Monday, 26 June 2017

Birthday Wishes Challenge

Morning all,

Well what happened to the weekend ? It passed me by in a mad whirl of stamping - but it was all in a good cause !

I started at the end of last week stamping at Heath Hayes Library and then Saturday and Sunday I moved to Potsy Pamsy Paint a Pot Studio and stamped , stamped and then stamped some more !

A big thank you to everyone that joined me and made a card towards my total or just ensured I was fed and watered. I am delighted I have 172 cards to send off to the Ronald McDonald House Charity and I have requested my cards to go to the House attached to the Manchester Childrens Hospital which has been supporting the families involved in the Arena terrorist attack.

Here are a few of the cards made......

I decided to use up some of the retired papers I have been hoarding but teamed them up with some new stamps.

And here they are ready to package up for posting......

That brings the total cards I have made for good causes to almost 400 in the last month- I'm becoming quite well known at the Post Office lol !

Julie x

Friday, 23 June 2017

Label me Pretty

Friday again , nearly the weekend ! Although I am working both Saturday and Sunday, making cards at a local garden centre for the Ronald McDonald House Charity, a very worthwhile cause, so hopefully I will get some people coming to stamp with me.

Today's card uses the new Label me Pretty bundle. I love stamp sets with a matching punch and this card is very simple but effective , a bit of colouring and some DSP and it's done .....

More new Washi tape too - I'm determined to use it now , not just buy it and stroke it lol !

Have a good weekend 

Julie x

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Happy Birthday Gorgeous

Morning all,

I'm a little tired today after another trip to Leeds on Monday with another lovely downline Angie. We made some lovely projects though and it was nice to catch up with some friends I'd not seen for a while.

Today's card is the same card I've made and shown you before but I've just changed the colour combination.....

Looks different doesn't it ? And more new Fresh Fig ribbon and Lemon Lime Washi tape. 

Need to get organised as I have the first of my Birthday Wishes Challenge events tomorrow to make cards for the Ronald McDonald House charity and I will be sending mine to the house attached to Manchester Childrens Hospital so hopefully helping families affected by the Arena tragedy again.

Julie x

Monday, 19 June 2017

Awesomely Artistic

Happy Monday to you !

And what a gorgeous weekend ! I  travelled up to Leeds on Saturday with my lovely downline Donna for team training and then spent most of Sunday sitting in the garden, with a bbq for tea, and some wine, very relaxing.

Today's card uses some stamps that have carried over from the old catalogue, Awesomely Artistic but I've given them a fresh look by using some new colours.

Colours are Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist, Bermuda Bay and Smoky Slate, nice and fresh and zingy !

New Bermuda Bay ribbon too .....hope you like

Julie x

Friday, 16 June 2017

More thank you so

Hi all,

Today's cards are more of the special thank you s we have been sending as a team to the emergency services, this time in London. Hopefully they will have all been received today and will be distributed to the amazing staff.

I think the last few weeks has highlighted to the public more than ever, the dedication and bravery of the emergency services and NHS staff.

Although made initially in response to the London Bridge tragedy, of course our thoughts are with all those recently affected by the terrible fire too.

These are a few of the batch of cards I sent.....

Have a special weekend with those that matter to you most and let's hope there are no further tragedies any time soon

Julie x

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Meditteranean Moments

What a beautiful day it has been here today !  Although I haven't had chance to see much of the sunshine as I have had classes all day, but I did get back and do a bit of tidying in the garden just to make the most of the nice weather.

And today's card is bright and sunny too ! It uses the Mediterranean Moments stamps with a bit of simple colouring with the watercolour pencils. The colour combination is Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Crumb Cake and Soft Suede.......

I believe the nice weather is due to continue over the weekend so maybe there will be more 'Meditteranean Moments' - and at least it is drying my mountain of washing !

Julie x

Monday, 12 June 2017

Guy Greetings

Happy Monday to you !

Hope you had a nice weekend. I had a busy one, Saturday morning we travelled up to Sheffield, moved my daughter out of Uni and travelled home again, all before lunch. Since then I have been feeding the washer, non stop - 10 loads so far !!  But it is nice to see the shoes in the hall and dish up the Sunday roast for four again .....

Today's card uses the car image from Guy Greetings as Fresh Fig just shouted out vintage car colour to me and the tree and grass are from Sheltering Tree and the clouds from Lift me Up ......

Good job we didn't have to bring all her stuff back in that car though !!!

Julie x