Sunday 28 October 2012

Distress Inks, Distress Stains..... Daisy's Birthday Card for her Mummy!

Yoohoo ... me again. I made this card while I watched the F1 Grand Prix this morning... I had a great time.
Distress Inks, Distress Stains, Dylusions Stamps and messy fingers ... Bliss!
Used some Quickutz Dies that I've had for years!
Thanks for popping back to look.... @ Jane is this okay for Daisy to give to her Mummy?
See you soon....
Eileen xx

PanPastels, with PaperArtsy and Dylusions Stamps...# Halloween Tag.

 Morning all, I'm just about to make myself all comfy in front of the TV, because the Indian F1 Grand Prix will be starting soon. I've walked the dogs as hubby has had to go to work .... and now, after a brush and 'breakfast' they are having a snooze!
Glossy Accents on the Spiders
My DT sample is a Tag today, for the PanPastel UK Challenge, such fun to make. The PanPastels are so easy to blend together... they go on like silk! .... all sort of smooth! Our challenge this week is Halloween  (how did you guess?)
So come on, join in and you could win a trial pack of the Pans from our Sponsor.
Text is written in BOOPEE font.

After getting the background sorted, I stamped the Tag with a Tree stamp from PaperArtsy. The other images are from the Dylusions Range of  Stamps.

The text was printed from my PC and I had a bit of a dabble with my new (and I love it!) white ink, Uni Posca Pen, around the edge.
I hope you enjoy your Sunday... see you soon and many thanks for the very kind comments and emails :))))
Eileen xx

Saturday 27 October 2012

Snowflake Splodge-A-Mask, Distress Inks and a Cuttlebug Die for...... Rudolph Day!

Yo ho all you crafty bloggers.... Three Christmas cards today so I can join in with Sarn's 'Rudolph Day'.  Please pop over and have a 'nose' (get it!) ... not long until the BIG day, so you should be knee deep in Christmas cards by now!

Have a go at making these, if you like. Very quick and easy to do. Just what we crafters need when we have lots of cards to make.
White Linen card stock, Distress Ink pads, Splodge-A-Mask Snowflake Mask and a Cuttlebug Snowflake Die. 
A few gems and some sentiment stamps from LOTV and 'Bob's yer Father Christmas'! 
Thanks for your visit to my blog today ... back tomorrow so I hope to see you again then. 
Have a good weekend.... F1 racing for me.... happy days! 
Eileen xx  

Friday 26 October 2012

Splodge A Mask and Lavinia Stamps go Spooky!

Morning all... This is my DT sample for the SplodgeAway Blog
The background border of my card was made using a Splodge-A-Mask called Oriental Bamboo, available from

I stuck the Mask down onto some white card stock with Lo Tac tape and using a small pallet knife, applied some Glossy White Stencil Dimensions Paste.

If you use this paste please ensure you wash it off your Mask at soon as you can because it starts to harden pretty quickly.

I left it overnight just to be on the safe side, that also gave me time to decide how to layout the rest of my design.

All the images are from Lavinia Stamps. I heat embossed the Fairy Lanterns but not the Fairy Castle and scattered a few Quickutz Spiders for fun! They have Rangers Black Enamel on their backs, bit like Glossy Accents. 
 I added some Pewter Liquid Pearls here and there and matted the finished result onto a 8'' x 8'' black card-stock base … that's it....job done.

Thanks for popping by my blog today.
Eileen xx

Monday 22 October 2012

Splodge-A-Mask, Distress Stains and Dylusions Stamps.

Yo ho Bloggers, the three Bookmarks shown here were easy to make and great fun too!
I used lo tac tape to secure the Square Edged Lattice Mask, that is available to buy from SplodgeAway onto some watercolour paper and splodged all over with various colours of Distress Stains through the Mask … fabulous effect! 
 After removing the Mask and drying my work with a heat gun, I 'sliced' the colourful result into three bookmark shapes.
Then I stamped over the top of them using a few Dylusions leaf images with Archival Black Ink and painted them with the Distress Stains.
My SplodgeAway Mat made a handy and convenient paint palette.
Finally, I stamped more of the leaves onto white card, cut a few out and stuck them on top of some of the coloured leaves, using foam pads, to add 'interest' and a bit of dimension!
I layered all three bookmarks onto more white card, added some Bakers Twine plus a Quickutz die-cut for the top of the tag.... job done!
So... there we are … my take on the SplodgeAway blogspot  theme today “ Autumn Glory ”

I am entering my bookmarks into the Visible Image Challenge  Inspired By Autumn.

Visible Image sell some wonderful stamps here, on their website.
Thanks for popping by today.
Eileen x

Sunday 21 October 2012

PanPastels ... who let the dogs out?

Morning all ... My card for this weeks PanPastels Challenge is a thank you card / note-let, that I needed to make fast and send cheaply! Well.... who wants to pay postage when we could buy more crafty stuff instead!
So using Turquoise and Dark Umber PanPastels I quickly swiped and blended them over the background and then stamped with this lovely 'Doggies' stamp, cos my friend just LOVES cats.... oh naughty me !
So... please enter our challenge. The theme, as you have guessed, is Animals and you could win a super trial pack of the Pans!

See you soon... thank you very much for the visit to my blog today.
Have a lovely Sunday
Toodle pips.
Eileen xxx

Wednesday 17 October 2012

Splodge- A- Mask and a Clarity Snowflake Stamp

Hi ya... a quick post today as I'm going out soon.

This card features one of the masks from the Splodge-A-Mask Range. 'Shiver' is one of the words in the  Icicle Words Set and is available on the Create and Craft TV Web Site.

I stuck the mask down onto my card stock with low tack masking tape so that it wouldn't move, then I used some Iridescent Paste and a pallet knife and applied the paste over the Mask.

Being careful not to 'over work' the paste, I lifted off the tape and was very pleased with this result.
Drying time is few hours but please ensure you wash your mask straight after 'lift off' or you will ruin it with the paste residue.
A couple of scored lines, some Clarity Stamp Snowflakes, plus a few gems.
Then it's the final matting and layering onto some coloured card stock..  all done!

Thanks for popping by my blog today .
Take care.
Back soon
Eileen xx

Tuesday 16 October 2012

Distress Workshop Pictures...... !

So much concentration... but it was fun..... honest!

 We had a good time, a fun time, great company and BRILLIANT results!  Thank you so much ladies x

Another Distress Inks workshop planned for December... going to be playing with Embossing Folders as well ... I've cut or sliced most of mine.... !
Back soon
Eileen xxx

Monday 15 October 2012

Twinchie Time ....

Morning all... come and join in with our new Challenge starting today on 'Show Us Your Twinchies'
I made these two 'Spooky' Twinchies in next to no time (yeah... I know it shows!)  Do you like my Spiders? Its a Quickutz Revolution die. Web and Spiders and I've had it years! 
I applied Rangers Black Enamel to the backs of the Spiders... goes on like Glossy Accents, available in White as well. Handy stuff!

Twinchie is a 2 inch x 2 inch square "Work of Art" well.... most of 'em are! 
You can do better than my efforts, so what are you waiting for .... have a go today. 

You could win a prize.... but it ain't much! .....just our badge, which I must admit, is becoming a collectors item around Blog-land! Everybody wants one and everyone that has one is trying to get rid of it  quick on ebay ... tic x
Have a good week. Life is fun and it don't last long!
Eileen x

Sunday 14 October 2012

PanPastels and Dylusions Stamps.

 Morning Bloggers!
This card is my DT Sample for this weeks PanPastels Challenge.
The theme is *Wedded Bliss*. You can enter using any medium you like... go on, have a go. You could win a super trial pack of the PanPastels from our fantastic sponsor!

You know, by now, that I love 'em!
I used the Permanent Red and the Dark Tint Permanent Red for this card. 

I blended both reds together, then stamped the Dylusions stamps that I bought when I went to Ally Pally a few weeks ago ... what a lovely day that was!
I added some Tulle, Chit- chat words, a couple of Marianne Creatables flowers and a few highlights with a White Gel Pen. Rock 'n roll .... job done!

Thank you for popping by today and a big hello and welcome to my new followers. Very kind of you to take an interest in my work. 

I'll be back soon with some Twinchies!
Eileen xxx

Friday 12 October 2012

Distress Inks, a SplodgeAway Mat and Indigo Blu Stamps.

The Completed Tag
Hi ya bloggers... This is a picture tutorial with just a few words! A Distress Inks Tag using some Indigo Blu Stamps and a SplodgeAway Mat.
Picture 2. Distress Ink Colours
Picture 3 SplodgeAway Mat and Blending Tools
 Picture 3.Using a Blending Tool and a SplodgeAway Mat you apply the inks directly from the ink pad onto the mat itself, then use the blending tool to ‘buff’ the ink into a wide but evenly spread area on it’s special surface. This gives you an even distribution of colour that allows you to blend your colours without the dreaded lines. I use a circular motion, sweeping off across the surface of the mat onto the Tag.
Picture 4 Blended Distress colours
Picture 5
Picture 5. I sprayed water into my cupped hand, flicked it over the Tag and dried with a paper towel and a heat gun.
Picture 6. Stamp Press and Indigo Blu Stamps.
Picture 7. Images Stamped with Versafine Inks
Picture 8.A Yard of Seam Binding coloured with Distress stains
Thanks for looking today.  
See you soon.
Eileen xx

Sunday 7 October 2012

SplodgeAway Challenge 1 ... Distress Stains and Ryn's Circle Stamps

Yoo hoo, a brand NEW Challenge starts today on the SplodgeAway Blog. Rush over and have a look!
This is my DT sample using Distress Stains. I just bashed 'em about a bit to get the SPLATTER! 
 Then, with Archival Back Ink, I stamped over the top with one of the single Circles from Ryn's Circle Cluster Set.
It took me longer to cut out the Tag and to practise the "Splatter" technique on my SplodgeAway Mat, than it did to make a completed Tag! A few gems and 'highlights' with a White gel pen. Ding - Dong .... all done! 

The theme for the challenge is Sparkle and Gems! well, we all love them, so get going with your best Bling!
Check out Shirley's Blog... she uses Ryn's stamps as well!

Thanks for looking at this post and please have a look at my PanPastels DT card on the post below this one.
Many thanks 
Eileen xxx 

PanPastels and Designs by Ryn Stamps.

Morning all, I'm writing this post as I prepare to watch the Japanese Grand Prix. A cracking start to my day! My crafty friend Gina will be watching as well, so that's TWO of us!

The theme for this weeks PanPastels Challenge is "Altered / Recycled Item". My DT sample is a page from my Altered Art Dictionary (see the Tabs at the top of my blog for more examples).

I stamped, using Versamark ink, the leaves, from Designs by Ryn. Those Water Droplets look so REAL and the Leaves are stunning. Then applied PanPastels over the top of the images.
I cannot say how many colours I used, they blend so well so I just went for it! After setting the PanPastels I stamped the Water Droplet image over the top with Versafine Blue Lagoon Ink.

This is the first time I used PanPastels on one of my pages, they are great for this, so join in our challenge and maybe even buy a Dictionary and start your own Dictionary Pages.

You can use any medium you like. Just decorate the page and then highlight the word that best represents the image or images you've  chosen to use.
Best of all, you could win a Trial pack of the Pans from our Sponsor
My friend Shirley uses Ryn's Stamps ... please check out her blog...Paper Creations by Shirley
Thanks for looking today and for the super comments you leave for me  ... I'll be back again later!
Eileen x 

Saturday 6 October 2012

Dylusions Stamps, Studio 490 Stamps...and loads of other stuff!

Distress Stains Splatters!
Yo ho fans, I'm up early to watch the F1 Qualifying sessions. Going to get up at 5am tomorrow for the race as well!

Quick post to show you something new from me.

A large card, with an overall footprint of 9 x 9 inches.
I've never Scrap-booked but I love looking at all the clever designs and layouts.  I  thought I would have a go myself but without a photograph and plonked on a card.

Bit busy but I loved making it. Dylusions Stamps, Tim Holtz Stamps, Studio 490 Stamps, Distress Inks and Stains. A few Die cuts and bits and bobs!

Thanks for looking today
Have good weekend.
Back soon with two more posts!
Eileen xx