Thursday, 11 February 2016


Hi everyone

I am here this morning to share photos of an altered box I made.  I purchased this box from Wilko some time ago.  It was a tricky shape to alter, and again I delved into my stash to find papers that would be suitable.  Now this one needed quite large papers which is something I lack.  So it is a bit like a jigsaw puzzle in places but it does not show.  I even embossed some of the papers to make them more suitable to co-ordinate.  It was quite a challenge to be honest.  It was no sooner made than my Mum snaffled it for a present.  So I am back to square one with the making of the Craft Fair makes! lol


As always, thanks for looking today

Judy x

Wednesday, 10 February 2016


Hi everyone

I wonder how many of you are like I am and just love using up scraps and stash.  Somehow there is such a lovely feeling to achieve something from nothing.  Alright I know we purchased these things initially, but when they have been sat there for a long length of time and then suddenly they see daylight I always feel as though I have achieved something by using them.  Plus, if it is using up scraps, well that is just a lovely feeling and makes me feel pleased I did not throw them out.

So, as I am getting together some things for the Summer Craft Fairs I delved into the things in my cupboard which were purchased probably three years ago for this purpose.  You will be seeing a few of these little altered notebook/organisers over the next few weeks I guess.

So, this is a little 6 x 4inch book.  I have used some of myold Magnolia papers,ones which I probably would not use for making a card.  Everything actually did come from my stash on this one.  The two right corners are adorned with a triangle cut from the same paper edged with a little scrap of lace.

The inside cover and back cover are both covered with paper too, there being a little pocket on the inside cover.

As always, thanks for looking today

Judy x

Tuesday, 9 February 2016


Hi everyone

Grab a cuppa, there are a few photos and a bit of describing to do here.

I know it has been a little quiet on here but I have not had idle hands.  I thought you might like to see one of the items I have recently completed.  It took simply ages!  But I absolutely loved making it.  I have just listed it on eBay, although I did set off making it to add to my stock for the Craft Fairs in the Summer.

So - first off around two to three years ago I spotted a really lovely quality Notebook/Organiser whilst visiting our son.  I bought three!  Well there is safety in numbers yes? lol  They have sat looking at me ever since.  So, this is the first of three which I planned to alter.

 I actually used lots of items from my stash.  Here we have laces,die-cuts, pearls, flowers, Structure paste has been added in places, you name it, it is probably there!

You will see there are also two little altered pegs on the front cover which are detachable.  How much this has actually cost me to make I do not know, I just dare not work it out so I have rough worked it out then just hazarded a guesstimate.  I just wanted to do it!  The next two, when I do them will be slightly different in that I will not be altering the dividers.  I think it really does outprice it.

Front cover:

Inside front cover:  with pocket including two little envelopes, a bookmark and a little 2016 calendar tab.

Inside back cover - there are three inside back covers which have been altered.  I won't show all the inside covers throughout, just a selection.  There are ten in all, and it is double sided making 20.  Need I say more!     Here we have one which has a pocket, the paper is pretty but does not show very well.  Inside I have made a heart tag, and the heart itself has a pocket too.

Each of the ten dividers have been decorated in an assortment of colours.  Here are a selection of photos:

This one has a lovely Sweet Dixie heart die-cut and a place left to slot the little envelope

Again, a band of lace provides a space for a little envelope to be slotted through.  And the green one beneath shows one of the less elaborate dividers.

Well, I loved making this, it took me simply ages, even moreso because I had to keep waiting for a page to dry all the way.

So, (are you still awake? lol)  That is one of the things I have been working on happily in the background.

Watch this space for more.....

Now I am chipping away at some personal cards.  I aim to get up to date with birthdays up to the end of May.  In addition I have two 60th and two 65th cards to make.  So it will keep me out fo mischief.

Well, I hope you are all enjoying your crafting, are well and happy.  Thank you so much for stopping by and looking.

Judy x

Friday, 29 January 2016


Hi everyone,

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

The theme is entitled 'Monochrome' (shades of one colour)  and we are sponsored byPaper Shelter

I opted to make a trio consisting of a card, gift bag and Keepsake box choosing different shades of beige and brown.  This is very different for me but I really enjoyed doing it. 

To be honest I just sat staring at my table and inspiration was just nowhere to be seen.  So this is thanks to my friend Gina that this trio happened. I don't think I would ever have gone for browns so thanks Gina, and in fact I think I should use browns more often.

I used the Sponsor's image and yes I have been colouring!.  Actually it is a lovely and versatile Vintage teacup image.  There is lots of sparkle and glossy accents to give the effect of china.

I went a bit mad on this card with lots of lovely embellishments, some from Live and LoveCrafts and the remainder from my stash.

The trio consists of the card,gift bag and Keepsake box, the latter two being altered not actually made.

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

Friday, 1 January 2016


Hi everyone,

HAPPY NEW YEAR to you all.  I hope it is a very happy and creative one throughout.

I am here with another card from my saved folder.  I am getting through these fast now.  There are one or two Christmas ones I still have not blogged, but it seems a bit late to do this now.  What do you think? Shall I keep them til nearer next Christmas? 

And of course it is another Vintage image.  I just love this image.  Again I am not sure where she came from, but if in doubt check out the Magic Moonlight and Janet K websites as she is most probably from one of these.

I think everything is more or less self explanatory here.

Thanks for looking, and enjoy!

Judy x

Thursday, 31 December 2015


Hi everyone,

Well have you all had a good Christmas?  I know it is not over yet, but I am tired of seeing the Christmas tree at the top of my Blog page, so here is a card I made a little while ago, the photo has been waiting to be blogged from my saved folder.

This has to be one of my favourite Vintage images.  I am not sure where she came from.  Most probably Magic Moonlight.  You will see I have used the lovely Structure paste by Dutch Doobadoo from Noor Designs Uk again, and in addition it has been a case of items from my stash, some purchased from Live and Love Crafts and some purchased locally.

Thanks for looking today

Judy x