Tuesday 24 June 2014

Crealies Template, Tattered Poinsettia Die and Wendy Vecchi Archival inks.

Hello, its me again... something different to share with you today.
Lots to do, so a short post as I'm off to watch the tennis from Wimbledon on TV.
A Crealies Template for the card base, discontinued now I afraid.
Tim Holtz Tattered Poinsettia and Tattered Pine Cone, some Clearly For Art Modelling Film, along with Frosted Film also from Tim Holtz. See a tutorial on how to use these materials from Tim HERE.
I coloured the Poinsettia flower and Tattered Pine Cone leaf with Wendy Vecchi's gorgeous Archival inks, Fern Green, Orange Blossom and Watering Can.
A rub on word 'wedding' job done.
back soon... New balls please! 
Eileen xx

Monday 23 June 2014

Sweet Poppy Stencil and some Watercolour Paints

Hi ya  Bloggers. I had such a good time playing with some new watercolour paints. 
Splodging, dribbling and sloshing them all over a square of watercolour card, to create this background...Fun time, loved it ! 
All it needed then, was the beautiful Ornate Dragonfly from Sweet Poppy Stencils, along with 'Black Soot' Distress Ink and a black fine-line pen to highlight some of the splodges!  The word stamp 'Art' is from a set by Dylusions.  Rock'n roll it was 'good to go'! Job done.
Thanks for popping by my blog today ... back soon  
Eileen xx

Sunday 22 June 2014

Designs By Ryn Stamps, Tim Holtz Stencil and a Spider!

Hi ho  Bloggers... just a quick post to 'round off' a super weekend.
Designs by Ryn Rising Bubbles Stamp along with a Tim Holtz Shattered Stencil ( looks like a web here) 
Distress Inks, a white gel pen and a Quickutz Spider.
Quick and easy to do... I hope your weekend has been enjoyable for you... I promised a Sweet Poppy Stencil card and that will be tomorrows post... promise! 
Thank you for looking today and the fab comments you left for me yesterday. xx

Saturday 21 June 2014

JOFY Stencil and Stamp - Fun day today

Evening all.. just a quick post to share a card with you that I made today, at the Allhallows Crop. 
What a fab time with my crafty pals! Laughter all the way and a sing along. 
Yeah .. Don't you leave him Lucille......." with 4oo Children and a crop in the fields" ! 
 Mmmmm..... I think that line is wrong somewhere! But it sounded good with all of us belting it out! Thank you for a super day girls.

Here is a list of my materials. 'Nesting Octagon' Lifestyle Crafts Cutting Dies, from Oyster Stamps. 
Tim Holtz Texture Fade EF and some Treasure Gold Gilding Wax.
JOFY Stencils and Butterfly Stamp, along with Fresco Paints all from PaperArtsy. 
I'm tied but happy. F1 Grand Prix tomorrow so I'm off to open a bottle of bubbly  to round off my Saturday... well, why not?
Thanks for popping by my Blog x  

Back tomorrow with another project from Sweet Poppy Stencils.
Eileen x

Friday 20 June 2014

Meet Polly from Sweet Poppy Stencils.

Yo ho everyone, I'm having a few Sweet Poppy Stencils days and lovin it!
Meet Polly the Parrot find him here.
This is how I created him using Translucent Paste and Micro beads  both available from Sweet Poppy Stencils.

I attached the stencil to some 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!
Have fun.
I'll be back soon with more Sample projects from
Sweet Poppy Stencils
Thank you for looking today.
Eileen xx

Wednesday 18 June 2014

Lavinia Stamps, Distress Inks and a Tim Holtz Texture Fade Embossing Folder = A Clock !

Hello everyone. Have you entered the Lavinia Stamps June Challenge yet?
You still have time! The theme is 'Add some Beads or Gems'
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.
The Lavinia Stamps came out to play at my house today.
I made this little Clock.
Distress Inks, a Memory Box Stencil, Tim Holtz Texture Fade and some Treasure Gold.
Oh yes.... along with some Lavinia Stamps, of course! 
Thank you for looking today and for all the super comments and interest in my Blog yesterday.
See you soon.  X
Eileen x

Monday 16 June 2014

Watercolour Paints and a Penny Black Stamp.


Afternoon Bloggers... a very good friend of mine, Marianne, kindly bought this Penny Black Stamp called Delicate Florals and gave it to me as a gift...I was delighted and so happy, as I love this stamp and could not find it in the UK.
Marianne found a couple of them in the USA. 

So... I got to work, made this card and will be sending it to her as a thank you. 
The background is my very first 'effort' using watercolour paints. Its my spray, splash and plonk it all on look! ... not brilliant but I'll practice a bit more and maybe send Marianne another, decent card, in a few months!
Back soon... with a Parrot!
Thank you for looking at my Blog today 
Eileen x

Rochester Workshops June 2014

Good morning Bloggers... Over 20 pictures for you to look at today.
Feast your eyes on the superb Art Work created by all the ladies, that came along during June, to sunny Allhallows.
We played with Stamps and inks, plus other messy stuff!
Rock 'n Roll.
Barbara Cleggett made some amazing cakes and a tasty quiche and I forgot to take a picture!!!! Sorry Barbara and thank you x  

I'm sure you agree that I have a really talented bunch of super crafters at my Workshops! 

Finally.. two things, I'm getting 'earache' from friends about not having the comments box on my blog ... so I've put it back on for my next post, so you can leave a comment, if you want to. Thank you so much if you do x

Also I would like to say a very special thank you to Amanda, who along with Julie and Rae travelled long far distance to visit my Workshop from 'Up North!' lovely to see you ladies once again.
Look what I received from Mandy, as a gift for my craft-room! .. Got to label the inks but couldn't wait to get it loaded with my Distress Pads, to see how it looked!
 I love it, Mandy, thank you so much! Xx

Thursday 12 June 2014

Sweet Poppy Stencils and PaperArtsy Fresco Chalk Paints

Hello all you little Bloggers... I'd had a super day today, chilling with some crafty friends at the Allhallows Crop.
I finished this card, using a Sweet Poppy Stencil, White Dimensional Paste, various colours of PaperArtsy Fresco Chalk Paints and Treasure Gold Wax, along with some fabulous stamps from
Lavinia Stamps.

I followed this tutorial from the PaperArtsy Blog ... see here.
Thank you for stopping by my Blog today .. back soon.
Eileen x
Any questions or comments? ... check out the Contact Form on my side bar. Always happy to share and help.x

Friday 6 June 2014

Rochester June 2014 - Workshop Samples 2 and 3

Morning Bloggers. Here we are with the second and third sample project cards, that my 'students' will be creating at my Rochester Workshops on Saturday 7th and Saturday 14th June.
The 'shaped' card, all three layers, including the base, was cut using 'Nesting Hexagon' Lifestyle Crafts cutting dies from Oyster Stamps.
Distress inks and some butterfly stamps .. job done.

Card 2 was created using a set of Jumbo Stamps from Stampendous and distress inks, along with various stencils from Memory Box. 
All available from Oyster Stamps.
Thanks for looking today. Back soon with something VERY different from me!
Eileen xx

Any questions or comments? ... check out the Contact Form on my side bar. Always happy to share and help.x

Wednesday 4 June 2014

Rochester Workshop June 2014 - Sample 1

Hello bloggers, this card is the first sample project that we will be making at my Rochester June Workshops.
June 14th is SOLD OUT but I have some spaces for this Saturday, 7th June. 
Please email me for details.
Back later today with another sample if I finish it in time! 
thanks for looking today.
I've had a lot of emails about this card, asking me how I made it.
The main feature is a Spellbinders M-bossibilities 3D Embossing Folder  'Creative Cogs' from Oyster Stamps, Art Foil Board, along with Treasure Gold Waxes in various colours and some die cut Cog Shapes.

SEE HERE FOR A TUTORIAL using this technique but with a different, floral, Embossing folder.

 Eileen xx

Monday 2 June 2014

Lavinia Stamps Challenge ... A Journal Page Sample.

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.
 This Journal Page is my DT sample and I will be using it for my next Art Journal Workshop Class on Sunday 15th June. Please email me if you would like to book a place. eileen@ken-godwin.com

Pop over and see the super inspiration from our Design Team.
The theme this month is......' Add Some Beads Or Gems'

If you do not have a blog, we are now accepting Email Entries.
Pop over to the Lavinia Stamps Challenge Blog and read all about it!

Good luck, let’s get crafting.

Thanks for looking today.
Back soon.
Eileen x