Graphic 45 Time to Celebrate album… Saturday, Apr 7 2018 

As I’ve shared previously, one my passions at present is creating Mini books. This one I made with a friend using this purchased tutorial by Catherine Chapdelaine as a template and the gorgeous Graphic 45 ‘Time to Celebrate’ collection:

time to celebrate front cover

Each of the pages has flaps and/or pockets to open and large photo mats inside

time to celebrate page 1

Some closures have magnets

time to celebrate page 1a

Others are small tags attached with a brad to allow them to twist:

time to celebrate page 2

And another:

time to celebrate page 3

And another:

time to celebrate page 4

There is a large slide out photo mat inside each page opening

time to celebrate open

The front cover has a dimensional image created by paper piecing and fussy cutting many flowers added using 3D tape

time to celebrate spine

The original album was created using the Guilded Lily collection but I have another album in the works with that collection so decided to use the tutorial and adapt it to the Time To Celebrate papers. this is easy enough to do if you work out a double page of papers at a time to keep the colour balance of your designs. I’ve also kept this album fairy basic in it’s decoration to allow loads of room for photographs

Paper: Graphic 45 Time to Celebrate collection
Cardstock: Bazzil Walnut Cream
Accessories: Spellbinders Scalloped Borders 2 Edge Die, seam Binding, Tag Punch, Brads, Flat Magnets

I will enter this card into the following Challenges:

Alphabet Challenge A for anything But a Card
Mini Album Makers Challenge Make a Mini Album
Crafting With Friends Anything Goes
Jo’s Scrap Shack Anything Goes
QKR Stampede Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks Flowers
Craft Rocket Flowers
Creates and Makes Anything Goes
TTCRD Anything Goes

Happy Crafting Julie


Fairie Dust album… Saturday, Apr 7 2018 

As you all know I love to create cards. And I am a bit of a paper hoarder. I have lots of papers in my stash, but it seems that the new Graphic 45 collections still call out to me. My most recent find is the Fairie Dust collection, I adore the pictures and colours, so very pretty.

Another passion of mine is creating Mini Albums, so when I found this album tutorial on Terry’s Scrapbooks blog I thought that I would give it a try.

fairy front cover

I love Graphic 45!! They have such wonderful paper collections, the quality of the paper is fabulous and the designs and colours so vibrant and beautiful. Each collection comes with it’s own gorgeous papers, ephemera cards, chipboard, pockets and tags and stickers which is so helpful when designing as everything is there at your fingertips.

page 1

The page on the right has a concertina pocket perfect for adding those extra photos:

page 2

The ribbon ties are very simple and make a pretty closure:

page 3

The final page has a thicker gusset so the included waterfall insert has plenty of room, I do think I will reduce this 1/8” next time though as it seems a little too thick for my needs:

back page

A side view of the pages:

album open

and the front cover which I’ve kept very simple:

front cover

The album was a lot of fun to create with a very simple tutorial to follow.

I will enter this album in the following challenges:

WWODTC Anything Goes
CODTC Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft Anything Goes
Creative Knockouts Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations Anything Goes


Happy Crafting Julie

So Spooky… Wednesday, Nov 1 2017 

You still have some time to join us for our Challenge at Midweek Magnolia  this week our theme for you is Halloween/Autumn/Autumn Colours and I’ve chosen some spooky Magnolia images and created this pretty card:


My image is 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 and shoes: E57, E55, E53, E51, E50 clothes: W5, W3, W1, W00, E35, YR27, YR24, YR21, YR20 cat: W5, W3, W1, W00, YR21, YR20

For a closer look:

witch closeup 2

And another:

witch closeup

We are sponsored by the wonderful Magnolia Sweden who will offer an awesome prize to the lucky Challenge winner so pop on over to Midweek Magnolias and have a look at the fabulous creations from the rest of the DT and why not have a try at our Anything Goes with a Magnolia Image Challenge for a chance to win a terrific prize

One last look:

witch angle

Stamps: Magnolia Flying Witch Tilda, Halloween Cat, Spooky Sentiment , Chocolate
Paper: Graphic 45 An Eerie Tale
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, SU More Mustard
Accessories: SU Oval Framelits, Martha Stewart Iron Gate Punch, Sharp scissors, Sponge Dauber, Orange Flowers, Twine

I will enter this card into the following Challenges:

WWODTC Anything Goes
CAGI Halloween
Magnolialicious Anything Goes opt Halloween
All About Magnolia Fall/Halloween
Glitter and Sparkle Halloween
IAS Charm/Tag
Hiding In My Craft Room Any Holiday
My Time To Craft Halloween or Cats
Fairy and the Unicorn Anything Goes opt Halloween
Colour Crazy Anything Goes


Happy Crafting Julie


So pleased to be the Challenge winner at The Fairy and the Unicorn

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

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