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Thursday, 17 January 2019

With love at Christmas!

Happy Thursday!

Well I suppose Christmas is well and truly over and forgotten for most of us now.  It's that funny (or not so funny) time of year whe we look back at that busy, happy, expensive time of year and sit in cold miserable cold January wishing we could do it all again!  - well at least I do.  We had a lovely family Christmas that I so enjoyed but I suppose at least now we have a whole new year with lots ofblank pages to write in - and who knows what it will bring!

I always like to start the year by making a few Christmas cards - just to get off to a good start for the next one which will come around all too fast!  Sadly if other years are anything to go by my good intentions soon fall by the wayside, but the good intentions are there for now.

So I decided to make a christmas card with a heart to fit our chalenge over at 

Moving Along With The Times

the theme is 

Have a Heart

I used a cute stamp from a lovely set from Hunkydory Crafts

I added a lovely  red velvet covered heart button onto the ribbon 
- I've had it in my stash for ages just waiting for the perfect card to use it on!

This is what I did
Image and sentiment - Furry and Bright - by For the love of stamps
Coloured with - prismacolour pencils
Papers - hunkydory Christmas erfect backgrounds stamping pad
Snowflake corner die - Wildrose Studio
Ribbon and heart shaped button from my stash
Centura pearl cadstock - crafters companion

Hope you - have a heart - for our challenge - see you there!


Judith xx

Wednesday, 16 January 2019

For a child challenge with an oldie but goodie!

Good morning all

I've been having a good old sort out in my craftroom and found lots of very interesting and forgotten stash and things I haven't used for ages!

I haven't done a lot of colouring lately and it was always my first love so I sorted out my prismacolor pencils to make a start, got out my boxes of 6 x6 papers and  I 'found' a box of digis that I've printed out over the years - and never got to colour.  This little cutie is from the long since closed Dilly Beans Stamps and perfect for our challenge over at 

Fab'n'Funky Challenges

where our theme is 

For a Child

This is such a quirky little image, I stuck real buttons over the button eyes on the digi and carried on the button theme - I thought this would make a cute card for my son to give to my granddaughter on her birthday - it's not until April so I'm well prepared!

We also have a DT call going on at Fab'n'Funky - the details are HERE.  
Come and join our friendly relaxed little team - and use up all that forgotten stash!

This is what I did....

image - ragdoll from dilly beans (long since discontinued!)
coloured with prismacolour pencils
shaded with TH DI - tumbled glass
papers from MME - Happy Day
letter/number dies - fashion dies from Crafters Companion
buttons and ribbon from my stash

Hope you will join in with our challenge this week - have a hunt around that forgotten stash you never know what treasures you might find!

Friday, 4 January 2019

Hunkydory and For the Love of Stamps DT calls

Hi all

Have you seen that there is a DT Call out at Hunkydory Crafts

they are looking for new DT members for both 

The Hunkydory team 
For the Love of Stamps team

Our For the Love of Stamps Design Team is Recruiting!

Here are the links to follow if you want to apply

The call closes on 16th January so you have lots of time to get prepared

It's Snowtime at Winter Wonderland

Hi all

Sorry this is late - I've been out all day and just realised my post wass still in draft

We have our first lovely challenge of the year over at 

and our theme is 

It's Snowtime

(we want to see snow or snowmen or anything snow on your project)

here's my card using a lovely image and sentiment from Beccy's Place
called Snowman digital stamps set available HERE

our challenge is sponsored by  the lovely

who are giving a prize of 2 digis to thhis months winner

We'd love to see you paying along at Winterwonderland.  Our challenge has now changed from fortnightly to monthly - so you have until 31st Jauary to enter.

This is what I did....

image and setiment - from Snowman digital stamp set from Beccy's place
Coloured with - Prismacolour pencils and Spectrum noir sparkle pens
Snowflake die  - from Sara Davies Contemporary Christmas collection

Looking forward to seeing lots of you getting waaaay ahead for next Christmas



Wednesday, 2 January 2019

Here's an idea for all those Christmas cards youre taking down.....

How about you make your card for next year!

Good morning all

.... and Happy New Year xx

I hope you've all had a happy and peaceful Christmas time - doesn't it just pass so quickly! We've had a lovely but very busy time, only just said goodbye to our last 'guests' yesterday.  We've had both our mothers, my daughter, son in law and two grandchildren and my son and his partner all staying - thankfully not all at the same time but its been a bit like musical beds crossed with a laundry with all the coming and going and changing of bed's thats gone on!  My craftroom used to be my son's bedroom and we still have a sofa bed stashed under my large worksurface to use when we run out of beds ( always at this time of year!!).  It's always a good time for a really good tidy up.  Everything gets stashed away or piled up on my other desk - and it's a huge job to set it all up again.

at the moment it looks like this! - the sofa all folded back away - everything else waiting to be moved back again - that's this week's job! - then I'm so looking forward to some real crafty me time, I have so many ideas and projects lined up to do - roll on 2019!

Anyway - I made my card for this weeks challenge at

 before Christmas as I knew my craftroom would be out of action for a couple of weeks.  

Our challenge is

Recycle your Christmas cards

I thought I had taken a 'before' photo - but apparently not!  Basically this started as a very plain background only card with a sentiment stuck on, I removed thesentiment, added the stag and the new sentiment in the frame together with the gold/gem trimmed frame, then  mounted onto a new 7x7 inch card - really easy

I have to say I find it very satifying to create in this way - it's so much better than putting your cards in a recycle bin!

I hope you'll join in the fun - we'd love to see what you make.  If you pop over to the blog at Fab'n'Funky Challenges there are some fab ideas for you to recreate using your own cards - a great start to your crafting new year

Hugs Judith xx

Thursday, 6 December 2018

Anything Christmas at Moving along with the Times

Good morning all

I'm hoping that this scheduled post has posted!

I'm away on holiday at the moment and this week is our Christmas present to ourselves - a real treat that I'm so excited about.  We are doing a 4 day 'Very Merry Christmas' cruise on the 'Disney Dream' to the Bahamas - just the best thing ever!!  We won't have any wifi as it's sooo expensive and it's actually lovely to have a break from all social media - a real holiday when we can focus on just having fun together : )

But for now I have a card to share for our challenge at 

and our theme is 

Anything Christmas

This is another fairly easy card to batch make
simpy cut the shapes and arrange on a circle to create a wreath shape
 - add a few pearls as berries - voila!!

This is what I did.....

Dies - Diesire Christmas accent dies
Sentiment - Diesire - Peace, Goodwill & Joy
Pearls and ribbon from my stash

Hope you'll join in with our challenge

Judith xx

Wednesday, 21 November 2018

A simple star - that means that little bit more to me than just Merry Christmas

Good morning all

Yes I know I'm late today! - and it's probably not morning where you are but here in sunny Florida it's morning -infact with the jetlag thing I've been up for hours, I've had a lot of morning today and i haven't had breakfast yet!!

There's a new challenge over at 

Just for fun and very simply


I have another of my recyled from last years Christmas cards 'creations' today.  This one just begged to be used again but when I picked it out and looked inside it made me so sad to see that it was from an old friend who passed away just a few weeks ago.  A relatively young man in these days - only in his early 60's but he had been ill with an industrial disease for a lot of years.

So this shining star is for Terry a lovely man
 who I'm sure will be twinkling away somewhere right now xx

Thia is what I did.......

Star with sentiment mounted on silver glitter card was the recycled part of the card
Two tiny gems added 
New mount for card created with silver glitter card 
and a Christmas embossing folder - both from Crafter's Companion

Hope to see your Christmas creations over at Fab'n'Funky this week 

Judith xx