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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