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Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Flying by

I have another birthday card to share today.  This one uses the an Avery Elle stamp and die set called Fly By.

I kept it quite simple by using blue card stock for the sky and stamping the plane, clouds and banner on to white.

A blue and red plane coloured with Copic markers provides the only colour in the scheme.

Hope you like it.

TTFN Jude xx

Monday, 23 November 2015

Deer Friend

Hello all and happy Monday. I do hope you have all had a good weekend. Jude and I managed a little bit of Christmas shopping ;o)) but not much crafting. We also got to visit one of our aunt's and uncle's on Saturday evening as it was uncle's birthday. We had a really lovely time, I took my granddaughters with me and they loved seeing them. Now really looking forward to seeing them again near Christmas. 

Anyway, on to today's card. For this one I combined an old Indigo Blu stamp called Bare Forest with a new Lawn Fawn stamp from the Toboggan Together set. 

First of all I stamped the trees using Versamark ink and then heat embossed them with black sparkle embossing powder. 

Then I inked all around the edge of the card with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink. 

I used a white gel pen for the snow and a white metallic marker for the trees, then some white embossing powder for the snow. The little deer is coloured with Copic markers and cut out with it's matching die.

A simple sentiment and a snowflake was all it needed to finish it off. Hope you like it, take care and I'll see you soon. 


Friday, 20 November 2015

A monsterously happy birthday

My last card for the week.  Must say I'm looking forward to the weekend.

This is another 'borrowed from Pinterest' idea and it was relatively easy to put together.

I punched circles in black and white for the eyes.  Another circle cut in half became the teeth, and a large circle die cut the mouth section.

Then all that was needed were some chipboard letters and stamps.

What do you think?

TTFN Jude xx

Thursday, 19 November 2015

Dare to dream

Good morning folks, hope you are having a good week. Today's card is one I made for a friend who left work last week. She has gone off to pastures new so I made her a little card and gift to take with her. 

The bunny is from the WPlus9 Wishing You set and the little birds are from the Lawn Fawn Hello Sunshine set. I coloured them all with Copic markers and then cut them out with their matching dies. 

The sentiment is from an old stamp set by Joanna Sheen but is still one of my favourites. I stamped it with Jet Black Archival ink and then drew a circle around it with a black fine liner. 

I used Mama Elephant's Landscape Trio for the grass bank and then assembled it all on a 6 x 4 cream card blank. 

I added a little message on the inside too, 

and then finished it off with a bit of glossy accents and a few sequins. 

This is the little gift I made. I have been working on making some wire jewellery and this was my first attempt at an adjustable bangle bracelet. 

I used 14 gauge silver plated wire and then added a couple of charms that are very suitable for my friend. 

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


Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Penguin sled

Wednesday already and only 37 days to Christmas!  I have quite a few cards to make still, so need to get a shuffle on.

This is back to the Lawn Fawn Toboggan Together.  I sat the little penguin on his sled  on a landscape cut with the Mama Elephant landscape trio, which has a lovely stitched detail.  I multi-stamped the tree in Cottage Ivy and New Sprout Memento inks.

The background is done with Paris Dusk and Nautical Blue, then I dipped the end of a paintbrush in Mister Huey's opaque white colour mist to make a few stars. 

The sentiment is also Lawn Fawn from the Snowy Backdrops set.

TTFN Jude xx

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Hello There

Good morning all, hope you are all having a good week. I have had a little break from the Christmas cards this last week and been making some cards to send to crafty friends abroad. 

This one is off to the USA, so I hope she likes it. I saw this card on Pinterest so made my own version. 

I used the WPlus9 Wishing You stamp set for the bunnies and coloured them with Copic markers. 

Then I used MFT Stamps Zigzag Stitch Rectangles and Circles for the background and coloured them with Memento inks. 

The sentiment is from another WPlus9 set called Strictly Sentiments 2 and is stamped with Jet Black Archival ink. 

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


Monday, 16 November 2015

Foxy wishes

Monday again and I'm back with another birthday card.

This one uses the fox and bird from Party Animal by Lawn Fawn.  I've teamed them with some Wplus9 balloon dies and a layered sentiment set by Frantic Stamper.

I've deliberately kept this one plain and simple.  What do you think?

TTFN Jude xx

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