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Friday, 18 December 2015

It's Christmas Bingo at Winter Wonderland

Good morning all

Well I'm sure most of you probably think I've disappeared from the face of blogland by now!
and I have to confess I thought I had as well

Life has just been so so busy, unexpected and downright messy lately!!

in the last 3 months 

I slipped and fell and turned into an old, aching, moaning crock!!
Got an ear infection - and moaned some more
Went on holiday for almost 4 weeks - and cheered up
came back to Christmas (!)
attended my sons Masters degree graduation - and was so so proud
found I was going to be Grandma (again) to a baby girl :  )

All the while very little crafting or blogging has happened

But I've managed to squeeze in for the last challenge of the year at 

Winter Wonderland

where our theme is 

Christmas Bingo

I used this cute image from The Paper Shelter 
called - Snowman

We have 3 fabulous prizes provided by out sponsors

a £10 gift certificate from Bunnyzoes Crafts

a £10 voucher from Crafter's companion

a surprise from Marianne's designs

So definitely worth entering!

This is what I did...
Image - Snowman - from TPS
Coloured with Spectrum noir pencils and glitter pens
Dies - wild rose snowflake corners
           Memory box - stitched rounded squares
Card - Kraft card from Crafters companion
        - Red Christmas card from Papermania
Paper - Dovecraft nordic papers
Epoxy button - Anna Griffin
Flowers and Gems - from my stash
Snowflake gems - Creative Expression

It's such a busy time of the year so we're running this challenge for 3 weeks over the holidays to give you lots of time to enter

Judith xx

Thursday, 17 December 2015

Winner of the comments draw on my blog - It's you Sarah!

Hi all

Just a very quick post from me to announce my winner!
Drawn randomly from everyone who left comments on the blog hop 
to celebrate our birthday at 

The Paper Shelter

it's you 

(Mallows Crafty Bits Blog)

Check over at  

For a full list of winners and also how to claim your prize

Judith xx

Thursday, 3 December 2015

Just a little flight of fantasy....

Hi All

Just thought I'd call in and share one of my makes for the Spectrum Noir TV Design team
I'm still here on my hollies in Florida but we're having a lazy day today - preparing ourselves to party with cookies and hot chocolate at Mickey Christmas Party at the Magic Kingdom tonight!!  Our grandson Jacob - who will be 4 next week just can't wait - he loves Mickey, Parties and staying out late at night he has decided, so I think we're in for a night of fun, 

This is one of the lovely new stamps from Morgan Fitzsimmons
Flights of Fantasy range

I made it for the Shows last week on Create and Craft
 coloured with Spectrum Noir pens

What I did

Spectrum Noir pens DR2, PP3,5 GB5 DG2,3 TN2 FS2,3, IG1
Fantasy of flight stamp - Genevieve
Papers from fantasy of flight CD
Downton mirror die
Kraft Card from Crafters Companion
TH Cored’nations card
Sheena’s perfect partners poinsettia and ivy dies and stamps
Sentiment -Nordic Christmas stamp

Hope you're all doing well with your Christmas crafting and preparations


Judith x

Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Blog hop to celebrate our 5th birthday at The Paper Shelter

Good Morning all

this is to celebrate our 5th Birthday on December 8th.
 It will be a two week Challenge and  Design Teams A and B are taking part.

The Hop is our way of inviting you to join in to celebrate and the theme is

 "A Special Birthday" 
because it's our special birthday!!!

If you have landed here from Anna's Blog then you're heading in the right direction - if not then you'll want to head on back to The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog to start again,
 as you'll not want to miss out on this one! 

Our Design Team have worked very hard and are showcasing the gorgeous images available from The Paper Shelter Website

 and each blog on the hop is offering one lucky commenter a digi of their choice 
as well as the main prize, details of which are on 

Here's my card using my favourite image from TPS called

This one one of the first images I ever used when I joined the design team at The Paper Shelter almost 3 years ago - where has the time gone! I still love this little girlie she's so pretty and I love her hat (infact I have one just like it!- in black) 

This is what i did

Image - In the 20's available from the Paper Shelter
Coloured with Spectrum Noir pens and Pencils
Papers - First Edition Spring Drop
Frame die - Spellbinders
Flower and leaf and button dies from - MFT blueprints 16
Sentiment - LOTV tags

The next blog on the hop is Marianne's blog
I know she has a special treat in store for you there!
now go on hop hop hop!!

Judith xx