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.