Monday, 12 October 2015

Brushos, Dylusions and new Tattered Lace

A Brusho background, some stamping using the new TL stamps and Trio Butterflies

Evening Peeps, this really is a mega quick post as it suddenly dawned on me that the Create and Craft TV Tattered Lace Trio Four Day Deal launched this morning and I totally forgot to schedule a post with a few of the cards I made for the shows...................there are quite a few more still to share as I got rather carried away with this release. There is also a Halloween show launching more new products which is on any minute now.

Dylusions for the background, grunge paste and some of the new TL stamps and Trio Butterflies

More Butterflies, the gorgeous new Birthday sentiment along with some of the new TL pearly swirls

More pearly swirls, TL Trio Christmas Rose and Trio Bow

I don't do Halloween as a rule but made an exception with the lovely new TL masks, the spiders web is one of them, inked with Pan Pastels, TL fence and new TL Cat die

More of the new TL masks, on this one I used the spooky tree and hills, new Pumpkin die and Pan Pastels again

Many thanks for taking a peek and as always my appreciation for your kind comments.

Saturday, 10 October 2015

Stampendous P107.........yet again

Good morning to you all, afraid I've been a bad blogger the past couple of days, been back to the pain clinic for more spinal injections so sitting's been a bit uncomfortable and also been busy with another upcoming Tattered Lace show. But promise I will be round visiting soon as.

Anyhow, it's time for our new challenge at Allsorts where I have chosen the them of No Design Papers. Our sponsor is Deedees Digis and there is also another pair of tickets to the NEC Hobbycraft Show in November up for grabs.

I know we all love using.......and stroking........and even sniffing............our Design Papers, but it's also great fun to make a card without them and create your own background, something I love doing. So of course got the Brushos out again and coloured up a piece of Fabriano card and stamped with Stampendous P107 many know it's my all time favourite stamp..........using versafine black and clear embossing powder along with some raindrops which I think are Inkylicious. The sentiment is Penny Black.

Happy weekend all.

Monday, 5 October 2015

20's Fashion Girl and sneak peeks

We have a new challenge starting today over at FlonzCraft Vintage Stamping Challenges, the them is Dies and Punches along with your stamping. As always there is a very generous $20 voucher to be won from FlonzCraft.

Further down you will also find some cards featuring some of the new Tattered Lace dies coming up in tomorrows Pick of the Day on Ideal World and Create and Craft TV. Several people have asked me about the TL bog as it has not been updated in a couple of weeks, so just to let you know it's presently being re-vamped and will be up an running again very shortly.

For my FlonzCraft creation I took the opportunity to use one some of the new Lattice and Lace collection dies from Tattered Lace, the Essential Lattice which is a huge A4 die along with the Essential Diamonds which all fit together allowing you to create all manner of styles.

I cut the lattice from ivory linen cardstock and laid it over brown card and stamped FlonzCraft 20's Fashion Girl 1 onto a diamond of the same card and fixed centrally, adding a seam binding bow and feathers to the top. The sentiment is also from FlonzCraft and to finish I added some twine and an cameo.

And here are some sneak peeks.....................

Angel of Harmony, Ava Flower, Christmas Rose Trio and Holly embossing folder

Angel of Peace, Ava Panel and Double Side Stepper card

Angel of Harmony again, Snow Globe, Christmas Rose and Christmas Leaves Trio's

I used snippets of glitter card to make the flowers and leaves......I never can bear to throw away those little bits of sparkly, so would like to enter it into this weeks Snippets Playground.

Have a good Monday all.

Sunday, 4 October 2015

Autumnal colours

Before I tell you about our monthly challenge I would love to know if anyone else has noticed Blogger playing up this last week, I am finding posts of blogs I follow are not coming up on my reading list as normal, some never appear at all and others show up hours after they have been posted ?

Today sees out new monthly challenges at Stamping Sensations and Penny Black and More where our themes are Warm Autumn Colours and Autumnal Colours.....................ooooops............seems I didn't put my thinking cap on too straight here, but at least it means you can double up your chances of winning a prize by entering into both challenges.

The card at the top features a new release Penny Black stamp which is actually a Christmas one but with a bit of artistic licence has become Autumnal. It's a Birthday card for one of our son's birthday this month, he is a keen surfer and long distance athlete so I incorporated both the sea and countryside.

I inked the stamp with distress markers, spritzed with water and stamped onto the reverse of centura pearl cardstock. I used Pan Pastel to add the sky and sea and a Penny Black sentiment.

The next one is my Stamping Sensations piece using lots of stamped and die cut Heartfelt Creation flowers and Tattered Lace Trio leaves. I used Dylusions to colour the card for both flowers and leaves, then stamped before cutting out, the leaves have also been stamped using the coordinating TL Trio stamp set. The base is another of the rattan hearts I picked up for £1.00 at Hobbycraft and the banner sentiment is the same Penny Black sentiment as the above card and finally some ribbons.

My third piece is another for Penny Black using a fairly new Penny Black stamp called Sunny, so appropriate as I always think Sunflowers are such happy sunny flowers and I always associate them with the glorious fields of them in France at this time of year. I inked the stamps with distress markers and spritzed with water before stamping randomly onto a masked Pan Pastel background, a Penny Black sentiment and bow to finish.

Happy weekend all.

Saturday, 3 October 2015

Nature inspired

Good morning to you all and thank you for all your kind comments on inky post below. It's time for our new challenge at Allsorts where Tracy has chosen the theme of Nature. Our sponsors are Whimsy Stamps and DigiStamp Boutique.

The theme is very much up my street and it one of the recent samples I made for Chocolate Baroque......who will be appearing on the new Craft Channel TV on Monday.......using stamps from Autumn Poppy and Glorious Spring stamp sets, contrasting seasons but I have tried to demonstrate that they can be adapted to whatever time of year you want them to be.

I used the negative from cutting TH cabinet card as a stencil and stamped the rabbit and leaves through the mask and then added Pan Pastels to create the background. Next I repeat stamped the toadstools across the bottom and coloured them along with the leaves with Spectrum pencils and did some doodling around the shape left by the aperture.

I have also found time to create a card for the current Butterfly Challenge with the theme of Butterflies and Knots. The stamp is a really old wood mounted one, the name has long since worn off so I can't offer any clues as to the make, all I know is it came from Stamp Addicts about fifteen years ago.

The background has been stamped with another oldie but I do know it's a Hero Arts stamp which I inked with DI and spritzed with water and repeat stamped and didn't worry about lining up as I wanted a more random look. I then stamped the main image and bleached out the colour from the parts overlapping the background and then coloured in with Spectrum Pencils (not very well I might add). I stamped and coloured the butterfly a second time and decoupaged, matted onto some pink card and tied ribbons across two corners.

Happy weekend all.

Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Dream and wish and NEC tickets ready for the post

Hello Peeps, hope all is well in your parts.

I have done just done the draw for the NEC tickets and you will find the lucky winners a bit further down this post, but first I have a card to share using some Chocolate Baroque stamps. It's one of my first pieces for them as a team member and more of my work will be on the CB blog in a week or so.

So many of the CB stamps lend themselves to the vibrant backgrounds you can achieve with Dylusions and the Indian Elephant and Indian Textiles sets which I have used for this card are no exception. I started by spraying the reverse side of a sheet of centura pearl with Dylusions Pure Sunshine, Lemon Zest, Squeezed Orange and Postbox Red plus the mandatory spritz of peal mica spray.

I then stamped the images with black archival ink plus a bit of background stamping using CB Decorative Edges using the second and third generation stamping to get a more faded look. Next I bleached out the colours from the flowers and painted with the same colour Dylusions and used a versamark pen to add detail gold embossing powder to some of the droplet patterns across the top. The words are stamped onto an offcut of the base piece and a nice flourishy organza bow.

I know I am half a day early with this but my day is all planned out for me tomorrow, so here are the names of the people out of the draw who will each receive tickets for two to the NEC Hobbycraft show in November...........

And the surprise gift will go to........................

Fit Kitty who I think is is Canada

Well done to you all, please mail me so I can get your tickets (and surprise in the case of Kitty) in the post to you.

Saturday, 26 September 2015

It's a numbers game

Morning all, time for our new challenge at Allsorts where Wendy would like us to add numbers to our work. Our sponsor is Marianne Designs.

My apologies I've been a bit lacking on the blogging front, but I am knee deep in Tattered Lace work for several shows coming up the first couple of weeks of October. I am easily distracted into blogland so have to be firm with myself and stick with it otherwise I know I won't get my samples made in time. But promise I will be round as soon as I get caught up with everything.

It's a pretty simple card from me, bright design papers, a computer generated sentiment and some balloons cut on the Cricut and tied with twine. Not much more to say about it really.

Have a good weekend.
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