26 June 2012

Happy Bird-day!!


It's my very lovely Mother-in-Laws birthday tomorrow and here's the card I made for her. Tonight I've heard some wonderful news that some friends have had a baby boy so once I've posted this I'm off to my craft centre (read dining room table) to make a lovely new baby card tonight.  

How cute is that bird paper - I'm pretty sure it's a single sheet from Echo Park. The cute charm is from the Ribbon Girl website!

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

Craft Your Passion - Things with Wings
Cupcake Craft - Birds of a Feather
Sassy Cheryl's - Summer
Woopsi Daisy - Things with Wings
My Grafico - Bright Summer Colours
Creative Craft Challenge - Tweet Tweets

Thanks for looking!!


23 June 2012

Craft Your Days Away - Teddy Bears


It's time for a new challenge at Craft Your Days Away  - this fortnight our challenge is Teddy Bears!

This time we are sponsored by the Stamp Fairy with an amazing $10 voucher as a prize for the lucky winner!

Here's the card I made for this challenge using a lovely stamp fairy image - this card is for Aunty Ruth - it's her birthday next week,

It's a bad photo from me for a change!! But how lovely is that spotty yellow ribbon..  The papers are from a new stack - First Edition, Family Ties!

Really hope you can join us, there are some fab creations from my teamies - why not take a look.

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

Papertake Weekly - Bingo (Ribbon, Die Cut, Buttons)
Aud Sentiments - Bingo ("Happy", Ribbon, Die Cut)
Card Mad Fairy - Girly Challenge
St Luke Challenge - Furry Friends

Thanks for looking - have a great weekend!

Julie xx

15 June 2012

Fathers Day


It's nearly the weekend - Yipee!  We've got a weekend of visiting various relatives planned - which will be nice.

I spent yesterday helping my little girl to stick blue tissue on a empty pringles tube as we are making a desk tidy for fathers day.  Wish me luck that she's feeling cooperative to finish it off today!!  Here's the card I've made for him on fathers day:

The image is from Pink Petticoat - I've had it quite a while (years in fact!) and never used it - but it was perfect for this.

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

Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown - Critters
Fresh Brewed - Anything Goes
Do You Stack Up - Boys / Men
One Stop Craft Challenge - Father Day
Card Mad Fairy - Masculine / Fathers Day
Di's Digital Designs - Father Day
Little Claire's - Male Theme

Thanks for looking!


11 June 2012

Birthdays ...


It was my friends birthday last week and I'm going to see her tomorrow so I started to make her a cake and I managed to burn the motor out on my electric mixer, there was smoke coming out of it!  Never mind it's done a good job - I've had it about 10 years and it was only a basic on that cost about £5!!

 So I've had to mix by hand which has made my arm sore and swap from chocolate frosting to chocolate ganache - big shame!!

Anyway here's the card I made for her birthday:

I'm quite pleased with the way this came out.  The digi is from Digi Stamp Boutique, and the papers are from one of the new stacks I've bought. These are First Edition - Sweet Owl, so so cute.

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

Lollipop Crafts - Flowers in Bloom
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Lexis Creations - Happy Birthday
Reasonable Ribbon - Flowers and Ribbon
Freshly Brewed - Pop It
Digi Stamp Boutique - Customer Images
Bunny Zoe - Girls, Girls, Girls
Everybody Art Challenge - Sketch

Thanks for looking!

Julie xx

9 June 2012


Actually I'm still in bed and this is a post I scheduled last night as it's my turn to have a lie in this morning.

I haven't posted for ages - partly due to the fact I've been away on holiday with my family which was wonderful, and partly due to a tea cosy and the WI taking over my life.  It was our County Fair this week and I entered a crocheted tea cosy.  I was up until 2am one morning hand stitching about a billion sequins on it!!!!  I didn't win anything but got some good feedback.

I've actually had chance to sit and make some cards today and realised I've really missed it.  Tonight I've been trying out some decopatch and decorated a photo frame, unfortunately I think I may have found a reason to buy even more beautiful paper.

Anyway today is Saturday and it's time for another challenge at Craft Your Days Away.

Today the challenge was set by me and I chose a bingo challenge. I feel ever so important as I get to choose a top three!! Here's the grid, it's a fairly easy one, I hope!! :

This challenge we have a fabulous sponsor:

So here's my card - hope you like it.  I though it was about time I used one of a my faviourite Heather Ellis Images.  The sentiment is a freebie from Birds Card - there are tons of freebies on this site - it's amazing!

I've gone for a line down the centre: Pearls, Ribbon/Lace and Glitter.

Once again though my rubbish photography has let me down as the Designer Paper is covered in glitter and is so lovely and sparkly, as well as a just a bit more glitter round the sentiments and some on the bird just to top it off.

Really hope you can stop by and join in with us this fortnight.

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

Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Aud's Sentiments - For a Child's Birthday
Southern Girls - Things with wings (The little bird, plus butterflies on the DP)
Little Miss Muffet - Rainbows, Clouds or Wings (The little bird, plus butterflies on the DP)
Bizzy Becs - Colour

Thanks for looking: