Thursday, 16 November 2017

Chocolate Baroque 15 minute card

Floribunda Net -  15 minute card

Hello everyone.
Today I have another 15 minute card to show you that is very simple to do, but very effective , I think.

I really like black and white cards and  you can always add a little touch of colour to them, if you wish.

Stamps used: Floribunda Net
Words on the  Loving Sentiments set
Versafine onyx black inkpad
White and black card

I stamped  the rose several times onto  white card and trimmed it up to fit a square card blank. Instead of matting it onto black I used a fine black pen and drew lines around the edge, to give the appearance of layering.

I stamped it out again and cut around the top section and tore around the bottom, netted section.
This has been mounted onto black, which has then been torn into shape.
Lastly I added the words.

The black and white gives a lovely crisp look to your card, but any monochrome would look good too.

Thank you for visiting today and I hope you enjoy the Chocolate Baroque show on Hochanda on the 20th November.

                                                                  Bye for now

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Laurel Burch Card

Hello, hope you are all well.
This is just a quick posting to show you another Laurel Burch card .

Not one that I have made, but a gorgeous card that I received for my birthday recently,
from a very good friend who is also a Laurel Burch fan.

Chris  really makes her colouring come alive and this is no exception.
This is a great stamp that Chris used, mind you, there are not many of the Laurel Burch designs that I don't like !
Many of my Christmas cards will be featuring a gorgeous Christmas cat stamp.

Must get some colouring lessons.  Love it :) .

                                                           Bye for now

Monday, 16 October 2017

Chocolate Baroque 15 minute card

Baroque Corners 15 minute card

Hello everyone. Hope life is treating you well.

Today I have a quick make to show you using the beautiful Baroque Corner stamp

Stamp the large design from the  Baroque corners  and trim  down to a 12cm x 12cm. square. ( 4.75 inches)

Slice across the centre of the design  and mount onto a 14 x 14 cm. piece of  black card, leaving a  1cm. gap for the words. ( Amazing Mackintosh Words)

Mount onto  a 15cm. x 15 cm. card blank. ( 6 inches).
The card below is the same design in a different colourway. Still prefer the black and white version.


Thank you for visiting and I hope you will give this very simple project a go.

These corners are really beautiful for building up patterns, as you may have seen from one of my previous posts.

                                                                          Bye for now

Friday, 6 October 2017

Chocolate Baroque samples

Hello everyone.
Welcome to my blog.

Today I would like to show you some more of my Hochanda samples that I did.

I used the stamps from the Take It or Leaf It  set.  They are great for backgrounds but are also good as the main images.

This leaf spray is great for backgrounds but it also makes a lovely little wreath shape when stamped in a spiral.
The flowers are from the Floral Harmony set.

This is a fairly quick and easy card as the leaves are very easy to cut around.

I made a piece of background paper with Distress inks and then stamped the  leaves and flower heads with black Versafine.

Thank you for visiting.
Happy crafting

Monday, 18 September 2017

Chocolate Baroque 15 minute card

Harlequin Rose 15 minute card for Chocolate Baroque

I have had this stamp set for a long while and I still think the  images are great.
 I made this as a wedding card for a friend.

Stamps used: Harlequin Rose set
Clear or white embossing powder
Distress ink : raspberry

I stamped the image with a clean VersaMark ink pad and clear embossed it. You can use white  embossing powder too, although I always feel it has a slightly softer look using the clear. Personal preference.
Stamp and emboss the large border in the same way.

Colour the background using cut-n-dry foam, making it darker on the rose head and around the edges.

The congratulations is a peel off that I found in my stash. Haven't used those in a while, I was quite surprised that it was still sticky!
Thank you for visiting and have a great day.
Happy crafting

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Chocolate Baroque samples for Hochanda July 2017

Hello everyone.

Thank you for visiting my blog.

As Lesley, from Chocolate Baroque, has been doing regular shows on Hochanda, I have been lucky enough to have some of my cards shown, that I made as a Guest Design team member.
I was so excited to see them on television.

The card samples for the shows have been amazing. I find it really interesting to see how all the design team use the stamps in different ways.

I thought that I would share a couple of my samples from the first show I was involved with.
What gorgeous stamps we had to "play" with too.

My first sample has been made with the beautiful  Baroque Corners. These are great for building up different patterns, as well as creating stylish corners. There are two different sizes of the same pattern and a multitude of combinations can be created with them. Love these :)
There are some great samples from the design team members on the website blog posts , using a variety of colour combinations.

Watch out on Chocolate Baroque's 15 minute cards blog, next month, to see a very quick and simple idea using the large corner.

My second card has been made with the Hanging Flower stamp. The background is Distress ink , over stamped with the image and the flowers coloured with the same ink.
The words are from Amazing Mackintosh words.
This is a beautiful stamp and I actually have similar plants growing in my garden..
They have the most beautiful centres, as you can see from the photo.
   The samples from the design team come in various colours and all look lovely. Several samples have been posted on the CB. site and their facebook page.
Thank you for visiting and I shall post some more samples soon.
Happy Crafting
Carole  :)

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Guest Designer - Chocolate Baroque card 3

Morning All
This is my final post, for this period, as a guest designer for Chocolate Baroque.
I have thoroughly enjoyed doing so much stamping again and creating cards for this.

Stamps used: SummerFair
                      Floral Weave
                      Harlequin Rose - words
 Distress inkpad: Tumbled Glass
Versa magic: Grapefruit.
Versafine: Onyx black
Clear embossing powder
Watercolour pencils
Card and parchment paper
Glossy Accents
Spray mount

I make no apologies for using Summer Fair , even though it has been highlighted a lot recently, by Lesley on Hochanda and lovely samples from other members of the design team.

It is such a beautiful image .
I have stamped and clear embossed her onto a parchment paper. This gives a lovely delicate feel to the image.
Working on the back, I have highlighted some of the strands of hair and the poppy centres. This looks white on the front. The rest has been coloured with water colour pencils, on the back of the image.
I tore around the image, pulling the paper upwards , with the right side facing me. This gives a white edge where the parchment has been torn.

The background has been done with the technique of 'smooching' the inkpads onto a craft sheet, spritzing with water and lifting the colour off.
When dry, I trimmed it to size and over-stamped with the Floral Weave. There are also a couple of tiny, light blue butterflies in the background and these were done by inking tiny wooden butterflies and using them as mini stamps.
When this was dry I stuck Summer Fair on with spray mount. I shaped the parchment slightly before I pressed the edges down so she is slightly raised , rather than flat.

 Finally, the message was stamped onto a circle, coloured around the edge and glazed with Glossy Accents.

Thank you for visiting today and I hope you have enjoyed my projects over the last three weeks.
Look forward to showing you more next time around, but watch this space as I have some to show from the recent Hochanda shows too.

Happy crafting