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Tuesday, 21 November 2017

PION FUN


Hi everyone

It was a while back when I made this card but I remember I had a lot of fun using some of my Pion products.

The cheesecloth and trim came from Noor Design UK, as did the JOY die at the top left and the roses.  The roses are tinged with Dutch Doobadoo Structure paste.  Anything else came from my stash.

Thanks for stopping by.

Judy x

Monday, 20 November 2017

MERRY CHRISTMAS DIE


Hi everyone

Well I hope you all had a good weekend.

Here today we have a card I made recently, again using Gilding Polish on the die-cuts and part of the embossed background.

The tree is a Digi image which I beaded.

The embellishments came from Wild Orchid Crafts, Noor Design UK and of course my stash.

The Merry Christmas die-cut is a curved JOY die which I cut up to form the wording at the top right corner.  I just love this die.  It came from Noor Design UK a few months ago.  The red trim came from my stash as did the lace beneath.


Thanks for stopping by.

Judy x

Friday, 17 November 2017

WINDOW CARD


Hi everyone

And another window card!  I really do love making window cards!  

This card is a recent one I made adding Gilding Polish to the die-cuts and part of the embossed background.  I added a little lace to dress the window and quite like the effect.  The embellishments are from Wild Orchid Crafts and Noor Design UK.  And of course from my stash.



Happy weekend everyone and thanks for stopping by,

Judy x

Thursday, 16 November 2017

LACE TREE

Hi everyone

Here I have a card to show you which I made a little while ago.  The photo is not very straight I am afraid.

First I made the lace tree.  This was simply a triangle of card which I added the lace and pearl trim to.  I first made one of these some years ago and was reminded to make some more a few weeks ago.  My style has changed somewhat since those days though, I add so much more to my cards these days.  This one was supposed to be less elaborate but somehow I just do not seem to be able to make cards without adding embellishments!



Thanks for stopping by.

Judy x

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

HOBBY HOUSE TOPPER - Christmas


Hi everyone

Today I am sharing a card I made using one of the lovely Hobby House Toppers.  This set was a gift to me in the Summer and I am finding it so useful!

So, here we have an embossed background.  I love the embossed look!  I have used a selection of die-cuts and beautiful embellishments from Wild Orchid Crafts.  The flowers are tinged with Dutch Doobadoo Structure Paste.  I cannot get enough of that stuff!  And anything else came from my stash.



Thanks for stopping by.

Judy x

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

THROUGH THE WINDOW


Hi everyone

I am a little late today in posting.  The system seems to have gone wrong somewhere! lol  However, I am here with a tag card which I made a while ago using this lovely window die which I purchased from Noor Design UK earlier in the year.  I have used this die such a lot.

This is quite a simple design, using pretty papers and image behind the window and embellishments from Wild Orchid Crafts and Noor Design UK.  It will come as no surprise that I delved into my stash too.



Thanks for stopping by, and again for all your lovely comments too.

Judy x

Monday, 13 November 2017

NO IMAGE CARD Take 2

Morning everyone

Well, I am gradually wading through my saved photos to share, but there is a good way to go yet.

I have another card with no image to share today.  You know I was pretty amazed that I could do this sort of card.  It was quite a challenge for me.  I posted one of these the other week, but this was made at the same time.  I sort of got quite hooked on making these.

The lovely window die and papers were from Noor Design UK as were some of the embellishments.  I think the papers were Lemoncraft.  Anything else was from either Wild Orchid Crafts or my stash.




Thanks for stopping by,

Judy x

Friday, 10 November 2017

FUSSY & FANCY FRIDAY CHALLENGE - 'Thanks'

Hi everyone

Today sees the start of another Challenge at http://fussyandfancychallenge.blogspot.co.uk/


It is Theresa's  turn to host this challenge and the chosen theme is 'Thanks ' .  I interpreted this to mean Thanksgiving.





The image was created by Sylvia Zet and is in the form of a Hobby House topper.  The papers are a Craft and You pack called 'Wedding Garden'.  I love these packs of papers!  The embellishments are a mixture from Wild Orchid Crafts, Ribbon Girl and Noor Design UK.


It would be lovely if you had time to pop over and see the Design Team's beautiful inspiration and even better if you fancy joining in with the challenge. (http://fussyandfancychallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ )

As always, thanks for looking,


Judy x

Thursday, 9 November 2017

CHRISTMAS GIFT BAG

Morning everyone

I have a photo of a Gift Bag which I made to share today.

Yes this is a stamped image!  One I coloured up some time ago, but that will come as no surprise to you!  It is an old Magnolia stamp.

This was very much made from my stash.  The embellishments were from Wild Orchid Crafts and Noor Design UK.  You will just be able to see the Structure paste from Dutch Doobadoo on the flowers I think.



Thanks for stopping by,

Judy x

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Anything Goes at CHRISTMAS AT SWEET STAMPIN'

Hi everyone

I am so delighted to be here today to share my card for  http://christmasatsweetstampinchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/.  Full details can be found by clicking the above link.


As always,  it is the easiest theme ever - Anything Goes Christmas! 


So, here is what I made.   This time it is another Paper Bag Card.  I am so pleased that Karina (who is on the Dt for Noor Design UK) shared a tutorial on her Blog some months ago.  Since that day I have been hooked on making these!


The papers are from a pack called 'Cricket on the Heath' by Lemoncraft I think? The Shabby white embellishments were from Noor Design UK, as was the Dutch Doobadoo Structure Paste which has been used to tinge the embellishments.  Love this stuff!  The dies all came from Noor Design UK.  




The detachable tag from the side:





And the inside



It would be lovely if you could find time to pop over and see the amazing work of the Design Team, and even better if you were to take part in the Challenge.

As always, thanks for looking,


Judy x

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

A TOUCH OF VINTAGE

Morning everyone

Yes I am back to Vintage!  There will be no surprises there!  

This card shows an image which I purchased from Live and Love Crafts who are now sadly closed.  How we miss Sandy and her lovely shop!

I have used a mixture of JOY dies and embellishments from Noor Design UK and also from Wild Orchid Crafts.  Anything else came from my stash.


Thanks for stopping by today,

Judy x

Monday, 6 November 2017

BABY ALBUM

Morning everyone

I hope you all had a good weekend.

I thought I would start the week off with something different.  I have here an Altered Album to share which I made a little while ago.

I used Lemoncraft papers and other embellishments from Wild Orchid Crafts and Noor Design UK.  Anything else came from my stash.



And a close up view:


As always, thanks for stopping by,

Judy x

Friday, 3 November 2017

SHABBY GIFT BAG

Morning everyone

And a very happy Crunchie Friday to you all! lol

Today I have another Gift bag to show you.  I made this back in the Summer.  I think the papers might have been from a JOY pad but I am not sure.  The flowers were from Wild Orchid Crafts and Noor Design UK, and the lace came from my stash.




Thanks for stopping by, and a very happy weekend to you all.

Judy x

Thursday, 2 November 2017

GIFT BAG

Morning everyone

Thursday already!  Where is the week going to!  It seems to be flying by so fast!

I am sharing a photo of a Gift bag I made some time ago.  I think this could be suitable for many occasions, even Christmas.

I am not sure which papers I used now to be honest, (they could be from a Tim Holtz pad) but the embellishments were a mixture from Wild Orchid Crafts, Noor Design UK and of course from my stash.



As always, thanks for stopping by,

Judy x

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

ART DECO CHRISTMAS take two

Morning everyone

1st November today!  Can you believe that!  This means we really do need to get into Christmas mode!

Yes, it seems to be Art Deco week this week!

This card is similar in layout to the card I posted yesterday, but with a different image.  Again, I have used embellishments from Wild Orchid Crafts, Noor Design UK and from my stash.



Thank you so much for stopping by,

Judy x

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

ART DECO CHRISTMAS

Hi everyone,

I am here today with another card to share.  Well, when I was looking through my toppers a while back I came across some Art Deco images.  I must admit I do love these images and they are a refreshing change from my normal images I use.

I opted to use a layout which first inspired me from a lovely lady's Blog.  ( http://eulandasilvey.blogspot.co.uk/ ).  Eulanda is such a talented lady and a lovely friend too.

The image was quite large and this has made for quite a large card.  I simply added some embellishments from Wild Orchid Crafts, Noor Design UK and from my stash.



Thanks for stopping by and also for your lovely comments I am receiving.  I do appreciate those more than you will ever know.

Judy x



Friday, 27 October 2017

BEADED TREE



Hi everyone

Well, we are to the end of another week again, so I am finishing with another beaded tree image.  It was a digi image (I think?) which I dressed with beads etc.  I used Glossy Accents to stick them.  I find Glossy Accents so useful!  

Again I have used Gilding Wax/polish, this time in gold, on the die-cuts and the embossed background too.

I just want to keep using the Merry Christmas die over and over again!  I just love it!  That got daubed with Gilding Polish too!  The embellishments were a mixture from Noor Design UK, Wild Orchid Crafts and my stash.


Thanks for stopping by, and Happy Weekend to you all.

Judy x

Thursday, 26 October 2017

VINTAGE CHRISTMAS SHAKER CARD

Hi everyone

Today I have a card to share in the form of a Shaker Card.  I had been itching to try one of these.

Yes more of the lovely Gilding Polish/Wax!  Once I got using this I could not stop!  

I used a set of shaker dies which I purchased from Maddy Lisa.  These were so useful and saved all the fiddling about with getting the right sizes etc.  The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and Noor Design Uk.  I have added the lovely Dutch Doobadoo Structure past in parts too.


Thanks for stopping by,

Judy x

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

VINTAGE CHRISTMAS

Hi everyone

Here I have a card using a lovely Vintage Father Christmas image.  I believe this image was from one of the Images from the Past available at Noor Design Uk, but I am unsure on this.

I have used a selection of dies and have applied Gilding Polish.  The flowers arefrom Wild Orchid Crafts and Noor Design Uk and anything else came from my stash.



Again, very many thanks for stopping by.

Judy x

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

SYLVIA ZET - HOBBY HOUSE TOPPER

Hi everyone

I am back today with a card to share using a lovely image created by Sylvia Zet in the form of a Hobby House Topper.  I absolutely love this image.  Again I have used items from Noor Design Uk and Wild Orchid Crafts.  Anything else is from my stash.

I tried a little different layout on this card and must confess I will be doing this again as I love it.  It was one that just sort of happened, if you know what I mean.




Thanks for stopping by,

Judy x

Monday, 23 October 2017

PION NORTH POLE

Hi everyone

Did you have a good weekend?

Here I have a card to share which I made some time ago using the Pion 'North Pole' papers and images.  These were purchased from Noor Design UK, as were some of the embellishments etc too.  The remaining embellishments were from Wild Orchid Crafts and my stash.  You will see I have been using the Dutch Doobadoo Structure Paste again too.




Thank you so much for stopping by.

Judy x

Friday, 20 October 2017

NO IMAGE CARD

Hi everyone,

A card with mo image?  This was a new mission for me!  But once I got going I found not only could I do it! lol but I was actually pleased with the result.  I have had this one saved in my saved photos folder for a while now so it is time I posted it on my Blog.

You will gather that I just love the window die which I purchased from Noor Design UK and at that time the lovely sprigs and fir cones were in stock too.  In addition there is a mixture of embellishments both from Noor and also from Wild Orchid Crafts.  I love the addition of cheesecloth.  I keep forgetting to use that, I must make a note to use it more often again.  The one I purchased from Tracy at Noor Design UK really is the finest quality and a joy to use.



Well, I think that is it for this week, so I will wish you a very happy weekend, and again thank you so much for stopping by.

Judy x

Thursday, 19 October 2017

BEADED TREE

Hi everyone

This is a photo of a card I made very recently.  You might recall that I had been introduced to using Gilding Wax/Gilding Polish?  Well as is often the case I got completely carried away with it.  I love the effect.  I must confess I found the Gilding Polish much more to my budget than the Wax although I do love them both.

The tree?  Well it is a Digi image which I have very carefully dressed with pearls and beads using Glossy Accents to adhere them.  I am just loving the Merry Christmas Die which I think I purchased from Noor Design Uk?    You will see I have added silver Gilding Polish there too.  There are lots of embellishments from both Wild Orchid Crafts and Noor Design Uk.  And the fabulous JOY charm was a gift from a lovely friend.  Anything else came from my stash.

I just loved making these beaded tree cards and using the Gilding Polish and will definitely be doing it again!  I would love a Gilding Polish in baby pink, if anyone knows where I can get one please do tell me?



As always thanks for taking the time to stop by.

Judy x

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

PENNY BLACK CHRISTMAS

Hi everyone,

Yes I was very into Christmas when I made these cards I am posting this week.  In fact I was making Christmas cards right throughout the Summer months.  

So, this card was made using a a lovely Penny Black image which was stamped up with this quirky little sentiment some years ago by a lovely friend of mine.  We had such a lovely Summer that year, it was when I was first introduced to stamping.  Well, when I was looking through my stash I came across this image and new I wanted to use it right away.

I have added an assortment of die-cuts including the lovely Window which has pearls added for effect.  Minimal embellishments have been added this time.  Unusual for me I know!  Anyhow I hope you like it.



As always thank you so much for stopping by,

Judy x

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

PION CHRISTMAS


Hi everyone

I have absolutely no mojo at the moment so I have decided to have a week of posting a few saved photos of the cards I made recently.  Maybe something will spark me off into making again during the next week or so if I have a week of blogging!  I aim to schedule some posts now for the coming two weeks.

So, here we go with my first one for today where I used Pion materials, die-cuts and a mixture of lovely embellishments a lot of which were purchased from Noor Design UK.  The pom pom trim I think I purchased from Ribbon Girl and anything else came from my stash.




I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
A Perfect Time to Craft

Thank you so much for stopping by and also for all your lovely comments I am receiving.  I do so appreciate them!

Judy x





Friday, 13 October 2017

FUSSY & FANCY FRIDAY CHALLENGE - Pretty in Pink

Hi everyone

Today sees the start of another Challenge at http://fussyandfancychallenge.blogspot.co.uk/


It is Julie's turn to host this challenge and the chosen theme is 'Pretty in Pink ' Oh my!  This was just up my street!  What a great theme!


I delved into my stash and looked out one of the lovely Hobby House toppers bearing the lovely image created by the very talented Sylvia Zet.  I find these so useful.  The papers are a Lemoncraft pack called 'Just Love Me'.  The flowers, ribbons and trims were all from Noor Design Uk.




It would be lovely if you had time to pop over and see the Design Team's beautiful inspiration and even better if you fancy joining in with the challenge. (http://fussyandfancychallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ )


As always, thanks for looking,


Judy x

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Anything Goes at CHRISTMAS AT SWEET STAMPIN' CHALLENGE

Hi everyone

I am so delighted to be here today to share my card for  http://christmasatsweetstampinchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/.  Full details can be found by clicking the above link.


As always,  it is the easiest theme ever - Anything Goes Christmas! 


So, here is what I made.   This time it is a Christmas card using papers from a pack by Craft & You called 'White Christmas'.  The shabby white embellishments were from Noor Design UK, they were ones I had left in my stash, and talking of stash, that is where most of the other items came from. 



It would be lovely if you could find time to pop over and see the amazing work of the Design Team, and even better if you were to take part in the Challenge.

As always, thanks for looking,


Judy x

Friday, 15 September 2017

FUSSY & FANCY CHALLENGE - 'Fall Colours'

Hi everyone

Today sees the start of another Challenge at http://fussyandfancychallenge.blogspot.co.uk/


It is Pat's turn to host this challenge and the chosen theme is 'Fall Colours ' 


Well I think this card says it all.  It is another one with a detachable tag.  Again, I have used items from Noor Design UK and also from my stash.



Showing the detachable tag:




It would be lovely if you had time to pop over and see the Design Team's beautiful inspiration and even better if you fancy joining in with the challenge. (http://fussyandfancychallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ )

As always, thanks for looking,


Judy x

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Anything Goes at CHRISTMAS AT SWEET STAMPIN'

Hi everyone

I am so delighted to be here today to share my card for  http://christmasatsweetstampinchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/.  Full details can be found by clicking the above link.


As always,  it is the easiest theme ever - Anything Goes Christmas! and I have used some things from my stash.  The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and the green Meadow Spray is from Noor Design UK.


So, here is what I made.   This time it is a Christmas card using a Hobby House Topper bearing this lovely image created by Sylvia Zet.  I find these so useful as they are already coloured.  I just love this image.  



It would be lovely if you could find time to pop over and see the amazing work of the Design Team, and even better if you were to take part in the Challenge.

As always, thanks for looking,


Judy x

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

CHRISTMAS INSPIRATION - HOBBY HOUSE

Hi everyone

I am back today with another Christmas card to share.

This card is dedicated to a blogging friend of mine who has been a true source of encouragement, and inspiration to me.

Eulanda inspired me with a lovely layout which I first tried some months ago.  Since that time if I find I am lacking inspiration, suffering from Crafters block etc, I tend to use this layout and usally once I get started I find my mojo returning.  Eulanda you are a star.  Thank you!  As a lot of you will know, I never ever copy.  But we all need a starting point and need inspiration from somewhere to spark it off.

I used this lovely Hobby House Topper which was a present from my friend Gina.  These toppers were great for use with the embossed card which I used in place of papers.  I kept it very simple adding red roses from Wild Orchid Crafts and Meadow Spray (which I love!) and lace from Noor Design UK.  Anything else is from my stash.






Thank you so much for stopping by, and again, also for your much appreciated comments.


Sunday, 3 September 2017

THINKING CHRISTMAS

Hi everyone,

I know it has been a little quiet on my Blog for a while.  I have had a very busy August, which I knew would happen, and something which I do enjoy too.

I hope you have all enjoyed your Summer, and that it is not over yet!  We need a really nice September to extend it I am sure!

In addition I would like to thank my blogging friends for their wonderful support throughout my recent lack of confidence to craft, and also lack of mojo.  You know who you are, so thank you! I honestly nearly gave up crafting altogether at one point and it is my friends who have kept me going!

However, I have not had totally idle hands and have been tinkering away at this and that behind the scenes.  I now have one or two Christmas cards in my saved photos folder so I will show you some of these over the next weeks.

So, onto a Christmas card I made recently.  When my crafty friend Gina visited me recently (what a wonderful two days that was!) I was introduced to trying Gilding Wax.  I had seen it done many times on the Blogs but never tried it.  So, Gina, this card was inspired by you, and my first attempt at using Gilding Wax.


I did not use papers, but used white card which I embossed with my embossing folders.  

I then applied silver Gilding Wax to some of the embossed pieces and die-cuts.  So here we have a mixture of white and silver with the tree image which is a digi image as the central focal point.

I have added flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts and also Noor Design UK together with items from my stash.

Thank you so much for stopping by.  I do appreciate it, and look forward to receiving and reading your comments.

Judy x

Friday, 18 August 2017

FUSSY & FANCY CHALLENGE - Things with Wings

Hi everyone

Today sees the start of another Challenge at http://fussyandfancychallenge.blogspot.co.uk/


It is Norma's turn to host this challenge and the chosen theme is 'Things with Wings ' 


What a brilliant reason to make a Christmas card!  I love making Christmas cards.  'Things with Wings' - well what better excuse is there!  

So, here we have it, my card using this gorgeous vintage image.  I think this might have come from one of the Pion Images from the Past papers but am unsure.  Several embellishments came from Noor Design UK, and of course items from my stash.  The dies were from Noor too.



It would be lovely if you had time to pop over and see the Design Team's beautiful inspiration and even better if you fancy joining in with the challenge. (http://fussyandfancychallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ )

As always, thanks for looking,


Judy x

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Anything Goes at CHRISTMAS AT SWEET STAMPIN' CHALLENGE


Hi everyone

I am so delighted to be here today to share my card for  http://christmasatsweetstampinchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/.  Full details can be found by clicking the above link.


As always,  it is the easiest theme ever - Anything Goes Christmas!  and I have used one or two items from Noor Design UK plus some things from my stash.  In fact when I look at this card I realise that the papers, flowers, ribbon and cheesecloth are all from Tracy at Noor.


So, here is what I made.   This time it is a Christmas card with detachable tag. I had some die-cuts already cut so used those.  Because I do not have a craft room I tend to have a session die-cutting, and that is why most of my dies are cut in cream or white. Then I use what I have cut when designing.



And a view showing the detachable tag.  I have decided i quire like this layout so you will probably be seeing more of this style.  It is a layout I used to do some years ago and had clean forgotten about it until recently.  I have slightly changed it this time though.


It would be lovely if you could find time to pop over and see the amazing work of the Design Team, and even better if you were to take part in the Challenge.

As always, thanks for looking,


Judy x