Saturday 31 January 2015

Fairy Bells Stencil from Sweet Poppy Stencils

Newly released stencils from Sweet Poppy Stencils

A quick card today using this pretty stencil from
I used Spectrum Noir Aqua pens to colour - not to fussy about getting right up to the edge to avoid "bleeding".Transparent paste and them micro beads to finish. A Designs by Ryn Bird stamp for added interested and a sentiment from my box.

Thursday 29 January 2015

Sweet Poppy Stencil Tiger

Certainly  a handsome Beast 
Stencilled with Black Paste and left to dry and also stencilled the Grass Border with Green Glitter Paste onto acetate. When the grass was dry I went over again to give the look of thicker grass.           Back to the Tiger..... and when dry I did a colour wash with the new Spectrum Noir Aqua pens to form the sky and also colour the Tiger. I used the S/Noir  Alcohol on the acetate to colour in the gaps.   That's it apart from cutting the frame and mounting up
I purchased my  Spectrum Noir Pens  ( buy 4 sets and get the DVD FREE)  from :

Monday 26 January 2015

I'm still stencilling!

Guess what - another card using a Sweet Poppy Stencil - love the new releases
I was really pleased with the effect I achieved by stencilling on acetate. Used glitter medium. Die cut an aperture in the top mat . I wanted to keep all the stem so cut round the base of it from the acetate so it would sit onto the card as shown. Made an inked background and then just layered everything up. Job done.

here's the link for this stencil


Sunday 25 January 2015

DOTTY FLOWERS from Sweet Poppy Stencils

Another make from the newly released Sweet Poppy Stencils
I used Core'dinations card stock sanded off lightly. Used the Dotty Flowers Stencil with white glossy paste and then assorted colour glitters for the flowers and stems. Penned faux blanket stitch round the edge of  the top mat and then added layers to compliment the glitter colours. Sentiment was stencilled from part of the Birthday stencil
here are links to help you find the products......

Saturday 24 January 2015

Chocolate Baroque - Daffodil Script Set


An Easter card using one of the stamps from the pretty Daffodil Script Set by Chocolate Baroque

Gold detail heat embossing powder to stamp the Daffodil and then colouring in with the fabulous new Spectrum Noir Aqua Pens. A few extras to finish off/ The top card with a hexagonal base card with some layering to finish. Lettering from a Tattered Lace Alphabet Die.
The second card with the script stamp. Stamped onto a hexagonal base. The trellis background from a Spellbinders die. Sentiment from my own stash.
Stamp Set - on offer during January -

gold detail powder ( my favourite!) Oak House Studio -

Spectrum Noir Aqua Pens - Crafter's Companion -

Friday 23 January 2015

Now available to buy - the New Sweet Poppy Stencils

 Stencil with Pearlescent paste and assorted fine glittetter
One of my new favourites from Sweet Poppy Stencils!

Dotty Flowers Stencil
Pearlescent paste and the super fine Glitters from Sweet Poppy Stencils make a super combination for my card today featuring the Dotty Flowers Stencil.  Used a Tonic Die to cut the wavy white layer for effect.
Here's the link for the stencil. You can also see all the other new stencils there too!

Thursday 22 January 2015

Sweet Poppy Stencils release

Another of the "soon to be available" Stencils from Sweet Poppy Stencils
This is the TREE of HOPE and I have used copper Glitter Paste and Stickles to add a little detail on the ends of some of the branches. The background is a blend of 3 Distress inks. Used a Spellbinders die for the base and finally a grey pen to add shadowing at the base of the tree so it doesn't look like it's floating in mid-air!

Here's the link for the Stencils - keep an eye out - the New Release of some beautiful stencils will be available soon!

Tuesday 20 January 2015

Sweet Poppy Stencils - NEW RELEASE!

Available soon.......
This is a preview of just one of the New Stencils soon to be released by Sweet Poppy Stencils...Floral Delights....a beautiful flower which is so versatile.
Here I have used Pearlescent past with different pink glitters for the flower and greens for the stems. Co-ordinating pink cards and silver Mirri to finish. The sentiment is also a Stencil....
Glitters and Sentiment available now, the New Release is
 for sale from  23rd January

Sunday 18 January 2015

Sweet Poppy Parchment Card

Parchment embossed with  Bluebell Stencil from Sweet Poppy Stencil
I liked the de-bossed side so I coloured from the reverse side using Spectrum Noir Pens and Pencils. Also embossed the sentiment with parchment and again coloured with Spectrum Noir Pens. Added some  grasses from back and added seeded with a small ball tall.Highlighted the rectangle with a ball tool and pricked out a simple edge design.
Mat and layering to finish card....
here's the link for the Bluebell Stencil

Friday 16 January 2015

A Valentines Card or two

Valentines Day
here are few Valentines Day Cards I have made....keeping ticking over while I deal with this virus....

                                                  Fine detail gold Embossing Powder is from Oak House Studio - my all time favourite

Wednesday 14 January 2015

A short Wednesday Blog

Flower and Feather card

Well I am still not firing on all cylinders but managed a quick card with a free Feather Die from a card magazine. made a parchment flower with Gold Detail Embossing Powder from Oak House Studio. I used the feathers for foliage effect. Embossed tag and some layering to finish...

Sunday 11 January 2015

Anything goes in the Lavinia Challenge #1

My Lavinia Challenge #1 Card

Zen Grass stamped as background  with Archival Brilliance White. Used Distress Inks in Seedless Preserves and Faded Jeans a bit mixed up to get different shading on the Thistle stamping. Stamping looked like the Thistles were actually behind the grass - stamping this way round with the Archival made it looked more subtle I think
here's the link for the grass even though it says leaves!
I am entering my card into the1st Lavinia Challenge of the year..


Friday 9 January 2015

Poppy Stamp and Stencil

Sun Catcher Stencil and co-ordination Stamp
One of my staple stencils.
Die cut base  and stencilled background ( Memory Box Stencils from Oyster Stamps)
I used linen effect card and stamped image first onto background and then one to cut and  colour and then stencilled over with a transparent paste. Cut out main body of poppy to add on top.
Added some eyelets for a bit of effect and then mounted onto craft card. Stamped sentiment.
Here's a link for the stencil from Oyster ( other outlets available I expect)

Wednesday 7 January 2015

Free Flower and leaf Die

An aperture card with die cut flowers.

As my brain is not doing well at the moment I seem to be very slow kick-starting myself in 2015 - thought I would use these 2 little free flowers and a leaf die for my Blog  card today.
Cut the aperture and also embossed only 2 die sizes bigger to create a decorative frame.
Used a foiled paper to cut and assemble flowers. Also stamped and heat embossed 3 Chocolate Baroque Butterflies on Parchment. Cut a tag for the sentiment.
That's pretty much it..........have a good day whatever you're up to

Monday 5 January 2015

Butterfly Thank You card

Thank You Card
A Memory Box Die for the aperture and some mirror card to back. Heat embossed 3 parchment butterflies and coloured with Spectrum Noir Pens. Added 2 Memory Box Die cut Bows and a stamped sentiment to finish. The twig was cut from a die in my stash.
I am entering this card
 into the following Challenge:- 


Chocolate Baroque Challenge #6 Card 3

Chocolate Baroque CAS card

Not been too active this past week due to a hacking cough and a lack of mojo, but made myself do something!
~Within the colour range of the current Challenge I  kept to a clean and simple line.
 Embossed a border on card blank. Stamped, heat embossed 3 Butterflies in silver EP
on parchment and coloured with my Spectrum Pens.
A stamped sentiment and a layer to finish.
I am entering this into the current Chocolate Baroque Challenge

Thursday 1 January 2015

Chocolate Baroque Challenge #6 Card 2

Second card for the Chocolate Baroque Challenge
is a Butterfly
Stencil background and stamped one butterfly image on and one off to colour and cut out.
Coloured with Spectrum Noir Pens and Pencils.
The base card was cut from a Tonic Scalloped Squares Set
Will add a sentiment if I need to use it!!

Heres the link for Chocolate Baroque, where you can find the stamp which is from
I am entering this card into Challenge #6