19 February 2013

Tuesday Throwdown - Monochrome!


Hope you've all got a good day planned - my children have gone to their grandparents for a few days so we are taking advantage of our freedom and are off out for dinner and drinks tonight!! Yippeee!

But before all that we have a new launching at Tuesday Throwdown this week.

We had a huge amount of entries last week so thanks to everyone that played along.  This weeks our theme is Monchrome and we have a super sponsor who have very kindly given us some beautiful images to use.

Here's my card, actually this is my second card - my first one was purple and it didn't work out too well! as I cut my last piece of purple card to small and didn't have anymore left!  This image is called cone flowers and butterfly.

How do you like my butterflies - they are from the poundshop!  I bought 3 packs of them each with about 15 different sizes. They've got some glitter on them which is lovely and subtle and I've used my star dust pen to the butterfly and flowers on the image.  When it catches the light it looks fab!

I also love my new punches, I've been using them a lot recently.  They are from Stampin' Up there is a word window punch which is the long oval-ish one and then a modern label punch - they work so nicely together and so handy.

Anyway I do hope you join us this week in our challenge!!  Go on - you know you want to!

I'll be back later to add in some challenges!
Edited to add the following challenges@

Bunny Zoe - Flowers and Pearls
Crafty Cardmakers - Blooming Images
Daisy Doodle Creative Challenge - Anything Goes
Lexis Creations - Monochromatic
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
My Grafico - Anything Goes
Pretty Little Ribbon - Anything Goes
My Craft Spot - Flowers
Digi Make Over Challenge - Anything Goes
Going Grey With Scrap - Punch, Pearls, Ribbon


Julie xx

15 February 2013

Feeling Distressed??


I'm sure you're all still plowing through the piles of cards you got yesterday for valentines day!  

Today our new challenges launches at

And our theme this fortnight is distressing!!  There's something quite satisfying about distressing paper don't you think?

We have a fab sponsor for our challenge (as always!!) and this fortnight it's Lili of the Valley!!


Anyway here's my card.  This is the valentines card I made for my husband:

Honestly I have no idea where the papers are from - I think the hearts one is My Mind Eye.

Anyway I do hope you can join us for our challenge - time to get out your scissors, distressing tool and ink and rough up some paper!  I can't wait to see what you all create!

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

Digi Sketch Challenge - Theme: Sent with Love
Tuesday Morning Sketches - Sketch
Addicted to Stamps and more - Bingo: Stamp, Heart, Love
Crafty Creations Challenges - Love and/or Hearts
Divas by Design - Love and Romance
The Paper Shelter - Be my Valentine
Craft Your Passion - My Valentine
Fashionista Challenge - Valentines
The Pink Elephant - Love is in the Air
Lexis Creations - Valentine / Love

Thanks for looking!

Julie xx

5 February 2013

Tuesday Throwdown - Heart Strings


Woop woop - it's Tuesday and time for another challenge at Tuesday Throwdown

We have a fabulous sponsor this week:

who have very kindly given us some super images to work with.  The theme this week is Heartstrings - so we want to see you use some hearts and string.

Here's my card:

I quite like this - although I must confess I may have been just a little tipsy when I made it on Saturday night as I was out during the day drinking cocktails!  I've also only used the smallest piece of string ever to attach my charms to my card.  The papers are from My Minds Eye and the news print paper has been lurking in my stash for a while!

So why not stop by and join in with us a Tuesday Throwndown - my teamies have made some lovely creations!  And I can't wait to see what you have all been creating!

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

Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Whoopsi Daisy - Ribbon and/or Lace
Pretty Little Ribbon Shop - Anything Goes
Lexi's Creations - Valentines / Love
The Pink Elephant Challenge - Photo Inspiration
The Ribbon Girls - Love you / Valentine
Allsorts - Let's Get Cute
Catch the Bug - Anything Goes
CLP Challenges - Sketch
Crafty Calendar Challenge - Love and Marriage

Thanks for looking - have a great day!

Julie x

1 February 2013

Stampin' For The Weekend - Use Some Metal

Hooray it's the weekend!

I had a fab time last weekend on our ghost hunt - unsurprisingly we didn't see any, but I think we were making a bit too much noise.  This weekend sees me having a sophisticated day out on Saturday with friends (read: spending the afternoon drinking cocktails!!)

It's time for our new challenge at Stampin' For the Weekend and we have an amazing sponsor this time:

Yup - it's the very lovely Saturated Canary.  Although I've been a bit scared since I found out they are sponsoring us this year - my colouring isn't great and those lovely images have loads of lush hair, and dresses with folds and pleats.  So as we were (very kindly) able to choose an image I wimped out and chose the simplest one I could find!

I've also been watching some fab You Tube tutorials from Kit and Clowder here.

Anyway here's my card:

I love this image - it's so sweet!  It's called Washi Tape Kinda Girl. If you try not to look too closely my colouring isn't too bad.  Anyway the papers are from papermania from the Happy Days stack.

So why not add some metal to your card then pop over and join in with us at Stampin' for the Weekend.  You should see what my teamies have created - they are all so talented and just amazing!

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

Sassy Studio Designs - Love is in the Air
I Love Promarkers - Love Is All Around
Penny's Papercraft Challenges - One for the Girls
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Bearly Mine Challenges - Hearts Galore
Creative Card Crew - Girly
Shopping our Stash - Valentines, Hearts, Red, Love
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
The Pink Elephant Challenge - Hearts
 Pile it on - Use decorative tape

Thanks for looking - can't wait to see what you all create!

Julie x