Monday, 31 July 2017

Celebration time

Happy Monday to you !

And it's August tomorrow, which means I need to remind you that today is the last day you can take advantage of this month's fantastic starter kit offer. Go quick, pop over to and bag yourself a bargain - I can guarantee you won't regret it !!

Today's card is from a set that I must confess that I skimmed past when I first flicked through the new catalogue ...Celebration Time . After closer consideration I decided it would be very versatile both for pretty birthday and wedding cards but also for masculine projects too - and the matching framelits have tags too, perfect for Christmas !

And isn't that little bow so cute ? I think this is a set I will be getting a lot of use out of - well worth going back through the catalogue and taking a closer look at the things that don't instantly jump out at you ! 

Julie x

Friday, 28 July 2017

Christmas is coming ......

Morning all, feeling very excited today.

Yesterday I got to see the new Autumn/Winter catalogue online and start thinking about Christmas crafting , can't wait !
Just a reminder that if you want to see the new catalogue early it's one of the perks of being a demo and so another reason ( not that you need one !) to take advantage of the amazing starter kit offer available at the moment - but only until 31st July !!!

And don't forget you get a free Christmas stamp set too !

 Plus £130 worth of products of your choice - And all for £99 !!! You can order directly from my online store , just click on Join the Fun and follow the directions or if you have any questions please email me

Go on treat yourself !

Julie x

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

All three together

Happy Wednesday to you !!

Just a very quick post today to show all three cards together......

I'm loving the new In Colours, especially with Sahara Sand, which is your favourite ?

Julie x

Monday, 24 July 2017

Another new week but I'm back again with another card using last weeks colour combination .....

A bit of flower colouring this time - and check out the very subtle background music notes. I love SU background stamps and this one is equally nice with a vintage feel like this or making a bold, dramatic impact too !
Do you like those tiny square embellishments in the top right hand corner ? Left overs from last weeks door card lol ! Waste not, want not ...

Julie x

Friday, 21 July 2017

Ghost technique

Hi all,

Back with something a bit different today, ghost stamping. For this I used the new SU glossy card stock, can't wait to play with this more !
I stamped the little fishy background with Versamark ink and then sent aside to dry. Once dry I then sponged them with three horizontal stripes starting with Tranquil Tide at the bottom, then Emerald Envy, then Tempting Turquoise. As you press the ink in it is resisted by the Versamark and little white fishes appear!

Fun technique and a lot less messy than getting out the heat gun and embossing powder !

Julie x

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Another Amanda special !

Back again, and today it's another amazing design CASED from the very clever Amanda Bates at The Craft Spa. Colours are Tranquil Tide, Fresh Fig, Tempting Turquoise and Sahara Sand.....

Love it ! Thanks Amanda

Julie x

Monday, 17 July 2017

Gold gift bags

Morning all, Monday again. How quickly the weeks roll by - a sign of getting old lol !

Today it's not a card I've got to show you but some gift packaging. I recently sent my grown up niece a MAC cosmetics gift card. It was a black gift card and it came with a completely plain black envelope so I decided it needed 'stampyupifying' a bit to make it a bit prettier. I used one of the new gold striped gift bags and it was literally done in a minute, complete with a gold clip and some of the new mini sequin trim to coordinate with the black inside.

Very quick and easy !


Friday, 14 July 2017


Friday again ! Thank Crunchie !

Been a busy week, but the highlight has got to be another special card I received in the post from a very special lady !

It came all the way from the Stampin' Up! Home office in Utah with a personal message from the lovely Sara Douglass, CEO !!!
Sarah from our team had taken the trouble to contact Sara and let her know about our recent effort to send cards to the emergency services following the awful tragedies and I'm so touched that Sara contacted me.  I'm such a lucky girl but really it is to recognise the whole team effort

If you can, please surprise someone with an unexpected handmade card in the post - it means so much !

Julie X

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Graceful Garden


I promised you something pretty today ......and its using the gorgeous Graceful Garden stamp set. I really love these stamps and the other products in the suite. 

We made this card at my last Card and a Cuppa and it was very popular. I've also been using some of the other papers this week but I will save those for another day.

Are these your favourite papers in the new catalogue ? Or if not, which ones get your vote ?

Julie x

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Bonus Days

Hi, just realised I haven't told you about the Bonus Day offer that is running at the moment.

Throughout July for each £45 ( before p+p) that you spend you will receive a code to redeem for £4.50 off purchases made in August.

You can do this as many times as you want, however, if you are spending £99 or more you may want to consider the current starter kit offer which is amazing value at the moment !

Back tomorrow with something pretty

Julie x

Saturday, 8 July 2017

Happy Saturday to you !

Hope you are enjoying the weekend and the continued lovely weather.

I've had a nice day at a local church fete, selling some of my wares and talking about all things SU - could do that all day !

Here is my cute little stall......

And when I got home I had some lovely post waiting for me .... a gorgeous card from the very talented Sarah-Jane Rae from

Isn't it beautiful ? Thank you so much Sarah-Jane, there is definitely nothing nicer than receiving unexpected happy post. And well worth popping over to Sarah-Jane's blog and checking out her other amazing creations too.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend

Julie x

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Beautiful You

Morning all,

Just a quickie today as I have a full day of classes ahead and a few Mom's taxi service runs to do too !

Today's card is another Double Z fold, tutorial available from my very talented friend Amanda over at The Craft Spa........

I love cutting out 'clothes' to dress the Beautiful You ladies and this fold is easy to do but looks impressive

Thanks Amanda for all your clever ideas !

Julie x

Monday, 3 July 2017

Christmas in July

Morning all,

As promised I'm back with details of the fantastic Starter Kit offer available throughout July........

This is the FREE essentials kit.......

And then you also get this new Christmas stamp set for FREE too.......

Love those big sentiments ! Perfect for making quick, stunning cards which is definitely an advantage when making lots of Christmas cards.

And then you can choose £130 of products ......and all of the above only costs £99 !! Amazing value !
You can make your choices now by following this link or at my online store and press Join the Fun.

Today's card is for my SU mommy Julie Kettlewell... Hope you have a lovely day !

I love those flower stamps, could sit and make arrangements with them all day .

Any questions please get in touch

Julie x

Saturday, 1 July 2017

You are my SUnshine

Morning all  and welcome to the Jems Monthly Blog Hop !

The theme this month is 'You are my Sunshine' or in my case my SUnshine as tomorrow I will be celebrating 7 years since I became a Stampin' Up! demonstrator. Time definitely flies when you are having fun !
Stampin' Up! has meant so much to me over the years, amazing team mates and new friends, lovely customers , increased confidence in my abilities, fantastic events, personal title achievements, my own team, self development ( including learning how to blog and hop !)......and even some crafting with my favourite products ever ! And across the last month it has become even more evident how important SU is to me and the special moments I have experienced.
I also need to say a big thank you to Julie Kettlewell, my SU mommy who has helped and guided me over the years - and hopefully seen an improvement !

If you are considering joining , then without doubt I would say DO IT ! And for perfect timing there is a very special offer starting today for the month of July, with even more reasons to enjoy the SUnshine. I will be back with more details on Monday but if you would like any info before then feel free to email me as I would love to welcome you to my team and share what I love.

So , I better stop reminiscing and show you a project. I decided to go further than you are my sunshine and include the moon and the stars lol ! A bit of artistic licence but I wanted to try out my Moon Baby stamps for the first time.....

Cute isn't it ? Love the new Bundle of Love papers, the gold is stunning and definitely not just for babies.

I also have had the Window Box dies for a while so I thought I would make a little box suitable for that special first tooth or curl.....

Hope you like my projects today because I've enjoyed playing with my new toys .

Enjoy the rest of the Hop !

Julie x