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Friday, 24 July 2015

We have a charming challenge for you at Winter Wonderland this week

Hi all

I'm here today with my DT card for the new challenge at

Winter Wonderland

it's my turn to host this week

and our theme is

How charming

I've had a bit of a week this week with one thing and another so was looking to make a quick and easy card - these artpads from LOTV always fit the bill for that - so I decided to use this cute snowman.  We also were lucky enough to be given some digi papers to work with by our sponsor this week
who are providing a 20 euro gift voucher to this weeks winner

I used faded jeans distress ink on the paper to tone it to a blue - it looks a bit rubbish in this photo - in fact the whole photo looks rubbish when I look at it closely : ( - but it does look much better IRL. - honest!!!

This is what I did

Image - LOTV artpad
Papers - MR designs
Distress ink - TH faded jeans
Tree dies - Marianne dies
Organza Ribbon - coloured to match with Spectrum noir pen BG04
Charm - a freebee from My craft heart ages ago - such a lovely online store which I miss!
Twine - MFT twine
Glitter - Stickles Diamond

Hope you'll come and join in with our challenge this week - we'd love to see your charming Christmas projects - less than 6 months to that big day now - just in case you needed a reminder he he


Judith x

Thursday, 23 July 2015

Delightful challenges are back again!

Good Morning all

I'm delighted to be here today with our first new Challenge at 

We will be here on the 3rd Thursday of every month with a new challenge

and the theme will be

Anything Goes

I chose to use this gorgeous image called Flowering watering can
available here
ant the lovely day sentiment
available here

Coloured with Spectrum Noir pens and pencils
Pen Colours - OR1,2, TN1, IG1,3,9 CG1,3,4 BT1
Pencil colours 117,120

A lovely summery image and so much fun to colour

This is what I did...
Image - Flowering watering can from Digital Delights
Sentiment Lovely day from Digital Delights
Coloured with Spectrum Noir pens and pencils
Pen Colours - OR1,2, TN1, IG1,3,9 CG1,3,4 BT1
Pencil Polours 117,120
Papers Rondelle by Prima
Black card - Crafters companion
Sunflower dies - My favourite things
Stitched square die - Memory box Stitched squares
Pinked enge rectange - MFT Blueprints 19
Daisy punch - woodware
Black ribbon - from my stash

We'd love to see you at our challenge this month


Judith xx

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

We have a special holiday challenge at The Paper Shelter

Good morning all

It's time for our summer holiday at

The Paper Shelter

The whole team is playing along for this special challenge

I chose to use this really cute image called
Under the Sun - available here

She was coloured using my Spectrum Noir pens and pencils
Colours used
Skin - FS3,5,7, TN3, CR3
Hair - TN3,5,GB2
turquoise colours - BT2,4,5
Yellows LY1,2,3
Pencils 17,71,91,95

As always we have a fab prize on offer at TPS

This is what I did...
Image - Under the sun from TPS
Coloured with spectrum Noir pens and pencils
Stitched and rounded corner dies from MFT blueprints 14
Happy birthday die - Tattered lace
Pegs - inagination from Michaels
Papers -My Minds Eye - Now and Then
Card - Core'dnations brights

Hope you'll come to play along with us 

Judith x

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

We would love to see your flowers at Fab'n'Funky this week

Good morning all

It's the lovely Lorraine's turn to host over at 

Fab'n'Funky Challenges 

and she has chosen the theme 

Flower Delights
(use flowers)

I decided to go with a really CAS look
 using the dies stamps and sentiments that came with the new Crafters Inspiration at 
Crafters Companion - available here

I decided to keep it really simple - but that didn't mean quick - ooooh no! 
I can't believe how long it took me to make this card, the stamps and dies were really easy to use - but my head kept on falling out of gear and I just couldn't decide what to do with it!!

We are sponsored by the fabulous Di's digi downloads this week
who are offering a fab prize of $12 to spend in store 

Di's Digi Downloads

So after much messing about 
this is what I did....

Poppy die, stamps and sentiment - Crafters companion 
Crafters inspiration issue 7
Flowers were shaped with the tonic flower set
Coloured with Spectrum aqua markers 
             Colours -Scarlet, crimson and Burgundy and Moss and Bud green
Watercolour card - crafters companion watercolour card
Frame made with cream card and tattered lace ovals
Tag dies - MFT - tag and stitched tag dies
Black gross grain ribbon - rescued from a gift box packaging!
Black gems from my stash

Hope you'll play along with us this week 

Judith x

Friday, 10 July 2015

Winter Wonderland - Beary Christmas

Good morning all

I'm here to share my DT card for the new challenge at 

our theme this week is 

Have yourself a Beary Christmas

This is one of my well used Christmas digis - it came as a freebee from Wee Stamps a year or two back - it makes such a cute card.

This is what i did

I coloured this using my Spectrum Noir pens
colours used - 
Bears fur - TN2,3,4, CR3,5
Mouse IG21.2, CR5
Hat - DR1,2,4
Sweater and gift - DR1,2,4 and DG1,2,4
Shadow - IG1

The papers are from the new Nordic Christmas CD at Crafters Companion
Sentiment from the Nordic Christmas Stamps
Snowflake corner die is from Wild Rose Studios 
Snowflake - Whimsey Stamps
Stitched Square die - Memory box
Stitched circle - Lawn Fawn

I heard a rumor that its less than 6 months to go before the big day!! - you really need to enter our challenge and get going with those Christmas cards : )


Judith xx

Thursday, 9 July 2015

My First card back at Digital Delights

Hello Again

I'm so happy to be here with my DT card for Digital Delights 

The lovely Wendy aka Looby Loo offered me a place on the DT and after a break of two years I was delighted to return to Digital Delights to do it all again - I love working with these cute images -they are always beautifully drawn and so easy to colour

There are two teams now each posting on alternative weeks with fabulous inspiration for you.  I have joined team 2 posting on the even weeks of the month

This is one of the cute images from the july new release 

So cute and pretty - she went straight off to my grandsons nursery nurse as a thank you card  as he was leaving the sunshine class to become a rainbow at the end of term!!

This is what I did

Image - Digital Delights Fairy Flower Power Daisy
Sentiment - Digital delights Just for you flower sentiment
Image coloured with spectrum noir pens and pencils
colours -    Skin - FS3,5 TN2 CR5 - pencil 59
                  clothes and shoes - CT1,2,3 CR5
                   Hair - TN2,4,6 
                   Wings CR3,5 FS3 
                   Flowers FS5, CR3,5
Papers - Spring drop from first edition
Card -Bazzill Basics and Cored'nations 
Flower Dies and stamps - Heartfelt creations delightful daisy - coloured with spectrum noir
Glitter - Glimmer dust
Square Die - Dienamics stitched outside rounded square

Hope you'll pop over to give all of our new team a welcome this week


Judith xx

Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Song inspiration at Fab'n'Funky Challenges

Hi again

Whoops! - my scheduled post didn't!!

Here's my second DT project for today - this time for 

Fab'n'Funky Challenges

It's my turn to host and I chose the theme inspired by a song

This is my creation
inspired by the song (lazing on a) Summer Afternoon by the Kinks

I decided to make a bookmark with this funny image from Bugaboo Digstamps
Called JJ beach available here

Hoping that I can laze on a sunny afternoon and use it!!

We are sponsored by the fab Bugaboo digi stamps 
and the prize they are offering is 7 digis to our this weeks winner

This is what I did....

Image - JJ beach from Bugaboo Digis
Coloured with spectrum noir pens and pencils
Card and ribbon from my stash

Hope you'll join in with your fun song inspirations

Challenges I'm entering

Crafting when we can - summer fun


Judith xx

Summer is here at the Paper Shelter!

Good morning all

Hope it's still bright and sunny in your little corner of the world - we're still having lovely warm days and I've been able to walk about 5 miles a day with the dog (with a coffee stop!) almost every day.

I also got my lovely new car yesterday - I just love it - but I've pulled a muscle in my wrist pulling the hand brake on!! it's a different shape to the one in my last car - my DH says I'm not safe to be let out - maybe I should just stay in and craft instead : )

I'm here with my first post of the day to tell you about our challenge this week at

Our theme this week is 


I chose to use this cute little sailor girl - one of the newer digis 

called Pretty little Sailor - available here

I decided to keep this card very CAS - this pretty little girl deserves centre stage!
Just coloured with my Spectrum Noir pens and Pencils and mounted on some neutral card and paper 

As always we have a fab prize at TPS for our winner 

Here's what I did.....

Image - Pretty Little Sailor from TPS
Coloured with Spectrum Noir Pens and Pencils
Colours used  Skin - FS3,5 TN2 CR5 - pencil 59
                       Dress and shoes - TB1,3,5 Pencil 120
                       Hair - TN2,4,6 pencil 91
                       Hat Pencil 120
                       Wheel TN2,3,4 pencil 91
                       Shadow - pencil 112
Card - Kraft Card from Crafters Companion
Paper - Father knows best from LOTV
Sentiment - LOTV
Stitched Die - from MFT blueprints 14

I'll be back later with my DT card for Fab'n'Funky Challenges - we have a fun song themed challenge going on there this week

Challenges i'm entering with this card

Without words - brown and blue
Crafting when we can - summer fun


Judith x

Monday, 6 July 2015

New Nordic Christmas range at Crafters Companion

Hi all

Just popping in to share a couple of samples that I made with the new Nordic Christmas Stamps from Crafters Companion.  Launching on Ideal World TV tomorrow - with lots of lovely demos by Fiona Clayton - be sure to tune in! 

Coloured with my spectrum noir pens and pencils and using the papers from the CD
Colours used Pens -  IG1,2 ,  DR1,3,5  LG1 DG3 TN2   
Pencils 62,120, Die'sire snowflake die and Kraft card and Core'dinations brights card 

Coloured with spectrum Noir Pencils and using  papers from the CD and the colouriser to create this lovely dusky pink 
Pencils used- 8,18,28,33,51,53,59,62,100 



Thursday, 2 July 2015

We want to see babys over at MAWTT challenge!!

Good morning all

Well I think I've finally caught up with myself!! - not before time I hear you say
Today's card is for the challenge at 

Moving Along With The Times

and we want to see 


It's a sad week for us over there because our boss lady Hazel has decided to step down from the challenge - we're all so sad to see her go - thank you Hazel - you gave me my first DT job and I love the team you created - hope you'll find your craftyness again soon xx

But the good news is that the lovely Wendy (Spanish Crafter) has stepped up to the mark and taken control of things - because like all of us she didn't want to see things come to an end
 - we really are a lovely team!! and thank you Wendy for taking us troublesome lot under your wing 
I think there could be a few DT spots to fill - so if you're interested keep a look out for our DT call soon to follow - or maybe ask Wendy nicely if she has a place for you : )

MyDT card today come just at the right time as one my daughters best friends just had a baby girl two days ago - and I know she'll be wanting a card to give her

this cute image if from LOTV
One of my favourite baby images called Balloon Basket - available here
I've used this image so many times - it makes a lovely christening card too

I coloured this image with my Spectrum Noir pens and pencils
- kept it very simple and baby pink!

Here's what I did...

Image - balloon basket from LOTV
Papers are also LOTV which have been discontinued I think - I've lost the front 
            but they're baby papers called something like Bear necessities 
pale lemon pearls from my stash
Heart drop die - memory box
Stitched square die from MFT blueprints 14 set
Kraft card - Crafters Companion
diamond stickles on heart shapes
Spectrum noir pens used -skin - FS2,5,7
                                         balloon, hearts,ribbon and blanket - PP1,2,3
                                         basket - TN2,3,4
                                         stars - CT2
                                         blue shading - TB1
Spectrum Noir Pencils for definition - 36,64,109,

We'd love to see you at MAWTT this week - come over and share your Baby's with us!

Judith x


Wednesday, 1 July 2015

We have a birthday challenge at Fab'n'Funky Challenges this week - and Monday surprise!

Good morning all

It's challenge time over at Fab'n'Funky challenges again

and our lovely Sharon has chosen the theme 


I'm almost caught up with myself after my hollies -but I have no idea where time goes - mine is just speeding by - so much to do - so little time to do it!  

At least we have some decent weather now and I intend to make the most of the sunshine - walks on the beach with my faithful hound and BBQ's in the garden - what could be nicer.

I had a lovely surprise on Monday too - my DH took me to buy a new car - (I think he bought it for himself actually - I may need to fight him off lol) - so I'm getting a lovely new Black Mini Spaceman within the next week - I'm so excited - I've had my good old Ford Fiesta for 7 years - but no time for sentiment - it's time to say goodbye : )
- it's up for sale now so if you're after a Ford Fiesta Ghia in really great condition with under 30,000 miles on the clock - drop me a line 

Anyway - less of the gossip

Here is my birthday card - I made it for a (not so!) young lady who celebrated her 30th birthday last week - daughter of my best friend - I'm not quite sure where 30 years went

This is actually a Christmas stamp from Ching Chou Kuik
at Sweetpea stamps - called Poinsettia Fairy and available here
- she looks rather lovely as a summer fairy I think 

I coloured her with my spectrum noir pens and pencils and also coloured the card for the flowers and backing card to match with my Spectrum Noir pens

We are sponsored by the fabulous 

and have a great prize from them for this weeks lucky winner - a $20 voucher to spend in store
- how great is that!

This is what I did ....

Image - Poinsettia fairy from Ching Chou Kuik
Coloured with spectrum noir pens and pencils
pen colours PL1,2,4 LG 1,2, DG3 FS2,3, TN3
Pencil 78,81
wink of stella white to highlight
Papers - LOTV 
Flower and leaf dies - Crafters companion 
Swirls - ceative expressions
Sentiment stamp - Anna Griffin

I hope we'll see your birthday project in our challenge this week - after all everyone has a birthday so you're going to need one real soon!!

To my dear bloggy friends that I still haven't visited - I will be round to see you soon!