Paper Shelter 8th Birthday Blog Hop… Wednesday, Dec 5 2018 

It’s our 8th Birthday at The Paper Shelter store so we are having a ‘Birthday Blog hop’ to celebrate. We would love for you all to join us at the Paper Shelter blog and play along with our Birthday/Celebrations theme. if you joined me from Natalie’s blog then you are right on track if not you will definitely want to pop back to the start as there are great prizes to win along the way

I’ve chosen one of my favourites Enchanting Butterflies and created this pretty Easel card:


Each blog on the hop is offering one lucky commenter a digi of their choice as well as a chance at the main prize, details of which are on The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog.

For a closer look:

closeup butterfly

And the base:


Your next stop along the way is the lovely Patty Sue with another gorgeous creation to inspire you. Have fun hopping and don’t forget to leave a comment at each stop to be in the draw for a wonderful digi from The Paper Shelter store. Good luck and we hope you’re enjoying things so far.

Card closed:

card closed

Stamps: The Paper Shelter Enchanting Butterflies, SU Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Paper: Magnolia Pink Magic Bubbles
Cardstock: SU Whisper White and Rose Red
Ink: SU Soft Suede and Sahara Sand
Accessories: Go Kreate LG Frilly #15, Nestabilities classic and scallop Ovals, Marianne Designs LR0397, Lace, rose Trim, WOC Flowers and Berries, Bark Heart, Pink Seam Binding, Metal broach,  Pearl Trim, Metal Handbag Charm


Happy Crafting Julie

Christmas Greetings… Wednesday, Nov 21 2018 

Our Challenge for you at The Paper Shelter blog this week is to make a Christmas card. I’ve chosen Follow the Stars and created this pretty card:


I have embellished with some pretty Marianne Designs dies and Kindy Glitz

For a closer look:


As always our generous sponsors for the Challenge  are The Paper Shelter, they are offering a fabulous prize of $30. to spend on The Paper Shelter website

This is providing you have used one of their products on your card. You could use an Image, Paper or Printable and you will find lots to choose from on their website. Even if you don’t use Paper Shelter products they will still offer you 3 images of your own choice, so you really cannot loose can you?

Please also remember you are allowed to enter three projects but one of these must carry at least one Paper Shelter product please.

One last look:

christmas angle

Stamps: The Paper Shelter Follow the Stars, LOTV Circular Christmas Sentiments
Paper: The Paper Shelter  Fantasy on ice
Cardstock: SU Whisper White
Ink:  SU Not Quite Navy
Accessories: Marianne Designs LR0269 Anjas Vintage Decoration, White Seam Binding, Christmas Charm, Twine, Kindy Glitz, Sharp Scissors


Happy Crafting Julie

Portrait of a Lady Mini Album… Sunday, Nov 18 2018 

Our Challenge for you at Fussy and Fancy this week is Anything Goes. I’ve chosen to share my Mini Album using Graphic 45’s Portrait of a Lady collection:

Portrait of a lady A Goes

This post is a bit picture heavy but I wanted you to see all the wonderful papers and details. Let’s take a look through:

Page 1 and 2:

inside front

inside front open

Page 3 and 4:


double flip both open

Page 5 and 6:

double flip open

Page 7 and 8:

pae4 flip closed

pae4 flip

Inside back cover:

closed back pages

open back pages

Side and Back views:

open pages view

back cover

The album is based on a tutorial from Anne at Anne’s Paper Creations. The tutorial uses Graphic 45 Guilded Lily papers but is easily adjusted to other Graphic 45 collections. My first album using the tutorial was made using the Guilded Lily collection but I haven’t photographed it yet. The tutorial is very good and easy to follow. I would suggest that you watch each video through first as sometimes she adjusts her instructions throughout.

I made a few adjustments to the tutorial for this album using less fussy cutting and a few different flaps to suit my papers, but the main concept is the same

Each challenge we choose a Top 5 and GDT for a future challenge so join in the fun for a chance to join us in a future challenge.

Paper: Graphic 45 Portrait of a Lady collection
Cardstock: Bazzil Walnut Cream
Accessories: Chipboard, Flat Magnets, Tyvek, Scoreboard, Score tape 1/4” and 3/8”, PVA Glue, Sharp pointed Scissors

I will enter this card into the following Challenges:

A Bit More Time To Craft Anything Goes
WWODTC  Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft Anything Goes
CDTC Anything Goes
Love To Craft Anything Goes
Mini Album Makers Any Handmade Book


Happy Crafting Julie

It’s a Pine Cone Christmas… Sunday, Nov 18 2018 

It’s my  turn to share a card on the Marianne Design Inspiration blog today and I’ve chosen some of the gorgeous Marianne Designs dies to create a pretty Christmas card:

card closed 1

I  added some Kindy Glitz for a sparkle effect and to give extra dimension

For a closer look:

front view 1

All of your Marianne Designs products and dies can be found online at  Buddly Crafts

Open to reveal:

inside card


Stamps: CS1009 Tis the Season Clear stamps
Paper: VK9567 Christmas Birds, PK9139 Country Christmas paper
Cardstock: SU Whisper White and Poppy Parade
Ink: SU Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Marianne Designs Dies: LR0540 and LR0560, Rhinestones, Red Ribbon, Berries and Pinecones, Twine, Pinecone Charms


Happy Crafting Julie

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