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Saturday, 23 May 2015

I'm so excited!! - I'm a member of the Spectrum Noir TV Design Team!!

Hi All

My feet have hardly touched the ground over the last two weeks
 - I've had so many things to do and blogging has had to take a bit of a back seat for a little while : ( 

But now that they have touched down my feet eventually landed here in Florida on my hollies!!
and I thought I'd just call in to share my exciting news

 ....... I got a wonderful email just the week before we came away on holiday 
asking if I would like to join the Spectrun Noir TV DT
we'll after I though for well at least two seconds - of course I said - yes please : ))))

I love to craft and colouring is my first love - especially with pens and pencils - so to get to do this for the Spectrum Noir TV team - and to think that someone thinks my work is good enough to show on TV is just the hugest compliment I could possibly have.  

I have coloured a couple of projects for an upcoming launch that I'll share with you soon

but in the meantime - oooo - I'm just so excited - I can't wait to get started properly 


Judith x

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Flora and Fauna at Fab'n'Funky challenges

Good morning all

It's time for another challenge at Fab'n'Funky Challenges
and this week it's our lovely Helen's turn to host and she has chosen the theme

Flora and Fauna

i got to use this lovely image from Stitchy Bear Designs
called Blooming Beauty and available here

We are lucky enough to be sponsored by the fabulous

Who are offering a prize of 3 images up to the value of $10 to our lucky winner

I have been doing some colouring with my pencils lately for a change, I'm quite liking the soft effect - quite different to the vibrant colours of alcohol markers

This is what I did

Image - blooming beauty from SBDO
Coloured with Spectrum noir pencils
Sentiment - LOTV
Purple card - Bazzill Basics

A very simple card with this pretty flower stamp.

I hope you'll join us this week - we'd love to visit to see your Flora and Fauna projects


Judith x

Friday, 15 May 2015

Button it! - at Winter Wonderland

Good morning again!

I'm here with my second DT card this morning - this time for 

We have an easy challenge for you this week we want you to 

 Button it up!
(use at least one button )

I'm on a bit of a roll with simple cards at the moment - and this one's no exception!
A precoloured topper - simple layout - a card in no time!!

Our sponsor this week is

Who are offering one lucky winner a £10 voucher - it could be yooou!

This is what I did

Topper - LOTV paper pad
Sentiment - LOTV
Die cut holly - Sizzix
Buttons - fro a docraft mixed bag - with pearls on top
Ribbon from my stash
Papers - Docrafts Nordic Christmas

Hope to see you at Winter Wonderland this week

Challenges I'm entering with this card..

Crimbo Crackers - Die cuts
Crafty Ribbons - Animals


Judith x

We'd like to see lots of layers at Wags 'n Whiskers challenge this week

Good morning all

I'm here with my first post of the day with my Wags'n Whiskers DT card

Our challenge this time is

Lots of Layers

Our lucky winner will win a rubber stamp of their choice from 

I used the cute 

Tobys Tasty Treat available here

I'm enjoying making a few simpler cards lately making the image the main focus with just a couple of embellies - I though this cute tiger needed some bright colours to make his stand out.  i also gave him some texture with my pencils - not sure if I like the effect or not : /
- I think it looks better IRL

This is what I did....

Image - Tobys Tasty Treat - by Wags'n Whskers rubber Stamps
Coloured with copics and copics and spectrum noir pencils
Papers - MME
Dies - MFT Blueprints 16
Sentiment -LOTV
Ribbon - Carnmeal cottage

Hope you'll join inwith our challenge - you have a whole two weeks to play along - hope to see you there with your lots of layers.

I'll be back soon with my DT card fro Winter Wonderland Challenge

Judith xx

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Are you feeling Charming today - if you do come and visit us at the Paper Shelter

Good morning all

So sorry I'm late today - I had left my post in draft and just noticed now

Its time for a new challenge at 

and our theme today is 


(in other words we want to see a charm on your card)

The lovely Veronica at the Paper Shelter sent me this lovely new digi just last week
ans as she seemed just perfect for the challenge I just had to use her

she's called Charming Spring Girl
and is available here

I've been feeling a bit CAS lately and I think my card shows it !
She's really so pretty that I dont think she needs anything more than a ribbon, a charm and some really pretty floral paper

As usual we have a fab prize up for grabs at TPS this week

So all you need to do is come up with a fabulously charming card and - it could be you!

Here's what I did...

Colored with copics and spectrum noir pencils
Sentiment - LOTV
Ribbon - vintage seam binding - from the robbon girl
Charm From my stash
Paper - Vintage Rose garden from Couture Creations

Hope you'll come and join in with us at TPS this week


Thursday, 7 May 2015

Birds of a feather......


I'm a bit late with my post today! - still playing catch up lol.

It's the lovely Jessie's turn to host our challenge at 

Moving along with the Times 

and our theme is 

Birds and feathers

in other words - we want to see birdies - or the feathery bits of them (he he)

I decided to take the opportunity to make a quick and easy Christmas Card
in my attempt to do as well as last year with Christmas cards all year round
- you can never start too early - or make too many Christmas cards!!

Here's what I did.....

Image - Robin Chicklets from Digi Stamp Boutique
papers - The sweetest thing Tangerine from MME
Card - Bazzil basics
coloured with copics
Die cuts 
Holly - Wild rose studios
Stitched square - MFT blueprints 16
Rectangle - Mamma Elephant
Ribbon and pearls from my stash

Hope to see you over at MAWTT this week

Challenges I'm entering with this card

Crimbo crackers - die cuts
Southern Girls - Animal Crackers
Crafty boots - Things with wings
Crafty calendar - things with wings (M)


Judith x

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

April showers ..... bring MAY FLOWERS!

Good morning all

Firstly I must apologise for my absences over the last week I've been completely put off course because my Grandson had chicken pox which meant I had him all day every day instead of the normal afternoons after nursery school, luckily he wasn't very poorly with it and was fine towards the end of the week - so needed to be entertained!  Fortunately we had a supply  of card and paper and ribbon to make all kinds of crafty things - he really enjoyed it and spent the days saying - Grandma what can we make now!!

Not only were my days filled but my evenings have been spent scribing for my son Tom for his masters degree work.  Not only that but the whole of the bank holiday weekend was spent locked away in his room - working away, I switched off my phone and he had a really productive week  - only one essay left to finish now - but still lots to do - I forgot how tiring study is - I slept well each night after those marathons - unfortunately poor Tom is having a hard time switching off and not sleeping well at all - the joys of being a student

I was really pleased that I had been organised and had worked ahead, I had nearly the whole weeks posts scheduled and all but one card made.  but I'm totally back to nothing in hand but a couple of odd cards and I'm going on holiday in two weeks eeek!! 

Never mind - I'll do my best and see where I get with it all!!

but for now its on to this weeks challenge at

Fab'n'Funky Challenges

it's my turn to host and the theme is

May Flowers

we were very lucky not to have too many April showers - 
but I'm sure our May flowers will still arrive lol

We are lucky enough to be sponsored by the fabulous 

who are offering a prize of 3 digi stamps to the lucky winner

I chose to use this cute digi called Pablo 
available here

when I saw this cute image I thought it would be fun to make a really colourful card
I wasn't sure about it at first - but i did some extra shading on the image with my spectrum noir pencils and it really brought him to life

This is what I did...

Image - Pablo from Lacy Sunshine stamps
Coloured with copics and spectrum noir pencils
Papers by The sweetest thing tangerine from MME
Card - Bazzill basics
Dies from Dienamics 19 from MFT
Sentiment tags LOTV
Ribbon - Michaels

I hope I can get myself back on track to do some catch up visiting this next few days - see you soon!

Challenges I'm entering with this card

Stamping sensations - Flower power
Allsorts challenge - April showers bring May flowers
Creative fingers - anything goes (8/5)
Fussy and fancy - lots of flowers


Judith xx