Monday, 31 December 2007

Happy New Year

I would just like to wish you all a


and thank you all for reading my blog!

Sunday, 30 December 2007

Sisterhood of the blogging stamper group 8

I have just joined Sisterhood of the blogging stamper group 8, check it out there are still places left to join.

So a little about myself for the other members to see, my name is Julie and I live in South Yorkshire UK. I married to Kevin and we have four children, carl 22, Scott 20, Adele 17 and Jake 10. I have been into crafts of some sort for most of my life. I came across rubber stamping about fifteen years ago and I am totally hook. I also love scrapbooking which I have been doing for about three years. The crafting had to take a back seat for the last two years as I have just had a craftroom built and finally moved in in October, so I was a made rush for me to get my Christmas cards made this year. I am looking forward to spending lots of time in my new room.
I have taught cardmaking classes at shops and at home for over 5 years which I enjoyed.

I am really looking forward to getting to know my sisters in group 8

Saturday, 22 December 2007

I would just like to say..........

That this will be my last post until after Christmas.
We are all ready for Christmas and I am going to spend some time with my family.
I would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Thank you for reading my blog and leaving your lovely comments.

I will be back very soon.

Take care everyone




Winter Scene

Just another quick Christmas card.
The image is embossed in white and I have used ColorBox ink pads and Direct to paper technique to colour the image. I then went over the water with Radient Pearls to give an icy sparkle. Then added some glitter to the trees.

Enjoy the card!

Wednesday, 19 December 2007

Deck the Halls

I am sorry but today's card is another Christmas card. I thought I had finished but Adele came and asked me on Monday to make her some cards. So I have spent the last couple of days making cards like the one below and also cracker cards. I have one more Christmas card to show you tomorrow but as from now the Christmas cards are all finished, thank goodness.

Enjoy the card!

Don't forget to have ago at winning my blog candy!

Tuesday, 18 December 2007

Montage Card

Today's card I made for my BIL for his birthday, using a Montage stamp from Stampendous.

Hope you enjoy the card!

Monday, 17 December 2007


Wow I have had over 2000 hits! so I think it is time for some more blog candy.

Just tell me your New Year's resalution

All you have to do it to reply to this post and your name will go in the hat and I will draw the winner on the evening of January 1st 2008.

Good luck everyone!

Sorry about the picture but I had to scan it, I will post a better picture tomorrow.

Snowman Cards

Well it has been a week since I last posted any cards, wow I don't know where the time has gone, I have just been so busy.
Here are a few snowman cards I have made this last week.

Tomorrow it is Jake's Christmas play at school and I am taking my mum to watch it. Jake did not want to act so he is doing percussion. This will be his last play as he changes school next year, sad really.


Monday, 10 December 2007

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Memories Collage

Today's card is a lilac memories collage. I have used background paper, vellum, ribbon flowers, feathers and brads. The fan stamp is from Stampendous, Memories & Dream are from Magenta, perfume bottle is from The Stamp Conection, writing stamp I think is Hero Arts and the face stamp is from Stamp Addicts.

Enjoy the card and have a great day!

Sunday, 9 December 2007

Paper Weaving

Today's card has paper weaving for the background which has been stamped and embossed with a selection or oriental stamps.
The kimono and fans have been stamped and embossed then coloured with glitter gel pens and 3D onto the card.


Saturday, 8 December 2007

No cards today!

I don't think I will be able to get any cards made today as I am taking Jake to the panto in about half an hour. We are going to see Peter Pan with Billy Pearce at Bradford. It has been years since I have been to a panto and I am really looking forward to it and this will be Jake's first time.

Hope you all have a great Saturday (it's raining here).

We got back this evening wet and tired but I have to say the panto was FANTASTIC!!!!!
I have not laugh or cried so much in a long time. I can't wait to go again.

Friday, 7 December 2007

Lilac Flowers

I am a bit late with today's card as I have had a busy day.
This card is in lilacs and silver and the center image has been 3d.
The butterflies are made using shrink plastic.


Thursday, 6 December 2007

My Mothers Dress!

Today's card is using one of my favourite stamps "My Mothers Dress". I bought this stamp a few years ago and It has been used lots of times. The background is made by using lots of small stamps.


Wednesday, 5 December 2007

Cracker Cards

Today's card, well three actually! are for a cardmaking class I am doing tomorrow in school, for some adults. These ladies have never done any card making before so I have tried to keep them as simple as I can and I am also working to a tight budget; which is not easy.

Hope you enjoy the cards, see you tomorrow!

Tuesday, 4 December 2007

Spotlight Card

Today's card is a spotlight card.
I stamped and embossed my main image on my card, then stamped my image again on white cs. I then cut out part of the image I wanted to use and coloured this with my chalks. Then attached it to the main image with doublesided tape. I then stamped the image onto shrink plastic, coloured this with chalks and then heated it to shrink it. I then went around the edge of the sp with a gold Krylon pen and then attached the piece to the card with doublesided tape.
Stamped and embossed a saying on the card and then punched some leaves out of some scrap paper. Added some fibers to the card to finish it off.

Hope you enjoy this card!

Hi Dianne & Lambsy,
I have put this stamp away and I can't find it ahhhh! but I think it is from Stampendous. It is a lovely stamp which I have used lots!

Sunday, 2 December 2007

Blog Candy Winner

Well it is Sunday evening and it is time to draw the winner for my blog candy. I have put all the names in a hat and let Jake pick the winner!

and it is!


Well done, if you can let me have your address I will get your gift posted out.

Saturday, 1 December 2007

No cards again!

Sorry I did not get to post any cards yesterday or today but Jake had a accident at school and we ended up at the hospital and had to stay overnight. He ran backwards into a wall and cut his head.He was being sick for ages so they xrayed him and kept him in for observation. He is home now and the colour is finally coming back in to his face. I should be posting some more cards in the next couple of days.


Thursday, 29 November 2007

No cards today!

Sorry but I have no cards to show you today!
I have had a very busy day though, I left the house at 9am this morning and have been out nearly all day. Just got back from the supermarket so I thought I would have a bit of me time on the computer before i go to bed.
The reason I have been out of the house for so long to day is that apart from my part time job I have had the last session on a first aid course and then spent the rest of the day in school setting up for the Christmas fair, which is tomorrow. If I get chance I will take a few photos and put them on here at the weekend. Then at tea time I had to take Jake for his swimming lesson.
Phew what a day and It will be as hectic tomorrow.

Bye for now!

Stampin' When I Can: Yikes!

Stampin' When I Can: Yikes!

Wednesday, 28 November 2007

Lilac Collage Card

Today's card is a very pretty collage but I don't think that the photo really does it justice.

I have used mottled lilac paper, dark lilac pearlescent card,vellum, shrink plastic, glitter glue,
lilac & purple printed paper, small tag punch, a selection of small rubber stamps, a brad, peel off dots, a large text background stamp from Judikins, a border punch a piece of left over caught in crystal which I have stamped a postage stamp on to, a Brilliance ink pad in Twilight, large dragon fly punch and a large leaf punch for the shrink plastic.

Hope you enjoy looking at the card!
See you all tomorrow.

Don't forget to have ago at winning my blog candy!

Tuesday, 27 November 2007

Resist Dragonfly Card

For today's card I have used the Resist technique using a lovely dragonfly stamp, Kaleidacolor blue breeze ink pad, brayer, vellum, dragonfly punch, copper metal sheet, black Stazon, Stampendous corner stamp and glitter glue.

Have a great day!

Don't forget to have ago at winning my blog candy!

Monday, 26 November 2007


Wow! 1000 hits that's great! So here as promised is my very first blog candy.
The lucky winner will receive a musical greeting card device playing Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer, Santa unmounted rubber stamp, stocking unmounted rubber stamp, Christmas tree unmounted rubber stamp and a holly sprig unmounted rubber stamp.

All I want you to do is to tell me by leaving me a comment,
"What would be your perfect Christmas".
You have until Sunday evening to leave your comment and then I will announce the winner.

Good luck everyone!

Morning Glory

Today I thought I would show you a favourite of mine, the label technique, using one of my all time favourite stamps from PSX.
The image has been coloured using marvy felt pens and the background has been coloured with chalks. The butterfly has been stamped on white card using a multi coloured ink pad and also stamped on acetate using Stazon ink, then the two images are sandwiched together. I have added a small amount of glitter to the orange parts of the flower for a bit of bling!

Have a great Monday!

Sunday, 25 November 2007

Christmas Cards Again!

I'm afraid it's Christmas cards again, I think I have nearly finished making them now. Well I did start making them late this year as I have only had my craft room for a short while.

The first card is two die cut trees stuck together and the small flaps folded forward. I then decorated with peel off dots.

The second card is a lovely rub on snowman and this will make a nice card for one of my Niece's little boy's.

I hope you have all had a great weekend.

Don't forget when I get to a 1000 hits which will be soon I will be offering some Blog Candy. So don't for get to keep checking back!

Saturday, 24 November 2007

Some simple Christmas cards for today!

Today I have been sorting my craft room out as it was messy and also I have tidy my ribbon stash!

These four cards have been made from left over stickers and peel offs, as I am trying to use some of my stash up and not buy any more this year.
It's hard when you go out or watch TV and you see some lovely new craft item you want but you don't need. I bet I am not the only one who does this!

Hope you have all had a great Saturday!

Friday, 23 November 2007

Another Christmas Card

I really love this House Mouse stamp so I decided to make this card for my Daughter Adele for Christmas as we have a budgie. I used my Prismacolor crayons on the main image, some left over stickers and the background paper sugarplum plaid from Karen Foster and red metallic elastic from Tesco.


Thursday, 22 November 2007

Blog Candy!!!!

When I get to a 1000 hits, which will be soon by the looks of my counter I will be offering some wonderful Christmas blog candy. So keep checking back.


Some more Christmas cards!

It's Thursday again and I have been a very bad blogger this week but I have got a very good reason. I have been poorly with a very bad cold (and still am) and I have had Jake off school with the same thing and the last thing I have wanted to do is make cards. I have a couple of cards to show you, they are very simple but I like them.

I have only used die cuts, vellum, peel offs
and docraft paper.

There will be a few more simple cards uploaded

Hope you enjoy looking at them!

Friday, 16 November 2007

Bauble Cards

The idea for the bauble cards came from another blog ( sorry I can't remember who it was) and she used brads. So I had a think to see what I could come up with. On the red card I found these little metal embellishments at Tesco's for £2 a pack and you get quite a few.

On the snowflake card I have used large brads
which I bought from the Range in Doncaster.

Finally the green card is using some more brads with the paper to match which is Christmas Blue from Dovecraft from the Range.

These are three very simple and quick cards to make especially when we have a lot of cards to send out at Christmas time.
I hope you enjoy looking at these cards and I hope you will have ago at making some yourself.

Have a great Friday!

Fab post day!

OMG they have arrived! I am so excited to have got my first set of Hanna stamps and I can't wait to play with them this weekend.

Wednesday, 14 November 2007

In Memory Challenge

This is my card for the In Memory challenge on Cardmakers United. This was a difficult one!!!
So I decided to make Scott a memory card of the day he laid the wreath on the memorial on 11-11-05 when he was a member of the army cadets.


Tuesday, 13 November 2007

Santas Sleigh

I just love this paper from Hot of the press so I had to use it again! The sleigh stamp is from Impressive Stamps Inc. and I have had it years and never used it before. The tree and present die cuts are made using my Bosskut dies and I have added a few peel offs to add a bit of bling. The sleigh has been watercoloured, I then added some glitter glue to the top of the sleigh and dimensional glaze to the berries.

A simple card to make but I think effective.

Have a great Tuesday and thanks for looking!

Monday, 12 November 2007

Santa Card

This Santa stamp has to be one of my all time favourite stamps. I have used him loads of times, it is amazing just what you can do with one stamp.
I used Versafine vintage sepia ink pad to stamp with as this ink pad is a lot softer than using black. I then coloured his face with chalks; used a gold gel pen on his glasses; then applied diamond glaze on his glasses to make them more realistic. I then added some glitter glue to the snowflakes to add a bit of bling. Of course I had to use my Nestabilities and my gold zooms. The background paper came from Hot of the press. To finish the card off I have added red organza ribbon and peel offs.

Hope you enjoy the card.

Have a great Monday!

Saturday, 10 November 2007

Snowman Soup

I found this really neet idea on Splitcoast Stampers the other day while looking for some ideas for our Christmas Fair at school this year. You can download the cup template from the Mirkwood site it is a very easy project to do.
This is the poem;

When the weather outside is frightful,
Snowman soup can be delightful.
May it warm your spirit and your soul.
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

When you feel a chill or 'brrrrrr',
Use the peppermint stick to stir.
Add hot water and sip slow.
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!


Friday, 9 November 2007

My card for Adele's Birthday!

Adele loves cats and penguins and as I made a cat card from my mum I thought I had better do a penguin card. It gets harder and harder each year to come up with a different card when she only likes these two things.

I used snowflake card, white card, igloo die cut, Bosskuts die for the presents, peel off dots and the penguin stamp is from Magenta.

Happy Birthday Adele if you are reading this.

Enjoy the card!

Wednesday, 7 November 2007

Adele's birthday card

I made this card for my mum to give to Adele for her birthday
on Saturday. Adele loves cats so it had to be a cat card. I can't remember who made the decoupage sheet, the background paper came from Hot Of The Press, paw print ribbon, peel offs, prima flowers, zooms and iridescent champagne card. I have also shown the verse I have used.

Now all I have to do is make our card for her which will be penguins, another favourite of Adele's. Mind you I am going to find it difficult to stamp as I have tripped up today and hurt my right arm and shoulder. It is quite painful at the moment when I move my arm so I might have to stamp left handed, that should be fun.

Hope you enjoy looking at the card!

Tuesday, 6 November 2007

Wire Poinsettia

Today's card is using a lovely wire poinsettia stamp from Stampendous, Nestabilities, peel offs Merry Christmas, holly corner, dots, peel off pens, iridescent champagne A5 card, red satin ribbon, a red and olive green felt pens and cupids ribbon paper.
This is quite a quick card to make and looks a lot better in real life.

Have a lovely day!

Monday, 5 November 2007

Christmas Tree Oh Christmas Tree

Well it has been a strange day to day, the children are back to school and I am back to work, it just seems to have gone on forever today. Mind you we have had just finished the fireworks so I thought I would pop in my craft room and post my card for today.
I first made this card at a workshop with Francoise Read and just loved it so I have been making some more as it is quite easy to make.

I used a triangle card, tree and present rubber stamps, shrink plastic (for the presents), gold peel off star strips, red glitter glue and a Green Mica Magic ink pad.

All products are from Woodware.

Hope you enjoy looking at this card!

Friday, 2 November 2007

What a busy week!

Well it certainly has been a busy week for me and no time for crafting. It has been half term here for my children and they have been quite busy this week. I have been catching up on some housework and once you start cleaning you seem to find more things that need doing!

Adele had a Halloween party and I will post photos at the weekend. So tonight I thought I would post my photos of Halloween.

Adele did a pumpkin carving as she had a large one, which looked very effective and Jake carved a face on his as he only had a small pumpkin. The photo is a bit unsharp but it was the best I could do in the dark.


Monday, 29 October 2007

Easter Digital Layout


I must admit that I have let my scrapbooking slide a bit lately but today I did this layout of my two youngest from Easter. I have decided that when I have finished making my Christmas cards I will get back into scrapbooking.

Hope you enjoy looking at this layout!

Sunday, 28 October 2007

Walk Around the Lake

Well today started off with rain and I thought we were in for a bad day but then the sun came out.
Jake and Adele went off out to the pictures for the day so Kevin and myself thought we would go for a walk around the local lake and here are some off the pictures I took.

Hope you enjoy looking at these photos, we had a fab day on our own. When you have children you don't get much time to yourself so you have to make the most of it.

see you soon!