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Wednesday, 25 March 2020

The card we love to hate!!

Good morning all

Well whatever you're doing today I can bet it's not much different from yesterday - or tomorrow or even this time next week!!  This stay at home business ( this being the official day 3 but in reality has been going on for a week or two) isn't so bad if you stick to a routine. 

 I'm taking the attitude that it's nice to not have to hurry doing anything, as we can't do anything else I may as well just make the best of it - of course there are sooo many negatives in all of this but what's the point of focusing on that side, I am forever the optimist and I'm hoping this will carry us through : ) - this too will pass.

So lots of time for crafts - for me that I'm spending time clearing out and tidying my craft room- just a little bit at a time paper crafting - and Knitting.

Its our lovely Buffy's turn to host this weeks challenge at 

Fab'n'Funky Challenges

 and she has chosen the theme


Myself I Dont mind a masculine make (!)
I know  an awful lot of people hate it
I always take the attitude of basically plain and simple, mainly primary or muted colours and it nearly always fits the bill.  I made this card for a good friend's birthday

the front

the inside

This is what I did....
6 x6 inch card
Papers are an old LOTV paper pad - te cover is missing but it's called birthday something!!
Happy birthday die - Sue Wilson for Creative Expressions
Star die - an old memory box die
the stamps are from a set from MFT

Hope you'll join in with our challenge this week, see you there
and stay safe, take care, stay home, make the most of this quiet time because we'll all be joining in with real life again before we know it.


Judith x 

Wednesday, 11 March 2020

Black and white with a hint of Pink!

Good Morning all

I'm a bit late with my DT card for 

I was down to only 100 toilet rolls - so I had to rush out to panic buy!!

I promise I am joking and on a serious note I hope everyone is fit and well and coping with all this media saturation of coronavirus.  It's so difficult to keep a sensible head on when it's all the news if full of.  I really don't know what to worry about first !!

Our challenge this week has been chosen by the lovely Pat

the theme is 

Black and White with a hint of Pink

I decided to get going with making Mother's Day cards as it'll be here before we know it 

This is what I did....

I had an assortment of lovely black and white papers, i know they're mainly first addition and one from the LOTV wedding themed paper pad,
 I just decided to go a bit geometrc and used some rounded sqare dies - I think from MME but not sure
The flower dies are from Crafters Companion Country Garden Collection
Mothers Day die is a sue Wilson from Creative Expressions
It's a 7 x7 inch card matted and layered up with pink and black card and some 3d glue gel for dimention

I wasn't really sure where I was gong when I started this to be honest, I just used the papers for inspiration, but I really liked how it turned out!  

Hope you'll join in with us this week at Fab 'n'Funky


Judith xx

Wednesday, 12 February 2020

Love is in the air!

hi all

I'm running so late today- really just make it!!!

I slept in this morning when the plan was to have a lazy breakfast and catch the blog
instead I had to fly out of the house to catch my spin class at the gym 
took my mother to do her grocery shopping then spent the rest of the day chasing my tail

So it's a better late than ever day - just as well I had already made my card

This one is for our challange over at

Fab'n'Funky Challenges

our theme is 

Love Love Love

( well it had to be didn't it!!)

I think this one definitely says love lol - it is a really simple card
the emphasis on the papers and heart dies 

What i did....

Papers from MME love collection
assorted heart dies
X O dies from a Crafter's Companion alphabet set

hope we see you at this weeks challenge - show us a little love!

hugs Judith xx

Wednesday, 29 January 2020

Christmas challenge at fab'n'Funky

Good morning all

It's that week of tthe month again at 

Fab'n'Funky Challenges

our once a month ' Christmas' challenge

I have to admit that Christmas cards are my very favourite thing to make - after all it's the most wonderful time of the year! and they're always such happy cards
.....and I've got such a lot of Christmas stash that I never really struggle when it comes to ideas

I bought these lovely dies in the pre Christmas sale at Sizzix - I loved them when they were launched the Christmas before - but they were such a bargin having waited a year
 -I think I ejoyed them even more : ))))))
and lets face it it's Christmas no matter which year you buy them

This is what I did....

Dies  -Freshbaked #1 by Sizzix
Papers - a very old set from Papermania
Kraft card
assorted scraps of coloured card and glitter ard
Sentiment - Crafter's Companion ( I think!)

Hope you'll joi i with our challenge this week

Judith xx

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