26 August 2013

Happy Anniversary!


I love bank holiday weekends - a free day off work!

But there is something strange about this one ... it's sunny outside. That NEVER happens.

So before we go out and share the sunshine I'm quickly sharing a card I made for a cousin's first wedding anniversary, which is today.

This cute little robot is from Birdie Brown, and the papers are part of a new pack I picked up. It's a Crate Paper pack called Fourteen.

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

CLP Challenges - Sketch
Card Mania - Ribbon
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Creative Creations Challenge - Bingo (Pearls, Image, Sentiment)
Craft Room Challenge - Something New
CMC Copic Challenge Group - Anything Goes
Sweet Pea Stampers - Tear it to pieces
Aud Sentiments - Anything But a Birthday Card

Thanks for looking!

Have a fab day!

Julie xx

23 August 2013

Aloha Friday - Mid Challenge Reminder!

Happy Friday everyone!

I'm here with the mid-challenge post for the fabulous Kitty Bee Designs:

Our theme this fortnight is Birthdays - which is nice and easy, some come along and link up your cards here!

Here's my card for this challenge:

I've used the very cute Happy Birthday Kitty which you can find here.  It's such a cute image.  I've also treated myself to some lovely new paper pads - they are so pretty.

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

Crafty Ribbons - Anything Goes with Ribbon
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes
Digi Stamps 4 Joy - Anything Goes
Patties Creations - Anything Goes
Simply Create Too - For a Child
Ladybug Crafts - Floral
Chocolate, Coffee and Card - Something Sweet
Digitally Sweet - Summertime Colours

Thanks for looking - I hope you can join us for our challenge!


Julie x

20 August 2013

Tuesday Throwdown - Use your scraps!


I can't believe that next week is the last week of the summer holiday for the children.  It feels like it's gone so quickly!

It's time for a new challenge at Tuesday Throwdown and before I share my card - I'd just like to tell you all that we are having a design team call - for more information click here.

Our sponsor for this challenge is Digital Delights:

... and the challenge is to Use Your Scraps - you know all those bits of paper and card you've put aside to use one day! I keep all of mine in a folder organised by colour (tragic!) but I never think to look in it - I always use a new piece.

So I had a look through and found some gold card I used at Christmas and some lovely papers I made a wedding card with last May!  I also looked through my envelope of printed images to see if I had anything and found this cake.

So here's my card:

This card is for my husband's uncle who is getting married next week!

I think I need to use my paper and card scraps more often, as I always manage to convince myself I need some new stuff for a card - but all of this was from my drawer and as I said earlier some of it had been lurking around for a year!

Why not have a look through your scraps - see what you've got.  It would be lovely if you could join us for our challenge.

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

Through the purple haze - Bingo (Bottom Line - flowers, pearls, sentiment)
Loves Rubber Stamps - Round or Square
Created with Love - Something Sweet
Papertake Weekly - Flower Power
Sweet Stamps - Anything Goes
City Crafts - 1,2,3 (1 Stamp, 2 papers, 3 embellishments/flowers)
Craft Your Passion - Summer Flowers
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Paper Playtime - Use Pearls
Crafting Musketeers - Sketch

Thanks for looking!


Julie x

17 August 2013

Aloha Friday Challenge - Birthdays


I'm running a day late with my design team post for Kitty Bee Designs!

Our new challenge for this fortnight is "birthdays" - nice and simple.   I've chosen to make some gift tags with this cute little bear - you can buy it here!

Why not stop by the Kitty Bee blog and join in our challenge! We'd love to see what you create!

We'll be back next Friday ( and I'll be on time - this time!) with some mid-challenge inspiration. 

I'd like to enter these tags in to the following challenges:

Delightful Challenges - Anything But a Card
The Paper Shelter - Use that Ribbon
Penny's Challenges - Lace and/or Ribbon
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Paper Make Up Stamps - Anything But a Card
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes
2 Creative Chicks - Anything Goes for Kids
Just for Fun - Anything Goes
One Crazy Stamper - Birthdays

Thanks for looking - hope you all enjoy the rest of your weekend!


Julie x

16 August 2013

Stampin' For the Weekend - Butterflies!

Happy Friday!

We have a fab new challenge for you all over at Stampin' For the Weekend:  Butterflies!

Nice and Easy - I'm sure you all have a butterfly or two hanging around!

We are lucky to have Saturated Canary as our sponsor for this challenge!

Here's my card:

I made this using the image GROW, which Krista offered as a freebie a while back - but now it's available in the shop! The card was for my little girl's teacher at the end of term.  She coloured in another copy of the image and we stuck it inside.  I wish I'd taken a picture of it as it was cute.

The papers are from Raspberry Road and where a freebie with a magazine, my butterflies are cut using a embosslits die from Stampin' Up!

Why not pop over to our blog and check out the fab work by my teamies!  And then link up your butterfly creations and join in!

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

Marker Pop Challenge - Anything Goes
Cutie Pie Challenge - Thank-you
Bearly Mine - Anything Goes
Crafting by Designs - Anything Goes
Card Crafter's Circle - Winged Things
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
ABC Challenge - T for Thank You
Ladybug Challenge - Something Floral
Saturated Canary - Winged Things
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking!  


Julie x

P.S. if you're looking for my Kitty Bee Designs card it'll be posted tomorrow!

8 August 2013

Tuesday Throwdown - Don't be square


It's time for another Tuesday Throwdown.  Although it's not Tuesday - I'm a whole day late!

This week our theme is Don't be square- so no square or rectangle card allowed this week!

We are sponsored this week by Robyn's Fetish who have very generously given us images to use!

Here's my project:

Everyone loves a cup of tea.  I though it would be fun to make this into a little gift and make with a pocket for a tea bag on the inside!

When you look at it from the inside you have to imagine it with one of those fancy individually wrapped teabags in it!  Unfortunately I only had pyramid tea bags which, as I found didn't really fit in that well! But you get the idea.

I do hope that you can join us at Tuesday Throwdown so we can see your shaped creations.

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

Bearly Mine - Tic Tac Toe - (Ribbons, Circles, Die Cuts)
Craft Boots - Die Cuts
Created With Love - Anything Goes
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
The Crazy Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafting for all Seasons - Something  Hidden
Whimsical Designs - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Delicious Doodles - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking!


Julie x