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Wednesday, 19 February 2014

I've got spots!!!

Good morning all

Hope its a good (or getting better!) where you are.  I'm so sorry I've been a bit absent this week.  We've had such a busy, and stressful week again with my MIL and FIL and ongoing health issues, we're really just hoping that things will get better soon and I certainly hope to be able to be a better blogger!

Anyhooos!! on with today which hopefully will be a good one, my BIL is on duty for his parents today  so we're out to lunch on a "steak and chips meal for two" that we got from living social deals - so at least I'm out, getting fed and just having time to sit and relax which doesn't seem to have been happening much lately -its been booked twice and cancelled with various "happenings"  - so third time lucky!!!  Then I'm going to hav myself some well deserved  crafty time this afternoon and open my box of crafty goodies that I ordered and have sat unopened for a whole week because I just haven't had time to do anything with them (this includes my new brother machine!!) - so hope I finally get the time today.

Now onto these spots lol -well I haven't got them personally - but my card has.  
This week's theme at 

 set by our lovely Wendy is

Spots or stripes or even both! 

A nice easy one - I'm sure everyone can find a spot or too (on a card!!)

So here's my spots!!

Using the sweet Alannah and Snowball
 from Stampart Design by Kathryne at Whimsy Stamps available HERE 

I thought I would give my favourite round easel card an outing.  I haven't been able to cut them successfully since my Grand Calibur broke last year as I didn't have a mat big enough to use on my Big Shot with the grand nestie dies - but I had a bit of a mess about cutting up some embossing mats I have and eventually managed it - I still think I need a new GC-think that's in the post soon!!

We have two wonderful sponsors this week 

 Prize is a class by Suzanne

with a prize of 5 digis of the winner's choice
and the chance of a GDT spot here at Fab'n'Funky Challenges

This is what I did.....

Image - Alannah and Snowball by Stampart design by Kathryne at Whimsy Stamps
Coloured with Copics and Prismacolor pencils
Card shape cut with Spellbinders grand nesties circle and scalloped circle
Die cut flowers - spellbinders poinsettias
Die cut holly sprigs - Mariannes
Die cut holly branch - Memory box
Papers -MME Christmas
Sentiment - Anna Griffin yuletide greetings 3d stickers

Hope to see your spots (or stripes or both!) at Fab'n'Funky Challenges this week

Challenges I'm entering with this card

Gem of a challenge - spots and stripes (stripes on scarf)
My mums craft shop - spots and stripes (stripes on scarf)
The cutie pie challenge - cute with spots and dots
ABC Christmas challenge - use die cuts
DS4J - use dies or punches

Judith xx


Nannieflash said...

Hi Judith fabulous colouring, love your card design and the papers and flowers are stunning. hugs Shirleyxxx

Sarah said...

Lovely card Judith...I love spots!! xx

Carol Willis said...

Fabulous card Judith, love the image, spots and layout. Hope you get some crafty time soon, the Brother machine is AMAZING!
Caz x

DesignerDiva said...

OMG such restraint! Craft goodies unopened I've never heard of such a travesty lol especially the new Scan n cut too, if you don't need it send it my way!!
Love the card the spotty flowers are fab!
Hugs Laurie xx

Sue said...

Such a beautiful card Judith. I love the cute image, fabulous colouring and gorgeous detailing.
Sorry to hear about your stressful week, I hope that things get better for you soon.
hugs Sue xx

Evas Pyssel said...

I love your card with spots. I always buy paper with spots, because they are so useful together with other papers.The image is really nice too. But now we
don´t have any snow left so I will start making spring-cards. On Saturday we have a scrapping-day . We are about 8 and we have a wonderful day, as you sure can understand.
Have some nice days. Hugs from Eva

meine-bastelarena said...

Fantastic card! Love your round easel card and the image and your coloring are fabulous, too. Hugs, Sujin

Doreen said...

Love this,fab image and

Sarah said...

Hi Judith - ooooh such a sweet image and a lovely card. Love your colouring as well.

Lucky you to have a scan n cut. I've got a Craft Robo but it's just gathering dust - I never use it!!


Wendy said...

Gorgeous card Judith, adorable image and love those spotty flowers.
Sorry to hear you have had a stressful week again, hope things improve and you find time to play with your new craft toy & goodies...lucky you enjoy.
Wendy xx

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is so endearing Judith. Such a gorgeous layout and papers. A real cute image and coloured fantastically.

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Sorry to hear about your problems Judith, I hope things ease up for you soon. Fabulous card love the poinsettias made with the dotty paper. Funnily enough I did two DT cards today and one was a circular easel! Hugs Susan x

Anet van Zyl said...

So sorry to hear that you not feeling well, hope you get better soon. Your card is adorable Judith, I am yet to start with a Christmas card. The dots goes well with the cute image.

McCrafty's Cards said...

I like your design Judith, gorgeous card.
Kevin xx

aussie aNNie said...

Hi lovely lady, gorgeous card and love the colours and image used...sorry not been around for a while...soooo busy lol....need someone to come scratch

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Such a gorgeous card Judith! Love the paper and that sweet image you've chosen too. Hugs, Wends xxx

Sue B said...

Aww this is very sweet Judith… I love the image and fab card shape… the paper and flowers are very pretty! :-)
I'm sorry that your MIL and FIL have health issues… it really is stressful and such a worry… I hope things improve for you soon hun!
Take Care of yourself
Big hugs
Sue B xx

Helen said...

Gorgeous card, Judith - love that digi and the shape of your card.

Thanks for joining us at the Cutie Pie Blog Challenge.

Helen x

Wendy Fraser said...

So sweet and pretty, love the image and the shape. Thanks for joining us at A Gem of a Challenge and Cutie Pie xx

Crafty Moone Cards said...

Beautiful, thanks for joining us at Cutie Pie's. Sue x

Gem x said...

This is super cute, I love the shaped card and the image is fab. Thanks for entering into the Cutie Pie Challenge. Gem DT xx

alex said...

Such a sweet card, love your design, thank you for joining us at {Digistamps4Joy DT Member}
Alex x

Pat (mspfd) said...

So sweet and adorable! Beautiful coloring and love the polka dots!

KarinsArtScrap said...

what a cute and beautiful card Judith.
Thanks for join us at
{Digistamps4Joy DT Member}


Dot said...

Love your round Christmas card, Judith, sweet image and pretty flowers.
Thanks for joining our 'D for Die cuts' challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge this time,
hugs Dorte x

Desire Fourie said...

This is a beautiful creation with great details and perfect for our ‘USE DIES OR PUNCHES’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
{Digistamps4Joy DT Member}
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Kates said...

Judith, this is such a great shaped card. I love small shaped cards. The image is great too! Kx

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Judith :-) the image is super cute and the circle shape and easel design are fab ,,, love the spotty paper too :-)

I hope you're finding some crafty time to play with your new goodies :-) xx

thanks for joining us on the ABC Christmas Challenge
Lols x x x

Helen said...

Just gorgeous, Judith.

Thanks for joining us at the Cutie Pie Challenge.

Helen x

Annette said...

Fab Christmas card, Love the image and the die cuts.
Annette - Netty's Cards
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