Friday, 30 September 2011

Pretty in Patches - Elisabeth Bell

Good morning and what a glorious morning it is too...the sun is beating down once again  on Bonnie Scotland. You see we shout about it and get excited because it happens so rarely!

Today I would like to share with you some lovely goodies available from Quixotic Paperie. Today I have coloured 'Pretty in Patches' from Belles and Whistles. I missed this image first time around when it was sold by Sugar Nellie and am delighted now to own it!

I decided to put my copics aside and this image is done completely in Prsimacolor pencils. I have kept the layout of this card pretty clean and simple. The papers I have used are MME 'All Spice' 6 x 6 paper pad. Added a little stitching, a sparkly flourish and a cute little flower  :)

Thanks for popping by today. I have kept this short and sweet as I know we all want to be outside on this lovely Autumn day.......I just can't believe it is 1st October!!

Anyway this will be popping into my Etsy shop later, as hubby and I have a date...we are walking to Dobbies for a 2 for 1 cooked breakfast! Yum yum!

Have a wonderful weekend,

Judy x

Thursday, 29 September 2011

By LORI Designs - We 3 Friends

Morning folks. back as promised with my first ever card for 'By LORi Designs' :)

This cute digi image is called 'We 3 Friends' and is just perfect for so many occasions :)

The image is coloured with copics and I have used some scrummy Echo Park 'A Walk in the Park' paper available from Quixotic Paperie.

The button and natural button twine are both available from Sew Sweet. I've followed the sketch from this weeks Papertake Weekly Sketch.

Thanks for your visit today.

I'll be popping this card into my Etsy shop later today.

Enjoy the sunshine !

Judy x

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Coffee, crochet and some fabby news!

Good afternoon folks and I just have to say what fabulous weather here in the UK!!! Whoop whoop...heatwave all round. Up here in the far far north (!!) we normally would have our snowboots out at this time of year...instead we are topping up the tans!! Long may this wonderful sunshine continue.

So today I want to share a little bit of chit chat and some exciting news.

I have been pretty busy backstage with Etsy orders and magazine work so I things have been quite slack with posting on the blog. I am hoping to get the big bulk of that done by the weekend !

So in between orders and commission work I have been learning how to crochet. I am in LOVE!! What a wonderful new thing to learn! The pictures were taken this morning . I am so proud of my first Granny Square :). I'' show you the scarf  I am working on really soon.

I am also so very excited to tell you that I have been kindly invited to join the 'By LORi Designs Team!!
It has been a true pleasure to get to know LORi through Facebook and see her fantastic art and I was thrilled when she asked me join her lovely group of designers! So keep your eyes peeled for  a card real soon. I can't wait to share her art with you!

Thanks for visting my little corner :)

Judy x

Friday, 23 September 2011

Home Sweet Home

Morning my crafty friends. Today I want to share with you something that I was completely inspired by yesterday. And I can happily share it with you for my Quixotic Paperie DT day!

I have had this house stamp from Christy Croll for ages and have just been waiting to be inspired to use it! I was browsing through the mega talented Linda Heaven's blog and she had created a fantastic card with it for a class she was doing. I was so totally in love with it!  I was going to link you to it, but her post has disappeared :(( So thank you Linda for the wonderful inspiration. If I ever get the chance to link to her card I will because the credit for this idea goes to her.

 I used a canvas board that I got from Simply Create. I then painted the sky with blue acrylic paints and the ground with green. Whilst that was drying I stamped the Christy Croll house several times and inked with Distress Inks: Fired Brick, Frayed Burlap and Wild honey. i cut out the pieces I needed and stuck onto the canvas board. The clouds are die cuts and the sentiment is computer generated.. To create the mottled grass effect I used tissue paper scrunched up and inked it up and then dabbed it randomly to create some texture. Then there is some random stamping around the edges with different background stamps.

Thank for your visit today!

Please let me know if you have this stamp and I would love to come see what you have created with it!

have a great weekend !

Judy x

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Wee Suzi is a cutie!

 Morning folks. Hope you are well today.  Today I wish to share a card that I made with a gorgeous digital image from the very talented Sylvia Zet.  If you  prefer her art in rubber, it is now available from SCACD stamps at the Quixotic Paperie.

I have coloured 'Wee Suzi' with copics.  A combo I rarely use is from the BV family, so it was nice to dust these pens off !  The papers are MME 'A Beautiful Life' from Quixotic Paperie.

The flowers are from my stash and the funky mini yellow ric rac is from Sew Sweet. Have you popped by recently?? Emma has increased the amount of ribbon and buttons and other lovely stuff she stocks considerably! It is a fabulous treasure trove of wonderful goodies :)

I have stamped a little sentiment on the inside (from Hero Arts).

Thanks for your visit today! Enjoy the rest of your Wednesday.

Card will be available on Etsy later today!


Friday, 16 September 2011

Fox Gloves from Gorjuss

Morning my crafty readers!

How things??? Thanks for popping by. Today I have to share with you some gorgeous goodies from Quixotic Paperie.

I have stamped on kraft and coloured with pencils this beautiful wintry image from the Gorjuss range. It is called Fox Gloves. I really wanted to stamp onto kraft as you can really show the brilliance of the snow by colouring it with prisma pencils.  Once the image was coloured and I was happy with it, I then added tiny dabs of PVA glue wher I wanted some sparkle and covered it with some Glamour Dust.

The papers I have used are from a range from Bo Bunny that I purchased last year. I am commiting myself to not buying any more Christmas papers till I use up the mounds I have from last year and the year before that and maybe even the year before that!

I have also added a couple of Make It Crafty Chipboard Snowflakes which have been covered with Picket Fence Crackle Paint. Also, something I am delighted to have found, which is new to me...but may not be to all of you is Picket Fence Distress Stain!! Wow...I edged all of my papers with this! So quick and dries in an instant! Elaine if you are reading REALLY need to stock this. It is perfect for the winter season

Thanks guys for stopping by today . I really appreciate your visit.

I will be popping this card in my Etsy shop over the weekend. Today I am at a friend's wedding with hubbie all day...kiddie free..woooooo hoooo!

Have a wonderful day,


Thursday, 15 September 2011

Why I have black fingers!

Morning folks! Just a quick visit to share with you what has been keeping me busy the last few days.

 I had a lovely custom order from a bride who had a classy colour scheme for her wedding of black, silver and grey. She asked me to make some little jewellery boxes for her bridesmaids and an altered frame for her Matron of Honour.

 All the items are first painted with white acrylic paint, then once dry I applied a couple of layers of silver metallic paint and again once dry I applied a crackle glaze. Quite time consuming but a really pretty result.

I then proceeded to make 5 black grunge flowers, which resulted in very black fingers !!! Once dry they have been spritzed very generously  with Glimmer mist! And finally a lovely acrylic bead for the centre.

 To finish I have, as requested, made a little scroll tied with ribbon, containing a message to the recipient.
Thanks for bearing with me and all the photos!

Have a great day!

I am just running out the door for a lovely crochet lesson with a couple of friends!

Catch ya later,

Judy x

Monday, 12 September 2011

My weekend!

This was me at the weekend selling my wares! Thank you to Catriona from Blue Door Photography for the piccie above !

I had a great day in Alford Village Hall for the Craft Day in Aid of Cancer charities. It was lovely to meet so many new people and catch up with some old friends! This is Kirsti from Storminavintageteacup. Lovely to catch up again!

Thank you to Jacqui for organising such a great day!

Judy x

Friday, 9 September 2011

Sylvia Zet for SCACD - Christmas Planner

Today is the day we've been waiting for - the gorgeous new Sylvia Zet images are being released by SCACD Stamps!  There are EIGHT fantastic and utterly adorable images, all exclusive to SCACD Stamps in yummy red rubber, and they are all available now.
The stamps are all now available, and if you just have to have them all, you can grab them in discounted sets!
UK/Europe: You will find the stamps in the Sylvia Zet section at Quixotic Paperie HERE.
To celebrate, we've got a hop for you today, filled with inspiration from the SCACD and Quixotic Paperie design teams PLUS some special guests! We hope you will hop along with us as we introduce you to Loli & Shellie, Poppy and the rest of their friends! You should have hopped here from Melanie's Blog. If you're just joining us and would like to start the hop at the beginning, then pop back to the start over at ELAINE HUGHES' BLOG. A complete hop list can be found over on the SCACD Store Blog.
I have chosen to make a little Christmas Planner notebook.I had this notebook sitting in my stock cupboard (!)and knew I wanted to use it to make a little altered notebook.

So I used this gorgeous Sylvia Zet image called 'Winter Wonder'. I have coloured her entirely with prismacolor pencils and lots of stickles!! I have also used some Make It Crafty Snowflakes Stars (Laser Cut Chipboard)and covered them with a generous amount of Picket Fence Crackle Paint!

Also used on this notebook are odds and ends of ribbon, chipboard alphas and some Fancy Pants 'Christmas Magic' papers.
Your next stop on the hop is the gorgeous Marti's Blog! 
This notebook will be for sale over in my Etsy shop. 

Thanks so much for your visit. Enjoy the hippity hop hop!!

Judy x

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Handsome Little Man

Good morning everyone! I hope you are all having a super duper week so far.

My life is changing this week and it is taking me a little while to get used to it. All 3 of my babies are now at school and I have a whole 6 hours every day...ALONE! Quite weird I tell ya! The last few weeks have been nice as Peter started P.1 and was just in for the we were both  in a transition phase. This week and forever forward it is for real..... I am enjoying getting used to a new season of my life but I do miss them.

After 10 1/2 years of having 3 children at home, then 2, then 1 none! So I am taking my time to decide which direction to go in. But as a believer in God and His purpose and plan I am sure things will become clear as I want it use my time wisely and effectively.

Anyway I have rambled on much more than I intended. Today I popped in to show you another of my little boxes I did for my commissioned work at The Wooden Box Mill. This is fairly self explanatory. I painted it with brown acrylic paint and the top is decorated with a cute little Hanglar boy, coloured with copics and is decorated with some start shaped buttons.

I will be popping this box for sale in my Etsy shop.

Hhave a great day!


Monday, 5 September 2011

A last!

Morning folks!

I am so happy to show you a card that I made just for the sheer pleasure of it. It has been a long long time since I just made a card....well, for no reason at all. I feel I have lost a bit of the joy of just creating. So I am determined to make time to do more of it...definetely gets the creative juices flowing better !

So I have coloured the Hnaglar image with copics  and the paper used is from Simply Create and is the gorgeous Tilda pack. I ahve added a gorgeous piece of jumbo ric-rac from Sew Sweet and a gorgeous button from the Baby Pink Mixed Button bag for the centre of my scrunched flower. The metal butterfly has been lying about on my desk for soooo long and it has finally found its way onto a card...I can't remember where it originally came from.

Thanks for all my loyal visitors and commentators. It really is appreciated.

This card will be available here for purchase.

Thank you!

Have a great Monday!

Judy x


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