Wednesday, 29 March 2017

So very much

Just a little reminder that the Sale-a-bration and joining offers end on Friday so you only have a couple of days left to take advantage of these fantastic offers.

Today's card uses one of the freebie stamp sets , So very much. This is a large swirly thank you with a few smaller additions too. I have recently been making enquiries about changing my car and I made this to send to one lovely guy who has been particularly helpful. Obviously I needed a car image  so I used Guy Greetings with a few spots from Gorgeous Grunge. 

This card literally took me about 2 minutes to make but I'm hoping it will be appreciated by the recipient. One of my class ladies has also used this thank you as part of a set of wedding stationery and it looked stunning, so simple but very elegant.

Back soon

Julie x

Monday, 27 March 2017

Bella and Friends


Hope you all had a good weekend, celebrating Mother's Day and enjoying the beautiful Spring sunshine - compensated for losing an hours sleep !

Today's card I made with the Bella and Friends stamp set and I just love that cute little doggy and she looks different depending on how you colour her.

I must confess Delightful Dijon has never been one of my favourite colours but just recently I have warmed to it - as its about to retire lol !
Remember if you have any inkpads for the retiring 2015-2017 In Colours you will want to get the ink refills asap before they are on the official retiring list. Stock up on card stock in these colours too because I can guarantee I will be asked for some when they've all gone !
Pop over to and get your order in quick.

Which of the retiring colours will you miss most ?

Julie x

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

New Sale-a-bration items

Evening all, I'm very late today and just wanted to let you know about some new freebie items ( with orders of £45 or more ) that Stampin' Up ! announced yesterday.

These offers are only available until 31st March so if any take your fancy , you don't have long to make your mind up !

Some lovely papers there, which one is your favourite?

Julie x

Monday, 20 March 2017

Dragonfly Dreams

Just a quickie today, no time to chat - but I know you only come to look at the pictures anyway lol !

Today's colours are Bermuda Bay, Rose Red, Pool Party and Wisteria Wonder and the dragonfly is from Dragonfly Dreams, the set that has the little bee in it too.

And those flower stamps, I've definitely had my money's worth out of them !

Back soon 

Julie x

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Bloomin' Love

Hello all,

Today we have a special occasion as my inlaws are celebrating their Golden Wedding Anniversary - 50 years, that's some achievement! We are 30 years behind them and that still feels like a lifetime lol !

For the card I decided to go down the 'less is more' route and just used white on white with some simple gold embossing. I must confess to not getting the heat gun out very often but I do enjoy it and still love the reaction from a new crafter when they get that wow moment.

And before this afternoon's class I quickly dashed to get some flowers so I could put together this bouquet....

Although the 'leftovers' don't make such pretty viewing...

Better get tidying up before my class and then the start of a few family celebrations this evening

Julie x

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Vintage Leaves

Morning all,

Today's card is to celebrate one of my lovely downline , Anne, who has reached her 5 year anniversary with Stampin Up ! I have used Vintage Leaves and Number of Years on a gatefold card with a belly band. Colours are Sweet Sugarplum and Mint Macaron.

Many congrats Anne and a big well done on all you have achieved !

Julie x

Friday, 10 March 2017

Sitting here ......

Thank crunchie it's Friday !! I've had a lovely but very busy week and a big thank you to all the ladies that have attended my classes this week.

This is one of the cards we made this week .....

This caused quite a giggle midweek. On Wednesdays I do a class in the morning and then repeat the same class to another lovely bunch of ladies in the afternoon. Quite often I hear myself saying the same thing and it often feels like Groundhog Day !
Anyway during the afternoon session I was explaining about the cushions when we realised we couldn't find the round cushion stamp on the table. We searched everywhere because I knew it had been there in the morning. We checked the floor, still no joy so I ended up texting my morning ladies to see if anyone had accidentally picked it up. Still no sign of it so we improvised , and then later in the class one of the ladies stood up - and we found she had been sitting on it , block and all !!!
The fact that it was a cushion and the stamp set is Sitting Here made us all smile.

Enjoy the weekend

Julie x