Monday, 31 May 2010

Cottage Wall Crazy

Another nice lie in this morning, thats what Bank Holidays are all about!!!!!
This was a card I made on Saturday afternoon. All I made all afternoon were cards using Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive and Orchid Opulence! And of course the Cottage Wall papers!!
The card blank is Orchid Opulence which I never used until I got these papers!!! The flower in the corner is stamped with the Vontage Vogue set and then I have used the branches from the bird punch.
The Friend wording as been stamped using the Schoolbook Serif alphabet (my most used set!!) and added some Rich Razzleberry polka dot ribbon to trim it up a bit!

Hope you lie this one, I was quite please with it!
Back tomorrow
Jules x

Sunday, 30 May 2010

True Friend Thank Yous

Good morning and Happy Sunday to you. Its a glorious day today and I am just waiting for my big boy Ross to come home. He has been at the caravan with my parents since Thursday evening and we have all really missed him (even his brother!!!)
Yesterday I spent a good few hours in the conservatory making cards and projects and I had a lovely time but made such a horrible mess!!!
I always need a stash of Thank You cards for customers and hostesses etc so I made up a batch using a set I havent used for AGES True Friend. I teamed it with my fave colour combo at the moment Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo and Summer Sun.

Very very simple cards but I think very effective, didnt take long to make 5 of them!

Right thats me off for the moment!! Got lots of housework to catch up on but tonight I have a dance lesson so thats something to look forward to!! I am having to learn the Tango and the Paso Doble very quickly as my teacher has entered me in a competition!!!!!

See you tomorrow

Jules x

Saturday, 29 May 2010

Anniversary card

Hello there
Sorry for the lack of posting yesterday, I managed to get all my May wedding orders finished and out which was a huge relief!!!!
Here is a card that I have just made for my sister and her husband whose anniversary it is on Monday. I wanted to use black and cream as these were the colours they had on their wedding day.
Its a tall DL size card and uses the Bridegroom papers (not that they are papers, more like a card in fact) and I have mounted them onto a Very Vanilla card blank.

The image is from the All for Friends new hostess set from the mini catalogue and the ribbon is Very Vanilla, trimmed the card with the eyelet border punch. The sentiment Mr & Mrs is from Occasional Greetings punched out with the new tiny tag punch and the other sentiment is from Cheers and Wishes

Hope you like it!

Its chucking it down here so very miserable this afternoon, perfect for crafting!!!!

Back tomorrow

Jules x

Thursday, 27 May 2010

Another Tuesday card

Good morning, Thursday already, cant believe it!!!!
Last night I did another workshop, this time at the lovely Paulas house with a group of ladies who have been to my workshops before, think this was their 4th one!! They are a lovely bunch and Paula did really well for sales and was a happy girl!!! Waving to all the girls from last night!!!!
This card is another one from Tuesday nights class. I CASED this card from Amanda (a fellow SU Demo) ages ago and it gets so many comments on my board so I used it again.
The colour combo is Pretty in Pink and Close to Cocoa and the Stamp set used is Mr & Mrs and the Forever Flowers wheel.

The side part detaches off to make a bookmark gift using the Cutting Tool to make a perforated line.
Ok thats all for now, will be back tomorrow
Jules xx

Wednesday, 26 May 2010

Tuesday Class!

Well last night I was so excited as it was the return of my Tuesday card class!!! We have had 3 weeks off due to Footloose so it was great to be back!!
This weeks class was "Wheely good cards"!!!! I wanted to use the wheels as I dont think I use them enough and wanted to show the ladies that they dont need to be scared of them - Jill!!!!!
Anyway there has been very little activity in the conservatoire in the last week and yesterday afternoon I pulled everything out and started cleaning it all!!!
At 3pm (just before school time) I decided to move my tall unit that was usually in the top right of the picture below as it was taking up too much room and things were fading on it!!!

So I now have much more room for my drinks table and also my new basket which I have my orders in that need collecting!!

So onto another card. This one was based around the one I made for Lynda a week or so ago but I used the It's Beautiful wheel using Melon Mambo ink on Melon Mambo card.

The sentiment (Vicky and Jill's favourite) is from Occasional Greetings set and the flowers are from Best Wishes and More, stamped in Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo and Summer Sun.

Added some Polka Dot Rich Razzleberry ribbon to finish it off!!

Was lovely to see the ladies again!!!!!!
Thank you to those of you who have sent me messages saying you missed my blogging!!!! Its nice to be missed!!!!
Back tomorrow
Jules xx

Tuesday, 25 May 2010

I am back!!!!

I am back!!!!
So sorry I neglected my blog last week. It was such a mad week that I decided to take a week off from blogging and making cards!!!! Felt nice to have a break but I have soooo missed it!!!
FOOTLOOSE - What can I say, it was spectacular, the audience reactions were fab, the show went so well and I got some amazing feedback for my role. It was very rewarding and very hard work. Dont think I can do another show this year, its just so demanding!!!! I have got some photos which I will upload later in the week!
So this week I am straight back into it!!! I had a worshop last night at the lovely Gemma's house - hello girls!! Fab bunch of girls I met last night!!!
Tonight is my Tuesday night class and we are making cards using the Stampin Up wheels. This is the first one we are making
Using the Neighbourhood wheel. The papers are from the Sweet Pea paper pack and the card base is Soft Suede. I have coloured the images in with the ink pads and my blender pens using the following colours, Soft Suede, Really Rust, Pumpkin Pie and Old Olive. The sky has been coloured in with Bashful Blue ink and the aquabrush.

The sentiment is from the Bella's Bloom stamp set, punched out with the oval punches and I layered a loop of Soft Suede spotty grosgrain ribbon behind it.

Just when I was feeling a bit low with the show being over, look what arrived yesterday to cheer me up!!

Its my travel documents for Monaco!!!!!!!

I go 3 weeks tomorrow and I am so excited

Right I must dash as the boys are making lots of noise upstairs and I dont think it is related to them getting dressed
Back tomorrow - promise
Jules x

Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Tonight I gotta cut loose..........

Sorry for no card today, I am trying to have a chill out day and catch up with bits and bobs before OPENING NIGHT tonight!!!
Just having a cuppa and then going to have a bath and head off to the theatre at 5.30!
Thanks for those of you who have sent me messages and texts, I appreciate it!
Jules xxxx

Monday, 17 May 2010

Using the leftovers!!!

Hi there
Happy Monday to you!!!!! I am all go at the moment, had a crazy weekend of rehearsals but its going well and we have our last rehearsal tonight before the big opening night TOMORROW!!!!!!
Anyway, back to crafting!!!! Thank you for your lovely comments on the card I made for Lynda for her birthday on Saturday. When I made the card I stamped a whole sheet of A4.
And I made these 2 cards with the leftovers!!!!

This one uses the single stamp Elegant Thank you, which I love, very useful!!!!!! Added some Melon Mambo ribbon!!!!

This is probably one of my all time favourite sentiments!!! Its from Occasional Greetings!!

And here they are together!!

Right I must dash, got to go to Post Office with some of my club orders and then I need to chill out and get in the zone for the last rehearsal!!
Jules xx

Sunday, 16 May 2010

So Sorry

This is a card that no one likes to make - a sympathy card.
On Tuesday I was very sad to learn that my beloved downline Kate lost her younger brother very suddenly at age 53. I made her a card straight away and sent it off so I hope she has got it now.
The papers are from Night and Day and the flower is from Live your Dream, coloured in with So Saffron and Old Olive marker pens

The sentiment is from Basic Phrases and layered onto the oval punches.
As I said, these are cards that are not nice to make, I think simple works best with these ones.
Back tomorrow
Jules xx

Saturday, 15 May 2010

Happy Birthday Lynda

Happy weekend to you!!!!
Today is one of my lovely downlines birthday - the lovely Lynda!!!
Lynda is one of my local demos and has been with my team about 8 or 9 months. She is a very shy lady but we are bringing her out of her shell now!!!!!
Happy Birthday Lynda!
I decided to go bright and summery and wanted to use Simply Said as I think this is one of the first sets Lynda ever bought!! The colour combo is Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry and Summer Sun.
I randomnly stamped all over with the various flowers in the set to make it look like patterned paper. I actually stamped a whole sheet of A4 and have got some leftovers so I made a couple more cards which I will show another day.

The ribbon is of course Melon Mambo and the flowers are from the Best Wishes and More set, sentiment from Occasional Greetings.
Thats it for me for today
Back tomorrow
Jules xx

Friday, 14 May 2010

Cottage Wall 40th

Today it was my friend Sonya's 40th birthday!! Honestly though she only looks about 30!! I had to quickly make this card for her as time was running out
I used the new Cottage Wall papers as I know she hasnt seen them in the flesh yet so it would be a nice surprise for her! Teamed them with the Flight of the Butterfly set

The colour combo is Rich Razzleberry, Orchid Opulence, Old Olive.

The sentiment is from A Bit of Birthday Cheer.

Sorry for the short post but its Lucas day today!!

Jules xx

Thursday, 13 May 2010

Happy First Birthday Lucas!

Yeah my lovely Nephew is ONE TODAY!!!
I wont be seeing him until tomorrow (when I look after him) as he is going out for the day with his Mummy and Daddy and then wehn he is back this evening I will be out at rehearsal!
Here is a photo of the box I finally got round to making for his card

And for those of you who didnt see before, here is his card

Short post from me, I am suffering with cold, full of it which isnt good as we have really intense rehearsals now, and I want to be able to sing properly!!
Bye for now
Jules x

Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Thank you cards

Hello there. I have neglected my blog this week as I am so caught up in other things which are taking over my life at the moment, Weddings and Footloose!!!
This last couple of days I have been lucky to receive some gorgeous thank you cards from lovely girls in my team so I wanted to show them on here!!
This first one is from Evelyn, my newest Jem!! Gorgeous card with the Vintage Vogue set - thank you Evelyn
Next was a teeny tiny card using the Love notes from Chris who joined me just over a month ago, love that little bow Chris!

And finally this striking card from Angela using the Polka Dot background with the Medallion stamp - thank you Angela, love it!

Hopefully I will be back tomorrow with the box I have made for Lucas's cards

See you then

Jules xx

Monday, 10 May 2010

New Ribbon and Paper Share plus extra shares!

I have decided to do a paper and ribbon share (Or as many shares as I can fill). I need 4 people so the shares should fill up fast.

What you will get

3.4 metres Melon Mambo ribbon

3.4 metres Soft Suede ribbon

3.4 metres Rich Razzleberry ribbon

12 sheets of 6x6 Cottage Wall papers

All for the price of £9.95 which includes postage to you!!!!! This is a one off payment and a one off commitment!

If you would like a place please contact me asap on the email address above!

Also available are RIBBON/CARD and PAPER SHARE at £12.50

Jules xx

My lovely Nephews first birthday card!

Sorry I didnt post yesterday.My internet was off all morning and then I was out from 11.30 until 8.30 doing rehearsals and dancing!!!!!!!!
Also apologies for how many photos there are today but I just LOVE this card!! Its a very special card as my little nephew Lucas is 1 on Thursday!! Cant believe how time has flown!!!!
I wanted to use the monkey from Fox and Friends as I used this on his invites!
Its a large card, the card is made from 2 x 14.8cm cards stuck together to make a zig zag card. The colour combo is So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie and Bashful Blue
The papers are So Saffron Designer Papers and Bashful Blue Designer Papers.

His name has been stamped with my fave the Schoolbook Serif Alphabet and the number is the Schoolbook number. The Happy Birthday is from a Bit of Birthday Cheer!

The ribbon is Pumpin Pie striped grosgrain tied in a knot and stuck down

I do need to make a box for it which I will do and post another day along with an up to date photo of the little cutie!!!

Ok thats all for me.
Very important week in the Kettlewell house this week. Ross has his Year 6 SATS tests (the school havent boycott them!), Evan has his Year 2 SATS assessments tests and I have 8 days of solid Footloose rehearsals before opening night!!
Will try and keep up to date posting!!
Jules xx