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 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