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