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Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Christmas, Children or Critters at Pennys Papercrafty challenges


Morning all

Well by now I should be waiting to board my flight to Florida at Manchester airport - beyond excited I should think!!
 So it's another quick post from me  this time for 

Penny's Papercrafty Challenge

This week the challenge is

Christmas, Children or Critters

Lots to think about for that one!!

I used one of our sponsor images and think I covered all the bases 
- a Christmas card for a child - with critters lol

this cute image is Mousey ornament from Robins Fettish - don't you just love those mices to pieces!!


What I did .....

Image - Mouesy ornament from  Robins Fettish
coloured with copics and prismacolour pencils
papers - LOTV
Die - MFT leafy swirl (cut into 2)
sentiment button -Anna Griffin
Ribbon - from my stash
sentiment tag - MFT - sentiment produced in word

pop over to the challenge blog to see full details of the prizes on offer this week and also all the cute cards my teamies came up with this week

hugs

Judith xx


We're doing it for the kids at Fab'n'Funky this week


Good Morning all
Well by the time you read this i will be en route to Manchester Airport to board the big bird in the sky that will take us back to Florida.  It's a bit of a charabanc trip this time because my daughter Alison and SIL Seven, as well as our grandson Jacob are all coming along too.  So with me DH and son tom that's 6 of us. There's only my oldest son Matthew not coming - but someone has to stay home and make some money!! - well even he's not home but working up in Edinburgh at the moment - so doggy Glenn has gone on his hollies too - to the local kennels!

Anyway back to the business in hand

Today's challenge over at Fab'n'Funky challenges is 

For the Kids

and here's my card that I made with one of our sponsor images for this week
this is the super cute Owlways Rosie from Stampart design by Kathryne available here



This is what I did....

Image - Owlways rosie from Stampart design by Kathryne
Coloured with copics 
papers - LOTV country gentleman and candles and cakes
Flower - prima petals
Sentiment - Anna Griffin
Leaft flourish die - MFT
Easel card made with grand nestie scalloped and circle dies

Hope you'll play along at Fab'n'Funky  this time - we're still on fortnightly challenges so lots of time to enter

Hugs

judith xx

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Vintage is in style at MAWTT this week

Good morning all

We have a new challenge for you at

Moving Along With The Times 

  - it seems like ages since I posted a  MAWTT  DT card -firstly because we are down to fortnightly for the holidays and then with only joining in on alternative challenges - its been a whole month!!

The theme this challenge is

 Vintage

I think it's one of those themes you either love or hate!  - I love vintage style - in a toned down sort of way.  I don't like to go overboard with embellies - which people often do with vintage - for me it is more in the papers and colours, a little bit of DI to tone it all down - and of course the style of the image.

I chose to use this cute image from Tidly Inks - and take the opportunity to make another Christmas card, I think vintage style is great for Christmas cards

This lil' cutie is from Tiddly Inks
 and is called  "Wryn Goes Carolling" available here

I'm planning to use her in a few colour combos for my Christmas cards this year and I'll use up those piles of vintage Christmas papers I've accumulated!! - these ones are a MME Lost and Found Christmas special edition - I love them, especially those vintage turquoise colours that I've distressed with Tea Die DI  

This is what I did...

Image -Wryn goes carolling from Tiddly Inks
coloured with Copics and Prismacolor pencils
Papers - Lost and found christmas (Special edition) MME
Distress ink - Tea die from Tim Holtz
Holly Die - Memory box
Holly Berrys - Viva decor perle pen in red
Poinsettia die - Spellbinders
Pearl - Dovecraft
Wood NOEL sentiment - Papermania
kraft card - MFT

I hope I've inspired you to make a vintage card for our challenge at  MAWTT - you have a whole two weeks to do it - and it would be a really great way to help your Christmas cards on their way if you did that too!

Challenges I'm entering with this card

Crafty girls challenge - anything goes
Aud sentiment challenge - your favourite season (Winter/Christmas of course!)
Sassy studios - stack it up (3 or more layers)
Crafty hazelnuts Christmas challenge - Christmas
Doodle pantry- Digi images
Natalie and Amy's - Die cuts and flowers






Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Anything goes at Pennys Papercrafty Challenge

Hello again

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


and our theme this week is 

Anything Goes

I used this cute image from Sassy Studios -one of our sponsors this week 
called Sassy Elizabeth Laura Bennett she is available here


I thought she needed a fairly simple pretty and demure design  to compliment her fairly simple, pretty, demure looks!
I got this paper free with a magazine ages ago - they are Websters Papers and on the front it says a combo of Western Romance and All About Me - they are very pretty pale coloured papers and I thought they were perfect for Miss Elizabeth Laura


Our sponsors this week are offering some fab prizes - pop over to the blog for more information and to see the fab and fun creations that my teamies have come up with this week

Buy Sassy Studio Designs

This is what I did....

Image - Elizabeth Laura Bennett from Sassy Studios
Coloured with copics and Prismacolor pencils
Papers - from Websters Pages
Sentiment label - LOTV
Dies uses - MFT labels and stitched labels and Memory box Fabulous phlox and Honeysuckle Vine  
Ribbon and gem from my stash

hope we see you over at Pennys this week - after all - Anything Goes!

Challenges I'm entering with this card
Little red wagon - Happy Birthday

hugs Judith

We want to see Punches and dies for our challenge at TPS this week

Good morning all

Its time for a new challenge at The Paper Shelter this week

the theme is 

Die cuts and punches

I used this cute image called  A Summer Walk available here

I'm sure this image was based on me walking my dog
I could be that girls twin sister and as you can see that dog could be twins with my Labrador lol!!



As always we have a fabulous prize up for grabs at TPS 

Challenge prize badge

Here's what I did....

Image - a summer walk from The Paper Shelter
Coloured with copics and prismacolor pencils
Papers - Blank canvas from first edition
Die cuts  - MFT blueprints 14
Twine - MFT
Sentiment - Whiff of Joy 


Challenges I'm entering with this card -
Crafting by design - Polka dots
Crafting for all seasons - feature a creature
Crafty creations - flower power
Scrappers delights - Anything goes with die cuts


We'd love to see what you can create for our challenge this week at The paper Shelter Challenge

- I'll be back later with my DT card for our new challenge at Pennys Paper Crafty Challenges - see you soon!

hugs
Judith xx


Thursday, 7 August 2014

Are you ready for cute and cuddly and a KISS!?

Good morning all

We're back with our new challenge for the month at 

Crafty Little Fairies

and our theme for this challenge is 

Cute and Cuddly

I decided to make the most of this theme and make a Christmas card
with a cute and cuddly James bear from LOTV


I decided to go a little bit on the vintage side with this one
I used the MME lost and found papers as my inspiration and coloured James to match!
Just a few embellies and die cuts to finish and it was quite a quick card to make really.
My go to bear copic colours 
I used my black prismacolour pencil to tone the colours down - I always find this works well when trying for a vintage look - gives that dark worn out look - I wonder if someone's used that on me lately lol!!

Considering I was a bit lacking in inspiration when I started this one I was pleased with how it turned out
 - its what I call a KISS card - when I have no direction go for a KISS!

To enlighten those not in the know - it's the idiots Cas card!!!

Keep It Simple Stupid!!

This is what I did...
Image - James bear from LOTV
Coloured with copics and Prismacolour pencils 
Papers - MME Lost and Found Christmas
Shaped card - Craftwork Cards
sentiment - LOTV
Snowflake die and twine  - MFT
Label die - spellbinders
Buttons (under gems) - docrafts
Gems - from my stash
Distress ink - TH bundled sage

I hope you can join in with the Crafty Little Fairies this month

Challenges I'm entering with this card

Crafting by design - Vintage/shabby chic
Southern girls - Christmas
Charisma cards - buttons and bows
Delightful challenges - anything goes
Milk coffee challenge - use 2 or more die cuts

Hugs
Judith






Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Anything Goes at Penny's Papercrafty Challenge

Good morning all

Well another week has passed and I'm back again - where do these weeks go!

I've had another busy week doing goodness knows what! - my son Tom went to the commonwealth games in Glasgow and we had a couple of lovely days away (then another day out yesterday!)  in Northumberland, a visit to Eden Camp in North Yorkshire where we also took my Mother - she enjoyed reliving her WWII days - its a really interesting day out and the sun shone all day - so relaxing (and busy) and yet again - not much time for crafting - in spite of  my card theme this week - for me sun and craft don't mix well for me just now!!

We have a fab new challenge for you again at

Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges

and our theme is  the easy peasy

Anything goes

(so no excuse not to enter!!)

This little cutie is called Marie - she is from Stampart design by Katherine
Who is one of our lovely sponsors this week
Marie is available in Kathy's Shop at Whimsy Stamps HERE


It's back to my favourite easel cards  I always love to make these
and I loved colouring this image - that fish is gorgeous!!


We have three lovely sponsors this week 
so great prizes to be won - check out the challenge blog for details






Here's what I did....

Image - Marie - from Stampart design by Kathryne
Coloured with Copics and Prismacolor pencils
Papers - nautical from Papermania
Round easel card cut with spellbinders grand nesties round and scalloped
Sentiment - LOTV
Seaside embellies from Jolies at Michaels
Swirl - Tilda swirl
"Sun" cut with Easy Peasy Sizzix Dies by Tim Hotz

Hope we see you at Penny's this week

Challenges I'm entering with this card

Divas by Design - under the sea
Handmade harbour - Summer fun
The crafters cafe - lots of layers
Crafting for all seasons - Feature a creature

Hugs
Judith xx