Friday, 22 August 2014

More Bloomin Flowers!

I can't lie, I just love the Bloomin Fabulous digis from Ladybug Crafts! 
A bit of a change for me though, I used design paper!
A tulle bow gives an almost vintage look.

Thanks for stopping by,
Julie. X

Thursday, 21 August 2014

A Little Distressing

Another simple make from me, I made this one for my BIL's birthday today. I seem to be using this embossing folder lots at the mo.

I love the look of those ??? Fake brads???? That crafters are using lots at the mo, unfortunately I haven't got any of those but rooting around in the drawer I found some puffy stickers, nothing in suitable colours but I soon fixed that with a bronze metallic Sharpie. 

Thanks for stopping by,
Julie. x

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

18, Cut It Out!

I though I'd share a simple card made a few weeks ago. A bit of embossing, some scan and cut numbers and some Washi tape. 

Thanks for stopping by,
Julie. X

Friday, 15 August 2014

Name Card

I thought I'd share my latest
 Scan N Cut make

I created the card using the weld option then also cut each letter out individually so that I could create dimension and interest. The balloon is a long neglected Quickutz die cut.

I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
Bloggers, Birthday,
Brown Sugar 107, Anything goes,
SACC70, Anything goes.

Thanks for stopping by,

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Texture For Team Lou!

It's time for a new challenge with the Southern Girls today, and this time the theme is 
As usual Lou and Trace have lined us up some great sponsors, the gorgeous
One of the sponsors this time, you can  find out the full details of all of the sponsors on the challenge blog.

I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
CIOCB, Embossing and Stash (buttons),
CCC68, Embossing,
CMC53, Birthday Party,
Eureka 102, Wings,
SNS August, Anything goes, glitter.

Thanks for stopping by,

Monday, 11 August 2014

Bloomin Love These

Evening, I thought I'd share a card a I made a few weeks ago using
from Ladybug Crafts Ink.
I love these images, just check out the cute little handle on this bucket!

You have until September 2nd to join the Ladybug's challenge this time,
if you fancy joining us!

I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
LSCB39, Summer,
TCB205, Birthdays,
Cosmic Colours 4, Colour Swatch.

Thanks for stopping by,

Friday, 8 August 2014


I'm going through a CAS stage, I appreciate that it's not everyone's cup of tea but it makes me happy! 

I'm not saying that it's 100% original, I did trawl Pintrest for ideas and was inspired after seeing a card with hearts from design paper to create this card.

I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
Cut It Up, Inspired by a song,(two hearts by U2)
YNS15, Sketch,
AI141, Emboss,
MCC, 2 or more die cuts,
LRW249, Embossing.

Thanks for stopping by,
Julie .x

Thursday, 7 August 2014

Krafty Corners.

I've been having a major up load of my cards and thought I'd take some time out to share this simple make. The Kraft corners are actually self adhesive photo corners from Paperchase, I just had to have them lol!

I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
AI141, Emboss,
MCCB, 2 or more die cuts,
AALD37, Word dies,
LRW249, Embossing.

Thanks for stopping by,

Monday, 4 August 2014

Blog Hop With A Difference.

Good morning all, what a great day to craft but then isn't every day?
I've been asked by the lovely Chris from
to take part in a blog hop with a difference, it's all about us crafters getting to know one another, giving a little insight into what makes us tick and showing you around a few of our friends spaces.
 I got to know Chris when we both attended the same Scrapbooking group a few years back. Chris has amazing talent in the scrapbooking department, I however used to sit and chat and sing, not much crafting was ever done by me!

So here goes, a bit about me and a few photos to help explain. I'm hoping that I don't bore you too much!

Q 1. What am I working on at the moment?
At the moment I am doing my best to work through the bits that are cluttering up my work bench.
When LCI had the Eunice and Ramsey release a while back, I somehow managed to print out several pages of the lovely "Ewe and Me" digi by mistake so they have been turning up not only together but also seperately on my cards lately. Here's a couple I made the other day!

I do rather love Eunice and Ramsey! it's a good job as I've still one page of them printed still to use!

Q 2. How does my work differ from others?

I don't really know, you tell me lol! I know I like a clean look. Saying that I love what others do, for instance, I love how some crafters are able to put lots of elements on their cards and make them look amazing, this is something that I struggle with so I've just stopped beating myself up about it and have found a clean style that works for me.
 I do like to create some interest with my
 trusty pattern makers tool!

I always resort to using it instead of a sewing machine, sometimes with a pen, it's easy to squiggle some stray threads lol!

 I've also got a bit of a thing for bunting, not the kind that requires a die but one that I've developed myself that involves hand cut triangles, inky stitching and rather more baker's twine than is probably necessary.

Oh, and tiny tags, tiny tags are a must have in my world. Hand cut generally!

Q 3. Why do I craft?

That's easy, if I didn't craft I wouldn't be me! I'm the person that at the bottom of my bag has a box with needles and thread, a crochet hook, a packet of Sharpies, odd bits of ribbon and buttons and a phone full of photos that anyone  would think belonged to a mad woman, snaps of odd things to inspire me to create at a later date. 
I'm lucky enough to work with pre-schoolers and share my love of craft with them which would also explain away the two potatoes and bag of wine corks that are at the bottom of my bag. (We did printing a few weeks back)

Q 4. How does my creative process work?

I have no idea, I can go to bed thinking about something I want to create, spend the whole night tossing and turning, making it and remaking it in my head then in the morning I can wake with a completely new idea and go with that. 
If I'm struggling, I like a wander around Pinterest, not to lift ideas but to find that spark to set my creative juices flowing again!

Well, are you still awake?
If there's anything else you'd like to know, feel free to ask!
 Please take the time to visit my friends and next Monday, they will be sharing their crafting secrets and friends
 with the rest of us too.

The Crafty friends I nominate to join in with the hop are:-

 I started following B way back, not long after I started my blog. B inspired me to buy my first "Speedball Brayer" I may not have ever mastered it but I gave it a go! 

Sally does amazing colouring and is always willing to share tips and advice, she's brilliant at CAS and has also started blogging another of my loves, crochet.

Last but by no means least is my lovely friend

"Nancy from The Fibre Bubble"
Now what can I say about Nancy, she has an amazing way with words. I found her purely by accident many moons ago, her talent for writing just draws you in, in fact the very first post of hers I read was an amazing tale about her dear mum and her hanging basket tomato plants, I clicked on "become a follower" even before I'd seen any of her wonderful card making, she writes the sort of posts that have me openly laughing aloud!

Thanks for stopping by,

Saturday, 2 August 2014

Bling It Up With Glitter And Lavinia!

It's time for the new challenge theme at Lavinia today and this time it's

I thought I would feature the gorgeous 
on both of my DT cards.
Unusually for me I used heat embossing on both cards, clear on black Versafine ink for the first, I then coloured it simply using pink and blue Copics, flicking the colours over each other to add a purplish shade in places. I sponged on a little distress ink to the background and sprinkled Glamour dust onto dots of liquid pearls. I set the image behind a raised aperture with inky stitching giving additional interest. 

The second butterfly was stamped onto vellum and embossed with white foam embossing powder over clear Versamark ink. I sponged pink ink onto the reverse after fussy cutting it out. Glossy Accents was added to the body. I used up some die cut remnants for the rest of the card, adding Glamour Dust to the raised, part circular frame.

I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
CK48, Happy Birthday,
MCC, 2 or more die cuts,
TOC11, Celebrate, butterflies,
SOC, Diecuts and punches.

Thanks for stopping by,