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Sunday, 3 May 2015

Stamping mad

Good morning all, hope you are well. Today's card is actually made with a Christmas stamp set. 

I have to admit I never realised it was a Christmas set. I've only used it before for some of the family names in it. But I wanted to make a card with just stamps, and this set fit the bill. 

It's by Hunkydory and is called A Family Christmas, and if you look closely at the images there is the odd snowflake and some baubles etc. 

I stamped all of the images using Memento Dew Drop inks in Rose Bud and Paris Dusk. 

The main sentiment stamp is from a recent magazine freebie and the Niece stamp is from a Crafters Companion set called Sentimentals Greetings - Female.

I added a piece of bright pink card behind and mounted it on a 7x7 card blank. 

Then I finished it off with a few pearls in blue and pink.

 It is a bit busy, but I do like it, hope you do too.

Take care and I'll see you soon. 


Saturday, 2 May 2015

Recent purchases

We have bought a few new bits over the last couple of weeks and this card uses 6 of them!

I used an MFT stencil and inked the clouds; then die cut the elephant, balloons and grass using some Lawn Fawn and W plus 9 dies.

I love the Lawn Fawn Scripty Sayings and have waited ages to find them in stock somewhere in the UK.  Finally found them:)

The balloons are raised on silicone glue and the strings drawn in with a 0.3mm fine liner.

I love this little card and think it would be most suitable for a child's birthday.  What do you think?

TTFN Jude xx

Friday, 1 May 2015

Poppy Patch

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

Today's card is as close as I get to clean and simple. I actually managed to resist the temptation to add anything extra ;o))

I used the Spellbinders Poppy Patch Die D-Lite, and cut it once in green card and then again in red card. Then I cut all of the heads off of the poppies on the red one and stuck them over the green ones with Cosmic Shimmer glue.

The sentiment stamp is from a Wplus9 set called Strictly Sentiments 1, and I stamped it with Lady Bug Memento ink. 

I finished it off by backing the panel with a piece of red card, then a piece of black to give it some depth. 

Hope you like it, have a great weekend, see you soon.


Thursday, 30 April 2015

Big Sister Day

Hello again.  Well yesterday my daughter had her 23rd birthday, but she spent most of it with the midwife having a check up and needles :(

We did get together for cake and presents last night, but we are going out for a family meal to a tapas restaurant on Saturday.

As her younger brother isn't able to sort cards etc on his own, I always do something for him.  This understated little card was lovely to make.

I used a couple of matching papers from my scrap stash with some shimmery cream card.

The sentiment is from Lawn Fawn's scripty sentiments (again).

The sister was cut twice and layered to give some substance.

Hope you like it.

TTFN Jude xx

Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Sun Rays

Good morning all, today is my niece, Cats birthday, and this is one of the cards I have made for her. 

She loves yellow so this one should be a winner lol. I used the new Sun Ray cover up from MFT Stamps, then inked a piece of card for behind it with three different coloured Distress Inks. 

I used Scattered Straw, then Mustard Seed and then a tiny bit of Tea Dye to darken the centre. 

The stamp is from the Blue Skies Ahead MFT Stamps set, stamped with Mustard Seed Distress Ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.

I used a pale blue card for the background and some little gold corners to make the panel stand out. 

Then I finished it off with some sparkly sequins in gold, silver and bronze.

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


Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Stamped sentiments

This has to be one of the easiest cards I have ever made.  The only difficult part was lining up the stamps!  This was fixed by drawing a pencil line :)

I chose 3 different inks and stamped the sentiment on a piece of plain white cardstock.

I backed this with a piece of co-ordinating card and added 3 pearls to the corner.

How easy was that?

Catch you again soon.  TTFN Jude xx

Monday, 27 April 2015

Happy Everything

Good morning all and happy Monday. Today's card is made using some of the items from our latest craft haul, and I love this new Happy Everything stamp set from MFT Stamps. 

It comes with a couple of big Happy stamps and then lots of other different words so you can stamp a few different sayings. 

I stamped it with Dew Drop Galaxy Gold ink and then heat embossed with clear fine detail embossing powder. 

The paper is from my scraps box so I'm not sure which collection it's from lol. The die cut piece is a cover up called Proof Positive, also from MFT Stamps.

The little badge in the corner was in last month's Studio Calico kit and matches the die cut with having the positive sign.

The rose die was a free gift on a magazine, and I cut it with plain white card and then heat embossed it with gold embossing powder.

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


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