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Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Last Minute (by Magda) - Fat Robin, Frosty Trees, New England Winter, Let's get Festive

just few days at Christmas and and you still need some cards to do ?  Perhaps I can inspire you with those 3 last minute cards.

I used Brusho colourwash for the 3 backgrounds
The lovely trees are in Chocolate Baroque plates  Fat RobinFrosty Trees and  New England Winter
You can find the sentiments stamps in  Let's Get Festive plate
For stamping I used Distress Ink Pad  Pine Needles,  Fossilized Amber, Moved Lawn
Stickles gold and crystal for some shine on the trees
Stencil and Embossing paste.

I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and see you again before the end of this year.

Tuesday, 11 December 2018

gift box (by Veronica)

 Today I am sharing a couple of samples using the shared beauty stamp.
I had some hexagonal boxes lying around that hadn't been used, and one just fitted this stamp....
The box was white, so it got a base coat of peeled paint distress oxide ink, and was then stamped with the fern from wild meadow in iced spruce distress oxide ink.
I stamped the image several times in black versafine and clear embosssed them.
On one image I coloured the ferns and leaves with green brusho powder,  the word with yellow, and the flowere with orange then I cut the entire image out and stuck it onto the lid.

The remaining images, I coloured the flower only using orange brusho powder activated with a damp paintbrush.
 Once they were dry, I cut out sections of the flower and decoupaged them onto the original base image.

I also made a very grungy looking card with this stamp, using a white embossed image and black brusho powder.
The background was randomly stmaped with the ferm from wild meadow using a dark blue ink pad, and the same ink sponged round the edges.

Monday, 10 December 2018

Heartfelt Anniversary (by Pat)

Hello everyone, today sees the first of three posts from our Guest Design Team member Pat Moore. Pat has created a very pretty anniversary card for her first post.

Pat writes:

Hi everyone.

It's good to be back again as part of the Guest Design Team with this anniversary card for which I used the Fluttering Hearts set of stamps, gold embossing powder, a stencil, some Distress Inks and a sparkle pen.

I started by stamping four of the hearts from the set and heat embossed them using gold embossing powder. I then fussy cut them out omitting the bird which sits on top of one of the hearts, as I decided on this occasion I didn't want it. I coloured them using blue and purple Distress Inks applied with a waterbrush, with the addition of just a little green. When dry I added some sparkle to each one.

I then made the background by applying the same blue and purple Distress Inks to the stencil itself, spritzed with water and turned face down onto a piece of white card, leaving it for a few seconds and mopping up any excess ink before carefully lifting it away. If the coverage is not to your liking you can re-ink the stencil and repeat, but luckily this worked well first time.

I cut the background and also a slightly larger white mat using some pierced rectangle dies and added these two layers to the 7" x 5" card. I then added the hearts as you can see using some dimensional glue gel and stamped a sentiment and heat set with the gold embossing powder.

Thank you for joining me today and I'll look forward to seeing you again next week.

Best Wishes,


Sunday, 9 December 2018

Autumn Harvest by Penny

Hello peeps I hope I find you all well, I have my first project of the month to share with you today.  I know everyone is probably up to their eyes with Christmas preperations but if you have a couple of minutes why not grab a cuppa and join me for a bit of crafty fun!

 I'm sharing a sample from last months new stamp releases, featuring the beautiful Shared Beauty stamp, several images from the Wild Meadow set, one of the gorgeous new designer papers from CB My Floral Soul; Distress Inks, copper EP, Versamark ink and some bits and bobs from my stash.

I cut a piece of the paper to size and stamped the Shared Beauty image in one corner, using Versamark ink, and embossed it with copper EP.  I masked the image with masking tissue then stamped and embossed some images from the Wild Meadow set.  I removed the masking tissue then used Koh-I-Noor paints to colour the focal image. 

I stamped more meadow images around the edges of a white base card, using DIs and blended some ink around the outer edges.  I matted and layered the focal panel before attaching it to the card.  I stamped and embossed a sentiment onto white card, die cut it and added ink before attaching it to the card.  A cheerful, colourful card for many occasions.
Thank you for dropping by and I hope this project inspires some of you to have a go!  

I'll be back later in the month with some more crafty fun, keep well evryone and try not to stress too much over Christmas!

                             xx  Penny  xx

Saturday, 8 December 2018

Colourful Tags (by Judith)

Hello everyone, I have a project to share today using some of the stamps and papers that we brought to you on last month's TV shows on Hochanda. I wanted to use a little bit of everything in this project, and incorporate lots of colour to cheer up these gloomier days that we are having at the moment.

I started by stamping three of the Tagtastic tag shapes with Versamark, and covering them with white embossing powder. I also added three of the little tag 'hole' shapes onto the background of each tag, and then heat set everything. I stamped and embossed three of the flower designs, Shared Beauty, Floral Grunge, and Movie Strip Collage, and a little butterfly from the Wild Meadow stamp set onto some of the lovely papers designed by Lesley, and used the papers to help me decide on the colours that I used to colour each tag. I settled on three colours of Distress Ink for each tag.

Once the tags were coloured, I stamped the sentiments from the Shared Beauty stamp set over each tag in the same colours of Distress Ink. I cut the flowers and butterflies out of the papers, and adhered them to the tags, and then attached the tags to a tryptich made from corrugated card. Finally, I added some rainbow coloured ribbon to each tag.

Thanks for stopping by, Judith xx

Friday, 7 December 2018

A Plethora of Floral Delights (by Zoe)

Good morning Lovelies, how are your Christmas plans coming along?

So here's a selection of my samples from last months Hochanda shows featuring the gorgeous new stamps and papers.
I hope you managed to tune in, the shows were fab.

I used one of the papers to create the flower in the first card.

Another backing paper, I stamped the flower and masked using masking tissue from the website and then stamped the tag, I coloured the flower using sparkle brush pens.

I used a whiteboard heart from the website and just straight onto with Oxides which were laid down on my craft mat and spritzed and dried between layers. I used a stencil and white pigment inkpad to creat a Bokha effect.

I had some scraps in my stash which I'd used alcohol inks on my Gel press for this one.

I matted onto one of the backing papers, I used Gilding flakes for the gorgeous image.

Thank you so much for visiting, I'll be back later this month.
Have a wonderful day xx Zoe xx

Thursday, 6 December 2018

Tagtastic book by Brenda

Good morning, Brenda here with some samples made using the gorgeous new stamps and papers Lesley showcased on Hochanda.

My first share is a little book which I made using my Zutter, something that's not see the light of day for far too long.

I used Distress Oxides to created the pages and pockets to hold the tags which were all made using the new Tagtastic stamp.

I cut each down slightly to enable them to fit into the pockets.

I managed to incorporate all the new stamps into this one: 

Shared beauty,  Movie strip collageFloral grunge and Be Kind 

I used a variety of inks and stencils along with sentiments from Floral Delight.

Also used are some of the stamps from Wild  Meadow which is a really beautiful stamp set and so useful.

The pages also had a liberal helping of structure paste and stencilling to add interest and texture.

This one uses one of the new Designer papers along with a little wooden frame I bought at Stamp Magic from Lesley and David stand there. I felt it lent itself to rustic colours so inked the edges and fixed over the DP, the bloom is from Movie strip collage which I stamped several times onto vellum and heat embossed with detail gold, cut out and layered up, adding a little gold glitter as well. The corn is a die cut also glittered with gold and copper ultrafine glitters. The sentiment is from Birthday words.

I hope I have offered a little inspiration to get out your stamps and get inky.