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Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Leaves Challenge at Fab'n'Funky

Hi all

I just realised that my post for today for Fab'n'Funky didn't!
 - so here it is better late than never - just made it lol

We have a great challenge for you over at Fab'n'Funky Challenges today
set by our lovely Pat (K)

The challenge is a great one for this time of year


A very easy one as all you need to include on your card is leaves!

I used this really cute image called 
Autumn Friends by Stampart Design by Kathryne
Available here
Also Happy fall Leaves 
Available here

I didn't do very well photographing this its a bit wonky looking but its not like like that IRL!
I made it for my daughter to give to her friend's little boy - his birthday is on Halloween and he will be two - I thought it sort of fit the occasion without scaring him half to death.
And yes I know - another easel card!

Our challenge is sponsored by Stampart by Kathryne this week 
and  the lucky winner will get their choice of 5 digi stamps from Kathys fab shop at Whimsy Stamps
and the chance of a GDT spot at Fab'n'Funky to show off one of their prize digis
How great is that!

Heres what I did....

Coloured with - copics and prismacolor pencils
Card - Bazzill Basics
Papers - MME Wicked Merchant Malvado
Card cut with Spellbinders grand nesties scallopped dies
Ribbon - from my stash
Die cut leaves - Marianne Creatables

Hope we see you over at Fab'n'Funky this week

Challenges I'm entering with this card

Divas by design - Anything goes
The sisterhood of crafters - use a digi
Pollycraft - Autumn Colours
Crafty sentiments - fall/autumn colours


Judith xx

Fancy folds over at The Paper Shelter

Good morning all, 

Hope the sun is shining where you are. We had a lovely bright day here yesterday - the jury's out on what's happening today though!   

When I saw the theme for this weeks challenge over at The Paper Shelter - and the gorgeous new release digis we've had lately I decided to take the opportunity to make a Christmas card with this gorgeous image called The Turkey is ready it's available Here from The Paper Shelter

I love this image - it's so vintagey (is that a word) and straight away I could just see her on a lovely round easel card with Christmas embellies!  (I have a confession - I'm back on the round easel cards again - I find it hard to fight this addiction lol)

As always there is a fab prize on offer

The gift voucher

This is what I did....

Image - the Turkey is ready from The Paper Shelter
Coloured with Copics and Prismacolor pencils
Papers MME vintage christmas
Card shape cut with round scalloped grand nestabilities from Spellbinders
Dies - Frostyville wreath and Snowflake corner - from Memory box
Poiunsettias from Wild Orchid crafts (found them unused from last year or maybe the one before!!)

Hope we see you over at The Paper Shelter this week

Challenges I'm entering this week

The crafters cafe - Flowers
Divas by design - anything goes
Frilly and funky - food
Pennys paper crafty - use 2 or more pattered papers
The sisterhood of crafters - use a digi
Creative card crew - Christmas


Judith xx

Sunday, 15 September 2013

Summer days .... where have they gone!

Good morning all

Well I got back from my hollies yesterday and don't think I like it much - who stole summer while I was away! - its freezing and there's supposed to be gales and rain today - take me back to Florida lol.

I'm doing a catch up on DT cards as after 3 weeks away I have nothing in reserve.  This is an attempt to kill two birds with one stone!  I made it for the mid month post over at 

Ready Teddy Go 

the theme this month
 - ironically is -

 Summer Days!!
and we are sponsored by 

who are offering a fab prize of a £20 voucher to the lucky winner 
So let's see your last attempt at a Summer card before we lose it here in the UK altogether!!

To fit in with my other DT over at 

Whimsy stamps 

I used this really cute little bear by
Stampart by Kathryne 
Wagon Ride - available here

I just love Kathys little bear digis - they really are the best and this one looks like he's out enjoying the summer sun - must be Florida 'cos it aint happening here lol

I'll be back another day with some photos of what I got up to on my hollies - so watch this space 

Heres what I did to make this card

Image - Wagon ride by Stampart by Kathryne at Whimsy Stamps
Coloured with copics and Prismacolor pencils
Papers and stick on brads - MME - the sweetest thing - tangerine
Notebook edge - EK success punch
Balloon punch - Martha Stewart
Ribbon - American Crafts
Sentiment - Dovecraft pack
Twine - from my stash

challenges I'm entering with this card

Crafty Calendar Challenge - Bear hunt
Colour me creative challenge - Anything goes
A creative romance - Dies and punches
Card makng mamas - For the kids
Craftycatz weekly challenge - For boys/males

Judith xx

Monday, 9 September 2013


Hi all

Just popping in to visit as I continue to lol about in the Florida sunshine - I'm just so enjoying being lazy!

But the news from me is that the Moving Along With the Times Challenge is returning after our break and we need a few new members so we're having

 a DT call

Moving Along With The Times

We are back from our Summer Break on the 3rd Of October and we are looking for some New Design Team Members. 

If you would like to join our Friendly team can you say YES to the Questions Below??????

Can you work well in a Team?

Can you make a Card/Project once a fortnight for the challenge?

Can you Comment on a set amount of entries every fortnight?

Can you host a Challenge once every 6 months?  (This means choosing a theme and writing the blog post for the challenge that week)

If you are interested email  our big boss lady Hazel with Design Team in the Subject Line.

In your email can you show  2 of your favorite makes, your blog address and WHY we should pick you to be in the Team. We are happy to have folk on the Team who are on lots of Other Design Teams or if you are just starting out in Blogland. 

You have lots of time to get your applications in 
- the call closes 21st September

Mawtt is the friendliest DT team and very easy going - you'll just love us!!!

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

So its back to school - did I hear a cheer!!

Good morning all

I'm back with my second scheduled post 
This time its for The Paper Shelter Challenge

and the theme is 

Back to school

I chose this really cute image called Back to School available here
 -it seemed to be made for this card!!

It's not very often that i make a really OTT embellished card like this one  but the colours seemed to be just right - on the whole I think my style is much less "fussy" these days - but it made a nice change to make a different style of card.

This is what I did....

Image  back to school from the paper shelter
Coloured with copics and prismacoor pencils
Sentiments - LOTV
Distress ink - Tim Holtz Tea Die
Papers - lillibet from Trimcraft
Doilly, metal butterfly and some flowers also lillibet from trimcraft
Die cut heart banner - la la land
Large butterfly and matching flower - prima
other flowers - WOC
seambinding, pearl heart and gold raffia - from my stash  

Hope we see you at The Paper Shelter challenge this week

Challenges I'm entering with this card

Colour throwdown - colour challenge
Stampotique design challenge - lots of layers challenge 115
Perfect sentiments challenge - ribbon, seam binding bakers twine or all 3!
Pennys papercrafty challenge - spooled items
Crafting for all seasons - back to school/ for a child
Crafting by design - back to school


Judith x

Whimsy stamps challenge - and the theme is masculine!

Good morning all

Its another scheduled post from me today - so I hope you got to read this!!

Its the start of the new monthly challenge at Whimsy Stamps today and the theme is 


I hope my card counts as this its definitely male - but is male masculine - that I don't know lol.

I just loved this new baby boy digi from LiaStampz - called baby boy and its available here

But masculine or not its my offering for the DT challenge inspiration - I think its cute and masculine - so that'll do me!!  The minute I saw this digi I knew it just had to be a round easel card - one of my favourite designs - and it was so easy peasy to make

Here's what I did...

Image - baby boy from Lia Stamps at whimsy stamps
Coloured with copics
Papers, flowers and gems all Lillibet from Trimcraft
Ribbon - from my stash
Card cut from a variety of scalloped round grand nestabilities and standard nestabilities

So based on my "masculine" card I think you can use anything male related for this challenge - well if its not right I didn't tell you that lol.  have a great day everyone

Challenges I'm entering with this card 

Rubys rainbow - masculine
Addicted to stamps - anything goes

Judith xx

Sunday, 1 September 2013

Welcome to the Whimsy Digital Team Blog hop with our fab September new release images

Greetings from me on my jolly hollies here in Florida - we're having a wonderful much needed relaxing time - read on below!, and welcome to the September digital release blog hop at Whimsy Stamps!!!!
We have lots of new images to share with you today created by

All Whimsy Stamps digital images are 300dpi for high print quality.You can re-size, flip, or rotate to fit your own project
  To find all of today's new releases please visit the Whimsy Stamps Store
Don't forget to leave comments along the way as there will be 2 mystery DT Members who will each be choosing a winner from the comments left on their hop posts!
These winners will each win a Whimsy digital image of their choice.

The Grand Prize winner of the hop will be chosen from the very last stop, which is Carrie's
 This winner will receive 5 digital stamps of their choice from the
The hop will run for 1 week and end on Sunday 8th September at 12 Noon EST, when the lucky winners will be announced right here.
Below is a complete list of the hop in case you get lost along the way

I have made a new home card for this months bloghop - I have to say this image came in so handy and at just he right time, as my daughter just moved into her new house!  I used the lovely 

Home by Lia Stampz - available here

as you can see it's an easel card
 The photo makes it look sort of tall - but its a square card!!

a close up of the sentiment label
I really like this cute house it's sort of higgledy piggledy and perfect for a new home card - especially my daughters new home!  My husband took early retirement earlier this year and he has been working on this wreck of a house she and her husband bought while they lived in a rented place while it was done.  He has totally transformed it, rewiring, replumbing, new doors and skirtings, bathroom and kitchen - its still  long way from finished but at least they're in now and they love it - it has a lovely big garden (I see the next project coming up!!) and its lovely to see them so happy, but it's lovely to get my DH back - he's been there for the past few months mostly seven days a week - I'm exhausted with it all too

Anyway back to the card - this is what I did...

Image - Home from Lia Stampz at Whimsy Stamps
Coloured with copics and prismacolour pencils
Sentiment - LOTV
Papers - from dovecraft
Die cut hearts - Memory box
Die cut label - Memory box
Die cut circles - Spellbinders
Die cut flower - Dienamics
Flower jewels and punched border- Martha Stewart
Ribbon - American crafts
Stick on gems - from my stash

Have a great week everyone 

Challenges I'm entering with this card

Challenges4everybody - anything goes
Lacy Sunshine - punches and dies
Stamping for the weekend - colours of summer
Crafty ribbons -anything goes with ribbon

Judith xx

DT call at The Paper Shelter - be there!

Good morning all

Just a quick post from me today - as I continue to laze around on my hollies - to tell you some exciting news!  We have a DT call starting today ( ending on 11th September) 

The Paper Shelter

You have lots of time to get your entries in and we really are a great team to join - we'd love to have you and I'm sure you'll love us :) .... your commitment is one card every two weeks so there's no weekly pressure either!  Have a look over at  The Paper Shelter where Marie has given full details.

So get crafting - what are you waiting for!