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Thursday, 18 September 2014

Away with the fairies at Moving along with the Times Challenge this week

Good evening all

Well, I'm here better late than never!  I can't believe that I missed posting this morning for the challenge at 

- infact this challenge could have been named for me!!  I knew I was running late with this card with my post holidays catch up, but I let our lovely Hazel know that it would be here... now that was last night - what I want to know is who pinched the day that goes between Wednesday and Thursday - I obviously thought there was one!!  I finished off my card and tootled off to post it on the challenge blog to discover the challenge went live this morning???

So I think I win the prize for this weeks challenge 
the theme is

Away with the Fairies
(a fairy on your card)

I decided to make the most of the chance to make a Christmas Card

This is the very cute 
Ava Mistletoe Fairy from Bugaboo
(only on my card its holly!!!)

I had a quick count up of the Christmas cards I've made so far and was pleasantly surprised that its now the grand total of 15 - so although I haven't hit my target of 2 a month its more than 1 a month - much better than previous years efforts.

This is what I did...

Image - Ava Mistletoe fairy from Bugaboo
Coloured with Copics
Papers - MME 
Glitter glue a very large bottle branded "glitz" - thought I'd give it a go and its fab!!
Tree and wreath stickers - bought at Michaels
Ribbon - gold organza from Carnmeal Cottage

I'm sure I'll regain my sanity fairly soon - please bear with me : /

Judith xx

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

We're embossing at Penys papercrafty challenge this week

Hello again

Just like buses my post! - nothing for ages then along come two lol
(see below for my fab'n'funky DT post)

This week at 

our theme is 


I went with dry embossing and used a lovely hessian design embossing folder on this autumn style card and the image is a lovely autumn scene  called Autumn Wagon from Stampart design by Kathryne available here

We have two fab sponsors this week

Here's what I did....

Image - autumn waqgon from stampart desin by Kathryne
Coloured with copics and prismacolor pencils
Embossing folder - hessian from crafters companion embossalicious range
Bird box die - la la land
ivy die - Marianne designs
corner die - whimsy stamps
flower - 
ribbon from my stash
sentiment - LOTV
Paper - MME
Bronze guilding wax 
TH distress stickles in teadye

Hope you'll play along with us this week - and call in at penns to see the lovely crations my teamies have made this week 

judith x

Hi honey I'm home! - just in time for the new challenge at Fab'n'Funky

Good morning all

I can't believe its almost a month since I last posted.  3 weeks in lovely Florida and a week to recover - I'm still not sure what sides up - but that just normal for me lol.  We had real problems with our wifi when we were there this time -no phone and no wifi most of the time- it was like the end of the world - what did we do without all this technology in the old days - actually it was a real rest from it all!!  I had to phone my Mam when we could get free wifi in the theme parks 
.....hello Mam I'm sorry I haven't rung .... just giving you a quick call while we're waiting in line to meet Winnie the Pooh.... (ha ha - no that is a real conversation I had - with our two year old Grandson with us, the holiday was totally different to say the least!!)

Anyway I'll catch up with you all later - and I think I've got a few apologies to make! 
but for now here's my card for this weeks challenge at 

Fab'n'Funky Challenges

our theme this week hosted by our lovely Pat K is 

Show us a number
(your card must contain a number)

Our sponsors for this week are the fabulous Bugaboo
I just love their fun images - and this one is no exception
The fun Stellas birthday- 29 again!!

Here's what I did...

Image - Stellas birthday - 29 again from Bugaboo digis
Coloured with Copics
Papers - free with a magazine
Ribbon  American crafts
Shaped card - Craftwork cards

hope we'll see you at Fab'n'Funky this week

Judith x

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Christmas, Children or Critters at Pennys Papercrafty challenges

Morning all

Well by now I should be waiting to board my flight to Florida at Manchester airport - beyond excited I should think!!
 So it's another quick post from me  this time for 

Penny's Papercrafty Challenge

This week the challenge is

Christmas, Children or Critters

Lots to think about for that one!!

I used one of our sponsor images and think I covered all the bases 
- a Christmas card for a child - with critters lol

this cute image is Mousey ornament from Robins Fettish - don't you just love those mices to pieces!!

What I did .....

Image - Mouesy ornament from  Robins Fettish
coloured with copics and prismacolour pencils
papers - LOTV
Die - MFT leafy swirl (cut into 2)
sentiment button -Anna Griffin
Ribbon - from my stash
sentiment tag - MFT - sentiment produced in word

pop over to the challenge blog to see full details of the prizes on offer this week and also all the cute cards my teamies came up with this week


Judith xx

We're doing it for the kids at Fab'n'Funky this week

Good Morning all
Well by the time you read this i will be en route to Manchester Airport to board the big bird in the sky that will take us back to Florida.  It's a bit of a charabanc trip this time because my daughter Alison and SIL Seven, as well as our grandson Jacob are all coming along too.  So with me DH and son tom that's 6 of us. There's only my oldest son Matthew not coming - but someone has to stay home and make some money!! - well even he's not home but working up in Edinburgh at the moment - so doggy Glenn has gone on his hollies too - to the local kennels!

Anyway back to the business in hand

Today's challenge over at Fab'n'Funky challenges is 

For the Kids

and here's my card that I made with one of our sponsor images for this week
this is the super cute Owlways Rosie from Stampart design by Kathryne available here

This is what I did....

Image - Owlways rosie from Stampart design by Kathryne
Coloured with copics 
papers - LOTV country gentleman and candles and cakes
Flower - prima petals
Sentiment - Anna Griffin
Leaft flourish die - MFT
Easel card made with grand nestie scalloped and circle dies

Hope you'll play along at Fab'n'Funky  this time - we're still on fortnightly challenges so lots of time to enter


judith xx

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Vintage is in style at MAWTT this week

Good morning all

We have a new challenge for you at

Moving Along With The Times 

  - it seems like ages since I posted a  MAWTT  DT card -firstly because we are down to fortnightly for the holidays and then with only joining in on alternative challenges - its been a whole month!!

The theme this challenge is


I think it's one of those themes you either love or hate!  - I love vintage style - in a toned down sort of way.  I don't like to go overboard with embellies - which people often do with vintage - for me it is more in the papers and colours, a little bit of DI to tone it all down - and of course the style of the image.

I chose to use this cute image from Tidly Inks - and take the opportunity to make another Christmas card, I think vintage style is great for Christmas cards

This lil' cutie is from Tiddly Inks
 and is called  "Wryn Goes Carolling" available here

I'm planning to use her in a few colour combos for my Christmas cards this year and I'll use up those piles of vintage Christmas papers I've accumulated!! - these ones are a MME Lost and Found Christmas special edition - I love them, especially those vintage turquoise colours that I've distressed with Tea Die DI  

This is what I did...

Image -Wryn goes carolling from Tiddly Inks
coloured with Copics and Prismacolor pencils
Papers - Lost and found christmas (Special edition) MME
Distress ink - Tea die from Tim Holtz
Holly Die - Memory box
Holly Berrys - Viva decor perle pen in red
Poinsettia die - Spellbinders
Pearl - Dovecraft
Wood NOEL sentiment - Papermania
kraft card - MFT

I hope I've inspired you to make a vintage card for our challenge at  MAWTT - you have a whole two weeks to do it - and it would be a really great way to help your Christmas cards on their way if you did that too!

Challenges I'm entering with this card

Crafty girls challenge - anything goes
Aud sentiment challenge - your favourite season (Winter/Christmas of course!)
Sassy studios - stack it up (3 or more layers)
Crafty hazelnuts Christmas challenge - Christmas
Doodle pantry- Digi images
Natalie and Amy's - Die cuts and flowers

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Anything goes at Pennys Papercrafty Challenge

Hello again

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

and our theme this week is 

Anything Goes

I used this cute image from Sassy Studios -one of our sponsors this week 
called Sassy Elizabeth Laura Bennett she is available here

I thought she needed a fairly simple pretty and demure design  to compliment her fairly simple, pretty, demure looks!
I got this paper free with a magazine ages ago - they are Websters Papers and on the front it says a combo of Western Romance and All About Me - they are very pretty pale coloured papers and I thought they were perfect for Miss Elizabeth Laura

Our sponsors this week are offering some fab prizes - pop over to the blog for more information and to see the fab and fun creations that my teamies have come up with this week

Buy Sassy Studio Designs

This is what I did....

Image - Elizabeth Laura Bennett from Sassy Studios
Coloured with copics and Prismacolor pencils
Papers - from Websters Pages
Sentiment label - LOTV
Dies uses - MFT labels and stitched labels and Memory box Fabulous phlox and Honeysuckle Vine  
Ribbon and gem from my stash

hope we see you over at Pennys this week - after all - Anything Goes!

Challenges I'm entering with this card
Little red wagon - Happy Birthday

hugs Judith