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Friday, 24 November 2017

May Your Season be Merry

Good morning folks and happy Friday, I hope you have had a good week and are looking forward to a nice weekend.

Today's card has a bit of everything thrown at it. I knew I wanted to make a scene with the greeting cut into the middle, but the rest was anybody's guess lol. 

I started with a piece of white card 6 x 4 inches, and cut a circle into the middle using an MFT Zig Zag Stitched Circle die. Then using another piece of the same card I put this behind the circle cut out and stamped the wreath and sentiment.

These stamps are from a set we got last Christmas from a crafty magazine, the set is called: Woodland Winter stamp and embossing folder set.

I used the embossing folder to emboss the trees, then I inked them using the matching stamp and Altenew Crisp Dye inks from the Coffee Break set. I wasn't thrilled with the result so I used Copic Markers in similar shades to give them a bit more coverage, before I masked them and used Distress Oxide ink in Faded Denim for the background.

As I wanted a little more detail on the card, I used a couple of my small Cut and Make dies and cut some holly and berries from white card, and a little reindeer from Neenah Desert Storm card.

I coloured the holly and berries with inks and Copic Markers and then added some Wink of Stella glitter pens in green and red for a bit of shimmer. For the reindeer, I cut him 3 times and stacked them together, then inked him with Distress Oxide inks and added the compulsory red nose with red Wink of Stella Glitter Pen.

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


Thursday, 23 November 2017

Caped cuties

Welcome back!

I've gone away from Christmas again today to share a birthday card with you.  This one is for my great nephew, Bailey.

I used the Caped Cuties set from Clearly Besotted for this idea.

I stamped and coloured the six characters in the set but could only fit five of  them on the card :)  I also did two sets of the buildings.

I took black card stock and cut two hillsides using a Mama Elephant die set, and added them to another piece slightly smaller than a standard card base.

I stamped some white stars using Distress Ink in Picket Fence then added the buildings on to the hills.

Once I was happy with their placement, I added the super heroes.

I stamped a sentiment from the set and popped it up on foam tape.  The final touch was some Spectrum Noir sparkle on all the outfits.

Hope you like this fun card as much as I do.

TTFN Jude xx

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Sparkly Reindeer

Good morning folks, I hope you are having a good week so far. 

Today I have a couple of really quick and simple Christmas cards to share with you.

For these cards I used stamps from Issue 49 of Creative Stamping Magazine. It includes lots of great images but I loved the reindeer!

After stamping the reindeer with Versamark ink, I heat embossed it with Stampendous Disco Black embossing powder on to gold shimmer card. Then I repeated it using Cosmic Shimmer Detail Bright Gold Embossing Powder, onto a deep burgundy card base.

I chose a sentiment from the same stamp set and heat embossed this with the same powders. Then all I needed to do was add the gold panel to a black card base, and there you go, two very quick but stylish Christmas cards.

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


Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Tree wreath

Hello!  Hope you've had a good start to your week.

Today's card is another Christmas offering.  This one is a little different to normal as it only uses one small stamp.

I set a small Christmas tree up in the MISTI and stamped four square pieces of card in a light green ink from Altenew.  I stamped and turned the card.

I swapped colours and reset the stamp to fit in between my previous trees, then stamped again in a darker green.  I added some shimmer pen over the top for a little sparkle, but it doesn't show up well on camera!

I loved how this turned out but it needed something else.  I took a red Copic marker and added some berries in between the trees.  I then went over these with Strawberry Coulis Nuvo drops.

I took a sentiment from the set containing the tree and red embossed it.  This is Primary red from WOW and I love how bright it is.

I cut my piece down to 3.5 ins square, added to a green matt and placed on a cream 4 x 4 ins card blank.

Hope you like it.  TTFN Jude xx

Monday, 20 November 2017

Polar Pal

Good morning all, I hope you have had a good weekend. I managed to find a bit of time to spend in the craft room this weekend, and also managed a trip to the cinema to see Justice League. It was very good 👍😉.

Anyway, today's card was one I made after the latest issue of Creative Stamping magazine landed through the letter box. I just love this stamp set so had to use it as soon as possible.

It contains this cute polar bear along with some other polar pals, and with a bit of masking, you can add jumpers and hats etc. to them all. For this one I had already made the inky background so I stamped his jumper to match.

I made the background by dry brushing Cosmic Shimmer Acrylic Spray Inks on to watercolour card. I didn't want a sprayed background so just used them a different way.

Then I used an MFT Stitched Circle die to die cut his little hillside, and used one of the sentiments from the stamp set with Wow Metallic Silver Embossing Powder, to heat set it.

I coloured the polar bear and his jumper with Copics and then added a few clear dew drops, and a stack of presents from a Lawn Fawn stamp set, before popping it all on a dark purple card base. 

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


Friday, 17 November 2017

Reindeer greetings

Hello again.  It has been a long week at work and I'm looking forward to a little down time and a lot of crafting this weekend :)

My card for today is another Christmas themed one.  For this I used a Simon Says Stamp set called Merry and Bright.  I stamped, coloured and cut a reindeer, adding liquid pearls to the eyes and Nuvo drops to the nose.

I created the tree by masking a triangle shape and blending distress oxides in Cracked Pistachio and Twisted Citron.

Over this I gold embossed snowflakes and a banner.

Inside the banner I added my greeting then cut the whole tree out.  I adhered the tree flat to my card base but used foam squares behind the reindeer.

I love how cute the reindeer looks on the Christmas tree background.  What do you think?

TTFN Jude xx

Thursday, 16 November 2017

Christmas Sparkle

Good morning folks, I hope you are having a great week.

Today's card uses an MFT Stamps, Star Shaker Window and Frame Die, with the matching Shaker Pouch. This does make life easier when it comes to shaker cards.

I used the die to cut a star in to a piece of gold shimmer card, and cut the frame from black card. Then I ran the gold card through the Big Shot with a Snowflake Embossing Folder.

I added a mixture of gold and bronze sequins and shapes to the shaker pouch and then added another piece of black card to the back to seal it.

I added the whole thing to a black card base and then cut a tag from black card and heat embossed a simple sentiment on to it. Then I added a gold snowflake brad to finish it off.

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


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