Thursday, 20 April 2017

Sweet Poppy Stencils show on Hochanda TV - Friday 21st April 2017

Yo!.... Just to let you know there is a    
on Hochanda TV Friday 21st April
Two shows at 1pm and 6pm 
 Lots of fantastic techniques from the lovely Lucy Ellis 
using various mediums along with some New Stencil designs.

All of my cards here, feature the New Designs.
I love 'em! 

Back soon.
You Tube Video for this last, Pink card, HERE
Thanks for looking today. 
Eileen x

Thursday, 13 April 2017

Rochester Workshops April 2017 Group Two - The Results

Hey.. Just look at the fantastic Art Work from
 my Group Two Crew, who rolled up at 
 my Rochester Workshop last Saturday.
  Like my fabulous Group One ladies
 they NAILED the techniques! 
Stunning job girls!
 and .... Delicious cakes, as usual from Barbara Cleggett 
Thank you Barbara xx

So proud of both groups!
Back soon.  Thanks for looking today.
Eileen xx

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Rochester Workshop April 2017 Group One - The Results

Hello.. Thanks for dropping by my Blog today
My Group One, April Workshop 
was just flippin AMAZING
and such fun!
Just look at all the fantastic Art Work here!

Huge thanks to Marianne for treating me
 to a very useful 'Display Stand' for my birthday!
Now, I can take super pictures of my WS cards.
They look so much better .
You are a star Marianne x

  Back soon ( after Saturday) with the results from Group Two !
A larger group... with some hooligans! 
Eileen xx

Sunday, 2 April 2017

Lavinia Stamps April 2017 Challenge 'Buds and Blooms'

The NEW Lavinia Stamps Challenge for April
 is now LIVE on Facebook. 
The theme  is 'Buds and Blooms'
 Pop over  to their Facebook Page and join in. 
You could win a Lavinia Stamps Voucher for £40 !

 Lavinia Stamps beautiful Poppy Stamps
 over a Brusho Sprays and paints background.
'You Tube Tutorial' for the BACKGROUND HERE!
Make sure to "Like" the Lavinia Stamps Facebook page
 to be notified about the challenge details.
Lavinia Stamps Web Shop is HERE.
They ship all over the world!
Have Fun 

Lavinia Stamps 'Wild Flower' stamp
Distress inks and white gesso
 along with the matching Sweet Poppy Stencil
 'Wild Flower' stencil.
'You Tube Tutorial' for this card sometime this week!  
Thanks for looking at my Blog today
Eileen xx

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Rochester Workshops April 2017 - Samples One and Two.

Sweet Poppy Stencils and Lavinia Stamps.

Rochester Workshop Samples for 1st and 8th April.
Limited Places for both dates. for all details.
 More Samples to come!

PanPastels background, Sweet Poppy Stencils and Lavinia Stamps
Thanks for looking at my Blog today xx

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Lavinia Stamps 'The Green Man Stamp' Tutorial

Thanks for popping by my Blog today.
I'm featuring one of the Brand new stamps 
from Lavinia Stamps called 'The Green Man' 
This is the large stamp.

I've used a 6 inch round Gelli Plate.
HOW TO..........
Brayer on Color Box 'Ocean' ink until Gelli Plate is covered.
Ink up the 'Tree Half R2' Stamp with Color Box ink 'Banana' 
 adding a small amount of Distress Oxide,
 'Spiced Marmalade' to the stamp also, 
for a bit of contrast.
 Stamp off the first generation of the ink onto copy paper 
then stamp firmly, straight onto the Gelli Plate
 keeping the image to one side
 so you can do exactly the same again
 with 'Half Tree L1'
 The 'trunk 'from both stamps should then be positioned
side by side, in the middle or your Gelli Plate.   
Take a Print using Lavinia Stamps Smooth Matt Card Stock.
Clean off your Gelli Plate with baby wipes and put it away.
To Complete.......
Ink up Lavinia Stamp 'Moon' with
 Distress Oxide Ink 'Worn Lipstick'
and stamp over to one side of your
 Art Work to add interest!
Ink up 'The Green Man Stamp' using
 Versafine Onyx Black and stamp this handsome
 chappie as your  main, central image. 
A few dabs here and there with a white pen
 and some dots with Rangers White Enamel.
Finally, using a blending tool and 
Distress Oxide 'Faded Jeans' 
blend the darker colour, all around the edge 
of your card to frame, before matting and layering to finish.
Please ask any questions you have.. pleased to help if I can.
Eileen xx

Thursday, 2 March 2017

Sweet Poppy Stencils Show - Create and Craft TV 2nd March

 Sweet Poppy Stencils with the lovely Lucy Ellis
 will be on Create and Craft TV, Thursday 2nd March. 
Here are a few of my DT samples for the show.

Thanks for looking at my Blog today. 
Eileen xx

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Lavinia Stamps March Challenge - Starts Today

The NEW Lavinia Stamps Challenge for March
 is now LIVE on Facebook. 
The theme for March is 'Sparkle and Bling'
 Pop over  to their Facebook Page and join in. 
You could win a Lavinia Stamps Voucher for £40 ! 
Make sure to "Like" the Lavinia Stamps Facebook page
 to be notified about the challenge details.
Lavinia Stamps Web Shop is HERE.
They ship all over the world!
Have Fun

All of my DT Samples I'm sharing today 
were created using inks and a 4 inch round Gelli Plate.
 Lavinia Stamps sell the inks and Gelli Plates 
plus, you will find loads of You Tube 
Video tutorials of this Gelli Plate technique
 linking from the Lavinia Stamps website.

Thanks for looking today 
All Die Cuts, Circles and Words are from Crealies.
Eileen x

Thursday, 23 February 2017

Imagination Crafts Stamps and Brusho Paints.

Hi, I forgot to Blog the cards featured here 
that I created a while ago now, using 
The top card is so easy to do .
Perfume Bottles Stamp, Versamark Ink, 
White Embossing Powder and Brusho Paints ... get in !
Then again, using Black Embossing Powder instead  of white 
and Glossy Accents to highlight the bottles.
 Love all these Stamps.

Thanks for looking today 
Eileen x

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Tim Holtz Technique on Yupo Paper. Catch up with my Blog - Day Four

Tim Holtz technique using Alcohol Inks 
on Yupo Paper and 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 cloth.
 This leaves you with resist, ghostly images.
 I love the look!

Thanks for looking today 
Eileen x

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Lavinia Stamps and Day Three of Blogging Catch Up!

  Two cards featuring magical creatures 
  Spellbinders 3D stamps around the edge
 and sentiment stamps from my stash.
 My favourite words/verses for Christmas cards.
Back with Day 4 catch up tomorrow.
Eileen x

Monday, 20 February 2017

Lavinia Stamps on a Gelli Plate... Catching up with my Blogging - Day Two!

Two cards today, both featuring some beautiful 
Lavinia Stamps and a small Gelli Plate.
 Both cards were created from a 
Look out for the Video that starts
''OK, so we have changed the settings on our phone'' 
by the lovely Tracey Dutton of Lavinia Stamps.
 I watched, played along and copied her! Simples!

Back tomorrow .. still more Blogging catch up to go!  
thanks for looking today x 
Eileen x

Sunday, 19 February 2017

Lavinia Stamps Card - Catching up with my Blog This Week

Yo! Just playing at 'catch up' 
with all my Blogging this week.
as you can see its Christmas! 
Holly Leaf, Spellbinders 3D Stamp
finishing off with the elegant, stunning Deer 
and Christmas Greeting from Lavinia Stamps.
Rock on! Back tomorrow.
Eileen xx

Thursday, 16 February 2017

Rochester Visible Image Workshop February 2017 Group Two - The Results

Today I'm sharing the results of my 
  Visible Image Stamps  Workshop from last Saturday 
featuring my Group Two Crew.
Just as brilliant as last week with my Group One Crew.
A happy creative day with stunning results  
Plus......Barbara Cleggett and her Delicious  cakes. 
And... the Large Light-Bulb Stamp from the Artistic Stamper
Shame about the snow!

I'm so lucky to have such fantastic
 talented and lovely ladies and gents
 rolling up to my Workshops each month.
Thank you all very much xxx
 Back soon Eileen xx