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Thursday, 24 April 2014

Note book

Hello again.  I bring another non-card post to you today.  There are lots of pictures so be warned lol.

When we were on the Dabble Day a couple of weekends ago, we made a to do list book.  Using the same idea I made a little note book for storing passwords, email addresses and notes when I'm out and about.

The first step was to cut the paper to size and glue it together.

I put plain at the front and pre-printed at the back.

I folded the card and decorated the front with paper scraps, ribbon and lace.

I also made a pocket for the front inside cover and decorated the inside back.

I added the label from sticky backed lettering and scribbled around the edge to outline it.

I then glued all the pages inside the cover.

Once the glue dried I added an image from the Lili of the Valley art pads and mounted it on a turquoise die cut.

I tied it up with ribbon, et voilà, a handbag sized note book.

That's all for today.  TTFN Jude xx

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Another name frame

Good morning all. Hope you don't mind but thought I'd share another name frame with you this morning. 

I made this one for my grandsons and their mum and their little dog Bella. 

It's the same as before, very simple. The most complicated thing about them is working out where the names fit together lol. 

I decorated this one with a wooden butterfly and some pearls. Then a small Studio Calico sentiment in the top corner. 

Hope you like it, I know Vicky did. 

See you soon. Take care. 


Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Spring has sprung

It's been a lovely long Easter weekend but now it's Tuesday and we're back to work - boo.  I'm off to Crewe today to visit a dairy college!  Should be interesting lol :)

At the weekend I asked Jen to choose a paper pad for me to make a card with.  She chose Emma's Garden by Jennifer Ellory.  This is full of fresh greens, pinks and yellows and I immediately thought of Springtime and flowers [Not much of a leap was it ;)]

I also wanted to incorporate a tag in some way.  I've seen a few tag cards and like the different styles I've seen.  I kept mine quite basic but I think it works well.  I covered the tag with one of the papers and tied a bright ribbon through the top.

I chose two papers for the background and used the same ones for the flower centres.  The large blooms are from a spots and stripes set.

I used the fern die again and added the cut pieces from my ribbon to add a bit of colour behind them.

Finally I cut a butterfly using the Papillion 2 die from Spellbinders using pink card.

Hope you like it.  TTFN Jude xx

Monday, 21 April 2014

Altered art book

Good morning, and happy Easter Monday. Hope you have all enjoyed a nice long weekend, and not over indulged too much lol.

Today I thought I would share with you the altered art mini MDF book that I made when we went to the last dabble day. 

You know I love all things Hels so I really enjoyed making this. 

There's lots of inky stamping involved which makes me happy lol.

And I love getting to use different stencils and stamps to what we have.

The only think I don't agree with is how long it took to cut all of those flowers and butterflies out, by hand!!! That's what dies are made for lol. 

But I did discover a love for Crushed Olive Distress Ink. I hadn't used it before and am now in love with it. And what's even better is I looked when we got home and we already have it :o))

Not sure yet where I'm going to put the book yet, it's just sort of sitting in the craft room at the minute, but I'll find somewhere for it soon.

Well that's all for today, hope you like it.

Come back soon and take care,


Sunday, 20 April 2014

Love many things

Happy Easter. Hope the bunny came to visit lol ;)

My card today is an non-Easter Easter card! 

The image is from Saturated Canary. 

Jen has a large box of mixed stamps so I hunted through to find a sentiment I liked. 

Hope you like it. 

Enjoy the rest of the Easter holiday. TTFN Jude xx

Saturday, 19 April 2014

Name Frame

Good morning all, hope you are having a good Easter weekend.

Today's post is another one of the name frames. I made one for Mum a few weeks ago and now the girls have spotted it and want one too. So today's is for my daughter K and her family.

I went with a white frame this time to match her décor.

She even wanted the dogs including lol!

Very simple again, just needed to create a few more letters as there aren't enough Ys, Hs, and Zs in a set of scrabble tiles lol.

I finished it off with a few wooden embellishments, I love the little owl from John Lewis, he's so cute.

Hope you like it too, see you soon, take care.


Friday, 18 April 2014

Door sign

It's Friday and a Bank Holiday!  It doesn't get much better than that lol ;)

Continuing the non-card theme we seem to have going I thought I'd show you a door hanger sign I made yesterday.  The idea was based on the mdf hearts we did last week.  Unfortunately I think the colours are too similar for it to work.  Next time I'll use different papers.

I learnt a few tricks to make different flowers at the Dabble Day and tried to use some of our flower stamps to recreate them.  It hasn't worked brilliantly but they will do.

I used a couple of different stencils in the background and inked through with Distress Inks.

The ferns are made from a lovely die Jen bought recently.

I'm not too disappointed with the finished result.  Hope you like it.

TTFN Jude xx