Wednesday, 30 January 2013

PanPastels for Rudolph Day!

Hello bloggers! This is my first Christmas card for 2013
I've made it so I can enter Sarn's Rudolph Day Challenge.
Its fun, please join in! 
PanPastels and my beautiful 'Wild Horses' stamp.
I don't have a name for the stamp only a number
K-1806  2001 PSX  Santa Rosa,CA. 
 I use it as often as I can.
Thanks for looking today.
See you soon and many thanks for all the super comments.
Eileen xx

Monday, 28 January 2013

A Designs by Ryn Lace Stamp and Distress Stains.

Evening bloggers... I've been playing in my craft room
all day today... loved it!
I 'created' loads of stuff. This card is one of three pieces
of work that didn't land in the bin!
A few Distress Stain 'splats' and some punched circles.
The beautiful Flower Lace Stamp  from Designs by Ryn.
I'm part of Ryn's Design Team along with Shirley
and Miranda ( who is STILL up to something!)
 Some coloured card to 'mat and layer' plus 
a 'Rub - On' for the words ... result!
Quick to make, bright and cheerful!
Thank you for stopping by my blog.
Your comments are very much appreciated.
I have new followers..... Smashing.....thank you. 
Good to see you!
  Come back often and bring yer friends! :)  
back soon.
Eileen xx  

Saturday, 26 January 2013

Lavinia Stamps, Poppy Window Die and Distress inks.

Morning all .. we have bright sunshine here!
Quick card and a quick post.
White Linen card along with a 'Poppy' Die, 
 'Small Madison Window' from Crafts u love
( Tip from me....cut three and stick them together for more depth.)
My friend Barbara gave me the idea for this card.
See her fabulous work here, on her Glitterarti Blog
I blended some Distress inks onto Neena card then stamped 
the pretty Butterfly and Lavender from Lavinia Stamps.
Plonked on a 'rub on' sentiment.... job done.
Back soon with another card for Rudolph Day! 
Thanks for looking at my blog :) 
Eileen xxx 

Thursday, 24 January 2013

Designs by Ryn - Sea Bubbles Stamps and Distress inks.

Hi ho bloggers, I've had a super day today! 
My friend Angela has been over to spend a 'crafty day' with me. 
Great fun. I made this card using the  'Sea Bubbles Stamps'
From Designs by Ryn.
Distress Inks, a Sheena Douglass sentiment stamp
along with some Sizzix Butterfly dies.
My dots were created with a white Uni Posca Pen
 and the glossy 'dots' with some 
Ranger Enamel Accents in Black and White.
Ryn's stamps are FABULOUS and so are you Phylis!
  The note from you that I found in with my stamps
was very kind and so sweet. Thank you.
I belong to Ryn's DT along with two other super ladies
Shirley and Miranda. (who is up to something at the moment!!!)
A HUGE welcome to all my new followers.X
I'm blown away by all the comments and emails.
THANK YOU so much!
Take care 
Eileen xxx 

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Lavinia Stamps, PanPastels and a Nestabilities Heart

Hello, another Lavinia Stamps card to share with you today.
Using fabulous PanPastels to create the background.
I used a Nestabilities Heart Die Cut as a mask as 
I blended three of the Bright Yellow Green Shades together 
over the rest of the uncovered area.
Then I removed the positive Heart shape
 and replaced it with the negative Heart. 
Red Iron Oxide Tint, Pan colour, blended 
through the aperture adding Red Iron Oxide for shading. 
Finally, I removed the negative mask and with an eraser, 
just tidied up the edges of the Heart.
  On to the stamping with Versafine Ink, love this bit!
Every image here is from the Lavinia Stamps web shop.
I also completed a page in my Altered Art Dictionary
I belong to a group on Facebook.
Grab a dictionary, any size will do, plus some stamps 
and come and join in.
Altered Art Dictionary Group.
Thank you for looking today.
Any questions just ask,
Stay warm
Eileen. X  

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Lavinia Stamps, SplodgeAway Mask and a Marianne Creatables Flower.

Hi ho Bloggers, the idea for this card was inspired by a 
Scrapbook Layout that I saw on my friend Joan's blog .
A fabulous Christmas Layout  with a Tartan background.
I tried to 'do' freehand Tartan on my card... disaster! 
So this is my take on the Tartan 'look' (sort of!) using a SplodgeAway Mask some gorgeous Lavinia Stamp
and a Marianne Creatables Poinsettia Die.
I'm entering this card into The Cupboard Trilogy Challenge
 Many thanks Joan for the inspiration.
Dylusions Ink Sprays, Distress Inks and Versafine inks
 along with white acrylic paint, plus some Tartan Ribbon!
I 'fixed' small beads around the edges of the flower petals.
Don't go there ... it took flippin ages!
Back tomorrow with another Lavinia Stamp Card.
Some pretty Fairies and a PanPastels 'Heart'!
Thanks for popping by today and for all the smashing comments.
You are all STARS!
Eileen xxx

Monday, 21 January 2013

Sheena Douglass New Stamps on TV... today!

Hi everyone, today I'm posting all the samples
 I've made for Sheena's 4 Day Deal shows that are
 being shown on Create and Craft TV today.
I'm sad to tell you that I'm stepping down as a member, from most of my Design Teams, including this one.
Sheena has a great DT and they are all very talented crafters. 
I'm sorry to say goodbye to them .
Sheena has been fabulous and has told me I'm welcome to return
 when life is not so busy or as hectic as it is at the moment.
 So little time to do everything I want to!
Thank you for looking at my blog today.
See you soon.
Eileen xxx

Sunday, 20 January 2013

Sheena Douglass, TV Samples #3

Yo ho bloggers, we are waiting for the snow here.
Nothing yet. Stay warm and safe wherever you are.
Sheena's new stamps have stirred up a huge amount
of interest. So many lovely comments here, on my posts and on
 Facebook. Thank you very much x 
Weather permitting, Sheena is on Create and Craft TV
tomorrow morning at 8.00am UK time.
Other show times are
Monday 21st Jan 8am, 1pm and 5pm

 Tuesday 22nd Jan 9am and 4pm
Wednesday 23 Jan 8am, 11am, 2pm and 6pm
Thursday 24 Jan 8am, 2pm and 5pm

All UK time.
 I'll be watching! 
Thanks for looking at my blog today.
Eileen x 

Saturday, 19 January 2013

Sheena Douglass, New Stamps on TV, Samples 2

Thank you, thank you, thank you
for all the comments and interest shown,
 both on my blog, by email and on Facebook,
in the cards I posted yesterday.
Kind words and a real tonic on a grey, cold day!
Very much appreciated. X
Sheena's new stamps are brilliant.
Two more samples for you to see.
They are not as 'loud' as yesterdays! 
  Watch Sheena's Four Day Deal shows on 
Create and Craft TV 
starting Monday 21st January at 8am.
The rest of the show times are ( if the stamps last that long)
Monday 21st Jan 8am, 1pm and 5pm
 Tuesday 22nd Jan 9am and 4pm
Wednesday 23 Jan 8am, 11am, 2pm and 6pm
Thursday 24 Jan 8am, 2pm and 5pm
All UK time.
Many thanks for popping by.
 Once again, many thanks everyone.  
    Eileen xxx

Friday, 18 January 2013

New Sheena Douglass Stamps Create and Craft TV

 Hey, Sheena Douglass has some new stamps for you.
Watch her Four Day Deal shows on Create and Craft TV 
starting Monday 21st January at 8am.
  They are just fabulous!
Here are two cards I've made from the sets of stamps.
I used Distress Stains and Distress Inks for both projects.
More to show you soon.
Thanks for looking today.
Be sure to watch Sheena's shows on Create and Craft TV
The show times for the 4 Day Deal are:
Monday 21st Jan 8am, 1pm and 5pm
 Tuesday 22nd Jan 9am and 4pm
Wednesday 23 Jan 8am, 11am, 2pm and 6pm
Thursday 24 Jan 8am, 2pm and 5pm
All UK time
If they last that long !!!
  Eileen xxx

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Designs by Ryn Circle Cluster Set Stamps and Distress inks

Morning all, I hope you are keeping warm in this chilly weather!
Just a quick post to show you a birthday card I've made for a cousin-in-law!
Me 'an 'im send birthday greetings to you Glynis x
A Hero Arts Stamp for the block colour circles, stamped with distress Inks.
Then I stamped over the top with a small stamp from the
 Circle Cluster Set from Designs by Ryn.
Six Nestie Circles with a hole punched from
 each one with a circle punch.
Three of them coloured with the distress inks 
and layered here and there.
Phew! you go round and around with this card!
A few gems, a White Uni Posca pen and a sentiment! 
Job done.
Please pop over and look at some super work from Shirley
There is a canvas that you have GOT to SEE!
and also visit Miranda, her work is truly stunning.
Both of these talented ladies are on the Designs by Ryn
design team with me.
Back soon, thanks for looking today.
Eileen xxx

Sunday, 13 January 2013

PanPastels... January 2013 Workshop

PanPastels Workshop January 2013
Full of happy, talented, super ladies.
I had a great time and was amazed at the
 amount of fantastic work they did. 
Thank you all for the most lovely day.
Eileen x

I think you will agree, all of my 'students'
are total STARS!
Brilliant work!

PanPastels and a Gelli Plate

Hi ho crafters
This Tag is my DT Sample for the PanPastels Challenge Blog
It was so quick, so easy and great fun to make.
Melissa, a crafty friend, gave me a Gelli Plate as a Christmas gift
It is FABULOUS to play with! 
The background of this Tag was created with white and pink metallic acrylic paints 
mixed with some (LOTS!) of  Magenta PanPastel colour.
The Gelli Plate was covered with the paint using a brayer.
I created the pattern by 'stroking' the paint with a rubber comb thingy! 
 Thin card or paper is then laid on the top of the plate, press down gently to take a 'print'.
 Some Lavinia Stamps to complete the Tag, along with a few Shapeabilities Butterflies.
Pop over and enter the challenge, you could win a super prize of
a trial pack of PanPastels from our sponsor Your Creativity Store.
I'm sad to say that this is the last PanPastel project from me
for the PanPastels Challenge Design Team.
Thank you so much Berni, Pete, Kerry and the gang.
I've had a super fun time.... gonna miss it.

Sunday, 6 January 2013

SplodgeAway Challenge Starts Today

Hi ho bloggers
 The SplodgeAway Challenge starts today! 
The theme is 'New Beginnings'  
This Tag is my take on that theme.
A Cuttlebug EF and Distress inks blended
across the tag using my SplodgeAway Mat
Plus a couple of Quickutz butterflies.
If you put in an entry you could win some SplodgeAway products!
Thanks for popping over to my blog.
See you soon
Eileen xx   

PanPastels and A Darkroom Door Stamp

Hi everyone, just a quick post to show 
you my DT sample for this weeks 
       The theme is 'Anything Goes'          
You could win a trial pack of super PanPastels
from our sponsor Your Creativity Store.
A PanPastel background and the lovely Rose stamp
from Darkroom Door for this Tag.
The sentiment stamp is from Art Impressions.
No name on it, just this number 1-3257 
both stamped in Versafine inks. 
Have a good Sunday. 
Thanks for popping over to my blog today.
See you soon
Eileen x 

Saturday, 5 January 2013

Show us your Twinchies Challenge


Morning all
A quick post to show you the Twinchies
I've made for this months
'Show us your Twinchies' Challenge'
The theme is 'Anything goes!'
A Twinchie is a 2" x 2"
Square 'Work of Art'
Have a go it's fun.
Is there a big, super, duper prize?
Ummmmm ...... No!
but join us anyway!
Eileen xxx