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Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Mini stamped tree

Hello and thank you for joining us today.  I'm back with another Christmas card.  Unfortunately this didn't turn out quite as I envisioned, but it's okay.

I took several very small images from a stamp set on  last month's Creative Stamping magazine.  I then masked a simple Christmas tree shape and filled the area.  Once it was filled I coloured the images with Copic markers.

Once I had a tree I masked it off and stamped my sentiment in a pale grey ink, across the whole image.  At the very top I used red Versafine ink and then finished off the tree with some red Nuvo drops.

The bottom of the tree had a stand but it didn't look very good, so I covered it with some silver washi tape and a red banner with a silver strip.  This is the bit I'm not fond of and if I do it again I will leave off the stand.

See you again on Friday.

TTFN Jude xx

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Iced greetings

Welcome back.  Yes you've got me again.  I'm giving Jen ANOTHER birthday present by letting her off her posting for today, lol :)

Today's card is from an idea I saw on Jennifer McGuire's blog.  This uses the Simon Says Stamp Frozen Fractals Stamp set.

I multi-stamped the snowflakes with a silver memento ink onto cream pearl card.  I then cut out the word Christmas using a new die set from Creative Expressions and stamped the word Merry above it with black ink.  In hind sight I should have used a softer colour for this.

I cut three more of the words from plain white card and stacked them all together with the stamped word.  I then popped this back into the negative space, added a silver matt and adhered it to a white card blank.

The finishing touch was some platinum liquid pearl drops in the snowflake centres.

I love how classy this looks and hope you like it too.  TTFN Jude xx

Monday, 11 December 2017

Birthday flowers

Hello crafty friends and welcome.

Today I'm sure you will want to join me in sending the biggest "Happy Birthday" wish to Jen.  We had a family celebration yesterday but today's festivities will be a little more select, lol.

Hope you have a fantastic day Jen!

On to today's card.  Obviously this is a card for my darling baby sister, and for it I have gone way back to the Simon Says Stamp monthly kit from April 2016!

This is a set I have never used (!) and while browsing for ideas I came across this design, which I just had to copy.

I stamped the flower images using several shades of Altenew ink on to my card base, roughly in a circular pattern.  I then stamped extras on to another card and cut these out to make embellishments.

I stamped the sentiment and cut it out with a stitched circle die for my focal point.  I then added the cut flower images.

The final step was to add some Nuvo glaze to the centres.

Hope you (and Jen!) like it.  TTFN Jude xx

Thursday, 7 December 2017

Snow pals

Welcome back.  Judy here with another Christmas card.

Again this one uses the free stamps that came with issue 50 of Creative Stamping.  The set was designed by Hunkydory and has some lovely images.

I stamped the snowman then masked him to add his penguin pal.  The presents and tree I added, came from a set by Lawn Fawn.

I coloured everything with Copic markers then added a sentiment from the scripty Christmas greetings set; also from Lawn Fawn.

I love how this turned out.  Hope you do too.

TTFN Jude xx

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Merry Christmouse

Good morning all, I hope you are having a good week. I am very pleased to say that mum is now making a great recovery and could well be coming home tomorrow. Fingers crossed xx

We have two cards for the price of one today, as I wanted to try out a couple of new embossing powders from Wow that I got in their recently released members kit. I combined them with the Lawn Fawn Merry Christmouse stamp set and the Wow - To You and Yours set.

I stamped the sentiment from the Wow set with Versamark ink and then heat embossed it, firstly with Wow Primary Apple Red powder, and then on the second card I mixed Metallic Silver with Twinklebelle Glitter to emboss the sentiment and stars.

I stamped the mice and cheese with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then coloured them with Copic Markers. Then I stamped a couple of tiny red hearts using Versafine Satin Red ink.

I backed both of the cards with a coordinating colour matt and then added them to A6 note cards. Then I added a few matching sequins to finish them off.

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


Tuesday, 5 December 2017


Hello I’m back with a simple card today. 

I used a Spellbinders die to cut the star from some gorgeous sparkle paper. 

The sentiment is from a Tim Holtz collection from a few years ago which has some lovely large stamps. 

I stamped this with Archival ink. 

I adhered the star on some foam squares above the greeting. 

The finishing touch was a few drops of Nuvo white blizzard. 

TTFN Jude xx

Monday, 4 December 2017

Chill Out

Good morning all, I hope you have had a good weekend and managed to squeeze in some crafty time in-between all the Christmas prep. 

Unfortunately we have not had a great weekend, mum had hip replacement surgery on Thursday, and she has been quite poorly since, so has spent the last few days in Critical Care. But I am very pleased and relieved to say that she seems to have turned a corner and will soon be able to move to the orthopaedics ward 😊

Right on to today's card, this is the card I made for our youngest grandson when he turned 9 on Friday. I just love that polar bear and his ugly sweaters lol.

I stamped his jumper with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then masked it so I could stamp him behind. Then I coloured him with Copic Markers.

The image and sentiment are both from last month's issue of Creative Stamping magazine, and are so easy to stamp and colour.

I used Distress Oxide ink in Salty Ocean to give him a border, and then added him to an A2 coordinating note card.

Then I just added a few drops of Nuvo Crystal Glaze to finish it off.

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


Thursday, 30 November 2017

Football Treat

Good morning all, I hope you are having a good week. I'm giving you a little break from the Christmas cards today, as it's my youngest Grandson's 9th birthday tomorrow, and this is one of the cards I made for him.

I saw something very similar on Pinterest a few weeks ago, so had a go at creating something on the same lines but using the stamps and dies that we have.

I started by cutting a pile of circles with a hexagon design, using a Simon Says Stamp (SSS), button die. Then I coloured panels on these with a black gel pen.

For the cupcake case, I used a SSS cupcake die and coloured the card blue, then added a yellow background to it. I used these colours for the card as they are the colours of the team kit, that he plays for.

The ball and shoe image is from an old Crafters Companion stamp set called Camden Town, Male 2. I coloured them with Copic Markers and then cut them out by hand.

I used Lawn Fawn Stitched Square Dies, to sit the cupcake on, and a simple sentiment from a Clearly Besotted Happy Birthday stamp set.

Then I cut a simple number 9 for the football, and used a red enamel dot with a piece of coloured card to put the cherry on top.

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


Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Beary Christmas

Hello again.

Today's card uses a free stamp set received with a recent craft magazine.

I love this bear and his little birdie friend, so decided to make him the main feature of my card.

I stamped the images straight on to my card base, before masking the bear and adding the presents.

I coloured everything with Copic markers then added sparkle pen to the present ribbons, the bird and the bear's paws.  I also used some liquid pearls for the eyes and nose.

The sentiment is from the same set and was stamped in Tuxedo Black ink.

To finish off I added Nuvo drops in white blizzard to the background.

Hope you like my card for today.  

See you on Friday.  TTFN Jude xx

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Scandi Bear

Good morning folks, I hope you are having a good week so far, Today's card was a bit of a "let's see what this would look like" card, and I'm glad to say I really like it lol.

Well, all except the big crease in the top corner, which happened as I was putting the adhesive on to the back of the image to stick it on the card!!! oh well at least I know it looks nice and I can make some more 😏.

All of the stamps, including the polar bear and jumper are from last month's issue of Creative Stamping magazine. I wanted to see what it would look like all stamped in red, for a 'Scandi Christmas' feel.

I used Versafine Satin Red ink, which is a beautiful ink for detail stamping, on to cream card. 

Then I added a piece of deep red embossed card to a cream deckled edge card blank, and added the image on top. Very, very simple to make, but they do make lovely cute cards.

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


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