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Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Simon Says July

We've had a busy weekend here but I did get time to play with the new Simon Says Stamp July Card Kit.

This design is lifted from the inspiration sheet in the kit but uses different papers and another of the stamps.

This little sailboat die is part of the set and would make a lovely embellishment, as well as a main feature like here.

A clean and simple card.  The pictures don't do it justice but it looks really good IRL.

TTFN Jude xx

Monday, 6 July 2015

The Worlds Best Uncle

Good morning all, today's card was made for my granddaughters to send to their uncle for his birthday last week. 

It's a really simple card, I picked three different scraps of card from the stash and cut them into balloon shapes using the WPlus9 Whole Lotta Happy dies.

I raised some of them on foam pads and stuck some of them direct to the card front. Then I drew in the strings by hand. I had seen the little dots done on another card on Pinterest so I gave it a try and I really like the effect.

The Happy Birthday stamp is from a Nit Wit Collection and is stamped in Jet Black Archival ink.

I made the bottom banner by stamping a couple of sentiments from the Crafters Companion Sentimentals - Male set, again with Jet Black Archival ink. 

Then I matted it all on to three pieces of card and put it all on to a 7 x 7 card blank. 

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


Friday, 3 July 2015

Baby panda

It's Friday! Yaaaaaaaay! 
It's my birthday!! Double yaaaaaaaaay!
I'm not at work! Triple yaaaaaaaay!
LOL :)

You've probably guessed that today is a very good day ;)  I'm off out later for lunch and having a family meal tonight.  Hopefully there will be lemon cheesecake yum!

We have had a lot to celebrate over the last couple of weeks, not least being the birth of my second granddaughter, Charlotte Rose.  This is the card I sent to her parents.

This uses the Mama Elephant Pandamonium stamp and die set again.  The hats are from the Lawn Fawn Hippo Birdie set and the sentiment is LF Scripty Sayings.

I raised the pandas on foam pads to add some dimension then stamped around them with rosebud coloured ink from Memento.

I added tiny gems to one panda to show she's the Mummy :)

The whole piece was backed with matching pink card stock.  Hope you like it.

TTFN Jude xx

Thursday, 2 July 2015

You Rock

Good morning all, hope your week is going well. Can you believe this crazy weather that we are having in the UK at the minute. Over 30 degrees yesterday, and believe me I could feel every one of them in the office at work! We can't have the air con on as people complain that it's too cold so we just boil instead lol. I don't know how I would manage if I lived somewhere that got really hot ???

Anyway, today's card is the one I made for Mum to send to my son on his birthday on Sunday. I used a guitar stamp that came with a set on a magazine, and cut it out by hand.

Then I coloured it with Copics and added a 3D glaze over the top to make it shine. Then when it was dry I added some metal brads for a bit of decoration.

The corner die is made with an MFT Stamps Blueprints die set. I cut the die on an angle and then cut it in to a corner on the guillotine.

I stamped the Grandson using Jet Black Archival ink and a Crafters Companion stamp, from the Sentimentals - Male set.

Then I used a Spellbinders Die D-Lites set to cut the music notes.

I put it all on a 6 x 6 Kraft card blank with some denim and yellow papers from the stash and then added a liner to the inside.

To finish it off I added some musical notes washi tape to the inner sheet and then stamped a Happy Birthday message in the centre.

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


Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Hippo Birdie

Hello again.  Can you believe it's July already?

Over the last few years Jen and I have acquired lots of small card blanks that we don't use very often.  I dug this one out as I liked the aperture and triple fold that is perfect for a 'scene' card

I took a piece of sky patterned paper and added die cut figures from the Lawn Fawn 'Hippo Birdie' stamp and die sets.  I then placed the scene behind the window and sealed one inside fold to hold it in place.

 The cloud and sun are from another Lawn fawn stamp and die set called Hello Sunshine.  I thought they completed the scene quite nicely.

 It doesn't show on the photo very well but I have added Wink of Stella to the cloud, sun and balloon.

Hope you like it.

TTFN Jude xx

Tuesday, 30 June 2015


Good morning all.  A big thank you to Jen for stepping in yesterday when I forgot to photograph my card before sending it!!
Thanks to Staci I eventually got a picture of the card I made for Daniel's 24th on Sunday.

I found this image on Pinterest and it uses the new Mama Elephant Pandamonium set.  The creator isn't acknowledged but I loved the layout they had used.

I bought the Pandamonium set a couple of weeks ago because Jen really liked it, and this is the first time I've used it.  I don't think mine is a bad interpretation of the original card.  What do you think?

I really must try harder with my cards as I either forget to make them until the last minute or forget to photograph them LOL.

TTFN Jude xx

Monday, 29 June 2015

Out of this world

Good morning all, hope you have all had a good weekend. We celebrated a couple of birthdays this weekend. One of them was my sons, and this is the card that I made for me and his dad to send. 

I used the paper out of a Studio Calico paper pad, it was already printed with all of the little sayings around the earth. So I just added the main sentiment using Safmat.

I typed it on the computer and added the star around it then printed it on to Safmat and cut it out by hand. 

I really like this product as it's transparent so you don't lose the image behind. I just forget we have it lol. 

Then I used a Britannia die to cut the Son. I cut it twice from bright red card and layered it together. Then I covered it with Glossy Accents and left it to dry. 

Once it was dry I added it to the front. Then I layered the main image on to some bright red card and put it all on a 7 x 7 card blank. 

Then I used another Studio Calico paper for the inside. This one shows all of the constellations. I added a small arrow cut with an MFT Blueprints set and stamped his birthday date in the bottom corner. 

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


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