Thursday 30 July 2015

Shaving foam revisited!

Shaving foam meets Sue Wilson Dies!

This is one of my finished cards using one of the sample background from my Workshop.
Embossed base card front and then made three panels from the background and layered them up. Open and complete Peony from Sue Wilson along with the Fronds Die. Positioned and glued into place and then added Stickles and Rangers Liquid Pearls in a lovely lilac to finish...

Thanks for stopping by to have a look

This one of my finished car

Tuesday 28 July 2015

Sue Wilson Dies by Creative Expression

Noble Dies - Ornate Pierced Squares
Cut 2 of the squares and cut across diagonally and re-configured to make a larger square - glued.
Cut a piece of double sided adhesive paper, removed the backing from one side and then added glitter to create the background.
 Added ribbon across and vertically as shown. Cut 3 ovals from Salzburg die and stuck together and 3 from the Scandinavian inner oval. Glued together and Stamped sentiment from a set by John Lockwood.
Maidenhair sprays and bow as shown to finish.
Noble Collection Ornate Pierced Squares
Austrian Collection Salzburg Die
The Scandinavian Collection Background
Foundations card stock

Monday 27 July 2015

Embossed card with added elements

Creative Expressions - A John Lockwood Stamp set
I used a Tattered Lace Corner embossing folder on a pre cut square. Stamped the frame from the Stamp Set and also stamped the individual stamps to cut out. Coloured with Wink of Stella Pen.
Used the pierced flag die for the sentiment. Inked background and edges with the new Cosmic Inks and the blending sponges - easy to work with or what!
This one of my samples for a future Workshop at  11th and 14th August.....
Thank you for looking today

Saturday 25 July 2015

A Year of Stamping with Chocolate Baroque Fabulous Fishes

July's stamp is Fabulous Fishes
I used Wink of Stella, Mica Powders nad Distress Inks to colour my stamping. In no particular order - just kept going until I was happy!

I am entering this card into the current Chocolate Baroque Challenge



Thursday 23 July 2015

Chocolate Baroque Challenge 13

My 1st card for the Challenge

Simple stamped image and coloured card with Wink of Stella Pens. Added detail pearls with Ranger Liquid Pearls.
Photo slightly blue but a violet pen used. This is the link for the stamp set I used:-

I am entering this card into the current Chocolate Baroque Challenge


Wednesday 22 July 2015

Lavinia Stamps - add a flower or flowers


I created a moon background and made the dots by dropping water on and dabbing off with a tissue
Stamp flower and added some mica paints and white opal pearls for interest

I am entering this card into the current Lavinia Stamps Challenge

Tuesday 21 July 2015

Christmas Blessings

New Stencil from Sweet Poppy Stencils

Black and gold layering for my stencil card today.
I used gold glitter paste and a red Stickles for the Holly berries.
A simple but elegant card I think

Sweet Poppy Stencil: Christmas Blessings

Monday 20 July 2015

Snow Globe Penguin Family

Another in the Snow Globe releases

The Penguin Family are so cute. Thought I would have an pale orange shaded background so that the penguins stood out. Not really a sunset but similar   ish!!

Use a texture medium and then black glitter on the Penguin gold on the star and crystal glitter on the rest.
Simple mat and layering to finish. Ranger Liquid Pearls to finish.

Here's the link for the Stencil

Sunday 19 July 2015

Hougie Board And Sue Wilson Dies

Hougie Board, Dies and Piping......

Scored design on the Hougie Board and piped White Opal Liquid Pearls at each junction. I used Sue Wilson Dies Toronto Dies from the Canadian Collection for the sentiment and the Peony Dies - open and closed for the flowers. I inked the flower and mat with Twisted Citron - one of the new 12 colours Tim Holtz is releasing this year ( one each month )
The squares are from the Presscut Die Range
Thank you for looking today


Sue Wilson Canadian Collection - TORONTO

Saturday 18 July 2015

Christmas with Sweet Poppy Stencil and Sue Wilson Dies

New back-plate stencils
from Sweet Poppy Stencils

Used Glitter paste and Stickles for the Holly background ( best to cut shapes before you use stencils)
Sentiment and Holly back-plate are stencils  from Sweet Poppy Stencils.
Die cut the Filigree and Solid Poinsettias. Banner was computer generated.

Friday 17 July 2015

2nd Sue Wilson Workshop card

Workshop Card No 2
The Peony flowers finish the card off. I edged them with bundled Sage Distress Ink and cut the small centre flower from Parchment. Edged with Stickles. The pearls are in a strip and used 5 for each side. Cut an oval from a Sue Wilson Die to stamp the Phill Martin Sentiment Stamp
You can see details of other up and coming Workshops  at J&C Creations through the link here:

Thursday 16 July 2015

Sue Wilson Dies

Congratulation Card using Sue Wilson Dies

My card made at a Workshop at J&C Creations  using Sue Wilson Dies and  the Peony Stamp ( matching dies available) Tuille fans added before mounting the flowers.

details of Workshops coming up can be seen via this link:

Wednesday 15 July 2015

Creative Expressions Card

 Noble collection Dies

I cut 2 squares from the Noble collection
and cut them diagonally and reformed them into a bigger square. Added ribbon across and down as  shown to hide the joins. I cut 3 ovals from the Austrian collection and matching them up, glued them together. Cut 2 small ovals from the Scandinavian background set, stuck together and stamped sentiment and then glued it onto the other ovals. Cut 4 maidenhair sprays  and arranged as shown and then added a bow and twisted the tails,

Noble Collection Ornate Pierced Squares
Austrian Collection Salzburg Die
The Scandinavian Collection Background

Sweet Poppy Stencils

Two more samples using new Releases from Sweet Poppy Stencils
Deer and Tree Stencils for my 1st card using  2 of the new stencils. Inked trees and added Stickles onto branches and deer with glitter over pearlescent paste

Holly wreath in pearlescent paste and covered with embossing powder which I left to dry before heating. Sentiment banner and mat and layering to finish

Tuesday 14 July 2015

Workshop Project - a pencil box

My Pencil Box

A lovely Workshop again and I decided to use the Hibiscus Flower on my pencil box. Brayered black Gesso as the base and then stamped and heat embossed the flowers. Used Wink of Stella pens to add a bit of sparkle.   (for Workshop info)!/Hibiscus-Unmounted-Stamps/p/48145847/category=12538212

Monday 13 July 2015

Globe Stencil Penguin Family

Penguin Family
The new globe stencils are really good to work with, quite intricate detail. White glossy paste with the lower part of the globe sprinkled with glitter


Sunday 12 July 2015

Chocolate Baroque Challenge card #3

Chocolate Baroque Butterfly Set

Multi layered butterflies coloured with Promarkers. Embossed a background and used the de-bossed side to coat  glitter paste so the bulk sits in the "deboss". I like the sublte effect. Usual mat and layering to finish

Friday 10 July 2015

Sweet Poppy Stencil #Christmas Card

Another card using one of the new stencils from Sweet Poppy Stencils
Had to take at a funny angle as the Mirri card is rather reflective!
Bauble Stencil is new and I also added the sentiment which I all ready had. Used a glitter paste onto black card but there are so many mediums which work well. Matt and layering to finish.
New items available to pre-order from -

Throwback Thursday

Sheena Douglas Stamps

The card I am reviving from a couple of years ago features Sheena Douglass' stamps.
I used distress inks for the background on Centura Pearl card creating a series of random circles. Dripped water and blotted off to create areas of lightness ( I am sure there is a technical term for this!)
Stamped  Sheena's flowers and foliage directly onto card using Versamark and some off card to decoupage. Added my favourite Liquid pearls to add a little more detail to the flower.
I am entering this throwback post into Bibiana's "Throwback Thursday Challenge"

Thursday 9 July 2015

Take an inch!

Workshop at J & C Creation - my card

These lovely Darkroom Door stamps make for a great basis for a lot of projects. I made a card....the centre panel was created on stamp board -  1" squares. Inked backgrounds with Distress and Memento inks and then stamped images with Versafine.
Created background squares  and then finished off the mat and layering, embossing one of the layers.

Workshop held at J & C can find details of up and coming Workshops via this link:-

Wednesday 8 July 2015

Sweet Poppy Stencils

Sweet Poppy Stencil
Another of the new releases from Sweet Poppy Stencils - well 2 actually as I have incorporated both the Deer and the stunning Tree (Winter Scene) stencils. I cut the deer out after drying and then added more snow .Made a dome snowfall acetate cover.

Tuesday 7 July 2015

New Releases from Sweet Poppy Stencils - Christmas Wreath

Christmas Wreath
One of the new releases from Sweet Poppy Stencils - Christmas Wreath

I used the hexagonal doe as the base for my card and green paste by Phill Martin and  Glitters from Sweet Poppy Stencil. The sentiment was from the Merry Christmas Stencil again from Sweet Poppy..
You can find this stencil and all the other new releases at:-


Sunday 5 July 2015

Chocolate Baroque Challenge Card #2

Tag Card

Stamped image and kept to simple colouring.
Stamp from the Poppy Meadow Set......
This is card no 2 for the current Chocolate Baroque Challenge 12

Graduation Cards

A couple of Graduation Cards .....
I was recently asked to make a couple of Graduation cards and here are what I made:

The Owl was a Woodware Stamp and I made the Caps and added tassels to finish

Saturday 4 July 2015

A Man's card today

A card suitable for a Man I think. Made this at a Workshop at J&C Creations recently.
Simple Panelling and Stamping with heat EP .
Distress Inks to add shading on the Cathedral

other Workshop details, including beading can be found via the link below

Friday 3 July 2015

Sue Wilson Mini Striplet Die

My 1st "C" card of 2015!
I think this mini Striplet Die from the 2015 Collection by Sue Wilson will be a useful addition to my Die stash!
I cut out of cream card and then backed with double sided adhesive sheet. I brushed through 3 shades of gold mica powder and finished by mat and layering with gold Mirri card and a few gold Liquid Pearls to finish.
Dies available from various outlets. Usually I purchase from Mycrafttoyou Crafting. Setcraft and IconUK C.
Thank you for looking today

Thursday 2 July 2015

Chocolate Baroque Challenge 12 - CARD #1

My 1st card for Challenge 12 / Chocolate Baroque

My 1st card for the current challenge is a CAS design card, using one of the many Poppy Stamps I have !!
 I used a gloss varnish to highlight the Butterfly and Poppy flowers, simple matt and layering to finish
and that's it!
I am entering this card into Chocolate Baroque's Challenge 12..