Saturday, 19 January 2013

My First Blog!

Well, I have been looking at lots of lovely blogs lately and have wanted to comment or join in a challenge or two, but have found I couldn't without my own blog.

So a couple of days ago I came across and read a tutorial on creating a Blog and thought lets give it a go.

So here it is  Taa Daa!

Why Pumpkin Belly?  Well when I was expecting my little one, I had the hugest bump and the scans showed a little bubba with a big belly, so we named bump "My Little Pumpkin Belly", so thats the story of the name.

I also noticed that their current challenge was right up my alley, so my first card is for their Challenge -  Create a Fairytale Scene.

I layered the lovely Vixie & Butterfly swing from over a digital meadow silhouette, which I then changed to blue and put on a blue background.  I Coloured her up with my Pro markers - sorry I was so engrossed I didn't note which ones - I must remember to make a note in future.

I do know I used Cool Aqua, Duck Egg and Marine for the blues.

I added a sentiment from The Glitter Pot & Pearls & a Butterfly from my craft stash, then added some stickles for sparkle!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-

Phew, here goes 

Jules x


  1. Wow Jules, welcome to blogland, and what a great way to start.
    So glad that we could be a help to get you set up and thanks for joining our challenge at Crafty Cardmakers.
    Good Luck
    Hugs Kimx

  2. Absolutly Love it! ♥

    And good Luck with Your Blog :)

    Ill be here - love the Stile!

  3. well Jules I think its just stunning and an awesome card to start off your blogging journey! I love the blues against her little pinkness, just awesome.
    hugs Lou xxx

  4. Welcome to the blogworld Jules!!
    I love your card, your coloring if beautiful!
    A great first post off your blog.
    I follow you now :-)

  5. Great first blog. Set up looks lovely. Well Done. Love card too.
    My new years resolution was to update my blog more often so I hope you stick at it! (:(|)x

  6. Congrats on starting your blog. Like the nice bright background. I have been thinking of starting one for some time now, but don't know that I would have the time to keep up with it. Good luck with yours. Your card is very cute and good luck with the challenge!

  7. That is a beautiful card! I love the colors you used. I'm following your blog now! Can't wait to see and read more of your art!

  8. Congrats on starting your own blog! I love your card - very cute. You can also enter your card into this week's Paper a la Mode challenge on The Outlaws challenges (Saturday) - Bright colours.

  9. What a lovely blog, and welcome! I think you've done a fabulous job with setting up your own little space on the web :D

    Just a couple of words of wisdom that were passed on to me when I started blogging that may help you out; Photos - take a high resolution image but don't post it larger than 'Medium' on your blog as otherwise they tend not to fit in the column space very well - besides, visitors can click on the image and it will be blown up bigger for them (hence the high resolution to start with)

    And secondly; Links - it's often easier for a reader if you don't put the whole web address down when you want to link something - obviously you need to when creating the link, but in your text you may find that just referring to the blog is enough in itself i.e. Make It Crafty - not http://makeitcrafty(etc) and links to tutorials I find if you just put something like 'details can be found 'here'....' and attach the link to the work 'here' it works well too.

    Anyway, just some passing thoughts that you may find helpful. Enjoy exploring and experimenting - after all there are no right or wrong ways to doing something :)


  10. Oh now this is just so very lovely hun!
    And I'm following... smiles.

    So happy to see you in blogland.

  11. Thanks for all your kind words and support ladies, yay I have followers.

    Naomi, thanks for the advice, I did wonder about the whole url coming out on a link, now I know what the text box is for :)

    Jules x

  12. Wowee, I am so grateful we have inspired you off on the road to blogging. You won't have a minute to yourself anymore but what a fun time you will have.

    Have to say this is one of the best ever first blog entries I have ever ever seen and I am so glad that not only did we inspire you to even start the blog but that you entered your first blog creation in our fairytale challenge.

    Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers.

    Lin xx

  13. Great job. Love your card. I just started mine last year and its been fun. I will follow you on your journey. Wendy.

  14. What a beautiful card Jules! Welcome to blogland. Enjoy the journey.

    Susan xx

  15. Congrats and welcome to blogland Jules! I love the story behind the title, adorable!!
    Love your debut card!! The scene is perfect and the MIC images blend so well here. Fabulous!!


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