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Wednesday, 13 March 2019

Love is like a butterfly, as soft and gentle as a sigh.....

Good morning all

Who remembers that song from the TV series 'butterflies'!?
- there I've put that one in your head for the day lol

We have a new challenge over at 


and the theme is...

Butterfly!

(we want to see a butterfly or butterflies please)


This is what i did.....
Butterfly and carnation dies from Sheena Douglass
small butterfly die - Crafters Companion
Sentiment - Sheena Douglass
Papers - LOTV

Hope we see you playing along with us this week at Fab'n'Funky this week

hugs
Judith xx


Wednesday, 6 March 2019

is spring in the air? - even a little bit!

Good morning all


Well here we are in March!
How did that happen? - this year is just flying by

Our lovely Neva over at 

Fab'n'Funky Challenges

has decided that spring is in the air
So we want to see 

Spring Colours

I made this pretty card for my mother in laws birthday
90 years young she was!

and I used the very pretty Patchwork Daisy collection from Heartfelt Creations
- I think its my favourite HFC collection - just so fresh and clean
and ready for spring


Hope you can join in with our challenge this week 

Hugs
Judith xx






Wednesday, 20 February 2019

and yet again - it's Christmas!! - and it might be cancelled due to injury lol

Hi all

Well - some days just don't go to plan at all and this was one of them!
I was supposed to come back early and post this post but.....

I usually do a late morning session with a personal trainer at the gym on Wednesdays but he had an early session cancellation this morning so off I went. I just got the the end of some bench dips (technical term I know lol) when I sort of twisted awkwardly as I stood up and pulled a muscle in my upper chest - just what I need - I think I'll live but I sooo hate being out of action.  I decided to soldier on like the martyr I am and did my Aldi shopping on the way home (so i didn't have to go out again), put it away, had a snack, made a tagine for dinner and put that in on a slow cook, tidied around like you do - then I sat down and fell asleep lol. 

So how do I feel now - I'm not sure, definitely I can feel it when I 'push'  - I've got this pushy pepper mill thing and that was sooo painful to put pepper in the tagine lol.  I'm just hoping I wake up better in the morning - I really want to do my spin class tomorrow night lol.  Have I got a problem - probably, I'm a spinning addict I think.  Don't worry I won't do anything stupid but I'm so annoyed with myself, I just started a 6 week fitness challenge last night and it looks like I've fallen at the first hurdle - the best laid plans as they say!!

Anyway enough of my moaning back to the real blogging reason

it's our  Christmas challenge week at 


and the theme is just

Anything Christmas

  
I love art pads for Christmas cards, if you're going to make your own Christmas cards every little helps when it comes to quicker makes -the LOTV ones are particularly cute

This is what I did
Image - LOTV (artpad)
papers - from a very old papermania pack
sentiment stamp - Anna Griffin
snowflake die - whimsystamps
craft card and various odds and ends from my stash

Still very much on the use up the stash thing - and it would save me a fortune if I stopped buying new stuff lol

Have a great week everyone

Challenges i'm entering this card

Christmas at sweet stampin  - anything christmas
Cute n crafty christmas- christmas/winter


hugs
judith xx




Wednesday, 13 February 2019

So what's in a number!


Good morning all

Quite a thoughtful post from me today for our challenge at 

Fab'n'Funky Challenges 
this week

The theme is 

With a Number
(add a number to your project)

This is one of those cards everyone loves to hate 
- man cards 😖


and inside
a verse I like very much 



I made this card for a very good friend, a friend since we were at school
 - a very long time - who was sixty a couple of weeks ago
He's been my husband's best friend since school days, best man at our wedding...
his birthday was two days before my hubbys 60th birthday - a real week of celebrations!
and the very worst thing!!! - I'm following close behind
- and I keep asking myself - how did I get to be nearly 60!!

It's something you hear all the time - but I can honestly say I don't feel any different to the way I did all those years ago when we were just kids - my mother will be 90 this year and she says the same things. 
 Isn't life and age a funny thing! 

This is what I did.....

Image - Umbrella man byTim Holtz  from Ranger
Sentiment inside also from Ranger
Watch die - Sheena Douglass Time Traveller collection
Background created with a generic 'happy birthday' stamp and
Crafters Companion fashion die numbers (60)
Tag dies - My favourite things

Hope you'll play along with our challenge at Fab'n'Funky this week and perhaps enlightgen me further about advancing age lol

Hugs
Judith xx



Wednesday, 6 February 2019

Who wouldn't love some flowers on valentines day!

Hi all

I'm late today with my DT post! - stayed in bed a bit too long this morning and didn't have time to post before I went out this morning - but I digress....

Today is the start of a new challenge at 

Fab'n'Funky Challenges

and our theme - because it is the month of lurve is

Hearts and Flowers

I had an engagement card to make last week and thought this image was perfect to use and was useful forthis challenge - and it still fits in with my - use the stash you already have Judith! - resolution for 2019

Nothing on the front of this card is new!!!
 - not even bought in the last year
 - I feel so proud lol

- but the tag die on the box isn't new and 'a gift for you' inside isn't either 
 - not so proud (he he)


the inside has a pocket for a giftcard


and here's the box just for completion 




This is what I did....

Image - Love Balloon by Lili of the Valley
Sentiment - from Lili of the Valley 
Coloured with Copics, Spectrum Noir Illustrators and Prismacolour pencils
also TH DI and spectrum noir clear sparkle pen
Card created with Sue Wilson hexagon die from creative expressions
Papers - first edition
Heart banner die - La La land
Flower dies - impression obsession
label and 'for a gift' die - Heartfelt Creations

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

hugs 

Judith xx

Wednesday, 30 January 2019

Fantasy figures challenge


Hi all

Well guess what! - Christmas is still going on around here lol

We have a new challenge starting at 

Fab'n'Funky Challenges

and our theme is 

Fantasy Figures

so what better than a Christmas Fairy!


Still on my 'use up my stash' thing
I had a look through my old Lili of the Valley stamps and found this lovely little Christmas fairy and the sentiment stamp - so I was in business! 

I have to confess I did treat myself to the new Lisa Horton stitched flower dies - oops!!

This is what  I did.....

Image and sentiment stamps - LOTV
Coloured with Copics, and Prismacolour pencils
Crafters companion sparkle pen and sticklesto add sparkle
paper- Heartfelt Creations Oh holy night paper pad
Christmas tree die - from Mariannes
Snowflake die - Frost borrder from Memory box
Flower and leaf die - stitched flowers by Lisa Horton from Creative Expressions

Hope you'll join in with ou challenge this week - Christmas card anyone!

Hugs

Judith xx




Wednesday, 23 January 2019

and christmas is still going on here!

hi all

I'm late with my post today - having a busy day/week!

It's hubby's birthday tomorrow and it s a big one! - sixty years young, not only that but our best friend had that same birthday yesterday so it's been a few of busy crafting days making not theeasiest thing - special men cards and trying desparately to finish off a keepsake book - that's still not finished, maybe it'll come in handy for 65 or 70 lol

Today's other big event was a trip to the dentist to have a tooth capped, it had a filling in that had cracked - yuk, never mind all done now.

I'm still in Christmas card making mode and decided to make a few quick easy cards with some of my artpads.  This one is from a lili of the valley pad I've had for ages ans I also used some paper from an old LOTV Christmas paper pad and a Dovecraft paper pack


We have a Christmas Challenge over at 


 this week - so this came in very handy!
I'm really enjoying using up my old Christmas stash and I'm determined to keep going with it - just slap my hands if you see me going near a Christmas stamp, die or paper pad lol.  There are some lovely cards on the blog this week for Christmas inspiration - hop o over and see what we all made - and get out your stash to enter our challenge ad to add to your Christmas pile for next Christmas

Hugs Judith xx