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Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Anniversary amigos

Morning all :)

Last week was Jen and Alan's 15th wedding anniversary and I made them a few cards from the family.  This was mine.

I used a couple of layers of card and paper from the stash for the base and added a central panel.  I stole the idea of the three amigos but used animals from a Lawn Fawn set called Party Animal.

I did use two of the mini sentiments from Three Amigos as I love the cute little sayings.
The heart background was stamped in Love Letter Memento ink and the sentiment came from scripty sayings.

Hope you like it.

TTFN Jude xx

Monday, 23 May 2016

Watercolour background Hero Arts flowers

Good morning all, I hope you have had a good weekend and managed to squeeze some craft time in.

Today's card is made using that lovely set from the March My Monthly Hero kit from Hero Arts. I really, really love this set and wish I could get more of them. But unfortunately the UK customs charges just make it too expensive.

Anyway, I used watercolour paper for the background and did a wash and splatter effect with Jude's Gansai Tambi Watercolours.

I stamped, cut and coloured all of the flowers using Copics and some metallic watercolour and arranged them in a group on top of the watercolour background.

Then I used some leaf stamps from the kit and stamped them under and around the flowers and coloured them with watercolours. I also added a few little bees too.

The birdhouse die cut is from an MFT set called Things with Wings and I just happened to have one laying around on my desk leftover from a different card. 

So I added that and a simple sentiment to the front and then added another to the inside to finish it off.

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


Friday, 20 May 2016


Friday at last. Hope you've got some crafty time planned for the weekend! 

I was inspired by a few cards using very similar layouts to this, that I've seen on several blogs and Pinterest. This is basic stamping and so quick and easy to do. 

I used a balloon stamp from one of the Simon Says Stamp sets and stamped in lots of colours to create a background. I then stamped on the sentiment. 
Once this was on it didn't stand out enough for me so I re-stamped and embossed in black. 

I chose one of the ink colours for the matt, added a gold chevron and my card was complete. 
Hope you like it. TTFN Jude xx

Thursday, 19 May 2016

15th Wedding Anniversary

Good morning all, I hope you are having a good week. Yesterday was mine and Alan's 15th wedding anniversary, and this is the card I made for him.

I didn't want anything too fussy, so went for something simple but with a nice sentiment.

The stars are cut with an MFT die called Star/Sky vertical. I cut it out of a piece of black card and then added a piece of silver card behind it.

I cut the piece down to fit an A2 card blank and then cut and coloured these cute sheep from Clearly Besotted.

I love this set, called Feeling Sheepish. As there are a few different sheep and extras in the set, they are so easy to colour and they stamp and cut beautifully.

The sentiment is from a Mama Elephant set called Shooting Star, and I cut it out with a Marianne Designs Postage Stamp die.

Then I just added a couple of little punched hearts to finish it off.

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


Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Simon strikes again

Morning all. Hope you've had a good week and managed to fit in some craft time. 

My card today is another inspired by Vicky P's 10 cards from the Simon Says Stamp monthly card kit for April. 

I used one of the lovely papers backed with red polka dots and mounted on a black card blank. 
The sentiment is from Clearly Besotted stamped and embossed in white. 

I love how it looks and hope you do too  TTFN Jude xx

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

You're a classic

Good morning all, I hope you are having a good start to the week. Today's card is made using stamps from the latest Creative Stamping magazine.

I think this set is really good and I had this idea for a music card as soon as I saw them. I stamped a piece of A6 white card with the record stamp. Using Memento London Fog and Rhubarb Stalk inks.

Then I stamped a second one in the Rhubarb Stalk ink and cut it out with a 11/2 inch round punch. Then I layered it on top of the original using foam tape.

For the black record I used a pigment ink and then heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. It's a pity you can't see it on the pictures but it does have a really nice shine to it.

The musical notes and sentiments came with the set and I stamped them with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and again the Rhubarb Stalk red.

Then I put it all on an A6 red card blank and it was done. The card was for my nephew-in-law, lol, for his birthday yesterday, so I know he liked it, and had a lovely birthday.

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


Monday, 16 May 2016

Be Beautiful

Monday again folks. Welcome to a new week 😏

Today's card was made using a journaling card from one of last years Simon Says Stamp card kits. There were several sets of these and I actually can't remember which month this was from lol

I mounted the card with black and layered it over a simple yellow panel with a black border. I loved this easy style which is suitable for lots of occasions. 

Hope you like it too. TTFN Jude xx
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