Saturday, 23 January 2021

Beautiful Blooms and looking for pen suggestions


Morning Peeps, it's my turn to host our new challenge at Allsorts and in true transparent fashion my theme is 'Beautiful Blooms'........well don't we all love our flowers and they do lift our spirits. There is a gorgeous A3 stamp set from Rare Earth for the lucky winner.

A card not unlike a Hochanda TV sample in my post earlier in the week which has a YouTube video where I list the stamps used, this one in shades of blue and purple as it was for a friends Birthday using colours I know she is keen on. The stamps are all Chocolate Baroque, an Oxide and stencilled background, an index clip, washi tape and a die cut 'smile'.


And because it's flowers this week, here's another one that was sitting in my folders, this time an Inkylicious sentiment and Penny Black blossom image inked direct to stamp with Distress Markers.......they have been discontinued so if anyone has come across waterbased pens with a hardish bullet tip please do let me know........so many now seem to have brush tips aimed at colouring in, including Arteza which I tried but they are just too soft for applying a decent covering of ink to stamps. 

Hope you have a good weekend.
 
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Monday, 18 January 2021

Love gives Wings


Time for some mid month inspiration at at We Love Chocolate Baroque and Stamping Sensations where our themes are 'Feminine and 'Favourite Stamps'.

My floral card at the top uses Chocolate Baroque Floral Perfumery, Autumn Poppy and Pretty Poppies and a YouTube video on my channel here.



Unusually for me a fairly CAS creation, but this beautiful PB Orchid really doesn't need anything to distract from it so I simply inked it with Distress Markers and stamped it adding a PB sentiment.
 
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Saturday, 16 January 2021

Groovy blooms and another video


Morning Peeps, I hope everyone is keeping safe well........and sane, the latter seems to be a real challenge lately with us all being plunged back into lockdown and uncertainty, not that I've ever really come out of lockdown and shielding since last March. Our youngest son who went down with COVID just before Christmas is on the mend, scary that he's the young fit athlete of the family and it really knocked him for six. My MS is still having a hissy fit so commenting remains short and sweet, it's usually a few weeks before improvement when it sets in.

As it's Saturday it means it's time for a new challenge at Allsorts where our host is Helene and her theme is 'Something New'. Our winner this week will receive a super girly die set from Tattered Lace

My 'new' comes in the form of a recently released floral stamp from Stamp Addicts called Groovy Blooms and is one of my samples for Hochanda TV. Sarah and Vicky have another TV show on Tuesday with some super new Judikins stamps, below is a sneak peek of a couple of the stamps coming up in the show along with the grunge alphabet.

So my top card, after creating an Oxide, acrylic paint and stencilled background, I stamped the blooms and leaves onto some old book pages, cut out and decoupaged, for the stems I used a fine liner to draw them onto the same paper keeping it all a bit random to blend with the style of the blooms. A few pieces of washi tape down the sides and a sentiment stamped into a piece of Aida fixed into place with a small clip.


I also have a post today over at the Chocolate Baroque blog, it features this card which is not unlike one I shared a few weeks ago but this time it has an acrylic background applied with a palette knife to obtain a different look. Also a YouTube video here, I know one of two had already seen it as I inadvertently published the video before scheduling it for the correct date......I was still trying to get to grips with the YouTube system!


These are the fun Judikins Cats which are one of the new stamps featuring in the upcoming Stamp Addicts show, as are the dotty lines and letters.

Happy weekend all and as always, many thanks for your kind visit.
 
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Saturday, 9 January 2021

Favourite colours


Morning Peeps, Saturday morning and a new challenge for you at Allsorts, our host is Lynn and her theme is 'Favourite Colours', Clare from Pinksy Doodles is our sponsor. Been slow going this week on the blogging front, a bit of an MS flare up and bits of me don't want to work as they should, not least my arms and fingers so typings a bit of a nightmare.

I love all colour so have gone with a couple of favourite combinations and have two shares.....well three actually as there are two takes of the tag for the purpose of creating a YouTube video here for the tag above using Clare's new Wild Rose image and one of the Inspirational Sentiments I compiled for her. 


My second creation uses quite a few of Clare's images, Dogwood, Robin, Butterflies, Heart Flower and Inspirational Sentiments again creating a little tri-fold card, background of oxides and stencilling.


Above the complete piece showing all five panels and below a closer looks at some of them.


This was the original tag......


Rather belatedly heres' my share from my post earlier in the week at Chocolate Baroque DT blog, details of stamps etc., here.


Have a good weekend all.
 
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Sunday, 3 January 2021

Dragonfly Art


Our first monthly challenges of 2021 start today at We Love Chocolate Baroque and Stamping Sensations where our themes are 'Feminine and 'Favourite Stamps'. 

My top card uses the new Dragonfly Collage along with a few other stamps from Just Useful all of which form part of tomorrows One Day Special on Hochanda starting at 6pm GMT. I have a YouTube video on my channel making this card, direct link here.



My Stamping Sensations share uses a favourite Butterfly stamp which comes in the form of Penny Black Soft Wings, an oxide inky background in one of my favourite colour palettes of green and blue.........a combination which according to my Gran "should never be seen", but I beg to differ.

 
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Saturday, 2 January 2021

Dream it.......


Morning Peeps, time flies it seems as it's our first challenge of the New Year at Allsorts. Our host this week is Ellie and to get things going we have a nice and simple Anything Goes theme. This weeks winner will receive a lovely stamp from Chocolate Baroque who have a One Day Special on Hochanda TV on Monday, the first show is at 6pm. All stamps in the show are new ones (I'll have a sneak preview tomorrow)


My card at the top used several CB stamp sets including Silhouette Grasses, and Wisteria Lane and background of Pan Pastels.

My second card uses CB Wild Cornflower Blueprint, inked direct to stamp with Distress Markers and some stencilled circles.

Have a good weekend.
 
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Saturday, 19 December 2020

Christmas sparkle, YouTube and Gelli Plate


Morning Peeps, I've been a really bad blogger this week I'm afraid, another very poorly doggie, this time Daisy who is ten and had to have most of her mammary glands removed and very fragile still. Add to that my stamps for the Chocolate Baroque 4th January One Day Special on Hochanda ran into RM problems (putting it politely) and had to be sent again, a week lost meaning I've had my head down getting samples turned round in time. I've got nine made so far so well on my way...........teasing you now, they are all new stamps and yummy!!

This will be my last post before Christmas so I would like to wish everyone a happy festive season, I know for many Christmas just won't be the same this year but let's pray 2021 is a better year all round. For hubby and I it will be a strange Christmas, usually all the children and grandchildren are with us, but that's about 20 of us so just not an option this year. We decided as a family with several secondary teachers, another mingling with Boris and Co and an NHS front line worker that even if allowed it's just not worth the risk, hopefully we will have a belated Christmas in the Spring and see one another once again.

Moving on to Allsorts which is a two week challenge and the last of 2020. Kath is our host and she would like to see 'Sparkle and Shine and the prize a £15 store voucher from Stamp Addicts. It's a bit of a photo heavy post as I also have a post over at the Chocolate Baroque blog today plus yesterday's shares for our mid month reminders at We Love Chocolate Baroque and Stamping Sensations challenges.

So a gold one and a green one for Allsorts, I made 75 of these way back in January after seeing Lucy from Sweet Poppy Stencils use this beautiful wreath and the hot foiling technique. 

And dare I say another YouTube video link here, today's one making the card below with a Gelli Plate, Brusho's and a Chocolate Baroque stamp.


Another card from my Chocolate Baroque post here.


A green version of the Allsorts share at the top of the post, made in exactly the same way.


I'll be honest and say I really don't enjoy making Christmas cards, especially batch ones, I blame starting them for TV in May every year and after that I never want to do my own and those for daughters/DIL's. So as there is usually a lull in TV work around the Christmas period (although this year seems to be an exception and I have soooo much to do) I take advantage of the break and get the bulk out of the way so they are done and dusted and just have fun making the individual ones for family, DT work and the odd order during the year. Yes I already have about 100 made for next year.


A Chocolate Baroque share shaker card using the Tomte Gnomes and below the new Canary Bird Rose stamp.


Finally, the Fairy scene which is of course all Lavina.

If your still with me after all that, have a lovely weekend and Christmas.
 
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