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Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Music challenge at The Paper shelter

Hi all

I'm a little late with my DT project for TPS this week

I'm slowly catching up with myself and thank goodness I'm almost there
except for the yucky cold that has now appeared 
I'm sure things can only get better lol

We have a new challenge at 

Music Maestro Please!

I used one of the newer digis called

This is an aperture card - just for a change - a bit of a challenge with those layers!

here's another view
I quite liked the effect -but not a good photo I'm afraid : /

The prize at TPS  is as always

This is what I did....

Image - music director from TPS
Coloured with spectrum noir pens FS3,6,7  GG2,4,5  CR7,9  DR2  BGR1,2
Embossing folder - music notes free in Crafters companion inspiration magazine 8
Black card and Christmas red Centura pearl card from Crafters Companion
Old gold guilding wax
Sentiment added in word
Aperture cut with Tattered lace oval die

Hope you'll play along with us this week

Challenges I'm entering with this card

Cardz 4 guys - something begining with M (Music)
Little red wagon - embossing
Artistic inspirations - anything goes /touch of black

Judith xx

Craft for Christmas at Fab'n'Funky Challenges

Good Morning all

I hope you've all been enjoying the lovely weather these last few days
I even sat in the garden in a strappy top yesterday - lovely!
We've got to make the most of every sunny day now 
- winter is on the way - together with ....


talking of which we have a new challenge at 

Fab'n'Funky Challenges

Christmas Crafting what we want to see

I thought I'd share a project I made a few weeks back that I didn't get round to sharing
its a gift bag - I made it for Crafter's Companion TV design team
for one of the Sheena's stamping shows 

This was really quite an easy make using Sheena Dougalass Stamps and dies
From the Perfect Partners range

Our sponsors this week 

who are offering an online class as this week's  prize

This is what I did....

Stamps and dies - Sheena Douglass Festive fancies Christmas foliage set
Background created with Crafters Companion Spectrum Noir  Aquatints essentials 
on Crafters Companion Watercolour card
Fircones made with Crafters companion Kraft card and TH walnut stain DI
Fir tree branches made with Tim Holtz Distress Co'rinations from Crafter's Companion
Bag from Michaels
Ribbon from my stash
Black Card - Crafters Companion

Hope you'll come and join in with us this week

Call back later for my DT project for TPS this week

Challenges i'm entering with this card

A snowflakes promise - christmas or winter
Die cutting divas - anything goes (with a die cut)
Simon says stamp - anything goes

Judith xx

Friday, 18 September 2015

Glitter and sparkle at WagsnWhiskers challenge

Good morning all

It's challenge day over at Wags'nWhiskers today and our theme is

Sparkle and glitter

I've used one of the cute images from Wags'nWhiskers 
called Ellie and Squeak

I was going to colour this little cutie traditional elephant grey
  but I threw caution to the wind and made her pink instead 
why not I thought - life's too short for boring elephants!!

I must admit it doesn't look to sparkly or glittery in the photo
 - but it does have a nice subtle glittery look in real life

I decided on a soft look and coloured it with my Spectrum noir pencils
colour numbers 36,37,38,62,85,112

Here's what i did...

image - Ellie and squeak from Wags'nwhiskers
Coloured with spectrum noir pencils
Papers - first edition blank canvas
Stitched square die - memory box
leaf die - Sue Wilson curled vines
Flower die - MFT  (Sunflower I think - it was a give away in store so has no package)
Sentiment tags - LOTV
glitter details - stickles

Have a look over at Wags'nwhiskers challenge and see what my teamies have made - theres some seriously cute sparkle going on over there!

Judith xx

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

A card of many folds challenge at The Paper Shelter

Good morning all

Hope you are all coping with our decline into autumn - where did summer go 
or when did it come really - we've had some lovely sunny days
but a lot of rain here lately - booo!

Anyway it's time for another challenge at 

The Paper Shelter

This week our theme is 

A card of many folds

I've been so busy these past couple of months 
you might have noticed that I haven't been around much lately

What with the normal summer holiday time and ordinary family things
mainly I've been scribing for my son Tom (who is disabled)
He's just a few weeks away now from completing his masters degree
at Newcastle University - but many months have gone into his dissertation
and I've shared the journey - and we're still travelling on : )

Sooo I decided to make the quickest easiest card I could
using one of the pre- coloured  paper and image sets
available at 

She's called Autumn Trends available here

I cut two sets of papers to make my easel card 
stuck it onto Kraft card and a tan mat 
then just cut out the cute little girl in the frame which I raised on 3d glue gel
The die for the sentiment is an old spellbinders label die
I stamped a sentiment from a heartfelt creations set
and gave a little definition to the labels with TH distress ink in Tea Dye
and the ribbon from is my stash - easy as that!

The image is quite large standing top to bottom of my 6 inc card
it makes a great statement card - in pretty quick time
When I have more crafty time she's one I'm looking forward to colouring
 - so much lovely detail

As always there is a fab prize up for grabs at TPS

Hope you'll come and join in with our challenge this week 

Judith xx

Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Our cute and creepy Halloween new release at Digital Delights

Hi all

I'm here to share one of the cute new release digis from

I've use the cute

Kandi Kids Devil

available here
together with the sentiment
from the ghoulish sentiment set available here

Don't you just love him!

Do you like my cute pumpkin?! - I made it with a Sheena Douglas Christmas bauble stamp and die - topped and tailed it to makeit pumpkin shaped!

We still have a challenge going on at

an easy peasy Anything goes - we'd love to see you there!

This is what I did...

Image - Kandi kids Devil - from Digital delights
Sentiment - Ghoulish sentiments from Digital delights
Coloured with Spectrum noir pens
 - OR1,2  IG1,3,4,6  FS3,7  TN3
and Sprectrum Noirpencils 22 and 120
Papers and tickets - MME Marvelous Mavela
Pumpkin made with sheena Douglas - festive baubles stamp and die and cut pumpkin like!
Ribbon - michaels

Judith xx

Friday, 4 September 2015

Winter Wonderland - add a sentiment challenge

Hi all

It's time for a new challenge over at 

Winter Wonderland

and we'd like you to 

Add a Sentiment

(make the sentiment to focus of your card)

I used one of the lovely stamps from Sheena Douglass 
called The first Noel from the A Little Bit Festive range

great for quick cards 
(and I'm in need of quick cards at the moment as craft time is pretty limited)

(sorry about the rubbish wonky photograph!)

This is what I did....

Image - The first Noel from Sheena Douglass alittle bit festive range at Crafter's Companion
Coloured with Spectrum noir pens  - TN2 and TN5
Inked with - TH distress inks - Tumbled glass, faded jeans, mustard seed and faded linen
Card used - Black card, Centura pearl old gold, Sheenas stamping card all Crafter's Companion
Ribbon - from create and craft 9Far to many years ago!)
Star die - memory box
Card base - Papermania

Hope you'll come and join in with our challenge this week
- you know you need to make those Christmas cards!

Judith x

Thursday, 3 September 2015

Calling all cute little critters!

Good morning all

It's challenge time again at 

Moving Along with the Times

we are back up and running after a slow and easy summer

under new management and with some lovely new teamies too

Welcome to all of our New DT girls 

Our challenge this week is

Cute animals
(the cuter the better!)

I've used a cute stamp from Crafter's Companion Makey Bakey mice range
Coloured with Spectrum Noir pens and pencils
I was aiming for a simple vintage look - I think it worked out

It's a really simple card - easy to put together 
and the image is lovely to colour too - with lovely shading in the stamp
it practically colours itself!!

This is what I did..

Image and sentiment -Makey Bakey Mice -Stitched with love from Crafter's Companion
Coloured with spectrum noir pens and pencils
Colours - pensTN2,TN3,TN6 IG1,IG3,CR3
                pencils - 117,119,120
Papers MME Rambling Rose
Kraft card - crafter's companion
Distress ink - TH brushed corduroy
Stitched square die - Memory box
Button die and twine - MFT
Ribbon - from a card of ribbon from Walmart

Hope you'll come and join in with us this challenge and call in to welcome our lovely new DT girls

Judith xx

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

We would like to see embossing at this weeks challenge at TPS!

Hi all

OOO so sorry I'm late - bank holidays have a lot to answer for! 
- yes I knew it was Wednesday and yes thats challenge day at TPS
but my bank holiday brain still thought that tomorrow was challenge day!!

....And here we are in September - seriously scary!!

Its also time for a new challenge at

The Paper Shelter

our theme for the week is 

(wet or dry)

I decided to use this cute image called 
Holiday Shopping  - available here

I decided to keep it really simple so my embossing is also fairly minimal - just the flowers and leaves and the embossed stitching around the square (which is now a diamond!!)

As usual we have a great prize at The Paper Shelter

Here's what I did...

Image - holiday shopping from TPS
Coloured with spectrum Noir pens and pencils
pen colours -FS3, FS7, TN3
                  IG1 , IG3, IG6
                  DR1, DR2, DR6
Pencils 89,117,119,120
Papers MME Blush
Flower and leaves dies - Crafter's Companion Die'sire lace bloom die
Stitched square die - memory box
happy birthday die - spellbinders
Black Card - Crafter's Companion

Hope you'll come along and join in with our challenge at TPS this week

Challenges I'm entering with this card

Spectrum noir monthly challenge - Embossing