Thursday 28 June 2012

My First 2 Christmas cards

Hello all hope you are all well, so far it's been a not to bad day although we haven't got the sun we had this morning.
Would you believe it I have made TWO Christmas cards, now this isn't like me is it, leave everything to the last minute, but I received all my Christmas goodies this week that Nigel May brought out last week, they are gorgeous, there is so much on the Cds and fab stamps and card kits, well I had to have a play didn't I!!!
So without ado here they are

I loved every minute of it, they are both from the Cds, I printed one of the topper for the poinsettia and cut around it for an embellishment,
I am going to play with the card kits now, there's no stopping me now, lol.

Enjoy the rest of your day, hello to my new follower thank you for joining me.

Thank you for stopping by.

Hugs Julie x

Monday 25 June 2012

At The Beach At Lexis Creations.

Morning all hope you have had a lovely weekend, It was nice to see a bit of sun for a while.
Here at Lexis Creations this week we are at the beach, I am looking forward to seeing all your lovely creations.
For my card I have used can I come again Paulo Bear from Fairy Dust Crafts I have brought him to life with my Spectrum Noir pens and they are available from Crafters Companion.
All of the detail I did on my Serif Craft Artist, but I  decided printed them and cut them out, instead of designing the page.
For this Challenge we are sponsored by
The Challenges I would like to enter my card into are:-
Make It Monday - Anything Goes.
Craft A Scene - Beach Scene.
Crafting When We Can  - Summer Fun.

Thank you for stopping by and welcome to my new follower, thank you for joining me.

Hugs Julie x

Thursday 21 June 2012

Timmy Tiptoes

Hello all what an awful day, we had very heavy rain in the night and it's been damp misty and raining today, whats happened to our summer!!
Today card is one from Beatrix Potter Timmy Tiptoes Cd as you know these are one of my favorite Cds, the artwork is stunning and there is so much to choose from, they are available from Crafters Companion.
I have used an 8 x 8 card blank and printed out one of the backing papers and co-ordinating papers and a decoupage topper, I have matted and layer with some grey cards from my stash and have used a MS punch to go around the topper.
I have put some lace around the bottom of the card, the flowers are from my stash also the ribbon, I must say I love this colour.

The Challenge I would like to enter my card into are:-
Nutcrackers- Spots and / or stripes.

Thank you for stopping by, hello to my new follower thank you for joining me.

Enjoy the rest of your day.

Hugs Julie xx

Monday 18 June 2012

Dad's Shed

Morning all hope your are all well and had a good weekend, I am sorry for missing in action I have been without internet all weekend, I have phoned the broadband company and they have informed me that the problem is inside the house and not the line! oh joy where do you start!!.
I am now using my mobile broadband and I must say it's quicker so  see how we go.

Anyway my card today is one I made my Dad for Father's day and it was perfect for him too.
When I was young My Mum Dad Grandma and Grandad used to dabble in making their own wine and beer, some ok some not so, so when I saw this Cd on create and craft I just had to order it and you'll see by the image why.
I used Garden Sheds Cd and printed the main image a decoupage and used green A4 card to make the base, I heat embossed the sentiment and in my stash I had a charm with thanks dad on it, so I attached it with some ribbon, needless to say Dad loved it.

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

Make It Monday - Anything`Goes Dream Valley Challenges - For that Special Guy.

Thank you for stopping by.

Hugs Julie x

Friday 15 June 2012


Evening all hope you've had a good day, I have been busy making Father's day cards, still! I must say though I have got on better since last night, I did Jodie's for her and that went quite well surprisingly.
I have made two today and that's it now thank goodness, I will share them with you at another day.
Today's card is Wellington the papers are from Wellington paper pack, I have used a decoupage image layered onto some card from my stash and cut with spellbinders die.
I have used a chipboard shape and heat embossed with gold embossing powder and put a button on the top.
The lettering is from the Wellington die cut pack. I hope Jodie likes it.
The Challenges I would like to enter my card into are :-

Craft Punked - Father's Day
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - Father's Day.

Thank you for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your evening.

Hugs Julie xx

Thursday 14 June 2012

Four Seasons

Hello All well Thursday already this week has thrown by.
The last three days I have been trying to do Fathers Day cards, oh my how hard can it be I have really struggled, couldn't decide what to do My Step-Dad-in-law doesn't like cute but that's ok  i have plenty of traditional too, but could I find something I was happy with, NO! I think my mojo got up and went off somewhere hope it comes back soon.
Anyway I have made this card from Dennis Lewan's Four Seasons Cd, to be honest I'm not sure even now if I like it, but it's going to have to do I'm sure he will like it. I've got another two to make, 1 for Grandad from Jodie and I have to do my Dads but he doesn't mind cute so that's good. I have only got tonight and tomorrow as we are going to collect Step Dad from Leicester on Saturday to bring him down for a weeks holiday, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed I can get them done, and in  between do shopping cleaning and all the usual. anyway I'm not going to think about it it makes my head hurt.
So without further ado here it is.

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

All That Scrap - Anything Goes.
Crafting For All Seasons - For Men.
Fab and Funky Challenge - Fathers Day.

Thank you for stopping by have a good evening.

Hugs Julie xxx

Monday 11 June 2012


Morning all hope you have a lovely weekend, well it's another dull day out there, where is our summer!.
Today brings a new challenge at Lexis Creations and the theme is Happy Birthday.
My card today is one of my own designs as time has been short last couple of weeks.
I have used Meadow Cottage Bears from my Cd which is available from Crafters Companion.
I have made an 8 x8 card and cut down from the spine and cut the top right corner off and have printed two backing papers to cover the inside and outside of the card. I have used one of the gorgeous decoupage images and mounted it to the front of the card along with a doily and ribbon from my stash.
I have made a border for the inside and outside edges and printed an embellishment sheet for the flower.
I have used a spellbinders die for the sentiment.
Our Sponsor for this challenge is Joanna Sheen.

The Challenges I would like to enter my card into are:-
Make It Monday - Anything Goes.
Kenny K's Krafty Girlz - Animal Antics.
The Ribbon Girl - Use Ribbon or Lace.

Thank you for stopping by and hello to my new follower thank you for joining me, looking forward to seeing your creations.

Hugs Julie xxx

Friday 8 June 2012


Morning all I can't believe it's Friday already, I have a day of crafting lots of cards to make for next week.
Today's card is one I made for my Auntie's Birthday which is today, so I am safe to show it now.
It's from the Hunkydory Cottage Garden Collection, I have cut one of the gorgeous plant pot with pansies in half an mounted it onto  an A5 card base, I have used some card and papers I had in my stash for layering and also the gems.

The Challenges I would like to enter my card into are:-
Just Keep On Creating _ Anything Goes.
Paper Pretties - Use Your Favorite Colour Combo.
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes.
Thank you for stopping by    and have a lovely weekend.

Hugs Julie xx

Wednesday 6 June 2012

Meadow Cottage Bears

Hello All hope you are all well, sorry I haven't been around much my Cousin has been for a weeks holiday and we have been doing lots of crafting and trying different Technics, we had a great time, I need to brush up on some of them until they are near perfect but we did have fun.
This is my first Meadow Cottage Bear card that I received from Crafters Companion last week they are stunning, I didn't know which one to do first.
I have done a domed card , I have done an 8 x 8 card and matted one of the card blanks onto it, I have the place the domed card and one of the borders onto the card, I had these lovely flowers in my stash, I have used a brad in the centre of the flower and placed it onto a ribbon and added a sentiment from the Meadow Cottage Bears Collection.
The Challenges I would like to enter my card into are:-
Crafters Companion - Time to Embellish.
Make It Monday - Anything Goes.

Thank you for stopping by.

Hugs Julie x