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Monday, 20 December 2010

A SEMI retirement card!!


Well, hopefully you're all nearly ready for Christmas now, as it's almost upon us.

Today I have a non-Christmas card to show you.  A friend asked if I could make a card for a lady who is going into semi-retirement, after years as a high flying business woman, and this is what I came up with.  The stamp was a FREEBIE from the wonderful Mo Manning, which I've been itching to use for ages, but just haven't gotten around to it, so this seemed the perfect opportunity.  The papers are I think from Basic Grey. The ticket was computer generated, and then cut out with my new ticket die from Whimsy - it's BRILLIANT!  The flowers and candy dots are home made, oh, and I nearly forgot the little bit of border just poking through under the ticket, which was cut with an MS punch.

If you can spare a minute at the busiest time of year to leave a comment I would love to hear what you think of my creation.

Hugs

Judi xx

Sunday, 19 December 2010

Tilda gets her Christmas Tree


Hi again peeps

This time I would like to show you a card I've made for my middle Granddaughter.  She loves Tilda, so it simply had to be something with her on.  I bought the background stamp last winter with a view to using my Tilda and Edwin skating stamps, but thought it made quite a nice background for 'Tilda with Christmas Fir'.  A few snowflakes, and a computer generated sentiment complete this one, oh, and of course LOTS of Glamour Dust!

Hope you have time to let me know what you think.

Judi x

Saturday, 18 December 2010

Mimo in the snow


Afternoon all

Sorry I haven't posted for a few days, like the rest of you I've been busy with all the pre-Christmas preparations.  Anyway, today I would like to share a card that I've made using a couple of stamps from Bildmalarna.  I stamped Mimo, then masked her to put in the fence - first time I've done this in a while.  The image is of course coloured with my copics.  I then added a piece of dark blue shimmery paper to give the feeling of a night sky.  I then ripped a piece of white paper and glittered it with Glamour dust to give the background snow.  The paper is from the Christmas Dreams digital set at Bearly Mine.  Snowflakes - large die from Marianne Designs - Small - MS punch.  The sentiment is a new one from Whimsy, and the ribbon from my stash.

Hope you like it.

Warm hugs to you all.

Judi x

Thursday, 9 December 2010

Howdy Pardner!


Hi peeps

Sorry for the lack of posting recently, like everyone, I've been busy with Christmas preparations, that is when I've not been stuck in bed - grrrr!!  I do try to keep smiling, but boy does it get difficult sometimes!  

Anyway, this card is for my nextdoor neighbour's birthday.  He used to play guitar as a youngster, so when my friend sent me some images a while back I figured this might be just the job for yet another tricky man's card. I don't think the lighting does this card justice, but it's tricky getting it right on winter days.  The papers I've used are Basic Grey, and I believe the image is is a digi from Digi Doodle Shop.

Hope you like it.

Judi x



Friday, 26 November 2010

What a Cutie!!


Hi again

For today's card I've used an image from Belles & Whistles called 'Little Eden', which I was lucky enough to win in a blog hop a while back.  The paper is if I remember correctly from Papermania, although once again I can't remember the name of the set - honestly, this gettin' old business is no joke!!

I've kept it pretty simple with just a little matting, and layering, with everything stitched in place - I've really gotten into using the machine on my cards lately.  The butterfly is an MS punch, I cut two and layered them, then gave them the Glamour Dust treatment.  The sentiment is computer generated, and the ribbon is from my stash.  

That's all for now folks, so I'll wish you a great weekend, and hope we can all manage to keep warm!!

Hugs

Judi x

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Baby Girl - Pink Christmas


Hi there

Today's card uses yet another image from the delightful Mo Manning.  As I made it a few days ago, and have an AWFUL memory due to old age setting in (lol), I can't remember who the papers are from, but I do know they're digitals.  The poinsettia was cut using Marianne Design small poinsettia dies, I then cut some leaves with the lovely MS leaf punch, and put a snowflake, again made with one of Mariannes dies underneath.  All was then thoroughly tarted up with Glamour Dust.  A bit of stitching, a computer generated sentiment, and that about sums it up.

Hugs

Judi

Saturday, 20 November 2010

Sexy Santa!


Hi everyone, hope your weekend has got off to a good start.

Today I've got another one of Kenny K's fab images that I've made into a Christmas card for the boys.  It's all pretty self explanatory, other than to say that I'm quite chuffed with myself for making the ticket sentiment.   The words for it were borrowed from 'One Happy Little Crafters' blog,  Lisa very kindly is offering this and some other ticket sentiments as a FREE download, but unfortunately I couldn't get mine to print properly, so decided to try and create one the same - the good thing about this is that I can now print it in any colour I like, and having worked out how to achieve the ticket, I can add any words I want, so many thanks for getting me started Lisa.

As always, hope you like it.

Hugs

Judi x


Thursday, 18 November 2010

Baby boy's Christmas


Hi again

Today's card uses another Mo image, this time it's 'I even like the box'.  I'm really quite pleased with the way this one turned out.  Hope you like it too.

Hugs

Judi x

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Football Mad!


Hi everyone

Today I'd like to show you a card that I made for a 30th birthday.  The guy it's for is football mad, so I thought this image from Mo Manning would be perfect.

As always, I'd love to hear what you think.

Judi x






Monday, 15 November 2010

Tasha's Birthday Card


Hi there peeps

Today I would like to share a card that I made for my friend's birthday.  The image is one from Mo Manning, and reminded me of my friend the minute that I saw it, and would you believe that they're both called TASHA!!!  My friend of course isn't only 2 years old, and thank goodness I've never seen her have a tantrum, but I bet when she does, she looks just like this, lol.  To add insult to injury the papers that I've used on the card are some of an enormous pile that Tash gave me earlier this year because she didn't like them any more!!  Talk about getting your own back, lol.

I used a Martha Stewart punch for the white border, Nesties for all the shapes, and with a couple of homemade flowers and a bit of stitching that's about it.

Hope you like it

Judi

Sunday, 14 November 2010

Tinkerbell Bag Card

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Afternoon all,

Hope you’ve had a good weekend so far.

Today I would like to show you another card that I’ve made using my home made bag template.  A friend requested this card for a 30 year old girl /woman who apparently loves Tinkerbell.  I had to check in the end whether she actually meant Tinkerbell the fairy, or whether there was some new trend out there that had passed me  by, lol.

Anyway, I started off with a piece of plain black card, and decided to add some texture with a bit of clear embossing.  I then used an MS punch for the purple border, and topped it with some shiny black card that I ran through my crimper.  The image of Tinkerbell was downloaded from the internet and coloured with Copics,  (hope I haven’t broken any laws, it was a colouring page, so fingers crossed it’s OK??)   I then added a couple of handmade flowers, some leaves cut wit a Leon Em punch, and a couple of tags with computer generated sentiments.

Hope you can spare the time to leave a comment, as it’s always good to hear from you.

Hugs

Judi xx

Thursday, 11 November 2010

Card No. 095


Hi everyone

Sorry I haven't posted in the last few days, I've been confined to bed in absolute flippin' agony with my back, but I'm feeling a bit better today, so was able to finish off this card.  The image is one from the latest Magnolia release.  The papers are Bo Bunny - I just LOVE these colours!  I added a border cut with a Magnolia Doo Hickey die, and then the other white piece was embossed with my Cuttlebug snowflake embossing folder. I also used an MS border punch for the icicle edges, and smaller snowflake, and Marianne Design dies for the tree, and larger snowflake.  I didn't have a pearl or brad in the right colour for the centre of the snowflake, so coloured one with my Copics.   The ticket is one of a digi set that I purchased, but I'm afraid I can't remember at the moment who it came from.

Hope you like it.

Judi xx

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Kelly’s Wedding Card

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Hi again

Now that the big event is over I can finally show you the card that I made for my daughter's wedding.  For those of you that checked out the pictures in my earlier post you may have guessed that the characters are coloured to represent the children, ie two blondes and a brunette, and of course my daughter is blonde and her husband (oooh, it's nice to call him that after all these years), is also dark.  When Magnolia released their Wedding Collection earlier this year I was chuffed to bits, as the grandkids love Tilda and I knew that they would like it if I made a wedding card using her.  I made the flowers myself, and the sentiments were computer generated.

As always, I hope you like it

Hugs

Judi xx

Sunday, 31 October 2010

Kelly's Wedding




My HANDSOME Husband!
Hi there peeps

Well, yesterday was the day we'd all been working towards - my one and only daughter finally tied the knot, after about 15 years with her partner, and having already produced their little family of 3 beautiful daughters.  In my day, we did it the other way round, lol.

Anyway, as some of you have asked to see pictures, I thought I'd upload a few.  Please note, there are none of me, as those that were taken I HATED!!!  Hopefully the professional photographer might have one that doesn't make me look humungous!!

Gemma - Granddaughter No. 2 - Aged 8

No 1 Granddaughter - Abi - Aged 9 (nearly 10)


Molly - The youngest - Aged 4
And FINALLY ........... well I don't want to bore you ...

The NEW Mr & Mrs Humphries & girls

















OK folks - Paul was cross because I didn't like any pics of me, but my sister came to the rescue with one that's not TOO bad, so here I am ....




You will all be pleased to hear that the day went well, and the ceremony was very relaxed and a lot of fun.

Hugs

Judi xx

Friday, 29 October 2010

Card No - 094




Hi again

Today's card is one of Kenny K's saucy little numbers - don't you just love these for Christmas cards for the guys? I didn't really know how I wanted to present this image when I started out, and certainly didn't visualise putting a flower on the card, as obviously it's aimed at a man, but I think it works - let me know what you think.

Sorry this is brief, but it's my daughter's wedding tomorrow, and I've still loads to do!  

Have a great weekend.

Judi x

Thursday, 28 October 2010

60 Today!

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Hi there peeps

I don’t think I’ve shown you this card before as I made it just before I went to Spain in September, for my friend to give her husband on his 60th birthday.  It’s an 8 x 8 card – not done many of these, but as it was a decoupage image I needed something bigger than my usual 6 x 6.   Other than a bit of matting and layering, I made a little pair of metal rimmed glasses to make it look like Dave (her husband), and some flower soft to give a bit of texture to the 'bowling green', and that's about it.  Ooops! Nearly forgot as I made it such a long time ago - the background red paper was originally plain, but I splodged some glue on it, and had to try and cover it up, so after a bit of cussing I thought I'd try a stamping something small all over the visible areas with Versamark and it worked - phew!  What a relief, lol.  I then covered up another little glue mark by adding some peel offs all the way around the edge, and voila, one card rescued.  Note to self:  Don't be over enthusiastic with the glue, lol.

Hope you like it.

Judi x

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Happy Birthday Katie!























Hi peeps

Today I'd like to share a card I made on behalf of my daughter for her best friend's 30th birthday.  She's quite a hip chick, so I figured she might like this fab image from Kenny K.

Oh, Lord, I've forgotten who the paper is by now, sorry!  The stars were cut using Nesties, the sentiments were computer generated.  I used two Nestie die cuts offset to back the image, a bit of ribbon from my stash, and that's it.

Please feel free to let me know what you think.

Judi xx

Sunday, 24 October 2010

A step away from the norm!

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Hi again

I mentioned in yesterday’s post that I actually found two unfinished products when sorting out my stash the other day.   In this instance, it was the swirly background paper that I could decide how to use.  I’d made it having watched a demo on TV by Sheena Douglas, and though while pleased with the effects I’d created found it way too ‘busy’ for me, and couldn’t decide how best to use it.  So having fetched it out again, and determined that I must use it to get it out of the way, I decided to use some of my much neglected flower images from Justrite Stamps.  First of all I stamped up the flowers, and then I stamped the border separately, having mounted the stamp on a clear block instead of the wooden one that I normally use with it.  I embossed it in gold, and then added a succession of circles cut with Nesties.   I cut the centre strip with a Magnolia Doo Hickey die, and added a strip of gold mirri which I’d put through my corrugating tool.  It all still looked a bit dark, so then I hit on the idea of cutting down the patterned paper and adding some plain white and gold mats behind it, and eureka, it suddenly ‘worked’.    I then stamped up the sentiment, and added a purple flower and a couple of leaves to finish it off.

Do feel free to let me know what you think, your opinions are always appreciated.

Hugs

Judi x

Saturday, 23 October 2010

LOTV Lady rescues old card!!

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Hi there peeps

Today I would like to show you something that I made from a card I started over a year ago, lol.   I’d previously added the white swirls to the pinky mauve paper, but then the image that I wanted to use didn’t seem to work with it, and so it got shoved away in one of the many of the bags and boxes of stuff in the craft room, never to see the light of day until I had a sort out earlier this week.  When I came across it, (together with another piece, which I’ll show you tomorrow), I decided that I should either use it, or throw it out, and this is how it ended up.

Hope you like it.

Judi xx

Saturday, 16 October 2010

Card No. 093 – Santa & Puppy

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Hi there peeps

Hope you’re enjoying the weekend.

I’ve had to spend a fair bit of time in bed this week, but over a couple of afternoons, finally managed to complete this card.  Once again, I’ve used mirri card, which is such a pig to photograph, so I hope you’ll ignore that aspect – the card actually looks much better in the flesh, so to speak.

Anyway, the image is by Giordano and is called ‘Our Family’.  I actually found it really difficult to find papers that went with Santa’s vivid red suit, so in the end resorted to using plain card in red and white.  I gave the white card some texture by running it through the Bigshot with a Cuttlebug embossing folder.  The snowflakes are cut with Nesties dies, and the small MS snowflake punch, which I then topped with the red ribbon.  A very simple card, but it took me ages!!!

Hope you like it, and thanks for visiting, your support really is appreciated, and when I’m lying in bed feeling fed up, your comments really give me a boost.

Hugs
Judi x

Thursday, 14 October 2010

Card No. 092

 

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Evening all

Today I’d like to show you a card featuring a stamp by Pure Innocence called  ‘Flurry of Love’.  The paper I’ve used is from Crafts Too, to which I added a white border finished one side with an MS snowflake border punch, and the wavy side was done with shaped scissors.  The snowflake is a mix of a Spellbinders die cut, and an MS small snowflake punch.  Not much else to tell you about it, other than I actually quite like this one myself, lol.

Hugs

Judi x

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Giving Card Making the Boot!

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Ha!  Bet that got ya goin? lol.

Gone totally away from my comfort zone with this one.  A friend asked me to make a 30th birthday card for someone totally into fashion, shoes, bags etc. you know the sort, so I decided to make a template for something different (well for me), and this is what I came up with. 

I used C’ordinations card stock, which I then put through an embossing folder, it didn’t quite fit, which left me with a plain toe cap which I rather liked.  I then cut a piece of lilac glitter card and trimmed it using the MS doily punch, to this I added a strip of the plain card, and then a peel off strip to add a bit of extra interest.  I also added peel off strips to the toe cap.  I cut two flowers with a punch, and then put them through another embossing folder, after which I sanded all the embossed areas to bring out the pattern.  The swirl flower stem is cut using a Marianne Creatables die.  Sentiment was computer generated and then cut out with a Nestie tag die, I added a bit of ribbon from my stash, and that’s about it.

As always, I hope you like it.

Judi xx

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Card No. 091 – Frosty & Friend

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Hi there peeps

Sorry it’s been such a long time since I’ve posted anything, but I’ve been really busy with preparations for my daughter’s wedding, and what with doing all the various stationery, not to mention altering the bridesmaid’s dresses, and shortening my own dress, I’ve had very little time for making cards.  As a friend suggested a broom shoved you know where, might have been a valuable asset recently, lol.

Anyway, I made this card using a stamp from Dimension 4th.  The circle patterned paper is from Crafts Too, the written paper is something that I made ages ago when doing a scrapbook of my daughter’s younger years – I knew I’d use it one day, lol.  I’ve also used a Martha Stewart border snowflake punch, and my new Magnolia die for the doily trim.  I covered the snowman with Glamour dust, and added some Flower soft to give a snowy ground for him to stand on.  Colouring done with Copics – of course!!

Hope you like it.

Hugs to all
Judi x

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Under the Mistletoe - Card No. 090

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Hi there
I’m off on my hols again tomorrow, so thought I’d pop this one on the blog before I go.   I thought the image was from Funky Kits, but I’m not so sure now, as I’ve just checked out their website and can’t find it – maybe it’s been discontinued, as I’ve had it a while.  The papers are Nitwits and are from the  'Snow Folk Too' collection.
Sorry it’s just a quickie, but I must get off and do the packing now!!
Hugs
Judi x

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Pink Snowlady – Card No. 089

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Evening peeps
As you’ve probably gathered I’m really into making Christmas cards at the moment.  I had planned to get ahead of myself this year, and keep making them after I’d finished Christmas 2009’s lot, but of course, the novelty wore off, and now I feel like I’m running behind, lol.

Today’s card is made using a High Hopes stamp - Snowlady Surprise.  I’ve coloured her with Copics and then added a good sprinkle of Glamour dust to the trim on her coat.  The paper I’ve used is another one in the download I bought  from Bearly Mine.  The scallops at the bottom of the card are made by cutting out small circle nesties, and then glueing the top of them behind the border strip.  The poinsettia is a die cut using a Marianne Creatable die, and it’s backed with an acetate snowflake covered in Twinklets, then I added an MS snowflake in white, and another one cut from acetate and sprinkled with glamour dust.  I love seeing how many combinations of snowflakes I can make. 

Please leave a comment if you have time, as I love hearing what you think.

Hugs

Judi x

Monday, 13 September 2010

Molly starts BIG school!

1st Day at School card for MOLLY
Hi there
Today my youngest granddaughter, Molly,  started ‘BIG school’, and here’s the card that I made to mark the occasion.  She’s only going in the mornings to start off with, and when I spoke to her first thing she was SO excited, so I’m pleased to report that she went in as if she’d been going every day, and was happy as could be when she called me after lunch to tell me all about it.  Let’s hope it stays that way!!!
Anyway, the image I’ve used is from LOTV, it looks just like Molly which is what prompted me to use it.  I made the clock background paper with a couple of stamps from Clarity, and used a couple of other stamps for the little extra bits – stripes from HOTP, and the other one is an Anna Griffin, I think.  The sentiment was computer generated, and the small hearts were the punched out bits from a MS border punch.
Hope you like it.
Judi x

Sunday, 12 September 2010

60th Birthday

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Hi there,

I forgot to say on my last post, that you lot all had me well and truly fooled – I thought it was only me that struggled to get a card to come together, and that you all put yours together in moments – seems from all your comments that I was wrong, so at least when I struggle with the next one, I’ll be able to tell myself that I’m not alone, lol.

Anyway, today’s card is one I’ve made for a very good friend’s 60th birthday later this month, we’ll be back in Spain, so I thought I’d better get it ready beforehand.
The image, ‘Happy Birthday’, and ‘not over the hill….’ sentiment, are from a new set of Kanban stamps which arrived in the post yesterday.  The papers are Basic Grey, but I can’t remember which set, and it’s all just simply matted onto black cardstock. 

As always, I hope you approve, and thanks for taking the time to visit.

Hugs

Judi.

Saturday, 11 September 2010

Card No. 88 – Molly’s Christmas Card

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Afternoon Peeps
Was busy yesterday playing with a more ‘fun’ style Christmas stocking for the kids, and came up with this one.  The Santa image is from Whiff of Joy.  Papers are Papermania ‘Deck the Halls’.  The ribbon is from my stash, and the sentiment ‘Molly’ was computer generated.  I then added loads of  Stickles, as Molly (my youngest granddaughter) does love her sparklies, as she calls them.

Hope you’re having a great weekend.

Hugs

Judi xxx

Thursday, 9 September 2010

Card No. 087

 

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Hi there

Today I’m playing with my new computer, (the old one packed up on us, and I just couldn’t manage without my internet fix while hubby tries to sort out the problems).  Anyway, I have found a feature that is supposed to let me upload my pictures directly to my blog, so we shall see if it works!!!

I made this card a couple of days ago using a new Nellie Snellen stamp, and some Christmas backing papers that I downloaded from Bearly Mine.  I used an MS punch for the icicle strip which I then glittered up with Glamour Dust.  I punched some snowflakes using the large and small MS punches, and then added another snowflake which I die cut from acrylic and then added Twinklets to.  To finish off I added a couple of brads from The Hobby House, and stamped ‘Merry Christmas’.

As always, I hope you like it.

Hugs

Judi x

Sunday, 5 September 2010

What a difference a day makes!!



Hi there peeps

I started making this card yesterday, and wouldn't have given it's chances of survival to my blog tuppence, as it was another one of  'those', that just wouldn't come together.  What a difference a day makes, 24 little hours ........  sorry, I'll stop singing now, lol.  Anyway, I went back to it this afternoon, and it was like a light went on, and suddenly I could see exactly how to put it together, and am quite pleased with it.  Does that ever happen to you guys, or is it just me?

The papers are once again from the Aimee Asher download.  The snowflakes are two different size MS punches, which I distressed with 'Antique Linen', and then glittered up with Glamour Dust.  I then added the small roses, and added a little stickles to continue the sparkle.  The sentiment was stamped and then cut out with my recent acquisition - another set of Nesties tags.  The very sparkly ribbon and lace are from my stash.

Hope you're enjoying your weekend.

Hugs

Judi xxx

Saturday, 4 September 2010

Card No. 085



Evenin' all!

Sorry going back a good few years there to the day's of Dixon of Dock Green, if anyone remembers it? Showing my age now, lol.

I really struggled with this card, I bought the papers as a download from Aimee Asher, and really like the set individually, but found putting them together something else!!!!!!!!  Anyway, I eventually settled for this combination set off with gold mirri card, which as usual hasn't photographed well.  The image is from Whiff of Joy, the holly was hand drawn and cut, then edged with a white pen and some glitter.  I wasn't happy with the circular background that my lady is set against, as it was too plain, so added some stamped snowflakes, which I think improves it a bit.  Don't be afraid to let me know what you think, even if you think it's rubbish!!

Have a great weekend - what's left of it.

Judi xx

Monday, 30 August 2010

Happy Birthday - Lillie Rose


This card was made for Lillie Rose's 1st Birthday.  I've used an image called 'Little Eden' from Belles 'n' Whistles which I was lucky enough to win in a blog hop!  I kept the card fairly simple as obviously Lillie Rose won't be that bothered, lol, but hopefully her parents will like it.  The papers are from a download - sorry, I can't for the life of me remember who's they are.  Everything was stitched into place, and with a few pearls, courtesy of my lovely birthday package from Tasha, I was finished.

Hope you like it?

Judi xx

THE WEDDING of MY YEAR!!!




Hi there peeps

As you may have heard, my daughter is getting married at the end of October, and I got the job of making invites etc.  This weekend I've been busy getting all the place names done, and I put one of the invites in the background for those of you who wanted to see them.  The place names are made in the diamond 'springy' style - phew!  They sure were more hard work than I'd expected, but when I saw them all laid out like this, I figured it was worth it.  Would love to know what you think, oh, and in case you can't really see it clearly, the dark colour is 'Cadbury' purple mirri card.

Hugs

Judi x

Sunday, 29 August 2010

Another stocking!


I didn't really have a plan when I started this stocking, but was aiming at something a bit more sophisticated, rather than the cutesy style that I normally go for.  The papers are from an Aimee Asher download.  Poinsettia cut with Marianne Creatables dies.  Snowflakes and borders - MS punches.  Merry Christmas stamp - Magnolia.  Ribbon and lace from stash.

Again, I'd love to know what you think.

Hugs

Judi x

Saturday, 28 August 2010

Put the flags out!


Hello again!

Today I'd like to share a card made for a friend's birthday, he's another man who loves to BBQ, so I thought this dear little teddy from LOTV might suit.  Once again I've used these vibrant papers and thought that the bunting conjured up the feel of hot summer days - not that we get many here, but he lives in Spain, so I think it's appropriate!!

It took me ages to figure out the best way to do the flags, but I was pleased with the finished effect.

Let me know what you think if you have time.

Wishing you a happy weekend,

Hugs

Judi xx

Monday, 23 August 2010

My First Christmas Stocking!



Hi there

I've been itching to make one of these 'stocking' cards for ages, but have been so busy with preparing invitations for my daughter's wedding, and organising birthday cards, that it's taken a while to get around to it.

I couldn't find a template, so once again drew one up myself, only to find that Marianne put one on her blog today!  Oh, well, it's done it now, and I was only 0.5 cms out in either direction, lol.

Tilda, as always is coloured with Copics, and I've inked the edges of the various papers with Vintage Paper distress ink, and then added a bit of sparkle with Stickles.  The papers I've used are from a lovely new Paper Mania pad called Silent Night, which was part of my birthday present from the lovely Tasha.  The gold poinsettia and swirl, are made of mirri card,  and are both cut with Marianne Creatables dies  Love the poinsettia one, I think it's gonna get a whole lot of use in the next couple of months, lol.

Hope you like it, as I must confess to being pretty chuffed with the finished article.

Hugs

Judi x


Sunday, 22 August 2010

Porky's Birthday!


Evening all,

Well, I hope you've all had a great weekend inspite of the weather!!!

I've had to spend a bit of time in bed, but when I was able to get up I got on and made this card for my Brother in Law's birthday.  His nickname is 'Porky', hence the wording on the card.  He used to do a lot of BBQ's so I thought that this lovely stamp with the cook serving up 'PORK' sausages might be a suitable image to use.  Bearing in mind that the weather is supposed to be bright, and hot when you BBQ, I felt these 'hot' coloured papers would fit the bill.  The stamp is called 'Grillin' Joseph' from High Hopes stamps and was a gift from a lovely lady by the name of Elaine - thanks Elaine.  The papers are a download, but I can't for the life of me remember from where - this gettin' old business really is no fun ya know!!  The ticket sentiment is from Stamping All Day.  

Hope you like it.

Judi x 


Saturday, 21 August 2010

BLOG AWARD!!

Hi there peeps

Janette from http://little-boscraftyplace.blogspot.com/ has kindly awarded me the lovely new award below - thanks Janette!


Apparently, I now have to pass it on to seven other bloggers that I think worthy of it, which will be VERY difficult, as I follow MANY blogs, and love them all, but I guess I have to chose, so here goes:


These are just some of those crafters that I admire, so even if your blog isn't listed, please don't assume I don't like your work.

Hugs to all

Judi

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Baby Girl


Hi there folks

Having had to rush and make a card for a new baby girl on Friday evening as I didn't have a spare in my box, I thought I'd better rectify the problem, so here is the second attempt.  

The image is from LOTV.  Papers were a download from a company that have now ceased trading.  The flowers were handmade using a mixture of punches, and my new Marianne Creatable die, that I bought at Stamperama at the weekend.  The sentiment was computer generated, and then cut out with a nestie - how on earth did we make our cards before Spellbinders, lol?  The heart is a copy from a baby boy card that I made recently, and is put together using various parts of a Martha Stewart punched shape.  

Would love to hear your comments if you have time, they always are VERY much appreciated.

Hugs to all

Judi  x


Wednesday, 11 August 2010

Let there be light! - Card No. 080



Hi peeps

Today I would like to share a card that I've made using one of this year's new LOTV Christmas stamps, these are just SO cute!  The papers I've used are a digital download from Aimee Asher called 'Vicorian Christmas'.  I've tried out Kim Piggott's technique of inking and distressing the edges, then going over the ink with Stickles.  I'm quite pleased with it, but on reflection, wish I'd used a slightly lighter ink!!!  Maybe next time, lol.  The greeting was computer generated and the snowflake is made up using the large and small Martha Stewart punches, and an acrylic snowflake cut with Nesties, and then covered with Twinklets.  

Hope you like it?

Judi x

Saturday, 31 July 2010

A girl can never have enough .......



Evening everyone

I hope your weekend has got off to a good start?  Mine has, I was actually able to get out of bed for longer than half a hour today, and spent my time making something COMPLETELY different, well different for me, that is.

A friend recently asked me to make several birthday cards for 30 year old girls who all like the usual things -  clothes, shoes, bags etc., and having used my 'Shopping Willow' stamp from Whiff of Joy, about a zillion times lately, I decided to have a go at making a handbag card which I've never attempted before.  I didn't have a template, but had seen something similar in this months Papercraft Inspirations magazine, so drew up my own and made a start.  I kept it pretty simple as I was out of my comfort zone, and for the first time in I can't remember how long, I haven't actually used a nestie!!!!  I was quite pleased with the way it came out, (it actually looks a lot better in the flesh so to speak), and it's given my mojo a bit of a boost too.

Hope you like it.

Judi xx

Thursday, 29 July 2010

I'm Back!!!


Hi there folks,

I'm finally back after spending a WONDERFUL 3 weeks at our house in Spain. 

Unfortunately, the holiday didn't start out the best, as we stopped at a service area just outside Malaga, and had a con trick played on us which resulted in my husband's wallet being stolen!  As luck would have it there was only 20 Euros inside, and as we realised within seconds what had happened we were able to stop the credit and bank cards, so that's all the nasty blighters got.  

Just so you don't fall for the same trick, this is what happened, we had all the car doors open while sorting ourselves out for the journey, Paul had just been to the shop to buy water, and had left his wallet on top of the luggage in the boot of the car.  A guy speaking German came up to us, and said he had a problem with his car and could we help.  Paul, being the nice guy that he is (he also speaks a little German), went to follow the guy, but I had a bad vibe about it, and sure enough, as I turned around to face our car again, another guy was walking past it, he called out something in Spanish (I think), but I didn't understand, so just shrugged my shoulders, at this point, the 'German' guy told Paul it didn't matter, and disappeared.  Yep!  You guessed it ............  the 'Spanish' guy had pinched Paul's wallet!!  So BE AWARE!  I'm sad to say that this will be the last time a stranger will ever be given a moment's attention from us, as we were both very upset by the trick which had been played on us, and will now be on our guard at all times.

Anyway,  the card I have to show you today, was started before I went on my hols, but I didn't have time to finish it until today.  The background papers were made using a couple of masks that I bought at the Newbury Stamp show, and Cosmic Shimmer Mist, (sorry, I can't remember the colour).  I then backed each piece of paper with gold mirri card.  The image and sentiment are from Whiff of Joy, and the ribbon is from my stash.  I also made some card candy to match, by spraying a little bit of card with the Cosmic Shimmer, and then cutting out and embossing as normal.  I did think about adding some flowers, but felt this one didn't really need them.  Hope you agree??

As always thanks for looking, and any comments you might wish to make.

Hugs

Judi





Thursday, 1 July 2010

21st Birthday Card


Evening peeps

I'm a bit disappointed with the photo of this card, as it's made the image look a bit washed out -  it does actually match the very hot pink of the trim on the card.  The patterned papers are from Papermania, and the complementary pink is  actually a glittered paper, but again, it doesn't translate well in the pic.  The flowers are hand made, and the ribbon is from my stash.  Sentiment is computer generated.

Hope you like it, and the bad picture doesn't put you off leaving a comment.

Thanks for looking

Judi xxx

Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Gemma - 8 Today!


Hi there

Today is my middle Granddaughter's birthday, so I thought I'd show you the card I made her.  This Tilda always reminds me of Gemma, so I thought it would be just right for her card.  I've also used another Magnolia stamp for the background.  I decided to try a totally different style of card to make it something special for her, and this is what I came up with.  Sorry it's not the greatest photo, easel cards are SO hard to photograph.

Hope you approve.

Judi x

Friday, 25 June 2010

Big Sister!


Hi there,

Today, inspite of the beautiful weather I was feeling inspired, so I made this card ready for my sister's birthday in August.  She's not really a 'cutesy' type of girl, which as you all know is my favourite style, but LOVES gardening, so I thought she might appreciate this digital image from Digi Doodle Shop.  They have some FAB images there, and designed two VERY special stamps of disabled children in wheelchairs especially for me!!   Once again, many thanks for that Judy!

Anyway, back to my card.  The paper is from Nitwits, Noah's Too collection.  I wanted to keep it fairly simple in order to preserve the country feel, but of course had to add some flowers, which come from my stash for a change!!  The leaves are an MS punch.  The swirly corner is a Cuttlebug die, and the candy is, as usual, home made.  I then added a bit of matching ribbon, and the charm which is a little touch that I hope she'll like.  Oh, and don't worry - she NEVER looks at my blog!!

Have a great weekend, and don't forget to let me know what you think of my little creation if you have time.

Hugs

Judi x



Thursday, 24 June 2010

Miss Anya does summer!


Hi again

I was asked on Monday if I would make a card for one of my daughter's work colleagues - her birthday is on Friday, ANOTHER ONE, at the last minute!  The only info I had was that she likes turquoise, and is quite 'girly'.  So with the lovely weather we've been having I decided to make a sunny, summery card and this is what I came up with.  Sorry I'm in a bit of a rush tonight, so I won't bore you with the details, but if there's anything you want to know, feel free to email me.

Hugs

Judi x

Wednesday, 23 June 2010

If the shoe fits ..........


Evening all,

Hope you're all well, and been enjoying this fabulous weather?

Today I would like to share a card I made at the weekend.  My daughter suddenly piped up on Saturday that she needed a card URGENTLY!!!  I hate it when people do this, as working under pressure is definitely NOT my thing!!!  However, for some reason, this one came together really easily, and my hubby said it was one of my best!!  The stamp is one of the City Girls, from Whiff of Joy.  I'm afraid I don't know where the paper came from, but I just love those colours.  The sentiment was computer generated, and goes on to say inside 'buy it in every colour'!  A sentiment a lot of us would agree with, I'm sure?

Hope you like it, and if you have time to leave a comment it would be much appreciated, as they always are.

Hugs

Judi x

Saturday, 19 June 2010

LOTV Baby


Hello again

Hope you're having a great weekend, what ever you're doing?

I made this card yesterday using one of the latest LOTV images, isn't he just adorable?  I decided to keep it simple, and lots of flowers didn't seem quite right on a boy card either.  The checked paper I've used is from the 'Sweet Nothings' pack by Papermania.  The hearts border is cut with an MS punch, as is the larger heart, which I backed with plain white paper.  The sentiment was computer generated, and then cut out with a Nestie, and there you have it.

Thanks for looking

Judi x

Thursday, 17 June 2010

My first H&S image


Hi again

Today I would like to share my first Hanglar & Stanglar image with you.  I've been itching to get my hands on some of these little beauties for ages, and SO enjoyed colouring this one.  Yet again the papers were given to me by my lovely friend Tash, they're by Blonde Moments, but I'm afraid I don't know if they're still available.  The flowers are handmade, and the sentiment stamps are from a Personal Impressions set, which I believe is called 'All Year Round', and is designed by Paula Pascual.  Hope you like it??

Hugs

Judi x


High Hopes have a new designer!

Hi there peeps

I've just spotted that High Hopes have got a blog hop, and new release of stamps designed by Melissa Jenkins on FRIDAY 18th JUNE.  If you look at the blinkie on my sidebar you will get an idea of what it's all about.  Looks good to me!

Judi xx

Monday, 14 June 2010

Beach Wedding!


Hello again

Well, this is it - my FIRST 8" x 8" card!!  I've always been a bit scared of going large, but I just adore this paper, kindly donated once again by my good friend Tasha, and wanted to show it off, as it's my FAVOURITE colour.  Edwin, Tilda and the beach scene are from Magnolia's most recent wedding release, don't you just love them?  I decided as it was  a beach wedding scene that I was trying to create, that the flowers should be exotic colours, so went for a mixture of hot pinks and orange, and for once have used flowers from my stash, while the leaves have been cut with an MS leaf punch.   I cut out Edwin and Tilda, and mounted them on some foam pads to give the picture depth, then added some Flowersoft sand, and a tiny shell gathered on one of my forays to the beach.  The corrugated turquoise card was from a little cheapy shop locally, as was the ribbon, and the sentiment was computer generated.

As always, I'd be glad to hear what you think, if you have time.

Hugs

Judi x

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

Tilda & bridesmaid


Hi peeps

I'm thrilled to be able to show you a card featuring the new Magnolia Bride and Bridesmaid stamp that I bought from Bunny Zoe at the weekend.  Nikki's service is really fast, and I received all six of my new stamps yesterday!!!!!!!!!!  So watch out, as no doubt the rest will be appearing on cards VERY soon, that is of course if my back let's me craft, and fingers crossed, I seem to be having a good spell at the moment.

The paper I've used is one that my lovely friend Tash gave me way back in February.  The flower is of course, home made, and looks a lot better in real life than on the pic.  I glittered it up well around the edges, although I'm not sure it shows up that much on here.  I then cut a silver swirl with one of the dies from Marianne Creatables.  I love this swirl, as I can cut it down according to what project I'm working on.  The little tags were computer generated, and then cut out with a tiny tag punch.  I attached them with a little silver chain, and then hooked it onto the bow using a jump ring.  The final touch was the home made silver card candy that I put in each corner.

Hope you like it?

Hugs

Judi xx

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Star in the making!


Hi again

Looks like I'm on a roll with the boy cards at the moment.  This is another LOTV stamp that the lovely Tasha let me borrow at the weekend.  The patterned paper is from Nitwits - Little Men set - where else? lol.  Bright green card, a bit of matting and layering, some flower soft for the grass, and that's about it on this one.   I did of course use my Nesties for all the stars - these are great for male cards, and make up for not being able to use flowers, lol.

Do leave a comment if you have time, as I love to hear from you.

Judi xx

Monday, 7 June 2010

Having a Swinging Time!


Hi there peeps,

Hope you all had a great weekend? 

Today I would like to share this card that I've made just for the fun of it.  My friend Tasha kindly let me use some of her stamps over the weekend, and I love this one, it is of course from LOTV.  The papers are another selection from Nitwits, called Little Men - Tash donated these too, bless her!  Unfortunately, I made a little boob just after I'd finished colouring my 'little man', and ended up with a tiny splotch of something to the left hand side of the image.  I was really cross with myself, so was trying to think of something I could use to cover it up, when I suddenly remembered the leaves stamp that I received in an old Magnolia club set.  I got them out, and coloured them with my Copics, then cut them out, and mounted them using some sticky pads, and thank goodness it covered up the splodge, and I think, adds something to the picture???  A border cut with an MS punch, a bit of string, and a computer generated sentiment completes the card.

As it fits the bill, I'm going to enter it into this week's Simon Says Stamp challenge which is Fathers Day/ Male card.

Hope you like it.

Hugs

Judi x