Monday, 30 September 2013

What A Lovely Weekend.

I've had a lovely weekend, on Saturday I went to 
"Begonia Crafts"
 first ever crop. It was great to catch up with some old friends, make some new ones and spend the day crafting. Then yesterday we celebrated our 29th Wedding Anniversary, I say celebrate, well, we don't actually bother too much, but we acknowledged the day, maybe we will do the celebrating bit next year lol! 



Anyway, I made a few Christmas cards, this one using a Nitwits magazine giveaway stamp from last year.



I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
Cut It Up28, In circles,
Crafters Companion, Embossing.

Thanks for stopping by,
Julie.x

Friday, 27 September 2013

Lavinia Tag!

Morning, just thought I'd share a tag I made a few weeks ago, I'm pleased that the mica powders and stickles show up in the photo for a change otherwise it would look like I'd put in no effort at all!
If you have any Lavinia stamps and fancy joining in with this month's "Add a Flower" challenge, you've still got a couple of days left, it's worth it to be in with the chance of winning a £40 spend!
Talking of winning, check out the gorgeous wooden button by"Craft-Shapes, Torbay" It was included in a Challenge prize that they sponsored, they're worth a visit, they lazer cut all sorts of gorgeous shapes!




I'm using this tag for the following challenges:-
Memas Crafts, Lace and flowers,
Use it Tuesday,Use 2,(Hoarded paper scraps, Lace)
MIM159, Anything goes.

Thanks for stopping by,
Julie.x

Sunday, 22 September 2013

Washi Tape Quickie.

Just a quick post from me today, I seem to be suffering from eye strain, I'm thinking maybe I need to get my eye's checked again, oh the joys of getting older :(
Luckily I had some felt roses which I made a while back.



I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
LIM138, Felt,
IMF121, Anything goes,
TCC29, Flowers.

Thanks for stopping by,
Julie.x


Thursday, 19 September 2013

Gift Inside

 Just thought I'd share the gift wallet that I made for our daughter's birthday last month.




After a rather hilarious lesson via face time from Kerry, I learnt how to add text  to my project. It was the funniest experience ever, apart from the fact that the connection wasn't brilliant and I kept loosing either the sound or picture, Kerry had the added problem of a broken speaker on her phone. I have never laughed so much, I wish I had more knowledge of sign language, can  do the signs for various colours and animals using Makaton none of which were any use lol! but with a bit of pointing at the computer screen and thumb waving I got the general idea.




I'm using this for the following challenges:-
4KGC2, Anything goes,
MIM158, Anything goes,
LTC83, Anything goes.

Thanks for stopping by,
Julie.x

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

No Squares Allowed!


Happy Tuesday!
It's Lyndsey's turn to host the challenge at 
Totally Ladybug Tuesday
the theme she has chosen is




I was rather pleased as it made me get out my Grande Nestability scalloped circles, I've not used them for a while, I didn't realise how much I'd missed them!
I used my lovely 
colouring her to match my Nitwits papers.




I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
DTC20, Anything goes,
Cards Galore September, Colour challenge,
CCCSeptember, Bear hunt,
OBG, Dies and punches,(old dies)
TTT110, Shaped,
KD189, Not square,
MIM158, Anything goes,
PYC4, Birthday.

Thanks for stopping by,
Julie.x




Friday, 13 September 2013

Cricut Happy!


Struggling with ideas for a card for my brother-in-law, I resorted to making another negative cut on the old Cricut. That centre point button sure is useful!





To make the panel look interesting I just pierced along the edges and popped it up on foam pads, wrapped some twine around it and added a charm.




I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
CC198, For a man,
Daring Cardmakers, Signature style,
IMF 120, Anything goes,
Polkadoodles 37, Anything goes,
SPS, Kraft,
TPFC184, Birthday boy,
CCC239, Kraft,
RR62, Male,
MIM157, Anything goes.

Thanks for stopping by,
Julie.x



Monday, 9 September 2013

Nearly A Midway Reminder



Just a quick reminder that there's still time to enter this fortnight's
challenge at 
Totally Ladybug Tuesday
The fun new release Silly Snowmen images are on sale here.


I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
TGOCC15, Anything goes,
C.R.A.F.T.223, Christmas,
MIM157Anything goes.

Thanks for stopping by,
Julie.x


Saturday, 7 September 2013

Fancy A Spending Spree?

To be in with the chance of winning a £40 voucher, all you need to do is ink up your  
and enter this months challenge,


For my card I used "Dandelions 2" and also the rather gorgeous "Bee"  who would believe that he was only £1!  I stamped him onto my image to save cutting out those delicate legs then stamped him again and coloured him, cutting out just the body and wings, should have had my glasses on though when I did it, the closeup gives the game away lol!


I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
SFTW, Colours of summer,
WnW112, Ribbons/bows,
CRC60, Anything goes,ribbon,
HC21, Stamp,
PPC143, Spooled items,
PSC90, Use ribbon-etc,
RnR14, For ladies,
ASC58, Beastly,
CCSept, Embossing.

Thanks for stopping by,
have a great weekend,
Julie.x



Wednesday, 4 September 2013

The Land Of Make Believe.


It's time for a new challenge at Southern Girls,
This one foxed me for a moment, that was until a rather gorgeous little girlie asked if she could read me a story, handing me a book of fairy tales.




So I've made her a book mark. (I've yet to give it to her)




The image is "Whispy" by Saturated Canary, one of this fortnight's sponsors, she was a real dream to colour. Please check the challenge blog for full details of all the sponsors.
I made the bookmark to sit over the page, adding magnet spots to each side to hold it in place.




I'm using this for the following challenges:-
CBD, Anything goes, back to school,
CFAC60, Back to school,
CCC238, Back to school,
FBW251, Open, fairy,
LRW201, Back to school.

Thanks for stopping by,
Julie.x


Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Winter Wonderland



It's time for a new release at Ladybug Crafts Ink
There are 10 digi images altogether and they are available

The theme for this fortnight's challenge is 


For my DT card I have used "Snowy Friends".





I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
CAS60, Dies,
NAA12, Embossing,
OCS, Christmas,
SAF175, Frame it.

Thanks for stopping by,
Julie.x


Sunday, 1 September 2013

Lavinia Flower Power.


Morning!
Where did August go? 
I can't believe that it's time for my second Lavinia challenge as one of the Design team, this month there's two more lovely ladies joining the design team so be sure to give them a visit.




The challenge for this month is 
Now that's easy enough, all you need is to follow the theme and use one of the gorgeous Lavinia images. 
There's a bit of a story behind my image choice,
many moons ago, my very first job was a florist where we often sold Nigela, more commonly known as 
Love-in-the-mist,
one of the girls I worked with gave it the nick name,
 Snog-in-the-fog,
 It's stuck in my head and always makes me giggle so when I saw the set of two stamps I just had to have them!
Here I placed masking tape over washi tape and stamped my image, I've made sure that the tape is well secured on the inside as I know that there's a possibility that the tape could lift easily but I just wanted to try it out, I'm loving the look!



I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
LIM135, Stamp,
ACR, CAS,
HC21, Stamp,
WS62,CAS.

Thanks for stopping by,
Julie.x