Monday, 19 September 2016

Bumper Seaside Post

Hello. Thanks for stopping by. Today I have a few cards that I made for Lesley's Seaside show that was shown on the Craft Channel over the weekend. If you missed it you can catch up on line here

My first card is stamped with the lovely Mermaid Queen set and water-coloured with brush markers. The shell was stamped onto polymer clay and coloured with the brush markers. I made a hole at the bottom of the shell with a Crop-a-dile so that I could add a jump ring and beads.

Ok, my second card was stamped with Seaside Dreams and Mermaid Queen and water-coloured with brush markers. For added texture I applied a thick white Gesso around the edges before mounting onto the base card. The little mermaid silhouette was reversed to create the opposite facing duo and the sentiment was die cut and mounted onto the card with 3d glue gel.

These last two were made with the Seaside Dreams and have already featured on Chocolate Baroque's Design Team blog. If you want to find out more about them you can click here for the masked shell card and here for the beach huts.

Thanks for popping in.

Julie xx

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Colour Challenge 26

Hello and thanks for popping in. Today marks the start of a brand new Colour Challenge over at Chocolate Baroque's Challenge Blog. Here are the fab colours that have been chosen...

This is the card I have made using this month's challenge colours...

I have chosen stamps from Punky Hearts and Fluttering Hearts and decided to create a fairly clean and simple card. I stamped the butterfly heart twice onto spare card and coloured with Distress inks. I cut out the main image along with the butterfly and the little flower of the second image so that I could use these as decoupage. 
I stamped the heart pendulum onto the base card and then stencilled the dots with Distress ink before gluing the stamped images into place and then finished off with dabs of Crystal Stickles.

Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you again soon

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Colour Challenge 25

Hello. Today marks the start of week 3 over on Chocolate Baroque's Challenge blog. We are also celebrating the blog's 2nd Anniversary so get your entry in as there is an extra special prize up for grabs.

The theme this month is all things CHOCOLATE!! Yay who doesn't like chocolate? 
The stamp set I have used is Fresh Blooms and as you can see I have kept the design quite simple.
The flower and leaves have been stamped onto Kraft card and embossed in white, then coloured with Polychromos pencils. The background is a Tim Holtz, wood design embossing folder, that I have coloured with Old Paper distress ink and matted onto Kraft card that has been coloured with Walnut Distress ink. Of course I had to finish off with dabs of Crystal Stickles and there you have it, one chocolate inspired card.

Many thanks for taking a peek. Please call back again.

Julie xx

Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Birthday Double

Hi blog peeps. What can I say, only one blog post for the whole of July...hmmm. Must try harder. The crafting doesn't seem to be the problem, but taking photos and uploading to my little ole blog is woeful.
Anyway, here are a couple of quick cards that I made back in June for my friend and her daughter.

This sunflower card was made with an old favourite stamp that I have had in my stash for years. I think it is a DO craft design, but when it is layered up it creates quite a realistic looking flower. I have coloured with brush markers and the leaves have been cut on the Scan N Cut. The corner stamp and sentiment are from Chocolate Baraoque.

This 18th card was cut entirely on the Scan n Cut, stamped and coloured with Pan Pastel. Nothing much more to add, it really was that easy.

Thanks for stopping by and please call back soon...think I can already predict that there will be a post again tomorrow ha ha!

Julie xx

Saturday, 23 July 2016

Floral Backgrounds

Hi there, hope it's as sunny with you as it is here today. First of all apologises for lack of posts, obviously I must try harder, but a big thank you for popping in today.

My first card is made with the really beautiful Harlequin Bouquet, which I have stamped and watercoloured with brush markers. I cut the design with an oval die and edged with Distress inks and Crystal Stickles. I mounted the oval onto a stamped background that I created with the Harlequin Fragment and Distress inks.

This card has been stamped with the Flora Musica cling stamp and then water coloured with brush markers. As before I have cut with an oval die, edged with Distress ink and applied Crystal Stickles to the outer edge. I then mounted it onto the base card that I had stencilled with a musical note Tando Creative Mask.

And last but not least the Crackling Rose which I made in a similar way to the previous two. I added extra crackles around the base card using the cracked egg stamp from the clear Natural Eggs set.

Enjoy the sunshine!

Julie xx

Friday, 24 June 2016

Bumper Clean and Simple Post

Hello. Thanks for popping in. Thought I would do a post to share my CAS cards in one large post. Chocolate Baroque have a twice monthly slot to show 15 minute card ideas and here are mine that have all previously featured 

This card is made with Punky Flowers and the sentiment is from one of the clear word sets. I doodled the squiggly lines and stamped the flower and sentiment with Onyx Black Versafine ink. Using a sticky note, I created a mask so that I could define where I wanted to apply the Distress inks and make it look like it is blasting out of the flower.

Another Punk Flowers stamp used over stencilled card. Cut out and layered onto black card.

Dotty stencil placed directly onto the base card and then the sentiment and Punky Flowers stamped over the top.

Here is a selection of Thank you notes that I made with the large flower head stamps. There are six in total and you can buy them as a set or individually. 
I needed to make quite a lot of cards so the design had to be quick and simple so I decided to use the 4 inch Gelli Plate for a quick background stamp.
I covered the Gelli Plate with Distress ink, before applying it to the card stock, then stamped my chosen Flower Head over the top, before adding a touch of colour with Inktense pencils.

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

18th Birthdays

Hi there....Oh dear my blog has been badly neglected, so two posts in two days is a record! I thought I would share the cards I made for my daughter and her friend who both turned 18 recently.

This first card is made with Sheena Douglass stamps and dies. I stamped and masked one of the skulls before stamping and masking the flowers onto glossy card. Once stamped I coloured with brush markers and then added the second stamped and die cut skull. I decided to add flat back gems around the eye sockets and decorated with the stamps that came in the set to create a traditional sugar skull.

The second card was made for my daughter on my trusty Scan n Cut. The last project it made before being traded in for the newest CM900 model...yay!

I welded hearts, flowers and leaves into a heart shape base and also cut out separate hearts and flowers so that they could be decoupaged onto the base. The 18 was cut and glittered and the background was stamped in pink with various swirls and flowers that I had in my stash. White highlight and Crystal Stickles have been added as finishing touches.

Many thanks for taking a peek. I will be back soon.

Julie xx

Chocolate Baroque Challenge 24

Hello. Today marks the start of a brand new Colour Challenge over on the Chocolate Baroque Challenge Blog
I have created my card with the mystical Ophelia stamp. I stamped the design onto plain card and coloured with brush markers. The background was created with a ruler, brush markers and a water brush so that the colours could be blended. As usual Crystal Stickles and a white highlighter pen have been used to add highlights.

Here are the Challenge Colours so why don't you join in. For more inspiration pop over the the Challenge Blog here

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Colour Challenge 23

Hi, thanks for popping in. Today marks the start of the second week over on Chocolate Baroque's Challenge Blog and here is the colour inspiration:

Here is my card made with this months challenge colours, which I may add, is not a particular favourite of mine but then some colours are easier to work with than others.
The background is Distress inks and a stencil and the stamped flowers are from Sunny Sunflowers


Julie xx

Thursday, 12 May 2016

Woodland Tree

 Just a quick post to share a card made with the Glade Create a Tree stamp from Chocolate Baroque. Lesley will be on the Craft Channel at 5:00pm today demoing Brushos along with this stamp and lots of other fantastic stamp designs.

I started this card by making a watercolour wash for the background, before stamping the tree and leaves. Next I dabbed white Gesso all around the edge and when it was dry I sponged over Hickory Smoke Distress ink. The cracks are from one of the clear stamp egg sets, also from Chocolate Baroque.

Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you again soon.

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Colour Challenge 22

Hello and thank you for popping in. Just a quick card to share as it's the start of a brand new month over on the Chocolate Baroque Challenge blog. So why don't you have a look and join in, using these fab new colours.

Here is my little card created with the Honey Bee  set, which has been stamped with Versafine ink and water-coloured with brush markers.
I started by stamping the flower design in the middle of the card and then masked it off so that the honeycomb design could be stamped either side. I then stamped the rest of the bees and sentiments around the central design, before colouring. The card was finished off by matting onto coordinating card-stock and adding dabs of Crystal Stickles to the wings of all of the bees.

Thanks for looking and I would love it if you called back again soon.

Julie x

Friday, 15 April 2016

Clean And Simple

Hello! I have a super quick, 15 minute, clean and simple card to show you today. It has been stamped with Punky Flowers and the sentiment is from Amazing Birthday.

I took some spare stamping card and sponged Distress inks through the honeycomb stencil, before over-stamping with the silhouette flower design. I then cut to size and matted onto black card-stock before sticking to the front of my DL card blank. I then inked up the sentiment with Onyx Black Versafine and stamped the Just For You at the bottom of the card and finished off with dabs of Crystal Stickles. 

There is going to be a twice monthly feature over on the Chocolate Baroque Blog, featuring 15 minute, clean and simple cards, so why don't you pop over and have a look.