Saturday, 20 December 2008


Checkout my latest blogg find which is a fantastic challenge blog"Sketch & Stash"THIS IS WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT CHECK THIS OUT!!
New Challenge Starts Monday 5th January 2009!
A new Challenge will starts here on Monday 5th January 2009!
I hope you'll all come and join in the fun!!
As you can see from the title, this is a Sketch challenge blog but with a little twist...
...which is ... you must use one item on your entry which is your latest purchase!!
How many times have I heard...
"My parcel is sat there untouched" or..
"My stamps have never been inked" or...
"I forgot I even had that!"
And with Christmas around the corner, what better way to show and tell what Santa bought you!!
So join us here in a few weeks when the fun starts!!
Whey hay is that not just awesome!!
WOW what agreat challenge i certainly know alot of crafters who have items untouched just like me!SO MAY JUST HAVE TO BE THERE ON THE 5TH AS IM HOPING ON THE 6TH (MY BIRTHDAY)that i may just receive some crafty goodies that just may have to be used for this challenge.
gotta get dressed ,get up,get out ,get me last bits for xmas ,yes im late due to being confined to the sofa for past 2 weeks or so .
Well i would like to wish everyone a "
see ya be good happy crafting i will be back soon i return from the north on 3oth dec. PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD ABOUT MY BLOGG CANDY.

Monday, 15 December 2008

Blogg Candy

Please leave your comments for your blogg candy entry on this post .Thanks and good luck you have until 23.59 gmt on 12th January 2009 to be with a chance of winning this lovely crafty selection .What great start to the new year.But as we always say you gotta be in it to win it! Please see above header for whats in this crafty selection thats up foor grabs.
good luck judex

Sunday, 14 December 2008

Good Morning Sunday....ME/CFS/FIBRO

Well touch wood i am starting to feel alittle better ,so hopefully i will add the Birthday blogg candy today which will run into Next year !!boy that sounds weird but hey not far away.This past week well ive not done any crafting infact done nothing but sleep!Thankyou to everyone for there kind wishes and cards much appreciated as you do feel very low at times when you havent the energy and in so much pain.ME/CFS is such a horrible illness to have many of you have asked what it is?So i shall explain alittle.
ME short for Myalgic encephalopathy(now you can see why we just say known for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome,FIBRO is Fibromyalgia .
All types of people young & old any age can be effected by ;Servere Fatigue,Painful muscles & joints,uncontrolable temperature,nausea,poor concentration,headaches,poor memory known as brain fog,balance problems hence my falls,complete and total exhaustion,muscle twitching mainly for me alot in my eyes,more prone to reaction to drugs,hair loss.
It robs you of normal daily activities.Dibilitating and it does destroy your quality of life,you can never stop fighting it.
One barrier i think most suffers have come into contact with is discrimmination and ignorance.Basically one thing i have found since being diagnosed with this since 2006 is you find out who your friends are,and who you thought where friends you hear them say shes just lazy!!ignorance comes to mind !I contacted this illness after surgery and contacting an infection in my wound.It is said that it can be aresult of viral infection,trauma(having ababy this must be so arwful as not only you feel fatigued and suffer these effects but you have a baby to deal with,this happened to my parents friends daughter,they are bringing up the baby at the moment) .It is hard enough on my daughters even though they are great carers ,and my hubby,but a baby that needs your full attention as they cant fend for themselves must be an even worse senareo.
I hope that this helps to bring alittle insight into this disability as basically that is what it is.A daily task such as getting up having a wash,to me that is a major task and exhausting or even emptying the washer.So one thing i ask don't judge people suffering from this arwful illness as lazy as we certainly cant help it!wouldnt wish it on anyone.

Well as for the pending holidays I am soooooooo behind with my christmas preparations and well have lot to do before they all break up for the holidays this week, but i know i cant rush back to things i need to pace myself slowly.I couldnt do that without the fantastic help of my o/h and my two lovely girls,as guilt is one thing i suffer alot the fact i miss out on things with my daughters,but they understand this now we make up other ways.
Well thankyou once again for the lovely messages and wishes they do cheer me up so a big thanks to n hugs jude

Saturday, 13 December 2008

Twas the Night Before Christmas

I just had to pass this on i have seen it sooo many times whilst blogging and boy is it true!!!I know all that read this post are in the same boat as they i could name afew of you ..but wont...well maybe this

Twas the night before Christmas,
I'm glued to the tree.
I'm wondering what Santa
brought just for me.
Could it be cardstock
or chipboard or lace?
Or a Cricut, I said,
with a smile on my face.
And that's when I heard him,
"Hi Santa, " I said
"You know....good little girls
Should be in their beds."
"I know I should Santa,
And now I've got caught.
But I was just so excited
To see what you brought."
"Well, let's take a look
In this room where you work.
He shook his head quickly,
And left with a jerk.
I heard him exclaim
As he put it in gear.
"You've got enough crap,
I'll see you next year!"


This is my 1st card for the extra challenge on

The 2nd challenge extra on is to use only one colour i love the lilacs in this die cut card alternative to usual christmas colours.
The 2nd card is blues from dovecraft decoupage range for christmas.

My next card is for the challenge on is the red ,gold, & green challenge so hope these cards fit the bill.I just adore this stamp from "Little Claires".The prima flower are from the new glitter collection this christmas ,these are adorable gold glitter already embossed on the flower.The reindeer and the westie stamp i have used alot this year will do again thanks to claires range.The other card is made for my daughters friend who is 6yrs old she came in our house the other day and fell in love with the stamp.Said that's my present she 's sat on!so i ended up doing the card forher hope she likes it!My daughter is seeing her tomorrow.
Have good weekend judex

Friday, 12 December 2008

Christmas and BirthdayCards.Challenge

These are my entries i nearly forgot to upload as not with it still.My first is a lovely birthday card for my friend made with k &co co-ordinating paper,stamped image ,prima flowers and brads to match.The 2nd card is a Valentines card i found this paper in my stash from papermania so i used this to back my card ,Gold card i added red metalic heart die cut embellished with wooden red heart,some ribbon and gold heart beads from my stash and prima flowers.Sorry piccy not too good doesnt showup well.


This lovely selection of blogg candy will be winging it's way to...........................
MAX ...well done you .Cn't wait to see what you create with this lovely lot.Thankyou to everyone who has joined in fear not pop back as i have abigger blogg candy starting to celebrate my birthday on 6th Jan.So please pop back i shall add later today once ive got some energy.Thankyou all once again judex

Thursday, 11 December 2008


A big "THANKYOU"to all you lovely bloggers who have popped by to enter .At this present time i have been unwell since early hours sunday ,i started with cold on saturday again!!Well this time it has had ahuge kick back on my ME/CFS & FIBRO.I have been laid up on the sofa as havent the energy to get up the stairs and im sleeping 18hrs in the day.My body aches so much im not sure which part hurts the most.So it's not good thats why ive not been around much the past few days.I will however get my daughters to choose aname out of the hat this evening,I will pop back tomorrow or later tonite if i can find the energyand im not sleeping and will announce the winner.
I could so do without this at the moment am not prepared for xmas havent got all my cards done or shopping, cant keep warm having to wear sun glasses as the light is so hurting my eyes.To top it all so much for doing some of my shopping early decided to give gift cards to 5 of the children we buy for you guessed bought them for woolworths as thought more selection.This morning before Andy went to work resalised that we have to get down to woolworths very fast as the gift cards will be no use once they have closed!!!As they have gone into receivership as there debit is huge,so 50%off sale starts today then the shops start to close.So now i have this worry on my shoulders.Never mind these things come to try us .Ive gotta go as im in so much pain just typing whilst sat on sofa.
Hope your all feeling better than i am!love judex

Wednesday, 10 December 2008

Last Chance for Names To Be Added To BLOG CANDY!!!

Just quick note to say it's your last chance to enter my blogg candy.Please scroll down and enter .Winner will be announced tomorrow.

Have great day im crafting today then writing my xmas cards asn im so behind!will pop back later to show you my creations.

I was naughty yesterday also bought some stamps from whiff of joy stamps ,they have some lovely stamps and a sale.Cant wait for them to arrive so i can play.Have agood day Judex

Monday, 8 December 2008

Penguin decoupage Christmas Card

Morning all yet another cold white frosty morning.Well i made this delightful penguin card for my eldest daughter for christmas.I entered this card in the "Winter Card Challenge"on C.A. site.I found out yesterday that i am the winner of this challenge im so happy as all the entries are of great high standard so im chuffed to bits.As yet dont know what the prize is apparently i can choose form 3 options so i cant wait hopefully hear sometime today.Just wanted to share my news.Have agood day!wrap up warm and stay safe.

Sunday, 7 December 2008

Sunday 7th December

Well craft fair over soooooooooo pleased i can now think about my own personnel christmas cards finish getting them made and sent out.Although after a successful fair i have 7 orders for the albums ,but thankfully only one to be ready for before xmas.
I have enteredd a challeng/com on they have extra ones going in december.This album has been made by paper bags that i used to bring goods home from shopping trip to Lakenheath.
These are the three albums made using recycled bags.

Friday, 5 December 2008

Wow another award

Well i have been given a blogg award by my friends in the USA.Thankyou im so very chuffed to give you the inspiration you needed.Thats some award to know i inspire someone else to go ahead and craft

thanks judex

Thursday, 4 December 2008

Advent blogg candy

Forgot to mention in below post that theres blog candy give away each day till xmas here at the Artistic Stamper so go take alook to be in with a chance
MAX my friend what are you doing up at this unearthly time of the morning thought it was just me!!lol as just seen youve replied to below post so no your not zzzzzzzzzzzzz it.Hope your well and ok?

Busy ,Busy Busy!!!

As you can see below i have been very busy trying to get my own personnel cards ready to write and send next week.As well as plan for a craft fair on Saturday that im doing with a friend so im busy making alsorts have made 3 paper bag albums .boxes ,cards,folders with assorted cards in.As well as baking christmas sweets ,as my friens is doing American gifts and cakes.So between us the tables will be full of alsorts .
As well as trying to get that done have both girls off sick with aKidney infection and the other pharingitis so it has been busy to say the least this week.Will let you know how i get on .DON'T FORGET THE BLOG CANDY ENDS 10TH DEC PLEASE SEE BELOW.Good luck to anyone who
has craft fairs going on

Sunday, 30 November 2008

Morning Sunday

Good Morning hope your all having fab weekend .I have been very busy trying to get all my cards for christmas done completed so i can start to write them.
Ihadnt intended to blogg today but have just been on CA and thanks to my mate Ann she's come across this wonderful blogg for all scrapbookers and fimo makers.I have just spent over half anhour looking at this wonderful blog called "Mad imaginations" thanks maddy Heres the link and im sure you will just love it and you have chance to win the earrings she's made!Hope the rest weekend is fab !Dont forget if youve not got your name down for my blog candy still time.Happy sunday

Thursday, 27 November 2008


This is the Blog Candy thats up for grabs!
Well ive 3000 hits so i thought another blog candy.This time of year were getting ready for christmas busy crafting and all monies going to christmas present So this is your chance to grab a wee prezzie for your self.

All you have to do is put link to this blog on your blog advertising the fact theres candy up for grabs.Leave your name on this post so you can all have a chance of winning.You have to enter by 10th DECEMBER to be in with a chance to win....this will close at midnight gmt.
Winner will then be announced.
Good Luck !So remember you have to be in it to win it!
Well im going to try and finish my christmas shopping this weekend weather permitting,after last weeks failed attempt if theres a flake of snow i aint saturday evening going to friends for thanksgiving celebrations.
Sunday all being well with the weather have to pop up to London to visit family friend who celebrates her 60th birthday on the 6th Dec,if i look as good as her when i reach 60 boy i will be soooo happy!In between all that i must try do abit more crafting and finish my cards,as some have to be shipped by 10th.
Before i go id like to wish everyone a Happy "THANKSGIVING" to all who celebrate ,hope you have great day ,and enjoy your "Black Friday"hope you get some bargains!
love judex

Sunday, 23 November 2008

What a weekend Snow Snow & more Snow

These are the cards i
made on friday for the
men for xmas.!
Well i had the great intention yesterday to finish my christmas shopping.So off we went very cold ,got 5 mins away yes you guessed it the white flakes started to fall,fall.fall,fall,omg i have never seen so much snow in my life in such ashort space of time.the journey that normally takes us 20 mins took 2hrs 30mins we couldnt see where we were going,couldnt see the white lines no cats eyes and well for dual carriage way no body was in the fast that must be a first!I have never been so scared the snow was thick white cotton wool balls the wind was just blowing making it a blizzard condition.I felt for o/h he was driving i was sat heart in me mouth i surpose you could say,the girls well they thought it was fantastic,at every junction ,slip road you just couldnt see what wa the dual and which road was slip road.Luckily a car was in front for 30 mins of journey so we followed,up until inconsiderate i thought they turned off .We got to destination ,had toilet,got bread,milk,acouple drinks ,didnt stay as looked like wed never get back .O/h wanted to get back incase we got stuck well thankgood after another 2hr 45mins journey home we arrived safe and sound .We havent stopped talking about it today it was unbelieveable the way it just happened so quick.

This morning awoke and about 10am it happened again thankgod i was in the house with in 15-20 mins we had heavy snow just came so quicky within that time had another load snow so girls in there element!im hoping by time we wake up monday morning it will have rained and gone,hence to say my girls are wishing for more to fall and school to be don't think so!

So my good intentions to finish my christmas shopping werent to be!

So i have been spending my day today crafting getting orders complete .
keep safe and warm

Monday, 17 November 2008

Cold Frosty Monday Morning

These are just afew i made on friday evening ,before starting to clearout craft room.

below pink black tag card ,above somemore forever friends.hope you like

Well good morning fellow crafters.Awoke this am to white outside first off thought it snowed....i wish lol,but no just thick white frost here on Norfolk/Suffolk border.So it's a little parky to say the least .

Wellsaturday i started to clear out the craft room and really in the mood that was until unexpected visitors arrived...Now have to finish it off get sorted before wednesday.As having craft day with friends as having stall at a fair on 6th December.At the moment cant get in as boxes everywherebags rubbish ,but did manage to find bits id forgot i had,so never know might just unearth more crafty goods id forgotten about .Maybe a nope didnt have one to start with lol.

Secondly must remember theres some lovely BLOG CANDY UP FOR GRABS until 17thNovember so get in fast . At pink gem designs they have some great new stamps and are offering 2 in this mini blogg candy.While your there take alook at the blogg they have soooooo many cute stamps.

I did find time to do a few more cards for xmas still got long way to go before i finish my personnel xmas cards but hopefully get there.

Tuesday, 11 November 2008

Some more of my crafting creations

The vintage girl was i think from some freebies from magazine. The westie and post box well these stamps are from CLAIRES and are adorable .(not from the claires my daughters can't go past without going but take alook you will fall in love and reasonably priced too.

The pudding one i adore such easy simple card well for me at the time........

These are some of the cards ive been making and entering.When i eventually founs some energy after my recent illness i found i had crafters block!!!I found at first started with some quickie cards.these precious moments i just adore.

Ive won some blogg candy

Oh my ive won 2 awards and to top it all ive won some lovely blogg candy from Olga please check out her blogg it's worth alook at some of her lovely creative ideas.
thanks again,can't wait to use .

Well im gobsmacked!!!

Well i have found out today i have won 2 awards ....well the first was from Maxine thankyou Maxine

1. The winner may put this award on their blog

2. Put a link to the person who sent this award to you

3. Nominate 5 blogs

4. Put links to their blogs

5. Leave a message for your nominees

Choose only 5 bloggs.

so the people ive choosen to receive this award are.


Monday, 3 November 2008

Pop over and see these stamps

To where they are giving away some great blogg candy !!!youve only got aweek to add your name ,as each week is different .This week is James & Holly don't delay pop over today!!

Great start to the week

Sophie got ready for school this am to be told when she got to bus stop.No School as they have burst water main!So my youngest wanted day off i give her 10/10 for trying !
Well we live in a village and i hate it ever since ive been ill the rumours and thing said to my girls just unbelieveable which i hate as i know they wouldnt say to my face.Just now waving of chloe as she goes to school happy as her sister is taking her ,due to her not being in today.The lady across the road i heard say i loud voice oh she cant be bothered to get dressed take her daughter to school again so lazy!!!I had to hold myself back from having ago as the girls where there .they have enough to put up with me being ill yes i surpose does look like im lazy but they do know why just ignorante and if they new the effects it has on your life maybe a bit more sympathetic.But themn she hasnt got a life so she has to interfere in everyone elses in the village !
CFS/ME & Fibromyalgia has different ways that it effects peoples life's, eveyone is different. I suffer from chronic widespread pain, Migraine, Irritable bladder, depression,unable to control body temperature ,hot flushes, short term and long term memory loss this is what i call "BRAIN FOG", weakness in limbs,frequent falls due to joints give way.I also fall asleep at the drop of a hat many times put toast in fell sleep woke to alarm going off ,or dropped coffee on me as gone with cup in hand.

CFS/ME Fatigue at the moment i sleep 20 hrs aday less than i did acouple weeks ago ,unfortunately i had some medication which made me stay awake ,but had to give up as the side effects were serious and Papworth wouldn't let me carry on .So im back to where i was in 2006 when diagnosed.I am pacing myself as this is what has been advised by julia who looks after me at my Me clinic.Which is hard as i was taking it easy during the week saving myself for weekend to spend with the family. As that's one thing i get depressed about my girls and o/h as it must be hard on them.But no i was doing it wrong as they say i was "boom & bust"So with the help of them i am hopefully getting into routine and slowly getting there.
So it's not an easy life to live especially when i was very active senior nurse in A&E,and always on the go.But doesnt help when you have people making remarks to my children or infront of them loud enough for them to hear! Expressing their views,As it does upset the girls ,and they do a wonderfull job as my carers as well as my husband without them my life will be even harder.When i hear people comment on something they don't no anything about it annoys me .!
So i think people who dont know anything about my illness should keep there mouth shut!keep there views to there self!!!
Sorry but this does get my back up as if i don't suffer enough guilt!so if i am in my pj's ,or sleeping in the day there's obvious reason for it !!!1sorry it has really got my back up and annoyed me ,how i bit my tongue i will never know,but wouldnt but my girls through that anytime not just before school.I will see her when she leasts expect it!!1
Well Monday can only get better.


" Let It Snow" Album Back Page of Album

flap lifts up on this page to reveal place for photo.

Vellum envelope to hold tags & journalling (above photo)
Photo to right is front cover of album showing extra pages and tags that are included.

Well rather damp , dissmel although can see peek blue sky on this monday morning when my girls return to school after having week off(yeha!)I hope you all had good weekend and great Halloween ,we were up and down like yo yo's 30 callers later finally at 8.45pm that was it,we have now got more sweets than tesco's have on the
This week i plan to get some more catch up time to finish some of my cards and albums i had started few weeks ago.I have at last finished the "Let It Snow Album "which doesnt look too bad.Hope you all like it would love your comments on this.
Yesterday started some painting images for cards with those lovely cosmic shimmers i have fell in love with them shall add once ive finished the cards.
Happy Monday hopefully you will all have great week and stress free.
thanks for looking .Blogg candy coming soon so keep watch as my blogg has gone past 2500 views.
Thanks to everyone for all your lovely comments and if you pass by say hi love to know where your from?

Friday, 31 October 2008


Well another week nearer to christmas just thought id like to wish you all a
Love Judexxx

Thursday, 23 October 2008

More Blogg Candy

Well another week over nearly my youngest has broken up for half term today doesnt seem that long since they were starting back from summer.

Just had to tell you all go have peep at this blogg candy on offer ,she's just hit her first 1000 hits so well excited so go take a peek.As they say you gotta be in it to win it !

Monday, 20 October 2008

Good Morning

Well another week near to christmas and i must get on as i have so many projects to get finished ,including a few on trimcraft,as well as my own family christmas cards.Which i fell behind on whilst i was ill.
Now i have a craft fair on 6th December so will have to get my act together,my friends Yawn,& Chelsie are going to have 2 tables with cards,american homemade treats and gift boxes for christmas so should be good day had by all.Will have to start to prepare for that so want to get all other projects out the way .
Before i bid you have agood MONDAY .
POP OVER SEE Linda's blogg candy gotta be fast i came across her blogg at the weekend worth alook ,blogg candy ends today 20th so be quick you gotta be in it to win it!
Have a Happy Monday, May your creative inspiration flow!

Tuesday, 14 October 2008

Christmas Paper Bag albums

This has to be my fav of allt he albums ive made this christmas so far lovely dovey decoupage couple in globe with mistletoe and prima flowers and aray of christmas ribbons
Album 2 Let it snow ..... so cute die cut snowballing teddy on ice embellished with a ray of various
blue shades of ribbons

Album 3 .This is the teddy die cut with presents.prima flowers and aray of chrsistmas ribbons all albums have 12pages including front and back.

These are some christmas paper bag albums i have done for challenges and swaps on trimcraft ,craft queens forum .

Hope you like them!

Pricilla's blogg candy

Oh my go take alook at this lovely blogg and she has just reached 1000 hits and has some great blogg candy up for grabs,stamped images ,brads and oh so much more .you gotta be in it to win it !

Christmas Wrapping Paper

Well ive had so many requests for the christmas wrapping paper ,and it's so easy makes lovely alternative to the normal wrapping paper that well i find rips so easily.
Iuse recycled roll brown paper ,all i do is stamp with christmas stamps ,emboss,glitter and great alternative add prima flower,even home made tag and ribbon bow.It's different looks great and doesn't rip and saves money as you can pick up large roll from whsmith for 2.00 lasts ages cut decorate to the size of your parcel,
good luck happy crafting!will add pics soon of papers ive already done.


Well at long last i hear you say !!!Well im so sorry this is so later than planned due to this stinking flu virus that then went to pneumonia.Im still not 100% but getting there slowly .I am so behind on craft projects i will have to get myself sorted.Ihave at least got a few more cards to make for christmas but WHEY HEY ......ive finished my christmas shopping!!!!!YIPEEEEEE.all done just needs wrapping im so chuffed as i usually have it by end august .So now gotta just print somemore wrapping paper.
THE WINNER IS ......congratulations ......
INGER MARIE ,have left message on your blogg please get in contact will get these rubber stamps off to you ....
Whilst ive been away my blogg has nearly reached 3000 so im gonna have a christmas blogg coming in next 2 weeks so keep watching!!!
have a great day thanks to all who entered.

Monday, 6 October 2008

Blogg candy extended ,So sorry not been around

Well i am so sorry to all that are or have been waiting for the blogg candy draw,this has not taken place ,i have been so poorly this is the first chance i have had to come on here.My eldest daughter deceided to share her cold virus with us !!!Omg i have and still am poorly ive had it over 2 weeks deceided to go see gp.You know you cant win !when i have been before they say oh viral infection just get out your system,not this time i went on the works ant-b's,steriods,inhalers as mine had gone to pneumonia,got told off leaving it so long .Can't do right for doing wrong ,but was told that one of viral infections can turn to pneumonia so beware have a coldor flu more 7days go see gp.I have lost my voice for 4 days just now got a croak so been very Quiet!!!With my Me/Cfs & Fibro it has just hit my immune system so bad .
so i am extending the blogg candy for a while longer until i have energy to put the names in hat and draw .
Im hoping that by 19th October i will be well so am etending it till then gives you extra peeps time to join in.
take care keep warm thanks for all the well wishes and cards
love hugs judex

Friday, 26 September 2008

Ooh-la -la creations challenge

Well i found the time to do some challenges this one is black ,white and one other colour which mine is pink!to make the boys wink!lol

this is one of my christmas cards for 2008

Thursday, 25 September 2008

Morning on this lovely summers day! in september...

Well i have been busy making paper bag albums for swaps ,challenges ,so i am getting into the christmas mood .All though i need to crack on with my prezzie list as soon be October then it just seems to fly by.
Well only a few more days left until the BLOGG CANDY is drawn 29th so please scroll down and you will see the candy up for grabs and leave your comment and link that way you will be in it to win it.
Also check vikki's blogg out she has some lovely blogg candy up for grabs K&co Papers being one of them we all love those so pop on over this is the link.

good luck well must get on with my jobs and my crafting as my boiler broke so having new boiler installed soon,i wnat to get some items finished before the muck starts!lol
keep happy and get crafting

Friday, 19 September 2008

More Xmas Cards DCWV Papers

This card i have made for my friends in USA,again fell in love with the little girl this again is decoupage,and the embosses sticker is gorgeous ,photo doesnt do justice.The other card is for my daughter loves pink and anything cute.. Last but not least is the lovely dcwv papers with sizzilits die cut decorations and pink 7 black gems ,thought it looked quite striking .Oh how i love the quality and design of the dcwv papers....