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Thursday, 17 July 2014

Who wants some fun in the sun?!

Good morning all

Its time for a nice summery challenge to brighten you day at MAWTT this week

We have  photo inspiration and

the theme is 

Nice Bright Summery Colours

I have to confess that my mojo just walked out on me for this challenge I just couldn't come up with anything, so I had a look through my box of digi images that I've printed out but never used and came up with this card - based purely on the thought that this little boy would be bright coloured, and as you can see that's about all there is to this card - one image and bright colours!!

The image is Cupcake Celebration by Kenny K available here

This is what I did....

Digi - Cupcake Celebration By Kenny K
Coloured with copics and prismacolor pencils
Paper - Candles and cakes by LOTV
Die cut letters - Tim Holtz sizzix 
Glitter - Stickles

Challenges I'm entering with this card...

Milk coffee challenge - birthdays
Charisma cards - anything goes
Simon says stamp - spots and dots

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Anything goes at Penny's papercraft challenge

Good morning all

I'm back with my second card of the day
This time for the new challenge at Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge

and our theme for the week is

Anything Goes

I used this cute little bear for our challenge this week - don't you just love him!

He's by QKR Stampede called bathing bear is is available here

I always have a soft spot for bears and this one is no exception! - I tried to get the effect of a picture hanging on a wood panelled wall - do you think it worked?  I enjoyed colouring him a and gave him a bit of a rosy glow from his nice hot bath and added glitter to his bubbles just for fun

We have a two lovely sponsors this week


pop across to Penny's Papercrafty challenge blog for full details of the fab prizes

This is what I did.....

Image - Bathing bear from QKR Stampede
Coloured with copics and prismacolor pencils
Papers - MME dolled up
Sentiment - produced in word
Label die and twine - MFT
Pearls and brad - from my stash
Glitter - stickles

We'd love to see you play along at Penny's this week

Judith xx

Join us for holiday fun at The Paper Shelter

Good morning all

It's time for team A to share their creations with you over at The Paper Shelter 

and this weeks challenge theme is a very topical one

Holiday fun

Now I'm sure this can cause some confusion for our friends further west in the world!

Here in England - holidays means summer holidays 
in America - the Holidays means the Christmas season
Its just one of those things that comes from speaking the same language
 - but not meaning the same thing at all!! 

Anyway back to our "holiday" challenge
this cute little girl dragging her case behind her is going on her summer holidays
but i suppose she could also be going home for the holidays - both bases covered lol

She is called Bon Voyage and is available here

as always there is a fab prize offered to our challenge winner 
so what are you waiting for - we'd love to see your entries

Challenge prize badge

I decided to go a little bit shabby chic with this one 
- just to tone down the bright colours a little bit- I like the effect

Here's what I did...

Image- Bon voyage from The Paper Shelter
Coloured with copics and prismacolor pencils
Papers - Dolled up from MME
Ribbon and lace - scraps from my stash
Pearls - bought on ebay
butterfly - Whimsy stamps
tag and twine - MFT (traditional tag stax)
Sentiment - LOTV

I'll be back later with my DT card for Penny's Paper Crafty- see you then!

Challenges I'm entering with this card

Crafters cafe - Birthdays
Creative moments - anything goes / use 1 flower
Handmade harbour - summer fun (for me going away on holiday!)
little red wagon - vacation

Judith x

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Hope it feels like summer where you are

Hi again

I'm back with my second post of the day this time for 

Fab'n'Funky Challenges

we have a brand new challenge for you
to go with this lovely weather we've been having (well it's great here!)

Feels like summer
we want to see anything summer themed or with a real summery feel to it

I decided to use this cute digi called Daisy Girl Framed available here
she's definitely a summer girl - so pretty

we have two lovely sponsors this week

Dilly Beans Digi stamps
who are offering a prize of 3 digi stamps

Dilly Beans Digi Stamps


Stampart Design by Kathryne
who are offering a prize of 5 digis

I really enjoyed making this pretty bright card, I used some more of my new Sheena Douglas Stamps (my new obsession!) to make the flower

This is what I did.....

digi stamp - daisy girl framed by Dilly Beans
coloured with copics
Papers -  I think they're donvecraft - the labels dropped off lol
Flower stamp - bloomin beautiful - sheena douglas
leaf stamp- new leaf - sheena douglas
Diamond stickles to trim
sentiments - LOTV
Ribbon - from my stash
Distress ink - bundled sage

I do hope you'll play along with us at Fab'n'Funky - we've gone to fortnightly challenges over the summer - so you have two whole weeks to play along

see you there!

Challenges I'm entering with this card

My Mums craftshop - summer or bright colours (31st July)
Bunny Zoes - Layers (13th July)


Judith xx

Anything goes at Penny's Paper Challenge

Good morning all

It's time for a new challenge at 

Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge

and this week its 

Anything Goes

I decided to use the opportunity to make a childs birthday card
using this cute image called Wilkes the Pirate and parrot Whiskey
from Lacy Sunshine 
available here

Our sponsor this week is Lacy Sunshine digis
who are giving a prize of  3 digis of the winners choice
 to this weeks challenge winner

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Summer fun with the crafty little Fairies - and me!! - and some photos

Hello crafty friends

Well I'm just about up to date with myself and thought I'd post my (late) DT card for 

 and just come to say a proper hello.

The theme is 

Summer Fun

 I'm sorry I haven't been around much-  you must have wondered where I was, but since I took early retirement  at the end of March my feet have barely touched the ground (well not at home anyway)

After I came back from my holiday in May and did my stint scribing for my son Tom for his uni work, I have then been doing a lot of late helping my cousin with her daughters wedding which culminated in a lovely 4 days in the Lakes District at the end of June for the wedding.  When we came home on the Sunday night my son Tom (who has cerebral palsy) had to be sorted out to go an activity holiday with his support worker to the Calvert Trust in Keilder on the Monday and I had a whole week off that week because my daughter had taken time off so I didn't have Jacob my grandson to look after either - great I thought I'll have some nice crafty time to myself - not so!! - my lovely hubby had booked us a short holiday to Corfu leaving the next morning (didn't he know I had cards to make lol!)  We had a lovely 4 days- just the two of us which we don't very often get he chance to do - got back in the early hours of last Sunday so I totally missed out last week altogether. 

Anyway - back to the card lol. Its a very large 7x10 inch card, you must be groaning and saying - not those Sheen Douglas shell stamps again - but I just love them!! - With lots of summer themed challenges around I'm going to use them to death - so sorry but I'm sure there's more to come

Here's what I did..... 

Sentiment - created in word (taken from a plaque I have in my conservatory)
Stamps - Sheena Douglas seashells
coloured with perfect pearls (another recent  addiction!)
Papers - (very ancient) K and Co no idea what theyre called
Card - Bazzill basics
pearls from my stash
Hessian ribbon - do crafts
palm tree die - MFT dienamics
fishtail flag die also dienamics

Here's a quick catch up of what I've been up to recently - in photos.....

dinner by the pool in Corfu - a great little hotel 
my new conservatory furniture that arrived yesterday - love it!!
we're trying for Florida beach house style
to fit in with this challenge lol

the wedding outfit
(complete with those shoes - if you saw them a couple of posts back)

the lovely view from our room on lake Derwentwater - a little piece of heaven

Well I think that's about it for now - I'll be round to visit and catch up soon

Challenges I'm entering with this card 

Live & Love craft - under the sea (31st July)
Natalie and Amys - Summertime  (31st July)
Crafting musketeers - summertime  (31st July)
Bunny Zoes - layers  (13th July)
Eureka stamps - vacation (13th July)
Incy Wincy - Summertime activities (13th July)


Judith xx

Sunday, 6 July 2014

and the winner is....

Hi all

I'm here to announce the winner of my prize in the MAWTT blog hop last week
 - so without further ado ...

the winner of my spot prize is

congratulations just email your details to me

and I'll get your prize out to you. 

I'll be back tomorrow and I'll let you all know about my adventures over the last couple of weeks - where I've been and why I haven't been here!!

see you soon

Hugs Judith xx