Saturday 31 December 2011

All Day Craft Event - 4th February 2012

Hello there!

I am back with more new products today!!! Only a few days until the new Mini goes live on 4th January! I am really loving these new papers called Spice Cake. They are really stunning and although I am not really a paisley girl I really like them. The best thing is I got them FREE, along with matching fabric, a stamp set and some gorgeous buttons as part of the new Career rewards plan with Stampin Up. I am always looking for new people to share the Stampin Up experience with me and our team so if you are remotely interested please drop me a line!

These are the papers we will use at my next ALL DAY EVENT on Saturday 4th February. This takes place in Pudsey from 10am until 4pm and includes a Buffet Lunch, Cupcake, Unlimited tea and coffee and a Goody Bag of products worth £25. Its a fab day out and you have everything provided to make the projects.
The colour combo here is Soft Suede, Pool Party and More Mustard.

If you would like to book a place on the event please get in touch ASAP, I launched it yesterday and have already had a lot of interest!

Places are limited to 24 people


Supplies Used: (All Stampin Up! Unless Otherwise Stated)
1. Card – Pool Party, Soft Suede
2. Papers – Spice Cake
3. Stamps – Happiest Birthday Wishes (hostess)
4. Embellishments – Glimmer Brad
5. Tools – Blossom Party die
6. Mediums – More Mustard ink

Friday 30 December 2011

Oh my - I love it!!!

Good morning!

I have something very exciting to show you today, a card I made for my lovely friend Ciara for her birthday on Tuesday this week!!!

Well did I mention to you we have a new Spring Mini catalogue coming out on Wednesday 4th January!!! Yes Siree we do!! Its packed with fantastic new items and I have used a few of them on this card!!

You know how much I love cupcakes so I am so pleased we now have the Cupcake punch and the matching stamp set, how cool is it?? I LOVE IT!!!!!! And its not just for Cupcakes!! But more of that later!

The papers are new too, lovely mix of colours and designs!! Oh and whats that, a new Flower die too!!! Yep, we are going crazy with new stuff on this card!!!

Did a bit of decoration inside too!!!

Hope you like my little sneak peek. All items are available to order from Wednesday. If you would like a copy of the Mini Catalogue and you are not in one of my Stampers Clubs then please let me know, I will post them out for £1 inc postage.

I am also looking to start a BRAND NEW Virtual Hostess Club for 6 months from January to June. The commitment is a £25 spend each month and you will get to be hostess for one month and earn free benefits in that month. If you would like more info on this please email me at the email address at the top of my blog!


Supplies Used: (All Stampin Up! Unless Otherwise Stated)
1. Card – Wisteria Wonder, Calypso Coral, Lucky Limeade
2. Papers – Berry Blossoms
3. Stamps – Create a Cupcake
4. Embellishments – Brads
5. Tools – Blossom Party die, Petite Pennant punch, Cupcake punch
6. Mediums – Calypso Coral ink, Early Espresso ink, Wisteria Wonder ink

Wednesday 28 December 2011

Gift Voucher packaging

Hello there. How are you doing?? I am out and dressed ready to go out for a much needed day of Retail Therapy with a good friend!!! So I thought I would pop on with a little blog update before I go!

This year we gave quite a lot of vouchers for presents. The ones below were Amazon vouchers and you print them off!! They were a bit boring so I made a holder for them. All of them were slightly different.

The stamp sets used are Winter Post and Delightful Decorations and a colour combo of Cherry Cobbler and Crumb Cake.
The next one was a holder for one of my loyal customers and a good friend. Her Brother in Law contacted me to buy her a voucher - how cool is he!!!! Colour combo of Bashful Blue and Night of Navy and the stamp sets used are Serene Snowflakes and Contempo Christmas.

And finally a smaller holder for some theatre tickets for my Mum and Dad. We got them tickets to go and see Blood Brothers - my Mum has always wanted to see it. The colour combo is Wild Wasabi, Crumb Cake and Cherry Cobbler and the stamp set is Delightful Decorations.

Hope you like my little gift voucher packages

Jules xx

Tuesday 27 December 2011

General Christmas Cards

Hello there

This year I didnt have time (or if I am honest the inclination) to make as many cards as I normally do. I cant believe I am saying that with crafting and cardmaking being my business but sometimes things happen in your life and you need to take your foot off the pedal. I sent as many cards out as I cold manage, to my team, to my neighbours and close friends and of course to my family.

Here are the general cards I made, I made quite a few of these in one sitting.

Th square blanks are only 9.9cm so you get 3 from one sheet of A4 card. The stamp set is Polar Party which I think has been a popular one with lots of people this year and the sentiments are from Petite Pairs, again very very popular and very useful.

The trees were coloured in with my marker pens and I swiped the Whisper White inkpad around the edge of the card to create a snowy effect.

Back tomorrow hopefully

Jules x

Supplies Used: (All Stampin Up! Unless Otherwise Stated)
1. Card – Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Melon Mambo
2. Papers –
3. Stamps – Polar Party, Petite Pairs
4. Embellishments –
5. Tools –
6. Mediums – Melon Mambo ink, Basic Gray ink, Whisper White ink, Melon Mambo marker, Lucky Limeade marker, Daffodil Delight marker

Monday 26 December 2011

Team Christmas Pressies

Good morning. Hope you all had a lovely day yesterday. We had a quiet day but a lovely day. The boys loved their pressies and we had a really lovely time. Seeing little Lucas today which will be really nice!

I like to buy my team a little gift for Christmas and usually get them a notebook to make all their little Stampin Up scribbles for the rest of the year!! This year I bought loads of plain black notebooks and spent a long time decorating all of them. I had 28 in total to make for my first level downline so here is a small selection.

I have personalised them with their first initial and gone with a colour combo of Pool Party and Calypso Coral, with the First Edition papers.

I got the idea from a gorgeous notebook I got from my wonderful downline Sally Jo as a gift at Convention.
I forgot to take photos of all the cards I made too as my mind just hasnt been on the ball lately but I am getting back on track now.

Right thats me off, I might even go have a little craft!!

Jules x

Supplies Used: (All Stampin Up! Unless Otherwise Stated)
1. Card – Calypso Coral, Pool Party, Very Vanilla
2. Papers – First Edition
3. Stamps – Everything Eleanor, Broadsheet Alphabet
4. Embellishments – Pool Party ribbon, Calypso Coral ribbon, Crochet Trim, Brads
5. Tools – Curly Label punch
6. Mediums – Pool Party ink, Calypso Coral ink

Saturday 24 December 2011

Santa please stop here!

Just wanted to pop on my blog today to wish all my blog readers, my customers and my Stampin Up friends and family a very Merry Christmas.

This is a little sign I made a few weeks ago with the new dies from the main catalogue.

I was going to keep it for Ross and Evan but someone bought it at the Christmas Fayre!!

Sorry for the short post, so much to do and I just want to chill after a horrendous couple of weeks.

I will be back with more craft projects over the holidays showing you a few sneak peeks of new products so please check back regularly.

Merry Christmas to you all

Jules x

Thursday 22 December 2011

Teacher Wine Bags

Hi there

I am back with another little projects, which were some Teacher Wine Gift bags I made for a Christmas Fayre that I did.

Same principal as yesterdays bags really.

I love the little penguins, so cute!

Right thats all from me at the moment, just trying to chill out today and catch up on a bit of admin etc... Busy planning all my new card classes for 2012 too!!


Wednesday 21 December 2011

Teacher Gift Bags

Hello there

I decorated some gift bags to put my sons's teachers gifts inside. The bags were plain gift bags and I gave them the Stampin Up touch!!! I went for punch art to make the cards I had made them.

The large white circle tags were already on the bags so I just covered them with a sentiment saying To My Teacher and punched it out. I added this to both the bags. The reindeer was made from the owl punch and the antlers are the Sweet Scribbles sizzlit die.
Can you spot a new product available on 4th January???

Hope you like the bags, back tomorrow


Supplies Used: (All Stampin Up! Unless Otherwise Stated)
1. Card – Chocolate Chip, Real Red, Whisper WHite, Old Olive
2. Papers – WIld Wasabi DSP, Crumb Cake DSP
3. Stamps – For my Family
4. Embellishments – Ribbon
5. Tools – 1 3/4 circle punch, Surprise punch, Scallop Edge punch, Owl punch, Itty Bitty punches, Word Window punch
6. Mediums – Real REd ink, Garden Green ink

Tuesday 20 December 2011

Teacher Thank you cards

The teachers at school are fantastic but they have been even more amazing this past week and I always get them a little something for Christmas. Evan's teacher really appreciates all things handmade and she regularly asks me to come in and help in the class.

Here are the cards I made for them.

The paper is Wild Wasabi which is more of a modern green for Christmas which I really like.

The Santa is made from various punches and inked with Crumb cake around the edges. The sentiment is from the For my Family stamp set which I now use for all my personalised cards.

Hope you like the cards, we have already had a note back from Ev's teacher saying how much she loved her card and gifts.

Jules x

Supplies Used: (All Stampin Up! Unless Otherwise Stated)
1. Card – REal Red, Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, Basic Black, Wild Wasabi, Early Espresso
2. Papers – Wild Wasabi DSP
3. Stamps – For my Family
4. Embellishments – Rhinestones
5. Tools – Decorative Label, Large Oval, Large Heart, 1 3/4 Circle, Scallop Circle, Boho Blossom, 3/4 Circle, Word Window, 1/2 Circle punches
6. Mediums – Real Red ink, Garden Green ink, Crumb Cake ink

Monday 19 December 2011

Good morning, I am back!!

I want to say a big thank you for all the texts, emails and comments on my blog. It has been and still is a really tough time, but we are battling on and remembering the good times and the children seem to be coping OK.

Thank you to my loyal craft ladies last Tuesday night who rallied around and helped me get set up for our Christmas party event, you are superstars.

So back with a card which is one I made for a commission. I stuck to the penguin theme as I thought it worked well for a baby card.

The penguin is made from the owl punch and then stuck to the 1 3/4 circle and then punched out with ...........wait............... whats that around the circle - you will have to wait until 4th January to find out!

The colour combo is Bashful Blue, Real Red, Crumb Cake and Whisper White.

Hope you like my card and I promise I will try and be back tomorrow

Jules x

Supplies Used: (All Stampin Up! Unless Otherwise Stated)
1. Card – Whisper White, Bashful Blue, REal Red and Crumb Cake
2. Papers – Bashful Blue DSP
3. Stamps –
4. Embellishments – Bashful Blue satin ribbon
5. Tools – Owl punch, 2 Step Bird punch, Itty Bitty punches, 1 3/4 circle punch and new surprise punch!!
6. Mediums –

Thursday 15 December 2011

Sorry for lack of posts

To my loyal blog readers, you may be wondering where I have been?

We have had some devastating news that has shocked our community in Pudsey and our school this week which I am sure you may have seen on the news.

My little boys friend, Ben and his family have all been killed. They were our neighbours of 9 years prior to moving in May and my son has grown up with Ben. We are all trying to come to terms with what has happened, which is going to take some time.

I am still of course working on my Stampin Up, but just a little bit more low key with it. I will be back with blog projects very shortly. I just wanted to explain my unusual absence

Take care

Julie x

Friday 9 December 2011

Sorry for the absence!

mHi there

Bet you have forgotten who I am! Sorry for the absence, I have been busy preparing for a stall at a Christmas Fayre tomorrow so it's been all hands on deck!

I have been making lots of gift bags and teacher thank you cards as there should be lots of children at the Fayre. I saw some really cute penguins on a fellow UK demos blog, Jo Gelnar, check out her punch art HERE

Anyway I made these cute little fellows to decorate the gift bags and teacher cards.

Here are the teacher cards. I have used up a lot of my old papers for these projects.

Hope you like them and hope to be back tomorrow

Jules x

Tuesday 6 December 2011

Happy Birthday Mum

Hello there!!

Yesterday was my Mother-in-Laws birthday and guess what stamp set I used for her card?? Yep - Everything Eleanor!!!!!

I used a different colour combo, So Saffron and Calypso Coral with some Very Vanilla

I also went for the First Edition papers again as I had them out on my desk. To be honest one of my desks is almost covered in scraps, its embarrassing! So I have been trying to use the scraps up first, hence this colour combo!
The papers are from the ever popular Designer Series paper stacks and I added some of my favourite Crochet Trim.

The Mum sentiment is from the very useful For My Family stamp set and I have stamped it onto the Curly Label punch which I then layered up.

Some of my favourite pearls for the finishing touch!! I have been advised that the card went down well so all is good!!

Jules x
Supplies Used: (All Stampin Up! Unless Otherwise Stated)
1. Card – So Saffron, Calypso Coral, Very Vanilla
2. Papers – Calypso Coral DSP, First Edition
3. Stamps – Everything Eleanor, Petite Pairs, For my Family
4. Embellishments – Crochet Trim, Pearls
5. Tools – Scallop Trim Border punch, Curly Label punch,
6. Mediums – Calypson Coral ink, So Saffron ink

Sunday 4 December 2011

Becki's birthday!

Yesterday was another one of my lovely downline's birthdays!!!! We have a breather now for a few days!!! It was Becki's birthday and I actually didnt realise (because I dont ask the ladies how old they are) that it was her 40th!!! Sorry Becki!

Here is the card I made for her! It is using my new "go to" set! Whenever I get a bit stuck now I just pick up Everything Eleanor, and I soon come up with a design!

The colour combo on this one is Pool Party, Rich Razzleberry and Lucky Limeade, are you noticing I am using Pool Party and Lucky Limeade a lot!!!!! The papers are the First Edition papers, they are great for stamping straight onto and they are thinner than the normal ones so you get 24 sheets in a pack! Mine are still going strong even after making all those swaps and more!

I used the sentiment from Petite Pairs (another favourite) and then I cut the flowers out and layered them on. 3 pearls finished it off nicely!

And inside also got a bit of treatment too!!

Hope you like it and hope you had a fab day Becki!!

Jules x

Supplies Used: (All Stampin Up! Unless Otherwise Stated)
1. Card – Rich Razzleberry, Pool Party, Very Vanilla
2. Papers – First Edition
3. Stamps – Everything Eleanor, Petite Pairs
4. Embellishments – Pearls
5. Tools – Stamp a ma jig,
6. Mediums – Rich Razzleberry ink, Lukcy LImeade ink, Pool Party ink

Another Birthday Jem!

Good morning Bloggers!!!!

On Friday it was my lovely downline Anthea's birthday (we do have a lot of birthday Jems in December and I will be back with another tomorrow!) so I sent her a card all the way up to Bonnie Scotland!!! Anthea had an "eventful" birthday taking her hubby to A&E, but he is OK!! Hope you get chance to celebrate today Anthea!

Here is the card I made for her. It was partly inspired by a lovely card I saw on my SU MUm Monicas blog and I totally cased the colour combo!

The colour combo is Pool Party, Island Indigo and Lucky Limeade - I cant tell you how much I LOVE this years In Colour offering, its going down a storm with my ladies!

I stamped the Simply Soft flowers and then ran the paper through my embossing folder for some added texture, you might just be able to see it on this photo!

I then added lots of little butterflies from the Beautiful Wings Embosslit and a sentiment from Petite Pairs in the Four Frames, punched out with the Decorative Label punch! I bit of Pool Party ruffled ribbon finishes it off nicely!
And of course the inside got a bit of action too!!

Hope you liked it Anthea, back tomorrow with Becki's card!

JUles x

Supplies Used: (All Stampin Up! Unless Otherwise Stated)
1. Card – Pool Party, Lucky Limeade and Island Indigo
2. Papers – First Edition, Designer Paper Stack
3. Stamps – Simply Soft, Four Frames, Petite Pairs
4. Embellishments – Pool Party ruffle ribbon
5. Tools – Big Shot, Scallop Trim border punch, Decorative Label punch, Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder, Beautiful Wings Embosslit
6. Mediums – Pool Party ink, Island Indigo ink, Lucky Limeade ink

Saturday 3 December 2011

Diane's birthday

On Thursday it was my lovely downline Diane's birthday! Hope you had a great day Diane and that Malc spolied you!!

Here is the card I made for her. I went for a DL size card and used a new set that I got at Convention, Creative Elements.

I used a colour combo of Lucky Limeade, Perfect Plum and Regal Rose. I have stamped the flourish and then crimped the bottom half of the cardstock and then run it through my crimper.

The butterfly was coloured in with the marker pens and then as you can see above I got happy with the Spritzer tool!!!!

I put a greeting on the inside with the Happiest Birthday Wishes Hostess set

Back tomorrow with another team birthday card!

Supplies Used: (All Stampin Up! Unless Otherwise Stated)
1. Card – LUcky Limeade, Perfect Plum, Regal Rose, Whisper White
2. Papers –
3. Stamps – Creative Elements, Happiest Birthday Wishes
4. Embellishments – Perfect Plum Taffeta ribbon
5. Tools – Crimper, Spritzing Tool, Eyelet Border punch
6. Mediums – Lucky Limeade ink, Regal Rose marker, Perfect Plum marker, Lucky Limeade marker