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Friday, 24 October 2014

Let it snow

Good morning all and hello Friday, so glad to see you lol. Hope you all have plans for a crafty weekend. We will be doing some serious sorting out in our craft room this weekend, as we have some new storage coming, so we need to get rid of the old to make way for the new!

Anyway today's card is a pretty Christmas one.


I started with a piece of white card and cut two windows in it with a decagon shaped die. Then I ran the card through a snowflake embossing folder. 


I found some little blue snowflake stickers to go inside the windows, and then used some clear gel circles over the top so they look a bit like glass.


I found some paper in the stash with pale blue snowflakes on too, so I used this to go behind the main panel. 


Then I found some icy blue ribbon and tied a bow across the middle. 

I added it all to a DL card blank and then stamped the sentiments and backed them with some blue card.


I think I will make some more similar ones in different colours with white as the main colour, as I do like a mainly white Christmas card. 

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

xxx

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Stamped Christmas cards

Hello crafty friends.  

I've been playing around with ideas for Christmas again, this time using baubles and holly stamps.  What do you think?


This one is a DL blank.  I stamped one set of baubles and three of holly.


For the second card I used a multi coloured 6 x 6 and used the separation to add the holly bough to.  I stamped the holly four times in total, two of them on plain white card.  


I then cut these out and decoupaged some of the leaves and berries.


I'm really happy with these and may use variations of these for work.

Hope you like them.  TTFN Jude xx



Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Winter wishes

Good morning all, hope you are having a good week. 

Today's card is one I have put together using a couple of different stamp sets. 


I have been sorting out the Christmas stash and putting all the stamps together etc. So I got some out and had a little play. 


The deer is a Spellbinders stamp, coloured with Copics. 


The holly leaves are from a Bo Bunny set and heat embossed with Verdigris embossing powder. 


I added some shabby gold frantage to give a snowy effect, then a simple sentiment from the Spellbinders set, and it was all done. 


Hope you like it, take care, see you soon. 

xxx

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Happy Flappers

Hello again.

Tiddly Inks images have become a firm favourite with us and this one is an example of how versatile they can be.  I took the happy dancing couple I used for a wedding card a while back and made it into a Christmas card.

This is my first version of the first image....


....and this is the second!  
I'm also thinking of colouring them in very traditional Christmas colours of red and green just to see if it works.


I layered three pieces of paper on black card and offset them on a 6 x 6 card blank.  In hind sight I should have made the pieces bigger, as the middle one disappears when the topper is in place!


Hope you like it.

TTFN Jude xx

Monday, 20 October 2014

Tinted Windows and Mohawks

Good morning all and welcome to another Monday. Hope you have all had a good weekend. 

I'm trying to get a bit in front with my cards so I have made the first of my Grandsons birthday cards. It's not until December, but seen as how Jude has already made 2 of them I thought I had better make a start! 


The image is called Tinted Windows and Mohawks and is another Saturated Canary digi stamp. 


I coloured it with Copics and then cut it out by hand. 


The papers are a mixture from the stash teamed with some very dark teal/green card. I used this to cut some Spellbinders Cogs too and a couple of other small embellishments.  


The hand and the the swirls are from a Spellbinders Jewel Treasures set.


I finished the card with a simple sentiment and a Grandson tag.


 Hope you like it. Take care, see you soon.

xxx

Sunday, 19 October 2014

Christmas tag

I fancied getting inky painty last weekend but couldn't think what to do.  Jen was looking through all the Christmas stash and I decided to use some of the bits she found to make a tag for the tree.


I  covered the tag in papers from my stash and inked the edges.  I then inked through a stencil to add the holly before covering the whole piece in Glue and Seal.

The next step was to add texture paste through a leafy stencil and add berries.  Unfortunately when it came to adding glossy accents and embossing powder it all started to merge in to one piece, instead of separate leaves as it had been.  I decided to persevere and added a simple stamp before getting to work on the poinsettia.


This is the flower stamped, coloured and cut four times.  I left the bottom layers whole but cut the centre out of the last two before layering them all up.  I then cut the stamp a fifth time but only coloured the leaf sections.  I love how it has turned out.


I added some silky crush ribbon to tie it to the tree.  Hope you like it.

TTFN Jude xx

Saturday, 18 October 2014

Giggling Tilda

Good morning all and welcome to another weekend, hope you have some crafty plans. 

Today's card is made using the lovely Giggling Tilda rubber stamp. But for a change I stamped on to Crafters Companion Desert Storm card instead of white card. 


I do like the effect it gives to the image, it gives it a very soft look, not quite so harsh as white card. 


I coloured her with Copics and then cut her out by hand. 


The papers are from a Bo Bunny Christmas pad, and I teamed them with some more of the desert storm card, and a piece of Coredinations card in a similar colour.


The Happy Christmas die was a freebie from a magazine last year and the star semi-circle is a Marianne die.


I finished it off with a couple of stars, a snowflake and a few gems. Hope you like it. Take care and I'll see you soon.

xxx

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