Monday, 17 November 2014


Morning all,

Grab a coffee!  I have a story to tell!

Have you all seen that Tracey from the lovely Blog called Crafteezee 
has opened her own online Shop called Noor Designs UK ?
Well, at first I did not realise that Noor Designs actually are the same as Joy Crafts.  I have always loved using Joy Craft Dies and have one or two of their packs of papers too.  So you can imagine I did the Happy Dance when I saw that we had an online shop in UK specialising in these products.

I did not realise either what a lovely selection there is.  I am so excited!  They are a fraction of the price of some dies and papers on the market but the quality I just love, it really is good, and the few dies I have here all cut beautifully with no fuss at all.

Well, of course I placed an order right away (it would have been rude not to! lol) and could not wait to start playing!  So, over the next few days I will share photos of the the Christmas cards that I have made.  I have had such fun, and hey this could well be only the start!  I spotted the other day that Tracey now stocks the Dutch Doobadoo.  
Well, I had not even heard of this, so I headed off to Google it and found one or two nice Video Tutorials.  I am itching to give this a try!   If you take a look at Tracey's Blog and scroll down you will see there is a gorgeous Window template.  Now I think there is something quite special about a 'Looking through the Window' card.  It is something I have always wanted to try, so I might just treat myself for Christmas to this!  Well, it is nice to have a Christmas treat ourselves isn't it?  But, in addition there are stencils (have you ever used stencils?  I haven't - not yet!), Structure paste, Card Art, MDF, Chicken wire, all to name but a few , and they are all techniques I have not tried.  Ooooo I really think we could stretch our skills here and learn all sorts over the coming weeks!

You will guess, I am really excited about all this!  Is my excitement rubbing off?  Is it contagious?  lol

Are you still with me? lol  Right, well onto the first card.  The makes to follow are all quite simple designs, as I am building my Christmas card stock up.  I usually make a couple (at least) alongside each other, so you will see different papers and images on similar layouts too.

I used Crafter's Companion Spray sparkle on this card and some others, but it does not seem to have picked up in the photo.  (Spray sparkle)

Hobby House Topper bearing the image created by Sylvia Zet
Noor Winter Paper Bloc 
Noor Designs Ice Crystal Snowflake die - Ice Crystal
Noor Designs  Border Die - Border Die
Wild Orchid Craft Flowers,  Cheesecloth and Rosette Ribbon from Live and Love Crafts

The lace was purchased locally.
Items from stash.

Do pop over and take a look at Tracey Blog and also her  Shop if you have time.  I must say I received brilliant service, my parcel arrived the following day, and I received lots of welcome advice too on how to use different products which I had not heard of.  There are also links to Facebook on these pages where candies are offered at time.

Thanks for looking today,

Judy x


  1. So lovely, love the mouse


  2. This is just gorgeous,fab image and layout.xx

  3. Beautiful card Judy, I love the image and the embellishments
    Kevin xx

  4. This is totally adorable Judy ! Love love love the image and the beautiful die you have used... Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

  5. This is a gorgeous card Judy, such an adorable image.

  6. So cute! That mouse is adorable!

  7. So lovely!!! Love the cute image! I´m always so impressed by your creations Judy ♥
    Hugs, Sandra