Saturday 31 October 2009

Stamp with Us DT card

Good morning, cor these Sundays come round quick, its ironing morning for me on a Sunday so scheduled post for todays DT card!
This week its a theme week and the theme is Christmas!!! Its not long you know, I think I read somewhere yesterday that is was 55 days or something like that!!! eeeeekkkk
Here is a card I have made for my friends little boy who will be 9 months old at Christmas.
I have made a trifold card and used the Merry Moments papers with Real Red card base. The stamp set is the Sparkly and Bright set, very cute set and perfect for cards for children or for children to make cards with!

I have used the TAG PUNCHES which are available FREE on our special offer than we have for November and December, please see my post above or my sidebar! For everyone who takes advantage of this I will offer FREE POSTAGE on any order over £45 from the Gift Guide.

I loved the red brad nose I did the other week so I decided to do it again!

Got to dash, loads to do as usual! I have made 102 swap cards for Convention in Germany, I go on Thursday, not long now!!

Also wanted to say a huge hello and a thank you to the lovely Stampin Up customers I spent the afternoon with, so Janet, Victoria, Jill, Julie, Barbara and Elaine, thank you for a lovely afternoon and for your orders too!!!!
Right then back tomorrow with erm............maybe a card!

New Catalogue Ribbon & Paper Share

I have decided to do a few SHARES so here goes!!!!!!

For those RIBBON LOVERS out there I will be offering a ribbon share
NEW RIBBON ONLY SHARE - This is for a share of the 8 new types of ribbon in the catalogue! You will receive 8.5 metres of ribbons. 1 metre of each of the new grosgrains and 1.5 metres of a satin!!!! COST IS £7.75 INC POSTAGE

Look at all that lush ribbon, you will get 4 metres of the wide grosgrain and 3 metres of the narrower striped grosgrain and 1.5 metres of the smoothest ever satin ribbon.

PAPER SHARE - This is for a share of papers which you will receive in 6x6 size. Most of the papers are new and there are even some "speciality" papers in there!!! You will receive 149 sheets of 6x6 papers!!

Here is a photo of all the new papers you will get, the original papers are also included in the share, they are hiding under the new Perfect Plum designer papers at the front! I couldnt fit them all in the photo!

FOr a place in any of the shares please mail me on


Krafty Christmas Day 2

Good morning, thanks for all your comments on my courgettes!!!!!
1 down, only 11 to go!!!!
Here is another card using the Kraft card and White inkpad. I have used 3 different stamp sets on this card as they all had elements I wanted to include on the card.
The background is using the snowflake from the Wondrous Gift stamp set, stamped randomly all over in the Craft ink. The tree (from Season of Joy) has been stamped onto Chocolate Chip card and then heat embossed with white embossing powder, it really makes it pop.
The decorative border is made with the new Eyelet border punch which I am loving at the moment and the sentiment is from the Occasional Greetings set

Arty farty angle
I am going to do a workshop this afternoon with a lovely bunch of very keen Stampin Up ladies!
Will be back tomorrow with my Stamp with Us DT card

Friday 30 October 2009

Krafty Christmas Day 1 and a funny photo!

I got a lovely delivery today of new Stampin Up stash just for me (well stuff for my card class on 21st too) and the first thing I opened was the Medallion stamp! When I first saw this it did not grab me but having seen some lovely projects on peoples blogs I have had a go myself
Over the next few days I have a few projects to show you using the Medallion stamp set and the Kraft cardstock with the Whte Craft.
Here is todays effort!
White card blank with Chocolate chip with the Medallion stamped in White and then heat embossed with White Embossing powder. Yummy! Wide Chocolate Chip ribbon (yummy again) and the sentiment is from the Occasional Greetings set punched out with the Oval punches.

Arty farty angle!

I have a funny story for you now. Yesterday I let Robin (hubby) loose on doing the Asda shopping online, its not difficult because I have SHopping Lists on there and you just have to click the items you want, Anyway I left him to it and thought it will be a nice surprise to see what is delivered today.

Thought I would show you a photo to make you smile! Think he needs to re visit his Kilogram knowledge!!!

Courgette soup anyone!!

Back tomorrow
Jules x

Thursday 29 October 2009

Punched Monkey Tutorial

I have been admiring the wondeful punched animals on one of my lovely dowline, Sarahs blog and thought I would have a go at my own. Thanks for the inspiration Sarah.
Now most of you know I have a bit of a thing for cupcakes, well I also have a thing for monkeys too!!!!!!! I love the cheeky little fellas and have got quite a few monkey stamps so I decided to have a go at at punched monkey!!!
Now then , you do need rather a vast amount of punches so here goes
  • 1 3/4 inch circle
  • 1 3/8 inch circle
  • 1 1/4 inch circle
  • 1 inch circle
  • 3/4 inch circle
  • 1/2 inch circle
  • 1/4 inch circle
  • Oval
  • Word Window
And also the following other items, sponge daubers, chocolate chip card, creamy caramel card, inkpads of these colours, white gel pen, brown pen, dimensionals and adhesive

OK you need to cut out the following in Chocolate Chip, 4 x Word Window, 1 x 1 3/4 circle, 1 x 1 3/8 circle, 2 x 3/4 inch circle. The following in Creamy Caramel 1 x Oval, 1 x 1 1/4 circle, 1 x 1 inch circle, 2 x i/2 inch circle. Then in white 2 x 1/2 inch and in black 2 x 1/4 inch. Phew that was a lot!

OK ink all the edges of the Choc CHip card with Choc CHip ink and the edges of the Creamy Caramel card with Creamy Caramel ink. Layer the 1 inch circle over the 1 3/4 inch circle as above

Next layer the 1 1/4 circle over the 1 3/8 circle as above

Ok now layer these over each other as shown

Next add some dimensional to the back of the oval

And then adhere to the body and head as above

Next add the eyes, I used Tombow wet glue for these

Then add the 1/2 inch Creamy Caramel circles onto the 3/4 inch Choc Chip and glue to the back of the head.

My favourite part now, add the limbs using the Word Window punch outs, I added one arm higher than the other to look like this arm is hanging onto the tree branches.

You then need to decorate your monkeys feet, mouth and freckles!!!!
I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial, I think I have got the punching bug and will try and make more!!!!
I am happy for you to use my design to make your own monkeys but please could you put a link on your blog to mine to give credit, that would be much appreciated.
Please leave me a comment to let me know what you think.

Wednesday 28 October 2009

Tree Trimmings

I feel bad that I didnt post this morning so I have got 2 cards for you today, both very different but using the same stamp set Tree Trimming, a fantastic value set at £10.95
Here is the first one, OMG check out that lush ribbon, I just love it! And it makes tying bows very very easy.
Now just as I was getting to the nitty gritty with the glitter on this one, my little Evan decided to come in and "help" me!!! Hmmmmmmm we went a bit wrong, the glitter went a bit astray but you get the idea I hope!

I have stamped the baubles in Versamark then added Heat and Stick powder and then the glitter.

OOoo that ribbon just looks soooo lush!!! Love it!

Here is another one I made in the same evening, more of a clean and simple card and could easily be reproduced to make a batch in one night.

Papers from MErry Moments and Old Olive Striped grosgrain. Dont do what I did though and get cocky and not use my Stamp a ma Jig, hmmmm wonky sentiments r us!!!!
Hope you like these cards
Will be back tomorrow
Jules x

Tuesday 27 October 2009

Party Invites

In just over 2 weeks my baby turns 7!!!! How did that happen!!!!! Gosh he has grown up so much in the last year, he is one of the tallest in his class and makes me laugh every day!!!

I am (stupidly) doing him a craft party at home, we have invited 2 girls and 5 boys to come and do arts and crafts.
Here are the invites I sent out last week

I have created a mini Evan complete with his wild curly hair using the All in the Family stamp set and the Accessories set for the balloon.
The colour combo is Tempting Turquoise, Gable Green and Green Galore, lovely combo for boys

He really loved his invites and I think his friends did too!

DOnt forget to enter my blog candy if you havent already, quick post today as I have loads to do today as usual!

Back tomorrow



Monday 26 October 2009

Boxed 90th card

Another card for a commision, this one was for my Sisters friends Nan's 90th birthday.
I went for the Tea Party papers and decided another boxed card was in order!
Colour combo is So Saffron, Almost Amethyst, Certainly Celery and Pretty in Pink
I love making these TriFold cards, they fit so many occasions

The photos are a bit wishy washy today I think!

Hope you like the card
Last night I got some very good news!!!!!!!!
I found out that I got a part in FOOTLOOSE the Musical, and not only did I get a part but I got a part bigger than one I auditioned for in the first place - GULP!!!!!!!
SO I have a solo and a duet and I can't wait, its on in MAY 2010 so if you want to come please let me know!!

Sunday 25 October 2009

Stamp with Us challenge

This week on Stamp with us is a sketch challenge. I decided to go for sometime completely different for me and make a Halloween card. My boys have been invited to a Halloween party so I think they can take this card with them to say thanks
The colour combo is Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Lavender Lace. I have stamped the background with the little pumpkin from the All in the Family accessories and then added a strip of Lavender Lace with some Pumpkin Pie Striped grosgrain ribbon.

I was taught how to do the cute little ghostie at some training I attended by my upline Monica, thanks Monica.

The sentiment is from the Occasional Greetings set and I have punched it out with my Word Window punch
Felt really rough on and off all week this week, don't know whats up with me, a lazy day today I think

Saturday 24 October 2009

Special Wedding card

Another card order to show today but this time for a different customer. This card is for my Uncle's partner to give to her son and daughter in law on their wedding day! No pressure there then!!!
The ceremony today is an Asian wedding ceremony to I was asked to do a card with white and red and not overly fussy and could I use a diamante heart
I made a box for the card and layered it with white tissue paper. I have used Real Red cardstock and ribbon and also the tiny flowers are from the Level 1 hostess papers from the last catty!

For the background I have used an embossing folder and then my nesties. Behind the oval I have added a strip of Real Red punched out with my new Eyelet Border punch and I layered over some more of the gorgeous white satin ribbon.

More real red ribbon at the bottom with the diamante heart.

Arty farty angle.
Off to do a mass tidy and clean today, might sneak a bit of crafting in too!

Friday 23 October 2009

Special First Birthday

Happy Friday, back again with another card for an order. My sisters friend asked for a card for her little girl who is 1. She just wanted to make a feature of the word Daughter. I have used an 8x8 card and covered it with some Sweet Always papers that I have left over!
The wording has been cut out on my Cricut in Pretty in Pink cardstock.
I hve also used some of the new Whisper White satin ribbon, gosh its so silky!! I love it! I have punched out some butterflies and then I stamped Versamark on them and added Heat and stick and then some Dazzlin Diamonds glitter

Arty farty angle.
My sister has texted me to say she loves the cards I did, I will show you the other one tomorrow
Bye for now
Jules x

Thursday 22 October 2009

Happy Birthday GIna

Today is one of my lovely Stampin Up customers 40th birthday! Happy Birthday Gina, hope you have a lovely day! Gina is a very valued customer to me (as you all are) so I wanted to make her a special card for her special day!
I have gone for a new colour combo here, it is Perfect Plum, Old Olive, and Rose Red. I have used the Eyelet border punch on all 3 sides and of course the fab new butterfly set!

Gina's name and age have been stamped with the Schoolbook serif sets.

I added cute little buttons to the centres of the butterflies.

Hope you have a fab day Gina and get spoilt rotten!!!!
Jules x

Wednesday 21 October 2009

Last card from class

Here is the last card from my class and its something very different to the others. I have made a Joy Fold card using the Trendy Trees set
The colour combo is Old Olive, Really Rust and Chocolate Chip. I have used OLd Olive designer papers and inked around the edges with the Old Olive inkpad.

Also used the Mat Pack and Pricking tools to decorate the corners. Its great now that this can be purchased individually! Sentiment is also from the Trendy Trees set.

Inside I added another little tree. I am not usually a tree kinda person on cards but I must admit I loke these ones cos they are little and cute!

Arty farty angle as usual! Back again tomorrow with another card!
Bye for now