Friday 28 June 2013

Designs by Ryn Stamps, Distress Inks and a Cuttlebug Embossing Folder

Hi ho bloggers. 
Tag time today! A Designs by Ryn Raindrops Stamp, Cuttlebug Circles embossing folder along with Aged Mahogany and Faded Jeans Distress Inks.

I placed some smooth white card stock into the EF and ran it through my Big Shot machine.
After blending the Distress Inks over the top and drying with a heat gun, I applied some Treasure Gold Wax Gilt, very sparingly, over the raised embossed edges of the circles.
On some spare card that I'd coloured with the same colours of distress inks, I stamped a few of the single Raindrops and cut them out.
I plonked them onto the front of the tag then coloured some seam binding in the same colours but used distress stains .... loved making this tag..... think I'll do a few more! 
Thanks for looking today 
Have a good weekend
Eileen xx
PS.... New Lavinia Stamps Challenge  starts on the 1st July... you could win a £40 voucher to spend on Lavinia Stamps ... get crafting then! 

Tuesday 25 June 2013

Lavinia Stamps Tutorial ... Thistles.

Yo ho .. it's me again. A quick card today with a picture tutorial for you to follow if you wish to.
This card uses first, second and third generation stamping with various colours from the Versafine Range of ink pads. The card stock I've used is Centura Pearl from Crafters Companion. I turned the card over and blended the colours of Distress inks shown in the pictures, onto the reverse,white side of the card stock .

Crushed Olive, build up several layers using a blending tool.

Add more layers with Squeezed Lemonade

Finally, blend Bundled Sage around the edges.

 Take off first generation Versafine ink onto scrap paper.

Lavinia Stamps 'Thistles'
As you can see, the smaller Thistle 'bud' was inked up and then stamped off onto scrap to remove the first generation layer of ink. The large Thistle was inked and stamped straight onto the card stock.
All the stamps I've used are available from Lavinia Stamps.
Mat and layer your card onto a card base, .... job done!
I hope I've remembered to include everything in this tutorial.
Please message me if you have any questions.
Thank you all, so much, for the interest in my blog..... every comment is really appreciated. 
Eileen xx

Saturday 22 June 2013

Sweet Poppy Stencils, Distress Inks, some Translucent Paste and clear Micro Beads.

Sweet Poppy Stencils, Distress Inks, some Translucent Paste and clear Micro Beads.
Don't forget to watch Create and Craft TV at 4pm TODAY.
Also available on line if you are overseas! 

Super demonstrations from Lucy, showing you how to create fabulous projects.
Have a great weekend
Happy crafting.
Eileen x

Friday 21 June 2013

More Sweet Poppy Stencils Samples!

Morning all ... more samples using the fabulous Sweet Poppy Stencils.
Catch the show on Saturday 22nd June at 4pm on Create and Craft TV.

I had so much fun making all of these projects.
It's the Allhallows Crop this weekend and I plan to make some more.
Thanks for looking today 
Eileen xxx

Thursday 20 June 2013

More DT Samples for Sweet Poppy Stencils.... Create and Craft TV. Saturday 22nd June 4pm

 Yo ho little bloggers. If you love using Sweet Poppy Stencils and want to own a few more, tune into Create and Craft TV on Saturday 22nd June at 4pm and see some brand new designs.
Plus some popular favourites. They are fantastic! 

'Thank You', created using Gold Paste on the stencil, that was placed in the middle of the circle constructed by stamping around in a circle with various colours of distress inks, using just ONE tiny foliage stamp from Lavinia Stamps.
I used a Nestabilities Circle die as a guide. My friend Melissa gave me this idea! 

I adore this Poppy, designed by Tracey Dutton from Lavinia stamps for Sweet Poppy Stencils.

Colour the 'Poppy' image through the stencil. Remove the stencil and dry the inks with a heat gun.  

After cleaning the stencil I attached it back into place and taped it firmly down again with some lo tac tape. I applied Translucent Paste and after very carefully removing the stencil, I covered the image with clear Micro Beads and left the card  to dry overnight.... don't be tempted to touch!
Thanks for looking today ... more samples tomorrow.
Eileen xxx

Monday 17 June 2013

Sweet Poppy Stencils on Create and Craft TV, Saturday 22nd June 4pm

The Design Team of Sweet Poppy Stencils have been given exclusive access to the BRAND NEW Stencils, that will be launched by the lovely Lucy, on Create and Craft TV, next Saturday 22nd June at 4pm.
I'm delighted to share with you, two tag samples I've made with this fabulous Sweet Poppy Stencil designed by Tracey Dutton from Lavinia Stamps.
The first one was create using Black Glossy Paste on a Dylusions Sprays background that was stamped with the famous Water Droplets stamp from Designs by Ryn.

My second Tag was created using PanPastels, White Glossy Paste and the delicate Lavinia Poppy Stamped with Versafine Black Onyx ink, plus a little glitter here and there. I've also made a few other samples (the new Stencils are so pretty and a MUST have) that I'll be blogging nearer to the transmission date. So please remember to watch the Sweet Poppy Stencils show, on Create and Craft TV Saturday 22nd June at 4PM.   
Did you pop back as promised, Sarn ? :) 
Thank you for looking today.
Eileen x

June 2013 Workshop... Stunning Results!

 Well, oh my, what a fabulous day we had last Saturday and look at these stunner's! (the cards ain't bad either!) I so enjoyed it all.
We missed some of our friends who were on holiday or doing other things, like winning prizes in 'Golf competitions' Well done Chris.x
But it was a smashing day.
Barbara produced another mouthwatering cake and I'm proud of all the super projects my 'students' created.  Rock 'n roll!


Thank you for looking today. Come back tonight, I have some news to share:) !
Hello and a warm welcome to my new followers... thank you for your interest. 
See you all later... bring yer mates back with you ! Every little helps!
Eileen  xx

Friday 14 June 2013

Penny Black Stamp, Masking Fluid and Distress Inks.... June Workshop Sample #3

This is my June 2013 Workshop project, number  #3. 
The inspiration for this card came from the April edition of Craft Stamper Magazine. 

The Splashes in the background were created by using Masking Fluid.
Back tomorrow morning with one more project.
See you then... Thanks for popping by today.X
Eileen xx

Thursday 13 June 2013

Hero Arts Butterfly ...June Workshop Sample #2

Afternoon all. 
 Sample #2 for my June Workshop.
I found the inspiration for this card from
an article in the May issue of 
the Craft Stamper Magazine.
Hero Arts Stamp and Colouring Pencils.
Number #3 tomorrow!
Thank you for looking today x
Super comments and emails too! 
Many thanks 
Eileen xxx

Wednesday 12 June 2013

PanPastels and Lavinia Stamps... June Workshop Sample #1

Morning little bloggers! I'm sharing all my June Workshop sample cards with you for the next few days. I've had a couple of cancellations so is you live near Rochester......! 


This is the first card that my 'students' will be making. 
PanPastels and Lavinia Stamps on White Linen Card-stock from the Papermill Direct .

Back tomorrow with another sample... thanks for popping over to look today.
Eileen X

Saturday 8 June 2013

Sweet Poppy Stencils, Lavinia Stamps, Distress inks and Micro Beads.

Morning Bloggers.
A busy weekend ahead for me. F1 Racing from Canada.
Some crafting, whoop -whoop and Gardening ( yuk!) 
So before I play with the weed-killer and lawn mower I would like to share this card with you.

 I blended a background using Distress Inks onto smooth white card stock, then taped the Sweet Poppy Stencil, Fairy House, using very lo tac masking tape, down onto the fully dried card.

I chose various colours of Distress Inks and  coloured the image through the stencil. Remove the stencil and dry the inks with a heat gun.  

After cleaning the stencil I attached it back into place and taped it firmly down again.
I applied Translucent Paste from Sweet Poppy Stencils and after very carefully removing the stencil, I covered the image with clear Micro Beads that are also available in a large pot from Sweet Poppy Stencils.

I left my project to dry overnight then stamped around the edge using the pretty Cherry Blossom from Lavinia stamps.

I hope you have a fun weekend.
Thanks for your visit to my blog today, back soon with another  Sweet Poppy Stencils and Lavinia Card! 
Eileen xx

Thursday 6 June 2013

Designs By Ryn Stamps, Ali Reeve Mask and some Distress Inks.

Yo ho fans, I've just come back from a super visit to the Isle of Mull in Scotland.

Sunshine all the way for two weeks! I was hoping to do some crafting but didn't get very much time as we were out and about a lot. 
So, I would like to share this card with you, that I made this morning in between all the boring washing and ironing! 
Designs by Ryn Stamps, a mask from Ali Reeve, used for 'added interest' in the  background and various Distress Inks.
Got to dash now, as I need to go back to my ironing ..... deep joy!
Thanks for looking today. Back soon.
Eileen X

Wednesday 5 June 2013

May 2013 Workshop Pictures.

Morning all ... so sorry for the delay in blogging my May Workshop pictures
As you can tell we had a wonderful day.
Laughter all the way and some fabulous projects from my ladies!
 Barbara and Elaine travelled a long way to be with us.
Come back soon we say!
Such fun.
Thank you to all my ladies that regularly attend my workshops
Huge thanks also, to Shelia and Karen for all their help on the day.
I am overwhelmed by all the support each month X

Back soon... thanks for looking today.
Eileen xxxx