Saturday 31 December 2011

Crafters Companion Monthly Challenge

Hi all it was our 2nd Grandaughter's 1st Christmas so I thought I would enter the card I made for her into Crafters Companion Monthly Challenge  New Beginnings.
Love and Hugs

Julie x


Wishing all my crafty friends and family a very Happy New Year and I hope 2012 will be a better year for some of us!!.

Love and hugs
Julie x

Wednesday 28 December 2011

Happy New Year Everyone

Hello all, well another Christmas over, I can't get over how quick it has gone all that rushing around and the stress that goes with it.
We are now gearing ourselves for the New Year Celebrations, we will be having a quiet one this year.
How nice it was today to make a card other than Christmas, It's our Grandaughter's 4th Birthday tomorrow we have a party to go too, I decides to do Flower Fairies of the Garden,  Canterbury Bell, that is available from Crafters Companion. It is one of her favourite colours and she loves Flower fairies.
The Challenges I would like to enter my card into are:-

Cooking it up with Katie - Anything goes.
Crafting for all Seasons - Fairies.
Flutterby Wednesday's - Butterfly Fairy or Angel.
Scrapbook Sisters - Anything goes.
My Mums Craftshop - Anything goes.

Monday 28 November 2011

Grand Old Age

Hello all I can't believe how long it's been since I posted on here, where is the time going with the early dark nights and cold day's you just want to wrap up and keep warm.
We did finally do a little Christmas shopping last weekend but will have to get my skates on else time will run out.
Jodie asked me if I could do a card for her they were going to a 90th Birthday party, a friend Granddad, I just couldn't decide what to do, I suddenly remembered I had got my Steampunk cd., and I must say I really enjoyed doing something different, I always struggle with mens cards at the best of times.
I printed out the backing paper and topper from MCS Tinkering with Steampunk along with a boarder tag and sentiment, I made an 8 x 8 card base, I embossed a 90 onto a piece of scrap backing paper using gold embossing powder, I also had some embellishments to which I added some wings. He absolutely loved his card, and it was something different too.

The Challenges I would like to enter my card into are-:
Crafty Boots - Anything Goes.
Crafty Card Makers - Heat Embossing.
Lexi's Creations - One For The Lads.
Make It Monday - Always Anything Goes.

Thursday 10 November 2011

Christmas Is Coming

Evening all hope you are all ok, I  can't believe there is only a few weeks to Christmas, I haven't started Christmas shopping yet I think I should get started don't you, lol.
I have been having fun with my Snowman Cds, from  Crafters Companion they are brilliant don't know what I would do without them now.
For this card  I printed backing papers  topper and sentiment from the Snowman Cds.
The artwork is stunning I have made lots of cards from both Cds.
The Challenges I would like to enter my card into are - :

Crafters Companion -Let it Snow Let it Snow Let it Snow.
Crimbo Crackers - Must be Christmas.( Make it Sparkle)
Delightfull Challenges - Snow Flakes.

Wednesday 26 October 2011

I needed cheering up!!

Hello all hope you are all well, I needed something to cheer me up, I haven't felt to good this week not sure what it is probably a virus there is lots going around. So I thought I would look through my new S.W.A.L.K. Winter Cheer Stamps and CD which are available from Crafters Companion.
I Chose Love You Stamp, and printed backing paper and inserts from the design section from the cd, and a co-ordinating paper, I have used gold mirri card for matting and layering and have used my Grand Caliber to cut and emboss around this gorgeous image. I coloured the image in with my Spectrum Noir Pens. I am not really sure who I will send it too as yet, I will put it with my others I have made for Christmas, mind you I haven't done as many as I had planned to do, but never mind I will get there.
     The Challenges I would like to enter my card into are :-
Make it Monday :- Anything Goes.
Creative Card Crew :- Fallin in love ( Romance and love ).
Party time Tuesday :- Anything Goes.                                                        

Sunday 23 October 2011


Hello all I thought it was time I posted it's been a couple of weeks, this card I did for my Friends Birthday and I chose one from the Flower Fairies range that is available from Crafters Companion.

I printed a Backing Paper , Co-ordinating paper, boarder and Topper.I embossed the sentiments with gold embossing powder, I made the flowers from MCS  die-cuts. I chose this one as we are in Autumn and it's from the Autumn / Winter range, I must admit if ever I get stuck for a card I always seem to go for my Flower Fairies CDS, the colours and images are gorgeous.
I hope you all have a good weekend whats left of it.
The Challenges I would like to enter my card into are:-
Send a smile for Kids Challenge - For the girls.
The Squirrel and the Fox Challenge - One for the Girls.

Wednesday 5 October 2011


Where is the time going I can't believe we are in October, only a few weeks from the C word.
Here is a card I made for my Daughters friend who has just had Twins,I have used my Popcorn Pals Cd-Rom which is available from  Crafters Companion, I have printed a backing paper, Inserts and boarder from the Cd-Rom and the Images are from the stamp collection. I have added some buttons with ribbon through them from my stash and added some little flowers. I used my Spectrum Noir pens to colour in the Images.
The Callenges I would like to enter my card into are :-

Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes + Ribbon.
Crafty Cardmakers - Anything Goes.
Make it Monday - Anything goes.
My Time To Craft - Nursery Necessities ( Something Baby Related) .
Paper Take Weekly - Anything Goes.

Saturday 1 October 2011


Hello all I didn't know it was national cardmaking day, so I had to make this lovely card.
I have use my Popcorn Pals CD Rom and printed backing paper, inserts, boarder and decoupage I have added a sentiment and made a flower to put on it too, this is a gorgeous CD and it is available from   Crafters Companion
Happy Cardmaking day to you all and
thank you for stopping by my blog.
Julie xx

Friday 23 September 2011

First Christmas

Here is one of my creations I have done this week, this gorgeous Humphrey's Corner Image is one of all the stunning Images on the CD that is available from  Crafters Companion. I printed one of the Card Companions 
Image sheet a backing paper and I used some mirri board from my stash to create my card.
The Challenge I would like to enter my card into are -
Southern Girls - Anything goes

Wednesday 21 September 2011

Inquisitive Humphrey

Here is one of my cards I have made this week, Gorgeous little Humphrey, our neighbours moved this week little Connor is two so I thought this would be suitable as little Connor comes running down to look at my Tortoises and here is Humphrey looking over the wall.
I have taken this image from Humphrey's Corner CD that is available from  Crafters Companion.
I have printed out a backing paper and matching inserts and one of the co-ordinating papers and a decoupage, I have used on of the tags and printed the sentiment onto it, and some ribbon from my stash..

The Challenges I would like to enter my card into are:-

Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Anything Goes Challenge - Anything Goes
Going Grey With Scrap - Creations - Anything Goes
Paper Shelter Challenge - Anything Goes

Friday 16 September 2011


Well I thought it was about time I got myself into gear and get some cards done, I have been looking through my Snowman cd can you believe it I have had it all this time and only just opened it, with all that has happened over the last 3 months I just haven't had the time.
I have had a nice week just relaxing and just crafting it's been lovely.
So here is one of my creations, I love this image it's so magical. This is just one of the gorgeous images that are on this cd which can be bought from  Crafters Companion.
The Challenges that I would like to enter my card into are -:

Crafters Companion - : Christmas Wishes.
Crafty Ribbons - Anything Goes.
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes.
Shelly's Images - Anything Goes.

Monday 29 August 2011

Help For Krafty Karen

I have had the pleasure of becoming a friend through CC forum and being a DT member for Paper Creator, Karen has been ill for two years and been in constant pain, Karen has been waiting for an epidural in her neck to help ease the pain, sadly last week she had a call to say the consultant had gone on long term sick leave and his list had been cancelled,Karen was devastated as you can imagine, luckily for Karen she had a call to say she was on an active list.
Karen is trying to save to see a private consultant to try and get a proper diagnosis and is selling a lot of her craft products to raise enough money to have this consultation.
Karen has been doing some designing and she gets paid for every kit that is sold, you can find these on the Paper Creator, site, this is where we can help Karen raise enough to get the help she desperately needs by purchasing  one or more of these wonderful kits.
Here is a little of Karen's words.

I have Degeneration of the C spine... (My neck) The disks which are damaged by change so far are;-

C4/5 C5/6 C6/7. I also have narrowing to the Exit Foramina which is causing root nerve compression - all of this causes a whole host of nasties for me, not least of which is the pins & needles, numbness to my limbs, loss of use and weakness to my arm, hand, and leg. Black outs, dizzy spells, headaches, loss of vision to my right eye and so many other problems they are too many to mention here.
The biggest thing I live with day to day is the sheer level of constant pain. The pain I have is in my neck, my shoulders, my arm, partly in my back, and in my leg too.

I also get a lot of pain to the back of my skull because of the problems with my neck. I suffer from paralyses and have good and bad days with this.

I also suffer from something called Complicated Migraine, which causes separate issues of it's own, but this is being managed with medication. But it does mean that I am unable to take normal analgesic or over the counter pain relief.

So I go day to day without any pain relief at all.

I have been waiting for such a long time for an Epidural injection in my neck, to give me some relief to my symptoms, which the hospital have just put back - and I am now on an "active waiting list" - I am still awaiting a referral to a London Spinal Specialist - I have been waiting for this referral for a long time now, and again, this appointment keeps getting knocked back.

I am currently trying to raise the funds to visit a private consultant, so that I can get some straight, honest, unbiased answers on exactly what my problem is and what my options are for getting it sorted out., I also want to be able to have the Epidural done if I can raise enough money for this.
I am so desperate to be able to do things with my children again. The worst thing this summer has not been having one single day out with my kiddies. It's made me feel like I've failed them some how.

It is now two and a half years since these symptoms started, and a year since my diagnosis and I am still right at square one for getting any help. I am still suffering daily with no pain relief. I am still fighting to see the right consultant who is willing to help me and give me an honest answer with regards to what procedure is needed.

The only consultant who was honest enough to tell me my neck is in really bad shape, and that I need to go to London, and that I will need a series of operations in my lifetime, has just taken long term sick leave. He was my pain management consultant, and this is the reason why I have now been knocked back yet again, and I am now still waiting for my long awaited Epidural in my neck..
This is why I have been selling some of my crafting stuff in the hope of raising some funds to go and see a private consultant.

The thought of waiting maybe another year to be seen is unbearable 

It seems to just go round and round and round in circles until I am right back where I started hun..

So please if you can help by purchasing one of Karen's Designs it would be appreciated.
Thank you in advance for all your help in getting the treatment she desperately needs.
Hugs Julie xx

Saturday 27 August 2011

Paper Creators Crafts Challenge

Well here we are again another challenge starts. Thank you to everyone who entered our last challenge I was overwhelmed at all your wonderful creations. This weeks challenge is Easel Cards, I am looking forward to seeing all what you produce this time, it's still exciting even though we have had a few challenges now.
I will be patiently waiting to see your fabulous works of art, in the meantime here are a couple of my works of art, to help get your creative juices flowing.

My First Card is Poorly House Mouse Hexagonal
Twisted Easel Card Kit From  Paper Creator.

My Second Card is Stick'Em Up Circular Twisted Easel Card Kit, from Paper Creator

The Challenges I would like to enter my cards into are.
Aud Sentiments - Anything goes.
Craft Us Crazy - Anything Goes.
Digi Doodle Best - Anything Goes.

Wednesday 24 August 2011

Side by Side

.Well here we are half way through the week, I have been catching up with all my cards for this month,where Iv'e been at Mum and Dads I have fallen behind, I am now almost on top of them all, Phew.
This is my Son's Birthday Card, he will be 30 I can't believe where the time has gone,
This Image is from Peerless Designs Cuddle Upz, I have used a 8" x 8" Card base, there are some gorgeous images on there to choose from, I had forgotten that I had got it till I was going through all my CDs to see what I could do for him, I hope he will like it, Men are very difficult to choose.
Hope you all have a good rest of the day, till next time . Love Julie xx
The Challenges I would like to enter my card into are :-

Cards for Men - Must be Masculine Anything goes.
Forever Friends - Must include an Animal.
Make it Monday - Always anything goes.
Paper Playtime - Anything goes.
Stamps R Us - Anything goes.
Whimsy Stamps - Anything goes with a Sentiment.
Top Tip Tuesday - Masculine

Saturday 13 August 2011

New Challenge At Paper Creator Crafts

Congratulation to our lucky winner's of Say It With Flowers Challenge.
Well here we are again another challenge, my where are the weeks going.
This weeks challenge is Red and Blue. For this challenge I chose to work with Birthday Clown Topper and Decoupage Kit and Moon Trip Stepper Card Kit available from  Paper Creator.
Here are my creations, I am looking forward to seeing all your wonderful entries.
I would like to enter my Creations in the following challenges:-
Divas By Design - Birthdays
A1 Factory - Anything Goes
Craft Us Crazy - Anything Goes

Tuesday 9 August 2011

I do he said I do she said

This is my creation I did for my Mum and Dads Wedding Anniversary, I have used s.w.a.l.k stamps and Cd for the Papers which can be bought from Crafters Companion . I made the flowers from My Craft Studio click print and go.I would like to enter my creation into the following Challenges.
Crafters Companion - Glitter and Glitz.
Make it Monday - Always anything goes.
Lollipop Crafts - Celebration.
Kenny K Krafty Girlz - Anything goes.

Saturday 30 July 2011


Morning all here we are again another challenge at Paper Creator Crafts, Say it with flower's.
I would like to say congratulations to our lucky winner's from our last challenge.
I can't believe how quickly the weeks a flying by, I hope you will join us in our challenge this week I look forward to seeing all your lovely creations, in the meantime here are some of my creations to get your creative juices flowing.

Saturday 16 July 2011

Paper Creator Crafts Third Challenge

Good Morning all how exciting we have come round to our third challenge, but firstly Congratulations to our winners of our second challenge.

Our Challenge this time is Weddings and I hope you will all take a look at and join us on our third Challenge, I will  look forward to seeing all your creations.
To give you some inspiration here are my cards.

I would like to enter these cards in the following challenges.
Bearly Mine Challenge :- Anything goes
Deep ocean Challenge :- Cards

Wednesday 6 July 2011


Hello hope you have all had a good day, I have had a lovely day crafting making my Birthday cards to the end of this month. I have some DT card to do which I will do tomorrow, one of my makes today is the gorgeous Popcorn, for my Mum and Dads Anniversary from their grandchildren, they have been Married for 58 years.
The Images that I have used are from Popcorn CD which you can get from  The Butterfly is one of Marianne Designs and I double embossed it clear embossing powder.

The Challenges I would like to enter my card into are:-
Flutter by Wednesday - Must include Butterfly Fairy or Angel.
Truly Scrumptious:- Things with wings.

Monday 4 July 2011

Your Never To Old

Hello all hope you have had a nice day, the weather is glorious again today, I had intended to get a few cards done today but it has not worked out like that at all.
But I did get one card done and that is for my Brother-in-Law, he is a real sun worshiper, anytime he can he lays out in the sun.
I had a CD that I had forgotten that I had it's called Never to Old! from Card Creations +.
This was the perfect image for him,( don't you agree).
Even Rob had a smile and said perfect card.
I hope I have given you a smile too.Enjoy the rest of your day.

I would like to enter my card into the following Challenges;-

Birthday Sundaes - Birthday Sentiment

Sunday 3 July 2011

A Spring Thing

Hello everyone hope you are all having a lovely weekend, the weather is just gorgeous.
I have been having a play, this lovely digi stamp is from Cuddly Buddly and is called A Spring Thing,
It is my first digi stamp card I have done, I have used my Copics  it's my experimental one as I have not done many of these, in the past when they are done Iv'e looked at them and thought oh no that's not right and they have ended up in the bin.
It's not perfect by any means but I quite enjoyed doing it, I suppose practice makes perfect, (As they say).
Oh well I have given you all a laugh if nothing else. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

The Challenges I would like to enter my card into :-

2 Sisters - Birthdays.
Colour Me Creative Copics - Must use Copics.

Saturday 2 July 2011

Paper Creator Crafts Second Challenge, 'Special Occasions'

Good Morning all, I can't believe we are round to our 2nd Clallenge.
But firstly Thank you so much for all your wonderful creations in our first Challenge, we were overwhelmed by all your entries. and congratulations to our winners.
 The theme this time is Special Occasions
My first card is a Paper Creator Kit: 40th Word Book which was so easy to make and very stunning when finished and I also made a tent card and adhered the gorgeous backing paper to the card and then mounted the word book onto it to make it slightly different ans cut out all the decoupage and added to both cards,

My second Paper Creator Kit: On your Special Day, I made an Easel card for this gorgeous kit I mounted the topper onto mirri card  and put some lovely lace around the topper and mounted it on the easel base. I also made an 8" card with this kit and re-sized it so it all fit perfectly.

Both of these kits  were lovely  to work with and made some stunning cards, and are available at,
Why not pop over to Paper creator Crafts and enter our second challenge, Good luck everyone.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges;-
Catch A Bug - Anything goes.
Little Claire's- Pink and Brown.
Just for fun - Anything goes.
Diji doodle - Anything goes.

Tuesday 28 June 2011

Flower's of the Summer

Hope you have all had a good day , after a thunder storm
the sun has now come out and is the best part of the day.
Here is one of my latest creations these lovely Pansies decoupage and I made the Pansies on the bottom, I was so pleased with how they turned out.
The Challenges I would like to enter my card into is:-
Make it Monday- Anything goes
Ooh la la - Summer Flowers
DDH Challenge - Handmade Flowers
Hooked on Crafts - Flowers
K B Cute Monday - Flowers.

Thursday 23 June 2011

Anyone for cards!

As I have had a good week card making  this is another of my projects, Its for my cousins Birthday.
I have to say this is one of my favorite designs, I have taken it from C C Men's Collection.
I would like to enter this in the following Challenges.
My Mums Craft Shop- For a Male
Scrapbook Sister's- Anything goes
The Sisterhood of Crafters- Masculin


Hello All
I finally got my Father-in-laws card made so I thought I would share it with you.
I would like to enter this in the following challenges.
SCAD Friends with heart, Anything goes.
Everybody-art-challenge,Anything goes.
Lady bug craft's Ink TLT challenge, use red somewhere  in your project .

Saturday 18 June 2011

Fantastic New Challenge Over At Papercreator Starts Today

Hello all it's so exciting a new challenge starts today over at Papercreator, why not take a look and have a go to win our first challenge.

Here are some of the cards I made for our first Challenge.
Good Luck .

Julie xx

Thursday 16 June 2011

Whats going on here!

This card I have done for my Dad for Father's Day, I have taken the Images from Joanna Sheen's time gone by.

Saturday 11 June 2011


I have had a bit of playtime today while Rob was in the garden, I have done this spitfire for our Step-Dad for Father's Day, I have taken the images from Joanna Sheen's Times Gone By.

Tuesday 7 June 2011

Summer's Day

This card I have done for my friends birthday,I have taken it from Crafters Companion Fairyopolis cd, I have added a little bow and some paper flowers I made from My craft studio paper flower's.
The Challenge blog I would like to enter it in is:-
Crafters Companion.

Monday 6 June 2011

Summer Evening

Thought I would just share with you this card I have done for one of the teacher's where Jodie teaches, She asked if I could do a 60th Anniversary for a couple and the lady has terminal cancer, she wanted something bright and cheerful, this was my choice I hope she likes it.

Julie xx

Sunday 5 June 2011

Birthday Suprise

I have made this card for my Aunties birthday on Wednesday, I know as usual leaving it to the last minute, I'll never learn will I, lol thought I would just share it with you, hope you are all enjoying your Sunday.

Sunday 29 May 2011

Party Hippo

Another of my afternoon's playtime.
Afternoon all I have been having a little play while Rob was watching the grand prix,
I made this gorgeous little cow he is so sweet,

Julie xx


My project for the wonderful DT Call that is running over at Paper Creator, why not go over to thier site and have a look.

Saturday 28 May 2011

Still no postie

Postie has been and still no Humphrey, that's it now till Tuesday I was hoping to play over the weekend but not to be.
Still very dull and windy today, I had a good clean up in my craft room last night so I now can see my work surfaces makes a change.
Have a good day

Love Julie xx

Friday 27 May 2011

No Humphrey for me today

I was hoping I might get my Humprey Cd-Rom and stamps today but the postie didn't bring him for me, I did get the lovely Decoupage I ordered yesterday and i'ts lovely will have to play with that over weekend instead of Humphrey unless of course it comes with the normal postie and not courier.

It's been a mixture day with the weather i'ts the best part of the day now the sun is lovely.

Hope everyone has a lovely bank holiday weekend and the weather is good to us all.

Take care

Julie xx

Tuesday 24 May 2011

Wow I am so lucky

I am so excited I have won the Crafters Companion competition to win Humphreys Corner products, I am so overwhelmed I can't believe it,  thank you Sara and all the team.

Julie xxx

Wednesday 18 May 2011

I.m Watching you

My creation for my friends birthday, I have taken the image and backing paper from Ivory Cats

Sunday 8 May 2011

I Finally Made it.

At last I managed to make a few cards today, Rob watched the grand prix so that was me time, and I had a great time just playing, I have done some Father's day cards for Jodie to take to work and put in the staff room, for the other teacher's I even had a order for one of the parent's to do which I thought was really nice.

I hope you have all had a good weekend where has it gone!! enjoy the rest of the evening.

Julie xxx

Saturday 7 May 2011

What a nite

What a thunder storm we had last night, it started at around 9.30pm and continued till about 6am, mind you the garden needed the rain badly. looking out now it looks like we may have some more.

Jodie came over today it was great to see her we went to the local farm shop for veg and salad and then went to  the local farm to get our eggs, not very exciting really,

Hope you all have a great weekend what is left of it.

Julie xx

Friday 6 May 2011

Weekend already

I can't believe where this week has gone, with Rob at home I have not been in my craft room all week, this can't go on!!!next week will have to be different.

Monday 2 May 2011

Another Bank Holiday

Well thats another Bank Holiday almost over, we have certainly been lucky this year.
I just can't believe we are now in may, where is the time going,
Enjoy the rest of your Bank Holiday.

Julie x

Wednesday 27 April 2011

What ever happened to my New Year's resolution !!!

It didn't last long did it, I can't believe I let my self get behind again with my cards,I will not let myself do it again!!.
It's been a lovely day today my tortoises love this weather they are either eating or fighting and biting one another's legs and pushing each other over on their backs.

Monday 11 April 2011

Get myself into gear

Oh dear I'm really slipping here! I really must get on here more often, I just don't know where the time is going and there doesn't seem enough hours in the day, so starting now I will do my very best to post more often, watch this space.

Thursday 10 March 2011

House Move

We have finally moved after a stressful few weeks, so now hopefully I can get back to normal and get on with my cards, wtach this space,

Friday 4 February 2011

Weekend is here already

I just can't believe how quickly the weeks are going we are in February, I am going to my workshop tomorrow morning, looking forward to it can't remember what we are doing but will post it when I get home. Had a busy day today crafting but had to do the dreaded ironing first which only took an hr so that wasn't so bad. Hope everyone has a great weekend and that the weather is good.

Julie x


This is my first card entry into Crafters Companion Blog Challenge.

Wednesday 2 February 2011

I am feeling much better today,the weather has not been to good today so had a day of crafting, after I did the dreaded H/W.

Tuesday 1 February 2011

Not feeling good today

I think I might have the dreaded flu bug, but I do feel a little better than first thing maybe the tabs are kicking in, Hopefully tomorrow will be a better day. x

Thursday 6 January 2011

I'm Back

I cannot believ I have not been on here for so long where has the time gone, I was so bogged down with making Christmas cards I have learn't a valuble lesson start earlier!! this year. Happy new year everyone and hopes it's a good one for you.

Julie x