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Friday, 2 December 2016

Have yourself a merry little Christmas...

Good morning folks, thank goodness it's Friday, it's been a very long week that seems to have flown past again. If that makes sense lol. 

Today's card is back to the lovely Lawn Fawn Cheery Christmas stamps and dies, as they are super cute.

I stamped and coloured the little deer and presents with Copic markers, then cut them out with their matching dies.

For the background, I blended some Distress Inks together and then stamped and heat embossed a few snowdrops over the top.

I added in the Lawn Fawn Snow Capped Mountains and then cut them out with a circle die.

The plain background is cut with the Avery Elle Wonky Stitches die and then I added a scalloped frame to the edge, and laid it on a dark blue card base.

Hope you like it, take care and have a great weekend.


Thursday, 1 December 2016

Jolly Snowman

Hello December, my old friend!!  Although it is usually manic with the run-up to Christmas I do love December.  Everybody tends to be a little nicer to each other - though I think that's often fuelled by the alcohol from the many Christmas parties! ;)

My card today is made using the Be Jolly set from Avery Elle.  This is such a cute and cheerful little snowman.

My card was heavily influenced by this one over at Split Coast Stampers.

I coloured the snowman with Zig Clean Colour markers then added Spectrum Noir clear glitter pen over the top.  Unfortunately my camera doesn't capture the sparkle very well, but I assure you it's there.

I created a simple background using a couple of stitched circles, some coloured card and a piece of craft card.  The sentiment was embossed in Cosmic Shimmer TrueWhite embossing powder.

I finished up by adding a snowfall backdrop using a white Signo pigment ink pen.

TTFN Jude xx

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Football Crazy

Good morning folks and happy hump day! I hope you are all having a good week. Tomorrow is my youngest grandson’s 8th birthday so today’s card is one that I made for him from his mamma (my mum).


I used a Marianne Designs embossing folder with a hexagon shape for the background. Then I used it’s matching die to cut some black hexagons and stuck them on in a pattern to make it look like a football.

I did the same for the football and cut it out with a circle die, and then drew in the black lines between the hexagons with a black fine liner.

The grass is cut with an MFT Grassy Edges die, in a few different shades of green card. 

Then I cut the sentiment using a Clearly Besotted die set in green and black card. I slightly offset the black behind the green to give it a bit of shadow and depth.

Then I added a simple diecut 8 to the football and layered in onto a green card base with a black stitched mat.

Hope you like it, take care and I'll see you soon.


Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Autumnal Wreath

Hello friends and thank you for visiting us today.

My last card for this month is this autumnal looking wreath made with the Simon Says Stamp Nuts About You card kit from October.

I do love a nicely done wreath and I loved putting all the little stamps to use on this one.

I used several different Memento inks - Morocco, Potter's Clay, Rhubarb Stalk, Lady Bug, Cottage Ivy and Cantaloupe.

To add a little more interest I gold embossed one of the stamps and the sentiment. 

I'm really pleased with the effect of this one.  Hope you like it too.

TTFN Jude xx

Monday, 28 November 2016

Poinsettias All Around

Good morning, hope you are all well and had a great weekend. I have had my grandsons over for a quick visit, as it's the youngest's birthday on Thursday. It was so lovely to see them, and for them to spend some time with their cousins. 

Anyway, on to today's cards. I have three for you today as they are all using the same diecuts, just done slightly differently.

The poinsettia is a Memory Box stamp and die set, that we have had for a couple of years. For this card I heat embossed it with Simon Says Stamp Rose Gold Embossing Powder.

For this card I stamped it straight on to a red shimmer cardstock and then layered it with a red sparkle cardstock. I love the red and gold combo, and the tiny yellow brads in the centre.

The Embossing folder is the same on these two cards. It's a Crafter's Companion, split snowflake and snow folder with a plain strip in the middle, which is perfect for adding tape or ribbon. 

For this final card, I stamped the poinsettia onto plain white card and then coloured two layers with green and red Wink of Stella pens. Then I layered them onto a red glitter layer, and added tiny homemade enamel dots to the centre with Nuvo Crystal Drops.

For all the cards I used a Merry Christmas die from a Frozen Forest set and the fern leaves are a Britannia die.


Hope you like them, take care and I'll see you soon.


Friday, 25 November 2016

Football fanatic

Hurrah for Fridays!  Unfortunately I have to go back to work next week as my hand has healed enough, but I have had some good crafting time while I've been off :)

Next week my youngest nephew, Bailey, will be eight years old.  As he, his Mum and big brother don't live locally, we don't see them as often as we would like, but they are all coming over this weekend.

While he is here we will hold a little celebration for him with cake and candles!

As he loves his football, I thought this Lili of the Valley image was perfect for his card.  
The original is grey and white but I've coloured over with blue to match his team colours.  He's a Toffee!! (That's an Everton fan to the uninitiated - lol)

I repeat stamped the background with a Studio Calico stamp before adding the figure with some foam squares.

Hope you like it.  TTFN Jude xx

Thursday, 24 November 2016

Happy Birthday Fishes

Good morning folks, I hope you are all having a good week.

I thought I would give you a little break from my Christmas cards and show you one of my recent birthday card makes.

A good friend of my son and daughter-in-law, asked for a couple of cards for her dad's 60th birthday and this is one of them.

I used a digi stamp that came with an old version of Complete Cardmaking, as I needed a fishing image and I only have one stamp. Unfortunately I had already used this for the same family earlier this year! lol.  Anyway I really like this little fella, so all is good. 😉

I coloured him with Copic markers and then cut him out with a stitched border frame. Then I added him to an olive green card blank and put some Glossy Accents on parts of his fishing rod and the fishes eye.

Then I made up the sentiment on the PC and printed it to match, then cut it out with an MFT Stitched Banner die. To finish it off I added 60 using green flocked thick numbers.

Hope you like it, take care and I'll see you soon.


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