Thursday, 28 November 2013

"Tickled Pink"

Hi folks and a very good afternoon and huge thanks for the lovely comments that have been left over the last few days - I am so humbled by you talented folks out there - you are an inspiration to me thank you so much xxx

Today I' ve been working on a couple of cards for a "Ticked Pink" Challenge that a friend is running for Breast Cancer Charities - we are all making cards along a pink theme and then they will be passed on to Charities that support Breast Cancer for sale - if you' d like any more details just ask - here are my 2 creations and thank you for looking.  Love and hugs Judith x

Materials Used
Card blank
Glitter card
Sugar Buttons clear stamps
Momento ink pad
Diamond sparkles glitter

I'd like to enter this card into the following Challenges -

Materials Used
Card blank
X Cut Alphabet die
Glitter card
Faux pearls

I'd like to enter this card for the following Challenges -

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Giving Thanks

A very good day to my blog followers and hope you are also having some fun in your Crafty environment.

After a bit of a slow start this morning and with the Thanksgiving Season underway I have been considering the gift of Thanks - hoping to create others later on but here are a couple to wet your appetite.

Love to all - hugs Judith x 

Materials Used

Card Blank
Designer paper
XCut Die
Fancy Metal Brad

I would like to enter this Card into the following Challenges -

Materials Used

Card Blank
X Cut "Headliner" Die
Designer Paper

I would like to enter this Card into the following Challenges -

Materials Used

Card Blank
Coredinations cards stock
Embossing folder
Ribbon and novelty button

I would like to enter this Card into the following Challenges

Monday, 25 November 2013

Exciting Launch of a Brand New Challenge Blog - "Crafting from the Heart Challenge Blog"

A very good morning folks - a few weeks ago I was approached to join the Design Team for this Brand New Challenge Blog - it has been very exciting and challenging at the same time but everything is now in place for the launch this morning.

I very much hope that you will all join in and have fun and I take this opportunity of thanking Fiona and Erin for their hard work and wish you all well with your lovely entries xxx

As part of the preparation the Design Team have been privileged to use fabulous Sponsor images to inspire you - here are mine - hope you like - have lots of funnnnn!

Love and very best wishes Judith xxx

Materials Used
Creata designer paper
Spellbinder dies
Paper flowers

Challenge 1 - Renaissance Sassy (Sassy Studio)

I am entering this Card into the following Challenge -

Materials Used
Hunkydory card stock and die cut

Card blank
Snowfall acetate
Sizzix dies

 Challenge 1 - Court Jester (Angie's Digi Stamps)

I am entering this into the following Challenges -

Materials Used
Card blank
Coredinations card stock
Snowfall acetate
Die'sire dies
Tonic studios punch

Challenge 1 - Present Problems (The Stamping Boutique)

I am entering this Card into the following Challenge -

Sunday, 24 November 2013

A relaxing Sunday

Afternoon lovely people.  I have just returned from a lovely workshop at my friend Jacqui's where we spent a pleasant couple of hours renovating lampshades in a crafty way - more on that tomorrow when I ve taken some pics.

In the meantime I d like to share a couple of Cards that I made this morning for some some Blog Challenges - hope you like but in any event value your opinion - thank you so much for popping by xxx

Materials Used

Card Blank
Rubber Stamp
Stazon Ink
Tim Holtz ~Distress Markers
Ultra fine glitter
Silky crush ribbon

I am entering this into the following Challenges -

Materials Used

Rubber Stamp
Black Ink Pad
Gems, ribbon and embellishments

I am entering this card into the following Challenge -
U for Use and Umbrella

Saturday, 23 November 2013

Vintage Style

Here is the second card that I have created today - hope you like x

Materials Used

6 x 6 Card Blank
Designer Background Paper
Die Cut Butterfly
Vintage Lace
Gems and Faux Pearls

I would like to enter this Card into the following Challenges please -

I would like this Card to be considered for the Design Team call at -

Blog Challenges

A very good afternoon lovely friends and followers.  Hubby out for the day leaving me with doogies and the opportunity to get on with some Blog Challenges that I have been promising myself to do for a few weeks now - there just don't seem to be enough hours in the day to all that I want to do.

Thank you again for your wonderful support and here's a Card that I've create using 4 pattrned papers and Tea Bag Folding : -

Materials Used

6 x 6 Card Blank
4 x Patterned Background Papers
Novelty Buttons

I am entering this into the following Challenges -

  • 365 Cards D,  DAY 326 - Beautiful Backgrounds 4 (use 4 patterned papers for background)
  • Brown Sugar – W, E2 - No. 69 - Anything Goes
  • Craftitude -2W, 3E -  No. 53 - (W2 of 2) - Anything Goes/Falling Leaves
  • Sister Act Card Challenge - WCards. - No. 34 - Anything Goes

Thursday, 21 November 2013


A very good afternoon folks just thought I d drop by to say thank you to those who have so far supported me and this Blog - thank you so much x

I am currently encouraging folks in my Facebook Group to be creative by converting "Trash" into Crafty Creations.

Here a couple of my own and would appreciate your comments - thank you again x

Monday, 18 November 2013

Away to see my Crafty Library Friends

Afternoon folks and I m off to see some Crafty friends but before I go I d like to share some Crafty Creations - thank you so much for all your lovely comments so far on here xxx

For a Crafty friend

For a Crafty friend

For a Crafty Challenge "What's Your Passion"

Saturday, 16 November 2013

Artist Trading Cards - Theme - Tryptic

Sharing with you my ATCs for a Crafty Swap - 

Crafty Swaps

Morning folks and hope u are well x. We were supposed to be having a break away at our lovely holiday retreat in North Yorkshire.  However, it isn t to be at least for this weekend as my elderly father has a health problem.  So I thought I d get on with some  creations for some crafty swaps.  Have a lovely day and hugs to my friends who need them and thank you for supporting me xxx

Heart Plaque - covered in paper and embellished with
paper flower, lace, faux pearls and gems

Just been lucky enough to buy and Ebosser so thought
I d try out some embossing and die cutting - my favourite is 
the card with the tattered lace Oriental pavillion

Thursday, 14 November 2013


As well as crafting I run this facebook group - this is the status I posted today - please pop over and take a look - thank you x

Please come along and join us - clear your cupboards in time for Christmas and you might pick up a delicious Christmas outfit for that party season just around the corner xxx

Blackpool here we come!

Afternoon lovely friends and followers - well I m made up now that I ve finally booked a venue for a Crafty Getaway in April 2014 - should be a fun weekend meeting up with friends and making new ones too.

Whilst I was digging out supplies yesterday for the Artist Trading Cards I came across a paper making project I enjoyed a little while ago so thought I d share just one or two pics - hope u like and ty for taking the time to pop over and take a peek x

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Artist Trading Cards

Hi folks don t know how many of you out there trade these adorable pieces of artwork - I love to work large but I also love to challenge myself and work small too - here are some that I made this morning - hope you like - would welcome your lovely comments too - once I ve published this Blog I m off Blog hopping to see your lovely posts - have a nice day and thank you so much for supporting me x

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Hand Dyed Fabric

A very good morning lovely folks and hope you are well on this lovely Suuny Tuesday.  I was up very early this morning and the lovely crisp morning inspired me to do a spot of Hand Dying - I just love this technique as each piece of fabric is different - really lifts my spirits - I intend to use this fabric in my Design Team work over the coming months so will keep putting bits on to lift your spirits too and wet your appetite to maybe have a go too - have a lovely day xxx

Monday, 11 November 2013

Rag Wreath Workshop

A very good day to my lovely friends and followers - last night I attended a lovely workshop run by my lovely friend Jacqueline Holden and experimented making wreaths using scrap bits of fabric - pics to follow of my own take on this in a few days time.

This morning I have been taking the opportunity to update my Pinterest Boards so I can find my crafty creations in one place and also inspire others - that s what I so like about the Crafty community that we re all prepared to share and also care for one another.

Please hop on over and take a peek and also comment and repin anything that takes your fancy - thank you so much for your friendship and support folks xxxx

Sunday, 10 November 2013


A very good morning folks from sunny Lancashire.  Yesterday I went to the NEC Exhibitions which were mad busy but very enjoyable and inspirational - so many talented people displaying their work together with the usual opportunity to purchase crafty products at discounted prices.  Today I m off to a crafty workshop then this week on with some Design Team work.  Have a lovely Sunday xxx

This is a card that I made for a crafty challenge that I am running in my Facebook Group - the Challenge is called "Cut it Out" and the link to the Group is

Friday, 8 November 2013

Enjoyable Morning

Afternoon my lovely followers hope u have had a lovely morning and enjoying your afternoon.  I have just spent a lovely couple of hours playing around and designing these tag books - going blog hopping now x

"Oh La La"

A very good morning my lovely crafty friends - what are u all up to today?  I m having a cuppa at the moment and then planning for my visit to the NEC tomorrow - might even meet some of my crafty buddies there x

I have just been Designing a Card for a Crafty Challenge - hope you like - will be blog hopping a bit later on x  Have a lovely day and hugs to those who need them x

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Upcycled Paper

Afternoon folks just thought I d share my up cycled paper projects from the weekend - these are still in development - hope you like x

Have a Happy Tuesday

A very good morning folks and hope you are well x  Been away with rubbish internet so having a catch up this morning with all things internet.

Sharing with you a few of my creations and would appreciate your lovely comments -  have a lovely day xxx

A piece of Hardanger Embroidery

A Card for a lovely friend

An Autumnal Creation for a Crafty Competition

A Plaque coloured withe Pebeo Fantasy Paints

A piece of Parchment Craft