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Friday, 20 April 2018

More Paperartsy at Topflight Stamps

Hi blog followers, it's Friday already and I'm back with my TOPFLIGHT STAMPS post for this week.
 I live in the UK, and we've already had Mother's Day, but I notice it's coming soon in the US.
Because of this, I've made a couple of feminine cards, which could be used for Mother's Day, or even a birthday.
I've used Jofy stamps again, from Paperartsy, (link at end)
 These are simple cards, but quite effective.
I've used black smooth, and white Hopsack on these cards.
I stamped the large flower onto previously inked background, then cut it out. At this stage I added doodles, with a white pen. .....Using Distress Oxides and a blending brush, I lightly inked a small part  of white textured card stock, to give a very soft base for the vibrant flower. I splashed a bit of contrasting colour over the card, then adhered the flower to the background. 
I filled in parts of the image with Ranger 'Glossy Accents'.
The 'mum' was die-cut and adhered along with a small sentiment.
The whole 'topper' was mat onto black card, then a white card base of the same textured card. 
My usual few sequins and I was done.
Because I love this new stamp set, I made a second card whilst I had the stamps out, in a different colour.
I've also used a Jofy stencil on this one.....(the leaves are actually a pretty green colour, but look anemic in the pic 😕)
Well, as always, have a great weekend, with plenty of crafting if you get the chance.
Bye for now,
Barbara xx


Friday, 13 April 2018

Paperartsy meets Topflight Stamps

Hi Folks, I'm back on the Topflight Stamps blog today with this card using Jofy stamps from Paperartsy, and Distress Oxides.
Full post at 
Have a great weekend.....we're taking our new caravan away for it's very first outing tomorrow....yikes!
Barbara xx


Sunday, 8 April 2018

Charlie's 3rd Birthday

Hi folks, I'm on the PAPERMILLDIRECT blog today with this bright card I made for my grandson Charlie's 3rd birthday last month......I think he liked it 😀
All card stock from PAPERMILLDIRECT
There is some fabulous inspiration on the Papermilldirect blog, from the other girls in the DT.... why not pop over and check it out.
Back soon,
Barbara xx

Friday, 6 April 2018

Paperartsy Infusions & Carabelle-Studio Stamps

Hi folks, I'm back from holiday and raring to go ....
I'm over on the Topflight Stamps blog today with a new post using Paperartsy Infusions and stamps designed by the amazing Birgit Koopsen for Carabelle-Studio.
Check it out if you have time...
Catch you soon
Barbara x

Friday, 30 March 2018

Paperartsy at Topflight Stamps....

Hi everyone, I'm still on holiday at the moment, so it will be a quick blog today........
I made this set of tags using fabulous stamps designed by Jo Firth Young, available at  
Find them here-

Paperartsy have some fabulous designers and the stamps are brilliant quality, they will last forever. 
Anyway, this little trio of tags were coloured with Distress Oxides, then stamped using the Sunflower Set (51)......huge stamps with sentiments included. 
Each tag had it's own colour scheme - all I added was a few drops of water to make the splodges, a bit of doodling and some Ranger 'Glossy Accents'
 I layered onto black card from PAPERMILLDIRECT then made a tie using American seam binding which has been coloured with the matching Distress Oxides.
Here are some close-ups ..........
 I quite like the idea of using scraps of 'bookprint', too, so stamped a few bits, cut them out and adhered to the design.
 I filled some of the leaves with Glossy Accents, to make them stand out.
I had to add a touch of glitter too......
Hope you like them.....please leave a comment, good or bad, I'm a big girl, I can take criticism 😀
Catch you next week,
Barbara x

Friday, 23 March 2018

For The Love Of Stamps......

Hi blog friends, I'm on holiday at the moment in Tenerife, so I'll keep this post short & sweet.
This week, on the TOPFLIGHT STAMPS BLOG,  I've used a pretty little set of stamps called 'Just My Cup Of Tea' from HunkyDory - find it HERE
I liked the cute little flowers and ferns, so I made a background of them using varigated inkpads from KALEIDACOLOR. 
I used an 'aquabrush' just to pull some of the outline ink and fill the flowers with colour. It reminds me of wallpaper I had in my bedroom as a kid....(long, long time ago 😄)
I made a circle frame from white 'hopsack' textured card from PAPERMILLDIRECT, then mounted onto an orange background, also from PAPERMILLDIRECT
The teapot & cup were stamped,  heat-embossed in gold then 'fussy-cut' and adhered to the frame.
The little sentiment is from the same set, and fits the teapot perfectly.
Well, that's about it for now, I'd better get back to my sunbathing 😎......see you next week, still from holiday. Have a great week's crafting.
                                                                       Barbara xx

Saturday, 17 March 2018

Easter Cards at Papermilldirect

Hi bloggers, I'm on the PAPERMILLDIRECT  blog today, with a tutorial for making a few simple Easter cards using images from Heartfelt Stamps and Derwent Inktense pencils.
Now, I'm the first to admit I'm RUBBISH at colouring, but these pencils make the job much, much easier......
Why not pop over and checkout the full details?
Catch you soon, have a good weekend,
Barbara xx