28 June 2013

Birthday card


I'm just sharing a birthday card I made for one of my friends at work.  The image is the same as the one I used earlier in the week for my Tuesday Throwdown post from the Stamping Chef - I always print two copies of the image I'm working out as I normally stuff up the colouring on one of them.

The paper is from Papermania - Happy Days.  I've got this floral pattern on some of that sticky fabric paper - that I've not used as it's too nice to cut!  The ribbon is recycled from a gift I got a Christmas.

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

Penny's Challenge - Girl Power
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Crafty Ribbons - Anything Goes with Ribbon
Crafting by Designs - Anything Goes
Crafts and Me - Anything Goes
Charisma Card Challenges - Recipe (3 - pearls, 2 - flower, 1 - image)
Card Crafter's Challenge - Happy Birthday
Crafty Catz - Say it with Flowers
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking - have a nice weekend!


Julie x

25 June 2013

Tuesday Throwdown - Glimmer and Glitz


It's Tuesday Throwdown time and this weeks challenge is Glimmer and Glitz.  We are sponsored this week by The Stamping Chef.

Here's my card.  One of my daughter's little friends is 4 at the weekend so I've made a card for her:


Our theme this week is glimmer and glitz so I've got my beloved Diamond Stickles out and some fabulous glittery paper.  You can't beat a bit of glitter. (pppssst - this is a Freebie from their website!)

I do hope you can join us - go on set your glitter free!!

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

ABC Challenge - Pretty in Pink
Digitally Sweet - Celebrations
Paper Creators Crafts - Make it Sparkle
Totally Gorjuss - Happy Birthday
Great Impressions - Leave a little Sparkle
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Pause Dream Enjoy - Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments - Girl Power
Inky Chicks - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking - have a great day!


Julie x

23 June 2013

Just for you!

Afternoon all!

I'm here to share a quick card I've made for my Auntie for her birthday! I love these framelits they are so handy when you nee to make a quick card.  There are two dresses and a dressmakers stand.

My papers are from Papermania- Happy Days. I love love love the sewing machine charm - that I've had lurking in my stash for a while.

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

Crafty Catz - Pic n Mix - Anything Goes
The Cupboard Trilogy - Birthday
Crafty Friends - Use a Charm
My Sheri Crafts - Happy Birthday
Creative Card Crew - Metal
Country View Challenges - Die Cuts
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking!

Julie x

21 June 2013

Stampin' For The Weekend - Anything Goes!

Happy Friday!

It's almost the weekend and it's time for our new challenge at Stampin' For the Weekend.  This time it's everyone's favourite - Anything Goes!

We have a fabulous sponsor - as always! And this time it's:

Everyone loves a bit of ribbon - I know I do.

So here's my card.  It's for my lovely mother-in-law as it's her birthday next week.  Mother-in-law's seem to get some bad press but she is fabulous!!  

This is an 8 x 8 card - as I printed this lovely Tiddly Inks image too big for my usual 6 x 6.
The papers are from Papermania and a bit of My Mind's Eye left over from valentines day.  I think my terrible photography just about shows up a nice sprinkling of glamour dust!

Why not pop over and see what my fabulous teamies have made, and I'm pretty sure that you'll have something to enter!

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

Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Ladybug Crafts - Flowers and Ribbon
Passion for Promarkers - Floral Fantasy
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
I love Promarkers - Anything Goes
Pollycraft Challenge - Anything Goes
Bearly Mine - Flowers Galore
The Ribbon Reel - Treasure Pearls
Digi Haven - Fun with Flowers
Southern Girls - Give it an upper cut

Thanks for looking!

Julie x

11 June 2013

Tuesday Throwdown - You're the man


Even when I'm not running late I am.  I was 100% positive that I had scheduled this post to go live this morning but no - it was sitting in my drafts!

It's time for a new challenge at Tuesday Throwdown and our theme is "You're the Man" - we want to see your male inspired cards.

We have a fab sponsor who have been super kind and given us lovely images to work with!

Here's my card:

The papers are from My Minds Eye.  I really quite like the ribbon round the sentiment but that wasn't the plan - I just couldn't find one of the cutting plates for my big shot to cut a scallop circle.  I think it's hiding somewhere - so if you see it can you let me know where it is!

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

Craft Your Passion - Father's Day / Masculine
Crafty Card Makers - Father's Day
Anything Goes - Father's Day
Bearly Mine - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments - Card for a male
Creative Craft Challenge - We love you Dad
Papertake Weekly - Hello Boys
Tip Top Tuesday - Masculine
Ladybug Crafts - For the man in your life
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Masculine + Ribbon

Thanks for looking!

Have a great week!

Julie x

8 June 2013

Cute, cute, cute

Happy Saturday!

It's so lovely and sunny here - hope you've all got some lovely weather too!

Our new challenge at Stampin' For the Weekend starts today and our theme is CUTE!

We also have a fab sponsor - Stamp Fairy! Ther are offering our lucky winner a $10 gift certificate!

Here's my card I made a while ago for some friends who were celebrating their first wedding anniversary.  And here's the even better bit - in a couple of weeks time I get to make them a new baby card!!   YIPEEEEE!

I've used  a Stamp Fairy image - Paul and Pauline in Love!  How do you like my big pink flower - I've used my tattered florals die - with one of my little girls old cardigans - I love a bit of recycling!

I hope you can stop by and join in our challenge - I can't wait to see all your cute creations!

I'll be back tomorrow morning to add challenge as I'm off out to make the most of the sun!

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

4 Crafty Chicks - Flowers
The Paper Shelter - Flower Power
A Little Bit Crafty - Something Sweet
The Hobby House - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar Challenge - Fabric or Felt
Digi Haven - Anything Goes
Sister Act - Anything Goes
Aud's Sentiments - Anything Goes
Crafting For All Seasons - Weddings / Aniversary
Crafty Sentiments - Black and White + one

Thanks for looking!


Julie x

1 June 2013

Thinking of you...


There is one type of card that we would all prefer not to be making - sympathy cards.

Here's one I made earlier on in the week.

I've just kept it really simple - just using a Stampin' Up! embossing folder and embosslits die, along with some ribbon and a stamp from my stash.  

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

The Sisterhood of Crafters - Say it Loud
QKR Stampeded - Any Winged Creature
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
Totally Papercrafts - Anything Goes
Shelly's Images - Show us what you got
Crafting by Designs - Anything Goes
Divas by Design - Tie a Ribbon
Paper Pretties - Emboss-o-rama
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Deep Ocean Challenges - Ribbon / Laces

Thanks for looking!