Saturday, 6 May 2017

Jems May Blog Hop

Morning all and welcome to the Jems Blog Hop !

This month the theme is 'Something for the Men' and I must confess to being much keener on all things girly and pretty, so it took me much longer to think about what I was going to make.

I love all the floral stamp sets and have been making some pretty things with a NEW stamp set called Daisy Delight.....and as it was sitting on my desk.... I thought I would give it a go...... bear with me, it's not quite as mad as it sounds....



This is the stamp set and I'll show you some of the pretty things another time but today I've tried to create something more masculine....


Well, what do you think ? I've also used the beautiful new Wood Textures paper and Copper trim.


Not sure if you can see the shine of the copper embossing powder ?


And a few more little bits using the same set. For those that are interested in the colour combination it is Sahara Sand, Soft Sky, Early Espresso, Copper and the gorgeous new Tranquil Tide.


I enjoyed using different textures and the Copper Trim is great because it opens out like netting.
Okay, so I didn't actually use the Daisy image but I did use 7 stamps from this set and I hope I've showed you that it can be used for something less flowery too - I'm a great believer in making my stamps work hard and love it when they do more than what it says on the tin !

Enjoy the rest of the Hop

Julie x









28 comments:

  1. You clever little thing you!! Great use of a girly stamp set for a masculine card. I think those leaves could be made to look like feathers too!! (or was that the intention? I am a bit slow you know!!)
    Any how - great cards!! xx

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  2. Wow! I'd have never have though this set would appear in a masculine card!! I'm eying up this bundle and you've just demonstrated its versatility brilliantly! xx

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    1. I'm all for extra uses , it's a great bundle x

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  3. Great use of a 'flowery' stamp set. Loving the copper trim too . . . . . on my wish list!x

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    1. Thanks Sharon - you definitely need the copper trim x

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  4. Oh how clever. Just what I would expect from you though :-) I wish i had your thought processes re designing cards :-) I've ordered the set and I am going to CASE for June class - hope that's ok? X

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  5. Great trio of cards Julie... very clever use of the stamp set and perfect for the men...

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    1. Thanks Amanda- I like a challenge ! x

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  6. I'm loving those torn edges and the copper trim looks great. Nice to see a 'girly' stamp set used for a bloke's card x

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    1. Thanks Uma and the copper trim is fantastic x

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  7. WOW great cards - Loving the copper trim and cant wait to get my hands on those papers! xx

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  8. You've made me realise any stamp set can be versatile if you think outside of the box...fantastic makes as always Julie x

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    1. Thanks Allie, I like to use my stamps in lots of ways x

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  9. You've made me want this set, thanks, these cars are great

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  10. Beautiful as always, Julie - you're so clever! Thanks for sharing.

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  11. Would never have thought of using this set for men, great colour combo too. Thanks for the inspiration k x

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  12. Apologies for the delay, you did it again, thinking outside the box! Lovely makes x

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  13. Thanks for sharing great ideas xx

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