Sunday, 22 June 2008

Cute Card Thursday - Birthday Card

Back again with another challenge card - this time for where this week's challenge is simply to make a birthday card. The stamp is Penny Black, coloured with Prismacolour pencils, K&Co chip slider with paper ribbon.
It's been a crafting marathon this weekend and I have loved every minute. Off to bed now before I pick those Prismas up again!
Juliet xx

Magnolia Challenge

I've been having a play with some of my Tilda stamps today and my new Prismacolour pencils so I decided to play along with the challenge at which is a first for me. The challenge is to use dots on your card, so I punched a scalloped circle and then used my Crop-a-dile to punch holes in the scallops. I placed this behind a piece of green cardstock to show through. Cardstock is DCWV Nana's Kids.
TFL, Juliet xxx

Papertake Weekly Challenge - Hot Hot Hot! and DT Card

This card was made for two reasons - it is my DT card for the Sunday Challenge on and this week's challenge on which has to be up at the top of my favourites too! Cardstock is K&Co Urban and the fabulous new Seagrass (the embossed green), flowers from Prima and of course featuring the beautiful Dottie. She is looking very exotic and HOT! today.
Thanks for stopping by, Juliet xxx

Saturday, 21 June 2008

Busy, Busy, Busy!

Thought it was about time I popped in to show what I've been up to. Well, apart from my DT work over at , fulfilling zillions of orders at work and a few of my own, I have been creating my CJ for the 'Happy Crafters' group where I teach on Thursday mornings. I have chosen 'My Favourite Poems' for my theme - my friend Shell on the forum chose this for our last CJ and I really enjoyed it and wanted one of my own! So I wave bye-bye to this next Thursday for a few months, sob, sob.

Most of the products used are either Basic Grey or K&Co with a sprinkling of Maya Road, Herbanella and Prima. This will be the first CJ the ladies have taken part in and I know they will love it. Just hope I don't have to give out too many detentions ladies if you are reading this, lol!!!
Be back soon with some more Dottie cards - I set myself a personal challenge on Dottie's blog, which lots of others are doing with me, so please feel free to pop over and join in.
Thanks for visiting, Juliet xxx

Monday, 9 June 2008

Papertake Weekly Challenge Sketch

This week we have another of Katharina's fabulous sketches to work with over at with an option to use chipboard. I love working with sketches and this one uses Imaginisce, Paper Adventures and K&Co Sea Glass papers, Prima flowers, K&Co Berry Sweet chipboard heart with ribbon and brads from stash. Edges inked with Versacolour Bamboo and unusually for me, no doodling!
I am all crafted out now for today, having made five A4 cards which are orders for work, four Father's Day cards, a 2 year old girl's Birthday card and I completed a double layout in a CJ - and in this heat!!
Off for a lie down now, lol.
TFL, Julietxx

Sunday, 8 June 2008

Is it really Sunday already?

It's been one of those weeks when I have taken one step forward and two steps back. Thank goodness I have Monday off work to catch up.........I need to make 18 cards for orders and family birthdays, YIKES!

I can now show the rest of the card from the 'sneaky peak' which is for the Sunday Challenge on Dottie's World , simply to make a card using both stripes and stitching, and of course images from Louise's collections. There are some fabulous DT examples and these are my two. First, from the Dress-up Dottie bundle............... .........using lots of layering, doodling, stitching and paper piecing..........................................
............and this is Disco Dottie - a real party girl....................
.............. using ribbon to create stitching and stripes, and plenty bling of course...................
................and a Shopping Dottie card which hasn't made it onto Dottie's blog yet. Hope you enjoy looking - have a go at the challenge and thanks for visiting.

Juliet xx

Thursday, 5 June 2008


A little taster of what is coming to Dottie's World on Sunday - can you guess who it is? Lots more to see, so be sure to pop in for a peak. It's been a busy week so far, especially as the new Christmas Collection is due to be released any minute now - check out for this exciting new bundle -there's something new and very different with this one. What can it be, you ask????
Sorry, my lips are sealed but it's AMAZING!!!

The DT have been beavering away with the new images and there will be some fab examples on Dottie's World very soon. I just know you will enjoy using them as much as I have.

Lol, Juliet xx



This week's 'Little Extra' over at is to use coral or jade on your card, and I decided to go for that 'minimalist' look again for a change. Paper is from Retro Floral Papermania pad, the image is a Studio G stamp and I coloured with watercolour pencils and waterbrush.
TFL, Juliet xx

Monday, 2 June 2008

Dotties World, Papertake Weekly and more!

The first news of the day is over at Dottie's World where Louise has got the devil in her. Tonight at 7pm she is announcing the first winner of an exlusive Dottie image and she won't even tell her DT who's won - she's such a tease!

This is my entry for the Papertake Weekly Challenge to use die-cuts on your card. Well, I have been 'dying' (geddit?) to use these Basic Grey Archaic papers for ages and thought this was the perfect opportunity. I mounted the dinosaur and star onto Bazzil card and cut round the shape, and the brads have a sequin behind them - a happy accident!

This layout was made using the new Prima Paintables 12x12 papers from and I really enjoyed using this. The photos are from my garden (before the wind and rain!) and I watercoloured the frames, leaves and flower using Whispers pens. Flowers are Prima and rub-ons are Making Memories.
Thanks for visiting me, love Juliet xx

Sunday, 1 June 2008

Dottie's World and more.....

Here is the first card for my Design Team work on Dottie's World and this is based on a sketch set this week by Karen, for the Sunday Challenge. Check it out here Please join in - it's so wonderful to see your work and how different people interpret challenges in so many different ways! (You can also get a sneaky peak at some of the new Christmas collection.) This is the Market Stall Dottie on her flower stall and is from the Dottie at Work collection. See the link on the right for the downloads.
The scalloped edge is created by punching circles, as you can see, papers are from the K&Co Berry Sweet 12x12 Speciality Pad and every single one of them is absolutely stunning (available from ). Brads, buttons and ribbon from stash, lots of inky edges and a dose of doodling.

This card was made for a special lady who has a 'thing' about sheep! The stamps I bought ages ago and I did my usual thing and threw away the packaging without making a note of the maker, papers are Basic Grey and it is coloured with Whispers pens and watercolour brush.Another card using one of the gorgeous stamps I won on Papertake Weekly again coloured with Whispers.

Thanks for dropping in and thanks especially for all the lovely congratulations comments - they really mean a lot.
Juliet xx