Thursday, 31 July 2014

Chocolate Baroque Stamps today

Chocolate Baroque Stamping and Colouring today

Stamped a circle of flowers and coloured using water colour pencils
Mirror image stamped the half butterfly and stampedthe full butterfly. Coloured with Promarkers. Used a linen effect base card and added a die cut for interest. I am entering this card into the new Chocolate Baroque Challenge

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Clematis Tower from Oak House Studio

Clematis Tower Stamp and embossed backing paper

I embossed some backing paper and distressed using Old Rose Pink ink pad. Stamped the Clematis Tower twice and coloured using the Chemistry Ink in a bottle.
Cut out and mounted onto the card. Glazed to add depth. Added a Charming Butterfly and a Sentiment tag which was embossed with the Gold detail embossing powder.
All items from Oak House Studio.
I have added some useful links - why not pop over to the Shop and have a browse. There you will also find the current Half Price Stamp of the Week - well worth a look! 

Monday, 28 July 2014

Sweet Poppy Stencils - Swing card

Today I have managed to finish my swing card
using the Wildflowers  - Butterfly from Sweet Poppy Stencils
Stencilled on both sides of the circle
- die cut with the Tonic layering scalloped circle set.
Framed the aperture and suspended the Circle with invisible thread - hope you can't see it! lol
I used a combination of pearlescent paste and Sparkle medium.

Free Papers

Everyone loves a freebie and I thought I would show a variety of way to use up the papers in our stashes....
I used free papers for these cards for a Change as they were particularly pretty.
From issue 70 Creative Cardmaking
Distressing, Stencils. cutting, decoupage, ribbon twisting and die cutting  all used in the making of these cards. Only thing left to do....I am going to glaze the butterflies
 Glaze to be added onto the butterflies
 Header card using a Spellbinders Die
Distress Inking on Linen card
Ribbon from

Sunday, 27 July 2014

Workshop Circle Card

Some photos from the Circle Workshop held at J and C Creations on Friday
based on an idea from Eileen Godwin I adapted the templates to fit my Tonic Dies

This was a sample selection from the Ladies'. They all had a good time and I was feeling sooooooo much better than Tuesday. Hoping there is some homework to see completed, in which case I will add some more
Dies from Tonic - Circle Layering Set
Card and embellishments from

Saturday, 26 July 2014

I'm Back!! Wedding Card


Celebration Card

Hello all - well this is the first day back after a nasty bug which left me decidedly under par so easing my self in I start with a Wedding or Celebration Card..............
Quite self explanatory - I used the Hougie Board to score a frame and pattern on the base card and then die cut the Spellbinders elements as shown. Embossed a background piece of card and assembled. Added a few pearls to finish.

Monday, 21 July 2014

Oak House Studio - all Pansied Out

Colouring today and for this card I used Oak House Studio Chemistry Ink in a Bottle

The Inks are super for painting neat or mix your own colours by combining 2 or more. I heat embossed after stamping the Pansy and used the Gold Detail Embossing powder which is super fine for all those detailed stamps you have in your stash..decoupaged up a couple of layers for effect.
Currently there is a free P and P offer on orders so why not pop over to the Shop to have a look - all the ink are there - the Pigment Ink Pads are great for your Distressing too.
some links below you may find useful

Saturday, 19 July 2014

Summertime Colours with Lavinia Stamps

Wildflower Stamp from Lavinia Stamps..........

Used my new pigment inks from Oak House Studio to stamp up this pretty wild flower. Chose three colours. Prepared background first using the same inks and then cut an aperture to act as a frame. Ink around frame with one of the trees from the landscape set
hare's a link for the inks from Oak House Studio:
here are the links for the 2 stamps I used
I am entering this card into the Lavinia Challenge

Friday, 18 July 2014

Colouring today

A borrowed stamp for colouring....
Blue is the colour!
I'm having a frame and colouring spell at the moment and borrowed this stamp from Julie today. Die cut a frame and the aperture piece I used to stamp the flower on. (can't remember the name will add if I find out!)  Stamped with Memento and coloured with Promarkers, adding a little glitter..... Finished with a tiny corner flourish from a Just Rite Stamp Set.

Chocolate Baroque Butterfly card

Single Butterfly card

A simple card using a Single Butterfly from the Rose Briar Set, coloured with Promarkers . Die cut flower stem and a Memory Box Die. Backed with card to match in with the butterfly colouring...simple sentiment from my stash and that's it!!

I am entering this into the following Challenge:-

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

A heat wave but Christmas is coming - with Sweet Poppy Stencils!!

Reindeer and Sleigh
What a lovely Stencil - I used pearlescent paste and then coloured with assorted mediums from my stash. Die cut ivy and Liquid Pearls in Ruby red for the berries. Simple matt and layering to finish
here's the link for the stencil

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Stencilling again..............

Sweet Poppy Stencil - Cake 1 

I used Sparkle Medium on the flower and leaf area after masking the cake off  and left to dry,  then I stencilled using white glossy paste just on the cake area and left to dry. I coloured the candle and add a few dots of sparkle medium onto the icing and around the cake stand. Sentiment added. That's all!

this is the link to the cake stencil: