Tuesday 27 December 2011

Black Magic Technique with Indigo Blu Stamps = Fat Pages!

Black Magic!

This is a 4in x 4in Fat Page that I'm entering into the Fat Pages With Attitude Challenge
Why not enter a Fat Page into the challenge? ...they are great fun to make.

I stamped the Butterfly, from Indigo Blu Stamps, four times onto black card stock with Adirondack Snow Cap PIGMENT ink.

Making sure the ink was dry,  I coloured each Butterfly with colouring pencils and then highlighed some areas of the images with a White Gel Pen.

I love this black magic technique .... have a go it's so easy!
Thanks for popping by today Xx

Be back soon
Eileen xx

Monday 26 December 2011

My New Indigo Blu Stamps, Adirondack Inks and a Brayer

Evening all

My lovely friend  Melissa gave me these, Indigo Blu stamps, along with some other crafty goodies for Christmas ... They are so gorgeous.

As you can see, I've kept to the 'Blue' theme and used my Brayer, Cloudy Blue, Sailboat Blue and Denim Adirondack Inks for the background then stamped the Indigo Blu flowers with Versafine Majestic Blue Pigment Ink.

Nice tone on tone for Boxing Day !  Cracking!  ( I adore Gavin and Stacey !)

 I am entering this for Lets Create Challenges 

Quick card and easy to do ... good fun.
Thanks for stopping by my blog and a HUGE thank you to Melissa for my presents Xx

Friday 23 December 2011

Distressed Inks, Gesso, a few Marianne Creatables Dies, a Clarity Stamp and some News!!

Hello everybody, not long now until the big day!

Are you ready? I am...almost!

I needed a change from making cards at the moment so I decided to make this Tag/Door Hanger!

I used a Going Places Cricut Cartridge and my Cricut Expression Machine to cut the Tag from Grunge Paper.

Then it was 'lets get all messy' with one coat of Gesso, which I dried with a heat gun, then a coat or two of white acrylic paint that was left to dry naturally for a few hours.

With a couple of bits of Cut 'n Dry foam I sponged the tag with various shades of Green Distressed Inks as a background.

I stencilled with Fire Brick Red Distressed Ink over the top using a Spellbinders Impressabilities Flourish Stencil. 

The quote from Shakespeare, was stamped using a Clarity stamp.
Apart from the Dark Green rose leaves all the other embellishments were made with Marianne Creatables Dies.

I have listed them here:
Leaves Set
Flower and Leaf Set
Decorative Elegance Set
English Rose Dies
Mini Poinsettia Die
Forest Branch
Garden Branch   Phew.... I think that's the lot ! 
I 'rolled' the Roses around in the White Paint ( paint everywhere! rock 'n roll!) then added some curled wire and a gem stone or two.... job done!

All of the die cut embellishments were attached to the card with glue from my Hot Glue Gun.

I loved making this Tag/Door Hanger.  Mmmmm .... think I will make some more. 

Now ... I would like to share some news with you that I am so pleased and excited about!

I applied for and have been invited to be, a Design Team Member for the PanPastel Uk Challenge Blog
Other team members that I am looking forward to working with, are, Kerry ( DT Leader) 
Lindsay , Linda , Gillian ,Brenda and Claire. Some seriously talented people!

Please have a look at their fantastic blogs. 

Playing with new crafty items is right up my street and I can't wait to get my hands on these super  PanPastel Products .  

Watch this space !

Thanks for stopping by and looking at my blog.

I will be posting again before Christmas so see you soon ! 

Eileen xxx


Thursday 15 December 2011

Whimsy Stamp = A pretty Card for Sue.

A card for a lovely lady from her husband Mike x
Hello my crafty mates ..

This card was made by me, for my friend Mike to give to his lovely wife Sue for Christmas.

Mike, along with another good friend, Trev, met me today for lunch ( Mike paid !) and we had a good chat catching up on old times! Pictures of me having a few cuddles.... here!

After leaving 'the lads'! .... I went crafty shopping....for glue!

I will update this post tomorrow with more details about the card ... gotta rush now cos we have visitors!
This image is coloured with Copics
Update 21/12/11
Sorry folks, all the information I had written about making this card, including the list of the Copic Marker colours I've used,was all lost when I dropped my other lappy! :(

I've received some lovely comments and emails about this card, many thanks to you all for taking the time and trouble to leave a comment or message.

SheelaghD asked about the flowers I've used.
The flowers on this card were all purchased from Wild Orchid Crafts

However, I do use dies to make some of my flowers I will try to ensure that I put the name of each die I use on each post that I blog … Thank you for the kind comment about my work that you left me Sheelagh x

I hope you are all organised for Christmas!

Thank you  for popping by today

Sue, I am so pleased you like the card !

Just in case anyone is wondering why I placed a silver charm of a Camera on the front its 'cos Sue received an early Christmas Present from Mike of a ......????????     answers on a postcard please!

See you soon

Eileen xxx

Wednesday 14 December 2011

Distressed Inks and Spellbinders Butterflies = A Fat Page!

Morning all

Are you suffering from Christmas Card making fatigue? Cos I am !

I love all the bling and the glitter but as I started making my cards for the goodwill season so early... I wanted a change.... and this is it !

Pretty Flowers from a Personal Impressions stamp I have had for years. It has no name but is number P1501P
Painted with Distressed inks and I made the frame using  my Classic Large Square Nestabilities.

Three of my favourite Shapeabilities Butterflies and it's job done for the new Fat Pages Challenge
Please email me at eileen@ken-godwin.com if you have any questions.
Have a super week ...see you soon and many thanks for popping by to have a look at my blog Xxx

Wednesday 30 November 2011

Lavinia Stamps and a Brayer Day...... Lovely!

Lavinia Stamps

Yoohoo... sunny day here in North Kent and my spirits are high even tho there is 'talk' of a New Airport MAYBE  being built near me . VERY near, so near my house would have to be flattened in fact !  Oh lummy!

Carry on crafting! Let the future look after itself! 

I am entering this card into the Lets Craft and Create Trim the Tree Challenge

 Two Lavinia Stamps. A tiny leaf stamp for the leafy circle and the Fairy Tree.

Red  'Diamonds' .... I wish !

My Speedball brayer, Citrus and Cranberry Adirondack inks and Black Versafine Ink ...   very quick but I had great fun and still managed to get inky fingers! lol

Back to more Christmas Cards....Ooooo I do love glitter!

Have fun everyone and thanks for popping by my blog... your comments are very much appreciated x

Luv Eileen x

Sunday 27 November 2011

Little Claire 'Red Gingham Designs' Stamps, Heart Shapeabilities and my Brayer = PanPastel Challenge

Brayered  and Layered !....Ooooo I'm a poet!
Morning all ..a quick post today as I'm 'elbow deep' in making more Christmas cards!
I was delighted to see that the new theme for the PanPastel Challenge is Animals! . It allows me to show you this gorgeous Little Claire Red Gingham Designs Stamp.

I love 'em!
Good news .... Hubby has agreed to buy me some PanPastel products for Christmas .... add those to the stash of 'em that Santa is bringing as well .... whoopee do !  I'll be knee deep in PanPastel goodies!
I found my Spellbinders Shapeabilities Heart and after cutting with Clarity card stock and embossing the largest Heart, I blended Adirondack Red Pepper and Cranberry Inks together totally covering it using my Brayer.

Stamped the 'Swirly Whirlies Cats' over the top in Archival Black ink. Spangly or wot!

 Three of my favourite Shapeabilites Butterflies stenciled with the same red Adirondack Inks..... 'Bob's yer Uncle'  lol!

Thank you for looking today ... have a great Sunday.

F1 racing for me on the TV ...... last race this year  :(


Ooooooo ..... rissoles! I've ONLY been sitting on me tube of glue!  Doh!

See you soon

Luv Eileen xxx

Friday 25 November 2011

Lavinia Mistletoe Stamp, my Brayer and some Quickutz Lips = A Fat Page!

Luscious Quickutz Lips!
 Saturday Morning update: The messy Liquid Pearls were driving me nuts!  I have remade the Page using a White Gel Pen for the berries!


When you get a chance please take a look at this brand new Challenge Blog for Fat Pages!

It looks great fun and I so enjoyed making my entry !

Adirondack Lettuce and Citrus Inks blended on to Lavinia Stamps Matt card stock with my Speedball brayer to make the background.

A Lavinia Mistletoe Stamp along with the Quickutz Lips Die and some Lemon Liquid Pearls !! A white gel pen.... job done.

Fat Pages are 4in x 4in little works of art or card toppers if you want!

There are some super prizes and a lot more information on the Fat Pages Link .... so have a look if you want to join in.

See you soon and many thanks for popping by today.

I'm off to play again with my brayer and some NEW Little Claire Stamps that the Postie delivered this lunch time.

My crafty mate Sheila, who is with me today, has NICKED them already and is Ooooo and Ahhhhhh all over them !

Gotta go and grab 'em back.

See you soon and have a super weekend.

 Luv Eileen xxx

Lavinia and Clarity Stamps ...Yeah! .... Rock 'n Roll with a Brayer!

Three Adirondack Inks Blended With A Brayer
Yoo-hoo me again.
How's your week going? 
So far, I've had a great few days, enjoying myself  big time!

My crafty mate, Karen has a birthday TODAY!  I made this card for her!

Pretty Lavinia Stamp

 I used my Brayer, three Adirondack Inks, Salmon,Watermelon and Cranberry  to achieve the blended background on Matt card stock from Lavinia Stamps .

Happy Birthday Karen x

The  Flower stamps are also from Lavinia Stamps they are called Dandelions ... I love 'em!
The sentiment stamp is from Clarity Stamps .

Just added a few tiny gems ....job done.

Have a great day Karen X

Tuesday 15 November 2011

Lavinia Stamps, Adirondack Inks....... and my second best Brayer!

Morning all .

I made this card yesterday afternoon and it was lots of fun ! Got a bit messy  .... deep joy!

All the Adirondack Ink Pads, Jones Glitter and, of course, the gorgeous stamps are from Lavinia Stamps I just love the designs that Tracey produces. Please take a look ... and fill yer boots!

The Adirondack colours I used are :

Lemonade, Butterscotch, Rust, Twilight Purple, Eggplant, Clover, and Citrus. Have fun.

 Can I just say how very touched I am about the wonderful comments and complimentary emails I am getting  about my work.

A very big thank you .  :)  xx
I cannot tell you how happy it makes me to read them.

I know some of you have not got a blog for me to follow and share a word as I look at such talented work,  So I want to say a Massive thanks to you here  XXXXXXX

Thanks for looking today

Luv Eileen xx

Saturday 12 November 2011

Lili of the Valley Wedding Card with a Heart to Heart Lace Doily Die

LOTV Stamp
Hello Fans, It's me again!
The inside is decorated to match the front.

 The image used for this card is from  LOTV Stamps
One of my Crafty Mates, Dee gave me this stamp as a present! Thank you so much Dee, I just adore it !

I coloured the  Bridal Couple with my Copic Markers and Polychromos Pencils.

The fabbie heart die is called  Heart to Heart Lace Doily Dies.  You can buy it from here Dies to Die for The customer service on this site is excellent. Tracy, the owner, went out of her way to get me the die and she was poorly at the time!
Copic colouring
Pretty Metal butterfly and some Tulle.

I enjoyed making this, but now I must get stuck into Christmas Cards again, cos time is marching on !

Have a great weekend, I'll be watching the  F1 racing  on the telly .... rock and roll!

Thanks for popping along to my blog today.
Luv  Eileen xxx

Friday 11 November 2011

Marianne Creatables Button Flower Die, Distressed Inks.....and an Old Book of Maps!

Woohoo Fans!

 Got a few links for you to check out today, if you want! This card is my entry for Reduce, Reuse and Recycle Challenge! on Lets Create Challenges Blog.  Please join in cos the more the merrier!

I tried hard to meet all the 'rules' lol .

One old off-cut of White Linen card ( I have tons of offcuts because I hate throwing stuff away ...yeah, I know, you are the same!)

I inked the edges with  Distressed Ink  and scored a few lines down one side and along the bottom to 'tart' it up a bit, using my Hougie Board.
I found a decaying! book of  Maps and used it to cut some Button Flowers from a Marianne Creatables Die.

 The flowers were coloured with various Distressed inks,blended with Cut 'n Dry foam.

Old bits of thread to make them look more interesting lol!

Peel-offs  for the stems that I have had for years and years and finally the 'Rub on' word  "Challenge" that I never thought I would ever use ....  I love it! Please have a go x

Thanks ladies, for the invitation to take part.

My Friend Chris created this little beauty !
Now ...feast your eyes on this ... a feast it is indeed!  My crafty mate Chris Richards create this beautiful work. Check  her blog for details. A proper stunner!

Welcome to some new followers ...so exciting.

I will be posting some Blog Candy when I reach 200 Followers so keep yer eyes peeled for some goodies!xx

Oooooo and have you heard of FAT PAGES ?I think this will be fun so check it out and sign up if you want to join in .... I'm going to have a go, it's something different.  I will be checking it out everyday so I don't miss the start!

Finally ...I just LOVED THIS  Babs ...this is priceless! Go and have a look sooooo funny ...Buttons and Bows Blog spot. Wonderful stuff x
Well, that's it for today.   Thanks for looking and linking! lol

I will be posting a WEDDING CARD tomorrow using a  LOTV stamp. Please pop back and have a look.

 Luv Eileen xxx

Tuesday 8 November 2011

Woodware Bauble Wreath Stamps ..... with loads 'a Bling !

Hello Fans! (can anyone remember who had this 'catchphrase '? )
I've been having fun with all my 'gem  stones'. Gawd, I wish they were real!

The cards posted today are very quick to make.

Yeah, okay, the small gems were a  little fiddly and I did cheat a bit by using a coloured pen here and there.

But after stamping, heat embossing and sticking on the gem stones ( BTW, I used Glossy Accents to fix them on with, 'cos there's nothing worse than having yer gems fall off! ) they took very little time to complete.

I have decorated the inside of each card to match the fronts.

I have another card like these in Black,White and Silver on another post under Woodware stamps in my labels section .

I purchased the stamps from Which crafts.  However, I cannot see them listed on their site now but you can ring them if you are interested. Great customer service as well.

Various Colours of Bazzil card stock
White linen card stock
Woodware Bauble Wreath Clear Stamps
Versamark Ink
Silver and Gold embossing powders
Heat Gun
Gems, pearls,buttons and bows.
Glossy Accents.

Thanks for looking today, some new followers as too! Many thanks and welcome to you X

Have a good week to all  my Crafty Mates....and Trev.....and Mike.....and Susie! x

Luv Eileen xxx

Friday 28 October 2011

Update ....... Lavinia Stamp Card that was posted yesterday .

Hi, this is an update regarding the card on the post below
I have received some very kind comments and lots of e-mails!
Thank you so much for taking the time and trouble. You are all stars!

Most e-mails want to know about the colours I've used, with my brayer, for the background.

I've listed all the inks and materials etc, at the bottom of this post.

Also, I have some new followers! Woohoo! Thank you for joining me. I get so excited!

Now....a couple of links to share with you, Please check out Angie's Blog her post about the 'Dreaded Man Card!'  has a SUPER TIP!  It's called  TYPO GENERATOR  I think this is brill and I would like to thank Angie for sharing this with us..... Angie has the link.... !

Go to .....
Such a good Idea
Angie's Craft Cabin

My examples  from the link Angie has posted .... pop over to her and try it yourself!

While you are hopping around.. You have got to visit Sheree  she does some fabulous work with Stampscape Stamps ... have a look, super stuff here!

I also want to send my best wishes to Shaz in Oz her work is always so good and she is one of my favourite blogging 'mates' I hope you are feeling better Shaz xx

On my next post ..... look out for my friend Dee and .......a Gnome!

Materials used for the Lavinia Leaf Card:

White card stock for the card base
Matt card from LAVINIA STAMPS     ( Adirondack Inks blend very well on this)
Speedball brayer

Adirondack Inks: For the background
Peach Bellini
Sunset Orange
Eggplant ( Sponged around the edge with Cut and Dry foam )

Versafine Inks: For the various stamped Leaf and Star Images
Imperial Purple
Deep Lagoon
Spanish Moss
Olympia Green
Satin Red
Majestic Blue
Crimson Red
Vintage Sepia

Lavinia Leaf Stamps
Lavina Stars Stamps
Liquid Pearls and Jones Tones Glitter ( all materials apart from the Daisy Die were purchased from Lavinia Stamps )
Spellbinders Nestabilities Daisy Die.

Thursday 27 October 2011

Lavinia Stamps, Adirondack Inks, Brayer and a new Nestabilities Daisy Die

Hello my Crafty Mates! I am posting this card tonight cos I have had so much fun making it, but all the details and some links that I want to share with you will have to wait until the morning

I was all fired up to post but I have had such a busy few days ( half term.... say no more.. lol) and all my 'get up and go' has got up and gone!! Soooooo I will update this post tomorrow ...  thanks for having a look tho!

Eileen xx (going for a before bedtime snooze on the sofa!)

Thursday 20 October 2011

Clarity Stamps, Adirondack Ink Pads, a Brayer and .... a box of Kleenex!

Dots added with a White Gel Pen

Inside decorated to match the front
Hi ya, I'm  feeling really 'chipper' today.

My cold has almost gone and  I'm looking forward to the weekend when I will see all my crafty mates at the Allhallows Crop on Saturday...... whoopee do!

 I wanted to make another Christmas PIAO card ( plonk it all on!) this week but I was worried about my nose dripping all over my beautiful Christmastime papers!

You folks understand how that could upset one! lol

So out came my Speedball Brayer and Adirondack Inks ...along with a selection of Clarity Stamps. I enjoyed making the cards shown here and I really got into a rhythm, rolling the brayer between sneezes!

Close up of the 'dots' lol!

This is what I used to make the cards.

Pink and Blue Card

White Card Stock
Lilac Pearl Card Stock
Black Card Stock
Raspberry Adirondack Ink
Pool Adirondack Ink
Leafy Swirl Stamps ( large and small )             Clarity Stamps
May All Your Dreams Come True. sentiment   Clarity Stamps
Spellbinders Shapeabilities Butterflies.

'Cracked Ice'   created by a thin line of ink around the end edge of the brayer

Deer Reflection.

White Card Stock
Green Card Stock
Bottle Green Adirondack Ink
Deer and Fawn Clarity Stamp
Small Star         Clarity Stamp
Christmas Sentiment Clarity Stamps ...inside the card, along with Clarity Stamp Sprucescape trees

Dragonflies Card

White Card Stock
Brown Pearl Card Stock
Silver Card Stock
Peach Bellini Adirondack Ink
Hazelnut Adirondack Ink
Hanging Vine Clarity Stamp
Quickutz Dragonfly Die
Spellbinders Metal Foil, Silver and Bronze
Sending A Little.... sentiment      Clarity Stamp

Thanks  for popping by today. I love reading the lovely comments you leave me (who wouldn't ) lol

Before I go, please have a look at a blog I am 'shouting out' for today .... Jassy is fairly new to blogging but has some super stuff to show you. Please take a look  at Jassy - Playtime Blog  lovely stuff!

BTW .... if  you love embroidery ..... Check out this beautiful post from from my mate Chris ... you will be blown away!

Have a good weekend.... I know I will ! :)  


Eileen xx