26 November 2011

37 to go ....


I've got just a tiny bit of panic setting in that I'm running out of time to make all my Christmas cards!  I've made 22 and I've got 37 to go.  Not sure how that works with only about 3 weeks until last posting day, and I started off so well...

Last night I night I made 3 cards the same but different.  Not a great photo (for a change) they look much better in real life (or if you click on them and make the bigger) plus they all have plenty of sparkle on them.


So it's back to my dining room table to make a few more tonight!

I'd like to enter these cards into the following challenges:

Pollycraft Monday - Christmas Fun
Simply Create Too - It's all about Christmas
CardMad Fairy - Winter Wonderland

Thanks for looking!


25 November 2011



I've just taken advantage of happy hour again to make this card, so just a quick post from me before I go and wake the children up!

The yellow card with orange pattern is flocked - it feels so soft  - I've had it for ages but only allow myself to use small amounts as I love it so much. Plus I've finally caught up with the trend for doily's!

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

For Fun - We Give Thanks
Crafty Creations - Thank You
If The Shoe Fits - Thankful
Catch the Bug - Give Thanks
Sketch and Stash - Sketch
The Stamping Boutique - Thanksgiving
Little Miss Muffet - Thanks

Thanks for looking

Julie x

24 November 2011

Stepper Card


It's the happy hour here - which means the children are asleep in their beds having an afternoon nap and I have some well earned peace and quiet.

Today I've had a happy crafting parcel through the doors in the shape of a deer die - I can't wait to give it a go, in fact once I've finished this post I'm off to crank up my big shot.  I got it from a site called Capture the Magic - and they sent a little unexpected freebie of some little train eyelets! So thanks very much for that!

Here is the card I made last night - I though I'd have a go at making a stepper card and was surprised at how easy it was.

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

Everybody Art Challenge - Christmas Card
Papertake Weekly - Christmas Crackers
Ladybug Challenge - Winter Blues
Sew Many Cards -Stair Steps
Aud's Sentiments - Winter Sentiments
Crafty Calendar Challenge - Winter Wardrobe
Little Claire's - Shaped Cards

Thanks for looking!


23 November 2011

Happy Birthday


Here's a little card I made last night for my Uncle as it's his birthday next week.

Made cards are so difficult to add embellishment to (mainly because I have drawers full of pretty things) but I had a good look through my drawers and found these little metal button/brad/sticky things which I won in Audrey's blog candy earlier on in the year.  I was so please when I found them as they are perfect!  So thanks again Audrey!

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

Simon Says Stamp and Show - Tickets
Lollipop Crafts - Anything Goes
Creative Craft Challenges - Free for All
Create Me Pink - Digi Challenge
Sassy Cheryl's - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking!

Julie x

21 November 2011

White Christmas


After all the pink of yesterdays Christmas card - tonight I've gone for some white.

After counting up how many cards I still need to make (43!), I dug out some Christmas chippies to speed things up a bit and then added some more felt snowflakes!

I really quite like this layout - so I'll probably make a few more like this!

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Bunny Zoe - Anything Christmas with Pearls
Simply Create - Love You Bear-ly Much
Woopsie Daisy - Anything Goes for Christmas
Card Patterns - Sketch
Pollycraft Monday - Christmas Fun

Thanks for Looking!


20 November 2011

Angel Christmas

Evening all:

Well I managed to make my card while the children were napping, and I'm now hiding in the kitchen making Sunday dinner posting this card:

I even managed to cut some pink snowflakes out felt and dusted off the Stickles for some sparkly wings!

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

Craft Your Passion - Let it Snow
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Women Only
Winter Wonderland - What a Cutie
Sketch Saturday - Sketch
Nutcrafters - Christmas Card for a Child (Thanks for the freebie!)
The Stamping Boutique - Winter Holiday
Sundays With Crissy - Non Traditional Holiday Colours
St Luke Hospice - Christmas Cards

Thanks for looking!


Baby boy

Crikey - it's been a whole month since I last posted a card.

I've been busy at work, getting outrageously drunk in London to help my beautiful friend celebrate her 30th birthday, as well all the other boring life stuff that gets in the way of doing more interesting things!

I'm massively behind on my Christmas cards so it's going to be a quick post from me today as the children are napping and my challenge is to start (and finish!) a card over the next hour to get me back on track.

Here's a card I made yesterday - a girl who runs one of the toddler groups we go to is due to start maternity leave next week so I've made her a card to say congratulations / good luck as we probably won't see her again until July!

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

DYSU - A splash of blue
One Stop Craft Challenge - Colour Challenge: Blue
Freshly Brewed - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking!  I can't wait to catch up on all your beautiful blogs soon!

Julie x