Saturday, April 7, 2018

Penny Black Saturday Challenge April

April's Challenge at Penny Black Saturday Challenge is Anything Goes with optional twist ... Spring Flowers.

Using a MISTI I stamped these Penny Black flowers with black Archival ink then stamped again with Versamark before clear embossing the image.  I then misted the watercolour paper with water before using watercolours to colour the image and background.  Some splatters and Nuovo drops to finish. The sentiment is also from Penny Black.

Hope you will join us this month at Penny Black Saturday Challenge

Ger x

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Easter or Chocolate Brown

Welcome to March's challenge at Penny Black Saturday Challenge, and the theme is Anything Goes with the optional twist - Easter or Chcolate Brown

I inked up the lanterns stamp with waterolour markers and stamped on watercolour paper then used a brush and water to move colour aruond.  I used coloured pencils to add a bit more definition before cutting around the image and sticking to some Lemoncraft patterned paper.  I added some leafy die cuts, a foam handmade flower, muslin, twine, pearls and a computer generated sentiment.

Hoping to see your creations over at Penny Black Saturday Challenge

Ger x

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Penny Black Saturday Challenge - More Inspiration

It's time for More Inspiration at Penny Black Saturday Challenge where the challenge for February is Anything Goes with an optional twist of Use Some Scraps.

I've used white and kraft card cut with Penny Black Antique Frames dies, a Penny Black stencil inked with Salty Ocean and Festive Berries and a Penny Black sentiment.  I added some twine and Nuvo Drops to finish.

There's still time to join the fun at Penny Black Saturday Challenge

Ger x!

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Anything Goes ... With a Twist at Penny Black Saturday Challenge

I'm absolutely thrilled to say I have been accepted to the Penny Black Saturday Challenge Design Team!  The themes will always be Anything Goes with an occasional optional twist, and for February the twist is Use Some Scraps.

I had some very pretty glitter paper scraps lying around from Christmas crafting so I paper pieced the balloon in the cute Penny Black stamp.  The cat was coloured with Copics and the sentiment is also Penny Black.

The paper pack is from Dealz and I added some Nuvo Drops.  I popped up the stitched square on foam strips to make a little frame for the image.

I hope you'll join in the fun this month at Penny Black Saturday Challenge and check out the lovely designs my team mates have created!

See you mid-month with some more inspiration ...


Sunday, December 24, 2017

Christmas Heart with Foamiran Flowers

I had a lot of fun with this wooden heart bought in The Works, Athlone for 1.50.  I used a Tim Holtz stencil and texture paste, when that was dry I sprinkled Turquoise brusho powder and sprayed with water.  Loved this.  I found a Stampendous stamped panel in the perfect colour that I had never used and stuck that down before gluing down some cheesecloth.

The flowers were made with Foamiran from 14 Craft Bar.  Assorted die cuts from silver glitter paper, and added twine, pearls and diamante

I'd like to enter this into:

Snowy on Christmas Eve

A last minute card.  Snowy coloured with Copics, and a background created with watercolour markers.  Die cut two Vintage Frames. Done!

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Friday, December 22, 2017

Joy.......and Tablet

{Sorry about the poor photograph - so hard to get good pictures in winter and this card had to go to the recipient before I could get a daylight pic.}  Using Lemoncraft papers and Foamiran flowers made with Foamiran from 14 Craft Bar and die cuts from Penny Black and Tim Holtz cut from silver glitter paper.  A little cheesecloth and silver paint were added as well.  The papers were cut using stitched squares dies I found in The Works, Athlone.

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I called this blog Cards and Chocolate because I love chocolatte too ... well just about anything sweet.  Around this time of year I make Tablet - a Scottish thing, a sort of crumbly fudge.  You don't want to know how much sugar and butter went into this!

Right I'm off to work.  I hope you get the last of your Christmas shopping done.  It's the last few bits that seem to take forever with shops and car parks jammed!

Ger x