Thursday, 30 August 2012

Baby Prints

Another couple of commissioned cards using the baby prints stamp set.

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Reason To Smile

Just a quick post showing you some cards we made in class using the reason to smile stamp set which you could earn free in August for orders of £60.

These cards are nearly the same apart from tiny change to the embellishments which can make a hugh difference.

This final card used the creative elements stamp set, which i love and i hope it does,nt go on the retired list.
Take care and keep stamping julie xx

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Afternoon Tea

Hi Everyone,
                    I'm organising an afternoon tea for all my crafty friends and some friends who don't craft who I'm hoping to drag to the dark side lol.
Venue will be my home on the 29th September 2012 from 2pm.
Ive decided as the new main catalogue will go live beginning of October my ladies need some cash to spend, so Ive invited them all to bring stamp sets they don't use and swap or sell them to each other to make more room in their craft areas for new craft stash.
  I often support Breast Cancer Research so I'm providing cakes and refreshments on the day and a raffle. Half the proceeds will be given to Breast Cancer Research.
My good friend Sharon will be making some cakes to sell and a few ladies have offered to bring some cakes also for us to eat mmmmmm...........
I'm going to charge each person £2.00  for admission and we are going to have a fab afternoon please email me if you would like to join us.

Sunday, 26 August 2012

Jenna's bithday cupcake card

Hi Everyone ,
                   Last weekend it was my lovely downline Jenna's birthday so i made her a special card. Ive seen lots of these cards on the Internet but wanted to add my own little twist to it.

I posted this card on facebook and am now doing a cheeky Saturday afternoon class  as it was so popular. Hope you like it take care and keep crafting Julie x

Saturday, 25 August 2012

Artistic Etchings

Just a quick post today
                 I'm loving this technique which is really easy to achieve. I love using red, black and river rock they compliment each other, which is why i adore using stampin up products they all work so well together.
Ive had quite a few people signing up and joining my team over the last few months so I'm going to be very busy, I'm so excited sharing what i love.
If you would like to know more about this technique or joining my team please contact me

Friday, 24 August 2012

Creative Elements

 Here are  two cards i made which influenced
my Tuesday evening craft class.
I kept my colour scheme quite basic and used the creative elements stamp set .
The ladies and Michael loved this stamp set so I'm going to have to design some more cards as they all ordered this set, and I'm sure we will be using it in many classes to come.
Bye for now Julie x

A lovely Craft Evening

Last week we had a lovely craft class which i thoroughly enjoyed.(I always enjoy my classes but we talked and laughed that i didn't even have time to make a cuppa).

Few photographs to share with you all. If you are interested in attending any of my classes please contact

The lovely Joyce showing her creations. Joyce has just celebrated her 50th wedding anniversary what an achievement.
Joyce's daughter arranged a surprise 50th party and i was lucky enough to be invited , lovely evening.
 OMG Sue ( lady with long hair) is going to kill  me when she sees this picture she looks really glum, when really she has one of the best sense of humour i know....sorry Sue
Angela and Ann are always a joy. Ann (lady in green) enters competitions and Fayre's with her creations and completes some gorgeous scrapbook pages.
 I'm very lucky to have some lovely people who attend my classes.
Final note get well soon nutty Ann we missed you at class. Take care and keep crafting Julie xx

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Flower Burst

Sorry for quick post.......... Lots to do today..................

Bye for now take care julie x

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Monday, 13 August 2012


 Again i had a request for a birthday card for my friend Sue from her husband. I can't take credit for the colour scheme a recent card Julie Kettlewell made inspired me.
Bye for now julie x 

Sunday, 12 August 2012

More Apothacery

Good morning i had a request for a 40th birthday card and i knew i would have to use the Apothacery stamp set. Ive tried to add some close ups so that you can see the frame which were made with the framelits dies, again which i have used on nearly every other card i recently made.
I love the versatilty of the framelits as you can make the actual card base from the also.

Again those flowers ............

Saturday, 11 August 2012


Hi just a quick post over the next few days i will be posting pictures ive made with the gorgeous Apothacery Stamp Set. I must admit a soon as i saw this in the catalogue i loved it and have used it quite alot.
Most of the flowers on the cards have been made out of card or paper which a fab demonstrator Sally-jo showed us a stampin up workshop.(Thanks Sally im hooked on them).

Friday, 10 August 2012

Reason To Smile

Hi Everyone, another great offer from stamp in up place an order worth £60 and receive this gorgeous set absolutely free!!!!!!!!
And as  a special incentive from me join my team and purchase the starter kit (Now only £99 but choose products up to £130) and receive the Reason To Smile kit free, now that is a reason to smile.
And you can now join on line no forms to fill in everything completely done on line, quick easy and much quicker and receive your demonstrator id number instantly.
Now is the ideal time to join as  you can also add some gorgeous new products from the new Christmas mini catalogue to your starter kit.
If you would like to join my team please  click on the link above and hopefully this will direct you straight to the stamp in up website if you have any problems please don't hesitate to contact me   take care and keep crafting Julie x Ps i will be posting some cards soon made with this gorgeous set.

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Teacher Gifts

I'm late posting these pictures as school broke up several weeks ago. Its quite sad  for me as my youngest daughter Kate left school this year and will be starting a new chapter in her life.
Kate has always been a joy and has excelled at school and i wish her all the luck and love for college.
 Well a couple of pictures of teacher gifts i was asked to make for some friends unfortunately i didn't take pictures of all of them.

I don't know how this picture slipped in but i could'nt delete it.....

Monday, 6 August 2012

Vintage Craft Fair

 All  the boxes had sweets or chocolate in them.

Angela covered these books aren't they gorgeous.

I loved making these hearts which all have lavender inside.

I love these little handbag charms which hold little post it notes.

 Lip balm holders cute or what?
Several weeks ago myself and my  upliner Angela ran a craft stall at Marton Country Club, we had a fab day i thought i would share some photographs with you all.

Sunday, 5 August 2012

I'm Back

Well i have no excuses other than I've been busy.
I  promised i would keep you informed regarding my new hobby. My ever so relaxing marine fish tank.
If I'd known how expensive this new hobby would be i probably wouldn't have started it but thankfully my husband has paid for most of it.
Right we now have 8 fish, four shrimps and four hermit crabs. The crabs have been the most destructive by eating the coral which is very expensive.
I enquired at the pet shop about the crabs eating our coral and he had never heard of crabs eating coral so he seems to think we have either crabs with attitude or they are stressed. Stressed crabs !!!!! what have they got to be stressed about, anyway I've posted some more photographs.

All the coral  and rock is live. When the light is turned off the coral shrinks.

These are cleaner shrimps very amusing to watch as when we add food they do alittle dance across the sand.

Here's two of the troublesome crabs lol x

Take care and keep crafting x