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Thursday, 22 March 2018

landscape edges by Veronica

 Landscape edges is my favourite of all the edges series of stamps, and this particular stamp is top of the list! It works beautifully with my favourite brusho powders too.

For my first card I wanted to get a darker sky than usual, but not a night sky.  I was very happy with the rather stormy appearance here - using my favourite brusho powders (mostly the grey) to create the sky after stamping and embossing the trees.
Trimmed down and matted on black card, then glued to the top of a 7"square white card blank, with the sentiment from the see beauty clear stamp set stamped at the bottom right.
 My second card has the more usual sunrise/sunset sky, again created with brusho powders, this time turquoise, yellow and orange.
Again a black matt, this time a 5"x7" card blank, with the sentiment from words of inspiration

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Sunny Sunflowers (by Corine)

Here we are at week two of our Guest Designer posts and this week Corine has chosen to combine three sets of stamps to give her project a real tropical feel.  Enjoy!


Here I am again. This is my second post in March. I will show you today a sunny card with a sunflower.

I used stamps from the sheets:

  • Create a background with Distress Oxide inks, a stencil and Distress Resist spray. 
  • Stamp images from Gothic Fragments with Memento luxe ink. 
  • Emboss the flower and leaves on watercolorpaper and colour with watercolour markers. 
  • Stamp images from Texture Fragments on a piece of paper and sponge with Distress Oxide.
    Mat and layer the pieces of paper on green cardstock. 
  • Cut out the flower and leaves and attached as shown.

Thank you for looking, next week will be my last project for this time.
Kind regards,
Corine van Kuilenburg

Another lovely combination of CB stamps, I really like the depth the Corine has achieved using the fragment stamps. Thank you once again for an inspiring project.

Thank you for popping in, I hope you will come back again soon to catch up with the fabulous samples our wonderful ladies made as part of our tv shows last month.

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

A Distant Folly by Penny

Good morning lovelies, I am so pleased to be back again to bring you this project.  I hope I find you warm and well - and hopefully not snowed in! If you are snowed in then grab a cuppa and a biscuit and join me for a few minutes of crafty inspiration.

This card was one of my samples for the tv shows last month featuring the beautiful Scenic Countryside stamps.  I have used stamps from the Sunburst Scenes, Country Views, Landscape Edges and    Words to Dazzle and Sparkle sets.  I have also used black Versafine ink for stamping and alcohol pens, Brushos and Distress Inks for colouring.

I began this project with a piece of whitecolouring card and stamped the wall image at the bottom of the card.  I used stamping tissue to mask the image then stamped it again to extend it the full width if the card.  I stamped several other images to create a scene and coloured them all in.  I added some hills and slopes with a black liner pen, to connect the separate images.

I used white charcoal to add some clouds to the sky, and some highlights on the river to give the effect of ripples.

I removed the masks from the wall and used a paintbrush to add water to each stone.  I then sprinkled black Brusho over the wet stones, I wanted the random colour burst of Brushos but with a bit more control.  There are so many lovely tones and colours in the black Brusho paint and I think they give a realistic look to the wall.  I wanted the wall to pop a bit more to give the scene perspective so I stamped it again onto acetate in black and embossed it with clear powder.  I then fussy cut it and attached it to the scene.

Using a large white base card I stamped several smaller worker images around the edges in different Distress Inks.  I then blended one of the colours around the outer edges of the card.  To complete this design I stamped a sentiment in black ink on the focal panel, edged the panel with black ink and matted it onto black card before attaching it to the base card.

Thank you all for joining me today, I hope that you have enjoyed this project and that it might inspire you to try something similar or at least get your crafty mojo going!

Take care until next time,


Monday, 19 March 2018

Moonlit Trees (by Judith)

Hello everyone,

I have a simple project to share with you today, using the Landscape Edges stamp set. I wanted to create a quick scene, and this treeline image was perfect for the effect that I wanted to achieve.

I started by placing a circle mask onto a piece of smooth cartridge card, and adding some dots of masking fluid across the area of sky. I placed a piece of torn paper along the lower part of the background to cover the portion of the card that was going to be the hills, and then started to add some colour for the sky. I chose a series of Distress Ink colours, graduating out from the moon, getting darker as I moved further out.

I added some green Distress Ink underneath the sky for the hills, and stamped the tree image over the top, using Versafine Ink. I added some detail to the trees with a white pen to give the impression of moonlight falling on the trees. I rubbed the masking fluid away from the sky area, revealing the 'stars', and added a sentiment from the Amazing Mackintosh Words stamp set

Thanks for stopping by, Judith xx

Sunday, 18 March 2018

Houses by Zoe

Good morning Lovelies and welcome to my second post for March.
These house and Village scene stamps are so versatile, I really enjoyed playing with them.

I created a scene using Distress inks a piece of torn paper and a stencil.

An envelope, what could be simpler? 

Another envelope coloured with Distress inks and spritzed with water.

Matching Envelopes make such a statement, they are easy to create and certainly won’t get chucked onto the “bill pile” 

Thank you so much for visiting.
Have a wonderful day. Zoe xx 

Saturday, 17 March 2018

"The house in the middle of nowhere" by Brenda

Good morning, today it's my turn to share more creations of Lesley's Hochanda show which was all about cottages and houses. The title of my posts refers to the name given to the top card by Hochand's presenter Dave Bradford which I think it sum's it up pretty well.

My stating point was to stamp the house from the Town Houses but I think it works OK as a Country house, in fact it's not unlike the remote location where I live in the Fens on a single track road to nowhere. Only difference is we don't have any hills, it's totally flat as far as the eye can see and on a really clear day you can see Ely Cathedarel.

The sky has been done with Pan Pastels then the skyline, house and garden coloured with Distress inks and markers, the fence and trees added from English Cottages and Village Life and a pond and patch in the front garden also done with DI's and finally a flower border across the the front. 

I used the same house as above from Town Houses, stamped in black Versafine and added some colour to the front door before placing inside two die cut hears. Some tiny hears stamped and cut out from and sentiment from Words of Love all stamped in Versafine red.

Monochrome all the way with this one, a background created with the key form English Cottages and Versafine black, the the house from Town Houses stamped with the same, then a masked sun/moon and Pan Pastes to add some sky and a path before stamping some trees and bushes.

For my final card I used just the trees from Village Life stamped onto cardstock coloured with sparkle pain, cut each out and arranged into a flower. The corners are from Baroque Corners and inked with Distress Markers.

Many thanks for popping in to take a peek today.

Friday, 16 March 2018

Scene (By Marga)

Hello everyone, here I am again with a card I made.

I made a scene with the stamp set Country Views.
I stamped the houses withVersafine Onyx Black and coloured the houses with Distress Ink. Also the grass and shadow around the houses are coloured with Distress Ink.

Stamp set I used is : Country Views.

Hugs Marga