Wednesday, 23 February 2011

WOYWW >>>>>>90 Just Candy!!!

Morning all well Wednesday came so quick and where has Feb Gone.Thankyou to all who left messages last week .I did actually get round you but again had trouble leaving messages on some blogs just wouldnt let me in.

Another Wednesday has arrived so guess what time to be do you want to join in and be nosey at other crafters desks,see what creations they're up to or even just have good nose.Then you need to pop by and see Miss Julia Dunnit the boss lady and she can be found HERE!

Well i am not here today in up at Dad's in Darlington come up for half term .I had my tests at hospital last thursday and well instead of having 6 week follow up i have to go back week today and they have brought my indepth brain scan to Tuesday.So i thought that coming to dads would be good chance to get a break at same time good for Sophie.Plus if anything turned out to be wrong(or why would they bring everything forward)then may not see dad or mum for while.

So whats on my desk well before i went away i have left some Half Term Candy for all you peeps.If your like me who couldnt make it to Tims craft session.....which so desperately wanted to go:(.then this candy may just be for you who.

Anyways this candy is for you all but please follow the rules how to enter as if you dont comply names will be removed and you wouldnt wanna miss out on this !

So Pop by HERE to enter if your Sir Tim Fan you will love it!Oh did you see the man himself on QVC yesterday well i was really naughty and guess what will be waitng for me when i get home....Begins with ....V...... yes i treated myself to VAGABOND!!!!So excited i have used the money from the craft trolleys i sold when i changed my craftroom round...yipee!!

Anyone else seeMr T on QVC yesterday or bought anything please

Well have fab Wednesday and i willl try and get round you all on my dads luck dont forget enter the candy you gotta be in it to win it!!!

Oh HELP anyone going to craft session with MR T would love piccy taken of him on your camera to drool over ....feel free to send one..

love n hugs

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Thursday, 17 February 2011

One World One Heart

I participated in the One World One Heart event last year and had such a great time reading and meeting new bloggers that I wouldn't have come across otherwise and I really wanted to be part of it again. Unfortunately this is the last of five OWOH global events Lisa Swifke has run, so get your blogging hats on and get over there and join the fun. I had lots of lovely messages last year from all around the world some whom im still in contact with.So why not join in with the fun.

Just for the ones that are not regular readers of my blog .Im an avid crafter who had to give my crafting business up due to illness in 2006 .After being diagnosed with ME/CFS Fibro.

Since then it is back to being the most enjoyable hobby i know plus it helps me pace my ME.I am into any sort of crafts,From cardmaking,scrapbooking,Altered Art,Atc's.I will try anything once.I am a huge fan of the Lovely talented Mr Tim Holtz.Try each year to do his 12 tags at christmas .shame he doesny do 12 months a year too,but such busy man i expect he wouldnt have the time!

I live in the Norfolk/Suffolk borders with my Hubby and 2 daughters who absolutely have so much patience with me and support my craft hobby so much.The best bit they love going craft shopping and support me 100%....can't say that of many so he is a gem when it comes to that!...Wont praise too much head might have a lovely puppy Westhighland white called "Bobbie" who will be 1yr old on 19th Feb.So much lovely forests with the sea side not far theres lots to see.We still go back to London regulary as we moved from there to here.Now awaiting for the credit crunch to be over so we can now move to Hertfordshire .As my husband commutes 2 hr drive there and back to work.But at the moment house prices are at the lowest here in the uk wouldnt benefit selling now ,but im sure every where is feeling the pinch.

Iwas trained as a senior Nurse speciallizing in ITU and A&E nursinf and loved every single minute .Always wanted to be a nurse form the age of 11 and yes i did it!and love it!

I am the only member of my family in the health care proffesion and for that mater only one who ia arty.Both my daughters love to make cards and albums so im hoping they will carry on with creating later in life.My eldest also likes to blog with her friends she is mad on Rober Pattison yes "TWILIGHT FAN" me never watched it nor interested in such a movie .But keeps her occupied.My youngest well was once a tomboy but now has found the colour pink at 12 years old.I thought she would never get out of combat trousers how wrong i was .she has now growing up to be a girlie girl and yes i actually saw her legs on saturday as we wnet out and she wore a dress!!!even are friends where shocked!!!bless her.Anywyas enough rambling enjoy your time leas efeel free to comment on any posts .i will try get back round you all even if it takes me past feb 17th as it seems to grwo each year.

your comments on my creations are always appreciated so i thankyou from the bottom of my heart for all your lovely messages.

Have agood browse round i will leave this up the top until 17th as i will be giving away some Door candy A surprise this year ???
.So please keep popping back to check you wouldnt want to miss it!. Please scroll down for recent posts.
I will the names and announce the winner on the 18th Feb so you all have a chance to win.
love n hugs

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Live The Life You Imagined Tag

"Live the Life You've Imagined"

Good Morning thursday hope your all well and getting ready for half term those with children.Well i have for you a quick post this morning as im off to hospital for my Flusocide angyograph English terms die injected into my hand so they can find out why ive gone blind in one eye.Yes im the one eyed crafter ...Anyways when i return iv e been told i will be orange!even my pee but thats more info than you

Anyways onto todays creation whihc i have fallen in love with dont often say that about a project.Really enjoyed creating this maybe because ive been too busy clearing out my craftroom for past 2weeks and looking after my sick daughter..

This tag i have sort made into a shape of a bird cage.I have used distressed inks ,Rusty Hinge.Vintage ,Old Paper and clear embossing powder.Rock candy stickles for my wee bird.The lace is from Wild Orchard crafts ,the gem from a swap i received.The glass embellishment prima.Fibres from my craft stash .Sentiment is from Tim Holtz Visual Artistry Collection

the designer paper used is one ive fallen in love with from Kaisercraft "Le Chateau Collection"

I am entering this tag into the following challenges:

Spoonful Of Sugar:Anything but a card

Lets Create Challenge: Anything but a card

Pixie cottage:Embossing

C-Inspirations :Plain and simple

ABC Challenge:O for Old Fashioned vintage distress

Thanks for all the lovely messages about my new crftroom piccys in post below.

Have a creative thursday.

Love n hugs
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Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Woyww........Craftroom Nearly Done!

"Warning Long Post Clean n Tidy Craftroom" Good Morning Woyyers well have i got a snoop for you! If you have no idea what im on about and would like to find out maybe youd like to snoop other peoples craft desks .Then pop along here to Julia's Blog ...the boss of this crafters craze you never know may just join in.
Everytime im in here i have my wee boy either by the french doors or underneath my craft desk.Bobbie 's face says it all this was taken when i was in the middle of the clearout.I thought i would show you as my wee "Bobbie" will be 1 year old on Saturday,gosh how time flies from the little white fur ball that st in my hand!To a handsome chappie!

The above piccy shows my desk this wednesday morning the finished tag next to my circuit i created yesterdayHavent even put the tim holtz stamps away sat on desk rt hand side.Of course the cup a coffee...We all need Caffeen in the morning.The Teddy sat on table is a candle.actually candles both sides of the table.Now before you get any further down the page WARNING......
Craftroom is nearly done.....yipeeeeeeeee so i thought id show you my new room my new storage if you remember last week the mess how could you forget.Well all out of sight and away.So here goes this is the bottom of my craft desk showing smaller table with Wire racks on .On top of that my jars with prima flowers.Underneath the desk just peeping out is my stereo,and cd's.

Heres better piccy further onshowing one set of my new draws.On the top is a box im altering heart shaped .The case and round tube are awaiting to be altered the case is sophie's to alter.Thats once the Dr's find out whats wrong and she's feeling abit better.Not going into too much detail but Sophie still unwell dr's baffled yesterday poor lass had to go for more blood tests.Awaiting phone call from a consultant at th hospital.But we are no nearer to getting diagnosis.I wont ramble on as makes me so angry and my blood boil so we shall get back to my craftroom!

Now this piccy is down the rt handside wall of my craft room.I have managed to have 3 large storage boxes and on the end 12x12 trolley of papers and 12x12 card .theres still we gap before the door.The display you can see are creations i made .Cant show too close as couple things forth coming dt creations.The big book you can see leaning against the wall is an altered England World cup folder that boys collect foot ball cards in.Well the pages are just the right size for ATC's to fit in plastic sleeve and bargain at £1.50 loads papers found in all good newsagents.I have painted and decorated the front with paints.I will show you a close up another day.

This is better piccy showing you the 3 trolleys and my 12x12 paper trolley which has my carousel on and infront of that my big shot With some Tim Holtz configuration boxes on it.
I have deceided when tydying up that everything is out of sight bar these two they will sit at the other end to my creative display.Now it's just remembering where i put learning .Now i can see my lovely mahogony wood
So what ya think girlies was it worth the wait after last weeks
Over the next few weeks i will show you waht ive got in my storgae draws.I can say i found things i had forgot id like a woodware craft mat!heres me been using and buying the stampin up pads.
Anyway seen ive done a good job well i think so i treated myself to some new bits and pieces well as a reward say for getting it
Now here's the good thing i bought some extra bits call it Tim Holtz moment of madness .As i thought give you all some candy .To thankyou for all your lovely comments on my messwy Work space last week.Wheres the piccy you ask battery diesd in camera .So please pop back and add your name to Mr linky for chance to win.I will make new post as it will stay at the top of blog until the end.
Now thankyou again for all those lovely messages last week managed to get round most of you last week couple couldnt get into but hey ho will try again today.
Have fab wednesday,for all those with kiddie winkles have fab half term ...yes half term already just seem to have returned after christmas where does the time go...Oh yes spent at the drs thats why feb has gone so!
Spring will be soon in the air my snowdrops like a lovely white xoating along my boarder just need some decent weather to go with them!
Take care keep safe,get well wishes to all who are not 100%
love n hugs

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Sunday, 13 February 2011

Creative Inspirations Challenge 53 DT Card

I would love to pass on this blinkie to all my lovely bloggers that visit .With it being near Valentines lets spread some love.Thankyou for visiting and the lovely comments you leave .So please dislpay this badge and pass on some love .To find out more about this Visit here
Challenge 53 Dt Card Creative Inspirations

Good Morning on this damp Dismal Sunday.Well it seems ages since i uploaded anything onto my blog.Just been a busy week between going to Drs & Hospital with Sophie and trying to get my craftroom sorted this week seems to have flown by.
Anyway i have managed to make My DT Creation for this weeks challenge over at my sister blog Creative Inspirations.
This week it is my Senoir DT Member Corry's turn her theme for the challenge is ....
"DISTRESS" fab challenge so love to see you all join in.It doesnt have to be a card can be ATC,Scrap layout,Altered Art anything you fancy to create as long as the theme of Distressing is incorporated into your Creation.We have 2 fantastic sponsors this week too.


We have two fabulous sponsors this week the first is our monthly Sponsor Simon Says Stamp.They have kindly donated a $10 Voucher to spend in the store!
The 2nd Sponsor this week is Stitchy Bear Stamps they have also kindly donated $10 voucher to spend in the shop.

Onto my Creation well we were given some Digi Images to use and then i was lucky enough to be choosen for there birthday bash banner and won some free digi'd .So this one i have used is from the ones i won.She is just soooo adorable and versitile .I have made a couple of cards using this digi .Keep popping back as they may just appear soon.
So the image is coloured with distrss inks,Copics.The papers are from the Paper Cellar"Victorian Classics "it's called and they are Lush. If you happen to see them they are worth the money I paid £3.99 for 6x6 pad that had 50 sheets so good value .Just havent seen them anywhere since!
The Cream Lace is from a swap i received ,the flowers are from Wild Orchard Crafts. I have added Glimmer Mist "Latte"To them.The pearl pin is from Haus Designs these i won off the blog.They are stunning pins.I have added Glamour dust Crystal to the wings of the image using clear sakura pen just to give it a bit of Glitter and bling!Even thopugh doesnt show up too well in the photo.
Ticket is Tim Holtz i have also distressed that then added Rock Candy Sticklers to it.I have distress the edges of the card With T/Holtz distressing tool and then used distress inks around the edge to0.The lovely hession Ribbon with Beautiful on it i received in a Vintage Swap .I recently did and it just added that missing touch.
Well i hope you like my creation and i have inspired you in some way to join us in the challenge this will run for 2 weeks as normal.
I am entering this into the following Challenges:
ABC Challenge: N is for Neutral
Our Creative Corner:Cut Something out ...My Image & added 3d pads
Allsorts :Sentiment...Dream Ticket
Pixie Cottage :Ribbon(used Ribbon & Lace)

Thanyou for all your lovely messages this passed week and popping byt to enquire about my daughter.She's still not good and now aaitng 3rd lot blood tests to return and has been referred to the consultant.So just waiting game .In the meantime not at school as her immune system is too low.Thankyou for all your kind wishes.This coming week my turn at the ozzy having my Flueroscide angyograph ...where they inject die into hand and take piccys of my eye......what do i get out of it )range yellowy skin and wee for 48hrs oh can't
You must pop back on Tuesday as i have a mega Candy for you to celebrate my cleaning and mega sort out of my craftroom!So gotta be in it to win it...little clue do you like the one and only Tim Holtz?well may jsut be up your
Have Fab Sunday tak e Care
Love n hugs

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Wednesday, 9 February 2011

WOYWW.......Still One Messy Craftroom

good morning Woywwers well Wednesday again and unfortunately not alot on the workspace ie creations or crafting.As im hard at clearing out my craftroom ,rearranging,and awaiting new storage.But id youd like to go and have anosey at the other blogs where you may see some creations in the making .Go join in over at the bosses Blog Julia here.
Well sorry girls not much going on in my craftroom this week again .But after last weeks WOYWW you all asked to see my mess well this is what your getting this A big Sure Mess.although it is looking abit better this morning after taking these photos last night i have cleared away another trolley.Now ive youd like some crafty stuff from storage trolleys to Magnolia Stamps.Prima flowers pop by here and see what i have for sale.I shall be adding daily im sure.Hopefully next week i will have my new layout and will add piccys to show you.Plus may have some Clearout candy.....which have bought in specially !
Look at this trolley this is before it was tidyied last night
This is actually my craft desk and corner what a mess think i need thosae Christmas Wowyyer Elfs to help me!Whatcha think??

Heres another trolley this one is now empty and has ben put up for sale .Gosh it is amazing what you find ,how much stuff you really do hoard .The amoutn of stuff ive got to alter and have kept is untrue .But ive made apromise to myself i will alter 1 aweek ...she says time permitting.

At the moment time isnt on my side or this would have been finished by now.But my eldest daughter hasnt been wel now for nearly going on 6months.At long last hubby and i took her back to the drs last friday and demanded they do more tests.Well they listened so glad they did as they have come back abnormal .Her blood tests showing tooo many Neutrophils .Whihc is not good but imnot dwelling on it im being positive they always say Nurses make the worst patients.being a nurse and a mum we have general idea whats going on.Im only hoping im proved wrong and the test comes back positive for Glandular fever although Decembers was negative.So my week has been taken up taking her back forthe to drs and hospital.but im hoping to get the room finished by this time next week as i have DT cards to create.
just hope not thrown my mojo out whilst clearing
Thanks for all your lovely comments and wishes im feeling much better and the Anti-biotics seem to have worked.I just feel these GP's so quick to diagnose Virual infection so they dont need to treat and we suffer in the long run.But hey ho im doing ok!
So i shall be popping by to se all the lovely creations youve been making whilst ive been a Trashing!Hope you liek my new blog design thought new craftroom new blog
Happy Wednesday
Love n hugs
x Jude x :)

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Follow Your Heart

Good Morning Tuesday!Hope your all well and not got blown away by the gales where having here in the uk?It is like september /October weather except my Snowdrops are out!So spring must be springing into action soon.

Today i have a Tag creation for you i am invoved in a February Tag swap and this is a tag i made .Actually 1 of 3.I have called it "Follow your Heart"This sentiment ive used is from Stampin Up.I have distressed the tag using Brushed Corduroy,Fired brick and Rusty hinge.The sentiment is stamped in Black memento and then clear embossed powder added.I then added some small gems to try and make a heart shape around the sentiment.On to that i used some plastic recycled from Tim holtz Ideology pack.I fixed that onto the top with heart gems and stuck them using my glue gun...Highly recommend this it's the cordless one fab!
Added the ribbon and hession to the bottom and then handmade flower from red satin material and black pearls.All ribbons and heart die cuts from crafty stash.
To finish sprayed the tag with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist
Pjhotop below shows close up of the sentiment my heart gems and the recycled palstic held together with hearts.
I am entering this into the following challenges:
Tuesday Taggers:Tag Hearts & Flowers
Creative Card Crew: Love is in the Air
Spoonful of Sugar: Lets See Some Love
Papertake Weekly:Have A heart
Stampin for the Weekend:St Valentine
Artistic Stamper:Love is in the Air
Have fab tuesday .Thanks for all the kind well wishes for my daughter.We Have now had phone call and got to go back tomorrow (wed) for results so fingers crossed!
love n hugs

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Monday, 7 February 2011

Good Morning......Love is in the Air

Love is in The Air
Good Morning Monday gosh it certainly seems ages since i uploaded any creations.Thats because life has ben abit hectic to say the least.Im in the middle of clearing out my craftroom totaly revamping.Unfortunately not muchg ahs got done past few days .But i have sorted out some items that i no longer need .Whihc i have uploaded Here i ahve Magnlia stamps brand new bargain prices,sweet sassy stamp set,prima flowers storage solutions and much more plus more to come.If you would like to buy anything please email me at addy on the post.
Thankyou all for your kind get well wishes.Well my one aday 00mg anti-biotic seems to have worked on my Bronchitis and feel 90%better.
Now it's my daughter who is causing concern.She hasnt been well since October 2010.weve been back to drs several times weekly given Anti-biotics,steriods,told viral,had bloods came back negative.Anywyas this week she has gone down hill .Took her to drs wed they did more blood testsas they are now concerned more to meets the eye and need to get to bottom of this .Then Friday hubby and i both took her down i managed to get an appointment after getting past the receptionist (no offense to anyone who is drs receptionist )But some of them in a league of there we are now geting somewhere.The blood tests have shown her Neutrophils in the blood and urine are extremely high.Havent got glandular fever test or thyroid bak yet Decembers came back negative but first ones can.
She is rapidly going down hill and still no diagnosis we spent saturday up in A&E now just waiting for results whihc i have to ring up today and see if any further forward to diagnosis.
Me being a nurse well you worry more than just being a mum.As you no more whihc sometims aint a good thing.Hey hoe we shall get there in the end .
So thats why not been around much not getting much crafting done.This card i have here was made couple weeks ago forgot to upload.
different style to my usual but im kinda getting to thingk sometimes simple is best and elegant!
So different to my normal design not a Flower insight must be a

I have used the lovely making Memories Jetaime Collection these papers are just soooo Lush!they are a must.I have used Martha Stewart heat punch.Cut 2 die cut hearts out in card .all card used is Stampin up!
I have aded 2 butterflies in black pearl card to corners with kaiser craft pearls Ribbons SU and black from recycled box from Christmas .White stitching is inkessentials pen

I am going to enter this card into the following challenges:
Simon says:Love is in The Air
Secret Crafter:Valentine
Allsorts Challenge: It Must be Love Love Love
Sundays With Crissy:Love is
Raise The Bar :Hearts
Crafts & Me:Red
Crafty Cardmakers:HeartsFun with Shapes & more: Of Heart with Heart
Craft your Days Away :Photo Inspiration
Crafty Pad :Love Is In The Air
Creative CraftWorld:Love
Wild Orchardcrafts:Love Is

Incy Wincy :Love

DieCutDreams:Lots of Hearts No sentiment

CupCake Craft Challenge:Seeing Red

Thanks for popping by and leaving some lovly messages .I will do my best to get back to you all over this next week.Have fab monday
Take care love n hugs

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Wednesday, 2 February 2011


Good morning and welcome to another Wednesday boy do they come round fast! you fancy snooping around some beautiful blogs then why not pop over to the boss herself and join in here at Julia's

Well apart from my cold last week that my daughter lovenly gave me ,has now ended up as Bronchitis.So im not feeling the best by any means .My craftroom is a pure mess as i was in the middle of clearing out to make way for my new storage!yes new storeage but have had to put on hold until better as just dont feel like crafting or doing much.Sorry if i didint get round you all last week i will do my best this week.As ive nothing to show i wanted to say WOW and praise Hels for a abdsolutely gorgeous creation and tutorial in this months Craft stamper mag!You sure are a amazing crafter just love the creation you made with Bees Wax.!Your so talented hun and inspire sooo many of us Keep it up!Utterly Amazing.If you havent got march copy then worth a trip to get it!Mine comes throught he door early so not sure when it's out in the shops.

Also next i would like to feature another site .Dezinaworld is a blog dedicated to making all kinds of printable images and background papers. There is a huge range of images with many many gorgeous vintage children,Ladies and of course men. The images are clear and bright and print off beautifully to help the artist create lovely crisp images on their work. There is a huge selection of png images which come individually so you can just print one item at a time if you want of mix and match. there are butterflies,hats,jewels,needlework images,ladies items and much more. A list of everything is at the main website here If you are looking for Steampunk images there are some amazing steampunk to choose from.Also the most recent additions are atc and inchies size images and some great cute digi stamp singles as well as some fabulous and unique digi stamp sets.Dezinaworld offers excusive giveaway images on an almost weekly basis but you have to keep your eyes peeled for them as they are taken down after just one day (best to add to follow or sign up for the email updates )Every Thursday Dezinaworld has a craft challenge ( you dont need to use their images but you are welcome to if you want ) A prize is given for the best one eacCurrently there is a mega sale of images. Although the prices are in dollars, if you pay through paypal they are changed automatically and of course dollars are much less then pounds right now. So drop by and leave June a comment. She will always be glad of a new blog friend an will be only too glad help with anything you need.
Well have fab wednesday think of me in bed with duvet and my laptop to come and visit the lovely Woywwers.To make up for it i will have some sweet stuff on offer next week.
love n hugs

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