Friday, 28 February 2014


I've just realised that I didn't post my mid way reminder card for the Lavinia challenge.

 oops, it's a bit late now so instead I will say be sure to join us for a new challenge tomorrow!

I love how the strip across the bottom turned out, I just  used post it notes to mask off the card sponging into the space and used the tiny flower stamp. I dotted liquid pearls onto the centres and sprinkled generously with glamour dust.

I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
 Stampin For The Weekend, Sparkle,
TSB6, Use glitter,
Kaboodle Doodles, Use ribbon,
MIM180, Anything goes.

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Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Swing In The Breeze With The Southern Girls.

It's time for a new Southern Girls Challenge Theme
and it's a particular favourite of mine.

The gorgeous Melody is by Make It Crafty, one of the great sponsors of this challenge. Please check the challenge blog for full details of all of the sponsors this time. 
Her outstretched arms were just begging to  raise up a banner. I have a confession though, the usual hand cut bunting went out of the window as I am now the extremely lucky owner of a new gadget, I used the "Scan n Cut" to cut each of the triangles of paper and to cut out the letters for "Happy" I'm rather pleased with my Polychromos colouring, it's no way perfect but it makes me Happy lol!

I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
CM31, Use a sentiment,
TTPH30, use pencils,
MIM180, Anything goes.

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Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Mid Way Reminder

Well, what do you think of the new release, I hope you've taken the time to check out all of the images! If you haven't yet, you might want to as by leaving a comment letting Kerry know which is your favourite you could win 4 of your own!
There is still one week left for you to enter 
The Ladybug Crafts Ink 

I'm using this card for the following challenges:-

CMC41, Use a sentiment,
CFTH7, Use flowers,
MIM180, Anything goes,
TSATF64, something spooled.

Thanks for stopping by,

Thursday, 20 February 2014


Just found a card I haven't yet posted.

As usual this was a last minute request from my son.

I do seem to be adding these tiny hand cut tags to most of my cards at the mo, hope you're not getting bored seeing them!

I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
TPS146, Dies and punches,
RR73, Texture,
CM, Let's feel it,
TTT, Stitching,
MIM179, Anything goes,
TKJ159, Die Cuts.

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Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Today's The Day!

So exited, from the moment I sneaked a peek at this image I knew it was going to be a firm favourite of mine, in fact  I've already used it on three cards!

The new release is called 

There are twelve new Digi images altogether  

and they are on

 sale as from today at only £1.75 each.

The challenge theme for this fortnight is:-

We really hope you plan to join us and why not take time to

 visit the rest of the design team, decide which image you 

like the best and leave a comment on the challenge blog to 

let Kerry know. You could be in with the chance of winning 

your four favourite from the new release!

Isn't it gorgeous! I just love the way the baskets hang there from the line! I added a little hand doodled line down the left hand side,a few dots of liquid pearls and a sprinkle of glamour dust, as simple as it gets! 

I felt brave enough to break out the Polychromos for this one too! The birthday die cut by PTI, double cut to give an interesting shadow and a tiny computer generated sentiment, hand cut and doodled on to make it look like it hangs from the Y. some paper piercing and layering and voila, card complete!

I'm using this card for the following challenges:-

OSAAT 200, Use a digi,
TCCB193, Stitches,
ABC, F for flowers,
C.Companion, Feb, CAS,
FCC25, Dies.

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Monday, 17 February 2014

Make A Note On Your Calendar!

Tomorrow's the day!

Hope you can join us,

Saturday, 15 February 2014


Ok, I'm not sure about this, maybe it's the colour of my Washi or the way  the colour that the little sign looks in the photo, it looks ok in real life, honest! This is my first colouring of Kraft, haven't stretched myself too much though lol!

I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
LIM159, Masculine,
SSS, Krafty.

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Sunday, 9 February 2014

The Promise Of Sunshine

Such a bright and sunny ink sat on my desk today, just had to be used to brighten up the day!

I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
C4C222, Glitter,
LIM158, One layer.

Before you go, please check out my

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A Quick Reminder

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Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Quick And Colourful

A quick card made at the weekend using the scatterings on my desk.
 The negative cut from cutting a circle, making the perfect mask for this design. The pile of ink pads left out along with make-up sponges and my new Lavinia stamps still in the envelope. I love it when a quick card just works! Even the ribbon was there on my desk, can't wait till I feel up to spending time on a good old tidy up!

I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
LIM, Rainbow,
MIM177, Anything goes,
DVC 74, No DP.

Thanks for stopping by,
Julie B.x

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

First Ladybug Challenge Of The Year.

Time for a new Ladybug theme,
"For The One I Love"
I used the lovely "Birthday Billie", trimming her away from the rest of her present pile

I'm so sorry for the short post, I'm feeling under the weather but didn't want to miss out on my first post of the Ladybug year.

I'd like to add to the MIM 177 challenge, Anything goes.

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Saturday, 1 February 2014


Boy, the first of the month soon creeps up on you! 
And the first of the month means it's time for a new challenge theme at Lavinia Stamps. There were lots of entries last month, it seems that there are many crafters who love to create using Lavinia stamps but don't have blogs and the new option of being able to email challenge entries was very popular!

The requirements for this month are:-
I did a bit of resist stamping, stamping the wings in clear Versamark and embossing with clear embossing powder before masking and inking my background using little make-up sponges. I then stamped the wings again using a purple colour ink, moving the stamp slightly to the side and down to give the effect of a shadow. I then just used a selection of stamps, inks and stickles to frame the image before adding a computer generated greeting.

 I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
CC216, Anything goes,
SACC42, Anything goes,
CFAS69, For the girls,
CM35, Add sparkle,
Simon Says, Twine,
DOCB70, Fantasy,
MIM176, Anything goes.

During the month of February there will be an extra chance of winning a prize with Lavinia, anyone can enter and you do not have to enter the monthly challenge though we would love it if you did, just leave a comment on this months Challenge blog post to be in with the chance of winning a £20 voucher to spend on 

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