Saturday, 29 August 2009

3D card for stamptacular sunday challenge

i thought i would share this card with all you crafty girls, it is my entry for the challenge over at
stamptacular Sunday challenge blog

theme this week is a 3D card, which must have a stamped image on it
materials used
6" brown square card blank from craft work cards
rubber stamp from dimension fourth limited
decorative papers,Anna griffin and DCWV far Eastern stack
colouring medium whispers brush markers and cosmic shimmer water colours
small flowers made with a paper punch,small pearls from stash, along with trim,card candy craft craft works cards
hope you all like it, all layered up with foam pads, looks nicer in real life did not photograph very well,pop over to stamptacular Sunday, really lovey blog, worth making a coffee,and spending some time peeking at all the lovely items made by the design team

Friday, 28 August 2009

one proud mummy ...

this mum is very proud....
my youngest son got his GCSE results yesterday, all B's, he will be doing music technology at college,and A level media, he is a very talented singer, song writer, guitar player
this Saturday he will be playing the bandstand in southsea
crafty hugs to all

Tuesday, 25 August 2009

my entry for crafty creations challenge #29 gift bag with tag

this is my entry for the challenge over at crafty creations
challenge #29 tags
made from brown paper take away bags...if i flirt nicely when i collect our curry on a Friday night he gives me a couple of bags for free
materials used
i brown paper take away bag, size approx 22cm by 11cm. plus handles, which i cut off
3 sheets of 12" bazzill card, in co-ordinating colours
1 x 12" sheet of anna griffin papers with swirls
all print works unmounted rubber stamps, swirls and to, from
go-kreate nesting dies
ribbon from stash
white and plumb versa color ink pads
sentiment rubber stamp from stamping all day
flower paper punches, assorted sizes
i cut the handles off the bag, and layer bazzill card, and Anna griffin papers, to front and back of the bag,which i distressed with white ink, i then made a petal template from a piece of card, and cut petals from bazzill card, i then inked around the edges with white ink, and stamped over the petals with swirl stamp, layer onto bad, adding a circle for the center, and stamped a flower onto it. i added ribbon for the flower stem, and the handles,i cut 2 large fancy tag shapes and 2 medium from co-ordinating card, inked around edges with white ink, onto one i stamped swirls in plum ink, with to and from, the other i stamped sentiment in the plum i and arranged the punched flowers, added ribbon
i hope you like it,makes a cheep and cheerful gift more stylish

Sunday, 23 August 2009

stationary wallet

i have made a little stationary set, of a wallet, note cards and envelope set, this makes a great gift, it holds 5 cards and envelopes
i am going to use as my entry for 2 challenges

forever friends challenge this week, the theme is not a card
and the challenge over at
truly scrumptious , the theme there is also any thing but a card
both blogs are very good, recommend making a coffee and popping over for a visit
materials used
2 sheets of 12" co-ordination pink bazzill card
12" sheet of sweet decorative glitter card by DCWV
5 A6 white cards & 5 C6 white envelopes
forever friends teddy and flower rubber stamp, from the glitter pot
just a note rubber stamp from stamping allday
white card stock for stamping on
chalk pencils for coloring in stamped image
piece of pink grosgrain ribbon from stash
cut one piece of the bazzill card to 11" by 8.5"
using a scoring board score along the longer side edge a 4 1/4" and 4 3/4" this will fold up to make the pockets
on the shorter edge score at 6" and 6 1/4"
this will form the basic wallet, i them stamped a topper for the front, and layered back and front with co-ordinating pink bazzill card and pattered glitter card, i then stamped and coloured with chalk pencils the forever friends teddy on each note card and envelope,
hope this makes me i you want to make one and i have left you scratching your head
off to enjoy last of the warm evening

my entry for the cute daisy may challenge

i have been playing on this beautiful sunny afternoon, while the boys in my life are glued to the telly watching the ashes
i am going to use it as my entry for the cute daisy may challenge, the theme this week is the word, not as simple as looks at first glance, the sentiment is to be the main focus point
materials used
A6 white card blank
piece of light blue bazzill card
green grosgrain ribbon
scrap of paper from stash
flourish stamp, flower stamp, and sentiment stamp from stamping up(my kind cousin lives in USA and sent me it oer last year)
Fancy brad from stash,scrap of white card for stamping on
green and blue colour box stamp
i stamped the flower twice so i could 3D layer it up with foam pads, a nice simple card, with clean lines
happy crafting julie-anne

Saturday, 22 August 2009

to a beary best friend

i made this card for a very special friends, who like me loves cute bears,i have them on my bed to stop my very old white cat,slipping up stairs to have a nap..on my bed..the bears put him of thankfully
materials used
6" white square card, from stash
bear stamp from elzybells art stamps
sentiment stamp from stamping alday
go-kreate nesting pointy squares die
patterned and plain card stock by DCWV
coca ink pad,colour box,black pad,colour box
coloured with whispers brush pens
off out with charlie are little grandson,park nanny park
hope you have all got a sunny day, happy crafting

Friday, 21 August 2009

on a role .....second card of the day

another card i made today, an elegant,stylish,period lady.
i am going to use it for some lovely challenges,
creative belli challenge, theme water based markers
Tuesday taggers, theme retro
Saturday secret crafter,theme Fancy corners
paper take,theme swirls and doodles

materials i used
8" white card blank from Craft work cards
grahams girls stamp set by stamp away
bazzill bling blooms from crafts u love
black feather from stash
Lawrence Llewellyn-Bowen venaissance papers and stamps
whispers brush markers, and dovecraft glimmer chalks
white and black shimmer paper from stash,probably from paper mill shop
go-kreate layering frames
so sorry about quality of picture, dark damp dull day, and very windy
have a great weekend,

cute pixie card

i made this pixie card today, and thought i would share it with you,
i used a digital download from charmed cards and crafts
pixie chicks
i am going to us it as my entry for this weeks challenge at
it is not my normal style but i fancied a play at some thing different
materials i used
5" white card blank
digital down load,pixie chicks from CCC
glimmer chalks, by dovecraft
peach card and scraps from stash
flower paper punch
old cocoa ink pad for aging/distressing
sorry picture not very good, light hear today not very good for taking photographs

Wednesday, 19 August 2009

my entery for moving along with the times challenge

hello, thought i would share this card with you,it is my entery for
the image i used was popcorn the bear from crafs companion with backing papers i printed from the co-ordinating CD,i used matching bazzill doddle bugs card, made a cupcake from a quicutz die i have,and the sentiment i bought from nicki at stamping allday

Monday, 17 August 2009

lovley popcorn bear

popcorn bear
i have had a nice play today,made this card using my popcorn bear CD and matching rubber stamp from crafters companion
i am going to enter into this weeks challenge at
the theme is yellow,this stamp was perfect
6"x6" white card blank from stash
popcorn bear floral CD from crafters companion
thanks a bunch popcorn bear rubber stamp
go-kreate nesting dies,pointy #1
green and yellow bazzill bling card stock
cocoa colour box ink pad
neocolour 11 water soluble wax crayons
yellow feature,flower and gem from stash
i stamped the image onto some white smooth card,with cocoa ink pad,heat set with a heat gun,and water coloured the image using a koi water brush,using the yellow,orange and light brown watercolour crayons,
cut some mats from the card stock using my go-kreate nesting dies,printed off the sunflower backing paper from the popcorn bear CD,rounded off the corners,added a yellow feather ,flowers and gems
hope you like it
bye bye, Julie-Anne

over the moon

hello fellow crafty people
over the moon i have won my first challenge
my floral summer card has won the forever friends challenge
so made up,i have never won any thing before
thank you so much girls
recommend you all pop over any take part in this weeks challenge
any thing but a card
have a lovely evening

Saturday, 15 August 2009

paper bag book for charlies mummy

just finished a paper bag book for charlies mum

we bought her a camera for Christmas,and she has taken some smashing cute pictures of him

first bag book i have made,quite pleased,embellished with my version of tear bears

not quite as good as the real thing but,not bad for a first attempted,just cut loads of circles and ovals using paper punches,damped the card,and ruffled up with a small child's tooth brush,then i played around until i liked the effect

sorry my computers stills are quite basic,the way the photos have come out on this posting a bit wild,but hey ho

going to enter the book into the challenge over at

Simon Says Stamp Challenge
,theme this week is any thing..yes any thing but a card

one 6"x 6" brown paper bag book,sorry folks not sure were i bought,at a craft fair,if i remember will post
lots and lots of off cuts of ribbon,most of it gingham
primary coloured card,from stash
flowers from stash
die cut letters in different sizes,cut using sizzix and quickutz alphabets
mixed sentiment and phrase rubber amps,all clear,from stash
tags cut using bigshot
circles to make bears cut from brown and cream card from papermill shop
printed off backing papers from a CD which came free with crafts beautiful magazine last may
with 12 sides to decorate i decided the easiest way would be to cut some card to size decorate and then add to page when finished,cut the base card from thin white card,approx 15cm by 10cm,once i had decorated i attached to the book pages with some Hi Tack sticky glue,great for sticking with,as you do not need much and it dries clear,once all pages decorated,tied the book together with ribbon,i did look locally for some book rings ,with no luck,going to pop it round after lunch,fingers crossed she likes it


Friday, 14 August 2009

jumping in,my first challenge card

lovely summer day here in Hampshire,housework done,shopping done,washing on the line
me thinks time to play
sat and made my first challenge card hope you like it

materials i used
6"x6" purple card blank
lilac and white card stock,to use to die cut flowers,and mats
6"x6" backing papers from craft work cards,in white and silver
forever friends rubber stamp,teddy with flowers
purple gems and ribbon from my stash
white card candy from craft work cards
i stamped the cute forever friends bear onto some white card
and coloured the image in using my trusty chalk pencils from crafts u love
cut the coloured image out using a 3" circle paper punch,layered onto a 3.5" scallop circle
matted the papers onto the card blank,and put a piece of lilac ribbon to cover the join,
layered up the die cut flowers using sticky foam pads,couple of gems to finish it off
going to us this card to enter craft blog challenges
this weeks challenge theme is lazy days of summer, runs from Monday to Monday
theme this week is floral fantasy,from Sunday to Sunday
really had loads of fun making this card

quick teddy card

love have you got a know how it goes
when for darling !!!! tonight please
quickly put together this teddy card,so hard to make something for a man, and especially one with no hobbiesrecipe
folding an A4 piece of Matt steel mirror card in half to make an A5 card blank
stamped a teddy rubber stamp out onto white card,not sure of make been in stash for a while
coloured the image in with my whispers brush pens
matted and layered with some blue bazzil card and steel mirror card,and used a small piece of stampin up pattered paper,olive green grosgrain ribbon from stash,birthday beer message,from a set of clear stamps,i bought from the paper mill shop,i think they were made by papermania,quite pleased with it,thought i would share with you all,

Tuesday, 11 August 2009

card for my hubbys mum Elly

inside the cardfront of the card
this is a card i made for my lovely mother in-law Elly


8" pale pink card blank from stash

pink,brown and cream backing paper from craft work cards,from their chocolate goodie bag

paper flowers from papermill shop

swirls cut from brown card cut from sizzix bigz die

die cut teddy bear, which i shaded with chalk pencils,high lighted with black and white gell pen

sentiment made on computer
hope you like it


after finding the world of blogging a few weeks ago
i have decided to give things ago
not quite sure what i am doing ....
i love all kinds of crafting,and love to make things for friends and family
and thought it would be nice to share some bits i make and join a few challenges
wish me luck..diving it