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Tuesday, 31 January 2012

I'VE BEEN PUBLISHED!

Morning everyone,

Brrrr it still feels so cold here at the moment! It will be 1st February tomorrow and I always think once February is through then Spring is on its way.  And there is not long to go either!  I love the thought of Spring!

Well I am so excited and wanted to share my news with you.  I had a small package arrive the end of last week with a stamp inside.  I had not ordered anything so was mystified.  And guess what, there was a With Compliment Slip inside too from a Publishing Company.  I have had a card of mine published in a magazine!  (Creative Cardmaking Issue 37 ) Well I immediately had to find somewhere that sold the magazine and purchase it to find out which card had been published.  The link takes you to the shop I bought it from, they give a brilliant service and I use them such a lot.  This appears to have stemmed from a competition I entered last year (did no good with it) but it has come from that.  And you know what, I nearly did not send that card!

Want to see it? Well my photo is terrible but I never expected to be posting this and I think it was taken with my old camera too!








And lower view



Actually it is a lovely magazine, and I was thrilled to bits to find a selection of lovely Nitwit papers inside as the freebie!  I will definitely use those!

Well I am off to get some breakfast now, so I will wish you a lovely day, and as always thank you for dropping by.

Judy x

Sunday, 29 January 2012

ONE STITCH AT A TIME CHALLENGE #98 - USE A DIGI

Hi everyone,

We have a lovely challenge at One Stitch at a Time today.  It is a lovely theme 'use a Digi'  There are lots of Digis available in the Stitchy Bears shop too.  There is so much choice it is unbelievable!

Our sponsor this week is:


I have been lucky enough to work with this lovely image from IKEsART  at Stitchy Bears
and oh what a joy it was to work with!  At first I thought I might struggle but this was not to be and must confess I used mainly stickles and white stuff. (Not sure what you actually call it!).



I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Crafty Hazelnuts's Christmas Challenge - Square 
CYDA Challenge - Distressing  
Crazy4challenges - Layer it on 
Samuel Taylor Challenge - Distress 

Thanks for looking, 

Judy x

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

I WANT TO RIDE MY BICYCLE (sing along)

Hi everyone

Just a very quick post from me tonight with a card using Nellie Snellen's lovely stamp.  I have coloured the image with copics and promarkers.  The bunting die-cuts are a Whimsey die, the flourish is  Magnolia die and I think everything else came from my stash.


I would like to enter this into the following challenges:


That's it from me tonight, thank you again for looking and also for your lovely comments.  I really do appreciate these!  

Judy x

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

TILDA WITH A SKETCH

Hi everyone,

Well it has not been a very nice day here today.  In fact it was snowing on the high ground.

Tonight I have a card t share which i made following a lovely Sketch for the CLP Challenge and using my new Tilda stamp.  I have coloured her with copics and promarkers.  The papers are Tim Holtz Vintage Shabby chic.  I love these papers!

I have added cheesecloth under the image and used a mixture of die-cuts and punches.  the flowers were from Wild Orchid Crafts. (my favourite embellishments!)  Tilda is highlighted with sparkle in the form of Stickles.

I was inspired by the following challenges:
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Highlights
My Time to craft Challenge - Favourite embellishments
DYSU Challenge - Patterned papers
Papercrafting Journey Challenge - Floral
CLP Challenge - Sketch

Thanks for looking, 

Judy x

Sunday, 22 January 2012

TILDA'S VINTAGE VALENTINE

Hi everyone,  

I hope you are enjoying your weekend, it is very cold here but at the least it is nice and bright.

I have a card to show you which I have made following a Sketch for the 'Come and Get it' challenge but I soon realised I was not going to get it made in time.  I just love my new Tilda stamp which i have coloured with copics and promarkers.  Using Marianne Creatable papers, and a mixture of die-cuts and flowers it is lavishly embellished and I have added lashings of stickles!

I have very lightly distressed the edges and added glitter.




I was inspired by the following challenges for this card:
 

Friday, 20 January 2012

A SKETCH FOR THE BOYS

Morning everyone

I have the quickest posting ever this morning.  It is a card I made from a fabulous Sketch at 'Here Come The Boys' Challenge.  Perfect for male cards and a sketch I will definitely repeat!  
The image is from LOTV and I have coloured him with copics and promarkers.  Everything else came from my stash.




I was inspired by the Sketch at Here Come the Boys Challenge - Sketch
and would like to enter it in the challenge.

A Happy Crunchie Friday to you all, 

Judy x

Thursday, 19 January 2012

LOVE AND GLITTER LATTE'

Hi everyone

This is my second attempt at this post and I am pushed for time now.  Somehow I got the whole thing done and then lost the lot!   So I will try again!

I will focus on the relevant now.   Isn't this LOTV image die-cut lovely!  I worked to a lovely sketch but seem to have covered a lot of it up, I got a bit carried away with the embellishments!  You will see a Cheery Lynn doily peeping through, cheesecloth and a mixture of die-cut flourishes and punches together with lots of ribbon bows, pearl hearts  and stickles for the glittr effect.  The papers are Tim Holtz Vintage Shabby Chic.


I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Thanks again for looking today, 

Judy x

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

WINTER TILDA IN BLUE

Hi everyone,

I am here today with a very quick posting of a topper made using another Tilda image (Magnolia).  I have hardly used this one and you know I sat looking through my Magnolia Ink magazines last night and was so inspired I immediately went to my stamps and hooked out one or two of my older images and inked them up!  They still need colouring but you might just see some more of Tilda in the next few weeks!
I have used Melissa Frances papers, cheesecloth and Cheery Lynn doiley die-cut.  Tilda is coloured with Copics and Promarkers.  I was inspired by two sketches very similar.
 


I would like to enter this into the following challenges:


Thanks for looking, 

Judy x

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

GORJUSS GIRL STARS

Hi everyone,

I am here today with a card much more my style than Lil Ol Grumpy! lol  Gosh that has caused so much fun but I honestly was way out of my comfort zone with it.  This Gorjuss Girl stamp is much more my sort of thing!  Again I have coloured her with Copics and Promarkers.

Yes I am still using the doileys, I just cannot put them down!  It is a simple card using Tilda papers, roses from Wild Orchid Crafts and the leaves were made using the Martha Stewart 'branch' punch.  The butterflies are made using another Martha Stewart punch and I have added pearls to the centres.


Monday, 16 January 2012

PEACHY TILDA DELIGHTS

Back again with my second card today.

Firstly though i do want to thank  you all for the lovely comments I am receiving and a huge welcome too to my new followers!

And it is one of my firm favourites!  Peachy Tilda (Magnolia) she never fails to delight me! I have stamped her onto a Spellbinders Nestabilities die-cut and coloured her with copics and promarkers.

These yummy  papers are called Midnight Fairytale by Papermania, they are so pretty and striking!  I am so pleased I got these.


In addition I have used cheesecloth, and a selection of Magnolia die-cuts, Martha Stewart punches and Marianne Creatable die-cuts.   The flowers were from Wild Orchid Crafts.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Thanks for looking today,
Judy x
 

GDT FOR PAPER CREATIONS INK - LIL OL GRUMPY

Hi everyone,

I was delighted to be asked to be Guest Designer today over at the Paper Creations Ink Challenge but oh how you will laugh.  Anyone knowing me will know I love making girly cards, frilly fancy etc is just up my street and how I love pink!  Well imagine my face when I saw this image that I was to use for today's spot!  Well, hey you be kind about this Lil Ol Grumpy image, he has feelings you know, lol and he does grow on you!  ( I think! lol)  To be honest he totally transforms once coloured.   Well I can tell you he has certainly raised a smile in this house.  When I saw the theme was Love and Romance, I just thought 'easy peasy - just my cup of tea but then when I saw Lil Ol Grumpy ( available here ) well I was way out of my comfort zone!  But hey I like a challenge and I did say I wanted to try new things in the New Year (famous last words! lol).  Anyhow now I am really quite pleased with the end result.

So, what have I used?  Well basically everything came from my stash using a mixture of die-cuts, punchies, cheesecloth and of course I have coloured this little fella with Copics and Promarkers and added lashings of glitter.  Because it is suitable for Valentines Day I thought it could take it.  Strange how things turn out, I started off with the intention of making a grungey card, but things sort of changed along the way and this is the finished result.  I just could not resist adding the sentiment 'Sending you a Smile'.  How apt is this!



I wonder what you honestly think? I will be putting it on EBay but don't all rush at once! Haha! (link on my sidebar).

Thanks for looking and I hope I have made you smile today, do pop over to the Challenge it is a lovely theme and a great challenge! and also pop over to Smeared Ink too as there are lots of other digis to be had.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Cardmaking Mamas Challenge - Something new (digi)
Hooked on Crafts Challenge - Try Something new 
Chocolate Coffee and Cards - Glitter latte! 

Judy x

Sunday, 15 January 2012

ONE STITCH AT A TIME CHALLENGE #96

Hi everyone,

This is my first Dt post for One Stitch at a Time.  The theme is an easy one it is simply Anything Goes.  

Our sponsors this week are:  







I was lucky enough to work with an image from Reece's scrap Pieces called  Snowman Slope which is available from  Stitchy Bear Digital Stamps


I coloured this image with Copics and Promarkers and added plenty of Stickles for the extra sparkle.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Anything Goes Challenge - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking and do pop over and take part in the challenge and take a look at the lovely creations my DT colleagues have made.

Judy x

Saturday, 14 January 2012

VINTAGE

Good Evening everyone,

I have had a lovely day crafting away to my heart's content!  Isn't  it strange sometimes things go just right yet other times our mojo seems to have taken a hike!  Well today was a good day!  I now have lots of cards with the layouts cut all ready to make up and still have quite a lot to post on my blog too.

Here I have a card using this lovely Whiff of Joy stamp desgined by Elisabeth Bell.  I just love this image!  I have coloured her with copics and promarkers.The papers are Prima Romantique, the flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts and the leaves are made using the Martha Stewart 'branch' punch.




I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Crafts and Me Challenge - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking, 

Judy x

Friday, 13 January 2012

THE FLORIST PERHAPS?

And finally for this evening!

Another card this time using my new Bildmalarna stamp.  I just love this stamp!  My oldest item here is the Marianne creatables die-cut flourish.
I was inspired by four challenges here and think I have covered everthing to qualify.

These gorgeous papers are Papermania Midnight fairytale (these are new to me and I have just opened into them!)  The  image I have coloured with Copics and Promarkers. 



These are the four chalenges I would like to enter:

This is it for me now tonight, enjoy your weekend,

Judy x

FAVOURITE MANLY STAMP

Just like buses, they all come at once!

This time I was being inspired by several challenges for this card.  Lili's Little Fairies challenge is entitled 'Favourite LOTV Stamp'.  Well that posed a dilema because how does one choose!  Well I have so many girly favourites I was stuck so then I had a brainwave, how about my favourite image suitabe for males!  Plus I have lots of birthday coming up too.  The colours were inspired by the Inspiration photo at the Paper and Such Challenge. 

I would like to enter this into the following Challenges:

Have a great weekend, and thanks again for looking,

Judy x

 

PENNY BLACK - CASE IT!

Hi again

This time I have a card using a Penny Black stamp.  My Penny Black stamps seem to have
 got rather neglected recently so I thought it was time they saw daylight again!  I worked to a Sketch for this one in the 'Case It' challenge at Penny Black.
 



I would like to enter this into the following Challenges:

I will be back with another one shortly,

Judy x

LOVE IS IN THE AIR

Morning everyone,

Gosh is it Friday already this week!  Where has the week gone to!

Today I have a card made using one of my favourite Sarah Kay images, I just love this image!  I think the papers are Melissa Frances but not sure on this.  The image I have coloured with copics and promarkers and in addition we have Spellbinders Nestabilities, doiley, flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts and leaves made using Martha Stewart's 'branch' punch.



I would like to enter this into the followint challenges:

Thanks for looking and here's to a very happy Crunchie Friday!

Judy x



Tuesday, 10 January 2012

NEW STASH

Me again back with my second card today!

It is hubby's birthday today and we are just back from a lovely lunch out at a fabulous little Farm tearoom, a real favourite of ours!

This time I am using a new stamp, quite different to my norm, and this one is a Kanban stamp.  Ins't she lovely!  Very glam!  I have again layered doilies, coloured he image with promarkers and Copics and used the Martha Stewart 'branch' punch for the leaves.
 


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:


Thanks for looking again, it has been a lovely day for us so far and I hope it is for you too,

Judy x

PURRFECT IN BLUE

Morning everyone

A very quick posting today as I have to be out early.
This is the first of a batch of cards I have been asked to make for little boys aged 4 to 5.  The image is a new one from a pack of Personal Impression stamps and oh my they stamp up beautifully.   

This is a totally new thing for me really, I have never coloured cats and was not sure how I would get on (I used copics and promarkers), and have rarely do this style of card and OMG no flowers!!!!!  I am totally out of my comfort zone if I cannot clart the card up with lots of emellishments!   The flourish is a Sizzix die-cut I think, I bought this one from EBay.  I think the papers are Doodlebug.  The music paper is from a Marianne Creatables pad.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Thanks for looking and here's to a good day for you, 

Judy x

Monday, 9 January 2012

ANYTHNG GOES FOR TILDA

And finally for today!  (dare I come lback with another one!)

Well I could not leave poor Tilda out could I!  I used Prima papers, Spellbinders die-cut, Tilda is coloured  with copics and promarkers, Magnolia flourish die-cut and martha Stewart punches. The doily I got new just before Christmas, they are the most gorgeous dinky doilies.  I bought them on EBay.



I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
MDUC Challenge - Anything Goes

That is it from me tonight folks, thanks again for looking, 

Judy x

AROUND WE GO

Back again with my third card today!  I told you they would be like buses and all come at once!

Yes she is back again!  'Hey Kitty' designed by Elisabeth Bell for BnW.  I cannot get enough of this stamp!   I started off doing this card for the Challenge at Elphone House which is entitled Around We Go.  So I have the circular lacy doily upon which are layered Nestabilities circles.  Then I covered them up with the image which has been punched with one of the Martha Stewart punches.  (silly me! lol!) but you can still see the circles peeping through at the edges.  I added a mixture of flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, Marianne Creatables die-cut flourishes and Martha Stewart punchies for the leaves.  Everything else came from my stash. 




I would like to enter this into the following challenges:


Thanks for dropping by again, 
Judy x

 

PENNY BLACK 'PURRFECT HEART'

Hi again I am back with my second card today.


This time I have a card to show you using a Penny Black image and papers from my stash together with layered oilies, Martha Stewart Heart punchies, Magnolia fence die-cut and Nestabilities.   I have coloured the image with Copics and Promarkers.  The greenery on the fence is made from a Marianne Creatables flourish die which I have cut up.



I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Stampavie Challenge - Hearts

Thanks for looking,

Judy x


GDT AT BUNNY ZOE CRAFTS CHALLENGE - PHOTO INSPIRATION -

Morning everyone
I am thrilled and honoured to be joining the Design Team at Bunny Zoe Crafts  as Guest Designer in their lovely challenge today.  There is a fabulous photo inspiration theme, just perfect for those Mother's Day, Valentine and Spring Birthday/Wedding cards!  What a joy this was to work to, it is so pretty.  The stamp I have chosen is one I have wanted for simply ages, it is a Bildmalarna stamp called 'I picked some flowers' (available here)

There is a lovely selection of stamps at Bunny Zoe Crafts  so do pop over and take a look.  It is actually one of my favourite shops, there is lots of choice, and the service is so efficient and fast so you will guess how pleased I was to be chosen as GDT today!  
So onto the card, the image I have coloured with Copics and Promarkers, the papers are Melissa Frances 5th Avenue (aren't they gorgeous! they were perfect for this photo inspiration!) the flowers were from Wild Orchid Crafts the leaves are made using the Martha Stewart 'branch' punch and I think everything else came from my stash.



I have loved every minute of making this card from start to finish, and using such lovely materials and I hope you enjoy looking and hopefully taking part in such a lovely challenge.
Thanks to all at Bunny Zoe Crafts too for choosing me to be their Guest Designer, 

I will be back later to link up some challenges to this card: 

Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Something New ( Bildmalarna stamp) 
My Mum's Craft Shop Challenge - Something new (Bildmalarna stamp) 
Bildmalarna Challenge - Anything Goes 

Have fun, 

Judy x

Sunday, 1 January 2012

LOTV WEDDING

Hi again everyone

Oh my!  I am loving these papers by Melissa Frances!  They are called 5th Avenue, and oh WOW are they special!  I have used this brilliant little die-cut image from LOTV (I got these new just before Christmas!).  They really are great to work with.  Brilliant for a quick card too.
I have kept it nice and simple with the doilies (EBay), ribbon and papers from stash, flowers from Joanna Sheen and the little hearts from EBay.




Judy x

HAPPY NEW YEAR

Morning everyone,

Just a little note from me this morning simply to wish everyone a really Happy New Year, lets hope it is a good one for all of us!

Good luck with the challenges, hope your crafting is fun and enjoyable and we find lots of new ideas to take us to new levels this coming year.  But most of all that we can make the time to keep in touch with our valuable friends and make some lovely new friendships along the way and can smile, and enjoy.  What an incredible journey this is!

HAPPY NEW YEAR

Judy x