Wednesday, 31 December 2008

Thanks Tree

Stamps by Judith: Tree for all Seasons, Swirl Flower, Thanks, Dots, Swirl leaf, Sm Barrel.
The barrel was stamped first and then masked and the tree stamped over the top and then decorated.

Tuesday, 30 December 2008

If the hat fits

Stamps by Judith stamps: Hat with feather, Tall Bird, Dots.
Printworks stamp: Many Thanks set.
All background papers used in these cards are Bella Press papers by DeNami Design.

Monday, 29 December 2008

Top Dog

Stamps by Judith stamps : Small Hound with Bone, Top Hat with Ribbon, Dots, Grass Tuft.
You can stamp the hat first, mask it and then stamp the dog over the mask or you can take the easy option - stamp the dog, stamp the hat on a separate piece of card, cut out and mount on top.

Sunday, 28 December 2008

Giraffe Thanks

Another one from PaperCraft Essentials:

Stamps by Judith stamps: Medium Giraffe, Grass Tuft, Dots, Tiny Bee.

Saturday, 27 December 2008

PaperCraft Essentials

Have you seen the latest edition of Papercraft Essentials? We have several projects in this magazine, here is the first:

Stamps by Judith stamps: Medium Frazzled Cat, Sm Flat Basket with handle, Small Hollyhock, Tall coneflowers, Stem-let, Dots.

Friday, 26 December 2008

Christmas Cards

Here are some of the beautiful handmade Christmas cards I received:

Thursday, 25 December 2008

Happy Christmas

Happy Christmas

I had to share this with you as I think whoever had this idea is a genius.
A life size snow globe. I was desperate to get inside and play too but I wanted to make sure we had lots of photos, so I took the photos.
The snowglobe is in The Centre Milton Keynes until 3rd January - I would highly recommend it as they had great fun, the only downside is that you do keeping finding the 'snow' around the house for several days afterwards.

Wednesday, 24 December 2008

Twelve Drummers Drumming

On the twelth day of Christmas my true love sent to me twelve drummers drumming . . .

Stamps by Judith medium Griz and an upside down bucket stamp. We used popblocks to create the pop up layers and rolled up brown paper for the drumsticks.

Tuesday, 23 December 2008

Eleven Pipers Piping

On the eleventh day of Christmas my true love sent to me eleven pipers piping . . . .

OK so there are not eleven pipers on the card, but you try and fit eleven of these on one card!

Monday, 22 December 2008

Ten Lords a-Leaping

On the tenth day of Chrismtas my true love sent to me ten lords a-leaping . . .

Stamps by Judith selection of frog stamps and the top hat from the JudiKins hat cube.

Sunday, 21 December 2008

Nine Ladies Dancing

On the ninth day of Christmas my true love sent to me nine ladies dancing . . .

This is the JudiKins ballerina. Stamp the first ballerina and then mask her so you can stamp beside/behind her, mask these and repeat.

Saturday, 20 December 2008

Eight Maids a-milking

On the eighth day of Christmas my true love sent to me eight maids a-milking . . .

These are all Stamps by Judith stamps. Lesley punch a circle out of Eclipse masking tape and then stamped the 8 bag ladies over the mask.

Friday, 19 December 2008

Seven Swans a-swimming

On the seventh day of Christmas my true love sent to me sevens swans a-swimming . . .

This is a DeNami Design Swan on shrink plastic.

Thursday, 18 December 2008

Six Geese a-laying

On the sixth day of Christmas my true love sent to me Six geese a-laying . . .

This is Doofus Bird, I know she is not a goose but she could be a-laying and we didn't have any geese stamps. I stamped the first Doofus in the middle and then created a mask with Eclipse Tape. Once I had masked the first Doofus I was able to stamp the birds each side, then mask those and repeat.

Wednesday, 17 December 2008

Five Golden Rings

On the fifth day of Christmas my true love sent to me Five golden rings . . .

For the five golden rings I used the JudiKins Designer Spot cube, stamped five times with Gold Encore inkpad. I stamped his spikes using the Haypile stamp and a selection of other Stamps by Judith for the grass and flowers.

Tuesday, 16 December 2008

Four Calling Birds

On the fourth day of Christmas my true love sent to me Four calling birds . . .

What are calling birds? This was created from a selection of stamps from Stamps by Judith.

Monday, 15 December 2008

Three French Hens

On the third day of Christmas my true love sent to me Three French Hens . . .

Meet Edgar Bird from Stamps by Judith.

Sunday, 14 December 2008

Two Turtle Doves

On the second day of Christmas my true love sent to me Two Turtle Doves

Well we didn't have any turtle doves but we have Turtles and Doves.
The Dove and smallest Turtle are from DeNami and the Turtle holding the stem, the Haypile for grass and the flowers are all from Stamps by Judith.
The whole card has been finished with the Millenium pen lines around the edges.

Saturday, 13 December 2008

12 Days of Christmas

On the first day of Christmas my true love sent to me a Partridge in a Pear Tree. . .

You know how it goes. You may or may not know Wednesday was our late night shopping event and the mince pies and mulled wine was flowing freely. It was during this evening that Vicky and I came up with the idea to do a slightly alternative 12 days of Christmas selection of cards. Most of them are not Christmas but here is the first which was an easy one to create as we had the JudiKins stamp Partridge in Pear Tree. We soon discovered the others were not as easy but we have managed them all, some quirkier than others. Come back each day to see what we have created.

I created the background with alcohol inks and then stamped and embossed the tree with white embossing powder and coloured the Partridge with a Silver Krylon pen.

Friday, 12 December 2008

Sticky Stuff

Several weeks ago I challenged Lesley to come up with some new artwork using Sticky Stuff embossing powder (the powder that turns to glue when heated). We've used it lots with gold leaf, foil and glitters.
This is one of the cards that Lesley created using VersaMark, Sticky Stuff and Perfect Pearls powders. Now I know you can stamp with VersaMark and then cover with Perfect Pearls but it gives you a very flat finish. Using Sticky Stuff and Perfect Pearls gives you that raised embossed finish so your artwork has more depth.

Have you used something different with Sticky Stuff that you would like to share with us?

Thursday, 11 December 2008

Bubble Bath

This card is one I made whilst we were filming the 'All About Mimi' show. The orange background behind Mimi was created by scribbling orange and yellow pens onto the heat sheet, spritz with water and then swoosh the card into the ink. Once dry I scored it with the Scor It at 2cm intervals horizontally and vertically and then rubbed over with a sanding block, this brings back the white colour through the orange. It gives it that tiled bathroom look. Snow White Glitter was added to the edge of the bubbles.

I believe the original idea for this card came from our DT member Wendy - thanks Wendy.

Wednesday, 10 December 2008

Winter Bird

Have you seen Large Dorky, isn't he adorable! This one has been dressed up with ear muffs and a scarf but there are many other options to choose from like boots, shoes, hats, bow tie, etc.

Tuesday, 9 December 2008

Mimi with Chocolates

These is the card I created in the last Create & Craft Club magazine, if you are a C&C member you can go online and watch me making it step by step.

I've used Mimi with Chocolates and the set of 4 Chocolate stamps by DeNami Design. Add Diamond Glaze to give the chocolate that yummy look.

Monday, 8 December 2008

Kay Carley Christmas

I just came across these ATCs that Kay sent me, I don't think I've shared them with you. Kay also has several projects being published in the Craft Stamper soon and they all include Stamps by Judith so make sure you keep an eye out for them as the cards are gorgeous (unfortunately I am not allowed to share them with you yet).

Saturday, 6 December 2008

And more . . . .

The giraffe is just so adorable, she stamped the hearts and then tied them to his tail with a millenium pen - so easy! Using the same millenium pen Vicky squiqqled around the outside twice to create the border.

Friday, 5 December 2008

More Edinburgh Artwork

As you can see Vicky was having lots of fun with Stamps by Judith interactive stamps, they are so versatile. More to follow soon.

Tuesday, 2 December 2008

Edinburgh Artwork

Yesterday afternoon we arrived back from Edinburgh. It was a nice show, fairly small but a good atmosphere. Here are some of Vicky's creations from the weekend.

This one is Frazzled Cat stamped and embossed with Sticky Stuff and covered with Gold Leaf, doesn't he look fab! The backgrounds are all Colour Core.