Thursday, 30 January 2014

Flower Tree Stencil

Sweet Poppy Stencil:- THE FLOWER TREE
I made a circle card today using a Spellbinders circle die, cutting 2 circles of Centura Pearl for the base and a smaller one for the stencil work. Distressed the edges using scattered straw before placing the stencil. Used an assortment of pens to colour through each flower and the trunk. Used pearlescent paste through the stencil. Left to dry before assembling. The back of the card circle needs a crease across about half an inch  down to create the fold and I cut about 1/4" strip from the bottom of the same piece to stop the card from rolling. Stamped 3 butterflies coloured, cut and stuck.

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Designs by Ryn and Heartfelt Creations Stamps today

Kraft Card based card

I used a Memory Box mask for the card border. Used the Leaf Set from Designs by Ryn to heat emboss the teal leaves on brown pearlescent card. Masked a piece of card with Distress Inks and then framed with a Spellbinders rectangle. Stamped the leaves onto the card and also decoupaged. Same again for the Flower Stamp. Painted the leaves and butterfly with a Perfect Pearls wash to add a lustre. Rounded the corners of the card to finish.
I purchased my Memory Box Mask from Oyster Stamps

Monday, 27 January 2014

Distress Inks with a Lavinia Stamp

Based this technique on the You Tube Tutorial
 from Eileen Godwin
Sentiment is a Stencil form Sweet Poppy StencilsWith a glitter finish.
Butterfly stamp from Hobbycraft.
Distress inks as a subtle background - Milled Lavender
Double stamped a couple of the flowers for interest - a mix of Archival and Distress Inks

Sunday, 26 January 2014

Circles Card with Designs by Ryn and Heartfelt Creations Stamps

The base circles paper was a freebie in a magazine. I over-stamped with the Circles Stamp by Designs by Ryn and also the card base border. Some of the circles I stamped and cut out for interest. Stamped the Flowers from the Sunkissed Range by Heartfelt Creations with white EP and used Distress Inks to colour before cutting out. A couple of paper rosettes edged with Peacock Feathers Distress Ink and some Ranger liquid Pearls to finish

Friday, 24 January 2014

Lavinia Stamps

My card today uses a Floral Lavinia Stamp
based on Eileen Godwins first tutorial on YouTube
Distress inks on background and I used a mix of inks for the flowers. Matt and Layering to finish


Thursday, 23 January 2014

Cards for Twins

A quick make today of 2 cards for 2 year old Twin Girls
found this kit in the depths of the cupboard. I do not make many kit cards nowadays. A plus to me for not having disposed of it all!!
All quite self explanatory
Hope you having a good day

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Stencilled Willow Tree

Sweet Poppy Stencil with a Memory Box Mask background
Stencilled though with white glossy paste and then dusted gold and green Perfect pearls over the wet paste ( removed stencil first). Left to dry before brushing off excess powder.
Used a Memory Box  diamond mask to create the background and then a strip of faux ribbon with gilding flakes. Matt and layered to finish.

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Heartfelt Creation Stamps

Heartfelt Stamps from the Sunkissed Range
Side Pocket card

6" x 6" card base. Folded the front of the card back on itself and then the flap back in on itself to form a pocket..  
Stamp the background stamp onto a piece of card - twice to form a larger piece. Painted the leaves and flowers with artist's mask and when dry used Distressed Inks over the masking - squeezed lemonade, scattered straw and a dash of peeled paint. When dry, rubbed the artist's mask off to reveal the white.
Cut the background card to fit the inside of the card and a piece to line the pocket and a narrow piece to the right of the white strip.  Then use  narrow red line tape to stick the edges of the pocket down.
 Stamped the flowers off the card and distressed to add colour and cut out.  I also stuck single flowers on the backs of the flowers which overhang the edges. Stamped a sentiment on a die cut shape to form the tag to slip in the pocket.

Monday, 20 January 2014

Sweet Poppy Stencil

One of the newly released stencils from
Used Distress Inks first through the stencil and then used white glossy paste through the stencil. Highlighted the round berries with a red Jelly Roll pen (I bought mine from Tiger Pens). Matt and layering to finish with a bow and sentiment.

Sunday, 19 January 2014

Sweet Poppy Stencils - Rose Tree and Sentiment Stencil

My Anniversary card today uses the Rose Tree Stencil  from Sweet Poppy Stencils.
I used white glossy paste and then a valentine red fine glitter was lightly dusted. When dry I enhanced the roses with a red pen. Matt and layered and added an Anniversary sentiment stencil again from Sweet Poppy ( Stencilled only the word Anniversary - it has a Happy as well!).
thank you for having a look today

Thursday, 16 January 2014

Distress Inks and masking

These are my finished samples from the Workshop I went to at J and C Creations /
A simple technique which gives a lovely finish to projects. Using Distress Inks and assorted flower stamps
 Masking in a straight line
 A framed wiggly mask with Heartfelt Creations Stamps
A wiggly band
thanks for having a look today

Sunday, 12 January 2014

My attempt of Thumping!

Hi All - well after a first failure I thought I would have another go at Thumping! I saw an amazing butterfly which Eileen ( ) had on her blog. I have put the link to the
STAMP CAMP BLOG where there is a Tutorial.
The butterflies and flourishes use Distress ink. The tutorial is well worth a look. A
This card has a frame from a Sweet Poppy Stencil in green Glitter paste

On this card I have used the same technique on both the butterfly and the corner flourishes

Thanks for having a look today


Saturday, 11 January 2014

My Workshop Samples using Distress Inks

Distress Ink based Techniques

This is my favourite card  - a background stencil overstamped with a leaf stamp from Designs by Ryn. Also stamped leaves to cut and decoupage with the flowers.
These are my 3 Workshop samples from Eileen',s Workshop.

Friday, 10 January 2014

Sweet Poppy Stencil


Dandelion Stencil by Sweet Poppy Stencils

A quick  card today using the Dandelion Stencil from Sweet Poppy Stencils. Used glossy paste frantage glitter for the flowers and a fine green glitter  from Sweet Poppy Stencils

Monday, 6 January 2014

Mermaid from Designs by Ryn

My background to this card was started with Distress Inks and then over stamped with Sea bubbles used with embossing powder . Stencil work by Sweet Poppy Stencils.

Lavinia Stamps and Glitter

Distressed background and flower stamp from Lavinia Stamps. Coloured through stencil and then used iridescent paste. Added Stickles glitter glue after the paste had dried. Added glitter pearl ribbon and made three paper butterflies from Martha Stewart clay. Matt and layering to finish.

I am entering  this card into the Lavinia Stamp Challenge Blog


Saturday, 4 January 2014

Stencilling with Sweet Poppy Stencils

Happy New Year to everyone!

Leaf stencilled  with gold paste and added micro beads. Distressed Ink background. Matt and layering to finish

Toadstools stencilled with silver paste (with silver glitter added while wet) onto Acetate - heart flowers highlighted with pearls
Background - die cut circle spritzed with silver Cosmic Shimmer

Tag with Castle stencilled onto acetate. Painted when dry. Used Lavinia stamps for background  of tag and spritzed with Cosmic Shimmer when dry.
Mounted onto tag with Cosmic Glue and coloured white organza ribbon to finish