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Friday, 17 February 2017

Anything Christmas Goes! - at Winter Wonderland

Good morning all

Hope you are well and enjoying some better weather 
its been lovely and bright here this week - spring is in the air!!

We have a new challenge starting at

Winter Wonderland 

and our theme is

Anything Christmas Goes

This is a very special challenge for the Winter Wonderland DT girls
It's our tribute to our lovely DT leader Eileen who sadly and unexpectedly 
passed away last month - such a shock

We'd love you to join in with us as a lovely way of remembering this lovely lady

I have used a lovely Woodware stamp that I bought last year but never used.
I coloured it with my favourite of the moment - Spectrum Noir Colourblend pencils
Sort of grungy style but equally bright 
I also used a very long lost paper pad from K and Co called 'Swell Noel'
I've had it years - so bright and colourful - the little chipboard shapes are from the same range
As a finishing touch I added good old Santa in black silhouette 
cut with an Impression Obsessions die

We have a lovely sponsor this week

Who are offering a fab prize of 3 digi stamps to our winner this week

I do hope you'll join us in our special challenge 
it runs for 2 weeks - so lots of time to make Christmas cards!


Judith xx

Thursday, 16 February 2017

For a Man at MAWTT with very old stamps! - does anyone else have these!

Good morning all

Whoops sorry I'm late!
I didn't schedules it properly - it was set for 10 past 10 tonight lol
We have a new challenge over at 

Moving Along with the Times

our theme is

For a Man

This is a card I made for a good friend
it's not really that I forgot his birthday
just we always exchange cards by hand and it was after his birthday when it was given

and the inside

I used some stamps from Creative Expressions called Murray and Ethel
I've had them for years! - they're some of the first rubber stamps I ever bought
So much fun for cards for that certain age!!

Here's what I did .....

Images and sentiments - Murray and Ethel by Creative Expressions
Coloured with Spectrum Noir watercolour pencils
Papers - Just for Men from Crafters Comanion
Tag dies - MFT

Hope you'll join in our fun challenge this week

Judith x

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Why do I never win at Bingo!!...... I'll explain

Good morning all

We have a new challenge starting at 

Fab'n'Funky Challenges

our lovely Buffy Chose the theme


and we have a new sponsor this year 


who are offering a great prize this week 

I never win at Bingo!! - mainly I think because I loose the plot and my mind wanders off and I miss numbers .... pretty much like in this challenge really.  Not a very good example to anyone who plays along with our challenge - you won't win if like me you only complete half a line!! Yellow/flowers/gems, then I've sort of got black off another line .... see what I mean I'm pretty useless lol.   To be fair it's easily put right I could stick gems on no problem - so if you can screw your eyes up and stick black gems on in your mind - it fits!

I decided that this lovely image was perfect to create a page in my art journal - it's only one side of a double page - I've yet to venture onto the facing page - but I have something floral in mind!!

This lovely image is called Phantasi 7 - I just love it!!

I used parts of the Doodlin' stencil from Sheena Douglass groovin 60's collection as I thought the shapes echoed the lovely cala lilys in her hair and also added an ornate vine and basket weave stencil for texture - I rather like the effect.
Here's what I did

Image - Phantasi 7 from Digistamps4joy
coloured with Spectrum noir blendable pencils
Background created with Sheena Douglass stencils and  inspirational words stamps sets 1 and 2
and splats and accessories set 2
Inks used - Creative expressions colourcloud and TH distress inks, stazon black ink

Hope we see you with a winning line overat Fab'n'Funky this week

Judith xx

Friday, 10 February 2017

Love is all around - at Crafty purple frog!

Good morning all

I was really excited when the lovely Amy asked me to join her new DT over at 

This is my first challenge with the team and our theme for the month is

Love is all around

It can be a wedding, special friendship something for your loved one
- anything to spread the love

The Prize as always is a £10 gift voucher to spend at the 

I decided that love means hearts! and made this card for a special friend
it's her birthday on Sunday - then her husband's on Monday
 - I'll share the fun card I made for him next week

Here's what I did....
Papers - Story Teller from first Edition - just gorgeous, glittery, pearly, so colourful!
Cute peg and Friends sentiment also from Dovecraft 
if you click on the links above you can see all the goodies at the Crafty purple Frog Shop
The large heart is from the Entwined collection by Leonie Pujol
The smaller heart die is from the Sara Davies Love and Romance collection 

Hope you'll join in with our challenge this month - there's lots of love to share 💕💕💕💕


Judith xx

Monday, 6 February 2017

Feeling Groovy!

Hi all

I just love the new Groovin 60's Stamps and Stencils from Sheena Douglass

You may remember my post last week when I made the card for my hubby's birthday with the lovely stencils and realise I forgot to buy the stamps!! - so I cut up the packaging instead to get the images
 Well I've put that right now and here are two more cards I've made - with my newly aquired stamps!!
both coloured in Spectum Noir Colourblend pencils - I love the soft effect of the pencils
the backgrounds are TH distress inks through the stencils
stencils used - Groovy Flower Power available HERE
Tie dye - available HERE
Circles of my mind available HERE

this is the lovely Hattie available HERE

and Groovy available HERE
(don't you just love those little disks!!)

The lovely Debbie Fisher is on Hochanda tonight with the fab Colourblend pencils 

 - I just love them!!

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Christmas Birds

Good morning all

Just a quick post from me this morning

Today's new challenge at 

Fab'n'Funky Challenges 

( birds or feathers to be precise!)

I've had - and still got a really busy week
so went for a quick and easy card
and added to my Christmas stash as well!

I used one of the old LOTV art pads, some ribbon, die cuts and stickles 
and that's pretty much it!

Here's what I did

Image - LOTV (now discontinued) art pad
Papers - Docrafts 
Dies - Crafter's Companion Sara's Contemporary Christmas Collection holly leaf and bauble dies
Glitter - gold stickles
gems and ribbon from my stash

Have a lovely day!

Judith xx