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Thursday, 24 July 2014

KRAFTYHANDS

Morning all

Apologies for my recent absence whilst I have been quite poorly.  However it won't be long before I am bouncing back good and proper.

Meanwhile I am sharing with you one or two of the mini makes I have been working on using materials from Kraftyhands.  I must say I am so impressed with the quality of their papers and also their toppers and postcards, but in particular the papers.  The quality is 190gsm and the 6 inchpaper packs are only £4.99.  What brilliant value.  My favourites so far have to be 'Kew' and 'Fatale' with 'Emporium of Curiosities not far behind!  but hey there are lots more to try.  I have just had a pack of the 12 inch Retro Roses and oh MY they are GORGEOUS!  AND, you know how normally you lose the small print with 12 inch papers, well, with these the print is still small enough to be just simply to die for!  Nice one Kraftyhands!

So, onto the cards.  They are all mini makes in differing shapes, so quick and simple, very little layering and no stitching.  Heck, this was weird at first as I have got so used to stitching the edges.

Mini Easel Card using Emporium of Curiosities papers & Once Upon a Time Postcard


Mini fold card using Emporium oif Curiosities papers & Once Upon a Time Postcard


Mini Easel Card with detachable postcards
Using Fatale papers & Postcards from 'The Garden' Postcard set



I still have a couple more but have run out of time so will post them in a couple of days or so.

Thanks for looking,

Judy x

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

CHRISTMAS CARDS ALL YEAR ROUND Challenge - Mid month Inspiration

Hi everyone

Today sees the half way mark for the Challenge at CCAYR, which is entitled 'Non Traditional Colours. Well I have been so inspired recently by a lovely Envelope full of tags which Rebecca at http://www.paperprimrose.com/ made recently that I am totally hooked on this, but I actually make them in the form of a card.  You will be seeing more of these from me, believe me I am totally hooked!  They will be coming in different colours, and all shapes and sizes! Haha - Hey I am not joking!  The tags of course are detachable.



Papers & flowers from Live and Love Crafts

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

Saturday, 12 July 2014

SWEET STAMPING CHALLENGE - Christmas in July

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  'Christmas in July.    I have opted to make another Shaped card using my Go Kreate dies.  It is a one sheet card with a small easel at the back.  I couldnot resist using this gorgeous Sarah Kay image.  I do think this one could be used for such a lot of occasions, including Christmas.

There is a a lovely sponsor: 

Challenge Theme:  - CHRISTMAS IN JULY
Sponsor: My Creative Classroom & Flat Friends




Sarah Kay image coloured with Copics 
Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts and Live and Love Crafts
Go Kreate, Magnolia and Cheery Lynn dies
Items from stash


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

Friday, 11 July 2014

FUSSY & FANCY CHALLENGE - It's All About Girls

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     

WENDY  is hosting this Challenge, the  theme is entitled  'It's All  About Girls'. and we are sponsored by   Fresh Brewed Designs

All about the Girls?  What a lovely theme.  I sat thinking, 'What shall I make? Images, Girly ideas were going through my mind, eg fashion, clothes, shoes, frillies, fancies, oh dear the sky is the limit. Finally I narrowed it down and settled on trying a girly bag so this is where my inspiration led me.  I made amuch smaller version in the form of a matching gift card too. I carried the design tot he inside of the cards too.  

I cannot take all the credit for this idea as I was also inspired by a lovely creation that Joann
 made some time ago.  Thanks for the inspiration Joann. 





Papers and Frantage from Live and Love Crafts 
Cheery Lynn Die-cuts (including the handmade flower)
Items from stash

So, what do you think?  Has it worked?  Can you tell it is a bag? 

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

Monday, 7 July 2014

KRAFTYHANDS JULY CHALLENGE - SUMMER HOLIDAYS

Hi everyone,

I have a DT card to share today which I have made for the Challenge at Kraftyhands which is themed 'Summer Holidays'.

Well my card is enttiled 'Tea at the Zoo'.  Do we have tea at the Zoo?  Well, anyhow, that is what I have worked on.  Have you seen these gorgeous papers and Toppers?  The colours are so vivid and such superb quality?



'Retro Roses' papers and Teacup Zoo Die-cut Toppers from Kraftyhands found hereWild Orchid Crafts Flowers from Live and Love Crafts
Items from stash.

I do hope you have time to pop over and take a look at the very talented Design Team's work on the Kraftyhands  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

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

CHRISTMAS CARDS ALL YEAR ROUND JULY

Hi everyone

Today sees the start of a new Challenge at CCAYR, which is entitled 'Non-Traditional Colours'.  I must admit I am a bit out of my comfort zone with non-Traditional colours.  I love the deep reds and deep greens for Christmas.  So I rummaged through my stash and found these pretty lilac papers and this is the result - one little four inch cards and co-ordinating tag.  The card is criss cross style front and has a detachable insert.  Have you ever made these little four inchers I wonder?  I love making these and they are so useful come Christmas.






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

Saturday, 28 June 2014

SWEET STAMPIN' CHALLENGE - Summer fun

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  'Summer Fun'.    I have opted to make another Shaped card using my Go Kreate dies.  It is a one sheet card with a small easel at the back.    So, 'Summer Fun' - well I had no hesitation in digging out one of my favourite Sarah Kay images.  I say favourite, I just love all Sarah Kay images.  This one just seems to jump out at me though.  She is called 'Elodie in the Garden' and I have coloured with Copics.

There is a a lovely sponsor: 

Challenge Theme: Summer Fun
Weekly: Hobbykutz - £7.50 voucher





Sarah Kay image coloured with Copics 
Gorgeous papers from Kraftyhands (Kew)
Go Kreate, Spellbinder and Cheery Lynn dies
Items from stash

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