Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Shades of Blue Card

Hello! It is dull and grey here on the south coast today. Last night, while enjoying a few minutes to myself with a cuppa, I came across a lovely blog Emmas cards uk and Emma is having her first challenge. I needed to make a card for a special friend, who is celebrating her birthday later this week, so I thought I would go along and play. Emma's first challenge is being sponsored by the very talented Phil Martin from Honey Pot Crafts.

Emma's blog and challenge can be found here.
Phil Martin's shop can be found here.
And check out Phil's blog here.

Materials I Used:
8" white square card blank
Papermania blue capsule collection patterned papers
Rubber stamps by Dimension stamps
Black tuxedo memento ink
Promarker's, china blue, blue pearl, pastel blue, ivory
2" Blue organza ribbon
2 Shades of blue card from my stash

Please pop along to Emma's first challenge and support her and there are some lovely cards to give you plenty of inspiration. I now need to make a card for my son, his friends son will be one next week, and if I get it finished today, i will pop back and share it with you

Crafty hugs Julie-Anne x

Monday, 27 February 2012

Cute Cat Card

Hello! I hope you have all had a lovely weekend and found some me time to craft. I would like to share with you a card I made for my son to give to a friend, who he would like her to be more than a friend.

Materials used:
White 8" square card
Free papers from February's issue of Simply Cards & Papercraft
2 cat rubber stamps from do-crafts posh pets range
Sentiment stamp from Nicky at stamping all day
Black tuxedo memento ink
Promarkers to colour the image in

Happy crafting Julie-Anne x

Thursday, 23 February 2012

Revision Journal For My Daughter

Hello, I have a journal to share with you today. My daughter Emily will be taking her GCSE'S soon and I wanted to make her a revision journal to help keep her organised. The idea came to me after visiting Phil Martins blog of Honey Pot Crafts. Phil has designed some beautiful background papers and has popped a few freebies for us crafters to play with here. The butterfly paper was just what I was looking for to make Emily's journal. The paper has layers of words and butterflies in monochrome colours. One phrase is "My hope my dreams", which was just so perfect. I Used my AccuCut 6"album die, which cuts covers, pages and tabbed pages and I cut these from grey board. I cut the butterflies and alphabet letters using my Silhouette die cutting machine, the original by quickutz, and is quite old but perfect for tiles for scrapbooks. I used grey and white textured card from my stash and inked every thing with black soot distress ink, putting it all together with some large book rings. I used some black rub-ons from my stash to put the subject names on the tabs of the book dividers. Phil has some beautiful paper for sale in his shop. I hope you like it crafty hugs, Julie-Anne x

Thursday, 16 February 2012

My Valentines card to the special man in my life

I used a Digi down load by Pink Gem Designs. I have only just found them, they are too cute, and so beautiful. They do beautiful rubber stamps, which i need...... I used so free papers that came with this months Simply cards & papercraft, they were designed by hot off the press, a quickutz heart charm die, some card candy, and a 6" square white card, and of course i used promarkers to colour the image in..I hope every one had a lovely valentines day, we slept Mr Charlie as his mum had a hot date at an Italian. Crafty hugs to all, Julie-Anne x
Here is a link to pink gem designs http://www.pinkgemdesigns.com/catalog/index.php

From Charlies Grandy

Charlies Grandy is not very romantic, but he does try ! Well this valentines day he came up trumps, well done grandy, and thank you

Saturday, 11 February 2012

mr charlie win's award at school

good morning,
From a very sunny but freezing cold south cost. My little grandson Mr Charlie has won 2 awards at school this week. Both for being the best listener, so proud of him. Especially as he is not keen on school. Wondering if he will develop this skill at home, as he is a chatter box,and never listens

Thursday, 9 February 2012

I am back!

well after a long time away from blogging, with computer problems, looking after my grandson and other things getting in the way, I am back. I hope to bump into some old friends and make lots of new ones.
happy crafting!