Saturday, 19 October 2019

Better late than never, or so they say!


Morning all and I need to start with an explanation to my teamies at Allsorts where Ellie is our host this week as well as those at Penny Black and More, Stamping Sensations and Chocolate Baroque

I had scheduled the mid way posts at PB&M and SS as well as my CB one for yesterday, but alas I didn't get as far as my own blog as I've been back and forth to doctors and hospital all week and the promise of more of the same next week. So this post is something of a cobble up of everything and I will keep the blurb shorty and sweet.


The tag at the top is one of my Chocolate Baroque pieces as is the orange and teal one at the bottom on the post.


This is my Allsorts creation for Ellie's 'Add a touch of gold or silver' theme where the prize is an A4 stamp sheet from Rare Earth. This was a Stamp Addicts sample for a recent Hochanda show.


More Autumnal leaves and colours at Stamping Sensations using all Penny Black stamps.


Have a good weekend everyone and I might even get time in mine to get some blog visiting done!
 
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Saturday, 12 October 2019

Day is over, night has come


Morning Peeps, it's Saturday and time for a new challenge at Allsorts where our host is Kath who is going all dotty this week with the theme of 'Spots and Stripes'. Our lucky winner will receive a lovely Woodware stamp and sentiment from Craft Stash.

I used a stencil and Pan Pastels to create the spots simply and dots, stamped Lavinia Fairies and Poppies using Versafine Clair, a sentiment which is also Lavinia and matted onto some coordinating DP and black base card. Simples!

Have a good weekend everyone. 
 
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Sunday, 6 October 2019

Flowers and Autumn leaves


It's time for our  new challenges at Stamping Sensations and Penny Black and More where our themes are 'Trees and/or Leaves' and 'Pretty in Pink' as October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. As always there are wonderful prizes to be won at both. Further down you will also find my Chocolate Baroque shares from my post over on the DT blog.

I've seen the above background technique used a few times recently so thought I would give it a go. I used linen card and scored the lines then dragged two colours of distress ink down the card in the same direction as the grooves. Next I stamped the Penny Black blossoms inking direct to stamp and then the sentiment using a grey ink rather than black to achieve a softer look.


The above is a rather last minute make for this Thursday's Stamp Addicts show on Hochanda, the stamps really are hot of the press and only arrived with me a couple of days ago, but as Stamp Addicts are our sponsor at Stamping Sensations this month I obviously wanted to make one of my samples Autumnal to fit with the theme. The image is a new one from Teri Sherman and although I'm not into colouring I did rather enjoy using this one. It's a small canvas covered with acrylic paint, the image stamped and coloured in with a mixture of mediums, leaves stencilled with texture paste, chipboard leaves and toadstools and a computer generated piece of poetry. There are some lovely new stamps in the show including a beautiful winter scene perfect for Christmas cards so make a note ti tune in.


Some Fairy magic for my second (original) Stamping Sensations share, a distress ink background using a torn paper and masks, stamped the Lavinia Fairy, Trees, Ivy and sentiment with Versafine Clair, then the flowers in the foreground using Versamark and heat embossed with some orange EP. Finally some liquid pearls around the Ivy.


Lesley launched lots of new stamps in the September Hochanda shows and these are a few of my samples I created for the shows which I also shared on the Chocolate Baroque blog yesterday, the new stamp sets are: Happy Flowers DayCelebration BouquetFiligree Trading Hearts and Geometric Trading Hearts


Details of what I used on each sample are the the blog link above.



I do hope you will come and joining in our challenges this month.
 
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Saturday, 5 October 2019

Punky flowers


Morning Peeps, it's Saturday and time for a new challenge at Allsorts where our host is Wendy who would like us to use some 'Ribbon' on your creations. This weeks lucky winner will receive a bundle of assorted ribbons from Crafty Ribbons.

My shares are two Hochanda TV shares from earlier in the year but not blogged so today's challenge seems the perfect time. Ribbon is not something I use on my Chocolate Baroque samples very often as the stamps are so detailed and beautiful it's a shame to detract from them, so these are an exception. 

The background of the tri-fold has a mixture of distress inks, texture paste and stencilling and the flowers from Punky Hearts and Punky Flower sets have been stamped, coloured and cut out to add to the frames.



The same Roses here, this time stamped three times onto a stencilled background, coloured in and a sentiment tied with ribbon.

Hope you all have a good weekend and my thanks as always for taking the time to visit.


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Saturday, 28 September 2019

Tweet tweet Mozart



Morning Peeps, it's Saturday and time for a new challenge at Allsorts where our host is our Tracy who has chosen the theme of 'From Boys to Men'. This weeks lucky winner will receive two lovely Woodware stamps from Craft Stash.

My starting point here was a circle mask which I inked though with DI's and stamped a few background leaves and a masked sun. The Bird was inked direct to stamp with Distress Markers, cut him out with the matching die placed over the circle and a sentiment, all stamps are Penny Black.


And one more which was a recent sample I made for Stamp Addicts using a Twinchie, Distress sprays and stamping Mozart using Verafine black and then adding three layers of UTEE to achieve a glazed finish, Finally punched a hole in the corner and added a link and piano charm.

Happy weekend all.
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Saturday, 21 September 2019

Autumnal Leaves


Morning Peeps, I've been missing in blogland this week and again I must thank you for your kind words about my latest kidney procedure, I have to wait a two or three weeks for another CT scan but the consultant said he was "quietly optimistic" which sounds positive.

Now onto our new challenge at Allsorts where our host is Mervi, she has chosen the theme of 'Trees and Leaves', this weeks lucky winner will receive a die set from Tattered Lace's brand new cut and emboss range.

As a self confessed 'treeaholic' it's a theme I love working with and have used a new set (to me) from Penny Black, it's a clear stamp which I inked direct to stamp with Distress Markers using Autumnal colours, re-stamping and spritizing with water a few times using my stamp platform. Some stencilling in the background and a sentiment which I think is Inkylicious.

Have a good weekend all and many thanks for your kind visits.
 
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Wednesday, 18 September 2019

Poppy parade


Good morning Peeps, a really quick post as I forgot to scheduled this ahead of my latest 'mid week break' courtesy of the NHS and am pretty useless typing on my tablet. It's mid month time at Penny Black and More and Stamping Sensations challenges and here are my shares.

Now, I know the top card is a rarity for me as I don't do cute and sweet, but I came across the stamp at the bottom of one of my Penny Black draws, unused for year and though it would fit into our 'Animals' theme perfectly.


And this one uses stamps from Bee Crafty who are sponsors of this months 'Anything with Flowers' theme. This was a Birthday card for our daughter Joy, so fitting!

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