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Monday, 25 July 2016

Have a flamin good birthday

Good morning all, I hope you have had a good weekend.

Today's card was made for Jude's birthday a couple of weeks ago. I used the flamingo die from a recent Papercraft magazine as the main image.

I cut the die from black card and added clear Wink of Stella to the wing area.

Then I softly inked a piece of white cardstock using distress inks for the background.

I made the wave paper using a stamp from a Simon Says Stamp kit with Memento inks. The grass clumps are from a Clearly Besotted set called Feeling Sheepish, which I coloured with Copic Markers and then added a Grassy Edge from MFT Stamps

I arranged it all on a 6 x 4 card base, added a sentiment that I printed on the PC and ran through the Minc machine with bright pink foil, and then added a few clear dewdrops to finish it off.

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


Friday, 22 July 2016

Sail away on your birthday

Good morning, hopefully this post is going live on Friday 22nd July while we are away lol.

Today's card is one I made for my son a few weeks ago. I used a Studio Calico map piece of card and then distress inked it with Tim Holtz inks. 

I used a couple of circle dies to create the porthole window and cut the top layer with a wood effect paper from the stash. Then I wrapped a white string twine around it.

The little sailing boat is cut with a Simon Says Stamp die from one of their older kits and the wavey paper is from the same set.

I used the circle from the centre of the porthole plus a smaller stitched circle for the sentiment and stamped it with a sentiment from the coordinating stamp set.

Then I added a smaller sentiment in the top corner from a Mamae Elephant set called Mini Messages.

I inked everything with the same distress inks to make it look a bit aged and then added it all to a 6 x 6 Kraft card blank.

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


Thursday, 21 July 2016

Unforgettable birthday

Good morning, I hope you are all well. I have scheduled some posts for while we are away, so hopefully they will work. 

For this card I did a soft ink background using Tim Holtz Distress Inks, then used an idea I saw on Pinterest for the dogs and presents.

The one I saw on Pinterest had used bigger presents and smaller dogs lol but I went with what I had.

The presents are cut with Stitched Square dies from MFT Stamps and I inked them with the same distress inks as the base and added Washi Tape and stick on bows.

The dogs are from the Lawn Fawn Critters at the Dog Park set and are cut out with their coordinating dies. I then coloured them with Copic Markers.

I used a sentiment from a Mama Elephant set called Ella and Friends and I embossed it with Liquid Platinum embossing powder.

Then I added it all to a 7 x 5 card blank and dotted around a few sequins.

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


Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Painting on black card

Good morning all, I hope you are having a good week. Well today's the day we're off to sunny Spain. Wish me luck !!!!!

Today's card was an experiment in painting on black card stock. I used the Organic Blooms stamp from Mama Elephant and stamped it around a piece of card with Versamark ink. Then I heat embossed it with Ranger Fine Detail Liquid Platinum Embossing Powder.

I used Gansai Tambi watercolour paints and found that the richer colours gave the best results. I also used very little water in parts so that the colours were stronger.

I added an Indigo Blu Happy Birthday sentiment stamp to the middle and heat embossed it with Fine Detail True White embossing powder from Cosmic Shimmer.

Then I added it all to an A6 card base and added a few random matte gold sequins.

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


Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Monkey business

Good morning all.  This is my last post before we head off on holiday and Jen takes over the blog with the gazillion cards she has in draft! Lol :)

Last weekend Jen's daughter Kayleigh celebrated her 28th birthday.  This is the card I made.

I used a piece of raspberry cardstock as the background and added a die cut made with the stitched border trio set from Mama Elephant.  I was going to cut the cloud effect border for the top but then remembered some small card blanks we have with a decorative edge.  I thought one of these was perfect for the top of the card.

The monkey and balloons are both from Mama Elephants Up and Away stamp and die set.
I used Copic markers to colour them then used the matching dies to cut them out.  The sentiment is also from this set.

A few sparkly diamante dots finish it off nicely.

Hope you like it.  TTFN Jude xx

Monday, 18 July 2016

Have a Beautiful Day

Good morning all, I hope you have had a good weekend. Apologies for the lack of post on Friday but we had a bit of a medical emergency. Our Mum was taken ill late Thursday night with severe chest pains and ended up in the hospital. Six hours later she eventually got to see a doctor! after many tests, chest x-rays, MRI's with dye, she was eventually diagnosed with Pleurisy. Luckily she's now home and on the mend with some high dose painkillers. 

Today's card is the one I made to send to my daughter who's birthday was on Saturday. I used one of the new stamp sets that Jude got for her birthday called Beautiful Day from Altenew.

I used the new inks Jude also got, these are from Hero Arts and they are by Kelly Purkey. 

They don't have individual colour names but they are the mini cubes that come in sets of four. We have the Urban Ink, Coffee and Donuts and the Fashion Ink sets,

I used a soft Kraft card for the main image this time for a bit of a softer look. 

The sentiment is from the MFT Happy Everything set, I die cut the Happy twice, once with black card stock and then with fun foam for dimension. 

I glued the two layers together and then covered them with Clear Wink of Stella for lots of sparkle. Then I added a few coordinating enamel dots to finish it off.

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


Thursday, 14 July 2016

Wedding Wishes

Good morning all, I hope you are having a good week. I am definitely in holiday worry mode now lol. That is for the couple of weeks before we go on holiday I start worrying about flying, leaving the pets, flying, forgetting something, flying, not being ready etc. etc. etc. You get the gist ;o))

But never mind, today I have a very sparkly and shiny card to share with you. I made this for a friend at work who got married last week. 

I used a Silhouette Studio image and altered it to be a solid image in plain black. I added the couple's names and wedding date to the bottom and a couple of bows too. 

Then I printed it on the laser printer and ran it through the Minc machine using Decofoil gold foil.

I used a white A5 card blank and then cut layers in white and a soft gold card to frame the image. 

Then I added string pearls around the edge and a pearl trim to the top and bottom.

That still was not sparkly enough for me so I added lots of tiny jewels and pearls to the brides veil, and finished the card with a couple of gold hearts with red inserts for a pop of colour.

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


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