Wednesday, 29 December 2010

WOYWW....82 ...Another Year Nearly Gone...

WOYWW....82....Good Morning woywwers hope youve all had a lovely christmas and received loads lovely gifts including crafty ones.Thankyou to all the lovely messages left last week,im sorry missed you out some couldnt get to leave message.will try get round you all this week.Well if youd like to have a wee nose at whats going on with us crafty bloggers then pop over to the bosses site and read all about Julia's WOYWW Here.Why not join us nosey crafters for inspiration,and just to be
Well we managed to get up North and stay for Crimbo ,unfortunately due to weather warning on Sunday we deceided to leave day early as Heavy snow forecast for tuesday.Did it arrive nope turned into rain.Still had fab time saw mum who well hadnt a clue waht was going on bless her.The girls had fab time sledging in the snow,as here in this part of Norfolk weve had no snow as yet!
As you all read last week about my grubbie little theifs well to top the lot my boiler broke so returned to a cold cold house.Hay ho we shall get there with my wee electric fan heater.As not calling anyone out till tuesday as they are charging oncall rates round here due to the 2 week christmas break!They know what they can do with that!
Now onto Woyww today well it's full of new crafting gooodies yes santa was very kind this year brought me lots of bits and pieces.
The below piccy you can see some my Tim Holtz die,alphabet chipboard tiles,ribbons and at far back you will see a beautiful photo frame made by my dearest friend June.Iam now going to have to find awee photo to put inside of it.The ribbon lying on my desk in a bunch is what June wrapped my presents up in and too nice not to reuse.

Here the below photo shows you a beautiful Vintage postcard kit which can't wait to start play with,also some lovely K & Co christmas die cut images also vintage.So looks like i will be starting my crimbo cards early for 2011!You can just see a blue tin box that is from Stampin Up box full of Hodgepodge hardware.Metal frames brads and allsorts goodies in that tin,ontop some lace. My minstry of sound cd of the 80's.

Now for my bargains yesterday(Below piccy) we went over to Norwich only as warmer outside than in house at suggested we go to hobby craft as new large store just opened who am i to say no to a craft, opposite Morrisons so killed 2birds with one stone did me shopping too.
Well Bargains oh who doesnt love abargain.I found some beautiful Blue Moon charms these were reduced from £5.99 to 99p,so few of them dropped into the basket,then i found some packs of ATC canvas Paper for mere 29p for 10 few of those fell in basket too.My next bargain was some clasps been looking for some for while and blow me down on the shelf box full clasps packets of 2 sets for 29p.Just when i thought id finished came across someArtist trading packs.Assorted pack of 2sheets each of vellum bristol,smooth bristol,canvas,textured watercolour and 1 sheet illustration board for mere 49p...yes had to have few .Then i found some packets of adhesive ribbon 6 ribbon lengths all different 29p....So that was my trip to hobby craft.I must say long time since ive been into H/Craft.Normal prices seem very dear especially on some items.Didnt bother me i just stuck to the sale and bargain buckets...So if you have one near you pop along see what you can find in the bargains!

Now the year is nearly at an end and boy will i be glad to see it gone!as im sure some of you also will be .So i would like to wish you a very Happy ,Healthy,Crafty New Year .I will have a drink for all you lovely woywwers.Oh beofre i go i have some candy for you as next week 6th it's my 21st birthday yeah right who am i kidding,anyways im offering all you lovely Woywwers a chance to win some candy.This is different to my surpirse candy on offer on blog HERE
So you can enter both this one especially for you lovely Woywwers ,that make my wednesdays so entertaining and inspiring.So all you do is leave your name and link to your WOYWW post this week .If mr Linky palys up pleasze leave comment all will be entered.I may even add some of my bargains in the candy too!Thats it and i will draw next wednesday 5th jan.
So have great New Year be Safe,Merry And Enjoy !
Love n hugs Jude x :) x

Wednesday, 22 December 2010

WOYWW.....81...Merry Christmas...

Good Morning Woywwers well not much longer for the man in the big suit to you want to have good old nosey and wonder what is WOYWW then go find out from the lovely Julia's Blog here.Why not spend your Wednesday having peek at all those WOYWW ERS and see what theyve been upto.So why not get cuppa or stiff drink as it's ctrimbo and see whats been happening in my little world this week!Believe me you wont believe what ive gotta tell you.Abit like Day - Javoo(think spelt that here goes.....
Not bit prepared for Crimbo really as since i came a noseing last week We have had are oil pinched again !!!!Last thursday early hours friday next door got burguled also found out on that day.But thats bit fishy as they used a key??.Anyways i have finally deceided that i aint filling up before christmas as going to dads dont want these scummy Theifs to think they can come and pinch again.So i have had to pay out to get my oil AGAIN not funny before christmas and 2nd time .What annoys me is when we last had pinched cost me £489.20 to fill tank now as the cold weather and being Crimbo it cost me £698.23p exactly !.How can these peeps increase the price just because bad weather and Christmas. On top of that paid out £145.00 to get 3 huge special locks for the oil tank from specialist firm As the lock i bought they have broken again. Im just sick to death they must think easy touch lets go pinch Judes oil.So when i arrive back hopefully before my oil turns up the locks do to.So Guess what Santa got Me for litres of oil TWICE and some locks.....Good thing is im claiming on insurance..yes loose no claims but what the hell it's Christmas!!
So the house is freezing and now to top it all the boilers playing up hoping because of the -10 temps weve had passed week just bit cold(That started yesterday think it must av over heard me booking it's service for )weve had wonder we have missed all the snow as too bleeding cold!
Anyways enough of the depressing news oh before i go guess who through the lottorey ticket away and we'd won...yes MWAH i said we had won...well not the biggie thankgod £76 was bad enough!After daughters searching through rubbish they finally gave up bless em.Think they thought id won the biggie...Phew thankgod i didnt!lol
Now onto todays WOYWW nice talk ....Oh i have some nioce talk and few thankyous to make.This past 2 weeks ive won 4 lots candy ....yipeee there is someone who likes me
First of all Big thanks to Bleubeard and Elizabeth for the lovely comment on my card ,plus she wants to show you all ,as im blog pick for today!Big ((((hugs ))) and thankyous for choosing my blog as pick of the day.Happy Craftying with your win of goodies and oh my cant beleive how quick you got em.See Royal mail not totaly hopeless,must been good
Now then what canyou see on my desk this morning??

Well my next huge thankyou goes to Twiglet and Wispo after winning their candy and the beautiful Brooch was awaiting for me last night when i got back.After my daughters arguing over who was having it Mum settled that straightaway....It is absolutley stunning piccys dont show you how stunning it is im going to be wearing on crimbo day...that shows you who the card they sent is on my desk soooo cute we crimbo tree near the candle.So thanks so much Girls.So there is someone up there who still feels im a good girl and deserves some can also see my other 2 lots of Candy sat on the desk yes ive now won an ATG Gun well cant wait to play OMG thats when i can learn to put the tape i won the candy over at Toodles and Binks Blog and yesterday this beautiful set of stamps arrived (see below for bigger piccy)Thankyou so much itching to play but gonna have to be when i return im afraid. You can also see a card i finished yesterday behind the candle drying.Some images coloured ready for after christmas.I have actually made Thankyou cards for the girls to send after crimbo ,and got few New Year Cards made and in post silly old me forgot to take photo of them.

You can just see ATG sat in rt corner on after spending time trying to feed the roll still not happened shall try later today when im calmer.That beautiful brooch again and behind that popping out a wee get well image all coloured awaiting to be created into a card.
So bit messy desk today but messy in a good way with loads candy on ....I still waiting for a parcel i won load of stuff from sarah who had candy over at Creative Craft World...thats another load goodies to look forward too.
Well thats about it i was going to show you my lovely stampin up goodies but by time we got back from Costco last night had cuppa round friends i hadnt the energy to open the box,as i type still sitting on the floor looking at me, awaitng to be opened and used.
Thankyou for all your get well messages about my Katie Price "Boobie"lol ,well still not good .Now on 3rd Anti-b since Monday,yesterday had to go have bloods taken....Bit of a VAMPIRE that nurse was by state of arm this morning.Dr has now referred me to surgeons as Dr isnt happy with my abcess boobie.So thats something to look forward to in 2011!
Well i managed to get through you all last week except the odd couple that saw me coming and wouldnt let me post.I will try my best this week.If i dont i want to wish you all
A Verry Happy Christmas And A Happy ,Healthy,CRAFTY New Year!
Thankyou to each and everyone of my blogger Friends who have taken time out to visit this past year.One last thing dont forget about my surprise Candy open until 6th January Here.Thats when i turn 21!!!lol well one can wish.....what else can i dream about ...finding my oil maybe or even my winning lotto ticket...gosh brain fog is certainly creeping up on me fast !
On that note i shall say have fab Crimbo eat be merry and be safe! Update 6am snowing fast cottonwool balls!!!
Love n hugs

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Monday, 20 December 2010

Good Morning.....Last few Christmas makes

GoodMorning and hope your keeping warm and safe .Well Norfolk has gotten away without snow yet again!I have 2 miserable girls hoping for some.Hubby was sent home from work friday early and had email to say not in Mon or Tues,HES WELL HAPPY...
I am not so happy the lady who commissioned me to make this Album Here to view .Hasnt come to pick it up not a word or phone call.she said she wanted it for her daughter and was flying on 17th im not happy as spent alot of time on the album.So if anyone would love crimbo album please contact me as it is for sale now.Just seems such a shame and waste of all my creative hard work!So if you click Album to go view.
Anyways these are the last few cards and gifts i have been making for this Christmas.

This first card is made for my youngest Daughter ,she just likes simple cards im lucky got away with a image is little claires Westie,my daughter collects westie memorbilia.I have coloured with copics,used saqura clear pen and added glamour dust Crystal to his hat.Riboon and paper from stash.She loved it thats why i can now upload for you all.I used a red Peeloff for sentiment.
I am entering this into the following challenges:
Cute Card Thursday :One for the Kids Stampin Up For Weekend:Christmas
Totaly Gorjuss:For some One special ...My youngest daughters card

This next creation is a tag for Jenni's 11 days of tags at the Artistic Stamper. I am so sorry Jenni have only made 5 i think.Time waits for no
I would also like to enter into:
The Stampman :Anything Goes Tag
Simon Says Challenge:Silver ,White & Blue.Silver is on the edges of the ribbon and wording.
Stampin For the Weekend:Christmas

Artistic Stamper Creative Team Challenge : Christmas

I have used Tim Holtz Mask.Used Distress inks Faded Blue Jeans and broken China.I then added Flowers soft as the snow on the ground and once dried covered with Clear Rock Candy Stickles
Sentiment is Happy New Year by Stampin up ,i added 3 Kaisercraft pearls gorgoeus blue.I adore Kaisercraft stash and these blue pearls just added the finishing touches .These where bought from Merly Impressions
She sells all Kaiser Craft Items i use this site all the time to by my Kaisercraft stash,as shes based in the UK superfast delivery.So if you like There papers and more go check it out!

My final creations are CD holders which i have made for my daughters cds for christmas.
I have covered onewith designer Paper and added flower and just embossed the sentiment Merry Christmas,and added Ribbon on the other.
This is the template i always use at xmas never seem to do them for birthdays which is a shame might just have to change that. .
I am entering these into the following challenges:
CraftyPad:Anything Goes
I am entering these into the following Challenges :

Thanks for all the lovely messages youve left over past few days while ive been AWOL.
Christmas comes just once ayear but sure makes you busy.Iwill be back before the big day hopefully to show you my Newyear creations and Thankyou cards ive made all ready for after receiving my crimbo gifts.All ...not.Still got me shopping gift shopping to do.
Never mind get there in the end whats the rush!
Have fab monday keep warm keep safe
Love n hugs

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Wednesday, 15 December 2010

WOYWW........80,Plus Artistic Stamper Tag /Day 2

Woyww ...80
Good Morning all you Woywwers out there .Hope your all ready for Christmas ?Just not like me,i finally finished my cards now just have to get shopping sorted.Anyways thankyou so much for the kind messagers ,sorry if i didnt make it round you all,a couple i couldnt get into.But last week had houseful of sickies.Pleased to say they all returned to school and work and oh what peace!.Still suffering with my Katie Price bazooka,Now on 2nd anti-biotic and daily dressings.So hopefully this will do the trick.
Anyways another Wednesday is here again time for a wee nosey at the desks of all the blogger crafters.....If you havent got a clue what im on about pop over to the boss Ms Julia Dunnit's blog and find out and come join in the fun!

As you can see the Elfs have been tidying the desk.Yes it's abit of shock not been this tidy for several months.Reason why i had lost something on my work desk and in order to find it had to tidy it!Not much going on got some tags on the desk and also to the left ive started making thankyou cards in readiness for after crimbo....Yes just so
I have still got my craft sheet on desk from finishing off the tag .Yes still in tag mode i am now making my January tags for the swap im in.Have made this snowman tag as one of my January swapspiccys below.

This i am entering into The Artistic Stamper.
Jennie is suffering from Tag withdrawl after Mr T's 12 tags of xmas .So has started a tag aday for 11 days.Using techniques from the Awesome MR T.
so the idea is to do a new tag every day .So this is my tag day 2.
I have used many of Mr T's techniques from 12 tags christmas. Also Entering here the Artistic Stamper Creative Team Blog:Tags

TheStamp man Challenge:Take 3 colours :White ,Blue Black
Something Completely different :Tag your Christmass character

I have die cut the tag from Mr holtz alterations tag die.and have inked with Distress inks ,Faded Blue jeans,& Broken china.Now i didnt have a snowman die cut big enough for what i wanted .So i have used another of the ideas from 12 tags and masked the snowman using Tim Holtz Masking sheet.I have then added Glamour dust to the snowman Let it dry and then aded Clear rock candy Sticklers ontop.
I then used the palstic from pack of ideology embellishemnts die cut the tag from it .Fixed the clear tag to the snowman tag.I didnt have embossing folder suitable so have stamped snowflakes ontop of the plastic,embossed,added sticklers to the snowflakes.Also distressed grundge paper ,punched circle stamped snowflake added brad amd Glamour dust to hide hole of the tag ,and bottom of ribbon.
On the bottom of the tag i have folded over or looped the ribbon to get a different effect.
Added january sticker before adding the plastic.
Hope you like it!I am enjoying doing jennie's tags as didnt get many of Tims done due to being unwell.So thanks hun for fab idea.Why not pop over and join in not too late and have some fun!

Day 2:January Snowman Tag

The piccy below shows the tag to the left Joy was day 1's tag whihc i re did as not happy with original in middle.

Well have alovely wednesday hopefully your more prepared for next week than i am!Yes next week the man in the big red suit pays us a visit...lolwhere has time gone!
I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas and Happy Healthy New Year to all your lovely Woywwers!Just incase some of you are away next week for the holidays.I will do my utmost to get round you all this week.
Now please leave a message all names will be added to a hat next week winner will be choosen to receive some Surprise Candy as promised.
Alsdo check out HERE for my birthday candy please feel free to join in!
Love n hugs

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Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Good Morning Tuesday.......More Tags

Good Morning Tuesday soooo cold here thick white frost brrrhhhh.Hopefully where you are it's abit warmer and if live up North hopefully the snow is a melting before the next lot arrives on Thursday so they tell us.
Well i have for you today a creation i have made for the
Simon Says Stamp And Show Challenge:This weeks challenge is:
Lord Tim of Holtz Technique
This is my Tag for this challenge and also the challenges over at the:
Artistic Stamper :Jenni's tag aday
Drunken Stampers challenge:Tag.Ihave just found this fab challenge blog which runs new challenges on Saturdays so why not pop over and join in!

I have distressed the tag ,I have used the following for this creation:
Distressed inks:Pine Needles,Fired Brick on the base of the tag.I then stamped Santa Dearly by Bo-bunny with Fired Brick embossed it with clear embossing powder.I then stamped JOY from stamp from Stampin up and again embossed the wording,then once dried added stickles cleasr rock candy.I then did the facet with old vintage style santa .Idea taken from Tims 12 Days of Tags.Distressed edges with Brushed Corduroy distress inks.Added the Ribbon well not ribbon cant think for the life of me what it's called gone...Brain Fog Alert!lol Then got some old matertial square cream with added sparkle and glitter.Added to some twigs and berries i had left over from making christmas wreath this year.Stuck that down added 2 wee buttons .Then i covered the whole thing with Clear Rock Candy to make it sparkle and shine.Dies used :Tims tags and border frames alterations die.
Below are some of the tags im gonna be using for the swaps im in.
Hope you like them all inspired by MR T!

Have fab day dont forget New candy until 6th Jan please see top post to enter.
Stay safe and warm

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Sunday, 12 December 2010

Winner of Nov Candy is ...........

November Candy winner


Congratulations no .......

47....Girlie Blogger

Please email me at: to claim your prize by Wednesday 15th Dec 18.oohrs(GMT)otherwise i will re -draw.

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Creative Inspiration Challenge 49 DT Card

Good Morning hope your having fab weekend .Well it is the last challenge for this year from Creative Inspiration .
This weks theme has been set by our Pattie and is :
Anything Goes Christmas
My project this week i have made especially for my you all know by now mum is in a home due to late stages of Alzheimers.
I didnt just want to make a christmas card ,but soemthing my dad could get out throughout the year to show her.So i came up with a card Album.
This is made up 5 square cards and has total of 10 sides to decorate including cover.
Unfortunately came to print photos out and my ink is low so guess where hubby going this morning.
This can be made for any occassion not just christmas and is alovely gift even left empty for wedding photo card.
I have tried to take piccys so you can see the different squares to be used for the photos .
in one i have added tags whihc i am going to write the events of each photo and who is in piccy.

It doesnt look much looking at it with out the photos in or finished embellishments but i will try get them done to day and add them in re take photos .
Thanks for taking time out to look and hope you will join in with this our last challenge of 2010.
You have until30th December to enter we have 2 great sponsors this week with atotal of $20 dollars of items to be won.So go join in !
I am entering this into the following challenges:
Lets craft and Create :It's Christmas
Thanks for all your lovely messages in my collage post and Tims tags really appreciate it,i still have couple tags to upload.
I will be back with more candy and winner of Dec candy later today.
love n hugs

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November Followers Candy ...Little Late

This post will stay up the top .Please scroll down for other

good Morning sorry this is abit late but better late than never .as promised i have some holiday candy for all my followers.Just to say abig thanks to all my followers all "668" of you WOW.

so this is to thankyou for all your lovely comments.

This is what one lucky reader will win.
1 6x6 Memory Box Paper Pad ...
(my fav this year is also Mistletoe highly recommend) ,
1 large Vintage Christmas Stampin Up Wooden Stamp Brand New
1 Bottle Of Sticklers "Holly"
1 Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad "Pine Needles"
assorted green ribbons and Fibers from Capture the Magic.
So if you fancy getting hold of this lot of brand new crafty items .
This is how to enter: must be a follower to enter
2.Please add my candy to your blog linking back here
3.Then come leave me a message and add your name to Mr Linky
Thats it !
Good luck and the draw will be made on Dec 12th by

Love n hugs

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Friday, 10 December 2010

Tag 8 ....Tims 12 Tags For Christmas

Tag 8
I absolutely adored everything about yesterdays tag.then came to make the rossette!Well i havent the die so i had to improvise .i cut the strip paper inked it up then tore it with my fancy friskas rules whihc gave alovely edge .Then who knows what went wrong not realy happy with the rosette but hey hoe once it was all finished it didnt look too bad does it?
I had no netting so used some vintage lace and then instead of pearls i made a phone charm.As im now going to send this to a crafty friend in a swap. I am entering this into the following challenges:
Hope you like my take on day 8 tag 8 of Tim's 12 days of christmas .Havent got a clue what im on about go check here it's fun addictive and you learn many new techniques.
I am still on catch up due to missing the weekend due to illness but will show all 12 tags together on day 13!Alos jennie at the Artistic Stamper is offering a discount of 12% off all orders over £10 now until 13th Dec just add 12tags in voucher box !
Please if you pop by id love you to leave a message and let me know what you thing of my Tag8!
Please remember it's last day for casny today.So you gotta be in it to win it.
I shall then give away candy aday.
Have fab friday and great weekend
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Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Collage Christmas Card ...Compendium of Curiosities Challenge 24!!

Compendium of Curiosities Challenge 24!!
Rock Candy Distress Stickles!
Good morning this is my 2nd post for today ....and i have yesterday made this card first for 5 days due to not being able to get onto computer.I must say never done this before and really enjoyed creating the card.The taking of the piccys was the worst due to all the shine.Hopefully ive picked the best out the bunch.

This i have made for the challenges over at:
Compendium of Curiosities Challenge 24!!
Theme is :Rock Candy Distress Stickles!.
This is a great way to use up all those wee scraps .You know the ones we keep and never seem to go back to.Well now heres a use for them .Why not pop over and join in with this weeks challenge.

Materials used
Cardstock:Stampin Up Whisper White
Design Papers:Memory box,Kaiser Craft,Dovecraft all christmas scraps .
Rock Candy Distress Stickles
Papermania :Glitteration Borders
Papermania :Slient Night Rub-ons
Poinsetta from: Christmas stash last year

Hope you like my Collage Christmas card it's a new one on me and loved this technique and fab challenge.Sorry for all piccys but hard to get all the sparkle and shine in decent photo.
Well have great day keep warm as -9 here whilst typing this frost is thick.At least the snow has gone.If you happen to pop by please leave amessage would love to know what you think of my collage christmas card,i will be sure to get back to you.
Have great day
love n hugs

WOYWW......79...Plus Re Draw of Candy As Unclaimed Last Week

Good Morning Woywwers.Hope your all healthier than we are in our household.Got all 3 off with me this week as they all have this Flu Virus thats gone round ,but all have been hit in different ways.Hubby and Eldest daughter are on Anti-bi's,youngest not as yet!
Then theres me have i got the flu bug Nope!Only the biggest Abcess on my boobie of all places,started friday May i just say well one side of me looked like Katie Price..aka .Gp put me on anti b's firday but by sat night hadnt exploded the pain was trumendous wouldnt wish this on worst ememy.Yesterday had to return to drs as it needed dressing,and OH MY the temp when got in the car was -8..yes -8 So Cufffffiiinnng Frrreeeeeeezzzziiinnnnggg.
Please accept my apologies if i didnt manage to make it round to you last week,
Thankyou so much for all your kind comments last week both re my oil ,Unfortunately the Scum havent been back to return it or take my new lot ! Thankyou also to the peeps who left messages on my Christmas paper bag album post.
Anyways time for todays snoop ,well if youve not got any iotta what im talking about?
Pop over to the Bosses blog ....Ms Julia and see for your self.Busy messy desk this week sorry girls didnt stay very tidy for long.It' those Elfs i think they must come out at night you know?Have you had probs with em!
Anyways on show are some tags ive been making.As most of you are aware the lovely creative Tim Holtz started his 12 days of Tags last week and just get soooo hooked and carried away normally,started off so well.Then this year with my bazooka not being well i am afraid to say i am awee bit behind by 4days.No worries i will catch up and on 12 day will show case the lot...maybe 13,or 14 th day depends when i get caught up.As he awaits for no man.The techniques he's used have been fab so far and must admit learnt a few new ones also.If you like to have alook havent got clue what im on about catch Tim Here .

This is a card for a challenge this morning .Im going to upload after this post so you will be able to see it abit clearer.It is for
Compendium of Curiosities Challenge a collage but you had to use Rock Candy Distress Stickles and smudge a thick caot all over the you can see the outcome of mine in the post above this one .Once finished this i will upload.
Apart from a wee mess as havent tidied up from my last tag.You can see white dabber and Tims Tissue tape sat there & couple of images drying.So sorry not very excited this week.

Now girls last weeks candy was never claimed so have redrawn and the winner is:one min....please contact me at to claim your prize you have until Friday 6pm(GMT).
Congratulations .........
^ :No 6 Bluebird &Elizabeth.

Have good week will get round you all this week fingers crossed.Be sure to be here next week for WOYWW as i have some Candy for Crimbo just for you !

Love n hugs

Stay Warm