Monday, 30 April 2012

April Promotion - FREE PAPERS!!!!

The after Sale a Bration blues are banished today with the launch of a new Stampin UP promotion throughout April!!!

Spend £45 in one transaction in April and receive a pack of papers free!

Choose from Beyond the Garden or Nursery Nest from the main catalogue of Berry Blossoms and Pocketful of Posies from the Spring Mini catalogue

Please contact me to place an order!

Jules x

Goodbye Cupcake

Well today is the day we say goodbye to the Cupcake punch and stamp set. I have no idea if this is going to make it into the "big book" in October so for now I will have to say goodbye!!

You know me and cupcakes - I LOVE them! So, it goes without saying that I have really enjoyed using these products and I know my ladies have too!!

If you would like to get your hands on them you will have to get in touch with me TODAY before tea-time and I will sneak in one last order!

I will leave you with a selection of my favourite cupcake projects!

 Tomorrow is an exciting day as it sees the launch of the new Summer Mini! Be sure to check back in and see what delights are on offer!

Jules x

Saturday, 28 April 2012

50th Gift set

One of my friends is celebrating her 50th birthday this weekend so I have made a card with a matching photo album to capture the memories and photos from her birthday celebrations!!!

Here is the card, I have gone for the black,white and silver theme! The paper is from the Neutrals paper stack and the card is the luxurious Brushed Silver, I love this card for that extra touch of class!

 I always turn to Vintage Vogue for these occasions as it looks good in many colours and I have stamped the flowers in Basic Black.

 I added a double bow and the numbers were cut from the Timeless Type alphabet set and layered onto circle punches.

 And here is the photo album I made to match

 Made with the same products and some rhinestones for a touch of bling!

I think that gifts like these are special as they are unique and hopefully my friend will be able to look back on her album in years to come!

Jules x

Friday, 27 April 2012

Scrapbooking my boys

Hello there! I am sorry my blog is a bit hit and miss with posts at the moment! As you may know we are trying to sell our house and its a teeny bit stressful!!!

Here I am back with a 12x12 page of my lovely boys! This is a photo from our favourite place in North Wales

 You may spot a couple of new products on this layout!! More info available on Tuesday when the new catalogue goes live!!! 
 I have used a lot of chipboard on this layout as I feel its something I dont use and we used this at my recent training event for our team! I have covered the chipboard in paper (clouds) and then written on it for some journalling and also I have stamped on it too!!!

 Stamping onto chipboard, just gives it a nice decoration!

 Hmmm what could that gorgeous ribbon be?

I am off to pace the room, waiting for a call from Estate Agents!

Jules x

Supplies Used: (All Stampin Up! Unless Otherwise Stated) 
1. Card – Baja Breeze, Pear Pizazz
 2. Papers – Not telling yet!!
 3. Stamps – Not telling yet!!
 4. Embellishments – Chipboard and some new ribbon and new buttons!!!!
 5. Tools – Big Shot, Simple letters die
 6. Mediums – Baja Breeze ink pad

Thursday, 26 April 2012

Another sneaker!!!

Hello there! I am a bit late posting today but I am back with another Senak Peek from the new Summer Mini which goes live on Tuesday!! AGAIN I have used the Cupcake punch to create the clouds so if you would like this punch please order it through me before Monday night! I will be placing an order over the weekend and there will be no delivery charge for anyone who can collect!

This card uses one of my fave sets from the new Mini, Up,Up and Away! I love it!

 Can you spot another new sneak peek on this card? It has been used on the hills!! 

 I love playing around with this stamp set and creating little scenes!!

Hope you like it!

Jules x

Supplies Used: (All Stampin Up! Unless Otherwise Stated) 
1. Card – Crumb Cake, Bashful Blue, Wild Wasabi, Lucky Limeade, Certainly Celery
 2. Papers – 
 3. Stamps – Up,Up and Away
 4. Embellishments – 
 5. Tools – Cupcake punch
 6. Mediums – Calypso Coral ink, Wisteria Wonder ink, Soft Suede ink

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Spiced Paisley shirt card

Hello there! Its Wednesday already! Can't believe how quickly these weeks go by nowadays!!!

Here I am with a card we made last night at Tuesday Club. It uses the Spiced Paisley stamp set which leaves us next Monday when the current Spring Mini finishes!! This is another set I havent used often enough but I actually got this one free as one of the perks of being a demonstrator - ask me for more details!!!

 The colour combo on this card is Pool Party, More Mustard, Soft Suede and Pear Pizazz with Very Vanilla. I decided to make a little origami shirt and use some of the More Mustard Scallop Dotty ribbon as a tie! Not as hard as it looks to make the shirt at all!!

 The Happy Birthday and Dad are from the For my Family stamp set and I stamped and layered them up with oval punches!

Hope you like, back tomorrow with another sneak from the Summer Mini!

Jules x

Supplies Used: (All Stampin Up! Unless Otherwise Stated) 
1. Card – Soft Suede, Pool Party, More Mustard, Very Vanilla
 2. Papers – 
 3. Stamps – Spiced Paisley, For my Family
 4. Embellishments – Silver Brads, More Mustard Scallop Dotty ribbon
 5. Tools – Oval punches
 6. Mediums – Pear Pizazz ink, More Mustard ink, Pool Party ink, Soft Suede ink

Monday, 23 April 2012

A new stamp set with old favourites!!!!

Hello there and happy Monday morning to you!!!! 

I am here with a sneak peek from the new Summer Mini catalogue that launches on 1st May!! This is a stamp set I was hoping we would get and I am happy to say I wasn't disappointed!! I have been keen to make a card like this after seeing lots of lovely ones on Pinterest over the last few weeks! 

 NOW - if you like this card and want to re-create it you are going to have to get in quick before the end of April to get the Cupcake punch which I used to make the clouds!! Thats why I have shared it with you today rather then after the 1st May!! Wouldnt want you to be disappointed!!!

 The stamp set of course will not be available until the 1st May!

Hope you like my sneak peek and remember if you like the little clouds, you need the Cupcake punch pronto!!

Jules x

Supplies Used: (All Stampin Up! Unless Otherwise Stated) 
1. Card – Real REd, Pool Party, Lucky Limeade
 2. Papers – 
 3. Stamps – Up Up and Away
 4. Embellishments – In Colour Brad, Real Red satin ribbon
 5. Tools – Square Lattice folder, Circle punches
 6. Mediums – Real Red ink, Soft Suede ink, Lucky Limeade ink

Sunday, 22 April 2012

Last of the Stamp a Stackers!

Happy Sunday to you!! I have had a little lie in this morning as I was exhausted after our Training Day yesterday and then I also went ballroom dancing last night!!! Let's just say I could do with a foot transplant!!!

Here is the last card from the Stamp a Stacker on Friday night and this was the one that took the longest!!!! It uses the stamp set Little Princess.

 The colour combo is Pretty in Pink and Peach Parfait and I have used a brand new product on there, available from 1st May!!!

 I love the scallop dotty ribbon and this is the second card of the evening that the ladies got to use my beloved spotty ribbon!!!

Hope you like my card and please visit me tomorrow for some more crafty eye candy - there may even be another sneak peek!!!

Jules x

Supplies Used: (All Stampin Up! Unless Otherwise Stated) 
1. Card – Pretty in Pink, Peach Parfait
 2. Papers – Peach Parfait DSP
 3. Stamps – Little Princess
 4. Embellishments – Pretty in Pink Scallop Dotty ribbon, Rhinestones
 5. Tools – Decorative Label Punch, Oval punches, Itty Bitty punch
 6. Mediums – Peach Parfait ink, Pretty in Pink marker, So Saffron marker, Basic Grey ink

Saturday, 21 April 2012

Good morning! Firstly thank you to my ladies who came to Stamp a Stack last night, hope you liked your makes!!

As you read this I will be getting ready to go to our Training Day which I am so looking forward to! These events take a lot of planning bur I love getting together with my team and other demonstrators and "sharing what we love"!!!!

So this is another card from the Stamp a Stack and it uses a couple of products that will not be available come  the 1st May so get yours quick!!

SPICE CAKE PAPERS - gosh I have loved these and have almost used my last scraps of them!!!

POSTAGE STAMP PUNCH - a great on trend punch which I havent used nearly enough!!

 I have also used a NEW product from our upcoming Summer Mini catalogue but you cannot actually see it!!! Lets just say it is a tool that helped me to create something on this card!!!!!!!!
 The colour combo is Crumb Cake for the card base, Pool Party, More Mustard, Pear Pizazz, Chocolate Chip, Soft Suede and Very Vanilla

The sentiment is from the Hostess set Happiest Birthday Wishes

Hope you like

Jules x

Supplies Used: (All Stampin Up! Unless Otherwise Stated) 
1. Card – Crumb Cake, Pool Party
 2. Papers – Spice Cake
 3. Stamps – Happiest Birthday Wishes
 4. Embellishments – Antique Brads, More Mustard Scalloped Dotty Ribbon
 5. Tools – Postage Stamp punch and Its a Secret!!!!
 6. Mediums – Early Espresso ink

Friday, 20 April 2012

Another Stamp a Stacker!

Good morning! Phew its Friday and I am almost ready for the really busy weekend I have this weekend!! Tonight I have my Stamp a Stack event and then tomorrow I have our Quarterly Team Training Event which is all prepped for!!!! I am so looking forward to spending a day with my team members and other demonstrators!! Will report back with photos from the day on Sunday!

Here is another card we are making this evening at my Stamp a Stack, you make 2 of each card and take 12 cards home with you!!!

This one uses the Fox and Friends stamp set with lots of primary colours, I love that cheeky monkey! The colours used are Chocolate Chip, Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight, Real Red and Old Olive.

I have used a tool I dont use enough - the Crimper! I love the look it gives the Old Olive card! Adds a great bit of texture to your projects.

The large Scallop Circle is only available for a few more days until the end of the month! Please dont miss out on this purchase if you own the larger circle punch then this is a must!

Thanks for reading!

Jules x

Supplies Used: (All Stampin Up! Unless Otherwise Stated) 
1. Card – Real Red, Tempting Turquoise, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White
 2. Papers – 
 3. Stamps – Fox and Friends, Petite Pairs
 4. Embellishments – 
 5. Tools – 1 3/4 Circle Punch, Large Scallop Circle, Crimper
 6. Mediums – Real Red ink, Old Olive ink, Tempting Turquoise ink, Daffodil Delight ink, Chocolate Chip ink

Thursday, 19 April 2012

An Exciting Event!

Hello there!!!

I am back today with news of an exciting event that I am running on

SATURDAY 2nd JUNE from 2pm in Pudsey, nr Leeds.

This event will celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee with crafty projects and a cuppa and cream scone - very British!!!!

The cost is £15 and includes everything to make the projects

Please mail me on or give me a call on 0792 199 7148 to book a place!

Jules x

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Another Stamp a Stack sneak!

Hello there!!! Its a bit chilly this morning and I am wishing I was inside all day but I have a lot of running around to do today and rehearsing tonight!!!

Today is my last day to book on the Stamp a Stack which is THIS FRIDAY in Pudsey. 12 cards in 3 hours £15 or free with an order of £45 on the evening.

This is one of the cards we will make, you will make 2 cards of each design. The card uses a set I havent inked up for a very long time, Growing Green!

The colour combo is Regal Rose, Pool Party and Certainly Celery and I watercoloured the flowers and foliage with my ink pads and blender pens.

The sentiment is from Trendy Trees and is punched out with the Word Window punch.

Hope you like, off for my shower

Jules xx

Supplies Used: (All Stampin Up! Unless Otherwise Stated)
1. Card – Regal Rose, Certainly Celery, Regal Rose, Whisper White
2. Papers –
3. Stamps – Growing Green, Trendy Trees
4. Embellishments – Certainly Celery satin ribbon
5. Tools – WOrd Window punch, Blender pen
6. Mediums – Basic Grey ink, Pool Party ink, Regal Rose ink, Certainly Celery ink

Monday, 16 April 2012

Another Stamp a Stack

Hello there! Well its back to the normal routine today and the boys are back at school - the alarm clock was a bit of a shocker this morning!!

I have 2 events back to back this week - my Stamp a Stack on Friday evening and then our All Day Team Training on Saturday which I am really looking forward to!

So here is a card from my Stamp a Stack on Friday evening. This is the only one I cased from Pinterest this time!! :)

The card uses the Berry Blossoms papers (which you can get FREE this month!) and the Fruit and Flowers stamp set p,us the Curly Cute stamp set for the sentiment.

The colour combo is Wisteria Wonder, Lucky Limeade, Calypso Coral, Early Espresso and Whisper White.

Right I am going to take my boy to school and then home to craft and prep all day with maybe a touch of housework thrown in!!

Jules x

Supplies Used: (All Stampin Up! Unless Otherwise Stated)
1. Card – Wisteria Wonder, Whisper White, Calypso Coral
2. Papers – Berry Blossoms
3. Stamps – Curly Cute, Fruit and Flowers
4. Embellishments – White Satin Ribbon
5. Tools –
6. Mediums – Lucky Limeade ink, Wisteria Wonder ink

Sunday, 15 April 2012

Scrapbooking our Special Place

Hello there! Yesterday I had a scrapbook session at my house and made 2 layouts using the Berry Blossoms papers that come FREE with a spend of £45 this month! I took these quick snaps on my phone once I had finished!!

Since 2002 we have been visiting the same lovely cottage in North Wales which we LOVE!!! I think we have been 7 times now, the most recent time was last April. The first time we went Evan wasnt even born!!!!

I have been wanting to scrapbook some photos from our special place for ages and to be honest I could probably fill a whole album!!!

Here are some photos from the second time we visited in 2004 when Evan was about 18 months old and Ross was 5 years old.

I used some circle punches to create these embellishments with the papers, card and some of my favourite brads.
I love looking back on the photos from Wales and how much the boys have grown up! I usually take a photo of them sitting on the same wall every time we go to show how they have grown up!!!! I will have to do a layout with all those photos!!!!

Ross loves going on the rope swings and here they are enjoying a ride on Martha the pony.

I really enjoy scrapbooking but it always makes me feel guilty that I don't do enough with my photos so I am going to try to make an effort to do some every week instead of every month!!

Wish me luck!!!

Jules x

Supplies Used: (All Stampin Up! Unless Otherwise Stated)
1. Card – Whisper White, Lucky Limeade, Calypso Coral, Wisteria Wonder
2. Papers – Berry Blossoms
3. Stamps – NONE!!!!
4. Embellishments – Lucky Limeade Ruffle ribbon, In Colour Brads
5. Tools – Various Circle punches, Big Shot, Simple Letters dies
6. Mediums – Lucky Limeade ink, Wisteria Wonder ink