Saturday, 3 October 2009

yummy cupcake cake

it's my brother's girls friends Rachael's birthday today, so i made her this cupcake card, i am going to use it as my entry to two challenges, firstly the challenge over at stamp with us http://stampwithus.blogspot.com/2009/09/stamp-with-us-sketch-challenge.html they have a fabby sketch which i have attached, in the hope i can tempt you to hop over and join in, they only have a few rules one of which is you must use one stampin' up product,there design team have made some fabby cards, you must take a peek, the second challenge is over at pile it on http://pileitonchallenge.blogspot.com/2009/09/challenge-17-let-them-eat-cake.html i know you all love this challenge, theme is let them eat cake nice...i love cake...there are the best cupcakes ever sold at Hampshire's farm markets, Beckie who makes them is uber nice..if you live in Hampshire she will be selling them at petersfield farmers market tomorrow morning,i will be there rain or shine..back to pile it on, they are sponsored by stamp and smiles this week,up for grabs is a lovely goody bag,nice cards on show from their design team
materials used
6" white card blank, bazzill card stock,papers stampin' up pressie from Sarah Jane,ribbon American craft elements,stamps are from SU,crazy for cupcakes and oval all,if you need any SU supplies you can find a link on my blog to Sarah Jane,i coloured stamped images with glitter pens,making some notelets for Rachael's birthday, need to go and finish them , good job they are out today and we wont catch up until tomorrow, lost a few days with my arm,which is more comfortable today,catch up later, happy crafting, Julie-Anne xx


Friday, 2 October 2009

i can recommend a stampin up demonstrator

if any one is looking to buy some stampin up products,i can highly recommend Sarah Jane, this is her blog,grab a coffee and pop over http://cardsandacuppa.blogspot.com/ my order came in under a week,know that's service,the new catalogue is being launched beginning of October,crafty hugs, Julie-Anne xx

first card of the week ....




hello crafty friends, eventually made a card this week,took me all afternoon,arms a lot better today, thank you for all your kind messages xx. i am going to use this card to enter 4 challenges
creative inspirations have a fabby sketch this week,which you can find above if i can tempt you into joining mehttp://creativeinspirationschallenge.blogspot.com/2009/09/this-weeks-challenge-17-and-winner-of.html, their challenges run Monday till Monday, so you still have time to blog hop over and join in,some fabby bits by their design team to peek at,the second challenge is over at allsorts which we all love hey girls http://allsortschallenge.blogspot.com/2009/09/allsorts-challenge-week-20-autumn-days.html they have the theme of Autumn days,which i have chosen to follow the colours of Autumn as i have no stamps with leaves tree's etc,some fabby examples from their design team,over at one stop craft challenge, they have the theme of die cuts,http://onestopcraftchallenge.blogspot.com/2009/09/challenge-48-die-cuts.html i love using die cuts, they can make a project, a little chalk or light distressing with an ink pad makes them pop, and a nice way of using up the little pieces of card us crafters hate to bin !! nice examples to peek at from their design team also,the last challenge is our creative cornerhttp://ourcreativecorner6.blogspot.com/2009/09/occ-challenge-monochromatic-mania.html a new to me challenge blog,and their theme is monochromatic mania, fabby just up my street as i am quite new to rubber stamping i only have a limited supply of colouring mediums,and this challenge fits my derwent water colour pencils, if you have not visited this blog before grab a coffee and pop over, i am sure you will agree it lovely blog
materials used
bildamalarne rubber stamp, i bought it from bunny Zoe's crafts,stamped with black ink and embossed with clear powder,coloured with derwent water colour pencils the number and colours are,16 flesh pink,59 brown for the hair,56 yellow ochre,57 brown ochre,58 raw sienna,i inked around all the edges of die cuts, DP and carock with amber clay color box fluid chalk inkpad,
8" white square card blank,2 sheets of bazzill co-ordinating card stock,decorative papers stampin up, co-ordinating grosgrain ribbon SU,die cuts from a wooden die i bought off eBay,flat back gems from my stash,still only typing with 2 fingers so please excuse spelling and the quality of the picture,camera and only one hand working properly is a challengeits own,catch up latter, crafty hugs to all, julie-anne xx



Wednesday, 30 September 2009

hello

hello crafty girls, frustrated..still can't craft,arms not too good at all,the burn runs from my knuckles to mid fore arm, being my right arm real pain, excuse pun..like a snake shedding my skin..its wrapped in a kind of cling film to keep it clean and stop it drying out..nice..typing left handed, excuse spelling ...hope to be back playing in a couple of days, crafty hugs to you all, Julie-Anne xx

Sunday, 27 September 2009

cute fancy fold spring card


hello, well its a beautiful sunny day on the south coast, off out to love Albert road day soon,it's a twice a year event were the road is closed, bands ,street entertainers etc, its a Bohemian street, retro shops, second had goods, boutiques etc, the card i want to share today is a fancey fold spring card, will pit measurements on later when i get back, going to use for 2 of my favorite challenges, cute daisy may http://cutedaisymay.blogspot.com/2009/09/texture.html which has a theme of texture this week, this blog show cases the hand drawn and then turned into digi stamp designs of they talented Linnie, a must for all card makers
the other challenge is forever friends,http://foreverfriendschallengeblog.blogspot.com/2009/09/21st-september-fancy-folds.html theme this week is fancy folds, and you must use one of the forever bear products, i love these cute cheeky chaps,i just love bears..
materials used
forever friends rubber stamp with a daisy, which i cut off, bought from www.glitterpot.co.uk i coloured with my chalk pencils from www.craftsulove.co.uk i love chalks,they are a very under used medium A4 sheet of card to make the base spring card, 2 sheets of color core coredinations card stock, beautiful texture, i embossed some with a flower plate in my bigshot,the parcels die cuts i bought from eBay, i chalked around edges also, flower i made with paper punches, message from craftwork cards,on a mat cut with stampin up scallop oval punch, ribbon from my stash, off out catch up later my crafty friends, Julie-Anne xx

Saturday, 26 September 2009

yummy cupcakes ..




while the gang were at footie i had a lovely play with my new stampin up stamps..yummy calorie free cupcakes, had some real fun,took my mind off my sore arm, charlies grandie wants to whip me off to the minor injury clinic again as its gone a very dark brown, not really how i want to spend my Saturday night..going to use this card to enter 2 challenges, sketch and stashhttp://sketchandstashchallenge.blogspot.com/2009/09/sketch-and-stash-challenge-19.html fabby sketch which i have put above, just in case i can tempt you to hop over and join me,i love the sketches they have not too fiddly, and they encorage you to use bits from your stash, my new stamps and the ribbons are from my stash,the other challenge i found for the first time this morning is stamp with us http://stampwithus.blogspot.com/2009/09/stamp-with-us-recipe-challenge.html you have to use at least one stampin up product, they have a recipe wait for it, NO PATTERNED PAPER 2 x RIBBONS 2 x STAMPS, i can here you all shouting ...no papers..it was a nice refreshing change to think outside the box
materials used
stampin up cupcake and sentiment from the same set,cupcake crazy,coloured with my trusty water colour pencils,white bazzill card which i made an A5 card blank, brown and lime green bazzill card,all from capture the magic http://www.capturethemagic.biz/,SU oval and scallop oval punch,paper flowers,card candy and ribbon from my stash,really pleased how this card came out, not so pleased with photo,light not quite right for taking photo's today,catch up later, crafty hugs Julie-Anne xx
if any one is looking to buy some stampin up products,i can highly recomend sarah jane, this is her blog,grab a coffe and pop over http://cardsandacuppa.blogspot.com/ my order came in under a week,know thats service


happy kiss-mas


hello crafty friends,my gang have just gone to football so i thought i would share this alternative Christmas card, i found a new challenge blog winter wonderland (new to me)http://christmasblogchallenge.blogspot.com/2009/09/week-17-hot-chocolate.html it is just for Christmas cards .. well get me on the road to making some more, i was attracted by the theme hot chocolate, wow mojo was shrilling with excitement..i made this cup of hot chocolate card, fingers crossed it's what they wanted had loads of fun making it, hope you like.
materials used
decorative papers ,card and card candy from craftworks cards , from their yummy scrummy range, brown bazzill card from capture the moment ,flowers papermill shop, ribbon american art,image tilda coloured with water colour pencils,oval and scallop oval but with nesties and sentiment from Nickie from www.stampingalday.co.uk


Friday, 25 September 2009

sketch saturday


i am going to use this Christmas card as my entry over at sketch Saturdayhttp://sketchsaturday.blogspot.com/2009/09/sketch-69-19th-september-sponsored-by.html i have put the sketch above just in case i can tempt you to join in,fabby sketch i have done my own take on it, they are sponsored by Nikki over at http://www.bunnyzoescrafts.com/ fab on line shop i bought 2 rubber stamps last week, and got them the next day, now that's what i call service,
materials used
stamped image by elzybells coloured with water colour pencils, papers are the designer range by dovecrafts 2 shades of green bazzill card , small snowflake punch, white glitter card,ribbon from stash, nesties classic oval and scallop oval,2mm foam pads,6"white card blank from craftwork cards,Mr Oscar back from having haircut...very sulky,sorry pictures a bit dark,crafty hugs Julie-Anne xx
just sceen pickie ribbon looks bright green, its sage green and looks fabby in real life.....

my first christmas card....





well i have gone and done it...made my first Christmas card, only another....to go, i am going to use this card to enter 3 craft challenges
paper take weekly http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.com/2009/09/sketch-24.html which this week is a sketch, which i have put above, great simple sketch, could not help myself but to use and join in, if you have not joined one of their challenges before, pop over and take a look
allsorts challenge, this weeks theme is snowflakes in September http://allsortschallenge.blogspot.com/2009/09/allsorts-challenge-week-19_19.html their are some really fab cards from their design team, if you have lost your mojo ..for your Christmas cards, go over and have a peek, i am sure you will want to join the challenge
pile it up challenge http://pileitonchallenge.blogspot.com/2009/09/challenge-16-crazed-and-punches.html this weeks theme is punches....nice challenge to go, lovely blog, also have a list of weekly challenges on their side strap, work a blog hop over for that alone
materials used
all images and sentiments are from elzybells art stamps, www.elzybells.com coloured with water colour pencils, 8" white card blank from www.craftwcards.co.uk papers are dovecraft designer Christmas papers,green grosgrain ribbon from stash,dovecraft small snow flake punch, and square wooden die in 2 sizes 8cm & 9cm from www.cross-cuts.com sage green card from the paper mill shop, 6 flat back gems from stash, happy Christmas crafting Julie-Anne xx

stiff and sore ...

good morning girls, quite sore this morning and my hand and wrist stiff, Mr Oscar my Lhasa apso puppy he's just a year old,has a hair appointment this morning, so he will sulk all afternoon, will try and remember to take picture when he gets back, will look quite cute,charlies grandie took him down to the beach last night so he needs the sand washing out of his curls....sat planning my Christmas cards last night, must make a start soon, must be more organised than last year when i did not start till the first week in December...naughty crafty nanny, hope All's well, catch up later, Julie-Anne xx

Thursday, 24 September 2009

copics or promarkers..help

help girls please, quite new to rubber stamping, at the moment i have whispers brush markers, water colour pencils,chalks and some aqua crayons, but love the effect that i have seen while blog hopping given by copic and pro markers, they are not cheep and will have to collect a few at a time,which ones are the question, and what colours...any advise would be fabby, many thanks Julie-Anne xx

had a bit of accident...

morning girls, sorry i had nothing to share with you yesterday, had a little accident.....managed to knock over a hot cup of black coffee,scalded from my knuckles to mid fore arm..so spent yesterday afternoon at A&E...feels loads better this morning,hope to play later with the help of some good pain killers...crafty hugs Julie-Anne xx

Wednesday, 23 September 2009

good morning over the moon

good morning crafty friends, over the moon, i have won the challenge over at crafty creations,i have won a beautiful stamp, as i don't have many, it will be a very welcome play mate for my other crafty bits,they have just set their next challenge windows, come girls pop over and join them this week, use this link to get there http://craftycreationschallenges.blogspot.com/2009/09/crafty-creations-challenge-34-windows.html, catch up later, must do the ironing, its the down fall of a nice drying day yesterday, crafty hugs Julie-Anne xx

Tuesday, 22 September 2009

cute mimosa cupcake by bidmalarna

is this image so cute she arrived this morning,she is a new release from bidmalarna, i bought her with an other one from http://www.bunnyzoescrafts.com/ i just had to have a play, i am going to use this card a try for 3 challenges
Simon says stamp challenge http://simonsaysstampschallenge.blogspot.com/2009/09/simon-saysfollow-recipe.html they have a recipe challenge to Use 3 embellishments, 2 papers, and 1 image , always a nice mixture of challenges here
c.r.a.f.t challenge http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com/2009/09/challenge-17-pink-and-brown.html their theme is pink and brown, what a fabby colour combination, if you like these colours like me hop over and join in
crafty creations http://craftycreationschallenges.blogspot.com/2009/09/crafty-creations-challenge-33-coffee-or.html, theme is coffee or tea,gosh not quite as easy as it seemed, took me days to come up with an idea, and then like a light bulb moment it came to me, fabby samples from their design team
materials used
image was mimosa cupcake by bidmalarna,coloured with water colour pencils and blended with a blending pen, brown bazzill card which i cut to make an 6" square card blank,papers from craftwork cards a long with white card candy, ribbon from American crafts,quickutz teapot,cup and bonbon dies,i used scraps of bazzill card to make the die cut embellishments,crafty hugs Julie-Anne

Monday, 21 September 2009

fairy pumpkin card


managed to fight my way onto the computer....charlies grandie worked from home today..don't they mess up your normal routine.. i have found a new challenge, well new to me crazy 4 challenges http://crazy4challenges.blogspot.com/2009/09/crazy-4-challenges-sketch-challenge_19.html they have a fabby simple sketch which i have put above, could not help myself just had to play, they are on their 3rd challenge, this sketch works perfectly h the challenge over at digital Tuesday http://digitaltuesdaychallenge.blogspot.com/2009/09/digital-tuesday-challenge-24clean.html which has a theme of clean and simple fall card,if you have n joined them you must use a digital image.
materials used
cute daisy may digi download, printed onto white shimmer card,coloured with water colour pencils,i whipped it out the printer quick and embossed it with clear embossing powder,the papers pink petticoat swirl down load papers in sand and gold colour way, also printed onto white shimmer paper from the papermill shop, i used an A5 white card blank, card candy and ribbon from my stash, hope all you crafty girls had a nice weekend, back later, big hugs Julie-Anne xx

Saturday, 19 September 2009

cute bear card




i am going to use this cute bear card for challenges
forever friends challenge blog http://foreverfriendschallengeblog.blogspot.com/2009/09/14th-september-black-white-and-another.html this weeks theme is black, white and another colour,which i choice to add pink
truly scrumptious http://trulyscrumptiouschallenges.blogspot.com/2009/09/challenge-16.html which has a lovely sketch which i have put above to see if i can tempt you to play along
creative inspirations http://cinspirations.blogspot.com/2009/09/challenge-27-animals.html the theme this week is animal, i love bears so a natural choice for me
materials i used
forever friends bear image which is an exclusive design at www.theglitterpot.co.uk i coloured the image with water colour pencils
6" white card blank, black, white and pink bazzil card stock, polka dot paper down loads from pink petticoat, i cut a 3" circle from white card and a 3.5" scallop circle from pink card,white prima flowers and black card candy from my stash, all 3 challenge blogs are my particular favourite challenge blogs if you have not visited them before, grab a coffee and pop over, catch up with all you craft girls later, crafty hugs Julie-Anne


stamptacular sunday


this is my entry for the Sunday challenge over at stamptacular challenge http://stamptacularsundaychallenge.blogspot.com/2009/09/challenge-24-card-sketch.html
i love this challenge blog as they like you to make a card just for them no combining,they have a sketch this week, which is a fabby one, as shown above.
materials i used
image was dahlia by the greeting farm,from www.bunnyzoecrafts.com coloured with water colour pencils, the sentiment from Nicky at www.stampingallday.co.uk
6" white square card blank from www.craftworkcards.co.uk 2 sheets of double sided scrapbook paper by scrapbook walls , lace,felt flower and gems from my stash
happy crafting Julie-Anne


Friday, 18 September 2009

this mummy's rock star

this picture taken in London at an audition for an under age festival
my rock star playing at the southsea bandstand,he calls himself the boy i use to be...


he's a rock star card


hello crafty girls, i made this card today as a luck card for my youngest son, who is just 16, he is playing at southsea fest tomorrow, what a week after playing support to roses king castle on Wednesday eve, hes a bit special as he writes all his own songs and music, huge as he has suffered with ME/CFS for three years, after dinner i will add picture of him and see the likeness,i am also going to use it for 2 challenges, the corrosive challenge http://corrosivechallengesbyjanet.blogspot.com/2009/09/challenge-29-its-sketch-day.html
they have a sketch as their challenge this week, which is above if you Fancy playing along,Can't wait to see what you do with this sketch! they also have a prize this week are some chipboard tags by Piggy Tales and some matching paper
second challenge is over at the secret crafter Saturday challengehttp://thesecretcraftersaturdaychallenge.blogspot.com/2009/09/challenge-49.html
the theme this week is teenage boys, as we all know male cards can be difficult, lovely samples from their design team go and have a peek
materials used
6" white square card blank, die cuts with a view rock star stack,image of Edwin by magnolia, coloured with water colour pencils, looks better in real life than in the picture for some reason, 3 black buttons from my stash, i layered all the levels with 1mm foam pads, it give it some depth,back soon with pickie of my rock star, crafty hugs Julie-Anne

Thursday, 17 September 2009

3 in 1 challenge entry




i am going to use this card as my entry for 3 challenges
allsorts challenge http://allsortschallenge.blogspot.com/2009/09/welcome-to-week-18-at-allsorts-i-emma.html which this week has the fabby sketch above, i liked it so much just had to play along,The winner this week will receive ...... an Image folder and a selection of flowers i like this challenge blog as it has a wide variety of challenges
i am going to enter the challenge over at creative inspirations http://creativeinspirationschallenge.blogspot.com/2009/09/monday-7th-sept-challenge-25.html this blog has some great ideas from their design team,this weeks challenge is a colour challenge Lilac/Purple & Grey This weeks Prize is fantastic,Papermania Clear Stamps "Stamping for Him"Basic Grey 6x6 paper pad -Boxer Papermania Embellishment Trio -Earth Tones Pack of A6 cards (50 cards), with envelopes Three strips of assorted ribbon
the last challenge is over at Tuesday taggers the theme is cuts or punched shapes, great challenge, any excuse to plat with my bigshot, http://tuesdaytaggers.blogspot.com/2009/09/week-18-diecuts-and-punches.html
materials used,
8" white square card blank, image and backing papers are a digital down load from pink petticoat, i printed them onto some lovely white shimmer paper i bought from the papermill shop,which i coloured with sukura gell pens, i die cut the circle(4") and scallop circle (4.5") from a set of wooden die from www.cross-cuts.com i punch the layering flowers out of some white ice stardream card from PDA , 6 flat back lilac gems from my stash, off to feed the gang, not nice when they are hungry, crafty hugs, julie-anne

Wednesday, 16 September 2009

new shop and blog candy over at clairs crafty bits jacare

Claire at crafty bits by hope jacare http://www.shophandmade.com/Store/Hopejacare has blog candy to celebrate the opening of her new digi stamp shop, they are all hand drawn doodles, very different from the run of the mill digi stamps, stunning comes to mind, pop over and wish her well,http://hopejacare.blogspot.com/2009/08/new-shop-and-blog-candy.html

fairy card


thought i would give you a peek at this fairy card i made this afternoon, i used one of my digi down loads from Linnie at cute daisy may, they are becoming my favorite, i am going to use it to enter two challenges, firstly cute card Thursday http://cutecardthursday.blogspot.com/2009/09/challenge-77-strawberry-mint-julep.html the have a colour challenge, PINK AND GREEN This weeks challenge is sponsored by Tracy @ Squiggle Stamps. there is some beautiful Christmas papers and stamps up for grabs, the other challenge is dare u digi stamp http://dareu2digistamp.blogspot.com/2009/09/dare-u-2-digi-stamp-challenge-21-sketch.html there challenge t week is a sketch which you find above, quite challenging i think you will agree, but no sketch is going to beat me..
materials used
cute daisy may digi download coloured with water colour pencils, i printed the image on white shimmer paper, 8" white square card blank,2 x imaginations double sided scrapbook paper, 2 x different green bazzill card stock and one sheet of pale mint Green stardream card, paper flowers and card candy from my stash, off out tonight one of my sons is playing a gig, he is supporting roses king castles who is a mixture of the Liberians and baby shambles...so I'm informed, i think i am meant to be impressed, he is also playing southsea feast this coming weekend which is a music festival in southsea Hampshire, will try and take pickies to post, happy crafting, Julie-Anne



Tuesday, 15 September 2009

oriential card to show you


i am going to use this sweet Oriental card as my entry for 3 challenges,i have used the sketch above from crafty cardmakers challenge blog,which is one of the challenges, the other two are simon says stamp challenge and ABC challenge
i have only just found crafty cardmakers blog, http://www.craftycardmakers.blogspot.com/ they are on their their 3rd challenge which is the above sketch, which is fabby, their blog is a bit different as it has some great hints and tip, well worth a visit crafty girls, they are sponsored by the lovely Joanna Sheen who is offering a £10 voucher to her online store,i love Joanna's Cd's
the second challenge is ABC http://abc-challenge.blogspot.com/2009/09/d-is-for.htmlwho are on D this week, D ....is for die cuts, up my street i love die cuts, my best friend is my bigshot....or it may be quickutz... like children one should not have fav's very happy with this challenge, jumped in with both feet, and huge smile
the third challenge is Simon Say's stamp challenge http://simonsaysstampschallenge.blogspot.com/2009/09/simon-saysoriental.html which is a lovely blog, lots of informative hints and tips, and funny stuff to make me smile,This week they want to to see a taste of the Orient in your creations. One lucky winner will be chosen to receive a $25 P&P free shopping spree in the Simon Says Stamp store which has generously been given by Heidi.
materials used
digi down load from http://www.charmedcards.co.uk/ coloured in with water colour pencils,i printed out onto white shimmer paper, quickly threw some clear embossing power on the image as soon as it emerged from printer and heat embossed
8" white card blank,and card stock from die cuts with a view far eastern stack
i used the go-kreated layering dies to cut the main Matt, the flowers were cut from a wooden die i bough off ebay, card candy from http://www.craftworkcards.co.uk/ i inked round all the die cuts,Matt's and decorative papers with an old rustcoloured ink pad to give card some definition, layered up with 1mm foam pads
weather here is not nice.dark grey and lots of showers...not very good for ting pictures, must go and start dinner, Emily's in from school and Edwards just home from college, not very nice when they are hungry, crafty hugs Julie-Anne

Monday, 14 September 2009

3 in one challenge card


below is the sketch i used,it is from papertake weekly challenge blog

i am going to use this card for challenges
firstly the challenge over at papertake weekly http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.com/2009/09/sketch-23.html, just had to play with this fabby sketch, will keep this one to use again, they have as their sponsor this week My Creative Classroom , papertake have some lovely challenges pop and pay them a visit
the second challenge is my time to craft challenge blog, their theme is polka dot party, i have only just found this blog, and had to join them,if you have not been over to visit highly recommend, make a coffee and enjoy
the third challenge i am going to enter this card into is pile it onhttp://pileitonchallenge.blogspot.com/2009/09/challenge-15-color-pop.html theme this week is a colour challenge black , white and another colour, i have chose to use black white and grey, i am sure you agree with me pile it on does have some fun challenges, they are sponsored by the cutting cafe,a place i love to visit, they sell digi stamps and cutting piles
materials used
image is from http://www.dimensionfourthlimited.co.uk/ i stamped it with black ink onto white shimmer card, and heat embossed with clear embossing powder, sentiment stamp by Nicky at stamping all day http://www.stampingallday.co.uk/
8" white square card blank, white, grey and black card stock, and black and white retro papers from die cut with a view,
black bazzill bling bloom and a piece of ribbon from my stash. and some white card candy from craft work cards
hope you have all had a lovely crafty day, Julie-Anne


girl power

the above sketch is what i used to make the card below, it is the challenge sketch over at creative inspirations this week


i am going to use this card for my entry for challenges
firstly creative inspirations http://cinspirations.blogspot.com/2009/09/challenge-26-sketch-with-brads-andor.html the theme this week is the above sketch and you must use either eyelets or brads This week they are sponsored by Paper Angels i love this blog, they have fabby challenges, and very talented design team
second challenge i am going to use this card for is digital Tuesday http://digitaltuesdaychallenge.blogspot.com/2009/09/challenge-23-its-all-about-kids.html the theme this week is all about the kids, teenagers, throw to babies the choice is all your they have a wonderful new sponsor this week, Cut It Out Paper Crafts!Lynda's images are just delightful! the image i used on my card is one of her digi down loads fashion Karina, i was very impressed how quickly the image was emailed to me, i have used it quite big on my card 6" high and there was no loss of detail, i love this challenge as it makes me use different medium instead of using the same old stamped images, sorry pickie a bit blurred..that Monday morning thing..
materials used
image fashion Karina from cut it out paper crafts www.lyndasscrappyplace.blogspot.com coloured with a combination of whispers brush markers and water colour pencils
decorative papers 2 x co-ordinating 12" double sided by daisy D, 8" white square card blank, 4 bling brads and 6 flat back clear gems, hope you like her, crafty hugs Julie-Anne




Sunday, 13 September 2009

lovely family day

top class day here on the south coast, my baby girl's 14Th birthday..were have the year's gone..being the youngest of 4 she will always be the baby, we asked her how she wanted to spend her special day..family picnic..so picnic it was,all the gang,partners, our grandson charlie, and the oldies went to local park, we had enough food to feed an army,did it in style down to the picnic table, we got some looks..or maybe it was the loud laughter..played a game of football rounders, and the pass the parcel,
happy days, Julie-Anne

Saturday, 12 September 2009

self portrait ...

well my husband thinks this is a self portrait..cheeky devil..i do have long curly hair..so may be in the right light..i had to play with the stamp, it is one of the new releases over at elzybells art stamps, it fits perfectly with the challenge over at stamptacular http://stamptacularsundaychallenge.blogspot.com/2009/09/challenge-23-off-wallslap-your-knee.html
This week's challenge is:
"Off the Wall…Slap your Knee Funny!"
i really like this blog, as you can only make a project for their challenge, no combining,if you have not paid a visit highly recommend, they also have a lovely prize, some very funny stamps
materials used
stamps from http://www.elzybellsartstamps.co.uk/ which i coloured with whisper brush markers
2 sheets of co-ordinating double sided scrapbook walls decorative paper
6" brown card blank,blue bazzill bling card stock,card candy and baby blue gems
i hope you like it, off to make birthday cake for Emily's birthday tomorrow,not a great baker so wish me luck, crafty hugs Julie-Anne

Friday, 11 September 2009

cute girly fairy card

this is the sketch i followed from Rosie-Dee's challenge blog
i made this card this morning, and i am going to use it as my entry for 5 challenges
no 1 Rosie-Dee's http://rosiedeeschallenge.blogspot.com/2009/09/week-51-shapes-circles-ovals.html they are on week 51 they have a theme of shapes, this week is the above sketch and circles and ovals,i have only just found this blog,highly recommend you pop over for a peek
no 2 the cute daisy may challenge http://cutedaisymay.blogspot.com/2009/09/pink-and.html, the theme is pink..well girls we all love pink,and the cute daisy may images by Linnie are so cute,these hand drawn digi stamps are beautiful, a must for any crafter
no 3 creative card crew http://creativecardcrew.blogspot.com/2009/09/challenge-26-have-fairy-nice-day.html the theme is Have a Fairy nice day!This week they are sponsored by lilac lemon designs, and they have donated some lovely set of rubber stamps
no 4 Danni's dreams http://dannisdreamscrafts.blogspot.com/2009/09/flutter-by-wednesday-74.htmlNow for the blog candy and challenge for the week!! Jessica and The Greeting Farm have donated her Butterfly Wishes set to be given away!! This set is just awesome!! In order to be entered in the drawing to win this wonderful set, you need to create a card with a butterfly or fairy on it and use the colour pink, i have only just found this blog, it's a beautiful blog, it's one to visit with a coffee as you will be there some time
no 5 pile it on challenge http://pileitonchallenge.blogspot.com/2009/09/challenge-14-birthday-hambo.html the theme this week is birthday, this week's challenge! is sponsored by HAMBO STAMPS!They have both digital and rubber stamps!
materials used
cute daisy may digi images down load http://countrycraftergooglemailcom.blogspot.com/ i coloured the image with water colour pencils,whisper brush markers, and cosmic shimmer water colours, i printed 3 images and cut and layered them with pinflair gel glue
1 x 8" white square card blank,2 x 12" double sided patterned papers, stripes and circles from stash, white and pink bazzil card
2 scallop ovals cut on my big shot , butterfly and swirls cut with on quickutz machine,paper flowers from stash,card candy and message button from craft work cards
i hope you like my card, it is a lot nicer in real life, picture does t do it justice,number one son borrowed camera, and yet to return it, have had to use my phone, off to do ironing...youngest daughters birthday Sunday hope weather holds as we have a BBQ planned,
happy crafting, Julie-Anne

Tuesday, 8 September 2009

stylish lady card

i am going to use this card for 3 challenges, truly scrumptious,crafty creations and stamping for the weekend

first challenge is over at truly scrumptious they are on challenge #15 which is a sketch and theme Indian summerhttp://trulyscrumptiouschallenges.blogspot.com/2009/09/challenge-15.html
This week they have Home Impressions as their sponsor.They are offering the winner of this challenge this fabulous set of 'Jack & Jill' stamps:

second challenge is over at crafty creations who are on challenge #31 This week they would like you to create a project using 3 or more papers which can be decorative/patterned http://craftycreationschallenges.blogspot.com/2009/09/crafty-creations-challenge-30.html
This week's prize will include the "essentials": various patterned paper, brads, eyelets, buttons, flowers, and ribbon. Ann has sponsored the challenge

the third challenge is at stampin for the weekend http://stampinfortheweekend.blogspot.com/2009/09/new-challenge-and-new-team-members.htmlThis weeks theme is a colour challenge.......with three colors, ORANGE, TEAL AND PINK.
they have got a fabulous new sponsor this week......The Craft Barn, who is offering the lucky winner this week a £15 gift voucher for their shop.

materials used

stamped image from http://www.dimensionfourthltd.co.uk/ stamped and heat embossed with clear powder, on white shimmer card.coloured with whispers brush markers, decorative papers by Anna Griffin,scrapbook walls,all my memories,and bazzill basic,8" white card blank and card candy from stash,paper flowers from http://www.craftsulove.co.uk/ all layered up on 1mm foam pads, happy crafting, Julie-Anne


my entry for the challenge over at creative inspirations

this cute card i am going to use for the challenge over at creative inspirations,
they are on CHALLENGE 25 - the theme this week is BLUE & BROWN
The prize being offered is a selection of sheen ribbons from their lovely sponsor
CRAFTY RIBBONS.
materials i used are
6" white card blank from www.craftworkcards.co.uk
stamped image and sentiment from www.elzybells.co.uk coloured with whispers brush markers and glitter gell pens,
brown bazzil card, and assorted backing papers from www.capturethemagic.cuk
pearl blue glitter card from the paper mill shop
i stamped and embossed the image into smooth white card, i layered each layer with 2mm foam pads,to give card more impact, i love this stamp as reminds me of charlie, he loves bubbles, and bath toys,there is only just room for him , crafty hugs, Julie-Anne


Monday, 7 September 2009

my entry for the challenge over at creative card crew

this card my entry for the challenge over at creative card crew the theme this week is a colour challenge pink, black and white, they are being sponsored this week by Whimsy stamps today
and the fabulous prize that Denise has given us is:
Pyjama Emma stamp and the Wedding Cake and Kisses digital download.
materials used
stamped image is by elzybells art stamp http://www.elzybells.co.uk/
sentiment stamp from nicky at http://www.stampingallday.co.uk/
8" white square card blank from http://www.cardworkscards.co.uk/
backing papers are by DCWV
black mirror card,black glitter card,pink bazzil card,white card
black and white bazzill bling blooms from http://www.craftsulove.co.uk/
buttons and card candy from stash, image coloured with whispers brush pens
so sorry photo's a bit dark, but the sea mist not cleared today on the south coast
have a nice crafty evening, Julie-Anne