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Monday, 22 December 2014

Santa Bauble

Just three sleeps until Christmas!!!

Unfortunately I still have at least 7 days work to fit in, lol.  
Despite all the stress, we'll get there; probably a bit battered and bruised, but the children will totally make it worth while when they open their presents on Christmas Day.

My card today is made with a digi stamp from Bugaboo (

I coloured it very simply as being a simple image I didn't think it needed loads of texture.

I added a personalised sentiment after I had taken the pictures - duh!

Hope you like it, now must get back to wrapping!!

TTFN Jude xx

Sunday, 21 December 2014

Family Cards - Poinsettia's in Bloom

Good morning all, today I'm posting some of the cards I have made for family and friends. These are the ones that I have kept quite simple and flat as they had to be posted. I apologise for the amount of photos now lol. 

I have used the Poinsettia die and stamp from Memory Box. 

On most of the flowers I have heat embossed them with either gold or silver embossing powder. 

I have used cream patterned card and embossed with an Embossalicious snowflake embossing folder on these ones. 

Then matted them with gold card. 

The greetings on these two are from a Simon Says Stamp (SSS) set. 

On these ones I used more traditional colours and added in some green and red. 

The swirl leaves are Diesire Dies from Crafters Companion. 

This time I cut into one of the flowers and just used the centre bit for a pop of red. 

The happy holidays stamp is also from Simon Says Stamp. 

Then I used a full red flower on this one. 

and a dots embossing folder.

I did personalise some of the cards for Alan's brothers and sisters. 

and made them all slightly different.

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


Saturday, 20 December 2014

Christmas Wreath

Happy Saturday everyone.  I'm back with another Christmas card.

This one is a simple wreath cut with an Xcut die set.

I used a Christmas embossing folder for the background

I'm afraid the pictures are rather rubbish!  I'll have to start taking them in daylight instead of under a lamp lol.

Anyway I still have lots to do before Christmas so expect very short posts!!

TTFN Jude xx

Friday, 19 December 2014

Noel cracker

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

I am eventually getting round to showing you one of the projects I made at the last dabble day. 

They have been sitting on the shelf waiting to be photographed but I kept forgetting lol. 

Anyway this is the Christmas cracker that we made with the lovely Mel Heaton. It's made from 300 GSM card and is a template that Mel designed herself. 

It was very simple to make once all the measuring and scoring were done! We decorated them with silver card and white embossed card, and then made flowers from a fancy die cut. 

I'm not sure what the die cut is, but we scored it all around the leaves and then cut in to it so they could be creased and it does make a lovely flower. 

Mel had also cut us a Noel die cut which was backed with silver card too. 

When I got home I added some Creative Expressions Dazzlers to the centre of the flowers to finish them off. 

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


Thursday, 18 December 2014

Rain rain go away!

I have a very simple card to share with you today.  This one uses Rainy Days Sophia from Digi Stamp Boutique.

Sorry that the picture above is a bit rubbish, but this is a little better.  It is quite apt for the weather we have been having lately.  We've been threatened with snow but all we have had is rain and wind!  I could do with a snow day to get some cards done lol.

I really like the sentiment.  It is comically perfect for this image :)

Sophia really makes a change from a Christmas card but normality will return soon as I've still got a few to do!

Take care.  TTFN Jude xx

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

10th anniversary

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

Today's card is one I made for my son and his girlfriend who celebrated 10 years of being together yesterday. They are celebrating from Barcelona on a short break, lucky things.

He managed to keep it a surprise from Staci for months, about where they were going, and seen as how Barcelona is one of her favourite places, she was absolutely delighted when she found out. 

The image is a pre-coloured one from Lili of the Valley, cut out with a circle die. 

The Eiffel Tower die is by MFT Dienamics and the Love Die is by Paper Smooches. 

The paper is from an old set from the stash, all matted with grey embossed card.

I finished the card off with a simple sentiment made up with a number die and the rest printed on to Safmat. 

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


Tuesday, 16 December 2014

More birdie Christmas cards

Hello crafty friends.  Jude here again and I'm back with a couple more bird cards.  I love how simple these images are.

For the second card I decided to get a little more creative and make a stepper card.

I used the same image but cut the card using a new die Jen bought last week at the Dabble Day.  What do you think?

I think if I do it again I will pick something nicer for the side decoration.

Well that's it for today.  TTFN Jude xx

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