Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Penny Black - Prancers


 I have seen some fantastic designs lately where a designer (Mayuri) uses lots of bright Distress Inks to form a picture, and I took inspiration from this for this first card. You can see the original version here - http://candlesinthegarden.wordpress.com/2014/10/29/ww-october-release-day-2/.
I had a similar stamp from a Penny Black set called Prancers which features fir trees and stylised deer.

I used bright Distress Inks to create the background then over stamped in black ink at the front. I cut a curve and edged with Glamour Dust before attaching it with foam pads and adding the Memory Box Die 'Leaping Deer' cut in gold card.

Here's a card and tag using the same set of stamps with the trees done in white embossing powder on kraft card ...............


Busy busy with lots of Christmas prep as I know lots of you are also. Hope to see some of you at the Oysters Open Day on Sunday , lots of us there including Eileen and Martine along with Janet, Kerry and Barbara. Knowing Oysters it will be a fun day !


Saturday, 15 November 2014

Impression Obsession

Love this background stamp from Impression Obsession and I was inspired by an Ellen Taylor design. See her original card here -
http://theserendipitousstamper.blogspot.ca/2014/09/beautiful-backgrounds-impression.html

I made my version by stamping the image  (Time Worn Roses L9372) with DI Vintage Photo before simply colouring with pink and green pens and adding a few embellishments from my stash.



The sentiment is from Quietfire Designs which are available from Oyster Stamps, Rochester, Kent - Telephone 01634 686823 or Website http://www.oysterstamps.co.uk

Friday, 14 November 2014

Honey Doo Crafts

Busy few weeks at the moment, trying like mad to keep up and then catch a rotten cold - grrrr! Getting over it now and looking forward to another colouring teaching class tomorrow at Oysters, then it's Christmas Open Day there on the 23rd and to finish the month off I'm teaching at the Oyster Retreat in Daventry .... phew ! Hope to see some of you on one of those days? Can't tell you what my project for the retreat is ...........ssh! secret, but there will be some colouring demonstrations and a sample or two for everyone to make and use over Christmas. Nearly done all the prep now - ready to rock and roll !

Had a fabulous time demoing at the Sincerely Yours Show at Tonbridge - the day just flew by it was so busy. Great to meet and catch up with everyone including the lovely Kay and Amanda Fletcher from Honey Doo Crafts. So sad to have stepped down from their design team, unfortunately I am having to cut back as my wrist is playing up and I am struggling with certain things. So nice to be told I am welcome back any time and hopefully that won't be too long as I do enjoy using Amanda's fabulous stamps.

Also had great fun at a Paul Church workshop the other week with some crafty buddies, here's a Honey Doo card made using a technique from Paul - Brushos,  shaving foam and a stencil. Gives a lovely background effect to the Honey Doo stamp 'Butterfly Border' ........


And finally a card made using 'Hearts A Flutter' stamped and embossed in pale pink with a few die cuts to embellish it .......


Hope you all have a great weekend, thanks for looking x

Sunday, 2 November 2014

Lavinia Challenge - November - Snow and Sparkle

Well done to the winner and thank you to everyone who entered the last challenge, such fabulous entries! Don't forget if you don't have a blog you can enter by email via the Lavinia Website. Wonderful prize of £40 to spend in the shop so have a go! Lavinia have brought out some brand new dies as well to compliment their beautiful stamps - well worth checking out the shop to see.

This month's challenge is 'Snow and Sparkle' ........


I used the Seed Pod stamps to make this and coloured with Distress Inks and Wink of Stella pens. My version of northern lights in the sky......

Take a look at the rest of the teams fantastic designs to give you some inspiration - and hope you have fun !

Card made using Roxsprint Die and Gummiapan Stamp and Dies

Hello! Yes it's me saying hello again on a card made using products from Swedish Housecrafts. Just one stamp - Daisy Face b...