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Thursday, 20 July 2017

Floral blues

Welcome back!

Today's card is a very simple but effective background.  I made several like this a while ago and this is my favourite by far.  

This uses the third layer of Altenew's layering stamp set, Beautiful Day and their Sapphire crisp dye ink.

I repeat stamped it randomly over a piece of textured white card, which I layered on to a blue card base.

The happy birthday sentiment is from Avery Elle's City Celebrations.  It is white embossed on to matching card cut with a stitched fishtail banner and added with foam tape.

A stunningly simple creation.  Hope you like it.

TTFN Jude xx

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

To a very special daughter

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

Today's card is made using the Dahlia Blossoms set from Altenew.

I used some of the smallest stamps in the set to randomly stamp a background, using the lightest colours from the Rock Collection of Crisp Dye Inks, also from Altenew.

Then in the top right and bottom left corners I stamped the larger Dahlia, using the same inks, but this time also using the darker shades.

I didn't want a lot else on the card, so I wrote some sentiments on the PC, printed them with the Laser printer and then ran them through the Minc machine with a gunmetal foil.

I cut the sentiment up into strips and made them in to little banners, then I ran a silver pen around the edge of them all, and added them to the card using foam tape. A few clear crystals was all it needed to finish it off.

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


Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Have a barking good day!

Hello and thank you for joining us today.

My card today continues my recent theme of using up oddments from my desk.

I inked this background a while ago using Distress Oxides in Fossilised Amber and Spiced Marmalade.  I love how easily they blend and can't wait to buy the new release of colours.  
Unfortunately they will have to wait for a few weeks 😞

The dog is from Critters at the Dog Park by Lawn Fawn.  I cut and coloured several of these dogs for various projects and this is the last one.  I really should do some more.

The die cut was one of a bunch cut to layer and make a thicker focal point for a card.  I obviously cut too many lol.
The stripe paper was made from a strip of white card and the thick end of a Copic marker.  Very easy to do!

I like this 'scrappy' card but perhaps I shouldn't keep so many extras on my desk 😉

TTFN Jude xx

Monday, 17 July 2017

Special Aunty

Good morning, I hope you have all had a lovely weekend. We celebrated my daughter's birthday yesterday, with a BBQ for family and friends, and had a really lovely day in the sunshine.

Today's card is a bit of a change for me, I used a ready made topper, something I haven't used for quite some time. But as we have boxes of them, I thought I really should try and make at least one card with them lol.

This sweet little image is from a Forever Friends range, and it was on a sheet along with all the little extras. So I decided to use these and keep the rest of the card very simple.

I wrote the sentiment on the PC and printed it on to linen card using the Laser printer. Then I ran it through the Minc machine with some silver Deco Foil.

I decided to use a 7 x 5 card blank for a change, so I cut the linen card to size and then added a piece of smooth silver glitter card over the top half, for the topper to sit on.

Then to finish it off I added a strip of grey lace and some tiny pearl brooch sliders across the middle.

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


Friday, 14 July 2017

Sweet Lola

Happy Friday!

I'm back with another image that has sat on my desk for a while.  I had actually got as far as colouring this one :)

The image is a digi from Pink Petticoat named Lola Rose.

I found some card that matched the green of her dress and used this to matt the image as it was cut quite small.

The sentiment was cut from a sheet of patterned paper from a Simon Says Stamp kit which happened to match.

I added a few gems to finish it off.

It was only after I had photographed it I realised one of these gems had moved!  I have now corrected it lol.

TTFN Jude xx

Thursday, 13 July 2017

Welcome baby

Good morning folks, I hope you are having a good week. Today's card is one I made for some friends who became new parents for the first time a few weeks ago.

I must admit this card did not come easy. I changed it a ridiculous amount of times before settling on this version. But I was happy with it in the end. 

I started with the little bear, that I coloured to look like Winnie the Pooh. He is from the WPlus9 stamp set called, Curious Forest Friends. I stamped him with Tuxedo Black Memento ink and coloured him with Copic markers. The little log he is sat on is also from the same set.

The main sentiment, is from A Verve Stamps set call 100 Hearts. I love this set but have never used this saying, and thought it was lovely for a new baby card.

I used Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks for the background, in Fossilized Amber, Broken China, Cracked Pistachio, Spiced Marmalade and Vintage Photo. I used a piece of watercolour card, and blended the inks across it.

The Welcome Baby stamp is from an Altenew set called Sentiments and Quotes, and I stamped the baby's name using the Concord and 9th Sophisticated Script set. Then I just added an enamel heart and a couple of puffy stars to finish it off.

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


Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Youth has no age

Welcome back

I have been trying to use up some of the pieces on my desk that are left over from other projects. This is one of the results.

This image is a digi by Handmade Harbour that I printed out for a series of cards that I never made!

I coloured the image with Copic markers and added a sentiment from a recent magazine freebie (Creative Stamping issue 44). This was heat embossed with black.

I cut the panel to fit a black 4.25 x 5.5 card blank and matted it with a pale grey.

The finishing touch was a few black pearls.

Hope you like it.

TTFN Jude xx
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