Monday 29 December 2014

Crealies Template, Marianne Creatables Chinese Rose Die and NEW Pearlescent PanPastles

Yo ho all you little Bloggers. I hope you had a smashing Christmas.
Just a quickie today, to show you a card I've made for my daughter, Jane, who has a  birthday on New Years Eve.  Loves ya Jane xx
I've cut some circles including the card base, plus three others, using Grand Nestabilities Dies. Two of  circles, the smallest, were then cut again using a template now DISCONTINUED (sorry) from Crealies .
I drew the template design on the back of each of the two circles and then cut along the straight lines with a guillotine.

I layered up the template card pieces, using sticky glue pads and added the Marianne Creatables Chinese Roses along with some die cut shapes as leaves.
The Roses were coloured with NEW Pearlescent PanPastles available from Oyster Stamps.
Must dash... lots to do!
Back very soon with my Workshop MDF Coaster Samples!
Thanks for looking today.
Eileen xx

Thursday 18 December 2014

Sweet Poppy Stencil And The Bleeding Tissue Technique.

Hi, ho, Bloggers. Saw this Bleeding Tissue Technique on the Fiskars blog and thought it looked so easy to do. Well, it was, sort of !
'Bleeding Tissue Technique'
5 x 7 inch, Primed, Acrylic Canvas Board ( Winsor & Newton)
Pack of Bleeding Tissue from Amazon UK ( Cheap as chips!)
Hexagon, Lifestyle Crafts Dies (Oyster Stamps)
Sweet Poppy Stencils: Snowflake Bauble.…/sweet-poppy-stencil-snowflak… 
Wendy Vecchi / Ranger Signature Pigment Inks ( used for stenciling)
Paintbrush and Water.
Finally....... here is the link showing you how to make it…/Summer-Camp/Kids-Craft-Tissue-Pai…
 I created two canvases but only one turned out okay ... the other went totally wrong as the tissue did not 'Bleed' very well. I think I used too much, OR not enough, water! .
This is how they looked after I had applied the tissue paper.

 I removed the tissue paper after it had dried to find that canvas one was okay but a bit pale so I added a few more of the  hexagon shapes, in another layer on top and, allowed another 'bleed'.
This is how it looked after it was dry and before I started to stencil .

It was good fun and I'll return to the other canvas and give it another go soon.
Thanks for looking today .
Back soon.
Eileen xx
BTW .. a million thanks for all the lovely comments you leave for me... very kind of you .XX

Wednesday 17 December 2014

Rochester Workshop December Group Two - The Results!

Yo, ho, ho, everyone.. Today I'm sharing with you, the pictures I took last Saturday, of some of the Group Two Ladies (others were shy!) that came along to my December Rochester Workshop.
Superb day... I'm surprised the whole village didn't hear us laughing.  Maybe they did and were happy that we were having such a wonderful day!
Thanks girls, your work was fantastic and Barbara Cleggett's Cup Cakes and Quiche went down a storm (  I nicked THREE pieces of Quiche to take home for my supper !)

Cannot wait for January when we will all meet again.
Have a very Merry Christmas everyone.
Eileen xx

Friday 12 December 2014

Donna Downey Stencil, Grunge Paste and Acrylic Paint - on a Canvas.

Evening all...Just a quick share with you tonight....
Donna Downey Stencil, available to buy from Oyster Stamps, on a canvas, along with Grunge Paste, a few Deco Art Acrylic Paints and some inspiration from Barbara Gray's blog

So enjoyed creating this... great fun.
Back soon 
Thanks for looking.
Eileen x

Thursday 11 December 2014

Grand Nestabilites Circle Dies and Impression Obsession Tree Dies - along with a Brusho Paints Background.

Grand Nestabilities Circle Dies... Blue background created using the Brusho Sprays and cling film technique. Tutorial found here on my Blog…/brusho-paints-you…
Tree Dies from Impression Obsession - DIE217-E.
Please look at Laurie's smashing blog .. this is where I  found  the inspiration. Laurie was kind enough to allow me to make this card. Here is a link. Thanks Laurie x

I posted this card on Face book and had a few friends ask how I had cut the base circle card so it was hinged and stood up. I've taken a picture.

Just fold an A4 sheet of card stock in half and lay the Nestie Die down, cutting side up. Place the card stock on top, with the fold at the top and just cut, running it through your die cutting machine, allowing the die to show so it does not cut the 'hinge' area. I hope you can see what I mean.  Then I used more card to cut one complete circle and glued that on to the front of the card top so you cannot see the flat, hinged area.
Hope that makes sense.
Back soon  thanks for looking today.
Eileen xxx

Wednesday 10 December 2014

Brusho Paints - You Tube Tutorial Videos .

This is part Two of Four, New Brusho Paint Tutorials now on You Tube
See my Pinterest Boards for the other links.
Thanks for looking .
Eileen xx

Rochester Workshop - December 2014 Group One Results

Happy Day!
Morning all... a few photographs for you today.  I'm sharing the pictures taken last Saturday at my Rochester, December, Group One Workshop.
We had such a good time ... laughter, crafting, lovely people = Happy, happy days!
Going to enjoy it all again with the Group Two girlie's this weekend!

Thanks for looking today.
 Back soon
Eileen xx

Friday 5 December 2014

A Festive Stencil from a new, very talented designer - Georgina Ford.

Hello.. a quick post today, to share a Christmas card with you created using a Stencil and Distress Ink, along with Goosebumps and Grand Nestabilities.
The Stencil is from Designs by Georgina and its called 'A Festive Stencil' ... its really pretty and I'll be posting some more cards using it soon. You can purchase it HERE and HERE
 Thanks for looking today... back soon.
Eileen x

Tuesday 2 December 2014

December Lavinia Stamps Challenge - Starts Today!

Hello everyone 
Today is the start of a NEW challenge from Lavinia Stamps.  
 'Add A Flower'   
You could win a Voucher worth a WHOPPING £40 to spend in the Lavinia Stamps Web shop. 

Visit the challenge blog and see the super inspiration from our Design Team and get crafting!
You don't need a Blog. We accept Email Entries... contact form is here.
Back soon... with more things to share with you.
Thanks for strolling over to my Blog today.
Eileen xx

Monday 1 December 2014

Oyster Stamps Retreat with Brusho Paints, Distress Inks, Designs By Ryn Stamps and Stencils

Yo ho all you Bloggers and Followers... some new ones too! Thank you x
Spent a fantastic weekend teaching, along with
 Hellen Pearce and Martine Smith, at the Oyster Stamps Retreat. 
Superb hotel, Hellidon Lakes Hotel in Daventry.

Delightful company (well, most of 'em, a couple were trouble makers! tic) 
  The cards I'm sharing with you today are the samples from my classes.
Brusho Paints and Designs by Ryn Stamps.
All products available from Oyster Stamps.
I made so many new friends and enjoyed it all very much.

Thank you for looking today ... back soon.

Friday 21 November 2014

Brusho Paint Tutorials for You -Tube

 Morning all... day two of ' You - Tube ' filming of my Brusho Paints Tutorials.. not going so well!
These are all the samples I'm hoping to share with you. Should be finished today but don't hold your breath! I'll let you know.  BTW such wonderful comments on my Star Card ( older  post) ... a HUGE thank you


Be back soon .
Eileen xx

Tuesday 18 November 2014

Nestabilities Stars and Distress Inks

Afternoon Bloggers.. Just a quick birthday card to share with you today.
Nestabilities Squares and Stars plus a squirt or two of Goosebumps. When dry blend some Distress inks, (Spiced Marmalade, Bundled Sage and Dusty Concord) over the stars and stamp a few squiggles with Versafine Onyx Black Ink = Quick Birthday Card.

Thanks for popping over to my Blog to look today.
Back soon... Hello and thank you to my new followers... xxx 
Eileen xx

Wednesday 12 November 2014

Designs by Ryn Stamps, Darkroom Door Stamps and ... Brusho Paints.

Morning all you little Bloggers and Followers...thank you for popping over to my Blog today.
You will never guess the TWO Brusho Paint colours I've used for this card..... Black and Lemon! 
Here is how I made it....Sprinkle your Brusho Crystals onto your craft mat (NOT too many).. spritz with water so they mingle a little... then drag GLOSSY card-stock quickly through the paint.... let it dry and stamp with Black Archival Ink.......easy. This card is 8"x 8".

One Stamp and a White Ink Pen!
Oyster Stamps have Designs By Ryn Stamps in stock NOW and I'll be doing demonstrations using Ryn's Water Droplet Stamps and Brusho Paints at the Oyster Stamps Christmas Open Day on Sunday 23rd November Rochester, Kent.
Both of my Rochester, December Workshops will be featuring techniques using Brusho Paints .. bring out the gloves!

Eileen x

Monday 10 November 2014

Rochester November 2014 Workshop Group 2 - The Results.

Hello everyone.I think you will be able to tell from these pictures that we all had a great time last Saturday, at my Group Two Rochester Workshop ... HUGE Class.... 28 of them! I had trouble keeping control...  The Group One Gang, from the week before were bad enough !
I have never laughed so much whilst blending distress inks, or trying to!
A truly fabulous day. Look at the results.


Some pictures were too dark to share with you and I forgot to take a picture of Barbara's  cakes before they were eaten! ... but those that I have Blogged today are, I think you will agree ... Fantastic! 
Thanks Ladies, it was Rock''n roll all the way! 
Here's to the next time 
Just another quick thank you to Bibiana, for allowing me to use her beautiful designs for one of my workshop sample cards.. everyone loved it !
Eileen xxx