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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

We're getting organised for Christmas at Fab'n'Funky Challenges

Good morning all

I'm back with my DT card for Fab'n'Funky challenges 
- albeit a little later than I intended - where did yesterday go!!

As its the last week of the month our challenge theme is 


I still have a couple of cards that I didn't blog from last Christmas 
this is one I made for my daughter and her husband

One of my favourite stamps from the Nordic Christmas collection at Crafter's Companion
this one is Christmas Cheer

Did you notice my play on the words - deer .. clever huh!!

I coloured him up with spectrum noir pens and pencils - a real dream to colour - I really do love this one!

This is what I did....

Image - Christmas cheer from Crafter's companion
coloured with Spectrum Noir Pens and pencils
Sentiment - produced in word
Papers - LOTV
Ribbon, pearls and wooden 'with love' - from my stash
Holly die - crafters companion
Matt black card - Crafter's Companion

hope you'll join in with our challenge this week

Challenges I'm entering with this card

Christmas at sweet stamping - bows
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - anything goes
A Snowflakes Promise - Winter
Crafty Boots - ribbon or lace


Judith x

Wednesday, 27 January 2016

We want to see winter sports at Fab'n'Funky this week!

Good morning all

we have a new challenge starting at 

The theme this week is

Winter Sport

I used this pretty image called

The Beautiful Skier
available here

She was coloured with my Spectrum Noir markers and pencils  and also a few touches with Spectrum Sparkle pens - just for a wintry look

I'm starting to think I'm more than a bit clumsy (and lucky !) making this card.  Shall I just say it repaired very well lol -  I dropped a black marker on her - and successfullfy removed with the blender pen (phew) I then dropped a huge blob of collall tacky glue in the middle of the card as I was sticking the bow on - fortunately that came off too - what a disaster!!

As always there's a great prize on offer

This is what I did....

Image - the beautiful skier
Coloured with spectrum noir pens and spectrum sparkle pens and Spectrum noir pencils
Pens FS1,3,TN3  PP4,BP1,3  BGR1,2,3,5 BG1
Pencils 26,115,116,120
Sparkle pen - clear
Papers (very old!) DCWV Christmas stack
Black Card
Frostyville wreath die from Memory box
Sentiment from Crafter's Companions Nordic Christmas stamp - Cool Christmas
Tag dies - MFT
Star border die - Memory box
Slight shading round the edges - TH spun sugar DI
Ribbon and sparkle dots from my stash

This could be a great start to your Christmas makes for this year - hope you'll join in with us
I'll be back later with another wintry card - for the Christmas challenge over at Fab'n'Funky

Challenges I'm entering with this card 

Double ds - a winter theme 
Creative moments - anything goes - optional winter theme
Rudolph day - Anything Christmas
Inky Impressions - all about the border

see you soon!
Hugs Judith x 

Friday, 22 January 2016

Something news going on at Winter Wonderland!

Good morning all

Sorry I'm a bit late with my post today 
- shall I just say we've been having utility problems and leave it at that : / - electricity and water are not easily done without lol.

It's time for a new challenge over at

and the theme for this week is

Something New

I decided to make a new baby card as a friend of mine just had a new baby girl 

I used a cute image from our sponsor this week
called A Gift from the Stars its available HERE

I used my fab Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens together with Spectrum Noir markers to colour this cute image.  I tried my very best to show the sparkle in the photo - and think I succeeded!  It looks totally glittery - but it is much more subtle in real life.  I just sort of directed my craft lamp onto it and that pink certainly shines - the sparkle was also used on the leaves and stars as but think the light just really hit that pink lol.

Our sponsors this week at winter wonderland are

who are offering a $12 gift card


who are offering a £10 gift voucher

So this is what I did ....

Image - A gift from the stars - from A day for daisies
Coloured with - Spectrum Noir markers and Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens
       Sparkle pens  - moonlight,soft jade,rose quartz
       Spectrum noir markers -  LG1,LY1,PP1,PP2,BG3,FS5,FS2
Papers - First edition baby girl
Distress ink for sky - TH tumbled glass applied with ink duster from Inkylicious
Sentiment tag - LOTV baby clear stamps set
Embossed heart - cut out from Crafters Companion Love and Romance range In Love 6x6 embossing folder
Tree die - Heartfelt Creations Sugar hollow hangout die
Cut with Centura pearl card and coloured with Spectrum noir sparkle pen soft jade
Square dies - stitched square die Memory Box, Sue Wilson noble square die
Ribbon from my stash

Thank you for visiting today - hope you'll join in with our challenge this week

Challenges I'm entering with this card

A day for daisies - stitch it up (faux stitching around image)
Crafty catz - girls only 
Really reasonable ribbon - pink with ribbon or trim
The stamping boutique - punches and dies

hugs Judith x