Friday, 31 October 2008

Happy Halloween!!!

Happy Halloween everyone!I made this project for a prize at a workshop I did last night. Lots of lovely ladies attended and I had a really good night. * Waves to any of the ladies who were there!*

I got the instructions for the box from my lovely upline Monica, it is very easy to make and I cased a design that my lovely fellow SU sister Sally made. Thanks girls!!
The box is made from Lavender Lace card stock with Only Orange. The bats are made from the Scallp Square punch and I have used Elegant Eggplant and Pumpkin Pie ribbon.Filled with lots of Dairy Milk minatures!! Yummy!!!
***** I only have 1 space left on my ribbon share, I now have the ribbon here so can post on Monday if you are interested in joining*****
Have a great weekend

Thursday, 30 October 2008

Yummy Yummy

I've been using one of my new sets, Tart and Tangy together with the Summer Picnic Designer Papers that match with them.
I have been feeling a bit miserable with this really freezing weather we have been having. I am one of these people who feels a bit low in Winter!!! I like my sunshine and light nights!!!!!
So I made a quick little invite to pretend I was having a Garden Party for my birthday!!!!!

I have used the Cheers and Wishes set to stamp the Invitation details in Real Red ink. Used my markers in Real Red and Old Olive to colour the strawberry in and punched it out and added to a scallop circle. I also stamped the envelope!!
Its cheered me up a little bit and the sun has even come out this afternoon!!
Got a workshop tonight and a spooky post for tomorrow!!

Another Stampers 10 club

Happy World Cardmaking Day everyone!!!
I already have a Stampers 10 club on the go but have had a couple of more enquiries regarding me setting another one up so here goes.
  • With a Stampers 10 club we have 10 members

  • It runs for 10 months
  • Each month every member commits to ordering a minimum of £15 worth of product plus P&P, you order direct through me
  • Each month one of the members is selected as a "virtual" hostess and received the hostess benefits which will be a minimum of a Level 1 hostess stamp set and £15 worth of free products. This is guaranteed but it could be more. This means that instead of having a party in your home we sort of have a "virtual" online party between the 10 members!!!
  • You will receive a free copy of the catalogue

I will also be sending freebies and tutorials over the course of the 10 months.
Stampers 10 is a great way of building up your stash each month without
breaking the bank.
If of course you would like more than one place that is fine, you would have to commit to spending £30 a month but would have 2 months of being the hostess.
If you would like more information, please mail me on
Happy Stamping!!

Wednesday, 29 October 2008

Lots to tell!

We have been away for a couple of days but I scheduled the Auntie card to pop up whilst we were away and Hey Presto it did!!! Thanks for your lovely comments in it!!!

My little Stampin Up family has already started to grow!!! The oh so lovely Lynne had been in my team since July, check out her blog, her recent patchwork quilt is fantastic!!!! Lynne is a fab scrapbooker and makes gorgeous minibooks (and has a craft shed, or emporium for the posher among us!!!) Lynne is now no longer an only child!!!! I have another member of my family!!!
I am delighted to now welcome Marlene to my gang! I have admired Marlene's work for ages, what she can do with those distress inks is an art form!!! Welcome Marlene, its going to be a blast!!!
So if you want to join me, please see my incentive offer on my sidebar.
I still need to fill my Ribbon Share, see below, 52.5 metres of ribbon for £25 inc postage.
And I also still need to fill my Stampers 10 group, looking for another 5 ladies for that.
My regular customers already know that I am offering a Wish List service for Christmas and indeed all year round. I am on a mission to make sure you lovely ladies get the crafty pressies you deserve!!!!
All you have to do is e mail your Wish LIst to me and then give out my details to your friends and family. If they ring me or mail me I can then arrange with them to get you some gorgeous goodies. As an extra temptation I am even offering to gift wrap these for them!!! PERFECT!!!
If the Wish List service isnt for you I am also offering a Gift Voucher scheme. I can supply gift vouchers in £10 denominations. These will arrive in a hand made card and can only be redeemed with myself within 3 months from the date of purchase.
So no more pretending to like those presents on Christmas morning!!! You can have the present you really want and dropped enough hints about!!!!
Sorry for lack of cards, a bit school holidayed out at the moment, will be back on form later in the week!!

Join the Stampin' Up! Family

I have been a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator since June this year and I am so pleased to have met and chatted online with so many lovely people. Its great to share the love of SU!!! I pondered about joining Su for a good few months and my one regret is not joining sooner!!!
If you are like me and have been contemplating joining up I have a fabbo offer for you that just might tip you over the edge!!!! If you sign up with me between now and the end of the year I am offering a free stamp set of your choice from the current catalogue.
The great thing about SU is that you don't have to conduct any workshops if you don't want to, you can simply become a "hobby" demo and buy products at a discounted price for you and your family or friends. The starter kit is a fantastic kit to get you set up with everything you will need, and costs £139. This might seem alot but you are getting a fantastic £240 worth of product and together with my offer this would be £280 worth of products. It could be an early pressie from Santa!!!
If you want to know a little bit more about it please e mail me on and I will fill you in or would be happy to give you a ring!!
Stampin' Hugs!!
Jules xxxx

Monday, 27 October 2008

All in the Family

I had been dying to get my hands on this set for so long!!

There are so many ways you can use it. ONe thing I will advise is that you need a Stamp a ma jig, it will be your best friend!!!

Its my sisters birthday in a few weeks so I thought I would get ahead with my cards and make her one from the boys. So its supposed to be my sister and my 2 boys, Ross and Evan with their Auntie!!!!!

This set is so cute as you get all different bodies and head etc so you really can make a card for anyone.

Dont look too carefully at my eldest sons legs!! They are a bit lop sided!! I promise they aren't like that in real life!!!

Papers used are Sweet Always and the auntie lettering was done with my Big Deal alphabet (great set).

Don't forget my Ribbon Share and my Paper Share and my Club 10!!! lots to remember!!



Sunday, 26 October 2008

Do you love ribbon????

or is that a silly question???

Following the success of my paper share I am now offering a Ribbon Share as I have had a few requests.

Stampin Up ribbon is brill as it co-ordinates with the papers and ink perfectly. I am offering you the chance to obtain 52.5 metres of ribbon for £25.00 including postage. You will get at least one metre of each of the ribbons and there are 38 varieties

Here is the (rather long) list of what you will get!!!

1/4 " Grosgrain Ribbon (11 colours)

You get 1.5 metres of each

Whisper White
Very Vanilla
Pumpkin Pie
More Mustard
Real Red
Elegant Eggplant
Night of Navy
Tempting Turquoise
Certainly Celery
Always Artichoke
Chocolate Chip

5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon (8 colours)

You will get 1.5 metres of each

Very Vanilla
Chocolate Chip
Bravo Burgundy
Real Red
Regal Rose
Brocade Blue
Certainly Celery
Old Olive

1" Double Stiched Grosgrain (3 colours)

You will get 1 metre of each

This one is the new kid on the block!!

Rose Red (as featured on my Rose is a Rose card)
Bashful Blue
Chocolate Chip

Taffeta Ribbon (8 colours)

You will get 1 metre of each

Whisper White
Very Vanilla
Chocolate Chip
Basic Gray
Mellow Moss
Bashful Blue
Pretty in Pink

Gingham Ribbon (6 colours)

You will get 1.5 metres of each

Light Blue
Light Pink

Elastic Cord (2 colours)

You will get 2 metres of each

This is great for making Xmas decorations


Phew I work that out at 52.5 metres!!!!!

Please let me know if you would like to join, its going to be popular I am sure!!
**** Would like to thank Maggie for letting me use the photo she took for her ribbon share, thanks Maggie.****

Saturday, 25 October 2008

Sketch Saturday

Happy Saturday!!!!!
I was raring to go with the Sketch this week, must be a record for me!!!

As usual all supplies are Stampin' Up!
Colour combo is my old favourite Pretty in Pink and Chocolate Chip.
The stamp is from the new Crazy for Cupcakes set and I have paper pieced the bun case with Choc Chip designer papers.
Scallop Edge punch used and taffeta Pretty in Pink ribbon.
Have a great weekend!

Friday, 24 October 2008

Masculine card

Here I am again with another card for you.

This was a card my good friend asked me to make for her Father-in-Law's 65th birthday from her boys to their Granddad.

The background paper is called Spiced Cider from Stampin' Up!, numbers are cut on my cricut with the Doodletype cartridge I borrowed from my friend Anna, cut out using Really Rust and Close to Cocoa. Corner folded back and I have used the gorgeous silver star brad from the new Hodgepodge Hardware. love that. Beer mugs from the Cheers to You set, coloured with Really Rust, Pumpkin Pue and Apricot Appeal markers

Have a great weekend and if you have kids a great half term!!


Thursday, 23 October 2008

Pocket Silhouettes and Pizza!!!!

Hi guys, sorry for no card action for a couple of days. I made this next project over a week ago for a Stampin' Up! Party I did last Thursday. I was inspired by a mini Pizza Box that I saw on Jenny's blog and a lot of the American blogs.

The papers are called Tea and Crumpets and all the stamps on the card are from the Pocket Silhouettes set. A lovely little set for making notelet style cards, 4 image stamps and 2 sentiment stamps for £15.95, great value.
The butterfly on the top of the box is from the Level 2 hostess set called Cause for Celebration.
Colour combo is Pretty in Pink, So Saffron, Chocolate Chip and Always Artichoke.
I am doing this project at a class in a couple of weeks time.

Bye for now

Tuesday, 21 October 2008

Paper Paradise!!!!

I have just had delivery of my first Paper Share parcel!!!!! MMMMMmmmm those yummy double sided papers are too nice to cut!!! But thats what I will be doing this afternoon ladies!!!

If you joined my first paper share I am hoping to send them out tomorrow for you!!

If you didnt join in first time, I have 4 places left in my second share, details below!!

You will receive 84 sheets of 6x6 papers. There are 14 different paper sets and you get 6 from each pack.The cost is £15.00 per person for the 84 sheets. This price includes postage out to you.

If you would like to see the papers in more detail, they are on page 70 & 71 of the catalogue and you can also see them online at

Enjoy those papers ladies!!

Jules x

Monday, 20 October 2008


I would like to say a HUGE thanks to all of you who left me a lovely comment and a link to your blog, I was amazed to get 100 comments, I did delete one as someone entered twice.
I have just used and it picked out number 36
This was Michelle who had this to say

Great candy Jules, those SU goodies look yummy! I have added a post to my blog, thanks for the chance of winning. I love your blog and get loads of inspiration from it always :0) xx
16 October 2008 09:22
I do actually know Michelle through blogging so I feel a bit guilty that it isnt one of my brand new readers who won, but Michelle has been a great support and inspiration over the last year so it seems fitting she won. Mr Random did good!!!!
Congrats Michelle and thanks again everyone. I hope now that you have found my blog you will pop in from time to time to check up on me!!!
Happy crafting

A romantic Rose is a Rose!

I have been playing with my new stamps today and have really enjoyed using a Rose is a Rose. Its a gorgeous set, crying out to be used for romantic cards or shabby chic contemporary cards. My neighbour over the road is 60 on Wednesday and this is the card I have made for her from her Husband. Bless him, he daren't ask me himself!!! They know I make cards and everything but he is quite a shy man, so his daughter got in touch with me to order it for him!!!!

I decided to make a card in a box and wrap in tissue paper seeing as it is a special birthday

Picture of the box

Inside with the card wrapped in tissue

The card!
The colour cobo is a mixture of Pretty in Pink, Ruby Red, Rose Red, Old Olive and Very Vanilla cardstock for stamping onto!!!!! WHAT NO BROWN I HEAR YOU ASK!!!!!
Used the ever popular Scallop Edge punch and printed the greeting from my computer and then using the Stamp a ma jig I stamped around the greeting with my new Frames with a Flourish set!! Stickled the rose in places with Stardust stickles.
I really hope Alan and Denise (especially) like the card!!
Back later for blog candy result!!
Jules x

Happy Blogoversary to me!!


Its my first Blogoversary this month so I am offering some yummy Blog Candy for one lucky winner.

The candy will include, 6 sheets of 12x12 double sided Stampin Up Dashing Paper, a Stampin Up Ink Pad, in Old Olive and some Real Red ribbon to co-ordinate with the papers and ink. Also I have a brand new Sarah Kay stamp that I have thrown in too!!!

To be in with a chance of winning please leave a comment on this post and then a link on your blog linking back to my blog!!

Thats all I ask!!!

A winner will be randomly selected on Monday 20th October at 7pm

Good Luckxx

Saturday, 18 October 2008

Secret Sister Reveal

During September I took part in a Secret Sister Swap that Michelle at The Card Grotto kindly organised.

I have to make a purchase for the lovely Tara. When I found out I have got Tara I was so happy as I knew exactly what to buy her and as she had just announced her pregnancy I knew the perfect card to make for her.

Now I knew Tara had been tightning her belt with the craft spending due to saving up for baby!!! SO I got her a set of Penny Black stamps as I know she loves her Penny Blacks and also included some Stampin Up papers as I knew she didnt have any SU goodies. The stuff I bough Tara can be found on her blog here
I would like to say thanks to Michelle for organising and also thanks to Maria who bought for me!!

Stampin Up Paper Share

Hi folks,

Well I have fallen in love with the fabulous new papers that I received yesterday from Stampin' Up!

Would you like to own a sample of each but don't want to buy all the packs???

I am offering a paper share which will mean you get a 6x6 piece of each of the papers. Remember these are double sided so if you don't like one side you have got the other side to use!!

You will receive 84 sheets of 6x6 papers. There are 14 different paper sets and you get 6 from each pack.

The cost is £15.00 per person for the 84 sheets. This price includes postage out to you.

If you would like to see the papers in more detail, they are on page 70 & 71 of the catalogue and you can also see them online at

Please hurry as 2 of the places have already been filled!



Friday, 17 October 2008

Happy Friday!

Well how quick has this week gone!!!

Its been a lovely week. I had a SU workshop last night at the lovely Elaine's house (she makes the best cakes ever!!!!) and met lots of fabbo ladies - Hi there ladies if you are reading this!!!!
We made the card in my previous post and everyone did really well, even the non-cardmakers!!!! Big hugs and well done to young Zoe who won the Stamp Set!

In the post today I got a lovely surprise from Vicki
Vicki has been ordering SU goodies from me and sent me this gorgeous little book for my Stampin Up Wish List, trouble is its maybe just not big enough!! My wishlist is the whole catalogue!!!

Thanks again Vicki, it was a lovely surprise!!!
Will be back on later in the weekend with more cards!

Thursday, 16 October 2008

Season of Joy

What a lovely day it is today in Yorkshire, sun shining, Yipee!!

I have been busy preparing for a Stampin Up workshop tonight, making new samples for my displays with all my new bits and bobs.

Here is a card I am really pleased with. The colour combo is Ruby Red, Old Olive and Chocolate Chip. The Stamp set is Season of Joy and I have used the Holiday Treasures papers and the Scallop Edge Punch!!

Hope you like it! Any questions just ask!!


Monday, 13 October 2008

Are you Crazy for Cupcakes?

Well I am!!!

My long awaited parcel of new goodies has arrived, let me tell you I was like a kid at Christmas, didn't know what to open first!!!

I have made a card for the Sketch on Sketch Saturday, I love doing these and have managed to do a few now.

All supplies are Stampin Up, please email me if you wish to purchase anything

Paper is Sweet Always, Stamp Set is Crazy for Cupcakes. Colour combo is Pumpkin Pie, Regal Rose, Close to Cocoa and Chocolate Chip!

Can you see the 2 new scallop features I have??? Yes I have used the fabulous Scallop Edge Punch and the new Scallop Square Punch. I have to say the Scallop Edge is fantastic, brilliant quality and very easy to use. Have also used my new Felt Flowers!!!!

Thanks for a fab sketch, hope you like!!



Thursday, 9 October 2008

Baby Boy

My friend Anna let me have a little play with some of her stamp sets that I havent yet acquired myself and this one is definitely on my "wish list" now!!!
The set is called Bundle of Joy and is gorgeous for New Baby cards or Birth Announcements!!
I have used Bashful Blue, So Saffron and Close to Cocoa.
The sentiment is from the God's Blessings set and the "baby" lettering was done with the Big Deal alphabet

I am hoping to get my delivery of brand new SU goodies tomorrow so I can make loads of new cards and get them on my blog for you to have a nosey!!
Some of the places in my new club have gone, please get in touch if you would like a place or want more info,
Take care

Tuesday, 7 October 2008

Sketch Saturday - Season Of Joy

This is my entry for the weekly Sketch Challenge at Sketch Saturday.
Made using the new Season Of Joy set from Stampin' Up!
Colour combo is Close to Cocoa, Ruby Red and Old Olive.
Everything is Stampin' Up! on the card, please mail me if you wish to purchase any products.

Friday, 3 October 2008

Chocolate Night!

Last night was my Chocolate night. We had a really good laugh!!
Below are my lovely crafting friends, Karen, Natalie, Anna and Debbie.
Karen was lucky enough to win the Chocolate goodie bag which you can just see on the picure, Green & Blacks choccie yummy. And of course it perfectly co-ordinates with the Chocolate Chip!!!! (so do my curtains too!!!!)

Here is the card we made using the True Friend set which I have used so much lately, a very lovely set.

We also made a quick and easy wine bottle cover with the Season of Joy set.

Thanks for coming girls, I had a good laugh and I didn't even touch a Chocolate Brownie!!!


Thursday, 2 October 2008

Chocolate Anyone?

Tonight I am having a little soirree at my house, a few close crafting friends, maybe a few cards to make, a glass of wine or too, what esle could make the evening more perfect???........ Hmm, let me think...............CHOCOLATE!!!
Since brown is one of my favourite card colours I have decided to have a CHOCOLATE themed evening tonight. I have Brownies and prizes that include Brown goodies and edible items!!!!
We will also be making a card just using Chocolate Chip and Whisper White but I am not oing to upload this yet in case any of my guests read this before tonight!!!
So I will leave you with a Chocolate based card made from the new set True Friend.

If you are in the Yorkshire area and you fancy a fun filled evening with your crafting buddies and a choccie bar or too then please e mail me on and I will book you in!!!

Alternatively if you live too far away then I can still get goodies for you!! Who knows I may even throw in a chocolate surprise!!!!!

Wednesday, 1 October 2008

Todays the day!!!!!


The new 2008/2009 Stampin' Up! Catalogue launches today!!!

I will be able to place orders from lunch time today for anyone who would like to get in touch.
I have a special offer of my own to celebrate the launching of the new catalogue.

Anyone who spends over £50 with me will receive a free ink pad of your choice. This will run until the end of this week.

Stampin' Up! also have a special offer on during the month of October. If you spend £20 with me in one transaction you can choose any (or all) of the following sets with 20% off!!!!

Crazy for Cupcakes - Page 32 - Normally £20.95 - OFFER PRICE £16.76

Birthday Best - Page 33 - Normally £10.95 - OFFER PRICE £8.76

Cheers and Wishes - Page 58 - Normally £15.95 - OFFER PRICE £11.96

Remember this is only for the month of October and P&P will be on top.

I will leave you with a card from a fab new set called Fun & Fast notes. Great images for colouring in and fab sentiments. Set includes 8 stamps for all occasions!!

Happy Stamping!!