23 November 2012

Stampin' for the Weekend


Ooops! I've not posted for two weeks!  Not sure what happened there - I just seem to have had no time.  I've only made 12 Christmas card all year - this is not good news - something tells me I've got a busy few weeks coming up!

Stampin' for the Weekend

Anyway - it's time for a new challenge at Stampin' For the Weekend and our new theme is texture. So we want to see your beautiful makes with lovely lace, cheesecloth, tulle, fabric, embossing, flowers etc!

We also have a fab sponsor for this challenge:

So here's my card - I made it for my lovely friend Gemma as it was her birthday yesterday:

So for my texture I've added some lovely thick lace and a nice red flower, plus I've done a bit of distressing.  This Gorjuss stamp is lovely and just made for paper piecing (plus it saves loads of time colouring!)  I think I'm going to ask Father Christmas for a distressing tool, rather than using a pair of scissors like I did here.

Really hope you can join us in this challenge - can't wait to see what you create.

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

Make It Monday - Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter - Birthdays
Cute Card Thursday - Girls Only
My Grafico - Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet - Textiles
The Squirrel and the Fox - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking - hope you enjoy your weekend!

Julie x

9 November 2012

Stampin' for the Weekend - All Stitched Up


It's nearly time for the weekend - hope you've all got lots planned!  We've got the children scooters so we need to take them somewhere they won't be a menace to the public.

A new challenge launches today at Stampin' for the Weekend and the theme is: All Stitched Up

We have two amazing sponsors for this challenge:

Simon Says Stamp
Lilly Of The Valley

So here is my card:

I've made a shaker card, it's one of the samples I've made to show my WI tonight.  I was up very very late last night sorting out materials.  I'm planning to take my hoover along as when I made this I ended up covered in glitter as I somehow didn't seal it properly and when I shook the glitter down to the bottom of the card loads came out!  

Plus would you believe I've stamped that image myself - normally things start going wrong as soon as I break out the ink!  Although my good stamping makes up for my rubbish sewing machine skills!!  A lot more practice is required I think!

Anyway I really hope you can join us for our All Stitched Up Challenge - I love seeing what everyone creates!

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

Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Penny's Challenges - Lots of Layers
Paperplay - Snowflakes
Whoopsi Daisy - Christmas Cards
One Stitch at a Time - Anything Goes
Natalie and Amy - Colour Me Happy ( I love cards made with lots of shades of whites, creams etc)
CLP Challenge - Sketch 53

Thanks for looking!


3 November 2012



Hasn't it gone cold?  We went to a fireworks display tonight and it was a bit nippy.  I'm drinking some nice hot chocolate now to warm myself up.

I'm feeling pretty cheerful this week as I won a £15 voucher over at Natalie and Amy's (monthly) Challenge blog here.  I've ordered lots of lovely things and the package is on it's way!!  Yipee!

Here's my latest card share, another Christmas card.  I really do need to get a move on and make some more.  (Although this week I shall mainly be getting ready to do a "demonstration" at my WI.  I am attempting to show people how to make shaker cards - I'm beginning to think I should have chosen something easier as the potential for disaster is huge.)

I love this snowman image as it takes no time to colour!  My rubbish photography means you can't see the sparkle on the big pin snowflake or the image.  Nor can you see the glossy accents on his nose, baubles and holly berries. It is there though - honest!!

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

Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Card Crafters Circle - Patterned Paper
Fab n Funky - Die Cuts/Punches
The Paper Shelter - Anything Goes
Willow Sketchie - Festive Sparkle and Shine
Catch the Bug - Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar - Wrap up Warm for Winter

That's all for tonight - thanks for looking!

Julie x