Wednesday, 23 July 2014

On top of the world

Morning all.  Hope you are enjoying some lovely weather wherever you are. It was about 27C here yesterday and it was not fun having to be in the office all day.  Typically we have rain and storms for Saturday!

My mojo is still missing so I've not been feeling too adventurous with my cards.  I knew I wanted something quite simple and that reminded me of some stamps we bought a while ago in a sale. They have sat on a shelf since we brought them home, so now one has finally made it out of it's packet lol.
This Gorguss stamp is called ....on top of the world. 

Once I had stamped her I didn't want to make her too bright so I went mono-chrome.  What do you think?  Can you spot where I made a mistake and tried to cover it?

(if not, she is wearing gloves in my picture but not on the stamp! I used the wrong pen, doh!! )

Although I wanted to keep the image simple I knew I didn't want grey papers as that would have been to much.  I decided to layer black and pink papers then added a few flowers.  This gave me just the right amount of colour.

I'm really pleased with the end result and may try inking her again very soon.

TTFN Jude xx

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Waistcoat Card

Good morning all, hope you are having a good week. Today's card is one I made a few weeks ago when I was making some male cards.

I fancied making something a bit different so I made myself a shirt and waistcoat template and turned it in to a card.

I used a 6 x 4 card blank for the shirt and just cut the top angles to make the shoulders but left the middle section at the front to fold into a collar.

Then I used a couple of pieces of matching card to make the waistcoat. I made one side slightly larger than the other to overlap in the centre.

Then I used a scrap of red card to make a tie, and finished it off with 3 little black and white buttons. 

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


Monday, 21 July 2014


Well it's Monday and we are all back to work today.  Jen and Alan had a few extra days after me and I wish I'd taken them too!  Still only 5 weeks until I'm off again lol ;)

My card today is made with Ellie Awesome Sauce, which I have used before.  I love this quirky image!

The papers are My Girl from American Crafts and I've layered them with grey cardstock.

The sentiment is one of the first stamps I ever bought and is from Creative Expressions.  I thought it suited Ellie perfectly.

The moustache was stamped with Teal Staz-on ink, outlined with a Copic multi liner and cut out by hand.
I think it fits really well on this card.

I added a little bling to the bottom and that completed my card.

Hope you like it.  TTFN Jude xx

Sunday, 20 July 2014

Happy Birthday Granddaughter

Good morning all, and happy Sunday.

Today's card is the one I made for mum to send to K last week. 

I decided to use a DL blank for a change and go for something a little different to my usual. 

I started with the piece of lilac card and punched a flower at either end and then die cut the butterfly shapes from the middle. 

Then I found the piece of pink card to go behind it and punched the edges with a Tonic punch. 

I cut the lilac card in half and rounded the corners then laid it over the pink card and put a small piece of ribbon in between. 

Then I cut the butterflies again from different cards and vellum to see which looked best sat back in the shapes. 

I decided on a glittery purple and then a lilac checked vellum over embossed silver card. 

Then I used a couple of ready made sentiments for the top and middle and finished the card off with a few pearls. 

If you look closely at this bottom image you can see how I managed to capture one of the pearls falling off as I was taking the photos lol. 

Anyway that's all from me today, take care and I'll see you soon. 


Saturday, 19 July 2014

Time for tea

Hello peeps.  Hope you have a fabulously crafty weekend planned.

As Jen and Alan are away I have been home alone the last two evenings.  You would think that means undisturbed time to make a mess in the craft room, but NO!!  My mojo is definitely still on holiday and I've had to drag myself in there to make today's card.

As I couldn't think of what to do I fell back on a favourite layout style and a digi stamp I coloured a few weeks ago.

This is Mad March Hatter from Time for Tea Designs.  I used papers from American Crafts called My Girl and layered them with blue cardstock.

I added a ribbon and some pink bling then was stuck for what to do in the top left corner.

In the end I went with a bunting die from La La Land Crafts and gave it a bit more sparkle.

I'm pleased with this but I hope Mr Mojo returns before it's my turn to share again lol.

Hope you like it.  TTFN Jude xx

Friday, 18 July 2014

To a Special Daughter

Good morning all, well that's the end of another week, hope it's been a good one for you. Alan and I are currently over in Runcorn, visiting family, so I have scheduled this post to go live while we are away. 

This is the birthday card I made for K that I couldn't share on her birthday. 

It's very simple but took quite some time lol. 

I had seen other patchwork cards done so decided to give one a go. I remembered the patchwork embossing folder we had so used this as the background. Then I used papers from the stash and cut them down to fit inside alternate squares. 

I held them in place with double sided tape and stitched around the edges with the little sewing machine. 

I used a shaped piece of card for the centre and then stamped and die cut different words and numbers to make the sentiment. 

I added the little heart and then a die cut butterfly, 

and then finished the card off with a few little pearls and gems.

Hope you like it, see you soon. 

Take care.


Thursday, 17 July 2014

No image cards

Hello again.  Thursday already and what a busy week it has been back at work.

I've been so tired when I get home I haven't wanted to do much crafting.  I've stuck to quite simple makes and this is another.

I used papers from my scrap box again.  These two are Bo Bunny Serenity and Docrafts Midnight Blush.

I like these word stamps.  They can be used for so many occasions.

The flower is two layers of Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die layered with a paper flower.  I then added a black pearl to the centre.

I'm liking these no image cards, hope you are too.

TTFN Jude xx
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