Friday, 22 May 2009

Another Award

Just popping on to show you the lovely award I received from Shirley from Cottonberry Creations. Shirley hasnt been blogging very long, a bit like myself but her blog is lovely, have a pop by to have a mooch!!!

I will also be away all next week on holiday in East Sussex in the caravan, everything is all packed, along with my crocheting yarn (going to make some flower embellishments) Im really looking forward to it. It will also be the last time we are using this caravan as we are trading it in for a new one. I cant wait!!!!

I would like to pass this award on to all my lovely followers. Thank you for all the lovely comments you make.

Look forward to catching up with you all when I return.

Julie x

Saturday, 16 May 2009

Spanish Senorita!!!

As I have lots of family birthdays coming up in the next few weeks, I thought I would make a start on them. It isn't for any challenges but I have used a past sketch. I keep my sketches in a little notebook so that I can refer back to them when I need to. Any how this card is for my niece Alice, she is 12 so I thought that she needed a more grown up card. I have used my new downloads from Charmed Crafts and used Holly from the World Tour collection. Thank you for looking


Image:- Holly in Spain - Charmed Crafts World
Papers: From Stash
Flower: Handmade by using nesties
Tools: Cuttlebug folder, Nestabilities

Julie x

Friday, 15 May 2009

Aren' I Lucky!!!

Over the last two days Ive received two marvelous award from my lovely friend Shirley (Nannieflash). The first one is an Inspirational Blog award and the second one is the Lemonade Stand Award. Here they are.

These are the ladies I would like these awards to go to.

Denise CrafterCrafter
Beryl Biks Home
Kate (Catos Cards)
Joey Joeys Stuff

All these ladies give me real inspiration. I have found new friendships since I started blogging. I would also like to thank all the people who follow me.

I also have to divulge something that no-one knows about me - hmmm - quite a spendthrift, money runs through my fingers.

Julie x

Thursday, 14 May 2009

A special 65th Wedding Anniversary Card

Ok, this card is what Ive been working on for the past couple of days. My friend June asked me to make a special card for her friends who have been married for 65 years in June. I am entering it into the Cute Card Thursday because you have to utilise numbers or letters on your card. I hope it qualifies as the numbers arent actually on the front. Got to dash and get ready for work!

Thanks for looking

Julie x

Tuesday, 12 May 2009

Creative Inspirations Challenge #8

I quite enjoyed doing this card a sketch from Creative Inspirations, again on a large card base, 7" square. It was one of those cards where you get smudges over everything, so I had to keep adding stuff! The running Tilda is another stamped image from a recent image swap. Flowers are quilled one and the little pearls I bought this weekend, they actually have a fragrance to them. Thank you for taking the time to look.

Card Base: Made from 2 sheets of card

Papers:- From stash, patterned paper is a retro paper from DCW

Tools:- Nestie (labels)

Image:- Running Tilda coloured with prismas.

Julie x

Thursday, 7 May 2009

Cor Blimey 5 in 1 !!!

I even had to write them all down and check first. I absolutely love this card, its definetley going to someone who appreciates the work that has gone into it as it took me two hours to do, good job I'm not on piece rate! These are the challenges it covers Creative Card Tuesday - Everybody emboss, Sketch Card Saturday - to follow sketch #49, Colour Create - Chocolate, red and cream, A Spoon full of sugar - Touchy Feely and finally ABC Challenge - M for Metallic. Now to the card.

Its the first 8" square card I have made and what a huge difference this makes, so much room! The flowers I made by quilling them. I had been making them wrong until I watched a lady demonstrating on create and craft she showed another way and it was so much easier. Papers and ribbons are from my stash. The lovely gorguss girl is from a recent image swap, thanks Shirley. Anyway must go, the kids are clamouring for the pc!!!!

Thanks for looking

Julie x

Tuesday, 5 May 2009

A lovely surprise

I received this lovely award when I returned back from a short break in the caravan for the bank holiday weekend. Thank you very much Barbara (Paperdreams). Your blog is amazing!

These are the ladies who I would like to pass this award onto. I find their blogs so inspirational. Blogging has opened up a whole new world for me. Whilst I dont have loads of time to make cards I try to keep up with the blogg hopping. Here are the blogs:-

Anne - My Paperplace
Joey - Joeys Stuff
Kate - Catos Crafty Corner
Shirley - Nannieflash
Kerry - Three Clovers Designs

Lots of Love

Julie xxx