30 December 2012

Polar Bears


Hope you've all had nice weekend. I've got an exiting new years eve planned tomorrow - my friend is hosting a children's tea party so we'll all be saying Happy New Year about 5pm!  Then I've got a date with my craft storage drawers.   There's 8 and I've sorted out 5 so far - but the last 3 are crammed and it's just impossible to find anything in them... oh and then there is ll the stuff I piled on the top of the drawers to find homes for!!

Here's another one of my Christmas Card - this one was for my husband:

The image is a stamp from Lili of the Valley - I thought it was cute!  The papers are First Edition - Stocking Fillers (I think!)

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

Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Paperplay - Out with the Old, In With the New (Old Ribbon and Pearls /  New Stamp)
Card Crafters Circle - Anything Goes
Catch the Bug - Holidays / Seasonable
Lexi's Creations - Snow
Little Miss Muffet - Anything Goes
Fresh Brewed - Christmas
Totally Gorjuss - New (New Stamp)
Ladybug Crafts - Christmas and/or Winter
Whimsy Stamps - Anything Festive Goes

Thanks for looking!  Have a great New Year!!

Julie xx

27 December 2012

Another Christmas Card


Hope you all had a super Christmas - our house looks like a toy shop exploded, but we had a fab time!

I didn't finish my Christmas cards until the 23rd December so have got quite a few I've not yet bored you with shared!

I've completely run out of tape pens and the card I like to use for colouring with promarkers! I was looking forward to a good spending spree picking up things that are too nice to use in the sale -  but instead will be spent on basics - boring!!

Here's the card I made for my Grandad:

The image is from bugaboo - and perfect for a quick card as there's virtually no colouring needed!!  The paper is First Edition - Christmas Joy (I think!)

Tonight I need to catch up on everyone's lovely blogs and my DT commenting - as I'm a little behind.

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

Everybody Art Challenge - Anything Goes
Do You Stack Up - Turquoise
Totally Gorjuss - Easy Does It
Creative Craft Challenges - Non Traditional Christmas
Reasonable Ribbon - Anything Goes with Ribbon
Aud's Sentiments - Anything with a Sentiment
Di's Digi Designs - Christmas
Bunny Zoe - Winter

Thanks for looking!

Julie xx

21 December 2012

Not long to go...


I just love Christmas - my children are starting to get all exciting about Santa, and so am I!

My Christmas cards are coming along nicely - I've made 8 today already and have just nine left to make!  I can see a few late nights over the next couple of days as I want to spend a little bit more time on these one!

Today the new challenge goes live at Stampin' For the Weekend and the theme is everyone's favourite - Anything Goes!!

We have two - yes two fabulous sponsors this time:


Here's my card - I made it for my best friend at at work.  I love this stamp - I saw it on someone else's blog and knew I had to buy it!!

I love the flowers - I cut them from a cheesecloth type fabric with some a sizzlits die.  I wasn't sure it would cut it - but it did. I've used glamour dust for the snow - it's so lovely but should come with a warning on the bottle that it's going to go everywhere!!

Anyway I hope you can join us for this challenge - can't wait to see what you all create!

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

Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Paper Take Weekly - Pick of the Year (Flower Power)
Fresh Brewed - Christmas
Fab and Funky - Add ribbon and / or lace
Penny's Challenges - Merry Christmas
The Paper Shelter - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Merry Christmas
Do You Stack Up - Anything Goes
Totally Gorjuss - For someone special
Ladybug Crafts Ink - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking - hope you all have a lovely Christmas!

Julie x

7 December 2012

Let It Snow


Another two week break in posting again!!.  Thankfully my Christmas Cards are coming along nicely, plus I've got two days off next week so plan to get lots more done.  (Although I'll *have* to go out for lunch with a friend on one of those days so may as well write off one of those days!!)

It's time for a new challenge at Stampin' For the Weekend:

We are sponsored by the wonderful Simon Says Stamp again.

Simon Says Stamp

Our theme this time is: Let it Snow - actually I'd rather it didn't snow.  It's all lovely and pretty but that's about all that's good about snow.  It's cold, wet, cold, driving is a nightmare oh and did I mention that it's cold?!  YUK!

Anyway here's my card:

Oh look, I've used a Heather Ellis image - not often you see them on my cards!!!  And the paper is something I picked up in the sales last year - I think it's Forever Friends - it has a lovely gold sheen to it.

Hope you can all come and join in our challenge - I love to see what you all create!!

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

Craft Your Passion - Snow
Tuesday Thrown Down - White Christmas
Whoopsi Daisy - Christmas Cards
One Stitch at a Time - Anything Goes
Lexis Creations - Christmas
My Grafico  - Anything Goes
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Jingle Belles - Anything Goes
Bunny Zoe - Winter
Little Claire's - Christmas

Thanks for looking - hope you enjoy taking part in our challenge!!

Julie xx