Friday, 30 October 2009

Autumn days Class at Simply Create

Well, my first class has come and gone and I loved doing it! We were using the Sugar Nellie Autumn kit and the Basic Grey Indian Summer papers...two of my very favourite things!
(excuse my bad piccie!)

We made 2 cards and a mini pizza box with little notelets inside. We didn't have time to make the Blessings box...time ran away, so the ladies got the instructions home with them . The ladies who came were just lovely and very kind to me. It requires a bit of practice I think to take what you do in your own home and then explain it to others how to do it.
Anne, Jacqui's new assistant, had crocheted gorgeous flowers to match the papers so the ladies all got to use them on their card and she is also making felt snowflakes to use in my next class! Talented lady!
My next class is on Dec 5th at 1:30pm in Simply Create, Alford and a wee hint is that it will be a Gorjuss Christmas! And we will be using my most favourite Christmas papers this year!! I will also be teaching colouring and blending with prismas.
If you live in the NE of Scotland and would like to come, get in touch with Jacqui on 019755 64010.
Back soon with a card!
Judy xx

Thursday, 29 October 2009

Sugar Nellie DT - Mary Hall

Hello my luvely friends!
How are we all today? I have a project to show you today that has been sitting on my desk for weeks and I finally put it all together last night. So, now I can clean and tidy up ready for my next creation:)
I have made a little gift folder using one of the new Mary Hall stamps from Sugar Nellie. This one is called Boy Reading. I thought the gift folder would be ideal for putting in a book voucher and giving as a gift. This one will be going in my etsy shop tomorrow. I am going to hopefully get time tomorrow to list loads of cards for sale. it has been neglected for a few weeks.
I have coloured the image with prisma pencils and instead of blending with Sansador I tried blending with the colourless pencil you get with some of the tins. It worked really well much to my surprise! ALMOST as well as Sansador.
The papers I have used are all BG 'Recess'...a great little pack to have for all our 'male' cards. The little metal tag I have used is from Tim Holtz and is just one of the goodies I got at the SECC last week. I also bought grunge paper and grunge board and have been having a wee play. I will show soon :)

The sentiment and the buttons are all from Quixtoic Paperie. Just to let you know...Quixtoic Paperie have a big surprise planned for next week. So keep your eyes peeled and all will be revealed soon :0
OK enough blabbering. I have a lot to do today. My first class at Jacqui's in Alford is tonight. I am VERY excited but also a little fluttering of nerves too!
Back soon,

Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Just Magnolia

Hello everyone! I am so excited that the sun is finally out and I got a piccie out in the autumn sunshine.

I finally found time to join in the Just Magnolia challenge and it is a fabulous sketch by the lovely Martine. These images were sent to me by a dear friend last Christmas and I never had a chance to use them. So I finally got to use them on a card a year later.

I have coloured Tilda with copics and added a few highlights with white ink pen. I get a few questions asking which one I use and my favourite is Inkessentials. I will list the copics I have used at the bottom of this post. I don't promise to do it every time, but when I have time I am happy to do so. If you find it helpful please let me know as if it is not useful then I won't bother :)
If you are eagle-eyed you will spot I forgot to colour the seal on the is now rectified!

My papers are Bo Bunny and the sentiment is a rub-on. The big snowflake is a Provocraft die and the little ones are from a Martha Stewart punch. All of them are covered with 'Frosted Lace' stickles.

I have stitched most of the layers together but don't look too closely as it was not behaving very well last night!

Thanks for popping by and all the lovely comments you leave. I wish I had enough hours in the day to come by and visit you all. I try to do as many as possible, but please forgive me if I haven't stopped by your blog. I will try my best :)

Judy x

Face and Skin: E000 E00, E11, R20
Hat, Scarf : R22, R24, R27, R29, R39
Dress: BG01, BG15, BG09
Parcels and Hair: E31, E33, E35, E37, E29
Shoes: C1, C3, C5, C7

Monday, 26 October 2009

Ladybug and Friends now at Quixotic Paperie

I have just heard from Elaine that the Ladybug and Friends stamps have now arrived at Quixotic Paperie. So if you like the image here called ' Hello Sunshine' , scroll down to see the example below. I just loved colouring this one in.

Elaine also has the new Christmas Ladybug and Friends collection which I am off to peruse now. I'm sure there will be a few on my wish list!!

catch ya later,
Judy x

Just one person.....

Good morning and I hope you are all ready for another new week. I have just safely packed my 2 eldest off to school and I am looking forward to the relative peace and quiet of just one this morning. We just had the most awful week weather wise up here in Aberdeenshire, so now the schools are back, the sun is finally popping its head out!

Right, onto my card. I have seen quite a few of these easel style cards around in blogland and I wanted to try one for myself. It is refreshing to make something other than a square card.

This image which I think is my most favourite EVER is from Ladybug and Friends. I love these two hugging. They could be sisters or friends. So it won't be long till you see another card with this pair on it! They are coloured with prismas.
The papers are Crate 'Sweet Branch' Collection. The sentiment is from Paper Makeup stamps and is available from Quixotic Paperie. I just love that sentiment. Before my sister left to go abroad to the Phillipines, she gave me a card with that sentiment on it. So when I see that quote I think of her. Love you and miss you Rach!

Thanks for popping by!

Judy xx

Thursday, 22 October 2009

Sugar Bowl #22 - Kathy's Sketch

Good morning and welcome to another Sugar Bowl Challenge!! This time we have a lovely sketch from Kathy and her chosen option is lace ..nice and easy!!

The prize for this challenge is the brand new set of Leanne Ellis stamps. Have you seen the sneaky peeks on the Sugar Nellie blog this week?? Well Annie is back, along with a couple of her more arty style which I am a big fan of!
My card today features 'Poinsettia', one of the new Christmas Manga's. She has been coloured with copics and I have added some liquid pearls to the centre of the flowers. The music note paper is from Making Memories and is called 'Fa La La' and is fantastic. Why did I only buy one sheet of it??

The flower is made from Kraft cardstcok and retro flower punches. They are crumpled and then I have inked the edges with white acrylic I have seen so beautifully done on Kathy's cards! The pearl brad and crochet ribbon (or lace ..for this challenge..LOL) are both from Quixotic Paperie.

Thanks for stopping by. While you are reading this I will be in Glasgow meeting up with Gayle and a few others and doing some crafty shopping at the Hobbycrafts show. I can't wait to put a face to the name! I am dragging along my sister Vickie who is a fellow crafter, but not blogger. I'm afraid she might think we are all bonkers!!

back soon,
Hugs Judy xx

Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Quixotic Paperie Mini Challenge #2

Good afternoon friends! What a dismal day here....rain, rain, rain and kids off for the hols...YEAH!! But on the bright side I am going tomorrow on a wee jaunt to Glasgow to the Hobbycrafts Show and I'm hoping to meet up with some bloggy buds. So if you are planning on being there give me a shout. Would love to meet you!

Anyway, today we are back with the Quixotic Paperie Mini Monthly Challenge #2. This time the DT are all featuring Danni from the Elisabeth Bell at SCACD which is available at Quixotic Paperie.

Again this time there will be one lucky winner picked at random from all the comments who will receive the Danni image, some charms and pearls(see piccie below). So make sure you leave a comment on all the DT posts to be in with a chance of winning this stunning image.

My card today is based on the sketch by Carole over at Friday Sketchers and I have used some lovely October Afternoon papers.

Danni is coloured with pencils and I have added some shimmerz for the wings which you can see on the photo at an angle.

Thanks for coming by and I'm sorry I haven't been so good at stopping by your blogs..normality will resume next week!

Don't forget to check out what the rest of the DT have done with Danni!
Rosette (Guest DT)

Catch you tomorrow!

Hugs Judy xx

Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Sugar Nellie DT

Well hello there's been a few days and I have missed you all! It has been a busy family time and it will continue to do so for the next week, but I have a couple of cards ready to show you for the next few days :)

Todasy card is another mini blog hop with Janny and Dena.. This time we all got different Country Cousins in our Sugar Nellie DT kit so we decided we would do a colour challenge. We choose a burgundy/ forest green colour combo and one of the Christmas Country Cousins.

I chose to colour Winter Wonderland and she is coloured with pencils with lots of extra stickles and glitter :) I have stamped and cut-out the umbrella again so that I could make it 3D. Sorry the photo is a bit poor.

Now with that combo the set that came to mind was Basic Grey 'Wassail'. I have followed the sketch over at Truly Scrumptious but then realised the extra option was Autumn, so I won't be entering it.

Thanks for stopping by and hope you have time to see what the other girlies have made. I can't wait to see!

Have a great day,
Judy x

Thursday, 15 October 2009

SOL with Marlene

Last night Marlene hosted a Scrap Online which she very kindly posted hints for on her blog. It was great fun!!

I had the image coloured and the papers picked out in advance and then Marlene gave out hints every 5 minutes on where the scraps should be placed.

So this is what my card worked out like! It is the fastest card I have made..ever!! So thanks for a fun evening Marlene!! Hope you will do it again soon.

I used this gorgeous hAnglar girl that was sent to me by my very sweet Swedish friend Anki. Thanks :))) She is coloured with copics and the highlights are done with Ranger Inkessentials white ink pen. The papers are all Cosmo Cricket...beautiful colours and I am sad cox they are nearly all done :(I'm still painting today so better not yak for too long!
Thanks for popping by!
Judy xx

Wednesday, 14 October 2009

Happy Wednesday!!

Hello ladies! Just a flying visit today! I covered in 'Soft Truffle'........paint that is!!!! My kids have gone to visit their Granny and Grandpa so I have wasted no time. I popped to B & Q this morning and bought a Paint Pod system...Love it!! No drips and spills and it even cleans the roller for you at the end :) So my living room should be done in a couple of days.

Onto my card...I have used one of the Moody girls available in Quixotic Paperie and she is coloured with copics. The stars have been covered with a Copic glitter they sparkle! I have distressed the edges very carefully with Black Soot Distress ink. The sentiment is also from Paper Makup stamps and can be found also at Quixotic Paperie. It is placed very particularly over a little bit of the ink that smudged (but hey you didn't need to know that!).The papers are a mixture I found in a scraps bag so I can't tell you who they are from. The flower is from my stash and the pearls are from Prima. Do you like the flower centre?/ Well you can find that at Quixotic Paperie too!!!

Thanks for stopping by to have a look!

Hope your day is going well!

Judy x

Monday, 12 October 2009

A Spoon Full Of Sugar - Guest DT

Good Morning! Today I have had the privelage of being asked to be the Guest DT on this weeks A Spoon Full of Sugar. Thanks girls so much for asking me! I am honoured to be part of your team for this week!

This week we have been given a sketch challenge from Caryn. I loved it! And we are being sponsored by the very talented Mo Manning. I don't think I need to introduce who she is. She very kindly provided an image for each of the DT to work with.

I have used Snowman and I knew I wanted to use my MME 'Be Merry' papers. Love those colours in that pack!

The snowman is coloured with copics and I have used pencils to give him a gentle background. I find it easier to use pencils to give a soft gentle background around the image. They blend nicely to white with a bit if Sansador and a pencil stump. The sentiments is Hero Arts.

Thanks for stopping by today. Hope you have a wonderful day.

Judy x

I have of course used lots of stickles for the ground and for the snowflakes. I have use some Tulle which I bought from Quixotic Paperie and added some pins and pearls to it.


Hello there!! How are we today?? I hope you have had a lovely weekend. I have had a lovely one...a few jobs here and there and I picked some new wallpaper and paint for my living-room. YEAH...I am going to get that job done when my kiddos go to their Grannies for a couple of days.

I just want to share with you a card I have made with one of Mo's fabulous images. I loved this image and bought it yonks ago but just haven't had the chance to colour it.

This week Janny and I are both colouring the same image (Dena has a family emergency and will be back soon!) and you can go check what she has done with it. It is not the same without Dena but you won't be disappointed when you hop across the pond to visit Janny!!

Toboggan is coloured with copics and lots of stickles!! Can I just say I thought this was going to be really tricky to colour but it just kinda came alive as I was colouring it. The papers are all basic Grey 'Dasher' collection and the sentiment is a rub-on.

Thanks for stopping by and any comments you leave. Have a great day,
Judy x

Sunday, 11 October 2009

World Card Making Day Candy Winner

It is time to announce the result of the generous candy offered by Quixotic Paperie for World Card Making Day.

Random Integer gave me Number 11. So congratulations Keryn!!!

mckinkle said...
Happy WCD Judy! I adore the sentiment also, who wouldnt! I really like your card, the brads on the photo corners are such a great addition!Thank you for the chance to win your great candy, the image is adorable as is the sentiment!Keryn :D
03 October 2009 14:14

So Keryn if you want to send me an e-mail with your address I will get Elaine to send you your goodies out to you straight away!

Thank you to all who entered!

Friday, 9 October 2009

Sugar Nellie DT Card - Santa's Letter's Friday!! How are we all today? What have you got planned for the weekend? Well we are now on holiday for 2 weeks up here in Scotland for the 'Tattie Holidays'. Though I'm sure we won't be digging up any tatties but I am looking forward to some more leisurely days and hopefully a little bit of sunshine!

Today I want to share with you a card I have made with one of the new Country Cousins Christmas stamps from Sugar Nellie. This one is called 'Santa's Letter.' There are 4 new beautiful stamps in this collection and I love them all! You can check them out here.

I have coloured the image with a mixture of copics and pencils ( it all depends what shades I need as I build up my collection of copics!). I have added some Martha Stewart Coarse glitter to the ground.

All the papers I have used are from the new MME 'Signature Christmas' which is now available at Quixotic Paperie. The papers are all embossed or glittered and I just love the colours in the pack! It is going to be used a lot this year!

Thanks for stopping by today! Have a great weekend whatever you are up to!


Stamp: Santa's letter by Sugar Nellie, sentiment by Cats Life Press
Medium: prismas and copics, distress ink for edges
Papers: MME 'Signature Christmas'
Tools: scissors, knife, glue !!
Embellishments: ribbon, metallic dew drops, 'For Santa' rub-on, coarse glitter

Thursday, 8 October 2009

Sugar Bowl #21 - Tiets Sketch's time for another Sugar Bowl card! This week we have a super lovely sketch from Tiets and she has chosen the extra option of Christmas!

This week you one random person will win the brilliant prize of the 4 new Christmas Country Cousins and 4 stamps of your choice. That is a total of 8 stamps you could win! Whoopdedoo!

For my card this week I decided to colour one of the Gorjuss girls from the very first collection. I loved this lady with her Arctic fox and knew one day she would make it into a Christmas card! She has been coloured with prisma pencils and with copics for the face and hair.

The stunning papers I have used are the new SEI 'Winter Song' collection..mmm I love 'em!!

Don't forget to stop by the Sugar Bowl blog and check out the other girlies work...truly gorgeous. I know I say that every time, but really they are!! I am wowed every time!

Have a great day and thanks for all your uplifting comments. It makes checking my e-mail a pleasure :)

Judy x

Stamp: 'Foxy' Gorjuss Girl by Sugar Nellie, Cats Life Press sentiment
Medium: prismas and copics (hair and face)
Papers: SEI 'Winter Song'
Tools: sewing machine, Martha Stewart Snowflake punch, SU slot punch
Embellishments: adhesive pearls, ribbon,

Wednesday, 7 October 2009

Truly Scrumptious

Hello there!! Sorry to be soooo quiet this week. I am busy finishing samples for my very first class, 'Autumn Days' that I will be taking in Simply Create on the 29th October. Sneak peeks will be up on Jacqui's blog very soon! I am going to be using the Sugar Nellie Autumn kit and some of the gorgeous Basic Grey 'Indian Summer' papers.

If you are in the Aberdeenshire area and would like to come along then get in touch with Jacqui on 019755 64010.

Now, onto my card! I am going to be entering this into this fortnight's Truly Scrumptious which is a sketch with the extra option of doodling.

I have coloured Miss Anya with prismas and the papers I have used are Cherry Arte, which came in last months Scrapagogo kit.Thanks for popping by and I will be back tomorrow with my card for the Sugar Bowl.

Catch ya later,
Judy x

Friday, 2 October 2009

I Love you.....

Good Morning..and if you have had your eyes and ears closed all week..then let me tell you that today is World Card Making Day!!

In honour of this celebration Elaine from Quixotic Paperie is very kindly giving the DT some blog candy to give away on each of our blogs!! More about that in a minute!

For my card today I have use one of the stamps from the Paper Pretties range called Cooper 'Love you this much'. This set is on special offer now with a massive 35% off. It also comes with 4 matching sentiments. Great value!!

I loved using this image because it reminds me off a book we have that we used to read to the boys. I'm sure lots of you out there will know the one I mean. Little Rabbit says to Mummy rabbit 'I Love you' and she says 'I love you more'. Little Rabbit says to Mummy Rabbit 'I love you to the Moon' and then Mummy Rabbit replies 'I love you to the moon and back!'. Totally adorable! And what a wonderful way to express your limitless love for your kids.

So anyway I hope you like my card...I used a copic airbrush can for the first time on this image...please excuse my splodges!! And man.....the whole can is empty after one use.....not good!! So might not be using that again! LOL! If anyone knows how to make it last a bitty longer any tips will be welcome.

So, onto the blog candy. If anyone wishes to win this gorgeous Paper Pretties stamp called Sophia, a lovely bag of mixed charms and a bag of pearls, all you need to do is leave a comment at the bottom of this post. I will leave the candy open for one week and will pick a random winner next Saturday.
Oh I nearly forgot to tell you Elaine is having a weekend special of 10% of everything in her store (except pre-orders) to celebrate World Card Making Day. Go on and check it out here!

Thanks for stopping by today. Have a great weekend,
Judy x

Stamp: Cooper by Quixotic Paperie
Medium: copics
Papers: Recess by Basic Grey
Tools: sewing machine
Embellishments: brads, button, scrappers floss

Thursday, 1 October 2009

Sugar Nellie...anything but a card!

Hello my crafty friends. Thanks for coming by today! Today I have a challenge to show you that Janny set myself and Dena! She challenged us to use the Sugar Nellie image of the girl with the deer from the Autumn kit and to make something other than a card.

I decided to make a Christmas Planner. I had an undecorated chipboard album which I have had for yonks and yonks! I added tabs to several of the pages to create sections like: Cards, Presents Received, Presents Sent and Food. There is plenty room to add more pages and more sections.

I have coloured the image with my trusty prismas. The cover of the planner has been decorated with gold American Craft thickers, some ponsetias (eeek spelling???)and some scrapping stickers.

I am going to be adding this to my Etsy shop later today! I have one of these books already! Mine is a boring Lakeland one but when it is done I will make myself a handmade one. I find them very useful for keeping track of everything I need to do for Christmas, being a list kinda girl!

My good news for today is that my Jury Duty is cancelled!! Woooo hoooo! I was worrying a lot about my kids and their routines and picking them up and dropping them off. I feel like a big burden has been lifted from me! Thanks to all of you who sent me sympathy and to those of you who told me their own Jury horror stories!!

Now don't forget to drop my my lovely USA friends Dena and Janny and check out what they have made for the 'Anything but a card' challenge!

Back soon,
Hugs Judy xx


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