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Wednesday, 25 November 2015

It's Christmas at The Paper Shelter - hooray!

Good morning all

We have a lovely Christmas card challenge for you this week 

The Paper Shelter

Come on bring out your 

Christmas Cards

If you haven't started on Christmas cards yet you really should!!

there are some gorgeous girly images at TPS 
(as well as cute and traditional ones too)

I chose to use the lovely 
Christmas Decorations - available here

she has such a lovely vintage style to her I think 
so i used that as inspiration for my card

As usual I coloured her with my Spectrum Noir pens and pencils - my favourite medium

We have the same old fabulous prize at the Paper Shelter this week

Here's what I did...

Image - Christmas decorations from TPS
Coloured with Spectrum Noir pens and pencils
Pinecone die - britannia dies
Papers - MME 
Ribbon - Carnmeal Cottage
Button embellie - Creative expressions
Gem embellie - jollies at Michaels

Hope you'll come over to TPS and share your Christmas creations 


Judith x

Friday, 13 November 2015

We have a sweet challenge at Winter Wonderland - show us some candy!!

Good morning all

Hope this scheduled post works today! - my record with blogger this week hasn't been too good
and as it's Friday 13th......

I'll be travelling around and about somewhere 
on my way to Florida on my hollies!

Our challenge at Winter Wonderland this week is 

Christmas Candy

It's a perfect one for me this year as I've got a bit of a thing about gingerbread men!
I treat myself to this lovely die from Tonic to make some cute Christmas cards together with the accessories set from Tim Holtz Crazy birds stamps to add the hats and candy canes
- the perfect ingredients for a Christmas candy card!
When I get back from my hollies I intend to do a bit of a batch craft of this card 
- quite easy to do - well except for backing the gingerbread men in white - which turned out a whole lot more complicated than I thought!!

We have a fab prize as always at Winter Wonderland challenge 
from our sponsor this week

Crafty Ribbons

The prize is a £10 voucher to spend in their store

Here's what I did....

Die cut gingerbreadman Tonic Roccoco die
Hat and Candycane - TH Stampers Anonymous Crazy birds accessories stamps
Papers and matching ribbon - Dovecraft Jolly Santa
Tag die - Whimsystamps
Sentiment - Crafter's Companion
Kraft card - Crafters companion
Dark red card - from a huge stash that I haven't got a clue where it came from!!
Spectrum noir pens in DR2 and DR 4 to colour hats

Thursday, 12 November 2015

New Release at Digital Delights

Hi all

There is another fabulous new release over at 

lots of cute Christmas and winter themed cuties 
and little houses and village buildings

Here is a gift bag with tags that I made with 2 of the images

The main image is  Candy house - available HERE
and the tag is Skating Rocky Raccoon - available HERE

I coloured the images with my Spectrum Noir pens and added a lot of glamour dust to the house  to give it lots of sparkle .  I then made corners out of a Marianne decorative star strip and added an extra gift tag - just for good measure!

Hope you'll join in our challenge at Digital Delights this month - as always the theme is 
Anything  Goes

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

We're travelling at the Paper shelter this week

Good morning all

Stupid blogger - this was scheduled for 9am today (and still is!) - why did you not post it!!

It's time for another challenge at 

The Paper Shelter 

with a a theme very appropriate for me!


I'm off on my hollies this week to Florida - to visit all those fun places and to do my Christmas shopping at the sales!  My daughter and her family are also coming with us and we are so looking forward to going to Mickeys Christmas Party at the Magic Kingdom with our Grandson Jacob who will be 4 next month - just a perfect age for Santa and Mickey and all those other fantasies that are just wonderful through the eyes of a small child.  I just hope he enjoys it as much as we will!!

But I digress - I decided to make a Christmas card for this challenge using the cute image

Are You Ready My Friend available here

just a perfectly lovely image of Santa and Rudolf getting ready for their travels on Santa's sleigh on Christmas Eve - and I even found his little sleigh to add to the corner of the card!

You can choose any form of travel for this challenge - it could be a form of transport such as a car or train, walking or running or even going on hoilday or perhaps as I have chosen Santa's travels!

What i did ...

Image - pecoloured Are you ready my friend from TPS
Papers - Dovecraft rafyt Christmas
Red card - papermania Christmas 8x8 textured cardstock
Kraft card nd Blak card - Crafter's Companion
Dies - all Marriannes (except spellbinders circles)
Distress ink - TH tea dye
Glitter - Stickles diamond

We are looking forward to seeing what you create for our challenge this week!


Judith xx

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Crafters Companion Kimono Stamps

Hi All

Just calling in to share a couple of cards I made as samples for Crafter's Companion for the TV shows on Create and Craft today

I used the stamps, paper pad and coloured them with Spectrum  Aqua markers

I just loved working with these stamps and the beautiful papers - just so gorgeous!

This is what i did

Stamps Kimono Buttefly Silk and Paper Moon
papers - Crafters companion 
Watercolour paper - Crafters Companion
Pens - Spectrum Aqua
Feather broach die is from the Downton Abbey die range

Judith x

Thursday, 5 November 2015

Just because I can....

Good morning all

And - happy guy Fawkes day to all my UK buddies - to be honest I forgot it was Guy Fawkes day today until I saw it on another blog this morning.  Aren't we a funny lot in the UK - having a special celebration day to remember when a man named Guy Fawkes tried to blow up the houses of Parliament - and all therein! - and from my school days as I recall what they did to him when the plot was foiled - ooo I shudder to think about that!!

Anyway I digress - I 'm posting today just because i can! - no challenges or have -to-makes....
I seem to have a whole queue of cards and projects that I haven't blogged so thought I would share  a set of card samples that I made for Crafter's Companion Spectrum Noir a couple of months back for one of Sheena Douglass TV shows, using the lovely Perfect Partners Victorian Floral stamps and dies available HERE

 The first two are from the bluebell set which is a great set because you get two for the price of one! - the flowers and leaves allow you to make either a bluebell or lily of the valley.  I really loved the lily of the valley when it was finished, although obviously just a white flower I also heat embossed it with a shimmer embossing powder and shaped the flowers with a ball tool.  It looked so pretty.

the last one was probably my favourite - the sweet william, Probably because I love these flowers in real life, always so pretty, make a lovely display - and last for ages!

I coloured the flowers with my Spectrum Noir pens and also coloured the centura pearl card in the first two cards to match in blue and green so they toned perfectly with the colours of the flowers and leaves.  I used collall 3d glue gel to create dimension in the flowers - it's great for this type of project.

It takes me back to summer sharing these today! - wouldn't a nice light,warm sunny day be nice! 

Thank you for calling in to see me today

Judith xxx

Challenges I'm entering with this card

Creative knockouts - lace ribbon twine

Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Die cuts and / or punches challenge at Fab'n'Funky

Hi all

OOO! - I'm late again - can't beleive what I did! - I had my card all ready and left the glitter to dry on the snowflke before sticking it on (my favourite chunky glitter jewels) - when I went to stick it on i must have cut my finger on the sharp glitter and ended up with smears of blood all over my image - how can that happen!!  I had to reprint and recolour the image  - how annoying lol.

It's challenge day again at 

and our theme is 

Die Cuts and/or  Punches

The DT were lucky enough to all get an image to work with from our lovely sponsor

I chose this cute image 

Beary Happy Winter Bear - available here

I've used this image a couple of times now - i just love him :  )

I coloured this cute bear with my Spectrum Noir markers and pencils
fur and ears BG 1,2,3,4,5  FS6
scarf BR9 TB2,3  BT4
pencils 95,117,119
Our sponsor this week is the fabulous 

who will give our lucky winner 3 images up to $10 value

This is what i did

Image - Beary happy winter bear from SBDO
Coloured with Spectrum noir pens and pencils
Papers - Nordic Christmas from Dovecraft (an old one from a year or two ago)
Kraft card and Centura pearl cardbase - both Crafters Companion
Sentiment and snowflake stamps Anna Griffin Christmas Envelope Sentiment set
Snowflake die - Whimsystamps
Pierced rectangle dies - Noble rectangles from Creative Expressions
Circle pinch - Dovecraft
circle die - Spellbinders
Glitter - cosmic shimmer glitter jewels
Pearls and ric rac from my stash

Hope you'll come and visit us this week and play along at Fab'n'funky Challenges

Challenges I'm entering with this card...

Polkadoodles - glitter and bling 6/11
simply create too - baby it's cold outside 6/11
sweet stampin challenge - punchesand dies 6/11
Sparkle n sprinkle - anything goes with glitter

Judith x