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Friday, 22 July 2016

FLORAL CREATIVITY


Hi everyone

I am here this morning with another floral creation.  This is another topper which I have in my stash from Kraftyhands.  As I said in an earlier post I had a phase where I sat using some of these lovely images.  Again, the flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and everything else is from my stash.



I have heard of two friends' family bereavements this week and it made me think.  Really this is something that I should have a couple of cards made ready for this sort of thing happening.  Also, I think Engagement cards too.  These are occasions that happen right out of the blue, and condolence cards are something we all hope we will never have to make. Food for thought eh?  So watch this space.  Will it be a case of do as I say? or do as I do!

As always, thanks for looking

Judy x



Thursday, 21 July 2016

HAPPY SUMMER - LILAC

Hi everyone

And a very Happy Summer to you  I hope you are all enjkoying your Summer, and Happy Summer too to those who are just finishing School for the Summer Holidays.

We have had it red hot here this past week or so, too hot for me really, although I can manage if there is a nice strong breeze.  We have had days when it has been very close and that just does not agree with me at all, it sends my hormones partying! lol  But, I am sure it is a whole load worse in the Southern part of the Country, so I am not really complaining.  I love a nice Summer's day when we can walk out without a cardi or coat with a nice cooling breeze, but just not red hot.  And now I am waffling!

So, I thought it was time I posted a card.  This is one I made when I had a phase of using some of the lovely toppers from Kraftyhands.



There are a selection of embellishments here, some from Wild Orchid Crafts and also Live and Love Crafts.  The rest are from my stash.

Thanks for looking again

Judy x

Monday, 18 July 2016

GDT - WE LOVE VINTAGE - BEACH CHALLENGE REMINDER

Hi everyone

I am here today with my second card, as a reminder of the lovely Challenge themed 'BEACH'  at We Love Vintage

My thanks go to my friend Tracy at http://noordesign-shop.co.uk/  for hunting through her stash and finding me this lovely image to fit the theme.   THANK YOU TRACY!

And have you noticed?  NO LACE  - This must be a first for me!

So - onto my card:





Border Dies/leaves  - http://noordesign-shop.co.uk/
 image from Tracy's stash
Pion Papers

Flowers:  A birthday from my lovely friend Kelly (Thank you Kelly!)
Bottle (filled with sand) from my lovely friend Gina (thank you Gina")

Shells - purchased locally. 
It is hard to tell on the photo, but there is lashings of Dutch Doobadoo Structure paste added to this card (border die-cuts, flowers, leaves, rope, shells,)

It would be lovely if you had time to pop over and see the Design Team's beautiful work, and even better if you fancied taking part in the Challenge.  ( http://wlvc.blogspot.co.uk/

As always, thanks for looking today,

Judy x

Friday, 15 July 2016

FUSSY & FANCY FRIDAY CHALLENGE - Christmas in July

Hi everyone,

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

Norma

The theme is a wonderful theme, it is  entitled 'Christmas in July' - how good is that!  It means we can make a start on Christmas already!  Nice one Norma!  and what is so good is that we we are sponsored by  http://www.magnoliastamps.us/

Well, what better excuse  to make me get my Tildas out again! 

I coloured up this lovely Tilda image (using Copics andlots of glitter which probably does not show on the photo) and then added my embellishments.  You will see there is a little bit of mixed media tucked away at the top right side too.

Here we have a mixture of things from Noor Designs UK and Live and Love Crafts, together with things from my stash.

 

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

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

ALL LINED UP

Hello everyone

I am here with another altered notebook/organiser.  This is one I made for the Craft Fairs and again I was using up some of my stash.  I just love using up stash and scraps!  But then a lot of you will already know this!

The image was a scrap from a sheet of paper, which one?  I am sorry I do not have a clue!  But isn't it lovely!  You will see there is a little bit of Mixed media amongst this too, and although it does not show there is also quite a lot of Durch Doobadoo Structure paste texturising it up (is that a word? - well it is now!). 



The Challenge at Frilly and Funkie is entitled 'All Lined Up', well as you can see the paper has lines on it, so I would love to enter this into this lovely Challenge here at http://frillyandfunkie.blogspot.co.uk/2016/07/all-lined-up.html

As always, thanks for looking,

Judy x

Sunday, 10 July 2016

FRILLY & FUNKY - ALL IN THE FAMILY CHALLENGE

Hi everyone

Well when I saw the Challenge theme at Frilly & Funky I knew right away what I wanted to do.  This is an altered Family Organiser which I made recently.

And yes, it is another item I made using up my stash.  I had no idea what I was going to do with this when I sat down so I just let it take its own course.




I would love to enter this into the Challenge at http://frillyandfunkie.blogspot.co.uk/2016/06/all-in-family.html# 
where the theme is 'All in the Family' 

As always, thanks for looking,

Judy x

Sunday, 3 July 2016

GDT - We Love Vintage - Sun, Beach, Sea - A BEACH CARD

Hi everyone

Well I am bubbling with joy to be invited to be invited as Guest Designer not for just July, but for August as well by this lovely Challenge Blog at We Love Vintage

The Challenge theme for July is 'A BEACH CARD'.  Well at first I was a little out of my comfort zone as I just did not have a Vintage image to fit this theme.  So my thanks go to my friend Tracy at http://noordesign-shop.co.uk/  for hunting through her stash and finding me not one but two lovely images to fit the theme.   THANK YOU TRACY!

Well, there is quite a story to this.  BEACH? Now we live in a small Fishing Port on the North East Coast here in UK, and we are by the sea.  So if I can not come up with Beachy goodies, well I would be in the dunces corner! Haha.  So, I dragged hubby off to the beach, gathered sand, but would you believe there were no shells.  I never give up!  Off we went to our little shell shop and I came home with a lovely bag of tiny shells too.  As we were walking along the Marina, there were a load of crab pots stacked.  Well, a girl can not just walk past all these bits of rope the fishermen had dropped scattering the pathway!  What people must have thought I do not know! lol  I came home with some tatty bits of rope in my bag too!  They have all been washed and disinfected, and are good to use now.  Hey and use them I will!

So - onto my card.

But first - let me tell you, Tracy at http://noordesign-shop.co.uk/ 
has the most brilliant 'collection' she is selling in her shop - and guess what?  The theme of the pack is 'Nautical'  Perfect for this Challenge!  Here is the link to the 'collection'  - http://noordesign-shop.co.uk/ourshop/cat_1180857-New-Crafteezee-Collection-Monthly.html


Border Dies/leaves  (and WOW they are fabulous!) - http://noordesign-shop.co.uk/
Papers and image from Tracy's stash
Lace (stunning!) - http://noordesign-shop.co.uk/
Flowers:  A birthday from my lovely friend Kelly
I have filled the little bottle with sand, this and the rope were from Live and Love Crafts
Shells - purchased locally. 
It is hard to tell on the photo, but there is lashings of Ducth Doobadoo Structure paste added to this card (border die-cuts, flowers, leaves, rope, shells,)

It would be lovely if you had time to pop over and see the Design Team's beautiful work, and even better if you fancied taking part in the Challenge.  ( http://wlvc.blogspot.co.uk/

As always, thanks for looking today,

Judy x