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Thursday, 24 December 2009

Merry Chrimbo....

one and all :D
Hope you have all been nice and Santa brings you lots of nice new toys to play with :D

Short and sweet sorry, as I'm still on the go!!!

Have a good un everyone :D

Hugs'n' festive snogs,
J xxxxxx

Monday, 14 December 2009

Oooo pretty project alert....

here :D
How lovely are they!!! I love the little scene in a glass - might just give that a go :D They would look lovely in a hurricane lamp or vase too and I have a box of snow at work :D
hmmmmm will I have time LOL

Hugs'n'freezy snowy snogs
J xx

Saturday, 12 December 2009

Sorry its very late!!!

From this....












To this....











Here's my Tesco house :D
I love it :D I used BG Eskimo kisses papers and House of 3 digi elements - Christmas countdown and Vintage Christmas brushes .
Fancy Pants bobble trim some cute little mirror reindeers stamped with Stazon and BG stamps :D















Sunday, 29 November 2009

Nothing to show yet........

... but I'm busy altering my Tesco £5 advent house using eskimo kisses :D I'm waiting for the paint to dry at the min though, so not a lot to show you! One bit of advice if you are altering anything similar, don't put the drawers in then turn it over to draw a template!!!! DOH!!!!! LOL :D
I feel quite Christmassy tonight and I'm going to have a mission of having a good old tidy up this week then I can get my decs up next week - shhhhhh don't tell DH LOL

Oooo and if you fancy a bit of a crafty blop check this site out for the top 50 craft blogs :D
Thanks Vron for posting that on UKS :D

I was going to customise my party dress last night but when I tried it with the lace it looked really bland, so I've ordered some black sequin trim :D Bling it on !!!
The party is on Saturday so I hope it arrives in plenty of time LOL I'm going for a vintage kinda look - well i hope thats how it turns out!!

Hugs'n'snogs
J xx

Saturday, 28 November 2009

1 week later...

and oh my, what a week!!!

Our little town was declared a disaster zone - not sure who by/where or when but so i'm told!! Although I'm not totally convinced, because there have been that many wrong reportings LOL
but hey ho - poor Calva (pronounced Cava) bridge has been up and own I don't know how many times according to the press/rumours!!!

It's been an absolute nightmare as the town is now divided by the river and has produced many problems - one being my mum and dad are on the other side of the river, thankfully so is my brother :D

my lovely niece made the horrendous journey to bring my parents in to town on Thursday ( it used to be a five minute drive, its now an hour and a half!!!) and it was quite a tearful reunion all round - not for my Dad because he took off for a walk before he got in to town LOL

Its not been a crafty week at all for all the traumatic reasons so I haven't blogged!! but I need to get back to some kind of normallity soon so will try this week;)

Hugs'n'snogs,
Julie xx

Friday, 20 November 2009

Its been a very sad 24 hours :(

RIP PC Bill Barker who died tragically this morning helping others, my thoughts are with your family and friends

The record breaking rainfall and tides have devastated ours and neignbouring towns and many lives have been ruined by these dreadfull floods - my heart goes out to you all xx

My poor parents have been left cut off from most of us by the collapse of the two main bridges that connect us, fortunately my brother lives on the same side of the river and has been able to get to them.
I have pics on my facebook page of the devastation caused but I can't bring myself to put them on here :(

Stay safe everyone,
Julie xx

Sunday, 15 November 2009

the last two .....


last of the challenges








And my Pre crop challenge :D - vote for me :D LOL











Phew!! I'm really pleased with all of my LO's and didn't rush them for that reason :D

J xx

Hello world....

... don't I know you from somewhere??
LOL
Well thats me scrapped out for this weekend :D and what a weekend its been LOL what with a gameof agonising bingo that lasted 1 and a half hours, to server busy messages, I thought wehad broken UKS forever LOL
But it survived and so did I, AND scored 5050 points and completed 12 LO's :o
I've had a great time but I'm sooooo out of practice, I felt like I was on catch up all weekend!!!



My fave class was Twister and shout by Taniwha - loved those little rolls of paper and will defo use that idea again :D









The Lollipop Guild by MJM









Over the Rainbow by Ifa using ribbons sent to me by Paddy as part of our Social group kit swap :D
I could do this class about another 5 times with all the ribbon she sent me LOL - Thank you :D









Dreaming of Home by TracieDoodle :D











The road to Happiness by Wombat








Then the challenges












One more challenge to upload but it won't fit LOL and my Precrop challenge - Mystery Kit will have to be later as they haven't been revealed yet ;)

hugs'n'non-cyber snogs!!
J xx

Friday, 13 November 2009

.... is hanging up the "Do not disturb" sign

Its Cyber crop weekend :D
See you on Monday :D

Hugs'n'cyber snogs :D
J xx

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Karens birthday card


Couldn't upload this earlier as my good friend Karen reads my blog LOL
Happy Birthday Karen :D

She is the first of my group of friends to hit 40 - the rest of us are next year :o
Quite shocking how long I have know Karen and Sue (since I was 17) but even more so Sharon, who I started school with LOL

I used a Kaisercraft beyond the page album as a template for the card and the cute strawberry paper is BG Nook and Pantry 6x6 paper :D the other pieces are just from my regular stash of bits'n'pieces ;)

I'm still working on my Mystery kit for the CC - did I tell you I'm a Lion??






Hear me roar RROOOOOOOOOAAARRRRRRRR!!!!!!! LOL - love this pic and might just scrap it :D




I also intend taking a pic of my lush ruby slippers before Friday :D
Can I just say - Why do Stickles take so long to dry and are so easily smudged??? they must be the most annoying craft item ever LOL

Hugs'n'snogs
J xx

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Just a quickie....

to welcome Helen Chilton to the Happy Daze DT :D check out some of her work in the Happy Daze gallery :D

Also a huge congrats to my friend Chrissy aka Kikimama23 on UKS for making the Kaiser craft digi DT :D
Lucky Chrissy!! some gorgeous stuff on there and on offer this week, AND a few freebies to be had ;) we all like freebies :D

Hugs'n'happy snogs,
Julie xx

Friday, 6 November 2009

ARRRGGHHHHHhhh!!!!

What the heck has gone wrong with X-factor?? That is it and I have had enough, and won't be supporting Simon Cowells bank balance anymore !!!
I urge you all to boycott it and give him the shock he deserves - Poor Lucie :( even the terrible twins were stunned!
That's it for me!

Well I have had an idea for my Mystery kit at last - now just need to put it in to action :D
I'm working with a medium I haven't used for a long time and had forgotten how to use LOL

Winged vintage beauty ATC's came back this week and are stunning :D will take some pics tomorrow :D

Any digi/hybrid scrappers out there??? This beautiful charity kit is only $8 and crammed pack full of gorgeousness
check out this beautiful advert for Nieman Marcus fantasy gifts, what a beautiful use of quilling :D

Had a fab night out with my gal pals last night and ended up VEEERRRRYY drunk LOL
Managed to break DH's phone :o and his sunglasses :o oh dear, messy!!!

Hugs 'n' sorry snogs,
J xx

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Well I didn't win.......

... but I made the Prima blog :D
**is doing a happy dance**

Ok, I'm back off to try and work out what i'm meant to be doing with my new phone LOL

Hugs'n'confused snogs :D
J xx

Sunday, 1 November 2009

Well I scrapped today but can't show you :(
I did the UKS pre-cybercrop challenge which is to scrap what is home to you :)
I can't wait for the cybercrop and if your not a member check it out here . The theme this time is The Wizard of Oz and is appropriately named Wicked :D I would love to see that show!!!

I'm in the Lions team Rrrrroooaaaaaarrrrrr :D and i'm definitely not a cowardy custard LOL
and was lucky enough to get a Mystery kit :D Woop, Woop :D

And as luck would have it I have some lovely Ruby slippers thanks to Minnie mouse and the postal strike delaying her lovely yellow shoes LOL

They might come in handy to get me home listening to the wind outside :o **wonders how far away Kansas is**



I had a play with the pic of me from the party on Scrapblog and www.rollip.com today and came up with this :D
I'm quite pleased and I now have a pic ready for the CC :D


Well that's the end of the Most Haunted live shows and I have to say I thought last nights shows experiment was rather in bad taste and unnecessary! shame on you Karl and Yvette!

My new phone is ordered at last Yipppeeeeeeee :D
I haved decided to have the Sony Erricson Satio - its touch screen which I'm not that keen on, but it does have a 12.1 megapixel camera on it :o what? thats amazing!!! :o
It was either that or wait for the i-phone and i'm just not sure about them!

Well X-factor was a total joke again - I'm gutted Rachel has gone! she sang beautifully :(
If those twits, sorry twins, are still in next week I am seriously considering boycotting the show!

Hugs'n Roarrrrriinggg snogs,
J xx

Saturday, 31 October 2009

WOooOoooOOOOoooooooo .....

Happy Halloween :D
I'm all ready for watching Most Haunted much to DH's disgust and he has been and bought some 20p mixes from the shop and is on door duty LOL
My visit to Morecambe Winter Gardens for MHL was fabby on Thursday night and I even had a little experience ooooooooooo :D





Meeting Stu (who does have a little bit of hair!!!)




Meeting Cieran (much taller thank you think haha :D)







Its such a beautiful building and I find it hard to believe that it has been left to get in to the state it is now!
Luckily it now has friends ;) check out the website here :D

I was seeing orbs on the right of me and I'm sure I saw something on the balcony, and my niece was getting blowing in her right ear!!
Then at the end I was taking some pics down by the stage and up of the balcony and I felt light fingers drumming on my shoulder , but there wasn't anybody behind me :o can anybody explain that one away????

Was a bit disappointed to find that the Tessler/Farraday cage experiment was a bit of a sham!! told DH about it and he explained that Faraday cages keep you safe :o They are what high voltage cable workers use while they are working!! check this guy out apparently its built in to their suits :D

Even Google has gone halloweeny -check out the homepage and click the e a few times
why does this happen?? when i post a link ??? Its very annoying!!!
I can't see whats altered on the top Grrrrr

Happy Hauntings
Hugs'n'snogs
J xx




Sunday, 25 October 2009

SECC and the case of the missing Minnie Mouse ears.....

Well yesterday was a fun but very looonnngggggg day!!
DH was lovely and kindly agreed to take me up to Glasgow to the Hobbycraft show at the SECC :D Only catch being he wanted to be home for 3.00 pm so that he could watch the footie :D so with a 2 1/2 hour journey ahead we left the house at 7.30 am :o on a Saturday??? I didn't know that time existed!!!
Had a fab time at the show, although it was really busy even at 10 am and a little bit overwhelming for somebody not used to going to shows LOL and it was VERY HOT!!!

I got some fabby bargains though - 12 rolls of DST for £5, 50 sheets of Bazzill for £9 and Fancy Pants chipboard for £5 WOW!!!

There was a fab man with loads of MDF products and he had mini albums for £3 :o he had loads of alterable items but the poor guy was on his own and swamped so I didn't get a really good look at his stuff, but if you are going to the NEC in November I would definitely look for him ;)

I was disappointed at the range of Prima products though as these are my faves and a lot of things were more aimed at cardmakers.
I could have met the lovely Dawn Bibby (?) if I so wished, but didn't LOL - I can live without a meeting with the "Queen of craft"
I fell in love with the memory glass examples on the Snazzy stand and will be having a go at that technique when I feel like getting messy LOL

I have never seen so many beautiful beads either, and if you are a fan of Troll/Pandora beads etc.. there was a very good range of very cheap alternatives but the stalls were heaving LOL
Having looked at other people purchases on the UKS forum I missed quite a few fabby items but I did have to leave at 12.00 to meet DH.

A highlight for me was I finally got to meet one of my forum friends Chrissy aka Kikkimama23 - it was lovely meeting if you read this, even if it was brief!!! and yes I agree so nice to put a voice to the piccys LOL

The case of the missing Minnie ears......
it was my nieces 21st Birthday Fancy dress party last night and I decided to wear the Minnie Mouse outfit I wore for Solfest in 2008 - its a proper Disney one so really cute :D
I got it out on Friday night and the ears were missing :o panic, panic, panic !!! I posted on FB and had some very funny comments and the prime suspects in their disappearance were Cal, Rolo and Paul LMAO nobody owned up though and I thought I was going to have to improvise and make my own!!!

Thankfully, my lovely hubby Paul took pity on me and while I was at the craft show went in to Glasgow and eventually found the Disney store and bought some more :D He also tried to get me a nice surprise, my Snow Fairy from Lush, but that ended in disaster as he eventually found the shop and it had relocated by which time it was totally chucking it down!!!
He eventually got back to the SECC like a drowned rat :(

The weather was horrendous all the way home, strong window and awful rain , but we made it back in time for him to see the match :D

Next challenge - minnies shoes
I had ordered some lovely yellow ones from e-bay but they tried to deliver them while I was at Glasgow and then held them hostage at the sorting office until Monday :(
So next thing was to run up town to find an alternative - I ended up with a fab sparkly red pair from work :D they are so pretty and twinkly :D

Well its been an action packed night!! X-Factor (joke!!), Most Haunted Live, and waiting for the cybercrop forum to go live on UKS :o I'm getting repetitive trsain from refreshinhg!!! :o

hugs'n'tired snogs,
J xx Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Blog Candy alert...!!!!

Ooooooo check out this beautiful LO by Ruth on the Happy Daze DT blog
Not only is it gorgeous and inspirational, its made from the page kit Moira has put together for just £4.20 :o it has yummy 7gypsies paper and prima bling :o

AND the even better news is if you pop over to the blog you will find details of how you can win this lush kit AND £15 to spend at Happy Daze :o - Quick run!!!!
If your not in it you can't win it ;)
J xx

Sunday, 18 October 2009

Own up...

who kept those blasted ridiculous twins on the X-Factor???? shame on you!!!!!
Loved Whitneys song but was disappointed with her interview, she didn't give a good impression despite the wardrobe malfunction!!
I'm glad Simon kept Rachel in, think she was way better on the night :D

Oooooo so excited :D DH is going to take me to the Hobbycraft show at the SECC in Glasgow next Saturday AND its payday this week LOL woop woop :D
Mwahahhhhhahhhhh!!!!! :D I got in to trouble last time I went though for spending too much money in very little time :o LOL
I'm much more savvy now LOL

Well not too much done today I've been mostly looking for images etc.. to use on my printers tray.
I had a bit of an issue because I want to attach some fabby chandelier crystals I rescued from work, but couldn't work out how to attach them so that they dangle, but DH assures me he can drill the dividers and is bringing a drill home (when he remembers LOL)

Docs tomorrow and should be back at work on Tuesday, just need to negotiate what I'm able to do without injuring myself ;)

My e-tickets have also arrived for Most Haunted Live and I'm sooooooo excited :D
Wow there are lots of rules though LOL, need to time my pee's to the ads, oh well nowt different to home except I can't live pause :D

Hugs'n'snogs
J xx

Saturday, 17 October 2009

Printers tray



I have been working on this today - trouble is I spent ages trying to get my edges right then realised that wasn't what I wanted it to look like :(










It looked really harsh and not me at all :o
so I bought these images(166 for women only) yesterday from itkuppilishop and printed the central images on safmat - cute eh :D

It took a bit of doing but I'm loving it again LOL :D#

Now I just need to decide what miniatures I want to add to it - I can see me doing morer than one of these because I'm loving it now :D


Hugs'n'grungey snogs,
J xx

Prima Picks...

Check out this months scrummy picks here
Oh to have lots o money and buy all of the gorgeousness of Prima - I can dream can't I LOL

Julie xx

Friday, 16 October 2009

Pretty post today :D


Oh my goodness, I posted a comment about how much I loved this tag, and the wonderful Effie sent me it - isn't she beautiful!!! She is so tactile and beautiful in real life and I'm so happy she has come to stay :D
Now do I frame her or make herpart of my printers tray? I was going to hang her from my wardrobe handle vut I don't want her getting damaged!!.
If you haven't visited Effies blog, please do, its full of wonerful inspiration and is such a pretty blog to look at :D
thank you so much Effie :D
J xx

Thursday, 15 October 2009

Oooo fabby blog candy...

Take a look at Lindas blog here for some fab blog candy including some lush stamps -ooooo hope its me LOL

Had a bad day today and banged my head at work, so no crafting today:(

J xx

Tuesday, 13 October 2009

WOYWW????


Well its not quite as tidy as last week is it LOL
The printers tray is in the very early stages, but at least it isstarted LOL
Ooooo note the yummy new Fluer danseur Adagio Primas on my desk - yum yum :D
and a cute little birdhouse which have both just arrived today - thanks Moira :D

We are all here at last :D how fab does the new blog look:D

And OMG!!!! I have just received an e-mail to say I have tickets for Most Haunted Live at the Winter Gardens in Morecambe on the 28th :o i'm sooooooo excited :D
Hugs'n'haunted snogs,
J xx :o

Monday, 12 October 2009

Received an award today......


..... a blog one of course LOL have a look at Shozzys place here LOL

Ok so it is in fives ... Just fulfill the normal courtesies of contacting the giver and 5 recipients .... then list 5 things you are addicted to ...easy really but if you don't have the time ....or cant do links ...I really understand ...just accept the award which is sent with love.

Stands up and says to group "I am addicted to.....

1. Prima - anything Prima, I love love love it :D I love the flowers, pretty swirls, crystals, papers - you name it!!!
2. Accesories - I was going to say shoes, but I love bags, jewellery, scarves, hats, tights (of the pretty variety like these ones which are on their way to me :D )- they never let you down, they always fit no matter if you have put weight on :D
3. My hubby and dog, they keep me happy and grounded and always support me ( much like the tights LOL)
4.sweet things mmmmmmmm especially fizzy and rubbish sweets like cola bottles
5.Crafting, any kind - scrapping, jewellery making, altering, anything new


So whats your addictions.....
Rebekah,
Leigh,
Toni,
Sharon,
Linda

Hugs'n'snogs,
J xx

P.S just for Kay, here's a teeny peek of my printers tray and some stamps I bought to go with it :) - sorry all I have at the mo LOL

The Snow Fairy is back :D

Roll on payday

:D
J xx

Sunday, 11 October 2009

ooooooooooo :D

oooo look, look look - I won Craft Fairys blog candy :D

Are you getting ready for Christmas yet?? My Countdown project spurred Toni on to finishing here planner, check it out here. She has used the free downloadable Jane Dean pages on the papercraft inspiration website and made a lovely job of it don't you think :D
I have ordered this cute little bird house to decorate with my scrummy eskimo kisses and stamps so can't wait for that to arrive next week :D

Well I decided to make a start on my printers tray today (already have one splinter - ouch!!) spurred on by Moira receiving the beautiful Fleur Danseur Adagio Primas I need for it - cant wait to see these in real life :D
So I have been busy painting the frame black and all the little edges of the dividers - the rest will be a working progress as it depends whats going in as to what colour they will be LOL
I have also painted the dolls house mannequin and hat stand black ready to go in, had to cut the hat stand down though because there isn't much room in the little boxes.
So now its looking for lots of little things to go in to the compartments

OMG did you watch Tarrant lets the kids loose on watch at 6pm??? It was sooooooo funny :D

Oh I'm so disappointed with X -factor what happened with Rachel at the bottom??? well at least the right one went home!!! but it should have been the Tin Tin Twins with them!!!

Hugs'n'snogs,

J xx

Saturday, 10 October 2009

These aren't just any cupcakes...



They are M&S scrummy strawberry and vanilla cupcakes with the added bonus of supporting Breakthrough Breast cancer charity mmmmmmmm - guilt free :D
I had to take a pic to scrap because they are just soooooo pretty!! LOLwell after last nights mammoth creation of the countdown box my area was left a little bit devastated!!!
My storage has been doing my head in too as it got a little bit out of control - too many hanging bulky packs that were falling off all the time!!!
So all my pretty brads, even the BG glazed ones, are now off the cards and in to a divided storage box and all the iddy biddy brads that were languishing in loads of space are now tucked up safe and sound in a craft mates little caddy - which is better as the little boxes lock :) Let me tell you, some of those brads are quite vicious!!! The Laura Ashley fabric ones are really sharp :o and unlike the BG ones which are straight, these are all bent to stay on the backing card :o my fingers hurt now!!!

The American Crafts buttons I bought from QVC at a Bargain price are now de-carded and safely stored in a compartment - I had to cut round each one on the acetate as they are self adhesive - but they take up sooooo much less room :D

How do you all store chipboard??? It takes up so much room, and I ahve recently bought some grungeboard and can't decide how to store that either - the backs are so bulky, any suggestions Linda??? LOL

Hugs'n' guilt free snogs,
Julie xx

Friday, 9 October 2009

Sleeps til Chrimbo


I Have to share now because I'm so pleased with this :D

This started life as a Prima flower box, now its a sleeps til Chrmbo countdown
I used
Basic grey eskimo kisses papers and stamps and letters/numbers Dew drop inkpads
Prima flowers, pearls and crystals
nylon thread
sticky foam fixers
Glitter cardstock
Tags from stationers
on small Bookrings
Battery lights from ikea


New DT Layouts :D

This is what I was working on last night ...

I kinda got carried away with the gorgeous Cosmo Cricket Earth Love in this kit from Happy Daze and didn't use any of the embellies on this first page LOL The paper is just gorgeous and quite retro so I used this pick of me over watering my mums roses LOL :D
I added a doodled edge and doodled stitches to finish it off.








The second LO uses the embellies ....mmmmmmm Jenni Bowlin buttons..... yummy :DI used a piece of cream cardstock to my kit from my stash
I inked the edges then used Ranger crackle glaze on them, when dry I added more brown ink.
All the pieces of paper are cut randomly with a pair of scissors and inked and the flower centres are cut from the PP.
I used Safmat from my stash for the printed title - not to self, it works much better and doesn't smudge if you print it on the safmat not the backing paper ;) it took 3 attempts to realise that Doh!!!!
I also used my cutie Prima tassel stamp with Versa magic ink.

If you are feeling generous and want to help a worthy cause check out this Class for cause on the Prima blog, think I might sign up for this one :)

Now how average do you feel?? check out MLIA dor some funny, probably totally untrue statements, some make me giggle :D

Hugs'n earth lovin snogs ;)

J xx
P.S don't forget Milly ;)

Thursday, 8 October 2009

Woopsie!!!

it is now 22.50 and I have just realised the lovely pan of lentil bacon and cabbage soup I made has been on number 1 on the hob since 18.oo!!!! woopsie!! LOL oh well, no use crying over burnt soup - at least my Circulon pans are easy to clean LOL!!!

Its week 41 of Scrap Like You Mean it and its Shimelles birthday today ( Happy birthday Shimelle:D ) in honour of this, this weeks challenge is.... scrap a birthday :D
So I scrapped a really cute pic I found last night of my Great Niece Emmas first birthday (shes 14 now BTW LOL)I used my Sassafras Me likey papers (available at Happy Daze) some ribbon and buttons from my stash Brenda Pinnick chipboard letters and a cute little Doodlebug cupcake brad :D











Thinking of making Chrimbo prezzies this year??? Check out these Cookies in a jar - yum, yum, yum :D I'm quite tempted to have a go at these, they are really cute :D
And according to Tigs on UKS Asda sells appropriate jars for £1 each ;)

For fans of Kwai check out Parasol - a free downloadable mag from A print a day - don't be put off by the scarey cover!!!
There's a lovely tutorial for fabric flowers on page 50 which I really want to have a go at :D

I have finished two LO's tonight from my next DT mission page kit - yes that's Two LO's from one page kit!!! and I still have some paper left over :D - I did add an extra piece of cardstock though :)
I'll take photos tomorrow and share them with you ;)

Hugs'n'uber busy scrapping snogs :D
J xx

P.S. don't forget to keep sending balloons for Milly ;)