Wednesday 31 December 2014

Chocolate Baroque Challenge #6 Card 1

My first card for the Chocolate Baroque Challenge
 is a Thank You card

Hi all - wishing you a Happy New Year!
After a hectic Christmas and then out of action with jelly legs congestion and a hacking cough it seems ages since I managed a Post. Well here it is - a Thank You card - useful for this time of year.
Used a Lifestyle Die for the Base and the top mat, which was a free CB download from a previous challenge.
 Used a Memory Box stencil for the background using Oak House Ink Pads.
The stamps were from a Chocolate Baroque Set

Simple faux stitching to finish.
Ink are from a range by Oak House Studio

I m entering this card into Challenge 6  -  Chocolate Baroque

Tuesday 23 December 2014

Brushos Thank You Card

My third card from Eileen's Workshop
..........better late than never!!
A Woodware Stamp which I painted with Brushos and then "flicked" the other colours on. Cut out word and mounted onto layers . The top two layers I cut into a shape and then layered them onto another and the card base. Outlined with a black fine liner for detail
A quick and easy make....

Monday 22 December 2014

Happy Birthday to You......


Background masked off and inked with 3 inks I chose from the Oak House Studio range - Purple, Slate Grey and Dusky Pink.
Brushed over with mica powders whilst still damp so it "stuck " on a bit...
Inked and cut a Chocolate Baroque Butterfly and made 3 flowers in vellum stamped with gold fine detail powder from Oak House Studios. Coloured with Spectrum Noir from the back and added a brad then Stickled to add highlights.

Sunday 21 December 2014

This really is my last Christmas Card for 2014!!

Stencil and Mirri Snowflakes

I used a stencil  (with  translucent paste and blue glitter from Sweet Poppy Stencils)  from Designs by Ryn for the branch . The snowflakes were cut in silver Mirri card  - I think it is a set from Marianne Dies. Found the sentiment to finish it off. A quick last minute card to make.......

Sunday 14 December 2014

My cards from Eileen's Workshop at Allhallows

Results from Eileen's Workshop at Rochester
Had another super day at Eileen's workshop yesterday. Sorry I'm a little  late posting - having a super crafty clear out ( to get a dining table for !!
These are 2 of the cards I made, focussing on Brushos,
Stamps and Stencil from Designs by Ryn ( others were available) and other techniques.
I'll post my 3rd card tomorrow, hopefully...

Thank you for looking today......
here's the link for Eileen's Blog should you wish to have a look and pick up her contact links........
and for Ryns link as I used a few of her stamps and a stencil

Tuesday 9 December 2014

Lavinia Stamps - Add a Flower Challenge

Flower Stamp from Lavinia Stamps

Sectioned off a band which I distressed, choosing 3 colours to work with.
1st and 2nd generation stamping of the flowers.  Sentiment from Lavinia stamps and edged with faux stitching and a lick of gilding wax. All  with inks from Oak House Studio

Monday 8 December 2014

Last Christmas Card of 2014 - using a Chocolate Baroque Stamp

Traditional Christmas Card

I stamped the image onto the card in gold embossing powder and also the foliage area which I cut to decoupage.

Added a moon and the sky detail. The acetate over the top is slightly curved but unfortunately doesn't show up so well.
The image was computer generated.

I am entering this card into the following challenges



Sunday 7 December 2014

Chocolate Baroque Challenge #5 Card Three

My 3rd card for the current Chocolate Baroque Challenge

 I used the Posy Stamp from the  Rose Tree set. De-bossed the largest die directly onto the card base and then cut the remaining layers. Edged the cut shapes with a Spectrum Noir Pen. Stamped the flower image with white embossing powder. Used my alcohol pens to colour and then glossy accents over the coloured image.
Glossy card from Anna Marie Designs -
I am entering this card into the current challenge

Thursday 4 December 2014

Chocolate Baroque Poppy Stamp from the Pretty Poppy Set

I love Poppies!
I embossed only  the frame on a layer and then die cut one shape  to stamp. Stamped Poppy image from the Pretty-Poppies-Unmounted-Rubber-stamp and used a fine gold heat embossing powder . I coloured the edge only of the cut edge and the outside of the square. Used Spectrum Noir Pens and a Wink of Stella pen to colour. Used foam pads to lift the square so that the coloured image sat slightly recessed.
Here's the link for the stamp set

Tuesday 2 December 2014

Chocolate Baroque Challenge #5


         My 2nd entry into the Chocolate Baroque Challenge #5
What a beautiful Butterfly this stamp is. Created the background in shadings of pink, then  I stamped 2 Butterfly  images and heat embossed them with  White EP onto parchment and then cut around. Coloured with purple and pink pens from the Spectrum Noir Range. Mounted onto the card as shown...
I am entering this card into the current Chocolate Baroque Challenge..
 stamped a simple sentiment from my stash

Monday 1 December 2014

Christmas Cards with a Heartfelt Ceations Stamp

Christmas Bauble Cards
One stamp and two cards this time using a Heartfelt Creations Bauble Stamp.



Embossed a background with an Embossalicious Christmas Folder. Stamped and cut out image, though there is a Spellbinders Die to fit. Coloured Poinsettia for the background and then Die cut a Sue Wilson white filigree Poinsettia and some Holly branches. Assembled as shown and added a red bow and ribbon to finish.
The second card is also using the same Bauble stamp. I used a linen base card
and again stamped and cut the bauble out. A red poinsettia cut  this time and some
gilding wax and a bow to finish....