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Thursday, 31 December 2015

VINTAGE LADY


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

Thursday, 24 December 2015

MERRY CHRISTMAS Vintage style

Morning everyone,

Can you believe it is now Chrtistmas Eve! 

Well, I am here to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

I loved making this card, and yes you will recognise the lovely Dutch Doobadoo star template again.  This template really has been the star of the show this year for me!  Can I use it for non Christmas cards to you think? Mmmmm, what do you think?  I just love it!

I am fairly sure that the image came from Live and Love Crafts.




Dutch Doobadoo Structure paste from Noor Designs Uk.
Joy die  at top left from Noor Designs UK
Magnolia border die.
flowers, shabby ribbon and cheesecloth from Live and Love Crafts (the papers could be from there too??)

All else from my stash.

Thank you so much for looking, and also for your lovely comments, not just now, but right through the year.  This just leaves me to reiterate my wish to you all for a very Merry Christmas.  Enjoy!

Tuesday, 22 December 2015

IT'S LOOKING A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS!

Morning everyone,

Yes, it really is looking a lot like Christmas now!  So here we have a card which Imade a little while ago and I must say I loved making this card!  I just love the Vintage Santa images! 

I am fairly sure that the image would be from Live and Love Crafts.  There are a mixture of dies used, Tim Holtz on the edge at the top, Marianne dies to the right and left and Cheery Lynn in the Centre.  Again I delved into my stash.  What would I do without it!



Thanks for looking,

Judy x

Monday, 21 December 2015

VINTAGE STAR BAG

Morning everyone,

Well, surprise surprise,another bag! lol  I loved making these and will definitely be making more for next year.  This is something that just materialised when i was playing.  And of course it is the lovely Dutch Doobadoo Star template again.


This design was actually so simple but I really like the effect.  The image was from Magic Moonlight (I think), the bagtwas from Hobbycraft and the rest werefrom my stash.

Thanks for looking,

Judy x

Friday, 18 December 2015

BLUE CHRISTMAS

Morning everyone,

Today we have one in blue!  I started off with a Go kreate die to get the shape and the card sort of materialised from there.

The image is created by Sylvia Zet and coloured by a friend of mine ( I think) Again, it is a card Imade a while ago.  And again I delved into my stash.




Thanks for looking,

Judy x

Thursday, 17 December 2015

VINTAGE CHRISTMAS

Morning everyone,

There will be a few very quick posts from me from here on til Christmas, something to do with the time of year!

So, here we have a Vintage Chrtistmas card.  I think the image could have been from Live and Love Crafts, it is a card I made a while ago. Everything else camefrom my stash, apart from the die-cut which is a tim Holtz on the edge die.





Thanks for looking,

Judy x

Wednesday, 16 December 2015

PENNY BLACK ALTERED GIFT BAG

Morning everyone

You may remember a couple of posts ago I rambled on with a story about a very happy Summer?  Well this is another panel which I have used.  This one was a de-embossed panel (well that is my name for it).  

My friend used this lovely Penny Black image.  Wen I did get onto stamping I think Penny Black images were probably oneof the first I used.  I gathered quite a collection of those lovely wooden stamps and looking at this here I am thinking I should dig them out again!



The bag itself is self explanatory really.  A few ribbon bows, some pom pom trim and an embossed panel.  And of coursefinished off withsome baubles.

As always, thanks for looking today,

Judy x 

Monday, 14 December 2015

LOTV IN FESTIVE RED AND WHITE

Morning everyone

Well Christmas is getting nearer and nearer.  The card Iam sharing today could be used for any celebration really, be it birthday, Christmas or even Ruby Wedding.  And that is thanks to the lovely pre-coloured image from LOTV.



I dug out my laces and flowers (Wild \Orchid Crafts) and added the lovely La La Land banner die-cut at the top.

I think we have around ten days to go now to Christmas!

Thanks for looking,

Judy x

Sunday, 13 December 2015

ELZYBELL GIFT BAG -and a very happy Summer


Morning everyone

When I was very first introduced to stamping it was by a lovely friend of mine.  At that time she was very into stamping with the lovely Elzybell images.  Well, I had not tried stamping and I must say we had the most lovely happy Summer that year.  There is a vast distance geographically and I was embossing away making part embossed panels whilst my friend was happily stamping and colouring.  Parcels were whizzing back and forth with me sending lots of part embossed panels and then some were retained and others boomeranged back tome with these lovely images stamped and coloured! We had a real little production line going and Royal Mail must have been clapping their hands! lol They were such happy times,  So this is how this altered bag stemmed from.  I had one or two panels left over  (yes we were really ahead that Christmas!) so this Summer I decided to use some of them up, and what better way than to make an altered Gift Bag to takie to theCraft Fairs.  Well you know me and gift bags!



How is the lead up to Christmas going for you?  I have everything made but still a lot to do.

Thanks for looking today

Judy x

Friday, 11 December 2015

FUSSY & FANCY FRIDAY CHALLENGE - HAPPY HOLIDAYS

Hi everyone,

It is getting nearer and nearer to Christmas!  Can you believe we are on the last Challenge of the year at  Fussy and Fancy !  Thisd lovely challenge is hosted by Therese 

The theme is entitled 'Happy Holidays' and we are sponsored by My Besties  and Sweet Lilac Flowers

This Challenge will run for four weeks.

I chose to make a card and matching gift bag and also a matching tag..  

I used the Sponsor's image and yes I have been colouring!.  Actually I really love this image, I am sure you will too.











I used papers from a Pack from Wild Rose Studio. 

The base of the card is used from the Star template from Dutch Doobadoo (from Noor Designs UK)
Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts
and items 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

Thursday, 10 December 2015

CHRISTMAS ALTERED GIFT BAG

Morning everyone,

Well we are getting nearer to Christmas, so yes another gift bag!  I hope you are not bored with gift bags yet?!  I am certainly not bored with making them.  This one just sort of materialised.   I was looking at the lovely papers from Wild Rose Studio, and they just seemed too pretty to cover up with embellishments ( Like I do! )   Well, a few bits of lace and embellishments later this materialised.  The tree trim I purchased locally.  Apparently it is French, but isn't it lovely!

How is the Christmas shopping coming along?
 


As always thanks fgor looking,

Judy x

Wednesday, 9 December 2015

WISH UPON A STAR

Morning everyone

This morning I have another card I made a little while ago.  I have used this lovely star template from Dutch Doobadoo (available from Noor Designs UK) so much this Christmas.  I just love it!  The dies are Joy dies and again available from Noor Designs UK, as is the structure paste.  

The image is a Hobby House topper and the image was created by Mo Manning.  Cute eh!

The embellishments came from Live and Love Crafts and from my stash.




Thanks for looking today,

Judy x

Monday, 7 December 2015

OH COME ALL YE FAITHFUL

Morning everyone,

This morning I have a Christmas card to share with you.  Ichose a really simple layout but love the effect.  It is probably one of the quickest cards to make for me.  I think I should save this layout in my old faithfuls folder!  Well, actually maybe I should create an old faithfuls folder! lol

I am not sure where the Vintage image came from, it could be Janet K?  There are two images very similar, the other one is Silent Night, and I love them.  The die at the top is  La La land die.  The die at the bottom is a Magnolia die.  Everything else came from my stash.




As always, thanks for looking today.

Judy x

Saturday, 5 December 2015

VINTAGE KNITTING

Hi everyone,

Well here we have a photo from my folder of saved files, and this time it is something non-festive.  I just adore this image from Magic Moonlight.  It is a card I made some time ago, and looking at it makes me think I should do more easel cards.

 

Magic Moonlight Vintage image
Joy dies from Noor Desigis UK.
Embellishments from Live and Love Crafts and from my stash

Thanks for looking today

Judy x 



Friday, 4 December 2015

AND A CHRISTMAS CARD


Hi everyone,

And today it is a Christmas card I am sharing.

A very quick post from me today.  I used a Hobby House Topper bearing the image created by Sylvia Zet.  Love these for a quick card.  Embossing, lace and embellishments.  I added Stickles Stardust to the image too.




Thanks for looking,

Judy x

Thursday, 3 December 2015

DUTCH DOOBADOO A4 GIFT BAG

Hi everyone,

Today I have a gift bag to share with you which I made in the early part of the year.  Again I have used the lovely Dutch Doobadoo template from Noor Designs Uk.  The Joy star die should be available at the same shop, but if not in stock it is worth asking Tracy to get it for you.  The image isa Hero Arts stamp and the image has beenc oloured with copics.  The rest is self explanatory really.

One thing though, although it is called an A4 bag, that is not the finished size.  The whole bag template is on a sheet of A4.  So easy to assemble, and I just love it!





Thanks for looking today,

Judy x

Wednesday, 2 December 2015

DUTCH DOOBADOO PARCEL CARD/LOTV

Hi everyone,

Today I have a card to share which I made what seems like ages ago.  I loved making this card, using the lovely Dutch Doobadoo template.  These stencils are great, I just can not stop using them.  I get these from Noor Designs Uk.

I have useda mixture of papers and embellishments from my stash and also from Live and Love Crafts and the image is from LOTV.

I am thinking what a lovely template this would be for Christmas cards!  Especially for including a gift voucher in the pocket.

 


Thanks for looking today,

Judy x

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

SHABBY ALTERED GIFT BAG


Morning everyone

So - how is the Christmas shopping going?  I am doing well with mine.  You know how I always like to work ahead?  Well I tend to be the same with Christmas and now I am pleased that  do this.

Well you know how I love making the altered gift bags!  Actually when making for the craft fairs I got a bit bag happy!

I always love the embossed look, I do not know what I would do without my embossing folders.  And somehow this design materialised by just experimenting with trying this and that.  I loved the design and went a bit mad making more in this way with different papers and colours etc.



Thanks for looking today,

Judy x

Monday, 30 November 2015

HANGING THE STOCKINGS WITH LOTV


Hi everyone,

Can you believe that it is the last day of November?  Where has the time gone to!

I am gradually getting through my saved card photos.  I made a whole load of things to take to the Craft Fairs and this is one of the cards.

I just love the dies from Noor Designs UK.  The papers I think are from a Joy pad from Noor too and the image is a precoloured one from LOTV.



Thanks for looking today

Judy x

Saturday, 28 November 2015

BEARING GIFTS WITH LOTV

Morning everyone

Well, it is the weekend and I guess a lot of us will be out Christmas shopping, so what better card and image to share today than this.

These images are great for a quicker card because there is no colouring.  This is one of the pre-colored images from LOTV.

The papers are from  a Joy pad purchased from Noor Designs UK and again I delved into my stash



I think this would double up as an all occasion card really, it is suitable for birthday or Christmas.

Thanks for looking today and have a great weekend

Judy x


Friday, 27 November 2015

CHRISTMAS ALTERED GIFT BAG

Hi everyone

Here I have a photo of an altered Gift bag I made a little while ago when I was building stock for the Craft Fairs.

The large tree is from a Dutch Doobadoo template from Noor Designs UK.  The hessian tree is from a set of decorations I purchased locally and the papers are from LOTV


This is quite plain but I actually do like it!

Thanks for looking

Judy x

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

VINTAGE CARD 3

Hi everyone

Today I have a quick card to share, again using the Vintage and Shabby Chic style which I so love.   This is another card from my saved card photos.

I opted for quite a quick card using an image from either Magic Moonlight or Janet K ( I love these freebie images), papers from LOTV and items from my stash.  The die is a Joy die purchased from Noor Designs UK.



Thanks for looking today,

Judy x

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

CHRISTMAS TAG

Hi everyone,

Brrrr what a cold day it was yesterday!  I hope it is not going to be like this all week although I think it is forecast!

Today I have a Christmas tag to share which I made to go on a friend's Christmas present this year.  Fortunately I do not think she will look at my Blog so I think I am safe.

I picked up a pack of bought tags from somewhere that I cannot remember now!  Well, when I opened them out I just could not use them - I was immediately inspired to use them on my own tags as toppers.  They were ideal.


This was quite a quick make really. The photo does not do it justice.  I simply delved into my stash and somehow it just went right first time.  That does not always happen as we all know!  Will I make more?  You bet I will.  It is great to use up scraps.

Thanks for looking and keep cosy

Judy x

Monday, 23 November 2015

VINTAGE CHRISTMAS CARD 2

Morning everyone

I am gradually making headway with sharing my saved card photos.  This one was a fairly quick card (quick for me).  I hooked my papers out again from Live and Love Crafts and also the image is from there.  The two dies are both Tim Holtz on the edge and the snowflake is a Cheery Lynn die.

Everything else came from my stash.



As always thanks for looking today

Judy x

Sunday, 22 November 2015

VINTAGE/SHABBY ANGELS

Hi everyone

Brrrr it is cold today!  Thankfully it is not snowing and blowing like it was yesterday though.

This is my second posting today, just scroll down if you wish to see my first post featuring the double easel card.

You will notice that I am really hooked on using the lovely Star stencil by Dutch Doobadoo from http://noordesign-shop.co.uk/  

When I made this duo I was working toward inspiration from three Challenges.  The stars form the base of the card itself and then I made a co-ordinating tag. The lovely angel images are from Live and Love Crafts as are the flowers.  As theChallenge for Liveand LoveCrafts is a Tic Tac Toe and glitter is called for there is lashings of glitter in place of the Dutch Doobadoo Structure  paste which I would normally use.  The Stickles Stardust and Glamour Dust don't show on the photographs but the gold Stickles does thankfully.
Can you see the heart die-cut peeping through at the top of the card?  That one is a Magnolia die.



There are also La La Land banner die-cuts at each side of the card, these have been inked and glittered.  I cannot believe how well these cut, they are a real joy to work with.

The base of the card and the tag are embossed but again it it hard to see on the photos.
I have added cheesecloth, pompom trims and lashing of lace.



AND I loved making these!




I would like to enter these into the following Challenges:




As always thanks for looking

Judy x

KRAFTYHANDS WATERCOLOUR BLENDS SET 1

Hi everyone.

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


I am sure you will recognise these lovely papers ( Watercolour Blends Set 1) from
 http://www.kraftyhandsonline.co.uk/  I just love these papers, and particularly the blue and turquoise blends (or maybe you had noticed! lol

Here we have a double easel card I have made using the lovely Dutch Doobadoo star template.  The edges are tinged with the Dutch Doobadoo Structure Paste.  The image is from Magic Moonlight and the embellishments from  Live and Love Crafts.





Take a look at  Kraftyhands online shop and I bet you will find lots of different combinations using this layout with their lovely products.


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

Judy x

Friday, 20 November 2015

CARD AND MATCHING WINE BOTTLE TAG

Hi everyone,

I have a  card to share today where I opted to make a Star shaped card using the Dutch Doobadoo template and matching Wine Bottle Tag.

The papers are Distress Watercolour Blends Set 1 papers which can be found at  
 Kraftyhands online shop.  

The die I used is a Joy die from Noor Designs Uk.  The image is from Magic Moonlight and the embellishments from Live and Love Crafts.  Again I used the lovely Dutch Doobadoo Star and Wine Bottle tag templates adding Structure paste.  









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

Judy x

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

SO VERSATILE

Hi everyone.

Quite some months ago I made a card using the  Petite Patisserie Die-cut Toppers from
 http://www.kraftyhandsonline.co.uk/   Well, this is the same card transformed into an altered Gift Bag.  It just shows how versatile a card can be.  We don't have to stick to just cards, but there are so many other papercrafting ideas they can be used for.  A gift Bag is just one of many.  And I love making Gift bags!  What do you enjoy making other than cards?



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

Judy x

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

FROM MY HEART with Pion and Riddersholm

Hi everyone

I am here to share a photo of a very simple card I made back in March.  I have quite a stack of photos to share so watch this space over the next few weeks.

This was fairly easy as the papers really said it all.  I teamed together papers from Pion and Riddersholm and added embellishments from Live and Love Crafts.

The shape has been taken from a Dutch Doobadoo template from Noor Designs Uk.




As always thanks for looking

Judy x

Monday, 16 November 2015

VINTAGE CHRISTMAS 1

Hi everyone

So, here is the card I am sharing today.  I made this a good few weeks ago.  This is a Magic Moonlight image.  I just love their freebie images.  I dug out my papers from Live and Love Crafts again.  It was a toss up between Maja and Joy.  I think Maja won the day but Joy came close behind.  The flowers are from Live and Love Crafts and anything else came from my stash.




Still no sign of my Mojo!

Thanks for looking today

Judy x

Friday, 13 November 2015

FUSSY AND FANCY FRIDAY CHALLENGE - Thankful

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   The theme is entitled 'Thankful' and we are sponsored by Sweet Lilac Flowers  and  Fresh Brewed Designs

I chose to make a card and matching gift bag.  I seem t have gone a bit gift bag happy just lately.  I think I had better stop right here! lol

I used the Sponsor's image at the foot of each detachable tag.  Actually I really love this image, I am sure you will have seen it many times before on my cards.  It is so versatile and so quick to colour.

I embossed some cream card and added lovely lace and flowers etc  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.

I would like to enter this into the challenge at Scrap and Craft -
where the theme is Vintage or Shabby Chic.  (Isn't this just up my street!)  I have gone for the shabby Chic of course.

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

Judy x

Thursday, 12 November 2015

VINTAGE ANGELS

Hi everyone

Christmas is on its way!  So, as it has been a little quiet on here lately I reckon it is time I shared some of the cards I have been making.  I am starting with this one which was inspired simply by looking through my Vintage images.  This one was from Live and Love Crafts, and it just went from there.  Well, actually it was not quite as easy as that because my Mojo has gone on strike!  Since I was not well it just does not want to play ball, so the cards I have been making have not been plain sailing at all.

Any ideas how I can get inspired?  I have tried all the usual things.  A very good friend of mine has suggested I start colouring again.  Mmmm, what do you think?  I have a lot to learn at colouring and am not a confident colourer.  But maybe this is the way to go.

Anyway onto the card:



I think the papers I used are Maja
Image from Live and Love Crafts
The ships Wheel die I think is a Joy die, and the stars are from a Dutch Doobadoo template.  The top die, again I am not sure but I think this is a Marianne die.

You will see I have used the lovely Dutch Doobadoo paste from Noor Designs UK again and the stars are from Lifve and Love Crafts

I would like to say a big thank you to all my loyal followers, your comments really do help to keep me going, especially when I am waning.  Thank you.

Thanks for looking today

Judy x

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

LADIES & GENTLEMEN CARD MAKING KIT AT KRAFTYHANDS

Hi everyone,

I here to share photos of a couple of cards which I made using the new Card making kit at Kraftyhands which can be found here

The rest is self explanatory really as I used items from my stock and stash, but I must say this kit was much easier to use than I first expected AND, the borders are wide enough to retain to cut small die-cuts or punched or die-cut borders, so there is little waste!  I really hate waste so was thrilled to find this.

So, onto the cards.  The papers and toppers were all included in the Kit and there wasplenty left to make several more cards:




Thanks for looking today,

Judy x

Sunday, 8 November 2015

More on TOTALLY TIFFANY at KRAFTYHANDS

Hi everyone.

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

Well, I  had such fun using the goodies I was sent from the Totally Tiffany CD, together with some gorgeous printed vellum from http://www.kraftyhandsonline.co.uk/

I found embossing the vellum worked a treat too.

Here are a few more of the things I made.  


Using two different patterned Vellum papers
Attached with stitching
Co-ordinating vellum corners


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Shaped Greeting card
Pyramid Decoupage layered with cheesecloth
and beaded
Selected parts glittered
TIP  to cut the circles I used my circle dies and then trimmed slightly where applicable



Take a look at  Kraftyhands online shop and I bet you will find lots of different combinations using this layout with their lovely products.


  


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

Judy x

Thursday, 22 October 2015

KRAFTYHANDS - TOTALLY TIFFANY

Hi everyone.

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

Well, I  had such fun using the goodies I was sent from the Totally Tiffany CD, together with some gorgeous printed vellum from http://www.kraftyhandsonline.co.uk/

I found embossing the vellum worked a treat too.

Here are a couple of the things I made.  I will follow in November with a couple more:


Using patterned pink vellum which has been embossed
and glittered slightly.  The vellum is attached with stitching


I just loved making this gift bag!

Next I attempted a photo frame card:


The insert slides out to the right on this one so a photo could be inserted
Two different green patterned vellum,  both embossed.
~The vellum is attached with stitching







Take a look at  Kraftyhands online shop and I bet you will find lots of different combinations using this layout with their lovely products.


  


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

Judy x

Friday, 16 October 2015

FUSSY & FANCY FRIDAY CHALLENGE - COLOUR CHOICE

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   

Gunn-Eirell is hosting this Challenge, the  theme is entitled 'Colour Choice ' (Orange,Black, Purple - choose at least two colours ) and we are sponsored by  Ribbon Girl

As Halloween is approaching I set out to make a shabby chic 'Trick and Treat Bag'.  I started by making this little bag but got a bit carried away and decided it needed a big Sister!  Well, what is a girl to do when she is on a roll!  Haha 

I actually used purple vellum which I embossed in place of designer papers.  Then just a tinge of glitter.  Unfortunately the sparkle does not show on the photos.

The lovely springs came from Live and Love Crafts and everything else from my stash.




This is the pair together:


I think the Vintage image was a freebie from Janet K.


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