Thursday, 26 February 2015


Hi everyone,
Thursday already, where has the week gone to!
I have another card photo to share using papers and topper from  Kraftyhands  again and the Noor an d Cheery Lynn dies.  As I said beforfe, I am in the midst of gathering together a selection of Celebration card.  I just loved this Postcard Topper from the 'Kew' pack, and I knew immediately I wanted to use it but my mind just went blank.  So, it has been sat looking at me for what seems ages now until some inspiration came my way.  It matches perfectly with the 'Kew' papers too.

The embellishments came from  Live and Love Crafts and my stash.
'Kew' papers and 'Kew' Postcard Topper

Thanks for looking,

Judy x

Wednesday, 25 February 2015


Morning all 

And a very happy Wednesday to you.

This morning I have another Tussie Mussie to show you.  Well, my version of one anyway.  I somehow think you are going to get a bit bored with me showing you these soon as I do have a
good few more to show you  yet.  You will gather I loved making these.

This time I used papers from LOTV and the flowers are a mixture from Live and Love Crafts and good old Wilko!  All the different laces were purchased locally I think.

Thanks for looking today,

Judy x

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

KRAFTYHANDS - A Time for Romance

Hi everyone,
I have another card photo to share using papers and topper from  Kraftyhands  again and the Noor die. I am in the midst of gathering together a selection of Celebration cards which I hope to take to some Craft Fairs in the Summer.  Actually i am loving doing this and these papers and toppers are a real joy to work with.  They also are just the ticket for celebration cards.

The embellishments came from  Live and Love Crafts and my stash.
A Time for Romance Topper
Once Upon a Time Postcard topper (peeping behind)
Kew papers

Thanks for looking,

Judy x

Monday, 23 February 2015

KRAFTYHANDS - Periwinkle

Hi everyone,
Here we are, the beginning of another week.

After sharing the photo of my Tussie Mussie yesterday I am back to sharing a photo of a card today.  I will be blogging some more Tussie Mussies later in the week though.  I think I got a bir carried away making these!

I have been playing with the lovely papers and toppers over at  Kraftyhands  and the Noor dies.  I am really enjoying making these floral type cards.  Flower images are something I have not 
 really done very much with before, but I just love these and cannot stop using them!

The Frantage and embellishments came from  Live and Love Crafts and my stash.
Kew 6 inch papers and English Country Garden postcard topper

Thanks for looking,

Judy x

Sunday, 22 February 2015

SOMETHING SHABBILY DIFFERENT - What do you think to my Tussie Mussie?

Morning all

Well, Sunday morning and we have a dull look outside today.  Where is that lovely sunshine we had yesterday?

I have something different to share today.  These are called Tussie Mussies.  I had never heard of these I must confess.  So, what is a Tussie Mussie?  Well I Googled it and found this link which is quite interesting:  Tussie Mussie  one thing I can tell you though is that I am completely hooked on making them!

You know how it is when you are browsing and something just jumps out at you.  Well, when I spotted these on Pinterest I was just so inspired!  I actually have a nice little pile of these made now so will share photos of the others towards the end of the week hopefully.  I went in search of a Tutorial and found a good selection to be had on the Internet.  They are great for using up stash too.   It really was just the basic shape I needed so I had a starting point.  The interesting thing is I saw that there are different ways to create the basic shape.  Some used a square of paper/card as a starting point.  Others used a very large circle cut in half. 

For this one, I started with a 12 inch square of double sided patterned good quality paper (Pion).  I then drew around a large dinner plate to form my circle, cut it out and then cut it in half.  I have tried the other method too, so I will be showing you ones I made that way later.  I think this one has the edge for me as it produces a little wider top.

You will see that my cone does not come to a point.  One Tutorial I watched had what I thought was a really good idea, she did it this way, and started by securing the paper in shape with just a couple of staples.  These do not show as they are covered up and it made it much easier.

What do you think?

Well, here I used Pion papers, lots of things from my stash and a few embellishments from Live and Love Crafts.

Thanks for looking today, and a very Happy Sunday to you all.

Judy x

Saturday, 21 February 2015

LOTV - Cute bunnies

Hi everyone,
Happy Saturday!  and a very Happy Weekend!

I found this image all coloured up in my bosof toppers.  It is an image from LOTV which a friend of mine stamped up and coloured for me simply ages ago.  Well, I have been gathering together a little pile of Celebration Cards, and this image just seemed quite perfect for that theme.

The papers are from Noor Designs UK, the dies are from Noor andCheery Lyn andthe embellishments came from  Live and Love Crafts andmy stash.

Thanks for looking,

Judy x

Friday, 20 February 2015


Hi everyone,

I am delighted to be back with a Design Team card to share which I made for the Challenge at  Fussy and Fancy   Actually it is not my turn to post but this was such a lovely theme that I just could not stop myself from playing along. 

Beth  is hosting this Challenge, the  theme is entitled  'Tic Tac Toe' and we are sponsored by Live and Love Crafts.  Here is Beth's chart.  Isn't this faboulous! 

I got totally carried away and went for full House!  And I loved every minute of making it!

Image:  Created by Sylvia Zet in the form of  Hobby House Topper
Papers and die-cuts from Noor Designs UK.
Embellishments from Live and LoveCrafts (including Frantage)
Spellbinders and Nellie Snellen heart die-cut and Cuttlebug Embossing Folder.

I do hope you have time to pop over and take a look at the very talented Design Team's work on the Fussy and Fancy  blog.  It is a fabulous Challenge, it would be great if you could join in.

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

Judy x