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Friday, 22 March 2019

Butterfly Day

Hello again.  I'm back to finish the week with another card using the March 2018 Simon Says Stamp set.

I've really enjoyed playing with one of the older stamp sets and revisiting some of the ideas from Vicky P.

This one though is entirely my own.  I stamped two solid butterflies in a rose pink and added Nuvo glimmer paste in moonstone through the stencilled butterfly.

I stamped a sentiment from the kit on to a white panel, then added the butterflies.  There are no dies with this kit so they were cut by hand, which wasn't too difficult.

For some added colour I layered a piece of rainbow striped paper to my card base then added the panel on top with foam tape.

The finishing touches were some Nuvo Dream Drops in Supernova.
Hope you like it.
TTFN Jude xx

Thursday, 21 March 2019

Butterfly trail

Hello again.

Today I have another of the ideas I 'borrowed' from the fabulous Vicky Papaioannou at Clips and Cuts.

This still uses the Simon Says Stamp card kit from March 2018, which I didn't use that much when it came out!

I stamped several of the images from the set using Memento black ink, and coloured with Copic markers. Once complete I fussy cut these images out.

For the base I took a piece of yellow paper and cut a circle towards the top, then added it my card with foam tape. Inside the circle I added a sentiment from the set.

I glued my images around the edge of the die cut window and added two solid butterflies to the leaves.

The finishing touch was some Nuvo crystal drops in Simply White.
Hope you like it.
TTFN Jude xx

Wednesday, 20 March 2019

Baby Boy Blue

Good morning all and happy Hump day, or Wednesday, whichever you prefer lol. I hope you are all having a good week.

Today's card is the 2nd of the new baby boy's cards that I needed in the space of a couple of weeks. So I went back to the same style as the first one that I made, and just changed it up a bit.

For this version, I used Altenew Inks from the Sweet Dreams set, and the Concord & 9th Hugs and Kisses Turnabout Stamp. When I had stamped the hearts, I used a Spellbinders Circle die to cut them out, and then added the circle to a Stitched Rectangle die cut, using craft foam for Dimension.

The little elephant was made with different tones of blue Alcohol Ink, onto Yupo Paper, with a bit of Silver Mixative. I used an MFT Stamps Die from the Wild Things set to cut him out, and used a Cut and Make die to cut the sentiment from the same piece of Yupo Paper.

I added the panel to a blue note card, and then used some Nuvo - Calming Aqua and Caribbean Ocean Crystal Drops with some Sea Breeze Jewel Drops to finish it off.

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


Tuesday, 19 March 2019

Butterfly rainbow

Thank you for joining us today.

Over the weekend I was stuck for ideas to make for this week. I decided to find out an old stamp set and see if it sparked anything.

I took these ideas from the fabulous Vicky Papaioannou who makes some gorgeous cards. She blogs at Clips and Cuts.

I took the Simon Says Stamp set from March last year and recreated a couple of Vicky's card designs. This is the first.

I took the stencil from the set and using several rainbow shades of Distress Oxide, inked the butterflies on to a piece of white card.

Once dry I cut my panel down and added it to a yellow card base. I then took rainbow coloured Nuvo Jewel Drops to add some dimension.

I really liked following Vicky's tutorials and it has given me ideas for using some of our other stencils.
TTFN Jude xx

Monday, 18 March 2019

Having a Giraffe!

Good morning all, I hope you have had a great weekend, and managed to squeeze in some crafty time. We have been up to our ears in IKEA flat pack lol, but the craft room is starting to look a little more organised.

Today's card was made using an older stamp set from Creative Stamping Magazine - Issue 57 called Go Wild. I do seem to go back to this set whenever I am looking for inspiration for a man's card.

I started by stamping the giraffe with Toffee Versafine Ink, and then clear heat embossing over the top. Then I masked him off and stamped the scenery behind him using Vintage Sepia Versafine ink, and clear embossing powder.

I stamped a sentiment from the same set, and then added a few birds with Tuxedo Black Memento ink. 

Then I used an MFT Stamps, Stitched Rectangle Die to cut the panel out, and backed it with a piece of plain brown card. Then I added it to a Kraft note card to finish.

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


Friday, 15 March 2019

Kick up your heels

Good morning all, and happy Friday. I hope you have had a good week and are looking forward to the weekend.

Today's card was made using the February 2019 My Monthly Hero Kit from Hero Arts. You may remember this card that I made a couple of weeks ago. Well I wanted to use the negative pieces from the die-cut background so I kept them and used them on today's card.

They were cut from the X-Cut Adhesive Metal Effect Sheets, and using the backing paper that I took off the original card as a stencil, I stuck them onto a deep teal background.

I stamped the image and sentiment from the set with Versamark ink, and then heat embossed them with Gold Fine Detail Embossing Powder, from Cosmic Shimmer.

Then I added a few gold sequins to finish it off.

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


Thursday, 14 March 2019

Hugs and Kisses

Good morning all, I hope you are having a good week. Today's card was made using the Hugs and Kisses Turnabout Stamps and Die set from Concord and 9th. 

I started by stamping the images on to plain white card using Altenew Crisp Dye Inks, from the Cherry Blossom and Tropical Forest Collections.

Then I decided there was too much green so I used the coordinating die to cut out one of the turns instead. Then when I put the panel onto my note card, the pink background could show through.

I used the same pink inks to blend on to some scrap card, and then cut my sentiment from them, stacking them with plain white die-cuts for dimension. Then I finished the card off by adding some Nuvo Jewel Drops in Honeysuckle, Nuvo Dream Drops in Supernova, and some white gel pen dots to my sentiment.

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


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