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Thursday, 27 February 2014

Come shopping with the Crafty little Fairies!

Good Morning all

Hope this Thursday finds you all well and bright and breezy!  The weather is definitely picking up a bit - still a few showers but on the whole we've had nice bright sunny days this week - doesn't it just make you feel so much better.

Todays card is my DT card for

where its the turn of the Pink Fairies this week

Using Christmas Goodies by Lili of the valley

the theme is a great girly one
(well I think it's girly!)


We have a fab sponsor this week
The lovely 

who are offering the prize of 4 digis to the winner
Delicious Doodles have some fab images- pop over and have a look!

I'm running a bit late today - I had to leave my card last night to finish this morning because I just couldn't get my head around it.  Mainly because it was supposed to be an easel card and somehow I forgot what I was doing and stuck it on a square card instead, then I couldn't decide what to do next! - sometimes I'm such an airhead - dizzy blonde springs to mind!!!

Anyway.... this is what I (eventually) did...

Image -  Christmas Goodies from LOTV available here 
Coloured with copics and prismacolor pencils
Papers - Woodland Wishes LOTV
Circle die - Mariannes
Flower dies - Spellbinders poinsettia
Leaf punch - Martha Stewart
Sentiments - LOTV christmas tags and Christmas stocking set from MFT
Ribbon - Carnmeal Cottage
Enamel faux brads - MME Christmas lost and found

Hope to see you shopping at Crafty little fairies this week - if you need some ideas visit the challenge blog (if you're me you can manage to go shopping very well - ask my DH lol)

Challenges I'm entering with this card

Winter wonderland - most wonderful time of the year
4 krafty girls - anything goes
ABC christmas - use die cuts
Love to create - Anything goes
make it monday - anything goes

Judith x 

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Animal Magic at The Paper Shelter

Good morning blog friends

Its Wednesdays again and time for another challenge at

We have a fab theme this week 

Animal Magic

I chose to use this really cute bunny image
not only am i getting organised for Christmas - but Easter as well!!

Easter Masterpiece is available here

As always we have a fab prize for the winner of this weeks challenge
(an even better one if you use a Paper Shelter Image)

The gift voucher

This is what I did....

Image - Easter Masterpiece from TPS
Coloured with copics and prismacolor pencils
Papers, egg sticker and alphabet letters - Spring Drop from First Edition
Flat back pearls - Inky impressions
Pins - from my stash
Organza Ribbon - Carnmeal Cottage

Call in to see the fabulous Animal images my teamies used over at TPS challenge blog - great cards and a fab selection of cute animal images too

Challenges I'm entering with this card...

Mod squad - Spring cards
Nutcrafters - ribbon and bling
Simon says - Pearls
Through the craftroomdoor - anything goes


Judith x

I't's guys and girls at Penny's Paper Crafty challenge - and I'm one of the new girls!!

Good morning all

It's one of those busy old 2 post days today! - please scroll down for my DT post for 
The Paper Shelter

.....And here I am with my very first DT card for Penny's Crafty Challenge.  I was delighted to  be asked to join the fab team at Pennys - its a lovely DT with great sponsors each week what I liked was that a lot of them I haven't worked with before - this includes this weeks sponsors.
I got to use this fab image 

Effie Trinket from Sassy Studios available Here

I thought her hat looked like a poinsettia so took the opportunity to add another Christmas card to my stash! - are you sick of my Christmas cards yet tee hee 

We have two great sponsors this week

Sassy Studios Designs

Store -
 Blog -


Dr Digis House of Stamps

Store -
Blog -

This is what I did....

Image - Effie Trinket from Sassy Studios
Coloured with copic and prismacolor pencils
Papers - christmas by MME
Pionsettia - WOC
Ribbons - Carnmeal cottage
Flower die (behind pionsettia) Mariannes
Christmas label stamp - Christmas stamp set from Michaels

There are some fab creations over on the challenge blog with lots of Guys and Girls - call over to see what my teamies made and hope you'll bring a card with you too!
 - I have to say there is one disadvantage to being on the Penny's DT - I can't play along anymore!!

Challenges I'm entering with this card

Christmas card challenge - Anything goes
Kaboodle doodle - Use ribbon
Fan-tastic Tuesday - anything goes (must be square)
Tuesday throwdown - anything goes
Christmas at sweet stampin - tropical Christmas (poinsettia - tropical flower- if it doesn't fit sorry!)

hugs Judith xx

Thursday, 20 February 2014

We're getting sketchy at moving Along With The Times

Good morning all

Whoops just looked and wondered where my post was - scheduled an hour late - for some reason! - sorry better late than never

I was really glad to have a sketch to work from for this weeks challenge at MAWTT
I always think that if you know the layout - you're half way there
and with the busy couple of weeks I've had I need all the help I can get lol

I'm still on my rubber stamps "thing" - I have so many uninked and have decided that I'm using them this year -come hell or high water - as my Nana used to say lol - apart from the waste of not using them it's also such a shame that they never get seen.  Today I'm using a cute Wee stamp that I won in a challenge last year.  it's ages since i've made a pretty pink card and decided that she was a perfect candidate to be pretty and pink!!   

Here is the sketch - interpret it any way you like - as long as we can see the sketch on your work

This is what I did....
Image - from Peggy from Wee Stamps at Whimsy Stamps
coloured with -Copics and Prismacolour pencils
Papers  Nitwits Perfect Pair by Mary Fran from LOTV
Circle dies - spellbinders
Ribbon - free with magazine
flowers - martha stewart
Sentimentb- LOTV
Butterfly punch - martha stewart
Oval Pearls - Kaisercraft

Hope we see you over at MAWTT this week

Challenges I'm entering with this card

Crafty ribbons - anything goes
Southern girls - bling bling bling
paper pretties - ribbon
craft your passions - girly girl

Judith x

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

I've got spots!!!

Good morning all

Hope its a good (or getting better!) where you are.  I'm so sorry I've been a bit absent this week.  We've had such a busy, and stressful week again with my MIL and FIL and ongoing health issues, we're really just hoping that things will get better soon and I certainly hope to be able to be a better blogger!

Anyhooos!! on with today which hopefully will be a good one, my BIL is on duty for his parents today  so we're out to lunch on a "steak and chips meal for two" that we got from living social deals - so at least I'm out, getting fed and just having time to sit and relax which doesn't seem to have been happening much lately -its been booked twice and cancelled with various "happenings"  - so third time lucky!!!  Then I'm going to hav myself some well deserved  crafty time this afternoon and open my box of crafty goodies that I ordered and have sat unopened for a whole week because I just haven't had time to do anything with them (this includes my new brother machine!!) - so hope I finally get the time today.

Now onto these spots lol -well I haven't got them personally - but my card has.  
This week's theme at 

 set by our lovely Wendy is

Spots or stripes or even both! 

A nice easy one - I'm sure everyone can find a spot or too (on a card!!)

So here's my spots!!

Using the sweet Alannah and Snowball
 from Stampart Design by Kathryne at Whimsy Stamps available HERE 

I thought I would give my favourite round easel card an outing.  I haven't been able to cut them successfully since my Grand Calibur broke last year as I didn't have a mat big enough to use on my Big Shot with the grand nestie dies - but I had a bit of a mess about cutting up some embossing mats I have and eventually managed it - I still think I need a new GC-think that's in the post soon!!

We have two wonderful sponsors this week 

 Prize is a class by Suzanne

with a prize of 5 digis of the winner's choice
and the chance of a GDT spot here at Fab'n'Funky Challenges

This is what I did.....

Image - Alannah and Snowball by Stampart design by Kathryne at Whimsy Stamps
Coloured with Copics and Prismacolor pencils
Card shape cut with Spellbinders grand nesties circle and scalloped circle
Die cut flowers - spellbinders poinsettias
Die cut holly sprigs - Mariannes
Die cut holly branch - Memory box
Papers -MME Christmas
Sentiment - Anna Griffin yuletide greetings 3d stickers

Hope to see your spots (or stripes or both!) at Fab'n'Funky Challenges this week

Challenges I'm entering with this card

Gem of a challenge - spots and stripes (stripes on scarf)
My mums craft shop - spots and stripes (stripes on scarf)
The cutie pie challenge - cute with spots and dots
ABC Christmas challenge - use die cuts
DS4J - use dies or punches

Judith xx

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Christmas fun Challenge - babys first christmas cards

Good morning blog friends

I'm here with a reminder of the new

 that runs to the end of the month

the theme is 

Baby's first Christmas

I decided to use a cute digi that was a freebee from Wee stamps just before last Christmas  - Isn't this just the cutest bear you ever saw!!

I'm really happy to have made one more christmas card to add to the stash!  This is now number 5 this year - I'm more or less on target.

This is what I did
Stanmp - Weestamps christmas free digi
Colured with copics and prisma pencils
Papers - winterwonderland MME
Bow die - MME
Holly die - Marianne
Circles - spellbinders
Sentiment - computer produced
Pearls - from my stash
Distress ink - tea die - Tim Holtz

We'd lve to see your cute baby's first Christmas card this week 
Judith xx

Thursday, 13 February 2014

Crafty little fairies Bears challenge - and some exciting news!

Good morning blog friends

Another fortnight has gone by and its time for the pink fairies to do their stuff 
  I've been GDT with the fairies for a while now but last weekend Squirrell asked me if I would like to stay on a permanent basis - would I like to stay!!!! - what do you think I said lol.
  So now I'm just soooo happy to be a real pink fairy  
(I think my wings and wand must be in the post).  

The theme for this weeks challenge is 

Teddy Bears

Heres my card(s) for this weeks challenge
what do you think which one!!

I'm carrying on my challenge to myself to go back to using more rubber stamps so I used this cute image from LOTV called My Favourite Friends available HERE
this is one of my most recent LOTV stamps that I bought in one of the sales they had a few weeks back and its the first time I've used it.
 I just love that long floppy bear she's holding - just too cute!
- and to qualify for the prize you must use a digi or stamped image
I wanted this to be fairly CAS - but think I went a bit overboard for CAS! - but the main focus is definitely on the image so I must get some brownie points for that : )

we have two fabulous sponsors this week


Great prizes - definitely worth entering!

This is what i did....

Image -My Favourite Friends from LOTV
Coloured with -copics and prismacolor pencils
Papers - buttons and bows fom LOTV
Sentiment labels - LOTV
Leaf frond punch - martha stewart
Flower die - MFT
Pearls and lace - from my stash

Now you really need to pop on over to the crafty little fairies challenge blog to see the cute teddy bear cards that my teamies made!

Challenges I'm entering with this card

Lili of the Valley - Name that tune - me and my teddy bear (an oldie but goodie!)
Brendas blogaversary draw - favourite item - has to be my copics and prisma pencils for colouring
(big congratulations Brenda - and thanks for a fab candy challenge xxx)
Crafty Ribbons -Ribbons and bows
Milk coffee - girly

Judith xx

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

There's just LOVE all over the place!

Good morning all!

Well there aren't many times that you could do a post like this - and not feel guilty about combining two challenges - but with what's going on here how could I not lol!

Here's my card - and then I'll tell you the tale!

this is the cute Pepe L'Souris in LOVE from The Paper Shelter
available HERE

I have two challenges today both with the same theme of 


The first challenge is 

and we are being sponsored this week by

Who gave the DT some gorgeous images to play with and are giving a fab prize of 
A $20 gift certificate to this weeks winner.

How great is that..... now onto my second challenge which is my DT card for 

As always the rules for the prize is the same.....

Challenge prize badge

Soooo - seems to me that you should be entering two challenges this week
 - and use the same card ......... just like I did lol! 
- if you use an image from The Paper Shelter - and - you won both challenges - that could be a whole $50 to spend  wouldn't that be just the best prize ever!!!!

This is what I did....

Image - Pepe L'Souris in love - from The Paper Shelter
Coloured with copics and prismacolor pencils
Kraftcard -MFT
Papers- MME - lost and found
Dies - scallopped ovals and Heart die - Spellbinders
          hearts on sticks - impression obsession
Sentiment - LOTV
Ribbon and pearls - from my stash
Distress ink - TH tattered rose
Rose - free with a magazine

Hope we see you at Fab'n'Funky challenges and The Paper Shelter Challenge this week 

Judith xx

Friday, 7 February 2014

Lia Stamps lovely new Vintage girls blog hop for Whimsy Stamps

Hi - here I am again

I'm back today because we have a special Vintage Girls Release blog hop to share four brand new imagescreated by the Lovely Lia at Lia Stampz

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 4 mystery DT Members who will each be choosing a winner from the comments left on their hop posts!

These winners will each win a Vintage Girl digital image of their choice. The Grand Prize winner of the hop will be chosen from the very last stop, which is Lia

This winner will receive all 4 brand new Vintage Girl digital stamps from 

The hop will run for 1 week and end on Friday 14th February at 12 Noon EST, when the lucky winners will be announced over on the Whimsy Inspirations Blog

I chose to use the cute Birthday Girl - available here - isn't she just gorgeous!

I really love this delicate fern die from Memory box for vintage style cards - its just gorgeous, I had some fun with my dies for this card and like the effect, went a bit overboard with the gems too -but it's for my daughters birthday next month so I splashed out a bit lol - she will reach the grand old age of 30 - how did that happen!!
This is what I did...

Image - Birthday girl from Liastampz at Whimsy Stamps
Coloured with copics
Papers -Rondelle from Prima
Sentiment - LOTV tag
gem swirls and gems on flowers and butterfly - Micheals recollections collection
Dies - Memory box - delicate fern, honeyblossom sprig and fabulous phlox
Whimsy stamps - elegant butterfly die (with its tail cut off!)
scalloped oval dies - spellbinders

Your next stop on the hop from here is Marianne

Here is a complete list of the hop in case you get lost along the way



Thursday, 6 February 2014

Use Vellum for our challenge at MAWTT this week

Good morning all
I'm here with my DT card for the challenge over at Moving Along With The Times
 this week our lovely Wendy has given us the challenge to 

Use Vellum or Parchment

I was a bit last minute with this card and had planned to use some printed vellum as a background with an image and make matching vellum flowers.  That changed very quickly when I couldn't find the pad of Vellum paper I had!! I hunted through everything I had and came across a couple of "lost" things that I had been looking for but no sign of the vellum : ( .  At first I felt a bit bad because I was going to let down Wendy and the team by not turning up this week but then I remembered I had some Anna Griffin pads of vellum quotes so decided to see what I could do with one of them.  I have to confess time was getting on by this time and I was a bit clueless as to what to do  - so this is what I came up with.  It might have worked a bit better if I'd added some extra flowers, leaves and general faf! - but to be honest I've gone off faffy cards of late and couldn't quite pull it together

I have to confess its not my favourite thing I ever made - but by this time it was this or nothing
 - so it was this!!!

The one thing I do like about it is the sentiment - very inspirational

close up of the sentiment

So sorry - but I don't really feel this is my best work - but its an idea I suppose
 - and at least I turned up!!

This is what I did...

Sentiment - Anna Griffin Sentiment pad from the Sierra Collection
Papers - Lili of the Valley - Bearly mine
die cut labels - labels 11 spellbinders
Die cut butterfly -Spellbinders
Butterfly punch - woodware
Organza and eyelash ribbons - Crafty ribbons
Pearls from my stash
Kraft card - MFT

If you call over at the MAWTT challenge blog you'll find some gorgeous projets made by my teamies - hopefully we have inspired you to join in our challenge this week - with your vellum or parchment

Judith xx

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Calling all Brads! - oh I do like this challenge!!

Good morning all

Its another Wednesday which means I'm here with my DT card for Fab'n'Funky Challenges.

It's the turn of our lovely Ciska to host 
and she has come up with a wonderful theme

Calling all Brads!!

Now if you are me there's only one Brad that springs to mind - and you can pop on over to Fab'n'Funky Challenge blog to see him -definitely worth the visit - oh you have given us a treat this week Ciska!!!

The real point of the challenge of course is that you use brads on your project 
- me I like the other Brad 
(ha ha I sound like the gin lady on the Aldi tea advert - sorry to all you non UK ladies who haven't got a clue who the Aldi tea/gin lady is - such a funny advert!!)
Here's a youtube link

.....anyway I digress 
Here's my Brad card!

The image is Handyman from Kenny K available here

Our Fab sponsor this week is Kenny K who has provided the DT with some 
gorgeous digis to play with and is also providing a fab prize
5 digis to the winner - how great is that!

I knew I had those cute little screw brad and thats why I chose to use this image they're my favourite brads (well except for the other Brad lol) - I thought they were just perfect and also my little tool charms - no there's nothing wrong with your eyes - they're not on the card - I found snowmen, sunflowers, sunglasses, hearts and flowers and dozens of baby bib charms that didn't get used on my grandsons christening invitations (make me an offer anyone!)- but no cute little hammers and wrenches - I know they're there somewhere......grrr

This is what I did....

Image - Handyman from Kenny K
Coloured with copics and prismacolor pencils
Papers -(blue) LOTV Bear Neccesities and (wood effect) - MME Dolled up
Card - Bazzill Basics
Brads - Creative Expresions
Twine - MME
Sentiment and label - LOTV
Dies for sentiment - spellbinders circle and scalloped circle dies

So bring out your Brads -we want to see more like these ( and especially like the one on the challenge blog) after all every girl needs a Brad!!!

Challenges I'm entering with this card

KennyKsKrafty Krew - Anything goes (with a love twist)
Crafting by designs - anything goes
Divas by design - Die cuts
Pennys papercrafty - something old (brads and LOTV sentiment stamps) something new (digi and LOTV papers)

Have a great week 

Hugs Judith x

Saturday, 1 February 2014

Whimsy Stamps February new release blog hop

Good Morning all

 Welcome to the February digital release blog hop!!!!

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 Charlene

 This winner will receive 5 digital stamps of their choice from the

The hop will run for 1 week and end on Saturday 7th Feb at 12 Noon EST, when the lucky winners will be announced right here.

I chose to use this really cute image by Crissy Armstrong
called Cupid on a cloud it's available here

I decided straight off that he would fit perfectly into this frame and chose my papers before colouring him up.  I started off with a whole bunch of embellies - hearts, flowers, butterflies, glamourdust as well as those you can see, but - as seems to be my habit lately - most of them didn't make it on to the card.

This is what I did....

Image - Cupid on a cloud by Crissy Armstrong at Whimsy stamps
Coloured with copics and prismacolor pencils
card shape cut with Spellbinders labels 
Papers - Antebellum from LOTV
Sentiment tag and stamp and small heart - Dienamics
leaf and bird diecut - Marianne designs
Love dut with TH vintage market dies
vintage seam binding for double bow - crafty ribbons
Gem on ribbon - prima SIIC
Distress ink - TH dusky pink
lace from my stash

Below is a complete list of the hop in case you get lost along the way

the next stop for you should be Ruza -hope you enjoy the hop - and good luck!

Challenges I'm entering with this card

Aud sentiments - sharing the love
Catch the bug - anything goes
Dis digi design challenge - Valentine/love
My Sheri Crafts -Valentines
sweet stampin challenge - valentines

Judith x