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Sunday, 19 September 2021

Heaven and Earth

Heaven and Earth 

Today I will be sharing some of my samples from last months newly launched designs by the talented Fiona Randall there are two A4 sets and to choose a favourite is nigh on impossible,

The first of my samples is using the Celestial Set, using Alcohol Inks and a Lift Out Inkpad which quite literally does as the name suggests.
Using Yupo and a selection of Alcohol Inks I used 3 different shades of blue. 
Ink up the stamp of choice with the Lift Out Inkpad as you would with any other Inkpad and stamp onto the prepared and dry Alcohol Ink background. Lift off after a few seconds which will have allowed the Inkpad to do its work. Do not waste what you have lifted from the background stamp it onto a spare piece of card or into a journal. Two for the price of one, that can't be bad can it ?? 

The next photo is from the Sacred Set using the same technique but a different colourway.

For another look you can also use Versamark and White Embossing Powder on the Heavyweight Yupo but add the heat in short bursts as because the Yupo is basically a plastic paper it tends to buckle if too much heat is applied to it.

These are fairly quick and addictive techniques but very effective, I hope you have enjoyed looking today.

Love Doreen

Friday, 17 September 2021

Christmas Script - samples by Rachel

 Hello there,

Rachel here today with some cards I made using the Christmas script series of stamps. All three were done in a similar way - by stamping in black ink and then heat seating this with clear embossing powder or stamping in versamark and heat setting in white embossing powder. They all use small stamps from the set to create a background and all were coloured using water colour pens. 

In this final one I stamped in versamark and heat set with clear embossing powder then painted using mica powders. 
Hope you have a great day!
Rachel x

Thursday, 16 September 2021

Tarot Cards by Brenda


Morning everyone, I have some more samples from last months TV shows.

As soon as I saw Fiona Randall’s new stamps they yelled out Tarot Cards to me so I have to create some, not a who deck of 78 mind you as they have in the Venetian and Piedmontese tarot. In this case I just made the four with a band to hold them.

Using black cardstock which I cut to 5”x7” and rounded the edges, I stamped images from both Sacred and Celestial with Versamark and heat embossed with detail gold EP.  Using an italic nib gold pen I went round the edges of each card and flicked some watered down gold paint. The band was made with wide wired gold ribbon  and the word Tarot added using some chipboard letters which I also heat embossed with gold EP.

Using the worker stamps from Holly, Mistletoe, Christmas Rose and Poinsettia Script sets I created a wreath stamping in Versamark and heat embossing with details gold EP. Colouring was done with Distress Markers and glitter pens, a sentiment from the same bundle of stamps, a bow, some  bells for a bit of fun and a few red gems.

As always, thank you so much for your visits and words of encouragement.

Wednesday, 15 September 2021

Autumn Poppy Variations (by Gerrina)

Hello everyone, we are welcoming our regular Guest Design Team member Gerrina back this month with some of her creations to inspire you. Today we are sharing her first two projects, and she will be back with another post next week:

Cape gooseberry and toadstools

My first post this month as a Guest Designer at Chocolate Baroque, you can see my card here and at my own blog as well. It feels so good to make posts twice a year with the beautiful stamps from Chocolate Baroque. I don't need to use the newest stamps, but can enjoy getting some older stamps out and letting them see some ink again...

I used the Cape Gooseberry and Toadstools from the beautiful Autumn Poppy stamp set this time and kept it simple by just colouring them in and making some splatters in the background with that ink, water and a brush.

Used materials:

Stamps: Autumn Poppy

Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, several Distress Inks

Other: White aquarel paper, masking paper, waterbrush, brush and water.

Coloured Squares

My second project can also be seen at my own blog. I played again with the Cape Gooseberry stamp from the Autumn Poppy stamp set and used a straight edge and fine pointed marker to draw some lines and coloured the squares with a waterbrush and ink, so the flower would pop.


Used materials:

Stamps: Autumn Poppy

Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Several Distress Ink colours

Other: White aquarel paper, masking paper, waterbrush, brush and water, black finepointed marker and straight edge.

Creatieve groetjes,


Tuesday, 14 September 2021

2+2+2 = 4 by Magda - Butterfly Flourish Swirls, Sketchy Doodle Landscape


are you asking yourself what 2+2+2 = 4 means ?  Well here is the answer, it isn't an error          but the use of  two colors Blue and Yellow, two stencils and two stamps                            Butterfly Flourish Swirls and Doodle Landscape for the result of 4 cards. 

I used the two colors both for coloring the background and for stenciling,  stamped the       flowers of Doodle Landscape with Archival Ink Jet Black  and the "Hello" sentiment of         Butterfly Flourish Swirls. 

My cards are now ready for the Post Office and I  hope you liked them.
Thanks for passing by, hugs


Monday, 13 September 2021

dragonflies (by Veronica)

Today I am sharing more cards using the sacred stamp set designed by Fiona Randall.

The first card began life as an 8" square card blank, with the front cut in half and both the front and inside sponged with grey and lemon distress oxide inks. The geometric design was randomly stamped in grey, as well as one of the leaf  stamps from the  walk tall stamp set along with the words from sacred.  The dragonflies were stamped in black on the front flap and coloured with marker pens. The one on the back was stamped in grey onto spare card, coloured and cut out

For the second card the dragonfly was stamped four times in grey ink using a stamping platform. I again used the pva/mica method to make four more dragonflies using black ink and blue and silver mica powders. These were glued in place in the gaps between the stamped ones. The word was stamped onto scrap card and die cut then glued into the centre - I'd like to say this was to give a focaL point, but if I'm honest it was more to hide the overlapping wings!

Sunday, 12 September 2021


Hello I'm sharing some more of my samples from the August show on The Craft Store. 

These feature the fabulous new stamps from Fiona Randall called Sacred.

On my first card I have made a background using Brushos using two shades of blue. I have then used two of the geometric stamps in the background using archival ink. Once it was dry I used VersaMark to stamp the words, the moth and the dragonfly. I then embossed in white embossing powder. I used a Distress Ink to blend around the edges.

For my next card I used Kraft card as the base, stamped one of the geometric stamps off to one side. I then coloured with pencils and used a blending solution to soften  the colours. I used the word stamp Sacred to stamp repeatedly down the opposite edge.

Although I have used the same stamps on this card, I think it has a completely different look. I have used black card as a base and a Verdigris embossing powder. 

 Thanks for looking,

Sandra x

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