Sunday, 13 October 2013

Cutie Pie Fairy Card

I would like to share this cutie pie with you. My little niece Eva is just 2 and when i saw this image it made me think of her. She is off to a party this week for one of her little friends at nursery, and i offered to make a card. The truth is i have been wanting to use this image all week, so it gave me the excuse i needed. Eva is a real character. Emily my youngest collected Eva on Monday with my mum, Eva was hungry and asked for a sandwich. " whats the magic word " mum was expecting please, OH no Eva said, ABRACADABRA, while she threw her arms in the air like she had a magic wand.
Materials used.
The main image is freckled face fairy  by digi stamps 4 joy

6" White card blank, i made it into a swing card using a circle spellbinders die
Patterned papers by Do crafts from the me to you colection
White and blue solid card stock by American crafts
Circle, splendid heart and scalloped circle die by spellbinders.
Promarkers Almond, putty, blush, sandstone, Antique white, sun-kissed pink, cornflower blue, Powder blue.
Flowers, Pearls from my stash.
Sentiment came free with a craft magazine, sorry i can not remember which one.
Challenges entered
Friday sketch challenge I have put a copy of their sketch at the bottom of this post. I love a good sketch brings me out of my comfort zone.
The hobby house challenge #7 this is quite a young challenge, the theme is roses. Please pop over and share some blogging love.
Rogue redhead challenge #28 The theme is die cut diva. You must use a die cut and have some thing stamped on your card, i have a stamped sentiment and die cut circles.
  Please pop over and share some love with the design teams. Crafty hugs Julie Ann x


New releases at Digi Stamps 4 joy Sunday

Hello Crafty friends, thank you for stopping by my little space in my crafty world. Over at Digi Stamps 4 Joy we have released some new digital stamps. I have been a luck girl and have been allowed to play with them. Would you like to see what i have made ?

There are 7 new Digi stamps and i choose to use Misteri - keep in touch by Jen, from our Teenz section . Please pop over to the Digi stamps 4 joy blog to see what my very talented team mates have made. 
 Materials used.
 Digi stamp Misteri keep in touch by Digi Stamps 4 Joy
Sentiment stamp by nicky at stamping all day
Solid card stock American crafts 
Decorative paper by HOTP 
A5 tent fold card in black
Promarkers,putty, blush, sun kissed pink, coral, sandstone, coco,cinnamon,  
Spectrum noir pens E1, E2, E3, TB1. TB2,BT4, BT5, BT6.
Gems and ribbon from my own stash.
Challenges entered. 
2 sisters challenge blog. The theme is any things goes, nice cards for inspiration by their design team
Pink gem challenge blog. They have a recipe, 3 papers, 2 embellishments and 1 image.
Brown sugar is an any thing goes challenge #63 great cards by their design team.
I hope you are all having a lovely Sunday big crafty hugs Julie Ann x 


Wednesday, 9 October 2013

My design team card for Digi Stamps 4 Joy Challenge #77

Hello my crafty friends. The exciting day has arrived my first design team card for Digi Stamps 4 joy . How nerve racking can it be ? what will my team mates think ? gosh, i have not lost sleep but made changes my card twice, what am i like. So without wasting more time, and not to change my mind again here it is.
We are at the half way point in our challenge #77. The theme is to use a snow flake and to recycle some thing and use it on your card. That once i had settled on an image ( there are so many delicious ones to choice from ) I was given a box of chocolates last Christmas my my father in-law. The chocolates were beautiful but the silver bow caught my eye too. It has been in my ribbon box since, this card was perfect i do hope you agree.
Materials used
Mr Snowman digital stamp which can be found in the Digi Stamps 4 joy store
8" White card blank
2 A4 sheets of glitter card, winter white and silver
12" white embossed paper, which has snowman and Christmas trees embossed on by dovcrafts
I cut the snowflake background, and large silver snowflake using my Silhouette Cameo electronic die cutting machine
sentiment stamp was a freebie with a stamping magazine
Promarkers and fleximarkers blue grey 1, glacier blue, pastel blue, powder blue, cool grey1, light fawn, sandstone, and soft khaki.
The Challenges Entered
Created with love, they are on challenge #61 and their theme is Holidays.So i made a Christmas card.
Cards und more, they are on challenge #91 and the theme is sparkle and bling, all the glitter card i used..
Papertake weekly challenge the theme is two by two, the 2 birds on the snowman's hat.
Always play with paper The theme is Merry Monday Christmas card challenge #78 Christmas Bird.

I hope i can inspire you to join our challenge at Digi Stamps 4 joy, Crafty hugs Julie Ann x

Thursday, 26 September 2013

Exciting news.

Hello my crafty friends. I am on a roll this week. I was a runner up at Digistamps 4 Joy challenge #75. the theme was 60's inspired you can see the card i made here  Today i have been announced as the winner of the top 3 at C.R.A.F.T. Challenge. The card i made can be found here. 2 nice badges to proudly display on my blog. This makes up for a difficult week. Crafty hugs to all Julie Ann x

Monday, 23 September 2013

Bon Voyage

Happy Monday, today i would to share a card i made for Alice. It is a good luck / Bon voyage card as she is off to university.                     
Materials i used.
The main image is Misteri in transit digital stamp by Digi Stamps 4 Joy  
8" Kraft card by Papermania
Solid green and Kraft card by Bazzill basics
Patterned decorative paper by DCWV from their retro collection
Sentiment stamp was a free gift with get stamping magazine
Green grograin ribbon from my stash.
Promarkers, oatmeal, satin, blush, sun kissed pink, sandstone, cinnamon, coco,
Spectrum noir pens, GT1, GT2, GT3.

  The Challenges I Entered This Card Into.

1. digi stamps for joy I was a runner up in there last challenge and won the digi stamp i usedto make this card. They have a color theme and twist use ribbon or twine.
2. Chocolate, coffee and cards challenge  They have a theme of any thing goes.
3. Creative craft challenge 2. their theme is to use some kind of ribbon
4.C.R.A.F.T. challenge blog they are on their 225 challenge, they have a color theme. Greens, browns turquoise.Pop over and take a peek.

The sun is shining at last on the south coast. We have had misty rain and sea fog for the past 3 days. Nice to see the sun in September the winter will be here far too quickly.I hope you will pop back soon,
             crafty hugs Julie Ann x

Sunday, 22 September 2013

Girly Birthday Card

  Hello My crafty friends. We are having a nice quite day here. Alice has had her first night in halls, and has meet a few of her neighbors. Edward  had a guided tour this morning on Skype .  It is her birthday on Wednesday, and i would like to share one of the cards i have made for her from Emily my youngest.
 Materials used.
White 7" x 9" card blank
Image is a digital stamp by Sherri Baldy which is here
Decorative  backing papers are by Creative Imaginations
Solid card stock by American Crafts
Promarkers satin, putty, almond, sun kissed pink, dusky pink, amethyst, orchid, lavender, lime zest, lime green, pear green, sandstone ,cinnamon, coco.Warm grey 1.
Flowers cut from co-coordinating backing paper.

Challenges entered.
1. Besties challenge blog their them is any thing goes.
2. The scrapbook society challenge blog the theme is any thing goes.
3. Sketch Saturday. They have a fantastic sketch i will pop at the end of this post. I have a bit of a weakness for a sketch.
4. Seize the birthday. Their theme is any thing goes, but you can choice to add a topping of monochrome.
I am a big fan of Downton Abbey , which means all jobs, tomorrows sandwiches etc will be done early. I have set the reminder and just might just have a cheeky glass of red to celebrate. Thank you for stoping by, i hope to see you real soon.
                            Crafty hugs Julie Ann x    

Saturday, 21 September 2013

My 2nd Design Team Card For Fitztown Challenge #9 Pearls, Ribbon, Lace.

Welcome to my little crafty space on blogger, thank you for dropping by. Big day in Charlies Nanny's house as Alice is off to University in London. She is my youngest sons girl friend of over 3 years, i will miss her very much. We are at the midway point of the current challenge at fitztown challenge blog the theme is to use a Fitztown image and add pearl, ribbon or lace. I have made this card to see if i can temp you over to join us. We have a guest design team call if you like the Fitztown images why not apply to join our small friendly team.

Materials i used to make this card
8" white card blank
Image is Fairy 3 by Morgan Fitzsimons from Fitztown
Patterned paper are by Anna Griffin
Card stock is by American Crafts
Ribbon and lace by Creative Expressions
Sentiment stamp by Stampinup
 Hat pins by my friend Zoe who has an one line shop handmade treasures Gosport, she can also be found on Facebook and vintage markets across the south.
Promarkers, dusky rose,antique pink, caramel, cinnamon, sandstone, tea green, soft green, satin,blush,sun kissed pink
Challenges i have entered my card into.
1. Digi Haven they have a sketch challenge which i have put at the bottom of this posting to see if i can tempt you to join me.
2. An inky situation their theme is fall and leaves
3. Digi stamps for joy they have a color challenge with a twist use ribbon or twin.
4. 4 Krafty Girls this is quite a new challenge only on 2nd challenge. The theme is any thing goes.
5. Crafty ribbon challenge any thing goes with ribbon, Now come on girls we all love ribbon. Any type color or texture.

Charlies Grandy and uncle Edward are off to football this afternoon, Charlie has not made up his mind. He says it is too cold. Bless his cotton socks he is 6 going on 70, hope he changes his mind them nanny can play and color some images for next week. Crafty hugs to all
Julie Ann x

Thursday, 19 September 2013

Christmas Card Number 2

This is my second Christmas card for 2013.
Hello my dear crafty friends, thank you for stopping by today. I am trying to keep up to the promise i made to myself to be more organized ! The very talented Morgan Fitzsimons has been drawing some beautiful teddy bear images. They will be available as Digital stamps along with a ready colored version. I love teddy bears, and have a far too large collection. They call to me especially from charity shops. They also make good bed guarders from my fluffy baby's.Fitztown crafts are sponsoring Friday sketch Challenge #52. I love a good sketch, that's were my Delmar started. Deciding which image was difficult and then choosing paterned paper before i knew were i was i had made 2 cards.I can only enter once and after asking family, friends and nearly strangers off the street i came to the final choice the green one!!! ( the other can be found later in this posting )
Materials used 
 Christmas Teddy which can be found in the Fitztown store
6" White card blank
Patterned paper by Dovcrafts Christmas collection
White & green solid card stock by American Crafts
The bow die cut was cut using my Silhouette Cameo
Green gems, flowers and pearls from my stash.

 Challenges Entered.

1. Friday Sketch Challenge, challenge #5 sponsored by Fitztown Crafts
2. LEJ Design Challenge #71 The Theme Is Winter Wishes
3. Crimbo Crackers #50 The theme is a quick and easy car
4. Paper Crafting Journey They have a theme of flowers.

Would you like to see the other card i made using the same image and sketch ? What do you think ?

Here they are side by side, they look so different to each other. I have had a mad day coloring some beautiful images, pop back soon as i would love to share they with you. Pop over to the challenge blogs i have visited and give some crafty love to all of their design teams. Crafty hugs Julie Ann x


Monday, 16 September 2013

First Christmas Card Of 2013

Good morning to you all. Today is the launch of the new challenge @ Fitztown crafts. It is our 9th challenge and the theme is Pearls, Ribbon or Lace. Please pop over and see the gorgeous things my team mates have made, while you are there why not join us, we have also got a guest design team call and the chance to get some free images.
Materials i used.
Christmas decoupage sheet from Fitztown by the talented Morgan Fitzsimons
6" white square card base
Patterned paper is by Dovecrafts their designer collection
Green Kraft and red solid card by American Crafts
Spellbinders Shapabilities layered poinsettia.
Pearls from my stash
Tim Holtz distress inks pine needles and firebrick.
Challenges i have entered
1. Christmas card countdown They have a color theme, red,green and craft. we all have so many Christmas cards to make, why not join them and tick a card of your list.
2. Paper creators crafts. Challenge #14 make any thing that is Christmassy. Some lovely cards from their design team
3. A creative romance. This is a new challenge and the theme is dies or punches. Pop over and share the love.
It is hard to think we only have 99 days until Christmas 2013. I am the most unorganized person ever. I have made a pact i will make a few Christmas cards a week to save the last minute panic. Thank you for popping by, crafty hugs Julie Ann x

Thursday, 12 September 2013

"Sisterly Love" 18th Birthday Card

My youngest daughter Emily will be 18 tomorrow. We are very lucky she is a real darling. The card i would like to share with you is the card i made for her from one of her brothers Edward. Trying to make cards for her has been very challenging. Just when i thought i was safe, she popped her head round the door " what you doing muma" The challenge when you make, cards is making some thing that is different, that family have not seen me make before.With 3 sibling and us to make and hide 4 cards has nearly sent me mad.
Materials i used

The main image is a Digital stamp called Anneka by From the Heart
Sister sentiment by From the heart
Hugs and kisses sentiment by stamping all day
Patterned paper is a paper stack by Die cuts with a view
Solid card stock, 2 shades of blue and green by American Crafts.
Promarkers dusty pink,blush,sun-kisses pink, coral, satin, sandstone, caramel, denim blue, April showers, pear green, lime green, warm grey 1,blue grey.
The number 18 I cut with my silhouette cameo.
The challenges I am entering this card into.
1.Delightful inspirations from the heart stamps. i {heart} sketches They have a beautiful sketch. Me i like a sketch makes my brain tic.Pop over they have some great cards from their design team, and a design team call too.
2.The sisterhood of crafters Their theme of the challenge is use a digital stamp.
3.One stitch at a time Pop over and see the design teams work.
4. Digi stamps 4 joy The theme is the 60's i chose colors that remind me of the 60's . They also have a design team call.
Thank you for dropping by, i love to read your coments. The nice thing
I like about crafters is the way we all like to share what we have made and how we did it. I will be posting the rest of emilys cards over the next few days, will be loads easier once she has seen them. Off to wrap presents and chill bucks fizz for breakfast. Crafty hugs till next time
 Julie Ann x

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Cute As A Button Kitty Cat

Hello my lovely crafty blogger friends, thank you for stopping by my little crafty world. Today i would like to share with you a cute Kitty card i have made. For anyone i have not jet board to death.  I love cats. I have a collection of the little furry darlings, big fat long haired white bundles Noddy and Freddy down to a very snobby Dixon a crossed eyed tabby.
I am so lucky as a designer for Fitztown to see all the new releases of Digi stamps and downloads from conception. When the very talented Karen Sheltrown shared a new cute animal range, i was so very excited. Karen has been very kind and let me play with this cat image, i have had the card made, but held off until it was available for you my crafty friends to buy. Pop over to the Fitztown store were you can see all the other cuties in this collection

Materials I used.

Main image cutie the cat  Digi stamp cutie12 by Fitztown crafts
Sentiment stamps by Nicky from stamping all day
Cupcake stand by stamping up
Card base i cut with my silhouette cameo from a 12" sheet of Kraft card by Tim Hotz
Patterned paper by Papermania capsule collection, which i also used to make the rosette.
2 sheets of co-coordinating card by American crafts
promarkers,dusty pink,march hare, sky blue, pale blue, sandstone, satin
Buttons, flowers and ribbon from my stash

Challenges i have entered my card into.
1. The paper shelter, their theme is any thing goes, with a twist they have a design team call.

2. Creatalicious challenge they are on challenge #54 and the theme is one for the boys. I think any boy would love my blue cat card.

3. One stitch at a time challenge 180 the theme is use a Digi stamp. I think most people have got their heads around digi stamps, they are so much more convenient, and can be any size, and so much easier to store. Traditional stamps still have their place, but i like to hybrid craft.
4. Sister act card challenge they are on challenge #23 their theme is any thing goes, and also girls and boys they have a DTcall.
5. 4 krafty girlz challenges.This is a new challenge blog so please girls pop over and share the love.
6. Bunny Zoe's Crafts challenge The theme is blue. well you can not get more blue. I have known Zoe for some time, she has the most amazing online shop. Filled with lots of gorgeous stuff. Zoe stocks loads of rubber stamps ranges, and to top things off she posts every day, 99% of my orders have come next day.You can find bunny Zoe's shop here
I hope you like my card today, please pop back when you are next passing, i love to read your comments. It is my Emily's 18th birthday on Friday, so i better get on, cake to make ETC.. crafty hugs Julie Ann x

Saturday, 7 September 2013

Heart Wall Plaque My DT project for Fitztown challenge blog.

Hello blogger friends.
Were did that week go. Mr Charlie went back to school.. and was suitably unpressed. Emily had her college induction day yesterday, but the only thing on her mind is her 18th birthday. Which is on Friday the 13th............
I would like to share a wall plaque i have made for my brother Andrew and his wife. They have just moved into their new home.I made it with things left over from their wedding invitations and  bits from the bridesmaid dresses. This is my DT project for fitztown challenge blog. The theme is any thing but a card. Please come over and support the rest of the team.
Materials used.

Heart cut from ply wood
Match pot of magnolia paint
Heart image by Fitztown crafts
Monogram by stamping all day.
Promarker colors warm grey 1.vanilla, budding rose, sun kissed pink, fresh meadow.
Ribbon and lace from my stash

Challenges i have entered.

1.Simply create too. There theme is vintage or old.
2.Bloggers challenge theme is to die for
3.Creative craft challenge their theme is a picture inspirations
4 five simple things .

Hope you all have a crafty weekend, please come back soon, Julie Ann x xx

Monday, 2 September 2013

My DT Card for Fitztown Challenge 8 Fairy Picture Frame

Today is the start of a new challenge over at Fitztown Challenge blog. How quickly time go, we are onto challenge no 8. The theme this fortnight is any thing but a card. I hope you like what i have made, I used one of Morgans amazing Digi stamps.
Materials I used.
Fairy Digi Stamp by Morgan and can be bought from the Fitztown shop
Flower and leaves rubber stamps are the ivy stamp plate by Creative expressions, Along with the butterfly which is off the Botanical stamp plate.
Basic bare picture frame by Docrafts
Versamark embossing ink and black detail embossing powder
Spectrum Noir Pens

I have entered this into 4 challenges

1.Digi Haven Their theme is vintage / old. There design team
have made some beautiful cards, pop over and see. The
Digi Haven challenge can be found Here.

2. Glitter n sparkle. Their theme is Any thing goes. Fitztown are the sponsor for this challenge. So please blogging friends pop over and support them. Being a DT member for Fitztown would be rude not too.You can join in Here.

3. Great Impressions challenge Their theme is fall colors.They have some lovely cards from their team pop over and take a peek.You can find Great Impressions Here. Hard to think it is September. after such a lovely summer, Autumn is just around the corner.

4. Can You Digi It. Being a fan of digi stamps i have joined this challenge for the second time. The theme is vintage / old. I thought this frame and picture would fit nicely. You can join the challenge here

Please pop over and join the challenge at Fitztown Challenge Blog You must use one of our images to win the prize and they can be found at our shop Here  Crafty hugs Julie Ann x

Saturday, 31 August 2013

Sprinkle a little sparkle and fairy dust card

 I would like to share with you a card I made for our challenge at Fitztown Challenge Blog. The theme is add lots of sparkle. It is not to late to come and join us. The design team have been working very hard to make some beautiful cards, please pop over and take a peek. My card to day is Sprinkle a little sparkle and fairy dust . The image is by the talented Morgan Fitzsimons and can be bought as a digi down load in our shop.

 Materials used.
8" square white card blank
Fairy image by Morgan Fitzsimons which can be bought here
the image was colored with a combination of water color pencils and distress inks.
Sentiment is by creative expressions fairy 1.
Tuxedo black memento ink
Patterned paper if from papermainia capsule colection
Iridescent stickles glitter glue
pink and green solid card stock by American crafts.
Card candi from my stash

I am going to enter this card into 2 challenges
1.Joanna sheen's challenge blog . The theme is Pretty in pink.there is some very beautiful cards by Joanna's design team, pop over and take a peek.You can find the challenge here.

2. Your next stamp challenge. they have a sketch this week. I do like a good sketch, You can see the great cards by their design team here.

 Please come and join me and all the design team at fitztown challenge blog, and search for digi stamps and other beautiful things at our Fitztown shop. There will be a new challenge starting on Monday, please pop back to see what we have been making. The sun is shining on the south coast this morning. Mr Oscar has been a log the sea front with his dad this morning. I can feel an ice cream moment coming on. A new ice cream parlor has opened up over the summer, and i have yet to visit, today could be that day. Crafty hugs Julie Ann x

Friday, 30 August 2013

Elegant Circle Easel Card

Hi well its has been some time hasn't it, I am feeling loads better. So happy to be back with my crafty friends. Today i would like to share with you an easel card i made using an image by the very talented artist from Fitztown Morgan Fitzsimons.This image can be bought either as a digi stamp or as i have used a download decoupage sheet. There is a link to the Fitztown shop on my side bar.

8" white round easel card from my stash
Decoupage sheet by fitztown craftts by Morgan Fitzsimons.
2 sheets of american crafts 12" card stock.
Patterned papers by hot off the press
Die cut message by craft work cards
Black gems and feathers from my stash
Spellbinders nesting blossom 3 die set
Iridescent spray and sparkle by Crafter,s Companion.
Cameo silhouette die cutting machine, for the flourish and circle mats and layers.

Challenges i have entered the card into.
1.Pennys paper craft challenge blog challenge no 142. The theme is to choose 3 different types of embellishments from the list below. I used gems,flowers and feathers.
Ribbon, lace, eyelets, brads, card candi, charms, flowers, feathers, Buttons, gems or pearls
2.Creative craft challenges. Their theme is not a square
3. Can you Digi it.Their them for this challenge is very vintage, well girls we all love vintage
 Pop over to these challenges and see the card samples their design teams have made, i am sure you would want to join in. Crafty hugs Julie Ann x

Saturday, 8 June 2013

Teddy Rock Star

Hello, I would hate to jink things but down on the south coast the sun has been shinning for 4 days in a row. Today i have a cute card to share with you. The image is by the very talented Morgan Fitzsimons from Fitztown. A lot of us struggle to make cards for boys and the men we have to make cards for.With my youngest son Edward being a musician i would use this image for any of his friends.

Materials used

6"x6" white card blank
2 pieces of patterned paper by DCWV from the retro collection
Spellbinder dies, circle and scalloped circle
brown and blue card stock by American crafts
sentiment stamp by Nicky at stamping all day
Image by Morgan Fitzsimmons  Teddy Rock Star
Colored with Flexi markers light fawn,antique white,surf blue,glacier blue,celestial blue,cadet blue,blue grey 1

I set myself a challenge to use just flexi markers. I only have a few colors and wanted to show what can be made. We all would like every color from every brand. This card proves with a few crafty bits lovely things can be made.
I am going to enter this into some card challenges
Milk Coffee Challenge Blog the theme this challenge is Fathers day or a male card There are some beautiful cards by there design team, go on pop over and have a look.

Paper Crafting Journey. The theme is Masculine cards or projects.Make the most of the design teams examples, they are fabby. I am sure they will inspire you to join in .

Mr Charlie is coming to Nanny and Grandys later for a sleep over. We have not seen him all week so we will enjoy his company. He wants to do some gardening and have a BBQ. I had the beach in mind will let you know later who wins x
Crafty hugs Julie-Ann x

Thursday, 30 May 2013

Card from the Great outdoors CD ROM by Card Creations Plus

Today i would like to share a card i made for the release of the CD ROM Great outdoors. By card creations plus with exclusive art work by Mark Bardsley.
Materials used.
10" x 7" white card blank
image from the great outdoors by card creations plus.
3 shades of blue card, by American crafts
co-originating grosgrain ribbon by American crafts
sentiment by Stamping all day
card candy from stash
hope you all like it, crafty hugs Julie-Ann x

Monday, 27 May 2013

Fitztown Challenge one

well the exciting day has finally arrived. The first challenge has gone live at The fitztown challenge blog The theme is any things gos. there are lots of inspiration from my fellow design team members. the girls have worked so hard. A special mention must go to Zoe who has worked tirelessly for weeks, getting a team together and creating the site. I have made this wall hanging for Mr Charlies bedroom door, the reason i made him it, as he was worried at Christmas, how would Santa know which room was his. Good point .

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

New challenge starting soon

Good morning to every one in blog land.
Things feel quite stress here this morning, Emily has her second A Level history paper this afternoon, and to top every thing her straighteners have just gone pop. She has very long wild hair .. i am typing with a colander on my head. !!!!
Just a quick reminder fitztown challenge blog is open for business and the first challenge starts on the 2th May. The theme is any thing goes. Lots of prizes and blog candy. you can find it here. Happy crafting Julie Ann x
Fitztown Blog

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

One for the boys

 I made this card, to prove to myself that i can make a card with out using lots of backing papers, and no flowers.Male theme cards can be a mind field unless you really know the young man  well. Not all boys love football, and if they do what team, red or blue.I also wanted to bring in some thing from my silhouette cameo. which i do not us enough. It still scares me a bit. Perhaps a class or an afternoon watching you tube clips may bring me up to speed.
Materials used
8"x8" Kraft card blank
1 x A4 sheet of Kraft card, Medium textures blue card,denim blue star-dream card
Boy image from the kitten queen CD ROM The link to buy this CD Rom can be found on my blog
Silhouette machine to cut the 13 numbers, which i cut at 10cm high, plus a shadow.
Stamped message was from a stampin up rubber stamp.
ribbon from my stash.
black stabilo permanent fine liner for doodling
Pro markers
skin  soft peach,dusky pink,oatmeal.
hair  tan,cinnamon
clothes cornflower,china blue, midnight blue,blue pearl
Tim holtz distress ink brushed corduroy, weathered wood.
Tim Holtz patterned Kraft card.
2 strips of card the length of an sheet of A4 card and 3cm wide to pleat to make the rosette.
I hope you like the card i made. Well 2 cards in one day, what ever next. Crafty hugs Julie -Ann x

Exciting news.


I can hear you saying .. 2 posts in one morning, well to give you a laugh.. this was meant to be the first post, nothing changes. The exciting news i wanted to share is.... I have been asked to join a new design team. The most exciting thing is this is a new team. The start of a journey.Fitztown is a digi stamp and craft company which has thousands of images we will be able to hybrid craft with. There are links on my blog to were you can find images to buy and the challenge and inspiration blog. The First challenge starts on the 27th of may. the theme is any thing goes. There will be prizes,blog candy and loads of hints and tips from a very talented team. Please spred the word and come and join in
Crafty hugs as always Julie -Ann x

Sample using The Kitten Queen CD Rom.

Good morning

  I would like to share a card i made using an image and backing paper from our lovely Kitten Queen CD Rom. This card can me made by a novice card maker, but if you are a experienced card maker you can add lots more embellishments, and put your own twist.

Materials used

Kitten Queen CD Rom
 1 x image
1 x backing paper, 1 x A4, 1 x A5 (this is an easy of using the same backing paper but changing the size of the elements on the paper. In this example it gave me different sized flowers on my backing paper.
1x 6"x6" white card blank
1 x American crafts 12" solid pink card stock from the bright selection
pink card candy from my stash
Promarker Pens
Skin, putty and sun-kissed pink 
Hair, sandstone and cinamon
warm grey 2 to out line the image to give a shadow and ground the image
Spectrum noir pens
dress, CR4,CR5,CR6.
Sentiment by Nickki from stamping all day.


Firstly i printed out the image onto a piece of super smooth paper, which i cut down to A6. this made the image the correct size for the card i wanted to use. There is no feed for a fancy graphic program, make the printer settings your best friend.   I also printed it on draft settings, and left to dry completely for about 15 minutes, this means there will be no bleeding if you want to color using permanent markers. While the image is curing cut all your mats and layers for your card.
Pink card 1 x 14cm x 14 cm, 1x 9.5cm x 10.5cm, 1 x 12cm x 10cm
from the A4 backing paper 13.5cm x 13.5cm, from the A6 backing paper 9cm x10cm.
I stuck all the mats and layers together with cosmic shimmer drys clear glue. When i assembled the card i put the largest mat down flat, the rest i attached with foam shaker tape.

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Thursday, 16 May 2013

Flowers in Bloom

Good morning,

Yes it is true i have become a very naughty blogger, i intend to behave myself and try and blog every day. It has been quite manic in charlies nanny's house. Charlie has had his birthday, he is 6 i keep asking myself how did that happen. All he wanted for his birthday was to go to Pepper Pig Land. He went for the day with his mummy and some friends. Then we took him to the circus. The high lite of the evening was when the clown covered uncle Edward in Popcorn. Edward has become a legion in Charlies eyes.

.Well today i have some pictures of some cards and fluffy bits. I made them with the flowers in Bloom CD Rom by Nigel Landon from card creations plus. The art work is from the very talented Jan Harbon. If any one would like the details on how i made any thing please message me.

You can buy the Flowers in Bloom CD Rom, By the artist Jan Harbon, By Nigel Lamdon  from card creation plus here

I have some thing very special to share with all my friends in Blog land, watch out for a post latter and i will share all , crafty hugs Julie-Ann x