My pussy cat lily

My pussy cat lily
This is lily my baby plus a huge fan of tigers, thats where the name of the blog came from :-)

Friday, 25 October 2013

Amy's going away card

Amy's going away card

my daughter Amy is in Kenya for 3 months volunteering to help in either a school or orphanage she went last week gosh it was upsetting waving her off at the train station, it will be her first christmas away from home will be strange amy is 19 and already been to borneo this yr to help look after the orangutans i'm so proud of her.

So love saturated canary stamps & digi's and thought this would be perfect to use, still learning how to colour but very proud of how this turned out i have been under the weather as been 7 weeks now since had my part hysterectomy & repair done.
I'm doing ok but my depression has been playing up this weather is not helping so has been nice to play in my craftroom, gosh can't believe i have had 15 operations this past yr with my kidney's think i need a good holiday just wish could win the lottery lol

Really happy how the card turned out so going to look for some challenges to enter once i find will link below  :-)


Saturday, 3 August 2013

This months challenge over on simply betty facebook fan page is this lovely mermaid, had so much fun making this that i even went and brought the evil sister as so cool 
pop over to betty's blog as each month there is a new challenge with a free digi to use 
check out all the fab entries there is some mind blowing one's 

Saturday, 29 June 2013

simply betty stamps fan challenge

This months challenge was to do your own background well never done one before so bit nervous, but i'm so pleased with the results for saying was my first go so here it is 

here is the link to the site as can vote to see who wins, also fab info on blog loads of fab tips so if not been over have a nose well worth it. Also join on facebook there are really nice bunch of ladies :-)
may see if can enter into any other challenges will add later when find them 

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Quick card made today

Hi all well not been doing much just sorting my craftroom out for items to sell, so can buy more stash :-) thought would make a card for a change as not done one in a while, found my tired together folder and my new memory box butterfly stamp & die and this is what i ended up with 

I have had some lovely comments when posted on my facebook wall, which has give me a boost so going to get started on some more even get some colouring done.
going to enter this into some challenges and will list when i find some.


Monday, 27 May 2013


This was a quick card i made for chloe as she was going to prom to tell her how proud i am of her, this was made using the free embossing folder and stamp from simply cards & papercrafts.
I so love peacocks so can't wait to have another play and come up with different ways :-) just want to share with you all xxx
This is chloe my beautiful daughter going to her prom all her freinds went in a limo, i'm so proud of her her school work is fantastic worked very hard. does not seem 5mins she chloe started school where does all the time go
love you so much chloe xxx

This card was made for a lady i know in simply betty stamps who's sister had a breast op, so quite a few off us got involed in making and send her a cardto help put a smile on her face through a difficult time in her life. cancer has touched many people including my family so to give people support from around the world that there is hope out there.

I have also entered this card over at

Tuesday, 30 April 2013

  • Member's of Simply Betty Stamps joined in doing a crafty swop with a partner,  below is a picture of my stunning goodies from Trudie Howard thank you so much hun i love all of it.  Also it was our birthday's close together so we decided to add extra as birthday gifts to each other.
  • I am so over the moon Trudie it made me cry plus speachless has put a huge smile on my face :-) was so much fun buying for someone else but also a nightmare, as so worried what i got trudie in case she would not like as we all have different tastes.
  • We all made a list of things we liked (thanks Corinne Jones for organising all this)
  • that was a huge help lol
Huge hugs to all
Now off to check all the blogs below to see what goodies they got xx

          Jennifer Raffenaud            
        Barb Ettinger               
        Nicki Ringleman                
Corinne Jones
Trish Sakulich

Robin Bogle
Maria Williams
Trudie Howard
Wendy Billings

Roz Wolfe
Sheri Loatwall
Stacey Stratis
Lucy Gregg
Louise Mann

Jo Walker

Lisa Nelson
Michelle Klaebe

Dawn Brown

Elizabeth Melih (Emily Shroom here)
Jackie Rakoski
Kathy Smyth

Jackie Maunder
Carrie Robinson

Marie Franklin
Erin Fairclough
Anita Blake
Melissa Varga

Katya Bess
Tanja Charles
Jennifer Anderson
Summer Hills-Painter

Darcy Schroeder
Veronica Chasteen Rosenshein
 Julie Hasel
 Tanya Johnson
Dianna Cinko Sowerbrower

Saturday, 13 April 2013

Well today was feeling a little low so went into my craftroom to relax and chill out, only just got this stamp as been after him for so long so was excited to play. Thought would have a go at masking heard all about it so why not....
could not believe i nailed it first time so thought must be a fluke but no 2nd one went the same, so picked my colours out and had fun colouring Edwin with toy plane :-)
I plan to make a card tomorrow fingers crossed and will post on my wall, i'm so proud of myself and the way the shading and blending went well.
hugs xxx

Friday, 5 April 2013

Today's card
Had so much fun doing this card for the simply betty stamp challenge,
we had to do in cream and black but could chose one colour ourselves,  with having red hair just had to pick red lol just wish had the figure no comments about the snakes or will turn you into stone
may have to enter it in some more challenges will list links when i find some
have a fab weekend
hugs xx

Sunday, 31 March 2013

Make it crafty digi

Had fun colouring this one in as love blue tried to have a go with the shading, the light coming from the front as wanted the front of her dress and bow to be lighter really pleased. will keep practising with other colour ways as well, just love Make it crafty have just brought some more stamps so will have a play with those and post onto here,

hugs xxx
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Happy Easter All

Hope you have all had a fab weekend sorry not been on much but not to good at the moment, I wanted to pop on as i have been sorting my pro markers as hubby brought me 74 wow. Have the full set including the Limited Edition one's, been sticking all the sticky dots on the bottom (took me hours)
check out the rest of the blog for idea
bye for now love & hugs xx

Monday, 11 March 2013

I had a nice suprise from kathy who nominated me for the Liebster award for new blogs, not heard of it before so had a quick look on kathy's blog please pop over her dog is soooo cute. Thank you hun was very kind of you to nominate me :-)

For those who don't know what the Liebster Award is, here is some information.

This award was designed to be a blog award in the pay it forward fashion. once you've been nominated, you award it to blogs that you like that have fewer than 200 followers, to encourage new visitors to visit these blogs.


Thank the person who gave you the award and link back to their blog. Post the award onto your blog. give the award to five bloggers who you appreciate that have fewer than 200 followers. leave a comment on their blog letting them know that you have given them this awesome award!
I am now going to go through all my blogs to add 5 people to give them the award so will update later
This is the fantastic prize over at the ribbon girls would so love to win this stash as not got many nice flowers, there just so pretty not tried the bottom ones before just lush :-)
fingers crossed and good luck who enter

Sunday, 10 March 2013

Birthday card

This is a birthday card i made so proud of how it has turned out
i have used pro markers to colour tilda and craftwork card paper's.
going to enter into some challenges and will post links once joined, just love how all the pinks match took me ages to find the right paper's as coloured her in first.

I have just entered magnolia downunder challenge

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Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Hi all got a few cards to add first one was for hubby on valentines day and the 2nd is for a challenge over at simply betty stamps which was hard as an Easter card but no pastles, was fun doing bright colours and really proud how it turned out.

hubby's card
           simply betty stamps

I am also entering at
will try and find some more to enter but so new to it all lol
hugs xxx

Saturday, 16 February 2013




Hi all, these i did for the valentine swop over at simply B stamps!/groups/486424581374935/614139305270128/?notif_t=group_comment_reply

had loads of fun doing them but worried the people getting them would like them lol.
But they did so that was a nice as not done a swop before.
Please go over to betty's blog and shop as she has the most stunning images

Well done some more to my craftroom coming on very nice now, really happy as got loads of space can't wait for my other unit but need some more pennies :-)

catch ya soon
hugs xxx

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

pop over to the lovely clare curd for a chance to win a fantastic prize would so love to win such a fantastic prize :-)

News about the Giveaway

Good Evening Folks,

Well as promised, I thought I would let you know what you could be winning in the next few weeks!



How would you like to win this....

Yes, that's right...I'm going to be giving away one wonderful Silhouette SD machine, complete with all leads, software and a $25 silhouette online store card to add to the 50 shapes already included in with the machine.

More details will be posted on the grand launch date of 1st February. One of the requests is that you follow this blog and the Clare Curd Crafts Boutique Facebook page. Why not do that now, then that's two out of the way already!

Good luck and see you soon!

Clare x

Sunday, 3 February 2013

A card i made the other day for a challange had to follow a layout, just love saturated canary and purple so had a quick play

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Saturday, 26 January 2013

Sorry not posted for a bit my depression has got bad but had some happy news that cheered me up, I won some blog candi from the lovely  Deborah Gill this is the link to her blog with a picture of what i won :-)

I have been sorting more of my stash trying to upload pics but laptop playing up, plus still trying to work out how to do all on here think have to pop over to youtube for more tips lol.

just wanted to share my good news :-) I had emptied the table so could be removed but ended up filling up to sort more of my stash lol

My new unit

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Sunday, 13 January 2013

Just entered another challenge with the card below, this weeks challenge is gingham so thought this would do nicely :-)

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Hi everyone hope all are well, i'm having a ruff day today so thought would enter my first blog challenge at with the card below as really proud of it :-)
Had some happy post today which i brought that a friend got me trudy giddy thank you hun, was the papermainia Art Deco range, some stamps and papers I love my art deco this set is the best i have seen so i'm off now to have a play with the stamps, then watch a film so until next time
bye for now
don't forget to check out the blog at the top of page and see other talented people :-)

Sunday, 6 January 2013 This is the candy tina mackuc is giving away would so love to win as not got any of the magazines or stamps and just love the flowers :-)

Saturday, 5 January 2013

some of my cards

 well been sorting through some of my cards to put on here with the kind help wendy woolf partridge helping me get a water mark together and showing me step by step how to do it thanks hun,

Friday, 4 January 2013

Day 2 of tidy up

Well spent some more time in craftroom sorting spent 2hrs in there moving stuff around and throwing things i don't know why i kept lol, yet when i walked back in looks no different to when i started :-( have looked on other site's to give me help on how best to have my items at hand, but having a big room is great but am just stuck as to where looks best that will easily find and get too.
So happy as got happy post come from as they have a sale on could not help myself, also came from QVC the special value they had on for DCWV 100 sheets 12x12 they are fab well worth the money, only gripe as sorting through them some of the greens had marks on but can get around that am sure.

bye for now off to make more mess xx

Wednesday, 2 January 2013

My first blog

This is my first ever blog hope I'm doing it right lol, gosh where do i start i started crafting 2 years ago after a breakdown which was very bad :-( but with the support of my loving husband and 3 wonderful children helped me come out the other side. I have always liked crafting of some sorts but only now and then, but a friend of mine sue ran a craft club asked if i wanted to go been going ever since has been a life saver to me as can take myself into another world where helps me relax.

I love to colour stamped/digi images and make cards which still learning all the technique's, been busy buying items off eBay and shows to build my stock up and have got addicted straight away. As most crafter's i have spoke to want it all ''NOW'' lol so funny to look back on cards i made 2yrs ago to what i make now, a huge difference as getting more confident to play have found myself stroking paper's and not wanting to use them as too nice so end up buying more.

Have to say my best buy is my big shot, pro markers, flex markers, spectrum noir pens also my lovely dies, just getting the hang of colouring this is a pic i did boxing day which I'm very proud of and some of my cards which i will put up later. this lady is wonderful her cards are stunning and buy all my card stock from her when at the shows as such fab offers at the shows would recommend Anna Marie plus she is such a lovely lady. love to watch her when on create & craft with her designs and technique's need to practise some of her templates as my next goal.

Been sorting my craft room out with the help of my wonderful hubby Ady ( love you so much ) been fun, but having to pile everything everywhere so may take some time to finishes, but once done my new years resolution is to make more cards and sit and colour more as helps me to chill out.

Well thats me for now off to go and sort out the other side of room and get things in order so can play, oh yea forgot would like to share my xmas tree and one of the cards i made :-)

Julie xx