Sunday, 7 October 2012

A Day at Whitby

Hi everyone,
                     Ive had a very busy day today, as tomorrow is my daughter Kate's birthday and as a treat she wanted to go to Whitby for the day.
We couldn't have picked a better day the weather was glorious, and Whitby was very busy.
Kate is planning to attend the annual Goth weekend so she had me looking for a long black lace dress which we did find on a lovely vintage stall.
Kate has a very unique style its goth mixed with vintage and alittle retro thrown in.We had a fab day and decided to go and see my granddaughter Maisey who hasn't been too well lately.

I adore Maisey with all my heart and as you can see she is pretty  special.

Anyway as i promised i would show you the card i made for Kate,s birthday, I've used the Beware Pirates stamp set which is retired but i love this stamp set I'm not going to part with it.

Bye for now take care and keep crafting Julie xx

Saturday, 6 October 2012

Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon Share

Just a quick post today.......
                                      The new Stampin Up main catalogue has so many gorgeous goodies   i am going to start and promote my paper and ribbon shares. For October its the gorgeous stitched Grosgrain Ribbon 1/4" (6.4mm). You will receive 9 metres in 9 colours for £4.50.
If you would like me to send you this ribbon share please email me £1.00 p&p. If you place an order for other Stampin  up products as well as the ribbon share i will not charge for p&p.

 I love adding ribbon to my  projects and i will definitely be using lots of this ribbon.  Great quality, fab colours and at only £4.50 for 9 metres you can afford  to add it  to all your projects.
Please contact me if you are interested in my ribbon share or would like me to send you a catalogue.
Take care and keep crafting julie xx

Friday, 5 October 2012

Breast Cancer Afternoon Tea

HI Everyone,
                    Last Saturday i held an afternoon tea in aid of Breast Cancer Research. I usually try and raise money each year as i feel its a very worthwhile charity.
My good friend Sharon baked some gorgeous cakes and scones and the packaging was made from  stampin up products.
The afternoon started at 2pm and by 2.30pm my house was full, i couldn't believe how many people attended  next year I'm going to hire a hall and do the event on a much bigger scale.
Tea/coffee flowed and Sharon's cakes went down a storm.
I thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon and we raised nearly £200. Thank you to everyone who attended and thank you to those who donated but couldn't attended
Special thanks go out to Sharon for her gorgeous cakes and scones. Special thanks to Judith and Andrea for the scrumptious large cakes. Judith's cake got eaten and Andreas cake became a prize for the raffle.
And of course a special thank you and a hug for my gorgeous daughter Kate who always helps out  and does a sterling job. Anyway Ive posted some pictures but was so busy didn't get any pictures of the actual event ... Take care and keep crafting Julie xx

 Gorgeous packaging made from Stampin up products.

 Of course i had to test these tray bakes and they were gorgeous.........

Two of my favourite people i am so lucky having some fabulous friends and a gorgeous daughter, check my blog Kates birthday.
Take care and keep crafting xx

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Scallop circle flower and gift box

 Isn't this the most gorgeous box and flower. We made this box complete with belly band and flower.
 The flower is made from 3 large scallop circles and 1 medium scallop.  I made a cut after every second scallop and using the stamp in mist spray i moulded into curled petals. I curled each circle and blasted them with the heat gun.
Glimmer brad through the smallest scallop circle and foam pads were added to each layer to give it height.

 I love the way this box opens and it was so simple to make.
 I promised my ladies the measurements as they are keen to make more.
Here we go........
 First you need a piece of card measuring 11 7/8 inches by 8 3/4 inches.
Along the 11 7/8 you will need to score at 11/2 and 4 1/2 inches turn the card and score the same measurements from the other side.
Along the 8 3/4 side score at 2 7/8 and 5 7/8.
Going back along the 11 7/8 score at 2 1/2 but only to the first score line as diagram shown. Repeat on opposite side the turn card and do the same.

  Sorry the template is alittle scryffy it has been used several times.

Cut as the diagram as shown.

I used red tape as this is much stronger than normal double sided tape.

Make the centre box.
 Measure a length of card long enough tofit around the box then decorate.
If you need any help with this project please dont hesitate to contact me. Take care and keep crafting julie x


Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Halloween Treats

Hi Everyone ,
                    I hope you are all well, I'm good.
 Ive been really busy preparing for my next all day workshop and my  charity afternoon tea.
Every year i try and hold one event to raise money for Breast Cancer Research this year i decided to organise an afternoon tea. Several of my friends have given me some lovely gifts to raffle.
My good friend Sharon has been baking all week so we have lots of eatable goodies......

With Halloween just around the corner i decided to make some little Halloween treat bags to sell at my event.

I love the kit from Stampin Up Ghoulish Googlies Bundle for only £15.95 you receive Googly Ghouls stamp set,bags, tags,twine and googly eyes.
If you need more bags and tags they are only £7.95.
I must admit i have used quite a few of these kits.
Anyway take care and keep crafting Julie x

Thursday, 13 September 2012

Fish Tank Update

Fish tank  is  nearly finished now and i'm really pleased how it looks.
My hermit red legged crabs are still causing problems lol but all the other habitants of the tank are doing really well.

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Last minute .com card

Just a quick post today my friend and fellow crafter Sue texted me Friday afternoon asking for a card for her husbands birthday which was the next day. I didn't have much time so this is what i came up with. Hope you have a good day and keep crafting Julie x

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

12 Days of Christmas Workshop

12 Days of Christmas Workshop photographs, i tried to get the ladies to look at the camera but they were to busy crafting.

 Sue is going to kill me again i never seem to catch her smiling.......

 Here's Jackie one of my recruits helping out.

 This is my very good friend Sharon she makes all my cakes for workshops and is soon to sign up as a demonstrator.

Kate my gorgeous daughter helps out at all my workshops and is invaluable, she is soon starting college and is looking for a part time job to fund a trip to Africa. I am so proud of her.

Saturday flew by and my next workshop is on the 10th November. Take care keep crafting Julie x