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Friday, 30 October 2015

Anything Goes at Winter Wonderland

Good Morning all

Don't these Fridays come round fast!  - it's challenge day again at

Winter Wonderland 

Surely you must all be in Christmas card mode by now!!

And - just to help you along we have the easiest of Challenges

Anything Goes

I still haven't quite got into "proper" crafting mode after my fall - I'm still aching and sooo tired!
so I'm taking full advantage of a few cards that I made but have never blogged

This one is a sample I made for Crafter's Companion TV launch of the 
Nordic Christmas Stamps

called Santa's helper - available here
both the image and the sentiment are in the set

It was coloured with Spectrum noir Pens and mounted onto red card on a scalloped shaped card
 - and that was pretty much it! - a very easy card

We are sponsored this week by 

MR Designs who are offering a prize of 20 Euros to the winner

I do hope you''' join in with our challenge this week - can't wait to see what you create!

Here's what I did...

Image - Santa's helper from Crafter's Companion
Coloured with spectrum noir Pens - DR1,3,5  TN2,3,5  LG2,6,8  GB6
Red card - Core'dinations brights - Crafters Companion
Heart Die - Crafters Companion

Challenges i'm entering with this card

Artbymiran - anything goes 14/11
crafting with friends - anything goes 6/11
graph it marker challenge - christmas colours 6/11
simply papercraft - Anything goes 6/11

Hugs judith xx

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

We have a Halloween challenge at The Paper Shelter this week

Good morning all

I'm back today with my creation made for 

The Paper Shelter Challenge

We have a new challenge starting today 

with the very topical theme of 


I still haven't got myself back up and crafting properly after my fall - luckily I had a couple of projects in hand and I did motivate myself to colour one image last weekend (big deal!)- but to be honest I'm still very achy and just so exhausted.  By the time evening comes when I would normally sit down and do some crafting - I just sit down and go to sleep instead!!!.   I really have so much that I should be doing and I'm starting to panic EEK - Christmas is coming!!

Anyway less of my moaning on 

I have a treat bag to share that I made for my grandson when he call round on Halloween night

I used the precoloured version of the image

Halloween night - available here

I printed it several times and layerd up some of the elements -though it doesn't show to well here.
I added a set of Halloween embellies for Jollies that I picked up in a sale basket at Michaels last year, a ribbon and die cut a BOO! - just for good measure - a quick and east make!

As always we have a fabulous prize on offer at TPS
for the winner of our challenge

I hope you'll come and join in with our challenge this week

Challenges I'm entering with this project...

Rubies Rainbow - birds of a feather (9/11)
lil red wagon - halloween creatures/characters (4/11)
Die cutting divas - Halloween with a die cut (2/11)
Fan tastic tuesday - anything goes with a hallowen twist (3/11)

Judith xx

Friday, 23 October 2015

Jingle Bells at Winter Wonderland

Good Morning all

Well I've finally managed to make a card - nothing to complicated but at least I'm crafting again!
I had the staples removed from my head yesterday but I'm more achey then ever  in my arms and chest after driving just a short distance the last couple of days - I thought I was better than I was : / - so it's back to the resting at home for a few more days I think - something I don't take kindly to - I really just want to get back up and back to normal .... moan moan

Anyway less moaning it's challenge day at 

Winter Wonderland

and our theme is 

Jingle Bells

 I'made a quick and easy last minute card with some of the digi's we got from our lovely sponsor

Digistamp Boutique

This is from the jingle bells set available here  

  Our lovely sponsor this week is

Digi stamp Boutique

who are offering a lovely prize of a £10 voucher to out lucky winner

This is what i did....

Image - Jingle all the way from digistamp Boutique
Coloured with Spectrum noir pens from Crafters Companion
Reds - CR1,10,11
Browns TN4,6,7,9
Greens CG1,3 DG3
Gold - GB3,5,7

Black card from Crafters Companion
red card from my stash
Gold and white glitter glues - Martha Stewart

Challenges I'm entering with this card...

A snowflakes promise - Anything goes (christmas ) 2/11
Doodlepantry - digital image (25/10)

Thursday, 22 October 2015

Anything goes at the Digital Delights Challenge

Good morning all

It's challenge time at Digital Delights and as usual our theme for the month is

Anything goes

I chose to use the cute Lil' Billy - one of my favourites!
and also the Wild West Sentiments set

I took my colour inspiration from my papers which is a really old set from My Minds Eye called So Sophie - there aren't many pages left in the pad now  : (  - gorgeous purples, mustards and greens - I really like the colour scheme with the cute little cowboy - it made a nice change from the reds and blues that I usually choose for these little cowboy images.

The lucky winner of our challenge will win a 

$10 Gift Voucher

if a Digital Delights image is used 


$5 Gift Voucher

if you use another image.  
There is also the chance of a GDT spot if you are chosen as one of our top 3
So hurry on down for your chance to win!

Fortunately I had made this card in advance - just as well because I've been out of action for a week now!  I slipped and fell while I was walking my dog last week - forwards onto my chest - then I passed out as I stood up and fell backwards hitting my head.  Fortunately nothing was broken but I have staples in my head and so many aches and pains its unreal - I just want to get up tomorrow and not be aching .... anyway back to my card

This is what i did....

Image - Lil Billy from Digital Delights
Sentiment - Wild West Sentiment set from Digital Delights
Coloured with spectrum noir pens from Crafters companion
Papers - So Sophie from My minds Eye
Dies - Ovals from tattered lace, Stitched circle - lawn fawn, Fish  tail flag stax from MFT, corners MFT
Jute ribbon - paper mania (I love this stuff!!)
Card Base - Kraft card from Crafters Companion
Card - Tim Holtz Cord'nations

Hope we see you at our challenge this month!

hugs Judith xx

Challenges I'm entering with this card....

Whoopsi daisy - hand coloured image (1/11)

Friday, 16 October 2015

We would like to see ribbon at Winterwonderland this week

Good morning all

It's time for another challenge over at 

Winter Wonderland

we would like to see ribbon on your project
so this weeks theme is

Christmas with a Ribbon

The team were lucky enough to be given a choice of image by our sponsor this week

I chose this cute gingerbread man available HERE

our lovely sponsor this week is 

who will be giving a prize of 2 digis to our lucky winner

I'm still continuing to practice with my Spectrum Noir Aqua pens from Crafters Companion and thought that the slight texture of the watercolour card together with the watercolour shaded effect might work quite well with the gingerbread man, It's a different technique to colouring with alchol pens, much quicker and several ways to do it, I think I did ok - practice is the key here - I'll keep trying, he's not just an all over flat colour and that's what I wanted to  acheive.  I also glittered all the white with glamour dust fine glitter - it looks lovely and sparkly in real life - but I don't think I've quite got it in the photogragh

This is what I did......

Image - Gingerbreadman from Pink Gem Designs
Sentiment from Crafters Companion Nordic Christmas CD
Coloured with Spectrum Noir Aqua pens
Colours - chestnut, crimson, evergreen and bud green
Card - crafters companion waterclour card
Cardbase - crafters companion Kraft card
Papers - Krafty Christmas from Dovecraft
Glitter - glamourdust
Buttons and ribbon from my stash
Square stitched die - Memory box
Circle dies - spellbinders
Distress ink - Tim Holtz Tea Dye

We have a lovely new DT member at Winter Wonderland this week!
 Welcome to Alison Barlow,
 it would be lovely if you popped over to her blog and gave her a welcome
- better still you could even join her here at Winter Wonderland as we also have a DT CALL!!  Its the perfect time for you to join a Christmas DT I'd say - lots of Cards to make for Christmas and you would have the added bonus of a Christmas DT to inspire you!!

Full details of our DT Call can be found on the Winter Wonderland blog HERE
Come and join us - we're a very Christmassy DT :)

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

We're looking for men at the Paper Shelter!!

Good morning all

It's challenge time again at

The Paper Shelter

and our theme is a masculine one

For the Man in Your Life

I decided to use this cute Autumn themed image 
called Autumn Joy - available here

I've been practicing with my Spectrum Noir Aquamarkers
and I'm loving the soft watercolour effect 
 it's so easy too - though lots of room for more practice!!

as always we have a fabulous prize on offer at TPS

The gift voucher

This is what I did ...

image - Autumn Joy from the Paper shelter
Coloured with Spectrum Noir Aquamarkers
colours - skin peach
hair - chestnut, desert
Clothes - slate, tan, moss
dog - tan
Leaves and grass - leaf green, marigold, moss, tan
background - aquamarine, leaf green
Papers and sentiment - Vintage rose garden from couture creations
Leaves and acorn stamps and dies - from Sheena Douglas perfect Partners
Ribbon from my stash
Card - Bazzill basics
Card base made with crafters companion Kraft card
Distress ink - frayed burlap

hope we'll see you playing at TPS this week

hugs Judith xx

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Another christmas card from me - Digital Delights Anything Goes challenge

Hi all

So sorry that I'm arriving late with my card for

 this months Challenge

I've had very intermittent internet service over the last couple of weeks and haven't been able to post much at all - thank goodness for my phone that I could at least keep up with email!

but at least I can still share one of the really cute Christmas Images
on our new release at 

This is the cute 

Gift Giving Cedric available here
Magical winter wishes sentiment set available here

I decided to go non traditional with the colours
matching up with the lovely papers from My Minds Eye
and my favourite Easel card shape - what could be better!!
With the focus on the image I simply used the papers and 
the fairly simple Christmas tree die from Marianne - Simple
Coloured up with Spectrum noir pens and pencils 
-it was a pretty easy make really

and now here is my very own Christmas elf!

My Grandson Jacob in his Christmas elf sweater 
all ready to meet Mickey Mouse!!

We're off to Florida in a few weeks and we're all booked up to go to Mickeys Christmas party night at The Magic Kingdom 
so this is Jacob trying his sweater out for size!!
cute or what!!

I'll be back again tomorrow with another DT card - this time for the challenge at
The Paper Shelter

see you then 

hugs Judith xx

Friday, 2 October 2015

Use dies for our challenge at Wags'n Whiskers

Hi again

I'm back with my DT card for 

Wags'n Whiskers

This challenge our theme is

Use Dies
- how easy is that!

I used the cute 'boy' image Go For Goal - available here

This is what I did...

Image Go for Goal from Wags'n Whiskers
Coloured with Spectrum Noir pens 
Papers - sorry lost the cover!!
Star dies - Crafters companion die'sire stars
Oval dies - Tattred lace
4 - Tim Holtz vintage market dies

Hope we see you playing along this week 

Challenges I'm entering with this card...

cute card Thursday - masculine
creative card crew - masculine

Judith x

PPP pick up a penguin! - and join in at Winter Wonderland!

Good morning all

I'm here today to share my DT card for 

Our theme this week is

P P P Pick up a  penguin

Now I'm sure all our UK ladies will understand that perfectly

for the rest of the world ... well you'll just have to wonder lol!!

I used this cute little guy from Digistamp boutique
very plain and simple - but with images in this style I quite like that

I also dug out my old favourite sizzix holly die
 - one of the first dies I ever bought and I still love it
I gave the berries and leaves a bit of dimension with my ball tool so it's not so flat

We are sponsored this week by

who are giving our winner a £10 gift voucher to spend in store

hope you will play along with us

This is what I did....

Image - Digi stamp boutique - cute penguin set
Coloured with spectrum noir pens JG1,3  GG5,7,2  CG1,3  CR7,9  DR2 CG1, OR1,2
Papers - LOTV
Holly die - sizzix
Collall 3d glue to raise the holly
Pierced die square - sue wilson for creative expressions
Black card - crafters companion
Holly cut with red and green scraps

See you later with my Wags'n'Whiskers DT card

Challenges I've entered with this card

Mod squad challenge - things with wings
Aud sentiments - christmas
cut it up - back to nature with a die cut

Judith x