Saturday, 27 December 2014

Bereavement card

Unfortunately my ex- mother- law died over Christmas she was a lovely woman.
Again I used the blended with hope stamp set to make a card. Her funeral was held on my birthday and it was a very sad day for my children as they were very close to her. R.I.P. Gloria you will be missed. 
Take care and keep crafting Jx 

Bloom with hope

Hi everyone, hope you have all had a great christmas and are looking forward to the new year.
Unfortunately I've had a bad cold over christmas and missed most of Boxing Day sleeping.
Today I have been banned to my craft room to hopefully prevent my hubby catching this cold, this wasn't such a hardship lol . 
    Every year I try and make my employers thank you cards as they pay for our Christmas night out and also give us High street vouchers. 
Here's what I came up with ,hope u like them. Take care and keep crafting xx

Monday, 22 December 2014

Merry Christmas

Hi everyone, 
        Today I have been having a me day, and crafting for fun rather than for orders or fayres etc.
The lace stamp is absolutely gorgeous from stampin up I can see me making lots of projects with this, the detail is amazing. 
I've made several cards with the lace stamp and the bloom with hope.
I've just recently got myself some blendabilities as I placed a  45 pounds order and received them free.
So I treated myself from Santa Claus to 3 sets I will show you more cards later using blended bloom stamp.
Well got to go Merry Christmas to all my friends and family xxx take care and keep crafting.

Monday, 27 October 2014

Festival of trees ....

Good afternoon hope you are all well.
 Had our last workshop for 2014 on Saturday and we also had alittle buffet and party, it was such a fun day, although apparently I have to work on my singing lol .
Anyway forgot to take pictures but thought I would share a card we will be making tomorrow night at our Marske class. 
I've used the festival of trees and holiday home stamp sets love  these. I really think stampin up have  excelled themselves with the christmas catalogue. 
Haven't done a stepper card in ages so thought I would make one for the class. Hope you like it. Take care and keep crafting Julie x

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Christmas Workshop

Hi everyone, 
              just finishing of preparations for our christmas workshop on Saturday 25th October.

I've designed several projects for the ladies to complete so I thought I would share some of my box ideas using the fabulous under the tree designer papers from Stampin up.These papers are so thick and easy to score they are perfect for boxes. For the tags I used the Xmas tag accessory kit which has the most gorgeous twine and it's a huge roll.
    Anyway hope you like them take care Julie xxxx

Sunday, 12 October 2014

Quick and Speedy recovery

Hi Everyone, well I'm back from my hols, which was two weeks in Cyprus for a well earned break.
This time of year is very busy for me as I tend to do lots of fayres which I love.
I make cards for several customers and one lady asked me to make a get well soon card for her brother-in- law who unfortunately had a stroke. 
 I wanted this card to have lots of texture so I used  linen twine and thick string with alittle clock embellishment. I also used textured card stock which I sanded I love this effect. Hope he likes it and has a speedy recovery. Take care please comment and keep crafting Jx 

Monday, 8 September 2014

Alittle grunge

Good evening, tonight I have been crafting with my daughter as she has a stall in November so she wanted me to help her make some christmas tags.  Kate makes items from wood which are so cute.
Whilst she was using my stash I started to have alittle play with my grunge stamp set here's what I came up with. I'd seen some similar on Pinterest and loved the baked brown sugar background then the newspaper print flowers. Anyway take care and keep crafting Jx 

Sunday, 7 September 2014

White Christmas

Well I,m back again, Sunday is always a very productive day for me. I refuse to go out and I craft and potter all day, much to my husbands disgust. I always find making my own christmas cards a chore as I end up rushing them at the last minute and not doing them justice not this year, I started last week and I,m thoroughly enjoying coming up with new designs. 
The new photopolymer stamps from Stampin up are so easy to use as you can see through them so you can place them exactly where you want them. Last week I combined the white christmas with the bearing gifts stamp set, today I've used the White Christmas stamp set on its own.

Curvy Keepsake Box

Good afternoon hope you are all well on this lovely sunny day. Just a quick post today, I've been playing again with the new curvy keepsake thinlit from stampin up.
I've got several fayres booked in and wanted to make lots of little gift boxes as I love giving little gifts to friends and family. These little cute christmas pudding boxes have celebration chocolates inside and I'm quite proud of myself as I haven't eaten one, although last night my husband ate quite a few so I've now hidden them as he is such a chocoholic lol. Well here it is my version of a christmas pudding box hope you like it. Take care and keep crafting Jx 

Saturday, 6 September 2014

Curvy keepsake box

Loving the new curvy keepsake box thinlit.
Hers my first project using this fab thinlit from stampin up I have a feeling I will be making lots of these boxes for my fayres .
They make a lovely size box big enough to fit several chocolates . Take care and keep crafting Julie x

Sunday, 31 August 2014

We all need alittle sparkle

Yesterday I had a very productive day making my christmas cards. I'm loving the new Autumn /Winter catalogue in fact I think it maybe my favorite one so far.
My friend Sharon who is another stampin up demonstrator gave me some of the new festive designer papers, they are ideal card size. 
Heres a couple of cards I made hope you like them , don't know if you can see from the photographs but they have a lovely silver sparkly finish over the image.I use a glitter spray but you can achieve this using stampin up dazzling diamonds with heat and stick.

Bearing gifts

Well is official I have made a start on my christmas cards, I always end up making them last minute and not doing them justice so this year I've started early. 
I'm loving the Bearing Gifts single stamp and the White Christmas stamp set I've got a 101 ideas to use these stamps. Thought I would share one with you. 

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Tag punch

Good Morning. When I saw the new tag punch I thought I don't need that, how wrong could I be lol. After seeing lots of gorgeous projects I knew then I needed it.
Two commissioned cards I thought I would share with you all.

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Monkey punch art

hi I love punch art , this is another commissioned card. Stampin up make crafting and coming up with ideas so easy. My christmas workshop is nearly full so if you would like to know more details  please contact me Take care and keep on crafting Jx 

Monday, 7 July 2014

Traveller Stamp Set

Hello, As promised the cards I made from the new Traveller Stamp set. 

Sorry I'm a day late. Anybody who knows me I love making male themed cards so this set is perfect for me. I love the new in colours especially the lagoons blue will definitely be ordering more of this.

Please leave me a comment I would love to hear from you. Take care and keep crafting Jx 

Saturday, 5 July 2014

Polymer clay rose class

Good evening everybody, hope you are all well on this lovely sunny day. Today I held a workshop using the polymer clay which I adore.
All the ladies were given two packs of clay to make a lovely bouquet of roses. Here's some pictures I must admit this workshop was so relaxed and we laughed all day.

Tomorrow I will share some cards made using the new Traveller stamp set. Bye for now take care and keep crafting Jx 

Monday, 16 June 2014

Craft fayres

Hi hope you are all well. Lots happening the last few week so sorry for not blogging although I gave posted on Facebook, I've been so busy finishing some wedding orders etc.
Just attended a couple of craft fares which I love it means I get to play and show customers what you can create using stampin up goodies.