30 June 2011

Less than six months .....

....  until Christmas!!!!  I love Christmas, I can't wait to put my Christmas decorations up.  But as I'm not allowed to put them up until December I've settled for making a Christmas Card:

One down - about another 50 to go!
The image is from Heather Ellis and the DP was a magazine freebie!

I'm going to enter this into the following challenges:
Thanks for looking!

Julie x

26 June 2011



Here's something I made last night - I was sorting through all my lovely papers (I sometimes seem to spend a whole evening looking at my papers and bits rather than making cards).  I found some oriental papers and chipboards which I got free in a magazine ages and decided to use them up.

I also found some black/red core-dinations card which I bought a couple of months ago when a crafts website had a fab sale. My rubbish photography, however, doesn't show up the red distressed edges well - it looks much better in real life. 

I'm going to add this card into the following challenge:

HI! to my new  followers Lulia and Bobley Boo!

Thanks for looking!


24 June 2011


Here's yet another birthday card from me. Everyone seems to be having their birthday all at once.  I've still got another two to go in the next two weeks! This time, though, it's for my mother-in-law - she is so lovely - not the like the dreaded mother-in-law everyone else seems to have!

However it's probably not the most grown-up card for a lady of a certain age.

I'm going to enter this card in the following challenges:
Thanks for stopping by!


23 June 2011

More winnings!


It must be my lucky week, first my random challenge win and now this:

I won some blog candy from the very lovely Audrey's blog and yesterday this box of amazingness was delivered to my door.

So just wanted to say a very very very BIG thank-you to Audrey, your gift was very generous and I just wanted to let everyone else know how fabulous Audrey is!  



21 June 2011

I won, I won ...

So I've been generally bringing down the standard of challenges by entering my cards.  And this week I've won!! Hooray!

Well at Tuesday Throwdown this week the computer picked me as a random winner, which translates in my mind to mean I am a winner!!

Anyway that's really all I've got to say - I just got so excited and wanted to share my excitement, and say hello to my new follower Laura!

Night Night!


20 June 2011

Another Birthday Card...


Just a quick post for me as it's late and I'm tired, but I won't have chance to post this tomorrow as I've got to work late and then go and cheer up one one of my best bud's up as she's having a bit of a poo time at the minute.  I'll take her some cake I think - that always cheers me up!

This card is for Auntie Ruth as she is 60 at the weekend!  I like to put my cards on top of the fireplace for a day or so before sending to decide if I like them or not and I think I'm going to alter it before I send it to add a sentiment.   Anyway, I really love this paper, the picture doesn't do it justice, partly as the photo was taken about 10 minutes ago and 11.30pm isn't known for it's abundance of natural light.  It's from Papermainia but I have no idea what it's called!

I'm also fairly chuffed with myself as I stamped this image myself rather than the digi's I prefer to use.  I freely admit that I SUCK at stamping, as I always end up with parts of the image missing, even following the billion expert tips I've been given - good ink & paper, ink pad to the stamp etc.  So what did I do this time?  I inked up the stamp and then put it on the table and pressed the paper on the stamp.  I'm sure I've made some horrible stamping faux pas however it worked for me!
I'm going to enter this into the following challenges:
Also hello to my not so new follower who I think I've missed off my hello's - Almondeyez2000!

Anyway I'm off to bed in a min so night night all - thanks for looking! 

Jules x

16 June 2011

Father's Day


Here's my father day card for my very lovely father-in-law.  He is the original Mr Fix-it, hence the hammer.  The little monkey digi stamp is from Pollycraft and I've done it in 3 layers, although the picture doesn't show it very well.  The sentiment is one I made quickly on the computer last night.

I'm going to enter this card in the following challenge
Thanks for looking!


5 June 2011

A birthday card..


I made this card last night as my friend's little girl is 4 next week.

 I'm going to enter it into the following challenges:
Plus I have two new followers - Laura Jane Quick and Aussie Loz - HELLO!
Check me out - that's 18 followers now!!

Thanks for popping by!