Monday, 31 August 2015

Ladies That Craft Garden Party 2015

Yes despite the threat of rain on Saturday I went ahead with our annual Garden Party. 

The sky's were blue and the sun came out as myself, Karen and Mum started getting the garden ready and making the scrummy goodies for the table. We washed, prepared and put together loads of different thing to eat (and had a few "tasters" along the way lol.

At noon, Maria arrived and took over for me, putting all of the food on the cake stands and preparing everything for the champagne and strawberry drinks while I ran to shower and get ready.

And then everyone started to arrive and the sun was still shining but we could feel tiny spots of rain. Never mind, we're big girls so we carried on. Everyone dug into French bread with pate, cheese and ham, salad, chutney, pickle and grapes followed by rich chocolate mousse, mini trifles, chocolate cake, shortbread cream fancies and so much more (I always overdo the amount of food lol)
And then the heavens opened and we all ran for cover. The sun came out again later and we managed to get these photos (and loads more which I will share over the coming days)

And one of my favourite photos taken by Karen, is this one of me and mum in the kitchen working away.
Thank you to everyone who helped and to all of you lovely ladies who came along.
We raised £150 for Dads home. The money will go to the outing fund and pay for days out and of course, their much loved fish and chips.
More tomorrow xxx

Docrafts team blog hop:Matchbox Madness

The Docrafts Design Team have got another fantastic team hop today. This month we were challenged to make something using a match box.

I used a Swan Vesta matchbox which is a bit bigger than the normal ones but if you want to have a go and don't want to buy a match box then here is a pattern for you to use.

I chose to make something that my grandchildren would like. Don't ask me why, but Thumbelina came to mind. Taken from the Hans Christian Anderson book, she is tiny and would easily fit into the matchbox.

So here is my little contribution to our fun challenge.

Don't forget to visit all of my other team mates and see what they came up with. Just follow the links below. Enjoy xx

Friday, 31 July 2015

DoCrafts Project Design Team July Hop

And the theme this time is

Create A Project With An Interactive Element

I had too think long and hard about this one but I finally decided on a three tier card. Made in three layers it opens as a concertina to make a cake stack or stack of presents.

Here's the main part of the card, all folded and ready to post.

Here is tier two

And tier three

I added the tiny little flowers to finish off.

If you like this card and want to see some more interactive card ideas then start the blog hop and follow the links below.

Julie Wilson YOU ARE HERE

Have fun everyone xx

Wednesday, 29 July 2015


Sometimes you just get a photo that stands out and makes you think wow. That's what happened when I saw this photo of my granddaughter taken on holiday this year. She looks so much like her mummy.

Here is the layout I made for last nights class

and some of the detail.
The Live, Love, Laugh stamp is one of the free stamps from the Quick Cards Magazine this month.

The circles were made using the sewing circle stamps by Prima and the hearts were hand drawn.

I'm working on loads of projects for Docrafts at present plus making loads of Christmas cards for classes beginning in September. 

Have a great day xx

Saturday, 25 July 2015

Minibook Class and kit launch

The Minibook Class took place on Wednesday this week and it was so successful that I have decided to make it available to everyone.

If you would like to make this lovely project there are two options to pre-order (kits will go out on 10th August 2015.

Option One - Buy the online class and Kit (includes lifetime membership to the online classroom) at a cost of £20 including p & p  (Available worldwide...additional postage will apply. Please as for details)
Your kit includes everything you need to make this lovely stand book. All you need to do is follow the instructions and add your own photos.

Option Two - Buy the online instructions only and use your own stash to complete the project at a cost of £8.50 (includes lifetime membership to the online classroom)
If you have any questions before you make your purchase please email me at

Off to enjoy myself at the Crop now. Have a great day xxx