Thursday, 28 August 2014

Born to be wild

This is the card I made for Alan's birthday on Monday.  I used it being for a man as an excuse to go a bit grungy, lol.

The image is from La La Land Crafts and is called Outlaw Luka.

I took a long time to colour him as I wanted to get a good quality image.  He was a lot of fun to do!

The cogs are cut by layering up the different sizes in the Spellbinder cogs set.

The sentiment is one that came with the image and fit Alan quite well.  Well maybe 30 years ago, lol!

So there he is.  Outlaw Luka on his trike.

Hope you like it.

TTFN Jude xx

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Over the Hill

Good morning all, hope you are well today.

This card is one I made for Mum to send to Alan for his birthday. The Image is Eunice Over The Hill by Ladybug Crafts.

I coloured it with Spectrum Noir pens and then cut it out with Spellbinders Opulent Ovals.

I used a 7 x 5 card blank for a change and typed up the sentiment on the computer.

The paper is from the stash and I found a couple of pieces of  ribbon to match.

I finished the sentiment off inside and added another piece of the patterned paper.

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


Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Guitar man

Hello again.  I hope our UK readers had an enjoyable Bank Holiday yesterday - that's the last one until Christmas! lol :D

Yesterday was also the birthday of my very favourite brother-in-law (ok he's my ONLY brother-in-law, but he's still my favourite!!)

Yes Jen is now married to a 60 year old!  

Happy Birthday Alan!!

This is the card I made for Daniel and Staci to give to him.
I used a Lili of the Valley image. 

The papers are from the stash and I have no idea which company they are from ;)

I distressed all the edges and inked with Vintage Photo distress ink.

The clock face is a Tim Holtz die which I really like.  I then just added a few stars and spelt out DAD with stickers.

Hope you like it.

TTFN Jude xx

Monday, 25 August 2014

Happy 60th Birthday Alan

Good morning all, today is not only bank holiday Monday here in the UK but it is also my hubby's 60th Birthday! I can't believe he is 60 already lol, he really doesn't look it ;o)). So happy birthday love, hope you have a great day.

Anyway, here is one of the cards I have made for him. This one is from our daughter K and her husband Ian. 

I've had the digi image for ages, but don't know where it's from. I have a feeling it's from a disc as it's just called Hippo!

I coloured it with Spectrum Noirs and then cut it out with Spellbinders Labels 22.

The paper is from the stash and I layered it on to a plain 6 x 6 card blank.

I used a Memory Box die to cut the heart shape and then coloured it to match the card with a Spectrum marker. I also coloured the chipboard words with the same pen. 

Then I added the stick on '60th' to finish it off. Hope you like it.

Take care and I'll see you soon.


Sunday, 24 August 2014

Practice makes ....better ;)

Happy Sunday everyone!

We have been away this weekend for Alan's birthday, so I haven't made a card that I can share.  Instead I thought I'd try to inspire all the would be colourists amongst you.

A few months ago I hadn't done any proper colouring since I was a child.  Then I discovered what you can do with alcohol markers if you practice - a lot!!

What do you think?

The image is Singing Marci from La La Land Crafts. 

I've used both Copics and Promarkers on these. 

This one is totally Promarkers.

And this is all Copics! (Excuse the smudge, my pen leaked!!)

For comparison I will share one of my early attempts, that I was happy with at the time lol.

I think I've improved, what about you??

TTFN Jude xx

Saturday, 23 August 2014

Alice and Scamp

Good morning all and welcome to the weekend, and a long one here in the UK. Yay, we love bank holidays lol. 

Today's card is made using the adorable Alice and Scamp digi from Saturated Canary.  

I coloured her with Copics and Distress Markers and then cut her out with Spellbinders Labels 29. 

The papers are from a Vintage Summer Fete booklet that we have had for quite some time, but never used!

I backed them all with dark brown Centura Pearl card and added it all to an 8 x 8 card blank.

I made the flower/rosette from some hessian cut with the Tattered Floral die, then added a paper flower, a brad and some leaves. Then I finished it off with a couple of pieces of dark green ribbon.

Then all it needed was the little butterfly to finish the card.

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


Friday, 22 August 2014

Hula Hoop Love

 Hello again, I'm back with another simple card for you today.  
I've also used a DL card blank which is a size I don't use very often.

For this card I used another Saturated Canary image (I know I always use these, but I REALLY like them! lol)
This one is Hula Hoop Love.  She is coloured with Promarkers.

The background is plain card from the stash with a bunting paper from Jennifer Ellory's 'Bake a Cake' pack.

I added twine and a heart shaped button, which was coloured with a blue Promarker, to match.

Hope you like it.

TTFN Jude xx

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