Sunday 31 January 2016

SweetPoppy Stencils - New Release

A Couple of samples from the new Stencil Release from Sweet Poppy Stencils

Black Daisy with translucent paste and glitter. Background card from my stash

A beautiful Cross stencil. This will cover many occasions for sure. I used glitter paste and when dry cut out. Mounted on plain background card. Sentiment from computer and flower using a Creative Expressions Die.

Thursday 28 January 2016

Sweet Poppy Stencils

My Post today showcases 2 sample from the new release of Sweet Poppy Stencils
Mica powders on pearlescent paste

Translucsent paste with Glitter.
Rocking horse from my stash.
Here's the link to find all the other new stencils...I'll Blog some more soon!

Wednesday 27 January 2016

Tag Card

Todays Tag Card
For those times when you want a smaller card or tag a combination to make a tag card could be the answer.
I made a  tag card blank from a die by Tim Holtz by overlapping the folded edge of the card a little on the cutting edge  so it didn't cut ( hope that makes sense!)
Made two more smaller layers using the first as a template. The smallest I used to stamp my Chocolate Baroque image and also the sentiment (from my stash). Coloured and then inked around the edges. Layered up and threaded a ribbon to finish

Friday 22 January 2016

Hexagon Card

Busy Bee at Work!
This is one of a trio of "Bee" theme cards using a set of Stamps from Chocolate Baroque
I cut the base card and Hexagonal frame from a set of Hexagonal Dies  From Lifestyle ( other makes available). Also cut smaller Heaxagonal shapes for the Sentiment which I have now straightened!!
Stamped the Honeycomb using Distress Inks and Stamped the Bee on heat resistant acetate and cut out
Stamp Set link:

Wednesday 20 January 2016

Stencil Inks and Flower Die

Floral Card with a Stencil and Inks
Thought I would use a 6" x 6" card base for todays card.
I used the large Smoothie Blending Sponges from Creative Expressions to  ink over random circles. Quick blast with a heat gun
Used a circle stencil and made a mental diagonal line. I used a dimensional  paste and sprinkle over a burgundy embossing powder. Left to dry before heating.
Made 5 Peony Flowers using the Creative Expression Open and Closed Dies and then stamped with the co-ordinating Stamp.
Cut a die for the sentiment ( from a set by Phill Martin) to be stamped on.

Tuesday 19 January 2016

Creative ExpressionDie - Butterflies in Flight Striplet

A quick card today using a Sue Wilson Mini Striplet Die
Butterfly striplet cut into a pale blue Adorable Scorable card.
 Cut the panel form gloss card and used Distress Inks to colour. 
Also cut the 4 single Butterflies and coloured as background.
Cut the On Your Special Day Sentiment in the pale blue and white and shadowed the wording.... The difference in the colours is not showing too well.
Cut a few of the flowers from the Petite Peony cluster for the corner


Sunday 17 January 2016

Designs by Ryn Hibiscus Stencil

Art work I designed using a Stencil and Gelli plate

This was my first real in depth session using a Gelli plate....and love it!
A circle stencil from Clarity Stamps in the background and then used Distress Inks through the stunning Hibiscus Stencil by Designs by Ryn....

Workshop by Eileen @
thank you for stopping by today.........................

Saturday 16 January 2016

Poppy Power Digi Stamp and Creative Expressions Frame

Power Poppy Digi Stamp
I recently found the Power Poppy site and love some of their images - mainly floral but others to choose from.
I'm too impatient to wait for a delivery so buy as digi stamps so that I can resize as I like.
I coloured using Wink of Stella pens. Alcoholic pens work well also.

I made the frame for mounting from the Noble Pierced Rectangle Set from Sue Wilson at Creative Expressions..

Noble Double Pierced Rectangles


Thursday 14 January 2016

Groovi Day

Parchment card today.........
Don't get too much time for "parching" so the new Groovi system is a great alternative and gives such great results.  The corner punch makes mounting so much easier too, though you can only really have one size of margin for the layers to fit  in the slots.
Coloured from the back with Spectrum Noir Pencils and used one off the border plates for the edging. I went over it free hand to double the effect up.
Crafters Companion Spectrum Noir Colour Blend Pencils

Tuesday 12 January 2016

Creative Expressions Card

Cards using Sue Wilson Dies
I made this 7" x 7" card using the Octagonal Striplet
Cut 3  panels into the card and  mounted another as a cut out with the frame . Stuck them onto double sided adhesive paper. Used the Cosmic Shimmer Glitter Jewels Crystal Chips 25ml.
Multi cut the Alexandra  die from the Frames and Tags set. Added four corners from the Configurations Dainty Lace Edger Die
Cut Laurel leaves and Finishing Touches Collection Blossoming Branch.
Cut a double frame from the Noble Pierced Square Die Set. and mounted onto a card base.


Sunday 10 January 2016

New Home Card

Lavinia Stamps Digi Stamp

I was asked for a New Home Card and what better than to use a Digi print that I had bought from Lavinia Stamps. Coloured in and used Distress Inks for the background and the leaf around the edges.  Made the New Home sentiment using a Sweet Poppy Stencils and layered onto gold linen effect card.
Zen Mushroom House (digital)

Thursday 7 January 2016

Butterfly Frame

Chocolte Baroque Butterfly Frame
I saw a frame in a shop and thought I could make something similar for a fraction of the cost. Bought a box frame and found a sheet of wedding paper for the background. Stamped a selection of Butterflies from Chocolate Baroque onto parchment. and cut out. Arranged as shown. Have since added a row of small pearls onto the mount board to link in with the paper but no photo as I gave it away!!

Butterfly Set from Chocolate Baroque
Butterfly Blush Rubber Stamp Sheet - DL

Tuesday 5 January 2016

Happy New Year

Welcome to my 1st Blog of 2016!

This is a quick/ish!!  card using a lovely set of stamps from Chocolate Baroque

Hexagonal base card. Also cut a frame and a smaller hexagonal and frame for the sentiment.
I used  Distress inks - Fossilised Amber and Espresso for the honeycombstamping. I prefer to use a blender sponge  or similar to put the ink to the stamp. This technique for me gives a more defined stamping as excess moisture is taken up by the blender. I love the blender sponges from Creative Expressions - now available as a mini size.
Stamped the larger Bee onto heat resistant acetate and cut out. Added colour from the back with alcohol markers.
Stamped other Bees direct to card
Smoothies - Ink Blending Sponge
That's all for today.....Catch up again soon