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Friday, 4 September 2015

Ellie fly

Good morning folks, hope you have all had a good week. I know I am looking forward to the weekend. Hopefully we will get some decent weather. 

Today's card is made using a couple of Avery Elle stamp sets. I used the Ellie stamp and die for the little elephant. I stamped her with London Fog Memento ink and then coloured her with Copic markers. 

The paper aeroplane and sentiment stamps are from one of our new Avery Elle sets called Sending You, and I used Tuxedo Black and Elderberry Memento Inks to stamp them. 

The backing paper is from a Websters Pages, Best Friends paper pad and I teamed it with a soft lilac card.

Then I stamped a couple of heart clusters and added it all to a 7 x 7 card blank.

Hope you like it, have a good weekend, take care and I'll see you next week.


Thursday, 3 September 2015

Kay and Ian

Yesterday Jen shared the card she had made for her daughter and son-in-law.  Today I have one of the cards I made for their anniversary.

This card started off totally differently and evolved along the way!  As is often the case I had to adapt as I totally messed up the first attempt.

My problem was the embossing.  I can not seem to emboss without getting excess powder on the background - even though I always use an anti-static bag to wipe over first!

Anyway this stamp set is called Sending You by Avery Elle, which I embossed with Liquid Platinum by Ranger.  The die is scripty hugs from Lawn Fawn, cut from dark red card covered with Studio Calico washi tape.

In the end it didn't turn out too badly.  Hope you like it.

TTFN Jude xx

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Happy anniversary K and Ian xxx

Good morning all, today is my daughter and son-in-law's 4th wedding anniversary, and this is the card I have made for them. Happy anniversary K and Ian, hope you have a lovely day xxx

I used the Lawn Fawn Love You Tons stamps and dies for the main image. I stamped the elephants in London Fog Memento ink and coloured them with Copic markers.

I punched the little hearts out with a small punch and then stamped the 'Love You Tons' sentiment above them with Jet Black Archival ink. 

I used the MFT Stamps Stitched Squares dies for the centre and then added in a bit of the MFT Grassy Edges along the bottom. The patterned paper is from a Fantastic Foils paper pad and I found a coordinating card for the backing. 

The 'Happy Anniversary' stamp is from a Molly Moo set and the 'Daughter and Son-In-Law' is made up with some Crafters Companion Sentimentals stamps, with the small 'and' coming from a Simon Says Stamp set.

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


Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Salt technique card

Good morning all and happy September!!

I have been wanting to try the salt technique I have seen used on several craft projects, so I gave it a go last week on one of Alan's birthday cards.

This card uses Lawn Fawn 'critters' stamps and dies, as well as an MFT word die.

The technique is quite simple and you can get differing effects quite easily.  Take a piece of watercolour paper and liberally apply watercolour paint.  I used two shades of blue paint and LOTS of water.  While the paper is wet apply the salt (I used table salt and rock salt) then let it dry over night.
Once dry rub the salt off the surface to reveal the effect.  Each piece has a unique pattern and can be used for many things.  I cut this piece down to use as my background.

Hope you like it.

TTFN Jude xx

Monday, 31 August 2015


Good afternoon all, sorry the blog post is late today. I haven't been feeling too good and it totally slipped my mind last night to get it ready for this morning lol. Anyway better late than never, hopefully. 

Today's card is one I made for Alan's birthday last week from our son and daughter in law. I used a WPlus9 stamp set called Lucky Stars for the main sentiment. But instead of it saying Friend, I masked this bit off so it didn't stamp. Then I added the Dad in from a Crafters Companion Sentimentals set. 

I punched the stars from different coloured card and then arranged them around the sentiment. Then I gave them all a coat of glossy accents for a bit of shine. 

I added the stamped panel to a silver 7 x 5 card blank, 

and then, to finish the card off I just added a few stamped stars from the WPlus9 set, stamped in Paris Dusk Dew Drop ink. 

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


Friday, 28 August 2015

Get well

I don't often make get well cards, however my aunt has recently had a heart operation.  I made a card for her from us all.

This is a simple composition made with die cuts and punches.

I used a flourish die as the vines and layered two different sized flowers together.  I also added a couple of butterflies, some Ranger liquid pearls to the flower centres and more pearl dots randomly across the card front. 

This sentiment has finally had it's first airing.  It is from my favourite Lawn Fawn scripty sayings set.

I hope you like it.  I know my aunt did.

Get well soon Sheila.

TTFN Jude xx

Thursday, 27 August 2015

Birthday girl

Good morning crafty friends, hope you are having a good week. We are back from the Lakes and have been celebrating Alan's birthday with meals out etc. but now it's back to normal and back to work for Alan. I'm not back until Tuesday as it's a bank holiday on Monday here in the UK.

Today's card is one I made a few weeks ago now, but never got around to sharing it. I used the Lawn Fawn Finlay's ABC's dies to cut the Sister from turquoise polka dot card stock. 

Then I used an MFT die to cut the pierced strip for the word to sit on. I then stamped underneath this with a Lawn Fawn Scripty Sayings stamp, using Jet Black Archival ink. 

The image is from a Lili of the Valley Artpad and I cut her out by hand. Then I added her to the edge of the card front, so it looks like she is walking on to the ledge. 

I layered the front on to another piece of the polka dot card and then added it all to a 7 x 5 card blank. 

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


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