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Wednesday, 15 May 2019

It's Wedding season - join in with us at Fab'n'Funky

Good morning all

Greetings from not so sunny Florida where I'm still on holiday
- lot's of rain the last couple of days but under the lanai by the pool where I camp out it doesn't much matter - it's hot rain and I can while away the time with my book and wait until the sun comes out again 😎

It's challenge day at Fab'n'Funky Challenges again 
(these Wednesdays come round so fast! )

and our theme this week 
chosen and hosted by our lovely Neva is


so let's see your Wedding cards, boxes and decorations

and inside with a pocket for a gift voucher

I made this one a while ago for a special friend  - I love that Lili of the valley stamp - I've used it so many times for wedding cards , you can sort of personalise the colouring with hair colour and wedding theme colour.  The papers are also LOTV I think and I think the die inside is from creative expressions.  I added a little pocket inside for a gift card and it was all boxed up in a matching box tied up with a big bow!

hope you'll join in with our challenge this week


Judith xx

Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Anything Goes - with a cup cake!!!

Good morning all

I expect you thought I'd disappeared from the face of the earth!

My crafty mojo is not very well at the moment and I just can't seem to motivate myself - on top of that lifes been pretty busy and inspite of good intentions my craftroom is an absolute tip so any inspiration I might have is short lived at the thoughts of a big tidy up before I start!  It's not that i'm generally a really untidy crafter - I usually tidy up after one thing before I start again but I made a couple of  messy projects a few weeks back that got pushed to the side rather than put away and now I really can't face the aftermath!!

I've got lots of time on my hands at the moment,
 not crafty time but lots of R & R 😎
 - we're back in Florida on holiday so I thought I'd see what I could find in my photographs of  projects I havent shared to join in with the challenge over at Fab'n'Funky Challenges this week

Our lovely Wendy has come back to join us
- and we're so happy to see her back on the team
so she stepped up to host this weeks challenge which is 

Anything Goes

I thought it was a great oportunity to share the princess themed cup cakes I made for my granddaughters birthday party a couple of weeks ago
( you see I have been busy really!!)

Eva was 3 years old on 18th April - how did that happen!!
She asked me to make her a princess cake, because of course like all little girls these days - she is a princess!!  I was all ready to make her a pink and pretty princess castle from a picture i found on pinterest - it looked quite easy to make 9 that's me all over I just look at things and think I can do that! - sometimes it works sometimes it doesn't!! - but in my world I can make anything lol.
Anyway with a bit more searching around I found this lovely "I'm a princess" castle cupcake stand with little princess toppers so all I had to do was make cupcakes - and i have to say it looked fab.  I made an extra little banner with her name on and added a rosette with '3' - really easy and greatly admired by all on the day.  

I then packaged up all the cupcakes into pretty bow tied bags and each little prince and princess at the party got one to take home - job done : )
My daughter was over the moon that she had her own 'cake lady' who turned up at the party, set it all up and sorted out the party treats to take home - that's what Grandmas are for 😃

I really enjoy baking and cake decorating, and knitting and sewing and papercrafts..... Iknow I know, I spread myslf around but I can't resist having a go at  - well anything!!

and here's the birthday girl and her brother Jacob 'helping' on an Easter baking day 

Hope you'll join in with our very easy challenge at Fab'n'Funky this week 
as for me - today I have a date with a mouse : )))))

Judith xx

Wednesday, 3 April 2019

Fun with Mixed media

Good morning all

It's challenge day at 

Fab'n'Funky Challenges 

and our lovely Chris has chosen this weeks theme
she wants you to get a little bit inky!

the theme is

Just Add Ink

so from anything really messy and inky - to stamping with ink - interpret as you will, but most of all have fun!

I have a real 'thing' about notebooks - I can't resist a notebook or journal and I just love a blank cover to decorate!

I think i picked with one up quite cheaply in Hobbycraft - it had just a plain kraft colored cover

I used Dylusions to make a colourful background, then sprayed with pearlescent misters, stencilled, doodled and generally had fun with it.  the real fun part is not really knowing how it will all end!!

hees another view of the whole cover - it shows the pearly effect under a bright light

and the inside covers too!

I really enjoyed doing this - a bit of arty freedom!

This is what I did....

blank journal from Hobbycraft
Dylusions acrilic paints
Pearlecent ink sprays
Posca white pen

Hope you can join in with us at Fab'n'Funky this week - have some fun!!

Challenges I'm entering 

Try it on tuesday - use a stencil or two

hugs Judith xx

Wednesday, 13 March 2019

Love is like a butterfly, as soft and gentle as a sigh.....

Good morning all

Who remembers that song from the TV series 'butterflies'!?
- there I've put that one in your head for the day lol

We have a new challenge over at 

and the theme is...


(we want to see a butterfly or butterflies please)

This is what i did.....
Butterfly and carnation dies from Sheena Douglass
small butterfly die - Crafters Companion
Sentiment - Sheena Douglass
Papers - LOTV

Hope we see you playing along with us this week at Fab'n'Funky this week

Judith xx

Wednesday, 6 March 2019

is spring in the air? - even a little bit!

Good morning all

Well here we are in March!
How did that happen? - this year is just flying by

Our lovely Neva over at 

Fab'n'Funky Challenges

has decided that spring is in the air
So we want to see 

Spring Colours

I made this pretty card for my mother in laws birthday
90 years young she was!

and I used the very pretty Patchwork Daisy collection from Heartfelt Creations
- I think its my favourite HFC collection - just so fresh and clean
and ready for spring

Hope you can join in with our challenge this week 

Judith xx

Wednesday, 20 February 2019

and yet again - it's Christmas!! - and it might be cancelled due to injury lol

Hi all

Well - some days just don't go to plan at all and this was one of them!
I was supposed to come back early and post this post but.....

I usually do a late morning session with a personal trainer at the gym on Wednesdays but he had an early session cancellation this morning so off I went. I just got the the end of some bench dips (technical term I know lol) when I sort of twisted awkwardly as I stood up and pulled a muscle in my upper chest - just what I need - I think I'll live but I sooo hate being out of action.  I decided to soldier on like the martyr I am and did my Aldi shopping on the way home (so i didn't have to go out again), put it away, had a snack, made a tagine for dinner and put that in on a slow cook, tidied around like you do - then I sat down and fell asleep lol. 

So how do I feel now - I'm not sure, definitely I can feel it when I 'push'  - I've got this pushy pepper mill thing and that was sooo painful to put pepper in the tagine lol.  I'm just hoping I wake up better in the morning - I really want to do my spin class tomorrow night lol.  Have I got a problem - probably, I'm a spinning addict I think.  Don't worry I won't do anything stupid but I'm so annoyed with myself, I just started a 6 week fitness challenge last night and it looks like I've fallen at the first hurdle - the best laid plans as they say!!

Anyway enough of my moaning back to the real blogging reason

it's our  Christmas challenge week at 

and the theme is just

Anything Christmas

I love art pads for Christmas cards, if you're going to make your own Christmas cards every little helps when it comes to quicker makes -the LOTV ones are particularly cute

This is what I did
Image - LOTV (artpad)
papers - from a very old papermania pack
sentiment stamp - Anna Griffin
snowflake die - whimsystamps
craft card and various odds and ends from my stash

Still very much on the use up the stash thing - and it would save me a fortune if I stopped buying new stuff lol

Have a great week everyone

Challenges i'm entering this card

Christmas at sweet stampin  - anything christmas
Cute n crafty christmas- christmas/winter

judith xx

Wednesday, 13 February 2019

So what's in a number!

Good morning all

Quite a thoughtful post from me today for our challenge at 

Fab'n'Funky Challenges 
this week

The theme is 

With a Number
(add a number to your project)

This is one of those cards everyone loves to hate 
- man cards 😖

and inside
a verse I like very much 

I made this card for a very good friend, a friend since we were at school
 - a very long time - who was sixty a couple of weeks ago
He's been my husband's best friend since school days, best man at our wedding...
his birthday was two days before my hubbys 60th birthday - a real week of celebrations!
and the very worst thing!!! - I'm following close behind
- and I keep asking myself - how did I get to be nearly 60!!

It's something you hear all the time - but I can honestly say I don't feel any different to the way I did all those years ago when we were just kids - my mother will be 90 this year and she says the same things. 
 Isn't life and age a funny thing! 

This is what I did.....

Image - Umbrella man byTim Holtz  from Ranger
Sentiment inside also from Ranger
Watch die - Sheena Douglass Time Traveller collection
Background created with a generic 'happy birthday' stamp and
Crafters Companion fashion die numbers (60)
Tag dies - My favourite things

Hope you'll play along with our challenge at Fab'n'Funky this week and perhaps enlightgen me further about advancing age lol

Judith xx