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Thursday, 2 July 2015

We want to see babys over at MAWTT challenge!!

Good morning all

Well I think I've finally caught up with myself!! - not before time I hear you say
Today's card is for the challenge at 

Moving Along With The Times

and we want to see 


It's a sad week for us over there because our boss lady Hazel has decided to step down from the challenge - we're all so sad to see her go - thank you Hazel - you gave me my first DT job and I love the team you created - hope you'll find your craftyness again soon xx

But the good news is that the lovely Wendy (Spanish Crafter) has stepped up to the mark and taken control of things - because like all of us she didn't want to see things come to an end
 - we really are a lovely team!! and thank you Wendy for taking us troublesome lot under your wing 
I think there could be a few DT spots to fill - so if you're interested keep a look out for our DT call soon to follow - or maybe ask Wendy nicely if she has a place for you : )

MyDT card today come just at the right time as one my daughters best friends just had a baby girl two days ago - and I know she'll be wanting a card to give her

this cute image if from LOTV
One of my favourite baby images called Balloon Basket - available here
I've used this image so many times - it makes a lovely christening card too

I coloured this image with my Spectrum Noir pens and pencils
- kept it very simple and baby pink!

Here's what I did...

Image - balloon basket from LOTV
Papers are also LOTV which have been discontinued I think - I've lost the front 
            but they're baby papers called something like Bear necessities 
pale lemon pearls from my stash
Heart drop die - memory box
Stitched square die from MFT blueprints 14 set
Kraft card - Crafters Companion
diamond stickles on heart shapes
Spectrum noir pens used -skin - FS2,5,7
                                         balloon, hearts,ribbon and blanket - PP1,2,3
                                         basket - TN2,3,4
                                         stars - CT2
                                         blue shading - TB1
Spectrum Noir Pencils for definition - 36,64,109,

We'd love to see you at MAWTT this week - come over and share your Baby's with us!

Judith x


Wednesday, 1 July 2015

We have a birthday challenge at Fab'n'Funky Challenges this week - and Monday surprise!

Good morning all

It's challenge time over at Fab'n'Funky challenges again

and our lovely Sharon has chosen the theme 


I'm almost caught up with myself after my hollies -but I have no idea where time goes - mine is just speeding by - so much to do - so little time to do it!  

At least we have some decent weather now and I intend to make the most of the sunshine - walks on the beach with my faithful hound and BBQ's in the garden - what could be nicer.

I had a lovely surprise on Monday too - my DH took me to buy a new car - (I think he bought it for himself actually - I may need to fight him off lol) - so I'm getting a lovely new Black Mini Spaceman within the next week - I'm so excited - I've had my good old Ford Fiesta for 7 years - but no time for sentiment - it's time to say goodbye : )
- it's up for sale now so if you're after a Ford Fiesta Ghia in really great condition with under 30,000 miles on the clock - drop me a line 

Anyway - less of the gossip

Here is my birthday card - I made it for a (not so!) young lady who celebrated her 30th birthday last week - daughter of my best friend - I'm not quite sure where 30 years went

This is actually a Christmas stamp from Ching Chou Kuik
at Sweetpea stamps - called Poinsettia Fairy and available here
- she looks rather lovely as a summer fairy I think 

I coloured her with my spectrum noir pens and pencils and also coloured the card for the flowers and backing card to match with my Spectrum Noir pens

We are sponsored by the fabulous 

and have a great prize from them for this weeks lucky winner - a $20 voucher to spend in store
- how great is that!

This is what I did ....

Image - Poinsettia fairy from Ching Chou Kuik
Coloured with spectrum noir pens and pencils
pen colours PL1,2,4 LG 1,2, DG3 FS2,3, TN3
Pencil 78,81
wink of stella white to highlight
Papers - LOTV 
Flower and leaf dies - Crafters companion 
Swirls - ceative expressions
Sentiment stamp - Anna Griffin

I hope we'll see your birthday project in our challenge this week - after all everyone has a birthday so you're going to need one real soon!!

To my dear bloggy friends that I still haven't visited - I will be round to see you soon!


Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Photo inspiration at The Paper Shelter

Good morning all

It seems like so long since I have been here - and it is!

Four weeks is a long time in blogland and although I had some scheduled posts that I tweeked a bit while I was away on my holiday in Florida and I called in every now and then to comment - I think its now actually five weeks since I last blogged properly - I have so much catching up to do - not just here - everywhere!!

It's my teams week at 

The Paper Shelter

and our theme is a photo inspiration

Take from it whatever you like! - the colours, theme, whatever it says to you

This is what it said to me lol!!
Sunny blue skies, some greens, beige  and purples - a touch of white and orange - and there just has to be a mouse in that thatch somewhere

This cute little digi is called Seas of Plenty and is available HERE
the backing paper I used is also part of the set
I just decided to keep it fairly simple as there really is a lot going on with that image - I just coloured it and fussy cut it out then mounted it on foam squares for a little volume

As always we have a fab prize for you at TPS

This is what I did....

Image and backing paper - Seas of plenty from The Paper Shelter
Coloured with copics
Blue card - Bazzill Basics
Sentiment stamp - from  nautical set by Papermania
Label from MFT
Heart banner - die from La La Land
Ribbon and gems from my stash

I'm hoping to get round to visiting and catching up with you all over the next few days - I wish I could say it's good to be back - but at the minute I'm just stressed to bits trying to catch up with everything that I need to do!!

Judith xx

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

We want to see anything but a card at The Paper Shelter

Good Morning all
I hope you are all bright and breezy today and that this scheduled post has behaved and arrived where it should - when it should!  I'm still off on my holly - bobs in Florida enjoying lots of R& R and lovely sunshine : )

We have  a new challenge starting at 

we want to see

 Anything But a Card

I though I'd show you a really quick and easy way to make some tags with  the paper packs available at TPS see here - I have made Christmas tags but there are lots of paper sets available in the store that could be used in the same way

I have used the Ultimate Christmas Papers available here
there are 12 in the set in total - great for lots of Christmas projects as well as cards

I simply sized the the paper before I printed it so that it would fit into my tag die (though you could easily just cut tag shapes without a die), cut another tag shape slightly larger out of some Kraft card and  punched a hole through each after I'd lined then up.  I also inked round the edge of the printed tags with distress ink just to give some definition.  Finally I cut some watching ribbons - two for each tag. and threaded it through the hole - I used vintage seam binding though different ribbons would give different effects.  It was really as simple as that.  I think it would also be a great idea to make matching boxes or bags using the same papers sized and printed to fit - I'll definitely do this with these at Christmas and make my bags and boxes to fit the gifts.

As always at TPS there is  great prize on offer

This is what I did....

Tag dies - Dienamics from My Favourite things
Ribbons - vintage seam binding ribbons from crafty ribbons
Distress ink - Tea dye from Tim Holtz
Kraft Card from Crafters Companion
Papers from TPS - The Ultimate Christmas Papers
The Ultimate Christmas Papers

I hope I've inspired you to make something a little different - I know a lot of people don't like the "C" word mentioned in June - for me I think Christmas crafting all year round is a bonus - a great way for you to be organised this year!

Looking forward to seeing all your crafty creations!


Judith x

Thursday, 4 June 2015

It's out birthday over at MAWTT

Good morning all

It's our 6th birthday over at 

Moving along with the Times 

and we'd love you to come along and celebrate with us

I have a pretty floral card to share with you today that I made with stamps and dies and the matching paper pad from Heartfelt creations  - a birthday present I got this year that I just loved!!
It's a big 8x8 card that really makes a statement IRL with all of those die cut flowers
it's one that I really enjoyed making

Here's what I did....

Dies - Heartfelt creations Botanical  wings, butterfly wings and Botanical Rose
Paper - hearfelt creations - Butterfly medley
Stamps - Heartfelt creations - Botanical Rose and Botanical wings
Coloured with TH DI - spun sugar, milled lavender, mustard seed, bundled sage and shabby shutters
The leaf dies are Anna Griffin
The label is from Hearfelt creations all occasions stamp set

I hope you come and join in with our birthday celebrations

Challenges I'm entering with this card

Aud sentiments - bingo and sentiment (middle row)
As you like it - favourite flower - and why - I love flowers that grow wild - I think there's nothing more lovely than a field of wild flowers - these I think are like briar roses.
In the pink - things with wings
scrap&craft - tag it (make or add a tag)

Judith xx

Monday, 1 June 2015

New Scruffy little kitten stamps day 2

Good Morning all

Time for another share of the Scruffy Little Kitten Stamps for the Spectrum Noir TV Design Team
this time coloured with Spectrum Noir pencils
 I love the soft effect that colouring with pencils creates
- again for me just a touch distressed looking

The stamps and  CD launch today as the 4 day deal
on Create and Craft with Fiona Clayton and some fabulous demonstrations

This little cutie is Benjie
(sentiment also included )

These are the Spectrum Noir pencils I used

Skin - 6,7,8,88 and 98
Hair - 88,98,100,102 and 120
Clothes - 23,25,26 and 120
Shadow - 112
Grass - 47,54,58,87

Other materials used

Papers from the Scruffy Little Kittens CD
Crafters companion Kraft Card and Black Card

A simple CAS style card

Be sure to tune in to see the shows for all the fabulous samples made by the Spectrum Noir TV DT


Sunday, 31 May 2015

New Scruffy little Kitten Stamps

Hello from sunny Florida!

Well here's my very first post for the Spectrum Noir TV design team - and I have to say I'm just loving the colours and effects I can get with the pens and pencils together - as my first card here shows

And I just had to call in today to remind you about the new launch over at Crafter's Companion  - if you loved Scruffy Little Cat (and I did!)  you will just love this kiddy version

 - Scruffy Little Kittens -

 The lovely Fiona Clayton will start her demonstrations tomorrow on Create and Craft for the 4 day deal - first show 8am - so be sure to take a peek - these new stamps and the CD are gorgeous.

My sneak peek for you is the cute little Rosie and there's also some of the printed elements from the CD - don't you just love her!

I coloured her up with my Spectrun Noir pens and used the pencils for extra definition and tiny bit of a distressed look - just the way I like it!
Spectrum Noir pens 
Skin - CR3, PP5,TN3, FS3,FS5,FS7
Hair - E82, FS2,FS4,FS5
Umbrella - LY1,LY2,CT1
Clothes - BT1,BT2,BT4,BT5
Spectrum Noir Pencils
 - 120,117,98,63,61,33

Here's what I did...

Image and Sentiments - Rosie from Scruffy Little Kittens at Crafters Companion
Flower and Paper ribbon - from the Scruffy Little Kittens CD
Butterfly - Die'sire essentials Beautiful Butterflies dies
Card - Core'dinations TH Distress card
ribbon from my stash
Glues used -Colall all purpose and tacky

Thanks for looking in today - hope its a sunny one where you are


Judith xx