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Wednesday 10 August 2011

Home Sweet Home Winner

Well it took me quite a while to 'harvest' all the comments from all the blogs, but once I had done that, the random number pixie gave me the magic number and I'm delighted to tell you that the winner of the Home Sweet Home stamp set is

Julie W from Julie's Crafty Space.

Congratulations Julie, could you get in touch so we know where to send your prize - click here for our Contact Us page.

Seems like a lot of you really like the Home Sweet Home stamps, so it will be interesting to see if you like what's coming next .... Steampunk Christmas!

Watch out for that next week.

Monday 8 August 2011

Sunset grasses

The grasses stamp from the Home Sweet Home stamp plate is such a versatile stamp. It was a real coincidence that my Design Team buddy Lesley and I had come up with a similar idea.

I cut four squares of white card and rounded one corner of each.

The grasses were stamped with Versamark ink and embossed with white powder. Cut a circle of paper to use as a mask and placed over the grasses. I used mustard seed, spiced marmalade, fired brick and vintage photo distress ink to colour each image. Each piece is mounted onto gold and the placed onto the cream base card. The base card is two pieces of cream A4 card cut to 21 x 21cm and joined with a length of ribbon. A little more distressing around the edge of the card to soften. Finally a sentiment and a few punched leaves dotted around.

Glenda will be picking a winner from one of the DT blogs very soon, so check back to see if you have won a set of these delightful stamps.


Saturday 6 August 2011

one more 'krafty' Home Sweet Home creation.......

Hello dear crafters,

Just showing you one more 'krafty'( don't know if that's proper English) card made with the sweet HSH sheet from Chocolate Baroque. I had much fun with these stamps. This time I stamped with brown and coloured the image with my Derwent coloursoft's. On the background I used the swirl from Butterfly Flourishes.

Well hope you enjoy those stamps as much as I did! greetz,

Friday 5 August 2011

New shop opening this weekend in Yeovil

I'm delighted to tell you about a brand new Chocolate Baroque stockist who is opening her shop with a fantastic open day this Saturday 6th August, with the fun starting at 10.00am.

The shop is called Stamp 'N' Craft, run by Beth Pearse and you can find it at Unit 2, Merlin Road, Lynx Trading Estate, Yeovil, Somerset, BA21 3HZ.  Regular opening hours are 10am to 5:30pm Mon - Sat.

Beth has ordered a mountain of Chocolate Baroque stamps for the launch day and I threw in some freebies for her too, so you never know what she'll be getting up to with those.

Beth has started her shop because she felt there was a lack of classes and retailers in the area and she aims to provide a place where people can book time with her or her staff to get taster sessions and mini tutorials as well as full workshops. Crafters can pop in for a chat, and share ideas along with a beverage.

So if you are free this Saturday and in the area, why not go along and support Beth - I wish her every success in her new business venture and if you do pop in, say hello from me!

Krafty cottage (posted by Elaine)

Here is another card from me using the gorgeous Home Sweet Home stamps.

I stamped the main cottage image on kraft card in black archival ink and coloured the image using Coloursoft pencils, blended with Sansador. I inked the edges with my favourite Vintage Photo Distress Ink. I cut the image into an oval with nesties and mounted on a brown complementing scalloped oval and mounted it onto a kraft card panel. I added die cut flowers from a book page (Tim Holtz Tattered Florals) inked with Fired Brick DI and brown Crealies leaves.  Finally I added the sentiment on a nestie ribbon tag and mounted it on cream and black ribbon, before matting and layering a couple of times. I made this as a New Home card, but it could be mounted in a frame as well.

I hope you are enjoying the different ideas from the team this week.


Wednesday 3 August 2011

Sunray by ikki

Hi, I have another card to show you featuring the lovely Home Sweet Home stamps

Materials used:
Black 6 x 6 Card
Cardstock: Bronze Mirri, Bronze Pearl
Nestabilities: Grand Squares (sizes 1 and 3)
Stamps – Home Sweet Home
Inkpads: Black Stazon
Eazi-Scoreboard and Stylus

To make this card:
Cut 3 squares with the Nesties Grand Square #3  :  bronze mirri, bronze pearl, acetate -emboss the edge of the bronze mirri with a stylus pen or in your die cutting machine. 
Place the Grand Square #1 in the centre of the bronze mirri, tape in place and cut to make a frame.
On the pearl square, starting in the bottom left corner, make your first line to the opposite corner to start the sunray effect.   Using the double lines to keep the pattern equal - make further lines, always starting from the same bottom corner.
Stamp the acetate with the grass stamp - You need to take care where you stamp  so that the sun is in the centre of your ray. Cut a circle from the bronze mirri and place behind the sun.
Assemble all your layers and add to the base card. 

This set of stamps were a delight to work with and so useful for any occasion.

Until next time, enjoy your crafting and don't forget to leave a comment here and on my blog and on all the other DT's blogs for a chance to win these stamps.  Glenda will be doing a random draw so the more visits you make - the more chances you have of winning.  Some lucky crafter will be a very happy crafter!


Monday 1 August 2011

Home Sweet Home.......

Hello there,

Today a card using the new sheet 'Home Sweet Home'. I have used the smallest image on the sheet and added some lines for this tiny landscape. I have used the sponging technique and put this circle on a Cheery Lynn doily. Also embossed the grasses and sentiment with white EP on the card.
Hope to have inspired you, greetz