Monday 31 August 2015

Brusho Paints and a Donna Downey Stencil.

Morning all.. just having a rummage in my pictures, as yer do and remembered I had not posted this Canvas... so here it is !
Small Canvas - 5 inch x 7 inch Brusho Paints and a Donna Downey stencil available from "Oyster stamps" called Poppy Forest that I feature a lot. The stamp is one of Timmy's. Interest added with another small stencil in the background and finally, a splash about with some black Gesso.... job done!
Back soon 
Thanks for looking today 
Eileen xx

Sunday 30 August 2015

Imagination Crafts Stencil and a Lavinia Stamp.

I've been very busy for the past few days, making some projects for Imagination Crafts.
Watch out for a new Imagination Crafts show, on the HOCHANDA TV channel, Sky 663, on September 10th. I cannot show you the samples I've made yet.... but I can share this card, that I quickly put together this afternoon.

Imagination Crafts Stencil, Star Crescent, for the background on White Linen card stock from Papermill Direct and one of the new Stamps from Lavinia Stamps, called Fairy Thistles.
I coloured the stamps with Red Distress ink and then plonked on some Glossy Accents... job done.
Thanks for looking today and also for the lovely, lovely comments you leave me.
Much appreciated. 
Eileen xxx 

Wednesday 26 August 2015

Sweet Poppy Stencil on a Krylon Webbing and Mica Powder background.

Morning all. I'm visiting my son and his lovely family. I'm having a wonderful, relaxing time, with lots of crafting  thrown in too!
I'm sharing this very quick and easy card today, using spray cans of Krylon Webbing, both black and white, on black card stock and then I brushed some Mica powders in various colours, over the top.
So quick to do but the shimmer is gorgeous.

The Poinsettia flower is from Sweet Poppy Stencils, which was stenciled, using White Pigment Ink. Take your time if you try this technique. To avoid the ink leaking under the stencil, just take a tiny amount of the white ink (  Whisper White ink refill, from Stampin Up) from your craft mat, using a sponge and build up the layers of ink slowly. Finally, I used a White Ink pen to define the edges of the flower.

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Thanks for looking at my Blog today
Eileen xx

Wednesday 19 August 2015

Tim Holtz Butterfly Tag - March 2015

Morning all. A quick post to share this Tag with you.  My take on a Tim Holtz Tag from March 2015. See all the techniques used on this Tag here, on Tim's Blog.

The materials I've used are, Distress Paints, Distress Stains, Wow Gold Embossing Powder, Wow Clear Embossing Powder, Archival Black Ink Pad, Stampers Anonymous / Tim Holtz Collection Perspective Stamps and a Tim Holtz Stencil called Festive ... all materials are available from Oyster Stamps.
I really enjoyed making this Tag. Back now to sorting out my Craft Room. Getting rid of loads of stuff!
See you soon and thank you for popping over to my Blog today. 
Eileen xx

Monday 10 August 2015

Rochester Workshop August 2015 Group Two - The Results.

Good morning all you Bloggers. Group Two Results today, from my Rochester August Workshops.
Masks, Stencils, Inks and loads of other messy stuff!
My ladies were far too busy making 'Art Work' so didn't bother matting and layering to complete their cards. They took the toppers home and made up the cards there!  A FULL play day! Great fun x

Fabulous work. Thank you all so much for the super day, ladies and Barbara Cleggett your cakes were DELICIOUS!
Back soon ... I feel a Canvas coming on!
Thanks for looking today
Eileen xx

Friday 7 August 2015

Lavinia Thistles Stamps and Archival Inks

Morning Bloggers. Sorry, gonna have a whinge! Broke my laptop....not good. Purchased a new one, very good. Getting it all set up with email and transferring all my files over....  BLINKING NIGHTMARE! Calm down dear....
This card was made for my friend Barbara who had a birthday a couple of days ago.
Lavinia Stamps Thistle Stamp and Ranger Archival inks, mainly from the Wendy Vecchi colour palette plus Rose Madder and Black
Stamped onto 100% Cotton, water colour card.The little Butterflies are Lavinia Stamps too!
Thanks to all my Facebook friends who have liked and commented on this card on FB. :)
Thank you also, for popping over to my Blog today. Have a great Friday and super weekend.
Hubby tells me that Windows 10 will soon be winging my way! ... Oh Gawd!
Eileen xxx

Wednesday 5 August 2015

Crealies Dies, Stamps and Stencils.

Yo Bloggers! .. I LOVED making the card I'm sharing with you today. I created a background with a couple of 'cut out' of copier paper, mask circle shapes and distress inks, then got to work with some fabulous little stamps with very sharp, crisp, clean images.

All the stamps and dies are from Crealies but I purchased them from Oyster Stamps, one of Crealies stockists in the UK. The dies I've used are Crea-Nest-Lies XXL, Stitch, number 21, and the stamps are from their 'Bits and Pieces Range. I've featured, number 29 Sunburst, number 22 Stripes In A Circle and number 12 Stars. 

I've added some Brads and stencilled a few small circles from the Crealies Stencil, number 20 Small Circles.
I'm hosting a Crealies Workshop in September, I'm sure this card will be on the agenda! 

Thanks for looking today .
I'll be back soon
Eileen xx

Tuesday 4 August 2015

Sweet Poppy Stencils - Create and Craft TV 1pm Today!

Morning everyone . Today I'm sharing all of my Sweet Poppy Stencil Samples, made for TV with you.
Lucy Ellis, a very lovely lady, will be on Create and Craft TV at 1pm TODAY with some superb BRAND NEW stencils and loads of demonstrations on how to use them.  Have fun Lu - all of us, in your DT, love the new designs xx

See you ...  and huge thanks for looking today
Eileen x

Monday 3 August 2015

C.A.S. Clock for The Lavinia Stamps Challenge

Hey - a new Challenge from Lavinia Stamps started yesterday
You could win a Voucher worth a WHOPPING £40 to spend in the Lavinia Stamps Web shop. 
My DT sample features a Clean And Simple Clock using the very beautiful Thistles, see them HERE and some small butterflies see them HERE.
Visit our Lavinia Stamps Challenge Blog and see the super inspiration from the Design Team and get crafting!

You don't need a Blog. We accept Email Entries.
Thanks for popping over to my blog today. 
Back soon.
Eileen xx

Rochester Workshop August 2015 Group One - The Results

Hello... have a good look at all the Art Work from the Group One ladies that attended my Rochester August Workshop last Saturday. What a day. One of the best ever and  I get to do it all again this Saturday with my Group Two ladies. Distress Inks, Brusho Paints, Masks, Stencils, Stamps and .... Shaving Foam ! We sure did smell nice!

Thank you for looking at my Blog today.. back VERY soon... later today in fact!
Eileen xx