Friday, 8 May 2015

A good day to show you this one

Good afternoon, peeps!

No, I'm not referring to Election results in my title but to the fact that it's VE Day and poppies seem appropriate for the occasion.  The chap whose photograph is on my card is my Grandfather and whilst the picture dates back to the First World War and not the second it's still a homage to all our fighting forces.  Anyhoo, without more ado, here is the first poppy card that I made as a sample for wor Sheena's forthcoming Weekender Event on Create and Craft TV, where she'll be launching her new Perfect Partner Victorian Florals:

The background of the card is created with Sheena's Poppies and Daisies stamp and the Simply Scriptly stamp.

My other poppy card is very different (and not just the colour!):

I hope you liked my cards today and thank you for looking.  Don't forget to tune in for the shows tomorrow (9.00 a,m, 12.00 and 6.00 p.m.) and Sunday (11.00 a.m., 2.00 and 7.00 p.m.) or set the recorder if you're busy.  My fellow Inkoids have made some amazing samples!


Thursday, 7 May 2015

Pansies are for Loving Thoughts

Good afternoon, peeps!  I'm a bit later than planned with today's flowers from the wonderful new Victorian Florals Collection by wor Sheena.  This collection is being launched in the Weekender Event on Create and Craft TV this Saturday and Sunday.  At the moment the show times are:

Saturday - 0.00 a.m., 12.00 and 6.00 p.m.
Sunday - 11.00 a.m., 2.00 and 7.00 p.m.

Today I've chosen the Pansies, a flower that I love so I looked up the meaning of the flower and it represents 'loving thoughts'......aaah!  There's probably not enough of those around......anyhoo, on with the artwork:

For this card, my pansies are the purple and yellow variety and I thought I'd create a background for them using the Daisy Chain Border embossing folder, which I painted with Spectrum Noir Aquatints then faux bleached the colour out of the daisies and just painted the centres yellow.  The pansies on both of these cards are also painted with the Aquatints.

This card has the same flowers but a very different look and colour scheme:

The background for this one was created with Distress Inks and then 'splatted' with water and blotted to remove the colour.  I also used Forest Moss Distress Ink to sponge through the Shady Meadow Stencil.

Well, I hope you've enjoyed today's loving thoughts from me and I'll see you again tomorrow - only two more sleeps before the shows start!

Thank you for looking today.


Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Victorian Florals

Good morning, peeps!

Well hasn't it been a long time since I was here?  I'm sorry about that but I'm back with some fabulous new designs from wor Sheena, who has been busy producing these wonderful Victorian Florals in the form of lovely new rubbah and dies to match.  These are going to be the main feature in a Weekender event this coming Saturday and Sunday on Create and Craft TV (Channel 674 on Sky but also on Virgin, Freeview and Freesat).

Here is my first offering using the Sweet William flowers:

This is just a small papier mache box primed with Pebeo Gesso and then painted with Luminarte Silks.  There is just the one flower head on this,which reflects it's size and the flowers are coloured with Spectrum Noir Pencils.

Here's how it looks from the front:

I added the lace to give it that real Victorian look and you can just see the little satin bow peeking out from behind the sentiment, which is also a part of the stamp set.

Create and Craft are being a bit vague at the moment about the times of the shows but I believe the first one is at 9.00 a.m. on Saturday and there are several shows over the two days ..... that's if the stock lasts, of course!

Thanks for looking today - I'd love it if you'd leave a comment and let me know what you think of my little trinket box and I'll see you tomorrow with some different flowers.


Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Sheena's One Day Wonder

Good morning,peeps!  I'm sorry that I didn't manage to make this post yesterday (slaps own wrist!) but sometimes a day can just disappear.  I'm sure you know the problem.

Anyhoo, today I have a couple more cards for you made using folders from wor Sheena's new collection of embossing folders and stamps - here we go with the first one:

You may well be thinking that this is rather different from the usual cards from Sheena's DT (we do tend to love the painty, messy side of crafting) but I wanted to show how versatile these embossing folders can be.  The flowers and leaves were produced using the last set of stamps and dies that were launched.

This card shows the same embossing folder but used rather differently:

The cat, sitting on her pedestal, is one of the new stamps and I love her, the design is so expressive of cats!

The Create and Craft TV schedule is still showing Sheena's show times as 8.00 a.m., 11.00 a.m., 1.00 p.m., 4.00 p.m. and 7.00 p.m. so it's going to be a very busy day for her - nothing new there then!

Thank you for looking today.


Monday, 9 March 2015

An apple a day

Good afternoon, peeps.

I hope you've all enjoyed the Spring weather we've had although it seems to have taken a diversion for the moment!  My cards today speak more of Harvest time than Spring but I wanted to show them to you because wor Sheena has been busy designing some brand new embossing folders, one of these is shown on this card.  There are some new stamps as well but more of that later.

The Distress inks are featured here as well as a little of the Pebeo Gilding Wax (brilliant stuff!).  You can also just about see on this picture that I've used Glossy Accents on the apples for a realistic touch.

Here's another one using the same embossing folder but looking very different:

This time I've used the embossing folder on Centura Pearl card and the horse image is one of the new stamps as is the sentiment.  I think you'll love them all!

Sheena's shows are scheduled for Thursday 12 March at 8.00 a.m., 11.00 a.m., 2.00 p.m., 4.00 p.m. and 7.00 p.m. so I hope you'll be watching and I'll see you again tomorrow with more sneaky peeks.

Thank you for looking today.


Saturday, 17 January 2015

A touch of Summer

Good morning, peeps!

I'm just popping in briefly to tell you that wor Sheena is on Create and Craft TV next Monday 19 January to show you some more techniques and ways with her wonderful new stamps and dies.  Her shows are at 9.00 a.m. and 4.00 p.m. - not to be missed!

In the meantime, here are a couple more of the cards I made as samples of what you can do with this collection - I hope you like!

Thank you for looking today.


Monday, 12 January 2015

Did you watch it then?

Good afternoon, peeps!  I'm talking of course about wor Sheena's show on Create and Craft TV that started at 3.00 p.m. this afternoon.  If you did miss it, it's usually possible to catch up on the C & C website.

Anyhoo, I thought I'd just pop in and show you the card that I've created with the Brambles stamps and dies, the Scarecrow and the Fields of Gold stamp.

It's hard to see in this photo but the berries in the foreground are glazed with Glossy Accents, which I also used to create some 'dew drops' on some of the leaves.  Sheena suggested triple embossing them with clear powder which is another way of doing it, so great minds think alike, eh?  Well, nearly anyway....if  my mind worked like wor Sheena's I would be a happy bunny!! :-)

These stamps and dies are so fabulous to work with and I'll be making another card with this set and a little help from one of its friends but I'll show you that another day.

Thanks for looking today, peeps!