Thursday 26 February 2015

Chocolate Baroque Challenge #8 Card #2

My second card for the Chocolate Baroque Challenge #8 
A die cut background and one of my favourite Poppy Stamps Stamped with gold EP and heated.
coloured from the back with  Spectrum Aqua keeping to gold and neutrals. Hint of blue on the butterfly and the simple sentiment stamped in blue from the triple ink pad from Oak House Studio
Sorry Debbie - mine was already on the go before I saw you DTSample! Great minds think alike!!

Chocolate Baroque Challenge #8 - Card #1

Have started my Chocolate Baroque Challenge cards and here is my 1st entry
Simple design using a die cut base and then 3 of the many beautiful butterflies flying around from Chocolate Baroque Sets. Kept to a CAS Design to show them off


I am entering this into the Chocolate Baroque current Challenge (8)

Wednesday 25 February 2015

Lavinia Stamps Challenge #2 Entry

My - how quickly the Month has gone and only just got my Entry for Challenge 2 done!

A simple design using inks from Oak House Studio - the triple colour ink pads are really lush!
Computer sentiment
Zen Butterfly and Lilly Stampfrom Lavinia Stamps

Bleeding Art Tissue Canvas

Following Eileen's Workshop decided to have a another shot at a bleeding tissue canvas.
Gesso on the canvas board to prime. Won't put too many details on the technique here as Eileen has posted a great tutorial which you can pick up on her Blog
here's the link:-
I used a great stencil form Sweet Poppy Stencils Fairy Pods with Glitter on Paste

Monday 23 February 2015

Parchment Card

Parchment Card with a Stamped Parchment Posy

Can't remember where I got the pattern from but added a few "tweeks" of my own and an embossed Rose Spray from Heartfelt Creations coloured with Spectrum Noir pens. Added a few pearls, leaves on the corners and CosmicTwinkles for added interest.
Cosmic Twinkles from J and C Creations -
Heartfelt Stamp from Oyster Stamps -

Sunday 22 February 2015

Rubbernecker Stamps - Wildflowers in the Wind Set

Flowers to Brighten Your Day!
A quick card today using a Rubbernecker Stamp Set. I inked them up with Distress Inks using the Blender Tools for a slightly smoother stamp. Spritzed with Silver Metallic Spray from Oak House Studio

Friday 20 February 2015

Rocking Horse Stencil

Just like the wind - a change of craft direction today......
A beautiful Rocking Horse Stencil using translucent paste, glitter and alcohol pens for adding detail on Saddle,Eye Tail and Rocker.....
Available now from SWEET POPPY STENCILS


A close up showing just how detailed the stencil is. A slightly better photo too!

Wednesday 18 February 2015

Stampscape Stamp Workshop

Had a lovely relaxing afternoon Workshop using Stampscape Stamps. We completed one piece and I have designed another 2 today. In no particular order, so as not to tell which are my 2 untutored pieces here are the results!!
Photos could have been better but I am pleased with my results!!
next Class tutored by a very patient Sally at J & C Creations is in April. More details available through the link here:-



Canvas Art from Eileen's Workshop

Bleeding Tissue Canvas Art
My second canvas from Eileen's Workshop

This is my second canvas from Eileen's Workshop on Saturday - -  a bit late but still catching up form being away in Birmingham for a couple of days.



I love the Bleeding Tissue Technique and the new Stencils from Swet Poppy Stencils are so versatile to use. This time I used Black Soot Distress Ink through the Stencil - FLORAL DELIGHTS   - available from:-


Monday 16 February 2015

Canvas Art Work from Saturday's Workshop

My First Canvas
Hello all - I have  been away to Birmingham Trade Show so have a lot of things to catch up on. So a quick Blog Post of one of my canvas Art from Saturdays Workshop.
Eileen's Workshops are always a ball and this canvas using the Bleeding Art Tissue Technique was no exception!
only homework is to solid the black on the umbrella and man

Wednesday 11 February 2015

Chocolate Baroque Challenge 7 Card #3

My 3rd Card for the chocolate Baroque Challenge

My card uses a stamp from the Honey Bee Set from
I used Spectrum Aqua to colour using just 2 pens. The Pens are lovely to work with..
Sentiment form a stamp n the Daffodil Script Set.....

I am entering this card into the Chocolate Baroque Challenge (7)


Sunday 8 February 2015

New Creative Expression/Sue Wilson Dies

Quick card today showcasing Dies from Creative Expressions
A quick card today using 2 of the New Dies from Sue Wilson - Regal Striplet Die and  Decorative Fronds Die.
/cream and /black card to build up the mat and layering. Pierced the edge of the top layer and added flowers from my own stash.



Saturday 7 February 2015

Ribbon Flowers cards with embossing folders

Two Cards -same process
Chose my colour scheme and cut bottom layer to leave a small border round card base. Cut square for top layer and ran through embossing folder. Cut off 1/2" from one side of square, inked over embossing lightly and made a diagonal cut from one of the shorter edges across to the other. When placed on card the short edge when place on the card is laid to reform the square with the diagonal cut enabling the backing paper to show. Marianne die cut for flowers and ribbon through the slits which are cut from the die. Pearl to finish flowers and sentiment tag added. Second card the same but instead of embossing I stamped a stem around the edge randomly. Used parchment for the flowers instead of a patterned paper.

Thursday 5 February 2015

Mother's Day Card with Ribbon threading and a Penny Black Stamp

Happy Mother's Day
Stamped this lovely image from Penny Black and painted with Spectrum  Noir Aqua Pens.
Threaded ribbon through holes ( die is part of a set from Tonic) and added a simple sentiment (plonked on -  should have left it off as I hadn't even mounted it!!)
thanks for looking today - a quick post

Wednesday 4 February 2015

Chocolate Baroque Challenge #7 Card 2

Foxglove Stamp for my Challenge Card #2

A single stem of Foxgloves for my second card for the Chocolate Baroque Challenge from the
Honey Bee Set. Coloured with Spectrum Noir Aqua Pens. Sentiment from another CB Stamp Set. Links for these below. Used linen effect card to give the image a lift. Shadow at the base to ground the image ( I don't like floating flowers!!)


Monday 2 February 2015

Chocolate Baroque

Challenge Seven Card using a stamp from the Pretty Poppies Set

I created the background with mixed Distress Inks and stamps from the Nature Fragments Set and stamped the Poppy with gold Embossing Powder. Coloured with Spectrum Noir Pens. Parchment Butterfly again coloured with Pens. Tonic Frame and completed onto a cream base card.
I am entering this card into the current Chocolate Baroque Challenge....

More samples from the First Release of Sweet Poppy Stencils 2015

Sweet Poppy -  Deco Flower Stencil
Stencilled onto acetate with pearlescent paste and glitters. Die cut oval in linen effect card for frame. Created a Brusho Background and then assembled to finish
Sweet Poppy Stencil: Deco Flower
Sweet Poppy Leaf Flower Stencil

Stamped background and stencilled onto acetate with transluscent paste and Ultra Fine Glitters. Die cut a frame and added the layers as shown


Sunday 1 February 2015

Sweet Poppy Fairy Pods and Flock

Fairy Pods - Stencilling with Sweet Poppy Stencils
Background stencil first with heat embossed powders. Placed Fairy Pods Stencil and pulled through with translucscent paste and then used Sweet Poppy Ultra Fine Glitter and Blue Flock for texture. The Flock is nice and fine , works so easily and adds a different dimension to your work.          Used some embossed silver mirror card  and  plain base layers to finish.