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Wednesday, 10 August 2022

Beginner's Card (by Julie)

Hello fellow crafters. Here is a quick beginner's card I've made...

Step 1. Take a DL card blank, then using the long dotty background stamp from Slim Word Strip 2, ink up in Versafine Clair Meadow yellow. Stamp this three times slightly overlapping each time, until the card is covered.

Step 2. Ink up in Versafine Clair Nocturne Black ink, use the Birthday word strip from the same stamp set and stamp across the middle of the card.

Step 3. Take the small ivy leaf stamp from the From Nature 2 stamp set, ink up in Versafine Clair Green Oasis.

Step 4. Stamp a couple of sentiments from the From Nature 2 stamp set.

Step 5 Add a handrawn frame wiggly line style around the edge and add faux stitching with a micron fine black pen.

Thank you for taking the time to have a look and hope you find it useful,

Regards Jules x




Tuesday, 9 August 2022

Fabulous Flowers by Zoe

Good morning Lovelies and welcome to my first post this month.
I don’t know about you, but wow! This year is flying by.
Anyway, today I’m sharing with you some samples I made for last months fabulous shows.

I made a Journal style bookmark using Watercolour card which I’d spritzed with water first then just dropped some liquid Watercolour inks I have onto it and let it spread and dry, I used a leaf stencil from my stash with Distress ink. Second generation stamped the dictionary from the set, I used a very loose colouring technique with pencils and bit of splish splash splosh with a pen to create some speckles for added interest.

The same technique for my second sample.

And using masking tissue to create layers with my flowers, I coloured using Inktense pencils and water to create a Watercolour effect, and of course a bit more Splish splash splosh.

Thank you so much for spending your time visiting today, I hope you like my creations.
Have a wonderful day xx Zoe xx

Monday, 8 August 2022

F is for Fabulous by Doreen

F is for Fabulous

Well hello everyone and welcome to August a little late I know but better late than never. Today I would like to share a card with you that uses the F is for.... and the Small Graph Paper stamp set.

Firstly using Masking Tissue stamp in Versafine Clair Nocturne and cut out the image, then using the stamp again stamp onto a piece of card ensuring it is larger than necessary so as it can be cut to size later.

I heat set my image simply because of impatience and then cover with the mask, then take the Small Graph Paper stamp the image over the top of the masked area. Cut the card to size leaving a little border around the F is for and Small Graph Paper.  To add some depth to the image I used a graphite pencil. Then apply to the Black Card.

Once card has been mounted I decorated the envelope with a stamp of random dots and the word from the F is for .... set

Thank you for looking in today 

Love Doreen


Sunday, 7 August 2022

Ink Pens (by Magda) - Scrumptious Succulents, Wild Meadow,Words to Dazzle & Sparkle, Patchwork Butterfly, Blossom and Grow

 Hello,  I share with you today the result of using colored ink pens on Chocolate Baroque stamps. 

Card :  At first I stamped with Archival Jet Black in third generation Scrumptious Succulents and above a stamp of Wild Meadow. I used a green ink pen for coloring the succulents and marked with more strokes the "branches" of the stamped top down grass. I connected the small wisp and the succulents by strokes with a brown ink pen . On this trunk I stamped the little butterfly, that you can find in Patchwork Butterfly plate. The red spots on it and on the sentiments of Words to Dazzle & Sparkle are done with red ink pen. 

This Birthday Card has the same color for stamping and hatching Blossom and Grow stamp

I hope you liked this combination of colors, hugs

Friday, 5 August 2022

Monochrome With A Red Heart


These are some samples from the July's shows, there were lots of gorgeous stamps to use.  So for my first one I started by stamping out the graph paper as I wasn't quite sure what I was going to do, I stampede it twice and thought what is graph paper used for then I thought the paper for Heart Monitor machines and so I went on to draw the heart beat line and added in a hearts.  I matted and layered them adding a sentiment to it from Birthday Words , would have made a good Valentines card.

For my second creation we are Monochrome again, utilising the corners from the Butterfly Daisy Collage set,   So I stamped one of the corners and embossed it forming a square, out of the same set I stamped out the butterflies twice and fussy cut them.  I added them to two of the corners then added a sentiment from the Birthday Words set in the centre.

I will see you again towards the middle of the month for some more samples.

Happy crafting

Tracy x

Thursday, 4 August 2022

thistle butterfly (by Veronica)

I used a second generation brusho background for this card, first stamping the main image using distress markers spritzed with water, then overstamping in black versafine using a stamping platform.

Silhouette thistles in black round the edges to give some depth, and a black line drawn round the edges with a marker pen to finish. 

Once you had the background, this was a  fairly quick card as the distress pens added the colours to the image


Wednesday, 3 August 2022

Butterflies Galore by Sandra

 Hello, I am sharing some of my cards made for the Create and Craft shows in July.

This card features one of the floral images from Honeysuckle Butterfly stamp set.

I started with a piece of watercolour card slightly smaller than DL size. I put some blue Distress Ink onto my mat and spritzed it with water and dipped the card into it. I then dried this thoroughly with my heat gun. I stamped the Daisy image and coloured with the same colour blue Distress Ink, darker in the centre fading to white. I then added some yellow for the centres and green for the leaves. I finished by adding some clear sparkle over the flowers and adding a sentiment. I added a narrow mat of black card and layered onto my DL card base.

My next card uses an 8x8 card base. I cut a piece of smooth card about 2 inches smaller and stamped the Briar Rose image in Memento Ink. I then coloured with alcohol markers. I added some stencilling in the background with Distress Ink and a sentiment and mat and layered onto my card base.

My next card uses the leafy stamps from all the sets - Briar Rose, Harebell, Thistle and Honeysuckle Butterfly and these are available as a multi buy. I used my stamping platform to position my stamps and then placed a die cut with a sentiment in the centre. I used a sand coloured piece of card and green archival ink. I also notched out the corners with a punch.

My last card today uses butterflies from all the sets too.  I made a pop up box card with my cutting machine and covered the panels with Black and White papers. I then stamped and fussy cut the butterflies (replacing the antennae with wire) and added a few die cut leaves.

Thanks for looking

Sandra x