Friday, 29 January 2016


Hi everyone,

It has got around to another challenge at Fussy and Fancy !  This challenge is hosted by Nikki

The theme is entitled 'Monochrome' (shades of one colour)  and we are sponsored byPaper Shelter

I opted to make a trio consisting of a card, gift bag and Keepsake box choosing different shades of beige and brown.  This is very different for me but I really enjoyed doing it. 

To be honest I just sat staring at my table and inspiration was just nowhere to be seen.  So this is thanks to my friend Gina that this trio happened. I don't think I would ever have gone for browns so thanks Gina, and in fact I think I should use browns more often.

I used the Sponsor's image and yes I have been colouring!.  Actually it is a lovely and versatile Vintage teacup image.  There is lots of sparkle and glossy accents to give the effect of china.

I went a bit mad on this card with lots of lovely embellishments, some from Live and LoveCrafts and the remainder from my stash.

The trio consists of the card,gift bag and Keepsake box, the latter two being altered not actually made.

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

Friday, 1 January 2016


Hi everyone,

HAPPY NEW YEAR to you all.  I hope it is a very happy and creative one throughout.

I am here with another card from my saved folder.  I am getting through these fast now.  There are one or two Christmas ones I still have not blogged, but it seems a bit late to do this now.  What do you think? Shall I keep them til nearer next Christmas? 

And of course it is another Vintage image.  I just love this image.  Again I am not sure where she came from, but if in doubt check out the Magic Moonlight and Janet K websites as she is most probably from one of these.

I think everything is more or less self explanatory here.

Thanks for looking, and enjoy!

Judy x

Thursday, 31 December 2015


Hi everyone,

Well have you all had a good Christmas?  I know it is not over yet, but I am tired of seeing the Christmas tree at the top of my Blog page, so here is a card I made a little while ago, the photo has been waiting to be blogged from my saved folder.

This has to be one of my favourite Vintage images.  I am not sure where she came from.  Most probably Magic Moonlight.  You will see I have used the lovely Structure paste by Dutch Doobadoo from Noor Designs Uk again, and in addition it has been a case of items from my stash, some purchased from Live and Love Crafts and some purchased locally.

Thanks for looking today

Judy x

Thursday, 24 December 2015


Morning everyone,

Can you believe it is now Chrtistmas Eve! 

Well, I am here to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

I loved making this card, and yes you will recognise the lovely Dutch Doobadoo star template again.  This template really has been the star of the show this year for me!  Can I use it for non Christmas cards to you think? Mmmmm, what do you think?  I just love it!

I am fairly sure that the image came from Live and Love Crafts.

Dutch Doobadoo Structure paste from Noor Designs Uk.
Joy die  at top left from Noor Designs UK
Magnolia border die.
flowers, shabby ribbon and cheesecloth from Live and Love Crafts (the papers could be from there too??)

All else from my stash.

Thank you so much for looking, and also for your lovely comments, not just now, but right through the year.  This just leaves me to reiterate my wish to you all for a very Merry Christmas.  Enjoy!

Tuesday, 22 December 2015


Morning everyone,

Yes, it really is looking a lot like Christmas now!  So here we have a card which Imade a little while ago and I must say I loved making this card!  I just love the Vintage Santa images! 

I am fairly sure that the image would be from Live and Love Crafts.  There are a mixture of dies used, Tim Holtz on the edge at the top, Marianne dies to the right and left and Cheery Lynn in the Centre.  Again I delved into my stash.  What would I do without it!

Thanks for looking,

Judy x

Monday, 21 December 2015


Morning everyone,

Well, surprise surprise,another bag! lol  I loved making these and will definitely be making more for next year.  This is something that just materialised when i was playing.  And of course it is the lovely Dutch Doobadoo Star template again.

This design was actually so simple but I really like the effect.  The image was from Magic Moonlight (I think), the bagtwas from Hobbycraft and the rest werefrom my stash.

Thanks for looking,

Judy x