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Wednesday, 16 August 2017

To My Wonderful Friend

Good morning all, I hope you are having a good week so far. Today's card was one I made for a friend who had her birthday yesterday. 

I used the Spring Daisy stamp set from Altenew and stamped the flowers with the Warm and Cosy Crisp Dye ink set, and the leaves and stems with the Tropical Forest ink set, both also from Altenew.

I wanted a little more detail on the flowers so I used a fine brush and some of the Coffee Break inks to add a little more detail here and there.

The wooden effect and the Kraft and gold paper are both from Simon Says Stamp monthly kits. We eventually emptied all of the papers from the kits into a basket, so now can see what we have and hopefully use more of them !!

I used a Kraft card blank and cut the papers to fit, then used glue and foam tape to arrange the flowers and leaves. 

I used a sentiment stamp from a Simon Says Stamp set called It's No Secret, which I heat embossed on to gold satin card, and then cut out with a tag die. Then I added a few clear dew drops to finish it off.

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


Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Gorgeous Green Peonies

Good morning folks, I hope you are having a good week so far. As I'm sure you saw yesterday, Jude had started her adventure to New Zealand, well, they are now there and have met up with my son and daughter-in-law. I'm sure they are going to have the most amazing month. 😊

Today's cards are two that I made by making one lot of flowers and a background.

I used a Heidi Swapp stencil with Nuvo Embellishment Mousse in Aquamarine, for the background. I scraped the mouse over the stencil with a pallet knife, removed the stencil and left it to dry overnight.

I cut the panel in half and used it for both cards. The flowers are Peony Bouquet from Altenew, stamped with Altenew Crisp Dye Inks from the Sea Shore set,

I used one set for an anniversary card and used a simple Clearly Besotted sentiment.

For the other card I added an MFT stitched circle die, and a Cut and Make, die-cut sentiment, which I inked lightly with the same inks.

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


Monday, 14 August 2017

Let the adventures begin.....

Happy Monday everyone.

All being well as you read this, I am in a very large plane en route from Abu Dhabi to Sydney.  This is the second leg of my trip to New Zealand that I've wanted to do since I was young.  Now at 50 I'm finally doing it!

I am travelling with my brother, John, and meeting up with Jen's son Daniel and daughter-in-law Staci.

This is us at their setting off party last December.

We will have 24 days together and intend to drive all over both islands, taking in as much as we can and enjoying the beautiful landscapes.

I will post during our trip with pictures from our adventure and I have scheduled a few card posts in between πŸ˜‰

I'm sure Jen will keep you updated, but until I return, Kia Ora!*

Jude xx

Kia ora is a Māori language greeting which has entered New Zealand English. It means, literally, have life be well/healthy and is translated as an informal hi. It is also used as a farewell and expression of thanks.

Friday, 11 August 2017

Summer sun

Hello and welcome.  Judy here with a really quick card that is perfect for sending a greeting for no particular reason.

I used a piece of paper from the Simon Says Stamp June kit cut with a stitched rectangle die.

I stamped the sentiment and birds from the set, which I think gives a lovely summery feel to the card.

I used a light spray of shimmer mist over the top, which you can just pick up on camera.  I added the panel to a pale pink card blank.

Like I said, a quick and summery note card.

Join me again next week for more simple cards.

TTFN jude xx

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Sweet Cupcake

Good morning all, I hope you are having a good week and looking forward to the weekend.

Today's card is quite an old one that I haven't blogged before, but as I have very few cards made at the moment, and what I do have are for specific events, I can't show them yet. Which means I have had to dig out a few of the older ones to share. 

I used quite a few die cuts for this one, including the Simon Says Stamp Cupcake, a Spellbinder Lacey Circle, a Crealies stitched rectangle, and an MFT bow die from a Blueprints set.

The background paper was also from an SSS kit and I pulled one of the colours out to use for the cupcake and bow.

The sentiment is from a Clearly Besotted set, stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink, and I finished it off with a few large glitter sprinkles on the cupcake and some puffy dots and stars in coordinating colours.

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


Wednesday, 9 August 2017


Hello again.

My card today was inspired by one I saw on a blog hop.  Unfortunately I can't remember which one, and now can't find it again!  If you know where it comes from please let me know.

For the background I stamped Altenew's Dahlia Blossom with white pigment ink on black card.  I first tried Picket Fence Distress Ink but it didn't show up enough!

I stamped the same flower and its leaves on to watercolour paper, then coloured using a water brush with my Zig Clean Color markers.  Once dry I covered it with Spectrum Noir shimmer pen.

The sentiment is from Ella and Friends by Mama Elephant.  I black embossed it onto a strip of white card which I added to the background.

I used foam squares for the flower so it has some dimension.

The finishing touches were made using white opal liquid pearls.

Hope you like it.  TTFN Jude xx

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Scrabble Tile Fifty Card

Good morning folks, I hope you are having a good week. We are on the countdown now to Jude and our brother JP going off to New Zealand. I am starting to wonder though if it was something I said. My son and daughter-in-law are still travelling and currently in Australia, my daughter and family are on holiday in France, my grandsons have been in Wales for the last couple of weeks, and now my sis and bro are leaving for New Zealand, for a month!!!!! Talk about giving a girl a complex lol πŸ˜‰

Anyway, today's card was one I made for Jude's 50th back at the beginning of July, but in the end I didn't use it. However it won't go to waste as Jude has a few friends who also celebrate their half century this year, so it will go to a good home.

I got the idea on Pinterest again, and as I have quite a lot of Scrabble tiles from various projects it was perfect to use up some of my stash.

I  wrote the text on the PC and then printed it on Neenah Desert Storm card. Then I added the scrabble tiles with Cosmic Shimmer glue, as it holds anything !

The little heart is also wooden and came in a set, but I can't remember the make. I just coloured it red with a Copic marker.

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

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