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Wednesday, 31 July 2013

A KISS from me to you x

Hi all

I've been busy catching up on some cards these past few days - as well as DT cards (which there really aren't a lot of as everyone is either on holiday or longer challenges it seems!) I also have quite a few birthdays and occasions coming up and thought I'd better get a wiggle on!   

I made this cute card for my Sister in law for her birthday -My favourite flowers and a cute character all in one image!  Its the cute Wryn Blooms from Tiddly Inks and she's available here

I took inspiration for this card from the pretty papers and kept the rest of the card fairly plain - its not exactly a CAS card but I didn't want to go overboard with the embellies - with busy papers like this I think you can have too much of a good thing and I'm more of a KISS girl
 - for those not in the know that's- Keep It Simple Stupid!!! 

This is what I did....

Image - Wryn Blooms from Tiddly Inks
Coloured with copics and prismacolor pencils
Papers -The sweetest thing tangerine - from My Minds Eye
- with watching cabouchon stick on beads
Card - Bazzil Basics
Ribbon - From Carnmeal Cottage
Flower border punch - from Martha Stewart
Corner dies - Whimsy Stamps
Sentiment  -from Digital Delights

Challenges I'm entering with this card

Die Cuttin divas - Anything goes
Make it Monday - anything goes
By LORi Designs - Designer papers
Crafts and me - Anything goes
Simon says - anything goes

Saturday, 27 July 2013

A sympathy card

Good morning all

Can you believe that this weather is still holding!  We have been just about living in our garden for the past few weeks - breakfast and dinner out there every day! - and we even had an Indian take away in the garden last night - now there's a first, there I was sitting with my curry and a glass of the new blackberry Pimms that I treat myself to in Tesco - this is the life!! - but its also why not much crafting is getting done around here.   

It was actually quite an experience in our garden tonight - though nothing to do with the food.  We live very close to the coast and its the Sunderland airshow tomorrow, there we were sitting eating our curry and along came a Lancaster bomber - so low you could look up and see the undercarriage clearly and then a spitfire went zipping past - then the red arrows did a few loops and finally a typhoon (no I'm not an expert - though I've seen them many times at the airshow) - but had a look at the Sunderland website to see what was going at at tonights opener.  So impressive and we'll be walking down again this weekend to see the displays as they fly out over the coast and sea.  

Anyway I digress I have a new card to share today for 
My Time to Craft Challenge
and also
my Whimsy Inspiration card this week

The theme at My Time to Craft is 

Sympathy Cards

I used the gorgeous image Full Bloom available here
from Stampart design by Kathryne at Whimsystamps

I think I've used this one before (Kathy has some gorgeous floral designs and I just love them)
but I thought that this one really lent itself to a sympathy card.  I kept it very simple with the focus on the image and made it into a pretty easel shape.  I personally think that a sympathy card should be simple in design - its not really the time for OTT embellies - well that's my opinion :  ).

Here's what I did..

Image - Full Bloom form Stampart Design by Kathryne at Whimsy Stamps
Coloured with copics and shaded with prismacolor pencils
Sentiment - created in word
Papers - MME lost and found - blush - love these papers
Ribbon - my current favourites from a pack of american crafts ribbons bought at TK Max
Pearls - Kars
Card - Bassill basics
Die cut shape  for frame - Spellbinders labels 10
Tag - Dienamics tag die set

For once I have the colours for you of my copics - a favourite go to combo of each colour set

Reds E39, E37,E35, E32
Greens G63, G61, G11, G0000
Beiges E43, E41, E40
prismacolour pencils - Tuscan Red and Warm Grey (70%)

Things seem to be so quiet around blogland - perhaps just a simle little sympathy card will be an easy make and we'll see you at MTTC this week - see you there


Judith xx

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Anything Goes at The paper Shelter this week!

Good morning all

Its our special anything goes challenge at The Paper Shelter this week and both teams A and B are playing and the challenge lasts for 2 whole weeks so you have plenty of time to get your entries in

I really love this little lady when I saw her - its another new one available over at  The Paper Sheltwer - She called Vintage seamstress- I got my black prismacolor pencil out and really went to town with the vintage style of colouring and I've fallen in love with a bag of Papermania buttons I bought lately so I stuck a whole bunch of them on this card - I thought the pins,ribbons, lace and buttons sort of went with the sewing theme - I think she looks like a wartime girl making the most of what she's got!

As always at The Paper Shelter you have the chance to win a $30 voucher to spend at The Paper Shelter store if you win the challenge using an image from The Paper Shelter - use any other image and you can still win 3 digis of your choice. 

Here's what I did...

Image -  Vintage seamstress from The Paper Shelter available here
Coloured with copics and prismacolor pencils
papers - First edition - blank canvas
Die - spellbinders
Ribbon, ric rac, lace and pins- from my stash
Sentiment - LOTV - vintage sentiments occasions
Buttons - Papermania
card - Bazzill basics

Hope you'll join us at TPS this week to be in with a chance of our fab prize - you have to be in it to win it!

Challenges I'm entering with this card

Divas by design - anything goes
Inky impressions - birthdays



Wednesday, 17 July 2013

CAS challenge at The Paper Shelter

Good morning all

Its challenge day again for team A at the Paper Shelter
and this week we have a CAS (Clean and Simple) theme

I used this pretty little digi from The Paper shelter
Freshly Picked available here

To be honest I don't think I've ever made a CAS card before and I was in a bit of a panic about making this one.  I'm not a fussy frilly sort of person but on the other hand I like to have some pretty embellies on my cards and I needed to get my head around CAS.  I think (hope!) this is CAS enough - I feel as if it is but maybe some purist CAS expert will tell me different lol.

As always at The Paper Shelter you have the chance to win a $30 voucher to spend at The Paper Shelter store if you win the challenge using an image from The Paper Shelter - use any other image and you can still win 3 digis of your choice. 

The gift voucher

Here's what I did.....

Image - Freshly Picked from The Paper Shelter
Coloured with copics and prismacolor pencils
Card - Bazzill basics
Ribbon - American crafts
Tag - Memory box tag die
Sentiment - LOTV vintage sentiments occasions - available here

I hope I've inspired you to come up with some CAS for our challenge at TPS this week

Challenges I'm entering with this card

Addicted to stamps - CAS
Crafting by designs - anything goes
crafts and me - anything goes
Inky Impressions - summer
crafty sentiments - female birthdays
OBAG - in the garden - green card and LOTV sentiments both oldies!


Judith xx

Monday, 15 July 2013

Ready-Teddy -Picture inspiration

Good Morning all

Its an extra special day today is my first post for 

Ready-Teddy-Go Challenge
This really is the perfect challenge for me as I just love teddys!!

We have a lovely picture inspiration challenge going on this month
All shown below - lots of ideas there I think!

I chose to use this cute bear from 

(don't know why this card looks so wavy along the bottom here 
- because I promise you it is straight!!)

Here's what I did..

Image - Teddy bear with flower - from The Paper Shelter available here
Coloured with copics
Sentiment - from LOTV set available here
Circles cut with woodware punch and spellbinders scalloped circle die
Papers - Isabelle from first edition
Rick rack ribbon - From a set from American Crafts - held with staples
Buttons - Papermania
Butterfly punches - Martha Stewart (large) and Woodware (small)
Other embellies from my stash
distress Ink - Tea die from Tim Holtz

Challenges I'm entering with this card

Cutie Pie challenge - Cute and cuddly challenge
Make it Monday - anything goes
Challenges for everybody - anything goes

Hope we'll see you at  Ready-Teddy-Go this week.


Judith xx

Sunday, 14 July 2013

Colour theme challenge at My Time to Craft

Hi all

(I'm sooo sorry this is late - don't know what happened to my scheduled post but it didn't happen and I just realised!!)

This weeks challenge at 
My Time to Craft
is a colour challenge for a change

The colours are

Turquoise and Brown

I decided to make a gift bag and tag  with a really cute image from this months new release at Whimsy Stamps by Moon Cookie Gallery

Its called Grandmas Garden 1 available here

This is such a pretty image that I think lends itself to all kinds of creations and colour schemes, there are 3 variations of this image in the Whimsy stamps store -all just as pretty.

Here's what I did...

Bag - from Michaels 
Image - Grandmas Garden 1 from Moon cookie Gallery at Whimsy stamps
Coloured with copics
Paper - K & Co
Card - bazzil basics
Flower - Prima
Pearls and butterflies from my stash
Ribbon - american crafts
Leaves - Martha Stewart leaf punch

Challenges I'm entering with this card

CMC copics challenge - anything goes
bloggers challenge -pretty packaging
inspire me fridays - anything goes
totally papercraft -things with wings
crafty ribbons - anything goes with ribbon

Hop on over to MTTC - the girls have made some lovely projects with this pretty colour combo -we'd love you to join in with us this challenge


Judith xx

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Hello, Hello - remember me!!

Good morning all

It seems so long since I last posted -I bet you thought I'd disappeared in a puff of smoke!

I'm finally back from my hollies (for a week now) and I have to say it's taken some settling back down and catching up after having been away for almost 4 weeks.  I still haven't got back into crafting properly - what with the good weather and allsorts of goings on since we got back I haven't had the time or the motivation to start up again properly - but I'm getting there - slowly.

We have a great new challenge at 

this week and the theme set by our lovely Anne-Marie is 

Christmas in July

Here's my card 

Using an image supplied by one of our wonderful sponsors this week 

Its three penguins from Dilly Beans
available here

We have two wonderful sponsors this week

Dilly Beans Stamps 

Dilly Beans Digi Stamps


There are some fab prizes up for grabs
 and also some wonderful Christmas designs over at Fab'n'Funky challenges - we'd love to see you there!

Here's what I did...

Image - Three penguins from Dilly Beans Stamps
Coloured with copics
Paper - Christmas multistack from DCWV - quite an old one but great non traditional colours
Snowflakes - from recollections at Michaels
Ribbon - black satin from my stash
Glitter on penguins - Diamond Stickles 
Glitter doodles (around edge of white card) - Purple glitter glue from Martha Stewart

I might even manage to turn up again tomorrow with another card - I've got another on the way!!  

see you soon

Challenges I'm entering with this card

Crafty sentiments - Christmas in July
LEJ designs - Christmas in July
Party time Tuesday - things with wings
ABC challenges -Christmas in July
Love to create - ribbon and bling


Judith x