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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, 21 August 2011

Anything Goes Challenge Inspired by TV (Holby City)

Good morning Blogland

This is my second card submission as Guest DT member for the Anything Goes Challenge. The theme this week is "Inspired by TV", (Holby City - Get Well, Top Gear, anything with a vehicle, The Only Way is Essex - Make up and Shoes etc) This is also my spotlight fortnight.

It has been a great opportunity to be asked to be a guest DT member, I have tried to fulfill my duties and I have looked at all the wonderful cards submitted for the previous challenge, Celebration, and commented on quite a few.

I hope you like my own submission this week starring the gorgeous "Nurse Tilda". She is just so darn cute. I have coloured her with Polychromo pencils, blended with Sansador.

Hopefully this picture shows that my card is an easel card.

I have used some Woodware stamps that I have had for ages. These have been mounted on 3D foam to rest the easel on when opened.

Of course every card has to have some flowers and some bling and this is no exception!. I have used a punch for these stamps, and glitzed them up with stickles.

Well I hope you like what you see. Why not join us at the Anything Goes Challenge Blog - submit your card and at the same time take a look at all the other amazing cards that have been made by crafters world wide.

Sunday, 7 August 2011

Guest DT Member - Anything Goes Challenge Blog

This fortnight's challenge is Birthday/Celebration

Well would you beleive it. I have been given the opportunity to be a guest DT member for the Anything Goes Challenge Blog. I am so excited but a bit nervous lol!

Anyway - the theme I was given was Birthday/Celebration and this is what I have come up with.

The background papers are out of a K & Co paper pad that I have had for a while and I just love the colour combos. The flowers are from Wild Orchid crafts and the image, if you have not already guessed is a magnolia image. I have coloured her with my favouite colouring medium, Polychromo Pencils.

When I was asked if I would like to be a guest DT member I was so excited as I have only just started entering cards into blog challenges. A DT member told me that the lady who owns the Anything Goes Challenge Blog also runs a craft shop "The Craft Den". Well I thought, I'll take a look at this Craft Den and would you beleive it, it is in Sheffield, close to where I live. My crafty friend and I have already arranged a visit to stock up on our crafting goodies. If you don't live close by, take a look at their website, they stock loads of fantastic crafting goodies.

Anyway, this is all from me today, now my holidays are over I can get down to some serious business - crafting!