Saturday 28 June 2014

Oak House Tag

Chemistry inks spritzed on the background. Background word stamp and the beautiful Walesby Heart Stamp - small one on this tag - (other sizes available)  with Detail Embossing Powder in Gold. All these products from Oak House Studio.
Tape and ribbon from my stash to finish..........

A quick post today - off to Demonstrate at J and C, Maidstone - it's Extravaganza Day!

Thursday 26 June 2014

Hougie Board - notelets set


Another project to show how versatile the Hougie Board is

Envelope box made from an A4 sheet card. Notelets scored decoratively. 5 cards and envelopes fit nicely into the box. Good luck or what as I hadn't measured to take this size card!
More samples to be seen if you can make the Extravaganza Day at J and C Creations on Sat 28th June

Wednesday 25 June 2014

Extravaganza Day at J and C Creations on Saturday 28th

A couple of cards for the Extravaganza Day at J and C Creations on Saturday 28th
I'll be demonstrating the Hougie Board Techniques along with Wild Rose Studio Dies and lots more!
Hope to see you there - let there be cakes!


Monday 23 June 2014

Oak House Studio Card today

Well it's a bit busy here today but here is a quick thank you card today................. All products from Oak House Studio........I used the Linen background stamp and Mountain Ash Leaf with Copper embossing powder and distressed linen area with Purple Chemistry Ink Pad and matt and layered up, distressing the edges of the middle mat. Sentiment from a set by Oak House Studio.

here are links for some of products. I love the linen background stamp!

Friday 20 June 2014

Sweet Poppy Stencil - Peacock



Used linen card from Paper Mill Direct to add texture to the background. Although it shows black it was a luscious Forest Green Dimensions paste from Sweet Poppy Stencils which I put through the Peacock Stencil. it dries to a lovely dark green - almost black. Coloured the peacock eyes silver  and added a jewel. Simple matt and layering to finish.
here are the links to the paste and stencil:

Wednesday 18 June 2014

Free flower Die

Thought I would use some of the Freebies I get with various magazines and chose this flower de and leaf for these 2 cards..

Both quick cards -  using just dies except for a few distress inked circles and jewel embellishments.
Quick post today...see you tomorrow.

Monday 16 June 2014

My Mask!

Fish and Flowers!

Here are the 2 cards I started to make yesterday.
I was feeling chuffed as I made the background mask myself that's all.... Felt it went well with themes of the cards, as in the flowers it looks like grasses and in the fishy a bit like sea weed
Shame though, that as I used Sparkle Medium, the photos are not showing them to the best but the results are OK. Will try again with Sweet Poppy Stencil Paste.
The flowers are die cut from the Sunkissed Range by Heartfelt Creations and the lovely Butterfly Fish by Ryn @ Designs by Ryn.
Hope you will be able to leave a comment!

Sparkle medium background with mask

 a sneak peak of the 2 projects I hope to complete today! Will add the full pictures later.........hope you will like the finished cards...................will then add why I am a little chuffed...

Sunday 15 June 2014

Workshop Samples

Another great Workshop with Eileen!
Here are my samples from Saturdays Workshop with my Friend Eileen -

Distress Inks, Sanding, Gilding Wax, Stamping, Jewels, Die Cutting to name just a few of the processes to get our prjoects completed!  We had a great day  and there were some Beautiful samples!
Thank you Eileen.

Friday 13 June 2014

Wedding Card

Wedding Day card using card from Paper Mill Direct
I was asked to make this card after a Friend saw a previous one. Card from Paper Mill Direct and Stamped flowers on Vellum and heat embossed. Dies from Heartfelt Creations and Crafters Companion. Pearls  and butterfly from my own stash.
I am showing this card in the Paper Mill Direct June Challenge
more info on the Challenge:

Thursday 12 June 2014

Lavinia Stamps and Bling!

Leaf Trail and a Poppy from the Poppy Group by Lavinia Stamps

Heaxagonal card with an inked  frame using Oak House Studio Chemistry Ink. Stamped the leaf trail around the oblong area with Midnight blue. Stamped the Poppy from the group with Wine. Coloured with red pen and highlighted with a white pen.Stamped the sentiment and also part of the leaf trail. Added gems as flowers on the leaf trail. Matt and layered using the Perfect Layers Rulers.
I am entering this card into the Lavinia Challenge

Wednesday 11 June 2014


Birthday Card using the large Sunflower Stamp from Oak House Studio
A lovely Sunflower stamp coloured with the luscious Citrus Yellow Ink in a Bottle from Oak House Studio
Sentiment stamped with the superfine EP in gold
here is the link for the stamp should you wish to have a look at this and all the other stamps available

Tuesday 10 June 2014

Christmas comes early......


Sweet  PoppyStencils -

Geese and Sentiment Stencils are used in my card

I used glitter paste, pearls from my stash and an ivy flourish to finish a 7 x 7" card

Monday 9 June 2014

Tags today using Oak House Studio products

Handy tags - useful for a quick project .....
I love the Ink Chemistry pads and inks from Oak House Studio. The stamps I used are Mountain Ash, Dog Rose Corner and Sentiments. Inks include Daffodil, Wine, Midnight and powder blue.     The circles on the background are really quick to do using the round Ranger stamp foams - ink the foam using Chemistry Ink pads and dab onto card turning as you press, keeping handle upright   
Ribbons from my own stash. This is the link for the Dog Rose Corner Stamp
 Please have a look at the Website for the full range. Like the Facebook page and have a look at all the beautiful samples from the Design Team to.o

Sunday 8 June 2014

Designs by Ryn

My card today features a Daisy and leaf set Stamp by Designs by Ryn


I die cut a centre circle and removed and cut another in a contrast shade to put in. I stamped a shadow background with the small leaf in a circle. Stamped on and off the card and decoupaged the flowers I cut out.
Matt and layering to complete

Friday 6 June 2014

Oak House Studio Stamps for a blue card

Double daisy Stamp set from Oak House Studio

Am loving the Chemistry Inks from Oak House Studio! The double daisy is great for decoupage so decided to stamp mine on vellum with white EP and the same with the Charming butterfly. Will list the products so you can hop over to the Shop and have a browse.
Used the pigment Chemistry Inks in midnight and powder blue for inking edges and colouring the flowers and butterfly. Buttons from my own stash.
thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

Tuesday 3 June 2014

Digi Stamp Cards

Bought this lovely Digi stamp from Sandra and made my 1st Christmas cards!


Used the Tonic layering ovals for the base card and the matt and layering. Selection of colouring pens from my stash.

Please pop over to have a look at Sandra's Blog - some beautiful samples and inspiration there!

Monday 2 June 2014

Choclate Baroque Stamp

I think this makes for a very clean line card............
Stamp the coloured Chocolate Baroque stamp and then cut round the area I wanted left on the card. Slid Tonic layering die under the cut part  and die cut out, to reveal the aperture. Mounted onto  embossed pearly card to back the aperture and make the matt and layering. Would also look good with parchment or acetate I think.

Sunday 1 June 2014

"Flying free" with a Sweet Poppy Stencil

Through the window with this lovely stencil from Sweet Poppy Stencils
the photo has made the Paper Mill Direct linen card a bit bold but it's not too less harsh in the flesh!
Did the background first, keeping the colours quite subtle.
Placed the stencil in position and the coloured through the stencil before running over with white glossy paste.
After drying I added a branch border with a stamp from my stash and mounted onto navy linen card from Paper Mill  Direct and a Centura Pearl base card.
Cosmic pearls for the corners to finish.