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Thursday, 27 August 2015

Spider Stevie at Digital Delights

Good morning all

Well what an exciting week I've had - and all in the name of craft!
Just got back yesterday from 2 days of fabulous crafting and team building with my lovely Crafters Companion team buddies and a wonderful party night to celebrate Crafters Companion's 10th birthday
It was lovely to meet everyone who had come from far and wide - can't quite remember when Tuesday and Wednesday were quite so much fun! - but it's back to earth with a bump now
- all good things come to an end : )

Anyway back to today!

Its the start of our new challenge at

Digital Delights

with the theme

Anything goes

I have a cute card to share that I've made for my Digital Delights DT card

using the cute Spider Stevie available here

When I decided to make use this image I had in mind a fab spider web stamp to make a background paper - but it appears to have vanished without a trace from my stamp drawer! - not to be put off I decided to use a hessian effect embossing folder that I inked up with  black ink before I embossed it - not quite a spider web but I quite like the effect with the red card - it actually looks better the black ink adds great definition 

Here's what I did.... 

Image Spider Stevie from Digital Delights
Coloured with spectrum noir pens and  just one spectrum noir pencil to add depth and shadow
Pen colours clothes -DR1,2,4  TB3,4,5   Skin - FS3,7,TN3
Spectrum noir pencil - no 119
Embossing folder - Crafters compnion vintage hessian A4 folder
Circles and scallopped circles - Spellbiders
Die cut letters and number - Tim Holtz Vintage market dies (sizzix)
Spider - from Michaels

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Back to school at The Paper Shelter

Good morning all

I'm so pleased that things are quiet here in blog land
Because I'm certainly struggling in the after holiday catch up
- I'm not really sure what side's up!
- please bear with me as I find my feet and thank you for visiting me : )

This is my DT card for this weeks new challenge at 

our theme is 

Back to School

this card uses one of the new images
and I stuck to a fairly CAS style


As always we have a fab prize on offer
for our challenge here atTthe Paper Shelter

Here's what I did....

Image - Back to School Madness from TPS
Coloured with Spectrum Noir pens
Skin - FS3, 7,TN3, CR2
Hair - TN4,6
Clothes,bag,shoes - TN3,4,6,  DR1,2,4  CR2,  BT1,2,4,5
and Spectrum Noir Pencils - 71,117,119
Papers from MME - collectable notable
Card - Core'dnations from Crafter's companion
Stitched square die - Memory box stitched square layers
Punched border - ek
Wording created in word

Hope you'll play along with us this week

Challenges I'm entering with this card

Simon Wednesday challenge - back to school
OLLCB - For the boys

Judith x

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Digital delights

Good morning all

I'm a bit late with my post with my new release image this month at

I just got back from my holibobs and had forgotten to schedule this post
- I've just been far to busy enjoying myself lol

Anyway better late than never

this cute image is 

Sailor Samantha 
available here

and the sentiment is from the heatwave sentiments set
available here

Here's what I did...

Image - Sailor Samantha from digital delights
Coloured with spectrum noir pens
Sentiment - Heatwave sentiment set from digital delights
Papers are a ver old set with no cover - sorry!
Flower dies - Crafters companion
Anchor die and fishtail flag die- MFT
Blue and yellow card - C'ordinations from Crafters Companion

There are so many cute summer images in this months new release - you need to hop on over to the Digital Delights store to take a look

Challenges I'm entering with this card

Ocean deep challenge - Maritime
Papertake weekly - to die for (use dies)
Shopping our stash - layer it up
The cutie pie challenge - girly


Judith x

Friday, 7 August 2015

Wags n Whiskers

Good morning all

greetings from sunny Florida - I've had such a busy few weeks and have been very absent I'm so sorry I haven't been visiting at all lately.  We are here in Florida with our good friends Jan and Tony having a very grown up holiday with no kids or other family in tow  - a real treat for us ....after we got delayed on one flight, missed another then an unexpected stay over in Boston for a night  - then finally the airline lost our bags for 2 days we finally got down to holidaying! 

We did a Segway tour up in lovely Mount Dora today - a bit scary when we first started but we all absolutely loved it- give it a try if you ever get the chance - it's an amazing experience.

Anyway onto today's card - my DT card for Wags'n'Whiskers

Our theme for this challenge is
Frame it
Here is my card 

Using the cute Toby's Tasty Treat stamp

This is what I did 

stamp - Toby's Tasty treat from Wags'n'Whiskers
coloured with Spectrumm Noir pens and pencils
papers MME
dies blueprints 16 from MFT
Black card from Crafters Companion

Hope you'll play along with us for our challenge


Judith xx

Friday, 24 July 2015

We have a charming challenge for you at Winter Wonderland this week

Hi all

I'm here today with my DT card for the new challenge at

Winter Wonderland

it's my turn to host this week

and our theme is

How charming

I've had a bit of a week this week with one thing and another so was looking to make a quick and easy card - these artpads from LOTV always fit the bill for that - so I decided to use this cute snowman.  We also were lucky enough to be given some digi papers to work with by our sponsor this week
who are providing a 20 euro gift voucher to this weeks winner

I used faded jeans distress ink on the paper to tone it to a blue - it looks a bit rubbish in this photo - in fact the whole photo looks rubbish when I look at it closely : ( - but it does look much better IRL. - honest!!!

This is what I did

Image - LOTV artpad
Papers - MR designs
Distress ink - TH faded jeans
Tree dies - Marianne dies
Organza Ribbon - coloured to match with Spectrum noir pen BG04
Charm - a freebee from My craft heart ages ago - such a lovely online store which I miss!
Twine - MFT twine
Glitter - Stickles Diamond

Hope you'll come and join in with our challenge this week - we'd love to see your charming Christmas projects - less than 6 months to that big day now - just in case you needed a reminder he he


Judith x

Thursday, 23 July 2015

Delightful challenges are back again!

Good Morning all

I'm delighted to be here today with our first new Challenge at 

We will be here on the 3rd Thursday of every month with a new challenge

and the theme will be

Anything Goes

I chose to use this gorgeous image called Flowering watering can
available here
ant the lovely day sentiment
available here

Coloured with Spectrum Noir pens and pencils
Pen Colours - OR1,2, TN1, IG1,3,9 CG1,3,4 BT1
Pencil colours 117,120

A lovely summery image and so much fun to colour

This is what I did...
Image - Flowering watering can from Digital Delights
Sentiment Lovely day from Digital Delights
Coloured with Spectrum Noir pens and pencils
Pen Colours - OR1,2, TN1, IG1,3,9 CG1,3,4 BT1
Pencil Polours 117,120
Papers Rondelle by Prima
Black card - Crafters companion
Sunflower dies - My favourite things
Stitched square die - Memory box Stitched squares
Pinked enge rectange - MFT Blueprints 19
Daisy punch - woodware
Black ribbon - from my stash

We'd love to see you at our challenge this month


Judith xx

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

We have a special holiday challenge at The Paper Shelter

Good morning all

It's time for our summer holiday at

The Paper Shelter

The whole team is playing along for this special challenge

I chose to use this really cute image called
Under the Sun - available here

She was coloured using my Spectrum Noir pens and pencils
Colours used
Skin - FS3,5,7, TN3, CR3
Hair - TN3,5,GB2
turquoise colours - BT2,4,5
Yellows LY1,2,3
Pencils 17,71,91,95

As always we have a fab prize on offer at TPS

This is what I did...
Image - Under the sun from TPS
Coloured with spectrum Noir pens and pencils
Stitched and rounded corner dies from MFT blueprints 14
Happy birthday die - Tattered lace
Pegs - inagination from Michaels
Papers -My Minds Eye - Now and Then
Card - Core'dnations brights

Hope you'll come to play along with us 

Judith x