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Thursday, 20 December 2012

Anything goes challenge at Delightful challenges

Hello again

Here I am back again with my last challenge for this year! and this one is the easiest of all

At delightful challenges this week we want to see 

Thats because

Anything Goes!

I decided to do a last minute push and make yet another Christmas card

I used this cute angel from the Musical Angels set available here
There are actually 3 cute Angels in this set and a sentiment
and its on sale just now!!!

Sorry about the rubbish photo - its been really hard getting decent phots in the "dark days before Christmas" and on top of that because this card is fairly neutral - it looks a bit washed out!

I decided to keep it fairly plain because there's a whole lot of image going on here!

Heres what I did....

Rejoice! Sentiment - from the carolling sentiment set
Coloured with copics 
skin E21,E00,E000,R30
Hair E53,E51,E50
Book YG61,YG63, G21
Wings C1,C3 
Shaded with prismacolour pencil warm grey
Distress Ink - Tim Holtz Tea Dye
Papers - a silent night by paper mania
Crown pins - wild orchid crafts 
Pearls - christmas colours from MCH
Ribbon - Carnmeal cottage (it is in fact 2 - a dark burgundy and gold ribbon)

Wishing you all a very merry and bright Christmas and a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year

challenges I'm entering with this card

creative belli - christmas
Simon says - Christmas
celebrate the occassion - anything goes - christmas
Digital tuesday - layers


Judith xx

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Whimsy Stamps Challenge - mid challenge reminder

Good morning all

Whoops! - here I am a day late - I just noticed this morning that my post scheduled for yesterday was in draft - silly blogger! 

Well the days are marching on to Christmas - not long now.  This is just a quick reminder of the challenge this month over at Whimsy Stamps, with a new inspiration card from me.  The theme this month is

Anything Seasonal

and here's my seasonal card

I used this Whimsy Stamps image and sentiment from Stampart by Kathryne called Christmas Candle 

This is what I did....

Image and Sentiment- Christmas candle from Stampart by Kathryne at Whimsy Stamps
Coloured with copics and prismacolr pencils
Papers - My Minds Eye lost and found Christmas
Die cuts - Spellbinders Poinsettia die, circle and scalloped circle, labels
               Memory box - corner bow
               Mariannes - holly
All red on image and sentiment glossed with glossy accents

well must be off  busy, busy, busy!!

Challenges I'm entering with this card

digital Tuesday - layers
incy wincy - holly or mistletoe
squigglefly - anything goes with sentiment

Christmas hugs

Judith x

Use ribbon and/or lace at Fab'n'Funky challenges

Good morning all

OOOO! its getting close now - I have to admit I still love that countdown to Christmas.  
We have our last challenge of the year over at Fab'n'Funky challenges this week.
Our lovely Sue has set us a really pretty easy challenge

The theme is 

Use Ribbon and/or lace

I love to use ribbon on cards, its my favourite embellie by far.  I often buy ribbon by the reel - especially at Christmas - but Oh how I hate coming to the end of a ribbon reel lol!!

The card I have for today is one of my quick and easy' s!! I made a whole batch of them using the precoloured toppers from LOTV  this one is from the Christmas  girls set.  I saw on their website that they are phasing these out in favour of some different die cut shapes - such a shame as they are a great size to work with.

This is what I did.....

Image -   LOTV precoloured topper - Christmas girls
Papers - Recollections from Michaels
Die cut snowflakes and corners - Whimsy Stamps
Die Cut letters - from sizzix vintage market
Pearls - Michaels recollections
Ribbon - sam pooles creative studios
Card and paper distressed with - tim holtz tea dye distress ink

This challenge runs until 30th December and the winner will be announced on the blog on 31st December  -Cant wait to see your pretty creations 

Challenges I'm entering with this card

Creative craft challenges - non traditional christmas
Nutcrackers - lots of layers / sparkle/ bling


Judith xx

Saturday, 15 December 2012

"Celebrate" Inky Impressions December bloghop

Hello again!

I've had such a busy blogging week and have come to the end with my final post for the week, which coincidentally is also my final post for Inky Impressions.  I'm so sad to leave Inky and I want to take this opportunity to thank our "Inky Mamma" Nicole for having me on the team, I have so enjoyed working with these cute little images and the lovely Inky embellies.  Thanks also to Tonya our DT coordinator for being so understanding about life (and holidays away!) getting in the way of my DT duties this term.  It's really for that reason that I  knew that I had to stand down. To those who think that working on a DT team like Inky is easy - it's really not - its a big commitment if you do it properly and because I know that I haven't got enough hours in the day to do it to my very best - well I've already said it - i'm standing down.

There are some great new girls starting on the team in the new term in January - so watch out for news of them starting on the DT blog, I know there's going to be some fab new projects from them next term.

Anyway onto the blog hop this month

We are all celebrating (well what else do you do in December!!), so we have all kinds of cards for you to see along the way on our hop. I've used the fabulous Marleigha and Pebbles skating available here

I decided just to be boring and traditional and keep on celebrating Christmas!! Sometimes it gets a bit full on but really I love Christmas - it is after all only a few days and as the years have gone by and our kids have grown up ( and things are altogether calmer) we've got new traditions and things that we do, but most of all its about family.  This year we have our grandson - well we had him last year as well but at only 11 days old he didn't do much other than sleep - this year he's such a joy and I'm so looking forward to the  toys and mess that will come with him on Christmas day lol.

So.... if you want the chance to win a great inky prize of 2 digis of your choice here's the order of the hop and who knows where the prize will be hidden. Just follow the order of the hop and leave a comment at each stop and you could be the lucky winner of this special Christmas blog hop, the last date for commenting is 21st December - hope we see you there

Order of the hop!



Tanya J 

So your  next stop after me  is Karen  

This is what I did to make this card.....

Image - Marleigha and Pebbles ice skating from Inky Impressions
Coloured with  - copics and prisma pencils
card die cut with - Spellbinders grand nestie circles
Papers -Blue christmas recollections from Michaels
"Let it snow" embellie - recollections from Michaels
Die cut tree - Dees distinctively stacker tree
Snow flakes - whimsy stamps (large) and dienamics
Sentiment - craftwork cards
Glittered paper from my stash

See you next week

Challenges I'm entering with this card

Allsorts challenge blog - Oh Christmas tree
Fairytale challenge blog - oh christmas tree
Third coasters challenge - baby its cold outside
ABC challenge - Let it snow

big Inky hugs

Judith xx

Santa Claus is coming to MTTC!

Good morning all

It's a new challenge day at MTTC and Santa Claus is coming to town!!

our theme this week is 


We want to see a Santa on your card
 it could be a cute Santa or the real traditional type - any old Santa will do!!

I decided to use this cute digi from Dilly Beans digi stamps (it comes as a set of four on the one stamp) - I got it a while ago and thought it would be great for this challenge - as well as Santa there's the rest of Christmas on there too lol -its such a cute little stamp and great for those last minute cards.  I've made it not to fussy or fancy because this one needs to be posted and we all know about the hazzards of posting these days!!

This is what I did ....

Image -Christmas Squares from Dilly Beans digi stamps
Coloured with copics
Paper - MME Christmas
Ribbon - Berrisfords
die cut snowflake -Whimsy stamps
Sentiment - from my stash
Glitters - Martha Stewart glitter glue

There are some fab santas om the MTTC blog - go on over and have a look - just so you recognise him when he comes to your house he he

Challenges I'm entering with this card

Pixie Dust Studios - Traditional Christmas colours
Fun with shapes and more - heart
sweetpea stampers - quick and easy christmas cards
Winter wonderland - oh christmas tree
Craft us crazy - christmas/winter or favourite embellie
Fairy tale challenge - oh christmas tree

willow sketchie challenge - quick and easy  - just simple colouring, a little bit of sparkle, matting and layering a die cut and a ribbon - simples!


Judith x

Thursday, 13 December 2012

Very Blingy at Delightful Challenges

Hello again

Here I am with my second post of the day for Delightful Challenges. and this ones a pretty sparkly one - if you want it to be or maybe very shiny and brash -Who cares!

 -just as long as you make it 

Very Blingy

Our sponsor this week is Marker Pop who is offering a fab prize of $15 certificate to spend in store

I decided to use this cute little guy called Sweet Ginger from Digital Delights 
available here, to make a sweetie bag topper.

My son-in-law loves M&Ms so I always get him a Christmas Colour theme bagful and thought it would be fun to ad this cute little topper.  I think these are a great idea to make sweetie presents, they look so cute and  you can fill the bag with any goodies- sweets, a cupcake,fun size bars, pick'n'mix! - much nicer and cheaper than a selection box and so easy to make.

This is what I did....

Image (complete with "sweet" sentiment) - Sweet Ginger from Digital Delights
Coloured with - copics
Glittered with - Martha Stewart glitter glue
Eyes,nose and cheeks glossed with - glossy accents

I attached this to die cut circle cut with the smallest circle die from grand nesties and folded in half
- then staped to the top of the bag and
Decorated - with ribbon and a star from my stash

Easy peasy!! and such a change from making Christmas cards lol

There are lots of very blingy creations over at Delightful challenges this week - why not call on over and give your eyes a sparkly treat!

Challenges I'm entering the treat topper into

Addicted to stamps - bingo - red green dies
Crafting for all seasons - red green with glitter sparkle
Creative Belli blog - sweets/candy
Creative moments - anything but a card
Lollipop ladies - candycanes and spirals

Judith x

Christmas Crackers challenge day at MAWTT

Good morning all

And a Ho Ho Ho to you all this morning!

We've got a new challenge over at Moving Along With The Times and the theme is 

Christmas Crackers!

What we want to see is funny Christmas Cards

Lets make it a real happy Christmas with lots of fun on our blogs - instead of all the moaning I've seen lately (myself included!) about being too busy, being stressed,not getting things done.... you know what I mean.  So heres my attempt to raise a smile in blogland! 

I didn't go for the out and out funny card, just thought to myself - use a snowman and find a silly sentiment - 

so here it is!

This cute little snowman is Snowday from Stampart by Kathrye over at Whimsy stamps.  I love how simple this image is - it made me smile just to look at him - a real childlike appeal and as for cold twigs - warm heart, I don't know about you but my twigs are freezing these days lol.

We are sponsored this week by 
Sir Stampalot

Who have provided this great prize for us to give to this weeks lucky winner

Here's what I did.....

Image - Snowday from Stampart by Kathryne at Whimsy Stamps
Coloured with Copics
glitter glue from Martha Stewart in hematite and silver
Papers - My minds eye - Christmas
Gems - Kanban
Die cuts - Frostyville wreath by memory box, corner die by whimsy stamps and snowflakes and flag dies by   dienamics
Sentiment - produced in word

So go on over to the MAWTT challenge blog and let the girls give you some Christmas cheer with their cute funny cards - hope you all have a smiley day!

Challenges I'm entering with this card

Sweet stampin Challenge - Christmas
Crafts and me - no blue
Stampavie and more - christmas
Crafty sentiments -snowflakes
Incy Wincy challenge - snowflakes


Judith x

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

A Vintage Christmas Challenge at Fab'n'Funky Challenges

Hello Blogfriends

Well I made it today - better late than never as they say.  I've been back from my hollies in Florida since Monday - getting over lovely gastroenteritis / gastric flu / norovirus - whatever you want to call it - it deserves at least 3 names because its 3 times as bad as anything I've had in a long time!!  Never mind I'm over the worst of it now and I've just been lazing around making a few cards and colouring.  Just as well I've found this little bit of time because I had coloured some images ready for when I got back to make up into cards and now I've lost them because I had a big tidy up before I went away - that'll teach me to be to tidy -I won't be doing that again lol.  

Anyway onto today's challenge over at Fab'n'Funky Challenges
Our hostess today is our lovely Anne-Marie who has chosen the theme 

A Vintage Christmas 

We are lucky enough to have two sponsors this week 

who are giving a voucher to spend in their store


Floppy Lattes Digital Designs ::All Digital All The Time

Who are giving a voucher for $10 for their store 
or for $12 if the winner uses a Floppy Latte image

We got some lovely images from Floppy Latte that were just perfect for our Vintage theme

I chose to use Holly Ribbons - which is the gorgeous vintage Holly Garland on this card

Vintage cards are a particular favourite of mine  but for me they need to be "properly vintage" and its a fine balance! To me vintage is about more than just the image.  Its the colours the design and just the right amount of embellies - and that's what gave me such problems with this cards, I just couldn't get the embellies right.  I had finished the card last night but wasn't happy with the look and to be honest there's still something missing for me, but that's the balance I suppose and I didn't want to overload it.

This is what I did.....

Holly Ribbons from Floppy Latte
Happy New Year from Liastamps at Whimsy stamps
Both coloured with Copics and prismacolor pencils
Paper - My Minds Eye Teresa Collins christmas Cottage
Die cuts - Picket fence and Tab 3 die from Whimsy stamps
Stamp - Vintage birthday tabs from Whimsy stamps
Holly berries - glossed with glossy accents
Ribbons and "Merry Christmas" tag - from my stash

Go on over to Fab'n'Funky to see the lovely vintage inspired cards that the DT have made -I'm sure you'll be inspired

I'm entering this card into the following challenges

Anything goes challenge - traditional christmas colours
Deep Ocean Challenge - So this is Christmas
Forever friends- Christmas
Songbird challenge - here it is merry christmas
Christmas card challenge - die cuts
Joanna Sheen Challenge - with love at christmas

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Whimsy stamps new release day 3

Hello and welcome to Day 3 of our December Digital Stamp Release Showcase! 

On Saturday (1st December) Whimsy Stamps released this month's new digital designs, From then until 4th December the Whimsy Digital DT are showcasing these fabulous new  goodies with a daily mini blog hop and I am part of today’s hop!

Each mini blog hop has a new release prize hidden somewhere along the way and you have 24hrs to enter each prize draw.

To be entered  into today's mini blog hop prize draw, be sure to leave a comment on ALL of the DT's posts listed below by 12.00PM EST tomorrow.

 All winners will be announced on the Whimsy blog on 5th December

Snowman candy cane bouquet available at whimsy stamps  here

 To take a peek at today's fabulous new release creations, please click on the links below...

Remember that the entire new release is available to buy right now from the Whimsy Stamps store along with all your Whimsy favourites. Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to pop back to the Whimsy blog tomorrow for more new release creations - hope we see you there!

What I did to make this card...

Image - snowman candy cane bouquet by Crissy Armstrong from whimsy stamps
Coloured with - copics and prismacolor pencils
Paper - MME lost and found christmas papers
Snowflake die - spellbinders
Snowflake border - memory box frosty border
Joy - Sizzix vintage market alphabet die
Distress ink - Tea die by Tim Holtz
Brad - Papermania a silent night

Challenges I'm entering with this card

Christmas at sweet stamping - Anything goes
Elphine house - Christmas with non traditional colours
Paper pretties - Christmas inspired
Rubies rainbow- Christmas with non traditional colours
Crafty sentiments - christmas or ladies
Holly jolly christmas - Bingo (snow, Christmas tree, red)
Shopping our stash - Winter holiday /snow/ winter theme

New challenge at Fab'n'Funky challenges - non Traditional Christmas

Hi all

Just a quick post from me today - but no card! - I'm far to busy lying in the sun in Florida, but just thought I'd give you a quick reminder of our new challenge over at Fab'n'Funky challenges this week .... And unfortunately I'm back home next week :( - so normal service will resume then lol

The challenge theme is 

Non traditional Christmas

We have two great sponsors

Stamp Fairy

Offering $10 voucher to spend in their store

and we also have a special first prize sponsor


Here's just a taste of the great prize that My Creative Classroom are offering

My Creative Classroom is an online arts and crafts learning center. Our interactive and in-depth courses are instructor led and filled with wonderful projects and techniques to help you get the most out of your supplies. Our Fall Semester is just beginning with over 100 classes to choose from. My Creative Classroom has a little bit of everything for everyone. We are offering classes on the Cricut, mixed media, rubber stamping, scrapbooking, sewing and more! Don't miss out on some wonderful classes starting this Fall:

We are excited to be sponsoring Fab 'n Funky  Challenge. You can view our entire class list on our website at My Creative Classroom. You can also view classes on our Facebook Page too! One lucky winner will receive a free seat to a class of their choice.....Good Luck!

See you all next week