Friday, 31 January 2014

Bordered poppies

Good morning everyone

This week I made a card using the Hobby Art Bordered Poppies stamp
with papers from the new 
Craftwork Cards Opulence Collection

Using Black Onyx Versafine, I stamped the bordered poppies (currently 10% off) on to some
 water colour card
and coloured the image with water colour paints 
When dry, I cut the image out and covered it with 3d Crystal Laquer to give it shine and dimension

I then matted and layered some papers and hearts from the Craftwork Card Opulence Collection 
Finally, I attached the bordered poppies image using
Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear glue

Have a great week

Opulence Collection Pack Bordered Poppies VersaFine Ink pad - Onyx Black

Thursday, 30 January 2014

Purple tulips

 Hi! It's Georgina with my regular Thursday post. Today I have an idea to share with you using a white embossed outline for an image instead of the usual black stamped image.

I have used the lovely Imaginations Tulip decoupage stamp set. This set currently has 25% off!

I began by stamping the image with a Versamark ink pad onto white card. I then heat embossed the image with WOW bright white embossing powder as show below.


I used Distress Ink pads as a watercolour to colour in the stamped image. To do this I stamped the ink pad directly onto an acrylic block, I then added a little water to the ink so I could then paint with it. The white embossed lines repel the colour. A close up of the coloured image below.

 Decoupage Stamp Sets - Tulips  Versamark Ink Pad  WL01 Bright White 

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

A Little Bit of Recycling

Hello crafters, Kirsten here, happy Tuesday. Probably like most of you, I keep all sorts of things, thinking I’ll find a use for them in my crafting projects. The other day I was idly twirling a scrap of ribbon around the plastic ring from a reel of red line tape, wondering what I could do for this post, when suddenly an idea dawned.

I wrapped string around the ring, securing it with Cosmic Shimmer glue & creating a loop. When the glue was completely set, I used fabric glue to attach a length of blue ribbon & a bow.


I cut the large peacock from a sheet of Craftwork Cards Vogue collection (10% off at the moment) & glued a button to the centre of the die cut flowers from the same collection & glued them to the ring with hot glue.


I applied some black adhesive pearls & Patina stickles to the peacock’s feathers, added some Glossy accents to his breast & gold liquid pearls to the flower. I would have liked to add some feathers, but I don't have any – strange but true.


Vogue Collection   Liquid Pearls - Gold Pearl  Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear Acrylic Glue - 30ml  Mini Glossy Accents 

That’s it, thanks for looking. There’s still a few days left to take part in the January challenge & I will be back on Saturday with a new challenge for February. Happy crafting.


Friday, 24 January 2014

Hobby Art Bird Song

Hi there everyone

This week I made a card using the Hobby Art Bird Song stamp set 
available HERE 

I started by cutting a Craftwork Cards Scalloped 119x119mm card blank in half and stamped the background using a small leaf stamp from the set using Distress Ink pads in colours Shabby Shutters and Tumbled Glass.  I also used a small flower from the set with Spun Sugar
Using Versafine Black Onyx, I stamped the wording and then on a separate piece of smooth card, I stamped the branch and bird before cutting it out.  I used promarkers to colour it and attached it to my card using
Dries Clear Glue

I finished off by using some Star Dust Stickles glitter glue and some seam binding 
I then attached the card to a Craftwork Cards aperture card and used a blue promarker to colour the dots

See you next week


Glitter Glue - StardustCosmic Shimmer Dries Clear Acrylic Glue - 30mlStraight Edge Card Pack 119 x 119mm - White
VersaFine Ink pad - Onyx BlackHobby Art Clear Stamps: Bird song


Thursday, 23 January 2014

Layered crocus

Hi it's Georgina with my regular Thursday post. Today I have a multi-layer card topper to share with you. For this I used the lovely Imagination Crocus decoupage stamp set available from Lisa B. Designs. This stamp range currently has 25% off!

To make this topper I started by stamping the crocus image six times onto smooth white card with a Tuxedo Black Memento ink pad. I worked out which sections I wanted for each layer and coloured in the sections. So I could remember which section to colour I wrote notes in pencil under each image. I used ProMarkers to colour the stamped images.

I coloured every layer, even the sections which had layers on top of it. I think it's nicer to have all the layers coloured. If you wanted to be quicker you could just colour the top layer.

I cut out each layer as shown below.

I attached all the layers together with foam pads, as shown below. To finish the topper I added Platinum Stickles.

Decoupage Stamp Sets - Crocus   Memento Ink Pad Tuxedo Black  Glitter Glue - Platinum

Tuesday, 21 January 2014


Happy Tuesday, blog visitors, Kirsten here & yes, I’m using the very cute owls from the

I decided I was going to paper piece this little chap/chappess, so I stamped it a few times with black Archival ink & started colouring.


I was happier with the second selection of colours, but I used the first owl as my base for the paper pieced layers.


My original plan was to stamp & cut out the stars,but I realised it was much too fiddly & quickly gave up. I stamped the with various colours of distress inks, then filled them in with watercolour pens & did the same thing with the moon & the branch. I added the Joy Crafts clouds & the gold confetti stars & stamped the word with alphabet stamps from my stash.

On the second card
I used Spiced Marmalade & Fired Brick distress inks through the Special Touch brick wall mask & added some lines with a fine-liner black pen.  When I’d finished the card I thought the wall needed something more, so I added the little heart & the white Joy Craft vintage flourish flower.


That’s it, thanks for looking. We’re heading towards the end of January, but there’s still plenty of time to enter the blog challenge, all the details are HERE. And the 10% discount still applies to many items on the website, so if you haven’t visited it in a while, this would be an excellent time.

Vintage Flourishes - Flower / Leaf 1  Stone Mask - That Special Touch 6" x 6"  Cutting Die - (3pc) Clouds   Wild Honey Distress Ink Pad  Mini Glossy Accents 

See you next time, happy crafting.


Saturday, 18 January 2014

Belated Happy New Year.....

Morning All,
Happy New Year to you all.....
Apologies for being so belated and for me not blogging much lately but I have not been well for about six weeks. I had an awful fluey cold over Christmas and chest infection and it has taken me all this time to get over it.
However I am fighting fit again and it has done me good to have a long rest and I am feeling really crafty again.....
My private studio classes have just begun and I thought I would show you some pictures of the ladies enjoying themselves on the day.....
The classes are based at home with me in the studio for only two people at a time so that you get two to one tuition. They are 10am until 4pm and you get to make five projects on the day with me. I have designed them so that you get to learn different techniques being a very small group of two so they are much more involved and made from scratch as well as being a collection of beautiful projects.
Also included for the day is tea, coffee and biscuits, treats, and a homemade cooked lunch as well as a goodie bag to take home worth  at least £10.00 and a discount voucher for crafting goods.......
Take a look at the photos and see what you think....

The table is ready and we are set to start.....

The ladies were straight into the nice warm studio and ready to get started, with tea and biccies of course!.......

 We were so engrossed that in no time it was lunch time and I donned my chefs hat, lol.....
The starter was focacia bread with dipping oil, mmmnn....

Soon followed by sun dried tomato and mozzarella ravioli with my famous secret sauce and fresh seared salmon with a side of watercress, mmmnn.....

 Unfortunately they were too full up for pud!!!
And then straight back to work.......

Mastering those techniques there for more biccies........

And finally time to go home with their beautiful projects and  goodies.....

Matina and Gill had a fabulous day with me, they were great ladies and went home very happy! 
Do you fancy crafting privately with me ?
If so please email me at or ring me on 01622 675078 for more details...
You will need to be a party of two people for each day with me.
Well have a great day and I will be back soon
Big hugs Lisa.B.x

Friday, 17 January 2014

Quick and easy...

Good morning all

This week I've made a quick and easy card using left over pieces of paper from
the Craftwork Cards Vogue Collection Pack 
which currently has 10% off and is available HERE 

As you can see, I cut 9 small squares of patterned paper and matted them on to slightly larger squares cut from some pastel peach coloured card from a 
I attached the squares to a Craftwork Card blank using 

I then cut two short strips of black ribbon and attached them to the centre of the card
 before partially covering them with a sentiment from the Vogue Collection Pack

Have a good week and keep crafting


Woodware Mounting Foam Tape 1mm   Vogue Collection   Pastel Mixed Double Sided Premium Pearlescent Card