Wednesday 30 May 2012

PanPastels and Lavinia Stamps # Rudolph Day!

 Yo ho fans...

Cor ... blogger is being very naughty today. Everything I've tried to do keeps going wrong or won't work at all!

So very quickly, while it isn't looking, I'm posting my entry for Rudolph Day!   on Sarn's blog.
Why not have a look and join in!

I've used PanPastels to colour the background, along with the Mistletoe and Sentiment Stamps  from Lavinia Stamps.

Plonk a few blobs of  lemon liquid Pearls on and whey hey  job done!

Thanks for looking at my blog today and many thanks also to my new followers !
 It's lovely to see you here x

See you again soon
Eileen xx

Sunday 27 May 2012

PanPastels and some Papermania Stamps.

Portobello Road Stamps .
Morning fans
Not hanging around indoors too much this morning cos the weather is GLORIOUS!
So, off out and about and might even RECORD the F1 racing instead of watching it live!

Yeah, I know, unheard of!

Made these bookmarks for the PanPastel Challenge  this week.
The theme is Diamond Jubilee.

The red and blue PanPastels I've used to colour the bookmarks are so rich in pigment plus easy and quick to apply with some super results.

Pop over and enter, it's good fun and you may win a super prize of a Trial Pack of the Pans  donated by our sponsor.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend and don't forget to slap on the sun cream !

Thanks for popping by my blog today ... all stars you are.

Thank you as well, to the ladies that came to my workshop yesterday... wonderful work from you all, good fun and laughter there!

Back soon cos I have a card to post that I am entering into the Rudolph Day Challenge that my crafty mate Sarn hosts on her blog each month... have a look !

Sorry this is such a short post but the Sun is calling me !

Eileen xx

Thursday 24 May 2012

PanPastels and Lavinia Stamp Tag

Hiya... just a quickie post this afternoon, of a tag I made this morning .

PanPastels and Lavinia Stamps  made for each other!

Thanks for looking today ... told you it was a quick post !

Back soon

Eileen xx

Wednesday 23 May 2012

Coming soon... A New Twinchies Challenge Blog!

UTEE and Mica Powders.

Yahoo bloggers and lookers, what a stunning day!

It's been busy, busy, busy for me  but I've found time, very quickly, to make some samples of  'Twinchies' to show you because on the 1st June there will be a new Challenge Blog called 'Show Us Your Twinchies'!       Yeah, yeah, calm down, I knew you would get excited.... go and change.....  I'll wait  !

Distress Inks and new Distress Markers.
It will be fun to join in.  I'll post  more information soon and maybe see some of your Twinchies there!

All Buttoned Up!

They don't take  long to make as they are only 2inch x 2inch squares, decorated and used as toppers. Swapped with other crafty folk... OR... if you are a non crafty person swapped for ... Chocolates!
Distress Inks and Markers.
  If anyone wants to swap one with me..... I would be delighted!

 So get busy and keep a look out here or on the blogs of my other design team buddies.

 Barbara    Andrea  and  Zoe.   Lovely ladies and beautiful blogs.

So stand by yer Blogs for more news soon !  

Thanks for looking today
Eileen xx  :)

Sunday 20 May 2012

PanPastel Tints with Lavinia Stamps

Morning all,
                 my card today, made with my wonderful PanPastels !
is a birthday card for my daughter Zoe .... who will be Thirtysomething tomorrow !
Have a great day Zoe... love you lots xx
I really enjoyed making this card using PanPastel Tints to give a 'softer' look than I normally do.

 I stencilled some 'texture' using sequin waste and a darker PanPastel colour around the top edge.
The inside of the card decorated to match the front.

 After spraying the background with a cheapo hairspray to seal the colours, I stamped using Stazon inks and a very pretty stamp from Lavinia Stamps called Wild Flower. 

I've also used another Stamp from Lavinia but sorry, I can't remember the name of it !

The PanPastel Challenge theme this week is Pastel Colours  why not enter a card or project... you could win a trial pack of PanPastels.... so easy to use... I love 'em as you know!

The heart on my card is a Tim Holtz die cut and the words are his 'Chit Chat' so with a few 'blobs' of Liquid Pearls ... job done.

Thanks for looking today ...see you soon.

Eileen xx

Tuesday 15 May 2012

Ecoline Inks, Dylusions Stamps and a Tim Holtz Butterfly Die .

Ecoline Inks, a Mask and Gesso

Dylusions Stamps with a few holes in the leaves!.

Tm Holtz Butterfly and some Glitter .

Thanks for looking today ... yes, it is a bit OTT!..... but it's gloomy outside! 

Eileen xx

Sunday 13 May 2012

Playing with Tim Holtz Distress Pens

It's me again fans....

Super Sunday, great F1 racing. Shame Jensen or Lewis didn't win but not long until the next one!

 What do you think of my card using the new Distress Pens?

The background was made with the new TH Spring Colours, Distress Ink pads, purchased from Ali-Craft, great customer service from this on-line store.

The stamp is one I've had for years, a Penny Black image called 'Fireworks' 3948K.  I inked the stamp with various colours using the Distress Pens. You can see the colours I've used from the picture on the right.

 I had a great time playing around and tried 'blending' the inks as I coloured a number of stamped images on various types of card stock ... not very successfully I'm afraid, in fact the experiments were a total failure apart from the technique I've used on this card!

  I will try other paper and card stock and see how I get on, but I think using the pens on the stamps directly seems the best way, for me, to go. 

Have you used these pens? How have you got on with them? Please let me know.
I must say I love the colours. They are not as vibrant as the ink pads but gorgeous just the same!

Thanks for looking at my blog today .
Enjoy the rest of the weekend.
See you soon

Eileen xxx

PanPastels and the Tim Holtz Rosette Dies.

Morning Fans,
              More PanPastels today! The PanPastel Challenge theme this week is 'Sport'.

I have taken this opportunity to show you how 'Vibrant' and 'Rich' the PanPastels colours are by showing you these 'For the Winners' Rosettes!

I used my Cricut to cut out the main shapes and a couple of Tim Holtz Rosette dies in different sizes and just plonked them in the middle of each one!

Every Rosette and the main Rosette shapes are coloured using PanPastels... so bright and cheerful !
Please enter a card/tag/or other project into our challenge... you could win a fabulous trial set of PanPastels  to kick start your addiction to them !

I'm addicted, but with no side effects, unlike coffee, where I need to wee all the blooming time!
When we go out on a trip all the public loo's are 'plumbed'  into our navigation thingy! I'm seriously thinking of publishing a review of every loo I have visited in Great Britain... it's most of 'em!

This card, is also made using my PanPastels.

Blues and Greens swiped over some smooth white card stock and a very light mist of a cheapo hairspray to set the pans colour.

The stamps are from my favourite (for the moment!) Dylusions Range.

A 'Big Bite'  helped me make a few holes in my card along with a white gel pen to highlight a few areas.

I hope you're having a great weekend.

Today is going to be VERY important  for me ... I am ...wait for it!....Cracking open my Tim Holtz Distress Markers! ... I will make a card while I am watching the F1 Spanish GP.  Deep, deep joy!

Ooooo too much excitement in one day ... hot flushes here I come!

Thanks for popping along to my blog today. I will post my Distress Markers card later if I finish it.

Thanks also for the very kind comments you leave me .. they are valued and appreciated very much.

BTW ..... I know a lot of you are great fans of Ikki's from the famous Ikki's Cuttlebug Cupboard.
Well, Eileen/Ikki has kindly contacted me on Facebook and wants to feature one of my cards in her Friday Followers Gallery... delighted or wot!

 Not sure when, but I will let you know. Have a look at Ikki's blog .... super stuff indeed!
Eileen xxx

Thursday 10 May 2012

Dylusions Stamps and a Quickutz Butterfly make a Black Magic Tag

Image stamped with White Pigment Ink

Ensure the White Ink is dry.
Then colour the image with Coloured Pencils

Play around with a White Gel Pen ... Tidy!

Quickutz Butterflies
also given the  Black Magic treatment!
Thanks for popping by my blog... see you soon.

Eileen xx

Sunday 6 May 2012

Dylusions Stamps and Inks .... Fabulous

Hi fans... back again with another card using the Dylusions Stamps, but this time created with Dylusions Spray Inks that are available in the MOST fabulous colours!  I am slowly collecting them all!

This card is very similar, in the design, to the card I posted this morning, but with a few minor changes!
The inks are so easy to use.  I utilised the 'Point and Squirt' method and it worked fer me!

I used watercolour paper for this project and after laying down some colour I gave the paper a quick mist with some water, let things dribble about a bit, then dried the card with a heat gun.

I sponged various  Brilliance inks over some sequin waste, then stamped the stamps!

After a quick doodle  with a white gel pen and more 'Chit Chat' words from the Tim Holtz range we are good to go!

Thanks for the super comments left on my post this morning. You are very kind. 
 I really love crafting and having a blog adds to the whole experience.

My cousin, Zandra Rhodes, is a very talented lady and I like to think that I also have one or two of the family  'arty' genes! 
Zandra, of course, is rich and famous. I'm just wrinkled and skint but happy with it!

See you soon
Eileen xx

PanPastels, Dylusions Stamps and White Acrylic Paint!

Morning fans.. good weather for crafting! I've been very busy so I will be blogging a lot this week!

 I hope the sun comes out soon, it sure does make us feel good but I find when it is wet or gloomy making a card or tag  cheers me up no end!

This card is my Design Team Sample for this weeks PanPastel Challenge *Anything Goes*  easy to enter just make a card and link to the the above challenge blog. You can use any medium it does not have to be PanPastels, but I love 'em as you know by now!

This week is a bit special 'cos we have a * Guest designer, Ali Reeve* and also Lindsay, another of our design team members, is donating this weeks prize of THREE digi stamps from LEJ Designs so get cracking then!

A quick swoosh over some white linen card with various colours of PanPastels, such RICH smooth pigments. Seal the colours with a light spray of 'cheapo' hairspray and then get messy with white acrylic paint and sequin waste. When that was totally dry I stamped using the gorgeous stamps from the Dylusions range and had a bit of a doodle with my white gel pen.

 Plonked on some 'Chit Chat' words from the Tim Holtz range of goodies and that's it ... Tidy!

Thank you for supporting my blog. Your comments are always an encouragement and it's lovely when you leave them for me .... thank you x

Doing a *Shout Out* for my friend and fellow Allhallows Crop Member, Caz.

Caz is fairly new to blogging but is steaming along now and her work is ......... well, have a look !!!!! Cazs Crafty Snug.

Be back tomorrow with a card using the same stamps as today but with Dylusions Inks!

Toodle pip!

Eileen xx