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Thursday, 21 August 2014

Friendship Blog Hop for Lisa

Good morning Lovelies! Today's post is something very new to me, I've never done a Blog Hop before, so please be kind, I hope I've done it right?

It's a Friendship blog hop for a lovely friend Lisa Tyrell who has been rather poorly lately, she has a way to go yet but is getting the help she has so long been needing, so this Blog hop is to show her some support and love!

Here's a card I've made for Lisa. Get well soon Hun xxx

So you should of came here from Vicky Fortier, please now go to Teresea Morgan, many thanks.

Blog Roll - A Friendship Hop for Lisa!

Maureen Scott –

Jackie Cornfield -

Vicky Fortier -

Zoe Russell - ---- this is me!

Teresea Morgan -

Bettina Leikvoll -

PaulineMargaret Stewart -

Karen Willis -

Linda Simpson -

Kay Roche -

Erin Bentley -

Kath Muckypaws Halstead -

Kristy Deyette -

Susan Renshaw –

Kay Mowat -

Fiona Walker -

Stephanie Lukaszewski -

Kyra Eunkyo Kim -

Catherine Craftyhands Wilson Dobbs -

Lisa Tyrell -

Please, if you cant hop around all the blogs, just head over to Lisa's and leave her some love. Thanks everyone for being involved. She's going to love this!!! :) Mo xxx

Thank you for visiting, Lisa will be thrilled you've spent the time to visit, have great day xx Zoe xx



Tuesday, 19 August 2014

New Sweet Poppy Stencils - Pt 3

Good morning Lovelies, here's day 3 of my samples for the fabulous new Sweet Poppy Stencils

I used White Glossy paste heated until bubbled then a smidge of Alcohol inks and gold gilding wax, few blobs of detail sparkle on the berries.

Brusho's background and Black gloss Texture Paste.

Memory box mask background, Distress markers, Transluscent texture paste and Chrysalina Rainbow glitter.

Thank you for visiting today, pop back tomorrow of more of my creations for Sweet Poppy, have a great day xx Zoe xx


Monday, 18 August 2014

New Sweet Poppy Stencils pt 2

Good morning Lovelies, I'm back again this morning with a few more Sweet Poppy samples using the gorgeous new stencils and glitters.

Love this little fella, I drew through the stencil with a fine black pen and coloured him in with Distress markers, I then used Translucent Texture Paste and the gorgeous Crystalina rainbow glitter.

Pan Pastels background, Gold Texture Paste, Gold Glitter then heated until bubbled.

Pan Pastels background, I stamped using the coordinating design by Lavinia Stamps in various colours of Archival Inks then I used Green Glossy Texure Paste and Gold and Olive Green Glitter over the top.

I hope you like my samples? Thank you so much for visiting, you can order these fantastic new stencils from Sweet Poppy - The Craft Station, come back tomorrow for some more samples, have a wonderful day xx Zoe xx


Sunday, 17 August 2014

New Sweet Poppy Stencils

Good afternoon Lovelies, I say "Good" but it's raining so not really so good :( but I've had a fab morning of crafting, using the wonderful new stencils from Sweet Poppy also some gorgeous new Glitters, wow they are pretty, very fine, the colours are beautiful. I'm only going to share 3 today, I don't want to bore you lol.

My first is very simple, Gold Texture paste with various glitters sprinkled on whilst wet.

The Bridal couple I used the White Pearlescent Texture paste with the gorgeous Christalina Rainbow Glitter whilst still wet. I used a backing paper from an old but beautiful pad I've had for years, I inked the edges with Walnut stain DI and mat and layered onto a dark brown card and white Linen texture card which I'd pierced.

I used Watercolour card which I masked the edges and liberally spritzed with water then added Brusho paint crystals, once dry I used Glossy Black Texture paste then sprinkled with Black and blue glitter.

Thank you for visiting, I hope you like my creations, have a great afternoon xx Zoe xx


Monday, 11 August 2014

August - 12 Tags of 2014

Good evening Lovelies, well it's been a very strange weather today, hot and sunny one minute, hammering it down and windy the next, then we had a monsoon with thunder and lightening, very eventful!

Anyhow, seeing as I was feeling a bit sad and lonely now my darling daughter has gone home to Canada, I threw myself into my housework today, the place is spotless, clean bedding to boot! Ooo! Love clean sheets, lol bit sad lol.

So here's my Tim Holtz August 12 tags for 2014 tag

Thank you for visiting, I really appreciate it xx Zoe xx


Sunday, 10 August 2014

A few makes from my last couple of weeks

Good afternoon Lovelies. I hope you are all managing to stay safe and dry in this wet and windy spell? We have been rather lucky here down in beautiful Broadstairs, it's been wet and windy but not all day, and we've had warm sunshine in between.

Anyhow I'm feeling rather sad today as my beloved one and only daughter went back to Canada today after staying with us for nearly 2 weeks, we've had a wonderful time and the weather has been fabulous, I've managed some crafting too, but not too much, even Ashley had a dabble, I took her along to Eileen Godwins workshop last week, she really enjoyed herself, and thought Eileen and all the ladies were lovely xx

We had a lovely dinner out on Friday at a lovely Pub in Hoath - near Canterbury.

We had a lovely day out in Sandwich yesterday (Saturday)

Brushos and Scribbly birds.

Sweet Poppy Stencil, gold texture paste, mica powders and heated to bubble.

Ashley and I at the workshop, isn't she just beautiful? Sorry, I'm bias xx ;)

A tag I made for Ashley yesterday :(

Sweet Poppy Stencil, Transluscent paste and Micro beads.

Ashley started this card at the workshop and didn't like it, but we crafted together and she finished it off, to her surprise it turned out gorgeous, (I knew it would ;) )

This is Ashley's card that she made at the workshop, and I'm thrilled to bits to have found it with a lovely message of thanks inside, on her bed when we got home from dropping her at Gatwick this morning sob, sob!

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


Sunday, 3 August 2014

Sweet Poppy sneaky peeps

Good morning Lovelies, it's looking like it's going to be a beautiful day, oh I love the summer.

So here are a couple more sneaky peeps of what's coming up on Wednesday 6th August, the lovely Lucy Ellis aka Sweet Poppy Stencils will be showcasing some new and rather fabulous Steampunk style Stencils by a fabulous new designer Emma Cronin, so don't forget to tune in to Create and Craft tv, you won't want to miss it!

The dog I used glossy black texture paste and black micro beads.

My peacock I coloured in with distress markers and used a clear glitter gel by Imagination Crafts.

Thank you for visiting, have a great weekend xx Zoe xx