Thursday, 21 January 2016

Basket Full Of Flowers

Todays card is an example of Paper Piecing and layered decoupage. I love my rubber stamps and like to spend an afternoon colouring. but I love my dies too. I cut the Tattered Lace Delicate Basket die out three time from supper smooth 300gsm white card. I then snipped away to make 3 layers and coloured with my alcohol markers.

Tattered Lace Essential  Pearl Pin Dot Oval Die
Tattered Lace Essential Pearl Pin Dot Boarder Die
Tattered Lace Delicate Basket Die
Tattered Lace Spiral Rose Die
Tattered Lace Byzantine Embossing Folder.
Supper smooth 300gsm card
Embellishment Attic Pearl wheel.
Promarkers Lilac, Lavender , warm grey 1, 2, 3, soft green, pear green.
Ribbon from my stash.
I hope you like todays card, feel free to leave a message so I will pop back and see your beautiful creations. Crafty hugs Julie Ann

Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Pearl Pin Dot Oval Die Anniversary Card.

Pearl Pin Dot Oval Die Anniversary Card.
Today I would like to share a card I made for the new Tattered Lace Release, which is the Pick Of The Day on Create & Craft UK. The pearl design is the theme which will run throw the new dies by Tattered Lace all the way throw 2016.

Recipe list.
Cream A5 card blank from Anna Marie Designs.
Tattered Lace Pearl Pin Dot Oval Die.
Tattered Lace Essentials Pearl Pin Dot Boarder Die.
A4 shades Paper Pad Ombre Blue.
Tattered Lace Magnificent Build a Butterfly Die.
Tattered Lace Anniversary verse die.
Tattered Lace Essentials Half Oval Die.
You can see by the photo below you can see how I used the half oval die to make a design feature in my card.
Thank you for stopping by today, please leave a message so I can pop and see your creations. The card samples made by all of the design team can be found on the Tattered Lace web site along with social media links. crafty hugs julie ann x

Saturday, 16 January 2016

Tattered Lace Blossoming Butterfly Die

The new tattered lace collection Melding was released at CHA in America last week end. This is the largest trade show in the world where craft company's go to show their products for the coming year. It was so exciting to be involved with the samples that Stephanie Weightman the designer for Tattered Lace, and Nancy Watt the editor of the Tattered Lace Magazine took out there with them. The Melding collection is a new concept in card marking that you can choose to leave in the card or add the demi frame and cut out an aperture. There are some complimentary dies that coordinate with The Melding collection and I have chosen the Blossoming Butterfly Die to make todays card.
Blossoming Butterfly Die by Tattered Lace.
White A5 blank landscape card by Anna Marie Designs.
Supper Smooth 300gsm card, this is perfect to use with alcohol markers. I always use it if I intend to colour my die cuts. I buy it from
Solid coloured card stock is the Shades Ombre A4 card pads. These pads take the guess work out of colour matching. I used the Rose pad.
The Patterned papers are a free down load on the Tattered Lace web site.
The Pearls are by The Embellishment Attic .
Promarkers Blush, Tea Rose, Dusky Rose, Dusky Pink, Putty, Pastel Green, Tea Green, Grey Green.

Stephanie designs tattered lace dies with snip ability, which makes the dies so versatile. I hope you can see from the small pictures how I cut out the design in supper smooth card then I colour them with Promarkers. I then place on my card to see what sort of composition that will sit well on my card design. I like to snip sections out and make my own decoupage. As the die cuts are so delicate I would recommend you use a glue jell when layering up, as this type of adhesive dry's clear.
Challenges entered into
Crafting With Friends challenge #12 has an anything goes theme.
Creative Fingers Challenge #100 has an anything goes
Simply Papercraft Challenges #21 has the theme anything goes.
Jades Sparkling Butterflies challenge #10 is an anything goes challenge.
Thank you for popping by today, I hope you enjoyed your stay. please leave a comment so I can pop over and see your beautiful creations. I am lucky to be on the Tattered Lace design team along side some of the most talented card designers. please visit the Tattered Lace web site were we have a gallery and links to the Pinterest boards and Facebook. we all get crafters block or our mojo goes for a walk, if your feeling like that after Christmas this might help reignite the flame of creativity.
Crafty hugs julie

Tuesday, 12 January 2016

Tattered Lace Fairytale Collection

One of the new releases from Tattered lace is The Fairytale Collection. These beautiful dies are so usable. All the members of the design team all had a different take which is fantastic. there is a gallery on Tattered Lace web site.
Ingredient List
Essential heart die by Tattered Lace
Into the sunset  die by TL
Delicate Love word sentiment by TL
Tattered lace Tapestry heart die.
Tattered Lace castle die.
Super smooth 300g white card
Centura pearl card

I hope you like this card, below are some more cards made using some other dies in this collection. crafty hugs julie Ann x

Monday, 11 January 2016

Wedding Invitation Idea

My eldest daughter Zoe got engaged on Christmas eve which has got me thinking about the wedding stationary they might like. The wedding is 18months away but I will need to get my thinking cap on. she deserves some thing special and over the coming weeks I am going to make a few serving suggestions to see what she likes. Being mum of the bride who makes cards there is an extra pressure to make some thing special. I have only made one of wedding stationary and that was for my brother.

 Ingredients List.
A5 white Landscape card from Anna Marie Designs
Tattered Lace Duchess Die.
Tattered lace Byzantine Lattice Die
Tattered Lace Byzantine Lattice embossing folder
Embellishments from the Tattered Lace Embellishment Attic.
Shimmer card and paper is Centura pearl.
Please don't think the duchess die is for weddings only, here are two more cards I made using it. when buying a die please look as a tool, an investment . Tattered lace have snip-ability, not sure if that's a real word, they have lots of small detail flowers and swirls.
Thank you for popping by today, feel free to leave comments or ask any questions. I look forward to seeing you soon. Crafty hugs Julie Ann x

Happy New year 1

Happy 2016 my crafty friends !
Only 11 days late but better late than never. I have been beavering away making samples for Tattered Lace Dies for the CHA retail show in America. This is the largest craft show in America were company's go and show the retailers all there new products for the coming 6 months. Please believe me when I say the releases for 2016 are stunning. I am enjoying being on the Craft Chanel Productions design team which covers Tattered Lace Dies, Tatty Twinkle stamps and CD of Tatty, My Craft Studio and the design directory. I look forward to sharing my design team creations and all the craftiness for the coming year. I wish you all health wealth and happiness for 2016 crafty hugs Julie xxx

Sunday, 1 November 2015

All The Fun Of The Fair

Todays card is my Dt card from the latest Tatty Twinkle show of Create and Craft. Nikky Hall is so talented, designing this little darling to go with Stephanie Weightman's lacy dies.
Materials List.
2 6x6 white card blanks I like the craftwork cards basic card stock
Image Tatty Twinkle rubber stamp stamped with memento ink
Decorative Papers Printed off the Tatty Twinkle CD
Solid coloured card stock American Crafts
Leaf and flower trio sets by Tattered Lace.
All decorative Dies Tattered Lace
Colour Mediums promarkers and flexi markers
Distress inks walnut stain and old paper

Challenges Entered Into.
7 Kids College Fund . Challenge #137 has the theme anything goes.
Chocolate Baroque Challenge. Challenge #16 has a colour challenge, please pop over and see the colours and dt inspirations.
Colour Throwdown challenge Blog. Challenge #366 is a colour theme pop over and see the details.
Crafty Gals Corner. Challenge #43 has the theme anything goes.
Creative Moments Challenge. The theme for challenge #80 is anything goes.
I Love Promarkers Challenge Blog. The theme for Challenge #292 is circles. I really love promarkers !
Simon says challenge blog. The theme is anything goes,
Thank you for stopping by today, I love your visits and cant wait to see all your makes this week, crafty hugs Julie Ann x

Friday, 30 October 2015

All About The Boys

This is one of the samples I made for the new Tatty twinkle releases on Create and Craft.TV. This is a homage to both my dad and my Pappy who both loved their allotments. my pappy liked a bit of scrumping too. He was very much like Zac Dingle from Emmerdale. He live in a small village and loved living off the land. So different from his day job laying Tarmac on the roads around the uk.
Materials List
Image is Tatty Twinkle which can be bought from
Wooden Dad word from The Wood Barn.
Decorative papers by American crafts
Dies By Tattered Lace.
Colour medium Promarkers and Graph'it markers
white and black fine liner
Distress inks tea die, antique linen and walnut stain.
Challenges entered into.
Crafting when you can challenge blog. challenge no106 has the theme Distress It.
Crafting From The Heart Challenge Blog. Challenge #83 has the theme anything goes.
Crafty Cardmakers challenge blog. Challenge #150 has the theme use Autumn Colours.
Not Just Cards Challenge Blog. Challenge #25 has the theme anything goes and they love to see all your craft projects not just cards.
Use Your Stuff challenge blog. Challenge #195 has the these use punches and dies
I am going to try and be a better blogger. I have a new laptop so no excuses but after being with XP windows eight are taking some getting used too. I am going to try and blog every day, crafty hugs and thank you for popping by, julie x 



Exciting News !

I have some exciting news I have joined the Tattered Lace Design Team. I am so honoured to be on such a prestige team, along with some of the most talented card designers in the universe. I have been making lots of cards for shows and new releases I could tell you about all the new dies and Tatty Twinkle stamps, but I might be shot, so mums the word. Thank you for stopping by and I look forward to sharing lots of exciting things with you soon. Crafty hugs Julie x

Sunday, 11 October 2015

Charlie Has A New Brother

I have some special news to share, Charlie's Nanny and Grandy have a new special grandson and Charlie has a new baby brother. Frankee David Lee arrived safe and sound at the end of September. He is beautiful and kept us waiting for 9 days little monkey. His mummy and daddy were told they were having a girl so the past 2 weeks have been spent changing all the pink and fluffy things into Blue. I have lots of very exciting news to share pop back to find out , crafty hugs Julie xxx

Friday, 26 June 2015

Special Sister

I would like to share with you a card i made for my little niece Eva. She became a big sister to her new baby sister Arla. Eva is only 3 and has been so excited. I wanted to make her a card and a little pressie too. I have got her a large dolly bobbin. My mums been knitting up a storm and Eva has wanted to help!

Materials I have used.
8" white square card blank
Stamped Image is Aggie by scruffy little kitten rubber stamps and stamped sentiment
The decorative paper i have printed off the scruffy little kitten CD Rom by crafters companion.
Black memento ink.
Tattered lace essentials die set .
Spellbinders butterfly dies.
Go-Kreate Boo die and clothes dies.
solid card stock American crafts and centura pearl card
Card candy from my stash
Coloured with promarkers.
Challenges I have entered.
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge. the theme for June is   anything goes.
Crafty Hazelnuts Pattered Paper Challenge.The theme for June is anything goes but use your patterned paper
Crafty Times Challenge Blog. The theme for June is girls girls girls..
One Crazy Stamper.The theme is anything goes but you must use a hand stamped image no digi stamps for this challenge.
Sugar and Betty's Challenge Blog.The theme for June is anything goes.
Sister Of Craft Challenge. The theme for June is anything goes. They are celebrating their first birthday.
I decorated the inside of my card. Sorry for poor quality of my pictures my camera is feeling stroppy and i had to use my i pad. I have covered were i have written on the card too. Note to self take picture before you write in it ! I hope you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you again soon. Crafty Hugs Julie Ann x

New Baby Niece

We have been blessed with a new niece. she was nearly 3 weeks early and weighed 9Ib 9oz!. she is beautiful and has so much hair, and the double of her big sister. I would like to share the card I made.

Materials I Used.
6" White square card blank by craftwork cards, which i made into an easel card.
The image is a flower Fairy 2 Rubber Stamp by creative Expressions.
Solid card stock is by American Crafts.
Sentiments are from the scruffy little Kitten range.
Flower leaf dies are a combination of Tattered Lace and Spellbinders.
Coloring medium combination of promarkers and graph'it markers.
Flowers, ribbon, lace, gems and doily are from my stash.

 Challenges entered into.
Addicted To Stamps challenge #107 has a bingo theme. clink on the link to see the options. I used Lace, sentiment and ribbon
AWT Challenge. the theme is anything goes, and you can enter with any kind of craft, I really like that . you can enter anything from a cake, knitting or paper craft project.
Stamping Sensations challenge. The theme for June is to use a die or punch. .
One Sweet Challenge. Junes theme is to use dies or and punches, 
That Craft Place has the theme of lots of layers.Pop over and take a peek.
Paper Creators Crafts Challenge. The theme for challenge #39 is anythings goes.
ABC Challenge Blog. L is for lace, you must use real lace not paper or ribbon.
Thank you for popping by, i will share some pictures of baby Arla Violet soon just needs to check with my brother first. crafty hugs Julie Ann x

Top 3 At Crafting Desert Diva's


So chuffed to be one of the winners at Crafting Desert Diva's for There Fathers day themed challenge.. Thank you so very much . If you would like to see how i made this card click here.
Craftin Desert Divas

Monday, 22 June 2015

Gardening Charlie

Happy Monday my crafty friends. I hope you are all well, the sun is shinning on the south coast today, and I would like to share the card I made for my father in-law. He loves to potter in his garden especially since he retired.

Materials used to make my card.
8" white card blank from Craftwork Cards
Image is called Charlie by scruffy little kitten crafters companion
Solid card stock by American Crafts
Decorative papers printed off the  scruffy little kittens CD-Rom.
Dies are quickutz, tattered lace and spellbinders.
Promarkers oatmeal, putty, almond, daffodil yellow, sandstone, warm grey 1&2,coco,caramel, sage green, lipstick red, pale blue, denim grey 1&2
I like to inside of my cards to, makes a special touch.
Challenges entered into
Crafting for all seasons. Challenge #104 has the theme its a boy thing .
Creative moments challenge blog, the theme for challenge #70 is anything goes /for the man in your life/ fathers day.
Freshly Brewed designs Challenge blog anything goes.
The Mod Squad Challenge blog has the theme Fathers 
The Paper Shelter challenge #208 has the theme make it digital.

I hope you all spent some quality time with your dads yesterday. Charlies Grandy had some nice presents but i have to admit I dragged him round the farmers market before we meet up with the little ones for lunch. crafty hugs until next time Julie Ann x

Friday, 19 June 2015

Rugby Mad

Hello, I would like to share a card I made for my rugby mad dad. Well he is just sport mad, from playing while he was in the navy to coaching when he came out and then as a ref. When i was growing up quality time with him was spent at the old saints rugby club in the winter and Northampton cricket ground in the summer. My husband was so impressed when we meet i knew what the offside rules were ! He bought me a season ticket to watch his football team as a wedding present.
Materials Used
White 8" card blank by Craftwork cards
Image is Alfie by scruffy little kitten @ Cafters Companion .
Solid card by American crafts, die cuts beautifully
Decorative papers from scruffy little kittens
Promarkers and flexi markers oatmeal, putty, sun-kissed pink, warm grey 1&2, blue grey 1,2&3,blue pearl, denim blue, caramel, coco, sandstone.
scrabble pieces i found in a charity shop and buttons from my stash.
I used the essential rectangles by Tattered Lace.
I like to decorate the inside of my cards with coordinating decorative papers.

Challenges entered into.
2 cute ink digital stamps challenge. the theme for challenge #131 is fathers day. i love to make male themed cards, funny i know but i do.
Crafting From The Heart, challenge #64 has the theme as always any thing goes.Great dt inspirations.
Crafting Desert Diva Linky Party, the challenge theme is fathers day or a masculine card.
Crafty Boots Challenge, the theme is fathers day or a male themed card.
Get Creative challenges. The theme for challenge #17 for the man in your life/fathers day
Cards 4 Guys Challenge Blog. This is one of my favorite blogs its all about the boys, please if you find making cards for the boys in your life pop over the ubber talented team will get your mojo back. the theme for challenge #75 is fathers day.
Thank you for passing by, i hope you enjoyed your stay and i hope you will come back soon, crafty hugs Julie Ann x

Thursday, 18 June 2015

Dare To Be Sassy Thursday Challenge # 286

Hello today sees the start of a new challenge at Dare To Be Sassy Thursday. Challenge # 286 has the theme your hears desire, anything goes. come on girls we all love this type of challenge. this is my first week on the sassy studio design team, how nervous is it making your first card !I wanted the card to look vintage, and a bit shabby chic.
Materials Used
The image is called Birthday Cake Sassy.
I made the card blank with The art deco die set by Couture Creations.
Solid card stock American Crafts, check out your local TKMAX my local store in Southsea has some at a bargain price.
Dreamees flower rubber stamps .
Promarkers almond, putty, oatmeal, dusky pink, sun-kissed pink, daffodil yellow, sandstone,caramel, blue grey 1,2,3,4
Challenges entered into.
Fab and Funky Challenges. The theme for challenge #264 is gorgeous girls, some fab dt creations and sassy studio designs are the sponsor.
Freshly Brewed Designs. Challenge theme is any thing goes, we all like this.
The Paper Shelter Challenge # 208 has an any make it digital theme.Digital stamps are so good, we can make things any size and no worry's how to store them.
Wonderful Wednesday Challenge Blog, the theme is anything goes.
Over on the sassy studio Facebook page we have a challenge there too .June 2015 Progressive Challenge if you are participating in the challenge you get this image for free see the Facebook group for details, otherwise this image is on discount for the month of June for anyone else wanting to join in on the fun to get next months image free. Please come and join our group , the design team post lots of inspiration and we just love seeing your beautiful creations. If you would like to buy Birthday Cake Sassy pop over to our store.
Thank you for popping by, please join in with one of our Sassy Studio Designs Challenges whether its on our Facebook group or the Dare To Be Sassy Thursday Challenge Blog. Crafty hugs Julie Ann x

Monday, 15 June 2015

Thank You Cards

Hello my crafty friends, and welcome if this is your first visit. I must start by telling you I have been a naughty blogger. I have been spending time with my dermatologist , all sorted, nothing to worry about but ! please remember your sun block even on a cloudy day. All combined with streptococcal , and Guttate Psoriasis. I would like to thank all my friends who have been here for me and Charlies Grandy. I have a pile of thank you cards to make, but this one is for you my blogger friends, to say thank you and im back !
Materials Used
The image is a Tatty Twinkle rubber stamp
8" Kraft card blank
Decorative papers are by The Hobby House 
Coloured with promarkers.
almond, putty, oatmeal, blush, dusky pink, daffodil yellow, sandstone, coco, burnt sienna, pear green, olive green, lavender, purple, lilac, blue grey 1&2.
Ribbon, lace, gems and pearls are from my stash.
I have spent the weekend, coloring images, so please pop back and see what i have been up to. 
Crafty hugs Julie Ann x

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Top 3 At Creative Moments Challenge #52

              I am chuffed to bits to be in the top 3 at Creative Moments.Challenge #52 had the theme of any thing goes with a twist of use more than 3 layers. If you would like to see how i made this card please look here. Crafty hugs Julie Ann

New Releases At Digistamps 4 Joy

Digistamps 4 Joy have releases some beautiful new digistamps. I have made this card with one of them, called I am lost. Please pop over to the DS4J blog to see all this weeks releases and see the beautiful cards my team mates have made.The DS4J store is filled with the most gorgeous images, make a cuppa and pop over and take a peek, crafty hugs Julie Ann x

Digistamps 4 Joy Challenge #101

Today is the midway point for our current challenge at Digistamps 4 Joy, Challenge #101 has the theme Anniversary, Please pop over and see the beautiful cards my very talented team mates have been making. The card I would like to share with you today is a first anniversary card for one of my son's friend for his wife. The image I used is Country Bride, which can be brought from the DS4J store.
Materials Used.
Image country Bride by Digistamps 4 Joy.
Color Medium Graph'it markers 4115, 4145, 4155
Promarkers / Flexi markers Antique white, Linen, putty, march hare, tea rose, budding rose, fresh meadows, coco, warm grey 1,2
Card Base  I cut the stepper card base on my Silhouette Cameo
Card Stock By American Crafts, and gold shimmer stardream card.
Dies Kensington fancy label by Tattered Lace. Swirl by Quickutz
Lace and paper flowers from my stash.
 Challenges entered into
Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge Blog.
The theme for the current challenge is Any thing goes.
Paper Take Weekly Card Challenge Blog.
The first challenge of the month means any thing goes
Craft-Dee Bowz Challenge Blog.
 The theme for October is to use a handmade bow on your card or project.
Crafting From The Heart Challenge Blog.

The theme for challenge #39 is any thing goes.
Sister Act Card Challenge Blog.
The theme for challenge #77 is any thing goes. 
Thank you for popping over today. I hope you enjoyed your stay. Please join us at Digistamps 4 Joy for challenge #101. I look forward to seeing all the beautiful things you have made. Crafty hugs Julie Ann x