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Wednesday, 30 July 2014

And we're still going with Anything goes at Pennys this week

Hi all

Well, after my blogging marathon last week when I posted 3 times in one day I've been absent for a whole week!  I haven't been a very good blogger lately mainly because I've just been enjoying the lovely weather we've had these past couple of months, hot sunny days out and about and sitting in the garden in the evenings with a little lemonade (!) - and the downside not sleeping well because of the heat  has meant I've been so tired in the evenings which is when I usually do most of my crafting.I hope you are all having a good summer, it's just lovely to have good weather for weeks on end instead of the usual British rain day, miss a day, little bit of sun.....and here in the north of England we seem to have escaped the storms and winds that the south of the country has had.  

Anyway I'm here with my DT card for Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges

and we have another week of

Anything Goes

The image is Bahama Woodstar from Sprinkle and Sparkle
available here

I loved this pretty image when I saw it, its so different from what is around in the digi market - but it caused me no end of trouble, this card was on my desk for 3 days because I just couldn't bring myself to like what I had made!! - that was after trying all sorts of combinations of paper and embellies and sentiments. Sometimes its just so hard to please yourself (and sorry to Julie our long suffering DT boss lady that I was so last minute but I was really trying to like it!!)  part of the problem was the flowers , I couldn't find the dies I wanted to use and it went downhill from there really.

This is what i did

Image - bahama woodstar from sprinkle and sparkle
coloured with copics and prismacolor pencils
papers - LOTV 
Flourish die - Cheery lynn
Flower punches -  Martha Stewart and Woodware
Gems - from my stash
Dark green card - Bazzill basics
Sentiment - Sheena Douglas 
TH DI - tea dye and 

Hope we see you playing along at Pennys this week

Judith xx

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Hey babe ... take a walk on the wild side.... do do do, do, do do do, do do do do ...

Good morning all

Well I have to say that this theme got me singing!  I know it was meant to get me crafting but I just keep hearing Lou Reed singing that song and what a song - takes me back to my favourite ever music year 1972 - I was 13 that year and just lived for music

as another song says - I love music - any kind of music
 - but I digress that's not our challenge for the week!

And what is the song - I hear you  asking!!

its the name of our theme for this week at 

Fab'n'Funky Challenges

which is...

(Take) A Walk on the Wild Side
(do do do, do, do do do, do .......!)

And here's the card to go with it

using the cute Plush Panda from Doodle Pantry
available here

I have to say that this card gave me more trouble than I've had for a long time in making a card
I had originally intended to use a different image but I just couldn't get my head together at all and that card is still in pieces on my desk - waiting for me to get my act together! - So I decided to start from scratch and made this one instead - my mojo's being very selective these days lol

We have a fab sponsor at Fab'n'funky this week

Doodle Pantry

who are giving our winner 3 digis of their choice
- and there are so many cuties to choose from

Here's what I did....

Image and paper - Plush panda coloured from Doodle Pantry
Die cuts - MFT blueprints 14 (great inspiration when your mojo is broken!)
Ribbon and pearls - from my stash

I'm releived to get this card posted and out of my hair - albeit very late - I hate when this happens lol

Hope you'll join us at Fab'n'Funky challenges this time - we are running each of our summer challenges for 2 weeks - so you have lots of time to join in.

Challenges I'm entering with this card

Fantastic Tuesday -Anything goes
Die cut divas - Buttons and bows
Use your stuff - layers
That craft place -anything goes


Judith x 

Anything goes at Penny's Papercrafty challenges

Good morning all

Here I am back with my second DT card of the day - one more to go!!

This time it's for the new challenge  at

Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges

 this week
and the theme is

Anything Goes
(can't get any easier than that!)

A bit of a change for me - no colouring - just a sentiment and die cuts

the sentiment is from Stitchybear designs available here

this sentiment must have been made for me - Walt Disney rules in our house lol

we have two great sponsors for this weeks challenge 
and some great prizes on offer


Pop on over to

 to see what my teamies came up with 
there are so fabulous designs there this week

This is what I did ....

Sentiment -Laughter is timeless... Stitchy Bear designs
card - Bazzill basics
Papers - Timeless Victorian from LOTV
Dies - from MFT - fabulous phlox and leafy swirl
Butterflies - punches from Martha Stewart (large) and Dovecraft (small)
Gems - from my stash

I'll be back with my DT card for Fab'n'Funky Challenges later this evening - see you then!

Challenges I'm entering with this card

That craft place - anything goes
Path of positivity challenge - dreams (3rd aug)
Paper makeup stamps - Die cuts/punches (28th July)
try it on tuesday - things with wings (5th aug)
Tuesday throwdown - handmade flowers (28th July)

Judith xx

Anything goes at The Paper Shelter

And here I am again!

What a busy blogging day!  - this is the first of  3 posts in one day
don't think I've ever done this before!!

This time its my post for

The Paper Shelter

I'm going to stagger my other posts over today -so call back later!

This little cute is called Picnic with my friends - available here

This cute image made me think of when I was little
 - there was nothing I liked better than a dollies tea party

I decided just to make it fairly CAS style with just a ribbon and earl embellie, when there's so much going on in the image I don't like to clutter it up

As usual we have a fabulous prize on offer for you

Challenge prize badge

This challenge will be a two week one - so lots of time to get your entries in, its also our summer holiday over at TPS so we won't be commenting - just for this challenge.

This is what I did....

Image - Picnic with my friends - from The Paper Shelter
Coloured with copics and prismacolor pencils
Edged with TH distress ink in tumbled glass (though it just looks blue all over!!!)
Ribbon -(actually a lovely pale turquoise colour!!) American crafts
Pearl -(also a lovely turquoise!!) from a set from Trimcraft
Sentiment - produced in word in a chalkboard font
there is also paper on there that can't be seen - from  Shabby shack from LOTV!

Call back later this morning for my DT card for Penny's Paper crafty Challenge

Judith xx

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Who wants some fun in the sun?!

Good morning all

Its time for a nice summery challenge to brighten you day at MAWTT this week

We have  photo inspiration and

the theme is 

Nice Bright Summery Colours

I have to confess that my mojo just walked out on me for this challenge I just couldn't come up with anything, so I had a look through my box of digi images that I've printed out but never used and came up with this card - based purely on the thought that this little boy would be bright coloured, and as you can see that's about all there is to this card - one image and bright colours!!

The image is Cupcake Celebration by Kenny K available here

This is what I did....

Digi - Cupcake Celebration By Kenny K
Coloured with copics and prismacolor pencils
Paper - Candles and cakes by LOTV
Die cut letters - Tim Holtz sizzix 
Glitter - Stickles

Challenges I'm entering with this card...

Milk coffee challenge - birthdays
Charisma cards - anything goes
Simon says stamp - spots and dots

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Anything goes at Penny's papercraft challenge

Good morning all

I'm back with my second card of the day
This time for the new challenge at Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge

and our theme for the week is

Anything Goes

I used this cute little bear for our challenge this week - don't you just love him!

He's by QKR Stampede called bathing bear is is available here

I always have a soft spot for bears and this one is no exception! - I tried to get the effect of a picture hanging on a wood panelled wall - do you think it worked?  I enjoyed colouring him a and gave him a bit of a rosy glow from his nice hot bath and added glitter to his bubbles just for fun

We have a two lovely sponsors this week


pop across to Penny's Papercrafty challenge blog for full details of the fab prizes

This is what I did.....

Image - Bathing bear from QKR Stampede
Coloured with copics and prismacolor pencils
Papers - MME dolled up
Sentiment - produced in word
Label die and twine - MFT
Pearls and brad - from my stash
Glitter - stickles

We'd love to see you play along at Penny's this week

Judith xx

Join us for holiday fun at The Paper Shelter

Good morning all

It's time for team A to share their creations with you over at The Paper Shelter 

and this weeks challenge theme is a very topical one

Holiday fun

Now I'm sure this can cause some confusion for our friends further west in the world!

Here in England - holidays means summer holidays 
in America - the Holidays means the Christmas season
Its just one of those things that comes from speaking the same language
 - but not meaning the same thing at all!! 

Anyway back to our "holiday" challenge
this cute little girl dragging her case behind her is going on her summer holidays
but i suppose she could also be going home for the holidays - both bases covered lol

She is called Bon Voyage and is available here

as always there is a fab prize offered to our challenge winner 
so what are you waiting for - we'd love to see your entries

Challenge prize badge

I decided to go a little bit shabby chic with this one 
- just to tone down the bright colours a little bit- I like the effect

Here's what I did...

Image- Bon voyage from The Paper Shelter
Coloured with copics and prismacolor pencils
Papers - Dolled up from MME
Ribbon and lace - scraps from my stash
Pearls - bought on ebay
butterfly - Whimsy stamps
tag and twine - MFT (traditional tag stax)
Sentiment - LOTV

I'll be back later with my DT card for Penny's Paper Crafty- see you then!

Challenges I'm entering with this card

Crafters cafe - Birthdays
Creative moments - anything goes / use 1 flower
Handmade harbour - summer fun (for me going away on holiday!)
little red wagon - vacation

Judith x

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Hope it feels like summer where you are

Hi again

I'm back with my second post of the day this time for 

Fab'n'Funky Challenges

we have a brand new challenge for you
to go with this lovely weather we've been having (well it's great here!)

Feels like summer
we want to see anything summer themed or with a real summery feel to it

I decided to use this cute digi called Daisy Girl Framed available here
she's definitely a summer girl - so pretty

we have two lovely sponsors this week

Dilly Beans Digi stamps
who are offering a prize of 3 digi stamps

Dilly Beans Digi Stamps


Stampart Design by Kathryne
who are offering a prize of 5 digis

I really enjoyed making this pretty bright card, I used some more of my new Sheena Douglas Stamps (my new obsession!) to make the flower

This is what I did.....

digi stamp - daisy girl framed by Dilly Beans
coloured with copics
Papers -  I think they're donvecraft - the labels dropped off lol
Flower stamp - bloomin beautiful - sheena douglas
leaf stamp- new leaf - sheena douglas
Diamond stickles to trim
sentiments - LOTV
Ribbon - from my stash
Distress ink - bundled sage

I do hope you'll play along with us at Fab'n'Funky - we've gone to fortnightly challenges over the summer - so you have two whole weeks to play along

see you there!

Challenges I'm entering with this card

My Mums craftshop - summer or bright colours (31st July)
Bunny Zoes - Layers (13th July)


Judith xx

Anything goes at Penny's Paper Challenge

Good morning all

It's time for a new challenge at 

Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge

and this week its 

Anything Goes

I decided to use the opportunity to make a childs birthday card
using this cute image called Wilkes the Pirate and parrot Whiskey
from Lacy Sunshine 
available here

Our sponsor this week is Lacy Sunshine digis
who are giving a prize of  3 digis of the winners choice
 to this weeks challenge winner

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Summer fun with the crafty little Fairies - and me!! - and some photos

Hello crafty friends

Well I'm just about up to date with myself and thought I'd post my (late) DT card for 

 and just come to say a proper hello.

The theme is 

Summer Fun

 I'm sorry I haven't been around much-  you must have wondered where I was, but since I took early retirement  at the end of March my feet have barely touched the ground (well not at home anyway)

After I came back from my holiday in May and did my stint scribing for my son Tom for his uni work, I have then been doing a lot of late helping my cousin with her daughters wedding which culminated in a lovely 4 days in the Lakes District at the end of June for the wedding.  When we came home on the Sunday night my son Tom (who has cerebral palsy) had to be sorted out to go an activity holiday with his support worker to the Calvert Trust in Keilder on the Monday and I had a whole week off that week because my daughter had taken time off so I didn't have Jacob my grandson to look after either - great I thought I'll have some nice crafty time to myself - not so!! - my lovely hubby had booked us a short holiday to Corfu leaving the next morning (didn't he know I had cards to make lol!)  We had a lovely 4 days- just the two of us which we don't very often get he chance to do - got back in the early hours of last Sunday so I totally missed out last week altogether. 

Anyway - back to the card lol. Its a very large 7x10 inch card, you must be groaning and saying - not those Sheen Douglas shell stamps again - but I just love them!! - With lots of summer themed challenges around I'm going to use them to death - so sorry but I'm sure there's more to come

Here's what I did..... 

Sentiment - created in word (taken from a plaque I have in my conservatory)
Stamps - Sheena Douglas seashells
coloured with perfect pearls (another recent  addiction!)
Papers - (very ancient) K and Co no idea what theyre called
Card - Bazzill basics
pearls from my stash
Hessian ribbon - do crafts
palm tree die - MFT dienamics
fishtail flag die also dienamics

Here's a quick catch up of what I've been up to recently - in photos.....

dinner by the pool in Corfu - a great little hotel 
my new conservatory furniture that arrived yesterday - love it!!
we're trying for Florida beach house style
to fit in with this challenge lol

the wedding outfit
(complete with those shoes - if you saw them a couple of posts back)

the lovely view from our room on lake Derwentwater - a little piece of heaven

Well I think that's about it for now - I'll be round to visit and catch up soon

Challenges I'm entering with this card 

Live & Love craft - under the sea (31st July)
Natalie and Amys - Summertime  (31st July)
Crafting musketeers - summertime  (31st July)
Bunny Zoes - layers  (13th July)
Eureka stamps - vacation (13th July)
Incy Wincy - Summertime activities (13th July)


Judith xx

Sunday, 6 July 2014

and the winner is....

Hi all

I'm here to announce the winner of my prize in the MAWTT blog hop last week
 - so without further ado ...

the winner of my spot prize is

congratulations just email your details to me

and I'll get your prize out to you. 

I'll be back tomorrow and I'll let you all know about my adventures over the last couple of weeks - where I've been and why I haven't been here!!

see you soon

Hugs Judith xx