Thursday 18 June 2015

Happy Birthday Giveaway

Hi Bloggers.

Kathryn & I are off to Crete on holiday for a week later on today leaving Nathan in charge of the house and feeding the kitties. It's my first holiday overseas for quite a while so really looking forward to it. Going to try really hard not to turn into a lobster - as you know I'm quite pale!

I just haven't had the time to prep a card for each day while I'm away. So, for the the next 11 days (going straight to Maidstone for a demo day at J&C Creations on 27th as soon as I get back), I will be offering a previously blogged card up as a giveaway. Just leave a comment each day and I'll do a draw on 29th June. I'll include a link to the original post (if I get time) so you can read how the card was made. I've just opened the first box I came to under my bed so some are a bit old, sorry. However, they all need a good home.

Normal service will resume on Monday 29th June.

Any orders placed on my website between 18th and 28th June will get sent out on Monday 29th June. Apologies for any inconvenience that this may cause.

Here's today's giveaway card -

You can see more pics and details on how the above card was made here.

Leave a comment below to go into the draw to win it.

Thanks for stopping by,



  1. Morning Julia.
    I am so glad to read that you are going to have a holiday, all the traveling and designing you do, you really need one. todays card is lovely. Take care and rest. Kitty.

  2. Hi Julia,

    Beautiful card, I hope you enjoy your holiday, well deserved and don't forget the sunscreen lol!

    Love & hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  3. Morning Julia, a very pretty card. Hope you enjoy your holiday it is well deserved and try not to get burnt it is no fun use p20 it is excellent and you only to need to apply it once a day I haven't been burnt for years now since I started to use it and I was a red head.
    Nancyd xx

  4. Hi Julia. Lovely card and lovely to hear you are actually taking a break abroad. I am off to Portugal next week for a few days with my son and, like nancyd will be packing my P20 as I too burn. I am hoping to still be able to view and comments on your cards each day as the villa has wifi, especially as you are being so generous with your cards. Have a great time, I know you will! SueL x

  5. Morning Julia have a great time on holiday take care in the sun. A lovely card to start your give away xxx

  6. Morning Julia, you so need this holiday, I hope you have a lovely time, I know you will, just use plenty of sun protection.

    Of course we understand about your blog and of course we will still comment every day, no worries. Todays card is gorgeous, I so love the blue colour,

    Happy Thursday everyone, stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

  7. Hello Julia, how wonderful, I hope you have a lovely break with Kathryn. Looking forward to seeing the cards that you have for giveaways. Today's is lovely. Bx

  8. Have a lovely holiday Julia - a well deserved break.
    I'm even hoping that I will get down to Maidstone to see you demo. Just got to sort the route!

    Take care and enjoy.

  9. Hope you have a lovely holiday- I am sure you need the break as you always seem to be travelling the country!

  10. HI Julie , What a pretty card to start the day. Hope you enjoy your holidays and look forward to seeing your older posts as I am fairly new to your blog

  11. Lovely card, very pretty & great colours-my favourite.


  12. Hi Julia,
    Enjoy your holiday and chill a bit! The card is lovely and nice colour combo.
    take care out there.
    Anne M x

  13. Lovely card Enjoy your holiday xx hazel

  14. Have a good holiday Julia.
    Luv Rach :)

    1. Hi Julia, lovely card today and do enjoy your holiday you certainly deserve it! Take care Jane B.

  15. Have a great holiday Julia, you deserve it.
    Love Susan xx

  16. Hi Julia, have a safe and happy holiday, relax and rest, you have been so busy with your demo's and web- site etc. Today's card is lovely and it's very generous of you to do the card giveaway. Take care, Linda.

  17. Have a lovely card, Julia.

    Anne (Northampton)

  18. Have a fantastic holiday - and when you need another one we'd love to have you here in Portugal ! The card is beautiful, true blue and the winner will be very lucky !


  19. Hi Julia,
    Lovely card and enjoy your holiday with Kathryn.
    Heather Treble

  20. Gorgeous card Julia. Have a great holiday.

  21. Have a wonderful holiday Julia, you've certainly earned it. We're very lucky, getting the chance to win one of your cards each day! Pat x

  22. HinJulia
    Lovely card today, even if there ones you've shown before. I do hope that you and Kathryn have a great holiday. You do deserve a break after working so hard. Thanks for the chance of winning a card.

  23. Lovely card Julia. Enjoy your holiday.
    Rosemary xx

  24. Hi Julia,
    Lovely card today, So glad to hear you are taking a break with Kathryn after all the driving around the country you have been doing, Just relax and chill out and come back with your batteries recharged. It doesn't matter if the cards are a bit old as you say...the fact you are generous enough to give them away is all that matters, I am sure they will all be lovely cards anyway. Hope you have a brilliant holiday.
    Love Janet x
    from Wakefield

  25. Hi Julia, a beautiful card. I have this stamp but haven't used it yet! Hope you both enjoy your holiday.

  26. Good morning Julia, have a great time on your holibobs!!! Sun Sea Sand oh my
    you deserve it!!! Chill and take a load off :) lovely card. Loopy Lynda xxx

  27. Hi Julia,
    Hope you have a great holiday with Kathryn.

  28. Fab card Julia, enjoy the holiday.
    Lynne x

  29. Gorgeous card and enjoy your hols, xxx

  30. Have a lovely holiday Julia. This card is gorgeous
    Lynda Brock xx

  31. Hi Julia

    Firstly have a wonderful Holiday with Kathryn rest relaxation and gorgeous greek food and a little vino enjoy you deserve a lovely break you work so hard. Oh the Greek yoghurt with honey and nuts is yummy...........................

    Todays card is lovely

    Hugs Annx

  32. Gorgeous card. Have a wonderful holiday.

  33. Hello Julia and all.

    Personally I don't mind the fact you are using older projects as they are new to me, lol. I love the background it sounds like an interesting technique. Thanks for sharing.

    I hope you have a great holiday and charge your batteries, lol.

    Best wishes

  34. Lovely card Julia. i am sure the cards you blog will be fab and enjoy your well earned rest. See you on your return Crafty Regards Julie Kay xxx

  35. Hope you enjoy your well deserved holiday Julia. Love today's card. The way you did the back is so interesting and love the zentangled stamp.

  36. Fab card love the blue colour , have a great well deserved holiday love Pat xxxx

  37. Love the colours.

    PSFor your trip buy some high SPF Ultrasun - apply once, lasts all day - great for us pale ones. I have been using it for several years in some very hot and sunny places. Would not be without it.

  38. Have a great holiday Julia. Crete is lovely, it is some years since I have been there but we had a wonderful time.
    A very nice card today again.

  39. Hi Julia, I'm so pleased for you that you are off on holiday with Kathryn, I hope you both have a fabulous time.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  40. Lovely card Julia, as always. Have a great holiday, you deserve it, but do watch out for that sun; and try not to upset the Greek economy more than it already is. LOL

  41. Hi Julia, lovely card, that big blue bow is spectacular.
    The Greek Islands are such a lovely place to go, hope you have a fab holiday.
    Blessings - Deb C xx

  42. Lovely card so pleased you and Katherine are of on holiday have great time safe journeys love June horrocks xxxx

  43. Happy Hols - I have never been to Crete myself, so cannot offer any advice. Great way to start with a Julia Blue card.

  44. Hi Julie
    What a gorgeous card today. I do so love the colour combination and the dies used. Have a lovely holiday. Crete is a beautiful place and you will not be

  45. What a lovely card. Have a great holiday

  46. Hi Julia, Have a wonderful holiday today's card is lovely love the big bow really sits well. Take Care Melody xxx

  47. enjoy your break have a really nice time ,Laura O

  48. Good morning Julia this is a gorgeous card. You are very generous to do this. Have a wonderful time. Hugs Jackie

  49. Hi Julia, hope you have a lovely holiday, thanks for sharing your card.


    Karen H

  50. Hi Julia.
    Wow a beautiful card all nice an blue like the sea on ur holidays xx


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