Monday, September 27, 2010

Warming Things Up With Avalanche

I don't think I have ever worked with a winter line that is more versatile than this one.  As I schedule this blog post, it is past 4pm and still over 32 degrees early September. That is unheard of in eastern Canada.  That being said, I am completely content to hold onto summer as long as I can so I created a page of my girls on Canada Day.   It's certainly a different twist on a thankgiving page, but a great reason to be thankful just the same.

UDD Supplies Used: Papers: #AVA011. Adrenaline, #AVA012. Extreme, #AVA013. Grind, #AVA014. Powder, #AVA015. Summit, #AVA016. Wipeout, Fabric Brads: #EMB007. Walk in the Park

These aren't the typical Canada Day colours with the addition of the blue, but I like it. The shirts are a perfect match to the Avalanche colours so I just went with it. 

That's all for today.  I hope you are enjoying a wonderful fall.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Be thankful

We all have different things that we are thankful for, right?
One of my major important things in life (apart from health and love, mind) is Music - I could not function without it.

Which is why you would never find me out and about without my trusted iPod.
To ensure it stays nice and neat I actually carry it in my handbag in the sturdy plastic container it came in - but after a while the plain white covers bored me.

So I took a sheet of #AVA014. Powder from the AVALANCHE line and a piece of left over paper #BLO014. Precious from the BLOSSOM line to make this:

It did not take long to trace the outline of the original white cover and I simply glued the paper straight onto it. A few Helmar Zapdots later and the circles were raised from the background and gave some additional dimension.

So, tell us what are you thankful for?

Monday, September 13, 2010


Hi there, it's me Julia Saddi : ) and today I come to share with you girls few clouds of my very own style. Hope you all like and try them out. If you have any doubts while making clouds like the ones I am going to show you today, feel free to get in contact with me:  And, if you have great ways of making different clouds, all by yourself, on your very own style, please share with us just leaving the exact blog post address under your comment on this post, we'd appreciate it!

- Upsy Daisy Vogue Collection
- 2 White Cardstocks
- 1 Riptide Blue Glimmer Mist or similar
- White Fabric Puff ink
- 1 Post-it full adhesive Craft Paper size A4
- Sun: either a die-cut or an embellie made by yourself
- Whatercolour tubes
- Fine brush
- Small Yellow Alphabet
- Precision Scissors
- Blue Bottons
- Ribbons
- Color markers

1. Masks' Negative Technique:
First of all, you should either draw or find a cloud set pattern you may like to work with.  Here I used an old cloud set pattern I keep on my patterns' box.  I drew them on a Post-it full adhesive Craft Paper size A4, cut them out with a small precison scissors, then peeled the non-sticking paper on the back of them. Next, I glued the clouds on the top of a white cardstock, 'cause they should work as a mask negative on my project. First two photos:

After arranging the clouds on the white cardstock, I srayed riptide blue glimmer mist around all the area where I chose to be the sky on my Layout. You can take the excess ink, if you want, by gently  tapping a clean white napkin onto it. After the glimmer mist has dried, you can remove the clouds' masks.  The result will be like shown on the following photos: 

Bellow you can see the whole Project in which I used these Clouds' Masks Negative:

2. Glimmer Mist Sray: I copied the clouds' patterns on the top of an UDD paper that I LOVE 'Vogue Fashionista' , sprayed glimmer mist on the top of them, waited for them to dry, cut them out and used on a Card Project, like shown belllow:  

Title with Upsy Daisy alphabet rub-ons

3. White Fabric Puff Ink applied to Scrap and Card Making:  at this time I pulled out of my patterns' box a huge cloud, drew it on a cardboard, cut it out, glued UDD New Paper #AVA014 Powder onto it, then cut off all the excess paper.  To soften the blue and give a certain touch of reality into the big cloud, I painted the top of it using white watercolour tube, fine brush and white napking to suck/drie the excess water. Right after this, I circled the outer cloud with White Fabric Puff Ink and dried the puff ink with an emboss heat gun. Kept it aside. I drew a small cloud on a scrap of  Fashionista paper, did not use any watercolor, but also used puff ink - same process. Then I fixed the smaller cloud with foam tape over the bigger cloud. Glued ribbons on the button of the big cloud, glued blue doodlebug buttons and a die-cut sun. Chose a simple title for all occasions: Hi! and attached a thin waxed ribbon to it. Voilá! Last photos:

At the back of the card, I made some doodles at the border
and lines to be written on.

If you like it, please leave a comment! : ) 

1 Huge Hug to each one of you, Love, Julia Sáddi

Monday, September 6, 2010

Monthly Sketch - September 2010

Good morning and welcome to September!
Time sure flies and after a somewhat very unpredictable summer here in the U.K. we can almost touch Autumn....
One of Upsy Daisy's new paperlines HOME SWEET HOME is perfect for the approaching new season and hopefully our monthly sketch will provide you with some additional inspiration on how to use your favourite Upsy Daisy Designs products.

** click on any of the images within the post to enlarger their view **

Our DT Members could choose which of the two new lines they would like to use for the above sketch and I decided to stick with my Autumn mood and grabbed the HOME SWEET HOME collection.

Papers: #HSH015. Midland Av; #HSH016. Rockland Rd; Brads#BRD311. Blossom; #BRD312. See You Later Alligator

How amazing is this layout by  JANIS? I love the depth she achieved by layering the wonderful papers from our BLOSSOM line

Papers#BLO011. Awakening, #BLO014. Precious, #BLO012. Freshly Picked, #BLO016. Spring is in the Air, #BLO015. Spring Breeze

GRACE created this fantastic layout, using AVALANCHE, and made the sketch work for her by using straight lines for her frames, perfect!

Papers#AVA013. Grind, #AVA014. Powder, #AVA015. Summit

TRACEY made a wonderful set of cards  using HOME SWEET HOME. Isn't it fantastic how she hand cut some of the patterns from the #Alma sheet to make them pop as stand alone elements? Simply gorgeous!

 Papers: #HSH013. Cedar Cres, #HSH011. Alma

How fabulous is this layout created by SANDI? Using AVALANCHE, I love how Sandi stuck to the blueprint of the sketch and also added those adorable tags.
Papers#AVA013. Grind, #AVA014. Powder, #AVA016. Wipeout, #AVA012. Extreme
Rub Ons#UDD187. Man About Town, #UDD0066. Little One-Seals
Stamps#UDD0106. Floral Flourishes

We would love to see you play along with our sketch - please link us up to your creation within the comment section, so that we can leave you some Upsy Daisy love...

And before I go, don't forget our DT CALL - there are still some days left to get your application in. We have already received many wonderful entries but we would like to see yours (yes, YOU there looking at the screen right now) in our inbox as well :)

You can also hook up with us on FACEBOOK and if you fancy winning some Upsy Daisey Designs goodies, check out the September Challenge on CREATIVE PROMPTS FOR YOU