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Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Christmas challenge at Fab'n'Funky Challenges

Good morning all


We have a new just for fun challenge at

Fab'n'Funky Challenges

and its our once a month theme of 

Christmas 
(we're trying hard to encourage good Christmas crafting habits!!)


This is a really quick and easy card - the sort you often need as Christmas sets you into a mad panic of last minute card making!  - but we don't want you to do that lol

This is what I did

Die cut Merry Christmas - Sara's Traditional Christmas rangefrom Crafter's Companion
Paper and snowflake stamp also from Sara's traditional range 
and the music paper  is made with a stamp from Crafty Individuals
Distress ink - TH brushed corduroy

It would be great to see you playing along - anything Christmas will do!

Hugs

Judith



Wednesday, 4 April 2018

Everyones favourite - handmade flowers!


Good morning all

I don't think there's anyone who doesn't like a floral card and it's especailly nice to make your own flowers.  years ago when I first started paper crafting I used to think that making flowers was so clever and compicated and something far beyond my capabilities.   But with just a little a bit of practice and with the lovely stamps and dies that ae available now you can make such lovely flowers and now I have no idea why anyone would want to buy paper flowers to decorate cards and projects.

So on that note.....
We have a lovely new just for fun challenge at

Fab'n'Funky Challenges

and our theme is

Handmade Flowers


This card has just one large flower as the main focus of the card, frobably my most used favourite flower die, called lazy Daisy from Sara Davies' English Country Garden signature collection from Crafter's Companion.  I've used it soooo many times for all sorts of projects - it's such a statement flower and can be used in so many ways.  For this card I've cut the flower twice to create a full dimentional daisy flower.

I'm still on my hollies in Florida so hope you;re reading this scheduled post  😊
- and I've added a little bit of sunshine too!

This is what I did...

Flower and leaf die - Lazy Daisy from Sara Davies English Country Garden Signature collection
3D embossing folder - Country Garden by Crafter's Companion
Black card  and pastel card- Crafter's Companion
Sentiment - Anna Griffin

We'd love to see your handmade creations this week at Fab'n'Funky

hugs

Judith x




Thursday, 29 March 2018

Coffee anyone?


Good morning all

Hopefully you are reading this (scheduled) post!  
I'm away on my hollies in Florida but didn't want to miss out on this lovely challenge at

Moving Along with the Times

the theme is

Food and Drink



I made this card for my hubby's birthday in January - anyone who knows him knows why!!
He's just a total coffeeholic - can't pass a coffee shop when he's out and the coffee pot's always on when he's at home.  I've had these lovely dies from Apple Blossom crafts for a while - but they were bought with him in mind but also so useful for lots of cards both male and female.  I love them!

It's an 8 x8 inch card and there was lots of die cutting, inking and matting and layering involved - quite time consuming but nothing complicated at all.  As long as it's all lined up well it's a really easy card to make - and one of those that gives you a sense of satisfaction at the end!

This is what I did .....

Dies and stamps -Apple Blossom Crafts - lifes pleasures collection 
Papers - LOTV Country Gent pad (now discontinued)
Black, centura pearl silver metalic and craft card - Crafter's Companion
Distress inks - Tea dye and brushed corduroy

Hope you'll join in with our challenge this time - I'll call in to see all your yummy makes( if I have a few moments here by the pool!!)

Hugs

Judith xx





Wednesday, 21 March 2018

And it's christmas again......



Good morning all

Well it's definitely winter - and Christmas is in winter lol
Though to be fair we had some lovely sunshine here yesterday
- lets hope it lasts!

It's time for a new just for fun challenge at

Fab'n'Funky Challenges

and its our once a month theme of 

Christmas 
(we're trying hard to encourage good Christmas crafting habits!!)


This is a lovely stamp that I bought last year from Woodware - I love their stamps they are so easy to colour and always make quite quick and easy CAS cards.  I coloured these with the lovely Colourtint pencils from Crafter's Companion - just the perfect shades for this lovely image.  I coloured onto Canson Watercolour paper - I just love the texture of this paper - it makes such a huge difference to the finished result.

This is what I did....

Image - Peace from Woodware at Creative Expressions
Coloured with - Colourtint pencils from Crafter's Companion
Paper used - Canson Watercolour paper
Blackcard - from Crafter's Companion

It would be great to see you playing along - anything Christmas will do!

Hugs

Judith

Friday, 16 March 2018

It's Surfin Santa time!

Good morning all

It's almost holiday season - and santa certainly has lots of free time!
- so he's off surfing!!

This fun image is from Dr Digi's house of Stamps
and he's (amazingly!) called
Surfin Santa (available HERE)


There's a new challenge starting at 

Winter Wonderland

and the theme is

Outdoor Fun

I hope you can come and join in with us - see you there!

hugs Judith xx






Wednesday, 14 March 2018

It's anything but square day - and my birthday too!

Good morning all

I've broken my own rules today to make this card!  I set myself the 'crafting with a purpose' challenge in January 2017 and this card is the first I've made that doesn't fit that criteria - but this is such a cute image I just couldn't resist - and I got to use my new Noble Octagon Double Stitched dies from Sue Wilson at Creative Expressions - because our theme is....

Anything but Square

at
 Fab'n'Funky Challenges


The image and sentiment are from the new 'Cute as a Button' CD from 

who is our sponsor this week

On balance I'm sure I'll use this card- it's far too cute not to give!

This is what I did.....

Image from Whoopsie Daisy Cute as a button CD
Dies - Noble Double stitched Octagon die from Sue Wilson
        - banner from LaLa land
       - nautical die cutes from MFT
Card, paper and ribbon from my stash

Hope you'll join in with our challenge this week

Entered in challenges

Whoopsie Daisy - anything goes / anything but square 

hugs

Judith xx


Wednesday, 7 March 2018

I think we could all do with some spring flowers.......

Good morning all

I hope you've all survived the 'beast from the east'!
last week was certainly a weird one but I'm glad to report that our snow had disappeared.
we've had a lot of rain to wash it away and now we have a lot of water instead! 

Roll on those spring days and spring flowers and sunshine
I don't think I hate anything as much as the cold winter days

I'm sharing a card I've made for Mother's Day
using the lovely new Lush Lilac collection from Heartfelt Creations




The new challenge is starting today at

Fab'n'Funky Challenges 

and our theme is 

Mother's Day

I'm sure there's a lot of Mother's Day cards around this week - so i expect to see you all there!!

I'll be visiting later today - I'm off to the gym this morning

See you soon
xx