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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Saturday 12 December 2020

Wonderful Christmas

Morning Peeps, Saturday morning and a new challenge at Allsorts, our host this week is Wendy with the theme of  'Got to be Christmas'. This weeks winner will receive a cute Woodware stamp and sentiment set. 

I've received some lovely comments and messages about my first YouTube video which I shared last weekend, you really are all so very kind, I was more than a tad nervous sharing. But you have unleashed a monster as I've made some be honest I needed to keep at it until I fully understood the new creating and editing programme. But the biggest issue is the upload itself as each one takes two plus hours, we live so remotely that our broadband is slower than slow and when I'm uploading nobody else can do anything on the internet.

So here's my Youtube video for the above card which uses Penny Black stamps, acrylic ink and stencilling..............

Also one of my shares from my post over at the Chocolate Baroque blog, all details of the stamps etc., used can be found if you follow the ink.

I hope you all have a lovely weekend.
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Sunday 6 December 2020

The Fairies are waiting and my fist Youtube video

It's the first Sunday of the month so time for our new challenges at We Love Chocolate Baroque and Stamping Sensations. Our themes for December are 'Anything Goes' and 'Anything with Wings'. Prizes come from Chocolate Baroque and Craft Stash

I thought I would also share my very first Youtube video, far from perfect and I need to polish my act a bit, but as people often suggest that I should do more tutorials I thought why not. Actually I quite enjoyed making it as it takes me back to normal pre COVID times when it was possible to do live demos and classes which I have done for years and always enjoy, so here it is..................

Back to my DT shares for today and of course my wings had to be Lavinia Fairies and on the card at the top a background of Oxides and also some Dylusions paint to bring out the yellow. The super tree which I think is so magical with the strooms growing around the door, the the little magical scene built up around it.

This is one of my samples from yesterdays Chocolate Baroque Hochanda TV shows, it uses a mixture of stamps which I have listed over on the challenge blog. Again Oxides, a paper pieced flower head and the sentiment stamped onto a piece of Aida.

Thos one is from a show a couple of months ago using the new Canary Bird Rose, simply stamped onto a stencilled background which I created with various sprays......I really liked this one and was going to prepare a couple more for future products but can I find the stencil, of course I can't. I will admit to having a rather large drawful of them and have turfed it out several times and gone through them one by one and it's just not there so can only conclude it went into the bin by mistake. The flower is paper pieced from an offcut coloured with the same spray inks.

My triptych card above uses three waste pieces from the Timmy cabinet card die, one I've had for years and use so much, they are easily hinged together with a scrap of scored card and can incorporate as many section as you wish. Oxides again in the background and basically just an hour or so of fun stamping with lots of Lavinia stamps.
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Saturday 5 December 2020

A bit of shrinky

Morning Peeps, it's Saturday and time for a new challenge at Allsorts, our host this week is Tracy and her theme is 'Anything but a card with an A/G option'. This weeks winner will receive a stamp from Chocolate Baroque who will be on Hochanda today at 11am and 3pm, do tune in for lots of inspiration from Lesley.

So a couple of floral wreaths for my non card creation, the above a recent Chocolate Baroque Hochanda make, lots of flowers from the show stamped onto shrink plastic cut out, coloured on the back and shrunk down to arrange around a heart shaped rattan frame.

This was also a Hochanda make but this time for Stamp Addicts, the Judikins Sunflowers stamped onto card, cut out and coloured with Oxides, arranged around a circle rattan frame, die cut wheat, a sentiment across the centre and a little Bee stamped onto acetate.
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