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Wednesday, 28 January 2015


Good morning everyone, hope you are well and having a good week.

It was my eldest grandson's 9th Birthday yesterday, so this is the card that me and his grandad sent him. 

It was only when I was making cards for Cody that I realised we don't have that many images for boys/men so this will have to be rectified soon lol. Anyway this image is a pre-coloured one from a Lili of the Valley artpad. 

I used an MFT Blueprints set to cut the stitched rectangles and the papers are from the Ahoy There paper pad by Docrafts. 

I used a dark blue card to back it all and cut the word tags, then I added it to a 7 x 7 card blank. 

I had the little wooden nautical embellishments in the stash and thought they went well with this card. 

The Happy Birthday and Grandson are cut from Coredinations card using Britannia dies and the tags are cut with the MFT Blueprints set.

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


Tuesday, 27 January 2015

La Bicyclette

On Sunday Jen and I visited the Ross Paper Craft Show in Sheffield.  We had a really good few hours wandering around and spending far too much lol.  I was lucky enough to win £20 of vouchers to spend at the show in the prize draw and spent it at the Lili of the Valley stand.
This is what I bought.

I'm looking forward to some lovely makes with these.

My card was made before we went shopping so I didn't use any of the new purchases.

This one is for a colleague who is a keen cyclist.

I made the sentiment in Word and printed it on white card.

The bicycles are a die Jen bought a little while ago from Die-namics at My Favourite Things.

It's a simple make but I'm sure Phil will appreciate it.

That's all for today.  TTFN Jude xx

Monday, 26 January 2015

Sweet Blossom

Good morning all. Another week rolls around and back to work lol.

Today's card is one I made for my future daughter in law who's birthday was yesterday. 

I used the lovely Sweet Blossom digi stamp from Wee Stamps and coloured her with Copic markers.

The sentiment stamp is from a Creative Expressions set called Sincere Sentiments.

I used an MFT swirl leaf die and then a flower die from the MFT Blueprints 3 set. Then I topped the flower with a small white fabric flower and a yellow rose.

I added a couple more yellow roses and then the little bow which is again from the MFT Blueprints 3  set. 

I used a dark teal glossy card for the background and then papers from a pad called Fantastic Foils. 

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


Sunday, 25 January 2015

Male colleague

Happy Sunday everyone.

My card today is one I have made for a colleague who's birthday is today.  
I won't tell you how old he is but he's only got a couple of years to the big 60! LOL!!

Have a very happy Birthday Mr Steve!

The digi stamp and sentiment are from Handmade Harbour and are coloured with Copics.  The banners are made using Blueprints #7.

I cut a mid sized star and added a metal button with twine behind.  It's more masculine than flowers, don't you think?

I like using this image for male cards, and I know quite a few men it suits perfectly, lol.

Anyway that's all for today.  TTFN Jude xx

Saturday, 24 January 2015

Friendship has its perks

Good morning blog friends, hope you are all well today and manage to get some crafty time in this weekend. 

Today's card is made using a Simon Says Stamp set from last year. 

I wanted a card for a friend who's birthday is next week, and remembered I hadn't used this stamp and die set yet.

I used the coffee cup die and cut 2 cups from a gloss black card.

I stamped the sentiment stamp with black archival ink, and then stamped the coffee steam with the same ink. 

I gave it all a mat of black on the cream card base and it was all finished.

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


Friday, 23 January 2015

Thinking of you

I have another card using the fabulous Wryn Spring Bling from Tiddly Inks to share with you today.

I enjoyed colouring this one at New Year, following the tutorial from Alyce Keegan of Kit and Clowder.

I used the My Favourite Things Blueprints #13 again to cut the layers and embellishments.

The sentiment is from the stamps free with Creative Stamping Issue 22 which I bought this week.
It has some lovely images which I will be using over the next few weeks.

So there she is.  Hope you like this little card.

TTFN Jude xx

Thursday, 22 January 2015

Silver Fairy

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

Today's card is one I made for a friend who's birthday is on Saturday. 

I used the Silver Fairy digi stamp from Wee Stamps, and coloured her with Copic markers. Then I added a touch of Wink Of Stella Clear to her wings. 

I went for a blue and orange colour scheme for a change, and I think it turned out OK. 

The papers are from the Docrafts Papermania Vintage Notes collection and the blue and orange card is from Simon Stays Stamp kits. 

I used a Lili of the Valley ready made sentiment and added Marianne Vintage Lace and blue and orange ribbon. 

The leaf swirls are from an MFT die and I added a few different flowers and a little crystal butterfly. 

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


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