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Thursday, 25 April 2013

New challenge day at Delightful challenges - I appreciate you

Good morning all

Its challenge day again over at Delightful Challenges

and the theme is

I appreciate you

I used the cute Water Melon Time set to make my card - available here

This week we are sponsored by

who are offering a great prize of a $15 gift certificate from Marker Pop

I took a totally different approach to making this card - its's not my usual style at all.  I found a paper distresser that I had bought last year in the bottom of a bag of ribbons and it all started from there!  I was really pleased with the result when I finished - my problem was knowing when I was finished and it was a fine line between finished, too much and not enough

This is what I did.....

Image and sentiment  - water melon time set from Digital Delights
Colored with copics, prismacolor pencil and white gel pen
Papers - market from MME
Pearls and very old flower from my stash
Heart banner die - la la land
Doly die - spell binders
Seam binding ribbon from crafty ribbons
butterfly - prima

There are all kinds of interpretations on this theme on the Delightful Challenges blog this week - have a look at what my very talented teamies have made and join in with our challenge this week to show your appreciation!

Challenges I'm entering with this card

Charisma cards - polka dots
Little Miss Muffet - food glorious food
Digidesign challenge - use a digi
Stamp and create - use at least one die cut
Link up for pink - appreciation/encouragement/breast cancer awareness/ healthy reminders


Judith xx

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Another one for the boys....

Good morning all

It's the A team over at the Paper Shelter this week and its its another one of those boy challenges!

I seem to have had lots of boy challenges lately and I just love to make these cute cards
I've used my favourite type of boy image 
a 'lil ole cowboy!!

Here he is Little Cowboy available here 

As always you can win some of the fab digis over at The Paper Shelter

you don't have to use an image from TPS but if you do you could win a $30 voucher!

This is what I did....

Image - little cowboy from The Paper Shelter

Coloured with copics and prismacolor pencils
I used my favourite colour combo to colour his hat and chaps - my go to for all cowboys, dogs,teddies and anything else I can  it it to! - E40,E41,E43 and a touch of grey prismacolour - works a treat

Papers MME
Dies - Dienamics flagtail
Star dies - Nellie Snellen
twine from my stash
distressed with Tim Holtz Walnut Stain distress ink

easy peasy! keep it simple - thats the beauty of boy cards!

Hop on over to the Paper Shelter Challenge bolg the rest of my teamies have some great boy card ideas for you

Challenges I'm entering with this card

Bearly mine -Digi days (must use a digi)
Digital Tuesdays - happy birthday
Sweet stamps - use three of any item
Kenny Ks - Anything goes
The craft place - for a child
One stitch at a time - use a digi
Senda smile 4 kids - birthday fun 4 kids


Judith xx

Love is a many splendored thing!

Good morning all

Well today we're having a good old celebration over at Fab'n'Funky Challenges 
as well as a cute romantic challenge hosted by our girl down under! - the lovely Ginny

first for our celebration!

yes we reached 1000 followers at Fab'n'Funky this week 
and we're celebrating with a candy draw
and here's the prize!

To enter all you have to do is be a follower over at Fab'n'Funky Challenges
this draw is a thank you to our followers for all your support

And now onto our challenge this week 
which is the  most romantic ever!

Love is a many Splendored thing

you must be able to hear me sing as I type 
- everytime I think of this I start to sing the song in my head!!

this week we are sponsored by the fab Floppy Latte

Floppy Lattes Digital Designs ::All Digital All The Time

there was a fantastic choice of digis for this challenge that the DT got to play with

I chose the gorgeous 

When i started to make this it was going to be a tag - then I decided to make it into a card - not sure if it works or not - I mounted the heart onto the card with foam pads - it might come off again and become a tag!! - just not sure lol

This is what I did.....

Image - dove love from Floppy latte
- I printed it twice - once on plain card and once on the gingham check and cut out the doves and ribbon from the plain card and
coloured with - copics
Small heart -spellbinders
Sentiment is the centre of a LOTV tag stamp
Lace - WOC
gem from my stash
Shaped card - Craftwork cards

Challenges I'm entering with this card

Craft-room challenge - so sentimental
Crafty sentiments-monocromatic
Scrap creations - insects or animals
paper makeup stamps - animal friends

Saturday, 20 April 2013

Challenge day at My Time to Craft

Good morning all

Its Saturday again - hurray! - where do the weeks go.

This week we have a new challenge at MTTC that'll have you in stitches - literally 

Our challenge is 

(faux or real)

I used this pretty little image from Stampart Design by Kathryne called Gracie available here 
I just love this little girl she's just so pretty.

Here's what I did...

Image and bonus sentiment - Gracie by Stampart by Kathryne at Whimsy Stamps
Coloured with Copics
Papers - My Minds Eye Market
Swirl and flowers - Memory box dies (elegant swirl and cherry blossom)
Butterflies and corners - whimsy stamps dies
Gems from my stash
Distress ink - walnut stain 
Faux stitching with white gel pen

Thursday, 18 April 2013

Colour my world challenge at Delightful Challenges

Good morning all

At last the sun is shining! and I'm celebrating with this weeks challenge at Delightful Challenges! I have to say it feels a bit OTT making a card like this with the amount of sun we've got but you've got to make the most of good weather when it comesw these days (or so it seems after the long dismal winter we've had) So if this is the first summer you've seen - enjoy this card lol.

The theme this week is

Colour my world
(anything colourful)

We're going with having fun in the sun! with the cute Pauly in Paradise available here
Summer surfin fun sentiment set available here
 and ice cream parlour furniture (that's the cute umbrella) available here

I coloured Pauly with copics and cut him out and mounted on foam pads
The sun umbrella is paper pieced with sticky backed paper from  K&Co 

We are being sponsored by 

Who are offering a fab prize of

A set of spectrum noir pens

This is what I did...

Images Pauly in Paradise and ice cream parlour furniture set from Digital Delights
Sentiments - Summer surfin fun set from digital delights
Papers - K& Co - Paper piecing
             Beach babe from fancy pants designs (the best magazine freebee I ever got!)
Embellishments from jollees (flip flops and cocktail glass)

Hope we see your colourful designs at Delightful challenges this week

Challenges I'm entering with this card

Nutcrafters - anything goes
Sweetstamps blog - a rainbow of colour
Creative creations - Colour inspiration


Judith x

Fairies and fantasy challenge at Moving Along With The Times

Good morning all

Its time for another challenge at MAWTT and this week our gorgeous Kelly has chosen the theme

Faeries and Fantasy

We are sponsored this week by the fabulous 

Rick St Dennis 

and the DT girls got some gorgeous Digis to play with 

I just loved this one as soon as I saw him
Fabulous for a male card
he's called LiL wiZarD available here

Here's what I did .....
Image - Rick St Dennis
Coloured with copics and Prismacolor pencils
Papers- Sunshine from MME
Sentiment - produced in word
Star die - Nellie Snellen
Swirl die - Memory box Elegant scrollwork
Label die - dienamics labels
Circle dies - Spellbinders
Glitter - diamond stickles
Distress ink - Tea die by Tim Holtz

There are some fabulous creations over on the MAWTT challenge blog with lots of Rick St Dennis inspired digis - come and join in the fun with us this week to put some fantasy into your life - maybe the odd fairy too

Challenges I'm entering with this card

Aud sentiments - for a guy
Inky impressions - punches and dies
Paper pretties - happy birthday
Pennys paper crafty - Use a sentiment
Die cuttin Divas - use a star
Songbird challenges- use a star


Judith x

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Celebrations over at The Paper Shelter

Good morning all

Just a quick post this morning to tell you about the celebrations going on at 

The Paper Shelter are celebrating reaching 1000 followers with special prizes in the challenge this week 

The challenge theme is 

Make it bloom

Hope we see you there this week to win some great prizes

Saturday, 13 April 2013

I'm up a height! - In the sky for My time to craft this week

Hello again!

Really sorry I haven't been around much this week its been a really busy one.  The themes for this weeks challenges seem to have been set for me!  We had going around in circles on Thursday and now its

In the sky  

Here in Geordieland we use the phrase- "up a height"  meaning stressed out! - that's me! - I'm totaly up a height this week lol!! got more to do than there are hours in the day at the minute.  Having said that I pretty much live my life like that and always have done.  Most people think I'm just totally nuts I think but I hate to be bored and would rather have too much than too little to do - because my philosophy is that you always catch up in the end!

Here's my card for this week,using really cute digi from Liastampz at Whimsystamps
 its called Toy Plane - available here 

This is what I did....

Image - toy plane from Liastampz at Whimsystamps
Coloured with copics
Papers - hopscotch boy from K and co (my favourite "boy" papers)
Card - Bazzill basics
Button punch - Martha Stewart
Letters - cut with Sizzix
Ribbon from my stash
Sentiment - from a Dawn Bibby set

Hope the sun has been shining where you are today - it was lovely to see it today

Challenges I'm entering with this card

Crafts 4 eternity - wonderful wings
QKR Stampede - for a child
Aud sentiment challenge blog - For a guy
Forever friends- Diecuts and punches
Digital Tuesday - Boys
Papertake weekly - bingo - punches /free /ribbon


Judith x

Thursday, 11 April 2013

Going round in circles - that's me!

Good morning all

Well! - if ever a challenge was all about me its this one!

Over at Delightful Challenges we have a new challenge and the theme is 

Round up
(must include circles)

If ever anyone spends their time going round in circles its me! - sometimes I'm sure I met myself coming back!  Life's really busy at the moment - some of you may know that I scribe/type for my son who is severely disabled and doing a degree course.  It's his final year this year - that means dissertation 10,000 -words of it- due in early May! - he's almost there but there's lots of redrafting and moving of text going on so its pretty full on, then there's two essays and a presentation by the end of May -on top of that that there's just normal life to get on with - roll on June, then it's off to California for me yippee!! - but for now its back to the grind lol.

Ballerina Bobbi available here
and Spring sentiments available here

I just got this one done by the skin of my teeth (sorry Larelyn!) - I try to work ahead with my DT projects - sometimes one goes a bit astray - well a few of late if the truth be known - but I do get there in the end!

My main problem with this one was I forgot what I was doing!  I had intended to make a circular easel card - one of my favourites - but forgot that bit and after I'd coloured it - promptly cut it into a square!  and had half the card made before I remembered about the circle bit.  So I had to do a bit of a rescue job to make it back into a circle again and this was the result!

We have a fab Sponsor this week

and the prize is a $15 store gift card

This is what I did...
Image - Ballerina Bobbi by Digital Delights
Coloured with copics and prismacolor pencils
Sentiment - from the spring sentiments set
Papers - first edition birdsong
card - bazzill basics
Circle die  - Spellbinders
Heart banner - lala land die (cut in half (just love this - my newest toy!!)
Pink feathers - from Joanna Sheen (had them for years!)
resin rose and pearl heart - my crafty heart
Other embellies from my stash

I think this ones an easy challenge - look how easily i turned a square into a circle!! - my teamies at Delightful challenges have made some fab cards - call on in and bring your circle card with you 

see you there

Challenges I'm entering with this card

CCEE stampers - recipe -2 papers 1 circle 1 square
Little Miss Muffet - Anything goes
Digistamps4joy - anything goes
The stamping chef - girly
Tip top Tuesday -boys and girls come out to play


Judith xx

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Celebrating Spring at The Paper Shelter Challenge

Good morning all

Well - is it spring where you are yet? Can't say it is here -but its getting better.  its not quite as cold as it was and the sun is shining so spring must be around the corner somewhere - I hope!

We are hoping for some spring delights over at The Paper Shelter this week so even if there's no spring outside I might see some on your cards!

I decided to go for pretty spring colours for my card, using this pretty little fairy from 
The Paper Shelter called Fairy Emma available here

This is what I did

Image - Fairy Emma from the Paper Shelter
Coloured with copics and prismacolor pencils
Papers - LOTV bonnets and Bow ties
card bazzill Basics
Dies - Fabulous Phlox from Memory box
          Delicate ferns from Memory box
          Butterfly from Whimsy stamps
Pearls and pearl heart from my stash 
Ribbon from carnmeal cottage
Sentiment - LOTV tags

Hope to see your spring cards over at The paper Shelter this week

Challenges I'm entering with this card

Die cuttin divas  - Pastels
Emerald fairies - 1,2,3 challenge (embellies -ribbon, pearls, die cuts)
Scrap creations - flower power
Papertake weekly - bingo (blooms ribbon gems)


Judith x

Spring Colours Challenge at Fab'n'Funky Challenges this week

Good morning all

We have a "pretty" challenge for you at Fab'n'Funky Challenges set by our lovely Jackie

the challenge is 

Spring Colours

We are lucky enough to have been sponsored by the brilliant

Kenny K

  this week and we have a fab prize of 5 digs of the winners choice

I decided to use an image that I've had printed out and lying on my desk for a while.  I thought it had been there long enough - so gave this cute little girl an outing for this week s challenge 

Her name is Jasmine and she's available here

This is what I did.....

Image  Jasmine by Kenny K
Coloured with copics and prismacolor pencils
Papers - Kitchy Kitchen from Melissa Frances
Dies from MFT
Scalloped edge - Spellbinders
Ribbon - berrisfords
Pearls from my stash

hope we see you over at fab'n'funky challenges this week - with all your pretty colours!

Challenges i'm entering with this card

Kenny K - Easel cards
Die cuttin divas - pastels
Papertake weekly - Bingo(blooms ribbons gems)


Judith x

Thursday, 4 April 2013

This ones for the Krafty people!

Good morning all

Its team A's turn again at Moving along with the times this week 
and my lovely blogging buddy Janice is hosting the challenge
She has chosen the theme 


All we need to see is some Kraft card on your project - how easy is that!

We are sponsored this week by the fabulous 

and I knew what I wanted to make straight away
I had seen this image a while ago and while its not a masculine image at all
I knew it was perfect for my son Matthew's birthday next week
She's called - What the librarian reads available here

Matthew reads more than anyone I've ever known! - anything and everything
There's not a week goes by that the postman doesn't deliver at least one book he's bought
I encouraged all my kids to read and the three of them are all prolific readers - but Matthew takes first prize! - I bought him a kindle for Christmas a couple of years ago thinking it would be easier for him to upload books  - but he doesn't use it -he just loves books!

 I've made it fairly simple with just the bare few embellies that aren't girly and the Kraft colour works perfectly to make it a manish card (Is that a word!?)

Here's what I did....

Image - What the librarian reads from saturated Canary
Coloured with copics and prismacolor pencils
Papers - K & co (sorry i dont know what they're called - they're years old!
Vintage seam binding - crafty ribbons
Sentiment made in word
Label - Dienamics
Corners - Dienamics
Gems from my stash

Call in at the MAWTT challenge blog to see my teamies fab card - and leave us your Krafty creation while you're there!

Challenges I'm entering

Digistamps for joy - Anything goes
Craft-room Challenge - in the library
Papertake weekly challenge - Anything goes
Through the craftroom door - anything goes
Cupcake challenge - use Kraft
The Kraft journal - anything goes (use kraft)


Judith x

New release day at Digital Delights

Good morning

Can you believe its April already - I think someone forgot to tell the weather!  though we have had a couple on nice bright days - its still freezing - I'm sick of wearing boots - I neeeed to get wy sandals out of hibernation!!

Anyway on to this weeks challenge over at Delightful Challenges

the theme is 

All about Music

We have some fab new music theme digis over at Digital Delights - you really need to call over and see them - just so cute - with papers and sentiments to match.

I used Singing Sally available here
and the new groove on sentiment set available here

We are sponsored this week by
and the fab prize is  $25 to spend in store

Heres what I did....

Image - Singing sally from Digital Delights
Colured with copics
Sentiment - Groove on sentiment set
Papers - from a magazine
Card - Bazzill basics
Stars -Nellie snellen dies
Vintage seam binding - crafty ribbons
Flag tail dies - dienamics

Hope we see you at Delightful Challenges this week with your musical creations

Challenges I'm entering with this card

Top tip Tuesday - boys and girls - top tip -shade your colouring with a grey pencil to add depth
Ladybug challenge  - anything goes
Kaboodle doodles challenge - use 2 different papers
Stamp and create - use at least one diecut

Hugs Judith x

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Anyone seen any April showers?

Good morning

Hope there's no April showers where you are!
We have lots of them over at Fab'n'Funky challenges this week
Where our hostess with the mostest Anne-Marie chose just that theme for the week!

April showers

I decided to turn the theme on its head and make April Showers a good thing!

Here's my card using the cute digi
Full Bloom from StampArt Designs by Kathryne 
available here

As you can see I went with an April Showers ....bring May flowers sentiment 
- just to ring the changes

We also have the results of our recent DT call 
- so many lovely and talented crafters and so few DT positions to go round!

Have a look over at Fab'n'Funky challenges there's so much going on over there this week

We have two fabulous sponsors this week.....

Who is offering a fabulous prize of 5 digis to the first prize winner 


Who are offering  a $20 voucher and free shipping! to our randomly selected winner

So here's what I did for my card this week

Image - full bloom from StampArt Design by Kathryne 
Coloured with Copics
Papers - Bonnets and bowties from LOTV
Card - Bazill Basics
Glitter - Diamond stickles
Flowers - EK success punch
Die cut swirl - Memory box
Die cut butterfly - Whimsystamps
Ribbon - vintage seam binding from crafty ribbons
Pearls from my stash
Crystal "A" - from my stash  I always thought I'd use it for something for my daughter Alison - but its been there for years  unused so I decided today was the day!

We'd love to see your April Showers creations at Fab'n'Funky challenges this week
see you over there!

Challenges I'm entering with this card

Crafting for all seasons - floral delights
Creative moments - Things with wings
Divas by design - spring colours
Flutterby wednesdays - floral
Paper pretties - April showers bring may Flowers
The papergirls - April showers bring may flowers

Hugs Judith x