Friday 31 July 2020

Christmas Sentiments

I believe Irene Carolan has used almost all the images in our Christmas Sentiments Clear stamp set.

Thursday 30 July 2020

Mandala Pastel Parchment

I had to share this beautiful card with you made by Irene Carolan.
She has stamped our Colouring Mandala stamp onto parchment and then decorated with colour and some dry embossing with a ball tool.
The Stay Safe stamp is in our Wavy Words clear stamp set.

Wednesday 29 July 2020

White on Kraft

Partridge in a Pear Tree embossed in white embossing powder onto kraft card.
Sentiment from Christmas Sentiments Clear Stamp set also embossed in white.
Background snowflake is from the Bauble Wreath clear stamp set.
Available on the website here.

Tuesday 28 July 2020

Hochanda TV Today at 3pm

See us on Hochanda TV today at 3pm
The Old World Snowflakes simply stamped in 2 different blue Izink inkpads with a sentiment from the Christmas Sentiment clear stamp set.
These stamps are available on our website here.

Monday 27 July 2020

Choir of Angels in Red

Vicky created this choir using Peeking and Praying Angels and Eclipse Masking Tape.
Start by stamping the image you want at the front then mask this image and stamp either side.
Remember when creating a mask to cut off the edge of the image to prevent a shadow or halo effect.
Once you have created your front row of angels you will then need to mask them all to be able to stamp over and create the second row.
Vicky has coloured with Polycolour Pencils and added Stickles to the wings.

Sunday 26 July 2020

Snowflakes - Resist Background

Our 2 new Old World Snowflakes and Happy Christmas from our new Christmas Sentiments clear stamp set.
I stamped and embossed the snowflakes in white onto white card.  Then I coloured the card with Distress Oxides Wilted Violet and Peacock feathers (remember to wipe the excess ink of the embossed areas).
Then I stamped the small snowflake in the same Distress Oxides down the spine of the card.
I coloured one layer of card with the Peacock Feathers and the die cut shape.  
The sentiment is stamped in the same inkpad.
These stamps are available here.

See us using these stamps on Hochanda on Tuesday 28th July at 3pm

Saturday 25 July 2020

Partridge in a Pear Tree on Acetate

I stamped our Partridge in a Pear Tree onto Acetate using the new Peacock Stazon Pigment inkpad.
On the creased card I stamped Merry Christmas from our new Christmas Sentiments Clear Stamp Set using VersaFine Clair Purple inkpad.

Friday 24 July 2020

Peeking & Praying

We are busy prepping for our Hochanda TV show on Tuesday (3pm) which is all Christmas stamps.
2 of the stamps in the show are our JudiKins Peeking and Praying Angels, also know as the choirboys.
If you have the originals on wood, these images are the same but we have made them bigger, measurements are on our website.
'a Christmas wish' is from our new Christmas Sentiments clear stamp set.
This card is by Chris McMillan, Chris has lovingly cut out all of the Angels and layered them onto black glitter card.  But if you don't want to cut them out they are easy to mask with Eclipse Masking Tape.

All available now on our website here

Thursday 23 July 2020

Lace Heart Duo

If you stamp one Lace Heart and then mask with JudiKins Eclipse Masking Tape you can stamp the second Lace Heart and it looks like it is behind.
Highlighted with gold colouring.
Sentiment and banner from Wavy Words Clear Stamp Set.
And the background stamp is our Mince Lace Background.
Lace Heart and Mince Lace designed by Judikins.
Card made by Irene Carolan.

Wednesday 22 July 2020

Wedding Wreath

You can use our new Bauble Wreath clear stamp set to wedding cards too.

Embossed in white on vellum and then coloured with green pen on the reverse.

Card by Vicky

Tuesday 21 July 2020

Mince Lace Turquoise

Vicky stamped the Mince Lace background onto turquoise card and embossed with our Black Detail Embossing Powder.
Finished with a sentiment and banner from our Wavy Words Clear Stamp Set.

Monday 20 July 2020

Bauble Wreath Bouquets

You can see Irene has been thinking outside the box with our Bauble Wreath Clear Stamp Set.
She has used the elements from the set to create bouquets of lowers and then used a black pen to draw the stems.
Plus Season Greetings and banner from our Wavy Words Clear Stamp Set

Sunday 19 July 2020

Apologies for my absence

I've not been compos mentis  for 2 weeks.
I woke up on Monday 6th July with bad backache, which happens occasionally, so took some ibuprofen for a couple of days.
Unfortunately by Wednesday evening it had spread to my hip and involved a call to my local GP who prescribed Naproxen (a strong anti-inflammatory) over the phone and suggested I had a slipped disc.  A few hours later the pain was still getting worse so made a call to 111 and that Doc prescribed Diazapam and suggested a sprained back.
Unfortunately none of this was touching the pain and I was literally climbing the walls and trying to suppress my screams of agony (trying not to scare my 14 year old son).
Hubby called 111, spoke to another Doc who sent an ambulance so they could give me something stronger - unfortunately they could only give me morphine but I would have to go to A&E and they didn't want me in A&E plus it would have been excruciating pain to get me down the stairs as by this point I couldn't even stand up.  They persuaded a Doc to double my dose of Diazapam for the night and then I could get Tramadol from my GP on the morning, they suggested I had a problem with my SacroIliac Joint (a joint in the pelvis that feels like a slipped disc if it moves out of position).

Managed to get a few hours sleep and spoke to my GP in the morning who gave me Tramadol (I'm allergic to Codeine - my face swells up).
Every Doc we spoke to throughout this process has said if you get any tingling or numbness in your legs call 111 or go to A&E.
So what happens?  The top of my left leg goes numb and on Tuesday the GP sent me to A&E.
At this point the only professionals I have seen are the paramadics as all GP contact has been by telephone which makes it quicker to get medicine but doesn't really help with a diagnosis.

A&E were excellent.  Only waited maybe an hour before I was seen by a Doc who did lots of tests and came to the conclusion that it was nothing serious but probably sciatica or the SI joint but would refer me to physio via MSK.  If you have been to see an NHS physiotherapist in the last couple of years you will know that they now have a hands off approach so they are only treating the symptoms that you can describe to them.
I explained this hands off approach to the Doc as I didn't feel this would be the right approach for this problem.  Her solution - in A&E they have a physiotherapist training to be a Physio consultant and she was able to track him down and get him to examine me - result :)
After much pushing, pulling and prodding he was able to determine that although I had suffered with lots of pain in my back there was nothing wrong with my back, which you would not know unless you touched it.  He came to the conclusion that I have Trochanteric Bursitis - my first response 'can you write that down please'.

Apparently the Bursa is a fluid filled sac that provides a cushion between bones and soft tissues to prevent bones rubbing against tendons and muscles and the one in my left him is inflamed.

So for over a week I have been on a concoction of 3 strong medicines which means my head is often fuzzy and I am quite sleepy, plus I am having to ice my hip regularly to reduce inflammation. 
Today is the first day I have looked at my blog and realised it has been 2 weeks since I posted.

Now one of the side effects I suffer from Tramadol is verbal diarrhoea so apologies for the very long post.  I am taking less every day so hoping my head will be back to normal very soon, as I am sure Vicky is too!

Sunday 5 July 2020

New Clear Stamps - Bauble Wreath Set

Vicky was able to play with one of our new clear stamp sets that arrived on Friday - Bauble Wreath
In the set there are different elements to change the wreath for different occasions and different looks.
I will be featuring in our Hochanda TV show on Thursday 16th July at 7pm

Saturday 4 July 2020

Partridge in a Pear Tree

We love using this stamp with our Gold Leaf.  The top card is Sticky Stuff with Oxidising Red Leaf and the bottom card is the stamp on a sticky backed laminating sheet with the sheet of Oxidising Red Leaf on the sticky side.
You can find this JudiKins Partridge in a Pear Tree here.

Friday 3 July 2020

Christmas Frames

One big stamp that can be used as many different stamps by cutting out the different frames and using in sections or alternating the colours, like above with the twinkle embossing powders.
You can find the JudiKins Christmas Frames stamp here.

Thursday 2 July 2020

Peeking & Praying Angels

JudiKins Peekings & Praying Angels have always been our best selling wood mounted stamps and now we have them cling mounted and we've made them a little bit bigger.
You can find these 2 and all our other new stamps here
Eclipse Masking Tape is something we use to create our choir of Angels.