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

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