Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Sheena's Back On The Tele

Afternoon folks. I hope you are keeping warm on this chilly November day. I've had a lovely day out with a very good friend of mine who I met through blogging, a bit of lunch, lots of chat and a bit of crafty shopping...what could be better?

Anyway, I just popped by to share a few samples I've made for two shows Sheena has on C&C tomorrow at 11am and 6pm. She is revisiting some lovely stamp sets and it's been nice to play with them again. I also hear on the grapevine that she has some packs of Kraft card on the shows. Happy Days!!

I have used H20's on most of the cards and these first two are from the Happiness plate.

 I made a clingfilm background for this first card and then black embossed the image on top and painted the arch way in with more of the purple colour. I then painted the orange H20 over the black card to highlight the embossing.

This is the corner stamp on the Happiness plate which I stamped with H20 to build up a pattern. The clear glass bead in the middle has been recoloured with a spectrum noir pen.

The sun caught the twinkle in the H20s. I love these colours.

The rowing boats from the Peaceful Shore plate from the Lakeland sets very simply stamped in Stormy Sky distress ink and painted in with water. The background is the water splats from Ageing Beautifully.

The background on this last one is the same technique but using Forest Moss DI instead. The paint fusion Poppies have been black embossed and painted with H20s. The background is another stamp from Ageing Beautifully.

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Crafting.

Wednesday, 20 November 2013


Morning lovely crafters and dear WOYWW friends. I've managed to get back onto the register today after some busy weeks kept me absent and it's so good to be back. If you want to join in with the wonderful desk hop of WOYWW, then pop over to see the lovely Julia, HERE. 

My desk this morning is a sunny one, love this cold bright weather.

I thought I'd give you a long shot today so that you can see the greenery that now adorns my craft room. Jozarty's Wax plants have thrived this year but have now had to find a warmer spot for the winter. I'm in the middle of prepping for Craft Club tomorrow. We are making the tattered flower wreath that I've done the last two Christmases in various workshops. My Craft Club ladies saw it and wanted to make it but as there are so many of them they will be doing a smaller versions otherwise I think I'd be cutting tattered flowers from now until Christmas!!

This is what they are making, regular visitors will remember it I'm sure.

Well short and sweet from me today. I have DD at home. It's their Targets Day at school so they get the day off and we have to go into school for a 10 minute chat with her form teacher!! DD is not complaining as she is having a lie in. Neither am I as I have the day off too although have to work tomorrow to make up for it.

I'll be round to catch up with your desks as soon as I've made a fresh cuppa so have a great Wednesday and Happy Crafting.

Monday, 18 November 2013

Beside The Seaside

Afternoon folks. I hope you are well and preparing for the chilly weather we are being forecast here in the UK.

I just wanted to share with you a few more of the samples I made for Sheena's recent shows on C&C. These stamps and the new Luminarte Silks have been such a joy to work with that the cards made themselves really.

This first one you may recognise if you saw the shows as I was very honoured that Sheena demoed a version of it.

It's such an easy card to make, just Chipped Sapphire Distress ink brushed out with water and then coated with the ice silks. The shells were black embossed and painted with the silks.

This second card is along the same lines but using Stormy sky and adding the ice silks to the shell embellishments. I love making these tone on tone cards.

And last but not least my favourite, the boat painted with H20's with the puffin, who can resist him. I blended the Ice and African Jade silks over the embossing folder in the background.

Thank you for stopping by and Happy Crafting.

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

A Shining Light

Afternoon lovely crafters. I hope you are having a good week so far. It soon gets round to Wednesday doesn't it?

As promised here is another of my samples using Sheena's gorgeous new stamps. This set is coastal but works with the shells from yesterday beautifully.

I used the distress inks bleached out with water technique that you have seen me use many times but it's one I love and works so well with the lighthouse. I painted over all the bleached out areas with the new Luminarte Silks Ice which is clear but full of diamond sparkles so that whatever you paint it over shines beautifully.

Don't forget to catch Sheena's new shows on Create and Craft this Friday and Saturday. I will let you know as soon as we have the times.

Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Shells and Silks

Afternoon folks. Sorry I've been absent again lately. I've been buried in my craft room with some lovely new goodies and a tight deadline so blogging got left behind yet again.

But I can share these lovely new goodies with you now so hold on to your purse strings 'cos you are so going to NEED these. Sheena is launching Luminarte silk paints on Create and Craft on Friday and Saturday and they are fantastic. Up until now they've only been available in America but now we have them. They are shimmery and shiny and great for so many projects from altered art, journalling and card making. They can be put on any surface but clean up with water so are brilliant.

We have been playing with them with Sheena's new coastal stamps and here is my first sample.

The background has been stamped with the gloss gel medium and over painted with H20's and the shells are air dried clay. I pushed the stamps into it and then cut round with a craft knife. Once dry they have been coloured firstly with distress inks and then the Jade silk painted on top. It doesn't disturb the distress inks but changes their colour. Because we have been enjoying lovely sunshine today I think I managed to catch the effect for you.

I have had such a lovely time playing with these that there are lots of samples to show you so I'll be back tomorrow with some more. Don't forget to have a look at the rest of the teams blogs too if you get a chance, they have been creating some stunning things.

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Crafting.