30 April 2012

Promarker Bargain!

Just a quick post from me to say I was in HobbyCraft today (in Crewe) and they were selling Promarker 5 packs for £3.99 - yep that's right £3.99!!

So I bought two!!  But I just thought I'd let you all know in case you need to top up your supplies!

Have a great evening!

Julie x

28 April 2012

Craft Your Days Away - For Children

Happy Saturday!

Hope you've all got something nice planned for the weekend. Today will see me buying some gold wool to crochet a tea cosy - how random!  I've never made one in my life but in a months-ish time it'll be entered to the a competition at the Staffordshire County Show - so no pressure!  How hard can it be?! (Although, I think I may be bitten off more than I can chew here!)

A fabulous new challenge launches today at Craft Your Days Away.


This new challenge is For Children, which is fabulous, even better is our amazing sponsor Bugaboo who are providing a great prize of 7 images (how will you choose?)

So here's my card:

I used an image from Bugaboo called Kidz Boy Balloon, my papers are Gracie Taylor - Playtime, for the denim paper and Papermania - Happy Birthday to You for the lighter paper.  The cupcake is cut with a Marianne Die and I used the world's supply of Glossy Accents on the balloons!

So why not pop over and see the rest of my teamies creations and then play along with us - I can't wait to see what you create!

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

Ladybug Crafts Inc - Birthday Cards
Passion for Promarkers - Cut it Out
Stampin' for the Weekend - Sparkle and Shine

Thanks for looking, hope you all have great weekend!

Julie x

22 April 2012

Birthday Girl


I've had a busy weekend, yesterday we had our first WI cake stall, we did great and could have easily sold twice as much!

Today we've been to a birthday party for my friend's two year old, which was in a children's gym.  My two had a great time and have had a nice early night tonight!!!

Here's the card I made for Dot - the birthday girl.

I got a new pad of paper on my outing to The Range this week and I've used it here for Dot's card.  It's by Grace Taylor, and is called Playtime (and it was only £9.99 for 100 sheets!).  It's perfect for children's cards!

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

Craft Your Passion - Use Die Cuts and Punches
Our Creative Corner - Butterflies
Paper Sundaes - Let's Get Cute
My Grafico - Fun and Games
Ladybug Crafts Challenge - Shapes
Di's Digital Designs - Let's meet your animal friends
Sassy Cheryl's - Butterflies

Thanks for looking! Hope you have a great week!

Julie xx

18 April 2012

Birthday Boy!


Hope you're all good - I love Wednesday's as it's the end of my working week - WOOP WOOP!   I'm especially excited about a trip to The Range this week as I've been led to believe that they have a good craft section!!

Here's a card I made at the weekend for my friend's super-cute little boy Jake - he is one!

This bugaboo image is so cute - I'm going to use this for my little boy's birthday at the beginning of May!

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

Everybody Art Challenge - Card for a Man
The Stamping Boutique - Anything Goes
Saturday Challenge - A Mans Card
Our Creative Corner - Boys and Their Toys
Sketch and Stash - Sketch (New Digi and Seam Binding / Old Papers)

Thanks for looking!  Enjoy the rest of your week!

Julie x

16 April 2012

Guest Designer - Lexi's Creations


A week or so ago I won a guest spot for Lexi's Creations .

Their new challenge is: Use Your Punches and Die Cuts.  I don't have many punches so die cuts it was! (Note to self: Get hold of Husband's Shiny Credit Card to fix this crafting emergency soon!)

Here's my card; the image was very kindly provided by the sponsor of this challenge Fairy Dust Crafts and is called Auri.  

I love this ruffled ribbon - I must get some more (in a range of colours just to be on the safe side) as it looks great!

Why not stop by the Lexi's Creations Blog and play along with us!  Thanks for letting me play along with you!

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

Auds Sentiments - Spring / Summer Colours
Little Claires - Doing the Rounds
Bizzy Becs - Add Some Texture

Thanks for looking!


(Edited to add challenge links - as I forgot - DUH!)

15 April 2012

Christening Card


I've got a nice evening of catching up blogging planned!

Today we've been to a lovely Christening for one of our friends little girl.  She is almost two and so looked so cute wandering around in her beautiful dress.

Here's the card I made for her:

Hopefully it's appropriate for a christening!

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

Catch the Bug - Photo Inspiration - I loved all the yellow
Sketch Saturday - Sketch
Paper Sundaes - Anything Goes
Sundays With Chrissy - Favourite Colour Combo
Bunny Zoe - Ribbon or Twine

Thanks for looking!

Julie xx

14 April 2012

Craft Your Days Away - Use Metal

Happy Saturday Everyone!

I've been a terrible blogger recently - but I seem to have had no time at all to just sit and have a good nose round everyone's beautiful blogs!  So if I follow you and have been neglecting you recently I apologise!  Hopefully after this weekend - things should calm down a bit!

Anyway it's time for another design team card for the fabulous Craft Your Days Away!  This time our challenge is to Use Metal and we are sponsored by Sassy Studio Designs.
Here's my card for the challenge:

So it's time to dig out those charms and metal embellishments - it would be really fab if you could join us this fortnight - I can't wait to see what you create!

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

Sassy Cheryl's - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking

Julie x