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Thursday, 21 June 2018

Floral cards - everyone's favourite!

Good morning all

It's time for a new challenge at 

Moving along with the Times
Challenge blog

the theme this time is 

June Blooms

I used the new Gemini Stamp and Dies to make this card
Quite a quck and easy card to make with just a few mats and layers 
and the lovely stamp and die make the image easy to work with too

This is what I did....

Image and die - Gemini poppy stamp and die set
Coloured with - Spectrum noir sparkle pens
Backgrounds also created with SN sparkle pens
Stitched circle die - MFT
Black card and gold luxury cardstock from Crafter's Companion
sequins from my stash

hope you'll play along with us this time!

Judith xx

Saturday, 28 April 2018

Fantasy challenge at Moving along with the Times

Hi all

Well I'm back!
Where have you been I hear you ask lol

Well I've been on an adventure of 4 whole weeks in Florida, and we really did have a fabulous time, we've been home almost a week now - it's taken me until now to recover after a very tiring journey home because we were delayed 2 days when our flight was cancelled.  But I have to say we were very well looked after by the airline, but very late nights and early mornings take their toll on top of jet lag

All this is really just an excuse for my post being late lol - for some reason it was in draft not scheduled as i hadleft it -and I hadn't checked to see if it posted - sorry

Anyway .... there's a new challenge over at 


and the theme is 


I have a cute card that I made for my granddaughter Eva
 - she was 2 years old last week (how did that happen)

Eva loves Elsa from the Disney film Frozen (she calls her Selsa)
So when these dies were on sale a few weeks ago I thought they would make the perfect card for her

My favourite sort of Fantasy - a Disney film

This is what I did....

Frozen Dies and embossing folder from Create and Craft
Happy birthday die - tattered lace
Letters and number - Fashion dies from Crafters Companion
Card and acetate from my stash

Hope you can join in with our challenge - it's pure fantasy!

Judith xx

Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Christmas challenge at Fab'n'Funky Challenges

Good morning all

We have a new just for fun challenge at

Fab'n'Funky Challenges

and its our once a month theme of 

(we're trying hard to encourage good Christmas crafting habits!!)

This is a really quick and easy card - the sort you often need as Christmas sets you into a mad panic of last minute card making!  - but we don't want you to do that lol

This is what I did

Die cut Merry Christmas - Sara's Traditional Christmas rangefrom Crafter's Companion
Paper and snowflake stamp also from Sara's traditional range 
and the music paper  is made with a stamp from Crafty Individuals
Distress ink - TH brushed corduroy

It would be great to see you playing along - anything Christmas will do!



Wednesday, 4 April 2018

Everyones favourite - handmade flowers!

Good morning all

I don't think there's anyone who doesn't like a floral card and it's especailly nice to make your own flowers.  years ago when I first started paper crafting I used to think that making flowers was so clever and compicated and something far beyond my capabilities.   But with just a little a bit of practice and with the lovely stamps and dies that ae available now you can make such lovely flowers and now I have no idea why anyone would want to buy paper flowers to decorate cards and projects.

So on that note.....
We have a lovely new just for fun challenge at

Fab'n'Funky Challenges

and our theme is

Handmade Flowers

This card has just one large flower as the main focus of the card, frobably my most used favourite flower die, called lazy Daisy from Sara Davies' English Country Garden signature collection from Crafter's Companion.  I've used it soooo many times for all sorts of projects - it's such a statement flower and can be used in so many ways.  For this card I've cut the flower twice to create a full dimentional daisy flower.

I'm still on my hollies in Florida so hope you;re reading this scheduled post  😊
- and I've added a little bit of sunshine too!

This is what I did...

Flower and leaf die - Lazy Daisy from Sara Davies English Country Garden Signature collection
3D embossing folder - Country Garden by Crafter's Companion
Black card  and pastel card- Crafter's Companion
Sentiment - Anna Griffin

We'd love to see your handmade creations this week at Fab'n'Funky


Judith x

Thursday, 29 March 2018

Coffee anyone?

Good morning all

Hopefully you are reading this (scheduled) post!  
I'm away on my hollies in Florida but didn't want to miss out on this lovely challenge at

Moving Along with the Times

the theme is

Food and Drink

I made this card for my hubby's birthday in January - anyone who knows him knows why!!
He's just a total coffeeholic - can't pass a coffee shop when he's out and the coffee pot's always on when he's at home.  I've had these lovely dies from Apple Blossom crafts for a while - but they were bought with him in mind but also so useful for lots of cards both male and female.  I love them!

It's an 8 x8 inch card and there was lots of die cutting, inking and matting and layering involved - quite time consuming but nothing complicated at all.  As long as it's all lined up well it's a really easy card to make - and one of those that gives you a sense of satisfaction at the end!

This is what I did .....

Dies and stamps -Apple Blossom Crafts - lifes pleasures collection 
Papers - LOTV Country Gent pad (now discontinued)
Black, centura pearl silver metalic and craft card - Crafter's Companion
Distress inks - Tea dye and brushed corduroy

Hope you'll join in with our challenge this time - I'll call in to see all your yummy makes( if I have a few moments here by the pool!!)


Judith xx

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

And it's christmas again......

Good morning all

Well it's definitely winter - and Christmas is in winter lol
Though to be fair we had some lovely sunshine here yesterday
- lets hope it lasts!

It's time for a new just for fun challenge at

Fab'n'Funky Challenges

and its our once a month theme of 

(we're trying hard to encourage good Christmas crafting habits!!)

This is a lovely stamp that I bought last year from Woodware - I love their stamps they are so easy to colour and always make quite quick and easy CAS cards.  I coloured these with the lovely Colourtint pencils from Crafter's Companion - just the perfect shades for this lovely image.  I coloured onto Canson Watercolour paper - I just love the texture of this paper - it makes such a huge difference to the finished result.

This is what I did....

Image - Peace from Woodware at Creative Expressions
Coloured with - Colourtint pencils from Crafter's Companion
Paper used - Canson Watercolour paper
Blackcard - from Crafter's Companion

It would be great to see you playing along - anything Christmas will do!



Friday, 16 March 2018

It's Surfin Santa time!

Good morning all

It's almost holiday season - and santa certainly has lots of free time!
- so he's off surfing!!

This fun image is from Dr Digi's house of Stamps
and he's (amazingly!) called
Surfin Santa (available HERE)

There's a new challenge starting at 

Winter Wonderland

and the theme is

Outdoor Fun

I hope you can come and join in with us - see you there!

hugs Judith xx