Thursday 25 July 2019

July Rudolph Days

I can't believe that on what is forecast to maybe the hottest UK day on record that I'm posting a Christmas card. But today is the 25th so time for this months Rudolph Days challenge. Those of you how follow my blog regularly will know that I recently attended a two day workshop with Sweet Poppy Stencils. I have adapted a card that I made there into this one which is a smaller version, which will be cheaper to post when December gets here. I used the Holly Wreath stencil and translucent paste topped with green glitter while the paste was still wet. I then found a stamp that would fit into my small circle and matt and layered this into the middle using red and gold mirri card. I finished by matting and layering onto the same red and gold mirri card and popped onto a 6x6 card base. I do hope that you can join in the fun over on the Rudolph Days Challenge blog this month. It runs until the end of the month and there is a choice of two wonderful prizes on offer for the winner of the draw.

 Now it would not be me if I didn't make more that one, I made eight to add to my stash. These will be shared between myself , my mother and my father-in-law at Christmas.

Thanks for taking the time to look and your kind comments which are always appreciated.


Saturday 13 July 2019


I think I might have mentioned in an earlier post that I'm a bit addicted to Pink Ink Stamps at the moment, so when I saw this one for sale it jumped right into my basket shouting Buy Me, Buy Me. So what else could I do, I bought it. It was stamped onto Sheena's stamping card and then coloured with Spectrum Noir pens, I blended a little ink around the outside and added some Nuvo drops to the flowers. Then it was popped onto some black card and a 8x8 card base. I thought I would go and join in the challenge at A bit More Time To Craft which at the moment is Anything Goes.

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Tuesday 9 July 2019

The Earth Laughs In Flowers

My card today is for the Stamping Sensations Challenge which this month is The Earth Laughs In Flowers. I made this card for a friend who recently had an operation and I know that she has received it now. I used a beautiful stamp called Fantasy Flower Panel, by Chloe and some of the wonderful sparkly embossing powders that she uses too. First I stamped and embossed onto a piece of white card stock, them stamped the image again several times onto parchment paper and again embossed with the same powder. I then cut out the flowers and layered them on top of the main image adding a gem in the middles to finish. As the embossing powder that I used had a lilac colour to it, I matted onto a purple card base.

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Friday 5 July 2019

Sweet Poppy Stencil's Retreat

First I apologise for the amount of photos in this post. Last weekend I  went to a Sweet Poppy Stencil retreat, it was held in a beautiful hotel in the midlands. Lucy and Paul were excellent hosts and kept us busy all weekend. We made four completed projects, these are that top four cards. Then we also made another seven which were bought home to finish. The reason these were not finished on the day/s is because they needed to dry before being put onto cards. As you can see there were lots of different techniques tried.

Glitter on paste then dried air dried.

Oxide sprays and then black ink through the stencil, then cut out with matching dies.

Glitter on paste then dried with a heat gun.

Micro beads over gold paste, there were three different shades of micro beads mixed together.

Distress inks through the stencil, then translucent paste and clear micro beads.

Distress ink background, black ink through the stencil then a mesh stencil with translucent paste.

Pearlised paste, when dry place stencil back over the top and colour with distress inks.

Paste and three colours of glitter over the top.

Three colours of paste marbled together and iridescent glitter over the top.

 Paste onto black card then mica powders over the top and then heat set with heat gun. Gives this lovely metallic look when buffed after it's cooled down.

Finally pearlised paste and three different colour micro beads over the top, gives the appearance of flocking.

Thanks you for sticking with me until the end and your kind comments which are always appreciated.