Sunday, 14 December 2014

My cards from Eileen's Workshop at Allhallows

Results from Eileen's Workshop at Rochester
Had another super day at Eileen's workshop yesterday. Sorry I'm a little  late posting - having a super crafty clear out ( to get a dining table for !!
These are 2 of the cards I made, focussing on Brushos,
Stamps and Stencil from Designs by Ryn ( others were available) and other techniques.
I'll post my 3rd card tomorrow, hopefully...

Thank you for looking today......
here's the link for Eileen's Blog should you wish to have a look and pick up her contact links........
and for Ryns link as I used a few of her stamps and a stencil

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Lavinia Stamps - Add a Flower Challenge

Flower Stamp from Lavinia Stamps

Sectioned off a band which I distressed, choosing 3 colours to work with.
1st and 2nd generation stamping of the flowers.  Sentiment from Lavinia stamps and edged with faux stitching and a lick of gilding wax. All  with inks from Oak House Studio

Monday, 8 December 2014

Last Christmas Card of 2014 - using a Chocolate Baroque Stamp

Traditional Christmas Card

I stamped the image onto the card in gold embossing powder and also the foliage area which I cut to decoupage.

Added a moon and the sky detail. The acetate over the top is slightly curved but unfortunately doesn't show up so well.
The image was computer generated.

I am entering this card into the following challenges



Sunday, 7 December 2014

Chocolate Baroque Challenge #5 Card Three

My 3rd card for the current Chocolate Baroque Challenge

 I used the Posy Stamp from the  Rose Tree set. De-bossed the largest die directly onto the card base and then cut the remaining layers. Edged the cut shapes with a Spectrum Noir Pen. Stamped the flower image with white embossing powder. Used my alcohol pens to colour and then glossy accents over the coloured image.
Glossy card from Anna Marie Designs -
I am entering this card into the current challenge

Thursday, 4 December 2014

Chocolate Baroque Poppy Stamp from the Pretty Poppy Set

I love Poppies!
I embossed only  the frame on a layer and then die cut one shape  to stamp. Stamped Poppy image from the Pretty-Poppies-Unmounted-Rubber-stamp and used a fine gold heat embossing powder . I coloured the edge only of the cut edge and the outside of the square. Used Spectrum Noir Pens and a Wink of Stella pen to colour. Used foam pads to lift the square so that the coloured image sat slightly recessed.
Here's the link for the stamp set

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Chocolate Baroque Challenge #5


         My 2nd entry into the Chocolate Baroque Challenge #5
What a beautiful Butterfly this stamp is. Created the background in shadings of pink, then  I stamped 2 Butterfly  images and heat embossed them with  White EP onto parchment and then cut around. Coloured with purple and pink pens from the Spectrum Noir Range. Mounted onto the card as shown...
I am entering this card into the current Chocolate Baroque Challenge..
 stamped a simple sentiment from my stash

Monday, 1 December 2014

Christmas Cards with a Heartfelt Ceations Stamp

Christmas Bauble Cards
One stamp and two cards this time using a Heartfelt Creations Bauble Stamp.



Embossed a background with an Embossalicious Christmas Folder. Stamped and cut out image, though there is a Spellbinders Die to fit. Coloured Poinsettia for the background and then Die cut a Sue Wilson white filigree Poinsettia and some Holly branches. Assembled as shown and added a red bow and ribbon to finish.
The second card is also using the same Bauble stamp. I used a linen base card
and again stamped and cut the bauble out. A red poinsettia cut  this time and some
gilding wax and a bow to finish....


Sunday, 30 November 2014

Chocolate Baroque Challenge #5

Here is my 1st entry into the Chocolate Baroque Challenge  #5

a lovely colour palette to work with again



Used a decagon die to make the base card and mat and layering.
I stamped image with Memento Ink and used Spectrum Noir Pens and Pencils to colour. Added a Butterfly to the inside of the card and ribbon to the front

 am entering this card into the current Chocolate Baroque Challenge #5

Monday, 24 November 2014


Holly and Trees Snow and Sparkle
I used Distress Inks to stamp the images and used a computer generated sentiment for the front of the card. Stickles to add snow and glitter. Decoupaged  and second generation stamped some of the Holly leaves for depth and dimension on the Holly Bough.

Two Cards - one Christmas Stamp

Here are 2 cards I made with one of the stamps from the Christmas Creatures Set

Here are 2 different styles of card giving a totally different effect using card bases and mat and layering.
Here is the link for the stamp set

Saturday, 22 November 2014

Chocolate Baroque Butterfly Birthday Card

Butterfly Birthday Card
I love Butterflies, though you would never guess!!
I embossed a butterfly folder onto a piece of card 6.75" square and cut a centre square out to make a frame. (This square can be used for another project). Don't add this to your base card just yet. I used a 7" x 7" card base
Lighted inked over the embossing only with Milled Lavender
Chose Butterflies from Chocolate Baroque and stamped some randomly onto the area of the "gap" onto the base card with white embossing powder. Does not matter if parts will be hidden by the frame.
I painted the stamped Butterflies which are on the card, keeping the amount of water to a minimum, again with Milled Lavender.
Stamped the same Butterflies onto Parchment with White EP and again used Distress Ink from the pad. 2 for each butterfly I plain for the underneath and one coloured on the top.
Die cut a sentiment from my stash, 1 dark blue and 2 in white and layered the with the dark one to be on the bottom.
Stuck the frame on ( flat or on pads)and then arranged the Parchment Butterflies and the sentiment taking them onto the border for balance. To finish added some pearls
Here's the link to the Chocolate Baroque shop where you can find some beautiful  Butterfly stamps and a lot more!

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Brushos with a Chocolate Baroque Butterfly Stamp

Brushos away!

First Stamp
2nd Stamp after remisting lightly


3rd Stamp
Mat and layering after adding a few more details such as Distress inks and Stencilling.
this is the link for the Stamp: