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Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Golden girl

Happy Wednesday and thank you for spending time with us today.

Today's card uses very few supplies - a stencil, 2 stamps and a sentiment die.

It seems everyone is using stencils lately so I dusted off some of our old ones to give a subtle background to my girl.

Although it appears brown this ink is actually Morning Frost from Altenew's Warm Grey collection.  I coloured the girl in matching colours using Spectrum Noir alcohol markers.

The banner is made using a die from a Blueprints set by MFT, to which I added a stamped sentiment.

The finishing touches were Liquid Pearls in Bisque and some shimmer pen highlights.

Hope you like it.  TTFN Jude xx

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Small Stamp Wreath

Good morning all, I hope you are having a good week so far. I was inspired to make today's card after seeing a new product released by Gina K Designs, for a Wreath Builder set. 

As it's quite expensive to get a lot of the big named companies products shipped over here, I thought I would have a go with the products we already had.

So I dug out the Pretty Little Peonies stamp set from WPlus9 and made a makeshift template to hold the card. I based it on the one I had seen but just made ours from heavy weight card. (I did try acetate first, but it didn't cut as smoothly as the card!).

I started with a 4 x 4 square of plain white card, and then turned it using the template 8 times for each stamp. This gives you a circular design which you can build up with other stamps.

Which is what I did with this one, I started with the main flower and then added in the leaves and smaller flowers afterwards.

When it was finished, I added a simple sentiment, matted the panel on black card and then put it all on to a plain white 5 x 5 card blank. Now I definitely want to buy the real thing lol.

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


Monday, 19 March 2018

Pink posy

Hello and welcome.

My card today was made for my Mum for Mother's Day last weekend.

The stamp set is Beautiful Bouquets - Ranunculus by Wplus9.  I black embossed it on to smooth card and coloured it with Copic markers.

To give some lift to the flowers I added some white gel pen highlights.  I also added a few clear Nuvo drops around the spray.

The sentiment is from Clearly Besotted's Love You Tons set and is white embossed on black card.  I cut two thin strips to add to my card below the bouquet.

I love how this turned out and hope you do too.

TTFN Jude xx

Friday, 16 March 2018

Mothers Day Roses

Good morning all, I hope you have had a good week. Are you looking forward to the weekend? Jude and I are off to the Creative Craft show in Birmingham this Sunday, so should be a nice day.

Today's card is the one I made for mum for Mother's day on Sunday. I used the Altenew Layered Rose die collection, from a recent copy of Simply Cards and Papercraft Magazine.

I used 3 different shades of pink card for the flowers and made the centre layer from a pink metallic card. This does give the flowers a lovely shiny texture.

I used a Stencil from The Works across the middle of a white panel, and stamped through it with Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide Ink. Then I cut the panel out with an MFT Stamps, Blueprints Stitched Rectangle die.

I added my flowers and leaves to the panel and then cut a sentiment with a Cut and Make Relatives die, and layered this 4 times to make it stand out.

I added the Mum die-cut to the panel and then used a sentiment stamp from a Clearly Besotted set called Love You Tons.

Then all it needed was a few pink pearls and I placed it all on an olive green card blank.

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


Thursday, 15 March 2018


Hello again.   I'm back with a card I made for Mother's Day last Sunday.

This was made using the fabulous Concord and 9th Blooms Fill-in stamp and red Versafine ink.

I took a few stampings in the Misti to get the red smooth but it was worth the effort.

I used the fill in stamps to add highlights to the flowers then took a silver pen to add some fine detail.

To finish off I added some Nuvo drops to a few areas.

I used a sentiment from Love You Tons set by Clearly Besotted and stamped in dark silver ink on lime green card stock.  The silver doesn't show up well in the photos but did look nicer in real life :)

I cut the sentiment with a banner die and added it on foam tape to the panel.  I then added this to a green card base.

Hope you like it.  TTFN Jude xx

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Mosaic Turnabout Stamp Centre

Good morning folks, I hope you are having a good week so far. Today's card was made with the lovely Mosaic Turnabout Stamp Set from Concord and 9th.

For this card I only used the centrepiece of the stamp, and stamped it 4 times with Distress Oxide inks. I used Faded Jeans, Worn Lipstick, Iced Spruce and Picked Raspberry.

I slightly offset the stamp so it would go over the edge of the panel, and then once it was dry I embossed around the outside with two different sizes of MFT Zig-Zag Stitched Circles.

Then I added two small strips of acetate across the front and mounted the Cut and Make sentiment on them. I had cut the sentiment from white card and coloured it with a coordinating Copic marker. I added a few flowers that I already had cut from a previous card, and then backed the panel with pink card before putting it all on a plain white card blank.

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


Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Best buddies

Thanks for visiting us today.

My card is one made for my brother's birthday a couple of weeks ago.

I stamped and coloured figures from the Cuddly Critters and Spring Garden (Luli Bunny) sets.  These are produced by Simon Says Stamp and Mama Elephant.

I die cut a circle from white card and added a decorative frame in pale blue to match the paper I chose for the background.

I stamped my sentiment on the white card and added it to a card blank with foam tape.  This left enough space to pop the boy and dog figures inside the circle.

The finishing touch was a few balloon die cuts using the same blue card as the circle frame.

Hope you like my card and that we see you again soon.

TTFN Jude xx

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