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Thursday, 27 August 2015

APOLOGIES and a bit of information and a Vintagey card using Jules House of Ribbons laces

Hi everyone,

Firstly, my apologies for being so quiet recently.  In addition to family matters (not bad ones) I somehow managed to sprain some ribs and the medication disagreed with me making me so very poorly.  I hope to be backin full swing very shortly.

I have not had idle hands, (well until I got ill) so have lots of photos to share eventually, many of which are Christmas cards.   Yeah Christmas!  Hey, and I have loved making them too!

I was inspired by this card simply because I did not know what to make and I was sat looking at my lovely laces and embellishments from  http://jules777cards.blogspot.co.uk/p/blog-page.html
and it just went from there.  I can tell you I just love these laces.  OMG! I keep thinking do I want to use them?  then I smackhands and tell myself I NEED to because then I have an excuse to pop over and browse for more!  The photos on Jules Blog really do not do them justice, the ones I have here are such brilliant quality and at such a reasonable price with brilliant cost of postage. Don't you think crafting is so much more pleasurable when using really good quality stuff?  And I find you only get out what you put in.  Using cheap materials seems to give a cheap result for me.  Get the picture? lol  You will guess I am hooked!

So, yes here we have a Christmas card using a lovely freebie image from Janet K. 


The edges are inked.
Flowers were from Wild Orchid Crafts and EBay
I think the papers are Joy from Noor Designs Uk. 

And finally I have something to share with you.   I bought a lovely Hole punch the other week.  Previous to buying this my punches would just not go through card.  This one does!  Not only doesit go through it, it goes through more than one sheet at once, and believe me it goes through like butter!  I wish I had found this earlier!  

The description is Rapesco Sole Single Hole Punch, 23 capacity Black. Itg should be £14.65 and I got it for £6.21 from Amazon.  The best money I ever spent)

Well, I have been here long enough now, I cannot stay online very long, sat at my pc before my ribs tell me to log off but things will get better I am sure.  Onwards and upwards for me now!

Judy x

Saturday, 22 August 2015

KRAFTYHANDS - RETRO ROSES

Hi everyone,

It is my turn to post again today on Kraftyhands Blog at http://kraftyhands.blogspot.co.uk/.

I have made another Altered Canister this time using the lovely Retro Roses papers.    They really are a joy to use!  In addition I delved into my stash to embellish it up.





 Do pop over to the shop and take a look at the lovely range of papers and toppers.  And I have to say these are of the finest quality.    Kraftyhands online shop.
   
As always, thanks for looking, and have a great day!

Judy x

Friday, 21 August 2015

FUSSY AND FANCY FRIDAY CHALLENGE - BIRTHDAYS


Hi everyone,

It has been very quiet on my Blog lately, and is likely to be so til end of September, but then I should be back in full swing.  In addition somehow (and how is a mystery) I seem to have sprained a rib/ribs so I am in a lot of pain.  If this diagnosis is correct then it should take around 3 weeks to heal apparently.  Bring it on I say!

I am delighted to be back with a Design Team card to share which I made for the Challenge at  Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge.   I was delighted and feel so honoured to be asked to host this Challenge where the theme is 'Birthdays'

We are being sponsored by Sheri Baldy Designs-My Besties
and Sweet Lilac Flowers!

Do pop over to the Challenge Blog at Fussy & Fancy  for full details.


I was thrilled to receive such a lovely image from our lovely sponsor to work with.  Here is the card I made:





Papers are Joy purchased from Noor Designs UK
Flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts
Anything else from my stash including the lovely gathered organza lace which was a smashing birthday present from a lovely friend.

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.

Now, I just want to add a huge thank you to all my lovely followers and for your lovely comments.  I read every one and am so grateful that you leave me such lovely messages.  I will be back to responding to them all towards the end of September.

As always, thanks for looking, and have a great day! 

Judy x


Saturday, 8 August 2015

Kraftyhands - ROMANTIQUE - coming very soon now

Hi everyone,

Yes, two days running!  I told you it is like buses all coming at once!

It is my turn to post again today on Kraftyhands Blog at http://kraftyhands.blogspot.co.uk/.

I have made a two more cards as a preview for the lovely 'Romantique' themed goodies that are to be launched soon.  The CD is available for pre-order as you will see here.  My preview again is to show the lovely papers and toppers that will be coming out soon too from this lovely theme.  They really are a joy to use!  I am sure you will all love these as much as I do!  Do pop over to the shop and take a look at the lovely range of papers and toppers.  And I have to say these are of the finest quality.   
Kraftyhands online shop.
   



As always, thanks for looking, and have a great day!

Judy x

Friday, 7 August 2015

FUSSY & FANCY FRIDAY CHALLENGE #145 - Lazy summer Days

Hi everyone,

It's like buses, they all come at once.  It has been very quiet on my Blog lately, and is likely to be so til end of September, but then I should be back in full swing.  It does not mean I have idle hands though, I am still crafting.  This is the second post today so if you would like to see the first one then just scroll down.

I am delighted to be back with a Design Team card to share which I made for the Challenge at  Fussy and Fancy Friday Challeng.  It is not my turn to post but I just fancied playing along.

Beth is hosting this Challenge, the  theme is entitled 'Lazy Summer Days' and we are sponsored by '. Magnolia-licious


Do pop over to the Challenge Blog at Fussy & Fancy 
for full details.



As this lovely sponsor sells Whimsy Wee stamps I chose to use this image created by Sylvia Zet in the form of a Hobby House Topper.

Papers and flowers are from Live and Love Crafts
Anything else 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.

Now, I just want to add a huge thank you to all my lovely followers and for your lovely comments.  I read every one and am so grateful that you leave me such lovely messages.  I will be back to responding to them all towards the end of September.

As always, thanks for looking, and have a great day! 

Judy x

Friday, 24 July 2015

FUSSY & FANCY FRIDAY CHALLENGE - Things with Wings

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 Friday Challenge

Sharon is hosting this Challenge, the  theme is entitled 'Things with Wings' and we are sponsored by http://freshbreweddesigns.com/   and http://www.sweetlilac.co.uk/

I had such fun making this pair.  A greeting card and gift bag to match.  The Gift bag is from Hobbycraft which I altered. 

Things with wings?  Well butterflies immediately sprang to mind, then I dithered and was toying with butterflies or fairies.  Butterflies won the day.






The dies are from Noor Designs UK, Tim Holtz  and Cheery Lynn
The papers are Heartfelt Designs

image:  Fresh Brewed Designs
The lovely lace, pearl trim and floral embellishment are from http://jules777cards.blogspot.co.uk/p/blog-page.html
The butterfly is a punch.
Anything else 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, 22 July 2015

'ROMANTIQUE' AT KRAFTYHANDS - coming soon

Hi everyone,

It is my turn to post again today on Kraftyhands Blog at http://kraftyhands.blogspot.co.uk/.

I have made a couple of cards as a preview for the lovely 'Romantique' themed goodies that are to be launched soon.  The CD is available for pre-order as you will see here.  My preview is to show the lovely papers and toppers that will be coming out soon too from this lovely theme.  They really are a joy to use!  I am sure you will all love these as much as I do!  Do pop over to the shop and take a look at the lovely range of papers and toppers.  And I have to say these are of the finest quality.   
Kraftyhands online shop.
   



As always, thanks for looking, and have a great day!

Judy x