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Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Hey babe ... take a walk on the wild side.... do do do, do, do do do, do do do do ...

Good morning all

Well I have to say that this theme got me singing!  I know it was meant to get me crafting but I just keep hearing Lou Reed singing that song and what a song - takes me back to my favourite ever music year 1972 - I was 13 that year and just lived for music

as another song says - I love music - any kind of music
 - but I digress that's not our challenge for the week!

And what is the song - I hear you  asking!!

its the name of our theme for this week at 

Fab'n'Funky Challenges

which is...

(Take) A Walk on the Wild Side
(do do do, do, do do do, do .......!)

And here's the card to go with it

using the cute Plush Panda from Doodle Pantry
available here

I have to say that this card gave me more trouble than I've had for a long time in making a card
I had originally intended to use a different image but I just couldn't get my head together at all and that card is still in pieces on my desk - waiting for me to get my act together! - So I decided to start from scratch and made this one instead - my mojo's being very selective these days lol

We have a fab sponsor at Fab'n'funky this week

Doodle Pantry

who are giving our winner 3 digis of their choice
- and there are so many cuties to choose from



Here's what I did....

Image and paper - Plush panda coloured from Doodle Pantry
Die cuts - MFT blueprints 14 (great inspiration when your mojo is broken!)
Ribbon and pearls - from my stash

I'm releived to get this card posted and out of my hair - albeit very late - I hate when this happens lol

Hope you'll join us at Fab'n'Funky challenges this time - we are running each of our summer challenges for 2 weeks - so you have lots of time to join in.

Challenges I'm entering with this card

Fantastic Tuesday -Anything goes
Die cut divas - Buttons and bows
Use your stuff - layers
That craft place -anything goes


Hugs

Judith x 




Anything goes at Penny's Papercrafty challenges


Good morning all

Here I am back with my second DT card of the day - one more to go!!

This time it's for the new challenge  at

Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges

 this week
and the theme is

Anything Goes
(can't get any easier than that!)

A bit of a change for me - no colouring - just a sentiment and die cuts

the sentiment is from Stitchybear designs available here


this sentiment must have been made for me - Walt Disney rules in our house lol

we have two great sponsors for this weeks challenge 
and some great prizes on offer


and 


Pop on over to


 to see what my teamies came up with 
there are so fabulous designs there this week

This is what I did ....

Sentiment -Laughter is timeless... Stitchy Bear designs
card - Bazzill basics
Papers - Timeless Victorian from LOTV
Dies - from MFT - fabulous phlox and leafy swirl
Butterflies - punches from Martha Stewart (large) and Dovecraft (small)
Gems - from my stash

I'll be back with my DT card for Fab'n'Funky Challenges later this evening - see you then!

Challenges I'm entering with this card

That craft place - anything goes
Path of positivity challenge - dreams (3rd aug)
Paper makeup stamps - Die cuts/punches (28th July)
try it on tuesday - things with wings (5th aug)
Tuesday throwdown - handmade flowers (28th July)


Hugs
Judith xx




Anything goes at The Paper Shelter

And here I am again!

What a busy blogging day!  - this is the first of  3 posts in one day
don't think I've ever done this before!!

This time its my post for

The Paper Shelter

I'm going to stagger my other posts over today -so call back later!


This little cute is called Picnic with my friends - available here
(sorry about the blue- tinged photo,
I think its the sun - my camera isn't used to it and can't cope!!)

This cute image made me think of when I was little
 - there was nothing I liked better than a dollies tea party

I decided just to make it fairly CAS style with just a ribbon and earl embellie, when there's so much going on in the image I don't like to clutter it up

As usual we have a fabulous prize on offer for you

Challenge prize badge

This challenge will be a two week one - so lots of time to get your entries in, its also our summer holiday over at TPS so we won't be commenting - just for this challenge.

This is what I did....

Image - Picnic with my friends - from The Paper Shelter
Coloured with copics and prismacolor pencils
Edged with TH distress ink in tumbled glass (though it just looks blue all over!!!)
Ribbon -(actually a lovely pale turquoise colour!!) American crafts
Pearl -(also a lovely turquoise!!) from a set from Trimcraft
Sentiment - produced in word in a chalkboard font
there is also paper on there that can't be seen - from  Shabby shack from LOTV!

Call back later this morning for my DT card for Penny's Paper crafty Challenge

hugs
Judith xx

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Who wants some fun in the sun?!

Good morning all

Its time for a nice summery challenge to brighten you day at MAWTT this week

We have  photo inspiration and

the theme is 

Nice Bright Summery Colours



I have to confess that my mojo just walked out on me for this challenge I just couldn't come up with anything, so I had a look through my box of digi images that I've printed out but never used and came up with this card - based purely on the thought that this little boy would be bright coloured, and as you can see that's about all there is to this card - one image and bright colours!!

The image is Cupcake Celebration by Kenny K available here


This is what I did....

Digi - Cupcake Celebration By Kenny K
Coloured with copics and prismacolor pencils
Paper - Candles and cakes by LOTV
Die cut letters - Tim Holtz sizzix 
Glitter - Stickles

Challenges I'm entering with this card...

Milk coffee challenge - birthdays
Charisma cards - anything goes
Simon says stamp - spots and dots









Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Anything goes at Penny's papercraft challenge

Good morning all


I'm back with my second card of the day
This time for the new challenge at Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge

and our theme for the week is

Anything Goes

I used this cute little bear for our challenge this week - don't you just love him!

He's by QKR Stampede called bathing bear is is available here


I always have a soft spot for bears and this one is no exception! - I tried to get the effect of a picture hanging on a wood panelled wall - do you think it worked?  I enjoyed colouring him a and gave him a bit of a rosy glow from his nice hot bath and added glitter to his bubbles just for fun

We have a two lovely sponsors this week


and 


pop across to Penny's Papercrafty challenge blog for full details of the fab prizes

This is what I did.....

Image - Bathing bear from QKR Stampede
Coloured with copics and prismacolor pencils
Papers - MME dolled up
Sentiment - produced in word
Label die and twine - MFT
Pearls and brad - from my stash
Glitter - stickles

We'd love to see you play along at Penny's this week



hugs 
Judith xx

Join us for holiday fun at The Paper Shelter

Good morning all

It's time for team A to share their creations with you over at The Paper Shelter 

and this weeks challenge theme is a very topical one

Holiday fun

Now I'm sure this can cause some confusion for our friends further west in the world!

Here in England - holidays means summer holidays 
in America - the Holidays means the Christmas season
Its just one of those things that comes from speaking the same language
 - but not meaning the same thing at all!! 

Anyway back to our "holiday" challenge
this cute little girl dragging her case behind her is going on her summer holidays
but i suppose she could also be going home for the holidays - both bases covered lol

She is called Bon Voyage and is available here


as always there is a fab prize offered to our challenge winner 
so what are you waiting for - we'd love to see your entries

Challenge prize badge

I decided to go a little bit shabby chic with this one 
- just to tone down the bright colours a little bit- I like the effect

Here's what I did...

Image- Bon voyage from The Paper Shelter
Coloured with copics and prismacolor pencils
Papers - Dolled up from MME
Ribbon and lace - scraps from my stash
Pearls - bought on ebay
butterfly - Whimsy stamps
tag and twine - MFT (traditional tag stax)
Sentiment - LOTV

I'll be back later with my DT card for Penny's Paper Crafty- see you then!

Challenges I'm entering with this card

Crafters cafe - Birthdays
Creative moments - anything goes / use 1 flower
Handmade harbour - summer fun (for me going away on holiday!)
little red wagon - vacation



hugs
Judith x


Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Hope it feels like summer where you are

Hi again

I'm back with my second post of the day this time for 

Fab'n'Funky Challenges

we have a brand new challenge for you
to go with this lovely weather we've been having (well it's great here!)

Feels like summer
we want to see anything summer themed or with a real summery feel to it

I decided to use this cute digi called Daisy Girl Framed available here
she's definitely a summer girl - so pretty



we have two lovely sponsors this week

Dilly Beans Digi stamps
who are offering a prize of 3 digi stamps

Dilly Beans Digi Stamps

and 

Stampart Design by Kathryne
who are offering a prize of 5 digis



I really enjoyed making this pretty bright card, I used some more of my new Sheena Douglas Stamps (my new obsession!) to make the flower

This is what I did.....

digi stamp - daisy girl framed by Dilly Beans
coloured with copics
Papers -  I think they're donvecraft - the labels dropped off lol
Flower stamp - bloomin beautiful - sheena douglas
leaf stamp- new leaf - sheena douglas
Diamond stickles to trim
sentiments - LOTV
Ribbon - from my stash
Distress ink - bundled sage

I do hope you'll play along with us at Fab'n'Funky - we've gone to fortnightly challenges over the summer - so you have two whole weeks to play along

see you there!

Challenges I'm entering with this card

My Mums craftshop - summer or bright colours (31st July)
Bunny Zoes - Layers (13th July)

Hugs 

Judith xx