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Friday, 22 June 2018

The amigos three

Almost the weekend again and hopefully some time will be spent in the craft room.
Today's card is another made for Charlotte's birthday on Wednesday.

When I was thinking of a stamp set to use that was suitable for a 3 year old and had cuddly critters, this fabulous Mama Elephant set came to mind.  This is Three Amigos.

I used the MISTI to stamp the three characters using Versafine Onyx Black then embossed with WOW Ebony.  I added sentiments from the same set to the outer two images and number from Avery Elle's Fly By.  For this I used Hero Arts Fiesta Red, then I coloured the critters with Copic markers.

The niece sentiment is made with a die from Britannia Dies.  I cut three in a matching red card stock and stacked them for dimension.

To finish I added the panel to a piece of the same red card with a strip of silver glitter paper for some bling.

I really like this card and hope you do too.  Have a good weekend.  TTFN Jude xx

Thursday, 21 June 2018

Dress Up On Your Birthday

Good morning crafty friends, I hope you are having a good week. Today's card is the one I made for my beautiful granddaughter's 10th birthday last week. 

I saw something similar on Pinterest, and adapted the design to suit my supplies. I started by designing the main text and clothes rail on the PC, and then printed it onto my smooth white card. 

I made the dress using a heart punch cut piece of spotty card, and added a rectangle to the bottom, which I shaped slightly to look like leggings. Then I wrapped a piece of chiffon fabric around the middle, and added silver ribbon and a pink bow.

I fashioned a coat hanger from a pink paperclip, and then added a couple of pieces of the pink ribbon to the top of the dress and hooked them over the hanger. Then I added a couple of silver brads to hang the dress and bag on, before mounting the panel on to a pink card base with foam tape.

I used another punch to cut the bag from pink and black card, and then layered them slightly offset so it was more 3D. Then I added another sentiment, using Archival ink, and finished the card with a few pink and clear enamel dots.

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


Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Flamingo rainbow

Hello again.  Hope you are having a good week.
Today my youngest grand daughter, Charlotte, turns 3.  It hardly seems possible.  They grow up when you aren't watching!

I wanted to make her a fun card and this rainbow flock of flamingos does the trick lol.
I simply cut the flamingos from bright coloured card stock and added the die cuts to a card blank.

The sentiment was put together using stamps from Simon's Beautiful Flowers stamp set from the June card kit.

To make the sentiment for the inside I used another Simon stamp from the Crafty Friend set.  I really like this sentiment even if it is spelt incorrectly, lol.

Hope you like this bright and cheerful card as much as I do.

Today would also have been my gran's 97th birthday, so "happy birthday grandma!"

TTFN Jude xx

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Otterly great Father’s Day

Good morning all, I do hope you are having a good start to the week. Today's card is one I made for Alan for Father's Day from our Grandson's. They were staying with us this weekend, so it was lovely for them to be with him for Father's day.

I used images from Issue 57 of Creative Stamping Magazine, teamed with sentiment stamps from Avery Elle and Altenew.

I stamped the otter, and sentiments first using Versamark and Versafine Onyx Black ink. Then heat embossed them with Simon Says Stamp, fine detail clear embossing powder.

Then I stamped the otter again on to a sticky note pad, and cut it out by hand to create a mask. I covered my first otter up with the mask and stamped the grassy beds behind him.

I used Zig Clean Colour Real Brush pens, along with a water brush to colour the otter, and then decided to leave the rest of the card plain. I was going to watercolour a background, but I liked the monochromatic look, so left it alone.

Then I just cut the panel down slightly and put it on to a light tan card blank.

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


Monday, 18 June 2018


Hello.  Thank you for being here today.

Last week was Jen's granddaughter Lily's 10th birthday.  I made this card for my mum to send to her great-grand-daughter.  The sentiment is made using Altenew's Family Matters and the bees are from Lawn Fawn's Hello Sunshine.

I had this paper in my stash and when I saw it I thought of honeycomb, which is what inspired me to add bees to the card.

To keep in with the theme some masking was employed to add this sentiment to the inside.  The word beautiful is from Simon's June card kit called Beautiful Flowers.

I have Jen to thank for adding the greeting.  She finished it for me while I was at work!  I think it worked out well and was complemented by the extra die cut bees.

Hope you like it.  TTFN Jude xx

Thursday, 14 June 2018

Cactus, cacti, cactusses!

Hello and welcome!

Today I have a really quick and simple card to share with you.

I took the cactus stamps from My Monthly Hero's April kit and stamped them with Memento Tuxedo black ink.

I coloured each with Copic markers and cut them out with the matching dies.

I then added them to a basic card blank and added two sentiments from the same kit.

Told you this was quick and simple!!

Hope you like it.  TTFN Jude xx

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Silver Trellis Roses

Good morning all, I hope you are having a great week. Today is our lovely mum's 70th birthday, and this photo was taken last week on holiday in Spain. She looks great and no-one believes she is 70 lol, but we make sure they know she is ha ha.

Today's card is one I made for mum, using the Crafti Potential Trellis background stamp from Craftstash UK. I stamped it with Versamark Ink on to navy blue card stock, and then heat embossed it with Ranger Liquid Platinum Embossing Powder.

Then I die cut the panel with an Avery Elle Wonky Stitched Ellements die and put it on to an A2 white card blank.

I used the Altenew Layering Rose Dies to cut the flowers from navy, silver and blue glitter card, and the leaves using two different silver tone cards.

I layered the flowers together to one side of the card and raised some of them on foam pads for dimension.

Then I added a simple heat embossed sentiment from another Altenew stamp set, using the same platinum embossing powder.

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


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