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Thursday, 5 March 2015


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

This card was another that I made for John at the weekend. 

I used a Royalty Free image from the Internet and printed it twice on to lightweight card. Then I layered them with foam tape. 

I used a Crafters Companion embossing folder for the background, and then matted everything with a dark green Coredinations card.

I wrote the sentiment on the PC and then printed it, 

then I also printed another sentiment and put it on the inside of the card. 

Then I just added a pair of googly eyes to finish it off.

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


Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Camper Van

Today I've got the second of John's birthday cards to share.

This camper van image is from Handmade Harbour and as John would love to own an original VW camper this is very appropriate.

I used traditional colours for the image as the vans are often this creamy base with a colour.  I like the soft blue but I have seen some quite bright versions too.

Yes day I will have one of these beauties...

I've kept the embellishments to a minimum as the card didn't really need them.  What do you think?

Catch you soon.  TTFN Jude xx

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Bee happy

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

Today's card is one I made using some new papers from a Pebbles Inc pad called Garden Party that I bought a few weeks ago in TK Maxx. 

I love this bee and honeycomb paper so I thought I had better get to it before Jude did ;o))

I used my little Sizzix Bee die again on gold card and then coloured in some black lines. 

Then I added the sentiment using Doodlebug ABC's.

I backed it all with black card and then added an inner paper and stamped Happy Birthday on to it. 

This was the card that I sent to our little brother for his birthday on Sunday.

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


Monday, 2 March 2015

Happy Bird-day John P!

As Jen posted yesterday, our 'little' brother celebrated his 35th birthday and boy does it make me feel old! I was in senior school when he was born and I remember Mum's pregnancy and John's birth very clearly, so the fact that that was 35 years ago is unbelievable to me.  I have trouble remembering things that happened yesterday!!

Anyway I made several cards for myself and my children to send to John and this is the first.

I used the Happy bird-day image from Digi Stamp Boutique, coloured very simply in greys and yellows to match the papers I had chosen.  For once I picked the paper before colouring lol.  Normally I'm hunting around trying to match papers to my image AFTER I've coloured it!

I used papers from my scraps again to add the banners and used a button from the stash to add a bit of detail.

Hope you like it.

TTFN Jude xx

Sunday, 1 March 2015

Happy birthday JP

Good morning all, hope you are having a good weekend. Today is our little brothers 35th birthday. One day we may stop calling him our 'little' brother, lol, but not today! So hope you have a great birthday JP, see you later xxx

Today's card is the one I made for mum to send to John. Using an old Chronology stamp.

I stamped the image with Rich Cocoa Memento Ink and then cut it out by hand. I used Glossy Accents to go over a few areas to give it a bit of shine. 

The papers are from a Lili of the Valley pad called Father Knows Best.

Then I used the Marianne Stars Embossing Folder on Kraft card and the coordinating Stars Die on some more of the yellow paper.  

The 'Son' is cut from Kraft card using a Britannia die and the other sentiments are stamped with a new Mama Elephant set called Shooting Star.

I added an inner to the card and stamped a greeting using the Rich Cocoa ink again and one of our older sentiment stamps.

Then I finished the card off with a little more Glossy Accents here and there.

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


Saturday, 28 February 2015

Sepia shades

Hello again and welcome to our last post of February!

My card today is made using up some of the scraps I have collecting in the box on my desk.  It will soon be over flowing so I really need to do something about it - lol.

The image is called Highschool Girl and is from Krista Smith at Saturated Canary.
I coloured her as part of a sepia challenge quite a while ago and she has finally made it on to a card.

I didn't have a specific person in mind when putting this together so I have chosen a generic sentiment.  This means I have a card in readiness should I 'forget' an occasion.

I kept to neutral shades so as not to overwhelm the image and I think it works quite well.  The banners are cut using MFT Blueprints #3 and the curve across the bottom was traced and extended using a die from Blueprints #11.

That's all for today.  We are having a birthday party for our 'little' brother this evening so will have more to report next time.

TTFN Jude xx

Friday, 27 February 2015

Welcome little bunny

Good morning all and welcome to Friday. Hope you're having a good week and looking forward to the weekend. 

We have a family birthday this weekend, our 'little' brother is 35 on Sunday, so we are getting together tomorrow evening for too much food and drink, lol. 

Today's card is one I made for a friend of my daughter's, who had a new baby girl a couple of weeks ago. Unfortunately she has been really poorly and there will probably be some struggles ahead for the family. But, she is now home with her mummy, daddy and big sister and is ready for lots of cuddles and kisses from new visitors.

The bunny image is from a Complete Cardmaking CD that I've had for ages. I printed it on to lightweight card and then cut it out with a circle die. 

The papers are a mixture from the stash, teamed with a dark pink Coredinations card. 

I wrote the sentiment on the PC and then cut it out with a smaller circle die. 

Then I added some sticky back lace, polkadot ribbon and some It's a girl ribbon.

Then I finished it off with three buttons, three little charms and some small googly eyes.

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

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