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

Saturday, 18 November 2017


Hello, thanks for stopping by. My poor blog has been neglected again so to try and make up for my tardiness I have posted 3 cards to try to make amends.  All of these cards were made for a recent Chocolate Baroque show on Hochanda, did you get to see it?

My first card is stamped with Chocolate Baroque's Steampunkery  and Eccentric Edwardian . All of the images have been stamped with Onyx Black Versafine and Distress inks for the background. The larger clock face was stamped onto acetate and the reverse was covered in bronze glitter glue. To finish off I added Glossy Accents to the Beetle's body clock.

This second card has been stamped with Steampunkery, as before and the background is Distress inks. To finish off I have added acrylic paint dots and white paint pen highlights.

My last card is stamped with Steampunkery and Eccentric Edwardian as before and the sentiment is from Punky Expressions.

Thanks for taking a peek

Julie xx

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Trees and Leaves

Hello, thanks for popping in. Today I have a trio of cards that I have recently made for Chocolate Baroque's TV shows on Hochanda.
My first card is stamped with  Fantasy Woodland and coloured with Polychromus pencils. I have to confess that I did get some help with an Inkadinkadoo Stamping Gear to create the circular design in the centre, but I am sure if you have an eye for detail you could give it a go free hand. 

This second card is stamped with the Tall Trees set, coloured with Distress inks and finished off with white paint pen highlights.

My third card is stamped with a set from Chocolate Baroque's Autumn Beauty collection. As you can see I decided to just highlight the golden leaves and colour the rest in grey tones.

Thanks for taking a peek.
See you soon

Julie xx

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Reindeer Landscape

Hello, thought I would show another Christmas card...sorry if it's too early :-D

The base card has been coloured with Distress inks before being over-stamped with the trees and snow flakes. The reindeer panel was stamped with Onyx Black Versafine before being coloured with Polychromus pencils. Dabs of crystal stickles and white paint pen have been added for extra sparkle and there you have it, one Christmas card made using the Reindeer Landscape set.

Thanks for stopping by

Julie xx