28 July 2011

Three of a kind..


Hope you're all having a good week!  Not that I want to jinx things but I'm going to quietly say I think the weather may be quite nice for the rest of the week and weekend!

Here's my most recent card - more Christmas cards from me, but I made one and thought why not make a couple more - just changing a few colours.  The cute little penguin is a Digi Stamp Boutique (I think!) freebie and the papers are Papermania - Honey & Hugs. 

I'm going to enter these into the following challenges!

Pollycraft Monday - Christmas in July
Craft Your Passion - Christmas in July
Simply Create - Christmas Time
Mojo Monday - Sketch
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Anything Goes
Passion for Promarkers - Animal Crackers
Tuesday Throwdown - Matching Set
Winter Wonderland - Holly and Ivy
Digi Stamp Boutique  - Monthly Competition
My Grafico - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking!!

Julie x

23 July 2011

New Home

Yawn! It's late!!

Before I go to bed I just wanted to share with you all the card I've made for my friend who has just moved into her own house. The image is a digi from Whimsy Stamps - Meljen's Designs.  This is a lovely image and the little birds are so cute - but I really struggled to find new home images - I must have been looking in the wrong places!

The paper is My Minds Eye - Lime Twist.

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:

Allsorts - Free and Easy
Do It With Digis - Summer Fun
Little Miss Muffet - Summer
Easy Craft Projects - The Summer
Craft Your Days Away - Summertime

Little Claire's - Things with Wings
Bunny Zoe - Fun in the Sun
Pollycraft - Summer Fun
Craft Your Passion - Text It
Papertake Weekly - Getting Cute
Passion For Promarkers - Sketch
Do You Stack Up - Wings
MyGrafico - Anything Goes

Wow - loads of challenges!!

Thanks for looking.

Julie x

21 July 2011

Washing Day...


Have you all seen the new Harry Potter film yet?  I loved loved loved it. (Apart from a few major deviations from the book! I'm a bit of a stickler for those kinds of details!)

Here's another Christmas card from me.  I love making Christmas cards - I think I've said that already. How cute is this image, the snowman's done his washing.  It's another one of my winnings from The Stamping Boutique.

I've used some fun flock for snow at the bottom but I just kind of made it up what I needed to do.  Should it be in little balls (like mini sheep) or has something gone wrong? I'll have to do some digging to find out.

I'm going to enter this into the following challenges:

Really Reasonable Ribbon - Cool It
Simply Create - Christmas Time
Craft your Passion - Text on the Card
Mojo Monday - Sketch
Simon Stays Stamp and Show - Embossing
Tuesday Throwdown - Something Metallic

The Stamping Boutique - Cool Colours
The Stamping Boutique - Monthly Challenge
Stamp Something - Christmas in July
Winter Wonderland - Give it a little Lift

Wow - that's loads!

Thanks for looking - have a nice evening!

Julie x

15 July 2011

yep - it's another birthday card ...


This is the last post from me this week as we are taking the children to see their grandparents this weekend - which means no cooking and cleaning for me all weekend along with free babysitters to look after the children while my husband and I go and see the final Harry Potter film!  How excited am I!!!!

This card was for one of the girls in our office, I've just been looking back and it looks quite like one I did a couple of weeks ago.  I just can't help it - I love these yellow papers!  I've got one with flocking on, that came as part of the pack, that I'm dying to use but haven't found the perfect project as it's so lush!

 The roses were originally white but I coloured them with my promarkers.  It hasn't shown up very well but the yellow flowery paper is actually covered in glitter!  I love it so much, I'll probably cry when it's all gone - I've probably got half of a 12x12 sheet left!

I'm going to enter this into the following challenges:

Craft Your Passion - Just for You
Cupcake Craft - Your Favourite Cupcake - (No 1 -Flowers)
Freshly Brewed - Triple Play ( Three flowers)
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Sew Many Cards - Glitter (on the flowers and the yellow flowery paper - honest!)
Allsorts - Free and Easy
Southern Girls - Birthday Card
My Grafico - Anything Goes
The Stamping Boutique - Monthly Challenge

Anyway - have a nice weekend everyone!!

Thanks for looking.

Julie xx

14 July 2011

Nice Day for a White Wedding


Just a quick one for me before I take the children to the park and make the most of the nice weather before the rain the forecasters are promising rolls in!

I had a go the other night at making an all white card. Plus I got to play with my beautiful embossing folders!  Not to sure whether I like it though - it seems a bit .... hmmm ..... unfinished?  Perhaps it's because all the paper/card I've used is very very white instead of different shades of white (if you know what I mean!)

I don't think it shows up too well on this photo but I put glossy accents on the cake stand and stickles on the hearts at the top.

Anyway let me know what you think I think I need a bit of help with this one - what would you do differently?

I'm going to enter this into the following challenges:

Freshly Brewed - Triple Play
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Our Creative Corner - Use Only White
My Grafico - Anything Goes

And just before I go HELLO to my new follower Mary J!

Thanks for looking!

Julie x

11 July 2011

and another Birthday Card...

Evening all,

I'm back with another birthday card.  This time it's for my sister who is 22 this week! My little girl has also made her card - I'll have to remember to take and post a picture of it tomorrow - it's quite cute.

The image is another one of the lovely images I chose as my prize from Tuesday Throwdown from The Stamping Boutique. The DP is My Minds Eye - Lime Zest.  The DP and flower are from blog candy winnings from Audrey a couple of weeks back.

I'm going to enter this into the following challenges:

The Stamping Boutique - Monthly Challenge
Do It With Digis - Spots or Stripes
Allsorts Challenge - Free and Easy
Ladybug Challenges - Summer Birthdays
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Everybody Art Challenge - Use Shapes
Cupcake Craft - 148 Cooking Up a Storm
Craft Your Passion - Just for You

Thanks for looking - have a great evening!

Julie x

10 July 2011

Wedding Bells

Evening All!

I made this card about a month ago for a wedding we went to.  I love weddings but I always end up crying as I'm such a big softy! This is another fine example of my rubbish photography, this time made worse by the fact I had only finished making it an hour before, was praying for the glitter glue to dry and rushing to take a picture before putting it in the envelope before heading off to the wedding!

The paper is really lovely, I picked it up randomly at a craft shop but you can't really see the pattern on it in the picture above but hopefully you can make out my lovely shimmery card.  This even worse picture below - does nothing for the card but shows up the pattern on the paper.

So if you use your imagination to put it all together hopefully you can see that it was actually a nice clean and simple card!

The digi image and the sentiment were both from Pink Petticoat.

I'm going to enter this into the following challenges!

Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Catch the Bug - Clean and Simple
Allsorts - Free and Easy
Bee Crafty - Wedding Wishes

Enjoy the rest of your evening, thanks for looking!

Julie x

7 July 2011

Purple Christmas


I remember last Christmas when I made all of my Christmas cards I felt quite sad at not needing to make anymore.  The pink Christmas card I made last week has got me feeling all Christmassy again so I've made another one!

It's very simple card but I really love the colours!

I'm going to enter this into the following challenges:

Tuesday Throwdown - Christmas in July
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes (and Buttons)
Our Creative Corner - Christmas in July
Winter Wonderland - Buffet - Snowflakes, Ribbon, Buttons

Thanks for looking!

Julie x

4 July 2011

30th Birthday


My husband is 30 tomorrow - so I've been working on his card this morning.  I've already given it to him though as I didn't got an envelope big enough, plus he was milling around whilst I was cursing and cutting out the little boy and his car - I need to either get some decoupage scissors or get a new blade for my craft knife!

He really liked it and said that it reminded him of playing outrun in the arcade machines when he was a teenager ( Which is a very long time ago now!! ha ha!)


The image is called AJ - the race car driver and it's one of the images I chose from The Stamping Boutique as part of my prize from Tuesday Throwdown a week or so ago.  The image looks really flat on this photo, but I've done it in three layers.  I'm also loving Core-dinations card at the minute.

I always forget how hard it is to get really nice DP for male cards - there are literally thousands for the girls, so I did a little happy dance when I spotted this at the craft store!  It's lovely and so summery!

There are loads of challenges to enter with this card:

Plus have you seen my new badge on the sidebar - my pink Christmas card made top three at the Winter Wonderland Blog! I was a very happy bunny when I caught up with my blogs last night!

Thanks for stopping by

Julie x