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Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Colour Challenge #29 for Chocolate Baroque by Zoe

Good Morning Lovelies, I hope you're keeping warm and looking forward to the Christmas season.

Today I'm sharing with you my sample for Chocolate Baroque colour challenge #29, great colours to work with, you will find all the info you need to join in on the site, just click on the highlighted link above.

Here is my sample;
I used distress inks to colour the image no background, I adore this stamp from the Autumn Poppy set, i felt it was the perfect stamp to go with this months colours, I hope you like it? 
You will find the Colour Swatch in which to follow below my sample, please note "I didn't make the card on the Swatch sample" 


Autumn Poppy
Thank you so much for stopping by, I love reading your comments, have a wonderful day xx Zoe xx 

Sunday, 4 December 2016

Workshop projects

Good morning Lovelies, I hope you're enjoying your weekend, it's a bright morning down here on the South East coast, cold but lovely.
I had a great day yesterday at Eileen Godwin's Workshop down in Allhallows Rochester, it was a very productive day, great techniques and lovely friendly atmosphere.

I got home on Monday having had a lovely 10 days in Morocco, we had 6 days of rain unfortunately but still got some sunshine and warm weather, it was very relaxing. 
Having spent a year looking after our gorgeous Foster boy he moved to his new forever family 5 weeks ago, it was very emotional as I'm sure you'd understand? The grieving process takes time and I'm still crying most days, but I know in time I move on, we go to visit him today, which often helps with closure, I just hope we can stay in touch?
 We are flying out to Canada on Friday (9th) to spend a wonderful 3 weeks with our beautiful daughter which will be a wonderful end to the year.
So here are some of my creations from yesterday, I can't share them all yet as a couple are DT samples, so you'll have to wait until the 1st Jan for those ;) 

I used stencils from Sweet PoppyDesigns by Georgina and Stamps from Lavinia Stamps on my star card.
Thank you for the great day Eileen xx 
Have a fabulous Sunday, thank you for stopping by, Zoe xx 

Thursday, 1 December 2016

December Challenge for Lavinia Stamps by Zoe

Good morning Lovelies, and happy 1st of December, I hope you're all keeping warm?
I've just returned from Morocco where it was lovely and warm, although we did have a fair bit of rain, and we are off to Canada on 9th to spend Christmas with our lovely daughter, can't wait, and it could be a white Christmas for us 😁.

So today is the launch of the brand new Creative Challenge for Lavinia Stamps, the theme this month is "Magical" you will find all the info you need on the Facebook page to join in, no need to have a blog either, plus there is an amazing prize! £40 to spend on Lavinia Stamps products! 

So here are my samples
My first sample is a Stampbord oval coloured with Pan Pastels and some scratching to create highlights, I've done some heat embossing on certain stamped images with a glitter embossing powder. Stamps are ALL Lavinia Stamps and can be found here 
I hope you like my creations, have a wonderful day xx Zoe xx 

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

15 minutes or less for Chocolate Baroque

Good morning Lovelies, brrrrrrr, certainly feeling a lot more like winter, just as well I'm off to sunnier climes on Thursday, Morocco for 11 nights, then home for a week and a half then fly to Canada until new year to spend Christmas with a our beautiful daughter, can't wait.

So here is the first of my CAS projects for this months bi-monthly feature, the aim is to showcase simple, clean and easy projects that can be made in 15 minutes.


I die cut some Linen texture cardstock simply stamped with Onyx Black Versafine Inkpad using the stunning Holly, Mistletoe and Poinsettia Script stamps I added black embossing powder and heat set as Versafine is an oil based permanent ink, then coloured in using pencils, I love these classic stamps, they are so beautiful, and so easy to create something quickly or something more detailed by decoupaging.

Thank you so much for visiting today, have a wonderful day xx Zoe xx 


Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Zoe - Lavinia Stamps Creative Challenge

Good morning Lovelies, is it really the 1st of November? My goodness not only has this year gone fast but what about this fab weather?

So today is the launch of this months new Creative Challenge for Lavinia Stamps, the theme this month is "Let it snow", please click on the link to check it out, the rules and instructions are there too. There is a whopping £40 to spend on Lavinia Products for the winner, chosen by widget.

Here are my samples, I used distress inks to create my backgrounds - I used a combination of older and the new range of stamps, all can be found here


Thank you for visiting, I hope you like my Christmas cards and they've inspired you to have a go? Have a great day xx Zoe xx


Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Zoe - Chocolate Baroque Colour Challenge # 28

Good morning Lovelies, I'm back with my second post for this months Colour Challenge

This time I've created a sketch book page using the fabulous stamp from Sketchy Doodle Landscape, I stamped with Onyx Black Versafine inkpad ad heat set it before I created the background using a circle mask and distress inks with I spritzed with water and heat dried to create some texture, I coloured the image using Distress inks and a waterbrush.

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


Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Zoe - Colour Challenge #28 for Chocolate Baroque

Good morning Lovelies, I'm a little late posting today, up to my eyes in it at the moment. Today I'm sharing my first sample for Challenge number 28, I love these cool colours, I felt they were quite contemporary which is reflected in my project.

Here's my wall plaque!

I used some cardboard box which I semi stripped and painted with a chalk paint very randomly for a more "rustic" effect, then using a mini triangle Gel plate, chalk paints and various texturising implements - bubble wrap, comb and crumpled paper towel, I then inked the rest to tie in the colours using distress ink, I stamped my flowers over the top using Onyx Black Versafine inkpad - Sketchy Doodle Flowers and Sketchy Doodle Landscape, I then finished off by highlighting areas with a Chrome marker and liquid enamel dots.

This is the colour Swatch to copy, I didn't make the card with it!

Thank you so much for visiting, have a wonderful day xx Zoe xx