Thursday, 31 March 2011

Half Term Candy

" Half Term Candy"

Good Morning Thank god it's friday,and the girls broke up for half term last night.So i expect other crafting mother's children have to.Well after yesterday at the hospital what an experience that was!Hand my die injected and as they inject into the hand they take photos of the die going through my rt eye the one ive lost all sight from.After having that done they did warn me i would be seeing Pink.....OMG pink pink everything it's fun actually seeing all these men male doctors pink clothes faces hair everything was pink from head to toe.I even said to sophie and my friend Karen who came with me they looked good in
Anyway i should have gone back in 6 weeks to have opd and get results.But when they had given me cuppa coffee took needle out apparently showed dr the results i now have to return a week thursday they have brought my indepth brain scan forward to 2nd march(week wednesday).
So i have made my mind up that im going up to dad's for the week from sat to sat with the girls ive informed the gp re sophie and given all my phone numbers she could do with a break also.Plus i am suspecting they have found something or else they wouldnt bring everything forward.So i need to go and see dad just incase they take me in.It will be nice break and i get to see my good friend June who runs Dezina World .
A shopping trip is on the cards...
Anyway so couldnt go away without leaving you something.All my lovely followers so i have some lovely candy for calorie candy at
I love to alter things love Tim Holtz and adore Prima flowers so these are some of my favs im offering to all my followers;
These are the Rules to enter my Candy if you dont comply you dont get entered!!!lol
1.You must be follower of my blog
2.You must post about my half term candy using the Large piccy above (piccy2)link back here
3.You must also add/post the piccy above small one(First piccy) on your sidebar of your blog linking back to this blog.
4.Come back here add your name to Mr Linky...Hoping he will behave!
5.You must do this by March 31st 2pm(GMT) to be in with a chance to win.
The Winner will be announced later that night 31st March.
This lot will go to one lucky winner now i have also added something else to this candy but unfortunately iy hasn't arrived yet .I will add piccy when i return thats if it's arrived by then.As on Monday i received a christmas card YES you read right posted 1st Class on Dec 17th in Chester uk !So this item has until 31st March to arrive !
So what you waiting for Have a fab week and i will try do some bloggin whilst up north.As i get crafting withdrawls so have to keep bloggin.
Just to say thankyou for your kind messages over the past few weeks ,Keeping me in your thoughts and prayers that people have so nicely been doing.Big thanks from the bottom of my heart!and Sophies.
This is for you lovely lot what would we do without blogger to listen to aremoans,groans and
Below some close up piccys of the candy one lucky winner will receive.May i just state they are all new items !!!!just for youuuuuuuuuuu!

Items you will receive
1.Tim Holtz........Journalling Tickets
2.Tim Holtz.....Grundgeboard Swatch Book
3.Brand New Release Designer Paper Pad6x6 Prima......... "Moulin Rouge"(Lush)
4.A2Z Scraplets Chipboard ..........Butterfly and flower large Die Cut
5.Tim Holtz .......Tags
6.Ranger ....Perfect Pearls Forever Red
7.Prima....Glass Decorated Pebbles
8.Prima Clear Stamps....Set 3 Frame Stamps and Gems.
9.Artist Trading Pack.......Assorted Pack Includes 2 of Each Vellum Bristol,Smooth Bristal,Canvas,Textured ,Watercolour ATC's& 1 Each Of Illustration Board and Acrylic
10.Clip Board ..To Alter
11. 1 Absolutely Gorgeous Large Chipboard Key to Alter
12. 1 Organza Bag......With white Prima FlowersColour/Alter Yourself Assorted sizes Largest3"
13. 1 Back To Basics...... Note Book to Alter
14.Assorted Chipboard Items to Alter ....Including Frames.Coasters square Round,& Bare MatchBoxes.
15. 1 Blue Moon....Metal Vintage Pendant "Angel"
16.Anna Griffin Flora Collection ....Pack 8 Brads
17.Kanban ....Sentiment Stickers Black n Silver
18.Reminisce Phraseology Rub ons
19.Item Still in Hands Royal Mail...coming Soon
20....I will buy something whilst away as hate odd
So What Ya Waiting For


Love n Big ((Hugs))

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Wednesday, 30 March 2011

WOYWW....95.....Not my Mojo thats for sure

Good morning Gosh where does the time go?Nearly into April and not yet started my Easter creations.Thats because my mojo isnt back to it's self if at if you fancy snooping around at eveyone elses desks see what there mojo has been upto .then pop along to the boss and visit her and join in over at the Stamping Ground .

Well i did my best getting round most of you last week wether through comments as mr linky went AWOL for while so may have commented twice on a couple.Thanks for all the kind messages.

Well since last week nothing much happened in the craftroom mojo hasnt returned to me .I did create the front cover for my CJ Circle those who dont know this is a journal you do a two page spread ours was a 6x6 album. Once youve done your 2 pages you have time scale .You then post on to next person i think there were 8 people in our group and 7months down the line you get it back.Well after the big clear out i had i found it coverless since i had it returned in 2008.So i have messed about abit each day doing the front cover took me 5days!!!usually have stack stuff done in that time but hey hoe im sure it will return when it's ready.Doesnt help when ive lost use my left arm!

So first of all im going to show you my CJ cover if you want to see more it's Here

Now this is my messy desk this wednesday morning.

I have various things out im trying anything and everything to get my mojo back.

I have 3 tags to make for April swap so had ago at those yesterday gave up went away will return this morning to see how i get on.

On the left of the above piccy is my otherside of my desk again some T/Holtz stamps out .

Distress inks ,card i inked sometime ago.Plus an image ready to do something with. This piccy isto the right of my desk yes the push everything to the rightside .Here we have some wee books im altering well started before my mojo went,altered match box needs finishing. A frame ready to gesso if i cant do anything else i can always cover that! So not much going on a variety of stuff to try and get my mojo working.I have even tried colouring images in as sometimes that works...nope. I think with the pain and heaviness in my left arm ,i just find it hard to do much and there fore mojo gone!Still i may get inspired when i pop by and visit you all this morning and it may just return....fingers crossed. Just last reminder my Mega Tim Holtz candy ends 31st so only couple days to enter if you havent already then pop by HERE.The winner or maybe winners will be announced on 1st April;...April fools day ummmm........ Anyway have creative wednesday Love n hugs

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Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Stampman Challenge.....Anything Tim

Good Morning well i have for you today a piece i have made over the past few days

Mojo being what it is at the moment hard to get creating.

This week over at the Stampman challenge for challenge 19 is :

Anything Tim

This is going to be the front cover of my circle journal .Which is completed and returned and just not got round to doing the front cover.

I have used Bind it all board and covered with the beautiful lush papers from Thornton Hall.

I have used distress inks Antique Linen, Old Paper,Barn Door all Tim's distress inks.I have then used a domino and altered used an image from my stash and added Clear Rock Candy Sticklers too.

Ithen stamped Tim Holtz stamp from the set"Stuff To Say"in distress Embossing Powder.Added Copper embossing powder and heated up to get the copper finish.I then found some chipboard shapes and letters that i painted with guesso and then distressed with inks same as used above except this time added inkessentials glossy accents to.The flowers and leaves i purchased from Simon says stamps with my winning voucher last week.Tehy are by prima and gorgeous i added embossing powder the same as the sentiment to the edges to add bit more copper glitz. The angel and Rose where made and sent to me by a friend ans added them both as thought they went well .
Hope you like my creation cant beleive took me ages to do .

Just hope my mojo returns soon.As i have sooo many projects i

want to get finished just sit looking at

Have good tuesday make it a creative one!

love n hugs judex

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Sunday, 27 March 2011

Good Morning Sunday ...DT Card Creative Inspirations Challenge 56

Good Morning Sunday and boy what a change in weather had to get me woolies out yesterday.After having glorious weather last week in t-shirts we got spoilt!lol.

Well im afraid to say my mojo hasnt returned as yet but im trying to craft just get frustrated especialy when i havent the use of my left arm but then im right handed.

Anyways nearly into April soon be Easter my lot break up week Thursday dont go back until 27th only back 1 day and then off for long weekend hardly seems worth it!

Well it's time for another challenge over at Creative Inspirations my sister blog.this will take us up until the 7th April so if you want to enter all you have to do is......

Follow the lovely Laneys Challenge this week which is

Mother's Day/Mum card .project,tag whatever aslong as you follow the theme.It has to be new and not back linked either please .

This card i created couple weeks ago for mum's birthday but im now using it to send to her on Mother's day as my mojo just wouldnt allow me to create a new one.

The image is yes the lovely digi from sugar nellie .Coloured in with copics ,mounted onto SU cardstock and then onto SU Top Note Die which are now available to buy in the UK.Idistressed that and also stained the scrabble tiles.Flowers are mixture of Prima and Wild Orchard Crafts.The cream lace is from my stash which is embellished with cream pearls from Kaiser craft.The long string pearls from my craft stash.I then spritzed with tattered angels Glimmer mist .Sorry for the piccy below doesnt show very well as so drab and miserable today. I am entering this into the following Challenges :

Creative Craft World :Mother's Day & Bling

Spoon full Sugar Challenge :Ribbon, Pearls/Rhinestones and Flowers

Papertake Weekly : It's A Mom thing

Die cut Dreams :Mother's Day/special Friend

Stampin For The weekend:for Mum Well have a lovely Sunday,

Crafty Pad:Mother's Day

love n hugs judex

Friday, 25 March 2011

An award And Some Candy

Good Morning Peeps sorry no creations to show you this friday as im still looking for my mojo!Anyway im up early as have to go to fracture clinic early as my daughter ?#her wrist and thumb so have to go back to see specialists this morning.
But i have been given this lovely award from my dear friend Cheryl who also has some candy on offer at the moment.whihc will tell you about at the bottom of this post.
I have to pass this on to 7 of my followers thats all.Tehy are:

Now if you didnt already know the lovely Cheryl is the Guest Designer over at the
So she is kindly offering some Candy on her blog .theres 2 prizes and 2 ways to be in with a chance to win.But you will have to pop by and see how .

Have fab friday make the most of this
Glorious weather ,and enjoy your weekend
love n hugs

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Wednesday, 23 March 2011

A Chest For all My Charms /Trinkets

Good Morning wednesday ive not been around much i seem to have left my Mojo at the hospital after getting my Results on Monday.Whihc now i am being referred to Neurologist Consultant as they think highly likely i have MS.So that would explain my loss of sight rt eye and since Sunday loss of the use of my left arm and down my lft side of face .Anyways only have until 12th May to wait!
Thank heavens i was able to craft after last weeks post when you all saw my charms and trinkets .I needed something to hold them in so .I had an old chest which didnt really like was going to through out......So i altered the design on it so i changed it!Instead of throwing away my scrasps paper used them too recycled 2 into
I painted with gesso first after sanding down then painted with Kaiser Egg Shell paint .
Used scraps designer paper torn with friskas's edgy ruler. Randomly stuck onto my box.
I then got some tiles and distressed with inks to add to the front .I had this lovely handmade rose i received in a RAK i added to the front.

I then used up some ribbon and stuck that down using my cordless glue gun...whihc is a godsend!
I then added Cracklepaint to the top of the box .Completely let it dry /crackle
Then i inked over the crackled surface with distress inks old paper and Antique linen.Then used dry baby wipe to reveal the image.Have stamped and inked around the design papers and edges.
This is what i designed the box for...

Rather alot i know i just collect hoard !
So now they are all nicely in one place.

Tuesday Through Down:Anything but a Card
Gem of a Challenge : Anything But Square
Our Creative Corner: Dont Throw Away
Sugar Creek Hollow: Anything Goes
Crafts and Me: Anything Goes

Thanks for taking time to look and lave all those lovely messages.
I will get back to you.Have fab Wednesday enjoy the weather!

WOYWW....94....Certainly Not My Mojo

Good Morning all i cant get my head round the fact we are nearly in April !Where has this year gone.Maybe spending every wednesday doing the .If you'd like to do the same then why not pop by Julia's blog the Stamping Ground find out what it's all about join in the fun.Well i didnt do so bad last week got round most of you apart from a couple with wrong links but hey how will try again this week.
First of all i have a wee game for you yes .On my floor is a box which i received last Thursday What i want you to try and guess is what ever came in it.Now dont cheat the piccy and answer is at the bottom of this post.I will give you a clue it came Via courier DHL........
Now im afraid my mojo has gonna a missing im suffering this week So pleased i have got my 100th WOYWW creation made incase it dont return!.I cant use the left arm .I went back to hospital on Monday for my results and they have referred me over to Neurology now and have to wait until 12th May to see consultant .So im sure what im experiencing down my left side of face also is to do with what he told me that it's highly likely i have MS.
All these letters i should put after my name you now as htese proffessionals do.
Jude..RGN ........ME/CFS,MS.FIBRO
Im trying to find my Mojo i think must stayed at
I have 3 things on my desk im at present trying to do .Below as you can see have had distress inks out and getting inky over weekend whihc still here today.Plus a Domino tile i altered and covered with Clear Rock stickles.Ready for some inspiration to finish.

This shows couple other projects for mothers day on Sunday whihc doesnt give me long to get sorted .Had to cover one up on the right as is DT creation you can just see the spray of blue flowers.
Now after showing you all my wee charms and trinkets last week .I had creative inspiration to take them out an old stampin up box and fill my chest with them whihc i did but felt it was too plain.
So on wednesday and thursday i covered and created it into a chest for my charms .
Do hope you like what ive done .
Top of chest covered in bits torn papers crackl;e paint and old paper and antique linen inks added.
This is the front of my box i may still add somemore bits to top of the chest when mojo returns.As think it looks bit bare .Dont you?
The wee ribbon i was sent in a swap.If you want to see more piccys will be above this post as ive entered it into a challenge or two.

Now for the biggie...yes delivered by DHL whom i told i hadnt ordered anything big.
Hubby was there also and he hadnt .The only thing id ordered was abook!
Tim holtz book ive been after .DHL man said nope wont be that!
What awaste of money and packaging .Yes it was my Tim Holtz book off Amazon came in box this size by DHL.......Laughable but at same time what a waste of money.IT could have easily gone large letter recorded.The good thing was i opened it up and DHL man was sat outside doing paper work .I just shouted yep was my book!He came out to check we laughed but at same time what waste .Obviously Amazon have money to waste!Still can't beleive it really..laughable
Anyways thanks for all the lovely messages and i will hope to get round you all this week again.
Health permitting
Love n hugs

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Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Spring has Sprung with Tilda

Good Morning well it was lovely at the beginning of the week and spring seems to have de sprung.In way of cold damp,misty weather.
Still my creation shows spring is just beginning.
I have used tilda image from 2010 Easter collection just adore this image.theres a couple of tildas i fell deeply in loveeee with last year this has to be one.
She is colourd with copics i have used KaiserCraft Papers from the collection"Tea At Elsies"sounds are beautiful papers.the lace is from Wild Orchard Crafts .The flowers are from PrimaThe rose buds from my own stash had for years
.I have used sizzix Bigz die for the scalloped cicle.Martha Stewart 's punches for the fern and leaves.

I am entering this into the following challenges:
Wild Orchard Challenge:Dieing to punch it out
Creative Card Crew:Show us some Green
Creative Craft Challenge:Lace
Artistic Stamper Blog:Spring
Paper Take Weekly:Trio Tastic...3 Flowers,3 pucned leaves
Creative Cottage Challenge :Spring has Sprung
Have fab day if your looking for my WOYWW post for today see below post.
Have creative Wednesday.Please dont forget about my candy on offer HERE

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WOYWW 93.....Messy But In aLovely

Welcome to another WOYWW 93 we are getting closer to the 100th .I have already finished my creation...lolFor once im ahead of myself...Anyway yes it's wednesday again and the weeks just seem to be flying by started off lovely springlike and now think wintrs come back!No sunshine or blue sky,just mist damp and cold!
Anyway what better way to spend your wednesday's crafting and bloggin being nosey seeing what everyone is upto this week.So if you want to join in or find out more about WOYWW pop over to the Stamping Ground where the boss M/S Dunnit will explain all .
Thanks for all the kind comments i made it through most except for some that blogger were either playing up or was just being pig headed and didnt want me to
Well this was my desk last night and this morning.I am at the moment creating a configuration box of MR T's .I was actually sorting through my bits to see what i maybe able to use.Really you dont realise how much you have until you start rummaging. The above piccy is my desk and the following piccys are close up's so you will be able to see all my wee bits and pieces.

This piccy is my over flowing box i keep them in Well one of them havent showed you the other!.So i have now started to paint well sunday a wee chest to keep them in.Hopefully that will be completed next week so i can show you.

Here's a close up of some of my wee treasures.Top rt hand corner i have my creative bits sewing machine cotton reel,scissors and maniqune(dont think thats how you spell now what i mean.Next to them you will see this wee beautiful chest that opens so havent yet made my mind up whats going in there yet but so cute!shame to use...thats my problem love these trinkets so much dont want to use them im daft sod ! Then have some trees with birds and a lovely fairy door near the moon some clock faces .

Heres some more wee goodies the birdcages finally found some !yep so i am defo going to incorporate one after seeingall those lovely displays from Tims crafting sessions in the Uk few weeks ago.

This lot more clock faces this time you can see them more clearly.
Wee bottles,skeleton keys butterflys,sentiment charms.
so not much going on just sorting through my wee bits so i can plan each wee box .
I did also manage yesterday to amke a card and paint photo frame and my chest box .So i didnt waste a day drooling over my charms and trinkets.
You can see my card creation post above.I also made couple tags one for craftbarn as my wish came true in the wishing well on there blog thats here
Cant wait until my prize arrives it's surprise so may just have to hijak the postie this
Whatever your upto have fab wednesday i shall be around to see what your all upto!
love n hugs

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