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