31 October 2012

Happy Halloween


Just a quick post from me tonight as I am shattered - far too many late nights from me.

I mentioned a while back about the craft swap that Kat from With U in Mind was running - well today is the exciting reveal day.  I'm so proud of myself for resisting temptation to open my package for the last two weeks.

Here's what I received in the post - a note book with a beautiful cover. I've had it sat on my desk all day and bored everyone at work to tears by showing it to everyone that comes into our office:

How cute is that owl and, although the picture doesn't show it, the moon is all lovely and sparkly with glitter.

So I just want to say a huge thank-you to Jan who made my gift - why not check out her blog, as her work is truly beautiful!

Thanks all from me - I'm off to bed.  Thanks for hosting Kat!!


26 October 2012

Stampin' for the Weekend - Anything Goes


Check me out - three posts in one week!!

Today a new challenge launches at Stampin' For the Weekend and I think you're going to like it!

Whoop! Whoop! - it's Anything Goes!  Anything at all - so as long as it has a stamped or digital image on it you can go wild!!

We also have an amazing sponsor this month it's The Pretty Little Ribbon Shop.

My lovely parents-in-law celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary last week and this is the card I made for them:

Oh look - I used my favourite Tiddly Ink's image again!! They have a lovely picture of their wedding day and as it was the 70's the groom wore a brown skinny flared suit, hence the brown suit in this picture.

So why not pop over and join in - my teamies have done some stunning work, and I'm sure that we are going to be kept pretty busy looking at all the entries!

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

Do You Stack Up - Embossing
Fashionista Challenge - Anything Goes
The Squirrel and the Fox - Use a Ribbon
Stamptacular Sunday - No Rules
One Stitch at a Time - Use a Digi
Penny's Challenges - Ribbons and / or buttons

Thanks for looking!

Julie x

Edited to add challenge entries!

23 October 2012

Emily's birthday card

Evening all!

Hope you're having a good week, and that work isn't too pants.  Luckily for me it's Wednesday and being a part-time it's the end of my working week, and then I can sit back, relax and watch a bit of telly .... what's that ... I've got to do the school run and look after a two year old?... Oh well!

I've realised I didn't share Emily's birthday card with you all when she turned 4 in September, so here it is:

Surprisingly it's a Pollycraft Image!  My papers are from First Edition - Little Owl and the rest is stuff that;s been lurking in my stash for a while.

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

Craft Your Passion - Fairies and Fantasy
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Got Glitter (Wings!)
Totally Gorjus - Bling it on
One Stop Craft Challenge - Anything Goes
Ladybug Crafts Ink - The ladybugs need a P - Pink
Natalie and Amy - Birthday Bling
Whimsy Stamps - All things Sparkly

That's all for this evening - thanks for looking!

Julie xx

19 October 2012

Grrrr to technology!!


I really do hate computers.  My laptop broke again, so I've had very limited access to the internet for the last two weeks - which was a nightmare. I even managed to delete comments on our DT blog trying to use blogger on my mobile, (sorry about that girls!) Every time it goes away to be fixed I hope they'll just tell me I can have a new one - but they never do.  In the mean time I must must must remember to keep my hard drive backed up as we had to make a mad dash over to a friends house to have the hard drive copied before we sent it away for repair.

Anyway I've made loads of cards recently and plan to share them with you all over the next couple of weeks, here's the first one. This card is for my Niece, she was 11 a week or so ago.  I had great fun shopping for her birthday present as I bought her a load of a card making things!

I treated myself to a couple of Lili of the Valley Stamps - I've stayed away from stamping as all my efforts previously have been rubbish.  This is stamped quite nicely, even if I did use a somewhat unorthodox method of stamping.  I even surprised myself with the results.

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

Cupcake Craft - Two's company
The Paper Shelter - Charming (there is a little ladybird, but it's just hiding behind the bow!)
Woopsi Daisy - Birthdays
Lollypop Crafts - Happy Birthday
Creative Craft Challenges - Three - three pearls.
Ladybug Crafts Ink - Flowers and Embossing
Craft Us Crazy - Children / And or Fall
Southern Girls - Tie a ribbon around it

That's for night, tonight I'm planning to catch up on my Design Team commenting - I love seeing what people have made, and then I'm going to catch up with all the lovely blogs I follow over the next couple of days.

Hope you all have a great weekend!

Julie x