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Thursday, 17 June 2021

Believe in your Dreams by Brenda


Morning all, I have a mixture to share with you today starting with a bit of grunge above using Urban Chic stamped onto one of the CB Black and White papers, spritzed with some Distress Spray. I stamped the house a second time, sprayed with the same inks, but out and paper pieced. A sentiment cut into three from my Life is so much Better set.

An Oxide background and one of the trees from Orchard Design a Tree stamped four time and heat embossed with Frantage EP. As simple as that!

Using the arch of the card base to line up I stamped Bridge House with Versafine black and embossed the whole piece with Speckled Egg embossing glaze. I followed the same format with the sentiment and before fixing the focal image behind the aperture I stamped the base with a tree from Orchard Design a Tree.

Have a lovely Thursday everyone.

Wednesday, 16 June 2021

Essence of Nature (by Magda) - Orchard Design a Tree, Essence of Nature,

 Hello everyone, I hope you are all well.

My journaling page of today wants to be a contribute to the Nature and Chocolate Baroque has a large range of lovely stamps concerning this topic. So I decided for trees and Distress Ink Pads. On my previously colored page, I stamped Orchard Design a Tree and some sentiments of Essence of Nature rubber plates.  I lightened the center of the little red flowers with a white pen.   

Thanks for reading and be creative, hugs


Tuesday, 15 June 2021

Bottle and Jug (by Veronica)

 It's always fun to have the quirky designs by Kim Moody to play with, and this month we had four!

I have used just the old pub one here, to celebrate the hospitality reopening....

My first one used a brusho background, image stamped in black versafine and clear embossed. I used bleach to take the colour out on the plastered areas of the building and a marker pen to colopur the roof.
The sentiment is from Say it vertically.

 The second version is back to a daylight view, stmaped in black again and coloured with marker pens.The background was sponged with distress inks and stamped with the script from Scripts and timepieces

Monday, 14 June 2021

Black and White Tree Tag (by Julia)

Hello everyone, our new Guest Desin Team member Julia is back with another post to inspire you. She has created a tag using the Orchard Design a Tree stamp set:


Hello everyone - trust you are all keeping safe and well.



Cut silver tag and a slightly smaller black one.

On black tag stamp tree twice with 'Versamark' ink.

Heat set with white embossing powder.

Add broken line border with white gel pen.

Add some grass around the tree bases.

To add a faux fence effect, I added upside down pearl trim.

Punch hole and add fibre to finish.

Happy crafting, hope you are all enjoying the better weather.

Best regards



Sunday, 13 June 2021

Orchard Tree


I am sharing some more of my cards from the May shows on The Craft Store

These cards feature the Orchard Design a Tree stamp set. A very versatile set of stamps.

For my first card I masked off the lower part of my card by tearing a piece of copy paper. This created my snowy landscape. In the upper part of my card I blended different Distress Inks for my sky. I used the darkest shades at the top and on the horizon, a medium shade next to these and finished with my lightest in the centre. I flicked some water over the inked area and blotted with tissue to lift the ink. This made it look like it was snowing. I then stamped the larger of the trees twice in black. I added a little shadow under the trees and a sentiment from Life is So Much Better

In contrast, my next card uses the small stamps from the same set. I used my stamping platform to create the wreath effect. I used different shades of green and pink inks and the flower and foliage stamps. I finished by adding small splatters of pink, green and black ink and a sentiment from Artistic Affirmations
Thanks for looking

Sandra x

Saturday, 12 June 2021

Cloudy Skies (by Judith)

Hello everyone, here are a couple of projects that I created for last month's TV shows on The Craft Store, using the fabulous new house stamps from Kim Moody.

 I created a background using Distress Inks in shades of blue and green. I stamped Luv Shack onto a smaller piece of Drawing Cartridge and masked the image. I stamped a couple of trees from Woodland Design a Tree and extended the hedge using a fineliner pen. I coloured the background using Distress Inks and a blending brush, I used a stencil over the top with more Distress Inks to add the clouds. I added foliage to the trees and grass using stamps from Glade Design a Tree stamp set. The image was coloured with pencils. I edged both pieces of card with ink to create more definition before I adhered them to the base card. Finally, I added a sentiment from Say it Vertically.

To create my second card, I chose three of the houses - Luv Shack, Cotswold Stone, Urban Chic, and stamped them on a piece of Drawing Cartridge, masking them as I went along. I coloured the background with Distress Ink, and coloured the images with pencils. I added a sentiment from Amazing Mackintosh Words. I stamped some foliage from Silhouette Grasses along the front.


I will be back later in the month with another project to share with you. Take care and stay safe,

Judith xx

Friday, 11 June 2021

Introducing New Guest Design Team Member Tracy Thompson

Hello everyone, I would like to introduce you to another of our new Guest Design Team members, Tracy Thompson. She is joining us this month and will be sharing three posts to inspire you. We asked Tracy to tell us a little bit about herself and to add a photograph. Here is what Tracy had to say:


I have a lovely hubby John of 24 years and I'm Mum of three gorgeous children, Scott (who would be 25 (who has sadly passed away on 6th July 2018), Jodie 22 and Bobby 15. We have four cats and three dogs, all so adorable. I started crafting in 2008 and started my blog in 2009. I just love rubber stamping and getting inky so much, and I love blogging so much because every time I log on I'm inspired by so many talented crafters. I am at present part of three lovely design teams, Stamping Sensations, We Love Chocolate Baroque and Allsorts. Now gratefully on the GDT for Chocolate Baroque, there's no bigger buzz than seeing your creations on the television. 

Thank you Tracy x

This is my first post for the Team and a creation from my first TV show from last month May. I started by creating a background paper using Distress Oxides for the base of a gift bag. I then stamped my image, Italian House, I coloured it with Distress Inks. I added some trees from the Orchard Design a Tree stamps, and with Versafine Clair I added some blossom which comes with the tree stamps. I finished the scene with some grass and sky.


Hope to see you later in the month when I will be showing another creation from the show.

Happy crafting

Tracy x