Friday, 30 March 2012

Easter card

I have been making Eater cards this week, for my little grandsons school fair. I am going to enter this card into the Joanna Sheen challenge the theme this month is a spring card.

I made a 6" square card from some Tim Holtz co-ordination distress card pad
Ink pads; Memento Tuxedo Black and Rich Cocoa
Magnolia Tilda rubber stamp
greeting from Nicky at Stamping All Day
I made the butterfly with my cameo silhouette die cut machine
Card candy and white ribbon from my stash.

Joanna is giving a £30 gift voucher as a prize for the winner of the challenge to spend in her on line shop. If you have never visited you must go and look and the prices are amazing. It's a must for stamps and the best price I have personally seen for Promarkers and the new Tim Holtz distress pens. The cards made by the design team, are beautiful, pop over and have a look.

crafty hugs Julie-Ann x

Cute Cupcake card

Hello! Have been making a few cards this week, but I have only just remembered I had not shared them; how rude of me... Sorry the photo is not very good, but the sun is bleaching out the colours. Not that I am complaining, it is so beautiful here on the south coast.

8" blank white card
Ink pads; Memento Tuxedo Black and Rich Cocoa and Victorian velvet distress ink.
Stamps used; Magnolia Tilda table and bunting, Bildmalarna mimosa cupcake, Cupcake stand by stamping up, Sentiments from Nicky at Stamping All Day.
Decorative papers by Nit wit
Nesting square metal die by Go-Kreate
Promarkers; Blush, Saffron, Vanilla, Dusty Pink, Coral, Sandstone, Cinnamon and Cocoa
Flowers, card candy and coloured card from stash

I am going to enter this card into two card challenges, Allsorts Card Challenge and Sweet sketch Wednesday. I do like sketch challenges they are really fun. I hope you will pop over to these challenges and see the beautiful cards both design team members have made and I hope they inspire you to join in. I hope you like my card, I am off to finish some Easter cards for my Granson's school Easter fair.

Crafty hugs Julie-Ann xx

Thursday, 29 March 2012

Mr Charlie on the beach

Charlie loves to throw stones into the sea on the beach

Friday, 23 March 2012

A Card I Made For My Sisters Birthday.

My little sister is celebrating her birthday this coming weekend. She is off to Paris with the girls, so I thought I would make her a Paris style card. I am also going to use it to enter the challenge over at Allsorts Challenge, which you can find it here.

The theme is 3 in a row. I have put 3 buttons, 3 white card candy and 3 images. They are being sponsored by the Pretty Little Ribbon shop so pop over and have a look at the design teams cards, they are beautiful.

Blank white card 8" x 6", bought it from Creative Expressions.
Downloaded papers and images from Free Vintage Digi Stamps
LinkBlack textured card
Black Soot distress ink
White card candy from Crafty Work Cards
Vintage buttons and black satin ribbon from my stash
Large Bazzill Bling flower from Crafts U Love

The weather here on the south coast is beautiful today and is meant to stay so all weekend. We are having Mr Charlie, so I am hopping we can take him to throw stones in the sea. The method in my madness is that the sea air might help to wear him out.

Catch up soon, crafty hugs Julie-Ann x

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Card with Matching Shopping Bag

I would like to share with you all what I made for my mother in-law for mother's day. Helen, like myself loves cats, so I made her a card and matching shopping bag.

8" blank white card
Memento black ink pad (to use on card with Promarkers)
StazOn black ink pad (to stamp onto cotton to make shopping bag)
Promarkers blossom, rose pink, ice grey 1 and ice grey 2
Poshpets rubber stamps & other stamps from my stash
Patterned paper and frame is a digi-download from Free Vintage Digi Stamps
LinkMaterial from my stash
Assortment of Tim Holtz distress inks
Pink gems from my stash

I took the frame and patterened paper from Free Vintage Digi Stamps into My Craft Studio and changed the size and colour to match my card design.

I hope you like them! Crafty hugs Julie-Ann x

Mothers Day Card


I have been trying to put this card on the blog for days, but the camera has been holding the pictures hostage, but today it has decided to play ball. I made this card for my mum.

Haberdashery download by Debbie Moore (which can be found here)
8" blank white card
Printable pearl vellum
American seam binding
Hat pins
Old buttons from my stash
Sizzix 3D flower die

Sorry the pictures are not very clear, I think I may need new camera. I hope all the crafty mummy's were spoilt on mothering sunday. I was totaly spoilt and my youngest son and his girlfriend cooked dinner.

Crafty hugs to all, Julie-Ann x

Cute Companion Card

Hello blog friends! Mr Charlie has been invited to a birthday party by twins in his class. I wanted to make similar cards for them.

Cute companion rubber stamps
Large happy birthday rubber stamp by Papermania
2 x 5"white card blanks
Black memento stamp pad
Promarkers blossom, rose pink, pastel blue and blue pearl colours.
Circle spellbinder metal die
Blue and pink textured card from the Papermania capsule collection

I hope you like it, Julie-Ann x

Sunday, 18 March 2012


My son Edward is releasing his second EP next month! Old followers of the blog may remember him winning the best solo artist award for the Portsmouth News a while ago. You can listen to his music here and if you would like to, you can pre-order his new ep, Holiday, here.