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Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Celebrate - anything!!

Good morning all

Well. all the decorations are down, its been a hard slog - but the chocolate is gone and I'm ready to face the year all over again.  I'm not sure how it came to be 2014 - but it definitely is.  I've got this week before I'm back to work (mainly to help Tom with his work for Uni- but one essay down and one almost done so almost there)

It's been a funny old Christmas and New year this one, my Mam and my parents in law all having some sort of health issues and the obligatory sickness bug in our house- just for good measure, its been a bit of a roller coaster all round.  my MIL is still in hospital recovering from having a pacemaker fitted and we have FIL to look after, but things are looking up and should be back to normal soon - phew!!

It's been lovely having a bit of a break - from crafting and everything else- over the holidays - with everything going on there's hardly been a minute in the day
 - but its nice to back to a bit of creativity again.

We've had a complete break from challenges over at Fab'n'Funky - but we've still been busy!  
We have a DT call going on and already have some fabulous crafters queuing up to join us - but theres still time to get your application in if your interested.  

Click on the link HERE - for more details of our DT CALL
at Fab'n'Funky Challenges

But we're also back this week with a new challenge

Lets Celebrate!

its an easy one to kick off the New Year
 - you can celebrate anything you like to join in with this challenge

Having had  a totally disorganised bad Christmas card experience last year I've decided to start the year off as I mean to go on - with a Christmas card!

The image is Bugaboo - JJ Christmas Cheers  - available HERE


We are sponsored by the fabulous 


we gave all of us DT girls a fab digi to play with -I do love bugaboo - such fun


So that's Christmas card number one in the bag!!
This is what I did...

Image - JJ Christmas Cheers from Bugaboo digi stamps
Coloured with - copics
Papers - LOTV and Anna Griffin
Poinsettias - WOC
Sentiments - produced in word

Challenges I'm entering with this card

Divas by design - lets celebrate
ABC Christmas Challenge - anything christmas
Christmas sweet stamping - Christmas foliage (poinsettias and trees on paper)
Scrappers delights - celebrate it (22nd)
Catch the bug - anything goes (11th)

Hope we see you celebrating at Fab'n'Funky this week - and don't forget our DT call!!

hugs

Judith xx


29 comments:

Whisper said...

Oooo what a super image and a great layout.

Sorry to hear about your in laws and sounds like you had a tough time over Xmas, i hope things improve soon hun, Happy New Year, Luv Sam x

Sue said...

Fabulous card Judith. I love the fun image and wonderful colours.
It sounds like you had a hectic Christmas, I hope everyone's health improves soon and I wish you all the best for a Happy New Year.
hugs Sue xx

Pat K said...

Fabulous start to this years collection Judith. LOVE that image and your colours are perfect. hugs, Pat K x

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Sounds like you have had your hands full Judith, hope things settle down for you and your MIL makes a good recovery. Fabulous card, love the red and this is one of my favourite images! Susan x

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,fab image and papers.xxx

Sue B said...

Oh this is gorgeous Judith!! what a wonderful image and your colouring is awesome.. the glossy accents look fab and I love the papers and layout! :-)
I will be starting straight away with my Christmas Cards too!! Lol
Hope things work out ok with your family… it can't be easy with so much to deal with… fingers crossed that things get better for you this year!
Take Care
Big hugs
Sue xx

Mrs.B said...

Hi Judith, Happy New Year to you.
This is a great image, and makes a fab non traditional card.
Try and enjoy the rest of your week off.
Avril xx

Jodie Mackrell said...

wonderful card! this is one of my favorite images. so glad you could join us at catch the bug this week!

Diane said...

Super fun image Judith, love the coloring and expression on your fun lady.

Hugs Diane

Pat said...

Super card Judith, great fun image and one ticked off for this year!!!

Pat xx

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is so pretty - cute - funny all at the same time. I hope all the poorly in your family get better soon sweetie.
Hugs
Cathy
Xxxxx

Tracey T said...

Love this fun Bugaboo image and your layout shows her off beautifully. Well done on getting your cards started nice and early! Thank you for playing at Christmas at Sweet Stampin'. Tracey x

cheryl Baker said...

Oh superbimage hun and great layout too hugs cheryl xx

Wendy said...

Absolutely fab Judith, love that image.
Sorry to hear about all your family health worries over the Christmas period,just seen your comment about your Mum over on Susan's blog must have been such a worry for you all, so pleased the results were ok.
Hugs
Wendy xx

Michelle B. said...

Fab card! Love that image and those vibrant colors! So glad you joined us for our Anything Christmas challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge!

Julie Temple said...

LOVE this! The layout is great, as is the coloring...gotta love JJ! Thanks for playing along with Bugbaoo's Anything Goes Challenge this week!
Julie

sgc said...

What a great card! You used one of my favorite Bugaboo images--and you used it well. Thanks for playing in Bugaboo's Anything Goes challenge.

Mirella said...

Lovely and cute card, the image is fab! Thanks for joining us at Divas by Design this week! Mirella

Shirley said...

I love your card Judith! Great image! Wishing you all the best of health for the new year!

sammi said...

JJ looks like she has partied her booty off! Great card! Love it! Thanks so much for playing along with us in our “January Anything Goes” challenge at Catch The Bug! We’re so happy you visited! ~~Sammibug~~ DT Member For Bugaboo Stamps

Aunty Sue said...

oh I love this image and your colouring is super, thanks for sharing at Divas by design this week

Aunty Sue said...

oh I love this image and your colouring is super, thanks for sharing at Divas by design this week

Zw@@n said...

Gorgeous card, Judith. Cute and beautifully coloured image. Thanks for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge. Luv, Wilma

Granne said...

Absolutely fab image and great layout. Thank you for joining to Scrappers Delighs Challenge, good luck.

Bunny said...

This is lovely thank you for sharing with us at Scrappers Delight..And good Luck

Caz SD DT xx

Scrappy Scatty said...

Beautiful card
Thank you for joining us at Scrappers Delights this time
Love Jan
xx

Rita Edwards said...

What a lovely card and coloring! Thank you for joining us at Scrapper' Delight Challenge!
hugs, Rita DT Colorist

Helen said...

Fabulous card!
Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
Helen x

Sandra said...

Fabulous card.
Thanks for sharing with Christmas at Sweet Stampin' xxx