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Wednesday, 21 March 2018

And it's christmas again......

Good morning all

Well it's definitely winter - and Christmas is in winter lol
Though to be fair we had some lovely sunshine here yesterday
- lets hope it lasts!

It's time for a new just for fun challenge at

Fab'n'Funky Challenges

and its our once a month theme of 

(we're trying hard to encourage good Christmas crafting habits!!)

This is a lovely stamp that I bought last year from Woodware - I love their stamps they are so easy to colour and always make quite quick and easy CAS cards.  I coloured these with the lovely Colourtint pencils from Crafter's Companion - just the perfect shades for this lovely image.  I coloured onto Canson Watercolour paper - I just love the texture of this paper - it makes such a huge difference to the finished result.

This is what I did....

Image - Peace from Woodware at Creative Expressions
Coloured with - Colourtint pencils from Crafter's Companion
Paper used - Canson Watercolour paper
Blackcard - from Crafter's Companion

It would be great to see you playing along - anything Christmas will do!



Friday, 16 March 2018

It's Surfin Santa time!

Good morning all

It's almost holiday season - and santa certainly has lots of free time!
- so he's off surfing!!

This fun image is from Dr Digi's house of Stamps
and he's (amazingly!) called
Surfin Santa (available HERE)

There's a new challenge starting at 

Winter Wonderland

and the theme is

Outdoor Fun

I hope you can come and join in with us - see you there!

hugs Judith xx

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

It's anything but square day - and my birthday too!

Good morning all

I've broken my own rules today to make this card!  I set myself the 'crafting with a purpose' challenge in January 2017 and this card is the first I've made that doesn't fit that criteria - but this is such a cute image I just couldn't resist - and I got to use my new Noble Octagon Double Stitched dies from Sue Wilson at Creative Expressions - because our theme is....

Anything but Square

 Fab'n'Funky Challenges

The image and sentiment are from the new 'Cute as a Button' CD from 

who is our sponsor this week

On balance I'm sure I'll use this card- it's far too cute not to give!

This is what I did.....

Image from Whoopsie Daisy Cute as a button CD
Dies - Noble Double stitched Octagon die from Sue Wilson
        - banner from LaLa land
       - nautical die cutes from MFT
Card, paper and ribbon from my stash

Hope you'll join in with our challenge this week

Entered in challenges

Whoopsie Daisy - anything goes / anything but square 


Judith xx

Wednesday, 7 March 2018

I think we could all do with some spring flowers.......

Good morning all

I hope you've all survived the 'beast from the east'!
last week was certainly a weird one but I'm glad to report that our snow had disappeared.
we've had a lot of rain to wash it away and now we have a lot of water instead! 

Roll on those spring days and spring flowers and sunshine
I don't think I hate anything as much as the cold winter days

I'm sharing a card I've made for Mother's Day
using the lovely new Lush Lilac collection from Heartfelt Creations

The new challenge is starting today at

Fab'n'Funky Challenges 

and our theme is 

Mother's Day

I'm sure there's a lot of Mother's Day cards around this week - so i expect to see you all there!!

I'll be visiting later today - I'm off to the gym this morning

See you soon

Friday, 2 March 2018

How's this for a bit of colour!

Hi all

I hope everyone is safe and warm in this (horrible) weather we've been having!
i'll be glad to get back to normal next week with some rain 😄

I have a quick share with the lovely Singing in the Rain collection from Heartfelt Creations.
This is for the new challenge at

Moving Along wth the Times

the theme is 


I decided to make a colourful Mother's Day card - working ahead of time for a change!  To be honest I'm still not sure that I like it! -I don't use such bright colours that often, I'm hoping it'll grow on me - maybe I need to embrace the change lol. 

This is what I did....

Papers, stamps and dies - Singing in the Rain collection from Heartfelt Creations
'Happy Mothers Day' die -by Sue Wilson for Creative Expressions
Stamps coloured with Distress Oxides, Spectrum noir sparkle pens and SN pencils
Ribbon from my stash

hope you'll play along with us


Judith xx

Sunday, 25 February 2018

This is the absolute ultimate (pro!)

Good morning all

I thought I'd better pop on and share my box projects that I made for the Crafter's Companion 2 year celebration on Hochanda TV.

I just love using the Crafters Companion Ulimate Pro (and the scoreboards) to make 3d projects.  The Ultimate Pro was the very first 'real' craft tool I ever bought - long before I had a die cutting machine, I still use it in so much of my crafting, always for making boxes, making card bases, bows on the bow maker and its handy for cutting out shapes from the embossing boards too.  - it's probably the best craft investment I ever made.

the Crafter's Companion anniversary shows are in full swing on Hochanda
and the Ultimate Pro is the weekend WOW deal - together with some extra sweet treats project boards and the sweet treats CD and the most beautiful limited edition Floral treats A3 card

Here are just a few of the boxes I made with the sweet treats board
 and the A3 card.  They are really very easy to make
 and are lovely gift boxes for all sorts of occasions

Large Milk carton box with decoupagedtag and panel cut from the A3 card

A gable end box decorated with bows 
and bunting from the sweet treats CD rom)

a 'noodle box' with die cut flowers
and a bow and papers from the cd 

a lidded popcorn style box decorated with elements from the 
swwet treats board and CD rom and a die cut flower

Fiona Clayton is back on Hochanda today at midday with lots of lovely demos 
The ultimate Pro is the craft tool everyone needs!!

See You later!

Judith xx

Friday, 16 February 2018

Christmas is on the way so Poinsettias are the flower of the day!!

Good morning all

Ok - who's getting ready for Christmas lol!
In the craft world it probably starts inabout July - but if you want to make your own Christmas cards with lots of time to spare for this Christmas - you should start .... last month

At Winter Wonderland Challenge we encourage you to make cards all year round and we have a lovely new challenge starting today.  It's a special rememberence of our lovely Eileen who was our previous DT leader. She sadly passed away very unexpectedly this time last year.  So this challenge is just a little tribute from the team to a lovely lady. 

our theme is 

Anything Christmas Goes

our fabulous sponsors provided the team with some lovely images
and I just had to choose this lovely image
called Poinsettia available HERE

I printed it out 4 times and coloured it up with my Spectrum Noir pens trying to add a bit of realism with touches of red and green.  Then I fussy cut and embossed 3 of them  them using the basic flower shaping mold from Heartfelt Creations to give it dimension.  I really like how it turned out - I particularly like that the image isn't symetrical because it makes it look more realistic, that isn't the norm for me because generally I'm a pretty symetrical girl!

I wasn't 100% sure whether i liked this card totally white - so i cut two frames for it - this is the other version - what do you think? - black or white?
(yes the first one's a better photo lol)

Our sponsor for this challenge is

who are offering a  $10 coupon to spend in their store

This is what I did 

Image - Poinsettia from Imagine That
Printed onto copy paper
Coloured with  - Spectrum Noir pens from Crafter's Companion
Card - Sheena Stamping card and black card from Crafter's Companion
Embossing folder - poinsettia folder by Sue Wilson for Creative Expressions
Die cut (part of) Holly Latice frame also by Sue Wilson for Creative Expresions
Sparkler embellishment from Creative Expressions

Hope you'll join in with us this week at Winter Wonderland


Judith x