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Monday, 8 February 2016

Happy Birthday to Ewe - 2

Good morning, well it's Monday again and that's another weekend that flashed past. Where do they go? and how come the working week goes so slowly? lol. 

Anyway, today's card is one I made to send to a lovely friend who's birthday was last week. I love this new set from Clearly Besotted Stamps called Feeling Sheepish.

I stamped the image with Memento ink, coloured it with Copic markers, and then cut it out with it's coordinating die. 

Then I cut an MFT Stamps ZigZag Stitched Circle and ran half of it through a Tim Holtz brick wall embossing folder.

Then I inked the wall and sky with Distress Inks, Salty Ocean, Tea Dye and Gathered Twigs, and then popped the little sheep on top.

Then I added a few stars to the background with a Sakura white gelly pen. I stamped the sentiment with a black pigment ink and then heat embossed it with clear embossing powder.

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


Friday, 5 February 2016

Silver Butterflies

Good morning all, hope you have had a good week and are looking forward to a crafty weekend. 

This card is one I made for a friend of my Son's to send to his mum on her 60th Birthday. 

I started by designing a corner floral arrangement with my Silhouette software. Then I printed it with the laser printer and foiled it on my Minc machine, using silver foil. 

I used a soft grey card as I wanted to keep to a very simple colour palette. I cut the card down to fit an A5 card blank and matted it with black card.

Then I stamped a sentiment using a mix of Simon Says Stamp and Studio Calico stamps, and heat embossed it with Ranger Fine Detail Liquid Platinum embossing powder. 

I stamped and embossed the Sizzix butterflies on white vellum, and then cut them out with their corresponding dies. Then I added the Mum banner to the bottom and finished the card off with a few silver sequins.

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


Thursday, 4 February 2016

First anniversary #2

Happy Thursday everyone! :-)

As promised I'm back with another anniversary card to share.

To create this panel I stamped and clear embossed the Happy from MFT's Happy Everything set.  
For the background I blended three Memento colours together - Angel Pink, Lulu Lavender and Teal Zeal.  
I then sprayed a mist of water over and blotted it dry to create the droplets effect.

The Anniversary die cut is a new set from Clearly Besotted.
I matted the panel with the same grey used for the sentiment and added a few rose gold star sequins to finish.

I really like these soft backgrounds made with inks or watercolours.  I fear they are my latest obsession and will appear many more times over the next few months ;)

TTFN Jude xx

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Hippo Birdie

Good morning all and happy hump day. Hope you are having a good week. 

Today's card is using another of my favourite stamp sets, this one is Hippo Birdie from Lawn Fawn.

I stamped the images with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then coloured them with Copic markers. 

Then I added Glossy Accents to the balloons to make them shine. 

I used the MFT Stamps Grassy Edges for the grass, cut from Core'dinations card, and added it all behind a square aperture in a cream card blank.

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


Tuesday, 2 February 2016

First anniversary

Monday again.  Don't they get more frequent as you get older?!

This week will be mostly about anniversary cards.  Jen's son and daughter-in-law are off to Lisbon shortly to celebrate their first anniversary, so they will take their cards with them.

I also have an anniversary this week.  Yesterday was 5 years in my current post.  I've worked here 13 years but moved positions a few times.  Unfortunately I'm not likely to see 6 years as my office is being closed!

As I love black and gold together and recently saw a floral card using gold embossing powder, I thought I'd try my own.

I used an A4 sheet of black card and stamped all over with Versamark.  The stamp is called 'Love is' and is by IndigoBlu.

The gold embossing powder is made by Colour craft (they also make Brusho!) and the company is based in Sheffield, so supports local business too :)

I matted my panel with some gold mirror card.

For this one I added the anniversary sentiment from the Beautiful Bow set by Avery Elle.  I made three other cards from the A4 sheet and will add sentiments to them as appropriate.

I love how this turned out.  Hope you like it too.

TTFN Jude xx

Monday, 1 February 2016

You're a star

Good morning all and Welcome to February. Hope you have had a good weekend. I have had a busy one again but very lovely too. We had a lovely meal out on Saturday night with family to celebrate my daughter-in-law's birthday from last week. We do enjoy it when we all get together. 

Anyway today's card is one I made to go to my grandson for his birthday last week. I must admit it's not one of my favourites, but I really do enjoy getting inky lol. 

I used the Lawn Fawn, You're a Star stamp and die set. I coloured the images with Copic markers and then covered them with Glossy Accents to make them shine. 

For the background I used Tim Holtz Distress Inks in, Mermaid Lagoon, Salty Ocean, Fossilized Amber, Tea Dye and Scattered Straw.

Then I went over the blue with a little bit of Dew Drop ink in Pearlescent Sky Blue, to give it a bit of shimmer.

I stamped the sentiments with a black pigment ink, and then heat embossed them with clear embossing powder. 

Then I added it all to a 7 x 5 card blank. 

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


Friday, 29 January 2016

It's only a birthday

I made this card a few days ago after seeing something similar.

At the time I thought it just a whimsical little card for a missed birthday or some other such occasion.

Unfortunately it is now how I'm feeling after finding out my job is to go, along with 246 of my colleagues.

Needless to say it hasn't been the best of days!!

The fox is a Lawn Fawn, as are the letter dies.

Not a lot else to say really.  Sorry if this post is a bit of a downer but that's how I'm feeing today.

Hopefully tomorrow will be better!

TTFN Jude 

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