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Wednesday, 17 January 2018

We have a girly challenge going on at Fab'n'Funky Challenges

Morning all

I have to confess that when I started out on this one it took me on a bit of a trip down 'crafting memory lane'  I think because it's quite a while since I've made anything in this style and I started to think about when I first started colouring and this was the style of  card I used to make.  It's actually quite a long way from my style now.  It's funny how things evolve over time and it's not until you look back that you realise how much things have changed!  That's not to say that I don't like the card I've made - just I'm definitely a much messier, grungier, shabbier crafter than I used to be - lol

But this image called 'Give a Heart' - available HERE
 is one provided by Whoopsie Daisy who is  our sponsor this week at 

and she is undoubtedly very cute!  
She wasn't going to be dark or grungy or even shabby chic 
- she needed to be pink and pretty
  and like our theme says 


This is what I did....

Image - Give a heart from Whoopsi Daisy
Coloured with Spectrum noir watercolour pencils and spakle pens
6inch square card base
Papers - LOTV buttons and bows (I think - I've lost the cover!)
Card - LilacPastel Centura pearl from Crafter's Companion
Butterfly die - Sara's flutterfly from Crafter's Companion
Tonic nouvo drops in lilac
Pierced square noble die from Sue Wilson - Creative expressions
heart and scallopped circle dies - Dies'ire crafters Companion
Stitched circle die - Die'namics
number 2 - Diamons press fashion dies from Crafter's Companion
Seam binding ribbon  from Crafty Ribbons
Cutie! stamp from Apple blossom stamps

I hope you join in with our challenge at Fab'n'Funky this week - we have a fab prize up for grabs - so call inand take a look!


Judith xx

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Happy cards are the best!

Good morning all

There's a new challenge starting over at 

Fab'n'Funky Challenges

the theme is 

(anything at all with the word Happy)

I thought it was a great opportunity to use the new flower dies that I bought in the sales over Christmas - so much so that I made two cards!
The dies are from Tonic - believe it or not the first Tonic dies I've ever bought!

So do you like the bright and bold.....

.......or the muted softer tones

This is what I did.....

1st card
Dies - Tonic Sunny Gazania
        - Sizzix border die
       - Happy birthday - from crafter's companion Sara's birthday collection
Embossing folder - from crafter's companion Sara's birthday collection
glossy accentsand viva decor (red)
Card from my stash

2nd Card
Dies - Tonic  Apple Blossom
        - Spellbinders happy birthday
       - crafters companion - diesire fancy edgeable
       - small stitche circle die - MFT?
papers - First edition - spring feast
card from my stash

I love these flowers - such a great size and variety for ll sorts of projects - you may see them again very soon!

Hope you'll join in with us over at fab'n'funky this week 


Tuesday, 9 January 2018

One card a week for Christmas - that's the aim!

Hi all

Is it to early to talk about Christmas lol
I can see you rolling your eyes and hear the groans already he he

But for anyone who wants to send handmade  Christmas cards - now is the time to start.
I always have good intentions at the beginning of the year - and mostly I don't do too badly - but I always wish I'd made more when December comes around

So in an attempt to put in even more effort I joined a facebook page where the aim is to make 52 cards in the year.  (We'll not mention the fact that I'm already a week behind lol)

So here's my first card.  I actually made a couple like this one last Christmas.  When I went to Florida last November I took my pencils and coloured a few images as i sat by the pool - this one I coloured  three times.  Two of them got made into cards and this one was 'saved' for this year and has got me off to a start for the year

This cute, pretty image is from Sheena Douglass at Crafter's Companion- it's very easy to colour because it has a lot of shading on the stamp to guide you, the sentiment also came with the stamp.

  I stamped onto Canson watercolour paper (my favourite for watercolours - it has such a fabulous texture)  Then coloured with Spectrum Noir Colourtint watercolour pencils - all except for the red which is a Derwent Inktense pencil (there isn't a bright red in the Colourtints)  I love the Colourtints they're such lovely muted shades.  

This is what I did .....

Image and sentiment - Dashing Deer from Sheena Douglass a little bit festive
Coloured with Spectrum noir colourtint pencils
red pencil - Derwent inktense
Paper - Canson watercolour paperCard and ribbon from my stash

I hope I've inspired you to get going on next years Christmas cards

Judith x

Thursday, 4 January 2018

Happy New Year and a New Flowers challenge at MAWTT

Good morning all

A belated Happy New Year from me!
it hasn't got off to a good start so far - I've had an ear infection since New Years Eve
 - so I'm feeling a bit of a misery at the moment!

But it's not all bad- New Year - New Start and all that and I'm feeling positive : )

It's time for our first challenge of the year over at

Moving along with the Times

and our theme for this challenge is


Always one of my favourite themes - a card for every occasion- and I have loads of flower dies!!

I made this card for my Mother in law's birthday - she was 89 years young on Boxing Day so definitely a special card was called for!

I used the Poppy Collection from Heartfelt Creations to make this card - so pretty and as with all the Heartfelt collections everything goes together so easily to make a card.

I also used the new basic floral shaping mold  from heartfelt (the ones that came out just before Christmas)  - this is a fab tool - you could use it with most die cut flowers to give some depth and dimension to your flowers without the time and effort that most flower shaping tools take - i love it!

and the inside also matches

This is what I did......

Papers, dies and stamps from the Heartfelt Poppy collection
Flowers shaped with the new Heartfelt floral basics shaping mold
Poppy and leaves coloured with distress inks
MAM- cut with Tim Holtz alphabet dies from Sizzix 
8x8 inch card 
Sentiment stamp inside from Anna Griffin

Hope you can play along with us this time
over at the Moving along with the Times Challenge blog
see you soon

Judith xx

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Who else feels like they need anything but Christmas!

Hi all

I'm running late today a combination of, birthdays, holidays  and life in general!

so perhaps the theme of our challenge this week at 

Fab'n'Funky Challenges 

 fits very well

Chosen by our lovely Helen our theme is indeed

Anything but Christmas!

it's my grandson Jacob's 6th birthday today and we all went out for family tea. at a local  independent Italian restaurant.  I find the Italian restaurants are really accommodating to kids, they are so welcoming and nothing is too much bother  - very family orientated,  they brought him ice cream with a candle and he was thrilled to bits that the whole restaurant sang happy birthday to him. We had a lovely time and we were home by 7 o'clock - well it is a school night!

here is the card I made for him using a cute image from our sponsor this week
perfect for a little boy's birthday

Frame it - balloon boy - available here

Our sponsor this week is the fabulous 

if ever I.m stuck for a fun image to colour I know I'll always find one there

Here's Jacob looking very handsome and  pleased with himself with his birthday ice cream
how did he get to be six already- I have no idea!

This is what I did....

Image - Frame it Balloon Boy
Coloured with Spectrum noir pens from Crafter's Companion
Papers and '6'   and birthday banner from Sara Davies Signature Birthday collection at CC
Letter cut with  a Sizzix Tim Holtz Easy peasy  alphabet dies

This is our last challenge of the year at Fab'n'Funky -I  hope to see you there xx


Friday, 8 December 2017

Winter Wonderland Anything Goes Christmas

Morning all

I'm back after a lovely Christmassy break in Florida and no blogging has been done!!
but it's lovely to be back for the last challenge of the year at 

Winter Wonderland 

Where the whole team is playing along for extra Christmas fun!

and our theme is

Anything goes Christmas

I'm using this cute image 
called Gingerbread Man from our lovely sponsor this week
Pink Gems Designs

Pink Gem Designs
This is what I did....

Image - Gingerbread man - Pink Gem Designs
coloured with Spectrum Noir illustrator pens
Crafters companion - Kraft Card and sheena stamping card
Red card - Core'dnations darks
Paper - very old think its Dovecraft!
Dies - Candy cane from my lovely Crafter's Companion advent calendar (day 3)
       - Circles from spellbinders
      -squares - Sue Wilson noble dies
Merry Christmas stamp from CC Sar Davies Cute Christmas stamp set
(i love the font on this)
Memento - Cocoa ink
Glitter glue - Neuvo drops from tonic
pearls from my stash

Hope you'll join in with us for the last challenge of the year


Judith xx

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Are you a dedicated follower of fashion?

Hi all

Well here's me three weeks in a row now!  - things are definitely looking up an I've been doing a bit of visiting too - slowly but surely I'm getting back to regular blogging - might have to up the ante a bit soon - it's been lovely seeing what's been going on in blogland

it's time for another challenge over at 

Fab'n'Funky Challenges

this week our theme chosen by our lovely Monika is


I decided to make a tag with one of the lovely images kindly given to us by our sponsor

this is Spunky available HERE

I was really so pleased with this when it was finished - exactly how I wanted it to look.  It's also quite a while since I sat down to a 'proper' colouring session and I coloured several other images last night too - I really enjoyed it.
Our sponsor this week is the lovely

Who are offering a prize of 3 images to this weeks winner

This is what i did....

Image - Spunky girl from Lemon Shortbread
Coloured with Spectrum noir alcohol markers
Tag coloured with TH distress oxides and Crafters companion sparkle pens
inspirational words and flower stamps from Sheena Douglass
Assorted stencils from Sheena Douglass and Walmart
Butterfly made with vellum and Crafter's Companion foils and sparkle pens
Ribbon and buttons from my stash

i hope we see you over at Fab'n'Funky this week with your Fashion makes