31 January 2014

Kitty Bee Designs - Super Cute Blog Hop!


Yep you're seeing this right - two posts in one day.  Scroll down if you're here for my Stampin' For the Weekend Post!

Now this post needs a warning and this is it:


And here is the reason for this warning!

Kitty Bee Designs has released 12 lovely new images just in time for valentines day.  There are Kittys, Pandas, Red Panda and Racoons!  And they are all cute cute cute.  So what else can we do celebrate this .... hhmmmmm ....  a BLOG HOP!

And the reward for completing the hop - is the chance to win one of these cuties for your very own!  That's right, if you leave a comment on every stop of the hop you can be in with a chance to win one of this new releases digi's of your choice.   You need to complete the hop by 10am (Hawaiian Time) on the 7th February and winners will be posted on the following Sunday.

So the place to start is the Kitty Bee Blog! and if you are following the hop through you should have come here from Taniaj's blog. Did you like the cute panda she used?

Here's my card, I've used Two of Hearts Racoon:

Oh yes and the red glitter glue on the image is still wet -this card is hot off the press. 

So after me you're off to Kel's blog ... I have to warn you though - it's another cutie! 

Just in case you get lost, here's the full blog hop order and don't forget to leave everyone some love!:

Shirl - Creations by Shirl 
Larissa - Muffins and Lace 
Katie - Katie's Crafts 
Leanne - Finding My Groove 
Taniaj - ManxMade 
Julie - I Made A Card (you're here!)
Victoria - Very Belle Makes 
Niki - Stampn'HI 
Zella - Joyful Expressions 

Thanks for looking and good luck!

Julie x

Stampin' for the Weekend - Anything But a Card


I'm not a work today which is great, especially as I've got all my crafty bits out.  The only problem is that the house is a bit cold and I'm being mean and not putting the heating on, so I've got my husband's fleecy dressing gown on!!  (Thanks Dave! - and yes that is glitter glue sleeve - oops!).

Anyway this morning I'm sharing my Stampin' for the Weekend project:

For this challenge our lucky winner will be getting a surprise gift.  Our theme for this fortnight is Anything But a Card.   Here's my project - I've made a wine gift tag.  It was a Christmas Gift for my son's nursery teacher - not a very original gift, but I'm sure it's considered a staple for all people who work with small children on a daily basis!!  

I ended up making a fair few of these wine gift tags - as they are nice and simple (and because lots of people I know drink wine and/or have small children!)

The image is from Kitty Bee Designs, I used it lots and lots over Christmas as it's easy to colour up and is super cute!

So why not join us at Stampin' For the Weekend and link up your not-a-card project!  Can't wait to see what you all create!!

I'll be back later to add some challenges!
I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Passion for Promarkers - Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Kaboodle Doodles - Baby it's cold outside
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
Digi Haven - Snow Buddies
Crafty Girls Challenge - Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking!

Julie X

22 January 2014

Kitty Bee Designs - Super Cute Lady Bird Baby.


It's my turn to do a spotlight card for the the Kitty Bee Designs blog.  It's a fab idea - we get to pick one of Ruth's super cute images and do whatever we want!

So here's my first spotlight post - and I must admit I've been coveting this cute little ladybird image ever since Team Kitties used it for a challenge last year. I was asked to make a new baby card for one of our friends who's baby is due any day now and I knew exactly what image to use. 

Have you seen it? It's just too cute to be allowed and just perfect for my card! 

The lace and script papers are from Stampin UP! and I really can't remember where the hearts paper is from!

While we are talking about Kitty Bee, why not stop by the blog and join in our new current challenge? The theme is something new - a technique, a product or perhaps even try a new tutorial! Our sponsor is A Random Fan who are offering 3 digis to winner. So why not click here and join in the challenge too!

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

My Sheri Crafts - Delightful Digis
Brown Sugar Challenges - Anything Goes
Simply Create Too - Valentines Day or Use Hearts
Sweet Stamps - Anything Goes
Paper Nest Dolls - Anything Goes
Flourishes - In with the New
Card Mania - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking!


Julie x

17 January 2014

Stampin' for the Weekend - Anything Goes


Happy New Year and all that!!

This is my first post of the new year.  With both my DT's taking a break over Christmas I don't seem to have done any crafting at all.  Hopefully once I start making things I'll find my crafting mojo - I think it got put in a box with all my Christmas card stuff and stashed away.

I've also realised my little blog is 3 years old - so I'll sort out a little candy over the next week or so for my lovely followers.

Anyway.  It's time for the first challenge of the year at:

This first challenge is super hard and will require lots of thought from you all.... nah only kidding - it's anything goes!!  

This time we are sponsors by one of our lovely regular sponsors:

So here's my card.  I made a while back for a friends 60th Birthday.

I think the paper is a magazine freebie and the image is from Tiddlyinks.  I also covered the bird cage in some distress crackle paint, but you can't really tell from this photo but it is!

I do hope that you'll be able to join us for this challenge!  Especially as I'm going to the Creative Stitches and Hobby Crafts event in Manchester in a couple of weeks so I need some lovely things to put on my shopping list!

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

Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes
Card Mania Challenges - Anything Goes
Creative Creations Challenges - Anything Goes
MAWTT - Girly Cards
My Heart Pieces - Anything Goes
Seize the Birthday - Colouring
Cards Galore Encore - Anything Goes
Natalie and Amy - For the girls
The Crafting Cafe - Anything Goes
Crafty Little Fairies - In the Kitchen

Thanks for looking!

Julie xx