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Thursday, 29 December 2016

A Create 365 Candy Draw - to get your new year off to a good start!


Happy weekend everyone!



I'm still here in sunny Florida on my hollies - another week to go
 so not around  visiting  all your lovely blogs too much

But I've been shopping in the sales!!

I got the biggest bargain at Michaels 
who had a fab doorbuster offer on

Create 365 Happy Planners!



its a the big 8 inch x 10inch colouring version
so ideal to organise my crafty year next year - with some fun colouring too!
These are pictures of the cover and one of the inside pages

When I bought it I  thought it would be fun to buy another and share as Candy with my crafty buddies -so you can be organised and have some fun in 2017 too!

I'm so excited to get started on this
- I'm predicting 2017 as a good ie organised(!) one.

If you want to enter my candy please add your name to the linky below - and sign up to follow me if you're not already a follower - so you can check back to see if you've won!
and also share the picture at the top of the post in the side bar of your blog  : )

The draw is open until midday December 29th
and I'll post worldwide
 - so if I get your address back quickly you can have it as soon as possible
and start planning your new year

So what are you waiting for - get ready to plan and enter my draw!!

(organised!!) crafty hugs
Judith xxx




Thursday, 8 December 2016

We would like to see Christmas scenes at Moving along with the times

Hi all

We have a lovely new challenge for you this week at


just in case you had forgotten
- Christmas is on the way!!

We would like to see

Christmas Scenes


I love really traditional Christmas cards, Santa, Poinsettias, Christmas trees, green red....
This card just about has it all!

This is what I did
Image, sentiment and embossing folder - from Nordic Christmas range by Crafter's Companion
Coloured with - Spectrum Noir watercolour pens
Poinsettias made with Sheena Douglass perfect partners Poinsettia dies
Card - Cored'nations Card - darks
Black card from Crafter's Companion
Pebeo silver gilding wax

Hope you'll play along with us this challenge - it's another great excuse to make a Christmas card!

Hugs
Judith

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Things with wings challenge at Fab'n'Funky Challenges

Good morning all

Greetings from sunny Florida!

I expect you're all wondering where I got to lately!  
Unfortunately we've had a pretty bad time over the last few months at home.  My father in law was very ill for a long time and sadly passed away on 31st October.  Things had been pretty bad for quite a while before that and to make things even worse I came down with flu just a few days after that. 

We've eventually got through it all and were lucky enough to have our holiday in Florida booked for a well deserved break, We've been here for six days now and over the last couple of days I've felt almost human again!!

So hopefully I'll be able to pick back up on my blog a bit more now  - which has been sadly neglected of late : )

We have a new challenge over at 


The theme was chosen by our lovely Sharon who  is hosting this week
and she has chosen the theme

Things with Wings

I didn't manage to make a card specially for this challenge but I did have one already made that fit the theme so decided to join in 


We have a lovely sponsor this week 


who are offering a fab prize for our winner


This is what I did....

 Crafter's Companion 5x5 Create a card die - Country garden 
and Crafters Companion 5x2 create a card die - thinking of you

with just a couple of sheets of card and a ribbon and some lace together with a sparkle embellie from creative expressions this card was very quick and easy to make

I hope you'll call in and check out the DT's creations and join in with our challenge this week
and I'll be visiting you all  again really soon!

hugs
Judith xx


Things with wings challenge at Fab'n'Funky Challenges

Good morning all

Greetings from sunny Florida!

I expect you're all wondering where I got to lately!  
Unfortunately we've had a pretty bad time over the last few months at home.  My father in law was very ill for a long time and sadly passed away on 31st October.  Things had been pretty bad for quite a while before that and to make things even worse I came down with flu just a few days after that. 

We've eventually got through it all and were lucky enough to have our holiday in Florida booked for a well deserved break, We've been here for six days now and over the last couple of days I've felt almost human again!!

So hopefully I'll be able to pick back up on my blog a bit more now  - which has been sadly neglected of late : )

We have a new challenge over at 


The theme was chosen by our lovely Sharon who  is hosting this week
and she has chosen the theme

Things with Wings

I didn't manage to make a card specially for this challenge but I did have one already made that fit the theme so decided to join in 


We have a lovely sponsor this week 


who are offering a fab prize for our winner


This is what I did....

 Crafter's Companion 5x5 Create a card die - Country garden 
and Crafters Companion 5x2 create a card die - thinking of you

with just a couple of sheets of card and a ribbon and some lace together with a sparkle embellie from creative expressions this card was very quick and easy to make

I hope you'll call in and check out the DT's creations and join in with our challenge this week
and I'll be visiting you all  again really soon!

hugs
Judith xx


Thursday, 10 November 2016

Show us die cut letters or numbers at MAWTT

Good morning all

It's my turn to host at MAWTT this week

I have chosen the theme

Show us die cut letters or numbers





Sunday, 30 October 2016

Boo!- it's Halloween!


Hi All

I'm rather late with my post for 

Fab'n'Funky Challenges

My blogging is a bit sporadic due to illness in the family
and things have taken a greater turn for the worse this week

I've eventually finished my card for this week so i'm really just sending a reminder for anyone to join in with their Halloween projects - you must have some!!

Our theme is very simple!

Halloween!

We are sponsored by the fab 

Lemon Shortbread

who are offering a prize of 3 images to our winner this week

 the team were given some fab images to work with 

I chose the cute

Holloween Dracula Party
available here


 and suprise! it opens to form a pop twist card!


I made this for my grandson Jacob who absolutely loved it!  Its a very sturdy card and just as well as he played with it all afternoon - jumping out and shouting BOO! as he opened the card
Here's a (very short!!) video of him : ) 

video

I just saw this style of card last week and set about finding out how to make it - there are lots of tutorials on youtube - really easy to make and very effective 
- you should give it a try!!

Here's what I did...

Image -Halloween Dracula Party from Lemon Shortbread
Coloured with Spectrum noir pens and Colourblend pencils
with bats coloured with black spectrum noir sparkle pen
Papers - MME
Black card - Crafters Companion
Orange card and red card - Cored'nations Brights
Frame die - Noble frame die from Sue Wilson
die cut letters - sizzix

ther's still lot's of time for you to enter our challenge - hope to see you there

Hugs
Judith x













Friday, 21 October 2016

New illustrator pens from Crafter's Companion - i'm in love!!


Good morning all


I have a huuuuge(!) card to share today 
(its around 8 x 10 inches)
but I really needed the space to give this lovely image centre stage and have space for my hessian and embellies too!!

I coloured this up with the fabulous new Spectrum Noir Illustrator pens that are being launched today.  I can honestly say that these are my favourite pens ever, they blend so beautifully and have a wonderful fine detail nib as well as a brush nib which blends like a dream.  It took me a couple of attempts to get it right because you need to use a really light touch, but that's no different to any new pens!  
If you colour - you need these pens!!


This is what I did

The image is an old favourite from Justinklined called Serenity a lovely summy image but also used it a couple of times before for retirement cards 

I used the following pen colours for this image
DG2,DG3,GB2,GB4,GB7,GG2,GY3,YG1,YG2,IG1,CR11,PP1,PP6,MB1,MB2,BT1

The sentiment is from a Fiskars set called Make a wish - on of my go sentiment sets - there are some lovely ones as well as a good old happy birthday - so you can't go wrong

The papers are a very old K and Co and sadly it was my last sheet of this one : (

Kraft Card fr0m Crafters Companion
Frame made with Sue Wilson's pierced Rectangle Noble dies
Hessian and flip frops i got on a visit to Michaels craft store when I was in Florida

Don't miss the shows on Hochanda TV (freeview 85/ Sky 663) where the lovely Leann will be launching these lovely pens at 10am today

Lot's more lovely new goodies following this week at Crafter's Companion birthday week celebrations
hope to see you there!



hugs Judith xx