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Wednesday, 31 December 2014

NEW YEAR'S EVE - Cardmaker's Delights

Morning all,

Where has this year gone to!   It seems hard to believe it is New year's Eve already.  I hope you all have a fabulous time seeing the New Year in.

Here I have another quick post with a card I made some time ago using this gorgeous image from  Cardmaker's Delights  I was chuffed to bits with this card and I have it for sale on Facebook.
And no flowers!  Well, this must be a first for me, or one of very few I have made without flowers.  But you know what, I felt it had worked.

It is very much a card made from my stash, including Cheery Lynn and Tim Holtz dies.




  Thanks for looking today,

Judy x

Tuesday, 30 December 2014

CARDMAKER'S DELIGHTS - Vintage

Morning all,

Here I have another quick post again  with a simple card I made some time ago using this gorgeous image from  Cardmaker's Delights  
The flowers  are from Live and Love Crafts and the papers and everything else were from my stash.





  Thanks for looking today,

Judy x

Monday, 29 December 2014

CARDMAKER'S DELIGHTS

Morning all,

Here I have another quick post with a simple card I made some time ago using this gorgeous image from  Cardmaker's Delights  
The flowers  are from Live and Love Crafts and the papers and everything else were from my stash.





  Thanks for looking today,

Judy x

Saturday, 27 December 2014

CARDMAKER'S DELIGHTS - Flower Girl

Morning all,
I hope your Christmas is going well, and that Santa was good to you.
This is another little Scheduled post simply to share a card I made some time ago using this gorgeous image from  Cardmaker's Delights  This image is actually now discontinued.  I am so pleased I have stocked up with it.  But Tracy has a lovely selection of other Vintage lady images in her shop. 
The dies are from Cheery Lynn, the flowers and other embellishments are from Live and Love Crafts and I honestly can not remember which the papers were.  Anything else was from my stash.




  Thanks for looking today,

Judy x

Friday, 26 December 2014

VINTAGE TAG CARD - Stash and Live and Love Crafts

Morning all,
  
Did you have a lovely day yesterday?  I do hope so.
I scheduled this little post in advance.  It shows a Vintage tag card I made some time ago.  I had such fun using up bits of my stash and also the lovely papers and bits and pieces from http://www.liveandlovecrafts.com/



  Thanks for looking today and have a lovely time.

Judy x

Thursday, 25 December 2014

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR

Morning all,

Christmas is here!

It could well go quiet on my Blog for a few days now, but I will be back!  

Merry Christmas to you all, have a really lovely time whatever you are doing and wherever you are in the World.

And a very Happy and prosperous New year too.



Judy x

Wednesday, 24 December 2014

NOOR CHRISTMAS WINE BOTTLE TAG - SYLVIA ZET

Morning all,

I saved this one for Christmas Eve as it just has a festive feel to it.
  
So I have another Wine Bottle Tag to share today which I made using the lovely products from http://noordesign-shop.co.uk/

Just like the last time I made one of these I started off using the lovely Doobadoo Polyester Bottle Label Stencil .  After creating the shape and cutting the circle with one of my Spellbinders Nestabilities dies (perfect size!), I then covered the lower part with the lovely papers ( Winter Papers).  Then I went from there adding this and that using my Noor (JOY) dies and a selection of lovely embellishments from http://www.liveandlovecrafts.com/

You know at first I thought I did not need this stencil.  I had already made my own template and also have one that a very dear friend sent to me. This was very much an impulse buy but I amso pleased I did buy it and can well recommend it plus all the lovely items I used.

These are the products used from http://noordesign-shop.co.uk/

Doobadoo Polyester Bottle Label Stencil (Doobadoo Polyester Bottle Label Stencil )
0269 Tag Die No 1 ( http://noordesign-shop.co.uk/shop/search.php?q=tag+die
0357 Border Die ( http://noordesign-shop.co.uk/shop/search.php?q=Border+die+)
Noor (Joy Designs) bunting die

Snowflake die

Noor Winter 6 inch papers (Winter Papers ). 

I also used:
Hobby House Topper bearing the image created by Sylvia ZetFlowers, embellishments and shabby binding from Live and Love Crafts
Cheesecloth








I loved making this.  I inked the papers with Tim Holtz Distress ink and although it does show not very well on the photo there is lots of  sparkle.

Thanks for looking today and MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE

Judy x

Tuesday, 23 December 2014

CHRISTMAS 2014 - For a friend

Morning all,

Christmas is getting so close now!

Today I have a card to share which I have made for a friend for Christmas.  I loved making this and playing with my goodies from Live and Love Crafts.







Items from Live and Love Crafts 
Tim Holtz Die
Frantage etc
Items from stash.

Thanks for looking today,

Judy x

Monday, 22 December 2014

KRAFTYHANDS - Emporium of Curiosities Bookmark

Morning all,

Today I have a card to share using one of the lovely Emporium of Curiosities Bookmarks  which can be found at Kraftyhands

It is one I made a little while ago and have only just got around to posting it on my Blog.





Kraftyhands Bookmark
Embossing Folder
Tim Holtz die 
Items from Live and Love Crafts 
Items from stash.

Thanks for looking today,

Judy x

Sunday, 21 December 2014

KRAFTYHANDS Gift Bag - Retro Roses

Morning all,

Today I have another Gift Bag to share using the lovely papers (Retro Roses) which can be found at Kraftyhands





Cheery Lynn  dies
Kraftyhands 'Retro Roses Collection' papers
Items from Live and Love Crafts 
Items from stash.

Thanks for looking today,

Judy x

Saturday, 20 December 2014

KRAFTYHANDS GIFT BAG - Retro Roses

Morning all,

Today I have a Gift Bag to share using the lovely papers (Retro Roses) which can be found at Kraftyhands





Cheery Lynn  dies 
Kraftyhands 'Retro Roses Collection' papers
Items from Live and Love Crafts 
Items from stash.

Thanks for looking today,

Judy x

Friday, 19 December 2014

NOOR AND LIVE AND LOVE CRAFTS - Bottle Tag

Morning all,
  
I have another Wine Bottle Tag to share today which I made using the lovely products from http://noordesign-shop.co.uk/
Again I started off using the lovely Doobadoo Polyester Bottle Label Stencil .  After creating the shape and cutting the circle with one of my Spellbinders Nestabilities dies (perfect size!), I then covered the lower part with the lovely papers ( Happy Holidays).  Then I went from there adding this and that using my Noor (JOY) dies and a selection of lovely embellishments from http://www.liveandlovecrafts.com/

Can you see the Dutch Doobadoo structure paste dotted onto the Shabby embellishments?  Oh my! I am indebted to Tracy at Noor Designs UK for telling me about this!  I sprinkled fine glitter on top to give a sparkley effect.

Well, you can tell I enjoyed this as this is creation number 2!  And I have another one to come yet also!   I can well recommend this stencil, and all the lovely items I used.

These are the products used from http://noordesign-shop.co.uk/

Dutch Doobadoo Polyester Bottle Label Stencil (Doobadoo Polyester Bottle Label Stencil )
0269 Tag Die No 1 ( http://noordesign-shop.co.uk/shop/search.php?q=tag+die
0357 Border Die ( http://noordesign-shop.co.uk/shop/search.php?q=Border+die+)
Dutch Doobadoo Structure paste ( http://noordesign-shop.co.uk/ourshop/cat_919675-Pastes-and-Adhesives.html)
Noor (Joy Designs) bunting die
Noor/Joy Star Dies 
Snowflake die

Noor Happy Holidays 6 inch papers (Happy Holidays ). 

I also used:
Cheery Lynn Die,
Go Kreate Die
Image, flowers, shabby embellishments from Live and Love Crafts
Cheesecloth









I loved making this.  I inked the papers with Tim Holtz Distress ink and although it does show not very well on the photo there is lots of gold sparkle.

It seems so apt and right that |I should enter this into the Challenge at Live and Love Crafts (With Love)

 Thanks for looking today,

Judy x

Thursday, 18 December 2014

NOOR CHRISTMAS BOTTLE TAG

Morning all,
  
Today I have something new for me.  It is a Wine Bottle Tag which I made using the lovely products from http://noordesign-shop.co.uk/
I started off using the lovely Doobadoo Polyester Bottle Label Stencil .  After creating the shape and cutting the circle with one of my Spellbinders Nestabilities dies (perfect size!), I then covered the lower part with the lovely papers ( Winter Wonderland).  Then I went from there adding this and that using my Noor (JOY) dies and a selection of lovely embellishments from http://www.liveandlovecrafts.com/

Oh my!  I had such fun!  And I can well recommend this stencil, and all the lovely items I used.

These are the products used from http://noordesign-shop.co.uk/

Doobadoo Polyester Bottle Label Stencil (Doobadoo Polyester Bottle Label Stencil )
0269 Tag Die No 1 ( http://noordesign-shop.co.uk/shop/search.php?q=tag+die
0357 Border Die ( http://noordesign-shop.co.uk/shop/search.php?q=Border+die+)
Noor (Joy Designs) bunting die
6002/0084 Noor/Joy Designs Star Dies
Noor Winter Wonderland 6 inch papers ( Winter Wonderland). 
0013 Noor Christmas Postcard stamp ( http://noordesign-shop.co.uk/ourshop/prod_3584044-0113Clear-Stamp-English-Christmas-Postcard.html)






I loved making this.  I inked the papers with Tim Holtz Distress ink and although it does not show on the photo there is lots of sparkle.

It seems so apt and right that |I should enter this into the Challenge  at Noor Designs UK. The thems is so fitting.  It is 'Merry Christmas' http://noordesign-uk.blogspot.nl/2014/12/challenge-no1-merry-christmas.html

Thanks for looking today,

Judy x

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

KRAFTYHANDS AND MO MANNING GIFT BAG

Morning all,

Can you believe how Christmas is creeping up on us fast now!
  
Today I have another Gift Bag the same style as yesterday's post.  Again the papers are 'The Nordic Collection' which can be found at Kraftyhands
This lovely image is actually a Hobby House Topper created by Mo Manning.

Tomorrow I will have the first of three Bottle Tags I have just fininshed making to share.  I might even enter a Challenge with them too!





Kraftyhands 'Nordic Collection' papers
Tim Holtz dies
Items from stash. 

I would like to enter this into the following Challenge:

Deep Ocean Challenge - Christmas is all around 

Thanks for looking today,

Judy x

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

KRAFTYHANDS - Nordic Collection Papers/Penny Black

Morning all,
   
Well, this time, still on the Gift Bag theme, but with a slight twist in that I made the bag myself.  The papers are 'The Nordic Collection' which can be found at Kraftyhands
I always love the effect of the embossing, and isn't this image from Penny Black gorgeous.  It has been coloured by a friend of mine.





Kraftyhands 'Nordic Collection' papers
Tim Holtz dies
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
Items from stash. 

I would like to entere this into the following Challenges:
Penny Black and More Challenge - Special Occasions 
Simon Says Stamp challenge - Anything Goes  
Avenue 613 Challenge - Packaging 

Thanks for looking today,

Judy x

Monday, 15 December 2014

CHRISTMAS CARDS ALL YEAR ROUND - Anything but square or rectangle

Hi everyone

Today sees the midway point for the  Challenge at CCAYR, which is entitled 'Anything but square or rectangle'.  Well, this theme was just up my street, so you can imagine I loved making this card.  I really do not think you can beat the embossed look for that nice crisp, clean fresh look, and I thought it went well with the snowy look also.







Cuttlebug Embossing Folder 
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

Sunday, 14 December 2014

KRAFTYHANDS - Man about Town - Gift Bag

Morning all,

I have another Altered Gift Bag to share today using the lovely papers (Man About Town) again  which can be found at Kraftyhands
 
As I said yesterday, I felt these papers really were best left to lead the way.  It seemed so wrong to cover these up, but I really had to slap my hands to stop adding more embellishments!   They team perfectly with Kraft so these bags were ideal to be altered.  I think they came from Hobby Craft in packs of so many.




 
Kraftyhands 'Man About Town Collection' papers
Hobby Craft bag
Items from stash.

Thanks for looking today,

Judy x

Saturday, 13 December 2014

KRAFTYHANDS - Man About Town Paper Collection

Morning all,

Today I have another Altered Gift Bag to share using the lovely papers (Man About Town) which can be found at Kraftyhands
 
I felt these papers really were best left to lead the way.  It seemed so wrong to cover these up, but I really had to slap my hands to stop adding more embellishments!   They team perfectly with Kraft so these bags were ideal to be altered.  I think they came from Hobby Craft in packs of so many.




 
Kraftyhands 'Man About Town Collection' papers
Hobby Craft bag
Items from stash.

Thanks for looking today,

Judy x

Friday, 12 December 2014

FUSSY & FANCY FRIDAY CHALLENGE - Snowflakes and Ribbon

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     

Mary Lou  is hosting this Challenge, the  theme is entitled  'Snowflakes and Ribbon' and we are sponsored by Fresh Brewed Designs

Christmas is on its way, I wonder how you are all coming along with the preparations?

Yes it is an envelope card again filled with tags.  I hope you are not sick of seeing these, I just can not stop making them.



Image from  Fresh Brewed Designs 
These gorgeous papers are from Live and Love Crafts

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

Thursday, 11 December 2014

KRAFTYHANDS - Retro Roses

Morning all,

Today I have another Altered Gift Bag to share using the lovely papers (Retro Roses) which can be found at Kraftyhands




Cheery Lynn  dies 
Kraftyhands 'Retro Roses Collection' papers
Items from Live and Love Crafts 
Items from stash.

Thanks for looking today,

Judy x

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

KRAFTYHANDS - The Garden Collection

Morning all,

Well, I thought I had just about exhausted my supply of photos of items I had made over the past year, but then I remembered I had some in a folder which I made for the Kraftyhands Design Team.  I had a lovely time making some Gift bags.  These are simply decorating a ready made bag which I think came from Hobby House in packs of so many.
 
These lovely papers can be found at Kraftyhands




Tim Holtz & Cheery Lynn  dies 
Kraftyhands 'The Garden Collection' papers
Items from Live and Love Crafts 
Items from stash.

Thanks for looking today,

Judy x

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

SIMPLY SHABBY

Morning all,

The card I am sharing today is one I made way back in February this year.  I was experimenting with different style at the time, trying to build up a variety fo stock to take to some Craft Fairs in the Summer.

Here I was experimenting with using some of my goodies at Live and Love Crafts again. (How I love that shop!).  And, of course I used some stash products as well.

I am almost to the end of my saved photos now so my posts may may become not be quite so frequent as it will be a case of posting cards as I make them.  Unless I find some more that I have not posted yet that is, as I do have a sneeky feeling theremay be another folder lurking with some more in.  Watch this space.....




Thanks for stopping by and looking today,

Judy x

Monday, 8 December 2014

VINTAGE SANTA

Morning all,

I am here this morning to share a card which I have made for this Christmas.  I did not want this one to be too girly so it was a bit of a challenge.

I think the image is a Kanban Topper but am unsure of this.  if so, I purchased it locally.
The design has been carried to the inside, there is a discreet pocket at the left side and you will see I have had fun using Tim Holtz dies.








Tim Holtz & Cheery Lynn  dies 
LOTV papers
Frantage, cheesecloth, shabby hearts, rosette ribbon, pom poms,  and shabby seam binding  from Live and Love Crafts 
Items from stash.

Thanks for looking today,

Judy x

Sunday, 7 December 2014

KRAFTYHANDS CHALLENGE - 'No squares allowed'

Hi everyone,

I have a DT card to share today which I have made for the Challenge at Kraftyhands which is themed 'No Squares Allowed'.   Well this is just up my street, you know how I love making different shaped cards.

I toyed with this idea and that idea and eventually came up with this easel card upon a box.







Cute Christmas Kittens and Die-cut ToppersCheery Lynn and Spellbinders dies
Embossed card
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

Saturday, 6 December 2014

A TOUCH OF SHABBY

Morning all,

Today, I have something a little different.  This dates back to January this year when I was playing with my lovely Cheery Lynn flower dies.  This ties in with my phase of envelope making too.  Oh and can you see the Frantage on the flowers I made?  Apart from all that, it is very much a stash card.  I think the papers could be DCWV but I  am not sure now as it was a good while ago when I made it.  Itmade me wonder just what we will all be making in January this year?  Has anyone any plans?  Or do things just  happen?





Cheery Lynn dies 
Frantage from Live and Love Crafts 
Items from stash.

Tomorow, I hope to be back witha Design Team card.

Thanks for looking today,

Judy x

Friday, 5 December 2014

NOOR DESIGNS AT CHRISTMAS

Morning all,

Again I am sharing another card using the goodies I have recently purchased from Tracey's online Shop called Noor Designs UK  and using this lovely Hobby House Topper bearing the image created by Sylvia Zet.  I am just loving using this border die.






Hobby House Topper
Noor Happy Holidays paper Bloc
Noor Designs Ice Crystal Snowflake die - Ice Crystal
Noor Designs  Border Die - Border Die

Flowers and cheesecoth  from Live and Love Crafts
The sparkle does not show on the photo which is such a shame

Items from stash.

Do pop over and take a look at Tracey Blog and also her  Shop  if you have time. 

Tomorow, I hope to be back with something a little different.

Thanks for looking today,

Judy x

Thursday, 4 December 2014

NOOR DESIGNS AT CHRISTMAS

Morning all,

Today I am sharing another card using the goodies I have recently purchased from Tracey's online Shop called Noor Designs UK  and using this lovely Hobby House Topper bearing the image created by Sylvia Zet.

Yes, it is the same layout I have used the other day, so very quick and simple.  I first got this idea by being inspired by a creation I saw on Noor Designs.





Hobby House Topper
Noor Happy Holidays paper Bloc
Noor Designs Ice Crystal Snowflake die - Ice Crystal
Noor Designs  Border Die - Border Die

Flowers and cheesecoth  from Live and Love Crafts
The sparkle does not show on the photo which is such a shame
Cheery Lynn die peeping through at the top
Items from stash.

Do pop over and take a look at Tracey Blog and also her  Shop  if you have time.

Thanks for looking today,

Judy x

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

NOOR DESIGNS AT CHRISTMAS

Morning all,

Today I am sharing another card using the goodies I have recently purchased from Tracey's online Shop called Noor Designs UK 
and using this lovely Topper in the form of an embossed image which I made using one of the very first Cuttlebug Embossing folders that I bought.


Well to be honest I started off trying to make some very quick and simple Christmas cards, to post which needed to be flat. Boy did I struggle.  In face I gave up in the end, I just could not do it.  All I wanted to do was to add my embellishments.  This is the best I could come up with, but it is NOT flat! 

So, this is as clean and simple and as flat I could get!  It is such a shame that the sparkle does not show on the photo.



Noor Designs  Border Die - Border Die

Items from stash.

Do pop over and take a look at Tracey Blog and also her  Shop an also the lovely shop at Kraftyhands   if you have time.

Thanks for looking today,

Judy x

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

KRAFTYHANDS AND NOOR DESIGNS UK

Morning all,

Today I am sharing another card using the goodies I have recently purchased from Tracey's online Shop called Noor Designs UK 
and using this lovely Topper from Kraftyhands
Actually this card I have made for my Mum.  She loves cats and isn't this such a cute kitten topper?

I really am loving using the Noor Designs dies and papers, they are a very similary quality to those at   Kraftyhands  
and lovely to work with.

I opted to use a layout I have used before.  You will be seeing more of this layout over the next few days as I really love the finished effect, and it is so simpleto make.  Really it is sometimes nice to let the dies and the papers lead the way, along with the image of course.  That is what I have done here.





Kraftyhands Topper 
Noor Spring Paper Bloc
Noor Designs Ice Crystal Snowflake die - Ice Crystal
Noor Designs  Border Die - Border Die

Flowers and cheesecoth  from Live and Love Crafts
The sparkle does not show on the photowhich is such a shame
Cheery Lynn die peeping through at the top
Items from stash.

Do pop over and take a look at Tracey Blog and also her  Shop an also the lovely shop at Kraftyhands   if you have time.

Thanks for looking today,

Judy x

Monday, 1 December 2014

CHRISTMAS CARDS ALL YEAR ROUND December Challenge - Anything but Square or Rectangle'

Hi everyone

Today sees the start for the new Challenge at CCAYR, which is entitled 'Anything but square or rectangle'.  Having just purchased recently this lovely Spellbinders Circle die I could not wait to use it and make it into an easel card.



Sarah Kay image coloured with Copics
Flowers from Wild Orchid 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

Sunday, 30 November 2014

FLOWER POT CARD

Morning all,

Today I have another Flowerpot card to share.  This is similar to the one I shared yesterday, but of course that one was a Christmas one.




As I said yesterday, I loved using the embossing folders to create this card.  The shape I just created myself and added items from my stash.  Once I had my template made, and had made one successfully then it was plain sailing.   As you will see the top actually is detachable as it is slotted into the pocket.

Thanks for looking today,

Judy x

Saturday, 29 November 2014

CHRISTMAS FLOWERPOT CARD

Morning all,

Here I have something a little different to share.  I had a phase earlier in the year making one or two Flowerpot cards.  I had always wanted to have a go at these.  Well, all was going well untilI tried to get the card to stand.  Oh dear - collapse!  (the card not me! haha).  After much thinking, experimenting and grey hairs, I eventually came up with this idea.  I made it into a sort of Tent card.  (See the second photo)

I loved using the embossing folders to create this card.  The shape I just created myself and added items from my stash.  As you will see the top actually is detachable as it is slotted into the pocket.  I loved working out how to do this card, it was very much trial and error, but I am sure there will be tutorials to be had if I had searched on Google.  I just wanted to do it myself!











Thanks for looking today,

Judy x