Monday, 28 July 2014

Blog Hop With a Difference - Julie

Hello Friends!

Well I think I am doing this a tiny bit late but I am as sick as a dog at the moment!

My two youngest Children and I seem to be having a tag team of illness!

One after the other for about 3 months now.

Too many sleepless nights, doling out medicine, changing beds and lots of cuddles! LOL!

It has taken its toll on me, I feel so drained and have a constant headache and cough.

But its time to get down to business! LOL

I was asked by my good friend Mikha to join in this Blog Hop.

I first got to know Mikha when we were on the Dreamtime Designs Craft Challenge Design Team together. She was always so kind and friendly, and I just adore her work. We have been friends and in contact ever since.

This is the link to Mikha's Blog so you can read all about her HERE

Now for a bit of info about me!

I started off with card making when my first son was born. 22 years ago! Stuck at home I needed a hobby. A friend invited me to a card making party, and I was hooked.

I now have 5 children!

Over the years I have taught card making classes and worked in a Scrapbooking Store.

At the moment I am a stay at home Mum again with my last Little man Darcy 3 still at home.

I am kept busy with 7 Design Teams to create for!

Here are some examples of my work!

Sherri Baldy Stamps

Kitty Lane Stamps

Sami Stamp

ABC Challenge

 Custom Orders

Paper Nest Dolls

I am DT Co-ordinator for Besties 3D Deco Blog


 My Latest DT Magnolia Forever

These Questions come with the Hop:

1. What am I working on?
At the moment I am creating 10 DT Cards for the next week, this includes 2 Guest DT Spots. Also I am creating 8 cards for Kitty Lane Stamps.
I am very busy! LOL x

2.  How does my work differ from others of its genre?
Well this is tricky! LOL I dont know if my work is all that different! I know my style has chamged a lot over the last few years. Since I started to look online. I used to use only rubber stamps, but now I use a lot of Digital Stamps. I also love to use a lot of embellishments and my Signature has become Butterflies, which I use on almost all of my Cards.
3.  Why do I write/create what I do?
I create cards for relaxation and enjoyment! I don't think I could be happy if I didn't have a big mess of crafty stuff surrounding me, a creation to dream about and something always on the go! 

4.  How does your writing/creating process work?
Well I know that quite often, I spend days thinking about what I am going to do before I actually start! Then It is time to print/stamp, colour, choose papers and embellishments and get stuck in. I find the embellishing the fun part.
Well thats it for me!

I have two friends who will be continuing the hop they are:

Angela Treasures
Ange is a good friend who is on my Design Team at Besties 3D Deco Blog. She is lovely and such fun to have a chat with. Ange also lives in Australia, and is currently crafting in her Mobile home. Her work is very pretty, she loves embellishments like me! 

Deirdre Smith

Deirdre is also a lovely friend on my Design Team at Besties 3D Deco Blog. It is so nice to chat with Dierdre as well, she is currently very busy with a new business venture. She is wonderful at scrap booking and makes amazing cards and projects as well.!

These 2 ladies will be posting on their blogs on the 4th August so make sure you visit them then and leave them some love.

Have a wonderful week!

Big Hugs Julie xox



Mikha Adriani said...

Omgosh, Julie! That's really wonderful reading more about you!! You've been in this craft world for such a looong time! So glad I know you xxx
Mikha xx

Chris x said...

Stunning make Julie x