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Friday, 26 May 2017

Happy stripes

Good morning folks, I hope you have had a good week and are looking forward to the weekend.

For today's card I used a couple of different border stamps, one is from a Simon Says Stamp set, and the other is from an Avery Elle set.

I used the Misti to stamp them alternately on a 6 x 4 white panel, using Fossilised Amber and Walnut Stain Distress Oxide Inks.

After I had stamped one end of the panel, I turned it around and repeated on the other end.

The large Happy die cut is from the MFT Stamp and Die Set, Happy Everything. I cut it out with plain white card and then inked it with the same Distress Inks.

I added the sentiment to the panel and popped it on a dark brown card blank. Then finished it off with a few brown and gold Candi.

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


Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Organic Blooms

Good morning folks, sorry for the late posting today. But other things have been wiping me out just lately and I just didn't have the energy last night to write this lol.

Anyway it's a very short post today as I have used this technique before, colouring with Spectrum Noir pencils on to black card after white heat embossing an image.

This image is from Mama Elephant and is called Organic Blooms.

Then I used Silver and White Shimmer Sprays over the top.

And a sentiment from the same set.

Right we are off to walk the dogs and then to the cemetery to wish dad a happy 69th birthday. At least for a change the sun is shining :)

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


Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Die layering

Hell everyone, welcome back.

My card today was inspired by the amazing Jennifer McGuire.  She recently blogged a video (here) on layering die cuts to create simple cards.  This is my version.

I selected four shades of purple to create my layers from.  I took a floral die set and taped the smallest four together before running them through the Big Shot.  I then removed the biggest die and repeated on another piece of card, until I had four floral die cut pieces each slightly smaller than the previous one.

I ran my top piece through with an embossing folder to add a sentiment in the background.

When the pieces are layered together you can see the edge of the smaller die cuts through the aperture in the upper piece of card.  This creates a flower to which I added leaves and a stem.

I topped the flower off with another sentiment cut from gold mirror card to add a little bling.

I think this is a lovely simple card and will be experimenting with different shapes to see what effects I can create.

Hope you like it.  TTFN Jude xx

Monday, 22 May 2017

Be happy

Good morning folks and happy Monday, hope you are all ready for the week ahead and have had a nice crafty weekend.

Today's card is a bit of a mixture of things but they do work together. I used Distress Oxide Inks in Spiced Marmalade, Fossilized Amber and Vintage Photo, to blend through a Mandala stencil.

Then I stamped a flower and some leaves from the Altenew Beautiful Day set, using Altenew Crisp Dye Inks, and cut them out with their matching dies.

I used the Happy stamp from the Simon Says Stamp, Happy and Smile set and cut it out with an MFT Stitched Banner Die.

Then I added the little die cut Be, which I cut out in black shiny card using the Avery Elle Holly Jolly set. 

I popped it all together on to a sparkly orange card base and added a few sequins to finish it off.

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


Friday, 19 May 2017


Good morning all. I'm a bit late posting today as I forgot 😱

This is the card I gave Jen and Alan for their anniversary yesterday. 

I water coloured this piece a while ago. 

I wasn't sure what to do with it until now. 

The technique for creating the branches is so easy and fun to do. 

I dropped brown paint in blobs down the side of a piece of watercolour paper. Using a straw I blow gently to spread the paint and make it look like a tree. I then used several shades of pink and purple to create the illusion of blossom. 

Believe me if I can do this anyone can!

The die cut is from the happy anniversary set from Clearly Besotted. I stamped with memento ink on a pinky purple card and cut with the matching die. This is two layers thick for some dimension. 

Hope you like it. TTFN Jude xx

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Love you tons

Good morning folks, hope you are having a good week. Alan and I are both off work today as it is our 16th wedding anniversary, so we are going out for the day, not sure where lol, but then we are going for a nice meal tonight.

Anyway, today's card is the one I made to send to Alan. I used the Clearly Besotted Love You Tons stamp, and stamped it with Tuxedo Black Memento ink.

Then I coloured the image with Copic markers, added a little sentiment underneath, and then cut it out with a Lawn Fawn, Stitched Square die.

I wanted to keep the card quite simple, so I chose the large spotty Anniversary stamp from Clearly Besotted and then used a couple of the other words that are in the set to make my sentiment.

I decided to use a 7 x 5 card blank for a change, which meant I had the room to add a background. So I chose some simple black and white spotty card, and added mats behind the image and sentiment.

I didn't think it needed a lot else, so I added a red enamel heart to the image and left it at that.

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


Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Los tres amigos

Happy hump day everyone!  Are you ready for it to be the weekend yet? I know I am.

Today's card was another for Jamie's birthday yesterday.  This one uses Three Amigos stamps and dies from Mama Elephant.

I love these little critters and the many messages you can add to their placards.

I coloured all three amigos using Copic markers and cut them out with the matching dies.

I took a piece of plain white card and die cut two small circles for the animals to sit in and attached them to the panel.  Once it was done it looked very plain so I used several Memento inks to stamp pencils all over the background and used arrows to add to the messages.

Once I had them all attached I added a piece of black fun foam to the back of the panel and stuck it to a black card base.

I then used Liquid Pearls to add a few dots to the background and to add features to the animals faces.

I think this is a fun little card and hope you like it too.

TTFN Jude xx
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