Wednesday 30 April 2014

Mini Circle Card

A quick post today - a 4"  circle card base from my layering dies with linen card from Paper Mill Direct. Spellbinders die for the bottom circle and then 2 more circles cut and re-laid. A few embellishments and flourish  from stash and found these pretty pearl headed pins in my sewing box to add as hat pins.
Have a good day - off to Tunbridge Wells......x

Tuesday 29 April 2014

Oak House Studio and Paper clay

Distressed background and cut out stamped flowers from Oak House Studio. Roll out some paper clay and stamped into it with butterfly. I added a band of spider ribbon. Cosmic pearls and  a sentiment  added to finish.


Monday 28 April 2014

Mondays card

Made a circle card with lots of layers using the TonicL;ayering circles set which has a very small deckle around the edge. The top layer was made out of rolled out paper clay from Martha Stewart. First stamp embossed with the little rose background stamp from Oak House Studio to create more texture and left to dry and then die cut the circle. You need to stamp the impression first to get the imprint or could stamp with ink or heat EP after it has dried depending on the effect you want. The heart and butterfly were also stamped onto rolled out clay and cut round after they had dried. Colour as desired. Dog rose corner stamp heat embossed and coloured.


Saturday 26 April 2014

Couple of my cards from the Workshop at J and C Creations

First chance I have had to post a couple of my card projects from Eileen's Workshop @ J and C  Creations
Both cards based on techniques using Distress Inks. There are tutorials  on  Eileen's Blog -
the  first uses a resist technique with a white wax crayon and the second a beautiful stamp from Chocolate Baroque Set ( got mine from J and C Creations )


Friday 25 April 2014

Penny Black Flower Stamp and more water droplets


What a beautiful image on this Penny Black Stamp


Similar technique to my previous card, using a beautiful Penny Black image
(from  -many on a special price too!)
I think the raindrops using Goose Bumps work really well. You just have to be patient when "placing" the droplets to avoid them dispersing.
Thanks for looking today - off to Eileens Workshop today - GREAT!


Thursday 24 April 2014

Raes Tag Challenge

My tag for Raes 1st Challenge!

Distressed Inks for background. Memory Box Mask, Sparkle medium - copper, Hero Arts leaf and Tulip ( heat embossed and coloured) Butterfly from Oak House Studio, heat embossed and coloured and a rosette for the Butterfly to sit on. My take on the Liquid Glass using clear Goosebumps for some water drops - Oh and some ribbon to finish!!

Technique card with my own take on Liquid Glass

Had a lot of fun with my card for Thursday. First embossed background card. I used about 7" square card and then cut into circle with Tonic layering die. Distress inks on background.  Then a quick spritz of mica. Stamped flower - this is a Hero Arts flower and then with a very fine pen outlined some of the areas of the Distressing. For a change used a fine white pen first and then a double line of black - very subtle. To add my take of liquid glass for a water effect I used clear Goose Bumps by taking off the top and tapping off excess from the "tube" and then carefully placed a drop onto the card. Wasn't sure if it would disperse as I placed the liquid - phew it worked. Added a circle for another layer.
 Working on another couple of samples to show the effect.
Some elements based on a technique I did with Eileen Godwin

You are welcome to use my ideas but I appreciate a link back if you are trying this out!  

Wednesday 23 April 2014

Daisy Daisy.....Sheena's stamp again

Sheena's Stamp, E/Folder and Imagination Craft's Dimension paste
Quite a few techniques today starting wit the embossed leaf background which I distressed. Laid vine mask and put super green glitter paste through. Left to dry and then used Tonic layer die to cut rectangle. Textured paper to cut the topper base. Stamped and decoupaged Daisy stamp from Sheena Douglass and added a sentiment to finish.


Tuesday 22 April 2014

Tuesdays Card is a Sheena Douglass Daisy Stamp and Designs by Ryn Leaf


Daisy, Daisy......
Sheena's Daisy Stamp decoupaged and the background created from a Memory Box mask from Oyster at Rochester and a beautiful Ornate leaf stamp  from Designs by Ryn . Butterfly stamped onto the card and then stamped inked and stuck on with heat gun. Mounted onto a base card ( card from PaperMill Direct)


Monday 21 April 2014

Another Poppy card.........

Another card based on the Workshop technique from
simple colouring and the extra stamping cut up to decoupage for depth
masked the background first - Memory Box Mask and used my favourite matt and layering dies from tonic.
Enjoy the last day of the weekend all.....x

Sunday 20 April 2014

Oak House Studio Stamps for todays card

Die cut stamped flowers, embossing powder and textured card
Stamped the dog rose corner stamp with white embossing powder and decoupaged. Inked background through an oval aperture before adding the flowers. Add twisted ribbon for interest and gold glitter to edge the matt and layering

My second  card has a die cut circle and I decoupaged the heart and flowers with ribbon loops. I heat embossed the heart, distress inked and then over stamped with the medium Charming butterfly  with platinum EP to add more  texture and interest - again heat embossed. Used linen effect card as the base and then added purple Cosmic Pearls to finish.


Friday 18 April 2014

Card inspired by Eileen

Penny BLack Stamp and Tonic Dies

Another card based on a technique from Eileens Workshop. A Penny Black Stamp coloured and matt and layered using the Layering Dies from Tonic.
Have a great weekend all.

Thursday 17 April 2014

Parchment card with Gerbera and spiral leaf

 Playing with parchment......with a Stamp from Designs by Ryn

          I cut my parchment with a Spellbinders die first and then I stamped the images onto a piece of card and then on the right side of the parchment outlined the flower and foliage with a white pen. Worked from the wrong side using colouring and parchment tools to create my piece. I made a card from a Tonic Layering die which has a really small "deckle". In the oval set of 14 dies alternate die are plain. I used the next size down from the white to cut the plain oval. Think it all works well together..............

Wednesday 16 April 2014

Designs by Ryn stamp " Gerbera"

Todays card uses a lovely Stamp from Ryn @
 I used a hexagonal shape as the base and inked through mask for the background. Coloured the flower and then decoupaged with the leaves and added extra matt and layering to finish.

Sunday 13 April 2014

My Workshop Cards

Had another great workshop with Eileen on Saturday and these are the cards I made............
A beautiful  card cut from a set of hexagonal dies.
and matt and layered with hexagonal cuts. Distress inks through
a mask and then stamped the poppy and also stamped to decoupage.
Details below on this card using Distress Inks

All are my favourites this time from the Workshop  .
The thistle stamp was super and the card was based on a
spritz and flick technique from Tim Holtz.  Find further details on his site
but I think it may have been posted on YouTube.
A simple quick make card
using a stamp from Heartfelt creations
and a flourish die.

Friday 11 April 2014

Decorative Diamond from Oak House Studio

Have reposted this card due to a technical hitch!
three stamps from Oak House Studio on this card. Rose background stamp ( not showing up too well in the photo ) Decorative Diamond and Butterfly Charm. Mounted onto a Spellbinders Die cut.
Used decorative diamond and butterfly charm from Oak House Studio for the card I have made today. The rose cluster was used to form the background which I heat embossed. A Spellbinders mattt and layering to finish. The few small white nad pink flowers were from J and C  Creations


Oak House Studio and Tonic Die

todays card has a Tonic Die Cut for the base and a backing paper showing through to link the colour of the Sakura Stamp from Oak House Studio

Decoupaged  3 of the flowers from the stamp and added a few sprigs cut from a Martha Stewart punch.

Tuesday 8 April 2014

Wild Rose Studio Die

A simple card today................
Spellbinder's oval  which I distressed. Cut the rose die and firs used the aperture to stencil through with Worn Lipstick onto the oval. Distressed the rose and added Stickles Iced Diamond for glitter effect. Matt and layered with LOV papers.
thanks for looking and have a good day all.................

Monday 7 April 2014

Cardio Stamps

Mondays card
Random generation stamping using Cardio stamps. Framed off a rectangle in the centre for the banner placement.

Sunday 6 April 2014

Leaf trail and stamping with Versamark

Leaf trail Stamp with Bees
Morning all!
My card again uses the leaf trail stamp set - a lovely vine and 3 flowers in the set from Lavinia @ Distressed the background and stamped leaves with heat EP. Stamped the flowers onto the card and highlighted each centre with a  tiny pearl of Liquid Pearls. Stamped the bees and coloured with squeezed lemonade. Sentiment added and the mat and layered with Spellbinders circle set.


Saturday 5 April 2014

Lavinia Stamp Leaf Trail

I used the leaf trail for my card today:
used a mask for the background and then stamped the leaf trail in green and the flowers in squeezed lemonade from the Distress Ink range. A pearl in the centre of each flower. What a pretty set from Lavinia and I thought quite appropriate for a Spring theme
Spellbinders for mat and layering to finish
I am entering this card into this month's Challenge Blog from Lavinia

Baby Card

New Baby Card
A quick card for a Baby arrival. Punch 4 squares, 2 plain and 2 coloured. Stamped 2 baby with a suitable sentiment and on the 2 coloured placed the lettering. Mat and  layered onto gingham paper. Stamped sentiment inside to complete the card.

Thursday 3 April 2014

Rose Vine from Embossalicious Folders

Rose embossing folder is the main subject of my card today................
This is my new  8" x 8" Embossalicious Folders  - Rose Vine  purchased from Embossed first and then lightly brayered over perfect medium or similar. Used clear heat embossing powder. Lightly coloured after heating using worn lipstick Distress Ink. The colour is taken up on the card on the bits that do not have EP powder on them. A beautiful Folder for special occasion cards and you do not always need  a lot else . Simple sentiment and a flower embellishment to finish.
that's it today as I am getting ready  for my Demo day at Excel.

Wednesday 2 April 2014

Generation Stamping and a Butterfly from Oak House Studio

Masked a band off across the page and distress inked. Drew a thicker line with a ProMarker to highlight
Than I used the pretty rose cluster as a background stamp and decoupaged the Charm Butterfly. That's it apart from a few pearls and some mat and layering.