Sunday, 23 February 2014


Good morning bloggers and welcome to my little bit of crafty madness.
Had a busy day yesterday as Al was moving sheep back and forward all day, helping his pal Joe. As I mentioned yesterday, some of the sheep in the field next to us started to lamb earlier than predicted. George, the farmer, thinks it was a young ram lamb that got a bit too frisky before it went to market but I'm not sure. Anyway, they decided to move these ewes back to the farm and bring the recently lambed ewes down here. Much tooing and frowing ensued. It is good to see the little lambs frolicking in the sun.

Now to all things crafty. As I was stuck indoors again with the dog, he loves the lambs but mothers get territorial, I had time to play. I was so pleased and suprised to be showCASed at Less is More this week, I thought I would have another go at their latest challenge - Metal. Rather tricky this one I feel. I sat and thought and decided it had to be brads or a charm as I don't have anything else metal in my stash but how to use them/it. I was surfing on Friday and found the Love Rubberstamps challenge - Funny Sentiment, so I thought I would merge the two. Here goes:-

This is a DoCrafts stamp from the Born to Shop series. I've had them for a while, they were free when I subscribed to a magazine a couple of years ago, and hadn't used them to date. The cake on the left is actually a brad from the stash. I was quite pleased how it worked out in the end. The image is a little small and is therefore tricky to colour and get the detail right but I used Copics as usual.

I shall enter it in the following challenges:-
Less is More - Metal
Loves Rubberstamps Challenge - Funny Sentiment
Allsorts - Ladies Day

Thanks for stopping by. 
Don't forget you have up until Monday at 5pm(GMT) to enter the CAS challenge at Cardz4Guyz.


  1. Wonderful sentiment, I agree entirely!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  2. Gorgeous CAS card, Julie! It is a great sentiment! Thanks for joining the fun at Sweet Stampin' this week.

  3. Me either (calories - lol!) Fab card


  4. Lol, fabulous cas card; I agree too!
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts Challenge, good luck;-))m

  5. A super fun card, perfect for our funny sentiment challenge at Loves Rubberstamps!
    Glad you have joined, please come back soon,
    Hugs Blankina GDT

  6. Love your card it's me all over everything I like has major calories in it lol. Sarah is dragging me kicking and screaming to Weight Watchers tomorrow as I have put loads on since my last knee op and need to get it off as I am struggling. No more cake boo hoo. Love Alison xx

  7. Fabulous sentiment and how clever to combine your image with the brad
    Thanks for joining in this week at LIM for the metal challenge.
    Guest LIM commenter :)

  8. A great card Julie and perfect for our Ladies Day theme, thank so much for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge.

    I would love it if you joined in my Spellbinder blog celebration here

    B x

  9. Fabulous card! I love the image and this sentiment is so funny! Thanks so much for joining our challenge over at Loves Rubberstamps! :)

  10. Oh that is a good one! Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

  11. LOL! What a cute card! Thanks for joining Loves Rubberstamps Challenge :)

  12. Fab creation, thanks for joining Allsorts challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  13. A gorgeous image and what a funny sentiment to go with! The little charm is perfect!
    Rosi x

    1. It's me again...
      Oh yes Julie, I have somewhat the same problem ....all my unframed watercolors, are stored in a large folder and the framed in a cabinet. I set only 3 or 4 in the house.
      Now, I make cards, they take less place, I can offer much more easily and I love this!! :)

  14. This is great! Thanks for sharing at 'Sweet Stampin' and good luck with the challenge. Judy DT x

  15. This is fab ..... love the sentiment. Your metal brad is the perfect touch too. xx

  16. It's funny because it's true! *looks at drawer full of chocolate* Fab card! Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week. Sammy-x

  17. Such a great fun card :) Viv xx


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