Monday, 26 September 2011

Autumn Leaves

The challenge at PaperPlay this week is Autumn Leaves.

For my card I have brayered a pice of silk card with Big and Juicy Spice and then embossed leaves from Creative Expressions Seasonal Flora with gold EP.

Wrapped some fibres around, layered onto bronze card and patterned mirri card.

Added a tag stamped with a sentiment from the same set.

See you soon


Sunday, 25 September 2011


For this card I used an Anita's reindeer stamp and embossed with Opaque White EP.
I then stamped around the edges with the tree from Chocolate Baroque Steampunk Christmas and embossed with holographic EP. 
Matted onto silver mirri card and finished with sentiment from Lily of the Valley embossed in silver.

Entered into
Rainbow Lady - White Space
Bah Humbug - Reindeer / Rudolph

Thanks for looking


Friday, 23 September 2011

Home Sweet Home

This card is made from the Home Sweet Home set from Chocolate Baroque. stamped with Versafine and used watercolour pencils.

Check out Less is More who are trying to get 1000 entries by tonight - going well so far!


Morning Glory

This card is stamped with Chocolate Baroque Morning Glory stamp from Flora and Fauna set.

I stamped with Versamark and then brushed on some chalks.

Entering into Less is More - Anything Goes


Saturday, 17 September 2011

Daisy Butterfly

This card is made from the Daisy Butterfly set from Chocolate Baroque. I stamped with Memento and coloured with watercolour pencils.

Entering into

Papertake Weekly -Things with Wings
Less is More - Anything Goes (they are trying to get 1,000 entries this week, so join in!)

See you soon,

Friday, 16 September 2011

Blue Christmas Flourish

This card is made with Chocolate Baroque stamps Christmas Flourish, embossed in silver and stippled with Adirondack Denim.

Entered into
Bah Humbug - Flourishes / Swirls
Tanda Teaser -  Silver and Blue

Thanks for looking

Sunday, 11 September 2011

Christmas Acetate Card

For this card I stamped a Holly/Poinsettia border around the edge of an aperture card (cut using Sizzix die). Stamped Holly onto acetate with StazOn, coloured reverse with Promarkers.  Added little punched out holly leaves and finished with a red gems.

Entering these challenges

Rainbow Lady - use acetate with a Christmas Theme
PaperPlay - use two or more stamped images
Papertake Weekly - anything goes


Saturday, 10 September 2011

Less is More No 2

Another card for Less is More - Seeing Double challenge.

For this card I used the tree stamp from Chocolate Baroque Teeny Weeny Meadow set, stamped it onto my craft sheet, laid my card (upside down) over the top and my tree was a reflection!
Stamped the tree above it to complete the scene.  Inks used are Marvy Heritage Timeless Sepia for tree and ground, DI Antique Linen for more ground and DI Broken China for sky.

See you soon, and don't forget to check out all the other entries on one of the best challenge blogs going!!


PS Sorry it's a bit wonky!

Monday, 5 September 2011

Make My Monday - Steampunk

Make My Monday has a new challenge

This is the first Monday in September at that means a brand new theme and challenges. This month they have been chosen by Cath and her theme is STEAMPUNK.
Steampunk is based around the Victorian era and tends to incorporate elements of science fiction and fantasy with futuristic innovations such as fashion, culture, architecture and art.
So that being said your first challenge is to create a STEAMPUNK ATC.

I recently bought the Steampunk Christmas stamp set from Chocolate Baroque, but otherwise I know nothing about this subject and I have never done an ATC!

So I did a little research, scoured through my stamps and came up with this.

Background is Adirondack Slate direct to paper.  Cogs stamp is Chocolate Baroque, Small Timepiece is Tim Holtz, Large Timepiece and Hot Air Balloon free with Craft Stamper  all stamped with DI Black Soot. Stamped a Cog, Timepiece and Balloon on a scrap with Versamark and embossed in silver, cut out and layered.

Thanks for looking, may have another go if I got time!


Sunday, 4 September 2011

Crafting When We Can

Crafting When We Can is a new challenge blog and its first challenge is " Anything Goes "

For my card I have applied DI Antique Linen directly to the paper, then stamped the main image from Butterfly Flourish Swirls by Chocolate Baroque, coloured with Cosmic Shimmers and then used a swirl from the same stamp set around the edges with Adirondack Butterscotch.

Thanks for looking and best of luck to CWWC!


Bah Humbug 35 Christmas Text

The challenge at Bah Humbug this week is Text

"Our challenge this week is for you to make the focal point of your design

Christmas Sentiments/Text"

For my card I have used the free gift from Cardmaking and Papercraft this week which is a lovely paper pad and chipboards. I used one of the papers for the background and a couple of scraps from my stash and distressed the edges with Marvy Heritage Dark Walnut and added the chipboards! Quick and easy today!


Saturday, 3 September 2011


The challenge at Less is More this week is Colour

"...We'd like to see CLEAN & SIMPLE cards with something that has a METALLIC finish to it... ink, embossing, card, charms, actual metal... come on people let's get creative!..."

...and at Rainbow Lady  they want to see Embossing

For my card I have used two stamps from Artylicious Special Day Flourish set.  I first stamped and embossed the heart with Versamark and silver EP, then I masked it and stamped and embossed the flourish.  Mounted onto silver and black card.  stamped the "Love" sentiment and brushed with Perfect Pearls.

Thanks for looking,

Sorry it's a bit wonky! Trying to get a picture without too much glare!

Friday, 2 September 2011

PaperPlay - Make Your Own Flowers

Over at PaperPlay the challenge is to make your own flowers.

For my card I used Papermania  papers for the flowers  and Dovecraft paper for the backing, paper for swirl is from stash.  All pieces are cut using Tim Holtz Dies - Ornamental, Tattered Florals and Elegant Flourishes.

Thanks for looking

Thursday, 1 September 2011

Tanda Teaser - Nostalgia

 I thought I'd play along with the Tanda Teaser (Nostalgia) today because I've been sorting through my stamps and trying to index them (am I mad!). One of the stamps in my collection was "Art Girl" from Chocolate Baroque.  I had this stamp when Glenda of CB used to do Goody Bags - a fiver or so for a mixed bag of stamps, and it had remained in its bag unstamped. Thought it would be just right for this challenge as it has a  sort of vintage feel to it.

"...For the next Teaser we are looking for projects evoking nostalgia...."

For this card I used Papermania Simply Elegant paper for the background. Used Alcohol Inks - Latte, Expresso and Gold onto a piece of silk art card and then stamped image with Versafine. Covered with Versamark and clear embossed.  Dyed some seam binding with  Marvy Heritage Timeless Sepia, Old England Red and Dark Walnut.

Thanks for looking


St Luke's Challenge and Papertake Weekly

The challenge this week at St Luke's is a Card Buffet!

" have to pick FOUR items from the list of 10 below and include them in your card - not 3, not 5, but just FOUR.  If you want to include a focal image and a sentiment as well, then these can be in addition to the 4 buffet items (but you can also count them as part of your 4 items - ie an embossed sentiment).."

For my card I chose Patterned Paper (Kay & Co), Embossing (around the Die Cut), Ribbon and Flowers.

I am also entering the Papertake Weekly Challenge which is a sketch.


Thanks for looking