Saturday, 26 July 2008


Here she is again, this time Knitting Dottie from the 'Dottie at Home' Collection designed by Louise Brigden - Papers Basic Grey, flowers Prima, Dottie's hair, face, cat, slippers and arms are decoupaged and the knitting needles are pearl headed pins. This is for the Sunday Challenge at Dottie's World which is to make a card featuring animals, birds or bugs....and I have used all three in Dottie's cat, the tiny bug on the sentiment and a new Papermania owl stamp.

Pop over for a look and feel free to join in.
Happy crafting,
Juliet xxx

Wylde Woman Award

I am thrilled to have received this lovely gift from Gisele - thanks so much Gisele xxx.

The award has set off from who will visit everyone who displays it and, as I can pass it on to as many blogging friends as I like who all brighten my day, I will give an open invitation to everyone who visits me to have this.
Juliet xx

Cute Card Thursday - Things That Grow

A new challenge for me and it's at Cute Card Thursday - 'Things That Grow'............

"The obvious things would be plants etc but really there are lots more things that grow, we look forward to seeing your own interpretations!"

I have been dying to use this gorgeously cute stamp from Little Claires for ages and what a perfect opportunity. The image is coloured with Prismacolour pencils, and I just love the baby elephant.

Dotty paper is Lasting Impressions 'Strawberry Parfait' (what a mouthwatering name!), and the other is DCWV 'Nursery Baby Girl'.
Thanks for visiting and I would love to see your comments.
Juliet xx

Thursday, 24 July 2008

Dottie & George - Rock 'Til You Drop!

A few Dottie and George cards from the latest collection, the first is Gothic Dottie...... .......60's Dottie & George........
........and Rocker George, but I punked him up a bit............
This collection is just pure fun to work with.

Tuesday, 22 July 2008

Blogging Friends Forever Award

Thanks to the lovely and very talented Sammi for this fabulous award - I am so pleased to received it Sammi.
1. Only 5 people allowed.
2. 4 have to be dedicated followers of your blog
3. one has to be someone new or recently new to your blog and live in another part of the world.
4. you must link back to whoever gave you the award.
Quite simple really it is a way of saying thankyou to those who take time out for wonderful comments to boost your day.
Now for who to send it to, there are so many wonderful blogging friends out there ....

Tilda Challenge - It's a Bugs Life!

The challenge at the Tilda blog is to use bugs on your card. I love these little bugs from 'Craft for Occasions, but hate the real thing!!! Green patterned BP is K&Co Berry Sweet, scalloped paper is a corned of K&Co Mira Citrus Botanical, Doodlebug crushed velvet cardstock, K&Co felt ribbon and another ribbon rosette.
TFL, Juliet xx

Papertake Weekly Challenge

Another fab sketch from Katharina over at Papertake this week. I have used Basic Grey Boxer papers, Dovecraft brads and the gorgeous George from the George at Work collection, coloured with Prismacolour pencils. These images and papers make men's cards sooooooo easy, and they're all available from Charmed Cards and Crafts.
TFL, Juliet xxx

Sunday, 20 July 2008

Daring Cardmakers - Spot The Difference

And another challenge completed, this time Daring Cardmakers.....boy, am I having fun!

"Hi, it's Rhi here this week to dare you, and it's...Journalling spots. They're used all the time in scrapbooking where it's extra personal to read someone's words and memories in their own hand. Use a journalling spot, be it stamped, premade, handcut, digital or doodled, to frame your handwritten message on your card. Have a look at the cards we've made, then share your creations by leaving a link, I dare you!"

I used Basic Grey Euphoria papers for this (I hated them at first, but love them now!!), my fave Prima flowers and, of course, the lovely Tilda coloured with Prismacolour pencils. The journalling stamp is Papermania and the brads are Doodlebug Sugar Coated.

Thanks for visiting, Juliet xxx

Papertake Weekly Challenge - Teenage Kicks!

The challenge over at Papertake Weekly is to make a card for a teenager. Mine is for a teenage girl (stating the obvious really :-)), and uses Coredinations cardstock with the Cuttlebug Swiss Fots embossing folder, paper from the new funky Papermania Christmas pad, K& Co chipboard and Prima flowers.
TFL, Juliet xx

Dottie's World Sunday Challenge #11

Here is my card for the challenge over at Dottie's World - this week to use some of those papers at the bottom of the pile which you thought you'd never use......AND, there's a fabulous prize on offer!

The paper consigned to the bottom of my ever-growing pile of papers is the background, but it's perfect for this card, and I added glaze to the sun, which is why it's reflecting at you! The other papers are K&Co Berry Sweet speciality, the grass is a Sizzix die, apples from a punch and the sentiment from Cosmo Cricket Hello Sunshine - available from I used 'Back to School Dottie', also from Charmed, and coloured her with Prismacolour pencils.

Saturday, 19 July 2008

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Look what I got in the post this morning - a Louise original and a super duper gift - from my lovely friends Louise of Dottie's World fame and Karen from Charmed to say thank you for my DT work which, I have to say, is an absolute pleasure for me. Thank you so much ladies, it means a lot. The image is from the 'Rock 'Til You Drop' collection, and I love it!!!

I am wallowing in the pleasure of finishing school yesterday and have I six whole weeks off work, which means oodles of crafting time and the chance to use some of my new stash, do loads of challenges and be a much better blogger! Oh, the luxury of back later with more, hopefully.
Juliet xxx

Sunday, 13 July 2008

And more Tilda.....

I have long been an admirer of the ribbon rosettes created by Pam and, although she decided to take her instructions for making them off her blog due to a nasty remark, I have put together my own version. This is my first attempt and I think it will be the first of many!

Papers are Blonde Moments (I think) and I love the citrussy colours. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy what's left of the weekend.
Juliet xx

Saturday, 12 July 2008

Yet another Tilda....

I have to admit that I have received a few parcels lately and the scrumptious new goodies have given me some inspiration, especially with my Tilda stamps. Paper is Cosmo Cricket Honey Pie 'Megan' (all from one piece) from and the flowers are Prima, Heidi Grace and Making Memories. The arrow brads came in a kit eons ago. I coloured Tilda with Sakura stardust then went over some areas with Prizmacolour Pencils, which gives a texture to the image.

Don't forget to pop over to Dottie's World tomorrow for another fabby challenge.
TFL, Juliet xx

Friday, 11 July 2008

Daring Cardmakers - 'Cards with a certain a-PEEL OFF', eeek!

It's been a while since I had chance to do the dare over at so as my lovely boss gave me the afternoon off, I thought I would join in again, and here it is:

"You can blame Keryn with her rather lovely cool colours dare last week (great cards all BTW!) for the inspiration for this week. I found that I needed to use a peel off and was quite pleased with the results and that got me thinking of a fiendish dare. At least it is for me (Lythan) who is often disparaging of the much maligned shiny sticker. But actually there are some really nice examples of the genre around now. And also people who can do all sorts of gorgeous things with peel off stickers that I would not have thought of. Are you one of them?
So go on, rummage around in your craft stash and
Make a card with Peel Offs"

Well, I fumbled about at the bottom of a box of unused stash and unearthed these white flower peel offs which I thought I may be able to bring myself to use. Now, I'm not a peel off snob, I have seen people do amazing things with peel offs, but they're just not my cup of tea.......I may have changed my mind though after using these.
Papers are Daisy Bucket, white flower peels offs stuck on Bazzil Bling and hand cut, paper flowers Making Memories, Tilda of course and a touch of glitter glue. Turned out much better than I could have hoped.

TFL, Juliet xx

Wednesday, 9 July 2008


I know she's been around a while now, but somehow I never get tired of using my Tilda stamps. I have used Basic Grey Two Scoops papers, Heidi Grace flowers and a new Imaginisce stamp for the sentiment, all available from I just love the colours of the Two Scoops papers and they all co-ordinate so well.
Thanks for visiting,
Juliet xx

Tuesday, 8 July 2008

Papertake Weekly Challenge Sketch

My entry for this week's challenge at which is another of Katharina's fabulous sketches. Papers are DCWV Nursery Baby Boy and the monkey is DCWV Nana's Kids.
TFL, Juliet xx

Thursday, 3 July 2008

New Card....Tilda

I've been told off today for being a bad blogger. Some of the ladies at Happy Crafters were complaining so, just for you, (and you know who you are!!!) here is one of the many cards I have made recently, but not had time to upload.
Paper is We Are Memory Keepers, Scrapagogo scalloped dots stamp, Prima flower and Penny Black Polka Run stamp for the edges. Tilda with Teddy is coloured using Prismacolour pencils, and the sentiment is a Dovecraft stamp.

I'll try to keep more up to date 'cos I don't like being told off!

Nearly forgot to say, there are more new images over on if you would like to take a look - they really are fabarooney!
Juliet xx