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Saturday, 19 April 2014

Name Frame

Good morning all, hope you are having a good Easter weekend.

Today's post is another one of the name frames. I made one for Mum a few weeks ago and now the girls have spotted it and want one too. So today's is for my daughter K and her family.

I went with a white frame this time to match her d├ęcor.

She even wanted the dogs including lol!

Very simple again, just needed to create a few more letters as there aren't enough Ys, Hs, and Zs in a set of scrabble tiles lol.

I finished it off with a few wooden embellishments, I love the little owl from John Lewis, he's so cute.

Hope you like it too, see you soon, take care.


Friday, 18 April 2014

Door sign

It's Friday and a Bank Holiday!  It doesn't get much better than that lol ;)

Continuing the non-card theme we seem to have going I thought I'd show you a door hanger sign I made yesterday.  The idea was based on the mdf hearts we did last week.  Unfortunately I think the colours are too similar for it to work.  Next time I'll use different papers.

I learnt a few tricks to make different flowers at the Dabble Day and tried to use some of our flower stamps to recreate them.  It hasn't worked brilliantly but they will do.

I used a couple of different stencils in the background and inked through with Distress Inks.

The ferns are made from a lovely die Jen bought recently.

I'm not too disappointed with the finished result.  Hope you like it.

TTFN Jude xx

Thursday, 17 April 2014


Good morning all hope you are having a good week. Well izzy recovered brilliantly from her heart op and is doing really well. She's home and although she will have to have it checked regularly we are hopeful that this has worked. :o))

Today's post is a little canvas that I have been working on. It's taken a few days to complete it with everything else that's been happening but I do quite like it. 

It's an 8x8 canvas and I went to town on it with distress paints lol. It turned out a little too orange for me so I washed it back with some sand acrylic paint mixed with water and then wiped over the top. 

It's had a coat of glue and seal. Some background stamping with distress inks and then black Stazon ink, and then a coat of rock candy distress crackle glaze over the top. 

The flowers along the bottom are done with a texture paste called Reisen, put on through a stencil. I then went over them with some Classic coloured Treasure Gold. 

Once all this was done and dry I made some flowers from papers, card and burlap and added these around the top. Then I added some metal embellishments and a trim at the bottom to finish it off. 

Hope you like it. See you soon.

 Take care. 


Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Mojo Monday 341

Morning everyone.  For those who were wondering, Isabelle's heart operation went like clockwork yesterday and she is hopefully coming home today.  We can all relax a bit now :)

Today's card offering is another Mojo Monday sketch from Julee Tilman…

Here's the sketch.............

..............and here is my version.

 I stuck to a dark colour scheme for this one, as I felt it could be quite masculine.

The image is from a Daisy and Dandelion ready stamped pad.  I just had to colour it in and cut it out lol ;)

I went with a very simple sentiment.

What do you think?  TTFN Jude xx

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Altered Frame

Good morning all. Just a quick post today to show you the frame that I altered when we went to the dabble day. 

This was from the workshop with the lovely Mel Heaton. Where she showed us how to make different types of flowers by using circle punches. 

I went totally away from my usual style and used pink and black for a change. I must admit it's not my taste but it looks lovely in the spare bedroom lol. 

Anyway I'm waiting nervously by the phone today to hear when my grand daughter goes in and out of surgery. She's having her heart op today up in Leeds so as you can imagine it's an anxious time. I'm sure Jude will update you tomorrow. 

See you soon, take care. 


Monday, 14 April 2014

Moody Blue

Monday again and nearly Easter.  The year is passing very quickly!!

For my card today I was going to have a very simple one layer card with a brayered strip and stamping.  Well that didn't work too well as the ink smudged!  To rescue the piece I cut out the panel, layered it on blue card and added it to another blank.  I think it turned out OK eventually.

The card was brayered with 3 shades of blue Distress Ink - Weathered Wood, Faded Jeans and Chipped Sapphire.  I then over stamped with a couple of floral and grass stamps, which were coloured with Distress markers.

I drew in the little birds by hand as I thought it just needed something else.  Although it is really dark, I am happy with the effect.  Next time I think I'll try it in shades of yellow or green.

A simple sentiment was all that was needed to finish it off.  Sometimes less is more lol ;)

TTFN Jude xx

Sunday, 13 April 2014

45th anniversary

Happy Sunday everyone. Hope you are having a lovely weekend. 

Today's card is one I made for my aunt and uncle who celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary yesterday. 

As 45 years is sapphire anniversary I went for a dark blue colour scheme. 

I used a 6x6 card blank and then dark navy blue embossed card. I had some navy blue and white ribbon in the stash that matched really well. 

I cut a couple of circle die cuts for the front and then added a Tonic fancy circle die cut on top. I then used a number die to cut the 45. 

I stamped the sentiment with an indigo pigment ink and then embossed it with clear embossing powder. 

I tied a bow for the top corner and added a flower which I inked with Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink. I then added a gem and pearl to the centre. 

To finish it off I put a little crystal butterfly in the other top corner.

As it was a special card again I made another little box and put some simple decorations on it and added a little butterfly charm. 

Hope you like it. 

See you soon. Take care.