Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Jar of Love

Morning all, hope you've got a nice week planned ?

I'm attending the Stampin' Up ! OnStage Local l event this weekend and am really looking forward to it. We will get to see and play with some new products and I am looking forward to spending time with some of my team and my SU friends from further afield.
Stampin' Up ! events are always great fun and if you would like more information about joining my team and coming along next time , please get in touch.

Today's card is another with the colour scheme Pool Party, Powder Pink, Crumb Cake and Early Espresso, this time using the Jar of Love stamp set.

Pretty isn't it ?
Now, I must get on , I've got a lot of things to do ready for the weekend, not long now and really looking forward to it.

Julie x

Saturday, 4 November 2017

Jems November Blog Hop

Morning all and welcome to the Jems Monthly Blog Hop !

This month the theme is colouring and although Stampin' Up ! have a whole range of colouring options I knew straight away I wanted to use my newStampin! Blends.

These are fantastic alcohol based markers and are available to purchase now, both singularly , in a duo of the light and dark shade - or if you really want to treat yourself , as the whole set ! I will be offering a Christmas gift list service again, so that could be a good one to ask Santa for !

So let me show you some of my colouring......

Starting with Bella and Friends

This little dog is such a cutie and all the images in this stamp set are brilliant for practising your colouring as they are not too daunting.
Here are a few more in progress but yet to be made into anything....

You will notice on the top one I have also added a few highlights with the very useful colour lifter.

I had some lovely comments when I made my first flower project which was using the Rich Razzleberry ( light and dark ) and the dark Pink Pirouette pens

So I also tested out a few other colours but again yet to be made into anything. Night of Navy with Pool Party.........

And Calypso Coral with a few white it's left this time.........

And look I didn't even colour over the lines lol - but I do have some new glasses on order !

Next in the Hop is the lovely Sarah so enjoy !

Julie x

Thursday, 2 November 2017

Hometown Greetings

Hi all

Just a quick card to share with you today using the acetate boxes that are in the main catalogue, based on a card I saw made by my lovely team mate Sharon Glynn.
When we made it at class my ladies all confessed that they hadn't noticed these boxes in the catalogue ! 

I thought a version of this would be nice for a table setting with a nice chocolate inside the box or a birthday version with maybe earrings inside ?
Thanks for the inspiration Sharon !

Julie x

Sunday, 29 October 2017

An amazing find

Morning all, did you enjoy the extra hour in bed this morning ?

I think I could do with more than one extra hour in each day though, it's that time of year where I have so much I  need to make - and other things I'd like to make too ! Yesterday I spent all day in my craft room and started by making some simple Christmas cards to send to support a good cause....

But the highlight of my day was in the afternoon when I came across this little tiny stamp !

It's from the Number of Years set to make 40th etc and had been missing since January !!! These little photopolymer stamps are easily mislaid and as I didn't know I'd lost it until the next time I came to use the set I had absolutely no idea where it was. I had searched my desk , the floor etc but as they can stick on to things it could have ended up anywhere and I lost all hope of ever finding it again .
But it turned up .....on the edge of the carpet behind the radiator, an area I'm sure I'd checked before so who knows if it had been there all the time or it fell off something else to settle there recently ?
Either way I was so excited !
Simple things please simple minds

Julie x

Thursday, 26 October 2017

Peace this Christmas

Morning all ! This is a scheduled post again so hopefully it has worked this time.

Today's card uses the same colour combination but this time for Christmas using the Peace this Christmas stamp set. I actually got this stamp set last year but it carried over and I have used it lots. The little baubles are from Carols of Christmas

I just love that snowflake, but then I love all snowflakes !

How are you doing with your Christmas cards ? I've got a little collection now but still plenty more to go and I'm determined not to be last minute this year. We'll see .......

Julie x

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Daisy Delight

Oops, very late today as the gremlins appear to have struck again ! As I have had classes all day I had scheduled a post for you for this morning - but I've no idea why it didn't appear !

Anyway, the card I wanted to show you is CASED from one I saw by the very talented Monica Gale....

Same colours as last time

Love the Daisy punch with the petals slightly curled, thank you Monica for the inspiration !
And just a reminder that the wood papers are amongst those on the buy 3 get one free offer - but it is only until the end of this month.

Julie x

Saturday, 21 October 2017

Painted Harvest Hedgehog

Hi all, 

Today's card is one I've  seen several times on the Internet and I'm not sure who had the original idea , but it is a fantastic one and too cute not to give it a go !

What do you think ? Isn't he sweet ? And once again it shows how versatile the Painted Harvest stamp set is - not just for sunflowers !
The colours are Wild Wasabi, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla and Calypso Coral.
Hope you have a good weekend -   I must start making something with all the bits I've been colouring lol !

Julie x