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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 ,
Barbara
 

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


Thursday, 8 February 2018

A Rainbow of Valentine's Love

Hi everyone, I'm on the PAPERMILLDIRECT blog today, with this quick Valentine's card.
I made it with heart dies, sentiments from Inkylicious & Carabelle Studio, and, of course Papermilldirect's fabulous white hemp, black smooth and coloured card stock.
Have you checked out the fantastic range of colours lately ???
 Full details on the Papermilldirect blog.
Thanks for looking,
Barbara x

Friday, 2 February 2018

Lavinia Stamps at Topflight Stamps

Hi everyone, welcome back to TOPFLIGHT STAMPS
It's almost the weekend already, aren't the weeks flying by?....soon be Spring!
Anyway, this week I have a set of 3 tags/bookmarks/card toppers for you.....they can be used however you want 😀
I started off by inking 3 small pieces of watercolour card with Distress Oxides in various colours....I chose colours I knew would blend together without going 'muddy'.

Next I picked out the images I thought would go well with the colours.....I'll list the names of every stamp I've used, below. 
I tried to keep the design simple on each piece, as I wanted the lovely colours showing through.


After mounting the pieces onto black card,  from PAPERMILLDIRECT, 
 I used quite a bit of Ranger 'Stickles', as I think Lavinia Stamps just cry out for glitter & bling.
I finished of with some Ranger 'Glossy Accents' and a few pieces of net fabric, in matching colours.
 The stamps I've used are :-
Trinity
Eden
Stars 2
Vine
Celestial Tree
Fairy Trees 1 & 2
Dream Catcher
Stones
Sea Bubbles
Three Dancing Fairies
See A Fairy, Make A Wish
Sacred spells
Whimsical Hares
Most of them are available in the shop HERE  and I know there's been a big delivery of new Lavinia Stamps this week, so why not pop over to check them out?
Hope you like this weeks project, don't forget to leave a comment if you've enjoyed looking......see you next week,
                                                                         Barbara x

Friday, 26 January 2018

Carabelle Studio at Topflight Stamps

Hi everyone, welcome back to the blog..... I'm here again, with not one, but two cards using fabulous stamps from Carabelle Studio.
I must say here that I'd never used Carabelle products until I was introduced to them by TOPFLIGHT STAMPS.....now I absolutely love them, and they've quickly become a firm favourite.
So, this week I thought I'd make one 'inky' card, and one 'clean & simple', using the same set of stamps.
ALL CARDSTOCK IS FROM PAPERMILLDIRECT
The set is called LEAVES
 I stamped the image direct onto white card, to start.....
 Because the beautiful sentiment mentioned 'rainbow',  I then stamped onto a piece of previously inked card, to incorporate rainbow colours.
Once the leaves had been cut-out, I adhered them to the 'flat' image.
The sentiment was stamped, then the whole piece was layered onto an inky background.
I added a few sequins to finish.
Although I adore getting messy & inky, I still love Clean & Simple cards, and I enjoyed making this one....hope you like it 😀
Whilst I had the stamps out, I made another totally different card, using an inky background, (made with Distress Oxides) and adding another set of stamps called CIRCLES & STITCHES 
 I'm not too keen on my doodling, but it was too late to change it....(I need a new white pen)
 If you have time to leave a comment, please let me know which one you prefer.... 
Here are the stamp sets I used,

Back soon, 
Barbara x

Friday, 19 January 2018

Lavinia Stamps for Topflight Stamps.....

Hi Bloggers, I'm back again with a little woodland scene, using Lavinia Stamps.....now also available at
TOPFLIGHT STAMPS
For the background I've used a selection of Distress Oxides in Twisted Citron, Picked Raspberry, Wilted Violet, Fossilized Amber & Peacock Feathers on watercolour card.
After making my distressed background, I stamped some of my all-time favourite images of Lavinia Stamps using Versafine Inks.......
ALL CARD STOCK IS FROM PAPERMILLDIRECT
 The clear stamps are amazing quality, and all are hand-drawn by the creator of Lavinia, Tracey Dutton
 The main images are :-
Tree Root - HERE
Whimsical Hares 
Tree Goddess Luna - HERE
 Once I had matted and layered my top design, I used some Stickles & Liquid Pearls to finish.
 Hope you like it.....
Back soon, happy crafting,
Barbara.

Friday, 12 January 2018

A Valentine Tag

Hi Bloggers, I'm here again with another little Valentine creation for  
This week I covered a wooden heart tag with textured card stock, then inked it with Dylusion Sprays to get the (very) bright background. Using 3 sets of stamps from Carabelle Studio :-
Circles & Stitches....HERE
All My Love HERE
Follow your Heart HERE.
I did a small amount of background stamping, and stencilling. 
 
Using the small heart from Follow your Heart, I stamped a few images on the tag, then twice onto scrap card in contrasting colours. These were cut out and adhered to the tag.
The sentiment was stamped onto another scrap then trimmed.
Some small pieces of net fabric and a few sequins finished off my project.

Carabelle Studio Stamps are becoming firm favourites and I’ll be using them again soon 🙂 Find the massive selection of designs in the shop HERE
Until then, have a great crafty week ahead, catch you soon,
Barbara x
 

                                                                    

                                                                 

Friday, 5 January 2018

First post for TOPFLIGHT STAMPS

Hi everyone, I'm back after a long absence with my very first post for 
......and I've got to say I'm very excited to be part of the design team 😀
 My first creation started with a piece of watercolour card stock which I inked with 5 colours of Distress Oxides. (colours listed below)
ALL CARD STOCK IS FROM PAPERMILLDIRECT (HERE)
Using a set of fabulous stamps from Carabelle Studio called 'Follow Your Heart' I stamped the main image onto the card, then again onto an inky scrap. After cutting out the second image, I stuck a bit of muslin underneath then adhered the image on top. 
A few bits of background stamping, a little sentiment from the same set of stamps and I was finished.
Hope you like it......
I'll be back next week with another post, but until then, happy crafting.
Barbara.

The products I used are listed below.....
Carabelle Studio, 'Follow your Heart' stamps.
Distress Oxides....
Picked Raspberry, 
Wilted Violet, 
Fossilized Amber, 
Peacock Feathers 
and 
                                                                           Citron.