Friday, 23 December 2011

After 8 mint gifts

I wanted to make the girls i work with something different other than a christmas card so i made these adorable after 8 mint boxes. The inspiration came from a Jenny Moors tutorial. I have used a new product from the mini catalogue. Please tell me what you think it is. Take care keep crafting jx

All stampin up products used.

Polar Party

Here's another Christmas card i made using polar party and the same embossing technique i used on yesterday's card. If you would like to be shown how to do this technique please contact me. Take care and keep crafting jx

Thursday, 22 December 2011

Christmas Cards, Pines and Poinsettias

I needed to keep my cards simple as i had quite few to make. I chose pines and poinsettias and polar

party, i love these two sets. Although you can't see it very well on the picture but i have embossed the white panel with the polka dot embossing folder and used a cardboard template to leave an area free for stamping.
Dazzling diamonds just added that finishing touch. Take care keep crafting x

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Ideas Galore

Look at my idea stash from Paris. Over the next couple of days i will post indivual pictures of some of my favourites. Take care and keep crafting jx

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Paris Swaps

Hi Everyone,
        Well exciting news i have recently returned from Paris i attended a stampin up convention. It was unforgettable, exhausting,exciting, inspirational, life changing, riveting have you got the idea. Stampin up is a great company to promote. Their products are not only affordable and fantastic the company totally treat you like a well loved family member.
Over the next few days i will show you pictures of swaps(demonstrators from England, France and Germany make small cards or gifts sharing their ideas).
My swaps are made using the owl punch, scallop circle, polka dot embossing folder, and the gorgeous tags til christmas stamp set.
Take care keep crafting jx

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Present for my stampin up mum

As part of a stampin up team we all agreed to make each other a small token gift and also to make our stampin up mum (upliner) an extra special present.

I decided i would make something for her home. I purchased some felt close to the stampin up colours melon mambo and old olive, and made a cushion. I then used the large flower die and stitched these onto the cushion also adding the brights buttons. the photograph doesnt really do it justice. Hope you like it. Take care keep crafting jx

Monday, 21 November 2011

My Gorgeous Dogs

Just a quick post, i thought i would share my gorgeous dogs with you. Molly and Jake. Molly is the smallest  of the two.
Tomorow i will start sharing exciting news about my recent trip to Paris.
Take care and keep crafting jx

Sunday, 20 November 2011

Mocha Christmas Wreath

I just love this wreath, the mocha morning designer papers are just perfect for this project.

Just alittle close up of the gorgeous papers, I'm trying to save up for another camera so that i can improve my pictures. Hope you like them please email me if you would like to join a class to make this or for a kit for you to make at home. 
Take care and keep crafting jx

Sunday, 16 October 2011

Christmas Decorations

This is the lovely Sue who treat us all to some gorgeous biscuits, thanks sue x

Ann made a fab decoration.

I think Ann will out do Bet Lynch with these as earrings.

Well we are not quite sue what Sylvia has made, but she did it ith a smile on her face and a horrible cold.Get well soon Sylvia.
Well a few more photographs of the ladies at my classes.
Sue enjoyed making this decoration.....
This the gorgeous katie who made this box with the scallop circle punch.Well must go and get ready for my next craft class Bye for now julie x

Thursday, 13 October 2011

Forever Young

These forever young papers are gorgeous, although you can't see it all ive done is added some SU diamond glitter and a clip art picture frame.Sometimes less is more......


Well, I must start with apologies for not blogging for so long, ive had quite alot of stress at the moment and to top that my daughter of 20 had a stroke so ive spent alot of time between work,my poorly daughter and grandaughter and a horrendous issues concerning my dogs, so its been quite a nightmare. Something had to go and unfortunately it was the rest of my family and crafting. But on a lighter note good friends and rose wine have helped.
Anyway i can't promise that i can blog on a regular  basis but i will try as the new catalogue is absolutely gorgeous and yes everything is a favourite and a must have ha ha ......

Friday, 12 August 2011

Welcome to a new crafter

We had a new crafter join one of our monthly classes and she turned out to be such an inspiration her name is katie and she is only 7.  All my ladies took her under their wings an we had a great night ive posted pictures of the fab box in a bag and gorgeous bows which i cased from julie kirkham(jules crafty designs)

Christmas Wreaths

Just a quick post to show you my christmas wreath i cased this from an american site but added my own twist. Hope you like it. Ive actually made three wreaths which i will post over the next few days. All SU products used. If you would like to know more just email me

Thursday, 4 August 2011

Gift for you

August Special Offer..........

Hi everyone Hope you are all fit and well.
What a lovely August Surprise from Stampin' Up! It's 'Our Gift to You'......
Get an exclusive gift from Stampin' UP! with every qualifying purchase or workshop.........
A qualifying order is £75 customer order or £250 workshop order.
Your gift includes a beautiful cosmetic bag, along with Rich Razzleberry 1 1/4" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon and a 23 piece Clip
This is only available during the month of August.
Please see the Stampin' UP website for more details....
Don't miss out.... If you would like to order please email and  i will send you your goodies..
Many thanks
julie x 


Sunday, 17 July 2011

Craft Day.... Fun had by all

Sharon and Ann smiled all day.

This is my lovely friend ella she is a great crafter and a lovely person.

I loved kath's colour combination.

 Thankfully dee didnt quite manage to hit michael with her cutter, only because we needed him to take ella home lol
Sorry i'm alittle late posting the pictures from the last craft day, ive been very busy at work and then went on a little holiday in the sun just for a couple of day. Unfortuately i returned with a cold which i think i caught on the flight.Anyway i will stop moaning and show you the pictures as you can see everyone had a fab time especially me......

Thursday, 30 June 2011

Get well card

Hi Everyone , A friend at work has been poorly so i wanted to send her alittle card to cheer her up and this is what i came up with and i also wanted to enter it onto a challenge.Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #123,

Sunday, 26 June 2011

Super cute chocolate boxes

I was asked to make some little boxes for a friend and i came up with these.....Please let me know what you think, all stampin up products used. The chocolates are so cute. Bye for now jx

Don't throw anything away!!!!

Hi Everyone, well its been gorgeous weekend and ive been very productive. It must be the sun i have washed everything in sight and got it pegged on the line so it gives me time to craft yippee........
I'm having a allday craft workshop on the 9th july and i had lots of left over card from cutting my kits. I had seen quite a few wreaths on different blogs and loved them. These were made from designers papers but i used card and i think it's not turned out too bad. 

Saturday, 18 June 2011

Plane and Simple

Well what a miserable day, we were planning to have a barbeque today but thankfully i cancelled earlier in the week, as its done nothing but rain all day......... Well here's  a card i was asked to make for an 85 year old grandfather hope he likes it..

Thursday, 16 June 2011

Present for Kerry

Back again, i wanted to make a present for a friend who recently moved into her new flat. Her colour scheme is grey, red and black. I knew she loves shoes and is saving  for a fabulous bag she has had her eye on for ages, so i came up with this hope she likes it.

Plane and Simple

Hello im back to show you the cards ive made with my new stamp set "Plane and Simple"   I always used to struggle with ideas for male cards but with this set its a breeze...........