Thursday, 12 May 2016

Rochester Workshop June 2016 - Two MDF Project Samples

Really looking forward to this Candy Box Crafts, MDF Door Hangers 
Workshop on June 4th ( limited places) and June 11th ( sold out) .
Archival Inks, Imagination Crafts Stencils the HUGE ones, along
 with Chocolate Baroque and Lavinia Stamps. Roll on June! 

Back soon with another Sample... or two! lol 
Eileen xx

Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Lavinia Stamps DVD and a Brayer.

Morning all.. just a quick post to blog a card I did a few weeks ago using Lavinia Stamps, Distress Inks,Versafine Inks and a Speedball soft rubber brayer.
I followed a tutorial from a Lavinia Stamps DVD that I bought years ago but have recently enjoyed watching again

So easy but I did CHANGE one thing. The DVD shows Tracey rolling her brayer up the Tree stamp so that she gets a reverse image she can then roll down and transfer onto her card stock.

This process takes some practice, so I stamped the Tree using the Distress Ink Black Soot onto some acetate, placed the acetate face down onto the card where I wanted the image to go, pressed down firmly to transfer the image.... bingo.. easier!
Thank you for popping over to my Blog today x
Back soon
Eileen xx

Sunday, 8 May 2016

The Lavinia Stamps May Challenge on Facebook.

The BRAND NEW Lavinia Stamps Challenge is now LIVE on Facebook ... pop over  to their Facebook Page and join in. You could win a Lavinia Stamps Voucher for £40 ! 
Our Theme this month is  '' Spring Blooms'' 
More information below
A Brand New Lavinia Stamps Monthly Challenge with the theme of  " Spring Blooms " started on Facebook on May 7th. Make sure to "Like" the Lavinia Stamps Facebook page to be notified about the challenge details.
I've created two Tags, both with a Distress Inks backgrounds.  Tag one features the gorgeous FAIRY PODS and Tag two showcases the beautiful DRAGON PODS Stamps.
Thanks for looking today.. I'll be back soon.
Eileen xx

Thursday, 5 May 2016

Rochester Workshops May 2016 - Two More Project Samples

 Two more watercolour samples using Distress Inks 
for my May 2016, Rochester Workshops.  
I really enjoyed painting this very pretty image.
A Penny Black Stamp
 called Poppy Gems from Oyster Stamps.

Thanks for looking at my Blog today.
Back soon
Eileen xx

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Rochester Workshops May 2016 - Project Samples

Hello, today I'm sharing all the samples I've made so far (more to come) for my May 2016 Rochester Workshop.  I've had a great time playing with lots of 'Cute and Pretty' stamped images.So relaxing!
Looking forward to seeing all my Workshop regulars on both Saturdays and some new faces too!
Both Workshop are sold out ... thank you so much for all the support.


Back Soon... thank you for looking at my Blog today.
Eileen xx

Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Guest Designer Spot for Crealies - Modern Patchwork Dies Number 3 and Crea-Nest-Lies XXL Dies

Hello everyone. I am so delighted to be asked to do another Guest Blog Post for Crealies.
My first card is my favourite and features the Crealies Modern Patchwork Die Number 3.

After cutting the shapes using 100% Cotton Watercolour Card, I positioned three of the larger sections together then stamped the flowers and sentiment images from a set called ''Flowers in the Breeze'' (Rubbernecker Stamps) using various colours of Distress Inks.I attached the Die-cut sections to the Die-Cut base of the card using sticky pads to give me height and dimension.

Card number Two was a bit messy and I enjoyed every moment!  

The Dies used for this card are Crea-Nest-Lies XXL ( Five differed sizes layered up ) plus two larger dies from my stash to give me a large card base to layer them all on.
Sticky Back Canvas stuck onto some card stock and then cut using the dies, was the main substrate to work on and complete a background. Dylusion Paints, various colours, applied with my fingers. What a mess I got into but who cares, it was fun!
When the paint was dry I stamped with Black Archival ink using a selection of small stamps from the Crealies 'Bits and Pieces' Range I love'em!
Some doodles with a white pigment ink pen, three rings of white paint to highlight a few areas, along with a couple of gems ... job done !

Thanks for looking at my Blog today
Back soon
Eileen xxx

Thursday, 28 April 2016

Sweet Poppy Stencils Show on Create and Craft TV - Tomorrow 29th April at 10am

 Sweet Poppy Stencils next TV Show will be featured on Create and Craft TV on Friday 29th April @ 10am .... Broadcasting Live from Belfast! Sky 674 - Freeview 23 - Virgin 748 - Freesat 813 and online at

Thanks for popping over to look at my Blog today .
Back soon
Eileen xx

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Sweet Poppy Stencils Show - Create and Craft TV Friday 29th April.

Sweet Poppy Stencils next TV Show will be featured on Create and Craft TV on Friday 29th April @ 10am .... Broadcasting Live from Belfast!
This is another sample using the fabulous Floral Love Birds Stencil, Adirondack Inks, Translucent Paste and Glass Micro beads all available from the The Craft Station...
Thanks for looking at my Blog today .
Back soon
Eileen xx

Monday, 18 April 2016

Alcohol Inks on Yupo Paper and a Penny Black Stamp, Snowy Grove

Morning all.. I have heaps of projects that I haven't found time to Blog yet. Here is one of 'em!

Tim Holtz technique using Alcohol Inks on Ranger White Yupo Paper, from Oyster Stamps plus a Penny Black Stamp, Snowy Grove. After applying the Alcohol Inks to make a background, stamp the trees image using Black Archival ink and when dry, rub the ink off again with a clean, dry cloth.
You Tube with Tim Holtz showing this technique HERE.

This leaves you with a resist, ghostly image... Love the look!
Back soon with more..... Thank you so much for popping over to look at my Blog today X

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Rochester Workshop April 2016 - Group Two Results

Hello .. what a cracking start to the week. The sun is shining, the birds are singing and the results of my Rochester Workshop, last Saturday, from the Group Two crew are stunning! 
Here are some of the projects ( work in progress) for you to look at.... what a wonderful array of colourful Art Work. I wish I had taken a picture of Barbara Cleggett's scrumptious cakes too 'cos they were delicious!  I will do better next time! .

Fabulous stuff!
Be back soon... thanks for looking today.
Eileen xxxxx