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Wednesday, 18 October 2017


Good morning all

I've been missing from around here for sooo long, first my Florida holiday (complete with hurricaine!)  Then when we got back home things have just been so busy, house things and family and such a lot to do and catch up on that I haven't felt much like blogging at all to be honest.  But I'm hoping I've now got my enthusiasm back and I'll get my blog back in business!!

So many things seemed to have happened in these last few weeks I could write a book not a blog - but I definitely haven't got time to write a book!! - though it's always something I thought I might do - they recon there's a novel inside of each of us, ha ha watch this space .....

Anyway down to blogging  business......

 I have a Christmas card to share today

its for the challenge over at

where the theme this week is 

Paper Piecing

The stamp is from Imagination Crafts decoupage stamp range.  I bought a whole set of them a while ago because I loved the traditional styles and thought they were a little bit different to other Christmas styles around- and this was exactly the style of card I had in mind.  Not to difficult to make but with the lovely poinsettia image lending itself to a bit if paper piecing and decoupage.  I think I might make up a few while I'm on a roll. 

We have a fabulous sponsor this week

offering a great prize for our challenge winner
This is what I did....

 I stamped the image onto white card, then parts of the stamp onto the patterned paper and pieced it back into the stamped image, I then stamped the poinsettia again and decoupaged another layer.- it was really quite easy to do

Image - from imagination crafts decoupage stamp range
papers - First edition - Vintage noel
Dies - Creative expressions Sue Wilson pierced square 
           Tag dies from MFT
Ribbon from my stash
Card = neenah white card from Crafter's Companion
Neuvo drops from tonic (in centre of poinsettia)
Card background coloured with CC Spectrum Noir pens TN1 and 2

We'd love to see your paper piecing at Fab'n'Funky - hope to see you there.  I'll be round to catch up with your blogs very soon.

Judith x


Chris said...

Well hello stranger! So nice to have you back and blogging again Judith :)
Life does have a habit of getting in the way sometimes and you've certainly had a hectic time lately!
Fabulous card here, love the stamp and the poinsettia looks wonderful paper-pieced.

Carol S. said...

Welcome back Judith. Sounds like you have had a hectic time. Gorgeous card and love the traditional design. Hugs, Carol S.xx

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is awesome Judith. I keep hoping to get my enthusiasm back for crafting but it seems to have disappeared at the moment.

cotnob said...

It's nice to see you Judith.
A gorgeous card, such a beautiful poinsettia image and lovely rich colours.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Natalia Smith said...

Gorgeous card Judith, beautiful poinsettia and fab design x

Sarah said...

Good to see you Judith and I hope things settle down for you...I know the feeling just lately!! Love this card, the rich red looks amazing xx

brenda said...

Nice to see you again Judith and with a beautiful Poinsettia at that.

B x

Mrs.B said...

Nice to see you posting again Judith - and this is a lovely card, great layering on the poinsettia.
Avril xx