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Monday, 23 October 2017

PION NORTH POLE

Hi everyone

Did you have a good weekend?

Here I have a card to share which I made some time ago using the Pion 'North Pole' papers and images.  These were purchased from Noor Design UK, as were some of the embellishments etc too.  The remaining embellishments were from Wild Orchid Crafts and my stash.  You will see I have been using the Dutch Doobadoo Structure Paste again too.




Thank you so much for stopping by.

Judy x

Friday, 20 October 2017

NO IMAGE CARD

Hi everyone,

A card with mo image?  This was a new mission for me!  But once I got going I found not only could I do it! lol but I was actually pleased with the result.  I have had this one saved in my saved photos folder for a while now so it is time I posted it on my Blog.

You will gather that I just love the window die which I purchased from Noor Design UK and at that time the lovely sprigs and fir cones were in stock too.  In addition there is a mixture of embellishments both from Noor and also from Wild Orchid Crafts.  I love the addition of cheesecloth.  I keep forgetting to use that, I must make a note to use it more often again.  The one I purchased from Tracy at Noor Design UK really is the finest quality and a joy to use.



Well, I think that is it for this week, so I will wish you a very happy weekend, and again thank you so much for stopping by.

Judy x

Thursday, 19 October 2017

BEADED TREE

Hi everyone

This is a photo of a card I made very recently.  You might recall that I had been introduced to using Gilding Wax/Gilding Polish?  Well as is often the case I got completely carried away with it.  I love the effect.  I must confess I found the Gilding Polish much more to my budget than the Wax although I do love them both.

The tree?  Well it is a Digi image which I have very carefully dressed with pearls and beads using Glossy Accents to adhere them.  I am just loving the Merry Christmas Die which I think I purchased from Noor Design Uk?    You will see I have added silver Gilding Polish there too.  There are lots of embellishments from both Wild Orchid Crafts and Noor Design Uk.  And the fabulous JOY charm was a gift from a lovely friend.  Anything else came from my stash.

I just loved making these beaded tree cards and using the Gilding Polish and will definitely be doing it again!  I would love a Gilding Polish in baby pink, if anyone knows where I can get one please do tell me?



As always thanks for taking the time to stop by.

Judy x

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

PENNY BLACK CHRISTMAS

Hi everyone,

Yes I was very into Christmas when I made these cards I am posting this week.  In fact I was making Christmas cards right throughout the Summer months.  

So, this card was made using a a lovely Penny Black image which was stamped up with this quirky little sentiment some years ago by a lovely friend of mine.  We had such a lovely Summer that year, it was when I was first introduced to stamping.  Well, when I was looking through my stash I came across this image and new I wanted to use it right away.

I have added an assortment of die-cuts including the lovely Window which has pearls added for effect.  Minimal embellishments have been added this time.  Unusual for me I know!  Anyhow I hope you like it.



As always thank you so much for stopping by,

Judy x

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

PION CHRISTMAS


Hi everyone

I have absolutely no mojo at the moment so I have decided to have a week of posting a few saved photos of the cards I made recently.  Maybe something will spark me off into making again during the next week or so if I have a week of blogging!  I aim to schedule some posts now for the coming two weeks.

So, here we go with my first one for today where I used Pion materials, die-cuts and a mixture of lovely embellishments a lot of which were purchased from Noor Design UK.  The pom pom trim I think I purchased from Ribbon Girl and anything else came from my stash.




I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
A Perfect Time to Craft

Thank you so much for stopping by and also for all your lovely comments I am receiving.  I do so appreciate them!

Judy x





Friday, 13 October 2017

FUSSY & FANCY FRIDAY CHALLENGE - Pretty in Pink

Hi everyone

Today sees the start of another Challenge at http://fussyandfancychallenge.blogspot.co.uk/


It is Julie's turn to host this challenge and the chosen theme is 'Pretty in Pink ' Oh my!  This was just up my street!  What a great theme!


I delved into my stash and looked out one of the lovely Hobby House toppers bearing the lovely image created by the very talented Sylvia Zet.  I find these so useful.  The papers are a Lemoncraft pack called 'Just Love Me'.  The flowers, ribbons and trims were all from Noor Design Uk.




It would be lovely if you had time to pop over and see the Design Team's beautiful inspiration and even better if you fancy joining in with the challenge. (http://fussyandfancychallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ )


As always, thanks for looking,


Judy x

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Anything Goes at CHRISTMAS AT SWEET STAMPIN' CHALLENGE

Hi everyone

I am so delighted to be here today to share my card for  http://christmasatsweetstampinchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/.  Full details can be found by clicking the above link.


As always,  it is the easiest theme ever - Anything Goes Christmas! 


So, here is what I made.   This time it is a Christmas card using papers from a pack by Craft & You called 'White Christmas'.  The shabby white embellishments were from Noor Design UK, they were ones I had left in my stash, and talking of stash, that is where most of the other items came from. 



It would be lovely if you could find time to pop over and see the amazing work of the Design Team, and even better if you were to take part in the Challenge.

As always, thanks for looking,


Judy x

Friday, 15 September 2017

FUSSY & FANCY CHALLENGE - 'Fall Colours'

Hi everyone

Today sees the start of another Challenge at http://fussyandfancychallenge.blogspot.co.uk/


It is Pat's turn to host this challenge and the chosen theme is 'Fall Colours ' 


Well I think this card says it all.  It is another one with a detachable tag.  Again, I have used items from Noor Design UK and also from my stash.



Showing the detachable tag:




It would be lovely if you had time to pop over and see the Design Team's beautiful inspiration and even better if you fancy joining in with the challenge. (http://fussyandfancychallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ )

As always, thanks for looking,


Judy x

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Anything Goes at CHRISTMAS AT SWEET STAMPIN'

Hi everyone

I am so delighted to be here today to share my card for  http://christmasatsweetstampinchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/.  Full details can be found by clicking the above link.


As always,  it is the easiest theme ever - Anything Goes Christmas! and I have used some things from my stash.  The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and the green Meadow Spray is from Noor Design UK.


So, here is what I made.   This time it is a Christmas card using a Hobby House Topper bearing this lovely image created by Sylvia Zet.  I find these so useful as they are already coloured.  I just love this image.  



It would be lovely if you could find time to pop over and see the amazing work of the Design Team, and even better if you were to take part in the Challenge.

As always, thanks for looking,


Judy x

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

CHRISTMAS INSPIRATION - HOBBY HOUSE

Hi everyone

I am back today with another Christmas card to share.

This card is dedicated to a blogging friend of mine who has been a true source of encouragement, and inspiration to me.

Eulanda inspired me with a lovely layout which I first tried some months ago.  Since that time if I find I am lacking inspiration, suffering from Crafters block etc, I tend to use this layout and usally once I get started I find my mojo returning.  Eulanda you are a star.  Thank you!  As a lot of you will know, I never ever copy.  But we all need a starting point and need inspiration from somewhere to spark it off.

I used this lovely Hobby House Topper which was a present from my friend Gina.  These toppers were great for use with the embossed card which I used in place of papers.  I kept it very simple adding red roses from Wild Orchid Crafts and Meadow Spray (which I love!) and lace from Noor Design UK.  Anything else is from my stash.






Thank you so much for stopping by, and again, also for your much appreciated comments.


Sunday, 3 September 2017

THINKING CHRISTMAS

Hi everyone,

I know it has been a little quiet on my Blog for a while.  I have had a very busy August, which I knew would happen, and something which I do enjoy too.

I hope you have all enjoyed your Summer, and that it is not over yet!  We need a really nice September to extend it I am sure!

In addition I would like to thank my blogging friends for their wonderful support throughout my recent lack of confidence to craft, and also lack of mojo.  You know who you are, so thank you! I honestly nearly gave up crafting altogether at one point and it is my friends who have kept me going!

However, I have not had totally idle hands and have been tinkering away at this and that behind the scenes.  I now have one or two Christmas cards in my saved photos folder so I will show you some of these over the next weeks.

So, onto a Christmas card I made recently.  When my crafty friend Gina visited me recently (what a wonderful two days that was!) I was introduced to trying Gilding Wax.  I had seen it done many times on the Blogs but never tried it.  So, Gina, this card was inspired by you, and my first attempt at using Gilding Wax.


I did not use papers, but used white card which I embossed with my embossing folders.  

I then applied silver Gilding Wax to some of the embossed pieces and die-cuts.  So here we have a mixture of white and silver with the tree image which is a digi image as the central focal point.

I have added flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts and also Noor Design UK together with items from my stash.

Thank you so much for stopping by.  I do appreciate it, and look forward to receiving and reading your comments.

Judy x

Friday, 18 August 2017

FUSSY & FANCY CHALLENGE - Things with Wings

Hi everyone

Today sees the start of another Challenge at http://fussyandfancychallenge.blogspot.co.uk/


It is Norma's turn to host this challenge and the chosen theme is 'Things with Wings ' 


What a brilliant reason to make a Christmas card!  I love making Christmas cards.  'Things with Wings' - well what better excuse is there!  

So, here we have it, my card using this gorgeous vintage image.  I think this might have come from one of the Pion Images from the Past papers but am unsure.  Several embellishments came from Noor Design UK, and of course items from my stash.  The dies were from Noor too.



It would be lovely if you had time to pop over and see the Design Team's beautiful inspiration and even better if you fancy joining in with the challenge. (http://fussyandfancychallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ )

As always, thanks for looking,


Judy x

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Anything Goes at CHRISTMAS AT SWEET STAMPIN' CHALLENGE


Hi everyone

I am so delighted to be here today to share my card for  http://christmasatsweetstampinchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/.  Full details can be found by clicking the above link.


As always,  it is the easiest theme ever - Anything Goes Christmas!  and I have used one or two items from Noor Design UK plus some things from my stash.  In fact when I look at this card I realise that the papers, flowers, ribbon and cheesecloth are all from Tracy at Noor.


So, here is what I made.   This time it is a Christmas card with detachable tag. I had some die-cuts already cut so used those.  Because I do not have a craft room I tend to have a session die-cutting, and that is why most of my dies are cut in cream or white. Then I use what I have cut when designing.



And a view showing the detachable tag.  I have decided i quire like this layout so you will probably be seeing more of this style.  It is a layout I used to do some years ago and had clean forgotten about it until recently.  I have slightly changed it this time though.


It would be lovely if you could find time to pop over and see the amazing work of the Design Team, and even better if you were to take part in the Challenge.

As always, thanks for looking,


Judy x

Friday, 4 August 2017

FUSSY & FANCY CHALLENGE -

Hi everyone

Today sees the start of another Challenge at http://fussyandfancychallenge.blogspot.co.uk/


It is Gina's turn to host this challenge and the chosen theme is 'Favourite colours '  It actually is not my turn to post, but this is such a lovely Challenge, and as Gina is a good friend of mine I decided to play along.


Well favourite colours?  I do not have firm favourites.  And the colours I favour for cards are different to the colours I like best when it comes to other things.  My overall favourite colour has to be dark Amethyst, and varying shades I think.   But where cards are concerned I do love to see pink and cream, or pink and white.  So this is one of my favorite colour combinations.

I chose several items from my stash, some of which were originally from Wild Orchid Crafts and Noor Design UK.   I have chosen the lovely Vintage shabby style that I so love, but there are no surprises there! lol


  

The image was a freebie found online.

You know how some cards when finished you are more pleased with than others?  Well I am really pleased with how this one has turned out.  It is not often I say that because I always feel very insecure and wonder if they are good enough.  But enough waffle. 

It would be lovely if you had time to pop over and see the Design Team's beautiful inspiration and even better if you fancy joining in with the challenge. (http://fussyandfancychallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ )

As always, thanks for looking,


Judy x

Friday, 21 July 2017

FUSSY & FANCY CHALLENGE - Anything Goes

Hi everyone

Today sees the start of another Challenge at http://fussyandfancychallenge.blogspot.co.uk/


It is Nikki's turn to host this challenge and the chosen theme is 'Anything Goes '.  


I opted to make another paper bag card using items from my stash and a selection of embellishments from Noor Design Uk.





I have used a selection of JOY dies.


Below we have the inside of the card.  You can just make out the opening on the left side for the pocket of the paper bag.  And I have made two pockets inside too:




I feel pretty sure the papers were Lemoncraft House of Roses.

Below we have the reverse side:




It would be lovely if you had time to pop over and see the Design Team's beautiful inspiration and even better if you fancy joining in with the challenge. (http://fussyandfancychallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ )


As always, thanks for looking,


Judy x

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Anything Goes at CHRISTMAS AT SWEET STAMPIN'

Hi everyone

I am so delighted to be here today to share my card for  http://christmasatsweetstampinchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/.  Full details can be found by clicking the above link.

Yes, again  it is the easiest theme ever - Anything Goes Christmas!  and I have used one or two items from Noor Design UK plus some things from my stash.

So, here is what I made.  I chose to make another Christmas card in the Vintage shabby style I so love but this time I made a co-ordinating Gift bag too.  I was going through my older stash and came across these two lovely images that a friend stamped and coloured for me some years ago now.  It is from a Penny Black stamp, I still love those Penny Black stamps you know! Why these images never got used I do not know because I love them.








It would be lovely if you could find time to pop over and see the amazing work of the Design Team, and even better if you were to take part in the Challenge.

As always, thanks for looking,

Judy x

Friday, 23 June 2017

FUSSY & FANCY CHALLENGE - Dies and Punches

Hi everyone

Today sees the start of another Challenge at http://fussyandfancychallenge.blogspot.co.uk/


It is Nasthalie's turn to host this challenge and the chosen theme is 'Dies and punches '.  


I opted to make a card with two inside pockets.  This is very much another card made from my stash.   I forgot to write down the name of the papers used but from memory I think they were Lemoncraft.  I must admit I love Lemoncraft papers! 





The dies used were a Spellbinders Window die and JOY dies which I purchased from Noor Design UK and most of the embellishments were from Noor Design Uk too.


And the inside, which shows two pockets:






It would be lovely if you had time to pop over and see the Design Team's beautiful inspiration and even better if you fancy joining in with the challenge. (http://fussyandfancychallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ )


As always, thanks for looking,


Judy x

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Anything Christmas Goes at CHRISTMAS AT SWEET STAMPIN'

Hi everyone

I am so delighted to be here today to share my card for  http://christmasatsweetstampinchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/.  Full details can be found by clicking the above link.

Yes it is the easiest theme ever - Anything Goes Christmas!  and I have used one or two items from Noor Design UK plus some things from my stash.

So, here is what I made.  I chose to make another Christmas card in the Vintage shabby style I so love:






It would be lovely if you could find time to pop over and see the amazing work of the Design Team, and even better if you were to take part in the Challenge.

As always, thanks for looking,

Judy x

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

BOTTLE TAG

Hi everyone,

Yes another mid week post.  And this time I have a bottle tag to share.  I saw something the other day which just inspired me into making this type of tag.  

I started off with a Dutch Doobadoo template (from Noor Design UK) for the shape and went from there.


It is very much a bottle tag made from items from my stash but the flowers were from Noor Design UK. The papers were a gift to me, they are predominantly white and so useful for occasion creations.



As always, thanks for looking,

Judy x

Sunday, 11 June 2017

ELEGANT LADIES

Hi everyone,

I hope your weekend is going well.

I am sharing another creation made using the Crafteezee Elegant Ladies Collection. This time it is another card.  



The papers are Maja Sofiero which were in the Collection and I have added items from my stash.

As always, thanks for looking, and Happy Weekend.

Judy x

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

ELEGANT LADIES TAG CARD

Hi everyone,

Yes a mid week post for a change!

I am sharing another creation made using the Crafteezee Elegant Ladies Collection. This time it is a tag shaped card and co-ordinating card bag.  

This type of bag is my own idea although I am sure it will have been done before.  It is made from a paper bag (one with a gusset).  I got to thinking it would be nice to have a bag to present a card in as a change from a box or envelope.  There is a pocket at the front too which I think would be good with some tags added or great for a gift voucher.  My difficulty here was keeping it simple.  I really had to smack my hands to stop embellishing it!  But I wanted to keep it simple so it will fit inside a jiffy bag without being too bulky.  I am quite hooked on making these and have made more, plus it will come as no surprise to hear I have done more elaborate ones too for the occasion when it is to be hand delivered.   lol






The papers are Maja Sofiero which were in the Collection and I have added items from my stash.

As always, thanks for looking.

Judy x

Sunday, 4 June 2017

ELEGANT LADIES

Hi everyone,

I hope your weekend is going well.

I have one or two photos left to show you of things Imade using the Crafteezee Elegant Ladies Collection.  Here we see I made another sort of criss cross style gift bag with detachable tags.  I love making those and as I said before, it is one of my favourite layouts which I come back to again and again.  


The papers are Maja Sofiero which were in the Collection and I have added items from my stash.

As always, thanks for looking, and Happy Weekend.

Judy x

Sunday, 28 May 2017

PION GIFT BAG

Hi everyone,

I hope your weekend is going well.

As promised I have a Gift Bag to share today which I made to co-ordinate with the card I posted on Wednesday 24 May.  I had such fun making these, I love making items to co-ordinate, if not actually matching.  The PION papers are such a joy to work with, as are items purchased from Noor Design UK.  There could well be items added from my stash too.

I made this a sort of criss cross style.  I absolutely love making this shape of card and decided it would be nice on a gift bag too.  Isn't it lovely to have some 'old faithful' favourite layouts to resort to when you just do not know what to make?








Here we can see the two detachable tags from the side:







As always, thanks for looking, and Happy Weekend.

Judy x

Friday, 26 May 2017

FUSSY & FANCY FRIDAY CHALLENGE - Flowers

Hi everyone

Today sees the start of another Challenge at http://fussyandfancychallenge.blogspot.co.uk/

It is Marlies turn to host this challenge and the chosen theme is 'Flowers'.  

This is very much another card made from my stash.   

Some of the products are obtainable from http://noordesign-shop.co.uk  I loved making this card.  




And a close up:




It would be lovely if you had time to pop over and see the Design Team's beautiful inspiration and even better if you fancy joining in with the challenge. (http://fussyandfancychallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ )

As always, thanks for looking,

Judy x