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Tuesday, 17 October 2017

85th Birthday Wishes

Good morning all, I hope your week is starting off well. We went over to see our grandsons at the weekend, and watched them take part in a street dance show. They were so good, we had a brilliant time, even if they were absolutely shattered by the end of it lol.

Anyway, today's card is one mum asked me to make for a lady that goes line dancing with her. She reached the age of 85 at the weekend, and so was having a little party that some of the ladies from group attended.

I didn't want to do anything specifically line dancing so I played it safe and went floral instead. I wanted something classy but simple, so stuck with a cream and black colour scheme.

I got the idea for the layout from a few cards I saw on Pinterest, but adapted it to suit my design and materials. I used the Floral Bliss stamp set from Simon Says Stamp, and heat embossed the flower bouquet with black embossing powder.

I stamped it a couple of times and cut one of them up to layer behind the main image. Then I backed them all with black card. For the sentiment I heat embossed stamps from the Clearly Besotted Happy Birthday set. Then added numbers cut with the MFT Starlight Number dies and covered with Glossy Accents.

I layered everything up on a 7 x 5 card blank and added some scored lines to the panels, a ribbon, and a sheer ribbon bow. Then I finished it off with some black and cream pearls.

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


Monday, 16 October 2017

Holiday happiness

Hello and welcome.  Hope you've had a good weekend.

My card today is one of the simplest makes possible.

I took a piece of Christmas paper and cut it out with a stitched rectangle die.  From this I also die cut a circle slightly larger than my sentiment.

I placed the paper on my card base and marked the circle in pencil.  This gave me the area to stamp my sentiment and have it show through the opening.

I white heat embossed a sentiment from the Simon Says Stamp Gifts of Love stamp set directly onto the card base.  Once it cooled I erased my pencil marks and adhered the paper.

To finish off I used red liquid pearls to add some berries.  Like I said very simple and speedy.

Hope you like it.

TTFN Jude xx

Friday, 13 October 2017

‘‘Tis the season

Good morning all, Friday at last! I hope you have some nice plans for the weekend. We are off to see our grandsons tomorrow, as they are performing in a Street Dance Show tomorrow evening. 😊

Today's card was a bit of an experiment. We have a pack of 4 x 4 card blanks, that I thought I may be able to make use of for Christmas Cards, so I was looking for an image that would be proportionate to the card.

I came across this tree image from a recent copy of Creative Stamping magazine. I knew I wanted to heat emboss the snow, but I wondered whether I could heat emboss the tree too.

I gave it a try and heat embossed the tree with Bright Gold embossing powder, then I stamped the snow with Versamark ink and heat embossed it with White embossing powder.

The second layer of embossing does sit on the first layer slightly differently to on the card base, but I do think for an image like this it's OK. So I stamped a sentiment in black ink, cut the panel down to size and added it to my card blank.

A really quick and simple card, that could be reproduced in no time.

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


Thursday, 12 October 2017

Presents under the tree

Hello again!

Today's card is almost an exact copy of one Vicky P made with last December's Simon Says Stamp kit.

I loved the simple look of the card and how easy it would be to add in other elements to get a different look every time.  

I have made a couple of these and just added a different paper strip or sentiment to make them individual.

I will definitely try to make more  using just a few elements and mix up the colours of Copics and card stock.

Hope you like it as much as I do.

TTFN Jude xx

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Flurry of love

Good morning crafty friends, I hope you are having a good week. I was looking through the Christmas stash the other day and came across this little stamp set that I won from a lovely lady on Instagram almost 2 years ago! 

I thought that after all this time without being used, I at least had to make a couple of cards with it lol. So I stamped it twice on smooth white card and then coloured them with Copic Markers.

The stamp is called Flurry of Love from MFT Stamps, and it is so easy to colour and makes a fantastic little card. I coloured this little girl in pinks and reds, and the 2nd one in purples and lilacs.

Then I used the Avery Elle, Wonky Stitched Ellements dies for the background mats, and added them to coordinating card blanks using foam tape.

I stamped the sentiment twice onto a strip of thin black card, and then heat embossed it with white embossing powder.

Then I added a sentiment to each card using very thin foam tape.

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


Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Christmas night

Welcome back.  Hope you've managed to get some crafty time over the last weekend.
I didn't get as much done as I should but managed to finish this card.

I cut and coloured the pieces last week but once I had them it just wouldn't come together properly.  When I gave it a couple of days and went back, the pieces just seemed to fall into place.

Also Jen thought of adding in a Father Christmas to the fireplace and I love this little detail.  I think it adds so much to the scene.

The tree and presents were stamped for last year but never coloured.  I used Copics to colour them in and added some Wink of Stella.

I love how the card finished up.  Hope you do too.

TTFN Jude xx

Monday, 9 October 2017

Christmas Heart

Good morning all, did you have a good weekend? We didn't do a lot this weekend as all shattered after recent illnesses etc. but we did get out with the dogs again yesterday, and had a nice walk through the woods.

Today's card is a super cute little 4 x 4.5 note card that I cut from a gold satin card.

I cut a white panel for the front and then stamped the Clearly Besotted From Our Home heart stamp, using Versamark ink.

I heat embossed it with Bright Gold embossing powder and then stamped a greeting from the same set and heat embossed that too.

I added the panel to the card using fun foam, and then finished it off with a few tiny pearls on the heart branches.

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


Friday, 6 October 2017

It’s Christmas dear

Thank you for visiting today.

I'm ready for my weekend, what about you?

Today's card continues the theme of using papers from my stash.  I love the combination of black, white and gold in this paper I thought it deserved something simple and understated.

Unfortunately after gluing the sentiment strip on the top of the paper I realised I had managed to get black soot distress ink on both the paper and card blank!

My first instinct was just to throw the card away and start again, but then I remembered a card Jen made recently where she added washi tape.

We happen to have some gold sparkle washi and I think this adds the perfect touch to the card.  We really need to get some more of this!

What do you think?  TTFN Jude xx

Thursday, 5 October 2017

Distress ink backgrounds

Good morning folks, I'm afraid it's more of the Christmas cards from me again today. But as we don't have any family birthdays in October or November, it's a really good time for us to make a head start on them.

Followers of Jennifer McGuire's blog, will no doubt recognise the technique on these cards, as the one Jennifer shared on her blog a couple of weeks ago. I really liked it so though I would give it a go.

I used a silhouette deer stamp from a copy of Creative Stamping magazine, from last year. I inked it with Archival Jet Black ink and then stamped it on to two white panels.

Then I masked off the top and bottom of the panels with Post-It tape and blended some of the new Distress Oxide inks together to create the colourful backgrounds. I used Picked Raspberry, Seedless Preserve and Worn Lipstick for the pink one.

Then I used Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers and Fossilized Amber for the blue/green one. I wasn't happy with how it dulled my black silhouettes, so I coloured them with my Versamark pen and then heat embossed them with Clear Embossing Powder.

I added a Christmas sentiment, with Archival ink and then Versamark over the top and then heat embossed this too.

Then I added a strip of glittery Washi Tape to the bottom of the panels and put them on to coordinating card blanks. To finish them off I added small dots of White Blizzard, Nuvo Glitter Drops to the backgrounds and left them to dry overnight.

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


Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Baubles and borders

Happy Wednesday!

I'm back with another card idea using patterned paper.

This time I cut a 6 x 6 paper in half and added thin coloured strips to each side.

I mounted the strip on a 5.5 x 4.25" card blank before adding a sentiment.  The sentiment is from Krumspring's Naughty or Nice set from last year.  I popped this up on foam tape for dimension.

The finishing touch was some gold drops using Liquid Pearls.

I think this makes a simple statement and could be used with many of the papers in our stashes.

TTFN Jude xx
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