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Monday, 23 October 2017

Christmas Snowflakes

Good morning all, I hope you have had a good weekend. It's been a busy one again for us, but I did manage to sneak out for a couple of hours on Saturday, to have lunch and a catch up with a lovely friend. 😊

Today's cards are all about the snowflakes. I have seen a few cards around where the main focus is on the snowflake, so I thought I would give it a try.

I started with a piece of thick black card, and inked it with Versamark ink. Then I heat embossed it with Ranger Liquid Platinum embossing powder. 

This card has a Spellbinders Snowflake with a Creative Dies sentiment. I mounted it on orange card which I cut out with an Avery Elle Wonky Stitched Ellement die.

I used the same background die for this teal version, but used a Memory Box Precious Snowflake die for the main focal point. 

I added gold twine and a single gem to the orange version, and a few gems along with some of the diamond cut-outs, with a different Creative Dies sentiment, to finish off the teal version.

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


Friday, 20 October 2017

Merry & Bright

Yay for Friday.  I'm ready for some crafty time this weekend.

Today's cards are a little more involved than some of the ones I've made recently.  I cut a circle from some card to make a mask for the focal point of my cards.  I adhered the mask over a small card base and inked through with Distress Oxides to create an area to sit my deer.

I used broken china, peacock feathers and black soot for one; then antique linen with frayed burlap for the other.

I added a gold circle cut using two dies to create frames around the inking and embossed a banner underneath using metallic embossing powders.

I added white dots and a die cut deer to the blue card but stamped directly into the circle for the other.  I coloured this deer with Copic markers and added Nuvo drops to the nose and collar.

I also added some Wink of Stella to both critters and some gold liquid pearls on the stamped version.

Hope you like them.  TTFN Jude xx

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Hurricane Relief Box - Goodies...

Good morning all, I hope you are having a good week. My week got a lot better yesterday when my hurricane relief box from Simon Says Stamp arrived. If you haven't heard of this fundraising effort, head over to: crafters-for-a-cause on the Simon Says Stamp Blog.

So today for a change I thought I would show you what was in my box. As I treated myself to the $100 dollar box, I also got a handmade card from one of the designers. Mine was from the lovely Debbie Hughes of Limedoodle Design.

Isn't it gorgeous?, I love the colours. It did make me laugh that Debbie had made these cards in the UK, then they travelled over to America to be packaged with the boxes, for one of them to then come back to the UK to me!!!

We got some gorgeous Doodlebug Design embellishments, and small inks, along with note cards from Lawn Fawn, and wooden stamps from Hero Arts.

The box also had Perfect Pearls from Ranger Ink, some easy tear tape, pins and badges.

We were lucky that we only received one duplicate set that we already have. The small Seal-a-brate set from Avery Elle, but that will be passed on to someone else at some point.

We got stamps and dies from Mama Elephant, and Simon Says Stamp, and this beautiful rubber stamp set by Wendy Vecchi, from Stampers Anonymous.

The box also contained a couple of die sets from Karen Burniston, which are new to me, so looking forward to trying those.

We also got the one of the latest stamp release from Simon Says Stamp, Jude has been coveting this stamp set ever since it was released.

And, last but definitely not least, this lovely wreath set from SSS and washi Tape from 
Pinkfresh Studios.

Hope you liked this little tour through our new goodies today. Take care and I'll see you soon.


Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Christmas wishes

Hello again

I'm continuing my theme of quick and simple Christmas cards.  Again this one is just a piece of paper with an interesting pattern and a sentiment.

The paper is from a Papermania pack called Christmas in the Country.  It is a few years old now but I have seen similar papers around this year.

The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamps Merry and Bright stamp set.  I white embossed it  on to a strip of co-ordinating card and added it with some foam tape.

Like I said, another easy card that, as a bonus, can use up some of the older papers we all have in our stashes.

Catch you on Friday.  TTFN Jude xx

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

85th Birthday Wishes

Good morning all, I hope your week is starting off well. We went over to see our grandsons at the weekend, and watched them take part in a street dance show. They were so good, we had a brilliant time, even if they were absolutely shattered by the end of it lol.

Anyway, today's card is one mum asked me to make for a lady that goes line dancing with her. She reached the age of 85 at the weekend, and so was having a little party that some of the ladies from group attended.

I didn't want to do anything specifically line dancing so I played it safe and went floral instead. I wanted something classy but simple, so stuck with a cream and black colour scheme.

I got the idea for the layout from a few cards I saw on Pinterest, but adapted it to suit my design and materials. I used the Floral Bliss stamp set from Simon Says Stamp, and heat embossed the flower bouquet with black embossing powder.

I stamped it a couple of times and cut one of them up to layer behind the main image. Then I backed them all with black card. For the sentiment I heat embossed stamps from the Clearly Besotted Happy Birthday set. Then added numbers cut with the MFT Starlight Number dies and covered with Glossy Accents.

I layered everything up on a 7 x 5 card blank and added some scored lines to the panels, a ribbon, and a sheer ribbon bow. Then I finished it off with some black and cream pearls.

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


Monday, 16 October 2017

Holiday happiness

Hello and welcome.  Hope you've had a good weekend.

My card today is one of the simplest makes possible.

I took a piece of Christmas paper and cut it out with a stitched rectangle die.  From this I also die cut a circle slightly larger than my sentiment.

I placed the paper on my card base and marked the circle in pencil.  This gave me the area to stamp my sentiment and have it show through the opening.

I white heat embossed a sentiment from the Simon Says Stamp Gifts of Love stamp set directly onto the card base.  Once it cooled I erased my pencil marks and adhered the paper.

To finish off I used red liquid pearls to add some berries.  Like I said very simple and speedy.

Hope you like it.

TTFN Jude xx

Friday, 13 October 2017

‘‘Tis the season

Good morning all, Friday at last! I hope you have some nice plans for the weekend. We are off to see our grandsons tomorrow, as they are performing in a Street Dance Show tomorrow evening. 😊

Today's card was a bit of an experiment. We have a pack of 4 x 4 card blanks, that I thought I may be able to make use of for Christmas Cards, so I was looking for an image that would be proportionate to the card.

I came across this tree image from a recent copy of Creative Stamping magazine. I knew I wanted to heat emboss the snow, but I wondered whether I could heat emboss the tree too.

I gave it a try and heat embossed the tree with Bright Gold embossing powder, then I stamped the snow with Versamark ink and heat embossed it with White embossing powder.

The second layer of embossing does sit on the first layer slightly differently to on the card base, but I do think for an image like this it's OK. So I stamped a sentiment in black ink, cut the panel down to size and added it to my card blank.

A really quick and simple card, that could be reproduced in no time.

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


Thursday, 12 October 2017

Presents under the tree

Hello again!

Today's card is almost an exact copy of one Vicky P made with last December's Simon Says Stamp kit.

I loved the simple look of the card and how easy it would be to add in other elements to get a different look every time.  

I have made a couple of these and just added a different paper strip or sentiment to make them individual.

I will definitely try to make more  using just a few elements and mix up the colours of Copics and card stock.

Hope you like it as much as I do.

TTFN Jude xx

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Flurry of love

Good morning crafty friends, I hope you are having a good week. I was looking through the Christmas stash the other day and came across this little stamp set that I won from a lovely lady on Instagram almost 2 years ago! 

I thought that after all this time without being used, I at least had to make a couple of cards with it lol. So I stamped it twice on smooth white card and then coloured them with Copic Markers.

The stamp is called Flurry of Love from MFT Stamps, and it is so easy to colour and makes a fantastic little card. I coloured this little girl in pinks and reds, and the 2nd one in purples and lilacs.

Then I used the Avery Elle, Wonky Stitched Ellements dies for the background mats, and added them to coordinating card blanks using foam tape.

I stamped the sentiment twice onto a strip of thin black card, and then heat embossed it with white embossing powder.

Then I added a sentiment to each card using very thin foam tape.

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


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