Thursday, 25 October 2018

Kim Moody's Quirky House Collection

Hello, thanks for popping in. Today I have some cards that I have made with Kim Moody's new stamp collection that is available from Chocolate Baroque. 

Just in time for Halloween, I themed this design (Loft Conversion) with a spooky feel, but you can use it for any theme you wish.

This card is stamped with the English Country Garden house, so I decided to keep to the title and create a summery feel card, with holly-hock style flowers stamped in the foreground.

I decided that la Maison would be a good style for a New Home card. The letters were cut on my fabulous Scan n Cut machine and the rest of the card was coloured with pencils.

I used Loft Conversion for this summery feel card. As you can see it is very versatile as my first card shows it as a spooky Halloween house.

My last card for these samples is made with La Maison which I coloured with polychromus pencils and Distress inks.

Thanks for taking a peek. There are more Kim Moody designs on the Design Team blog, so why don't you click here and take a look.

Julie xx

Monday, 24 September 2018

Indian Textiles

Hello, just a quick post to show a couple of cards made with Chocolate Baroques Indian inspired stamp sets.


My first card is a very quick card. I inked up the larger decorative stamp from Indian Textiles with Crimson Versafine ink and stamped 5 designs on the DL card in landscape style. I then filled in the gaps with the smaller design from the same set. The sentiment is from Paisley Elephant, which I stamped onto spare card, cut out and then mounted onto the finished card.

My second card has been stamped with Indian Elephant and Indian Textile and despite it looking quite layered this is all one piece of card. I used sticky notes to mask areas off to create the layered look and coloured with pencils and Distress inks.

Thanks for stopping by

Julie xx

Sunday, 9 September 2018

Nature's Paisley

Hello, thanks for popping in. The cards I have on the blog today have been designed using the Scan n Cut. The grid design is a set template in the machine so even easier...

The first card was stamped with Nature's Paisley from Chocolate Baroque. I stamped the leafy design onto the yellow and orange card-stock squares and then arranged them in a grid design. The decorative leaf was stamped and embossed, twice in black and once in gold, before cutting out and arranging onto the card with garden string and a button from my stash.

The second card is stamped with Paisley Elephant from Chocolate Baroque. The yellow template was cut on the scan n cut and placed over the stamped paisley background. The elephant was stamped and then coloured with pencils before being cut out and attached to the front with 3d glue gel.

Thanks for stopping by

Julie xx

Tuesday, 28 August 2018

Little Spruce Robin

Hello. Hope you are well. I cannot believe we are at the end of August already...Christmas really is fast approaching!

These two Christmas cards have been stamped with Chocolate Baroque's Robin The Spruce. I love this stamp set as the foliage is so useful and can be used on practically all of your Christmas card makes. As you can see, on my first card I have stamped the foliage around the edge of the base card. The little robin silhouette was stamped onto separate card-stock before being cut out with a circle die. I used a smaller circle aperture to create the sun/moon and everything has been lightly coloured with pale blues and oranges to give a very delicate feel of colour.

My second card is just one layer. I coloured the tree branch stamp with green and brown water-colour pens straight onto the rubber, before stamping onto the cards-stock and then stamped the berry branch in a very dark green dye ink.
The robin scene stamp was inked up with Sepia Versafine, stamped and then coloured with Polychromus pencils and then finished off by outlining with glitter glue.

Thanks for stopping by

Julie xx

Sunday, 12 August 2018

What a lovely Pear

Hello, thanks for popping in. This Christmas card was stamped with Pears and Baubles from Chocolate Baroque.

I inked up the solid pear design with red dye based ink first and stamped onto white stamping card and also onto copy paper to create a mask. Cut out and place the mask over the stamping card design so that the green Pear can be stamped next to the first red pear, but just slightly to the back and overlapping.
Remove the mask and colour the background with Distress ink. I inked up the large background stamp from Pear and Baubles but didn't use it with a mount. I just dabbed the stamp onto the card with my fingers so that you get just bits of the design. This is my new favourite way of using large stamps for backgrounds.
I edged the base card with a gold marker pen, before cutting the stamped design to size and attaching to the front of the card.

Thanks for stopping by

Julie xx

Tuesday, 31 July 2018

Scrumptious Succulents

Hello. I have three cards all made with Scrumptious Succulents  from Chocolate baroque.

The background on the first card was stamped with clear embossing ink and then coloured with pink and purple pan pastels, dusted over the top so that the powder adheres to the clear embossing ink. The main image was stamped onto white card-stock, coloured with water-colour and then attached to the front of the card.

I love simple Kraft Card designs so this is what I have done for the last two cards. The images have simply been stamped with onyx black Versafine ink and then coloured with Polychromos pencils. 

Thank you for stopping by

Julie xx

Tuesday, 17 July 2018

Quick Card

Hello, today is a quick card stamped with the Blossom and Grow set from Chocolate Baroque.

Super simple, stamp image with Onyx Black Versafine, colour with Polychromos Pencils and then colour the background with Distress inks using cut n dry foam. Cut image to size, mount onto green card-stock and attach to the front of the card.

Thanks for popping in

Julie xx

Tuesday, 3 July 2018

Simply Embossed

Hello, today I have a quick card made from a recently released stamp set from Chocolate Baroque called Lords and Ladies

I inked up the spray of ferns and clovers with clear embossing ink and stamped onto black card. I then sprinkled with silver embossing powder and then set with a heat gun. I edged my card with a silver paint pen and added white and silver paint pen dots in the background. I then mounted the panel onto a DL card blank.

Thanks for stopping by

Julie xx

Thursday, 31 May 2018

The Rose Tree

Hello, today I have a card that I have stamped using the The Rose Tree set from Chocolate Baroque

The dandelion seeds and seed heads have been stamped in the background with Versamark and Pan Pastel dusted over the top to pick up the image. The main floral design was stamped with Onyx Black Versafine and then coloured with Colour Soft Pencils. I then cut the panel out and attached to the base card with double sided tape.

Thank you for stopping by
Julie xx

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Quick Cards

Hello, here are two super quick card ideas for you. Both are made using the lovely Rose Tree set from Chocolate Baroque. If you would like more quick card ideas then pop over to Chocolate Baroque's  Design Team blog where there are lots more ideas being featured 

As you can see my first card is very easy. I have just stamped the bee and butterfly onto card, coloured with pencils, mounted onto black card-stock before attaching to the DL card blank.
The sentiment is from Birthday Words.

For my second card I have applied Barn Door Distress ink through a decorative panel stencil. I added some grey pencil shading for depth, along with white paint pen highlights. I then stamped the flower spray with Onyx Black Versafine ink onto the panel and added black and white pen dots for interest. The card was finished off with a fine liner pen border and flat back gems.

Thanks for stopping by

Julie xx

Monday, 14 May 2018

Summer Breeze

Hello, thanks for stopping by. I have a card made with Rose Tree from Chocolate Baroque to show you today.

I started by stamping the dandelion seeds around the edge of my card base to form a border. I masked off the centre of the card before colouring the border with Picked Raspberry Distress ink.
I then reversed the masking so that I could stamp and colour the centre of the card. I spritzed the Distress ink with water to create the mottled background and finished off with flat back gems and dabs of Crystal Stickles to add a bit of sparkle to the dandelions and bee's wings.

Thanks for taking a peek at my blog

Julie xx 

Saturday, 28 April 2018

Wisteria Lane

Hello, thanks for popping in. 
Here is a card made with Chocolate Baroque's Wisteria Lane

I inked up the decorative flower with Onyx Black Versafine ink and stamped using a clock face as a guide, meaning I stamped at 12, 3, 6 and then 9 o'clock first so that it was easier to fill in the gaps. I stamped the swirly flower around the edge of the decorative panel and the card blank, using grey Versafine ink and then darkened on the decorative panel with Hickory Smoke Distress ink. The flower design was coloured with pencils and the background on the decorative panel and card blank were  coloured with Distress inks.

Thanks for taking a peek

Julie xx