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Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Balloons for your birthday

I’m back with a very quick and simple card made with the September card kit from Simon Says Stamp.


I haven't done much with this set so far so I really need to get going!!


I simply stamped three balloons in coloured ink and the sentiment in black.  This panel was then backed with a piece of black cardstock and added to an A6 card blank.


This card will just be added to the stash for when it is needed.  It would be quite easy to mass produce in different colours to keep in, which I may just do.


Hope you like it.  TTFN Jude xx

Monday, 26 September 2016

Round roses

Good morning all, I hope you had a good weekend. We didn't do a lot this weekend, but we did go out with the dogs for a bit yesterday and did a couple of miles on the Trans-Pennine Trail again, which was really nice.

Today's card was made for a lovely friend who had a birthday a couple of weeks ago. It gave me the chance to try out one of the new sets that we got from Clearly Besotted. This one is called Round Roses.


This set may only be small but it makes beautiful images, and as it has three different sized roses it is very versatile.


I used Altenew Crisp Dye Inks for the roses, and stamped them on a piece of white card in a random fashion. The ink colours I used are Blush, Rouge, Crimson and Velvet.


Then I stamped around and between the roses with the leaf stamps using Memento inks, in New Sprout, Pistachio and Olive Grove.


I cut the panel down to fit a 7 x 5 card base and then cut two stitched hillside borders, one white and one black. These are from the Mama Elephant Stitched Border Trio set. I layered the white over the black and then backed the whole panel with black card before stamping a simple sentiment.


Then I added three sticky enamel hearts to finish it off.

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

xxx

Friday, 23 September 2016

Dreams come true


Hurrah it's Friday at last!  Thus has been a really busy week and I'm looking forward to spending some time in the craft room this weekend.


As you know last weekend was my granddaughter's christening.  This is the card I made for her uncle to send to her.



This cute image is from Lilly of the Valley and needed little more than a sugar pink matt and a simple sentiment.



The sentiment is from a new Lawn Fawn stamp and die set called Critters Ever After.



Hope you like it. TTFN Jude xx

Thursday, 22 September 2016

On your Christening Day

Good afternoon all, apologies for there not being a blog post this morning! I totally forgot about it, I really don't know where my head is at this week lol. 


Anyway, this card is one I made for my great niece's Christening on Sunday. It was meant to be very simple with just an image and the sentiment. But... I don't do simple very well, I always think it needs something else, so this is how it ended up.


The church stamp is from a Papermania set called Village. We have had it a couple of years and have looked everywhere for the matching dies for it. They are made by Xcut, but they were discontinued so I haven't been able to track them down. But I decided it was about time it came out of the packet and be used anyway lol.


I stamped the church with Memento ink and then coloured it with Copic markers. For the sentiments, I wrote them on the PC and then printed the sheet on my laserjet printer. Then I ran it through the Minc Machine with some gunmetal foil.


As you can see I couldn't just leave it there, so I dug out some very tiny stamps from a couple of sets and started stamping them around the image.


It didn't end up with just the few I imagined, but it reminded me of confetti, so I liked it anyway lol.


Hope you do too, take care and I'll see you soon.

xxx

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Anniversary gift card

Happy Wednesday crafty friends and thanks for visiting us.

Today I'm sharing a gift card I made for my daughter and son-in-law's wedding anniversary gift.


I used the Paper Hug stamp set from Simon Says Stamp to make my card.  The inks are blush, rouge and velvet dye inks from Altenew.


The sentiment comes from the Mr & Mrs set by Clearly Besotted.


I used plain white card and some cherry red cardstock to match the inks.  The banners were cut with MFT stitched flags.


I stamped happy anniversary inside to finish off.

Hope you like it.  TTFN Jude xx

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

English roses

Good morning, I hope you are all well. I'm off work today as I have to visit the dental hospital later. Urgh - I think I'd rather be at work lol. 


Anyway, today's card is one I made for a friends birthday last week. I used the Clearly Besotted set called English Roses.


I used Altenew Crisp Dye Inks for the flowers and Memento inks for the leaves.


I cut them out with their matching dies and then arranged them on the front panel of a 7 x 5 card blank.


I stamped a simple sentiment from a Wplus9 set and then added Wink of Stella to give the flowers some shimmer and finished off with a few sequins.


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

xxx

Monday, 19 September 2016

Charlotte Rose

Yesterday was my youngest granddaughter's christening.  
This is her in her beautiful dress before the ceremony.  
She was very well behaved and didn't cry at all during the service.


For her christening card I made a very simple white on white card with a silver charm. I used 2 different papers and embossed the linen centre layer. 


I used the Concorde & 9th Sophisticated Script stamp set to add her name.


I found a verse I really liked on Pinterest and decided to print it for the inside of the card. 


Hope you like it. TTFN Jude xx




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