Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Are You Enjoying India?

Evening lovely Bloggers. Hasn't it been a beautiful day again? This weather is just perfect. We've been out and about making the most of the school holidays. I hope it lasts until the Bank Holiday weekend.

Have you managed to catch any of Sheena's Indian shows on C&C? She has been doing some brilliant techniques which I'm itching to try out.

It's her last day tomorrow so I thought I'd share a couple of my projects that she's had on the display. It's always such a buzz to see them there, especially when the samples from the rest of the team are absolutely stunning.

This hanger started out as a card but just grew too big to fit anything I had so developed into a hanger as it went along.

The background is a gloss gel medium resist with h20's painted on top. The Elephants are painted with H20's too. The background is one of the A4 embossing folders with gilding wax applied.

My canvas was inspired by something I saw on Pinterest which used these gorgeous colour tones.

I started by blending the acrylic paints onto the base of the canvas and then stamped the arches onto tissue and coloured them with promarkers very lightly before sticking them to the canvas with a matt medium. I painted over with more of the base colours to blend in the tissue and pick out more detail. I then stamped lots of the other images in the same way and just built up the design. Some of the flowers are painted with Luminarte silks. I picked out some detail with white acyclic paint and then added the gold embossing and the trailing vines and flowers. It was a case of knowing when to stop. I'm still not sure whether I went one step too far. I may well have another crack at something similar and try and make it a bit simpler.

Thanks for all the lovely comments you have been leaving, I really appreciate them.

Happy Crafting.

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Just One More Day

Morning lovely Bloggers. I'm glad you are liking these Indian sneaky peeks. Thank you so much for your lovely comments. I do appreciate them.  They really are a beautiful collection and along with the embossing folders and paper collection work really well together.

I promised you something different in the colour department today so I hope you like this one.

Again I've mixed the henna stamps with this lovely chappie and used one of the embossing folders for the background. Wild Honey crept in again but this time I've used mainly Seedless Preserve distress ink and the tiger is coloured with promarkers.

Only one more day to go to Sheen'a shows!!

I hope you are enjoying the weekend. I'm hoping to get in the garden today and get some veg into my newly prepared beds at last.

Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, 12 April 2014

Another Indian Sneaky Peek

Morning lovely Bloggers. Just a quick share today of another card I made for Sheena's 4DD starting on Monday.

A little bit different today. I used one of the gorgeous Henna Stamps and built up a pattern on one of the lovely backing papers that form part of the new launch that have been designed by Sheena and the Inkoids. Sounds like a new super group doesn't it?

I tried to used traditional Henna colours and love the orange and turquoise combination. Can you spot a theme occurring after yesterdays post? I promise I have used different colours for other cards and will try to make sure I share something very different tomorrow.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your Saturday.

Friday, 11 April 2014

A Warm Indian Breeze

Morning lovely Bloggers. Friday at last. I hope you are looking forward to the weekend.

I'm just popping by with another card I made with Sheena's new Taste Of India stamps that will be launched on Monday at 8am if you are up bright and early.

This one was my favourite of all the samples I made. You know when things just work out better than you planned. Well, this was one of those.

It's the tried and tested bleached Distress ink technique and I used Peacock Feathers and Wild Honey, I just love that combination, with the Indian Arches stamp. I've also used several of the other stamp sets in the background and then coloured the flowers with H20s before cutting them out and arranging them on the vines.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend.

Thursday, 10 April 2014

A Taste Of India

Morning lovely Bloggers. I hope I find you well today. It's a beautiful sunny morning here in Yorkshire  and I can't believe how beautiful the blossom and all the spring flowers are looking. Spring certainly seems to have arrived early this year.

I have been cocooned in my craft room for the past couple of weeks, hence the lack of blogging activity, playing with a new 4 day deal launch Sheena has on C&C next Monday all based on India. There are some gorgeous stamps, embossing folders and even a paper pack designed by us Inkoids, how cool is that!!

Here is one of my samples using one of the beautiful Henna stamps. It's really hard to pick a favourite stamp but this has to be one of them.

I used some of the Distress paint experiments I was playing with some weeks ago and added Wild Honey ink to it to stamp the image on, which is then painted with H20's.

The background is more Distress Paint on the Pearly side of the Centura card with embossing powder added to the embossed areas.

I hope you like it. I will be back tomorrow with another sneaky peek, believe me I have plenty to show you, I've absolutely loved playing with these.

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Crafting.

Monday, 31 March 2014

Where's all this lovely weather?

Morning lovely Bloggers. Can we have some of the warm sunshine here in Yorkshire that the rest of the country seem to have please??? The lovely weather people keep saying it's been the warmest weekend of the year so far....well not here it's not!!

Anyway, despite the weather I had a lovely Mother's Day visiting both my Mums. We are lucky that they live very close so could spend time with both. Silly me forgot to took photos of the cards I made for them but I might have to pop round and take a sneaky one for you!!

I was also very blessed in receiving a beautiful handmade card from my DD and a set of stamps. I also had my tea made for me and was allowed to spend some time crafting, a perfect day.

I hope you enjoyed your day as much.

Thanks for popping by and Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

A Touch Of Spring

Morning lovely Bloggers. I'm not joining in WOYWW this week as time is so short that I can't guarantee I'll be able to visit many desk and so feel it's unfair to join in. Hopefully I'll be back on the register next week.

Instead I wanted to share a couple more of the samples I made for Sheena the other week. I have definitely got in the mood for spring and this inspired both of these makes.

The first is one of the huge butterflies cut in half to make them flutter on the blossom branch.

And I was inspired by the flowers in the garden to make this wreath. I think I might be making this again as I really enjoyed it. May be a project for my craft club ladies!!

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your Wednesday whatever you are up too.

Happy Crafting

Thursday, 13 March 2014

A Fluttering Of Butterflies

Morning lovely Bloggers on another glorious morning. I'm getting used to this!!

Just popping by this morning with another sneaky peek from Sheena's new stamps. She only has one show on Saturday at 3pm so catch it if you can, they really are beautiful stamps.

These huge butterflies come in a set of two that match perfectly so that you can stamp with one and fit the other over the top to add detail embossing. I've only used one in this card but I'll share them both tomorrow.

I'll give you two guesses what I used for it!!!!! Yep, it's all H20's except the detail picked out on the butterflies which is the vine green Silk from Set 1.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your Thursday.

Happy Crafting

Wednesday, 12 March 2014


Morning dear crafters and lovely WOYWW friends. I hope I find you well this Wednesday morning and enjoying the sunshine we've been lucky enough to have had here in Yorkshire over the last few days.

I was missing from the WOYWW register last week but am present and correct again today. If you want to join in with this desk fun, then pop over to see the lovely Julia, HERE. 

My desk this morning is strewn with my Project Life page for last week.

I'm managing to keep up with a page a week so far but have to keep lots of bits of paper with notes on as sometimes it can take a while to catch up and I forget the little things that have happened. There are also lots of bits and pieces scattered around as I'm trying to do lots of things at once instead of finishing on thing before moving onto the next!!!! You can just spot my lovely twisted cowl at the back that Jan (LLJ) kindly made me last year. I wore it yesterday when I walked into town as it's decidedly chilly still in the mornings.

Before I get on with some desk hopping I thought I'd share with you a couple of photos I took yesterday that just made me smile.

One of our cats lying on my raised bed enjoying the sunshine.


Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your Wednesday.

Happy Crafting.

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Spring Has Sprung Along with Some New Stamps

Afternoon lovely bloggers. I can't believe I'm typing this with the windows open, the birds singing and sunshine pouring in. What a difference a week can make. I've had three days out in the garden and loved every minute. I hope you are enjoying the spring sunshine too. All that wind and rain seems a very long time ago now thank goodness.

I've just popped by to share a sneaky peek of the latest release of stamps from Sheena. She will be sharing them on Create and Craft this Saturday at 3pm. I know that will make those of you that work very happy!!

This set are butterflies and flowers and they are gorgeous. I couldn't stop playing with them and I know the rest of the team feel the same so I hope you like them.

I made the background for this card by dribbling PVA glue over some watercolour card, something I saw in this month's Craft Stamper magazine, and then, when it was dry painted over with H20's and over stamped with a blossom from the new set. A leaf was silver embossed around the edge and painted in with more of the purple H20. The main flowers were painted with more H20's and cut out. Can you tell I'm totally in love with H20's!!!

If you want to see what the rest of the Inkoids have created, you can find the link HERE.

I'll be back tomorrow for WOYWW and hopefully share another of my makes with you so enjoy your evening and Happy Crafting.