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Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Photo inspiration at The paper Shelter challenge this week



Good morning all

Firstly I must thank you all for your kind words yesterday

 - Well two days in a row - I'm on a roll lol
its challenge day at

The Paper Shelter

where our theme is a photo one this week
here is your colour inspiration - pretty easy really!



I decided to go for the the greens, oranges, reds, yellows, blues!!
- see what I mean easy (don't think black and white will fit this one though lol)

Because summer and sun have arrived here lately (!)
I decided to go for this little cutie from TPS called Sunshine - available HERE


hope you'll join in with our challenge
as always its a fab prize
see you there!



Here's what I did

Image - Sunshine from The Paper Shelter
coloured with Crafters companion spectrum noir pens and pencils
Pens
skin - FS3,7,TN3
hair - GB5, CT1 ,4
Clothes -CG3, CR1,10,  CT1, TB1,4
shadeing - BGR1 
Pencils
Peony, cranberry, ginger, 
papers - K and co sweet nectar
Kraft card - Crafters Companion
Flower die - Crafters Companion Saras English country garden collection - Lazy daisy
Butterfly die -Crafters Companion - Saras butterfly lulluby collection - Flit and flutter
happy birthday die - tattered lace
oval die - tattered lace
gems and ribbon from my stash

Photo inspiration at The paper Shelter challenge this week



Good morning all

Firstly I must hank you all for your kind words yesterday

 - Well two days in a row - I'm on a roll lol
its challenge day at

The Paper Shelter

where our theme is a photo one this week
here is your colour inspiration - pretty easy really!



I decided to go for the the greens, oranges, reds, yellows, blues!!
- see what I mean easy (don't think black and white will fit this one though lol)

Because summer and sun have arrived here lately (!)
I decided to go for this little cutie from TPS called Sunshine - available HERE


hope you'll join in with our challenge
as always its a fab prize
see you there!



Here's what I did

Image - Sunshine from The Paper Shelter
coloured with Crafters companion spectrum noir pens and pencils
Pens
skin - FS3,7,TN3
hair - GB5, CT1 ,4
Clothes -CG3, CR1,10,  CT1, TB1,4
shadeing - BGR1 
Pencils
Peony, cranberry, ginger, 
papers - K and co sweet nectar
Kraft card - Crafters Companion
Flower die - Crafters Companion Saras English country garden collection - Lazy daisy
Butterfly die -Crafters Companion - Saras butterfly lulluby collection - Flit and flutter
happy birthday die - tattered lace
oval die - tattered lace
gems and ribbon from my stash

Tuesday, 28 June 2016

A quick and easy Christmas card for Winter Wonderland Challenge

Good Morning all

I'm afraid I'm a little late with my post this time for the challenge at 


Things are not going so well around here lately because of serious illness affecting my husbands parents and I'm afraid I've just totally fallen off the blogging bus!!
With hospital visiting and all sorts of other things going on as well I just seem to be on permanent catch up that never quite gets there - hopefully I'll get on track sometime soon but in the meantime I'm sorry for my lack of posts /visits : (

I haven't even been doing all that much colouring lately - I even think I've forgotten how to sometimes!!- but I can always die cut and quite enjoyed making this card - it was quite quick and easy to do


The lovely papers are called Winter Frost  and are from our sponsors this week

MR Designs


This is what I did

Papers - MR Designs
Die cut snowflakes - Whimsy Stamps and Memory box
Die cut Merry Christmas -memory box
Kraft Card - Crafter's Companion
distress ink - TH teadye
twine - MFT
Star embellies - SIC
gems from my stash

Hope you'll join in with our challenge this week

hugs
Judith x



Thursday, 23 June 2016

There's a male thing going on at Fab'n'funky challenges this week!

hi all

We have a topical challenge going on at 

Fab'n'Funky Challenges 

our theme is 

For Men and Boys

So with all those Fathers day cards you have been making you must be something you show us so you can join in with our challenge !!

My card was made for my nephew's 21st birthday
using this fab image called 

Octoberfest Otto 
from our fab sponsor Dr Digi's house of stamps 
available HERE


and this is the inside of the card using 
some lovely Anna Griffin male themed stamps


the prize this week from Dr Digi's house of Stamps 
is 2 images of the winners choice.


This is what I did

Image - Octoberfest Otto from Dr Digi's house of stamps
inside images- from Anna griffin male themed stamps
Coloured with Spectrum Noir pens and pens
Papers from MME
Kraft card from Crafters companion
Assorted dies - that I can't remember lol

hope to see you playing along with us this week 

hugs

Judith 


Friday, 10 June 2016

Happy birthday Winter Wonderland!

Good morning all

Well I'm back from my travels (yes I know again!) We've had a lovely couple of weeks, first up to beautiful Northumberland to drop off our youngest son on  his activities holiday at Keilder Water, I think Northumberland is the most beautiful county in England (IMHO!!) the gorgeous countryside, rolling hills, vast waters and then the beautiful coastline - it really is spectacular with lots of historical treasures to visit too.  We then drove from there to Edinburgh to spend a couple of days with our older son Matthew and the weather was just gorgeous, while England was languishing in the cold unseasonal weather Scotland was having their turn of temperatures in the 20's.  When we drove home it got colder and colder as we crossed the border - quite bizarre really.  But that was ok we weren't here for long!! After 2 days at home we flew off for a lovely trip to Rome with some good friends - some very good friends! - we discovered quite by chance while talking that it was our 40th friendship anniversary this year!! - We've all been friends since we were at school, oh where has the time gone.... So we had a drink or two in Rome just to celebrate properly.  It's taken me a few days to get back into the swing of things at home but I'm getting there.

but I digress......


The team at 



is celebrating this week
its our 7th birthday!

and we're having a lovely challenge just for the occasion

Add a ribbon and a bow

I'm using an image for my card from one of our lovely sponsors


this is Christmas Poinsettia  from
A day for daisies 

Can you see the lovely sparkle on my card!
I coloured this lovely image with my Spectrum Noir sparkle pens
- and I even managed to get the sparkle in my photograph too

This is what I did

Image - Christmas Poinsettia from a day for daisies
Coloured with spectrum noir sparkle pens - hearthside, boudoir and olive jade - and clear sparkle around it to pullout the colour slightly around the edges
Embossing folder - Sheena Douglas Christmas greetings embossing folder
Card - to colour onto - Sheena's stamping card,
           embossed TH vintage from Die'sire
           black card from Crafters Companion
Ribbon from my stash 
Jewel - creative expressions

Hope you'll join in with our celebration this week
we have lots of lovely sponsors

who are giving a prize of £10 to spend in store


who are giving a prize of £10 to spend in store

whoa re giving a $12 voucher to spend in store

hope we see you at 


 this week!


Hugs
Judith xx






Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Sending some flowers

Morning all

This is just a quick call in between holidays and weekends away lol!

I've totally lost my crafting blogging thing these last couple of weeks and luckily had this card
 pre-made to use for my DT card for the challenge at

The Paper Shelter

where our theme is 

Flowers everywhere


This is using another of the lovely precoloured images and papers from TPS
she is called Charming Spring Girl and is available HERE.

I used the whole preprinted image and paper printed onto card, mounted it onto kraft card then fussy cut the image of the little girl and mounted it with 3d glue gel (it's sort of curved and looks really good on the card - though it doesn't photograph well)  I inked the edges of the card and the image with TH teadye DI for a vintage look - it goes well with these colours I think.  ThenI added from die cut flowers. butterflies and leaves cut from Crafter's Companion dies and also coloured them with distressed inks in, coral, wild honey and moss green.  The entiment is from the free set in the latest CC inspiration magazine - then finally finished off with a few gems and a cute little charm. - using these printed images is very quick and easy but allows you to add your own creativity too

hope you'll join in with our challenge
as always its a fab prize
see you there!



We're off on our travels again tomorrow for a lovely weekend with friends in Rome - the downside is the flight is 7:15 in the morning - I hate early flights lol.  I'll be back on Monday with a brand new mojo - lots of ideas are there just needing to get out - so watch this space!!

hugs Judith xx



Wednesday, 18 May 2016

I feel charming - oh so charming


It's alarming how charming I feel.....!

Good morning all

Well depending how old you are or how many musicals you have watched - you'll be singing your head off now and I have just planted your song for the day firmly in there.

For those who don't know the song is I feel pretty from West Side Story - just to put you out of your misery - I'd hate to keep you wondering lol

And the reason I feel so charming is because that's our challenge theme at 


Charming

The card here isn't the card I started to make!! - I had another one of those days yesterday ( on top of still catching up after my hollies)  I spent the day in hospital with my son Tom who was having some dental work done as a day patient under general anesthetic - on the bright side I got lots of knitting done for my new granddaughter Eva as I wiled away the hours, on the minus side I was wrecked when we eventually got home and just couldn't be bothered to finish my colouring that I had started the day before.  - but that's where good old precoloured images from TPS come in very handy.  I had printed this one off ages ago just to have on standby as a quick card
- and this was just the occasion to use it!

This pretty girly complete with background paper is Melody
 - available Here


I simply printed the image twice and cut the image and star out and decoupaged for a 3d effect.  I had added "just a note to say" in word before I printed it and after that I simply inked the edges with TH DI in Tea dye added the die cut musical notes from a MFT die - cut in black card and I had that cute little guitar charm that I tied with a piece of twine.  The inside has the matching paper ready to stamp a sentiment - nearly all images from TPS come with all these elements along with the lined image that you can colour.  Check them all out here if you've never seen them before - I often use them for a quick make.

As always we have a fab prize at our challenge


Well I must be off - today's not much better than yesterday - it's dog operation day today, our dog Glenn has to have a big operation because he has a ruptured cruciate ligament, I don't have to spend the day with him but its a journey to the specialist orthopedic vet and back .... and the worry : (

Hope you have a lovely day whatever you're doing

hugs
Judith xx