Thursday, 29 April 2010

Baby Girl

Hi there peeps

Today I'd like to share a baby girl card that I made on the request of my daughter.  The image is a LOTV stamp, (they do a lovely little boy one too),   The little girl was coloured with Copics, having messed it up more than once in the construction of the card, I've got colouring this little babe down to a fine art, and am working on another one for my box, so that I don't get caught without a baby card in future - I HATE working under pressure.

The flowers were handmade.  Leaves cut with Leone Em punch.  Trellis heart - MS punch.  Background paper is from Nitwits, and I'm afraid I can't remember where the gingham paper came from, I'm pretty sure it's a digi one, and as I really like it, will have to go through ALL of my digi papers, which is going to be quite a task.  Tell me, am I the only one who started downloading cardmaking stuff, and whose filing system is now a complete muddle????

Sentiment - computer generated, and the little corner shape is cut from a Cuttlebug die.

Hope you like it, and let me know how organised, or otherwise your digital files are.


Judi x

Monday, 26 April 2010

Little & Large

Well, this is unusual, not only did I finish off my Elf Tilda card today, but I made this one from scratch, and no, I haven't had a particularly good day with my back, was in bed on the morphine for half the afternoon, but this one was that rarity, that just came together!!!

The image is from Little Claire's website and is called 'Hello, little one'.  I thought that it could just as easily be daddy giraffe as mummy, and hence decided that it might make a nice Father's Day card from a little one.  Hope you think so too, do let me know.


Judi x

Elf Tilda

Hi everyone

Got a bit bored with making men's cards, so thought I'd make a nice 'girly' one, just for a change, lol.

This one features my brand new Elf Tilda, purchased from Bunny Zoe, although I've just taken a look to add the link, and it would appear that she's sold out, as she's no longer showing on the site.  However, she does have loads of the others in stock, and her service is BRILLIANT.

The papers are from Basic Grey - Eva, and I decided to use a sketch that I saw ages ago, sorry, I can't remember who it was by,  the old grey matter has gone foggy, again!! The flower was homemade, the leaf  was die cut with Cuttlebug die.  Ribbon from stash.  Sentiment stamp from Claire Curd.  The butterfly was cut with an MS punch, as was the doily effect around the mat that Tilda sits on.

Think I'll enter it in this week's Magnolia Challenge - Anything Goes.

As always, I hope you like it.

Judi x

Friday, 23 April 2010

Golf No. 2

Evening all,

I hope you're not getting fed up of men's cards yet, as I'm gonna need to make quite a few more if I'm to make some dosh ready for the next stamp show I'm planning to go to.

Tonight I'd like to show you the second card I've made using Murray the golfer.  I thought I'd try a different colour way, and different shape card for this one - even I need variety, lol.

I've been very good with this one, and have re-cycled some papers that I found on the inside of envelopes, how thrifty is that???  Both the spots, and the small checks came from this source.  Not sure where the others came from, as I was trying to use up scraps from other projects.  The main sentiment was computer generated, and then cut out with my recent purchase - Nestabilitie Stars.  I'm finding these a really useful alternative to flowers for male cards. 

Hope you like it, and thanks for looking.

Judi x

Thursday, 22 April 2010

Anyone for Golf?

Hi there peeps

I can't believe we're still having all this lovely weather, I reckon at this rate it'll snow in August!! 

Anyway, today I'd like your opinions on my latest attempt at a Father's Day card.  I've been asked to make one for a golfer, but don't know much about the guy's taste in colours etc, so have just really made this one as a practice.  The papers are some more from the lovely Tasha - you've saved me a small fortune this year Tash!   The stamp is from a sheet I bought a while back featuring characters called Murray & Ethel, they have some great sentiments with them and are perfect for making humourous cards.  I've coloured Murray with Copics, used a bit of ribbon from my stash, some matting and layering and there you have it - simples!!

Thanks for looking.

Judi x

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Marcus's Christening

Hi there folks

I was asked the other day to make another Christening card.  I'd never made one in my life until a few months ago, and I think this is the third.  However two of them are for the same little boy, so had to be COMPLETELY different.  Hopefully I've acheived this???

The top one is made using a digital image from Mo Manning, called John - Praying.  The customer asked for a 'modern' card, not quite sure what that means, but hopefully this fits the bill.  I kept it very simple just lots of matting and layering.  The main shape was cut with Nesties, as was the shape the sentiment is in.  Obviously the sentiment was computer generated.

The second card, features a 'Forever Friends' bear, which I got from The Glitter Pot.  I used some of a very old pack of Papermania papers, a little bit of punchwork done with an MS punch, a tiny bit of ribbon from my stash, and then made up the bible by hand, and printed off the pages on the computer.

I would love to hear what you think of them, good or bad.

Judi x

Saturday, 17 April 2010

Princess Tilda

Good evening everyone, hope you've enjoyed the fabulous sunshine we've had today?

The card that I want to show you features 'Princess Tilda'.  I LOVE this image, and was so thrilled when it finally arrived from Sir Stampalot last week.

I decided that I would use the sketch over at Just Magnolia and am really pleased with the results, so will probably enter it in the challenge.  I bought the striped paper from The Hobby House stand at Stamperama in February.  Sorry, I can't remember which brand it is, and am now stuck in bed, so can't go and check.  I just loved the peach and green colours, they looked really fresh and clean.  Unfortunately, it doesn't really show on the photo, but the peach paper that I matted Tilda onto has a lovely sheen to it, which totally complements her regal status.  The ribbon was also purchased from The Hobby House at the show, I actually thought about matching something up for once, lol.

Flowers were made up from a selection in my stash, and I added a bit of Stickles to the central one which was a kind of pearlescent clear finish.  The leaves and other punch work were done with Martha Stewart punches, and the sentiment was computer generated.  I think on looking at it again, I might add a little something with the number 4 on it, and give it to my youngest granddaughter on her birthday, as she's a proper little 'princess'.

Thanks for looking, enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Judi x

Thursday, 15 April 2010

Marcus's 1st Birthday

Hi again, peeps

Another card for the male species today, but this time for a little boy who's just about to celebrate his first birthday.  The image I've used is a digital stamp called 'I love it', from Mo's Digital Pencil.  Mo draws such fab designs, and I needed something quick for this one, so it was the perfect solution.  I really struggled to find any paper suitable for a little boy in my stash, I have stuff for the men, but nothing very boyish, as I tend to make girlie cards mostly.  However, I came across the remains of these papers from Doodlebug, and thought they were bright and cheerful but NOT girlie, so hopefully he'll like it.  I used one of my many MS punches to make the border.  My new star shaped nesties were just right for highlighting his age, and the sentiment was computer generated.

Hope you like it.

Judi xx

Tuesday, 13 April 2010

A Splashing Good Time!

Evening everyone

The card I have to show you today is made using the fabulous new clear stamp - 'Splashing Good Times' by Belles & Whistles.  I was lucky enough to win this stamp by taking part in the new release blog hop, and can't tell you how thrilled I was when I received an email from Iris telling me I was a winner - I was over the moon!!

Anyway, back to the card.  I coloured the image with my Copics as usual, then added a bit of blue chalk to give the impression of sky.  I added some Flower Soft - Emerald green to the grass - I really love this stuff, it gives so much depth to my projects.  The patterned paper is another one from the lovely Tasha - once again, thanks for that Tash!  The ticket stamp is from Hero Arts, and the 'Happy Birthday' was a freebie stamp with a magazine.  It's the first time I've EVER had the nerve to stamp directly onto the paper I was using, and I have to confess, it took TWO goes to get it straight!!!  The flowers are home made, and I added a crystal to the centre of each to give a bit of sparkle.  Leaves are made with a Martha Stewart punch. 

I'd be grateful for your comments if you have time.

Judi x

Saturday, 10 April 2010

Football - The order of the day!

Hi everyone,

Aren't we having some glorious weather at the moment, I'm just lovin' being able to look out at blue skies and sunshine again.  It seems like we've had the longest winter, ever!!!

Anyway, having got the typical English conversation out of the way, lol, I'd like to show you another man's card that I've made, this time with Father's Day in mind.  Unfortunately, I no longer have my dad to make cards for, but I'm hoping my daughter might find a few buyer's for me.

This one features one of the 'Flippin' Men' stamps, which I really like.  The decoupage versions are o.k., but I do love being able to colour up my images in whatever colours suit.  This guy looks so much like my next door neighbour - Keith, who is an avid Southampton fan, so I've done it in the 'Saints' colours, with him in mind.  I had some scraps of red paper that I am trying to use up, but didn't have anything that I really liked for the background, so once again, have resorted to making my own, this time with a stamp.  Again, with it being a man's card I've kept it simple, but am quite pleased with it, and my hubby liked it, even though he's not a footie fan.  Hope you do to!



Thursday, 8 April 2010

Man of the Match!

Hi there peeps

I thought that as I've invested in several male type stamps recently, that I should maybe make up some general cards for men, and maybe some in readiness for Father's Day, so here is one for the boys.

I've kept it really simple as I don't think men appreciate anything too complicated, unlike us girls, lol.  The stamps are a set that I bought recently from Joanna Sheen's site, it's called 'Man of the Match', and is made by Flowersoft.  I couldn't decide which colours to use initially, so coloured the figures (with my Copics of course), in the sample colours as shown on the packet, but aim to find out the local team colours and make some up in those.  In case you hadn't gathered I'm NO football fan, but appreciate that a lot of our fellas are, although thank heavens, not mine, phew!  The 'Man of the Match' sentiment also comes in this set, as does a seperate football, which I didn't use as I think it would have been overkill.  The 'Happy Birthday' tag stamp was a free gift with an order I placed recently at Stamping All Day .  They do some FABULOUS small word sentiments at VERY reasonable prices, and if my first purchase is anything to go by, their service is FABULOUS too!  Oh, nearly forgot to mention that I sprinkled some flowersoft in Shamrock green over the grass area to bring the image alive a bit.  I think it looks really effective.

Hope you like it.

Judi x

Sunday, 4 April 2010

Pirate Tilda - AGAIN!!

Hi there

HAPPY EASTER to you all!

As I told you the other day, when I first got my clammy little mitts on this delightful Tilda stamp I had so many ideas that I struggled to choose just one for a card, hence, I've made a second one.  I copied the design of a jewellry box on to black card, which I then trimmed with gold peel off strips.  I then threaded the various coloured beads onto pieces of wire which I poked through and crossed over at the back of the box.  With them being on wire I could then bend them to whatever shape I wanted.  The 'Beware of Pirates' sign I made up on the computer following something similar that I'd seen on the internet.  The skeleton paper is more of the one I made myself for the first card.   I then added a bit of black raffia lace, and a skeleton head cut from a flag.  A bit of stitching, and I was soon finished.

Thanks for looking, and please leave me a comment if you have time, I love reading what you think.



Friday, 2 April 2010

Tilda's Treasure!

Evening all

Today I would like to share the first card I've made with my new Magnolia stamp - Pirate Tilda.  I really struggled with this one, as I just had so many ideas, and seemed to want to try and put them all on the one card!!!  However, I finally settled on a black and white theme, and am fairly happy with the finished article.  Tilda was coloured with Copics,  I made the skeleton papers myself, using a skeleton that I found on my first cardmaking CD.  I decided part way through to enter this card in the Just Magnolia challenge - Week 49, and so have made a gatefold card for a change.  I covered the inside of the card with more homemade paper, and then added a sentiment circle cut with a couple of Nesties. 

Would love to know what you think - good or bad.

Thanks for looking

Judi xx