23 December 2011

Happy Christmas!


Today we are off to spend Christmas with family, so this will be my last post for a couple of days.  My little girl now screams (with excitement!) when Santa is mentioned, my little boy is only 18 months so all he knows is that the Christmas tree is a great toy!

Here's the card I made for my brother-in-law and his girlfriend!

This card is so sparkly as the dp is glittered, plus the Ho Ho is covered in crystal stickles, and then just in case I hadn't started a world shortage I put just a little bit more the Santa hats!

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

Card Crafter's Circle - Christmas
Simon Says - Let's Play Bingo (Ribbon, Gems, Glitter)
Aud's Sentiments - Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet -Anything Goes
Stamping for the Weekend - Anything Goes

I'd also like to say hello to my three new followers:  Pat, Katerina and Shaz - thanks for stopping by - it's much appreciated!

Anyway - Hope you all have a fab Christmas!  See you all on the other side of the turkey!!

Julie  x


21 December 2011



I'm so full!! I've just got back from my work's Christmas Dinner and it was yummy. I decided to be a bit crazy and not have turkey - but went for Moroccan Lamb instead and a nice chocolate cheesecake for pudding!!

Here's the card I made for my lovely Grandad - he's very old now and not entirely with it - but I'm hoping it cheers him up a bit!

I've used some more of my lovely Dovecraft Paper.

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

Sassy Cheryl's - Snowman with a Die cut
The Pixie Cottage - Sketch / Someone Special
Catch the Bug - Baby It's Cold Outside
Craft Your Days Away - Snowmen
Little Claire's - Family Christmas

Thanks for Looking!

Julie xx

I'm finished!!


I've just finished my last card, I made two last night and two this morning so I thought I'd have a well earned sit down with a hot chocolate before I brave going out of the house to finish off my Christmas shopping!

This is for my very lovely husband - it's really grey here today so I've struggled to get a decent photo.  I've covered the bell in glossy accents - it looks great!  The DP is  Dovecraft Let it Snow - it's so sparkly but you can't really tell.  As these papers are so nice they have been reserved for special cards only, I've only cut into 3 sheets out of 48!!  Plenty left for next year!

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

Cupcake Craft - Sketch
EAC - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Christmas Card
The Pixie Cottage - Someone Special
Simply Create Too - Embossing
Little Claires - Family Christmas

Thanks for looking!!



19 December 2011

Little Boy Blue


I've now got two whole weeks off work!! Hoo-ray!

Here's the Christmas card I've made for my little Boy:

I covered the bell in some gold stickles - but it looks a bit odd in this picture.

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

Everybody Art Challenge - Blue and White
Di's Digi Designs - Christmas
For Fun - Christmas Anything Goes
The Pixie Cottage - Anything Goes
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Anything Plus Ribbon
Stamping For The Weekend - Christmas
The Stamping Boutique - Monthly Challenge

Thanks for looking!


18 December 2011

Pink Explosion


This time in a week we'll just be finishing our Christmas dinner!  Lovely!

Here's my latest card - it's for our sort-of-niece Molly.  Molly loves pink as you can see from this card:

The owls scarf is covered in pink glitter but my rubbish photography doesn't show it up or how lovely and sparkly the ribbon is!

like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Sketch
One Stop Craft Challenge - Christmas Sparkle
Cupcake Craft - Don't Look at the Light
The Pixie Cottage - Anything Goes
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Anything Goes (with Ribbon!)
Southern Girls - Let's Celebrate
Paper Sundaes - Celebrate
The Stamping Boutique - Monthly Challenge: Christmas
Bizzy Bec's - Christmas

I'm finishing making Christmas cards with my 3 year old this afternoon - lovely.  It means I'll be clearing sequins up all evening! x

Thanks for looking!

Julie x

15 December 2011



I'm feeling very Christmassy today!

Here's my latest card - I made it for my best friend at work! I mentioned a while back I'd bought a lovely Reindeer die and I've finally used it.  The material for my reindeer is actually my little boy's coat that he had grown out of and the zip gone!

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

Lollipop Crafts - Happy Holidays
Tuesday Throwdown - For Someone Special
For Fun - Christmas - Anything Goes
Freshly Brewed - Christmas
Do You Stack Up - Winter
Saturday Challenge - All Creatures Great and Small
Paper Sundaes - Anything Christmas
Woopsie Daisy - Christmas Sparkle and Shine
Lexis Creations - No Red or Green
The Stamping Boutique - No Traditional Christmas Colours

Thanks for looking!


10 December 2011

and another snowman...

Evening all!

We've been watching Santa Claus the Movie this afternoon and my little girl was so excited screaming "Santa, Santa" at the top of her voice - it was so cute - but I think I may need to ask Santa for some new ear drums for Christmas!

I feel like I've used this snowman on practically every card I've made - but he's so quick to colour.

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

Freshly Brewed - Christmas
One Stop Craft Challenge - Traditional Christmas Colours
Winter Wonderland - Let it Snow
For Fun - Christmas Sparkle
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes (with a Dangle!)
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes plus Glitter
Ladybug Challenge - Snowflakes and Sparkle
Craft Your Days Away - Snowmen
Stampin' for the Weekend - Christmas

Thanks for Looking

Julie x

8 December 2011



Is anyone else cold?  I'm sat snuggled on my sofa, covered by a blanket with my fire on full blast willing time to stop then I don't have to go out in the cold to the supermarket!

I hope all your Christmas preparations are going well.  I'm feeling fairly pleased with myself as I've only got 13 cards left to make - mainly for my best friends and family!  However I've run out of gems and pearls so it means a trip to the craft shop at the weekend.  That's never going to end well for the bank balance!

Here's my latest card, I've done a few in this format for speed - just varying the paper and the colour of the snowman's scarf and hat.

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

Pollycraft - Christmas Fun
Tuesdsay Throwdown - Celebrate the season
Freshly Brewed - Christmas
Crafty Creations - Christmas Sentiment
Simon Says Stamp - Photo Inspiration
One Stop Craft Challenge - Let it Snow
Aud Sentiments - Winter Holiday Sentiments
Crafty Calender - Cold and Frosty
Bizzy Becs - Christmas
Sunday's With Crissy - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking!

Julie x

1 December 2011

Washing Day


I'm having a lovely evening - I bought my little girl Beauty and the Beast as a treat but we didn't have time to watch it all before bed tonight so I'm just watching the end as I love it to make sure it is suitable for her!

Here's my latest Christmas card:

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

Craft Your Passion -Tis the Season
Sassy Cheryls - Winter
Everybody Art Challenge - Santa Claus
Tuesday Throwdown - Masculine Holiday Card
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Paper Sundaes - Winter Wonderland
Lexis Creations - One for the Lads
ST Luke's Hospice - Let it Snow
Papertake Weekly - Sketch
Bee Crafty - It's Christmas

Thanks for looking!

Julie x