiment on the computer, then cut away the top of the printed panel with my brand new (NEBUS) Stitched Spring Landscape die. On a separate panel of white card, I inked through a homemade sunray stencil with Mustard Seed DI, then removed it and inked over the whole panel with Squeezed Lemonade DI.
Trimming the inked panel to smaller than my card base, I glued it flat onto it, then trimmed the die cut panel to match. The top panel was then popped up on pads over the stencilled panel. I cut a small red heart using the Clustered Hearts die and positioned it above the chimney of the house to complete.
So please check out the rest of the team here , where you'll also find all the Ts and Cs and why not join in.

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Life's Events (New Home)



  1. Welcome Julie! This card is adorable. Love the red heart. And what, pray tell, is "the footy"?!?!?

  2. Oh this is fabulous for a new home card, must remember the message for future use!! Sounds like you have a future property tycoon in the family!! xx

  3. What a beautiful sunny happy card, I love the heart too, great design ..
    Hugs Babs x

  4. Great card, love the sunray peeping behind this adorable little house scene, Cathy x

  5. This is awesome Julie!! Love it!! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Life’s Events’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit.

  6. Fabulous background Julie. Love the Spring die and the little heart to boot. Great idea to generate your own text to match.

  7. Your card makes me smile with the sunny rays, the house-on-the-hill and the wee heart! Yes, home IS where the happy is! Thrilled to be on the CUTplorations team with you; you're an incredible source of creativity and inspiration!

  8. Jules, this is one of the most fabulous new home cards I've ever seen! Beautiful stenciling for the sun rays shining on the new home - where the heart is! Love it!! Thank you so much for playing three times in my NBUS Challenge #12! Hugs, Darnell

  9. Sweet card Jules. Love this adorable home card. Great design and colours. And that heart is just the perfect accessory! xx

  10. Crisp, fresh, sunny and deliciously CAS, Julie ... love the little heart smoke coming from the chimney of that sweet home! Anita :)

  11. Beautiful clean design! That sunrise is gorgeous!

  12. Love those happy sun-rays! Thanks for playing along with us at Fusion card challenge :)


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