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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Saturday, 14 September 2019

A little crooked house


Morning Peeps, time for a new challenge at Allsorts and this week I am your host and I have a theme with an optional twist, it's 'Anything Goes' with the option to take inspiration from this weeks prize, a recent new release A4 stamp set from Rare Earth

My top piece is inspired by the prize and is an A5 canvas, lots of paint and ink, crackle glaze and a Kim Moody House stamp made for a Hochanda TV show a while back. The rhyme is computer generated and some inked chipboard leaves and toadstools.


My second piece has a Distress Ink background, Inkylicious Poppies, Penny Black floral stems and  sentiment all stamped with Verafine Clair.

I do hope you will join us this week and wish you all a lovely weekend.
 
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Saturday, 7 September 2019

Fanciful bird, Butterflies and Faeries


Morning Peeps, it's Saturday and time for a new challenge at Allsorts and our host this week is Helene and the theme of 'Autumn'. This week winner will receive a store voucher from JMC Designs.

Before telling you about my creation, a quick thank you for all the kind wishes and enquiries about my kidney procedure, I'm pleased to report that all went to plan this time and I was home the same day, one more repeat of the same in two weeks then another CT scan to see the outcome.

Back to Allsorts, I've known Julia the artist behind JMC Designs as a blogging friend for many years, so when she approached me after the launch of her on line store and asked about being a sponsor I was keen to help. And in so doing have stepped well outside my comfort zone by not only using digital images but colouring them in as well!!

I've never made any secret that I'm no colourist but I've given it my best shot! The image at the top is called Sarah who I coloured with Inktense Pencils, added some stencilling with DI and a Penny Black sentiment.

Warmed Cardamom above is a brand new release from Julia this week and you will find along with all her other images here, Julia has also created a sentiment sheet to go with these Autumnal images and I used on on the above card. This time I coloured in with my new Arteza brush pens, not entirely happy with how they worked and the bodice is a bit blotchy but it's early days with them.


I also have a card which I created for the new Butterfly Challenge and it's been pointed out to me that it also fits over at the Lavinia World Challenges so I am linking up there as well.

I succumbed........yet again........to some new Lavinia stamps and used them along with a few older ones including the Lunar Flowers which I adore, to create my scene. When I saw Semira this new Fairy I could envisage her with a kaleidoscope of Butterflies drifting from her outstretched hand which is how I have stamped the two images. The Butterfly Wheel requirements this time are: |Lapis Lazuli, Laser Lemon, Languid Lavender, Layers, Lace, Lattices and of course a Butterfly. The Lemon and Lavender are the inks used on the background, the Fairy, Butterflies, tiny Bunny and Tree are heat embossed with Judikins Lapis Lazuli EP, my layers come in the form of the larger Butterfly which is made up of two different sized Chocolate Baroque stamps, lace along the top and I inked a lattice stencil onto the background........but I'm not totally sure if this is what Mrs A is looking for so that one might be a tad tenuous.

Just a reminder that at Allsorts we are back to normal weekly challenges now the holiday period is over so I do hope you will join us. Have a good weekend everyone.
 
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Sunday, 1 September 2019

To hear the Angels Whisper


It's time for our  new challenges at Stamping Sensations and Penny Black and More where our themes are 'Anything goes with Flowers' and 'Animals'. As always there are wonderful prizes to be won at both.

A simple card for my Penny Black share using Lets Go Wild, a fairly old PB set but as the image are silhouettes one I use quite often as with a nice bold background you need little more, or in this case the addition of a sun, a die cut frame and some bunting which is also in the stamp set.


I've used Bee Crafty's BEAUtanical Peony for this one as they are our sponsors this month, a Distress Ink background built up with some  random background script stamping and circles stamped with the same inks using a lid from an embossing powder pot. I used Distress Markers direct to stamp to build up the colour on the Peony and a sentiment which is also from our sponsors.


And a couple of my Chocolate Baroque shares from my post yesterday on the DT blog using some of the new Christmas stamps released recently and the first is the lovely new Christmas Garden above and below the cute Gnome from the Tomte stamp set. All details can be found over on my post on the DT blog.


Have a good Sunday everyone.
 
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