Wednesday 30 September 2015

Christmas is coming!

5 x 7 Card base used landscape for a change. Stencilled the Corner Holly with translucent paste and added SPS ultra fine Glitters. Stencilled the sentiment on a die cut which was cut three times and stacked up and then again glittered. Mounted onto another die cut
Sweet Poppy Stencil: Holly Sprig Scandinavian Collection Oslo

Sweet Poppy Christmas Wreath and an Italian Collection Die

Christmas is coming!
An effective card using three main elements. A die cut shape using an Italian Collection die from Creative Expressions, The beautiful Wreath stencil  from Sweet Poppy Stencils and a free sentiment from a magazine mounted on the circle from the same die set. An embossed background to layer it all on. I did cut the die twice to give it body to take the glitter paste. Still goes out on normal posting so think this may well be one of my batch makes!


Tuesday 29 September 2015

Chocolate Baroque Card #3

Challenge Card #3

A quick card today with an octagonal card base. Butterfly from
Inked a small panel for the sentiment
That's it!
I am entering the current CB Challenge

Monday 28 September 2015

Chocolate Baroque Challenge Card #2

Card Two

Prepared 2 panels using Distress Inksand Versacolor and layered onto black card. Stamped images and colur with Wink of Stella Pens and Kuretake Colour Pens.
Stamped, coloured and cut out butterfly. Added extra panels under the larger panels and mounted onto an embossed base card.  Finished by stamping and cutting the Sentiment

Floral Bouquet Rubber stamp sheet - A5
Just Butterflies Rubber Stamp Sheet - DL

I am entering this card into the current Chocolate Baroque Challenge:


Sunday 27 September 2015

Chocolate Baroque Challenge Card #1

Butterflies in flight

My first card for the current Chocolate Baroque Challenge 
I used Fossilized Amber Distress Ink, Silver Versacolour for the band which I first masked off.
 Wink of Stella and other Pens for colouring the Butterflies after I had stamped and heat embossed with White Embossing powder.
Cut out 2 of each butterflies and double mounted.  Stamped sentiment direct to card.

I am entering this card into the following Challenge: 

Wednesday 23 September 2015

Creative Expressions Holly Spray and a Lavinia Stag

Framed an aperture with the Holly Spray and twigs from the  Pine Bough Set from Sue Wilson @ Creative Expressions.
Cut a backing card and created the sunset and snow hills using mixed inks including the super Cloud Inks. Stamped the Lavinia Stag in Black Versafine
Added Cosmic Shimmer Glitter Jewels for interest.
Simple mat and layering to complete my card.

Tuesday 22 September 2015

Aurora Borealis - Take Two!

My second take on a card demonstrated by Sue Wilson on Hochanda recently....

This time I decided to start with black card and see how it went!!  I outlined the hill with Archival white. Next onto Memento Brilliance in assorted colours to add the "Aurora". This gives a much more subtle effect but I quite like it.....Cut out several Winter Trees and deep embossed. Used Creative Expression Pewter Gilding Wax. Stamped a Star from my stash and added Stickles for sparkle. Defined the hillocks with a white pen for interest. Shadowed the sentiment die from my stash.

Tuesday 15 September 2015

Winter Trees and a lot of ink

Creative Expression dies and Winter Trees
My card was based on a Demo Sue Wilson did over the weekend on TV.
Hill foreground first and then the colours and then more Ink. I mainly used Hickory Smoke and Black Soot for the darker areas and Memento Inks for the Colours. Thick black card and a deep embosss on the Winter Trees  dies and Gilding wax from Creative Expressions ( pewter I think) lightly applied and then buffed up. The sentiment was die cut in black and white and shadowed so the white was in the background to soften the look .
White pen for the mass of stars and to highlight the edge of the trees.


Monday 14 September 2015

Chocolate Baroque Challenge 14

Card #2

Stamped and coloured poppy and dragonfly for my entry into the current Chocolate Baroque Challenge. Die cuts form the background shapes and corners. 

Friday 11 September 2015

Poppy Stamp

Indigo Blue Poppy Stamp - large!
Embossed black card for background
and stamped Poppy onto card to paint and cut out. This is a beautiful stamp!
Another card I have made using the 2 smaller stamps in the set along with seed heads and leaves on the Beaded Fanfare EF by Creative Expressions
So many arrangements can be made with this stamp

Tuesday 8 September 2015

Flowers and Pearls

Just noticed the camera strap it's not part of the design!!
Canadian background and Finishing Touches Collection Cornflower and leaves. Glitter on double sided adhesive paper for the background of the die
Cosmic Shimmer pink for the pearls and made up a couple of Stick pins to finish


Monday 7 September 2015

Lavinia Stamps Challenge #9

Inks and stamps

Die cut shape and used it to mask off the centre. Used some of the new Distress Inks For 2015....
Cracked Pistachio, Fossilized Amber and Mermaid Lagoon
Stamped Lavinia Butterfly direct to card and also one for cutting out. Same process for the little flowers. Leaves Stamped onto card.
Here is a shopping list of the stamps I've used.....
Distress Inks generally available......


I am entering my card into the current Lavinia Stamps Challenge:

Beaded Pearl Embossing folder

Pinpoint Beaded Pearl Embossing folder by Creative Expressions and a die from the French Corner, border tag set.
Brown and cream for the mat and layering and a chocolate box bow.
Sentiment tamp form my stash and the "twigs" are slivers of brown card.


Sunday 6 September 2015

Pretty Pansies - a Stampendous Stamp

Colouring today!
A simple card in an octagonal shape. Layer inked with Cosmic Shimmer Cloud Frosty Heather.
Stamped image ( Pansy Spray Stamp from Oyster Stamps)
Painted with Distress Inks.
One of my favourite flowers!

Saturday 5 September 2015

Creative Expressions and Honeydoo Stamps

A white on white card with an embossed background( (Embossing  Folder Large Rambling Blossom).
Stamped and heat embossed onto white  parchment, Stamp by Honey  Doo Crafts
A hint of Frosty Heather from the new Cosmic Shimmer Cloud Inks on the stamped sentiment.
A few pearls from the Finishing Touches Range ( Creative Expressions) Mini Pearl Swirls White
Butterfly die by Memory Box ( I think)
Mounted onto purple and Cosmic dries white centre to flowers

Tuesday 1 September 2015

Creative Expression - Stamps by John Lockwood

Aperture Cards with Stamps by John Lockwood

Cut apertures and used dies tcreate the frames by embossing the dies only.
Stamping and coloured flowers with Wink of Stella Pens
Sentiment is a stamp in the sets by John Lockwood for Creative Expressions
1st card:Designs by John Lockwood - Elements Stamps Dogwood Flower Frame
2nd card:                        Designs by John Lockwood - Cherry Blossom Elements