Sunday, 5 January 2020

Needle Felting

Hi, thanks for stopping by. I was given a needle Felting kit for Christmas. This is a brand new craft for me and was eager to have a go...

This little red squirrel is my first attempt and I am quite pleased with him. I have ordered some more wool so watch this

Julie xx

Saturday, 4 January 2020

Happy New Year

Hello! Happy New Year and thanks for stopping by.

I have two bird themed cards to kick off the new year. Both cards have been stamped with Chocolate Baroque's Steampunk Birds

Hope you had a lovely Christmas and this coming year is full of fun, love and kindness.


Julie xx

Thursday, 28 November 2019

The Art Of Chess

Hello, thanks for popping in.

This card has been stamped using The Art of Chess from Chocolate Baroque. 
As you can see I have kept colour to a minimum and have just added a hint of colour with Polychromos pencils to the centre image. The background has been created by dabbing the chequer board from the centre image with out using a stamping block and the white chess pieces in the foreground were stamped before mirror stamping them and colouring them black on the right hand side. 

Thanks for taking a peek

Julie xx

Friday, 1 November 2019

Musical Chess

Hello, thanks for popping in. I have two cards designed with Chocolate Baroque stamps.

My first card is stamped with Music Fanfare. I had some help with stamping the treble clef in a circle as I used my Inkadinkado stamping gear. I am quite sure I would not have achieved the circular design without it.

My second card is stamped with the Art of Chess as well as using the treble clef from Music Fanfare. Again I used the stamping gear to evenly place the treble clef around the card.

Thanks for stopping by

Julie xx

Tuesday, 1 October 2019

Happy Flower Day

Hello, today I have three cards stamped with Chocolate Baroque's Happy Flower Day and Celebration Bouquet stamp sets.

Both stamp sets were featured on Hochanda TV when Chocolate Baroque
showcased them in September.

All three cards have been stamped and then coloured with Polychromos pencils and Distress inks.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek

Julie xx

Thursday, 5 September 2019

Poppy Cottage

Hello, today I have a stamp from Chocolate Baroque that has been designed by Kim Moody.
Kim has based his drawing on Judith's cottage, who is the Design Team Leader over at Chocolate Baroque, isn't it fab?

All stamped and coloured with Versafine, Distress ink and polychromus pencils.

Thanks for stopping by

Julie xx

Thursday, 1 August 2019

Christmas In August

Hello, thanks for popping in. Chocolate Baroque have recently released their new Christmas stamps so here are a couple of cards from their new range.

My first card just uses a couple of the little worker stamps from the main Christmas Garden.

My second card uses a mixture of the worker stamps, for the background, from Christmas Garden and the main image is from Christmas Circles.

Thanks for taking a peek

Julie xx

Monday, 8 July 2019

Rose and Thistle

Hello, thanks for popping in.
I have two cards, stamped with Chocolate Baroque's Rose and Thistle set.

Both cards have been coloured with Polychromus pencils and Distress inks.

Thanks for taking a peek

Julie xx

Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Woodland Delights

Hi there, thanks for stopping by.

Here are three cards stamped with Chocolate Baroque stamps that I made for one of their recent Hochanda TV shows.

Thanks for taking a peek

Julie xx

Saturday, 1 June 2019

Chocolate Trio

Hello, thanks for popping by. I have badly neglected my blog again... I have to admit that I enjoy the making process but the taking pictures, uploading and then writing the projects up is a bit of a faff LOL!

Anyway, here are three cards that I have made for Chocolate Baroque TV shows that have been shown on Hochanda this year.

Thanks for taking a peek.

Julie xx

Wednesday, 1 May 2019

Up And Away...

Here is a super quick card made with the same balloon stamp used in my previous post.

This card was so much quicker than the polymer frame though...I just stamped the balloon with onyx Versafine, added some colour with pencils, lightly sponged distress ink over the background using a cloud mask and then stamped the sentiment. Simples!

Thanks for stopping by.

Julie xx

Friday, 5 April 2019

Balloon Frame

Hi there. Here is a frame I made quite some time ago, but thought is was worth showing again as Chocolate Baroque featured these stamps in their March, Hochanda TV shows.

I covered the frame with square tiles of polymer clay that I had stamped with the heart from Fluttering Hearts. The balloon is from Punky Hearts and the polymer clay heart on the front is the same design used for the tiles. Before I adhered the heart to the frame I glued cord around the edge so that i could add some decorative beading, which I hand stitched.

Thanks for stopping by

Julie xx