Wednesday 24 June 2015

My second sample using shaving foam...

Marbling effect with shaving foam...

Another card using the Shaving Foam Technique - I love this method as you will never get 2 pieces exactly the same! This background was quite pastel but you can see some of the vibrant green I used showing through. Mat and layered squares as shown and made the flowers from a Creative Expression Die - Faux quilled blooms  and leaves. Sentiment from a Phill Martin Set and the frame from Greek Islands Set  - I got mine from:

mounted onto a 7" square card base after I hade scored a double frame round the edge.

Tuesday 23 June 2015

Marbling with shaving foam - background for my card

Shaving foam has more than the obvious use!

Created background using the shaving foam technique - saw You Tube video and also Sue Wilson has an excellent one to have a look at on her Blog..Workshop for this card on Tuesday at
Embossed background and after background card had dried cut into panels and mat and layered as shown, adding ribbon across 2 of the finished panels. Cut some of the Maidenhair Fern  from Sue Wilson/Creative Expression  Dies and arranged down side of centre panel..
Dies from various places. I purchase from

Mycrafttoyou Crafting, Iconuk, and Setcraft for all my Creative Expression Dies...


Monday 22 June 2015

Sue Wilson Card


Striplet Die

Die cut striplet die and backed with double sided adhesive paper. Covered with fine glitter.
Die cut flowers and foliage from SW Dies too.
              Lavish Swirls Striplets                    
Faux Quilled Leaves Dies Finishing Touches Collection
Mat and layering to finish and copper gilding wax around the edge.



Friday 19 June 2015

Sue Wilson

Square card using Sue Wilson Dies
From my own die stash I cut 2 octogons  to fit a 6" square card base ( I embossed the base card first) and in the top layer cut into the card only and backed with a piece of coloured card stock. Cut 3 of each of the next layers and stamped the sentiment onto the top and stuck together to add dimension without too much height. Cut 4 four corners from corner, Border, Tag Set. A pearlised flower into each corner to finish.
 CED4203 The Scandinavian Collection Stockholm

Wednesday 17 June 2015

Sue Wilson Noble Ornate Pierced Design Dies

 Sue Wilson Noble Dies are featured on my card today

Card base from cream Linen effect card from Paper Mill Direct. I cut a layer slightly smaller for the topper. Cut the large panel from the die set and then cut 2nd layer to stay in the card.. Embossed only the next layer and then cut the plain tag layer 3 times. Inked up and stamped sentiment.
Cut cream Peony Die in the both the solid back and the open front. Cut one Ivy from the Greek Set and also some of the smaller die from the Dandelion Set. Before assembly I pierced the outer edges of the topper and then used the holes as a guide to make pearls - However,  I assembled my card as shown and then made pearls and left to dry - you could make pearls first if you want to make sure they are all In for a penny and do them after card was assembled!!

Tuesday 16 June 2015

Crealies card

Circle card using Crealies Patchwork Die
I used some of the segments from the Circle Patchwork on my card. Before mounting I grouped two of the top layer together and stencilled through with paste and glitter from Sweet Poppy Stencils. The flower stencil is also from Sweet Poppy.  I took a small element from the same stencil and placed on the third segment. A simple peel off sentiment to finish. I used a Tonic die for the base card this time as I wanted a small scalloped edge. To stop a circle card "rolling" use a score board and butt the fold to the left hand side, open up and score a small line to cut off a piece to stand flat. I pop a picture on to clarify!!

Monday 15 June 2015

Sue Wilson Card

Another card from Sue Wilsons range of Dies etc

Background on a textured gold effect card. Lacy Striplet cut twice into the paper and another cut with the solid background strip in the same gold.
Paper piercing around the edge and then I used the holes to "pipe" pearls with Rangers Liquid Pearls, finishing with 4 gold pearls - one in each corner...
I purchased my Dies from IconUK....

Sunday 14 June 2015

Canvas from Eileen's Workshop

This is my canvas completed at Eileen's Workshop on Saturday.
A great day as usual catching up with like minded crafty Friends....
Many techniques with medium paste, Brushos, Acrylic paints .stencils and embellishments. I baked my clay dragonfly sometime ago and the used Treasure Gold to add  colour.
Here's the link to Eileen's Blog...

Thursday 11 June 2015

Sue Wilson Card

Striplet Card
A card using Sue Wilson Dies and a Stamp today.....
Striplet Die backed with double-sided adhesive sheet and super fine glitter  rubbed through.
Ivy flourish and Peony Stamp onto parchment and cut out. Stickles to Finish
Dies from various outlets including

Sunday 7 June 2015

Chocolate Baroque Year of Stamping

Lovely stamps available Monthly. April's is this pretty Butterfly square available in two sizes. The links are  below for your convenience.
Wink of Stella Pens and the new(ish) Cracked Pistachio Distress Ink to colour. Embossed the layer and dusted ink over with the Pistachio Ink....   Butterfly Stamp

Friday 5 June 2015

Oak House Studio Sunflower Stamp

A lovely Sunflower to brighten your day!
Oak House Ink Background and stamped Large Sunflower( medium one available too with copper EP. Masked off flower to stamp leaves. Coloured with the same inks. Stamped Mountain Ash Leaf.
Here are the links for the inks and stamps:

Thursday 4 June 2015

Lavinia Stamps Challenge

Any colour for this Lavinia Challenge
This is the Hanging Lanterns Stamp but I thought they worked quite well upside down - well that's my story!!
Liquid Pearls and Stickles  on the Lanterns along with a Glitter Pen. Sentiment and Pearls on the edge to finish

Card #3 Chocolate Baroque Challenge

My 3rd entry to the Chocolate Baroque Challenge
Another stamp from the Flora and Fauna Stamp Set.
Shaded background and a piece of  spider webbing  to mount the Cala Lily onto for interest.
here's the link for the stamps:


Wednesday 3 June 2015

Card #2 Chocolate Baroque

My 2nd card for the current Chocolate Baroque  Challenge 

Again stamps from the Flora and Fauna Set
Crealies  Patchwork Circle Set for the base and layers.
Spectrum Noir Pencils and Aqua Pens for colouring. I Stamped the Dragonfly direct to card.
I am entering this card into the current Challenge  #11

Tuesday 2 June 2015

Chocolate Baroque Card #1

My 1st Card for the current Chocolate Baroque Challenge

Flora and Fauna Stamp Set.
Used Spectrum Noir Pencils and Pens to colour. Parchment Dragonfly.
An embossed background for one of the octagonal layers.  Found some funky foam for the largest layer - cuts a dream....
I am entering this card into the current Chocolate Baroque....
here's the link for the stamp set