Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Explanations ....

Hello All,

Here are some simple cards that I made yesterday, using my fabby new Sugar Nellie stamp ( I had a lovely trip to Elgin a couple of weeks ago and was able to fill my basket, this is the first time I have had a chance to play) ... I have used up some paper from my very MASSIVE scrap pile!! .... I wanted the images to look really soft, so instead of using my copics I have used water colour pencils, it was lovely going back to them and doing something different from what has become the norm for me now.

I would like to enter these cards into the following challenges:

Creative Card Crew - Babies
Creative Inspirations - Anything Goes
C.R.A.F.T - children
Stamp Something - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Ribbons
Totally Paper Crafts - Cute with buttons (the 2 boys cards)
Alphabet challenge - P is for Pretty Pastels
Totally Stampalicious - Anything Goes
OSAAT - Anything Goes.

As you will have noticed I have been rather absent from blog land recently, the reason is that I am expecting again, I am now just over 14 weeks, I have had my scan and everything is going well this time. I have been really exhausted with the pregnancy, so crafting and blogging has taken a bit of a backseat!

Also with the energy that I do have we have been working on a few changed in the house, the room that for many years has been my spare room, come office, come craft room, will now be the babies room. My Hubby dragged everything down from the loft, and we put in new insulation, and had a complete clear out ... so we have had many trips down to the dump!! Hubby has now built me a little craft station up in the loft, at first I hated the idea of it but actually I love it, it has a fab rustic feel to it, he has built it out of old cupboards, kitchen worktops scrap wood, e.c.t ..... we plan to move my crafty stash up there at the weekend, when I am all settled I will take some pictures and post them here..

Also I have my first craft stall experience booked for this Saturday, which I think will be a disaster, I know these things are notoriously bad for selling, however I just thought I would give it a try and see what happens. however I booked it before I fell pregnant, thinking I would have loads of time to make lots of goodies, but any time I planned to sit down and craft I have ended up going to bed and sleeping instead .... so I don't have nearly the stock I would like. So if I make enough money to pay for my table, I will be happy with that.

I am looking forward to catching up with you all, It may take me a little time to get round to getting back into the swing of things, as I am still battling the " too much to do, and not enough time and energy" problem, but I will do my best!

Hugs to All


  1. congrats and good luck with the stall x

  2. Congratulations,sweetie. That is wonderful news. !!!!! I was thinking the other day that you hadn't been around.
    I love your cards they are so sweet. Good luck with the craft fair,let us know how you got on. Deb xxxxx

  3. Congrats!!! Hopefully the tiredness will pass for you and you will be "blooming" looking forward to seing your new craft space. xxcaraxx

  4. Hi Juls

    Fantastic news!!! I am so happy for you and am pleased you have had your scan. That will have put your mind more at rest.

    It sounds like your hubby has been preparing everything wonderfully. A craft space in the loft sounds ideal!!

    Best of luck with your stall at the weekend. It doesn't matter how much stock you have you never feel you have enough!!

    I have a two day event this weekend and like you would like to have even more to take .. .. we are never satisfied LOL!!!

    Loving your baby cards here.

    Take care of yourself Juls and don't go doing too much.

    Love Jules xx

  5. Hi Juls, lovely to see you back again and with such exciting news! Congratulations and I hope the tiredness goes soon. Great cards as well, so cute and lovely colours. Best of luck with the craft fair - never done one myself, too much of a chicken!!! Would hate to come home with as much as I left with, would make me sure that my cards are as average as I worry they are!! Sarah

  6. Hello Juls,

    Wow! What fabulous news, many many congrats to you both! Its good youve had your first scan as Im sure it will settle some fears that everyone has!

    Your 'nesting' Hubby is doing well with all of the work involved in moving your crafty stall and making room for junior!

    No wonder you are so tired when you consider what your body is doing in creating a new little life!

    Take it easy!

    Keryn x

  7. Fabulous news Juls! I am delighted for you and your hubby.
    I remember when I was pregnant, I felt that my energy disappeared overnight - there is no way to describe how tired it can make you feel, so I know just where you are coming from in that respect.
    I can't wait to see pictures of your new crafting area.
    Best of luck with your craft stall.
    Bigs hugs, Clare xx

  8. Oops! I forgot to say how wonderful you cards are.

  9. Having bother posting a comment but I'll try again and see if this one works. Congratulations on your wonderful news. Your cards are wonderful too, soft and gentle colouring. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT. Hazel x

  10. Congrats Juls. So glad to hear all is going well. Take card and don't overdo it!!!!!
    Hope the stall goes well too
    and thank you for your visit
    hugs sarah x

  11. Hi Juls,
    Many many congratulations on your news. I hope that everything goes well over the coming weeks and I will keep you in my prayers. Take things easy and don't overdo things.
    Your cards are beautiful. Gorgeous colours and sweet image.
    Fiona x

  12. Congrats Julls !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Love your new cards and would love to see the pictures of your craft place.

    Big hugs,

  13. Awww Juls I am absolutely delighted for you! You need to listen to your body and rest when it "demands" it though!! Enjoy your new craft space! bx

  14. Congrats! I totally loathe being pregnant so I can totally understand you sleeping and not crafting. *LOL* Good luck with your new crafty location and your upcoming craft fair.

  15. Your card is just gorgeous, so pretty, thanks for joining us at CraftyCatz this week.xx

  16. Gorgeous cards, congrats on your pregnancy too. Take care, Jane x

  17. Juls, i'm very happy to see you, and the news are fantastic, congrats my friend !
    Your cards are sweet, lovely, such a cuuuuute stamp !
    I wish you the best my friend !

  18. Congratulations!!! and love to see you back here with adorable cards!!!

  19. Oh JULS! I am just over the moon for YOU! That is the best news I have had in a long time! No wonder you made those FAB baby cards! LOVE the watercoloring and how you used the same stamp with three renditions! Please post pics of your new crafting loft! (That sounds so special doesn't it - crafting loft!) And best of luck with your booth! Wish I could go with you! HUGS!

  20. Awww Congratulations, thats lovely news. You do right to get your rest when you can you will need it, take it easy you deserve to put your feet up :) x
    Gorgeous baby cards too :)such a cute stamp.

  21. Aww huge congrats Juls. That's terrific news. Hope you start to feel better soon and can enjoy your pregnancy.
    Your new craft loft sounds fab - can't wait to see the pics.
    Super cute baby cards - those soft colours are so pretty.
    Caroline xxx

  22. How EXCITING Juls, CONGRATS!!! Love your SWEET cards!!~

  23. Fab cards, thanks for joining us at CCC xx Jan

  24. Juls I'm so pleased for you, that's lovely news!

    Love your sweet baby cards, lovely soft colours. Good luck with your stall hun :o) Lisa x

  25. Huge huge congratulation, such fabulous news. A new craft space also sounds exciting, cannot wait to see your pics. Great creations too, love the soft colours. Tracy x

  26. aw wow!! its great to see you back juls and with such fantastic news.i am so thrilled for you and your hubby hun, you take it easy though and get plenty of rest :D
    gorgeous cards, i love your soft colouring with the watercolours and this image is adorable ;D

    xx coops xx

  27. Yay, yay, yay - what fabulous news I am so excited for you Juls. Good luck with it all my friend, I am sure everything will be fine.
    Looking forward to following the news as the pregnancy progresses and seeing some of your lovely work along the way.
    Have fun moving everything into your new craft space.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

  28. Take good care of yourself and congratulations!
    xoxo Sioux

  29. Oh, hugs and congrats to you Juls, this is awesome news! :)
    Love your soft and pretty baby cards, they're perfect in every way! And it sounds like you have a very cool craft room, love the thought of having a loft space!
    Take it easy and more hugs to you!

  30. Woohoooo! Congratulations Juls! No wonder you've been quiet!
    I love the sound of your new craft space, we want some pics please!
    Love the soft colouring of this gorgeous image....adorable cards!
    Viv xx

  31. Oh this is splendid news! The thought of babies just makes me smile, thanks for sharing!

  32. Congratulations Juls!!! Don't worry .. the tiredness will go away soon! :) In the meantime, get lots of rest and take it easy. :)

    Your cards are so ADORABLY DARLING! Love the soft baby colors ... precious!


  33. Hi!
    Very pretty cards!!
    Thanks for joining us at ALPHABET Challenge this week.
    Good Luck!

  34. Hi Juls
    Gorgeous card thankyou for joining us this week at CraftyCatz
    Hugs Dianne xx

  35. Hi Juls,

    So lovely to see you back again and congratulations on your wonderfully happy news.
    Looking forward to seeing your new craft space. That's the thing with little ones - they just take up all the crafting room haha!
    Love these new stamps. So Pretty - and the soft colours you've used - just lovely.

  36. Hi Juls, congrats on your wonderful news. I've been missing your posts recently and had my fingers crossed it was because you had good news after your bad time earlier in the year. I never had the terrible tiredness or lack of energy that many people had in any of my pregnancies but my friend said in the first part of her 2nd pregnancy she was glad to crawl into bed about 9pm! I've also heard other girls say at the ante-natal clinic that they were scared to lift their head off the pillow in the morning as they felt so sick. I was very, very lucky! Things will get better for you though and you'll begin to enjoy it more. At least you don't have to be very big in the summer lol. 1976 was a very good summer and Iain was born at the end of October!

    I tried to comment last night but my broadband was really acting up and didn't let me. But now I can tell you how much I love your baby cards. I love how you've made them all different with the same image. Gorgeous.

    Take care,

    Hugs Kat xx

  37. Congratulations on your wonderful news and what a sweet card.Thank you for joining us at Alphabet Challenge blog this week.

    Emma - The Sparkly Fairy

  38. Wow...Juls a massive congrats sweetie on your pregnancy, i am so over the moon for need to apologise for being missing etc as you had very good reasons to be!!
    Your cards are stunning as always sweetie :D
    hugs and xxx

  39. Aw huge congrats Juls...welcome to the club, I've only got 5 weeks to go. Make the most of your rest and take it east...I am!!
    All your cards are totally adorable too.
    Hugs Emma x

  40. oh hun its wonderful to have you back with us,,making your gorgeous cards again and oh hun many many congratulations hun but you must rest and take things easy hun,make the most of it hun,and really hope the craft fair is a big sucess too,love hugs cherylxxxxxx

  41. Congrats Juls! I'm so very happy for you! Don't worry about catching up, filling up your stall or anything at all. Rest when you need to and take it easy, you deserve the rest and calm! Beautifully done cards as always, love the soft watercoloring.
    Big Hugs~Kathy

  42. Such an adorable set of cards, lovely soft colors, thanks so much for joining our challenge this week at One Stitch at a Time

  43. I just Cameroun by to tell how much I love the gentle/soft colors without knowing how much the theme of your adorable cards would fit your wonderful new. Huge congrats. Hugs Linda

  44. Juls that is a great image and works in all the colourways. Congratulations on your pregnancy, hope you are over the worst and can now enjoy it.

    Many thanks for joining in with our Anything Goes challenge over at OSAAT. Hope to see you back again soon.

    Mandy (DT member for OSAAT)

  45. OMG!!!!! Juls, this is just the most amazing news hun. I am thrilled to bits for you both. The tiredness will pass soon, in the mean time get your feet up and rest. Love these gorgeous cards, so cute and pretty.

    Huge Hugs :o)

    Donna x

  46. Oh big congratulations on the pregnancy! And the craft space too LOL! Love your gorgeous cards! So pretty. Kim

  47. A big congrats Juls! So many things going on and you still have time to share with us your beautiful cards. :) It's all lovely.

    Hugs and Love.

  48. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!
    In my experience, the fatigue tends to ease up a bit by the 4th month, hang in there!!!
    Great cards, be sure to let us know how the show went.

  49. Oh these are just adorable, thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations this week.
    Shell xx

  50. Beautiful cards, Juls! Love the soft, sweet coloring! Congrats to you and please continue to take care.. hugs!

  51. Hi Juls,

    I love your soft baby card - they are beautiful.

    Congratulations on your fabulous new... so exciting :)

    Sharon x

  52. Fantastic news Juls, you forget about all that crafting and take good care of yourself. x
    That said I love all your baby cards, haven't got that stamp yet but I think I NEED it after seeing your cards....too cute.
    Get those feet up and relax....big hugs Erika. x

  53. Such sweet cards Juls and excellent news, congratulations to you and hubby, I am so happy for you both :) Donna ♥ x