Friday 29 August 2014

Chocolate Baroque

Chocolate Baroque Thistle Butterfly
Hope this conforms to the colours in the new Chocolate Baroque Challenge!
I have used one of the stamps from the Thistle Butterfly Set and stamped 3  times on some blue Centura Pearl card. Coloured with Promarkers and then stamped Butterfly and coloured with the Challenge colours.
Added some Stickles "White Diamond ".

  Have put the link here if you want to pop and have a look at all the stamps and more.....
I am entering this card into the 2nd Chocolate Baroque Challenge.


Thursday 28 August 2014

Lavinia Stamps

Lavinia Stamps for the "Add Glitter" Challenge
Distress Inks for the background. Stamped Butterfly and Leaf Trail and heat embossed. Coloured and added glitter to flowers and butterfly.
Stamps used - Butterfly and Leaf Trail

Robin Stencil

Robin Stencil - from Sweet Poppy Stencils...

I stencilled the Robin onto acetate. and added glitter once the paste had dried. Die cut Creative Expression Poinsettia and Holly Spray to frame the oval aperture. Some Stickles Gliiter and Perfect Pearls for the Berries..
here's the link for the Stencil:-

Wednesday 27 August 2014

Sweet Poppy Stencil Card

Damask Baubles Stencil from Sweet Poppy Stencils
A quick card today using transparent paste and Glitter from Sweet Poppy Stencils.
 Added a few Gold Pearls and matt and layering to finish.

Tuesday 26 August 2014

Sweet Poppy Stencil - Christmas Wishes Card

Christmas Wishes
Black Glossy Paste  for the Christmas Wishes Stencil and Gold glitter paste for the holly which is part of the Chriatmas Banner stencil - simple! Round card base.

here are the links to the 2 Stencils

Sunday 24 August 2014

Chocolate Baroque Briar-Rose-Butterfly Stamp

This is a lovely stamp set from Chocolate Baroque. I had my sewing machine out so had a play to make a border!!
 For the background I used chalk based paints and on the final layer masked off with a stencil. Stamped with Memento Ink and coloured with Promarkers. Highlighted with a white pen and added a sentiment to finish
here's the link to the stamp:-

Saturday 23 August 2014

Poppy Time Stamp and Stencil

Stamp and Stencil today

This Penny Black Stamp is beautiful.....Created background using an inked background washed over with Gesso to make it more subtle. Pasted through Stencil with a dimension paste. Leave to dry. Then I stamped stamp one image and heat embossed with gold embossing powder  cut out painted with Brusho Scarlet - it's so vibrant...Matt and layering and a sentiment to finish..
stamp and stencil available from Oyster Stamps

Wednesday 20 August 2014

Tag with a Stencil by Designs by Ryn

A quick tag today...using the Maidenhair Fern Stencil by Designs by Ryn

Put a dimension paste through the Maidenhair Fern stencil and left to dry. Used Distressed Paints to colour the tag. Heat gun to dry. Stamped part of a Woodware stamped down a side. I used Treasure Gold Jewels Gilding Wax to highlight the Fern and really buffed it to shine. A few ribbons and a parchment butterfly  to finish...

here's the link for the fern.!/~/product/category=10146045&id=39103872


Monday 18 August 2014

One of the New Stencils from Designs by Ryn

Maidenhair Fern and Humming Bird Stamps
I used Distress inks for the Fern background and then stamped and cut the Hummingbird out. Added a cluster of flowers and then from my stash stamped the small dragonfly.
Here's the link to take you to the Fern Stencil......

Sunday 17 August 2014

New Stencils from Sweet Poppy Stencils

Merry Christmas Banner
This is just

one of the new Stencils from Sweet Poppy Stencils...The new glitters from the range are really fine and there are some great colours.
Added a trio of Poinsettias and used Glitter on the leaves and on the Merry Christmas
here's the link for the Stencil - why not pop over to have a look at all the new Stencils?

Friday 15 August 2014

Chocolate Baroque Christmas Stamps

The turtle Dove Christmas Set is one of my Favourites
 ( 'til the next favourite comes along!!)

Free download paper for the back-ground and stamped the berry spray, doves and tree. Double stamped the bird  to cut out and colour - to lift the design. Stamped with Memento and coloured with Promarker Pens.
here's the link for the stamp set:
I am entering this card into the current Chocolate Baroque Challenge - hope the colour range conforms!!

Thursday 14 August 2014

Christmas Card

Christmas Card with a Spirelli Pattern and a Spellbinders Poinsettia Die
I used the Perfect Layer for piercing out the lines for the Spirelli pattern and used a single red thread.
Die cut flowers and leaves and used micro beads for the centres.
A few gems from my stash to finish.
The  Layer Perfect works with all shapes and sizes and is 9" x 9" x 1/8" thick so you can even layer 3D projects.
Perfect for:
Matting and layering, Drawing circles and curves Positioning gems, buttons, brads and pearls and using the holes to pierce through and create faux stitching
Available from J and C Creations

Sunday 10 August 2014

Card made at Eileen's Workshop

Distress Inks, Gesso, Die cuts from parchment etc
We all had a great time at Eileen's Workshop on Saturday and here is the one completed card I made. Loads of techniques using Distress Inks, Gesso wash, Stamping, Stencilling, Heat embossing, Painting, Candi, phew! sue to have missed something.
Pop over to Eileens Blog to have a look at more samples

My other card hopefully will appear at a later date as I was making good progress and really pleased with stencilling and stamping and then a finger and wet Glossy Accents got in the way......will see if I can rescue x

Friday 8 August 2014

Heartfelt Creations Arianna Blooms

Heartfelt CreationStamps
I cut a Spellbinders aperture and placed the cut mat onto the inside for the sentiment. Stamped and cut out ( matching die is available is you don't do hand cutting!) and assembled flowers. Scored a frame with the Hougie Board before adding the flowers. Added a leaf and flower to the inside to finish. Will need a box envelope to protect the flowers - out comes the Hougie Board for that and I'll pop a flower onto that too.The card base is 7" square for this card from J and C Creations.
here are a few links to help


Thursday 7 August 2014

Designs by Ryn Stencil and Flower Stamp by Heartfelt Creations

Fern Stencil and Heartfelt Creations
I used one of the new Stencils - Fern from Designs by Ryn as the background for my card today and when ink was dry repositioned stencil and put over a layer of transluscent paste to add texture witout altering the colour. Stamped out Heartfelt Creations and shaped petals, layered out and popped a pearl in the centre.
Matt and layering to finish
A couple of useful links:-

Wednesday 6 August 2014

Sweet Poppy Stencils

Sweet Poppy Stencils Launch a new range of Stencils today and here are some of my DT Samples
Mechanical Dog and Cogs Stencil - Distress Inks, Sparkle Medium Dimension Paste

Penny Farthing and Bon Voyage Sentiment - Black Glossy Paste with Gilding Flakes


Hot Air Baloon and Bon Voyage Sentiment  - Dimension Paste and micro beads, Distress Inks, Lavinia Stamps

Sweet Poppy Stencils - launch new Stencils today!

The Peacock is just one of the new Stencils from Sweet Poppy Stencils being launched today on Create and Craft
Here is one of my DT samples with the Peacock Stencil

Peacock - Stickles Glitter and Gems and Jewels and Black Glossy Dimensons Paste

Tuesday 5 August 2014

Chocolate Baroque Stamp from the Honeysuckle Butterfly Set

Another card using a stamp from the Honeysuckle Butterfly set. I used Oak House Studio Inks ( absolutely super to work with!!) for the background. and then stamped with white embossing powder. Coloured in with Distress Pens. I wanted to keep the colouring subtle so chose similar pens to the inks I used on the background

here are a couple of links you may find useful

Monday 4 August 2014

Chocolate Baroque Stamps

Honeysuckle Butterfly Stamp Set from Chocolate Baroque
All the stamps on my card today came from the new Stamp Set " Honeysuckle Butterfly Set". Kept to a clean and simple design to show the stamps off.
I stamped with Memento Ink and coloured with Promarkers.
Here's the link for the stamp set

Sunday 3 August 2014

Chocolate Baroque Honeysuckle Stamp

Problem with Computer sorted and hope to catch up with some posts
this circle base card uses the new Honeysuckle stamp by Chocolate Baroque
Chose this colour scheme for  the CB Challenge. Stamped images with clear EP and coloured with Promarkers