Winter Wonderland… Wednesday, Feb 1 2017 

Our Challenge for you at The Paper Shelter blog this week is ‘Winter’ I’ve chosen Holy Night to create this pretty card:


Paper Shelter files come with background images and pre coloured digis as well as the line drawing to colour your self, this time I’ve chosen to use a pre coloured image for a quick and easy cardI have added a variety of pretty die cuts to complete the picture

For a closer look:

closeup 2

And another:

image closeup


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:


Stamps: The Paper Shelter Holy Night
Paper: Marianne Designs Classic Christmas PK9113
Cardstock: Cryogen White
Ink: SU Real Red and Sahara Sand
Accessories: Marianne Designs Dies: CR1347 Winter Wonderland, CR1289 Tiny’s Deer, CR1224 Large Christmas Tree and LR0397 Doily Star, Magnolia Doohickey Lovely Fence, SU Oval Framelits, Resin Snow Flakes

I will enter this card into the following Challenges:

TTCRD Anything Goes
CDTC Anything Goes
Crafting From the Heart Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations Anything Goes
Crafty Friends Girly
Alphabet W for Winter walk
Crafty Catz Anything Goes/Ladies Card
Kitty Bee Anything Goes opt Something New
Jo’s Scrap Shack Anything Goes
Simply Paper craft Anything Goes

Happy Crafting Julie


So pleased to be a Top 3 pick at Crafty Catz 

Anything Goes and a Blog Hop…. Wednesday, Dec 21 2016 

The Midweek Magnolia girls have a blog hop for you today with gorgeous creations and some great candy and prizes along the way. You should have hopped here from the vary talented Cathy’s blog, if not you might want to pop on over to the Midweek Magnolia challenge and start at the top, you won’t want to miss a thing. As Christmas is coming very soon I’ve chosen some sweet Winter Tildas to create a pretty vintage Christmas table decoration::

christmas sleigh

I first painted each of the wood and chipboard pieces with 2 coats of white paint, then glued each piece together and when dry gave another coat of paint. As you can see from the finished product I did leave a few spot here and there a bit under done with the painting to give a more vintage feel.

For a closer look:

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And another:

parcel tilda

I chose some Tildas to suit the scene and finished them as follows. My images are stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black onto Cryogen White Card and coloured with Copic Sketch Markers. The Copics used are as follows: skin: E11, E00, E000, R20 hair: E47, E44, E43, E42, E40 clothes: W5, W3, W1, W00, G40 I added some Kindy Glitz here and there for a little Christmas sparkle



We are sponsored by the wonderful Magnolia Sweden who will offer an awesome prize to the lucky Challenge winner and another prize from 7 Kids College Fund for the winner who visits all the DT blogs and leaves a comment, along with a variety of candies at the DT blogs too. How good is that!!! So pop on over to Midweek Magnolias and have find the links to the rest of the DT and hop along down the line  for a chance to win some terrific prizes.  Don’t forget to leave a comment on each of the DT blogs while you are there.

For another look:


scene top view

back view

For a chance to win my candy don’t forget to leave a comment, The candy includes 2 Magnolia stamps, 2 Magnolia Minis, a pack of sticky pearls, a pack of canvas tags and some pretty flowers

The winner of my candy is #14 Laura C, congratulations Laura, please leave me your contact details in the comments and I will forward your prize

The next blog along your way is the lovely Celine and I’m sure that she has something fabulous to share with you, Good luck and have a very Happy Christmas and a wonderful 2017

Stamps: Magnolia Tilda With sock Puffs, Ice Tilda and Poinsettia Tilda from the Aspen Holidays collection, Snowy Tilda with Gifts from the A Lovely Christmas collection
Paper: Pion Waiting For Santa II ‘Stars In Heaven’
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Twiddley Bitz Sleigh and Attic House, Wooden Lamp Post, Assorted Flowers and trims, Tim Holtz grit paste, white Acrylic Paint, PVA Glue, Clear Acetate, Pale Aqua seam Binding, Pearl Cluster, Wooden Sentiment Plaque, Miniature Christmas Tree, Silver Poinsettia Flowers, Wooden Christmas Tree

I will enter this creation into the following Challenges:

WWODTC Anything Goes
Crafty Calender Christmas Time
LHOSM Anything Goes
Crafty Friends Sparkle
CDTC Anything Goes
Love To Scrap Anything Goes
Tuesday throwdown Anything Goes
Magnolialicious Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart Anything Goes
Marvellous Magnolia Anything Christmas Goes

Happy Crafting Julie


So pleased to be a DT Favourite at Crafting From the Heart

design team favourite


And a Top 3 pick at Crafty Calender

Top 3 Badge

Best Technique Winner at CODTC

Winner at Love To Scrap

A Top 3 Pick at Tuesday Throwdown

Top 3 at LHOSM

DT Favourite at WWODTC

Christmas Ornament Cards… Sunday, Dec 18 2016 

Now that I’ve given them to my crafting friends I thought I would show you some Christmas Ornament cards I made:

ornament cards

The Santa panel is cut from the Graphic 45 paper, I used the larger image from the sheet to make the card but you could cut the smaller ones for tree decorations. I might do some of those if I get the time

For a closer look:

ornament card

And another:

ornament cards closeup

I cut some holly leaves from the paper and die cut 2 poinsettias using a Doohickey die from last years Christmas pack, it finishes things off nicely

One last look:

ornament cards upright

Paper: Graphic 45 ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas’ Jolly Old Elf and Happy Holly Day
Cardstock: SU Very Vanilla
Ink:  SU Soft Suede and Sahara Sand
Accessories: Grand Nestabilites Circles and Scallop Circles, Sharp Scissors, Magnolia Poinsettia Doohickey Die, 3D Tape, wooden Snowflake, Gold Cord, Red Satin Ribbon, Kindy Glitz

I will enter these card into the following Challenges:

CRAFT Christmas
WWODT Anything Goes
TTPH Anything Goes
Crafty gals Corner Anything Goes
Creates and Makes anything Goes/Red, Green and Gold
Cuttlebug Mania Something With Santa
Inky Chicks Christmas Card /Traditional Colours
Tuesday Throw Down Anything Goes
ABC V is for Varied (Anything Goes)
Dream Valley Christmas

Happy Crafting Julie

So pleased to be the Top 3 at TTPH

Top 3 Badge

Merry Christmas… Thursday, Dec 15 2016 

Our Challenge for you at MDD this time is Anything Goes’ I’ve chosen one of the gorgeous Marianne Designs Cutting sheets and created this pretty Christmas card:

owl mdd dec

I have embellished my card with some of my favourite Marianne Designs dies, I love the soft colours and pretty poinsettia die

For a closer look:

owl closeup 2a

And another:

owl closeup 2

We are sponsored by the wonderful Buddly Crafts and Marianne Designs who will offer an awesome prize to the lucky Challenge winners so pop on over to Marianne Design Divas and have a look at the fabulous creations from the rest of the DT and why not have a try at our Anything Goes Challenge and don’t forget you need to include 3 or more Marianne Designs products for a chance to win a terrific prize

The pretty poinsettias:

owl flower closeup

Stamps: SU Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Paper: Marianne Designs Winter Wool Blue VK9548 , Eline’s Babies Blue PB7049
Cardstock: SU Whisper White
Ink: SU Sahara Sand, Soft Suede and Bashful Blue
Accessories: Marianne Designs dies: LR0435, LR0430, LR0300, LR0269 and CR1378, Nestabilities Classic Circles, Lace, JU0946 Flower Trim, Pearls, Kindy Glitz

I will enter this card into the following Challenges:

Artistic Inspirations Anything Goes
Christmas with the Cuties Anything Go9es/Cute and Christmassy
Crafting From the Heart Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion Anything Goes
Crafty Boots Christmas
Crafty Cardmakers Christmas with a Twist
Love To Scrap Winter Wonderland
Come And Get It Christmas
Glitter and Sparkle Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore Anything Goes 

Happy Crafting Julie


Top Pick at Crafts Galore Encore December 2016

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