Thursday, 28 September 2017


Morning all, proper Autumn now isn't it ? And I've even bought some more Christmas presents and got my wrapping paper this week too !! Like to be organised ....well, that's the plan.

Back with the last of the monochrome cards today .....and its snowflakes . I just love snowflakes and a girl can never have too many lol !

The new embossing folder is just lovely, simple but so elegant.

Back with a different colour combination tomorrow 

Julie x

Monday, 25 September 2017

Painted Harvest

Morning all,  hope you had a good weekend ?

I went shopping with my youngest but also managed to fit in some time in the craft room in between ironing etc. And for the last couple of weeks I've been to a sewing class and I need to get my homework done, a job for later !

Today's card continues in the monochromatic theme but includes the gorgeous Painted Harvest stamp set. This set ( with the matching leaf punch ) has been so popular and looks amazing in all sorts of colour combinations.....

And those little black rhinestones are new too - not just for Halloween ! 
Pop back on Wednesday for another card in this colur scheme

Julie x

Friday, 22 September 2017

Cat Punch

Friday again and thank Crunchie ! I've had a very busy week this week and am hoping to spend some time in my craft room this afternoon finishing some partly completed projects. So many things I want to make but not enough hours in the day ....

Today's card uses the new Cat Punch. Now, I'm not a cat person and don't really like Halloween.. so I did wonder if I really needed this ......and as always the answer is yes lol !

So, what do you think ? Do you need it too lol ?

Have a good weekend

Julie x

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Card Front Builder Dies

Oops, I'm late again, had two lovely classes today but I'll show you those designs another day.

The card I have got to show you is made with the Card Front Builder dies and is very elegant in just black and white.....

Before I joined Stampin Up I used to make a lot of monochromatic cards but now I just have too many beautiful colours and combinations to choose from !
These dies are fab though and this design could be repeated in a wide range of colours.
I'm off now....I've had a parcel delivered today and this time the goodies are for me !

Julie x

Monday, 18 September 2017

Let it snow .....

Happy Monday all !

Had a lovely day yesterday at Jems Team Training up in Leeds. Fab projects and lovely company, thank you Julie Kettlewell and the Jems !

Today's card is very similar to one I've made before but this one has a Christmas theme .....

I just love  snowflakes ! A girl can never have too many lol.

And now I'd better get going, I have a Card and a Cuppa class to go to, back soon

Julie x

Friday, 15 September 2017

Carols of Christmas

Morning all,

Friday again , and back to the pink colour combination. Today I've used the Carols of Christmas stamp set again - the large sentiments make a big impact ....

I do quite like making Christmas cards in non traditional colours and my classes will now all include at least one Christmas card each week - whatever the colour combination ! Quite a challenge sometimes but I'm always up for a challenge !

Enjoy your weekend

Julie x

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Oh so Eclectic

Morning all !

I'm back to the blues just for today but I wasn't able to show you this card last week as it was for my good friend Amanda of The Craft Spa fame. Her birthday was yesterday and I know it has been received so I hope you had a lovely day Amanda !

Amanda loves her blues so it was easy to choose colours for her - although I am converting her to an occasional bit of pink lol ! I used the Oh so Eclectic stamps and dies but also the new leaf punch - I've used this loads already.....

I actually made Amanda's card while I was making my class designs , well in advance for me - I'm usually last minute. com. The class version continued with the combination of Sahara Sand and a touch of copper but I knew Amanda would prefer more white.......

Which one do you prefer ?

Julie x

Monday, 11 September 2017

Celebration time

Hello all, 
Thinking of everyone in the path of Hurricane Irma at the moment and hoping you manage to keep safe. I can't believe it's only a few weeks ago I was in Florida and the 'normal ' storms there are dramatic enough.

Today's colour combination is back to 'pretty' Powder Pink, Perfect Plum, Elegant Eggplant and a touch of Champagne foil.
I have used the Celebration Time stamps and dies and this is a fab bundle and works just as well in masculine colours too !

A quick and easy card to put together thanks to the dies !

Julie x

Saturday, 9 September 2017

Best Birds

EDITED - this was scheduled to post on Wednesday but for some reason didn't. I noticed and re did on Thursday but it looks like you still didn't get to see - the mysteries of Blogger lol ! Let's hope third time lucky !!

Oops, yesterday's scheduled post didn't work for some reason - probably operator error so sorry about that !

As promised another card in the same colour combination, this time using best birds

Sorry, no time for chat today - new stamps in the house lol ! But really I should be preparing for a class, so a very quick inky play is needed !

Julie x

Friday, 8 September 2017

Hearts come Home

Morning all, hopefully this has posted at the planned time today !

Today, I have a Christmas card to share with you. Have you started your shopping yet ? I have, I do like to be early. It started when I was first pregnant, knowing my baby was due middle of January I decided to get my Christmas shopping done early and she arrived early the day after Boxing Day. My second daughter was due at the end of November but was late and arrived mid December, so with 2 birthdays and Christmas in a fortnight, I have lots of presents to buy and need to be organised !
I don't like them to miss out because they have Christmas birthdays so I try to get things as I see them but usually put them somewhere safe and forget where I've hidden things !

Today's card uses some of my favourite products from the new catalogue ....

Love those new Edgelits, expect to see them feature plenty of times across the next few months.

Have a good weekend

Julie x

Monday, 4 September 2017

Delightful Daisy

Hello there and I hope you all enjoyed the Jems Blog Hop on Saturday ! There were some gorgeous projects under the Autumn Colours theme.

Today's colour combination is one I'm more comfortable with - Night of Navy, Soft Sky, Tranquil Tide , Sahara Sand and a little touch of copper .

I have used the Delightful Daisy stamp set but some of the smaller stamps rather than the main Daisy image, and the flower centre makes a very quick background.

I've nearly used up all my copper trim too - must remember to order some more !
Back with another card using these colours on Wednesday

Julie x

Saturday, 2 September 2017

Jems September Blog Hop

Morning all and welcome to the Jems Blog Hop !

This month the theme is Autumn Colours and I must confess the yellows and oranges together wouldn't be one of my go to colour combinations but I've given it a go !

My first card uses the old favourite Lovely as a Tree...such a classic and I love it with a bit of sponging- and the addition of the cute deer from Carols of Christmas. And thinking of Christmas I'm going to recreate this one in Night of Navy and Soft Sky.

Atmospheric isn't it ? Can't wait to do the Christmas version.
My next card also uses a stamp from one of the new sets in the Autumn/Winter catalogue but it's not obvious.....

Did you spot it ?
And another card with an old favourite Foxy Friends...

And one more simple card to finish with......

And I got a bit carried away and decorated the inside too...

And the back...

In the end I quite enjoyed the colours which were Daffodil Delight, Early |Espresso, Calypso Coral and my least used colour of all time Cajun Craze

Hope you've enjoyed my take on Autumn Colours. Now pop over to the super talented Amanda at The Craft Spa

Happy Hopping !

Julie x