Wednesday 25 May 2016

Altered shabby Notebook

Hello again

As you know it is the Craft Fair season for me again.  I have only booked a hand full of fairs this year and this is one of the altered Notebooks I have made for my stock.  To be honest I am not sure I want to part with it! lol - but I will!

This sortof took its own shape using lots of lace, flowers etc from my stash, and those lovely pearls came from a friend at Christmas.  Love those!  eBay had a hand in some of the laces.

As always thanks for looking

Judy x

Sunday 22 May 2016


Hi all

I have another Vintagey card to share today.  Using another of these lovely images for Cardmaker's delights.  I keep meaning to go over to their shop, it is on my list of things to do.

The dies around the edges are JOY from Noor Designs UK.  

OOOOOOOOOooooooI have just noticed recently too that there are now a lovely selection of the most gorgeous laces ever in Tracy's shop at Noor Designs UK, so this is just a heads up!  

The lace on this card I think actually came from EBay.  Those gorgeous bronze leaves were a gift from a friend and the lovely sprigs came from Live and Love Crafts

I hope your weekend is going well, and as always thanks for looking

Judy x

Friday 20 May 2016


Hi everyone,

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


The theme is entitled 'Dies and Punches'  and we are sponsored by   Paper Shelter
The beauty of these lovely images at Paper Shelter is they give you the option of printing a pre-coloured image (as I have done here) or colouring it up yourself.

So, dies and punches?  Well I hooked out my lovely border punch from oor Designs Uk together with my heart dies.  I love these dies as they have lots of sizes in them.  I forget the make now, I got it from our little Craft shop locally.

Virtually everything else came from my stash.  The flowers would be from Wild Orchid Crafts  and Live and  Love Crafts.

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

Saturday 7 May 2016


Hi everyone

I just loved making this card, Vintage and shabby seem to be my middle name these days.

This is another image from Cardmaker's Delights.  I have gone mad with lace on roll, ribbons and lace, not to mention the flowers and pearls.  The flowers are al mixture from Wild Orchid Crafts and also Hobbycraft.  The pearls again were a lovely gift at Christmas.  I just love these!  You will see Tulle trim from Live and Love Crafts and the rest were from my stash.

As always thanks for looking

I might not be able to get online this next week so things could go quiet, but I will be back, and in particular with a Design Team card for Fussy & Fancy Friday on 20 May.

Judy x

Thursday 5 May 2016


Hi everyone

Here I have a Vintagey card to share, using this lovely image which was from Cardmaker's Delights.
There is something about making these cards that I just love. 

There are a mixture of embellishments, a lot of which are available at Live and Love Crafts, and the Wild Orchid crafts roses are now available at Noor Designs UK.  The string pearls were a lovely gift at Christmas.  (HUG - thank you, you know who you are! ).  There is a Marianne Creatables die-cut peeping through at the top right.  I just love those bark hearts.  They were from Live and Love Crafts.  I shabbied them up a bit with Structure paste from Dutch Doobadoo, (Noor Designs UK).  The cheesecloth, well this can be got from eBay but I think Live and Love Crafts have that too.

As always, thanks for looking

Judy x

Wednesday 4 May 2016


Hi everyone

I have been enjoying making stock for the forthcoming Craft Fairs this Summer.  Having picked up one or two Noteblocks to alterm you know how it is, they sat looking at me for a while, but once I got going there was no stopping me.  So this is my second one.

As you know, I love using up scraps, and this is what I did here.  I now desperately need more shabby ribbon from Live and Love Crafts, and my flowers are looking very depleted from Wild Orchid Crafts too.  I get most of my lace locally.  We are lucky enough to have a lovely little dressmaking shop and the owner will order things for me if she can get hold of them.  Everything she stocks is of the finest quality though, particularly her bridal laces, so I am so lucky because it means I can see things in the flesh before purchasing.

I think the papers are Lemoncraft which are available from Noor Designs Uk.

As always, thanks for looking

Judy x

Tuesday 3 May 2016


Hi everyone

I am here tonight with a quick posting of an altered Noteblock which I have just nicely completed.

I just love these papers from Lemoncraft.  Noor Designs Uk stock these I am sure (together with a lovely selection of lace and flowers  which has just arrived).

The Tulle trim is from Live and Love Crafts, as are some of the fowers.  And the lovely softboard by Dutch Doobadoo is from Noor Designs Uk along with the structure paste.  Yeah my two favourite shops!  Everything else came from my stash.

As always, thanks for looking,

Judy x