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Thursday, 15 June 2017

Lavinia Stamps Creative Challenge - mid month reminder

Good morning Lovelies, just a quick reminder about the Lavinia Stamps Creative Challenge  you still have plenty of time to enter, you don't need a blog, just click on the link and all the info you need is there, plus it's an opportunity to win a whopping £40 to spend on lovely Lavinia Products.
Here's another project I made.


Thank you for visiting, I hope you like my "Hidden Fairy" card, have a great day. Xx Zoe xx 

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Lavinia Stamps Creative Challenge - June - "Hidden Fairy"

Good morning Lovelies and welcome to my blog, can you believe it's June already? I hope you're enjoying the beautiful weather.

So today I'm sharing with you my project for the Lavinia Stamps Creative Challenge, this months theme is "Hidden Fairy"  you don't need to have a blog to enter if you click on the link above it'll lead to the info and all you need to know about entering etc. A fabulous £40 voucher to spend on Lavinia goodies is chosen by widget.

I used a Greyboard square to create a plaque which I painted with chalk paints, the fairy house is also Greyboard, my hidden fairy is there somewhere can you see him? 



I'm stamped in Versamark and heat embossed with holographic ep, I've got a bit of glitter on my wings as a give away!

Thank you for visiting, I hope I've inspired you to join in, have a wonderful day xx Zoe xx

Sunday, 21 May 2017

A few dabbles

Good evening Lovelies.
I hope you've enjoyed the glorious weekend weather? 
I've spent mine potting up summer plants and ache over my aches lol it's no fun aging, especially when you have an inquisitive toddler getting into mischief every few seconds and every time I turn my back, bless her, she's adorable.

So here's a few dabbles I've made over the last week, I don't blog as often as I used to, simply because I rarely get any comments now Facebook has changed its notification settings!!! 

My first and third cards are made using Altenew stamps, theses cards are for friends birthdays, my second card is my Mums birthday card which was yesterday (Saturday) I love this stamp set by Donna Downey, and my final project is a small 5x7" canvas coloured with Brusho's and a stencil on the background then I used this gorgeous Daisy stencil from Designs by Georgina, it's one of my favourites, I used "Expand-it" once dry (over night in this case) I painted using Brusho's and heated with heat tool until it all beaded up, its funky stuff.





Thank you for visiting, please leave a comment if you want. Have a wonderful week xx Zoe xx 

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Challenge 35 week 1 by Zoe - Chocolate Baroque

Good morning Lovelies and welcome to my first Chocolate Baroque Colour Challenge post this month. 

This month is going to be the last for the Colour Challenge sadly, I know lots of people are going to miss it, but avid Chocolate Baroque followers will be aware that we have many exciting things going on and sometimes not as much time as we'd like.

All the info you need to enter the challenge is on the blog, just follow my link above for the deets.

I love the colours this month and I've made a card for my first project.

Here is the Swatch.

I started by blending Distress Oxides and Distress inks with a blending tool, and spritzed water here and there before drying, I then used the corner element to Dusky Damask  which I spritzed with water and stamped in the top corner to give a shadowy effect I blotted and dried it. I used Floral notes which I heat embossed using Versamark Inkpad and white embossing powder, I used the same colour inkpads on my mat and water brush to colour my flowers, added the Word from Journal Today and some dots using a white pen, also some chunky Frantage for texture.

Thank you for visiting, I hope I've inspired you to join in in our final challenge. Have a great day xx Zoe xx 

Monday, 15 May 2017

Created in less than 15 minutes!

Good morning Lovelies, I hope you've had a great weekend?
Today I'm sharing with you 3 projects I made for Chocolate Baroque DT blog featuring quick and easy projects.
The twice monthly post features projects made in 15 minutes or less using of course Chocolate Baroque stamps.

I have used two large greyboard tags for my first two. I used Gelato's scribbled on randomly and smudged with damp finger, I used a brick style stencil with a wet wipe and then using large bubble wrap dipped in black Gesso, it only takes a few seconds to dry, I stamped over using Archival inkpads and finished off with silver Gilding wax around the edges.

My second tag I started with white Gesso on large bubble wrap, once dried I scribbled over with Gelato's and again using a damp finger to blend.


I made a postcard as my third project, I started by dabbing Distress Oxides onto a craft mat and spritzed with water and then just picking up the colour onto my card, this technique is known as "Wrinklefree distressing" I used a heat tool to dry but also flicking more water onto the ink to create more texture, you can do this process as many times as you like providing its dry between layers, in this case I only did it once as I liked the white spac, simple stamping using Versafine Inkpad and Gilding wax around the edge.


Thank you visiting today, I hope you like my projects. Have a great day xx Zoe xx 

Monday, 1 May 2017

Lavinia Stamps Creative Challenge for May "Create your own scene"

Good morning Lovelies and welcome to May! 

Today I'm sharing with you my samples for this months Creative Challenge page for Lavinia Stamps  you will find all the info you need to enter by just clicking on my link. You don't need to have a blog to enter and the there is an amazing £40 voucher for the winner - chosen by

Here are my samples;

My first is using the fantastic Distress Oxide ink pads, I love them.

My second is heat embossed onto water colour card and painted with water colour markers.

Thank you so much for visiting, I hope I've inspired you to join in? Have a great bank holiday xx Zoe xx 

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Chocolate Baroque Colour Challenge for April

Good morning Lovelies, popping in to share a card I made for Chocolate Baroque Colour Challenge for April. I always enjoy crafting to a theme, whether is colour or a topic, it's fun and challenging. The rules and instructions to join in are on the blog, if you click on the highlighted link above it'll take you there and you'll find all you need to do etc in the tabs.

So here's what I came up with, I used the gorgeous "Key to my Dreams" set 
I used Distress Oxides to colour my background and heat embossed with gold and black, the key I fussy cut to give dimension.


Thank you joining me today, I hope I've inspired you? Have a great day xx Zoe xx 

Friday, 7 April 2017

New Sweet Poppy Stencils pt 2

Good evening Lovelies.
I promised yesterday to post more samples of the gorgeous new Sweet Poppy Stencils and I've only just remembered!!! Oops!
So here they are.

These beautiful Delphiniums are just super and I've just simply used glitter medium in various colours. My first one is actually the clean up from number 3, I just laid it onto card and used a wet wipe to clean the stencil, thus transferring the waste onto the card.

If you're going to Ally Pally over the weekend, pop along and say "hi" to our lovely Lucy, and of course purchase a few Stencils, you won't be disappointed.
Have a wonderful weekend xx Zoe xx 

Thursday, 6 April 2017

New Sweet Poppy Stencils

Good morning Lovelies.
I just wanted to share with you some projects I've made using the wonderful new stencils by Sweet Poppy Stencils, they will be at Ally Pally so if your planning on going check them out, they are fabulous.

I love these perfume bottles, I've used Distress inks and translucent paste.


I used Linen textured card and Pan Pastels to create a scene then used the glossy black Sweet Poppy Paste.

Please pop back tomorrow as I have more to share with you, have a wonderful day xx Zoe xx 

Sunday, 2 April 2017

Lavinia Stamps Challenge - April "Buds and Blooms"

Good morning Lovelies and so far what a beautiful spring morning it is, the sun is shining, the birds are singing! 

I'm a bit late with my post "Apologies" for the Lavinia Stamps Creative Challenge click on the link to enter, you don't need a blog, all the info is there, it's a fab opportunity to win a whopping £40 to spend on Lavinia Stamps products in the online shore. The winner is chosen by Random . Org widget.

Here are my samples, I hope you like them? 


Thank you for taking the time to visit, have a wonderful day xx Zoe xx 

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Lavinia Stamps Creative Challenge - March by Zoe

Good morning Lovelies, well it's a beautiful morning her so far, we're meant to get rain later!

This months theme for Lavinia Stamps Creative Challenge is - Sparkle and Bling. You don't need a blog to enter the challenge, the details are here. Theres an amazing £40 prize for the winner, chosen by

Here are my creations.
My first card I used a small Gelli Plate with Adirondack inkpads, I heat embossed using glitter Wow Powders.

My second card I made a Masterboard using a stencil that I'd cut using my Scan n Cut of the flowers, which I'd inked through using Gesso after having first creating my inky background with water splatters on Distress inks, I used Glittery Wow Powders and Versafine to heat embossed the flowers, a few sequins and Voila!


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

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

A couple of birthdays

Good afternoon Lovelies.
I hope you've managed to avoid the awful winter virus going around, it really is very unpleasant, day 5 for me and I'm still feeling poorly, the cough and cold I can cope with, the dizziness, nasty taste in mouth, aches and feeling cold I can't. I'm feeling quite sorry for myself actually and I'm not one to give in usually but this has pulled me down.
Never mind, tomorrow is a brand new day!
I just thought I'd share a couple of cards I've made for birthdays coming up.
The first is a dear friend and the second is my lovely Daughter Ashley, her birthday is in March.
I used Chocolate Baroque stamps and the fab new Distress Oxide inkpads, my second card is Indigoblu stamp and Brushos.


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

Thursday, 16 February 2017

My samples for Hochanda

Good morning Lovelies, my second post for Chocolate Baroque today.
I hope you're able to tune in and watch our fab Lesley aka Chocolate Baroque she's on at 7am, 11am and 3pm, here are the samples I made for the show, I hope you like? 
I used Pan Pastels on my first 3 and the bright card with the moon, second to last.
Delusions paint on my hot pink heart.
Chalk paints and water colour markers on my coasters.
And finally Brusho paints background and the Crocuses coloured with water colour markers.


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

15 minutes or less

Good morning Lovelies, I hope you're all well? 
I'm here today sharing with you 2 CAS cards for our monthly feature on the Chocolate Baroque DT blog.
This feature has been setup to show the versatility of Chocolate Baroque stamps. 
These cards were made in less than 15 minutes so great for bulk making.
Both of my cards today are featuring the fab new stamps that were on Hochanda recently.


Thank you for visiting today, I hope I've inspired you, have a wonderful day xx Zoe xx

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Mid month reminder for Lavinia Stamps Creative Challenge

Good evening Lovelies, just posting a quick mid month reminder of Lavinia Stamps Creative Challenge. You could win £40 in vouchers to spend on Lavinia Stamps products and you don't need a blog either, pop along to the challenge here, all the info you need to enter is there.
Here's my mid month sample.


I hope you like it, thanks for visiting, have a good evening xx Zoe xx 

Monday, 13 February 2017

A very productive day with Eileen

Good morning Lovelies, I hope you're all keeping warm, it's sunny here at the moment which is rather lovely.

Well as my title suggests I had a very productive day down at Allhallows on Saturday at Eileen Godwin's Workshop, such a fab day, very chilled.

Sadly it was quieter than usual because of the flurries of snow during the morning, which put some people off coming and forced some people to leave early! However, I stayed, in spite the fact it's an hours drive for me, but it's mostly motorway and the roads were clear, I wasn't gonna let a little bit of snow stop me, and I didn't, I made 8 toppers.
Thank you as always Eileen for the fab day and the ladies for the laughs, chit chat and banter, not forgetting Barbara's wonderful cakes and baked goods.
It was a mostly "Visible Image" stamps day.


I combined my projects with Chocolate Baroque Sentiments.
Thank you for visiting, have a great day xx Zoe xx

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Chocolate Baroque Journal cover

Good morning Lovelies I hope you're all well? My lovely hubby has shared his cold with me so I'm feeling rather boo boo at the moment, but it's a good excuse to sit around in trackies and warm jumpers drinking tea and doing some crafting lol!

Today I'm sharing with you an ongoing project, it's a Grey board Journal I purchased a while back from Chocolate Baroque and I'm making it my Chocolate Baroque Journal, I've already made a few pages which will be revealed at some point, but for now I'm sharing the front cover that I finished last night, I'm so pleased with how it turned out!

I've combined several techniques and mediums to create texture and interest, the stamps are all Chocolate Baroque.
I even used Gothic Fragments stamped into texture Paste. 
I've used die cuts and used Rusty Patina and gold Gilding wax to get an aged look, they were also stamped with Chocolate Baroque Sentiments for texture, I heat embossed in gold the heart in places and also using the same heart I mixed texture Paste with two different colour mica powders to create a two toned heart, I left it over night to dry then rubbed gold Gilding wax on it.
My background I used strips of scrap paper adhered with a Matt gel medium, then Gessoed over the top I then did my stamped into texture Paste and once dry used Gelato's and my finger to add colour and blend.
The butterfly again heat embossed in black and Gelato's blended with finger again, all finished off with some gold micro beads, bigger beads and Gilding wax all around the edges.

Thank you so much for visiting today, I hope you like my Chocolate Baroque Journal Cover as much as I loved creating it.
Have a wonderful day xx Zoe xx