Friday, 26 May 2017

Weather Together

Yes, Friday , so nearly the weekend and a Bank Holiday weekend too !

Let's hope we get some nice weather - I have a very important list to finalise 😉 and would love to sit out in the sunshine while I write it . Let's hope I don't need the umbrella featured in today's card.

Weather together is another bundle that is worth buying now as you will only be able to get the items separately in the new catalogue......


The sentiment is from Birthday Blossoms which is a lovely set too .

Enjoy the weekend and may all your umbrellas be crafty ones lol !

Julie x


Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Jar of Love

Morning all, got to be quick as just getting ready for today's classes and I have a treat for my ladies, I'm letting them  use some new products ! After all it won't be long til the new catalogue goes live on 1st June. Have you done your list yet ?

Today's card using the Jar of Love stamps which I'm pleased to say does feature in the new catalogue but not as a bundle with the framelits so if it's on your wish list it's cheaper to get it now.


Pretty isn't it and can you tell I'm loving the new fold designed by Amanda ?If you pop over to The Craft Spa she now has some fantastic tutorials for sale so that you can recreate her masterpieces, well worth a look!

Better get packing my bags

Julie x



Monday, 22 May 2017

Birthday Blossoms

Morning all,

Hope you all had a good weekend ? I actually managed between the showers to cut the grass , do a little weeding and visit a local garden centre for some inspiration. I love cutting the grass it makes such a difference doesn't it ? And yes I do do stripes lol !

Today's card uses the Birthday Blossoms and retiring ( but reduced) Balloon Adventures stamps.


The colours are Bermuda Bay, Flirty Flamingo, Smoky Slate and the new Powder Pink and were very popular in my classes.

Come back on Wednesday for another card using this colour combination 

Julie x

Saturday, 20 May 2017

Happy 50th!

Morning all,

I'm back with a quick post as I realised due to my birthday on Monday my posts had switched from the normal days of Mon, Wed, Fri and I hadn't stuck to my New Years Resolution of posting 3 times a week. 
Must be the  Taurean in me, but when I say I'm going to do something, I do ! Hubby calls it stubborn but always looking for the positive I like to think of it as focus and determined lol !😉 Although, I can be very stubborn- just don't tell him I admitted it !

Today's card is using up some more retired paper - I need to as there is lots in the new catalogue I would like.....


And the birthday boy is a Wolves fan as well so he will appreciate the colours.

You know that saying - "you know you're getting old when ........" Well, my auntie sent me a card for a big birthday .....but I've still got 2 years to go !!!!

Off to find the wrinkle cream

Julie x


Friday, 19 May 2017

Affectionately Yours Designer Series Paper

Morning all, Friday again .

It's been a bit of a wet week here but yesterday there was an improvement and I managed to take my photos outside in the sunshine.
The card I am going to show you today is similar to one I have made previously but this time I wanted to showcase the gorgeous Affectionately Yours Speciality Designer Series Paper. At the time of writing this is still available AND reduced to £8.23 !


The smaller prints are just perfect for the blind and balloons but the pack also has some much bolder, multi coloured prints too, including everyone's favourites, the ones with the copper foil.....

Hope we get to see the sunshine again over the weekend but my phone tells me rain 😢

Enjoy , despite the weather !

Julie x





Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Oops I'm running behind on my blogging this week - but I do have a good excuse !
Yesterday, it was my birthday and I had a lovely day. In the morning I enjoyed some time with my Card and a Cuppa ladies at the tea room and then had visitors during the afternoon and a nice meal out in the evening.

Also the day before we travelled up to spend some time with my eldest at Uni and had a lovely wander around the pretty town of Bakewell and enjoyed the Spring sunshine.

I  was overwhelmed by all the gorgeous cards, gifts, flowers and messages I received - I'm such a lucky girl ! So a big thank you to everyone that made my day special. 

And look at these for a beautiful selection of handmade cards........


So special and very much appreciated 

Julie x


Friday, 12 May 2017

Berry Burst

Happy Friday !

One of my lovely class ladies has a special birthday today so I decided that called for a bit of new product !
I made the fold using a tutorial from my amazing friend and team mate Amanda Bates at The Craft Spa. This card is so quick and easy and perfect for using up scrap bits of paper ...

I have used the new Berry Burst colour and you may even spot a portion of a new punch coming very soon.
I have taken a picture from the underneath so you can see the dimension....


And to show it folds flat for a standard C6 envelope....


Thank you again Amanda for sharing your clever ideas ! And pop over to The Craft Spa and see what Amanda has done with this fold ....it's almost everything and the kitchen sink lol.

And then this afternoon I have been creative with some real flowers instead and made 2 bouquets ready for more birthday celebrations with friends this evening.... 


Bit of Berry Burst there too I think ? Better get scrubbing the ink off my fingers

Have a lovely weekend

Julie x