Sunday, 23 July 2017

A card for a man




Hello.
Just a very quick post as I have not done anything on my blog for ages.

I have been very busy stamping and having lots of fun as I had a lovely surprise recently.
Watch this space.

 I made a card for my brother- in- law recently and it's the first man's card I have made for ages.
It really made a change. As he lives in London the image was very appropriate too.



I was looking in my box of bits, I have one suitable for male and one for female cards, and found this lovely Crafty Individuals image and an embossed metal piece which had been coloured with alcohol inks. This must have been done an age ago as I haven't touched them for a while. Must get them and the metal out again!

I used the same embossing folder on the card and scuffed it. Then, as you can see , it was just layered up with coordinating colours.
Quick and easy and I was quite pleased with the way it all went together. Did help that I had the main pieces already made of course.

Must dash.
Happy crafting
Carole



Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Harlequin Rose



Hello and welcome.

One of my favourite stamp sets that I have used so many times, and never tire of, is Harlequin Rose by Chocolate Baroque.
The roses are such lovely images and can be used for all occasions.

I would like to share a card I made recently for my mum, using the largest image in the set. So quick and easy, but always lovely results. The image does all the work.

 
 
 
 
Stamps used: Exquisite Edges for the background, Harlequin Rose.
The die cut was a freebie someone gave me (don't know the co.) but cuts beautifully.

 
 Thank you for visiting.
Happy Crafting
Carole

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Paperbabe challenge 49 Sketch




Hello to anyone reading my blog and thank you for visiting.

I decided to join in with a Paperbabe sketch  challenge this week, as I have the gorgeous fairy stamps designed by Chris Dark.

Never tried a sketch challenge before so thought I'd give it a go, although this particular one finishes on the 16th ( tomorrow!). Last minute, as usual!
Anyhow, hope you like my contribution.








The fairy was stamped onto a Distress ink background and the skirt was paper pieced. This is a good method for me as I am not particularly good with colouring.
Not sure how true to the sketch you have to be, but I'm submitting it anyway.


Happy crafting everyone.
Bye for now
Carole
 

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Chocolate Baroque Challenge 35

 
 


Hello everyone.
Hope your day is a little better than it is here at the moment. Mind you, it's a good day for             
    crafting! :)

I've been attempting to tidy and sort my craft stuff so that my daughter can get into the room to sleep.
This is by no means an easy task ,although I have found a number of things I had forgotten I had, which is always exciting!
I also found a number of projects I had started, one being a beautiful butterfly that just happened to be the right colours for the challenge.
This inspired me to put in another entry,
as it is the end of an era and the last challenge that Chocolate Baroque are doing at the moment.

 
So here are the gorgeous colours again and my second card.
 

 
 
Products I have used: Stamps from
Patchwork Butterflies
Floral Weave and words from Fantastic Florals
Distress inks, Versamagic and Brilliance.
Mica powders
 
Have a good day and thanks for visiting.
Bye for now
Carole
 

Sunday, 28 May 2017

Chocolate Baroque Challenge 35







Hello
Welcome to my blog.


                                 





Challenge 35, with beautiful colours as usual, and what a gorgeous photo.



It is a sad day as this will be the last Chocolate Baroque challenge. A shame, as the challenges keep me focused on my stamping. I am going to have to be very much more disciplined and try to use my lovely stamps more often. It won't stop me visiting the site though to look at the DT's lovely samples and drool over the new stamps that become available.









I have used the Patchwork Butterfly, which is still one of my favourite sets. I love the jumbo butterfly and was very glad that it was a set highlighted by Lesley, on Hochanda recently.  They are stamped onto Chiyogami paper and sections coloured with Versamagic inkpads. Then I stuck them onto purple card  and cut them out.

The background has the flowers from Fleurs Nouveau, which were stamped directly onto a 16cm. white painted  frame.



A stencil was used to add texture to the top, right hand corner.





Thank you for visiting.
Happy crafting
Carole
 
 

Friday, 5 May 2017





 Chocolate Baroque Challenge 34

Hello.
 I thought it was about time that I did another challenge post, haven't done one for ages.



Current Challenge
 
How pretty are these colours and the sample card is  beautiful.






















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I recently bought a stamp called Serena, having looked at it numerous times. I'm very glad I did now as I have several ideas for projects.


 
  This is the  card I am entering into the challenge.

                                 
 
 
Although the stamp is a Christmas one it is possible to use elements of it, which is what I like .

She fitted beautifully onto a 12cm. Artcuts heart and I was able to leave off the candles, therefore making her suitable for any occasion.
The background stamp is from Floral Edges, another set that I am fond of, and the words are from a Hobby Art set called Sunny Day Greetings.

 


 
 
I used watercolour pencils to colour the image and pulled the colour out with a clear Wink of Stella pen.
It doesn't show very clearly in the photo but it is very pretty and shimmery in real life.
The background is done with Distress ink.
 
Hope you are all having good crafting.
 
I am up at Ragley Hall next weekend with Artcuts, at the Handmade Fair.
 
If you are visiting please come and say hello.
Bye for now.
Carole















Friday, 7 April 2017

Paperbabe Fairies 2




Hello again.

Well, I really got carried away with these Paperbabe stamps. I haven't done so much stamping in a long time.
I've had great fun with them. So, here are two more samples using the Butterfly fairy and the Musical fairy, as promised.


 



The Distress ink background is ideal  for the lovely Butterfly fairy and so simple to do. I stamped the fairy directly onto the background and then re-stamped her face onto white, cut it out and overlaid it.
Then I added a little more colour to the dress.

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       I did exactly the same with this one, but  I cut her dress from the Chiyogami paper again.
             The flowers have been heat embossed with white powder.

Hope you enjoyed all the lovely samples on the blog hop and thank you for visiting my blog again.
Thank you also for your lovely comments, they are very much appreciated.

Next time I have a mixed media project to show you.
Bye for now
Carole