Saturday, 6 February 2016

Allsorts Clean and Simple

Good morning to you all, it's time for our new challenge at Allsorts where this week Julie would like to see 'Clean and Simple'. Our sponsor is Digistamp Boutique plus one extra prize.

I have used a new Penny Black stamp called 'Pop Pop Poppy'................well how could I not buy that one ? I inked the stamp with Distress Markers and spritzed with water before stamping onto the the reverse of a sheet of Centura Pearl. Added a Penny Black sentiment and drew a black border around the image. Simples as the Meerkat's say.

Needless to say I had a long play session with this stamp, a red one, a pink one, a blue one...........get the drift.

Happy weekend all.

Monday, 1 February 2016

A rainbow of colour

We have a new challenge starting today over at FlonzCraft Vintage Stamping Challenges, this month our theme is 'Splatters and Drips'. As always there is a very generous $20 voucher to be won from FlonzCraft.

Brushos came immediately to mind for this theme so I started with using Crimson and Lime Green and lots of water to create a background, I still find it such fun how many other colours creep out the more water you add. I let the wet colours drain down the card as I held it an an angle and quite like the softer hues that I ended up with.

Next I stamped Flonz Blossom across the top and heat embossed with detail cloear powder, bleached out the colour and then painted with the same Brusho's, then stamped and embossed Flonz Grasses along the bottom. Then I stamped the Flonz Butterflies onto he offcuts of card and painted, again with the same two Brusho's and loved the extra colours that came through without even trying.

The sentiment and raindrops are Inkylicious, I also beached out the latter before highlighting with a white pen .

I would also like to enter this into the current Butterfly Challenge (and the Playground if I'm allowed -see below) which is 'U' for undulating along with the butterflie's, now I will confess I checked this out in the thesaurus to see if  my interpretation of the word correlated and this is what it told me 'move with a smooth wave like motion'. Well I figure that sums up Butterflies quite well, so hopefully this will fit the theme.

Just amending my post and adding this as I totally forgot when posting earlier. But I just can't miss popping over the the Snippets Playground today because when I was lurking about behind the bike shed you do.......... I heard a rumor that there is going to be plenty of hooch to be had up in the tree house after dark and no way am I missing out on that one, so see the rest of you obstreperous gang there.

The wall hanging is another of my Tattered Lace creations, I picked up the chipboard heart and base at the NEC last November and decided to have a play with the pretty bits and pieces of paper which came from a 12x12 pad ages ago. No idea of the make as what you see what literally all that was left but just proves never throw them away as they come is useful at some point.

I painted the chipboard with gesso and then stuck down the paper and lightly inked the edges. The flowers are cut and embossed with one of the Trio sets and along with the butterfly are made from the offcuts. Leaves are also Trios, cut from oddments of coredinations and sanded down.

I just had another thought.......two in one afternoon is a bit scary, but it just occurred to me that the butterflies on the card at the top were made from offcuts of the lightweight Fabriano, at the cost of it I never throw a bit away.  So assuming I am allowed two entries entering this one as well.

Happy Monday all and hope you have a good week.

Saturday, 30 January 2016

Fairy moon dance

Good morning to you all, it's time for our new challenge at Allsorts where this week Tracy has come up with the theme of 'Bring on the Bling'. Our sponsors is Scrappers Delight.

I have read on several blogs that as well as Blogger meddling with our followers, some people have discovered they have been removed from blogs they follow even though they use a Google ID and have had to sign up to those blogs again. So if you are missing a visit from me lately please give me a nudge because realistically it's impossible to realise this or that blog is no longer showing up on a reading list.

Now onto my card, it wasn't my initial plan but I seem to have ended up with a rather purple card. I started by stamping the trio of Lavinia fairies, masking them and then stamping two of them again, left the masks in place and inked just the trunk and root of the tree, cleaned that section then inked and lined up the top part to extend the height.

I then used Pan Pastes and some ripped paper to create the background, masking a large sun, or maybe it's a moon and the fairies are doing a moon dance, totally open to interpretation. I stamped leaves across the top with an Art Impression stamp, little flying fairy and some toadstools across the bottom, all of which are Lavinia stamps. And to finish lots of glitter, a nice organza bow and pearl and gem ribbon slide.

Have a good weekend all.

Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Tattered Lace winners , Rudolph Snippet and the Long Weekender

Morning Peeps, it's time to announce the winners of the Tattered Lace candy and also share a few samples made for the Tattered Lace Long Weekender starting on Create and Craft at 8am on Friday.............and a note added as I nearly forgot, well I actually did forget until I got a congniziance moment during the night................that I had made a card especially for Rudolph Day and the Snippets Playground.

On a different note I am guessing I am not the only one who has seen disappearing followers the last month due to Bloggers shenanigans ? Overnight I've seen another 27 go and it really does make me wonder at the wisdom of it all, I'm convinced he won't be happy until we are all paying for the privilege of having a blog.

Part of the long weekender are some beautiful A5 sized panel dies and although I have made a good number of cards using them as intended, I was itching to use the Rose Garden panel as a stencil. So I cut it out using 250gsm card, laid it over a chipboard heart prepped with Gesso and decoupatch papers and spritzed Bubblegum Pink Dylusions and am thrilled with the lovely pattern. I then decorated with ribbons, lace, flowers and feathers.

This one has the Foliage panel die simply cut from pearl cardstck and placed over a contract colour, a mat using the TL decorative labels , ribbon and TL daisies and sentiment. They made such elgant but also quick cards.

The Rose Grden panel die again this time using the new TL Shades Ombre cardstock, a frame using the new Pearl Pin Dot square dies, Pearl Dot border and Birthday sentiment from the Charisma Stores range.

Now for those winner.............................

The first name out of the draw was Lau who will receive the Tattered Lace Panorama dies

And the second name out is Lorraine B who will receive the dies and Ombre cardstock

Well done to you both, please mail me so I can get your goodies in the post to you.

And one final card....................

More Ombre cardstock, the foliage panel used with the hexagonal die set, a rose, pearls and the little leaves are the spines from the waste after cutting the panel.

And here is that almost forgotten card for Rudolph Day and Snippets Playground, honestly I really did have a post it note on my computer to remind me I had a card all ready and then forgot, or can it be that my computer is a magnet for numerous post it notes that it just got lost in the mire that's also known as my desk.

So here it is, nothing spectacular but I feel quite chuffed that it's still not the end of January and I have a Christmas card made, that has to be a record for me. Snippets of beloved G45 paper, can't throw any of that away, a Penny Black sentiment and a TL oval Pearl Dot frame.

Thanks for taking a peek and hope you all have a good Wednesday.

Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Tattered Lace New Year candy

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Please click here to go the the post if you would like to enter my Tattered Lace candy.


Saturday, 23 January 2016

Love is in the air at Allsorts

Good morning to you all, it's time for our new challenge at Allsorts where this week Wendy is preparing us for Valentines Day. Our sponsor is Lets Create and Baker Ross and I have a make further down this post using some of their products. 

My first Allsorts piece at the top uses an oldish Penny Black stamp over a Brusho brilliant red background, is seems to be one of the few that is restricted to the one pure colour, unlike most that emit many other colours the more water that is added. I used Tattered Lace Pin Dot Rectangles to make a frame and place it over a section of TL Byzantine trellis, a bow, little gem heart and sentiment which is also Penny Black.

I also have a card for the current Butterfly Challenge which this time round is 'I' for inks and a butterfly. My entry is the card at the top and is one of those I made for the recently released Compendium of Crafting. I masked the top and bottom of a piece of Fabriano and a mask for the sun and used DI's and Pan Pastels to create the background and sponged sunrays. Stamps are Chocolate Baroque, sentiment and Butterflies Tattered Lace. The Butterflies are Trios and after cutting them I inked the top section of the matching embossing folder with DI's before running through the e.bosser, then added detail clear embossing powder and heated.

My second Allsorts make using products from Baker Ross is a word book. I started with letters from the Large Upper Case set and covered them with this really pretty colour palette of Artimo Artpatch, after ripping the papers into smallish pieces you just can't go wrong layering them up randomly using the Varnish to fix them and it's fun as well. I used my Zutter to punch holes for the spine and tied with scraps of coordinating ribbon, then decorated the pages with gems, pearls and flowers.

Happy weekend all and keep warm.

Monday, 18 January 2016

Liberty, a bunny and some flowers

Hello Peeps, I am running late with my mid month Penny Black and More post, truth is most things have been a tad up in the air the last few weeks due to a couple of medical blips, but things are on the up I think as I've just had positive results on one 'female' issue and just awaiting an investigative procedure for the other.

The top share is not a 'me' card at all as I always struggle with anything cute or that needs colouring but I have always rather liked this Penny Black stamp, it reminds me of a really old photo of myself aged about five wearing a coat very similar and coincidentally with a couple of my pet rabbits.

I also have so many Tattered Lace cards still to share so am adding a few more to this post.

One that was made specifically for the USA shows

Another for the USA shows

Using just the cats from the Window Scene in yesterdays post

One of the Gatefold Embossing Folders which Nancy launched on C&C this morning

The new Decorative Centre Stepper die set

Thanks for taking a peek.

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