Sunday, 30 November 2014

Present bows

Another challenge entry for me, I had to post the bows I made inspired by Darcy.

I did have 2 but completely forgot to take a photo before it was added to a friends birthday present duh!!

So here is the one I made after the show in Doncaster when the fabulous Darcy did a demo. I love these bows and plan to make some more for special Christmas Presents.

Thanks for looking.


Christmas Baubles


For this months project I have kinda doe a collaboration between the project  Jo Firth Young and Gillan Simson and turned the crackly, baubles in to a Christmas card.

Thanks for looking.


Sunday, 26 October 2014

A Christmas Card


I loved all the Christmas cards Anneke De Clerck made on the PA blog, see here!!

As I just bought some new JOFY Christmas Bauble stamps at stamp magic last weekend I thought it would be rude not to have ago.

Hope you like it and leave a nice comment.


Jules x

Sunday, 20 July 2014

Kraft Card


Another great simple design from Joanne Wardle over at Paper Artsy click here

I loved doing this card it's really really effective and I couldn't resist added red lips and a natural bow.

Hope you like it and can leave a nice comment

Jules x

Sunday, 6 July 2014

Liesbeth Fidder Inspired Journal page


I loved the Canvas on the PaperArtsy blog by Liesbeth Fidder see the details here it uses my favorite designer Lynn Perella

I decided to give this a go and create my very first art journal page to enter into this week challenge as it's been a very long time since I did one I am hooked already doing 2 pages in 1 go and creating the background for the next one. The little black PA journal books are great and I would like to thank Darcy for giving me the courage to give it a go. I can see how fab it will be to have something to "keep" instead of making pieces for family & friends or to sell on.

I hope you like my piece x

I hope you like and can leave a nice comment

Jules x

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

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July's Challenge

Lets go all summery and make something which reminds you most of summer, could by ice cream, the beach or even a photo from a past holiday made into a project. Submit by 31st July. 

The winner will be selected at random by Random org.

This months prize to be revealed later and a runner up price of £5.00 to spend in the online store (subject to postage costs) 
Please mark your entries as July Summer Challenge.

Good luck and go craft something unique. 

Jules x

Sunday, 22 June 2014

Mixed Media Canvas


It's a long time since I blogged anything and this one is my biggest and longest project. It's taken well over 39 hours and that spans over a month, but finally I am finished.

I have been doing a lot of decorating (with plenty still left to do) I want to make some to go on the newly painted down stairs loo and really wanted a statement piece so I used loads of items to create this one, including Paperartsy's Lynn Perella Stamps.

Lots of paint, mica sprays, stenciling with GP, die cuts, embellishments, broken jewellery, twine, ribbon and so much more were used to create this. After serveral changes of colours I am really pleased with the results.

Here are the many photo's of the making and
finished canvas, hope you enjoy :)

 Thanks for looking and I hope you can leave a nice comment!!

Jules xx

Monday, 2 June 2014

May Challenge Winners

May Flower Challenge Winners 

Thank you for taking part in this month's Challenge!!

 please invite your crafty friends to join and take up the challenge.

So the winner of the Embellishment pack is

Christine Harman 

And the runner up of a £5.00 gift Voucher (subject to postage) from is Sheila Walker 

Well done to you both, please pm me for details.

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June's Challenge

As it's Father's day this month, the challenge is a male themed card or project of your choice. Could be Son, father, grandad, teenager which ever suits you best. Submit by 30th June. The winner will be selected at random by Random org.

This months prize will be 3 pack's of Dekromounts from Aspire Crafts worth £7.69 with and a runner up price of £5.00 to spend in the online store (subject to postage costs) 
Please mark your entries as June Male Challenge.

So go craft something unique. 

Jules x

Thursday, 1 May 2014

PaperArtsy 3UP project

I was chosen to take part in the PaperArtsy 3UP challenge. Below is a peek at the project I made.

Please check out the fab projects made using the Lynne Perrella stamps Here

Hope you enjoy.

Thanks Jules x

April Challenge Winners

Thank you for taking part in the first challenge for the group, hopefully next time we will have a few more people to join us as we welcome new members to the group, please invite your crafty friends to join and take up the challenge.

So the winner of the Sew Pretty topper pack is........Tilly Little Hut

And the runner up of a £5.00 gift Voucher from is Tracy Boley

Well done to you both, please pm me with your details.

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Welcome to May's challenge

This time its going to be flowers, include one or loads of flowers onto a project of your choice and submit by 31st May. The winner will be selected at random by Random org.

The prize will be an embellishment pack from Craft with Redfish worth £7.49 and a runner up price of £5.00 to spend in the online store (subject to postage costs) 
Please mark your entries as May Flower Challenge.

So go craft something unique. 

Jules x

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

PaperArsty Blog Post


I have been getting all crafty and creative for the PaperArsty blog using my favorite set of stamps which Darcy has designed.

I would be thrilled if you could join in and have a go at the practical and fun project. As a bonus every week there's a A5 set of stamps to be won.

Please click here to view the full project over on the PaperArtsy blog.

I hope you like it and leave a nice comment.

Jules x

Sunday, 23 February 2014

Darcy's new stamp


This is definitely my favorite stamp of Darcy's brand new designs at Paperarsty. I knew that for my first project I wanted to go bright which is something I struggle with normally, but the stamps are so inspiring it wasn't that hard in the end.

I started this project at the beginning of the week but only had time to finish it today. I used London Bus for the background and left a space of white to stamp the bird, later I used a fine brush to line the red right up to the outside of the stamp.

Then I used the other stamps to create the setting. I coloured with a mixture of Fresco paints and used my new Big Pitt Pens to add some definition to some areas. These pens are great because on top of the paints you can smudge them or leave a hard line and they dry quite fast.

Darcy suggested to mount him on to black, which I did and then added white pen the checker board. I loved this as it was but decided to carry and make it in to something bigger so I can frame it later.

Using my brand new leaf dies from Xcut I cut a selection in dark green and cream card. 

I added a wash of limelight across some of them and a script stamp of the rest of the cream ones. I then die cut circles in different coloured tissue paper and stamped over them so I could make some flowers, best remembering to stick all the layers together as I forgot lol!!!

I took a 8 x 8" piece of card stock and started to cover with the brayer in Limelight, Tango and Beach Hut, drying the layers in between

Using 3 different stencils I created the background and edged the card with little black dress. 

Then I stuck in all together and added a charm and a greeting. 

I am really pleased with how this turned out, I hope you like it and leave a nice comment.

Jules x 

Sunday, 9 February 2014

Hip Girl

Hello Again

I wanted to have another go at the girl, so changed my face shape, hair style and colour.

This time instead of crayons I used frescoes and pro-markers, this was much better as I didn't get any smudges. 

I painted her top and used a stamp for the details.

The thing I love most about this technic is the eyes, as they are so easy to do and so effective.

I hope you like her and leave a nice comment.

Jules x

Feeling Blue


Firstly I would like to say I can not draw, it's something I would dearly like to be able to do and until I saw the post from Clare Lloyd it wasn't something I thought you could learn. I am thrilled to find out actually it is.

To see how you get started check out the tutorial from Clare over on the PA blog here!

I followed the basic guide for creating the face and features and then went crazy with my crayons, the problem with this is they smudge... alot, so I had to keep painting her face and its not a clean as I would have like. (must buy pencils).

She isn't the prettiest girl in the world , but I aim to improve!!

For the back ground , I used my reverse chicken wire stencil and grunge paste then I the brayer over the top, this works well to highlight the stencil. Some more stencils, stamps and a flower to finish.

Oh I and used my new Xcut alphabet die to add the word ART.

I hope you like her, I am entering into the challenge!

Jules x

Saturday, 18 January 2014

Pink Diary


After seeing the sketch book cover from Elaine Wainwright on the PA blog,view here I decided to cover my A5 diary I received at Christmas and didn't really like. This was another first for me and wasn't too sure where to start.

It was a shinny cover so decided to use copy paper and a mix of red & pink Fresco's to make a paper base large enough.

I then took a deep breath and a lot of glue to cover the book using both sheets.

I then started building all my layers with spray paint, stencils and stamps. (forgot to take a photo of this stage). I wanted the main image to stand out so I made a rough square using Nougat and stamped the image over the top.

 I needed to blend some of the nougat paint back into the design, some went over with more pink and stamps. Finished by adding colour to the main image and some embellishments,  Kinda wish I had used less black ink but happy with the results.

To protect the edges one the spine of the book I threaded ribbon down and tied in a bow

Thanking for looking and please leave a nice comments.


Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Lilac Cluster Heart

Hello Happy New Year to you all. 

Didn't think I would be doing this to day with a sore head from last night!!! 

Part 3 to Paperarsty's Christmas Crackers (Click Here) and I love this style but was never sure how to proceed so when Leandra showed us the basics I couldn't wait to have a go and guess what my sore head has gone the miracle of crafting eh. 

First I just scatted out some of the things I thought I could use.

Then put a rough layout together.

I didn't want to copy Leandra's project but I was struggling on the colour pallet as I need to use opaque paints. So I ended up doing just that!!

I painted my heart and added Grunge Paste through a text stencil.

Then using a mix of acrylic and strong water based glues I starting securing the embellishments. (at this point I ended up melting my flower with the glue gun duh!)

Now the scary part, painting over everything!! Choose Sky Blue for the base colour.

And then just kept building with more colours until I was happy.

Finished with a mix of Silver & Gold Treasure gold and threaded purple satin ribbon for hanging. I have taken the photo's after dark so tried a few different photos to show to the results.

I loved doing this and learnt quite a lot as well, so I am going to work and try and improve my technic. 

I hope you like it and leave a nice comment. 

Thanks Jules