29 July 2012

The colour is purple!


I've had a fab weekend - hope you all have too.  Last night I went to the open air cinema to watch Dirty Dancing - it was great, everyone was cheering, singing and dancing along.

Anyway this morning I made a card for my friend at work and you may have guessed that her favourite colour is purple.  She also bought a hula hoop last week to help her get fit - so this image is just perfect.

For once it's a fairly decent photo as I managed to take it outside - what a difference natural light makes!
The paper is from Docrafts, it's so lovely and sparkly and the image is Digi Stamp boutique.

The summer memory box border die is cut into felt - not something I'll be doing again in a hurry as after about 5 attempt and even with a layer of card on top of the die and under the felt it didn't cut completely in places and I had to make some little cuts with my scissors.  Unfortunately one of the little butterflies didn't make it - however I don't think the recipient will notice so we'll keep that little fact between ourselves!!  In the mean time if you have any tips for me on cutting fiddly dies into felt - I'm all ears!

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

Do You Stack Up - For a Friend
Saturday Challenge - Bright and Cheerful
Creative Craft Challenges - Summertime
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Sizzling Summer Colours and Ribbon
Crafty Calendar - Fun the Sun with Sparkle and Shine (Sparkle - paper and Butterflies, Shine - Hula Hoop)
Digi Stamp Boutique - Customer Competition

Thanks for looking - have a great week!

Julie x

26 July 2012

A Christmas Card!


A quick card share from me this morning before we all head out for the day.

Here's a Christmas card I made a week or two back but didn't get round to sharing with you all:

The image is from Pollycraft and the papers are My Minds Eye - I got them in the sales in January!!

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

Lollypop Crafts - Christmas in July
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Willow Sketchie - Anything Goes
Woopsi Daisy - Christmas in July
Lexis Creations - Christmas in July

Thanks for looking!

Julie x

25 July 2012

Summer Days


After my rubbish 1 card in two weeks, I'm back with a second card in one week. I think I may need a lie down.

Here's a cute little card I put together for a friend's birthday!

I've used a cute Heather Ellis digi and some lovely felt ribbon.  The sentiment was a freebie from Birds Card.
There are loads of great freebies on that site - you should take a look!!

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

Everybody Art Challenge - Summer
Whimsy Stamps - Summer Fun
Crafty Creations - Buttons
Freshly Brewed Monthly Challenge - Summertime
Little Claire's - Summer / Holidays
Bizzy Bec's - Flower Power
Forever Friends - Summer Holidays

Anyway - thanks for looking"

Julie xx

21 July 2012

Craft Your Days Away - Shades of Grey + One Other


I can't believe I haven't posted for two weeks - how rubbish am I?  I just seem to have been so busy.

Anyway its time for a new challenge over at Craft Your Days Away.

The challenge for this fortnight is Shades of Grey + 1 Other, so why not pop over and join in - there are some amazing creations from my teamies.

We have a fabulous sponsor for this challenge - it's The Pretty Little Ribbon Shop and their fabulous prize is a ribbon and embellishment bundle.

Here's my card for this challenge:

I've realised it's nearly Christmas so I've made a Christmas Card (ok - I know it's not but I do need to get a wiggle on with my Christmas cards). I've used a cute Pollycraft image and the snowflakes are chipboard shapes covered in blue glass embossing powder. The snowflake paper is simply some snowflakes stamped in black ink onto the grey card.

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

Willow Sketchie - Christmas in July
Paper Play Challenges - Christmas in July
Card Crafters Circle - For Children
Cardmadfairy  - Christmas in July
Ladybug Crafts Ink - Christmas in July

Anyway thanks for looking - I need to go and tidy my house now as my sister is coming to stay with us this weekend and my house looks like a bomb has hit it.

Hope you all have a good weekend!

Julie xx

Edited to add challenge entries - as I finally got my house tidy!

7 July 2012

Craft Your Days Away - Doilies and Lace


Hope you are all ready for the weekend with your wellies and raincoats... where on earth has our summer gone??

So it's time for a new challenge at Craft Your Days Away. This fortnight the theme is Doilies and Lace, and has been set by the lovely Berit.  There is a super prize for this challenge - which is a selection of doilies, lace and pearls!

Here's my card:

I made this card a while back as my friend was due to have her baby and I wanted to personalise it - but the baby is now 13 days late so I've not been able to yet!!  It seems like the baby is well and truly settled in.   I think she's off to the hospital tomorrow so hopefully she won't be kept waiting to meet her baby much longer!  But if you could all send the baby some pain-free eviction vibes that would be great!  I suppose it's only a good thing that the weather has been so rubbish - being hot and very pregnant in the summer is no fun!

The papers are from a First Edition stack called Sweet Owl and the digi is from Pollycraft.

So why not pop along and join us, there are some fab creations from my teamies for you to see.

Thanks for looking!

Julie x

3 July 2012

Baby Boy

Evening all!

Here's the card I made last week for our friends who had a new baby.  I thought my little boy was pretty huge at 9lb 9oz - but their little boy was 11lb!!!!!!!!   How amazing.  I'm sure they're going to be fab parents!

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

Cupcake Craft - Bright as a Button
Sassy Cheryl's - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Southern Girls - Oh Baby Baby
Stampin for the Weekend - Show us your style (cute, and fairly simple)

Thanks for looking, have a great week!

Julie x