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Friday, 15 December 2017

Polar present

Welcome friends.  Are you glad it's Friday?  I certainly am!!

Today's card uses the lovely polar bear stamp which was free on Creative Stamping magazine.  I love how cute he looks in his woolly jumper.

The background is made using alcohol inks swiped across glossy card.  I will explain this technique at another time.

I created a couple of masks to help get everything lined up and it has turned out pretty well!  I started with the present as that is in the front, then added a post-it note mask.  Next I stamped and masked the jumper and finally the bear.  It lined up well but I wasn't certain when I was doing it, lol.

I coloured and die cut the bear before adding him to my background.  The final touches were some liquid pearls on his eyes and nose, some shimmer pen on the present and Nuvo shimmer drops to look like falling snow.

Hope you like it.  TTFN Jude xx

Thursday, 14 December 2017

Tonic Reindeers

Good morning folks, I hope you are having a good week. Today I have 3 cards to share with you.

These lovely detailed Reindeer are from Tonic Studios, and they look great cut out in lots of different card and colours. For the first card I used a gold embossed card with a black and white text patterned paper.

For this second card I cut it from sticky backed Cork paper, from a DCWV pad, and teamed it with Kraft card and a gold patterned paper.

And for this third example I used pink glitter card, teamed with purple card and tartan paper, and made this one in to a shaker card.

Of course each card had to have some sequins and a simple sentiment, but it just goes to show, that using the same supplies but just changing the colour scheme can create really different looks.

All I needed to do was use different shaped card blanks, a couple of different sentiments, and different colours.

And I have 3 simple yet effective cards.

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


Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Mini stamped tree

Hello and thank you for joining us today.  I'm back with another Christmas card.  Unfortunately this didn't turn out quite as I envisioned, but it's okay.

I took several very small images from a stamp set on  last month's Creative Stamping magazine.  I then masked a simple Christmas tree shape and filled the area.  Once it was filled I coloured the images with Copic markers.

Once I had a tree I masked it off and stamped my sentiment in a pale grey ink, across the whole image.  At the very top I used red Versafine ink and then finished off the tree with some red Nuvo drops.

The bottom of the tree had a stand but it didn't look very good, so I covered it with some silver washi tape and a red banner with a silver strip.  This is the bit I'm not fond of and if I do it again I will leave off the stand.

See you again on Friday.

TTFN Jude xx

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Iced greetings

Welcome back.  Yes you've got me again.  I'm giving Jen ANOTHER birthday present by letting her off her posting for today, lol :)

Today's card is from an idea I saw on Jennifer McGuire's blog.  This uses the Simon Says Stamp Frozen Fractals Stamp set.

I multi-stamped the snowflakes with a silver memento ink onto cream pearl card.  I then cut out the word Christmas using a new die set from Creative Expressions and stamped the word Merry above it with black ink.  In hind sight I should have used a softer colour for this.

I cut three more of the words from plain white card and stacked them all together with the stamped word.  I then popped this back into the negative space, added a silver matt and adhered it to a white card blank.

The finishing touch was some platinum liquid pearl drops in the snowflake centres.

I love how classy this looks and hope you like it too.  TTFN Jude xx

Monday, 11 December 2017

Birthday flowers

Hello crafty friends and welcome.

Today I'm sure you will want to join me in sending the biggest "Happy Birthday" wish to Jen.  We had a family celebration yesterday but today's festivities will be a little more select, lol.

Hope you have a fantastic day Jen!

On to today's card.  Obviously this is a card for my darling baby sister, and for it I have gone way back to the Simon Says Stamp monthly kit from April 2016!

This is a set I have never used (!) and while browsing for ideas I came across this design, which I just had to copy.

I stamped the flower images using several shades of Altenew ink on to my card base, roughly in a circular pattern.  I then stamped extras on to another card and cut these out to make embellishments.

I stamped the sentiment and cut it out with a stitched circle die for my focal point.  I then added the cut flower images.

The final step was to add some Nuvo glaze to the centres.

Hope you (and Jen!) like it.  TTFN Jude xx

Thursday, 7 December 2017

Snow pals

Welcome back.  Judy here with another Christmas card.

Again this one uses the free stamps that came with issue 50 of Creative Stamping.  The set was designed by Hunkydory and has some lovely images.

I stamped the snowman then masked him to add his penguin pal.  The presents and tree I added, came from a set by Lawn Fawn.

I coloured everything with Copic markers then added a sentiment from the scripty Christmas greetings set; also from Lawn Fawn.

I love how this turned out.  Hope you do too.

TTFN Jude xx

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Merry Christmouse

Good morning all, I hope you are having a good week. I am very pleased to say that mum is now making a great recovery and could well be coming home tomorrow. Fingers crossed xx

We have two cards for the price of one today, as I wanted to try out a couple of new embossing powders from Wow that I got in their recently released members kit. I combined them with the Lawn Fawn Merry Christmouse stamp set and the Wow - To You and Yours set.

I stamped the sentiment from the Wow set with Versamark ink and then heat embossed it, firstly with Wow Primary Apple Red powder, and then on the second card I mixed Metallic Silver with Twinklebelle Glitter to emboss the sentiment and stars.

I stamped the mice and cheese with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then coloured them with Copic Markers. Then I stamped a couple of tiny red hearts using Versafine Satin Red ink.

I backed both of the cards with a coordinating colour matt and then added them to A6 note cards. Then I added a few matching sequins to finish them off.

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


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