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Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Spring florals

Welcome back friends.

My card today is full of spring pastel colours and simple stamping.

I used the My Favorite Things set called Everything About You and stamped the main sentiment on to a piece of 4 x 5.25 white card.
I used the MISTI and had to stamp it four times to make sure I got a good impression.
The daughter stamp is from Altenew's Family Matters set.

I took stamps from the Simon Says Stamp set called Beautiful Day and several soft shades of Altenew ink to complete the background.

I overlapped the images with each other and the sentiment and love the finished look.  
I also added some liquid pearls in buttercup.

This is such an easy card to replicate, and with so many sentiments in my stash to choose from,  I can see me doing this type of card again.

Hope you like it.  TTFN Jude xx

Monday, 23 April 2018

Celebrate in Gold, Black and Red

Good morning all, I hope you have had a good weekend. I didn't get any crafty time this weekend, but we did go out with my son and daughter-in-law for a pub lunch yesterday, and it was delicious. 

Today's card was meant to be all black and gold, but somehow ended up with red too. It's a combination I don't often use, but I do think it works.

I started with the background and used a couple of the new A6 background stamps from Crafti Potential at Craftstash. I bought these a few weeks ago, and must admit I really like them. The ones I got are called, Quatrefoil and Fleur De Lis, and as you can see, the Fleur De Lis is designed to fit inside the Quatrefoil.

I heat embossed these using Versamark Ink and Bright Gold Detail Embossing Powder from Creative Expressions on to black card. Then using the Altenew Layering Rose Die, from a recent craft magazine, I cut the flower and leaves from gold and black card.

I used an A6 red aperture card blank and popped the background inside, then added the flower and leaves in the bottom corner. I wasn't sure which sentiment to use, but in the end went for the Celebrate word die from Clearly Besotted.

I used the die to draw an outline on black card and cut this out by hand, and then added the red die-cut word on top. Then I finished off with a few red pearls.

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


Thursday, 19 April 2018

Hello there!

Hello again.  Hope you're looking forward to a crafty weekend.

My card today is very, very simple - just two inks, two stamps, 3 Copic markers and some Nuvo drops.

The cow is from Party Animals by MFT and the sentiment is from My Monthly Hero's March kit.

I stamped and coloured the cow then fussy cut her.  I inked the background with Salty Ocean Distress Oxide and added the cow with some foam tape.

I wanted some card to matt the sentiment but didn't have anything the right colour.  To correct that I cut a piece of white card and inked the edges with the same Copic marker I used for the cow's balloon.

To finish off I added a few black Nuvo drops.

Hope you like it.  TTFN Jude xx

Let's go fly a kite

Good morning all, I hope you are having a good week. Today's card was one of those that I just made for fun, to try a couple of things out.

We have different colours of fun foam that we use for giving cards dimension, and I thought the grey colour would be perfect for an elephant.

So using Ellie by Avery Elle, I stamped the image onto the grey foam using London Fog Memento Ink. Then I cut him out using the matching die.

We also had some old sparkly craft foam, so I used a Spellbinders kite die to cut one of those. The background images are from a Creative Stamping stamp set, and I stamped the kite image all over a pale water colour panel.

I cut the panel to size, and added it to a grey card blank, then I added two sentiments from the same Creative Stamping set, in Tuxedo Black Memento ink.

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


Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Farmyard friends

Hello again.  Hope you're having a good week.

Today's card uses another new-to-us set from My Favorite Things.  This one is Party Animals.  I love the corny sentiments in it!

I stamped and coloured all the animals and fussy cut them.  For the background I blended Broken China and Cracked Pistachio inks, very lightly over a piece of white card.

I added two sentiments from the set, then adhered all the animals. A few are popped up on foam tape for dimension.

I added the finished piece to a card base made with Simon's Audrey Blue card stock.

Hope you like it.  TTFN Jude xx

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Hoppy Birthday

Good morning all, I hope you are having a good start to the week. I have had a nice long weekend off work, which was very welcome and much needed. But alas all good things must come to an end, and I'm back to work tomorrow lol.

Anyway today's card was made using a bit of a mixture of things. I started by using post it notes to die-cut my frog, from the Lawn Fawn Critters Ever After set, and a flower shape, to use as masks in the middle of my panel.

Then I stamped my little frog, and masked him while I blended a light area around him using Distress Oxide Inks, and Picket Fence Distress Ink. 

I covered a lot of this area with my flower shape mask, and blended the rest of the panel, making it a lot darker than the middle so it looks more murky pond like, lol.

I removed the masks and coloured my little frog with Copic markers and then added a border around his lily pad with a white gel pen. Using small fish stamps from an old magazine set, I used Versamark ink and clear heat embossed the fish and bubbles so they looked like they were under water.

Then I added a couple of white heat embossed sentiments on black card, and mounted it all on to a black note card, before adding a few clear dewdrops to finish.

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


Monday, 16 April 2018

Birthday Chicks

Welcome and thank you for joining us today.

Today's card uses the Birthday Chicks set from My Favorite Things.  
We bought this as part of the splurge we had when our craft show visit got cancelled due to snow 😆

I stamped and coloured four of the chicks then realised I wanted a background for them.  
I cut masks and blended over with distress inks to create somewhere for them to live.  I used Broken China and Antique Linen distress oxides.  I also added a bit of shading so the chicks stood out a little.

I added a sentiment from the set and a few Nuvo drops in Caribbean Ocean.

The finished panel was cut down to fit an A2 black note card.

Hope you like it.  TTFN Jude xx
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