Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Steampunk of Days Gone By

 Hi there, thanks for popping in.
Thought I would pop this frame card and matching box onto my blog.
It is made with Steampunkery and Steampunk Travel which are all stamps from Chocolate Baroque.

The box and card frame were both cut on my Scan n Cut and I decorated them both before gluing them together.
The winged clock also comes from the stamp sets, however I used it to stamp into Fimo clay. I cut out the clay with a craft knife before baking and then spraying with alcohol ink. I added wire and beads from my stash instead of cutting out the fiddly propeller that was in the original design.

Thanks for taking a peek.

Julie xx

Saturday, 18 November 2017


Hello, thanks for stopping by. My poor blog has been neglected again so to try and make up for my tardiness I have posted 3 cards to try to make amends.  All of these cards were made for a recent Chocolate Baroque show on Hochanda, did you get to see it?

My first card is stamped with Chocolate Baroque's Steampunkery  and Eccentric Edwardian . All of the images have been stamped with Onyx Black Versafine and Distress inks for the background. The larger clock face was stamped onto acetate and the reverse was covered in bronze glitter glue. To finish off I added Glossy Accents to the Beetle's body clock.

This second card has been stamped with Steampunkery, as before and the background is Distress inks. To finish off I have added acrylic paint dots and white paint pen highlights.

My last card is stamped with Steampunkery and Eccentric Edwardian as before and the sentiment is from Punky Expressions.

Thanks for taking a peek

Julie xx

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Trees and Leaves

Hello, thanks for popping in. Today I have a trio of cards that I have recently made for Chocolate Baroque's TV shows on Hochanda.
My first card is stamped with  Fantasy Woodland and coloured with Polychromus pencils. I have to confess that I did get some help with an Inkadinkadoo Stamping Gear to create the circular design in the centre, but I am sure if you have an eye for detail you could give it a go free hand. 

This second card is stamped with the Tall Trees set, coloured with Distress inks and finished off with white paint pen highlights.

My third card is stamped with a set from Chocolate Baroque's Autumn Beauty collection. As you can see I decided to just highlight the golden leaves and colour the rest in grey tones.

Thanks for taking a peek.
See you soon

Julie xx

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Reindeer Landscape

Hello, thought I would show another Christmas card...sorry if it's too early :-D

The base card has been coloured with Distress inks before being over-stamped with the trees and snow flakes. The reindeer panel was stamped with Onyx Black Versafine before being coloured with Polychromus pencils. Dabs of crystal stickles and white paint pen have been added for extra sparkle and there you have it, one Christmas card made using the Reindeer Landscape set.

Thanks for stopping by

Julie xx

Sunday, 8 October 2017

Autumn Leaves

Hiya, just popping in to show a quick Chocolate Baroque stamped card.

The sets I have used for this card are Nature's Peace and Nature Table.
First I took some water colour card and covered it in yellow and orange liquid watercolour. I let it dry before stamping the trees and leaves with Versamark before applying clear embossing powder and  setting with a heat gun. Once you are happy with your stamped design, spritz the card with lots of water and blot with kitchen towel. This tones down the background colour but leaves the deeper colour tone under the clear embossing ink.
Cut your image into 3 panels, mount onto card-stock before attaching to the front of your card blank. Stamp the sentiment, cut out and attach to the front.
I have finished off the design with 3 die cut leaves that I have brushed with gilding wax.

Thanks for taking a peek

Julie xx

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Autumn Leaves

Hello, sorry it has been so long since my last post. My mojo has decided to up and leave making crafting very difficult, so to keep my little blog ticking over I have posted 3 cards that I made a while ago, but you may have seen one or two of them featured on Chocolate Baroque's recent Hochanda show.

All three of these cards are made with the rather fabby Autumn Edges stamp set.

As you can see it is a very versatile set so if you fancy getting stuck into some seasonal makes then you need this set.

Thanks for stopping by


Julie xx

Sunday, 20 August 2017

Leafy Flower

Hellooo, thanks for stopping by. Just a quick post to show you the card I made with Chocolate Baroque's Take it or Leaf it stamp set.

I coloured the base card with Spiced Marmalade, Squeezed Lemonade and Mustard Seed Distress inks and stamped around the edge with the small swirly leaf stamp. I then used an Inkadinkadoo Stamping Gear to position the small decorative leaf around the centre of the card blank. I then stamped the same small leaf design onto spare stamping card 16 times before colouring with Distress inks and then cutting out. I used 3d glue gel to attach the leaves to the front of the card and finished off with white paint pen highlights and dabs of Crystal Stickles.

Many thanks for taking a peek

Julie xx

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Quick Cards

Hello, thanks for popping in. Today I have a quick card idea made with the Hanging Flowers stamp courtesy of Chocolate Baroque.

I simply stamped and embossed the flowers onto Kraft card, before die cutting with a circle.
I added some colour using a damp brush and liquid water-colour, before mounting onto black card that I had again cut using a circle die.
The card was finished off with a sentiment from Amazing Mackintosh Words.

If you would like some more quick card inspiration then pop over to the Chocolate Baroque Design Team blog for more ideas for when you need a card in a hurry.

Hope to see you again soon

Julie xx

Monday, 7 August 2017

Colouring Pages

Hi thanks for popping in. Just thought I would post a couple of pages that I coloured for Chocolate Baroque's recent Hochanda show.

I have coloured these with Magic Colouring Pencils. I really loved playing with these as there are 2 or 3 different colours in each pencil, depending on how you hold it and the blender pencil works a treat.

You can find the colouring pages over at Chocolate Baroque and they come with a really useful colour mixing guide and a colour wheel as well.

Hope to see you again soon

Julie xx

Friday, 21 July 2017

Mackintosh Cards

Hiya, thanks for taking a peek. I have two cards to share today that I made for a recent Chocolate Baroque TV show. 

My first is made with the Mackintosh Beauty set. I decided to use the ribbon rose as a corner stamp along with framing the central heart design. No difficult measuring was necessary as you just stamp the ribbon rose and then turn 90 degrees and stamp again, just make sure that the ribbon is as close as it can be to the image already stamped. The heart design fits perfectly in the middle. I have coloured the card with brush markers and Distress inks.

I started my second card by stamping the border from Mackintosh Beauty to make a frame for the central panel. To make a neater finish use masking tape to mitre the corners so you do not get any overlap from where the border images meet at the corners. The central panel is from Mackintosh Windows. I stamped this onto separate card before colouring with Polychromos pencils and then cutting out. The birthday wishes sentiment is from Amazing Mackintosh Words and the background was created by swiping the edge of Old Paper Distress ink across the page.

Hope to see you again soon

Julie xx

Sunday, 9 July 2017


Hi, just popping in to share a card created with the Summer Fayre stamp from Chocolate Baroque.

The base card was stamped with the Large Crackle Background stamp and the poppy is from Pretty Poppies.
I stamped the lady onto Kraft card and coloured with pencils, edged the design with the Crackle background and added crystal stickles and white paint pen highlights. No other techniques have really been used other than stamp and then colour.

Thanks for looking

Julie xx

Thursday, 29 June 2017

More Butterflies...

Hi there, thanks for popping in. These are the last of my butterfly cards created for a recent Chocolate Baroque, Hochanda TV show.

This first card was made with Butterfly Blush and Patchwork Butterfly stamp sets.
I started by stencilling the grey splodges onto stamping card and then inked up the butterflies with various dye inks. Before stamping the butterflies I inked up the swirly grass from Patchwork Butterfly with red Versafine and stamped onto the butterflies before stamping onto the card. A technique called Kiss Stamping. I finished the card off with a sentiment from Patchwork Butterfly.

My second card was made by placing butterfly and dragon fly masks (from Kaleidoscope of Butterflies)onto card stock and applying Distress ink over the top. I then stamped the butterfly and dragon fly from Butterfly Blush in the space left from the mask. The butterfly in the centre is from Just Butterflies and has been stamped onto acetate and glittered on the reverse side before being glued to the front of the card with 3d glue gel.

Thanks for looking

Julie xx