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Friday, 17 February 2017

Anything Christmas Goes! - at Winter Wonderland

Good morning all

Hope you are well and enjoying some better weather 
its been lovely and bright here this week - spring is in the air!!

We have a new challenge starting at

Winter Wonderland 

and our theme is

Anything Christmas Goes

This is a very special challenge for the Winter Wonderland DT girls
It's our tribute to our lovely DT leader Eileen who sadly and unexpectedly 
passed away last month - such a shock

We'd love you to join in with us as a lovely way of remembering this lovely lady

I have used a lovely Woodware stamp that I bought last year but never used.
I coloured it with my favourite of the moment - Spectrum Noir Colourblend pencils
Sort of grungy style but equally bright 
I also used a very long lost paper pad from K and Co called 'Swell Noel'
I've had it years - so bright and colourful - the little chipboard shapes are from the same range
As a finishing touch I added good old Santa in black silhouette 
cut with an Impression Obsessions die



We have a lovely sponsor this week



Who are offering a fab prize of 3 digi stamps to our winner this week

I do hope you'll join us in our special challenge 
it runs for 2 weeks - so lots of time to make Christmas cards!

Hugs

Judith xx



Thursday, 16 February 2017

For a Man at MAWTT with very old stamps! - does anyone else have these!

Good morning all

Whoops sorry I'm late!
I didn't schedules it properly - it was set for 10 past 10 tonight lol
Anyway....
We have a new challenge over at 

Moving Along with the Times

our theme is

For a Man

This is a card I made for a good friend
it's not really that I forgot his birthday
just we always exchange cards by hand and it was after his birthday when it was given


and the inside


I used some stamps from Creative Expressions called Murray and Ethel
I've had them for years! - they're some of the first rubber stamps I ever bought
So much fun for cards for that certain age!!

Here's what I did .....

Images and sentiments - Murray and Ethel by Creative Expressions
Coloured with Spectrum Noir watercolour pencils
Papers - Just for Men from Crafters Comanion
Tag dies - MFT

Hope you'll join in our fun challenge this week

hugs
Judith x


Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Why do I never win at Bingo!!...... I'll explain

Good morning all

We have a new challenge starting at 

Fab'n'Funky Challenges

our lovely Buffy Chose the theme

Bingo


and we have a new sponsor this year 

DigiStamps4joy


who are offering a great prize this week 

I never win at Bingo!! - mainly I think because I loose the plot and my mind wanders off and I miss numbers .... pretty much like in this challenge really.  Not a very good example to anyone who plays along with our challenge - you won't win if like me you only complete half a line!! Yellow/flowers/gems, then I've sort of got black off another line .... see what I mean I'm pretty useless lol.   To be fair it's easily put right I could stick gems on no problem - so if you can screw your eyes up and stick black gems on in your mind - it fits!

I decided that this lovely image was perfect to create a page in my art journal - it's only one side of a double page - I've yet to venture onto the facing page - but I have something floral in mind!!


This lovely image is called Phantasi 7 - I just love it!!


I used parts of the Doodlin' stencil from Sheena Douglass groovin 60's collection as I thought the shapes echoed the lovely cala lilys in her hair and also added an ornate vine and basket weave stencil for texture - I rather like the effect.
Here's what I did

Image - Phantasi 7 from Digistamps4joy
coloured with Spectrum noir blendable pencils
Background created with Sheena Douglass stencils and  inspirational words stamps sets 1 and 2
and splats and accessories set 2
Inks used - Creative expressions colourcloud and TH distress inks, stazon black ink

Hope we see you with a winning line overat Fab'n'Funky this week

Hugs
Judith xx




Friday, 10 February 2017

Love is all around - at Crafty purple frog!


Good morning all


I was really excited when the lovely Amy asked me to join her new DT over at 


This is my first challenge with the team and our theme for the month is

Love is all around

It can be a wedding, special friendship something for your loved one
- anything to spread the love

The Prize as always is a £10 gift voucher to spend at the 


I decided that love means hearts! and made this card for a special friend
it's her birthday on Sunday - then her husband's on Monday
 - I'll share the fun card I made for him next week





Here's what I did....
Papers - Story Teller from first Edition - just gorgeous, glittery, pearly, so colourful!
Cute peg and Friends sentiment also from Dovecraft 
if you click on the links above you can see all the goodies at the Crafty purple Frog Shop
The large heart is from the Entwined collection by Leonie Pujol
The smaller heart die is from the Sara Davies Love and Romance collection 

Hope you'll join in with our challenge this month - there's lots of love to share 💕💕💕💕

Hugs

Judith xx

Monday, 6 February 2017

Feeling Groovy!

Hi all

I just love the new Groovin 60's Stamps and Stencils from Sheena Douglass

You may remember my post last week when I made the card for my hubby's birthday with the lovely stencils and realise I forgot to buy the stamps!! - so I cut up the packaging instead to get the images
 Well I've put that right now and here are two more cards I've made - with my newly aquired stamps!!
both coloured in Spectum Noir Colourblend pencils - I love the soft effect of the pencils
the backgrounds are TH distress inks through the stencils
stencils used - Groovy Flower Power available HERE
Tie dye - available HERE
Circles of my mind available HERE

this is the lovely Hattie available HERE


and Groovy available HERE
(don't you just love those little disks!!)


The lovely Debbie Fisher is on Hochanda tonight with the fab Colourblend pencils 

 - I just love them!!



Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Christmas Birds

Good morning all

Just a quick post from me this morning

Today's new challenge at 

Fab'n'Funky Challenges 
is

Birds
( birds or feathers to be precise!)

I've had - and still got a really busy week
so went for a quick and easy card
and added to my Christmas stash as well!


I used one of the old LOTV art pads, some ribbon, die cuts and stickles 
and that's pretty much it!

Here's what I did

Image - LOTV (now discontinued) art pad
Papers - Docrafts 
Dies - Crafter's Companion Sara's Contemporary Christmas Collection holly leaf and bauble dies
Glitter - gold stickles
gems and ribbon from my stash

Have a lovely day!

Hugs
Judith xx



Tuesday, 31 January 2017

12 months of Scrapbooking - my glam- mam!


Hi all

Have you signed up yet for the 12 Months of Scrapbooking with the lovely Jen Fisher over at Crafter's Companion.  I used to scrap book years ago but somehow it fizzled out and card making took over.  But with my new resolution this year to do some different things by way of crafting this fitted I with my plans exactly!

Check out the details over at Crafters Companion and sign up for the next one

This months tutorial is over on you tube - loads of inspiration to get you going
check it out here

As you can see I pretty much followed Jen's layout
- it makes it so easy to make a really pretty page


This is a really lovely, special photo to me.  It's of my Mam at age 17 in 1946. 
Such a glamorous pose - a really stunning photograph - and one I think she rather likes!



I photocopied what she wrote on the back to make a journaling tag - so special to have it there in her own hand - my Mam is now 87,  is fit and well and looks years younger -I hope I've got those good genes lol

This is what I did....

Papers and  butterfly dies - Sara's Signature collection - Country Garden
Die cut frame - from Downton Abbey collection
Die cut numbers - Sizzix Vintage market by TimHoltz
Distress ink - TH Brushed Corduroy
vllum sentiment in frame - Anna Griffin
Stickers - K & Co 
Sequin flowers (on butterflies) Meiflower
tiny butterfly punch - woodware

I so enjoyed making this and love the result - it really adds a new dimension to an alreday special photograph - I do hope I've inspired you to join in - I'm sure you'll love it as much as I do.

hugs
Judith xx