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Wednesday, 16 October 2019

One of my favourite litle 'creatures' !!


Good morning all

Hope everyone is doing well this fine morning
I've been doing a little colouring this week - something I haven't done for a while
I really enjoyed making this card for our challenge at 

Fab'n'Funky Challenges

the theme chosen by our lovely Chris is 

Feature a Creature

don't you just love this little guy!


I've used this stamp from PennyBlack so many times, it's just so cute and pretty and suitable for all sorts of people and occasions

This is what I did

image - Dreaming Geraniums from Penny Black
coloured with Crafters Companion illustrator pens and prismacolour pencils
textured embossing folder from Crafters Companion
Frame dies from Creative expressions ( Sue Wilson dies I think)
Ribbon from my stash
Button from Creative Expressions

Hope you'll join in with our challenge this week - see you there!

Hugs
Judith xx



Wednesday, 25 September 2019

We're back at Fab'n'funky Challenges - just in time for Christmas

hi all

Hope you've all had a lovely summer - I've had quite an eventful few months 
- some good, some bad but I've had a bit of a break and I'm ready to get going close to again!

We just got back from our summer holiday a week or so ago and our chllenge at


is also returning from summer break this week so it seemed a good place to start

As its the last week of the month our regular theme is 

Christmas

It's actually suprisingly close to Christmas
- a bit scary if you count the number of weeks to December
- not long to get those cards made now!!
today is 25th September 
 - so not hard to work out how many cards you can make at one a week lol.

I thought I'd kick off with a die cut card based on one I've made before to break myself in gently
Die cuts are good for bulk making, and although this one is a bit more complicated than a quick make as the dies have to be lined up precisely, it's easier to make several on the same formula than to design different cards, its always the design that takes me the time


This is what I did...

One the edge stocking die from Crafters Companion
On the edge sentiment die - Crafters Companion
Red and white card and gingham ribbon

I love a bit of red gingham!

I've had a really busy card making week this week - my Mam was 90 on Friday then we celebrated our 40th Wedding anniversary on Sunday - two very special cards - nothing like a bit of pressure to get the creativity flowwing again!

I hope you'll join in at Fab'n'Funky,  we have lots of challenges coming up  to fill those long dark nights of crafting : )  - I love this time of year

Have a fun crafty week everyone 

Hugs
Judith xx


Wednesday, 3 July 2019

Stars and stripes are so this time of year....

Hi all
We have a new challenge this week at

Fab'n'Funky Challenges

a very 'of the season' theme

Our lovely host Pat would like to see 

Stars and / or Stripes

I made a quick and easy 30th birthday card for a male friend
using the Kinetic dies from Crafters Companion
They're so handy to make quick cards - great for male cards like this one where you can use simple embellishments and papers to make a statement


This is what I did....

Card created using the circle kinetic card die and Lets celebrate sentiment from Crafter's Companion
Papers - Just for men from Crafters Companion
Black card 
Star dies - Crafters Companion
Circle and scalloped circle dies - spellbinders
'30' - Tim holtz vintage Market dies from sizzix

hope you'll join in with our challenge this week

Hugs

judith xx




Wednesday, 12 June 2019

June blooms at Fab'n'Funky Challenges


Good morning all

There's a new challenge starting today over at 


the theme is 

June Blooms

as it happens my Mother asked me to make a card for a friend who was 80 just last week and although I haven't done much crafting lately I set to and used the lovely Lush Lilac collection from Heartfelt Creations to make this card.  I really love that these sets allow you to make a really professional looking card with all the elements matching

I made my favourite easel style with a box to match - I think it went down very well with the lady concerned 


The only elements that weren't from the Heartfelt Creations Lush Lilac collection were the circle dies for the easel stopper and the 80 which were cut from a Tim Holtz alphabet strip die

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

hugs
Judith xx

Wednesday, 15 May 2019

It's Wedding season - join in with us at Fab'n'Funky


Good morning all

Greetings from not so sunny Florida where I'm still on holiday
- lot's of rain the last couple of days but under the lanai by the pool where I camp out it doesn't much matter - it's hot rain and I can while away the time with my book and wait until the sun comes out again 😎

It's challenge day at Fab'n'Funky Challenges again 
(these Wednesdays come round so fast! )

and our theme this week 
chosen and hosted by our lovely Neva is

Wedding

so let's see your Wedding cards, boxes and decorations


and inside with a pocket for a gift voucher



I made this one a while ago for a special friend  - I love that Lili of the valley stamp - I've used it so many times for wedding cards , you can sort of personalise the colouring with hair colour and wedding theme colour.  The papers are also LOTV I think and I think the die inside is from creative expressions.  I added a little pocket inside for a gift card and it was all boxed up in a matching box tied up with a big bow!

hope you'll join in with our challenge this week

Hugs

Judith xx





Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Anything Goes - with a cup cake!!!

Good morning all

I expect you thought I'd disappeared from the face of the earth!

My crafty mojo is not very well at the moment and I just can't seem to motivate myself - on top of that lifes been pretty busy and inspite of good intentions my craftroom is an absolute tip so any inspiration I might have is short lived at the thoughts of a big tidy up before I start!  It's not that i'm generally a really untidy crafter - I usually tidy up after one thing before I start again but I made a couple of  messy projects a few weeks back that got pushed to the side rather than put away and now I really can't face the aftermath!!

I've got lots of time on my hands at the moment,
 not crafty time but lots of R & R 😎
 - we're back in Florida on holiday so I thought I'd see what I could find in my photographs of  projects I havent shared to join in with the challenge over at Fab'n'Funky Challenges this week

Our lovely Wendy has come back to join us
- and we're so happy to see her back on the team
so she stepped up to host this weeks challenge which is 

Anything Goes

I thought it was a great oportunity to share the princess themed cup cakes I made for my granddaughters birthday party a couple of weeks ago
( you see I have been busy really!!)



Eva was 3 years old on 18th April - how did that happen!!
She asked me to make her a princess cake, because of course like all little girls these days - she is a princess!!  I was all ready to make her a pink and pretty princess castle from a picture i found on pinterest - it looked quite easy to make 9 that's me all over I just look at things and think I can do that! - sometimes it works sometimes it doesn't!! - but in my world I can make anything lol.
Anyway with a bit more searching around I found this lovely "I'm a princess" castle cupcake stand with little princess toppers so all I had to do was make cupcakes - and i have to say it looked fab.  I made an extra little banner with her name on and added a rosette with '3' - really easy and greatly admired by all on the day.  

I then packaged up all the cupcakes into pretty bow tied bags and each little prince and princess at the party got one to take home - job done : )
My daughter was over the moon that she had her own 'cake lady' who turned up at the party, set it all up and sorted out the party treats to take home - that's what Grandmas are for 😃


I really enjoy baking and cake decorating, and knitting and sewing and papercrafts..... Iknow I know, I spread myslf around but I can't resist having a go at  - well anything!!

and here's the birthday girl and her brother Jacob 'helping' on an Easter baking day 

Hope you'll join in with our very easy challenge at Fab'n'Funky this week 
as for me - today I have a date with a mouse : )))))

hugs
Judith xx



Wednesday, 3 April 2019

Fun with Mixed media

Good morning all

It's challenge day at 

Fab'n'Funky Challenges 

and our lovely Chris has chosen this weeks theme
she wants you to get a little bit inky!

the theme is

Just Add Ink

so from anything really messy and inky - to stamping with ink - interpret as you will, but most of all have fun!

I have a real 'thing' about notebooks - I can't resist a notebook or journal and I just love a blank cover to decorate!

I think i picked with one up quite cheaply in Hobbycraft - it had just a plain kraft colored cover



I used Dylusions to make a colourful background, then sprayed with pearlescent misters, stencilled, doodled and generally had fun with it.  the real fun part is not really knowing how it will all end!!

hees another view of the whole cover - it shows the pearly effect under a bright light


and the inside covers too!


I really enjoyed doing this - a bit of arty freedom!

This is what I did....

blank journal from Hobbycraft
Dylusions acrilic paints
Pearlecent ink sprays
Posca white pen
stencils


Hope you can join in with us at Fab'n'Funky this week - have some fun!!

Challenges I'm entering 

Try it on tuesday - use a stencil or two

hugs Judith xx