29 September 2012

Good luck!


This weeks hasn't been great for me - hence no posts - but I was thrilled to find out I made the Top 3 in a Nutcrafters Challenge - check me out!!!

I wanted to share with you all a card I made last week for one of my work colleagues who is leaving us.

Just a fairly simple card - but I've used some of my most favourite Heather Ellis digi's and my beautiful Memory Box butterfly dies.

I went to the Creative Stitch and Hobbycrafts show in Manchester a couple of weeks back and bought quite a lot of new things.  I actually went a bit crazy and loads of stuff including some fabric,I don't even use fabric, I don't have a clue what I'm going to do with this fabric - probably just admire it from time to time!

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

Shopping Our Stash - Fur or Feathers
The Paper Shelter - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Willow Sketchie - Favourite Things (I love Heather Ellis Digis)
Woopsie Daisy - Things with Wings
Craft Us Crazy - Halloween / Anything Goes

Anyway I'm off to bed now - thanks for looking!

Julie x

21 September 2012

Stampin' For The Weekend - Feeling Floral


Hopefully blogger will play ball and post this for me at the right time, as I'm out being a super proud mum.  My little girl started the nursery year at school this week and I'm taking her to school for the first time today!  She looks so grown up and cute in her uniform.

Edited to say - I am heartbroken - I didn't even get a single glance back, she ran in found something interesting to play with and then looked at me as if to say "why are you still here?"

Anyway I could talk about how lovely she looks all day but I won't, which I'm sure you'll all be pleased to hear.  Today is that start of a new challenge at Stamping for the Weekend!  Yippee...

Our theme for this fortnight is Feeling Floral.  Yes that's right we want to see those flowers, either on the image, on your papers, embellishments,  or why not go for all three!!

We have a fab sponsor this fortnight - it's In2Stamps who have a fabulous prize for our lucky winner!

So here's my card - I decided to go the whole hog and have flowers in my image, on my paper and chucked on a some more flowers to finish it off.  

Really hope you can pop over and join in our challenge - I love seeing what everyone creates!

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

Craft Your Passion - Bingo - (Yellow, Ribbon, Flowers)
Whoopsi Daisy - Make it Girly
Creative Craft Challenges - Anything Goes
Simply Create Too - Anything Goes
Card Crafter's Circle - Ribbon and Roses

Thanks for stopping by - hope you have a great weekend!

Julie x

16 September 2012

Halloween Craft Swap


Just a quick post from me this morning!

I just wanted to let you know that the lovely Kat from With U in Mind is hosting a Halloween Craft Swap.

Why not check out her blog for the details, if you're interested.

I think she's closing entries this weekend so you'll need to be quick!

Have a great day!

Julie x

8 September 2012

One for the boys!


Hope you've all had a good day!  I had a lovely trip to the local craft shop and purchased a thing or two (or more!!)

Here's a card I made a week or so ago for my Brother-in-Law - he's been watching something on TV recently about Motorcycles -so we've decided he's having a mid-life crisis!

In honour of this I managed to find a Crazy Biker image from Kenny K, not the usual type of image you find on my cards - not to mention I did the colouring wrong on the flames - but apart from that I really like it!

You can't tell from the picture but the bike frame is covered in lots of glossy accents and is super shiny.  The cogs are a card die-cut (maybe / not sure) that I found in my local craft shop - and I covered them with three layers of metallic embossing power - they looked fab when I had finished with them.

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

The Stamping Boutique - Any Sort of Job - Crazy Stuntman - I'm thinking of Evil Knievel!
Do You Stack Up - Birthdays
One Stop Craft Challenge - No Floral Embellishments
Creative Craft Challenges - One for the Boys
Ladybug Crafts -Anything Goes

Anyway - thanks for looking - enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Julie xx

7 September 2012

Stampin' For The Weekend - Starting Christmas Early


Wow I've had a busy week - my little girl was 4 at the weekend and we had a party for her which was great fun as we arranged for someone to bring "a few animals round".  A few animals ended up being a full Zoo - there were 3 skunks, a chinchilla, sugar gliders, a chameleon, a dragon-type thing, a super cute gecko, a tarantula (yuk!), stick insects, millipedes, hedgehogs and a few others!!   Crazy but great fun!!

Today a new challenged launches over at Stampin for the Weekend - Starting Christmas Early.  I'm so glad of this challenge as I'm starting to panic about how many cards I need for Christmas - especially as this card is only number 6! I've got such a long way to go.

We have a fabulous sponsor for this challenge:

Simon Says Stamp
with a $25 voucher to spend!
Here's my card:

I love Christmas cards in non-traditional colours!  The papers are First Edition - Christmas Joy - I got them in the sales last year half price - I love a crafty bargain!

So why not pop over and take a look at what the rest of my teamies have done, and then join in - it'll be one less to make in the December madness!

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

St Lukes Hospice - Couples
Little Claire's - Best Friends
Aud's Sentiments - Christmas is Coming
For Fun - Inspired by a Song (Frosty the Snowman - I sing this, Rudolf the Rednose Reindeer and Jingle Bells all year round as my children love them)
Sketch Saturday - Sketch!
Catch the Bug - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Nut Crafters - Christmas is Coming

Thanks for looking - have a great weekend!

Julie x