Monday, 30 November 2009

Creative Inspirations Challenge22 plus DT Call,Cup Cake Challenge

Well it's Creative Inspirations Challenge 22 today and this weeks challenge has been set by our lovely Louise,Im sad to say this is Louise's last challenge as she's leaving due to home,work commitments .We shall miss you loads & your lovely creations.We wish her luck for the future.
So what does this mean well we are looking for someone to join our Design Team (DT )So if you feel you fit the bill and would love to join our happy clan then go check out the challenge blog and see what you have to do to be in with a chance .We have some fab surprises coming in 2010.
Now this weeks challenge that Louise has choosen is a wonderful sketch and you will see below my take on this sketch .
Also like to enter this into
Cup Cake Craft Challenge ;This weeks challenge theme is colour combo of "Red & Green"

My DT Card

Materials ;
Card;Gina K Design Luxury white Card
D/Paper;S.E.I Chritmas Collection
Image ;Whiff of Joy Winter Kit
Inks;Copics,ClassicStampin Up Black ink,tatterdAngelGlimmer Mist Pearl.
Lace;Crafty Stash
Flowers ;LakeLand found in bottom of craft box
Tools; Scor-Pal,Big Shot.
Word or should say verse of the week!
Housework won't kill you, but why take the chance?
A house becomes a home when you can write I love you in the dust!
A clean house is the sign of a lazy stamper!
If you can count your rubber stamps, you don't own enough !

so crafting it is for me!
Love n hugs

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Weekly Giverway no 4.....With a Crimbo Twist

cWeek 4 Candy
"Paper Artsy Stamp set and Clear Block"

Morning bloggers well hate to say yes very wet Monday here in Norfolk i hear you say whats new think i prefer

Well i have some lovely Candy week 5. But of course the winner of week 3 that wee cute stamp from my fav"Sugar Nellie" no....9


You need to email me to claim the prize by wednesday 2nd Dec at 8am.

Before i get on theres couple changes this week to the weekly candy giverway,to be in with a chance you have to do the following .

1.Leave your name with Mr Linky

2.Then Leave acomment on this post tell me 1 craft item i want for xmas if the person gets this right they will also get aprize! have to do both things to qualify for week 4's candy.

if theres more than 1 correct answer all names will be added to and results will be posted here next week with the winner of the weekly candy 4.

Abit of fun to cheer you up on this miserable monday morning.

So if youd like to win the above prize then you know what you gotta do!

Good Luck

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Sunday, 29 November 2009

Just Magnolia , Winterwonderland Challenges,and Crafty Cardmakers

Just Magnolia Card Following Martines Sketch

Morning all hope your having agood weekend .Well ive been making another gift set for a wee present .This time the card from the set and the candle i have entered into the below challenges .Im sure at alater date i will include the rest of the set thats when ive finished them .
Can't do today as something called life has gottin in the
No i am going into Bury with my youngest daughter and other 3 are going to the flicks to see "New Moon "so im going to sit in the craft shop have anatter and coffees in starbuks!Just what the dr ordered i feel .
Well sneak peek and scroll down to see the challenges and their creations i have made for them!

This weeks challenge ove at Just Magnolia is a Sketch this week by the lovely
Martine.thanks hun loved the sketch and will sure be using again thanks!
So i based my card on this sketch .
Materials used
Card;Gina K Designs Luxury white
Design Paper;My Minds Eye Winter wonderland Glittered designs(this paper is Gorge!!)
Image ;Both Magnolia 's xmas 2009 release
Sentiment;Whiff of Joy Fall Kit
inks;Copics ,Glamour Dust,Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist Pearl.
Pearls ;Kaiser craft
Flowers are made the same design paper MME Winter Wonderland
Tools ;Scor pal,Stampin up oval scalloped punch & the 5 flowers punch,Mcguils pine punch.
This weeks challenge over at Crafty Card Makers :The theme is "Alternative Christmas"I have used Magnolia stamps but changed colour combo to Blues and white.
This weeks challenge over at WinterWonderlandis to
Stamp/Decorate a candle.I have stamped the magnolia images and the snow ring using the masking method,coloured with copics ,glamour dust and tattered angels glimmer mist pearl.
Gems on snowflakes are from Kaisercrafts.The blue ribbon from Rak and the bags fronGina K Design.

Have agreat Sunday whatever your up to .thanks for all those lovely messages
don't forget 1 more day until candy changes
love n hugs

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Saturday, 28 November 2009

Lexis Creations and ,Fun with Shapes Challenge

Morning all and do hope you all have a fab weekend!,Must say the weathe rhere at Norfolk is heavy rain i can hear lashing on my windows!loverly...
Well i have entered into a relatively new challenge so i thought i would get my creative hat on and support the girls
Lexi's CreationsChallenge Blog the theme over there this week is Colour combo Silver and Blue.
Fun with Shapes and more;theme this week monochrome blue .snowflakes punched
So i just had to use this wee fab image that i got from a swap in the USA.Not sure which stamping co it is from .I have used following materials
Card;Kanban,Gina K Designs Luxury white
Image;copics ,stampin up classic black,Glamour dust,Sakura Clear gel pen
Sentiment was also from rak from usa
Tools;Scor-pal,Stampin up punch,Woodware punch
Gems; Papermania
I hope you like my card and wish you every success with your new challenge blog Lexi.
Why dont you bloggers and followers of mine go check out and support Lexi and her Dt team in making this challenge blog a success!s also whilst blogging go take alook here you will have fun with shapes & more challenge too!
Have great weekend

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Thursday, 26 November 2009

Happy Thanksgiving....C.R.A.F.T Challenge,Several Other Challenges

"Well before i go onto my DT work i would just like to say huge "Happy Thanksgiving"to all my dear friends near and far ,have a wonderful day and enjoy Black Friday!
Now Well this week over at the C.R.A.F.T. Challenge 27 is to create
"Christmas Gifts"
Also i am entering these projects into these Challenge over at
Creative Card Crew Challenge ;theme this week is
Favourite Things; The Tilda Image and the S.E.I.D/Paper.
PollyCraft Monday ;Rias choosen theme is "Wonderful Christmas Time"
Charisma Cardz;Theme this week ANYTHING CHRISTMAS
Paper take Weekly;Theme is Christmas Crackers
Tellen's Place ;Challenge is colour combo Red & Green
Colour CreateRed,Green& White colour combo
Magnolia Down under.Theme this week is Christmas Decoration/card
Well for my Dt projects i wanted to use my wee Christmas image fom Magnolia.Just can't get enough so i have made a gift set contains;
Christmas Card
Christmas Candle
Gift Bag
Calendar 2010
and last but not least
Thankyou card.
Now all you have to do is pop over and see all the other DT creations for this challenge
and maybe even create something to enter!So go check out them here

Materials used
Card;Gina K Designs Luxury Card
D/Paper :S.E.I.Traditional American Designs,Stampin up
Image ;Tilda Magnolia Christmas set 2009
Inks;Copics,Stampin Up!Classic Black,Sakura Clear Pen,Glamour dust
Ribbons used;Poppicrafts Christmas festive set,
Flowers ;Prima
Calenda ;Anita's
Wooden heart ;RAK Tracy i coloured that with copics and made into a tag
Clear Candle Bags;Gina K Design Shop
Tools ;Scor Pal,Stampin Up! Punch Oval & Scalloped Oval
others;White Tissue Paper
"Tilda Candle"

"Gift Bag"

"Complete Set"

Well thanks for all the lovely messages.hope you like my DT Gift set,dont forg et go see other DT Members Creations. Thanks to all my followers and blogging friends a massive 411!of you .Wow !!!i hope i live up to all your crafty creation expectations ,i know i will try !Well have great day if your Celebrating Thanksgiving and have Blast on Black Friday wish i could be there like last year when i nearly.....but not quite got

Before i go please go take alook at this new challenge blog Tellen's Placewhy not follow and join in there fab challenges.It's anew challenge blog ,challenge 2 running until 1st Dec 6pm.

Please say jude sent you!cheers

love n hugs
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Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Spoon Full of Sugar Challenge

Challenge Card for Spoon Full of Sugar

This weeks Challenge over at Spoonfull of sugar is;

Colour Combo the main colour Brown and either choose Blue or Pink .

I have choosen as you can see have choosen blue for my second colour.

This is my Card

Materials used;

Card;Stampin up

D/Paper ;Stampin Up

Image; Sugar Nellie Westie
Inks;Copics & Stampin up Classic black

Ribbon from Rak

Flowers ;Prima


Thankyou all for all the kind messages i have received really appreciate it.


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Tuesday Taggers and Whiff Joy Challenge

This weeks challenge over at Tuesday Taggers is "Festival of Light"so thought it was best i started to have aplay with my lovely image from Whiff of Joy winter kit.
This weeks Challenge over at Whiff of Joy is;To make aChristmas Card Using WOJ image.
Materials used
Card;Stampin up
Image;Whiff joy kit,Sentiment Stampin up!
Inks ;Cosmic shimmer Water Colour Paints,Stampin up classic Black & Cocoa inks
Ribbon ;Bargain pack
Flowers from Prima
Brad from Stash
I hope you like my card and thankyou all for the lovely messages and get well wishes,really appreciate it .This past two days feel much better so i am hoping the reaction to the swine flu jab has at last got out my body!Please excuse piccy as not my normal camera.Batteries died so using daughters which i
Have agood day!

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Monday, 23 November 2009

It's Monday.....Weekly Candy Giverway Week 4

Good Morning all hope you've had good weekend ,and not suffering from any flooding .There's been so much rain and gales in the UK.My favourite place the Lake District seem to have been suffering from the worst floods my heart goes out to you all .On ahappy note i would love to take this opportunity to wish all my blogging friends near and far a very

"Happy Thanksgiving".

Have a wonderful time !

Now this weeks giverway which is week 4 not long now until the Man in the big red suit comes a calling!!! Ho Ho Ho

You will only have to wait just over a week if you win this lovely Sugar Nellie stamp which is this weeks giverway!
WINNER WEEK 3..... ..No 5

Congratulations ............

Please email me at by thursday 9am to claim your prize!

Sunday, 22 November 2009

Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge..Calendar,

Christmas gift Calendar 2010

Well i have been busy and this weeks challenge has made me make afew wee prezzies well extra gifts for christmas .

This week the Secret Crafter's challenge is to make a


That is just what ive done.

Materials used

Card;Gina K Design Luxury card

D/Papers;American Designs,& S.E.I Chrsitmas collection

Images ;Festive Frame From G K Design Shop

Image;Magnolia xmas Tilda

Inks;Stampin Up Classic Black Ink

Flowers by Prima

Pearl Gems from crafty stash.

Calendar by Anita's

This is one of 3 calendars ive made to day so thanks for the challenge got me moving abit to start on ym christmas crafty stash !Hope you like my calendar never done these but so quick and easy ideal extra gift thanks for the challenge

Family Christmas Cards... plus couple challenges

Family Christmas Card 2009

well i have been so busy with doing cards for my alzhiemers i havent done any family or friends cards for us .So yesterday had a great start and got the cuttlebug file out and the big shot went to work.I have now made 20 of these cards and believe me sick of the site of this folder now ,but have made all my close family the same cards.I love this folder and it just looks so elegant and plus it was quick to do when you have have alot of the same design to complete .Which is something i dont normally do more than one design.
I am able to enter these cards into;
Winter Wonderland Challenge;this weeks theme is ;
No christmas stamp or christmas my embossed card fits this challenge perfectly.
Card;Gina K Designs Luxury white Card
Gems;Black Papermaina
Bow ;from my ribbon stock
Peel offs;black from my stash
Tools ;cuttlebug folder embossed tree,Big shot
Sentiment ;Dasiy Dandelion collection
Just hope my relies think so to!

Well ive been busy making up for lost time and have made this card for my youngest daughter.She adores Westies collects every little thing that has one on!!
I am also entering this card into some challenges this week.
Simon Says;Animal Antics....Westie
Pile it on Challenge ;Rub Ons which is the swirl
Materials used
Card;Gina K Designs
D/Paper S.E.I.
Image ;Westie sugar Nellie
Sentiment ;Whiff Joy Winter Kit
Inks;Copics ,Stampin up Classic black
Rub ons;Stampin up Christmas Jingle Scrapbook Set.
Pearl Gems;Papermania
Tools;Scorpal,Bigshot,Punches oval &scalloped Stampin up.
I hope you like my card as much as i hope my daughter will,she admired this card when i made it for my alzhiemers funding ,and wanted it then to put on her wall!

Saturday, 21 November 2009

Gina K Designs Blog Hop...2 ways with the Festive frame

"Tonight is the start of Gina K Blog Hop wow theres also a chance to win some stamps whey hey i hear you say.Well here's what you have to do .Make a card or two in my case using one of the new releases from Gina K Designs shop Found Here .

I have used the "Festive Frame"set for my cards this set is so versitile and many ways .My next project on along list mind,is to make the photo frame but with a family photo in.Which i have deceided that this will be our cchristmas Card for 2010!Please take alook at some other creations by checking out all enteries in Mr Linky by clicking on the top blog hop link.Go have alook at more creative Inspirational Cards/projects from other entires using various Stamp sets from Gina's shop and see what they have come up with.

My first card is Festive Frame meets Magnolia here i have masked the tilda image so it looks like she's sat on the frame.I have used Gina K Luxury card ,MME D/Papers, coloured with copics.

Festive Frame Meets Magnolia Tilda

This is my second Card of this post Using the "Festive Frame"set but with the sentiment

"A child is born"I have glazed the poinsettas to make them stand out from the frame.

I hope you like my creations using myfavourite set of the new releases ,it is so versitile set.

Now you have till Monday to check out the blog hop and enter the competition so what you waiting for!!!

Festive Frame

Friday, 20 November 2009

Gina K Designs Blog Hop

GIna K Designs Blog Hop

Gina K Design's are having ablog hop and also having a wee give a way to 3 lucky people.You have to create a card using one of Gina K Design new released images check out the shop here.

I have used the Festive Frame and masked the Magnolia image on top.The papers are my minds eye,Prima flowers,Sentiment is also from the festive frame set.The image is coloured with copics ,Stamped with ,black stampin up!classic black.this is the 2nd card ive made 2 different colour combo's used.

Magnolia Masking...Gina K Design's Blog hop

Well i have manage to do a couple of cards after not being able to craft for over aweek .Have to say sat there for half hour with out any mojo.Anyway in the end i have ended up eith a card.

I have had the new image since last week couldnt craft so been itching to use it so here is my card and i have managed to combine 7 wee challenges into one card Whey hey i say!!First of all i have to tell you about Gina K Design blog hop,and a wee competition.You have to make a card using one of the new recent releases which i have and i have used

"Festive Frame"set.You can check out gina's shop here.

I have based my card on the sketch whihc is this fortnights challenge theme over at Creative Crafts.Loved using this sketch girls thanks will surely use again!

Card;Gina K Designs luxury card stock
D/Paper ;My minds Eye ,S.E.I.
Image ;Gina K Designs Festive Frame
Inks;Stampin up classic Black,Copics,Glamour Dust Gold.
Sentiment;Stampin up!both on front and inside.
Tools;Scor-pal,Stampin Up !Oval Scalloped Punch,
Bow &Flowers from stash,Gems papermania.
I hope you like my card this is actually one ive made for our friends in Texas for thanksgiving so it's going in post today or never get there on time!

Challenges Entered
Gina K Design Bog Hop
Tuesday Taggers;Colour Combo Red,Gold & Green

Paper Blooms;Thankyou

Stamp Something;Thankyou's

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Winter Wonderland .......Old St Nick!Cute Daisy May Challenge

This week over at Winterwonderland challenge blog the theme is;
St Nicholas.
Plus also entering into this weeks challenge over at
Cute Daisy May's Challenge which this week is
Touchy Touchy
So here's my take on these challenges. Ive used the lovely vintage stamp, out yet again this year.This is one of those stamps that you can bring out every year so!
I have stamped the image with stampin up classic Black
coloured with copics,glitter pens used on the stars and Glamour dust on his beard..
distressed the edges with the great wee tool from Tim Holtz which is fab!
D/Papers are mixture of DCWV and American traditions.
Brads from crafty stock i think they were from papermania.
bow from my crafty stash .I have now made these into a set of 5 all the same so i can sell as a pack at the alzheimers Bazaar.
Hope you like my take on your challenge.I may be back later with my project i started last week before health took aturn for worse ,but happy to say much better today so maybe just ,maybe im over the reaction !and back to my ittle old self!

Thursday, 19 November 2009

Christmas Cuties

Well im so glad ive not been out the past few days as the weather here in the UK has been servere gales 75mph and heavy and i mean heavy when it rains here it chucks it down!!!lol. Alot of Places have flooded as a result of this.
Just popped by to say hi ,sorry for not posting sooner but have had a servere reaction to the swine flu jab and at the weekend suffered and ended up in Emergency .I have to say after we all got a huge scare at the weekend ,i am feeling alittle better still have to take it easy.Havent done much crafting the last week just not been well enough,these are some of the cards i made last thursday before having the dreaded jab!I must say have fallen in love with this Kraft card (SU)These are for my Alzhiemers Bazaar which is slowly creeping up ! .hope your all well and dont forget to enter the weekly candy above for a chance to win loads new craft items .Changes every Monday this monday coming i have got a wee Sugar Nelllie stamp for you .....Whey hey pop back then to see which one!!!
have great day hugs judex

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Blog Award

Well i have to thank my good friend Tracy for thinking of me when giving out this lovely award.If youve not visited Tracy's blog you must she makes some stunning items and the blog it self is fab and worth apeek!
I have to pass this onto 5 people and list 10 Honest things about yourself so before i list the people i am passing this onto i will do my list;
1.Im Married to Andy for 7 1/2yrs
2.Have 2 lovely daughters aged 12 &11yrs old
3.Live in Norfolk
4.Moved from London 2002 &wish we never had!!!
5..Left home at 17 to go into Nursing Senior Nurse A&E
6.Been Crafting for over 10yrs
7.I will do anything for anyone peopel who know me say im too kind hearted!!
8.Diagnosed in 2006 with ME/CFS &Fibro which changed my life
9.Live life take aday at atime as you just never know what is round the corner to meet you!
10.Would love all fighting to stop and our boys to return home.
Now i am passing this on to ;
You must go and let them know,also thank the person who gave you the award so off to post on Tracys blog.

Monday, 16 November 2009

Creative Inspirations DT Card for Challenge 21

DT Card for Creative Inspirations Challenge 21

This weeks challenge over at my sister blog Creative inspirations has been choosen by the lovely talented Dt Member Maxine.This week Maxine would like to see you make a Project which must include a


So i have made acouple of cards lately mainly christmas cards with wee pockets in so i can add a christmas gift card to the tag and send as an alternative christmas present.

So if you are giving a loved one a gift card for christmas this is the ideal challenge for you.

Materials used ;

Card on left;

Card;Stampin up whisper white

D/Papers ;K & Co

Sentiment ;Gold Peel offs


Tools ;Big Bite

Embellishments Pearls from Papermania,Ribbon from stash.

Card 2 on right:

Card;Gina K Designs,DCWV textured card

Sentiment;From Stampin up!

Image ;Sugar Nellie

Inks ;Memento Black,Copics

Ribbons;From Poppicrafts.

I hope you like my pocket cards and go take alook at the other DT members takes on this challenge .Why not give it a go .We have great Sponsor this week but you gotta be in it to win it!

Saturday, 14 November 2009

Cute Card Thursday,Saturday Challenge Snowy Winter Wonderland

"Snowy Winter Wonderland Card"

I meant to upload this card yesterday but something called Life got in the
So heres my challenge
I have based my card layout on the challenge over at VC stamper(havent entered challenge as couldnt find my images)
Sercret Crafter Saturday Challenge;This week 's challenge is Season'sIve choosen Winter.
Cute Card Thursday;Which this weeks theme is "Glitter me Silly" well i sure did that as i sneezed as i was putting glitter back in bottle im sure you can imagine without me going into it!shinny wasnt the
Materials used;
Stampin up ;Card
Design Papers ;American Traditional Designs "Snow Day Colletion"
Image ;Whiff of Joy Winter Kit
Inks;Copics and Black Memento Ink
Ribbon;Silver wording ribbon from Papermania ,other ribbon from poppicrafts.
Gems ;From Papermania
Bow and bell from RAK.
Hope you like my take on your challenge really enjoyed creating.All these cards im making are going towards my Alzhiemers Funding.Thanks for taking time out to leave a comment .I must say big thanks to all my lovely bloggers who left a comment on my blog over past few days whilst ive been laid up after the swine flu jab!Not something i will go through again but thats different story for another day!
Have good weekend my friends stay safe as weather is horrid here so go careful!
hugs judex

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Friday, 13 November 2009

Copic Colour Challenge 39,Charisma Cardz Challenge 45

Copic Colour Combo

Well this is my 3rd post today as didnt get much done yesterday after having that arwful swine flu jab!anyway enough of that lets get onto this weeks challenge over at ;
The first challenge is;
Copic colour challenge ;is fab colour combo,Lipstick Red,Acid Yellow & emerald Green.
The 2nd challenge is over at Charisma Cardz;This weeks Theme is "Merry & Bright"
this is my interperation of both challenges in one Card
Here i have made a card using the fab ChristmasMinty collection D/Papers from S.E.I.
Card is from Gina K's Luxury Design Pack.
The image is from Peachy Keen Stamps isnt that just a cute image!
Coloured with copics and memento black ink.
Flowers from Prima
Sentiment "It;s Chrsitmas "for the life of me can't remember where i got it!"Brain fog if i do remember i will be back to alter!
Hope you like the way ive used these colours for this challenge,and interperated
"Merry & Bright"

Special thoughts One Card 2 Challenges

"Special Thoughts Thinking of you Card"

Here i have combined this card with two Challenges ;

Whiff of Joy ;this week is ;Colour Combo,Ornage ,brown ,Ivory

Simon Says ;"Thinking of You"

I have made this card for good friend who has just had an operation and thought it would cheer her up!I still cant get enough of this fab image from Whiff of Joy;s Fall kit and together with the Wild Asdparagus D/Papers just fit like a glove!!

Hope you like my card that i have incorporated for both these 2 fab challenges.

Materials used;

Card ;Gina K Luxury Card

Wild Asparagus Design Papers

Image & Sentiment;Whiff Joy From Fall Kit

Inks;Copics ,Memento Black

Ribbon; From bargain Pack

Embellishments ;Prima flowers ,Charm from RAK.

Tools ;Bigz Shot Sizzix