Tuesday 27 November 2012

The SplodgeAway Mat, a Brayer and some Lavinia Stamps.

Hi ho my little bloggers
 This card is also posted on the SplodgeAway Blog
Our theme this week is Brayer Inspirations.
If you pop over and have a look 
you will see other super Brayering Samples
from my fellow SplodgeAway 
Design team members.
The SplodgeAway Mat is so useful for Brayer work.
Visit my Pages on my Top Tabs
  Look under 'Tut> stamps from Lavinia Stamps
using the Mat.
 Beautiful stamps from Lavinia Stamps
Adirondack Inks for the background.
Versafine Inks to stamp with.
White Uni Posca Pen
Job done! 
 Come back and see me soon 
Thank you for all your support and encouragement
I love the comments you leave me
They make my day!

Sunday 25 November 2012

My first PanPastel Workshop ...November 2012.

  PanPastel Workshop
24th November 2012.
Thank you ladies for a super day
A very happy day with
smashing results!

Superb work 
from all my ladies.
A great day
I loved every minute
Thank you all so much 
Eileen xxx 

PanPastels and Designs by Ryn Snowflakes

Yo ho Bloggers
PanPastel Challenge time again.
This weeks theme is 'Frosty and Bright'
Come on then, get yer Pans out! What... you haven't GOT ANY!
Never mind, use ANY medium you like.
Get in a card or project with the Frosty and Bright Theme
and YOU can WIN a super trial pack of the Pans from Your Creativity Store. 
Fabbydabbydoo or wot!
My card was made using PanPastels Magenta and Phthalo Blue.
Some beautiful Snowflake Stamps from Designs by Ryn
A Splodge-A-Mask Christmas Words mask
 along with some Iridescent Paste medium.
Thanks for looking this morning.
Super new followers I see.Thank you for your interest.
I held a PanPastels Workshop yesterday
I had a  FABULOUS time.
Pictures later...Pop back if you can.

Eileen xx

Wednesday 21 November 2012

Brand New Stamps from Sheena Douglass to be launched on Create and Craft TV, 27th November.

 New Stamps from Sheena Douglass
Watch Create and Craft T
on Tuesday 27th November
Super designs 
A joy to work with!  

Thanks for stopping by my blog
I hope you like the new range of stamps
from Sheena.
More to be seen on the Show
 so tune in on the 27th November
I'm not sure of the time!
 All of the above cards, except for one
were made using 
Eileen xx


Splodge-A-Mask and a Designs by Ryn Stamp

Hi everyone, I've made this card using the Splodge-a-Mask called 'Rectangles' and blended all the Adirondack Inks used here with my brayer and a SplodgeAway Mat... a superb bit of kit!

Just a quick word here on how the Mat works with a Brayer.  
In the past, I would load my brayer with ink and then take off the excess on to some copy paper, used to use tons of paper!  
Then, to avoid lines, I'd do a few 'wheelies' to remove the ink from the areas of the brayer I needed to be 'lighter' or ink free, on more copy paper.
Still with me? 

Now, I load my Brayer leaving the ends of the roller ink free and brayer across my SplodgeAway Mat to take off the excess and to evenly distribute the colour. 
The Mat is so smooth that the ink stays wet for a much longer time and this allows me to go back, over and over again to 'lift off' more ink, which in turn helps me get smooth, unlined blending on my work, with less effort and no waste of paper or ink. 

Please DO NOT use baby wipes to clean your mat. I spray my Mat with water and wipe it with a cloth

Back to the card.
After taping the Mask down onto my card stock with masking tape and using some Adirondack Inks ( Citrus and Cranberry) I brayer across and over the mask, lift it off and then stamp the Designs By Ryn Kelp images, using various colours of Versafine Inks.
A few blobs of Liquid pearls, that's it .... job done! 

Thanks for looking today and for leaving me such very kind comments. x 

Shirley  and Miranda  both design for Ryn as well ... beautiful work on their blogs ... have a look x

Eileen x 

Tuesday 20 November 2012

PanPastel Workshop Card

This is one of the cards 
we will be making 
at my PanPastel Workshop 
 on Saturday   
 Looking forward to it.... good fun
Rock 'n roll!
Eileen x 

Sunday 18 November 2012

Dylusions Stamps, Inks, Stencil and Craft Stamper Magazine

Hello again
If your name is Karen Buckle step away from your PC.... now!

This is a birthday card that I've made for Karen
and I don't want her to see it until next Sunday.
I just love this card and so I had to blog it!

It's a total copy from the card that 
Linda Elbourne had published
in the August 2012 addition of 
Craft Stamper Magazine.
I really enjoyed making it, so colourful
and ... I had the stamps already! 
Dylusions Stamps
Dylusions Ink Sprays
Dylusions Stencil
 Great fun,
I do hope Karen likes it!
I decorated the inside of the card to match the front.
She may have seen the design, as she was sitting beside me at a crop yesterday when I started it!
I always post her card on my blog early.
She stands back in surprise and amazement
when she sees my efforts to please her.
Not sure if I'm the dopey one 
or she is! 
More crafting this afternoon
Thanks for popping back.
Eileen xx   

PanPastels and Dylusions Cheeky Words!

Morning all you little bloggers
I hope you're  having a good weekend.
Mine is full to the brim with crafting and F1 Racing from Texas
 No yucky Domestic Engineering until Monday!

My DT sample for this weeks PanPastel Challenge
is this Tag and the theme is 'Red and Green'
Easy, go on, have a go and enter.
It's fun and you could win a super trial pack of the Panpastels
as a Prize from our sponsor Your Creativity Store.

Three colours used on this Tag. 
Red, Green and a small amount of Black 
to  darken and add shade. 
Yup.. Eileen does 'moody'!

Dylusions Holly Stamps, painted with Distress Stains.
A yard or two of seam binding, also coloured with the distress stains.
  Dylusions words from a really cheeky set of stamps... love 'em!
 Bish, bash bosh ... all done!
Thanks for looking this morning.

Come back later, if you can, to see a card I made at my crop yesterday.
I had a great day... thanks croppy ladies. x
Have a good Sunday 
Eileen xx

Sunday 11 November 2012

My Design Team Samples for The SplodgeAway Show on Create and Craft TV.

New Splodge-A-Masks. Sunday 11th November at 3pm UK time.
Metallic Tape and Alcohol Inks

Distress Inks
Dylusions Sprays

Dylusions  Sprays
Thanks for looking today ... these new Masks from SplodgeAway are fabulous. Watch Create and Craft TV today, Sunday 11th November at 3pm UK time, to see lots more designs from the SplodgeAway Design Team. Tom will be there with some super demonstrations.
Eileen xxx

PanPastels and Two Clarity Stamps.

Yo ho bloggers. It's PanPastels Challenge time again.
This weeks theme is 'Make an Embellishment.
Pop over and enter. All good fun and you could win a  super prize.
If you win, our Sponsor, Your Creativity Store, will send you a trial pack of the PanPastels.
I love 'em!
This card was so easy to make. I used the Permanent Red and Diaryide Yellow Pans blended together for the background, so that gave me Orange as well.
I used a texture stamp and Versafine Onyx Black ink all around the edge of the card, mainly to COVER up the fact I had DROPPED the ink pad onto my work and that had left a really ugly mark.
 I didn't fancy doing the background again. Can you spot it ? (top right corner!)

After stamping the Clarity Stamp Cherry Blossom Branch over the top I dabbed all the blossoms with a White Uni Posca Pen. 
The sentiment is also a Clarity Stamp. 
Black ink pad fell onto this area!
Thanks for stopping by today.
I will be posting again later ... If you get time, please tune in to Create and Craft TV at 3pm for the SplodgeAway show. Sky 671, on Freeview as well.
You may see some of my DT samples 
Have a great Sunday
Eileen xxx

Thursday 8 November 2012

Crealies Template and a Memory Box Poppy Die

    I've been busy in my craft room today making this card.
A Crealies Template
Memory Box Poppies Die
Copic Pens and a Rub-on Sentiment.
I'm pleased with the result.
I hope you like it too.
Thanks for looking today
Eileen  x  

Tuesday 6 November 2012

Lets have a sneaky look........ Splodge-A-Mask on Create and Craft TV Sunday 11th. November.

Metallic Tape nicked from Hubby !
  On Sunday 11th November at 3pm UK time, SplodgeAway launch some brand new Masks on Create and Craft TV. I've been granted permission to let you have a crafty look at some of the samples I've made for the show..... Oooooooo tidy!

Love this Mask
Some Shapeabilities Butterflies on this card
Loads of Ink and a Mask ... sorted!
Last one today! 

Well ... that's all I'm showing you today ... The Masks are fabulous designs  and you will be able to do so much with them .... This is only  a small selection from the projects I had fun making. There will be loads more from the rest of the lovely ladies on the SplodgeAway Design Team ... Make sure you tune in... Sunday 11th November at 3pm. Create and Craft TV.

Eileen x

Sunday 4 November 2012

SplodgeAway Challenge # 2 Blue and Silver Christmas

Hello Bloggers, A new Challenge on the SplodgeAway blog starts today!
The theme is 'Silver and Blue Christmas. 
This Tag is my DT sample. 
I 'Splodged' some Faded Jeans Distress ink through a Splodge-A-Mask called Holly The Lot  as a background
Dylusions Text Stamps
 Then stamped a 'texture stamp' here and there over the top and finally inked up a few more Holly leaves using the Mask and cut them out to layer on top. 
I drew a few lines on the Holly leaves with a black fine line pen, some silver ink around the edges of the leaves, blobbed some Liquid Pearls here and there and finally added some cheery words! .... Simples!

Please pop over and enter the challenge its all good fun and you could win a prize of some SplodeAway goodies!
See you soon 
Eileen x   

PanPastels and a Firework Stamp

Morning crafty bloggers, it's the PanPastels Challenge time again.
This weeks theme is 'Bonfire Night'. 
Pop over and join in. You can win a super prize of a trial pack of the Pans from Creativity Store, our sponsor.
I made this card for my friend Barbara who celebrated her birthday on the 31st of October. Barbara will be retiring soon and we plan to catch up on all our news as we craft away some time together!  

White Linen card stock from the Papermill on line....  Violet and Yellow Ochre Pans and a birthday sentiment Rub On, along with my Firework stamp ... this stamp came from the USA. I cannot remember the company, sorry. A quick and simple card but pretty with it! 
Thanks for looking today ... 
Have a good Sunday.. F1 racing on the TV for me... love it!

Thanks for all the super comments you leave me and welcome to some new followers... much appreciated.Thank you for the interest in my blog.
Eileen x