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Wednesday, 10 February 2016

To the moon and back The Paper Shelter

Good morning all

It's challenge day again at 

this week is an easy challenge
(given the time of year)

The theme is

Be My Valentine

I decided to use a lovely image from TPS called

Moon Goddess available here

Not traditionally Valentine's at all I don't think, but the image made me think of the - I love you to the moon and back - saying, so that's where the inspiration came from.  I teamed her up with lots of hearts and hey presto - she's a Valentine card!! - I coloured her with Spectrum Noir Pens and pencils and used distress inks to shade the sky and the embossed heart card

and the inside

As always e have a fabulous prize on offer this week

This is what I did....

Image Moon Goddess from the Paper Shelter
Coloured with Spectrum noir Pens and Pencils and TH Distress inks
Paper - LOTV
Embossing Folder - Sarah Davies Love and Romance collection
I and die from Sarah Davies love and Romance collection
Love die - Sizzix
Embossed heart die from Sarah Davies Love and Romance collection
Small double heart die - sizzix
Craft card and Centura pearl card - Crafter's Companion
Circle and Scalloped Circle dies - Spellbinders Grand nesties
letters inside - cut from sizzix TH Wanted strip die

Hope you'll join in with our challenge this week

Judith x

Monday, 8 February 2016

Come party with us at Wags'n'Whiskers

Good morning all

Well it's been a sad day in the craftroom today : ( 
my trust Sizzix Bigshot Express finally gave up
after over 7 years of faithful service - the motor just got weaker and weaker 
and he just couldn't emboss anymore, and dies were spending more time stuck in the plates than cutting!!

So I nipped out to Hobbycraft today and got a Big Shot Plus
- they had a great offer on and it was a matter of absolutely can't do without!!
It's just great to be able to craft without the bother again! -It's so sturdy and cuts and embosses really well - I realise how my poor Bigshot Express was struggling when I see what this does

I was hoping to hold out for the new Crafters Companion Gemini which is due out in a few weeks - it's an electronic machine and looked great when I saw it demonstrated a couple of weeks ago.  
My birthday's coming up very soon so I may neeeed to still have one - I've always had both a manual and electronic die cutting machine (but after my last Grand Calibur literally broke up into pieces inside - the second one I've had do this I called it a day - no more of these plastic machines for me.  And as a manual machine compared to the Big Shot Grand Calibur is just no contest. 
So it's happy dance day for me - new machine up and running : )))) 

But back to today's card

The new challenge is up and running at 

and the theme is 

Let's Party
(we want to see birthday creations)

I made this card with the cute

Buddy's Balloon _ available here
- he's just too cute!!

 I used to make a lot of easel cards at one time - probably my favourite shape
but it seems to have been a while since I made one - and I sooo needed to use that lovely new  
Happy Birthday die that I just got from Sue Wilson at Creative Expressions!!

This is what I did.....

Image - buddy's Ballon - Wags'n Whiskers
Coloured with Spectrum noir pens and pencils
Sentiment die - happy birthday from Creative expressions
Corner dies and curved corner square (!)  - MFT
Ballon punches - Martha Stewart
Papers MME 
Red and Blue card TH Core'dnations from Crafters companion
PARTY lettering - Sizzix TH Wanted die strip

Hope you'll come and join in with us for our fun challenge



Sunday, 7 February 2016

Best friends are the best friends!

Hi peeps

I'm playing a bit of catch up after problems with my broadband (again) prevented my blogging activities on Friday, and a busy busy day and evening yesterday meant I didn't get a chance to blog

Anyway I'm here with my card for 

Winter Wonderland

and our theme this week is 

Best Friends

I used a cute stamp from the Frou Frou range at Crafter's Companion
Called Two of a kind

I coloured my card with Spectrum Aqua Markers and Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens
Skin - peach and topaz
dress 1 - slate scarlet and crimson
hair 1 - sepia jasmine chestnut
hair 2 - fawn
dress 2 - sparkle pen - solar red
background shading - jasmine

Do you like my little champagne glasses!
 - I cut then with the packaging from one of my die sets - coloured the bowl and then covered with diamond stickles and stuck them onmy card with Collal Tacky glue - sticks on great and dries clear!

We're sponsored by



- we have fab prizes on offer!

This is what I did ......

Image and sentiment- Two of a kind - Frou Frou from Crafters Companion
Coloured with SN Aqua markers and Sparkle pens
On Crafter's Companion Watercolour card
Papers - pressed in time from LOTV
Ghampagne glasses - Downton Abbey Champagne saucer die from Crafter's Companion
Die cut flowers and leaves - Cherry Blossom and Lorelei branch from Memory Box
Card - Cored'nations from crafters Companion
30 - cut from Sizzix TH wanted alphabet strip die
Ribbon from my stash

There's still lots of time to join in with our challenge this week

Hope we see you there!

Judith xx

Thursday, 4 February 2016

Come fly with me!!

Good morning all

It's challenge time over at 

and it's my turn to host this week

so I decided on the fun easy theme

Things with Wings

I made this card last year but never blogged it
using a lovely stamp by Morgan Fitzsimon from the flights of fantasy range at Crafter's Companion she's called Aofie - isn't she just gorgeous

This is what I did....

Image - Aofie from Morgan Fitzsimon's Flights of Fantasy at Crafter's Companion
Coloured with Spectrum noir pens
Pen Colours -TN,FS2,3  CG1,2  BT1,2,4 GB5,  DG3,  CT3
Papers - From the flights of Fantasy CD
Black card - Crafters Companion
Butterfly Die - Die'sire essentials from Crafters Companion
Gem embellies - Reflections from Michaels
Tag Die - from MFT  blueprints

Come and join in with our fun challenge  - I'd love to see what you make!

Judith x

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

All creatures great and small at Fab'n'funky Challenges

Good Morning all

Hope you are all bright and breezy this morning - not sure if I am or not but it's a good description of the weather! - it's been more than a bit fresh here on the North East coast - roll on summer!

I've been having an exciting couple of days (that's apart from the sickness bug - yuk!)
My older son left home over a year ago now and I've finally inherited his room as a craftroom.  I moved into the room to craft a while ago because he already had a lovely desk area - but the rest needed to be sorted!!  We moved the bed out at Christmas and swapped it with a sofa bed we had in the spare bedroom and I've now got a lovely craftroom with lots of storage - and a very clever work area built over the sofa bed!  - it's not finished yet still some shelves to put up and lots of sorting and organising to do - but I'm so excited. I do have a very clever husband - photos to follow!!

But I digress....

We have a new challenge starting at 

Fab'n'Funky Challenges 

hosted by our lovely Sharon

who chose the theme

All creatures great and small

I made a very simple card for a man friend's birthday 

using one of the Tim Holtz - Crazy Birds
I just love these - a stamp for all occasions!

This is what I did....

Image - Crazy birds from Tim Holtz
Coloured with Spectrun Noir pens and pencils
Sentiment - Crazy Birds Sentiment stamps
Papers - MME Tangerine
Dies - Memory box stitched squares, MFT fishtail flags
Black mat card - Crafter's Companion

I hope we'll see you playing along with us this week

Judith xx

Friday, 29 January 2016

We're all loved up at Wags'n Whiskers

Good morning all

OOO - I'm a little behind with my visiting this week - we went away for the weekend last weekend - to celebrate my husbands birthday - and I just haven't caught up yet! i'm planning on calling around in the next couple of days

We've been a little mixed up over at 

and our challenge was a little late this week

never mind we're there now and the theme is 

With Love

I used the cute Ellie and Squeak that I tweeked a little bit by covering Ellie's present with a heart to fit in with the theme - and I gave Squeak a heart too - just for good measure!!

I used the new heart die from Crafters Companion to make a heart easel card
I cut the latticed centres from the hearts to create a frame and a contrast on the two hearts at the top - I quite like how it turned out!

This is what I did...

Image - Ellie and Squeak from Wags'n Whiskers
Coloured with Spectum Noir pens and pencils 
Dies used 
Crafter's Companion Sara Davies signature collection - decorative hearts and I love you 
Memory box hearts (small hearts)
Tiny hearts are the waste from another die I had used (can't remember what!!)
Red and pink card - Crafter's Companion Cored'nations
Heart gem from my stash

Thank you for calling in today -I love to have you visit me

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

Pals Paper Arts - colour inspiration
C.R.A.A.F.T challenge - love/valentine/aniversary
Polkadoodles - love and romance

hugs Judith x

Thursday, 28 January 2016

First challenge of the year at Digital Delights

hi all

I'm back to share my DT card for 

Digital Delights

our theme as always is 

Anything Goes

I used the cute Genie Scottie

I rather liked working with the pink and black combo on yesterdays card - so decided to repeat it all again - I think it suits this cute genie - who definitely needs bright jewel colours

He was coloured with my spctrum noir pens and pencils
skin TN1,2,3 FS7
Clothes PP4, BP1,3

This is what I did 

image - Genie Scotty from Digital Delights
sentiment - magical day sentiment - digital delights
Coloured with spectrum noir pens and pencils
Star die - Crafters Companion Die'sire die
Stitched circle die - lawn fawn
Circle and scallopped dies - spellbinders
Papers - DCWV Christmas Stack
star gems from my stash
Matt black card - crafters companion
Matt silver card - papermania christmas stack

Hope you'll play along with us

Challenges I'm entering with this card

Aud sentiments - anything goes

Judith x