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Wednesday, 15 January 2020

Happy New year! MerryChristmas!

Good morning all

I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and New Year!
We had a break over on the Fab'n'Funky Challenges blog until last week and I had intended to start off the year with our new challenge , unfortunately my blog year didn't get off to a very good start as our internet went down last week with what BT termed -' a major fault', we were down until Friday so  I just decided to write off the week and start back this week with our  new challenge set by our lovely Monika

She has chosen the theme 


it seemed to me to be a great opportunity to get off to a flying start with this year's Christmas cards - so here we go with Christmas card number one for 2020!!!

I made the task fairly simple by using an image from one of the Hunky Dory little books, there are 4 of each image in the book and I've already used one of these images before, its so pretty and delicate - as well as being very cute - a perfect little angel

This is what I did.....

Image - from Hunky Dory little book
Silver mirri card and blue card from Crafter's Companion
Poinsettia die - Memory box
Merry Christmas die - Crafter's Companion
Paper - an old LOTV paper pad
Gems and ribbon from my stash

I hope you'll come over and join in with our chalenge this week!

Hapy new Year and merry Christmas 


Judith xx

Wednesday, 4 December 2019

I've been knitting!!!

Good morning all

It's my turn to host our new challenge starting this week at

so I chose the theme

Anything but a card

I'm sure most of us papercrafters who make cards dabble in all kinds of other crafts - so I thought it would be fun to ask you  to show off what else you can do : )
(though of course it can be papercraft - just not a card!)

My crafting goes far and wide - I have a 'can do' attitude, if I see something I think - I can do that!!
unfortunately there are far less hours in the day than the number of things I think I can make and most of my ideas get lost in .....not enough time. Though one thing I always enjoy is knitting, I learned to knit when I was a child and it's something that Ifind very relaxing.

I always make winter hats and mits for my grandchildren - here is this years pink and grey hat ( to match the coat)  for my granddaughter Eva - now aged 3- she is the master of pulling a face for a photograph so was only too happy to model the creations for me lol.

and with the mittens to match!!

I hope you'lljoin in with out challege at Fab'n Funky this week, its so much fun to see watelse you have all been making other tha Christmas cards! - I'm sure there has been lots of Christmas crafting going on that you haven't shown us

hugs Judith xx

Wednesday, 27 November 2019

Christmas at Fab'n'Funky challenges

Good morning all

Today we have a new challenge starting at 

our theme is 


We all need ideas for quick and easy at Christmas
and if you're anything like me you always run out of gift tags!

these are very quick and easy to make with some basic dies and scraps of card

This is what I did.....

The gift tags are just gold card folded with a hole puched in the corner
topped with cream card embossed with gold motifs, cut with scalloped square dies
Bauble shapes are diecut from card embossed with gold christmas motifs
then coloured with alchohol inks  and threaded with ribbons to match yur gift wrap

Hope you'll join in with our challenge - every little helps with your Christmas crafting and the girls have some fab inspiration for you this week take a look  HERE

hugs Judith xx

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!

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 


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 

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


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

Judith xx