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Sunday, 25 December 2011

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU ALL

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU ALL

Just a little note from me this morning simply to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
I have loved every minute of browsing through the blogs this year and would like to say a huge thank you for such lovely inspiration and friendship.



Enjoy,

Judy x

Friday, 23 December 2011

CHRISTMAS SPARKLE

Hi again

Well  this is my last card before Christmas.  I would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a happy New Year and would also like to take this opportunity of thanking you all for following me and for your lovely comments.  It has been a incredible learning curve since I formed my blog in the early part of the year but such a wonderful journey and I am so pleased I have made such good crafting friends along the way too.

This is a card I made for a friend of mine.  At the moment this gorgeous Wee Stamp by Whimsy is her favourite stamp (or it was when I made the card! lol)  You will see the cheesecloth peeping from under the image too.   In addition we have Marianne Creatables papers, poinsettias from EBay, lots of Cuttlebug snowflake die-cuts, Martha Stewart punchies for the leaves and lashings of stickles.

There is a slight twist to this card as the central image is actually a little four inch card which opens.  I tried to get a photo but without success as it would have meant bending the card.








I would like to enter this into the following Challenges:

Thankyou again for following me, for taking the time to look at my creations, and for your lovely comments.

Merry Christmas everyone,

Judy x

MERRY CHRISTMAS WITH A FLOURISH

Hi again, I am back with another one then there is just one more before I sit and relax!  I hope you are all ready for this festive weekend ahead.

This card is a card I made for some  friends of ours.  You will see I am loving this lovely Whimsy digi stamp, I really have falen in love with this one and have used her lots this year.

So, we have Magnolia papers, Whimsy die-cut bunting, Magnolia die-cut flourishes, Martha Stewart punches for the fancy strip and also for the leaves, poinsettias from EBay, Cuttlebug snowflake die-cuts, gems and ribbon, not forgetting the Stickles of course!



I would like to enter this into the following Challenges:
My Mum's Craft Shop Challenge - Anything Goes 
Little Miss Muffet Challenge - Anything Goes 
The Emerald Faerie Garden Challenge - Flourishes and Swirls 
 Creative Belli Challenge - Merry Christmas
 Paper Playtime Challenge - Anything Goes plus a sentiment

I will be back shortly with my final one before Christmas.

Thanks so much for looking,


Judy x

 

TILDA IN TURQUOISE

Hi everyone

I just have time to post this card before tea and then I am hoping to be back with the last of my cards before Christmas.

Another Christmas card today.  This time I have used Magnolia papers along with this lovely Magnolia Tilda image which is coloured with Copics and Promarkers.

The poinsettias are from EBay and I have taken the centres out and replaced them with the findings and pearls.  The snowflake is a Cuttlebug die-cut which I have embossed with Swiss Dots and the leaves are made using a Martha Stewart punch.


I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Crafts 4 Eternity Challenge - Embossing
Stamping for the Weekend Challenge - Anything Goes
Charisma C ardz challenge - Anything Goes
Paper Shelter Challenge - Lace Look

Thanks for looking, I hope to be back later,

Judy x

Thursday, 22 December 2011

MERRY CHRISTMAS TILDA IN BEIGE

Hi everyone,

Two days to go!  It is getting exciting now!

A different coloured Christmas card  from me today and you know what I really like it!  I think I need to do more of these next year!  I just love this Tilda image, I have coloured her with copics and promarkers and used Magnolia papers too.  In addition there is a snowflake die-cut (Cuttlebug), poinsettias from EBay and Martha Stewart punched branches for the leaves.  The fancy edging is also a Martha Stewart border punch.  I took the centres out of the poinsettias and added a large flat back pearl in gold instead.


I would like to enter this in the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Challenge - BINGO 
Realy Reasonable Ribbon challenge - Anything goes plus a ribbon 
Paper Playtime Challenge - Anything Goes plus a sentiment 
I love Promarkers Challenge - Anything Goes  
Inky Impressions challenge - Christmas Cheer 
Deep Ocean Challenge - Warm Wishes 

Thanks for looking,

Judy x

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

CELEBRATIONS

Hi again,

Just a quick posting with my second card tonight.  
This time it is a Wedding Card, such a change from Christmas!  The papers are Helz Bazoo and Kars Country Rose (love these papers!) and the  image is one of the lovely die-cuts from LOTV!  WOW these are really faboulous and definitely worth having in for a quick card!  The flowers are from Joanna Sheen and the leaves are made sing the Martha Stewart branch punch.


I would like to enter this into the following Challenges:

Thanks again for looking,

Judy x

TILDA'S EMBOSSED CHRISTMAS

Hi everyone,

Are you all just about ready for Christmas?  I am pleased to say I have now got caught up.

Another Christmas card here tonight using a mixture of die-cuts and punches.  Martha Stewart punches have been used for the leaves and for the fancy square.  Cheery Lynn die-cut peeping behind the image and Nestabilities embossed with swiss dots which Tilda is sitting upon.

The image is of course Magnolia Tilda and the papers are Memory Box 'Mistletoe'.  Finally the cheesecloth and the poinsettias are from EBay.



Judy x

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

BnW CUPCAKE GIRL AND A TOUCH OF LINEN

Back again with my second card todaay,

I wish I could remember the name of these papers because they are gorgeous in linen, and so hard to find!  I will let you know when I remember!    

This lovely image is of course 'Cupcake Girl' from Belles and Whistles designed by Elisabeth Bell.  She has been coloured by a very dear friend of mine.  I have made this a five inch square card and kept it nice and plain and simple to show off these lovely papers.  The flowers are from Mulberry Crafts, the leaves are again the Martha Stewart 'branch' punch and the cheesecloth is from EBay.


I would like to enter this one in the following chalenges:
BnW Challenge - Warm earth colours
Paper Playtime Challenge - Anything Goes with a sentiment
Pollycraft Monday Challenge - Punch it

Thank you for stopping by,

Judy x

THINGS WITH WINGS

Hi everyone,

Well I think I am about there now, just a few bits and pieces to do and it really is feeling a lot like Christmas!

Tonight I have another Christmas Card to show you which I made for a friend.  I have used a selection of my lovely things on this card eg:  the Marianne  flourishes, flat back pearls, papers from my stash and Whimsy image.  Oh and not forgetting the copics, Martha Stewart punch and stickles of course.

 I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

I will be back shortly with another card,

Judy x

Monday, 19 December 2011

IT'S CHRISTMAS FOR A FRIEND!

Hi everyone,

Brrrr I hope you are all managing to keep warm!  It has been another bitterly cold day here!

Tonight I have a Christmas Card to show you which I made for a friend.  I have used a selection of my favourite things on this card eg: the doilies, (love them!), the Marianne  flourishes, flat back pearls and of course the lovely Marianne papers, die-cuts and Whimsy image.  Oh and not forgetting the copics, flowers, Martha Stewart punch and stickles of course.


I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Craft Your Passion Challenge - Things with Wings 
Marianne design Divas Challenge - It's Christmas 
Paper Creations Ink - Something old, something new (punched leaves = old and Magnolia background stamp = relatively new) 
Stamp & fun = Creativity Challenge - Favourite materials

Thanks for looking, 

Judy x

Sunday, 18 December 2011

TILDA WITH FIR TREE

Hi everyone,

Well it is beginning to look a lot like Christmas and at last I am about organised!  Gosh it has been so cold here today though!

Here we have Tilda again and the Fir Tree is another Magnolia image.  Both are coloured with Copics and Promarkers.

A mixture of doilies, cheesecloth and poinsettias from EBay, lashings of stickles and the leaves are made using the Martha Stewart 'branch' punch.




Judy x

Friday, 16 December 2011

A SNOWY HUG

Hi everyone,

Here I have yet another Christmas card using these lovely papers from Marianne Creatables.  I think they are called 'Traditional' .  
Again I have a mixture of additions, the swirl is a Magnolia die-cut, the Nestabilities circle has been embossed and the cheesecloth and poinsettias are from EBay.  In addition I have added lashings of Stickles.


Judy x

Thursday, 15 December 2011

SNOWY CUDDLES

Back again with another one!

Here we have another Christmas card, again using this image designed by Penny Johnson called 'Snowy Cuddles' which has been coloured by a very dear friend of mine.

I have gone mad with the Cuttlebug die-cut snowflakes as you will see and added a mixture of cheesecoth poinsettias, Stickles and doilies from EBay.


I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Addicted to Stamps challenge - Snowflakes
Deep Ocean Challenge - Let it Snow
Crafting when we can Challenge - Friendship
ABC Christmas challenge - Almost Christmas
Hooked on Crafts Challenge - Christmas
Christmas Cards All Year round 


Thanks again for looking


Judy x

A SWIRLY GIRLY EMBOSSED CHRISTMAS

Hi everyone

I am back with another Christmas card, again using Magnolia Tilda, and again I have coloured her with Copics and Promarkers adding lots of Stickles.
So, we have a mixture of doilies again from EBay and the Nestabilities circle is embossed with Swiss Dots.  The papers are Memory Box and the flourish are Marianne Creatables die-cuts and I thinik everything else came from my stash.



Judy x

Lili's Little Fairies Candy ( formerly LOTV)

Hi everyone,

Just letting you know what I have just spotted!  I see that although the LOTV blog challenges have ended they are now to continue under the name of Lili's Little Fairies!  How good is that!  And
are oh WOw what a lovely candy is on offer too. 

To take a look you will find the details here

Thanks ladies, this is brilliant news!

Judy x

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

SHADES OF SUMMER

Hi everyone

I am just whizzing through with a card to show you and to enter a few challenges.  Phew what a busy time it is for us all in this lead up to the Festive Season.  This could be the last post from me for a while unless I find a few spare minutes here and there to post some of the cards I have made but not blogged.

I have used this gorgeous image from Saturated Canary which I have coloured with Copics and Promarkers and oh my these papers are absolsutely delish!  They are Crafty Individuals and called 'Shades of Summer'  Lovely!  In addition I have used a flower punch, Magnolia swirl punch ad two Martha Stewart punches.  The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and I have added good old Stickles too.


I would like to enter this into the following Challenges:


Thanks for looking,

Judy x

Sunday, 4 December 2011

GDT FOR ONE STITCH AT A TIME - 'SQUARE'

Morning everyone, 

I am delighted to be invited to be Guest Designer today at the  OSAAT Challenge
where the theme is entitled 'square'.

WOW what a treat to be able to use this lovely Digi stamp called 'Snowman Wreath' manufactured by Hope Jacare Doodles, it was a joy to work with and can be purchased here

I have coloured the image with copics and promarkers and added stickles for the sparkle.  In addition I have used Marianne creatables papers'  The Cuttlebug Snowflakes die-cuts, cheesecloth and poinsettias were all from EBay.

I have of course got a square card, with a square topper placed central, this actually forms a small four inch card which opens to reveal an embossed circle.  Not easy to explain so I will try and include some photos.






I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Bling it On Challenge - Christmas
Christmas Cards All the year Round - Anything Goes

Don't forget to pop over to One Stitch at a Time to take a look at the Design Teams amazing creations and enter the Challenge too.

Thanks for looking, 

Judy x

Friday, 2 December 2011

LET IT SNOW, LET IT SNOW!

Hi everyone

Brrrr what a cold day it has been here today!  At least it has been bright with it.  I have been wrapping presents and am at last making headway but I still have all the cards to write.  I must start earlier next year so I can make some cards to send instead of buying them.  It is not at all like me to be so disorganised.

So, onto the card.  This was inspired by two different challenges all entitled 'Let it Snow.  I will cut to the chase,

Recipe:
Magnolia Tilda image coloured with copics
Marianne Creatables papers and Flourish die
Poinsettias, cheesecloth and pearls from EBay
Stickles
Leaves made from Martha Stewart 'Branch' punch


I would like to enter this into the following Challenges:
Delightful Sketches Challenge - Let it Snow 
Totally Paspercrafts Challenge - let it snow 
Just Matnolia hAnglar Challenge - Anything Goes 
Christmas Cards All the year Round 

Thanks for looking, 

Judy x

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

TILDA'S ITALIAN CHRISTMAS

Hi everyone,

Well I think I am making headway with the Christmas cards now and Sunday will see the last of my cards go onto Ebay before Christmas.  Now I need to get moving with wrapping presents etc.

This card was inspired by several Challenges again, so here I have an Italian Christmas (red, white and green), Sparkle, snowflakes and Winter Wonderland all teamed into one.
Recipe:

Magnolia Tilda image coloured with copics
Cuttlebug Snowflake dies
Magnolia Flourish die
Poinsettias and pearls from EBay
Stickles
Leaves made from Martha Stewart 'Branch' punch


I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Addicted to Stamps challenge - Christmas Card
The Crazy challenge - Stars or Snowflakes
Dream Valley Challenge - Sparkle
Hooked On Crafts Challenge - Winter Wonderland
Polkadoodles Challenge - Italian Christmas (Red, Green and White)

Thanks for looking,

Judy x

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

WINTER WONDERLAND

Hi everyone, 

Today I have a card to show you using this lovely Magnolia  image which I have coloured with copics and promarkers.  The papers are Magnolia, the Snowflakes are 2 Cuttlebug dies, and the Flourish is a Magnolia die.  The poinsettias and pearls are from EBay and the leaves are made using the Martha Stewart Branch Punch.

Again this card will be going on EBay shortly.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Craft Your Passion Challenge - Tis the Season/Winter related 
The Crazy challenge - Stars or Snowflakes 
 Crafty Catz challenge - Snowmen

Thanks for looking, 

judy x

Monday, 28 November 2011

SIMPLY ADORABLE - GRACE

Just one more from me today.  This time we have a card using the lovely Sugar Nellie digi stamp - Simply Adorables 'Grace'  I never tire of these images!  I think this card would be suitable for almost any occasion, and certainly for someone special.

I have used a mixture of things from my stash for this card, I have not a clue what the papers are, the flourishes which I have used in abundance are Sizzix.  I bought these from EBay.  In addition I have used doily,Cheery Lynn doily die-cut (EBay) Nesatilities, Martha Stewart punch for the leaves and flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts.  The lovely little heart buttons are from stash as is the ribbon.

I would like to enter this into the following Challenges:

I am off to get warm now!  

Judy x

C IS FOR CHRISTMAS

Hi, I am back with my second posting today which is another Christmas card.  So C is for Christmas, I am 'Seeing Red' with 'Lots of Sparkle' and jingling all the way.  These are the themes which inspired me together with 'Tag Your it' of several Challenges.

Recipe:

Image:  Magnolia Tilda coloured with Copiocs and Promarkers.
Papers:  Magnolia
Flourish:  Magnolia die
Snowflakes:  Cuttlebug die
Cheesecloth and Gems from EBay
Lots of sparkle (Stickles)


 

I would like to enter this into the following Challenges:

OSAAT challenge - Seeing Red 
Deep Ocean Challenge - C is for (Christmas) 
Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Tag Your it 
OLLCB Challenge - Lots of Sparkle 
The Ribbon Girl - Jingle All the The Way 
Totally Papercrafts Challenge - Christmas 

Thanks again for dropping by, 

Judy x

RED AND ANOTHER COLOUR WITH A SHAPED CARD

Morning everyone,

What a busy week I had last week making Christmas cards and toppers which I am listing on EBay over the next couple of weeks in the hope i can bring a few pennies into my crafting kitty.   There is a link on my sidebar to my EBay items.  I have lots of cards to blog over the next week when I get the time.

I tried to incorporate challenge themes along the way which I find so inspiring.   This card was inspired with the themes 'Snowflakes, Shaped Card, Red and Another colour and good old Anything Goes.

Recipe:

Image:  Magnolia Tilda coloured with copics and promarkers
Papers:  Marianne Creatables
Snowflakes:  Cuttlebug die-cuts (2 different dies) with lots of stickles
Magnolia Swirl die-cut
Cheesecloth and pearls from EBay
Anything else came from my stash.




I would like to enter this into the following Challenges:

Thank you for taking the time to drop by.  I really appreciate your lovely comments.

Judy x

Sunday, 27 November 2011

TILDA WITH SNOW HEART

Morning everyone,

Well I hope you are all enjoying your weekend.  
Today I have another  Christmas card topper using this lovely image by Magnolia, Tilda with Snow heart.  Isn't she just lovely!  I have coloured her with copics and promarkers and added lashings of stickles.  The papers are the lovely Tim Holtz and the showflakes are Cuttlebug die-cuts which I have embossed with swiss dots.  The pearls, cheesecloth, poinsettias and charm were all from EBay.  I worked to a lovely Skektch for the Sketch Saturday Challenge and although I had the card topper made in time it had got dark on me so I could not photo it.  So I missed that one.

I would like to enter this into the following Challenges:


Thanks for looking and I wish you al a lovely day,

Judy x


 

Thursday, 24 November 2011

CUPCAKE GIRL AND A SKETCH

Hi everyone, 

Tonight I have a card which I have made using the lovely Belles and Whistles Image, designed by Elisabeth Bell,  called Cupcake Girl.  I dug her dug her out of my pile of images which are already coloured up and this one has been done by a very dear friend of mine.

Working to a lovely Sketch for the Gem of a challenge I opted for these lovely Tim Holtz Vintage Shabby Chic papers.  The butterflies and the leaves are both Martha Stewart punches and the flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.
I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Thanks for looking, 

Judy x

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

CRAFT BARN CANDY



WOW LOOK AT THIS!

What a lovely Candy The Craft Barn have to offer!  We all need to be quick though as it ends on 25 November.  Wouldn't it be so lovely to win this one!  So many new things we could try and then chat about!

Judy x

TILDA'S PRESENT TO DECK THE HALLS

Hi everyone, 

I am a dash dash dashing tonight in the hope that I will just make it in time for the Challenge over at  Hannah and Friends as it was their lovely Sketch i worked to for this card Topper. But  first I must say a huge welcome to my new followers and big hugs and thankyou to all my lovely followers for the much appreciated comments I am receiving.  They really do mean to much to me and keep me going!

Again we have another Magnolia Tilda which I have coloured with Copics and Promarkers, Tim Holtz papers, poinsettias from EBay and two martha Stewart punches (border and branch for the leaves)  Everything else was in my stash.



 I would like to enter this into the following Challenge:


Thank you for looking, 

Judy x

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

CHRISTMAS CRACKERS

Hi everyone, yes this is my second posting today,

Christmas Crackers!  That is just what I am at the moment.  The second Christmas Cake is in the oven (well it is hubby's birthday cake really which is in January) and we just have one more to make!  I really am cracking on with the Christmas preparations, and the card making too.

Tonight, I have another Christmas card topper which I have made using another Magnolia Tilda image, she is a very wintery image I always think.  I have coloured her with Copics and Promarkers.  The papers are Memory Box 'Mistletoe', the doiley background is a Cheery Lynn die upon which sits a white doily.  the poinsettia flowers and pearls are from EBay and the punched edge and the leaves are both Martha Stewart punches.



I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Shopping our Weekly Stash - Christmas or Winter 
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Christmas Crackers 
Creative Craft challenge - Free for all 
Ribbon Carousel Challenge - Christmas/Holiday 

Thank you for looking, 

Judy x

TILDA IN PINK - CHRISTMAS OR BIRTHDAY???

Hi everyone,

Another quick posting from me just before I put the second Christmas cake into the oven.

So, here we have Magnolia papers, Magnolia Tilda image (coloured by a very dear friend of mine), Square doily (I have a pack of these doilies on Ebay at the moment. There is a link on my sidebar) Magnolia Doohickey die-cut flowers, ribbon from stash, flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts and punched leaves (Martha Stewart Punch)

I reckon this card would be appropriate for either birthday or Christmas even though I have used a Christmas Tilda image and the stars are Christmassy too.




I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Hooked On Crafts Challenge - Punched

Thanks for looking, 

Judy x

Monday, 21 November 2011

TILDA'S RIBBON, LACE AND PEARLS

I just have one more tonight and then I really do need a cuppa!

So, I have a square doily, Cuttlebug Snowflake die-cuts,  Magnolia papers, Magnolia Tilda coloured with copics and promarkers, embossed panel cut with Nestabialities into a circle  with a swiss dots embossed frame sitting on top to frame it, embellished with Stickles and flat back pearls, cheesecloth and poinsettia flowers from EBay and Martha Stewart punched leaves.  The ribbon bow is from stash.


I would like to enter this into the following Challenges:

And now I am calling it a night.  Thank you all so much for looking and bearing with me,
Judy x

I SAW THREE SHIPS

And another one!  

I bet you will be getting sick of me!  I really am sorry these are all coming together, you will gather I have been so busy but just not had time to blog the cards.  I do have more to come but this could be the last one for tonight.

So, briefly, we have Magnolia snowman coloured with copics and promarkers, Magnolia flourish die-cuts,  circle frame made from Nestabilities and embossed with Swiss Dots.  You will see the music peeping through here.  We have doily, cheesecloth, poinsettias from Ebay and Martha Stewart punched leaves.  And of course lots of Stickles.  The papers are Magnolia too.


 I would like to enter this into the following Challenges:

Thanks for looking and hope you have a very cosy evening 

Judy x

TILDA'S CHRISTMAS

Back again!

Another Tilda, another doily card, Cuttlebug Snowflake  and Ebay poinsettias again, oh and the Magnolia background stamp too.  I am loving these for Christmas this year!  I have coloured Tilda with copics and promarkers.   Also we have Marianne flourish die-cuts and Martha Stewart punched leaves, and of course lashing of stickles!  I am back to the tradtional red and green too which I love for Christmas cards.
 

I would like to enter this into the following Challenges:

Thanks for looking,  I might just have time for one more tonight!

Judy x