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

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Perfectly Presevered

Well  this is the last one for alittle while using the Perfectly Preserved stamp set and framelits.
The new papers go so well with this stamp set, i wasn't too sure about them when i first saw them  but as usual love them once i used them.
Take care and keep crafting julie x

Monday, 3 September 2012

Perfectly Preserved

I know what you're thinking how many cards is she going to show using this stamp set lol .....
I have a couple more to share with you so please bear with me.
Take care and keep crafting julie x

Sunday, 2 September 2012

Perfectly Presevered

I,m sorry but I'm totally hooked on this stamp set and framelits, these jars are so versatile wait till you see my Halloween cards you re going to love them.......
Take care and keep crafting julie x

Saturday, 1 September 2012

New Seasonal Catalogue

Yippee its here the new seasonal mini catalogue.
Pop over to to have a look you will love what you see. If you would like me to send you a catalogue please email me

Isn't this decoration gorgeous if your interested in making this decoration and two others i will be doing an all day workshop 24th November 2012 .
The cost of this event will be £30 which will include all the materials to make 3 gorgeous decorations. Tea/coffee cake and of course lunch. Raffle and spot prizes.
1st 20 people who book will receive a free glue gun and sticks. Book early as 15 places have been taken already.

Take care and keep crafting julie x

Perfectly Preserved

 This is one of my favourite new stamp sets from the new winter mini catalogue( which isn't mini its hugh).You can also purchase the framelits which cut the shapes perfectly.
Please email me if you would like me to send you a copy  of the catalogue and you only pay for postage
 Everything Eleanor flowers are perfect  for this jar. Take care and keep crafting julie x