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Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Water colour and florals

Good morning again crafty friends.  I'm back today with the card I made for my daughter's birthday last week.

I painted the watercolour background a while ago but never found anything I wanted to use it for. Then Jen bought the monthly stamp kit from Hero Arts and I used one of the florals, as it just seemed to need a bright pink background, lol :)

I inked the stamp with angel pink memento ink then wiped a little off before over inking with rose bud.  This gives a slight two tome effect.

I cut out three of the flowers and added them on foam pads to my background for dimension.  I stamped a sentiment from scripty sayings and added a few clear sequins to finish. 

Hope you like it.  TTFN Jude xx

Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Acetate Card

Good morning and welcome to May, this year is absolutely flashing by lol. Today's card is one of those that seemed much better in my head than the finished product !!!

I have seen quite a few acetate cards around so thought I would give one a go. I used heat-proof acetate so that I could stamp on it and use my heat gun to emboss. However I don't think it is strong enough for a card base.

I used Versamark ink and an old Papermania stamp set to stamp a few flowers on the front, and then heat embossed them with Wow Metallic Brass embossing powder.

I used Heidi Swapp Minc Paper for the inside, foiled with Rose Gold. Then Because the card was too flimsy, I cut a frame for the front using a stitched and plain rectangle from MFT Stamps Blueprints Dienamics.

The inside and rear of the card are cut with the Avery Elle Wonky Frames die, and I used the MFT Stamps Stitched Banner die for the sentiment.

Because I was sticking to acetate I struggled to find a glue or tape that was clear enough not to be seen, but as whatever I used still showed through I decided to trim the edge with pink gem strips to cover it up.

Next time I try this I will definitely get some stronger acetate lol. Hope you still like it though. Take care and I'll see you Thursday.


Monday, 2 May 2016


I have seen lots of fabulous floral cards around lately and we didn't own any large floral stamps to try and replicate them.  We have now rectified this shortfall in our stamp collection ;) lol

This is the large hydrangea stamp from Stampendous.  I stamped and embossed it in white on kraft card then coloured with distress inks.  I love how it turned out!

I cut the image out and added it to a small pink card blank with a sentiment from the Lawn Fawn scripty sayings set.

Hope you like it.  TTFN Jude xx

Friday, 29 April 2016

Fairy wishes

Good morning all, I hope you have had a good week. Are you ready for the weekend? it's a nice long one if you're in the UK. Today is my beautiful Niece's birthday, and this is one of the cards I made for her. So happy birthday Cat, hope you have a lovely day sweetheart.

I used the Fairy Friends set and teamed it with the new Flower Border die, both from Lawn Fawn. 

I coloured the images with Copic markers and cut them out with their matching dies.

The green spotty card background came in the packaging of my Hero Arts, March Hero kit. I just thought it was too nice to waste lol.

I used an A2 note card and cut the sentiment from grey card using Britannia dies.

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


Thursday, 28 April 2016

Caped cuties

Hello again friends.  

Today's card comes to you courtesy of Clearly Besotted's new Caped Cuties stamp set.

I love these sweet little super heroes with their masks and capes.  They can rescue me any day lol!

I stamped them in tuxedo black memento ink and coloured the characters with Copic markers. 

 As I couldn't get the matching die set at the time, I had to cut these by hand.  I don't think they turned out too badly.  

I then die cut a circle from the black card and created a shaker window.

The sky scraper background is from a die set we've had for ages, but I can't remember who made it!

I added some silver sequins and stars to the shaker pocket and stamped a sentiment from the set to finish off this super birthday card :)

Hope you like it.

TTFN Jude xx

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Hooray, it's your birthday

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

Today's card is all about the bling. I used a Hero Arts Triangle background stamp and stamped on black card with Versamark ink.

Then I heat embossed it with Wow Metallic Brass embossing powder. I love how bright this shows up on black card.

Then I used the Lucy Abraham for Clearly Besotted, Hooray die, to create a window in the card front. I used my Fuse Tool and a CD wallet, to create a pocket for the sequins to sit in behind the window. 

I use CD wallets as they are relatively cheap and a good size to use for shaker cards. If you haven't tried the fuse tool, it is really good, it makes it easy to cut a pocket down to size and seal the sequins inside.

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


Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Simon Says Stamp April Card Kit #2

Morning everyone.

Today's card was made using the Simon Says Stamp April kit.  The May one is due soon and it is sooo cuuuute, lol

I watched Vicki P make 10 cards from this kit on her You Tube channel (here) and was inspired to make some of the simple designs.  This one uses a third of a sheet of 6 x 6 paper!

The little pictures have a surround similar to that on a polaroid picture.  They look really good grouped together, so I chose 4 designs and added them to the centre of my card blank.  This is a US size A2 made with card from the kit.

The images are raised slightly on foam tape so they have a little dimension.
I then used some of the black sticker sheet to add words to a couple of the pieces.  What do you think?

That's all for today but I'll see you soon.

TTFN Jude xx

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