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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

Friday, 16 March 2018

Lavinia Stamps Wooden Tag .......

Hi Bloggers, I'm back today with a tag for TOPFLIGHT STAMPS using fab images from LAVINIA STAMPS
This week I covered a wooden tag with watercolour cardstock, then inked it with Distress Oxides in Wild Honey & Candied Apple.
I stamped the fairy 'Seeing is Believing' and 'Whimsical Wisps' with Versafine Clair ink in Twilight.
All I had to add was some Ranger Glossy Accents and Ranger Liquid Pearls.
Checkout the beautiful selection of Lavinia Stamps at if you're not 'into' fairies, there are loads of other brilliant images available.
Well, that's it for now, my next blog will come from the Canary Islands.....hopefully it will be warmer there, than it is here in the UK at the moment.
Catch you soon,
                                                                         Barbara x

Friday, 9 March 2018

Studio Light stamps @ Topflight Stamps

Hi everyone, well here I am, another week almost over and a week nearer to Summer 😄, or Winter, if you're unlucky.....😒
This week I have an 'old school' type of card, using die-cuts and heat-embossing with a Studio Light background stamp.....available HERE
I thought the stamp would be perfect for a male card, and black & gold were my preferred colour choices.
It's a very easy card, but if you want to checkout the tutorial, it's on the Topflight Stamps blog HERE
I think this background stamp would be great for quite a lot of 'occasion' cards.....male birthday, graduation, driving test etc.
 Why not pop over to the Topflight Stamps shop, there is a brilliant selection of Studio Light stamps...
Catch you all next week,
Happy crafting,
Barbara x

Friday, 2 March 2018

Lavinia Stamps, and not a fairy in sight.......

Hi everyone, back again with a new card made with images from Lavinia Stamps (I'll list below, all stamps used)
This is my weekly DT post for and also my DT post for the March challenge at 
I started by inking a piece of watercolour card with Distress Oxides, then lifting some of the colour out, by applying water through a leaf stencil.
I then stamped some background images with Oxides, before moving onto my main image.
The main images, 'Fairy Houses' and 'Home Is Where The Heart Is' were stamped in Versafine Clair ink, in Twilight.
I added a bit of colour to the fairy houses with Oxides and used Ranger Stickles to highlight the windows, roof etc. I love Stickles, they work so well with Lavinia Stamps.
 Stamps Used :-
Fairy Houses 
Home Is Where The Heart Is 
Sacred Spells
Whimsical Wisps
Slender Mushrooms 
Mini Stars 
Hope you like it......
 Catch you soon,
                                              Barbara x

Friday, 16 February 2018

Carabelle Studio at Topflight Stamps

Hi everyone, welcome back to my blog. I'm here today with 3 ATC's made with stamps designed by Birgit Koopsen for Carabelle Studio, called DUTCH TULIPS.
These are the very first ATC's I've ever made, but I think I'm 'hooked' 
TOPFLIGHT STAMPS carry a massive range of Carabelle Studio stamps, why not pop over to the website and check them out. 
 I made the backgrounds with Distress Oxides, then stamped the images in Versafine 'Clair'......a bit of shading & doodling and I was done.
These will definitely not be the last ATC's I make.....I already have a few 'ready-inked' for future projects
Please leave a comment if you've enjoyed looking, or have any questions.
Catch you soon,
                                                                        Barbara x

Sunday, 11 February 2018

A 'Last-Minute' Valentine's Card for Papermilldirect

Hi Bloggers, I'm back on the blog at
today, with another 'clean & simple', quick Valentine card.
Full details on the Papermilldirect blog...
Back soon
Thanks for looking ,

Friday, 9 February 2018

Visible Image at Topflight Stamps

Hi bloggers, I'm back with a tag I've made for Topflight Stamps, using stamps from Visible Image and an inky background.
I started by stamping the ballerina from the 
Born To Perform set, (see below) onto heat-resistant acetate with Versamark, then heat-embossing in black. This was then trimmed and 'glittered'.
 I adhered the ballerina to my inky background. Then I added the two stars, which I filled with glitter,  and a sentiment from the same set. A bit of doodling and I was finished. 
The fibres I've used are 'silk-throwers' waste.... the pic doesn't do the colours justice, they're beautiful.
Hope you like my little tag....Please leave a comment, if you've enjoyed looking.....good or bad. (I'm a big girl, I can take criticism 😇) 
Catch you soon,
Barbara x