Saturday, 29 August 2009

Christmas Card

Off to Cardiff for the weekend today, so just quickly showing you this card..... Mainly used SU products, wiped a Bashful Blue inkpad over the bottom half of the card, added strip of SU paper, heat embossed the flourish and greeting with white emb. powder, inked up an acetate panel, added Diamond Glaze, Glamour Dust, then layered some tissue paper on back, once dried, trimmed and addded to card with brads, topped with Hero Arts sentiment on a SU scallop circle.
Hope you all have a fab weekend and that the weather is OK...! Bye for now, Justine x

Monday, 24 August 2009

Stamp With Us Recipe Challenge

Ooohh.... get me........entering another challenge!

I had a go at making one of the flowers on the Stamp With Us Online Classes, very easy to make and I think they look fab!! I used all SU products with the addition of the Cuttlebug corner and Nestie shape.

Recipe asked for:

1 x Patterned Paper
1 x Coloured Card
1 x Flower
3 x Brads

So here's my entry...

Saturday, 22 August 2009

Stamp With Us Colour challenge

Well it's not often I have a go at these challenges and you'll see why!!! ha ha
It's a very simple little card....

Friday, 21 August 2009


Oh my god, today I am having an ingrowing toenail removed!!! Sorry, that's probably put you off your tea!! Trying not to worry, but just the thought of it....yuk!

Anyway, here's a little card I made for my Father In Law, Used the Penny black teddy stamp, I think it's from the clear set called bubble?? Used Stampin' Up! papers, Sizzix alphabet covered with Glossy Accents. Paper pieced his tie and coloured him with SU Watercolour crayons. Finished with some brads.

Wednesday, 12 August 2009

For Sale

Sorry not posting much - just had a clear out and have listed some stuff on that big aution site, here, there's some Stampin' Up! - Hero Arts - House Mouse - Forever Friends - Sizzix - QuicKutz etc etc etc, hope the link works!
Bye for now.
Justine x

Friday, 7 August 2009

S U Class

I went to a Stampin' Up! class last night with the brilliant Zoe aka Mrs Wonka, she had designed these fabulous Christmas cards, we used retired Winter Green papers, Always Artichoke, Sage Shadow and Certain Celery cardstock, Acetate, stamps, white embossing powder, Heat and Stick, brads and ribbon. Teresa made the best cakes ever and Natalie bought some choccie bars, so a very calorific evening indeed..... naughty, but very nice.

Tuesday, 4 August 2009

SU card

My mojo has gone for a very long walk indeed, hence, this is my first post in a while!!

A little card mainly made with Stampin' Up! products, I versamarked the background and dabbed with chalked, Stamped the pink panel behind the Fresh notes, Cuttlebugged the pink panel behind, cuttlebug corner, stamped some SU flowers from the Fresh Cuts set & cut out, fiskars border strip (just visible) and layered up.

Friday, 17 July 2009

simple butterfly card

Hi everyone, here's a little card I made using a Stampendous butterfly from a clear set, I coloured in with SU Watercolour crayons (my faves), My Minds Eye papers, cuttlebug corner, Nesties and some ribbon, added some chalking to the main card and cut shapes, SU greeting and a little doodling and gems to finish.

Monday, 13 July 2009

Blog Candy Alert

Crissy is giving away candy. Go take a look at this very talented lady's blog, she has lots of prizes!!!! You have until Wednesday 15th July..... hurry...
Pop by and say Hi!

Saturday, 11 July 2009

Tart & Tangy

Here are some cards that we made at a recent SU Class with the wonderful Zoe & Natalie! Some are from the class and some are that I made with the left overs at home afterwards. We used the Tart & Tangy stamp set and SU papers and cardstock. We also made a beautiful little gift box to put them in, but mine was so rubbish, I couldn't put it on here....Love this set, hope you like too....

Justine x

Sunday, 5 July 2009

Fresh Cuts..

I love this set from Stampin' Up!..... Fresh Cuts stamp set and Fresh Cut Notes, I went to a SU class and we made some of these little beauties, I tried it again at home and mounted onto a larger card... I added some white ribbon and that was
it.... voila.. hope you like.

Justine x

Saturday, 13 June 2009

Bad blogger.........

I know... I know... I do have my excuses, but I won't bore you with them.

Here's a quick card I made last week, with the exception of the Kraft card blank, all products used are Stampin' Up!

Sorry I haven't been round to visit everyone, will try harder this weekend.

Justine x

Wednesday, 27 May 2009

Just a quickie........

Just thought I'd show you 2 cards I made using the Woodware stamps and Bo Bunny papers, these are inspired by the fabulous Kim Fee at Simply Fairies. Sorry it's a quick post!

Tuesday, 19 May 2009


I can't for the life of me remember what make the stamp was, but I've had this image in my pre-stamped box for ages now.... I dug it out to colour for a friends card... I coloured her with SU watercolour crayons, mounted with Nesties and the papers are Daisy Bucket, added some Glamour Dust, flowers and Doodlebug jewels to finish, quite a simple card really, that seems to be me all over at the moment, mojo has escaped again, can't get motivated!!!

Saturday, 16 May 2009

SU card - Stooopid me....!

oh my god, I can't believe how stoooopid I am some times!!

I emailed my SU Demo and told here that she had delivered the wrong order to me yesterday....... she came straight back and said that she hadn't made the delivery yet!

I completely forgot that I had signed up for a mag subscription and that SU set was the free gift!!!!!!
I thought it was her having the blonde moment!!! It was me........ I sometimes think I'm the only one.......... anyway, the free gift was a little stamp set and Simply Sent Flower Power Card Element kit, so I had to have a little play and here is a quick, simple card that I made this afternoon.

Have a great weekend all!!
Justine x

Saturday, 9 May 2009

Early Fathers Day card

I know I'm a bit early with this one, but I was dying to play with my new SU stamps. The papers, cardstock, ribbon and stamp are all Stampin' Up! kraft card blank is from Crafts U Love, finished with fiskars border punch & a bit of doodling. Have a great weekend everyone.

Tuesday, 5 May 2009

Apologies again.......

I've been a very bad blogger haven't I?....... My Mum asked me to scan in some old photos that she recently acquired after many years of them being 'missing' and I thought I'd show you a horror that was amongst them......


She just wants me to see if I can 'tidy' them up and re-print for her......... but I am secretly going to make her a Black and White scrapbook!! now there's a challenge and a half considering it's not my forte at all!! anyway, that's what's been keeping me quiet, I will try and get a card done this week though.
Bye for now... Justine x

Monday, 27 April 2009

Sorry I've been AWOL !

Hi everyone, so sorry I haven't posted for ages! been so busy at home and then I was away for the weekend..... anyway, here's a commission I did last week for a friend to give to her Husband. As usual I struggled with this one as it's for a man, but I was happy with the way it turned out in the end. Papers are Daisy bucket, frames are silver card cut with nesties, scrolls are Quickutz and Stampin' Up! hardware, greeting was computer generated. Hope you like. Bye for now.

Sunday, 19 April 2009

The fabulous Mrs Wonka passed this award on to me, thank you very much Zoe!!

All of you who visit me and comment make me smile so I would like to pass this on to everyone of you, so please help yourself!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Friday, 17 April 2009

Card for my Aunty

Hi everyone, hope you've all had a great week?
This is the card I made for my Aunty. I've used pale blue Bazzill scallop card for the base. cardstock is Elegant Eggplant from SU, scallop circle and smaller circle punches are also SU. Papers are from Daisy Bucket, greeting is Craftwork cards, nesties and ribbon and buttons from stash. I layered the flower up by punching out various flowers from the papers. I'm still not sure about the layout of this card, but hey, it's done now!
Hope you all have a fab weekend. Bye for now. Justine x

Friday, 10 April 2009

Easter treats

I made these cards and treat bags for my new colleagues, Manny and Liz.... I've used SU papers, stamps and punches and the little stamp was part of a set of freebies on one of the craft mags a little while back. I finished them off with some hot fix crystals, velvet & grossgrain ribbon, Doodlebug alphabet rub ons and of course a little doodling. Hope you all have a great Easter weekend!
Bye for now, Justine x

Sunday, 5 April 2009

Stamp With Us sketch challenge

Here's my entry for the first 'Stamp With Us' Stampin' Up! sketch challenge. I have used a Papermania stamp and paper pieced it with SU papers, all papers are SU, I coloured him with SU watercolour crayons, edged the papers and stamped the Friendship Circle stamp with SU Ruby Red ink pad and mounted inside SU hardware, ribbon is white SU gross grain and I just ran an orange pen along the edges, and of course an SU scallop punch to finish! If you haven't been over to Stamp With Us yet, do pop over and see all the wonder things they have going on, they are a great bunch of gals and more exciting stuff is planned also! Link above or on the left hand side. Do you think I have mentioned SU enough yet?!
Hope you are all having a great weekend!

Justine x

Saturday, 4 April 2009


Hi everyone, hope you are having a great weekend so far.... here's a little card I made for a little girl (obviously!) One of the papers is Doodlebug, can't remember what the other one is..... Mirri card, K&Co letter M and '3', alphabet is Sizzix, greeting is Craftwork Cards and the main image is from 'grab-a-doodle-do' link on left, I coloured her with Stampin' Up! watercolour crayons, used nesties and Fiskars border punch to finish. Hope you like.... bye for now.

Tuesday, 31 March 2009

Just a quickie.........

Sorry this is a quick post..... just thought I'd show the card and goodies I made for my Mum for Mothers Day, mainly used Stampin' Up! products, nesties, Sizzix dies and card candy..... be back soon, bye for now.

Saturday, 21 March 2009


....for not getting around to see you all, I have had a rubbish couple of weeks.....anyway, I'm back now. It's the weekend and the weather here is gorgeous! makes a change.. here is a simple little card I made using mainly Stampin' Up! products except for the button, flower and greeting. Alphabet is Sizzix and finished with some stickles and doodling, hope you like and have a great weekend all, I start my new job on Monday so getting a few butterflies in my stomach!

Tuesday, 17 March 2009

Kim Fee's Card Class on Saturday

Just a quick post, not up to blogging much at the moment, those who know me will know why, so I thought I'd show these fab cards we made on Saturday at Crafts U Love, these are Kim Fee's designs NOT mine. We had a lovely day and lots of naughty cake - thanks Jenny!

Bye for now.

Justine x

Friday, 13 March 2009

Another commission card & News

I've used a Penny Black flower stamp, coloured with Stampin' Up watercolour crayons, cut with Nesties. Scrolls on right are Sizzix, greetings are Craftwork Cards, top left corner is Cuttlebug die, not sure where the brad was from . . . . Daisy Bucket papers, ribbon & heart charm are from Crafts U Love and I finished with glitter glue and chalking. Hope you like...

News: I have finally, after 5 months since I was made redundant, got a full time job, I start on 23rd March, can't believe it!!! Bye for now and have a great weekend all.

Sunday, 8 March 2009

Card for a friend..

Hi everyone,
I made this card for a friend, I`ve used Magenta Papers and decoupaged them ont he main image and again on the top right. cut out the circle and made the frame all from Nestabilities. Added the stamped greeting and punched out with Woodware punch, finished with some card candy and tulle, then mounted onto the card blank with foam pads. I added a little detail inside, inspired by Mrs Wonka!
Hope you like...

Friday, 6 March 2009

Blog Candy Winner........

OK, firstly thank you to everyone who entered my candy, can't believe how many of you there were!! So I got my husband to pick a winner......

and the winner is.......

* * * * Cazzy * * * *

Well done Cazzy, email me via the link on the left and let me have your address.

Thanks again everyone and have a fab weekend!

Thursday, 26 February 2009

My Blogoversary Candy

Well, as promised, here is my 1st Blogoversary Candy, I can't believe it's been a year!! I've made so many friends through this and as a thank you to all those who leave comments for me, I thought I'd offer a little something back.

So what do you get? well everything in the photos (sorry about the photo quality!)
Bag of ribbon & a buckle, bag of buttons, bags of flowers, bag of Craftwork Cards card candy, 3 packs of Delish rub-ons, Chipboard letters, Stampendous circle stamps, Cutter Bee bug, 3 Forever Friends stamps and 5 sheets of Craftwork Cards greetings.

I will post worldwide, all you have to do is 'follow' my blog, link on the left, post on your blog to spread the word and leave a comment on this post. I will use the random number generator to pick a winner. You have until 6th March, the actual date of my Blogoversary, 6pm GMT.

Good luck everyone!

Sunday, 22 February 2009

Card for Mum

Hi everyone, hope you are all having a fab weekend! We've just come back from a very enjoyable Sunday Lunch! very full now...... anyway, thought I'd just show the card I made for my Mum's Birthday, I've used Stampin' Up! lavender cardstock, I stamped the background on it with the flourish stamp from the Baroque Set in Versamark and clear embossed. The pale green is velvet card from Crafts U Love, Stamp is Penny Black coloured in with SU watercolour crayons then cut with nesties, Sizzix Alphabet, SU Ribbon and brads from stash. Used the SU scallop punch down the side and cut a strip of the lavender card for the inside edge. Finished with my usual doodling.... Hope you like.

Thursday, 19 February 2009

Candy time again....

You must go and see Rachels blog, not only is she a fantastic talent..... she has the best Candy on offer to one lucky winner!! go take a look.... talking of Candy....

I will be back soon with my own Blog Candy, it will be my 1st blogoversary shortly and I have already sorted out some goodies, so watch this space! Bye for now... Justine x

Monday, 16 February 2009

Blog Candy Alert and Friends Award

My good friend Nikki (Bunny Zoe) is celebrating her Blogaversary and is giving away 5 prizes!!!!! I'm sure you have all been to her blog before, if you haven't.... where have you been! Pop over and say hi.

She also very kindly gave me this award, thanks so much Nikki, I am so honoured. Congratulations to you!!!!!

Card for my baby Brother

Hi All, hope you all had a great weekend, I just thought I'd show the card I made for my brother.... I've used K&Co Blue Awning papers and adhesive chipboard frame sticker over a Craftwork Cards greeting, also from Craftwork cards are Card Candy (dots) - (thanks to Heidi) the little heart charm is from Crafts U Love and the alphabet die is from Sizzix - Skittle Dee Do and Nesties & Cuttlebug corner. Used some brown SU cardstock for the wide faux ribbon through the middle, bit of doodling to finish. Hope you like..... bye for now.

Friday, 13 February 2009

Just a quickie............

before I go out, I used one of those little 99p Autumn Leaves stamps from Crafts U Love and paper pieced with Basic Grey papers and a little glamour dust, Stampin' Up scallop punch and grossgrain ribbon, Nesties, hotfix crystals, Craftwork Cards mesage and some chalking to finish. Have a great weekend all.

Thursday, 12 February 2009

Blog Candy Alert

Very delicious blog candy here at Michelles' Card Grotto, go say hi, she makes some gorgeous cards!!! You have until 17th Feb to take part.

Tuesday, 10 February 2009

Another Valentine card.....

Another of the Valentine cards that I made...... Circle card blank, Pink and Brown Bazzill card, Doodlebug stripe card, Nesties and the Cupcake stamp is Hero Arts, paper pieced the bottom with Doodlebug flower card, I don't think it shows in the photo, but I added Diamond Glaze to the hearts and a bit of Stardust gel pen to the sprinkles, the wording stamps I think are Sandylion...... Bit of chalking and doodling to finish....

Saturday, 7 February 2009

ismaki sketch challenge

I thought I'd have another go at a challenge (I don't do them very often!!) This time I went for the Ismaki sketch challenge. I love the sketch and here's what I came up with, I've used Basic Grey papers, stamps are a mixture of Sandylion and Inkadinkadoo, Fiskars heart punch, ribbon from stash and hotfix crystals to finish. Go take a look at what the DT came up with, lovely mixture of cards! Bye for now...