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Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Ranunculus #3

Wednesday already!  Doesn't it come around quick?

My card today is the third of those I made using the Wplus9 Beautiful Bouquets Ranunculus stamp.

This uses the same technique Jen used for the cards posted yesterday.  I loved how her's turned out and decided to try it myself.

Having white heat embossed the stamp onto some watercolour cardstock, I applied Mustard Seed Distress Ink and blended well.

The sentiment is from an Altenew set, Halftone Hello.  I added the sentiment with some tiny foam squares and used some gold Liquid Pearl embellishments.

Hope you like it.

TTFN Jude xx 

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Finding that missing Mojo...

Good morning all, I hope you are having a good week. I have really struggled with the old mojo lately and didn't make anything for over 3 weeks 😲, which is unheard of for me. So I eventually gave myself a kick up the rear end lol and put on some of Jennifer McGuire's videos. I knew if anyone could help me it would be her 👍.

I watched one of Jennifer's recent video's on ombre backgrounds, Here then I had a go myself and came up with the 5 cards you see here.

Some I like more than others, and I wouldn't say they were all that easy lol, but I really enjoyed making them. I used a variety of different stamps, including: Hero Arts Diamond and Triangle Background stamps, Altenew Beautiful Day stamp and the Stampendous Hydrangea stamp. The 5th card was done with a text stencil.

This card used MFT and WPlus9 sentiments, with Mermaid Lagoon Distress Ink.

This one used MFT and Simon Says Stamp (SSS) sentiments, with Twisted Citron Distress ink. 

This one used SSS sentiments, with Fossilized Amber Distress ink. 

This is an SSS sentiment with a Lawn Fawn die cut and Picked Raspberry Distress ink. 

And finally, we have Clearly Besotted sentiments and Ripe Persimmon Distress ink. 

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


Monday, 20 February 2017

Sunshine and daisies

Happy Monday peeps.  Hope you had a lovely weekend.

My card today was made using the Altenew set called Spring Daisy.  I always think of sunshine with daisies so the card had to be nice and sunny.

  I have used the Altenew Warm Sunshine and Caramel Truffle die inks for this card.  
I used just the highlight and centre layers of the set which creates a lovely background.

I then stamped one flower and die cut it for the feature element.

I stamped a piece of vellum and heat set my sentiment with brass embossing powder then added it to a fish tail banner.

I added my panel to a yellow 4.25 x 5.5 note card and called it done.  I did consider adding some Wink of Stella but decided it wasn't needed.

Hope you like it.  TTFN Jude xx

Friday, 17 February 2017

Felt fun

Good morning folks, hope you have had a good week and are looking forward to a nice crafty weekend. I cannot believe how long ago I made this card, it's been sitting at the bottom of the draft list since last June 😲, It's only that Jude keeps moaning at me to get rid of the ones I'm not going to post that I remembered it was there lol.

I made this card for my great niece, when she turned 1. It was totally over the top, using lots of felt, but she loved it, and spent ages touching all the felt pieces. lol.

The little girl image is from a magazine freebie called My Best Friend Designer Stamps. I stamped her with Tuxedo Black Memento ink, coloured her with Copic markers, and then cut her out by hand. 

I lightly inked a sky background with distress inks, and then cut a sloping hillside from plain green card.

All the little felt flowers, the dog, bee and the ladybird, came in small craft gift sets from John Lewis, which my daughter-in-law had got for me a couple of Christmas ago.

I used white card to cut a picket fence using a Diesire die from Crafters Companion, and then stacked up all the flowers and felt pieces with the coloured image on top.

I stamped the dog bowl and ball using a Lawn Fawn set called Critters at the Dog Park, then added a few stamped butterflies and a Lawn Fawn Scripty Sentiment to finish it off.

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


Thursday, 16 February 2017

Ranunculus #2

Hello again.

I told you on Tuesday that I had used the same stamp for three different cards.  Today I have card number 2 to share.

I again used the Wplus9 Ranunculus stamp, white heat embossed on water colour card.  This time though I used a single image.

Like last time I used Zig Clean Colour markers but instead of a water-brush I used the Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen.  This not only allows you to 'paint' but add shimmer at the same time.

I'm afraid it doesn't show too well here but I assure you it looks lovely close up.

For the sentiment I used a Studio Calico set but I'm afraid I don't know the name!

I used a blue top folding note card for this one.  I wanted some blue embellishments but as we didn't have any I created my own.  These are enamel dots coloured with a blue Sharpie!

Hope you like today's card.  See you next week.

TTFN Jude xx

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Happy birthday to ewe

Good morning folks and happy hump day!!! I hope you are all having a good week. 

Today's card is super quick and simple and could be mass produced so easily and made using lots of different images.

I used a small scalloped edge card blank (13.5 x 9.5 cm) and then cut a background using a Marianne Designs Postage Stamp die and some turquoise spotty card.

The little sheep and sentiment are from the Clearly Besotted stamp and die set, called Feeling Sheepish, and the image is coloured with Copic markers.

I used the MFT Zig Zag Stitched Circles to cut the white circle and then used a Spellbinders circle die to cut the smaller circle from some Coredinations turquoise card.

I added the image to the circles and then stamped a sentiment from the set and added it underneath. Voila, a handy little card done and dusted in no time at all.

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


Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Ranunculus #1

Happy Tuesday!  Hope you are having a good week.

Today's card uses the Wplus9 stamp Beautiful Bouquets - Ranunculus.  I've actually used the same stamp to make three different designs which I will share over the coming week.

I started by stamping in Versamark on watercolour card and heat embossing in white.  This does make it difficult to see the design  but with time and care you can get some lovely effects.

For this card I used Zig Clean Colour pens and a water-brush.  I applied a small amount of the pen to the image and used the water-brush to create the shading.

Once I had finished I coloured a light wash over the background and sprayed it with Sheer Shimmer Mist in Sparkle.

Once dry, I attached the piece to a 4.25 x 5.5 top folding pink note card and added a sentiment cut from two matching shades of card.  I offset the top layer to create a shadow effect then went over with my Spectrum Noir sparkle pen.

Hope you like it.  TTFN Jude xx
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