Thursday 28 November 2013

Hero Arts and Cover-a-Card Stamps

Morning Bloggers .. how yer doin? It's a busy time with Christmas just a snitch away! 
Take it easy now, do as much crafting as you can, it lowers the blood pressure!
I'm just popping onto my blog to share this card with you.The brick wall is a HUGE stamp from the Impression Obsession, cover-a-card range. I bought mine at Ally Pally from Stamps and Memories. Lovely people, super stamps for backgrounds but you will need to ask where the 'Bricks' are cos I can't see it now!
All the other images are from a stamp plate by Hero Arts.. called 'Brush Strokes'. Great fun with these!
Thanks for looking at my blog today.
See you soon as I'm updating my last post later!
The Journal Page I 'created' looks as if it has a 'Fried Egg' in the middle of it ... Mmmm ... that needs sorting and it's no yoke! 
Eileen xxx


Sunday 24 November 2013

Wendy Vecchi Stencils and Studio 490 Stamps for my Art Journal Page.

Yo ho Bloggers. A quick post tonight, so I can share a new page from my Art Journal with you.
Great fun today, playing with some Wendy Vecchi Stencils and 490 Stamps, along with some Fresco Paints from Paper Artsy. Plus a dollop or two of white dimensional paste, over a couple of the stencil images.
Thank you for looking at my blog today... have a lovely Sunday evening ... I'm back to the F1 racing!
Eileen xx

Friday 22 November 2013

Alcohol Inks plus a Copic Air Brushing System ..... make a colourful clock.

Afternoon Bloggers. I'm sharing a couple of clocks with you today that were great fun to create.
The first one is coloured with alcohol inks and a blast or two of air, from my Copic Airbrushing System. I love this bit of kit, so easy to use with super results!

The second one was created using alcohol inks again but this time, with a blending tool and felt pads. 
I went to a fabulous Workshop hosted by Karen Clare, "The Clock Lady" where I learnt how to make these little beauties. Visit Karen's Blog and have a look. Karen has another workshop in January. I'll be there, not sure what we will be doing, but it will be loads of fun I'm sure!

Thank you for popping over to my Blog today.
Have a great weekend. Stay warm ... see you soon.
Eileen xxx

Thursday 21 November 2013

Designs By Ryn Stamps = Some Bookmarks To Make As Christmas Gifts!

Hi ya Bloggers... a quick Christmas gift for you to make today. Designs by Ryn Stamps, a few stencils, some acrylic paints and distress inks, plus a Quickutz Tag die and there you are ... Colourful bookmarks that are as cheap as chips to make!
Thanks for looking at my blog today and for the very welcome comments X ... back soon.
Eileen xx

I've  been trying to load all my Workshop Dates for 2014 onto  my Blog this week.  Blogger is having none of it! So please email me  if you wish to book a workshop for next year and need the dates! 
Eileen xx

Tuesday 19 November 2013

November 2013 Workshop....... the results!

The November 2013 Workshop day went in a flash!
A  fantastic day. I had a wonderful time with some super friends and as usual, my crafty ladies and gentleman turned out some stunning work.
Have a look at this this lot!

Well... what do you think of these... I reckon they rock! Thank you everyone for a super weekend.
Back soon with some pictures of the Art Journal Workshop. A truly happy crafty weekend.
Eileen xx

Friday 15 November 2013

A New Page For My Art Journal.

Hello Bloggers.
This is a new page for my Dylusions Art Journal created with a brand new
 9" x 12" Stencil from 
Stencil Girl and inspired by the very talented 
I purchased 4 stencils from this company
all to be 'inked' at the Art Journal Class on 
Sunday 17th November!
Thanks for looking at my Blog today.
have a great weekend.
Eileen xxx

Thursday 14 November 2013

Rochester Workshop - November 2013 Sample # 3

Morning Bloggers!
This is my final Workshop Sample for Saturday.
A simple Christmas Card that is so fast to make with just one stamp and some Promarkers.
I've made this before and I need to say thank you to Gina, see her super blog here, for the idea.
Thank you for popping over to look today.
Eileen xxx

Wednesday 13 November 2013

Rochester Workshop - November 2013 Sample #2

Hello again Bloggers.
Thank you for popping over to see my second sample project for the Rochester Workshop. Saturday 16th November 2013.
Distress inks, two Stencils, some Versafine ink and three stamps.... Sorted! 
Back tomorrow with the final sample project.
Eileen xx

Tuesday 12 November 2013

Rochester Workshop - November 2013 Sample #1

Morning Bloggers!
Red, Blue and Yellow PanPastels were the only colours used to create the background of  this Tag. Plus Lavinia Stamps and Versafine Black Ink.
I hope my ladies and the gentleman,who will be attending my Workshop on Saturday will enjoy making this!
Back tomorrow with Sample #2
Eileen xxx

Monday 11 November 2013

A Karen Clare Workshop and her Fabulous Clocks !

Good morning all you bloggers!
What a fantastic day I had yesterday.  I went to a Karen Clare Workshop, along with my best crafty pal Karen Buckle.
We loved every minute and I created the Clock I'm sharing with you now, plus a few Tags.
Karen Clare is famous for her 'Clocks' so pop over to her Blog for a look when you get time!
We saw some old friends and made new ones, as yer do on crafty days out!
Karen supplied us all with the Clock Kits and the materials necessary to complete our little 'Master pieces'.
Alcohol inks.(Lettuce, Red Pepper, Butterscotch and a dash of Cranberry) some blending solution, a Tim Holtz Stencil and Stamp plus Black Archival Ink and some Rangers White Enamel....... Tick tock! 
My thanks to Karen and all the ladies for a very memorable day. Roll on the next Workshop!
Thank you for looking at my blog today. I'm going to put a new board up on my Pinterest site called 'Clocks' because I know I'll be making more! 

Eileen xx 

Friday 8 November 2013

Sweet Poppy Stencils Christmas Baubles, Distress Inks and Micro Beads.

Hi Bloggers.. as promised a Sweet Poppy Stencils Tag to share with you.
I love these Christmas Baubles.
 Here's how I made it. I attached the Stencil to my White linen card stock and coloured the image through the stencil with Distress Inks.

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.  

Apply Translucent Paste  then very carefully remove the stencil and cover the image with clear Micro Beads.

Leave the card to dry overnight .... don't be tempted to touch!
Thanks for looking today... Another Sweet Poppy Stencil Tag soon! 

Thursday 7 November 2013

Lavinia Stamps, Sweet Poppy Stencils and Sparkle Gel from Imagination Crafts

 Yo ho Bloggers,
A couple of cards to share with you today.
One tiny stamped image called Foliage from Lavinia Stamps,various colours of Distress inks, all stamped around in a circle. 
Plus a Sweet Poppy Stencil, along with some luscious Sparkle Gel Medium  from Imagination Crafts! 

Took no time at all and was good fun to create! 
Back tomorrow with some more Sweet Poppy Stencil cards.
Hi di hi new followers! It's great to see you here!
Thank you for your interest in my blog xx
Eileen xx  

Monday 4 November 2013

Designs by Ryn Stamps on a Tag!

Hi ho all you bloggers! 

Quick post this afternoon to show you what I've been playing with today! 
Designs by Ryn Stamps,distress inks, a Wendy Vecchi stencil and a few tags!
Pop over to Ryn's Blog to see some super samples  made by her DT and her very talented customers, using her fabulous, clever stamps
Thanks for popping over to visit me today. 
Back soon .... Eileen xxx
                   Hello and welcome to my 
                   NEW FOLLOWERS !.... Thank you!

Coventry Workshop... October 2013.

I'm sharing all the pictures I took at my Coventry workshop last week.
Such a happy, happy day ... plus stunning results from all my ladies. Total winner all round!

Thanks for looking today. Super work here!
I'm planning another workshop in Coventry next February. Have a good week, back soon.
Eileen xx

Friday 1 November 2013

Lavinia Challenge # 9 ' Bright Hot Colours '

Morning bloggers. 
A new challenge from Lavinia Stamps starts today! You could win a WHOPPING £40 voucher to spend in the Lavinia Stamps web shop. 
Pop over and see the super inspiration from our Design Team and get crafting!
The theme this month is......

Distress Inks and some of the new 
Thanks for looking and don't forget to enter the Challenge you could win the super prize! 
Back soon ... Eileen xxx