Wednesday 2 March 2016


Good afternoon peeps.
I hope you are all safe and well what with the white fluffy stuff around much of the UK today. 
Max was not impressed with the weather this morning, so when I took him out at 9 he just took one look at the wind and sleet and turned tail. However he must have been pretty desperate as he did eventually venture about 10yds into the yard, did the necessary then came back in!
He's been sitting next to the log burner most of the morning but as he likes to see what's happening outside he spent a lot of time in his cosy bed by the glazed kitchen door, until the hail rattled on the glass and woke him up!!! I just feel sorry for the new born lambs, not the best start to life.
Here is a piccy I took earlier in the week.

Anyway down to business.
The wonderful Darnell is hosting another of her NEBUS challenges. I love her idea, we all have unused stash in our hoard that we saw and just had to have and never used, so it's good to get it out and do something positive with it!
Here is my entry, though there may be more as I still have stuff I got for Christmas unused in boxes.

This is made with an MFT die set that I saw in a craft shop and simply had to have!
I cut the pieces from some flecked blue card, except for the zip and HB2U, which I cut from some ancient silver card in the scrap box. I ran the pockets and front panels through a Taylored Expressions Cable Knit embossing folder, then assembled the pieces. I had some linen textured card left over, so added a T shirt underneath which doesn't really show up on this photo. The toggle on the zip was a bit of a head scratcher as thread was not right then I remembered that Less is More would like to see wire on your CAS project so that was what I did, it did give a little weight to the star toggle so it hangs better.

That's about it, the sun is now shining, so hopefully the white stuff is a thing of the past for today, anyway.

I'd like to join in over at -

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Recipe week - use some wire

Share Joy Challenge 24 by Taylored Expressions

Just the picture


  1. Fabulous card, love that die and embossing folder makes an amazingly realistic knit

  2. How creative is that?? Love what you came up with for this one.

  3. This is fantastic Julie, how I wish I had more "light bulb" moments to put my NBUS to good use!! We've had the lot today, rain, hail and snow. Hope the ewes protect the babies xx

  4. Very clever! Great use of 'stash'!

  5. Lovely idea for a card. Zip up cardigans always remind me of Grandad Beech.

  6. What a darling card!! I can see why you HAD to have that die!! Brilliant the way you embellished it. Whoever gets this card will be blessed!


  7. I certainly see why you had to have this die, Jules! This is fantastic!

  8. This is SO clever and that knit EF is a stroke of genius!
    Love it!
    Thanks so much
    Less is More

  9. This is so clever! Fabulous card. I have this zip die and it's NBUS to me too!

  10. Really a stand out card. What a great die. I love the way you've teamed it with that embossing folder. A great card. Barbxx

  11. Oh my gosh Jules ... this is AWESOME! Love your design. That embossing folder is looks exactly like a knit sweater - very cool! xx

  12. FABULOUS take on "embossed". Love this.

  13. What an ingenious card! Love the curved zip and your embossing folder is a perfect match.
    Well done you!
    Thank you so much for sharing this with us.
    Sharon xx
    Less is More

  14. A fun and creative card. I love that zip die and the knitted effect - it just looks so real! Great to see you over at Less Is More :)

  15. Super way to incorporate both WIRE and NBUS!


  16. Jules my teammate
    this is FANTABULOUS
    wooooww I love the idea and the embossing is perfecto
    great CAS design too
    I think this is a winner card at AAA cards challenge
    I lovvveee thiiiis Jules
    look at my embossing card it is new in my post
    big hugs
    and we meet again at ATSM

  17. What a fun and clever card Jules! Great take on our theme.
    Thank you so much for joining us.
    "Less is More"

  18. This is the most unique card I've seen in a very long time and I am just amazed by it, Jules! It is too, too fun!! Thank you for showing the photos of the wee lambs! We have them by us, too, lots of black ones this year. They are the cutest little frolicking creatures! Thank you so much for being a big supporter and for playing in my NBUS Challenge #6! Enjoy your day!! Hugs, Darnell

  19. I'm in love with this super clever take on embossing and wire. So fun, inspirational and right on trend Julie. Thanks for sharing at AAA Cards and Less is More this week. Sarah x

  20. oh wow - this is just brilliant. Congrats on being ShowCASed at LIM.

  21. I see you have been counting sheep while your great card was being showcased on the Less is More site this week, Julie. Congratulations on both your new babies and a well-deserved acknowledgement of your talent!!

  22. What an amazing card! Love it! xx


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