Wednesday, 22 December 2010



No! Thats not how im feeling!! Lol! Just thought i would post a cute little cracker that i turned into a name place for xmas dinner. I was taught this at a SU workshop i go to about once a month at a lovely lady's house ann pop over and see her blog craftysquirrel she does some gorgeous creations!
Sorry about the quality of photos done them tonight so not so good. I think they are so sweet very simple to do thanks ann!

Stamps : Tim Holtz,SU
Punches : SU
Ribbon from stash

Thanks for looking MERRY CHRISTMAS hope santa comes to visit you! xx

Friday, 17 December 2010

Christmas giveway

Just to let you know if you pop over to the ribbon girl blog there having a christmas giveaway you could win a £10 gift voucher to spend in the lili of the valley online store and a selection of silk and satin ribbon,lace,buttons,pins,dewdrops,double sided tape and stickles embellishments from the ribbon girl.
It runs until Dec 29th. Good luck! x

Gift Bags

Hope everone is keeping nice and warm were quite lucky where we are just a sprinkle of the white stuff
so far!!
Well is everone done there xmas shopping yet? Im not! Going today to hopefully finish it!! Thought i would

show some pics of a gift bag i made for someone very simple to do its called a bag in a box. Sorry cant remember where i got tutorial from splitcoaststampers i think.

Stamps : Sugar Nellie
Papers : MME
Cardstock : Su
Ribbon from stash colored with copics,primsa pencils used MS punch on base.

Hope you like dont know how often i'll get on here over holidays just going to relax with the family.

                                                                                 Julie xxx

Friday, 10 December 2010

Get Well Soon

just finished the drated housework! I can craft now! Decided to show a non-xmas card today a get well card

someone the family knows not doing so good at the moment hope they feel better soon xx
Isnt he adorable! Tried to get a textured look by dotting the pen on the card seen it at another blog thought i would have a go.
Quite pleased with the look.

Stamp : Lili of the Valley
Papers : DCWV
Ribbon own stash, colored with copics,primsa pencils
Cardstock : SU
thanks for looking x

Thursday, 9 December 2010



Todays card is for the Sugar Nellie Challenge Its a sketch by maria therese the theme snowflakes i used one of the images i won from a sugar nellie challenge they are so sweet!
Thought she was perfect for the theme.

Stamp : Sugar Nellie,Tim Holtz(SnowFlakes)
Papers : SU,Fancy Pants
Cardstock : Crafters Companin
Ribbon : SU
Lace : WOC
Colored with copics,primsa pencils i inked edges with distress inks,also used twinklets(LOVE IT)
I also used glitter Stickles on edges.
Thanks for looking x

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

WaltzingMouse Challenge

Hope you are all well.Todays card is for theWaltzingMouse Sketch Challenge I think i got carried away with

this one i think i will use on a scrapbook layout.
I did have fun with this i borrowed the stamps from a friend,there gorgeous stamps i love the little feet
stamp!! lol!

Stamps : WaltzingMouse
Papers : MME
Cardstock : DCWV
Seambinding from ebay,colored with copics,also used gliter stickles on edges and used glossy accents on
the santas workshop sign.

Hope you like thanks for looking x

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

A Few of my Favorite Things

Todays card is for the Lili of the Valley Challenge A few of my favorite things.

This was hard for me as a love to many things!! Lol!
My fav things are distressing,inking and just getting messy!!

Stamps : Lili of the Valley,Magnolia(sentiment)
Papers : MME
Cardstock : SU
Ribbon from ebay
Lots of distressing,inking and adding glitter and twinklets
Colored with copics,primsa pencils.

Thanks for looking x

Monday, 6 December 2010

Anything Goes

Good Morning,
I hope everone had a good weekend. I did went to my crafty group xmas meet had a lovely time!
Lot of crafting,talking,eating!! Lol!
Right on to the card its for the Just Magnolia Challenge which is Anything Goes with sparkle for the

special monthly challenge.
I just adore this image i keep using her shes so sweet!

Stamps : Magnolia,Catslife Press(sentiment)
Papers : Magnolia
Flowers : WOC,Prima
Used crackle paint on edges of paper love how it curls the edges makes it vintage looking.
I heat embossed glitter embossing powder over the image very sparkly photo doesnt do it justice!
Added loads of glitter stickles.
Colored with copics,primsa pencils.

Hope you like thanks for looking x

Friday, 3 December 2010

Ho! Ho! Ho!

Suns peeking out at the minute the big tease!! Lol!
Found this card in my file thought i would show it. I might have all my xmas cards done!!! We will see!!!
Aww!! Just love him.So lovely to color.

Stamp : Magnolia,SU on the little tags
Papers : MME
Ribbon : SU
cardstock : SU
Colored with copics,primsa pencils,not alot to sat about this one easy to put together my kind of card! LOL!
Nearly forgot the doily behind santa sprayed with gold glimmer mist.

Thanks for looking x

Thursday, 2 December 2010

WOC Challenge

Went and done some xmas shopping today! Think i can relax now just bits and bobs to do.

Right todays card is for theWild Orchid Challenge An old fashioned christmas.
This image i got from my win at the sugar nellie challenge love those shorts.Thought he looked old
fashioned and vintage.

Stamp : Sugar Nellie,magnolia(sentiment)
Papers : MME
Flowers : WOC
ribbon,button from stash,colored with copics,primsa pencils added twinklets for snow effect!love this stuff!!
Also sprayed flowers with some gold mist.
Thats it for now thanks for looking x

Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Waltzing Mouse

Hope every one is keeping nice and warm. Todays card is for the WaltzingMouse Sketch Challenge
A lovely sketch nice and easy just the way i like them! LOL!!


I just got these waltzing mouse stamps i think the stamping quality is fantastic will be buying more!
Had fun doing this card nice to be goulish instead of christmassy!! Lol!!

Stamp : WaltzingMouse
Papers : MME
Ribbon : SU
Button own stash
right thats me see you later x

Monday, 29 November 2010

Truly Scrumptious

Brr!! Its a cold one hope everyone is keeping warm.
Todays card is for theTruly Scrumptious Challenge #46 - Think Pink  just love the girly ones!!

Just love the name of this challenge! When my daughter was little all she watched at one point was
chitty chitty bang bang!! She loved that song!!
So had to give this challenge a go!

Stamp : Wild Rose Studio,SU(sentiment)
Papers : SU,scraps from stash
flowers : WOC,prima
Again colored with copics,primsa pencils

Hope you like thanks for looking x

Sunday, 28 November 2010

Merry Christmas


Hope everone is nice and cosy indoors for the day!
Todays card im going to enter into 3 challenges!! I think she could be my favorite magnolia stamp
i coloerd her in colors i dont normally use often. Loved how it turned out.

Stamp : Magnolia
Paper : Kanban
Flowers,lace : WOC
Used my nesties to cut and layer her up,colored with copics,primsa pencils. Thats it for me take care x

A Spoonful of Sugar Challenge 131 - Anything Goes
A DCD Challenge #45 Use a Die Cut on your Creation
Just Magnolia Challenge  week 83 - Sketch week

right just got to link my post to them now bye xx

Saturday, 27 November 2010

Lili of the Valley


Hows everyone this weekend? I hope to get some crafting done.This card is for theLili of the Valley Challenge  Bev did a sketch love it!

Stamp : Lili of the Valley
Papers : DCWV
flowers : WOC,Prima
Marianne flower die,coloered with copics,primsa pencils
Thats it for today going town with teenage daughter god help me!! LOL!!
Thanks for looking X

Friday, 26 November 2010

Sweet Angel

No challenge card today thought i would show a card i found in my file.
Isn't she sweet just love these lili of the valley images!

Stamp : Lili of the Valley
Papers : MME
Cardstock : SU
Ribbon : SU(FAB)
colored with copics,primsa pencils did some distressing around edges of paper with tool from SU.
lace : WOC
Hope everyone has a good day x

Thursday, 25 November 2010

AnyOne for Anya

Good Morning,
Another cold one today! Happy Thanksgiving to all the american bloggers and my dad!!! Hope you have a lovely day!
Todays card is for Anyone For Anya Challenge its theme this week is Girlie Fun i think i can do that! Lol!

Well i had fun doing this one. Just love this stamp i think she is very retro.

Stamp : The Greeting Farm,October Afternoon(sentiment)
Papers : October Afternoon,DCWV
ribbon,charmand bling from stash colored her with copics,primsa pencils.
Well thats it for the day hope you have a good one x

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

DCD Challenge

Good morning,
Might be cold at least the sun is shinning! Going to enter this mornings card for the DCD Challenge the theme is Christmas Anything goes! Love these ones!

Stamps : Stampotique
Papers : MME
Flowers : WOC(LUSH)
Seam binding i got from ebay also added a bit of color with my copics and a touch of twinklets on the snowman and the edges around him i love that stuff!!!

On to something else i picked up my cardmaking and papercraft mag yesterday and found out i won 2nd place in the Stamp'n Up category for the  National Cardmaker of the year 2010 competition!!! WOOHOO!!! Cant belive it! You get such a rush when you find out. Its true what they say you have to be in it to win it! I say to anybody just try you never know!!
Well thats anough babbling from hope you have a good day x

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Sugar Nellie

Thats the food shopping done for this week!Only if i had a magic wand to help with the housework!! Lol!

The card for today is for the Sugar Nellie Challenge 48 Marlene's sketch Theme - Black,white and 1 more color of your choice.
Went for a boy card this time dont do many of them. I was a wee bit brave and flipped it on its side.I also was strict with myself and stuck quite ridgedly with the sketch!

Stamp : Sugar Nellie
Papers : Papermania,dcwv
brads from stash
colored with copics,primsa pencils
well thats me for now hope you have a good day x

Monday, 22 November 2010

The Stampman

Good Morning,
Hope everone is well! Todays card is for the challenge The stampman It is Challenge #10 Anything by tim

well when i saw this i had to have a go!Really Its tim!!
You gotta love tim! Luv to get inky!!

Stamps : Tim Holtz,catslife press(sentiment)
Papers : Tim Holtz
Ribbon : Ebay
Flowers,lace : WOC
Used lots of distress inks and distressed the edges loved doing this one.
Hope you have a great day thanks for looking x

Sunday, 21 November 2010

Just Magnolia

Hello Blogland,
Todays card is for the just magnolia challenge which is White + 1 color.

OHH!! this was a difficult one for me! Out of my comfort zone! Lol!

Stamps : Magnolia,october afternoon(sentiment)
Papers : creative imaginations(I THINK)
ribbon : SU
Doilly : HobbyHouse
colored with copics,primsa pencils.
Right im off have a lovely sunday x

Saturday, 20 November 2010

Lili of the Valley

Been beavering away crafting best way to spend the day!

Todays card is for the Lili of the Valley challenge 74 - Glitter and Glitz love a bit of bling might of got a bit carried away! Lol!
Now i've taken a close up to show how the glitter embossing powder i put over the whole image looks,hmm
think it looks better in the flesh! Oh well!

Stamp : Lili of the valley,whimsy stamps(sentiment)
Papers : DCWV
ribbon : WOC (Yummy)
Flowers : WOC (Yummy)
colored with copics,primsa pencils and glitter stickled.
Enjoyed doing this one.

I made top 3 on the DCD Challenge Blog WooHoo!!! Its a great way to get your xmas cards done go have a look great prizes and fun challenges.
Have a good night x

Friday, 19 November 2010

Santa's in town

Late start today decided to do housework first today so i can craft for the rest of the day!
I've used this image before his face is so sweet.

Stamps : Magnolia,su(sentiment)
Paper : MME
cardstock : SU
ribbon : SU
doilly : HobbyHouse(I think)
colored with copics,primsa pencils
Right im off to do some blog hopping before picking the youngest up from school.
Thanks for looking and the comments are lovely to read keep them coming! x

Thursday, 18 November 2010

WaltzingMouse Sketch Challenge

Good Evening,
Told you i would be back! Lol! This card Is for the WaltzingMouse Sketch Challenge Ohh!!
i do love a sketch but i had to sit on my hands so i wouldnt add any more to it.
Very simple luv it!!

Cardstock : SU
Paper : MME
Marianne snowflakes dies
Lots of glitter stickles
The ribbon is seam binding i get it from ebay very yummy!!

WooHoo!!! I won the sugar nellie challenge my first win!!!
Hope you have a good evening x

Christmas Baubles

Just a quick post  this morning be back later for a challenge.
This card is all SU. I think the set is called Contempo Christmas just love everything about su how everthing
mix and matches.
Right im off take care x

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Hanglar Boy

Good morning,
Hope everyone is well? Is everybody ready for christmas yet? I'm not! Lol!!

Well i've just worked out how to make the photos bigger on screen! It was pure accident! LOL!!
Right on to the card the sweet image is a hanglar one i got from ebay you have to be quite quick
to get these as the go quickly!

Stamp : Hanglar
Papers : Magnolia,october Afternoon
ribbon : SU
Colored with copics,primsa pencils also i hand stitched around the edges thought it finished it off.
pearls : HobbyHouse

Take care thanks for looking x

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

DieCut Dreams Christmas Club

Me again,
Came across this christmas challenge thought i would give it ago some beautiful creations over at
the blog go have a look just look on my sidebar for it.
The theme this week is "Snowflakes"
Used a Tim Holtz imge,them some woc flowers and lace.
The snowflake is from a marianne die dipped in twinklets luv that stuff!
Wish you could see how sparkley it is!!
Right off to do the school run x

Blue Christmas

Just love these crisp sunny days. Todays card is for the WildOrchids Craft challenge which the
theme is "Blue Christmas" Not a color i use often but i think i will change that. I really liked the finished
I used a magnolia image on this one and woc flowers but i just cant remember the paper i used sorry!
colored with copics,primsa pencils.
Also a yummy snowflake felt ribbon.
Right im off now,maybe back later for another challenge! Depending on getting the pictures taken.
Take care x

Monday, 15 November 2010

Just Magnolia

Nice to wake up to sunshine shame its not warm with it. Right todays card is for the Just magnolia Challenge
which is a sketch this time. Love it!
What a cutie!Love this image!Went a bit pink with this one.I think the magnolia papers are fabby!! Ive
been hoarding these but ive been brave and cut into them! Lol!!

Stamps : Magnolia
Papers : Magnolia
cardstock : SU
small flowers : woc
colored with copics,primsa pencils

thats me hope you have a good day x

Sunday, 14 November 2010

Lili of the Valley

"AnyThing" Goes is the name of the game today!
Its the theme for the Lili ofthe Valley Challenge this week plus a blog hop through the Dt blogs leaving
a comment at each one.
Well i liked how it turned out overall but not happy with my coloring in! Note to self only color
when not tired! Lol!

Stamp : Lili of the Valley,Whimsy Stamps(Sentiment)
Papers : October Afternoon
Cardstock : SU
colored with copics,primsa pencils
Hope you like it x

Saturday, 13 November 2010

Rock and Roll

Todays card is for a 40th birthday the lady is a bit of a biker chick and likes rock and roll.
Really liked how this one turned out very colorful!

Stamps : The Greeting Farm
Papers : October Afternoon
Ribbon : SU

Right im to do more crafting love saturdays!
Thanks for looking x

Friday, 12 November 2010

Anyone for Anya

The weeks are just flying in! Well i have to tell you about Bunny Zoe's craft site,i ordered from
them yesterday about 4ish,and my stuff came 20 minutes ago!!! WOW!! will be ordering from them again
what fantastic service plus yummy stock!!
On to the card im entering Anyone for anya challenge which is to use kraft card . I decided to stamp on
my kraft card and color with primsa pencils. Hated at first but its growing on me!! Lol!!
The photo is blurry I promise to get better at taking photos!!

Stamps : The Greeting Farm,Catslifepress(sentiment)
Papers : October Afternoon(Luve them)
Ribbon : SU
Tried to keep it simple what do you think?
Take care x

Thursday, 11 November 2010


What  a misarable day, a day for crafting i think.
The photos never go where you want them!lol!!
A simple one today i got a lovely stamp set from su which i used with ribbon ,cardstock.dp all
from su.I do like my su stash very yummy!! Looks better in the flesh!!!
Thats it, going to do some crafting today  maybe get some cards finished.
Thanks for looking x