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Saturday 31 March 2018

More houses by Zoe

Good morning Lovelies and welcome to my final post for March, phew it went fast, it didn’t start great with that “Beast of the East” weather.

I used a Grey/whiteboard tag  and Distress Oxides, a stencil to create some interest and Frantage for some texture, finished with gold Gilding wax.

Yep another envelope, very simple masking and stamping using masking tissue from the website, fab stuff! The trees are coloured with sparkle brush pens.

Thank you for visiting, have a wonderful day xx Zoe xx 

Friday 30 March 2018

New Home by Brenda

Hello all, Brenda here and it's my turn to share a few more creation using the houses from the recent Hochanda show.

My first card used three of the houses form the Town Houses, stamped with Versafine black and just the doors coloured to carry the colour from the stenciled sunrays. The sentiment is computer generated and fixed in place with some twine and a button.

This one is a quintessential English cottage and I am quite sure the occupants have afternoon tea and scones of the lawn ! After stamping the cottage from English Cottages I added some trees from Town Houses along with the fence and built up the colour and sky with Pan Pastels and Distress Inks along with a flower border.

This one has one of the houses from Village Life stamped in Versafine Toffee and coloured in with Distress Markers along with two Topiary trees from English Cottages. A masked sun and Pan Pastels for the sky and trees from Magical Landscapes stamped with Versafine sepia.

One final card using the Church and trees from Village Life stamped with Versamark and heat embossed with details white powder onto a background created with Distress inks and water splatters.

Many thanks as always for your visits.

Thursday 29 March 2018

A trio of cards (by Annelies Karduks)

As you may be aware I am very privileged to represent Crealies from the Netherlands on Hochanda and this month Annelie Karduks (the owner of Crealies) has kindly done some step by step cards using Chocolate Barqoue stamps and Crealies dies.  I hope you like the combination, so please sit back and enjoy this guest post.

Materials need for all three cards:

Crealies dies for all cards
Crea-Nest-Lies XXL no. 56
Crea-Nest-Lies XXL no. 72
Crea-Nest-Lies XXL no. 24
Crea-Nest-Lies XXL no. 36
Set of 3 no. 48 Flowers 20

Other supplies needed:
Red sticky tape 3 mm
Crealies white velvet cardstock
Crealies black linen cardstock
Magic anti static bag
Versamark ink
Black embossing powder
Chocolate Baroque Masking Tissue
Distress Oxide ink Wilted Violet and Picked Raspberry or
Ditress Oxide ink Candied Apple and Spiced Marmelade
Round blending tool and foam
Crealies Make a sticker out of your die cutted shape
Foam squares
Nuvo drops black

Gefeliciteerd (red and orange):
Chocolate Baroque stamp set UA5SP0423 Poppy Meadow
Set of 3 no. 35 Flowers 17
Dutch text die no. 01

Gefeliciteerd (purple and pink):
Chocolate Baroque stamp set UA5SP0532 Floral Notes
Set of 3 no. 26 Flowers 16
Dutch text die no. 01

Chocolate Baroque stamp set UA5SP0395 Pretty Poppies
Set of 3 no. 47 Flowers 19
Dutch text die no. 32


  • Die cut a shape with the largest die of Crea-Nest-Lies XXL no 56 and no. 72 out of white and black cardstock. Make a hinge card by scoring the white shape 1,5 cm from the left side. Put sticky tape on the small part and tape it to the frontcard.
  • Die cut the second largest die of Crea-Nest-Lies XXL 24. Use the magic anti static bag and stamp the image with versamark ink onto the die cutted shape. Use black embossing powder to cover the image. Remove the excess of the powder and use the heatgun. Cover the die cutted shape with two bands of masking tissue. Use 2 colors of Distress Oxide ink with the blending tool and foam. Remove the masking tissue. Tape the rectangle to the front of the card.
  •  Download the drawing for the XXL Frames in cm from the website click on Downloads 2, find Downloads for Crea-Nest-Lies XXL Frames. Print this drawing on 100%. Optional: Cover the drawing with self adhesive transparent book cover foil for reuse (it needs to be a completely smooth surface. Cut the drawing on the dotted line.
  • Take the 12 cm die and the 14 cm die out of the Crea-Nest-Lies XXL no. 36 and put them up side down. Put 1 cm of red sticky tape on two side of the dies. Tape the dies on the right spot on the drawing. Die cut the frame. Use foam squares and tape the frame on top of the card.
  • Die cut the flowers. Use the same colors of ink for the flowers. Use very thin foam squares to make the flowers and tape them on the card.
  • Cut a piece of sticker sheet you need for the text. Remove the white protective paper of the sticker sheet. Put the cardstock on top of it. Die cut with the text die. Color the text with ink. Remove the other protective paper and you have made yourself a sticker. Tape it on the card.
I think these are just fantastic cards for so many occasions and once you have the concet you can adapt them to suit many stamps from our range.  Thank you Annelies for making these lovely projects and for writing up all the instructions, we hope you will design for us again in the future.

Don't forget you can see much more from our regular design ladies, so please drop in again tomorrow for a completely new project.

Wednesday 28 March 2018

Floral (by Corine)

It almost the end of the month and this is the last project from Corine for a while. She has already treated us to two very beautiful projects and today's is no exception. All that said I shall hand you over to Corine.


Today it is my 3rd and last time to post a card as guest designer. I hope you enjoyed my samples.

I used stamps from the sheets:

  • Stamp on watercolour paper the harlequin stamp several times, with two colours of Distress Oxide ink, using the Stamping Platform. Let dry!
  • Stamp the flower with Stazon Jet Black and colour with aquarel pencils. 
  • Highlight details with a glitterpen.
  • Stamp text with Stazon Jet Black.
  • Mat and layer onto complementary card.

Thank you for joining me for these weeks, see you again soon.

Kind regards,
Corine van Kuilenburg

It has been a pleasure to feature your inspiring projects over the last three weeks Corine and we shall look forward to seeing you again later this year. If you would like to see more of Corine's gorgeous artwork then please visit her blog.

Join us again soon for more stunning creations from our talented design team ladies.