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Brierley, South Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Hello. My name is Julie, I am 50 years old and I live in a small village in South Yorkshire with my partner Mick and my two children Emma 24 and Michael 18. Emma is about to fly the nest and leave home to work in London as a doctor. Michael is still at home and is deciding his future career. We have two dogs Poppy and Milly both Lhasa Apsos and they are just adorable. I work full time in a wonderful Independent School where all the staff and students are fantastic. I get 18 weeks holidays which are used up getting crafty! Thank you for visiting me, I hope you like what you see.


Sunday, 3 July 2011

Teddy Bo - Anything but a card

Here is my entry for the Teddy Bo Challenge - Anything but a card.
I've had these frames for ages and didn't know what to do with them, when I saw the challenge, I knew straight away that they would be just perfect. However, first things first, I had to find them amongst the boxes and boxes of crafting goodies in my study.

Was thrilled to bits when they turned up. The frames were originally just untreated wood, I painted them in white acrylic paint and then distressed the edges with Tim Holtz distress ink worn lipstick - love this colour. The images were coloured with my favouite polychromo pencils and the flowers were from my flower stash. I had to remove the plastic covering on the images because the flash on the camera gave too much reflection.

Hope you like my little wall hanging that now has pride of place in my craft study.



  1. What a perfect creation! You have coloured the bears so beautifully & I love all the embellies too :) Thank you for joining us for the Teddy Bo Challenge. Hope to see you again for our next challenge! Hugs Antoinette xXx

  2. Georgeous creation in beautiful colours!
    Thanks for playing with us at the Teddy Bo challenge
    Nela xx

  3. Fantastic frames. Colouring perfect as are all you embellishments. Would love to have seen a description. Thank you for joining us at Teddy Bo. Hugs x

  4. Thank you for joining us at Teddy Bo with this beautiful frames <3
    Lovely colors you have used,Julie!


  5. This is just adorable! Love this and the images work perfectly with it!
    Thanks so much for playing along with us at Teddy Bo!

  6. Hi sweetie this is just stunning, colours are fab, thanks for joining us this time at Teddy Bo big hugs love Pops x x x

  7. WOW...this is just gorgeous...great colors and details :0)))

    Thanks for playing with us at Teddy Bo & Co ;0)

    Hugs Nicole

  8. Brilliant idea love the colours might have to make one for my craft room wall.
    Thanks for joining in the fun at Teddy Bo Tuesday.
    Hugs Angie x

  9. Just beautiful Julie, sooo pretty, I want one LOL! thanks for joining the Teddy Bo challenge, Good luck! Colette xx

  10. Julie, this is an adorable wall hanging, fabulous colouring and so beautifully embellished!!!

    So glad you could join us at Teddy Bo,
    Heather xx