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Tuesday, 24 May 2022

Life is Wonderful by Sandra

Hello, I am sharing some more of the cards I made for the April shows on Create and Craft.

My first card uses a 6.5" square of smooth card stock. Using Memento ink I stamped the main image, the dragonflies and the sentiment from Life is Wonderful. I then coloured the images using alcohol markers in shades of Warm Grey and Cool Grey. I then mat and layered this onto some toning card and then onto an 8x8" base.

My second card uses very similar sizes of card, but this time I have used the Be at Peace stamp set. I decided to use some non traditional colours for a more fantasy feel.

 Thanks for looking

Sandra x

Monday, 23 May 2022

Floral CAS Cards (by Judith)

Hello everyone, I hope that you are keeping well. I have some clean and simple cards to share with you today for my final post this month. I demonstrated these designs on Create and Craft last month, and I hope that you managed to catch the TV shows.

My first two cards are similar in design; I used a round gelli plate to create a background, inking up the plate, and for the first design, I stamped the Open Weave stamp onto the gelli plate before I stamped the gelli plate straight onto my card blank. I then stamped one of the large flowers and a leaf three times from the Sunny Sunflowers stamp set onto the card using Veesafine ink. I used a fineliner pen to draw some little stems for the leaves. I could have used Masking Tissue to mask the flower, then stamp the leaves, but these cards are all about making life simple. I coloured the image with pencils and added a sentiment from the Amazing Mackintosh Words stamp set.

For the second card, I again inked up the gelli plate and then stamped the Floral Weave stamp onto the gelli plate before stamping the gelli plate straight onto the card blank. I stamped a couple of sunflowers onto the background and coloured them with pencils. I added some black dots with a fineliner pen and some glitter glue in the centre of each flower for a bit of sparkle.

For my final card, I stamped Studded Lattice onto an 8" x 8" card blank using Distress Oxide ink. I added a couple of sunflowers and some leaves in opposite corners. Using a fineliner pen, I drew some lines and curls to link the flowers and leaves together. Do not be aftraid to draw things freehand yourself to add to the stamps. I could see elements within the stamps that I could use to embellish the images and extend the design, you can try this youself. Practise on a piece of paper until you feel confident, and then just go for it! Be brave and do not hesitate, that would be my best advice.

I hope that you will try some of my suggestions, thanks for stopping by,

Judith xx

Saturday, 21 May 2022

Beautiful flowers part 2 by Zoe

Good morning Lovelies and welcome to my second post for May.

Today I’m showcasing my samples I made for last months fabulous shows with Lesley and Judith.

These stamps are just so beautiful.

I love making Bookmarks and Envelopes.

My first one I used a different design, this is folded at the top and opens like a card so you can slot it into the page.

My card and envelope were coloured using Watercolour markers.

Thank you so much for spending your time visiting today.
Have a wonderful day xx Zoe xx

Friday, 20 May 2022

Purple Pleasures by Doreen

Purple Pleasures

Hello everyone, welcome to my second post of the month, today I would like to share one of my makes using the Floral Weave stamp set. 
 This is a detailed stamp and so versatile it could easily make a nice little set of thank you cards by simply stamping onto a round or square blank and then mount onto to card, even half and half if you make 6 cards make 3 with round images and 3 square images. Even stamped in monotone they will look fabulous.

With this card I used a Brusho background using Yellow, Turquoise and Green. Leave it to dry naturally and then I stamped using Versafine Clair Purple Delight.
To bring out extra detail in the stamp I used a Black Fineliner Pen and a White Gel Pen, using the detail of the stamp to guide me. 
After looking at the finished piece I felt it needed something else so using a Clear Sparkle Brush Pen I decided to paint over the floral features of the stamp.

I mounted the topper onto a piece of Cerise Mirri Card from my stash of card. Then I cut and folded a piece of black card to make a card blank to mount the topper onto.

Here are a couple of other samples using the same stamp.

Thank you for looking in today and until the next time enjoy your crafting and hopefully some lovely weather too.

Love Doreen


Thursday, 19 May 2022

Relax (by Magda). - Garden House

Welcome back,

I am sharing with you my second project for May.  This page has several layers of blended colors in the background, on which I stenciled with water and Distress Ink Pad. The glued mat is stamped with Archival Jet Black and I colored all the images with watercolours. You can find all the images in the same plate " Garden House".

Thanks for passing by, hugs


Wednesday, 18 May 2022

Steampunk in CAS Style (by Gerrina)

Today is my second post this month as a Guest Designer at Chocolate Baroque, so you can see my card at my blog as well.

Today I have used the same stamp from one of the steampunk stamp sets as I did last time to make a card/Art Journal page in a somewhat CAs style, but now I kept it all monochrome. So good to see this stamp looking so different by using different colours and so I could use this stamp in so many more ways that pop up in my thoughts now...but first this one:

Used Materials:

Stamp: Steampunk Birds


Ink: Versafine Onyx Black

Other: Aquarel paper, chrome/silver paint pen, black aquarelle pencil, brush and water.

See you again next week with a different stamp and make...

Creatieve groetjes,









Tuesday, 17 May 2022

Unusual shaped frames by Natalie

 For this project, I used the Be at Peace stamp set alongside the worker stamp from Gerbera and Friends.

Stamping the images

Stamp your tree image using chocolate dye ink onto a DL size piece of buttery coloured cardstock; positioning your stamp towards the top. Then, we pull in the chocolate ink through the trunk and branches of the tree to give it form. As we are working onto coloured paper, use soft coloured pencils in two shades of green for the leaves to get a truer colour pop.

Onto a white piece of card (slightly larger than DL) use the dandelion worker image to create a patterned background. Stamp it in toffee coloured dye or permanent ink. You could wait to do this step until after you've cut the frame to save time and ink.

The sentiment is stamped in chocolate ink with the worker stamp in the same toffee ink as your background.

Creating the frame

You can use nesting dies to create your frame pieces; you will need four sizes of dies for this design. Use the largest and smallest dies centred to create the patterned layer featuring the worker stamp. The remaining two dies are cut from a piece of chocolate coloured cardstock. This should tone with the colouring of your main image.

Electronic cutter method: you can use your electronic cutter to cut your pieces. In your design software (or directly on the machine for ScanNCut users), create the centre aperture to fit your stamped design. The lozenge design works really well with this focal stamp. You can then use offset three times to create your shapes so they nest perfectly. Cut the largest and smallest shape from white card and the two other shapes from the chocolate card to create the pieces as shown above.

You can use a smaller version of the shape to cut out your stamped sentiment.

Assembling the card

Trim your panel to fit inside the fluted edge of a shaped DL card (or create your own patterned edge using dies, decorative border punches, etc. Adhere using tape to the card base.

Assemble your frame pieces flat, you can then overlay the frame onto the tree image; adding dimension using foam dots/tape if you wish.

Pop up the sentiment on foam to create a drop shadow. This is a useful technique to add contrast without having to cut a shadow layer or border.