Sunday 29 November 2015

Rochester Workshops - December 2015 Samples.

Triptych  8'' x 8'' Card from a Master-board background.  After Christmas, when things are a little easier and I'm not so busy, I will be filming a You -Tube of this very easy technique. Rochester Workshop classes  5th and 12th December, now booking, limited places.

Thank you for looking at my Blog today .. I  appreciate all the support you give me, very much  xxxx
Eileen x

Monday 23 November 2015

Crealies Modern Patchwork Dies - No 7 and No 8

Hello everyone. I'm pleased to share two cards with you today that I created using stunning Crealies Dies and Stamps.
Card one features the Modern Patchwork Die No 8.

Various shapes cut from the set of dies, were layered onto the main circle from the set, AFTER, I had created the background of colours with Distress Inks. I used a couple of the smaller circles, cutting out 'negative shapes' from copier paper, these shapes then acted as my stencils. Finally I got to work with some fabulous little stamps from the Crealies 'Bits and Pieces' Range.
The Eye and the Art word stamps are from a Studio 490 Set.

The second card uses Die Cut Shapes from the Modern Patchwork Die No 7. Again, using the circle shapes from the No 8 set as stencils along with Distress inks.
The sentiment stamp is from Chocolate Baroque .
I had great fun with the Crealies Dies, they are so versatile. You will find them at Oyster Stamps in the UK.
Thanks for looking today
Eileen xx

Thursday 19 November 2015

MISTI Stamp Press - Bokeh Technique.

I've been playing with a MISTI Stamp press today, from Oyster Stamps. The background was created using my favourite Circle Stamps from Oak House Studio (mounted on normal acrylic blocks) along with various Memento Inks and White Pigment ink for the Bokeh Technique ( see You Tube for this ) MISTI came in handy for the accurate positioning of the other stamps I've featured here from my stash. Quick and easy !

Thanks for looking today
Back soon.
Eileen xxx

Wednesday 18 November 2015

Rochester Workshop November 2015 - Group Two Results

My Rochester, Group Two, Workshop last Saturday another 'spangley' busy day!
More Christmas Toppers, much laughter and chit -chat as we worked  plus yummy cakes from Barbara Cleggett and Bob!  Thanks everyone for making it so enjoyable!

 Didn't they do well!
Thanks for looking today
Back soon. Eileen xxx

Monday 9 November 2015

Rochester Workshop November 2015 - Group One Results

My Rochester Workshop last Saturday was busy, busy, busy! My ladies decided to forget about making up their Art Work into cards and just cracked on with Christmas Toppers! Cor blimey... they made dozens and dozens of 'em.   HERE ARE JUST A FEW!
Super, super day.. thanks everyone for making it so enjoyable!

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Thanks for looking ..  magnificent Art work!
Group Two... see you on Saturday... bring yer bling!
Eileen xxx

Sunday 8 November 2015

UK Remembrance Sunday - 8th November 2015

Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there. I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry;
I am not there. I did not die.

Wednesday 4 November 2015

Small, 4 inch Round Gelli Plate and few Stamps.

Yo! Bloggers...I'm sharing two cards with you today.  Both created using a 4 inch Round Gelli Plate, Oak House Studio Circle Stamps (3 different sizes) and Memento inks ( various colours). I stamped the circle images gently, straight onto the plate, all over the top of each other. Then - I pulled the prints using, Lavinia Stamps Matt card stock that I had already cut, using a few Crealies dies from the Crea-Nest-Lies XXL, Stitch, number 21 set.
Finally, I stamped more images over the top with Black Versafine Ink, using Designs by Ryn Stamps  (Oyster Stamps sell them in the UK) on one card and Lavinia Stamps on the other.

A bit of a tart around with some Stickles / Glitter = Job done!
Thank you for looking today and for the super comments and emails....very much appreciated X
I'll be back soon
Eileen xx

Tuesday 3 November 2015

Sweet Poppy Stencil and Lavinia Stamps Tag

Morning all.. quick post today as I've found lots of projects that I haven't had time to blog.
Need to get them on before I start on my new crafty list of stuff to do! Busy, busy,busy!
This Tag features a PanPastels background, Lavinia Stamps Zen Thistle and a Sweet Poppy Stencils stencil to match, along with some white texture paste.

I coloured some American Seam Binding with Distress Stains, using colours to match the Tag
Thank you for looking today.  Back tomorrow!
Eileen xxx

Monday 2 November 2015

New Lavinia Stamps Challenge for November - Starts today!

Hey!.... You could win a Voucher worth a WHOPPING £40 to spend in the Lavinia Stamps Web shop if you enter our Lavinia Stamps Challenge this month, its all about '' CHRISTMAS''
Visit our Lavinia Stamps Challenge Blog and see the super inspiration from the Design Team and get crafting.
My sample features one of my favourite images, Maple Leaf, stamped with  some Versamark ink then embossed using sticky embossing powder that was heated with a heat gun until it goes all sticky, then quickly covered with gilding flakes... I got the flakes all over my desk too, but I'm pleased with the effect on my card.
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Thanks for popping over to my Blog today. 
BTW... lots of Lavinia Tutorials on You Tube... many of them using a Gelli Plate!
Be back soon .
Eileen x