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Monday, 28 July 2014

Crimbo makes from the last few days

Good evening Lovelies, well it's been teaming down today! Typical! My daughter comes home tomorrow for a visit from Canada, she's been down with her BF at Heathrow since she landed on Sunday, so I'm very excited :D shame about the rain, they were having a day in London today, hope they didn't get too wet?

Anyway, as I've been rather distracted and excited I decided to take my mind off the wait by making some Christmas cards, I've already made a fair few, I make them all year round when I feel like it, so I'm almost finished, so here's the ones I've made Sunday and today.

Sheena's Embossing folder, inked and silver gilding wax, Tim Holtz dies

Tim Holtz Embossing folder inked and gilding waxed, the dies are also by Tim

3D embossing folder by Spellbinders with Gold and Copper gilding wax

The Figgy Pudding Lane card is an embossing folder by Sheena Douglass, which I lightly inked over with black Stazon, then coloured with DI and did some Faux Bleaching.
All Tim Holtz stamps and bow

Thank you for visiting today, stay safe in this awful rain xx Zoe xx


Sunday, 20 July 2014

A few makes from the week

Good evening Lovelies, I hope the weekend has been good for you! Tonight I'm sharing a few of my crafty makes from the week.

I used my Splodgemat with Memento ink to create my reflection first, the stamp is from Crafty Individuals, the sun I created with Pan Pastels the rest was Distress Inks.

I used Ryns stamps and A Touch of Mica mask to create my background and dies to complete my Sealife tag

Scribbly birds from Dina Wakely, the branch is part of a Tim Holtz stamp, the mask is by A Touch of Mica, all coloured with Distress inks.

The background is Pan Pastels on Linen Texture card, I then used Pearlescent Texture Paste through the Cake stencil and sprinkled with glitter, the "Blessings" is also a stencil using Silver Tex Paste, stencils and texture pastes by Sweet Poppy Stencils.

Stamps by Wendy Vecchi Studio 490

Heat embossed in black EP onto Watercolour card this fab Stampendous "Blossom Beauty" then water coloured using Distress inks, the Butterfly is by Visible Image,

I've entered a Challenge in a group on Facebook, the theme is "A Row of houses" we had to make 6, I really struggled with it, so decided to go with "Home" as a theme for my houses, I know they only had to be house shaped and not necessarily houses but I kind of liked the idea of different dwellings!

I hope you've enjoyed your visit to my blog today, thank you so much for making the time, have a fab rest of the weekend xx Zoe xx


Tuesday, 15 July 2014

A few makes

Good evening Lovelies! Phew! Funny old weather, black clouds one minute, boiling hot sunshine the next, I thought the nasty storm from Saturday night and Sunday would of cleared the humidity!

Anyway, today I'm sharing with you a few things I've made over the last few days!







I hope you like my tags and card, thank you for visiting, have a great evening xx Zoe xx


Saturday, 12 July 2014

Eileen Godwin - Workshop makes - July

Good afternoon Lovelies, well I've just got home, had my tea, got me Jim Jams on, feel cream crackered! Had a wonderful day down in Rochester at Eileen Godwin's workshop, here's the link to her Facebook page

And her Blog here, such fun, lots of chit chat, cake and laughter, sometimes silence with concentration.

Here's what I made, I'm going to use mine for storing my techniques for embossing folders.

Chipboard and Emulsion oh and stamps of course, I used Jofy for all of mine combined with Jofy, Memory Box and Dylusions stencils.

And a wee card using a memory box die and Wendy Vecchi stencil.

Have a fab weekend, thank you so much for visiting xx Zoe xx


Thursday, 10 July 2014

July - 12 Tags for 2014

Good evening Lovelies! Where has the summer gone? :( windy and dull, more like October than July.

So today I'm sharing my July Tag for 12 Tags of 2014 check out how this was made by clicking on the highlighted bit.

I had to improvise as I didn't have the dies or the right colour embossing powder, I ended up drawing a Seahorse lol! Ok so it's not that great, but I had a go! For my sand and sandy accents I used Fran-tage, thought it worked pretty well.

Thank you so much for visiting today, have a great evening xx Zoe xx


Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Wax Crayon resist technique

Good afternoon Lovelies! And a very warm welcome to my new followers.

Today I'm going to share with you a very simple resist technique I've adapted, it's probably been done before? But I've not seen it done this way! I have done very similar technique at a fab Workshop I attend every month in Rochester hosted by the lovely and very talented Eileen Godwin

I started with a mask, you need a fairly "open" design, I used a small text unmounted stamp and Archival ink and just just stamped through the mask, I dried it and cleaned the mask, then replaced it carefully and tacked it down with some masking tape so it didn't slip, I then used wax crayons and coloured in the design, I used coloured crayons but it looks good using just white too, the smaller areas of mask that I couldn't fit the crayon in I inked, I then removed the masked and inked over the whole lot with distress inks. I buffed up the wax crayon bits with a soft dry cloth to remove any ink residue, it also has a bit of a sheen to it, which doesn't really show in the photo. I hope you like my card, thank you so much for visiting, have a great day.

Xx Zoe xx


Monday, 7 July 2014

Let them eat cake! Sweet Poppy cake that is!

Good evening Lovelies! And a very warm welcome to new followers, I hope your all enjoying the summer so far.

Tonight I'm sharing with you some wonderful Cake designs from Sweet Poppy Stencils

The fabulous Lucy Ellis aka Sweet Poppy is gracing our screens tomorrow on Create and Craft at 11 am, she will be demoing some fab techniques using her wonderful Stencils.

Here's what I've been playing with I hope you like them?

My first card I simply used a "Spritzing tool" with Distress markers through the stencil, bish bash bosh, simple as that!

My second card I used distress inks through the stencil, translucent texture paste then clear micro beads.

I forgot to add this little Damask Bauble tag yesterday it's just done using distress ink for background and 2 shades of pink Adirondack ink ink for the Baubles.

Thank you so much for visiting, please don't forget to tune in tomorrow at 11am on Create and Craft, have a great evening xx Zoe xx