Sunday, 15 April 2018

Quick Card

Hiya! Here is a very quick post showing a very quick card...

I stamped the Iris from Tranquility twice before colouring with Polychromos pencils and dusting the background with Broken China Distress ink. I then drew a border around each flower with a black fine liner pen and finished the design off with a sentiment from Birthday Words.

If you need more quick card ideas then get yourself over to Chocolate Baroque's blog as there is a special post today covering such ideas.

Thanks for looking

Julie xx

Wednesday, 11 April 2018


Hello, just popping in to show a card made with Chocolate Baroque's Tranquility set.

The main image was stamped and coloured with water-colour pen onto water-colour card and the Wisteria type flower was stamped with a dark green Versafine ink.
I then cut the design to size and mounted onto black card before attaching to the DL card blank.

Thanks for taking a peek

Julie xx

Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Landscape Edges

Hello, I just noticed these cards lurking in an old folder that I made with Landscape Edges. They are a couple of years old now and I believe they have already appeared on Chocolate Baroque's Design Team blog, however they have never been seen on mine, so here they are.

For the first card I coloured the stamp with different coloured marker pens before stamping onto the card, then layering onto a faux wood effect background, created by dragging a Distress ink pad across the card-stock.

I used the stone wall to frame the card, which I coloured with water colour before stamping the tree image. I also stamped the trees onto separate card-stock before die cutting with a circle and adding it as a spot light to the main image.

Thanks for popping by

Julie xx

Thursday, 15 March 2018

Quick Card

Hello, if you are needing to make a card in a hurry then here is an idea and it takes just 15 minutes.

Although three separate stamp sets are used, it is still a very simple card. 
First of all ink up the large leaf design with green Versafine, from Take it or Leaf it and stamp it 5 times onto your base card. (re-ink after each application) Then take the largest tree from English Cottages and stamp in the bottom left and bottom right corners. Colour with pencils.
On separate stamping card stamp the windmill from Sunburst Scenes, cut out, add a black mount slightly bigger than your windmill design and then adhere to the front of the card.

If you would like some more quick card ideas then pop over to Chocolate Baroque's Design Team blog where there is plenty to whet your appetite 

Thanks for stopping by

Julie xx

Sunday, 11 March 2018

Village Church

Hello, thanks for stopping by. I have a scene building card stamped with Sunburst Scenes and Village Life from Chocolate Baroque.

I started the design by stamping the church from Village life and then created a mask to cover the church so that when I repeatedly stamped the tree, also from Village Life, it looks like the trees are behind the church.
The sun and clouds is made up of two stamps from Sunburst Scenes.
The finished design was coloured with pencils and to finish off I added white paint pen high-lights to the trees.

Thanks for popping in


Thursday, 1 March 2018

Colouring Pages

Hello, thanks for popping in. I have a couple of the recently launched colouring pages from Chocolate Baroque.

Both of these pages have been coloured with Coloursoft pencils before I went over the colouring with blending solution and then polished with a tissue. The paper the designs are printed on is fantastic as it is really smooth and robust as it takes all sorts of mediums such as alcohol ink, paints and Gesso.

Thanks for taking a peek

Julie xx

Thursday, 15 February 2018

Wish Flower

Hello, just popping in to share a quick Chocolate Baroque card project that was shown on one of their recent Hochanda TV shows

I stamped the large Wish Flower design and coloured with pencils. I also made a second image onto spare card and cut out the two largest flower heads.
Once you have your main image place the negative Kaleidoscope of Butterflies mask onto your design and apply orange Distress ink so the butterfly appears over the wording and over the flowers. Don't worry that you have covered over the flowers as that is why you have cut out the two flower heads from your spare card. 
Once you are happy with your background, which I coloured with Distress inks and black water-colour splats, glue the flower heads into place with 3d glue gel.

Thanks for taking a peek

Julie xx

Sunday, 11 February 2018

Reason For Lack of Posting...sorry!

Oh dear...really neglected blog. Apologies to anyone expecting a post but for the past two weeks my attention has been turned to a new blog and Facebook page that I have had to set up. Yes I did say had to! Some of you may know that my Collie had a terrible accident last July. The clip on his lead released him into a lorry and he suffered catastrophic injuries resulting in him being permanently disabled. Company of Animals who manufacture the double ended, HALTI training lead that we were using are being very unhelpful. They are washing their hands of any responsibility so I had to set up a Facebook page to gather other dog owners stories to help build my case against them. Well it has been quite successful, I have had plenty of lovely people leave messages of their experiences with HALTI lead products. If you are interested my blog page is  however all the comments and evidence is on

Normal blog posts will resume later this week

Sunday, 14 January 2018

Key To My Dreams

Hiya. Today I have another project created with one of Mark Gould's latest stamps, Gypsy Rose

I love this image and decided to pair it up with Chocolate Baroque's Key To My Dreams.
 Gypsy Rose was inked up with Onyx Black Versafine ink and stamped onto water-colour card. An extra image needs to be stamped onto copy paper and cut out so that Gypsy Rose can be masked. Stamp the locks and key over the mask, using grey Versafine ink  and then remove the mask and colour design with water-colour. The locks and key have been coloured with a soft graphite drawing pencil. I also used the same pencil to create the soft grey background around the edge of the card and simply smudged it with my finger and a tissue.
I added dots of acrylic paint around the image and finished off by stamping the sentiment with the Onyx Black Versafine.

Thanks for stopping by

Julie xx

Friday, 5 January 2018

Travelling Through The Ages

Hello, thanks for popping in. My first post of the year is an extra large card featuring stamps from Chocolate Baroque and Mark Gould.

I started by stamping the aviatior lady on a piece of A4 water-colour card and coloured her with water-colour paints. The surrounding images are from Chocolate Baroque's Steampunkery and Steampunk Travel, which I also coloured with water-colour paints as before. The background is a mixture of water-colour and Distress inks and then finished off with white paint pen highlights.
This is a non standard sized card so I needed a piece of A3 card cut to size to matt my design.

Thursday, 28 December 2017

Quick Cards

Hi there, thanks for popping in. Here is a very quick post to share a couple of quick cards.

My first card is stamped using the Lily set from Chocolate Baroque. As you can see a very simple stamp the design and colour with pencils kind of design. The background has been coloured with Antique Linen Distress ink.

My second card is stamped with a design from Chocolate Baroque's Breath of Spring and the sentiment is from Birthday Words.

A big thank you for taking the time to stop by. Hope you have had a wonderful Christmas and sending best wishes for a fantastic 2018

Julie xx

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