Wednesday 27 May 2020

Are You Having A Giraffe...!

Hi, thanks for popping in.

This is the card I made for my daughter’s birthday today. The stamp set used is from Pink Ink Designs and inside the sentiment reads “Are you having a giraffe,” which I thought was appropriate for a lockdown birthday.

Thanks for taking a peek

Julie xx

Tuesday 17 March 2020

Venus Fly Trap

Hi, thanks for popping in, today I have something a bit different to show you...

My daughter and her boyfriend are involved with our local amateur dramatics society (Reading Operatic Society) who were due to put on Little Shop of Horrors this week...well the Corona virus had other ideas and the show has had to be postponed for a while. By chance I saw this Venus flytrap design on Simply Crafty SVGs which is reminiscent of the plant in the show so I decided to cut it on my Scan N Cut and make it to display on their raffle ticket table.

I have never done anything like this before and was quite pleased with the end result. There were  a couple of mistakes along the way but all things considered, it turned out ok.
Hopefully the show will go on very soon......
Thanks for looking

Julie xx

Friday 28 February 2020

Nearly Spring...?

Hiya, the three projects I have for you today have all been stamped using Chocolate Baroque stamps and I think you will agree that the sight of snowdrops and bluebells gives the impression that Spring is just around the corner...Well we can all hope that there will soon be a change in this awful wet weather we have been having, can't we?

Thanks for stopping by

Julie xx

Tuesday 11 February 2020

Floral Blueprints

Hello, thanks for stopping by.

Here are a couple of cards that I made for a recent Chocolate Baroque show on Hochanda TV.
These blueprint designs went down a storm with the viewers and sold out 2 or 3 times over.


Julie xx

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