My lovely followers

Wednesday 3 March 2021

We have a 'Kraft-y' challenge at Fab'n'Funky this week!

Good morning all

Hope everyone is fit and well and getting trhrough these strange times
 - I'm doing ok, but do I need to say more than a  a bit fed up!!
But there's no point in moaning on - so on with the show !!!

We have a new challenge at 

Fab'n'Funky Challenges

set this week by our lovely Chris

our theme is 

Use Kraft

a friend asked me to make a card for her mother - there are so few nice cards in the supermarkets to choose from, I was happy to help out!  It was a bit last minute so it's a fairly quick and easy make based on a card I made before - I like to look through photo's I've kept of previous cards, if inspiration is lacking  ( as it seems to be often these days!)  its a good kick start

This is what I did
Papers and dies from Crafters companion Shabby Chic collection
Happy birthday and Mam dies - Crafters companion sentiment dies
Kraft Card from my stash - I think its from a Tim Hotz pad - a really soft Kraft colour and sadly I'm almost out of the pieces I had : (((

hope to see you joining in with our challenge this week

Judith x

Wednesday 17 February 2021

Hip hooray for birthday week!

Good morning all

Well I finally got myself organised again - it's taken a week to get back on track

One of my best friends had a special birthday last weekend so I had to get my act together to make her a special card - which also fit perfectly for this weeks challenge at 

Fab'n'Funky Challenges 

our theme is 


I just loved the new Delightful Daffodil collection from Heartfelt creations and decided to treat myself because for one I just love spring flowers and  I also knew it would be perfect for thespecial  birthdays I had coming up plus Mothers Day and Easter cards - and much more besides.  ! know I will use this collection a lot

This is what i did 

I went for the easy option with this card and simply die cut the preprinted pages from the delighful daffodil collection
Arches - Heartfelt creations elegant gateway die
Number dies - John nextdoor advent calendar collection

Hope you can join in with our challenge this week
after all everyone loves a birthday

Hugs Judith xx

Tuesday 9 February 2021

That is definitely the week that was - and I never want to see it again!!

Hi all

Well that was the week that was! - or wasn't in our case : (((

Our house was visited by the dreaded and awful Covid 19 last week.  
Goodness knows how or where my husband got got infected - but he did
We don't go out except to walk the dogs, have our shopping delivered and are extraordinarily careful - yet still my husband tested positive almost 2 weeks ago now.  Thankfully he wasn't too ill- but it was bad enough.   Thankfully neither myself nor my son got it - again goodness knows how, not so much after the test came back but don't know how we avoided it in the days before he knew

We all self isolated, my hubby in the bedroom with ensuite where I provided a meals service - I will be billing him the £1750 which seems to be the rate set by the government at a later date : )))

I made camp in the spare room and used the family bathroom and spent my days in the kitche n and conservatory with our two puppies.  My son who is disabled and has support workers daily holed up in his room which has it's own bathroom and kitchen. We did exactly as we were told to do and we all came out intact.  I don't ever want a week and a half like that again, I was exhausted at the end of every day.  It was lovely to have the puppies for company but no joke having a 6 month old cocker spaniel who needs lots of daily exercise and a 10 week old Cavalier King Charles not yet house trained and all it did was rain! - they and I  spent the week covered in mud and I spent more ours than I can count freezing in the back garden - that and cooking, cleaning and running around after everone else - with my mask on -in my own home !!

But I'm thankful we are all fit and well, the stress and worry of the situation was enough let alone the horrible illness.  So I join with those who say

Stay safe, stay home

Believe me it's an awful experience

I didn't get time to post my card for Fab'n'Funky challenges last week and the challenge ends today

The theme is an easy one

Anything goes

chosen by our lovely N-Eva

I  had made this card for my husband's birthday just the weekend before all of this happened.
I had treat myself to the lovely Young at Heart collection from Heartfelt Creations when it was on offer around Christmas.  A collection I always wished I had bought first time round - even better as a bargain second time around!

This is what I did

8x8 inch card
Papers all from the young at heart paperpad
Die cut sentiment words - Crafters Companion
Black card

It was a quick, easy masculine card that looked great on our mantlepiece!  

Hurry along to Fab'n'Funky to enter this week - it closes tonight

and here are the puppies
Bruno and Hamilton
believe me they are far far more trouble than they look lol

Hugs Judith xx

Wednesday 27 January 2021

So are you looking forward to Christmas

Good morning all

Lets all roll forward to the end of 2021 - it must  be better than the begining of it!

We're doing our usual once a month motivational challenge

Fab'n'Funky Challenges

in a bid to get us all prepared well in advance for the big day 
our theme is 


I still have some old art pads from LOTV so decided to make some quick and easy cards - and this is number one!

This is what I did

image -LOTV art pad
Burgundy card from Papermania Christmas pad
papers - very old - lost the cover
Leef dies - Johnnext door
Poinsettia die - Heartfelt creations
twine, jingle bells and embellishments all very old stash

Hope you'll join in with our challenge this week

Hugs Judith xx

Wednesday 20 January 2021

Lets all be kind and think of each other - goodness knows we need each other more than ever

Good morning all

Well we've all made it to 2021 - goodbye and good riddance to 2020!

We have our first challenge of the year over at 

Fab'n'Funky Challenges

our lovely Chris has chosen the very appropriate theme 

Thinking of you

it's so relevant to these times we are living through with so much going on,
 where ever you might be in the world.

Living in our third lockdown here in the UK we have so much time to think nd reflect, some good, some very challenging - i'm sure we've all had our moment.

So when Chris suggested a thinking of you challenge i decided to make the effort and treat it in the spirit it was intended.  It helped me because I got my pencils our to colour this pretty image and it gave me a few moments of peace and quiet and I thought about who I would send it to.  This card will go to my mother in law Joan who suffers from dementia, she is 92 and lives in a carehome and also very recently recovered from dementia.  That alone gives us a lot to think about.  She has had no visits in person over this whole time and only very sporadic visits 'in the pod'  from her 3 sons. but we get regular facetime and mostly she is doing well. My DH likes to write little updates for her when he can because she can't remember any of her visits but a written update can be read again and again.....

this is what I did 

8 x 8 card

image- Tigerlily from Pink Ink designs
Coloured with prismacolour pencils 
spaarkle added with Spectrum Noir clear sparkle pen
Papers Bohemia from Dovecraft 
Orange card from Crafters Companion orange cardstock

I'd love to think that Chris's challenge will inspire people to send their thinking of you cards to someone who needs just a a thought right now


Judith xx

Wednesday 25 November 2020

Thank You or Thanksgiving Challenge at Fab'n'Funky Challenges

Hi All

We have a new challenge this week over at 

Fab'n'Funky Challenges

the theme is

Thank You or Thanksgiving

(so either something for the holiday season or just a little 'ole thank you- either works!)

I made this simple 'any occassion' Thank you card very simply using die cuts and coloured card
Always a handy one to have in your card stash!

Hope you'll join in with our challenge this week 

Judith x

Wednesday 11 November 2020

Old MacDonald had afarm e -i -e -i -o!!

Good morning all

We have a new challenge over at 

the theme is

Old MacDonald

(so anything farm related - animals, crops. farmers, scarecrows - or anything you  can relate to a farm)

This is an 8x8 inch card made with a lovely big stamp from Pink Ink
I love big size stamps

This is what I did...

Image - Goatally Gorgeous from Pink Ink
Coloured with Prismacolour pencils
Papers from MME
large round and scalloped dies - spelbinders
Flower die - crafters companion

I hope you'll play along with us this week

Judith x