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Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Give A Hoot Hoot Hoot! (by Asha)

Good morning, fellow Chocoholics. It's my turn to show you the October release stamps in action. My projects today feature stamps from the Owl Hedges A5 sheet.

In this card, I've used the individual owls and the grassy border from  Owl Hedges  to create a scene where the owls are looking out from a crack in the side of a barn.  To create the barn wall I embossed a piece of card stock with the wood grain folder and dirtied it up with distress inks. Then cut it into ½" strips, inked the sides and rearranged them. Next I tore a hole and adhered the strips down. Then came the grassy border and the sentiment from Words of Comfort stamp set on a piece of vellum. Finally the owls: coloured with Faber-Castell Polychromos, fussy cut and adhered in the opening.

More owls on my second card. This time I'm showcasing the row of owls on a branch from the Owl Hedges sheet. I created the background by blending Distress Inks and stamping the the row of owls and added a little movement with a stamp from the Seasonal Fragments sheet.  Then I stamped the owls again on a separate piece of card, coloured with Faber-Castell Polychromos, fussy cut just the owls and adhered them to the card. Finally, a greeting from the Birthday Words sheet.

That's all from me today. The Design Team has loads more projects lined up for you. Don't forget to drop by again ... soon. As usual, more pictures and details of supplies used to make these projects are available over at my blog.

Have a beautiful day!


Monday, 5 October 2015

Owl you need is Love (by Judith)

Hello everyone, I hope that you are enjoying the inspiration provided by my Design Team Mates using the current Stamps of the Month. I have chosen to make a tag using the Owl Edges rubber stamp sheet.

I started my project by creating a wrinkle free distress background on a plain tag, using Distress Inks. I stamped the bullrushes across the bottom of the tag, and added the small branch up one side of the tag. I stamped the little owl onto a sticky label and then coloured it with pencils. I also coloured the branches with pencils. I added some shading around the edges of the tag, and stamped a sentiment from the Steampunk Birds rubber stamp set onto the background.

Finally, I added some co-ordinating ribbon to the tag.

Thanks for stopping by, Judith xx

Sunday, 4 October 2015

Ruby Wedding Card using the new Exquisite Edges Stamp Set (by Anne)

I love the new Exquisite Edges stamp set. It is so versatile and useable on a multitude of projects.

I have used one of the lovely borders to create an Art Deco style Ruby Wedding Card for my friend’s anniversary. They don’t do computers so I am sure that they won’t mind my sharing.



  • Exquisite Edges stamp set
  • A5 white card blank, pearlescent white card for stamping
  • Versafine Inkpad (Onyx Black)
  • Clear embossing powder
  • Alcohol ink pens (black and red)
  • Adhesive, sticky foam pads and 3D glue gel
  • Dies for decorative mat and heart, and personalised sentiment printed from computer

 How it was made:

  1. Stamped the border with black ink three times onto pearlescent card, and embossed with clear powder. Coloured the image with red alcohol pen.
  2. Cut out the various elements, enhanced the edges with black pen, layered and glued to the card front.

I printed a personalised sentiment from my computer but you could stamp any message to suit your own project.

I hope that you like it my first project with the new edges set, Anne xxx.

Blog comment winner for September

Hello everyone, I hope you are doing well.

Once again we would like to thank you all for your visits here at the Design Team blog.  We truly appreciate the time you take to let us know your thoughts about our designs.  
Each comment in September was assigned a number and we used Random Org to draw a winner.  Congratulations to Shilpa Nagaokar  you have won a £15.00 voucher to spend on Chocolate Baroque stamps!  Please send a quick email to  to confirm your email address and Lesley will send you your gift certificate.
Lesley will be giving a £15 gift voucher to another lucky winner drawn from October's comments. The more comments you leave the better your chances to win!   We hope you enjoy our designs using the new Edge stamps. There will also be a few Festive samples on the way.
Thank you for your kind words and comments,
Good luck from the Design Team!

Saturday, 3 October 2015

Have a truly amazing Birthday......(by Miranda)

Hi there lovely people,

Today I will show you my first take on the new stamps. I have played with the new beautiful Exquisite edges. They combine so beautiful with all the Art Deco/Nouveau style stamps which Chocolate Baroque has in their collection.
I have combined them with the Fabulous Flappers and a sentiment from the Amazing Birthday wishes.

Well now onto my card.........
I have stamped the edges with several Memento colors; Peanut Brittle,Morocco, Potters Clay, Rhubarb stalk and Rich Cacao. The center piece was blended with matching Distress inks. I stamped a part of the edge with white ink. I stamped a part of one of the ladies of the fabulous flappers and coloured her with color pencil and some white acrylic marker accents.

I really love this style of stamps and I will be happy to play more with them, so next time more art deco style from me. 

Thanks for watching and always enjoy to read your comments! 

Friday, 2 October 2015

Twit Twooooo (posted by Claire)

Good morning, Claire here with my first sample created using this month's new stamps. As always the stamps are a real joy to work with. This morning's card features some of the stamps from Owl Edges.

This was a very quick card to make using white cardstock and a Vintage Photo Inkpad. I began by lightly dusting some ink over the top half of the card with a stencil brush. Then I masked the moon and tore a paper mask for the hills and dusted more ink around the moon. I carried on creating the background by moving the paper mask down and dusting ink over to create the hills.

Next I stamped the branch and owl and used a water brush with a little more ink to colour the image. I stamped the bullrushed at the bottom of the card using first and second generation stamping. Next I distressed the edges with a craft knife and applied some more ink using an ink blending tool. 

To finish off I've added some twine and a little owl charm.
My teamies have created some stunning projects with this month's new stamps so don't forget to keep checking back for more inspiration.

Claire xx

Thursday, 1 October 2015

Owl Edges by Zoe

Good morning. Today I am very pleased to be sharing with you my sample using the fabulous new stamp set "Owl Edges" in fact there are 2 new gorgeous Edge sets this month you can purchase them here

I love these little guys, such cute little faces and great expressions here's how I created it -

I applied Distress inks - Picked Raspberry, Dusty Concord, Blueprint Drawings and Mermaid Lagoon onto some stamping card using a distress blending tool, I then sprinkled some water onto it and patted dry with paper towel, I used a stencil to create the rays of light by spritzing water through it and again patting dry with paper towel and heat dried, I then stamped the Owls and flowery edge from the set using Versafine Onyx Black inkpad, I like to heat set when using Versafine ink it's oil based and it takes a little longer to dry and I wanted to faux bleach areas of the Owls using a water brush just to add some highlights, the sentiment is Words of Inspiration, I matted and layered onto black card and a linen textured card.

I hope you like my card, please pop back each day to see what my talented teamies have made. Have a great day xx Zoe xx


Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Guest Post - Autumn Colours by Gerrina Poncin

Today is the third of Gerrina's project and this week she has given us a beautiful touch of Autumn. Here first card uses Autumn Edges, whilst her second features the ever popular Nature Table. Enjoy.

I am back with some work I made for my last Guest Designer team post this month. Of course I could not resist to make some cards with the beautiful autumn stamps, now Autumn is slowly getting closer:  Here is the first

Start by stamping the mushrooms and masking them. Then some more masking so you have only that piece from the card that you want to sponge. Start sponging on the bottom and work your way up with the colours of your choice. I used five colours. Remove the mask from the mushrooms and colour them with a waterpencil and Distress Inks.

On this one I stamped the big chestnuts, masked them and stamped the little ones and masked them also. I love backgrounds, so I used one of the beautiful fragments from the Lace Fragments set. On top of that background I stamped the branches with the skeleton leaves. All what is left to do next is remove the masks and colour it all.

In a few months you can see more work that I made at the Chocolate Baroque blog! In the meanwhile I am sure you will come across more of their stamps on my work...
Thanks for looking!                         


A huge thank from us Gerrina for giving us three such diverse and interesting projects, we look forward to seeing you here again in a few months times.  And of course you can see more of her work on her blog.

Don't forget to drop by tomorrow when there will be a fabulous project from one of our Design Team using the new October stamps.