Thursday 27 February 2014

Oak House Studio Stamps

Butterfly card

My card is on the Citrus Inks theme and uses Distress Inks and the Charming butterfly, sakura  and triple butterfly set from Oak House Studio. I masked off the centre panel and shaded dried marigold and squeezed lemonade. I used linen effect card.
Stamped the butterflies onto the card and also off to decoupage. On the  cut out butterflies I used heat white embossing powder and colour over with the same Distress Inks.

I am entering this card into the following Challenge:

Tuesday 25 February 2014

Mother's Day card


A quick floral card


A quick card using embossing powder and distress inks to colour. Used a Hougie Board to outline white card a nd embellished by adding twine and a coloured paper clay butterfly made with Martha Stewart clay and mould. Topped with a sentiment. Stamp from my stash but would work well with any "posy" style floral stamp


Friday 21 February 2014

Easter/Mothers Day Basket

Spring Basket



This is the sample basket for my March workshop at -

 for this and more workshop details follow the link.

 Spring Colours, flowers, buttons, and a Hougie Board

Thursday 20 February 2014

Sweet Poppy Stencil - flying free

Hello - my make today uses a beautiful Sweet Poppy Stencil


I made a Distressed Ink background and stencilled 3 butterflies onto the card using Imagination Crafts glitter paste. I stencilled the window onto acetate with pearlescent paste. Left to dry. I turned the acetate over and used the " back " as the front. Placed the dies in place and used the glitter paste just for the butterflies. I painted Stazon onto the leaves and "Berries". Left to dry overnight to avoid smudging and then used clear silicone round the edges to give lift and dimension. Cut a frame from white linen card to finish.


Sunday 16 February 2014

Stamp by Designs by Ryn


My card today is using stamping and die cutting


I used an aperture card which I distressed. The Ornate leaves by Designs by Ryn were both stamped and decoupaged. Die cut the flowers from the Sunkissed Range using patterned paper which I  coloured using inks and Silies from Imagination Crafts. A few liquid pearls and gilding wax to finish.

Friday 14 February 2014

Sweet Poppy Stencilling Workshop #2

Sorry to the Ladies' whose card is not shown - a technical blitch!
Another fun afternoon and a lot of concentration, resulting in some great cards. None of these ladies had stencilled before, although many had paste and stencils at home!
They all used a Sweet Poppy Stencil and chose white Glossy or Pearlescent Paste. Many chose to dust with mica powders for their colour, so will dust the last of the residue off tomorrow when properly dry. Here are the efforts of those whose photo is ok.

What a lovely selection again!

Thursday 13 February 2014

Faux Leather Notebook cover

Faux Leather Notebook Cover
My take on the Faux Leather Technique as shown on Create and Craft recently by Sheena Douglass
I used Sheenas A4 embossing folder with the leaf design - A little bit Oriental
The second cover is with an M Bossibilites folder with the Shell Design. There is a tutorial on You tube by Sheena for the "How to". I used Distress Inks and a little white gold gilding wax. Had some shoe protector so gave that a spray on the shell cover to see the result. Didn't affect the finish but might try some Spray and Shine by Crafter's Companion.   

Tuesday 11 February 2014

The Results of Workshop One with Sweet Poppy Stencils!

What a lovely time I had with the lovely Ladies at my Workshop! We used Sweet Poppy Stencils today. Most of the Ladies had not done any paste stencilling. I think they all did really well and all managed to finish their card. The room was lovely and hot - just right for the paste to dry. Thanks Julie for giving me a hand!!
Here are the first batch. Second Workshop on Friday. Phew!!
 Still a couple of spaces available details at -
Busy Ladies
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 Didn't they do well!

Sunday 9 February 2014

My workshop Samples

My cards made at Eileen's Workshop

Well fun was certainly had again at our monthly workshop  with Eileen!

Each card had a different  Distress Ink technique
 and over the three cards we used a brayer, water, mask, stamps
and lots of Distress Inks!


Thursday 6 February 2014

Pan Pastels on my Floral Crad

PanPastels Card
My second card using PP's uses Silver metallic and Violet for the shading. Again Sunkissed Die cut flowers from Heartfelt Creations range. Memory Box Butterflies and Spellbinders frame and foliage complete this pretty card. Just a couple of bead stems to add finish.


Anything Goes

Pan Pastels today on my card

I used a linen effect card base and put a silver metallic PP through a Memory Box Mask.Sealed with cheapo hairspray.  Die cut flowers from the Heartfelt Creations Sunkissed Range - such a versatile set and also cut Memory Box Butterflies. I used Magenta Shade and Silver PP on all the embellishments. Assembled the flowers and sprayed all the  embellishments and left to dry before assembling the card. Sweet Poppy Stencilled Sentiment. The paper was of an embossed glittered design which gave more interest in the detail as the Pans were added. A few pearls to finish and that's it.Spritzed hairspray to seal the finished card.

I am entering this as my 1st Card in the following challenge:

Wednesday 5 February 2014

Lavinia Stamps and Distress Inks

Used a Lavinia  Digi-stamp for the colourful tree and several other Lavinia Stamps to make this card.
Colouring with Distress Inks. Framed with a Spellbinder Die Rectangle and other matt and layering. Liquid pearls to add the fairy dust.

Tuesday 4 February 2014

Lavinia Stamps


Lavinia Stamp card

My card today is themed to Blues and or Lilacs. I used Lavinia Stamps and Distress Inks and blue Liquid Pearls for the "fairy dust". Stamped the branches from the Tree Stamp to frame the card.
I am entering this card into the following Challenge:-

Monday 3 February 2014

Chocolate Baroque Stamps

Chocolate Baroque Poppy Stamp
My card today is a beautiful Poppy Stamp from  a set by Chocolate Baroque. Coloured with Pen Touch Fine line and Jelly Roll pens. Matt and layering and a corner  and sentiment stamp to finish.


Saturday 1 February 2014

Mothers Day/Easter Basket


A trio of makes using the Hougie Board. The handbag would make a lovely gift for Easter. Closes with Velcro and plenty of room for Easter Eggs!
The baskets would make al lovely Mother's Day gift. Room for a small plant or other gift.
Having a Workshop at
in March - ideal for Easter. Details will be on their site soon.
Picture of the Workshop make to be blogged soon.
Have a good weekend.