Tuesday, 15 April 2014


Hi everyone

Today sees the half way mark for the Challenge at CCAYR, which is entitled 'Poinsettias'  .

Image coloured by a friend of mine
Flowers from Ebay
Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder
Items from stash
Machine Stitching

Do pop over to the Challenge Blog at CCAYR,  and take a look at the talented Design Team's  lovely creations.  I do hope you can join in with this lovely Challenge. 

Thank you so much for looking,

Judy x

Wednesday, 9 April 2014


Hi everyone 

I'm late!  Puff puff pant pant!  I have just realised I did not post my card for the new Challenge.  I am so sorry!

I am  here today to share my Design Team card I made for the Challenge at Christmas at Sweet Stampin  There is a great challenge for you this week entitled 'Glitter Glitter Everywhere'.  All the details of the challenge can be found on the  Blog here

challenge theme: Glitter, glitter everywhere
sponsor/prize - StampArt - 5 digis

I do hope you find time to pop over to the  Challenge Blog , there is some lovely inspiration to be had from my very talented teamies and it would be fabulous if you could also play along and join in the Challenge.

Thank you for looking today,

Judy x

Tuesday, 8 April 2014


Hi everyone,

It is my turn to host the Artbymiran Blog.  Today I would like to share a card I made using an image  which can be found here:

Our theme this month is Spring and  I have coloured the image with Copics. 

Tim Holtz Die-cut
Marianne Creatables Tag and Anja die-cuts
Machine Stitching
Items from Stash

You can see more details on Mi Ran's blog ( so feel free to pop over and leave a comment.

We would love for you to become a follower of our blogs, along with visiting the shop to see all the wonderful images artbymiran has to offer! ( )
Thanks so much for stopping by and we Hope you have a Wonderful day!

Judy x

Monday, 7 April 2014

Liebster Award

Liebster Award Nominations

Hi everyone! 

Diana Petrillo, over at, has very kindly nominated me for a Liebster Award. This award helps bring awareness to blogs with less than 300 followers through a chain-mail-like, Q&A scenario. Normally, like Diana  I am not a chain-mail kinda girl, but this is a friendly, pass-it-forward kind of gesture that encourages support for one another and relationship with other bloggers. I feel it would be very unfair to say no to that, especially when I have so many lovely followers.

Thank you so much for nominating me, Diana, I feel so honoured.

 Rules for participating in the Liebster Award:

  • Thank your Liebster Blog Award presenter on your blog and answer the questions they presented;
  • Link back to the blogger who awarded you;
  • Copy & paste the pink Liebster Award logo to your blog;
  • Nominate 5 blogs to receive the award who have less than 300 followers. Create a new list of 11 questions for them; and
  • Inform them of their nomination.

Here are Diana's Questions for Me:

1. Favorite hobby? 
Well, that is easy isn't it, it has to be Papercrafting of course.

2. Dream job?

I don't have a dream job

3. Do you have any pets and what are their names?
We have one adorable Springer Spaniel called Monty.

4. Favorite teacher and why?
I don't have one.  Sorry!

5. What was your most meaningful spiritual experience?
Not a clue!  I am not doing very well here am I!lol  Hey but I am trying!

6. Favorite food?
This is a better one.  Mmmm, I don't think I have a favourite though although i do like prawns!

7. What does your favorite outfit look like?
Favourite outfit?  Something smart but comfortable to wear and slimming -  probably a size smaller than I wear now!

8. What was your last home decor purchase?

This one is easy.  We have just decorated our bedroom, the last thing I purchased was a Shabby Chic Waste Bin.  It is the nearest I could come to a Shabby Chic bedroom

9. What is your best/favorite photography tip?
Probably thinking about trying a Light Tent.  That has helped me a lot.

10. How often do you vacuum?!
Having a Springer Spaniel, it is every day, sometimes more.

11. Favorite American city and why?
I have never been to USA so have no idea.

My five nominations for the Liebster Award 
Joann (Castlepark Designs)
BETH (Contagious Crafts)
Catherine (le coin de Catherine)
Lisa  (One Happy Little Crafter)
Gail  (Lacey Lassie)

Would you drop by these lovely blogs and say hello? Maybe even follow them too.   Today's a good day to be kind and generous, dontcha think?

My Questions 
1. What aspect of your hobby do you enjoy the most?
2. Do you have a favourite Colour?
3. What do you enjoy cooking the most?
4. What do you do to relax?
5. Do you have anything you save or collect?
6. Favorite drink?
7. What do you like to shop for most?
8. How long have you had your Blog?
9. What is your best crafty tip?
10.Do you have a favourite Craft Shop?
11.  What do you do with the cards you make?

Thanks for looking

Judy x

Saturday, 5 April 2014


Hi everyone

I am delighted to be back with another Design Team card to share which I made for the Challenge at  Sweet Stamping   The  theme to this Challenge is entitled  'Easter'.

I opted to go for the embossed look and had such fun looking out and playing with my Embossing Folders.  The Swiss Dots folder which I used for the centre piece was one of the first folders I bought and I still love it.  It has to be one of the most used ones for sure.

The image is one which a friend gave me.  She has coloured it lovely.

The die-cuts are of course Cheery Lynn.

There is a a lovely sponsor: 

Challenge Theme: Easter

Weekly: Crafty Devils - £15 voucher/Flat Friends(digi provided)

Please do pop over and take a look at the very talented Design Team's work here.  It is a lovely Challenge, it would be great if you could join in.

As always, thanks for looking, and have a great day!

Judy x

Tuesday, 1 April 2014


Hi everyone

Today sees the start to a new Challenge at CCAYR, which is entitled 'Poinsettias' 
I opted to make a 5 inch card with aperture, the image being on the inside.

Image from Cuddly Buddly and coloured with Copics
Flowers from EBay
Embossing and Frantage
Spellbinders Die embossed
Items from stash
Machine Stitching

Do pop over to the Challenge Blog at CCAYR,  and take a look at the talented Design Team's  lovely creations.  I do hope you can join in with this lovely Challenge. 

Thank you so much for looking,

Judy x

Monday, 31 March 2014


Hi everyone

Well we have drawn the winners for the candy.  I sat folding up all the little pieces of paper with the names on and hubby did the honours.

I am pleased to announce the following:

Number 1 - £10 LLC Voucher goes to Betty at Betty's Crafty Place 

Number 2 -  two Digital Images from Mi Ran's Etsy Shop ( ) go to Gail at Lacey Lassie

Number 3 - ( )  go to Carol at Craftingranny's Card Shack

Number 4- A little Mystery parcel goes to Vanessa at Sapphire's Stamping

Number 5 - A little Mystery parcel goes to Chris at 'And here's one I made earlier'

Number 6 - A little Mystery Parcel goes  Wendy at Crazy4flowers Cards

Congratulations everyone.  Could you contact me asap to claim your prizes please. You have one week in which to do this (next Monday 7 April - 7.30pm GMT).  Could you email me please - the email address can be found on my sidebar and in my details.

Thanks to everyone for taking part, and for your lovely comments.

Judy x