Wednesday, 22 March 2017

New Sale-a-bration items

Evening all, I'm very late today and just wanted to let you know about some new freebie items ( with orders of £45 or more ) that Stampin' Up ! announced yesterday.

These offers are only available until 31st March so if any take your fancy , you don't have long to make your mind up !


Some lovely papers there, which one is your favourite?

Julie x

Monday, 20 March 2017

Dragonfly Dreams

Just a quickie today, no time to chat - but I know you only come to look at the pictures anyway lol !

Today's colours are Bermuda Bay, Rose Red, Pool Party and Wisteria Wonder and the dragonfly is from Dragonfly Dreams, the set that has the little bee in it too.



And those flower stamps, I've definitely had my money's worth out of them !

Back soon 

Julie x



Thursday, 16 March 2017

Bloomin' Love

Hello all,

Today we have a special occasion as my inlaws are celebrating their Golden Wedding Anniversary - 50 years, that's some achievement! We are 30 years behind them and that still feels like a lifetime lol !

For the card I decided to go down the 'less is more' route and just used white on white with some simple gold embossing. I must confess to not getting the heat gun out very often but I do enjoy it and still love the reaction from a new crafter when they get that wow moment.



And before this afternoon's class I quickly dashed to get some flowers so I could put together this bouquet....


Although the 'leftovers' don't make such pretty viewing...


Better get tidying up before my class and then the start of a few family celebrations this evening

Julie x




Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Vintage Leaves

Morning all,

Today's card is to celebrate one of my lovely downline , Anne, who has reached her 5 year anniversary with Stampin Up ! I have used Vintage Leaves and Number of Years on a gatefold card with a belly band. Colours are Sweet Sugarplum and Mint Macaron.


Many congrats Anne and a big well done on all you have achieved !

Julie x

Friday, 10 March 2017

Sitting here ......

Thank crunchie it's Friday !! I've had a lovely but very busy week and a big thank you to all the ladies that have attended my classes this week.

This is one of the cards we made this week .....


This caused quite a giggle midweek. On Wednesdays I do a class in the morning and then repeat the same class to another lovely bunch of ladies in the afternoon. Quite often I hear myself saying the same thing and it often feels like Groundhog Day !
Anyway during the afternoon session I was explaining about the cushions when we realised we couldn't find the round cushion stamp on the table. We searched everywhere because I knew it had been there in the morning. We checked the floor, still no joy so I ended up texting my morning ladies to see if anyone had accidentally picked it up. Still no sign of it so we improvised , and then later in the class one of the ladies stood up - and we found she had been sitting on it , block and all !!!
The fact that it was a cushion and the stamp set is Sitting Here made us all smile.

Enjoy the weekend

Julie x


Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Evening all, I'm only just scraping in for a Wednesday post today, but at least I've made it !

I've had classes all day today and then an order to input tonight and by the time I realised I hadn't blogged it was too dark for photos.

Sooo, I've had a trawl through my photos and tried to find something that I haven't already  shown you  ( I hope ) but I apologise in advance if I have posted this before. In fact, if I have any eagle eyed readers who can tell me if I've shown you this previously then please get in touch and I may send you a little prize.

Anyway, I've come up with this thank you card.......


Oh good, you don't recognise it and I've got away with it !

As its a thank you card, I would like to 'virtually' send it to you all for dropping by to see what I've been up to and to those that leave me lovely comments.

I promise I will try to be more organised for next time

Julie x

Monday, 6 March 2017

Stylized Birthday

Hello, hope you all enjoyed the Jems Blog Hop on Saturday and the rest of your weekend. After all the rain the last few days it's a lovely, sunny Spring day today - lets just hope it lasts !

Over on my Facebook page ( the link is on the right) I showed a picture of my messy desk, which prompted a lot of conversation. I tried to excuse the state of it as I am busy and when I stopped and worked it out, I am doing 21 classes this month so I AM busy lol ! Still need to tidy it though.

This morning was the first of 5 classes this week and here are some of my lovely ladies at our local tea room Vintage Teas @ No3......





Some made a trifold card and some decided to make a Happy Easter card.

The card I'm going to show you today is actually from last weeks class and is a pocket card...


And when it's opened....


The inside is stamped with the lovely Stylized Birthday sentiment stamp. This is a single stamp and brilliant value at just £9 as it makes an ideal focal point and you can just add a few different embellishments for a range of different looks. You can order it at my online store www.juliewade.stampinup.net or contact me for more info.

Now , I really must go and tidy my desk as I have more cards to make !

Julie x