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Friday, 29 December 2017

Foiling and Stamping

Good morning all, and happy Friday. I hope you have all had the best Christmas and enjoyed time with family and friends. We have had a busy but extremely nice Christmas with lots of gorgeous food, gifts and the odd drink. But mainly it has been about spending time with our family and enjoying the look on the grand kids faces when they have been receiving their gifts. 

Apologies for being absent for the last week, but we have been ultra busy and decided to take a break and make the most of the time while people were off work and able to visit etc. But we will be back next week with a round up of all the final Christmas cards that we made, but for today, here's the one I made for Alan's sister, which turned out so well that I repeated this for his other sister, and brothers.

I wrote a sentiment on the PC, printed it on the Laser printer and then foiled it with red foil and my Minc machine.

Then I used the Altenew Build A Flower - Poinsettia set, and stamped around the sentiment using Altenew inks.

I used a fern branch from the Altenew Poinsettia and Pine set to give it some extra colour, and then added a few pearls to finish it off.

Then I added the panel to a shiny red mat and put it all on an A5 red card blank.

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


Thursday, 21 December 2017

Brotherly love

I'm back with another easy card that could be made quite last minute, if you're still looking for ideas!

I made a couple like this a few weeks ago.  When I wanted a card for my brother I decided to pull out this simple card and personalise it for him. 

I added gold liquid pearls and some Spectrum Noir sparkle pen.

We have a few dies in this style and they are great for stacking to get a dimensional embellishment.  I cut this 3 times from gold shimmer card and layered them together.

Hope you like it.  TTFN Jude xx

Wednesday, 20 December 2017

Embossed Birthday

Good morning folks, hope you are having a good week so far. I have been so busy with Christmas stuff that Jude has been filling in for me on the days that I just couldn't find the time to blog. So thank you sis - love ya 💝

Today's card is the last of the birthday cards that I made at the beginning of December for one of our grandsons. This one is really simple to make and could easily be adapted for boy or girl, and any age really.

I used a birthday embossing folder on to heavy Kraft card, which gives a lovely effect, almost like leather.

Then I used the MFT Shaker Star die set to cut the aperture in the centre, then I cut an insert and surround in a contrasting card.

I used some paper from the stash to sit behind and added the panel to a 6 x 4 Kraft card blank.

The number is cut from brown card using the MFT Starlight Number dies, and I added a small Spellbinders tag, stamped with Today, and added it with a twine bow.

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


Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Last minute cards for Christmas

Hello!  How are you getting on with your cards?  All finished? 
NO! Me neither, lol ;)

Today I am sharing a card design that is quick and easy to do, and uses minimal supplies.

I cut a piece of textured card to be half the width of a standard card blank, then added it to the card.

I stamped a couple of large sentiments in red ink to match the card stock.  These are Tim Holtz sentiments from about 4 years ago.

Once I had the sentiments stamped, I took a label die and cut out them out.  To finish I added a gold edging and adhered with foam tape to the card strip.

A couple of drops of gold liquid pearls completed my cards, but you could use sequins or jewels.

Hope you like them.

TTFN Jude xx

Monday, 18 December 2017

Christmas ever after

Happy Monday friends.  Just one week to Christmas and we are desperately trying to get finished!

This card combines a couple of my favourite sets.  The tree and presents are from Simon Says Stamps' Merry and Bright set, while the unicorn and castle are from Lawn Fawn's Critters Ever After.

I started  by inking a night sky with blue and purple distress oxides.  I added some white splatters to look like a snowy, starry sky and two stitched hillsides for snowbanks.

I used non-traditional Christmas colours as I wanted this card to be girly.  This will be my card for my youngest grand-daughter, Charlotte, who is two.

After stamping a simple sentiment I added Wink of Stella shimmer pen and some Nuvo drops for decoration.

I love how this turned out.  Hope you do too.

TTFN Jude xx

Friday, 15 December 2017

Polar present

Welcome friends.  Are you glad it's Friday?  I certainly am!!

Today's card uses the lovely polar bear stamp which was free on Creative Stamping magazine.  I love how cute he looks in his woolly jumper.

The background is made using alcohol inks swiped across glossy card.  I will explain this technique at another time.

I created a couple of masks to help get everything lined up and it has turned out pretty well!  I started with the present as that is in the front, then added a post-it note mask.  Next I stamped and masked the jumper and finally the bear.  It lined up well but I wasn't certain when I was doing it, lol.

I coloured and die cut the bear before adding him to my background.  The final touches were some liquid pearls on his eyes and nose, some shimmer pen on the present and Nuvo shimmer drops to look like falling snow.

Hope you like it.  TTFN Jude xx

Thursday, 14 December 2017

Tonic Reindeers

Good morning folks, I hope you are having a good week. Today I have 3 cards to share with you.

These lovely detailed Reindeer are from Tonic Studios, and they look great cut out in lots of different card and colours. For the first card I used a gold embossed card with a black and white text patterned paper.

For this second card I cut it from sticky backed Cork paper, from a DCWV pad, and teamed it with Kraft card and a gold patterned paper.

And for this third example I used pink glitter card, teamed with purple card and tartan paper, and made this one in to a shaker card.

Of course each card had to have some sequins and a simple sentiment, but it just goes to show, that using the same supplies but just changing the colour scheme can create really different looks.

All I needed to do was use different shaped card blanks, a couple of different sentiments, and different colours.

And I have 3 simple yet effective cards.

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


Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Mini stamped tree

Hello and thank you for joining us today.  I'm back with another Christmas card.  Unfortunately this didn't turn out quite as I envisioned, but it's okay.

I took several very small images from a stamp set on  last month's Creative Stamping magazine.  I then masked a simple Christmas tree shape and filled the area.  Once it was filled I coloured the images with Copic markers.

Once I had a tree I masked it off and stamped my sentiment in a pale grey ink, across the whole image.  At the very top I used red Versafine ink and then finished off the tree with some red Nuvo drops.

The bottom of the tree had a stand but it didn't look very good, so I covered it with some silver washi tape and a red banner with a silver strip.  This is the bit I'm not fond of and if I do it again I will leave off the stand.

See you again on Friday.

TTFN Jude xx

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Iced greetings

Welcome back.  Yes you've got me again.  I'm giving Jen ANOTHER birthday present by letting her off her posting for today, lol :)

Today's card is from an idea I saw on Jennifer McGuire's blog.  This uses the Simon Says Stamp Frozen Fractals Stamp set.

I multi-stamped the snowflakes with a silver memento ink onto cream pearl card.  I then cut out the word Christmas using a new die set from Creative Expressions and stamped the word Merry above it with black ink.  In hind sight I should have used a softer colour for this.

I cut three more of the words from plain white card and stacked them all together with the stamped word.  I then popped this back into the negative space, added a silver matt and adhered it to a white card blank.

The finishing touch was some platinum liquid pearl drops in the snowflake centres.

I love how classy this looks and hope you like it too.  TTFN Jude xx

Monday, 11 December 2017

Birthday flowers

Hello crafty friends and welcome.

Today I'm sure you will want to join me in sending the biggest "Happy Birthday" wish to Jen.  We had a family celebration yesterday but today's festivities will be a little more select, lol.

Hope you have a fantastic day Jen!

On to today's card.  Obviously this is a card for my darling baby sister, and for it I have gone way back to the Simon Says Stamp monthly kit from April 2016!

This is a set I have never used (!) and while browsing for ideas I came across this design, which I just had to copy.

I stamped the flower images using several shades of Altenew ink on to my card base, roughly in a circular pattern.  I then stamped extras on to another card and cut these out to make embellishments.

I stamped the sentiment and cut it out with a stitched circle die for my focal point.  I then added the cut flower images.

The final step was to add some Nuvo glaze to the centres.

Hope you (and Jen!) like it.  TTFN Jude xx

Thursday, 7 December 2017

Snow pals

Welcome back.  Judy here with another Christmas card.

Again this one uses the free stamps that came with issue 50 of Creative Stamping.  The set was designed by Hunkydory and has some lovely images.

I stamped the snowman then masked him to add his penguin pal.  The presents and tree I added, came from a set by Lawn Fawn.

I coloured everything with Copic markers then added a sentiment from the scripty Christmas greetings set; also from Lawn Fawn.

I love how this turned out.  Hope you do too.

TTFN Jude xx
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