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Sunday, 23 November 2014

Home to nest

Good morning all, hope you are having a good weekend. We have visitors this weekend, so we had a little birthday party for our grandson Bailey last night, as he will be six, the week after next. But as they don't live locally we have to do things when we can all get together lol. So we have one very happy little boy as he had a 'nanny birthday' before his 'real' birthday lol.

Anyway today's card is made using a decoupage kit. I haven't done this for ages so it made a change to do some gluing and piecing. 

The kit is an A4 card kit from the Home to Nest range. I used the main image on the A4 card, but also managed to make another couple of cards out of it. 

I used a mixture of silicone glue and sticky foam pads to raise the layers, depending on the size of the surface.

Then I used a Creative Expressions stamp to stamp the sentiment in the top corner. 

I tried to take a side on view so you can see how many layers there are but it hasn't shown them very well lol. 

The card went to our uncle for his 71st birthday on Friday, and mum said he really liked it. 

Hope you do too. Take care and I'll see you soon.


Saturday, 22 November 2014


Hurrah for Saturday!

As Jen told you, yesterday was her son Daniel's Graduation Ceremony at Sheffield Hallam University.  We are all very proud of him for the hard work he put in to earning his degree.

This is one of the cards I made for him.

The set is from Digi Stamp Boutique, including the backing paper.
All I had to do was decide on a layout.

I chose two of the images and fussy cut them before layering everything with black card.

I kept it very simple as Daniel isn't the fussy type.

Hope you like it.

TTFN Jude xx

Friday, 21 November 2014

Graduation Day

Good morning all, yes today is my son D's graduation. I may have mentioned that back in the summer he passed his final exams and got a 1st Class Honours Degree in Engineering. 

As you can imagine we are incredibly proud of him and what he has achieved. Especially since he has done this while working full time. From the day he left school he was determined that this is what he would do and although it's taken 7 years and an awful lot of hard work, he has done it. So today I get to dress up a bit and go and beam with pride while he receives his certificate. If he will let me I will post a pic of him in cap and gown soon lol. 

Anyway after all that waffling, today's cards are some I made for D, for today. 

I love this little Owl from Digi Stamp Boutique, he looks a bit frazzled lol. 

I coloured him with Copics and cut him out with a circle die. 

The papers are from Simon Says Stamp and the Stamp is a Clear Choice stamp that we've had for ages. 

This next card is very simple. 

I used a little stamp set that came free with a magazine last year. 

I just liked the sentiment that came with it, as this one is from Mum and she is very proud of him. 

The next one is all about the die's. I used Spellbinders Grand Decorative Labels One for the background. 

Then I used the Sizzix/Tim Holtz Rosette die for the centre. 

I used a number die to add the 1st to the centre and then added a small tag with class stamped on to it. 

And finally, this card is made using another free set that came with a magazine. 

This time it's a star embossing stencil, which I used on Centura Pearl card and then inked through the stencil with Faded Jeans Distress Ink. 

I added Blue ribbon across the centre and then stamped the sentiment with the Distress Ink and heat set it with clear embossing powder. 

I used the coordinating stamp to stamp over the large star, and then added Congratulations to the inside sheet. 

Hope you like it, thanks for dropping by again, take care and I'll see you soon.


Thursday, 20 November 2014

Polar bear and penguin 2

I have another Digi Stamp Boutique image to share with you today.

This is Arctic Cuddles, one of my current favourites.

The digis come with a variety of sentiments but I just chose a straight forward one for this card.

I am liking the icy blues for some of my cards this year.  What do you think?

TTFN Jude xx

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Singing Wryn

Good morning crafty friends and welcome to another 'Hump day'. Why is it that most Wednesday's feel like they go on forever? unless your doing something fun of course! But unfortunately I'm not doing anything fun, I'm at work today and have a training course this morning :o(

Today's card is made using the lovely little Tiddly Inks stamps that came free with a magazine recently. I'm not sure what she's called but I call her Singing Wryn lol. 

I coloured her with Copics and cut her out with a Spellbinders Opulent Ovals die. 

I used the larger sized die to give her a mat and then used papers from the latest Simon Says Stamp kit and a Kaisercraft Christmas pad. 

I used olive green Silky Crush ribbon across the centre and added a little angel charm. 

I used a simple sentiment again and then added the musical notes using a Spellbinders Die D-lites die called Love Notes. 

Hope you like her, have a good day. See you soon.


Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Robin Red Breast

Tuesday again.  The weeks are fairly flying by.  Christmas will be here in no time.
Good job I'm on a roll with my cards then.

Today I have a sweet little robin from Digi Stamp Boutique (again!).  He was very quick to colour and I will probably use him a few more times yet.

The sentiment is from a Docrafts set I bought last Christmas, which I think was called Noel.

The background is another piece of Hunkydory cardstock.  We have loads from different sets and I intend to use as much of it as possible.

It's a bit fussy for my liking but Mum will probably like it for one of her friends.

Catch you soon.  TTFN Jude.

Monday, 17 November 2014

Reading Beauty

Good morning all, well it's the start of another week, are you all ready for it? I don't think I am, I'd much rather be getting set up in the craft room than going to work lol. 

Anyway, today's card is a little bit different for me. I decided to colour an image using the one pencil technique that I learned at our last dabble day. 

I used Reading Beauty from Saturated Canary, and I'm really pleased with how she came out. 

I used an 8b graphite pencil and a paper stump to blend, and kept a new eraser handy to clean it up a bit as I do tend to get very messy hands lol. 

I used paper from the Midnight Blush collection from Docrafts/Papermania, and used some black lace across the card. Then I added some tiny pearl beads. 

The sentiment is cut using an Impression Obsession die and the flower is a gel sticker that I've had forever. 

I finished her off by just adding a few tiny pearls to her headband. 

Hope you like her too. See you soon, take care.


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