Sunday 30 November 2014

Chocolate Baroque Challenge #5

Here is my 1st entry into the Chocolate Baroque Challenge  #5

a lovely colour palette to work with again



Used a decagon die to make the base card and mat and layering.
I stamped image with Memento Ink and used Spectrum Noir Pens and Pencils to colour. Added a Butterfly to the inside of the card and ribbon to the front

 am entering this card into the current Chocolate Baroque Challenge #5

Monday 24 November 2014


Holly and Trees Snow and Sparkle
I used Distress Inks to stamp the images and used a computer generated sentiment for the front of the card. Stickles to add snow and glitter. Decoupaged  and second generation stamped some of the Holly leaves for depth and dimension on the Holly Bough.

Two Cards - one Christmas Stamp

Here are 2 cards I made with one of the stamps from the Christmas Creatures Set

Here are 2 different styles of card giving a totally different effect using card bases and mat and layering.
Here is the link for the stamp set

Saturday 22 November 2014

Chocolate Baroque Butterfly Birthday Card

Butterfly Birthday Card
I love Butterflies, though you would never guess!!
I embossed a butterfly folder onto a piece of card 6.75" square and cut a centre square out to make a frame. (This square can be used for another project). Don't add this to your base card just yet. I used a 7" x 7" card base
Lighted inked over the embossing only with Milled Lavender
Chose Butterflies from Chocolate Baroque and stamped some randomly onto the area of the "gap" onto the base card with white embossing powder. Does not matter if parts will be hidden by the frame.
I painted the stamped Butterflies which are on the card, keeping the amount of water to a minimum, again with Milled Lavender.
Stamped the same Butterflies onto Parchment with White EP and again used Distress Ink from the pad. 2 for each butterfly I plain for the underneath and one coloured on the top.
Die cut a sentiment from my stash, 1 dark blue and 2 in white and layered the with the dark one to be on the bottom.
Stuck the frame on ( flat or on pads)and then arranged the Parchment Butterflies and the sentiment taking them onto the border for balance. To finish added some pearls
Here's the link to the Chocolate Baroque shop where you can find some beautiful  Butterfly stamps and a lot more!

Thursday 20 November 2014

Brushos with a Chocolate Baroque Butterfly Stamp

Brushos away!

First Stamp
2nd Stamp after remisting lightly


3rd Stamp
Mat and layering after adding a few more details such as Distress inks and Stencilling.
this is the link for the Stamp:

Tuesday 18 November 2014

Brushos with a Memory Box

Special Wishes card with Brushos and a Memory Box Die

Yellow is not a colour I use too much so for a change, I did!!
Brusho background on watercolour paper and then I cut a black Gerber Daisy flower saving all the "waste" and 3 yellow which I "stacked"  up. The black bits I kept to reform a solid black flower on the bottom to add depth  Made some "curly" bits with slithers of black card and the leaves were from the MB Poinsettia corner.
Mat and layering to finish......
based on an original by Bibiana which we recreated at Eileen's Workshop

 Glorious Gerber Daisies Memory Box Die


Monday 17 November 2014

Chocolate Baroque Christmas Rose Script Stamp

Christmas Card mode again!
I stamped onto Kraft card with Gold embossing powder and cut shape using Tonic Scallop Rectangle. I also stamped the image twice onto Parchment. Cut out the 2 parchment stamped pieces and coloured on the back with a white pen and yellow for the centres. Mat and layered as shown and stamped the vertical sentiment, also in Gold Embossing powder.
Christmas Rose Script from Chocolate Baroque

Sunday 16 November 2014

Sweet Poppy Stencil - Holly Wreath

At lastI have finished and boxed 20 of these Christmas Cards

The light has reflected against the linen effect card but enjoyed making these cards on a different shaped base. The Holly stencil is from Sweet Poppy Stencils and I used pearlescent paste with glitter dusted over whilst the paste was still wet.

Mirrored the mat and layering inside to finish the card. The Die is from Lifestyle one of the frame's the link for the stencil

Saturday 15 November 2014

Freebie Stamps from Creative Cardmaking

Christmas Cards using the Free Stamps in this months Creative Cardmaking

I made these 2 cards using stamps from the Free set in the latest edition of Creative Cardmaking/ The Deer stamps  are from Hobby Art. The Poinsettia was stamped , cut out and coloured with spectrum Noir Pens and Pencils. One coat of glaze spray from Crafters Companion to the flowers.

Friday 14 November 2014

Chocolate Baroque

.......from the Rose Tree Set

A stamp from the Rose Tree Set for a quick make. Used Tonic dies ( square scallop) to make the frame and cut the mat from a free paper downloaded from  the Chocolate Baroque site and the first layer from a cream card sprayed with Crafters Companion Gold Spray ( a good way to make your own glitter card!!)
Stamped the image with Memento ink as I wanted to use my Spectrum Noir Pencils and Pens to colour.
Here's the link for you to have a look at the Stamp set:-


Thursday 13 November 2014

Heartfelt Stamps Christmas Cards

Quick post today - seem to have a lot going on in all directions lately!
This Bauble Stamp from Heartfelt Creations is a whopper and great to use on its own. Stamped with Gold detail EP from Oakhouse Studio it's really super fine) and cut out.
Coloured the Poinsettia with my Spectrum Noir Pencils and added a flourish from my stash and a bow. The Base card was with an embossing folder from Crafters Companion ( think it from the Vintage Range 6" x 6".

Tuesday 11 November 2014

My Second make usng Inspiration from Bibiana

Memory Box Die and Distress Inks
I embossed the background before distressing. Went through a circle mask with a white pen.
I die cut a flower  in black for the base layer and the built up 4 white ones on top for depth.
  based on a design I saw on Bibiana's Blog.....

I don't have the pine needles die so I had a little think and decided to try some wispy bits cut in black on the guillotine

Saturday 8 November 2014

Revival of an old Post

Throwback Thursday -

 here is one of my 1st posts I ever Blogged - revived for Bibiana's Challenge
How things move on!!

Allhallows Workshop - the Results!!

Card Samples using Distress Inks, Stamps and MemoryBox Dies....

 My Cards from Eileen's Workshop today.
We had great fun as usual and I was pleased with my results. Love the Memory Box Dies and thanks for Eileen's efforts in making us all a pack with the Die Shapes all ready cut out!! Thanks too to Bibiana who gave Eileen permission to use her design. Love it....see more of her designs on her Blog - here's the link:-

 Next favourite is the Poppies card. Love colouring and "doing" moons .....
Work in Progress on another card or two...will post another day....
Have a good weekend all.

Friday 7 November 2014

Christmas Octagonal

Octagonal card
It's been a busy week so far - baking and Workshop prep but I have managed one card!
 ...Here is an Octagonal  card I made using a combination of Cardio and Hobbycraft Stamps. Formed the wreath first and then built up my scene. Sometimes your stamp packaging includes an acetate with the  designs on it and I use this sheet to see where am image can sit before I stamp.
Distress Inks for the sun and hillockshading. Stickles for the snow effect and Liquid Pearls ( Cosmic Shimmer an alternative) for berries.

Monday 3 November 2014

Designs by Ryn November Card

Gerbera with Alchohol Pens and Acetate

I made this card using a technique that I had seen on You Tube with Sheena Douglass. I backed with a gold card which alters the effect. Mirri card behind looks good too. After a couple of tries in the bin with other stamps, this one of a Gerbera from Ryn did the job giving a good outline to the image when the ink is removed. Topped the acetate with three flowers which I coloured and decoupaged. Added Stickles and Glossy accents to the flowers to finish

Sunday 2 November 2014

Chocolate Baroque - Challenge 4 Sample #3

Honeysuckle Butterfly Set

My third card for the Chocolate Baroque Challenge using Spectrum Noir Pencils. A stamp from the
Decoupaged the butterfy from the same set too. An embossed layer as part of the mat and layering t finish along with fine line marker to edge around...