Sunday, 2 November 2014

Wall Hanging

Chocolate Baroque Colour Challenge

Hello, this is my entry for another Chocolate Baroque Colour Challenge. The colours permitted this time are displayed below and the stamp set I used was called Mackintosh Windows from Chocolate Baroque's website. I coloured the main image with Promarkers. I then cut the image out and stuck to the base card using Pinflair glue gel. The base card was created using promarkers and a perfect spritzer tool to create an airbrush effect. 
Thanks for looking and see you soon!

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Hi, thanks for stopping by. The card I have to share with you today was made for a friend's birthday using the oriental stamp set that came with one of the monthly Creative Stamping magazines. The little flower background stamp was from my stash but not sure who designed it.
The main image was stamped with Memento Ink and then coloured with Spectrum Noir pencils. I cut it out using a Spellbinders die and mounted onto pick card that I had die cut using the same circular die shape. The base card was stamped with the little flower stamp using a brown distress ink and then brushed over using the same ink. The Happy Birthday was stamped using Memento Ink and there you have it, one simple birthday card.

Saturday, 27 September 2014

Chocolate Baroque Challenge 3

Haven't added anything to the blog for today I have a post for the Chocolate Baroque monthly challenge which has to include the above colours.

I have used a current stamp (Artistic Expressions) set from Chocolate Baroque and a retired Elusive Images set called Filligree Fusion. I stamped onto a hammered, white card and quite like the mottled effect it gave when I brushed over the Distress Ink. The main image was created by stamping the swirl leaf design, four times and then coloured with Spectrum Noir pencils.
Thanks for looking!

Monday, 11 August 2014

Chocolate Baroque Colour Challenge

Hello all and thanks for stopping by. I have decided to join Chocolate Baroque's colour challenge using the above colours and of course Chocolate Baroque Stamps. 

 I wouldn't normally use this colour pallete and found it quite a challenge, but decided to use these colours with the Nature, Texture and Abstract Fragment sets of stamps from Chocolate Baroque
I have not used any techniques other than inking the stamps and applying it to the card. I really love the different Fragment stamps as they give so many varied effects. I finished the design off with a Create Art used from the Artistic Expressions set. Thanks for looking and hope to be back soon with the next Challenge.

Thursday, 24 July 2014

16th Birthday - Scan N Cut Style

Afternoon all. The card I have for this sunny afternoon is one that I designed and cut on my wonderful Scan N Cut machine. I have done a few different variations of this card this Summer as my daughter and her friends are all turning 16. I have had the paper in my craft room for years so don't know who it is designed by and the Birthday Wishes was added from a stamp.
Thanks for looking......

Saturday, 21 June 2014

Spring Blossom

Afternoon all. Thought I would show this card I made using Sheena Douglass' stamps. I made this ages ago when all the lovely blossom was on the trees but as usual have not posted a picture so thought I had better do it quick before Summer passes us by like the Spring that has been and gone.
The main card and border was cut using the Scan N Cut machine. I used watercolour pencils to colour the picture and added a dotty design using silver Viva Decor Pearl pen.
Thanks for looking

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Happy Birthday Katie

Evening bloggers. I haven't posted anything for ages so I thought as it's my daughter's birthday today I would post the box card I made for her. The owls are from a set of stamps by Hobby Craft, which I coloured with Spectrum Noir pencils. The card it self, leaves, panels and text have all been created on the Scan n Cut except the wood effect embossing which was created using a Tim Holtz embossing folder.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, 20 April 2014

Chocolate Baroque Challenge

 Hello! Thanks for stopping by. These two cards were made for a recent challenge on Chocolate Baroque's facebook page, which I was picked as one of the winners so very pleased. Thank you Glenda! All stamps used are from Chocolate Baroque and all ink used is Tim Holtz Distress colours.

Scan N Cut Makes

 This 50th birthday card was made using the free trellis download from Gentleman Crafters blog. The butterfly is an old stamp I have from Wendie Rhodes, the Happy Birthday is from a Joanna Sheen die and the rest were cut from the built in designs in the Scan N Cut.
 The flower border is a stamp from Clarity stamp which I coloured with pro markers and stickles glitter. The rest of the designs were cut from the SnC machine
This is my favourite as I think this little bag is really cute. I cut this from a design on My Crafty Life blog. The flowers and the little patch pocket were designs already in the SnC machine.
Thanks for looking!

Sunday, 6 April 2014

Scan N Cut Makes

 Just thought I would pop these onto my blog. I made these with my Scan N Cut machine for mother's day to give to my Mother In Law.

CD Plaque

Hello. I have a plaque made from an old CD to show you this evening. All the stamps used are Chocolate Baroque and has been coloured with Distress Ink. The edge of the CD was painted with copper acrylic paint and then dabbed with black Staz-on to make it looked aged I added mini buttons to the centres of the stamped flowers to add interest.
Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Clarity Stamp Challenge - Flower Power

Hello, thanks for dropping by. I don't have a card today but something made from card instead. The Clarity Challenge this month is titled Flower Power so I decided to take it at its word and make some flowers and a vase for good measure.
After checking with Clarity Stamps that they didn't mind me cutting their stamped images on the Scan N Cut (they are happy if it's for personal use) I set about stamping the individual petals and leaves on two plain white sheets of A4. Then the Scan N Cut cut them all out to save me the job. I brushed blue distress ink over the flower petals and green distress over the leaves. I glued the flowers petals using Pinflair Gel and when they were dry I attached to craft wire to make the stems. The leaves have also been glued to craft wire using Pinflair Gel.
I designed the vase on my Scan n Cut and stamped the sentiment (from Clarity Stamps)before assembling the whole thing together. Just to add a bit of bling I dabbed Crystal Stickles around the sentiment.
Thanks for looking!

Sunday, 23 March 2014

Butterfly Meadow

Afternoon all. The card today has been stamped using Chocolate Baroque stamps and distress ink. I created the background by sponging distress ink onto card and then spritzing with water and drying with a kitchen towel. I then stamped the flowers in a bronze Brilliance ink and then over stamped with a black Versa-fine ink to create a shadow. I then cut the design into three equal strips and mounted onto silver mirri card. The butterflies were stamped onto acetate using black Staz-on and then coloured on the reverse with Sakura Geli pens. I added crystal stickles to the wings and then mounted them on the card with foam pads.

Thanks for looking.

Friday, 7 March 2014

Beaded Heart Canvas

 Afternoon all. Today I have a mixed media canvas to show.
The main heart on the canvas was created by stamping into Sculpey light weight clay and colouring with Perfect Pearls. When it was dry I glued cord around the edge and then stitched some beading to it. The little flowers were also made from Sculpey light-weight clay that I made from a mould and also coloured using Perfect Pearls. The mini hearts were made by die-cutting a mini sizzix die and applying dimensional paste through, which again had been coloured with Perfect Pearls. The background to the canvas has been stamped in clear and then Distress ink sponged over to create a resist along with the dimensional paste being added to the edges and Walnut Distress dabbed over once it was dry. I coloured some cotton lace trim with Distress ink and attached to the front along with a couple of moulded clay flowers and added a stamped sentiment to finish off. All stamps used are from Chocolate Baroque. Thanks for looking!

Friday, 28 February 2014

Clarity Stamp Challenge - Love And Romance

 Hi, thanks for stopping by. The card I have today is to go in the Clarity Stamp challenge titled Love and Romance. As always just Clarity Stamps have been used and in this case just one single stamp was used to create the whole card. The centre heart was stamped into Sculpey light weight clay and coloured with Perfect Pearls and glazed. When the clay was set I glued a cord around the edge and then stitched the beading. The base card was inked with distress ink and spritzed with a brass Tattered Lace spray. I over stamped with the heart stamp and layered up individual hearts from the same stamp before adding the clay heart in the centre

Friday, 24 January 2014

CD Plaque

 Evening crafty bloggers, this evening I have a little flower plaque that I have made out of an old CD. I painted the edges with copper acrylic paint and when it was dry I just sponged a smidge of black Gesso over the top. The flowers have been created using a Chocolate Baroque flower stamp that I pressed into Sculpey light clay. I dusted them with Perfect Pearls before setting in the oven.
The sentiment was another Chocolate Baroque stamp which I really like and strikes a chord with me. I embossed this in black and dabbed a copper rub on over the surface of the clay flowers and butterfly. I finished the flowers and butterfly off by painting the edges with black Gesso.
The little stand has been die cut from a piece of green card.
Thanks for looking.

Thursday, 9 January 2014

Clarity Stamp Challenge - New Beginings

Happy New Year bloggers and to kick off this year's posts I have a Clarity Challenge card. This month's Clarity challenge is titled New Beginings, self explanatory, but as only Clarity stamps can be used I have to make  the stamps I have fit the theme, so after a think I decided with a tree in full blossom as the main focal point. I used the bare tree as the background and then added the blossom using various shades of pink ink and highlited with white.
Thanks for looking.