25 January 2013

Another year older!


I'm here to share a card I made for my lovely father-in-law.  I'm hiding inside again today as it's started snowing again.  I'm bored of being cold.

I decided I needed a treat and bought some new stamps in the Lili of the Valley Sale (actually mostly the ones I chose weren't in the sale - but we'll just ignore that fact!!)

I used the Papermania Happy Days stack (I think) and dug out some random string/twine I've had in my ribbon box for ever

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

Dilly Beans - Metal Accents
Fairy Tale Challenge - My New Stamp
Sassy Studio Designs - How Charming
Lili's Little Fairies - Anything Goes
Shopping our Stash - Use your oldest ribbon (ok I've used string - but it's almost the same - isn't?)
The Paper Shelter - Anything Goes
Willow Sketchie - Happy Birthday 
Crafty Calendar - What's New?

Hope you all have a great weekend - I've got a fun one planned: ghost hunting on Saturday and an applique class on Sunday!

Julie x

22 January 2013

1st Tuesday Throwdown Post!


I'm hoping this posts ok as I've scheduled it and am currently on my way to work.

Today is my first post as part of the Tuesday Throwdown Team, and I'm really excited.


Our theme this week is Furry Friends and we have the fabulous Meljen's Designs as our sponsor!  They've been lovely and given us some cute images to work with!  I chose "Little Sock Monkey".  Here's my card:

The paper is a random piece from my drawer - I have no idea of the make! and the wool was some I had lying around.

I do hope you can stop by and join us for our furry friends challenge - I 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
Woopsi Daisy - Use a digi
My Grafico - Anything Goes
Bunny Zoe - Anything Goes
Melon Headz - Use a digi
Eureka Stamp - Anything Goes
Created with love - Anything Goes
ABC Challenges - Happy Birthday

Thanks for looking.


Julie x

18 January 2013

Something Girlie

Morning all!

So it's forecasting snow all day.  Given I don't really like being cold or wet; snow is far from being my favourite kind of weather.

Nevermind!  At least the one good thing about snow is being able to come in and drink hot chocolate to warm up again - it's the law!

We have a new challenge over at Stampin' For the Weekend launching today.

Stampin' for the Weekend

 Our sponsor is "Live and Love crafts

Our theme for this fortnight is:  Something Girlie

This card is for one of the lovely ladies  of our Woman's Institute who has just had a lovely baby girl.   It's actually an 8 x 8 card and struggled a bit with the proportions of things but I think it's turned out ok!  I love this thick crinkled satiny ribbon it's so nice.  I may have this in  quite a few more colours too!  Looking back at last year's card it looks like I used this image a lot - but it is just so cute!! 

So why not pop along and see what my teamies have created - they are all super talented!  Then play along so we can come and see what you've been making!

I'll be back to edit this later with challenges!

Have a lovely warm day!

Hugs Julie x

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

Make It Monday - anything goes
Everybody Art Challenge - Girl
Willow Sketchie - Cute
One Stitch at a Time - anything goes
Lexi's Creations - anything goes
My grafico - anything goes
Creative craft challenges - new beginnings
Simply Create too - anything goes
The squirrel and the fox - anything goes
Crafting Life's Pieces -  Sketch 

17 January 2013

Good news + Blog Candy Winner

Oh my - it's so freakin cold!

I'm sat in the house, with heating on, and a big fleecy dressing gown and I'm still cold.  Bears have the right idea hibernating all winter!

Anyway I just want to share my good news with you all.  I've been picked to join the design team over at Tuesday Throwdown!!  My first card is next week but why not pop over and checkout this weeks challenge "Frame It".

I'm so pleased - thanks very much girls!

I've also realised I'm a week late with picking my blog candy winner!  My little Emily ended up picking the winner which was Sue - Bearhouse!  Here's Emily with the winning post-it note! I'm not really sure why was covering her face - in fact if you do know what goes on in a four year old's head I'd be interested to know!

So congratulations Sue - if you send me your address I'll get your candy posted off soon-ish if I cant get to the post office as I'm to much of a wimp to go out in the snow, I'll post it from work on Monday

8 January 2013

Blog Candy - a little reminder


Just a quick one from me as I'm in a super happy mood tonight as I've just had some fab news!

Don't forget I've got some blog candy here.  Here's a little picture to remind you what's in it!

All you need to do to enter just leave a comment on the original post, I'll get my little Ben to draw names out of the hat on the 10th January.

Have a great evening

Julie x

4 January 2013

First card of 2013


Hope you all had a good new year!  My date with my craft drawers was lovely - all except one are now neat, tidy and organised.  (Can't see it lasting very long though!)

It's time for the first challenge of 2013 at Stampin' For the Weekend and it's a nice easy one to start the year with - Anything Goes!

We are so lucky to be sponsored by the fabulous Stamp Fairy this time

Plus they kindly gave us some lovely images to work with.  I chose Mimi Stars 3 - she's so cute!

This card is for one of my lovely friends as it's her birthday on Monday!  The star paper is from Papermania and the patterned yellow glitter card is a scrap I had left over from a beautiful set from Doodlebug Designs (I still have a small piece of the flocked yellow card left from that and I like to admire it from time to time.)

Hope you can pop over and join in with our challenge - it's always lovely to see what other people are doing.   

And just a little reminder to my current followers that I have a some candy on offer at the minute here

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

Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown - Bright and Happy New Year
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Willow Sketchie - Anything Goes
Paperplay - Celebrations
Freshly Brewed - Anything Goes
Natalie and Amy - Favourite Things - (I love this yellow glitter card and those sequin strings -)

Anyway thanks for looking!


Julie xx

1 January 2013

Happy New Year & a Little Blog Candy

Happy New Year to you all,   I hope you all had a lovely evening.

My little blog will be 2 years old on the 9th January, so I though I'd put together a little blog candy to say thank-you to my followers who've supported me over the last two year as well as given me so much inspiration.

There is:
7 different lengths of ribbon (minimum of 1 metre - most are longer)
5 Doilies
12 Metal Charms
5 Buckles (I think that's what they are called)
and some chocolate stars. (Which are really tasty as I bought one or two extra just as a quality check!!)

If you want to have a chance to win, simply leave a comment below and I'll get my little boy to pick someone's name out of the hat on the 10th January.  (This candy is only open to those people currently following me.)

Thanks for all your support and good luck!

Julie xx