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Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Latte love

Hello again.

I'm back with another simple card made with February's SSS card kit.

One of the good things about these kits is that the papers can do a lot of the work for you.

In this instance  I used a background paper, a strip from a sheet containing lots of sentiments and just one stamped image.

I coloured the image with Copic markers in colours to match the papers.
I then added some shimmer pen to the coffee cup and popped it up on foam squares.

I cut a fish tail in the end of the sentiment strip and added that with foam squares also.

Hope you like it.  TTFN Jude xx

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Fresh Freesia

Good morning all, I hope you are having a good week. Well after weeks of missing mojo, I finally think I am getting a spark back. I did manage to complete 2 cards this weekend, with the help of a new Altenew stamp set called Fresh Freesia.

I love how simple and pretty this stamp is, and it comes with a few different sentiments so you can use whichever is most appropriate.

For this card I stamped the flower and greeting on watercolour card and then coloured it with Zig Clean Colour markers. I brought up pictures of freesia on line to get some colour combos from, and I loved the red and yellow ones, and I think the watercolour gives them a nice soft look.

I added a piece of seldom used Washi tape down one side and mounted the panel onto a deep red card blank.

Then I just added a few orange and red sequins to finish it off. 

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


Monday, 20 March 2017

SSS February card kit

Monday again.  Where is the time going?

This weekend I finally got around to using the February card kit from Simon Says Stamp.

This month it features lots of tea and coffee themed papers, stamps and embellishments

I decided to use this fabulous quote from Eleanor Roosevelt, paired with the tea bag image.

I used MFT blueprints set 13 to cut the patterned paper and the two banners, before stamping my image and sentiment.  I coloured these with Copic markers.

I think this would be great encouragement for a girl friend who's having a tough time.  What do you think?

TTFN Jude xx

Friday, 17 March 2017

Super hero

Good morning all, hope you have had a good week. Thank goodness it's Friday, can't wait for this week to be over to be honest. 🙍 But tomorrow's the weekend and I'm really hoping to get some time in the craft room, as I still haven't made anything since February !!!!! 🙅

Anyway, today's card was made using a pale blue window card that we picked up at one of the craft shows. So I made my background to fit inside.

I used a starry night paper background from an old Papermania pad, and then cut my City Skyline die and background die from MFT stamps, using gold and silver card.

The little superhero is from a Clearly Besotted set called Caped Cuties. I coloured him with Copic markers and then cut him out by hand.

I added him to the background paper with foam pads and then added a sentiment from the same set.

Then all I needed to do was add a few sequins and it was all finished.

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


Thursday, 16 March 2017

Christmas Cheer

Yes I know it's March but I have already started stamping and colouring some of my Christmas card designs.  
Here's one of the designs I will use for work.

This simple image came as a freebie on a craft magazine and I coloured it with Copic markers.

The sentiment is from a Clearly Besotted set called Laugh Out Loud Christmas.

I added some Spectrum Noir shimmer pen to the glass and bottle then finished it off with liquid pearls in gold pearl.

Hope you like it.

TTFN Jude xx

Wednesday, 15 March 2017


Good morning all, and happy Hump day. Today's card has been dragged up from my stash of unblogged cards, as it's been that long since I made anything, I am running out of things to show 😲lol. 

I saw a card like this last year on Pinterest. But when I went back to try and find it again, so I could link to it, I can't find it........ So if anyone knows who made the original one, I will be happy to add it in.

I just loved the idea, and thought it would be perfect for my son-in-law's birthday last year. I used the PC to make the numbers and Oldometer sign. Then printed them on plain white card and inked them with Old Paper, Antique Linen and Walnut Stain, Distress Inks.

I just kept blending small amounts of the inks until I was happy with an aged look.

I cut the frame from brown card and just used a rectangle die twice to cut the windows. Then I added the inked background behind.

I found a piece of coordinating background paper in a Nit Wit Collections pad, and added this to an 8 x 8 plain white card blank. Then added the panel and name plate on top.

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


Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Orange punch

Happy Tuesday everyone.  Hope you are well.

I'm out and about for work this week so not much crafting time available.  I did however have time for this simple card for our cousin's birthday this week.

I used an old Tonic punch on a piece of cream card and cut out three flowers.
I then took a piece of string to wrap around the card and finish with a co-ordinating button.

The sentiment is in Simon Says Stamp It's No Secret set from one of the monthly card kits.  

I stamped it with Altenew ink in Autumn Blaze.

I raised the panel with foam tape on an orange card blank and added small pearls to the heart of the flowers.  

I think it turned out well.  What do you think?

TTFN Jude xx

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