Monday, 31 August 2009

September Daily Blog Candy Starts Tomorrow

Just quick reminder to say my "Daily blog Candy "give away for all my followers starts tomorrow..So be sure to check back spread the word,and play along daily until 8th September .Don't forget the "Christmas Candy runs until 8th so to be in with a chance of winning click on piccy on rt hand side will take you to the candy.
Theres some amazing crafty prizes up for grabs .
Have agreat bank holiday the weather looks good in south so were all going out for the last holiday outing before they all return to school on the 8th plus looks like weather is going to get very Autumn ish...
whatever your up to have good one and i will see you here tomorrow with the first lot of daily candy ....can't wait!!!
hugs judex

Sunday, 30 August 2009

Cute Christmas Cards & Alzheimers Daily Blog Candy .

I have been busy on friday making packs of 5 "Cute christmas cards" to sell for the Alzehimers fund.So here is just one sample of the cards i have been making.
I have actually just come across a great blog this challenge is to make christmas cards which helps bump up your stash for xmas and with so many for my self and the fund raising thought this would be fun.So i will in future take part.
As for the fund raising i thought packs of small cards cutie ones may sell and be eye catching for children to send and the big kids amongst
I have also been busy making post it note holders once ive finished tweeking will upload those also .So i may not have done much blogging but have been busy making!
Please remember my blog candy runs out on the 8th September .Please note from next week i am adding things ive made for my Alzheimers funding but heres the BUT there's going to be daily blog candy...Yes you heard it DAILY BLOG CANDY ......I have so much stock left from when i did my website all new from paper to stamps ect So please add a post to your blog advertising the Daily blog candy from the 1st September up and including 8th september when my christmas blog candy ends .So be in with a chance of winning some lovely crafty goodies check in from the first and all you have to do is leave a comment under the piccy of the candy and a post on your blog"Alzheimers daily Candy" from the 1st -8th september please add this now to advertise to be in with a chance of winning .you can add the piccy below if you want.
Have great Bank holiday week end what ever your doing!
Love n hugs judex

Friday, 28 August 2009

Alzheimers meets Peachy Keen

Christmas Penguins
Inside of the above Penguin Christmas Card

Alzheimers fund raising.

Well i must say big thankyou to all who have volunteres to make some crafty goods towards this great cause and cant thankyou enough.Thanks to Becca and Syn over at Scrappers Delight for there thoughtfulness can't thank you enough guys .I am busy making jewellery earrings actually to go in the mini boxes ive been making and distressing with alcohol inks thanks to my friend June who has now got me

If you would like to donate anything crafty for the "alzheimers bazaars "that i am holding to raise money see post further down .Please feel free to email me at if you would like to contribute to this good cause.

Ihave been playing with my peachy keen stamps and these are just acouple of cards ive been making for the Alzehimers fund raising .The Halloween images are coloured with copics .

The christmas cards are still peachy Keen stamps i think out of them all well the ones ive used havent got through half of what i won these images i like the best .They are great to stamp with and give lovely clear image .Again the christmas card images have all been coloured with copics.
Peachy keen now have a challenge blog please go take peek
or you could go Buy some
Happy shopping then happy
hugs judexx

Wednesday, 26 August 2009

Whiff of Joy challenge ...Fall Collection

This weeks challenge over at Whiff of Joy is"Bling"we all love alotta bling so i thought id have a play with my new Fall collection stamps .this is what i came up with.
BackingCard ;From QVC set
Image & Sentiment; from Whiff Of Joy Fall Collection range
Flowers & Gems ; Prima
Blue pearls Papermania
Colouring ;Copics.
The sentiment is "Friends get better with time"just like wine so the experts say!!This set of stamps are gorgeous and really lovely to use .So instead of using Autumn colours of golden,browns ect i thought id go for blues,lilacs .hope you like my bit of bling too.All girls love a bit of bling and this is a card for my friend and she loves anything sparkly.

Pink Elephant Challenge

This weeks challenge over at the Pink Elephant is a sketch.this is my take on that sketch .
Image ;Whiff of Joy Autumn Collection,and Sentiment
Papers;these are from a set from QVC i got 18months ago.
Embellishments ;Prima flowers,&papermania Pearl gems,Queen & Co large brads.
Image is coloured with ;copics
Small punch Oak and Maple leaves.
I hope you like my take on this weeks challenge.this is only second card ive made since returning from hoilday as my mojo seems to have gone on his!!!lol

Monday, 24 August 2009

Happy Halloween...yes i know & it's only August

Yeah i know it's only august but my prize arrived from "Peachy Keen Stamps "arrived and just had to have a wee play .the card i have used is 8x8.

I have stamped the image several times decoupaged the image ,coloured in with copics.The papers are my favs from last years "Little Yellow Bicycle" the "Frightful Collection".the pumkin and leaves in centre of the card are die cut .The sentiment happy halloween is part of the same collection as the paper .the "BOO & 3d Pumpkin "is an embellishment from last years stash.Also used Prima flowers,Queen &Co large brads.i have also made trick n treat bag to go with it but my camera has died and unsure wether it's the battery so will have to wait till Andy has minute to look at it.Below photo's are the inside of the card .hope it gets you in the mood maybe only august but the nights are already cutting short by 20.30hrs,so wont be long before we will be trick or treating.

Inside of the card

Creative Inspirations Challenge 15

This weeks challenge over at creative Inspirations is set by Maxine .The theme is "Stitching"your creations must include this wether it be the real thing or Faux .this weeks sponsor is the lovely...
Simon Says Stamp This is my DT Card which is a Christmas Card with inside also decorated
I am also entering this card into the following challenges.
SimonSaysStampsChallenge. which this weeks challenge is.......
Christmas in August.
Creative card Crew is also "Christmas in August".
The image is from a Rak i have coloured with copics ,Papers are from "Papermania" "Home for the Holidays these papers i adore lovely quality and excellent to work with.The sentiment is from K&CO,flowers and leaves from Prima. Anita's border glitterations in green .I have used the same papers inside the card with K&CO christmas embellishment with sentiment.
This card was made in arush on returning from my hols ,it was on my to do list before going away but never got done.So im not very pleased as i had to rush a card so much going on at the minute time was against me.Plus since coming back from hols i think my mojo has gone on!!!

Tuesday, 18 August 2009

Steph's amazing blog Candy

Whilst doing some catch up on the blogging scene due to not being around and on holiday i noticed my wee friend has some candy on offer .
Steph has some candy on offer basically giving away a voucher for your choosen craft shop... Wow ....You have until Friday, August 28th at 10pm (central) to enter. On the 29th, Steph will randomly choose a winner. Easy right? Oh, and I guess the most important part is that you're entering for a chance at $150. Exciting and dont forget to spread the word,please take look at her blog whilst your passing through maybe leave a message.To be in with chance you have to add direct link to mr linky .So good luck!

My Winning Prize

I have finally managed to get my post all sorted since arriving back.Look what has arrived my prize from the copic challenge i won .Wow what a prize thanks to the sponsors "Peachy keen stamps"must say i hadnt heard of them until i won but boy theres some amazing stamps .Now i need to find time between hospital opds,my operation and my daughters also going in for operation to get to play with them .
I also had my 2 stamps arrive from"inky Impression"too,then no doubt next week my woj stamps will turn up all these things no time to play ,it's like a child in sweet shop all those sweets and cant get to eat forgot my christmas sarah Kay set will be arriving soon too they are just the cutest stamps youve ever seen.At least i will have avariety of new stamps to craft with as have my hands full with raising money for Alzehimers so please see post below if interested in helping make crafty goods .
Copic Challenge prize i won

Monday, 17 August 2009

Thankyou....for all the Generous kind Offers of Donations

Just quick note to say thanks for the response to Alzheimers funding that i am trying to raise .To all those who have promised to make something towards this good cause.
As you know mum's in a home and they are desperate for funding to help the patients that stay there mum being one of them.So i have now started crafting to sell to make funds for this worthy cause .All craft items donated and made by me will be sold at the various coffee mornings and Christmas Bazaars .anything from cards,packs tags,notelet sets,altered art ,note books anything will be sold and funds will be used towards hydro therapy and outing for the residents as they dont get funding for this want to raise funds to be able the residence to have better recreational,and activity time at the same time helping them to do activities.
This is a photo of my Mum with my daughter Chloe reading her birthday cards to her,this was taken on her birthday at the home .

Monday, 10 August 2009

Alzheimers fund raising.....Mum's Birthday

Yesterday we went to celebrate mum's birthday and good time had by all such a sad and cruel disease .Don't honestly think mum had any clue to what was going on mind.The home had given us alounge and when we entered they had decorated with banners ,birthday cake ,bucks fizz,and lovely spread ,which we didnt expect at all or asked for.
As we were there i got to speak to one of the girls she is the lady who looks after there occupational needs and is trying to raise monies for hydro pool which in turn will help alot of the residence .So they are trying to do alot of fund raising.So when i get back ive promised to make cards and a few altered art items so they can sell to help fund raise .
Im appealing to any crafters who wish to help please email me at; .
All donations greatly accepted can be from cards to altered art ,decorated note books,jewelery anything that you think they can sell at forth coming fund raising coffee mornings ,bazzars that they have palnned between now and christmas.They are not given enough funding to spend on occupying the residence as it is .This i feel is one thing that Alzheimers patients benefit from having there mind occupied.The lady who is doing this Maureen has some fab ideas but just hasnt got the money to do this out of the budget they are given.
Dont feel you have to, but every thing donated will be truley appreciated and please email me if you think you can help.
hugs and thanks in advance

Creative Inspiration Challenge 15

This weeks challenge over at Creative Inspirations Challenge 15 has been set by my good friend Queenie(aka Tracy).This weeks theme is "Tags"yes can be on a card,layout tag on a gift youve made the worlds ,your check out the DT entries as there are some fab creations and you never know may get some creative inspiration to enter yourself.Hope you like my card yes christmas card again but hey once the kids go back time will just fly....santa will be preparing for his visit.....oh i do love christmas think must be one best seasons for us crafters.

Saturday, 8 August 2009

Thankyou June

Well yesterday i met my good friend June in Darlington Town for a cuppa and natter and went to craft shop too.It was lovely to see her again and we are hoping to meet up again before i return home to Norfolk in a weeks time.We had lovely time a good giggle and of course yes crafty chat ,then went to a pub for quick soft drink and ended up crafting on the table!!!! how bad are
Thankyou June for my wee present it is lovely she has made me a lovely braclet love the colours thanks hun as didnt open till i got home.Im going to pop over now to her blog to see if she has uploaded her we gift from me......i will upload piccy when i get home.
I have made so many good friends through trimmie and blogs that i just want to say big thankyou to you all for the lovely friendship.
I would like to thank Gemma for the lovely blog award ahe has kindly given me i will forward on when i return .Glorious day here today so we are going to Barny (Barnard Castle)this am for look around so have agood one !
hugs judex

Friday, 7 August 2009

C.R.A.F.T challenge,Goodbye to Maxine &Saskia

This weeks challenge over at C.R.A.F.T blog is a receipe i made this card before going on holiday .
Have decorated the inside of the card and envelope using DCWV blossom papers.Card is from Papermill,flowers from Prima,buttons from stash ,image was rak & coloured with copics and the ribbon was from crafts u love.Pop on over and join in this weeks challenge.
We are so sorry to see Maxine and Saskia leave the Design team after being with us from the start but thank them and wish them well in all they do.
I would like to say Congratulations to those who have made the dt ,after a hard decision and some very talented enteries we have choosen our team.So i would like to wish you all congratulations and look forward to working with you all.
Inside Card & Envelope

Simon Says Challenge blog and website candy

Simon Says challenge blog and site having some blog candy.Chatter From CHA Orlando Summer 2009 & $100 in new products Giveaway!
I have used Simon says stamps for several years after joining ebay ,they are quick and very efficient and if you can't get what you want after trailling UK sites be sure to check simons web site out .Now i just go there ive bought the latest prima flowers before theyve even got to uk.
The service is second to none and shipping is swift ,well the products are fantastic.
So if you want to be in with a chance to win some new released goodies pop over to blog and enter you have till 14th august to be in with a chance.

Wednesday, 5 August 2009

Blog Candy & hello from sunny Darlo

Just popped in to say hi and quick reminder to let you know my candy is still running either click on link here or on RT handside to all closes on 8th Sept.
Well after the hurrendous start to our wee trip up north safely say things have improved even the weather!Yesterday we ,(me & girls)spent the day being pampered at the hair salon so relaxing didnt realise how long my hair had got....after having 5 ins off im pleased with out come.
Friday im hopefully meeting up with my good friend June so watch out Darlo craft shops !!!Then various other trips planned one being York as promised to girls.
Do miss my craft stuff but hey making up for it in
Keep well and keep crafting ,do miss challenges but hey have so much new stuff to play with & enter on my return.
love n hugs judex

Monday, 3 August 2009

Thankyou Susie for the Lovely awards

I now pass these awards on to other friends and in no particular order please accept both these from me to you. It may be that you already have them, but it's the thought that counts.
With the circle of friends award there are rules and they are as follows
1. make reference to award and publish it on your blog
2. Share 5 things you like to do
3. Share with 10 blogs
4. Inform each blog

I will pass these on i just wanted to say abig thankyou to Susie for thinking of me .Thanks hun love n hugs judexx

Hello from the north

Well what astart to our holiday we left early friday morning 5.30am.Got onto a1 heading up north to york as i was taking girls for w/end as theyve never been .But and a big BUT we never made it !As were going along A1 the battery light came on,so we got off next exit and drove through village heading for melton.The next thing every light on dash board came on we just made alayby and that was it!car wouldnt start it had died.So rang Bmw by now watching the sunset rise in a feild in Epingham not a clue where we were ,here's were the fun started. The insurance we have with BMW was invalid for road side as we found out on the phone,because we had taken car for service else where & not BMW. As you can image we were furious as not told any of this at time of taking it out last October when we bought car.We had no other choice but to phone and join the AA. As they new we were stranded couldnt go anywhere we joined AA cost us £192.68pby debit card on the spot.......... they arent daft are they.
Well we had to wait for an hour for him to get out ,he came nice guy towed us to Leicester never been there dont think wanna go back either.towed us to garage as they had the part well turned out the wrong part as our Alternater had gone!We spent 2 hours whilst the guy tried his best to get the right one eventually failed .So we had to ring AA back they said they would tow us to Darlington.I then had to cancel hotel for weekend at York so girls not happy bunnies.The only good thing the hotel didnt charge us so we didnt loose are money which was good thing.
After sitting around for a further 2hrs 30mins tow truck arrived ,could believe this only went 20mins down road and he had to have 45 min break so had to stop sit around for 45mins then on our way.We then had to stop at ferrybridge as this AA guy couldnt take us any further as with the new tracking he would have done over his hours.So again unloaded car off truck sat at ferry bridge for further 3 hours until tow truck came we eventually got to the garage in Darlington where we met my dad at 20.50hrs. After along old eventful day spent waitng around most of it.
Now the car is in gargae and cant do anything until monday when Andy is surpose to be driving back to norfolk as hes at work Tuesday .
So that was are exciting start to weekend, but this am i am ringing Bmw having ago at them as cant find anywhere in policy that says you have to get service and mot at bmw garage for insurance to be valid.
So we never got to Yorkbut have promised girls will take them for day from here.As you can image all that waiting around ,standing ect did nothing for my fibro or ME/cfs and saturday spent in bed so tired and unable to move due to aches and pains
Fingers crossed holiday improves no more hicups!!!lol