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:

Sunday 13 July 2014

Sweet Poppy Stencil - POPPY

Thought I would Blog the Poppy Stencil from Sweet Poppy Stencils today.....
Used white glossy paste and when dry painted it over with a  batch of red paste which I mixed with white paste and red food colouring and Green Promarker  for the leaves. Then added a little green glitter on the leaves
Matt and layered with black and white. May add a sentiment or something appropriate for commemorating the 1st World you see I have now done it!!
here's the link for the Poppy....


Saturday 12 July 2014

Oak House Studio One Stamp Challenge using the Walesby Heart Stamp

Here's another idea using the Walesby Heart.....
 I used the Heart to Stamp and colour a piece of card ( I used gold detail EP and cut my own leaves and then stamped 4 hearts and cut. Cut 3 in half and left one whole and assembled as shown. Inked using Valentine Red and Daffodil Yellow Chemistry Ink pad
Matt and layering to finish. A sentiment could easily be added.
Here are links to some of the products. Why not pop over to the Oak House Site there's such a lot to look at.....
Don't forget we have the One Stamp Challenge today featuring the Walesby Heart Stamp. There will be lots of inspiration which, hopefully, you can take to use on this, and other stamps in your stash.....hope you'll take a look

Friday 11 July 2014

Freebie Stamp.......

A great set of stamps came with the latest issue of Creative Stamper and I used the sunflower stamp as the centre point on the card.
Leaves from Heartfelt Creation , Butterfly a Chocolate Baroque Stamp and a sentiment stamp from my stash. Matt and layering to finish the card.....
thanks for stopping by today....

Golf Theme card

Had open choice to make this card for a Friend - once I chose the card shape it was OK. Sometimes free choice is harder I think!!

Cut the name and numbers using the Cricut and distressed and gilded them. Distressed the front of the card and cut the grass. Had some Golf accessories in my stash and cut the other things out from a download.
All turned out well in the end I think........!!

Tuesday 8 July 2014

Sweet Poppy Damask Baubles

Damask Baubles
A quick post today to show this elegant Bauble Stencil from Sweet Poppy Stencils

 I used Sparkle medium for the two cards here and added bows. Stencilled the Sentiment word from the Christmas Holly stencil  Matt and layering on  Buff Leather Embossed Card  from PaperMill Direct. Very quick and easy to do but so effective......hope you like them!

Monday 7 July 2014

Sweet Poppy Stencil - Teardrop Background

Sweet Poppy Stencil Thank You Card
Evening all - a thank you card using a Sweet Poppy Stencil called Teardrop Background. Using glitter dimension paste and when dry cut round some of the teardrops to sit onto the frame. Stencilled a sentiment and added some pearls to finish.
hare's the link to the stencil

Saturday 5 July 2014

Chocolate Baroque Harebell Set

Another beautiful set of stamps form Chocolate Baroque this time from the Harebell Set
Cut an aperture and frame for my card and used the same coloured card to highlight the punched edge 
Stamped the stem of flowers through the aperture
and  the butterflies off the card and coloured with Promarkers. Assembled
as shown and added Stickles Diamond for a bit of glitter....