Tuesday, 25 February 2020

Chocolate Baroque Steampunk Birds

  Steampunk birds

 A quick post to show you a couple of samples, made with the steampunk set of stamps I showed a little while back.
Although steampunk is not a favourite of mine , this set of stamps was quite cute and the design team did some great samples using them.


Look out for the Chocolate Baroque programme on Hochanda next week,  where they will be featuring some new stamps, and great they are too.

Thank you for your visit and happy crafting.

Sunday, 9 February 2020

a BIRTHDAY CARD for a young lady.

Hello to anyone reading this.
Just a quick post that has been sitting in my  Drafts list for ages. Thought it was worth a showing though, as I haven't posted for ages.
A card using some old techniques that seem to have gone out of fashion recently. The background was done with a wax paper resist technique. This gives an interesting background.
The mask was heat embossed with a glitter embossing powder, and the flower is metal, embossed through the Cuttlebug.
I think the stamp was a Katzelcraft.

Hope you have a good day and happy crafting.
Thank you for visiting.

Thursday, 19 December 2019

Artcuts Christmas in Red

Artcuts in Red

Christmas is rapidly approaching and I've just realized I didn't post my Christmas samples for Artcuts. They are made with the lovely birch wood shapes that Artcuts laser cut.

These make lovely decorations for the tree and are fun to put on a card.

They are all very simple to make , the colour red being applied with a Versamagic inkpad. Very quick and clean. The patterns are stamped with silver using Hobby Art stamps.
The white and red ones use a crackle technique for the background , with acrylic paint. 
The hearts look lovely , strung together as a Christmas garland.
Hope you get chance to try some of these for next years decorations.
Wishing you a very happy Christmas

Tuesday, 3 December 2019

Chocolate Baroque Steampunk on Hochanda

Hello everyone
Have fun today watching Chocolate Baroque on Hochanda at 10am. and 2pm, highlighting their Steampunk stamps. These are fun, quirky stamps and there will be loads of great samples by the design team.
Steampunk Sea World Rubber stamp sheet - A5
Steampunk Birds Rubber stamp sheet - A4
Been out of action a bit with my crafting recently, but will post a few ideas using the stamps above
later today. Hopefully!
Happy crafting

Saturday, 30 November 2019

Artcuts Christmas in Blue

Artcuts in Blue.

Blue, white, silver, my favourite colours together for Christmas.
Below are some of my Artcuts  Christmas samples. Very quick and easy to make and they are a lovely addition to a card for those special friends who will appreciate it.
A small gift and card combined.

I have used Versamagic inkpads to colour and stamped over with Versamagic also. This inkpad will not bleed on the wood.
The Chiyogami papers  are used for the strips, as well as ribbon.

                     Artcuts Christmas in Red to follow soon.
           Bye for now

Tuesday, 8 October 2019

Chocolate Baroque Sea Theme

Below are a couple more sea related cards that I have made with the Chocolate Baroque  Mermaid Queen stamp set.

This seahorse stamp is so cute. The stamp has been embossed with clear embossing powder over black ink. Then I have heated small areas again and put gold foil over, which adheres to the warm embossed areas..

The words are actually straight but can be shaped on the acrylic block to form the arc shape.

The second sample uses stamps from various sets. Mermaid Queen, Seaside Dreams, words from Seaside scenes.
The background at the bottom was clear and white embossed and then inked over with Distress inks.
The mermaid section was embossed and cut out to over lay the background.
Thank you for visiting and I hope you have enjoyed this post.

Wednesday, 25 September 2019

Guest Designer Post September 2019 - Seahorses

Hello everyone..

My final contribution for September goes under the sea.
What a great stamp set this is, I just wish I had more hours in the day to 'play' with it more.

I have used  the Mermaid Queen set, to create this under water scene.

Products used: Mermaid Queen stamp set, acrylic paints, thin acetate, permanent inkpad that will dry on acetate and shrink plastic, gold pen and thread.
I started with the background so that it would dry, while I did the rest.
Cut an A4 piece of acetate in  half, and squeeze several different
 colours of acrylic paint onto one half.
Place  the other half of the acetate on top and run your hand over it to spread the paint.
Pull the two sheets apart and an interesting pattern may occur.
. At this stage you could sprinkle a little glitter over while the paint is wet. I tend to make a larger acetate piece so that I can cut out the most interesting section.
  Put aside to dry thoroughly.
The seahorse was stamped and embossed, then coloured with a gold glittery pen and the tiny one is done with shrink plastic. Very cute it is too.
The shells are full size .
Once the background was dry, I stamped the seaweed onto the front with a permanent inkpad. (I used Staz-on) and the card was assembled.
Well that's it for this session. I look forward to showing more ideas in my next slot.
Thank you for your comments, they are always appreciated. 
Best wishes