Sunday, September 30, 2012

Today belongs to you

Today belongs to you by Craftin' Judy
Today belongs to you, a photo by Craftin' Judy on Flickr.
This card was made for the challenge PDCC151 over at the Play Date Cafe.
I used the Cuttlebug Bit of Paisley embossing folder for the whole background of the card and also the strip down the right side of the card. I added labels from Spellbinders and the Sentiment is from set Thoughts for the Day from Inkadinkado. The colours are from Pumpkin Patch and Autumn Leaves ink pallettes. Added a strip of green and dark brown glitter cardstock, some die leaves from Marianne Creatables and some rhinestones.
TFL and enjoy the card.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Trick or Treat!

Trick or Treat! by Craftin' Judy
Trick or Treat!, a photo by Craftin' Judy on Flickr.
This card was entered in the Hero Arts challenge for September - A Stamp for All Seasons and also the Fall Feast.
I used the HA Snow Dots background which I white embossed. I then added the Fall distress inks over the background. The label was die cut from Spellbinders. I used the Hero Arts Bold Pop design set to die cut the flower behind the label from espresso glitter cardstock.
Trick or Treat is from Inkadinkado.
Added some twine, gemstones and a button.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Reindeer tag front & back

I made this card for the Tag You're it over at
The reindeer is a chipboard reindeer that I embossed several times with silver embossing powder. The sentiment is HA. I inked the edges with distressing ink an added ribbon and some gold cord for hanging on the tree.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Don't you just love the Fall season!

Harvest, fall colours by Craftin' Judy
Harvest, fall colours, a photo by Craftin' Judy on Flickr.
For the September challenge over at Hero Arts, Fall Feast- All things Fall.
I stamped the Lattice background on Kraft cardstock with HA Cup o'Joe ink. Gold embossed the leaves then applied various inks from various companies to the leaves including Butter Bar, Cup o'Joe, Berrylicious and Olive Pastel which are chalk inks.
Added some glitter to the leaves and rhinestones to the centres. Cut out the leaves and some yellow cardstock a little larger than the set of leaves and popped dotted both the background yellow and the leaves themselves for some added dimension.
The small leaf was punched out from glitter cardstock.
Sentiment is also Hero Arts C3039.
Thanks for stopping by and having a little look see.

Sunday, September 09, 2012

Halloween Flowers

Halloween Flowers by Craftin' Judy
Halloween Flowers, a photo by Craftin' Judy on Flickr.
I created this card for the September challenge over at Hero Arts - A Stamp for All Seasons. I adapted the Newspaper Tulips stamp to a Halloween theme. I white embossed the flowers on black cardstock twice. I then cut out three of the tulips and using sookwang tape covered them with various colours of glitter and pop dotted them so they would stand out from the other flowers. The sentiment is also HA - LL775 from the Days to Celebrate set.
Added some twine, rhinestones and pearls.
Thanks for having a look!

Monday, September 03, 2012

Smiles are contagious!

Smiles are contagious! by Craftin' Judy
Smiles are contagious!, a photo by Craftin' Judy on Flickr.

This is for the colour challenge PDCC147 over at usine Evergreen, Olive, Smoke and Cherry Blossom.
I used the Piestra Tile die from Memory box for the strip of cardstock colours. Attached a white border from a strip off the Tessatina Border die also from Memory Box. Sentiment is from the Thoughts for the Day Set from Inkadinkado.
Added a wooden butterfly covered in Glitter Ritz and some pearls and rhinestones using the same colour schem as the strip.

Minty Happy Birthday

This card I made for the Minty Fresh Challenge over at
I used the Tessatina Border die from Memory Box and the Die-namics Hexagons from mftstamps.
The paper used for the hexagons is Follow your Heart from My Mind's Eye. I used the little middle pieces that fell out of the border die and glued them to the middle of the hexagons. I popped up a couple of the hexagons here and there to add some depth.
Happy Birthday was stamped with Hero Arts soft pool shadow ink.
Thanks for looking and enjoy!

Organization, organization, organization...

Happy long weekend everyone (that's if you are lucky enough to be celebrating Labour Day),

I am that lucky so I have decided to use some of my time off for this very subject - organizing.
If you are like me organization means everything in my craft space. From time to time I find myself having a little creative block, forget what supplies I have or just plain and simple have too much stuff . So in comes the organizing committee - ME.
Some years back I sort of drifted out of stamping and into jewelry making. I thought it was a good idea at the time but came to realize it probably was not. I did enjoy it and will again in the future but it is fun to try different things. I do truly love my stamping though!
My jewelry cabinet which is chocked full of beads, beads and more beads is not in much use these days and stands alongside my stamping cabinet.
So I decided yesterday that I needed more room for my ever growing stamp population so I boxed up all my jewelry making supplies (which will be relocated to another room in the house) and in doing so gained a full tall cabinet which I can now fill with all my wonderful stamp products.
When transferring everything over I also decided that now might be a good time to really take stock of what I actually had in the way of stamps. Although I find it difficult to part with any of my stamps I managed to find a whole basket that I can actually live without, again freeing up even more space.
From time to time I find for me it is a good idea to just step back from the creative side and spend some quality time getting re-acquainted with my stamps and supplies. I think it actually helps to ignite a creative spark again!
I know it is impossible to have everything out in plain sight but it certainly helps to know what are in those little drawers and cabinets. I tend to label everything so for me my labelling machine is a very necessary tool in my creative space.
In going through this process (which I do from time to time) I realized that I really do have to choose some of my purchases more carefully. I find that I have things that I thought would be useful at the time of purchase but are just occupying valuable space and not really in use anymore. I'm going to try and become a more frugal shopper.
Darn all those stamp companies out there for creating new and wonderful products. No, just kidding you can keep them coming, lol.

Happy creating!!!