Thursday, 18 August 2016


Hi everyone

I am here today with my Guest Designer reminder card for the Challenge themed 'MALE at We Love Vintage

As I said before, I know we all throw our hands up in the air in horror at the thought of making cards for males.  But I have found that if we have the right materials it is so much easier AND, they are definitely much quicker to make, once we have the layout and relevant materials to hand.

It is on my list of things to do to take a look properly at the new Pion papers which are new out, because they are just the ticket for men. ( available from )  I think these are a must for quick male cards.

But for this card I found this lovely Vintage image in my stash (either from Kraftyhands or Cardmaker's Delights when they were trading) so I had my starting point.

Border Dies/leaves  -
Papers from Stash
I used some of the rope I collected recently and washed thoroughly (and I mean thoroughly!) for the July Nautical cards.

I think just about everything came from my stash for this card to be honest.  AND, I can honestly say I enjoyed making this card!  I think I have found the key to making cards for male more easier.

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.  (

As always, thanks for looking today,

Judy x

Friday, 12 August 2016


Hi everyone

What a fabulous Challenge we have starting today at

Sharon  is hosting this Challenge and has chosen a brilliant theme of PINK & CREAM WITH LOTS OF BLING'  Well how good is that!  And of course, just up my street too!

We are sponsored by

I absolutely loved making this card!  And yes - I went for a Christmas card!  Why?  Well I just felt like it!




Well, where do I start?

Snowman image and Fir Tree:  Magnolia and coloured with copics and lots of glitter
Lots of Glitter Paste purchased locally.
Border dies and lovely oval dies:
Stars, corners and Shabby Ribbon: Live and Love Crafts
Poinsettia Die (Crealies) is a freebie from a magazine (I have layered these adding cheesecloth in the layers - loots of glitter paste too)

Items from stash.

This is a bulky card, but I am chuffed to bits with the finished result.  

It would be olovely 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. ( )

As always, thanks for looking,

Judy x


Wednesday, 3 August 2016


Hi everyone

 Gosh, has it got around to August Challenges already!  Today, I have a card made as Guest Designer for this lovely Challenge Blog at We Love Vintage

The Challenge theme for July is 'MALE'.  Well my heart dropped when I saw this theme.  How could I be so unlucky!  Vintage Male!  But, it is surprising.  For this theme there are quite a lot of Vintage Car images and I knowPion brought out somepapers which are perfect for this theme.  I used items from my stash, but I feel sure the Pion papers are available from Tracy at

So - onto my card

Border Dies  (and WOW they really are fabulous!) -
Papers - JOY -
Rope:  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, 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.  (

As always, thanks for looking today,

Judy x

Saturday, 30 July 2016


Morning everyone

This is a scheduled post.  When this goes live, I should be well on my way to a Craft Fair weekend with all my makes.  Without first checking, I think this will be one of them.  Fingers crossed for good weather this weekend!

I think I am right in saying this was an image from Magic Moonlight.  If not Magic Moonlight then it could be Janet K.  Again, it was very much a case of using up my stash, and as a lot of you know I love doing this.  The two die-cuts are Tim Holtz on the edge dies.  Love these!  I use them time and again.  The butterflies are punches.    The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and the rest is from my stash.

I hope you like it and thanks for looking,

Judy x

Friday, 29 July 2016


Morning everyone

I am here today with another altered journal I made recently.  This will be going to the Craft Fairs this weekend with me.

This ws made using things from my stash, but I can tell you the papers are from a Heartfelt Creations pad.

I hope you like it, thanks for looking and Happy weekend to you all.

Judy x

Tuesday, 26 July 2016


Morning everyone

Are you enjoying the Summer?  It is a little cooler here today.  We had a good shower of rain the other day and it finally cleared the air taking away that clammy feel.  That put a smile on my face and I bet I am not by myself in saying this too.

I am just logging on quickly this morning to share another Vintagey card I made recently.  This was made  when I went through a  phase of using some of the lovely images from Cardmaker's Delights.  I do miss that shop, it will be a sad day when my images are all used.  This image has to be one of my favourites.  Well I think the whole pack are to be honest.  I do have a plan B though.  Both Noor Designs UK and Live and Love Crafts have some lovely Vintage images.

You will see the edges are inked with Tim Holtz distress ink, and there is lots of Dutch Doobadoo Structure Paste added to the die-cuts.  The stockist?  Well Noor Designs Uk predominate here, but there are no surprises there!

I hope you like it, and thanks for looking,

Judy x

Friday, 22 July 2016


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