Tuesday, 30 September 2008

Alvin Stardust Layout!

Well I managed to get it finished in record time!
It amazes me with how much stuff I have got I never seem to have what I am looking for!
Does anyone else have that problem?

If you click on the picture it will enlarge it for you.

Paper :Trace poppers, music card.
Dymo machine: glittered word stickers.
Punch: Lable punch Woodware.
Stamps: Magnolia.
Embellishments: Handmade records.

Hope you enjoy looking at this layout, especially you Dianne!


Monday, 29 September 2008


Thanks Wendy for this award!

1 The winner can put the logo on their blog.
2 Link the person you received your award from
3 Nominate at least 5 other blogs
4 Before listing the nomonees give a brief reason why you chose them.
5 Put links of their blogs on yours.
6 Leave a message on the blogs you have nominated.

I have picked 5 of my new sisters also!
These girls have some fabulous work on their blogs
and I really look forward to seeing their creations each day!

1 Ed
2 Anna
3 Kathy
4 Sally
5 Stevie

Enjoy Girls!


SBS-24 Challenge Day!

I made this card for our challenge on sbs-24.
Sorry it is a day late ladies!
The challenge was to make a card using my favourite things.
Not an easy thing to do, as I have so many favourites !
Anyhow this card is made using some of the things I love.

colours of cs,
3d work,
my rollagraph!

Hope you enjoy my card for today!

Sunday, 28 September 2008

Snownan Card

Today's card was made for one of my weekly classes.
I really love this stamp, which is from Judikins because you can do so much with it!
The image has been
embossed with gold ep,
the sky watercoloured,
snowman glittered
and the border coloured with felt pens.
The main card and envelope has been stippled with a selection of chalk ink pads!

Thanks for looking!

Friday, 26 September 2008

Alvin Stardust!!!

We went to see Alvin Stardust tonight at the Rotherham Civic Theatre and had a fantastic time!!!!

I took a few photos so I am going to do a layout which will go on the wall in my living room.

He signed a couple of photos for me and he is really nice and down to earth to chat to!

I don't think I will sleep tonight as I still feel over excited!!!


Thank you ladies for all your kind comments and for those of you that like my hair.

Wednesday, 24 September 2008

Snowflake card

Today I have made a snowflake card using a lovely sketch form Annabananas blog.
I really enjoyed making this card and I will certainly use this sketch again!
You should pop along to her blog and have ago!



Tuesday, 23 September 2008

Wiff of Joy Guest Design Team Call

I Have made this card using sketch 27 as my entry for the guest design team call.

To enter the Guest Designer Call, please make a brand new card, project or scrapbooking page following any of my sketches. You can use any stamp brand you want. Just post your creation on your blog with a link to the Whiff of Joy Guest Designer Call and comment on this post providing a hyperlink to your entry.

If you click on the image you might be able to see the detail a little better. I have added some glitter to her boots and bikini.

Diamond glaze to the baubles and I used fluffy stuff & glitter on her boa.

Thanks for looking! Julie

Two More Patchwork Cards!

I really love these patchwork cards, they are so easy to make.
I just love this blue!
What do you think?

Have a great day everyone!

Monday, 22 September 2008

Patchwork Cards!

Hi everyone, I thought today I would show two very simple cards that I have made!
All I have used are pre-printed paper, white peel off, ribbon, prima flowers, zooms and small round metal embellishments that I bought from Tesco

cheap, in January.

Hope you enjoy looking at these cards!

Saturday, 20 September 2008

I've Been Tagged!

I've been tagged, looks like I'm it!
Thank you to Leona for tagging me!

1. Link your tagger and list these rules on your blog.
2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.
3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs.
4. Let them know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.
OK so here goes a little about me:

1 I love peanut butter & banana sandwiches
2 I hate bad manners
3 I am really behind on my scrapbooking
4 I am afraid of spiders & mice
5 I am going to see Alvin Stardust next week
6 I love to have burgundy hi-lights in my hair
7 I love music from the 60s & 70s

I think that enough about me!!!!!
Now to tag seven others and to let them know!

1 Debby
2 Gwen
3 Marge
4 Caz
5 Janette
6 Jenny
7 Lauren

Bye for now!

Santa Hats!

Today's cards have used one of my favourite stamps! a santa hat. Some hats have been glittered and others have got fluffy stuff on.
I have made several of these cards as they are easy to make.
To date I have managed to make 60 cards!
Only another 40 to make.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, 17 September 2008

Label Card & Envelope

Today's card is one I made for a class that I had last week.

Stazon black
White black & lilac card stock
Watercolour crayons
Black bottle top
PSX Hydrangea stamp
Wisteria chalk in pad
Versamark ink pad.

Hope you enjoy looking at today's card!


Edited Note
Thank you girls for all your lovely comments on this card!

It did not take to long to make, I just have fun creating until it looks how I want it to.
Transferring the labels to the card is quite easy, all I used was some Magic-Film. It's a low tack adhesive film used for masking, fixing brass stencils, transferring the negative section of peel offs and of course labels. The sheet is the size of a peel off sheet and you can re-use time and time again! Hope this helps everyone!

Tuesday, 16 September 2008

Penny Black Girl & Magenta Stockings!

Here are two cards that I have made for my class this Thursday morning.

The first card,
Penny Black Kiss Me stamp
Black Stazon
Red, Yellow & Green felt pens
Glitter for the sleeves & dress bottom
Red & green threads
Coloured cs
Organza ribbon
Red chalk pad
Merry Christmas stamp DeNami
Green holly backing paper (unknown).

The second card,
Cream, gold & red cs
Gold & red Organza ribbon
A selection of patterned paper
Fluffy Stuff

Hope you enjoy looking at the cards today!

Happy crafting!


Monday, 15 September 2008

My Last Flower Card!

This is my last special flower card I have to show you. I have been looking for this photo for ages and managed to find it today. I made the card in 2003 for a Christening.
I love all the different shades of pink and I think it is my favourite card.

I will be sharing some Christmas cards with you all from tomorrow.

Have a great evening!



We went to the Farmers Market yesterday and I bought some lovely apple & pork sausages, preserves and vegetables. Then we went for a walk to look for conkers, I did say to Jake that I though it was a bit early but he did find some in the wood.


Saturday, 13 September 2008

Second Black & White Wedding Card

As promised here is my second black & white wedding card.
I used black silk flowers, feathers and ribbon.
Wired stems with pearls attached and clear stars.
White ribbon, white feathers, silver leaves, white cs, black & white rose paper, white cs embossed with dots.
To have and to hold.... wedding verse stamped and embossed in white on black cs.

I have to say that this was a fun card to make.

Have a great day everyone!


Tuesday, 9 September 2008

Silver Wedding Card

I have another one of my "special" cards to show you today. This was a commissioned card for a Silver Wedding Anniversary. I really love making these card!

Oh what a miserable day, it's raining again! What has happened to the sun?

I must say it is nice having the house all to myself again and having some "me time". Adele is enjoying collage and Jake is also enjoying his new school. I am still busy making Christmas cards and today I am going to put the finishing touches to my second black/white commissioned wedding card. I will share that later on in the week.

Happy crafting everyone!

Friday, 5 September 2008

Golden Wedding Anniversary Card

I made this card for a Golden Wedding Anniversary last week. I really enjoy working with satin flowers and netting, it makes a nice change.

The weather here is awfull today, it's not stopped raining all morning.Oh well looks like I will just have to spend the whole day crafting!!!!!!

Have a great day everyone!


Wednesday, 3 September 2008

Back to school!

Well the day has finally arrived and Jake has gone back to school. I think he has been looking forward to this day. Doesn't he look smart in his new uniform? We had to have the traditional first day of school photo despite all the moans and groans! He has gone from a school which had about 400 children to a school with just over 2000, it's a large school!
Adele started college on Monday and she is doing a two year Art & Design course and I went back to work yesterday.

I am busy making my Christmas cards at the moment and I would like them all finished and ready to post on the 1st Dec Uk and Nov over seas.

Oh no it looks like it is going to rain yet again!

Have a good day!

Monday, 1 September 2008

Sisterhood of the Blogging Stampers #24

I have just joined Sisterhood of the blogging stamper group 24, 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 am married to Kevin and we have four children, carl 23, Scott 20, Adele 17 and Jake 11. I have been into crafts of some sort for most of my life. I came across rubber stamping about sixteen 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 had a craftroom built and finally moved in in October 2007. 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. Now I am teaching card classes at school for parents and I do classes in peoples homes once a week.

Looking forward to getting to know my new sisters!


Our Robot!

As promised here is a photo of Jake with the robot we made last week while doing the family learning course at his new school.
We have two motors to make it move and a light in his red gun.
It was a fun week!

See you soon