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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 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.
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 ๐Ÿ˜€
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 also available at
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.......
 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,

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 ๐Ÿ™‚ 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


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 ๐Ÿ˜€
 My first creation started with a piece of watercolour card stock which I inked with 5 colours of Distress Oxides. (colours listed below)
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.

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