Saturday, 31 July 2010

In the Pink

Good morning!
Simple card today for you with Pink Passion and Old Olive. Love this PInk Passion card so much, If you do too make sure you order extra before it goes at end of September!!
I used the Melon Mambo ribbon with this, as yo can see they are quite similar so Melon Mambo may become my new Pink Passion!!! The image is from Blooming with Beauty which I have coloured in with my marker pens.

Sentiment from Sincere Salutations and layered up with my Oval punches!!!
See you tomorrow for a special offer!!!!!!
Jules x

The Hostess with the Mostess!!!!

This post will remain at the top of my blog for June and July!
Would you like to earn an extra £20 of products on top of the current hostess rewards???
For the months of June and July if you host a Stampin Up workshop with me in your home then you can earn an extra £20 of freebies as long as your workshop total is £250 (before P&P)
What a fantastic offer this is!!! I have already texted my hostess from my forthcoming workshop this Friday and she is highly delighted!!!!!!
If you would like to book a workshop or discuss holding one please get in touch with me at the above email address.
Speak soon
Jules x

Friday, 30 July 2010

Bags, bags, bags!

Hello there
Thought I would take a photo of all the bags I made but I had to leave one out as it had already been taken to school!!!!

All made with Rose Red and Old Olive Designer Series papers and using the scrummy Stitched Felt which has been a real hit this last few months. Not long left until it has gone forever!!

The bags together, plus a nice shot of my washing line!!!!!
Jules x

Thursday, 29 July 2010

Card for Grandad

Hello there!!
I really enjoyed making this card. Its very simple, nothing special but I love making cards from my boys!! I did however get told off by Evan when he saw this!! He said I always do him as the really little one and he is not that little anymore!!! I told him, he always will be to me!!! Was greeted with a tut and a grumble!!!
Used up some of my Sweet Pea paper pack again, colours are Old Olive, So Saffron, Chocolate Chip and Really Rust. Have of course used the Schoolbook Serif alphabet AGAIN!!!! What would I do without this set!!

Also used lots of footballs!! Now that I have discovered they fit perfectly in the 1 1/4 punch there is no stopping me!!!!

So here is little Evan, I must admit he looks a bit like a toddler!!!! Love his curly out of control hair!!!

And here is Rossi!!!!!!
Hope you like it, simple but cute I thought!!!
Jules x

Wednesday, 28 July 2010

The last of the Teacher cards!!

PHEW I hear you say, no more teacher cards to show!!!
This one is with Flight of the Butterfly and the same colour combos as before, Rose Red, Old Olive and Pretty in Pink!
I have used the Old Olive Designer papers and the Tiny Tags stamp set also. Decorated the bottom of the card with Tiny Tags and also underneath the butterflies to look like grasses.

The sentiment is from Trendy Trees and punched out with the Word Window and layered onto the scallops!!
Sorry for the short post today!!
Back tomorrow!!

Jules x

Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Happy Birthday for my Dad

Good morning!!
Something a bit different for you today!!! Its my Dad's birthday in a few days and I am super organised and have made his cards already!!!
I just love this paper from the Sweet Pea Paper Pack, only available until end of September!! Its great for male and teenage cards!
Kept the card simple, my Dad is not one for alot of fuss!! Used the beers from the Cheers to You set, love that set, such good value! and coloured with my marker pens in Pumpkin Pie, Summer Sun, Apricot Appeal and Barely Banana!

Of course I have used the Schoolbook Serif alphabet in Chocolate Chip and the fab Star punch too!

The Happy Birthday is from A Bit of Birthday Cheer!!

Card base is Taken with Teal!!

Hope my Dad likes it!!

Jules x

Monday, 26 July 2010

Back to more Live Your Dream!!

Yet more teacher thank you cards!!! Have gone a bit mad with them this year with Ross leaving!!
Here is one for the teacher who he has had for Maths for the last 2 years! She was his main class teacher in Year 3 and is still Ross's favourite ever teacher!!
More Live Your Dream I am afraid! (Are you fed up yet?)
Pretty simple really, scalloped edge of the card. Used the Say it with Scallops for the sentiment and the lovely Rose Red Stitched grosgrain, love it!!

School holidays are here with a bang!!!!
See you tomorrow!!
Jules x

Sunday, 25 July 2010

Rugby Mad!

Promised you something different today so here is a card for one of the male teachers who was leaving my son's school on Friday. Ross has never been in his class but he has been coaching Ross for Rugby for the last couple of years and he always takes an interest in Ross's sporting achievements. Had Ross not been leaving too I know he would have really missed him!
So we made a really quick card in the colours of Leeds Rhinos, his favourites!!! I have to say I was too much in a rush to use the Stamp a ma jig and the text is all higgeldy piggeldy but I wanted it to look like a child had done it!! (yeah right!!!!)

Colours are Brilliant Blue and Summer Sun which I will be stocking up on for all my sport cards when the colours retire in September!
The stamp set is All in the Family and All in the Family accessories and the Just Perfect alphabet!!
Hope you likey!!
Jules x

Saturday, 24 July 2010

More Thank Yous!

Good morning!
Thank you for all your lovely comments etc. yesterday afternoon was very hard but hey, no looking back now! Ross was fine and that was the main thing, he is very excited to be starting high school!!
Here is a card I made to give to the heardteacher, she is a brilliant headteacher.
Got the ribbon idea from my lovely SJ
She is always very innovative with ribbon!!

Set is Live your Dream again and colours are Rose Red, Old Olive and Pretty in Pink!

This is the bg that accompanied it, I forgot to take a photo of them together!!

Will try and show you somthing different tomorrow!!

Jules x

Friday, 23 July 2010

The end of an era!!

Oh gosh, this day has been looming for a while and I have to say I am dreading it!! My beloved Ross leaves his lovely primary school. I suppose I just dont want him to grow up and not need me anymore!!!! Its so sad as its such a lovely school and he has done really well there. I know Evan is still there and that keeps me going!!!
So I have had lots of things to make and I did cheat as I made 4 of the bags we made on Saturday so each table had one to copy. I did ask my ladies to take extra care of them as I was going to be using them as teacher gifts!!!
So here is a card to match one of the bags and I will show you the rest over the next few days, please bear with me, it might get a bit boring!
Old Olive and Rose Red combo using Live Your Dream set (again) and the gorgeous Rose Red stitched grosgrain!!
This is the set altogether, Ross took this one in on Wednesday as his teacher job shares and only works Mon-Weds, apparently she really liked it but he cannot remember what she said!!!

The clear bags are just filled with Rose and tied up with more Stitched grosgrain and I have used the tag punches and the Tiny Tags flourish to decorate. The For You is from an old SAB set and I got the little idea from my lovely downline Angela!

Hope I manage to get through the school run tonight without too many tears!! I know I am going to be bad so I am prepared (ish)
See you next time!
Jules x

Thursday, 22 July 2010

Thank You Teacher

For the next few days my posts will all be about Thank You cards. As Ross leaves Primary School he has a lot of thank yous to say but I will share those with you over the next few days!!
So onto a card for Evan's teacher! What can I say, but Evan has had a FANTASTIC year at in Year 2. He has progressed so well its unbelievable and is well above the average marks and we are so pleased!! So a special thank you card was called for !!!
Of course this is my curly haired boy in the middle with the apple for the teacher! Evan chose the wording for the card and I am so please how it turned out!! I actually cheated and I DIDNT use my Stamp a ma jig to do the World's Best lettering, I just did it by eye and WOW I cant believe how level it is!!!! The background is created with the Tart and Tangy set, love this for teachers and I have used Real Red, Old Olive and Pumpkin Pie!

I had forgotten to colour his shoes in before I took the photo but I have since coloured them in! I hand drew the apple in his hand and also the apostrophe!

The teacher wording has been stamped with the Big Deal alphabet and then cut out and layered on!

I hope you like this card, its one of my favourites I have made lately!!!

Back tomorrow (v sad day for me, my baby leaves school!!!)

Jules x

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Thank You's

Oooops I forgot to do my blog this morning!!! Sorry about that!!!
Just a little post today to show you some thank you cards that I made for my Stampers 10 club, a very lovely set of ladies!!!! Now Elaine and Janet if you are reading this and wondering where your card is, well I forgot to put them in your bags that I brought to the All Day event!!! I will make sure you get them!
The colour combo is Tempting Turquoise, Pink Passion and Old Olive and the stamp set is Live Your Dream. I cant stop using this set at the moment!
I have also used the Tiny Tags set for the little sentiment, so versatil!!

And here they all are!! I love this colour combo, shame the Pink Passion is going but it is very close in colour to Melon Mambo so all is not lost!!
Back tomorrow with a teacher card
P.S My boy leaves primary school in 2 more days and I am a wreck. Tomorrow its his last ever Swimming Gala!!

Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Just Soccer

Good Morning
Todays card is one I made up in about 10-15 minutes on Friday for Evan's friend Louis. Louis is a MASSIVE football fan and in particular he loves Chelsea.
The Brilliant Blue cardstock is great for these ind of cards and is the perfect blue for lots of teams so I am going to stock up before its discontinued at the end of September!!!!!
I love the Just Soccer set, its only £10.95 and perfect for thise football fans out there, young or old! Of course I have also use my Schoolbook Serif alphabet too!!

The great thing about the footballs is that they fit in the 1 1/4 circle punch so its easy to punch a few extra out and then layer them up!!
I am pleased to say I am getting towards the end of my July wedding orders which should all be finised tomorrow, I cannot wait as then I can have some real stamping time!!
Back tomorrow!
Jules x

Monday, 19 July 2010

A Great Day!

Hello there and good morning!!!
I am here with my report from Saturdays fantastic All Day event. Firstly I want to thank all my lovely ladies for attending and for making it such a lovely day. The lovely Lauren, thank you for your fab tea/coffee/washing up and helping skills!!! Thanks to Jane who helped me set up and Sarah who helped me clear away.
I will start with the projects, this was the morning project, a desktop card set created by my lovely friend Jo D in Dorset. Thanks for letting me use this for my day Jo!!
And in the afternoon we made this tote bag which I got from a site in the USA.

SO here was the hall first thing in the morning before anyone arrived!!

Then half an hour later!!

My lovely friend Mel did the catering for me and of course it included a cupcake each! The was a dilemma this time, should I go for chocolate ......

or plain......

This was the "naughty" table!!!!!! They were having the best time and bless them they didnt want to pack up at the end of the day!! Vicky was all set to bring her sleeping bag!!

One of the lovely bags that was created in the afternoon

I was very lucky to receive some lovely gifts, here is a lovely little set of chocs from my downline Angela who brought a posse of people with her, they had the best time!!

And a gorgeous gift from Melanie who had brought me a lovely little cupcake charm, how thoughtful, thank you girls!!!

Right thats me done for today, hope you enjoy the photos and if you would like to attend my next All Day event please let me know, the ladies want me to do one before Christmas!!
Jules x

Friday, 16 July 2010

Favour/Gift Box

Firstly I wanted to say thank you for all your lovely comments about my Mr and Mrs card and box, they made my day!!! I was pleased with the project and I am hoping to put together a tutorial for sale!
This will have to be a quick post as I am still sorting out for my All Day class tomorrow, most of it is done as I knew I would have very little time with having Lucas today. He is stood at the side of me as I type this, trying to have a go himself!!!! njm8kkjjnh mj n - there you go, that was Lucas!!
Here is a little box that I made at my training the other week inspired by one that Angela brought to share with us. It matches the Mr & Mrs set I showed the other day and would be great as a little favour box

Hope you like it.

Got to go

Jules xx

k nj - and Lucas!

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Mr & Mrs Stamp Class

Good morning to you. I am up bright and early today!! Its my new regime, getting up half an hour earlier and getting more jobs done, have done 3 days on trot now!!!
Last night I had my lovely Tuesday ladies round for the Mr & Mrs card class. I decided I wanted to do a special occasion class and with it being the middle of wedding season I decided to do a wedding class!! Here is the box for the card we made.
Bridegroom papers and Very Vanilla ribbon with a lush pearl from the Pretties Kit

I gave the girls some tissue paper to to wrap the card in to make it even more special!!
I have seen lots of these Bride and Grooms made with the large heart punch but decided to have a go at my own and my own card verison to go with it.

I stamped the flowers onto the Bridesmaid papers and added some diamantes from my stash. The bow tie was hand cut and the buttons are brads.

Close up of the Bride and Groom

We also made a gift card holder to go with the card in the same theme.

And here is the whole set together. Was really pleased with this set and I think the ladies loved it.

Hope you like it, if you would like any of the Stampin UP products I have used then please contact me on the email address at the top of this blog
Jules x