Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Happy Birthday

  Hi! Just a very quick post to share the card I made for my daughter's birthday. All of the stamps used are Sheena Douglass and have been coloured with Distress Inks and Pro markers.

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, 23 May 2015

Flip Flop Birthday Wishes!

Hi crafty peeps. The card I have today  was made on my Scan N Cut and the stamps are courtesy of Sheena Douglass

This card is for a friend of my daughter's so it's designed to appeal to a teenage audience!
I started by cutting the flip flop on my Scan N Cut and then stamped and coloured the palm tree and surf board design using grey Archival ink and Pro markers. I made the easel bit of the card by drawing around the back part of the flip flop on separate card and cobbled together the easel mechanism so the card can stand up.
I also remembered to ask my daughter to write her message to her friend on the back of the shoe, before I glued it all in place!

Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Chocolate Baroque Colour Challenge 11

Hello, it's time for a brand new Colour Challenge over on the Chocolate Baroque Challenge blog and it is using these fabulous colours:

 My creation using this months colours is this card. The main image is the Bird Cage cling stamp and the background is stamped with one of the Harlequinn Fragment stamps.
I coloured the image with Promarkers and the background was water coloured with Distress Ink. I thought it would be a nice touch to add some beads to this card to compliment the tassels in the main design, so I used a die cut border, punched some eyelets into it before attaching jump rings. I threaded some coloured bugle beads onto some head pins, before attaching them to the jump rings.

Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, 18 May 2015

Birthday Card

Hi, just thought I would add a quick post to share the card I have made for my MIL as it is her birthday tomorrow.

It is made with a mixture of Sheena Douglass' swirl stamps, Dreamee's flowers from one of their CD roms and the butterfly is from one of my Kanban stamp sets. The sentiment is computer generated.
I have added some faux stitching with a black permanent pen, lace ribbon around the sentiment and some little buttons for the corners. You can probably see some added sparkle courtesy of a Viva hologram glitter pen.
There you have it, one quick post. 
Thanks for looking.........

Friday, 8 May 2015

Mannequin Collage

Hi folks, thanks for stopping by. Today's offering is a card made with the brand new stamps from Chocolate Baroque. The stamps used were the Dress Making Collage stamp and the Floral Mannequin stamp set.

  • This card measures 20 cm x 20 cm.
  • Start off by inking up the Dressmakers Collage stamp with a grey Versafine ink and then stamp all over the base card.
  • Next brush over some Antique Linen and Mustard Seed Distress ink and edge the card with a red and black Gelato crayon.
  • Cut a panel of white card measuring 11 cm x 15 cm, ink up the Collage Stamp with black Versafine and stamp all over the panel.
  • Water colour the images using Fired Brick and Forest Moss Distress Inks, then matt onto black card.
  • Cut the main panel from card measuring 10 cm x 14.5 cm and mat onto black card. Now working with the Floral Mannequin set, ink up the tailors stand with black Versafine and stamp twice.
  • Ink up the lace flower with grey Versafine and stamp over and around the tailors stands. Edge the panel with a gold Gelato crayon and brush Antique Linen Distress ink over the entire panel.
  • On separate card ink up the two floral mannequins with Versamark and stamp and emboss with black embossing powder. After heating the powder water colour with Forest Moss and Fired Brick Distress Ink. Cut these out and mount over the two stands using silicone glue.
  • You now have two panels. Place these on the card and decide where you want to stamp the lace ribbon stamps. Ideally they need to look as though they are disappearing under the panels. Use black Versafine to stamp the lace ribbons.
  • On separate card stamp the lace flower three times, brush with Mustard Seed Distress ink and then cut out. 
  • Layer up two of the cut flowers using silicone glue and then from the third flower, just cut the centre part and add to your layerd flower. Add a touch of Fired Brick Distress ink to the leaves.
  • Stick your panels to the card with double sided tape and then finish off by attaching your lace flower with silicone glue.
  • As you can see I have rounded all of the corners. I did this with a Crop a Dile Corner Chomper but of course this is completley optional.
Well if you are still with me after that you need a medal. Thanks for popping by and see you again soon...

Monday, 4 May 2015

Box of Daffodils

 Good morning blog people. Today I have an up-cycled chocolate box that I have stamped using the lovely Spring Bird Daffodil and Spring Bird Tulip stamp sets from Chocolate Baroque
If you would like further details on how this box was decorated you can find them here.
Thanks for clicking by, I will be back soon with another make.

Saturday, 2 May 2015

Punky Canvas

Hi, over the next few days I will be showing some of my makes that have appeared on the Chocolate Baroque design team blog but I haven't got around to posting here. This first one is a canvas created with the fabulous Punky Hearts and Fluttering Heart  stamp sets from Chocolate baroque.
You can find some more details here if you are interested in how this was put together.

Thanks for looking :-)

Friday, 1 May 2015

Clocks - Clarity Challenge Guest Designer Post

Many thanks for popping by. Today is the start of a new Clarity Challenge, titled Clocks. As I was lucky enough to be chosen as the random winner of March's challenge I have agreed to the May Guest Post, so here is my offering.
As you can see I have taken the title quite literally and decorated a clock....
I painted the wooden case with Bora Bora and Mermaid Fresco Finish acrylic paint. The stencils used are the Roseart and Flower Power along with the Pretty Petals clear remountable stamp set used to create the flowers and leaves.
I applied Molding paste through the stencils and then covered with red and green embossing powder. You then need to set aside for the paste to dry completely before heating the embossing powder. I suggest over night as the paste takes ages to dry completely. Once dry I stencilled over the clock with Distress Inks to add the shadowy images between the paste stencilling. I attached a red cord around the edge of the clock with a hot glue gun and then  glued the flowers into place that I had created from the Pretty Petals set. To finish off I dotted some red Stickles glue to the outside edge of the clock face and around the stencil design.