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Saturday, 6 February 2016

New Sweet Poppy Stencils pt 3

Good morning Lovelies, back today to showcase the stunning Black Orchid Stencil from Sweet Poppy Stencils

My first card is simply an inked background and Crackle paste with Silver Gilding Wax.

My second creation is a Greyboard Heart which is from Designs By Georgina, I brayered 2 coats of Gesso and simply inked through the stencil using Distress inks, stamp from Beecrafty, few sequins and liquid pearls, glitter glue and finished off with gold gilding wax around the edge, very simple.

Thank you for visiting, enjoy your weekend xx Zoe xx


Friday, 5 February 2016

New Sweet Poppy Stencils pt 2

Good morning Lovelies!

Well! What a week it's been, had great intentions of making lots of samples with the gorgeous new Sweet Poppy Stencils and was struck down Saturday evening with some sort of Virus, been proper poorly I can tell ya, I only managed to eat something yesterday (Thursday) but I'm glad to say "I'm feeling much better, tired and still achy but much better"

Anyway less of my rubbish here are two samples using the stunning Honeysuckle Circle

My first card I simply used an xxl nesting - stitched circle die by Crealies, I applied White Pearlescent Paste by Sweet Poppy through the stencil and while wet added the stunning new colours of Mica Powders also by SP by just sprinkling on generously with a brush, I tapped off all the powder into a piece of paper, sadly it didn't make a pleasant mixture worth saving, it all got a bit brown and muddy, anyway after that I heated it with my heat tool until it bubbled all over, I allowed it to cool before using a large soft brush to clean and buff it all up, I must say it turned out better than I'd hoped.

My second card I used Distress Spray Stains and a Crackle Paste, once dry I used a Gold Gilding wax to highlight the cracks and make it "pop" a bit more, few coloured pearls and viola!

I hope you like my designs using the Honeysuckle Circle stencil, please pop back again tomorrow for a couple more samples using another beautiful stencil xx have a great day xx Zoe xx




Thursday, 28 January 2016

New Sweet Poppy Stencils

Good morning Lovelies! Yep! It's me again, what a beautiful morning it is here, sunny and mild.

Today I'm sharing a couple more samples using the fab new stencils from Sweet Poppy

Both were created using Crealies xxl stitched dies and Gelli plates, the girl one I used 4" round Gelli plate and boy one I used my little 3x5" Gelli plate, I also used Sweet Poppy White Pearlescent paste and "Beadazzles" do you remember them? I've had them years and rarely use them but they are so pretty, I must use them more.


I hope you like my designs, please pop back tomorrow for another post using the new stencils xx have a fantastic day xx Zoe xx


Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Brand new Sweet Poppy Stencils

Good morning Lovelies, hope your all well, I can't believe we are at the end of January already, gosh the times flying by, roll on Spring I say!

Did you watch our fab Lucy Ellis yesterday on Create and Craft TV? Fab demos.

Today I'm sharing with you a card I've made using one of the stunning new stencils by Sweet Poppy, this one is Called "Black Daisy" although I've made them White lol, I love this stencil, well I love all of them, but the simplicity of this one really appeals to me.

I used Crealies xxl double stitch oval nesting die to create an aperture. I used white Gesso through the stencil using a bit of foam to create a "resist" then simply blended Distress inks over once dry, I used a wet wipe over the Gesso to remove the ink and make the flowers "pop", the centres of the flowers I used a Versamark pen and dusted over using the gorgeous "nude" Mica powder by Sweet Poppy, a very simple card, I hope you like it?

Thank you for visiting, please pop along to Sweet Poppy website to check out all the wonderful new Stencils here

Have a great day, stay warm xx Zoe xx


Tuesday, 26 January 2016

I love Stencils

Good evening Lovelies, whoa! it's a rough old windy one tonight, I hope your all managing to stay safe and warm.

Well any good crafter "has" keep refreshing their stash, it just makes sense lol! So I popped onto Chocolate Baroque website and treated myself to a few bits, they also have a fab sale going on too.

8" round Gelli plate and Distress inks for the background and stencilled with Archival, all items from CB.

My tag is Brusho's and Distress inks, I used stencils purchased from CB.


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


Thursday, 21 January 2016

Crealies xxl nesting dies and Penny Black

Good morning Lovelies, what a beautiful day here, cold but sunny.

Today I'm sharing 2 cards I made using Crealies fabulous xxl nesting dies, love them check them out here

My first I've combined with Penny Black dies.

My second card I used the "Masterboards" technique as shown on Eileen Godwin's fab YouTube tutorials here

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


Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Zoe - Challenge #19 wk 1

Good morning Lovelies and welcome to my humble blog.

Today I'm sharing with you my project for Chocolate Baroque Colour Challenge blog for details please click on the link.


So I used a 6x6 grey board from Chocolate Baroque, I used white Gesso then painted using a buff coloured chalk paint, I used a script stencil with the green chalk paint and stamped with Aqua chalk paint using the new "Open Weave" background stamp, I just used it randomly without an acrylic block, using a leafy mask I mixed texture paste with the green paint and spread it through the mask and left over night to dry fully, I stamped the "Flowerheads" using Versamark ink and heat heat embossed with black EP, I used watercolour crayons and a water brush to colour in my flowers, I wanted a more grungy look, I used 300GSM card for my flowers, which I mounted using hot glue once the texture paste was set, I stamped my words which are from the Artistic Affirmation stamp set using Black Archival ink as its onto paint, I added lots of gold colour liquid pearls for some more texture and a gold gilding wax lightly rubbed over the textured leaves and around the edges of my Wallhanging.

Thank you for visiting, I hope I've inspired you to have a go, have a great day xx Zoe xx