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Wednesday, 20 February 2019

and yet again - it's Christmas!! - and it might be cancelled due to injury lol

Hi all

Well - some days just don't go to plan at all and this was one of them!
I was supposed to come back early and post this post but.....

I usually do a late morning session with a personal trainer at the gym on Wednesdays but he had an early session cancellation this morning so off I went. I just got the the end of some bench dips (technical term I know lol) when I sort of twisted awkwardly as I stood up and pulled a muscle in my upper chest - just what I need - I think I'll live but I sooo hate being out of action.  I decided to soldier on like the martyr I am and did my Aldi shopping on the way home (so i didn't have to go out again), put it away, had a snack, made a tagine for dinner and put that in on a slow cook, tidied around like you do - then I sat down and fell asleep lol. 

So how do I feel now - I'm not sure, definitely I can feel it when I 'push'  - I've got this pushy pepper mill thing and that was sooo painful to put pepper in the tagine lol.  I'm just hoping I wake up better in the morning - I really want to do my spin class tomorrow night lol.  Have I got a problem - probably, I'm a spinning addict I think.  Don't worry I won't do anything stupid but I'm so annoyed with myself, I just started a 6 week fitness challenge last night and it looks like I've fallen at the first hurdle - the best laid plans as they say!!

Anyway enough of my moaning back to the real blogging reason

it's our  Christmas challenge week at 

and the theme is just

Anything Christmas

I love art pads for Christmas cards, if you're going to make your own Christmas cards every little helps when it comes to quicker makes -the LOTV ones are particularly cute

This is what I did
Image - LOTV (artpad)
papers - from a very old papermania pack
sentiment stamp - Anna Griffin
snowflake die - whimsystamps
craft card and various odds and ends from my stash

Still very much on the use up the stash thing - and it would save me a fortune if I stopped buying new stuff lol

Have a great week everyone

Challenges i'm entering this card

Christmas at sweet stampin  - anything christmas
Cute n crafty christmas- christmas/winter

judith xx

Wednesday, 13 February 2019

So what's in a number!

Good morning all

Quite a thoughtful post from me today for our challenge at 

Fab'n'Funky Challenges 
this week

The theme is 

With a Number
(add a number to your project)

This is one of those cards everyone loves to hate 
- man cards 😖

and inside
a verse I like very much 

I made this card for a very good friend, a friend since we were at school
 - a very long time - who was sixty a couple of weeks ago
He's been my husband's best friend since school days, best man at our wedding...
his birthday was two days before my hubbys 60th birthday - a real week of celebrations!
and the very worst thing!!! - I'm following close behind
- and I keep asking myself - how did I get to be nearly 60!!

It's something you hear all the time - but I can honestly say I don't feel any different to the way I did all those years ago when we were just kids - my mother will be 90 this year and she says the same things. 
 Isn't life and age a funny thing! 

This is what I did.....

Image - Umbrella man byTim Holtz  from Ranger
Sentiment inside also from Ranger
Watch die - Sheena Douglass Time Traveller collection
Background created with a generic 'happy birthday' stamp and
Crafters Companion fashion die numbers (60)
Tag dies - My favourite things

Hope you'll play along with our challenge at Fab'n'Funky this week and perhaps enlightgen me further about advancing age lol

Judith xx

Wednesday, 6 February 2019

Who wouldn't love some flowers on valentines day!

Hi all

I'm late today with my DT post! - stayed in bed a bit too long this morning and didn't have time to post before I went out this morning - but I digress....

Today is the start of a new challenge at 

Fab'n'Funky Challenges

and our theme - because it is the month of lurve is

Hearts and Flowers

I had an engagement card to make last week and thought this image was perfect to use and was useful forthis challenge - and it still fits in with my - use the stash you already have Judith! - resolution for 2019

Nothing on the front of this card is new!!!
 - not even bought in the last year
 - I feel so proud lol

- but the tag die on the box isn't new and 'a gift for you' inside isn't either 
 - not so proud (he he)

the inside has a pocket for a giftcard

and here's the box just for completion 

This is what I did....

Image - Love Balloon by Lili of the Valley
Sentiment - from Lili of the Valley 
Coloured with Copics, Spectrum Noir Illustrators and Prismacolour pencils
also TH DI and spectrum noir clear sparkle pen
Card created with Sue Wilson hexagon die from creative expressions
Papers - first edition
Heart banner die - La La land
Flower dies - impression obsession
label and 'for a gift' die - Heartfelt Creations

Hope you'll join in with our challenge this week - see you there


Judith xx