Monday, 1 September 2014

Little boy blue

Hello again and welcome to September!
Today I have another simple male card to share. 

This is a Lili of the Valley image from their Art Pad set 5, Action Time.

I layered three different blue papers and lightly distressed all the edges. 

The sentiment is also LOTV. 

I added my layers to a 6 x 6 card blank. 

Hope you like it. 
TTFN Jude xx

Sunday, 31 August 2014

Collecting Wrinkles

Good morning all, hope you are well. Today's card is the one I made for Alan for his birthday from me. 

The image is a Bugaboo Stamps image called Gus Birthday - Collect Wrinkles. I've had the image for ages but never used it, so thought it would be perfect to make a lighthearted card for Alan.

I coloured it with Copics and Spectrums and then cut it out with Labels 29.

The sentiment came with the stamp so I cut that out with a smaller labels 29 die.

Then I cut the letters for Husband and the number 60 with a Tim Holtz letter die, and stuck these on to white card and then backed them with the teal card. 

The happy birthday are chipboard words that I coloured with a teal marker to match the card. Then I put it all together with some matching paper from the stash.

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


Saturday, 30 August 2014

Die cuts with a view

Today I have another male birthday card to share with you.

This was made for my youngest son Joseph to send to his uncle Alan.

What do you think?

I used an idea from Quick Cards made easy, which had an article on frame cards.  I used the basic idea and came up with this.

The basic premise is that you cut corresponding apertures in the front folds and place something inside which is viewed through these openings.

I covered the interior with script paper, and found a print for the inner fold.

I used a circle of contrasting cardstock and added numbers using the paper from the inner fold.

I doodled around the edges to give some definition and interest.

Finally I coloured wooden die cut sentiments with a toning Promarker and added them to the front.

Hope you like it.

TTFN Jude xx

Friday, 29 August 2014

All Dressed Up

Good morning all, hope you are well today.

This card is one I made a couple of weeks ago for my great niece for her 3rd birthday. To be honest I had forgotten that I hadn't blogged it ;o))

The image is from All Dressed Up, and I coloured it with Copics and Spectrum Noirs.  

I cut her out by hand and then found some coordinating papers in the stash. 

The flowers are a mixture of paper and fabric ones all placed on a paper doily. 

I inked the edges with Picked Raspberry Distress Ink, then I added a number 3 and a simple sentiment. 

I finished the card off inside with a small strip of the green paper.

Hope you like it.

Take care and I'll see you soon.


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

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