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Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Anniversary Love Birds

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

Today's card is an anniversary card that I made recently, however, the design is so simple it could easily have lots of other sentiments on it.

I started by using Alcohol Inks on glossy paper to blend a background. I used Lettuce, Meadow, and Sunshine Yellow, with a few drops of Silver Mixative, and swiped it over the paper in one direction. 

I trimmed the panel down and cut it out with a Stitched Rectangle die and then added a larger white mat behind it, before adding them to a green note card.

The tree is a Spellbinders Die-D-Lites die, and the birds are fussy cut from a Marianne Designs Birdhouse stamp set, coloured with Copic markers and then covered in Glossy Accents.

I stamped the Happy Anniversary sentiment on to plain white card and then cut it out with an MFT Stamps Stitched Banner Die.

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



Monday, 19 February 2018

Pretty posies

Hello everyone and happy Monday.

Today's card is made using a Wplus9 stamp set called Beautiful Bouquets - Ranunculus.

I stamped it twice on watercolour paper and coloured it with my Zig Clean Colour markers and a water brush.

Once dry I fussy cut both bouquets and added them to a piece of silver grey card stock and a black card base.

To finish off I white heat embossed a sentiment on to black card.

I love the bright colours of these flowers and hope you do too.

TTFN Jude xx

Friday, 16 February 2018

Sparkly Leaves

Good morning folks, I hope you have all had a good week and are looking forward to the weekend. We've had a busy week here with the boys being over, but it's so lovely to have them here, and it does go far too quickly !

Today's card was going to be a white on white, with just a pop of colour, but in the end it had more colour than I had intended, but I still like it.

I used a small tree die, that I think came on a magazine a few years ago. Either that or it's a Cheery Lyn die, I can't remember lol. 

Anyway, I cut it from plain white card and then using an embossing pen I coloured some of the leaves and then added Wow Red Pearl embossing powder. Unfortunately the embossing pen turned the leaves blue and the powder wasn't enough to cover it, so the leaves ended up a shiny blue lol. So, when I repeated this for the rest of the leaves, I added silver embossing powder instead!

I used stitched rectangles for the background and frame and added a sentiment cut with a Cut n Make die, I left one part plain white and then embossed the other part silver.

Then I added it all to a plain white A2 note card.

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


Thursday, 15 February 2018

Candles - or are they?

Hello again.  Today I have a quick and simple card for you.
I used a flat stamp and an open leaf stamp to create some birthday candles.

I stamped the plain border stamp at different heights in several colours of Memento ink.  I then used the leaf and orange ink to add flames.
A touch of Wink of Stella gave the candles some sparkle.

A fun sentiment and a happy birthday banner stamp finished it off. I told you it was quick!

This is a great idea for getting more from your stamps.  Try to imagine some of the simple shapes in other ways.

TTFN Jude xx

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

You're a Star

Good morning, I hope you are having a good week. I have my grandson's staying this week as it's half-term for them, so I've taken a couple of days off work and we've managed to get out and about with the dogs. Even though the weather isn't great, they really do enjoy getting out in the fresh air and going in the woods and the stream lol. 

Right, today's card is one I made for my eldest grandson, for his birthday last month. I used alcohol inks on glossy paper and splattered them with a Tim Holtz splatter brush.

Then I cut the panel out with the Avery Elle Stitched Wonky Ellements and put it on to a dark blue note card.

The stars are from a Marianne Designs Embossing Folder and die set, I cut them with white card and then coloured the stars with Copic markers to match my background colours.

The grandson sentiment is cut using a Diesire die from Crafter's Companion, and the banner sentiment is from the Lawn Fawn So Jelly stamp set, stamped with Sapphire ink from Altenew.

I laid it all out on the background panel and then raised some of the stars up on foam pads for dimension, and added in a die cut 12 to finish it off.

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


Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Gilded flower

Hello everyone.

Today's card was created for my nephew's wedding anniversary last Sunday.  Daniel and his wife Staci, celebrated three years of married life, although they have been together for over 13!

To make the card I gold embossed Altenew's Beautiful Day on to white card and cut it out.

I added it to a splattered background, made using my new Gansai Tambi gold paints.

I heat embossed the sentiment and added it to a piece of glittered washi tape.

The colours don't show up too well in the photographs but take my word for it, they look lovely in real life.

See you soon.  TTFN Jude xx

Monday, 12 February 2018

We all Voted

Good morning folks, I hope you have all had a good weekend, it did go awfully fast again though! Yesterday was my son and daughter-in-law's 3rd wedding anniversary, I can't believe where 3 years has gone, is it an age thing????? lol.

Anyway this is one of the cards I made for my daughter-in-law for her birthday last month, using the Hi There Bear stamp set from Concord & 9th. 

I really do love this little bear, he's a bit sad looking but I think he's adorable. I stamped him with Jet Black Altenew ink, along with his background stripes, then I filled in his tummy, legs and eyes etc with the other stamps in the set. 

I stamped the balloon separately using black and red ink, and then cut it out by hand so I could raise it up on foam tape.

The background is cut with one of my all time favourite dies, the Wonky Stitched Ellements from Avery Elle, and the sentiment from the Hi There Bear set is stamped with Satin Red Versafine ink.

I used an MFT Stamps Stitched Banner die to cut out the bottom sentiment, turning it around so I could have the flag ends at both sides, then I put it all on a red note card.

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


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