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Wednesday, 18 May 2016

I feel charming - oh so charming

It's alarming how charming I feel.....!

Good morning all

Well depending how old you are or how many musicals you have watched - you'll be singing your head off now and I have just planted your song for the day firmly in there.

For those who don't know the song is I feel pretty from West Side Story - just to put you out of your misery - I'd hate to keep you wondering lol

And the reason I feel so charming is because that's our challenge theme at 


The card here isn't the card I started to make!! - I had another one of those days yesterday ( on top of still catching up after my hollies)  I spent the day in hospital with my son Tom who was having some dental work done as a day patient under general anesthetic - on the bright side I got lots of knitting done for my new granddaughter Eva as I wiled away the hours, on the minus side I was wrecked when we eventually got home and just couldn't be bothered to finish my colouring that I had started the day before.  - but that's where good old precoloured images from TPS come in very handy.  I had printed this one off ages ago just to have on standby as a quick card
- and this was just the occasion to use it!

This pretty girly complete with background paper is Melody
 - available Here

I simply printed the image twice and cut the image and star out and decoupaged for a 3d effect.  I had added "just a note to say" in word before I printed it and after that I simply inked the edges with TH DI in Tea dye added the die cut musical notes from a MFT die - cut in black card and I had that cute little guitar charm that I tied with a piece of twine.  The inside has the matching paper ready to stamp a sentiment - nearly all images from TPS come with all these elements along with the lined image that you can colour.  Check them all out here if you've never seen them before - I often use them for a quick make.

As always we have a fab prize at our challenge

Well I must be off - today's not much better than yesterday - it's dog operation day today, our dog Glenn has to have a big operation because he has a ruptured cruciate ligament, I don't have to spend the day with him but its a journey to the specialist orthopedic vet and back .... and the worry : (

Hope you have a lovely day whatever you're doing

Judith xx

Friday, 13 May 2016

Don't you just love a snowman lol

Hi again

We'll I'm sort of getting there - late again but on the right day!!

We have a new challenge at 

Winter Wonderland

our theme is 


it's my turn to host and I chose the theme because Snowmen are my favourite Christmas card theme!

This is Snowman Couple from Crafty Sentiments Designs
Available Here

We have two lovely sponsors for this challenge

who are giving a prize of 3 digi images

The Craft Barn
With a prize of £10 to spend in store

This is what I did...

Image Snowman Couple from Crafty Sentiments designs
Coloured with Spectrum Noir pens BT1,3  CR1,7,9  CG2,4  BGR1
and Spectrum noir clear sparkle pen
Papers - MME Winterwonderland
Easel card made with Die'sire card base die -Rosie
Snowflake dies - Crafter's Companion Die'sire dies
Sentiment - Die'sire only words Christmas Edgeables 
Card, sparklers and sparkle paper from my stash

If you start now making a Christmas card a week from now until Christmas you'll be well on your way to being organised - that's why I love being on Winter Wonderland DT! - I get to work with great teamies and organise my Christmas too - win win

Hope to see your snowman card thi week!

Judith xx

Wednesday, 11 May 2016

A new baby, child's card at Fab','Funky Challenges - and please send help lol!!

Hi all

Well I'm home from my hollies in Florida at last - no crafting for almost four weeks and home to four weeks of post and answer phone messages - oh my - please send help!! 

 I can't believe how much stuff accumulates while you're away - and the longer you're away the more there is, I've spent all my time catching up with it all for the last few days along with catching up on life and most importantly meeting my new grand daughter - who was also born while we were away!!
Life at home certainly doesn't stop that's for sure

So here she is 
Miss Eva Elizabeth Todd she arrived 10 days early at 6lb 4oz - so tiny!!

I've only just got my crafting act back together tonight - hence my late DT card!!

So here it is my card for Fab'n'Funky Challenges
where our theme this week is

For a Child

chosen and hosted for us by our lovely Helen

Our sponsor this week is the wonderful Bugaboo digi stamps
who are providinga fab prize of 7 digis for the winner

I chose this image because it is so simple and cute - and because it reminds me of my grandson Jacob
who is 4 years old and wears totally cool glasses!

this is Kids pocket topper - glasses boy from Bugaboo digi stamps

I love when a simple card comes together and this one was so easy!!
I decided to take the easy route on the colouring too and used my Spectrum Noir aquablend pencils - you might call it a cop out!! - I call it a great use of my time and I just love these pencils and the watercolour effect

This is what i did

Image - Kids pocket topper from Bugaboo digi stamps
Coloured with Spectrum noir aquablend pencils - coral, apricot, ruby, black umber. sorrell, beeswax
Papers - MME meadow lark
Coloured card - Core'dnations
banner - Diesire from Crafters companion
Letters - Tim Holtz for sizzix - vintage market
Sentiment created in word

Hope you'll join in with us at Fab'n'Funky this week

Judith x

Friday, 29 April 2016

We want to see white on white cards at Winter Wonderland Challenge (29/04/16)

hi all

We have a fab new challenge for you at 

Winter Wonderland

another marmite theme I think 
(love it or hate it!!)

White on White

as with most WOW cards I make I have chosen to use dies and dry embossing and lots of layers - pop on a bow and its done!  I find this quite a quick easy way to make a quite sophisticated looking card - I always think they look like they take a lot more effort than they do!

we are sponsored this week by the lovely Bunny Zoe's Crafts
who we are all sad to see closing
the prize is a £10 voucher to spend in store and as there is a sale on with 30% off all stock yous should be able to buy lots of goodies 

This is what I did

Christmas tree greetings die from Sue Wilson
cut in white card then again in glitter paper and offset layered
Opulent Corner dies from Crafter's companion Downton Abbey range
Embossed card using Crafter's Companion Elements snow embossing folder
Pierced squares cut with Sue Wilson's Pierced noble square dies
Sparkle embellie on bow from creative expressions
Ribbon, gems and pins from my stash

Challenges I'm entering with this card

Alphabet challenge - E for embossing
Creative knockouts - lots of layers
Southern girls - texture

Thursday, 28 April 2016

We're So 80's at Moving along with the Times!!

Good morning all

We have a quirky challenge for you over at 

our theme is 

So 80's

we would like to see anything that is 80's themed or 80's inspired
 -be it  colour style or anything else that makes you think
 - that's so 80's!!

I chose this cute and colourful card
using on of Tim Holtz Crazy birds
and created a background with Spectrum noir aquatints
these colours with the splashes that remind me of tie dye 
it made me think - yes that's so 80's

This is what I did

Image - Crazy birds from tim holtz
Sentiments and corners and splats(!) - Crafter's Companion Elements stamps
Bird - coloured with Spectrum noir aqua pencils
Background created with Spectrum noir Aquatints in primaries then bleached out with water to create the splodge effect

Hope we see you playing along with us this week

Judith xx

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Let's all make it a bright Christmas this year!!

Good morning all

So there's another month gone by and it's the last week of April already

so that means we have another Christmas challenge at

Fab'n'Funky Challenges

our lovely Buffy has chosen the theme

Bright Christmas

I had to have a little hunt around to see what I had in my unblogged cards for Christmas as I didn't have time to make a card before we left to go on holiday (yes I'm not really here!!)
I made a whole batch of these cards last Christmas - all 8x8 inch - they made lovely special Christmas cards for the family -I  hope I've got a few of these images left for this year, these artpads really help out at Christmas when the pressure's on!
I think this card will pass for bright - it's got a lovely bright red ribbon and holly berries and with the white background on the paper it's definitely not dark!!

our lovely sponsor this week- for the last time is Bunny Zoes crafts 
who are offering a fab prize of a £1o voucher to spend in store
not only that but as there is also 30% off in store - so even more crafty goodies!

This is what I did...

Image is from a LOTV art pad of the cute James bear
Papers - also LOTV
Sentiment - prodiced in word
Holly die cut - Wild rose
Gems and ribbon from my stash
stickles added to his hat for a little extra sparkle

Hope you'll join in with us at Fab'n'Funky this week

Judith x

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

For the boys - at The Paper Shelter

Good Morning all

We have a lovely new challenge at 

one that we either love or hate -projects for boys!
myself I love cards for boys -soooo we want to see what you can make

For the Boys

I used a cute little racing driver image called

My Racing Car available here

As always we have a fab prize

This is what I did.....

Image - my racing car from TPS - cut twice to layer 3d style
Papers MME fine and dandy boy
Die - happy birthday from tattered lace (cut twice)
Card - American Crafts
Stitched circle die - lawn fawn
Pierced border - from MFT blueprints 15

hope we'll see you at TPS this week

judith x