Tangled Fragments – #Handmade card

Hi everyone

Thank you so much to everyone who left a comment on my last post and to those of you who called in.

This is a scheduled post as I am still on “holiday”.  We are having a fabulous time with my cousin exploring inland Spain.

Today I just wanted to share a couple of cards I made recently using the Tangled Fragments Stamps.

FloLangleyTFJuly008Full details of how I made these cards can be seen on Chocolate Baroque’s DT blog HERE.

FloLangleyTFJuly100I am sad to say, because I have had such fun with them, that I am having to put these Tangled Fragment stamps away for now because Chocolate Baroque released some more new stamps in July.  Oh, they are gorgeous Christmas stamps.  I will have a few cards to share over the next few days.  I have more to tell you about those stamps but I will leave it for my next post.  I am mentioning them now because I know they are on special offer at the moment.

Thank you for looking.

Take care and happy stamping.

Florence x

Tangled Abstracts 2 – #Handmade Cards

Hi everyone

Firstly I would like to thank everyone for calling in and for the kind words you left on my last post.  It is always lovely to hear from you and your comments are very much appreciated.

My cousin from Australia is staying with us at the moment so everything is a little hectic but we are having lots of fun but I will be in and out of blog land for the next 2 weeks.

Today’s #cards are two more made using Chocolate Baroque’s Tangled Fragments.

FloLangleyTFBJuly047I made the base of these cards in the same way as I made these cards HERE.

I punched out a square from a piece of scrap card to make a stencil and then painted on some yellow paint.

I then applied some red paint to my stamp and stamped over it.

I used CB’s Artistic Affirmations to make a little tag and attached it with a paper clip.  I then made up the card as seen.

TBATFloJuly113I had so much fun making these cards especially playing around with paint.  Originally I was going to use my geli plate to make the backgrounds and then stamp over them but if I am really honest, I know you will keep it to yourself!!!, my work table was such a mess I couldn’t find room to put the plate down flat!! lol!  We all must have desks like that from time to time.

Well that’s all from me today.

Thank you for looking.

Take care and happy stamping.

Florence x

A little birdy told me – #Handmade Card

Hi everyone

Today I would like to share a #card I made to go with this wooden bird plaque.  I used the same stamps and really made this card in the same way as the plaque minus the tile grout.

FloLangleyBirds018AT2I applied some blue and green (water based) craft paint to my stamp using a bathroom sponge and stamped onto my card stock.

I then colored the image with watered down craft paint and mat and layered as seen.

Stamps used  – Chocolate Baroque Woodland Dreams.

Thank you to everyone for kindly leaving comments on my last post.  They are very much appreciated.

Before I go today I would like to wish Marie a very happy 60th Birthday!!  You love me really.

Happy Crafting

Florence x

Tangled Fragments – Gone Fishing

Hi everyone

Today I would like to share a couple of cards

FloLangleyTBJuly021Continuing the fish theme

FloLangleyTBJuly103I am sending the second card to a friend who has just retired.  I thought the sentiment was great for people starting a new phase in their life.

For full details on how I made these cards please click here

Stamps used:  Chocolate Baroque – Tangled Backgrounds, Something Fishy and Artistic Affirmations

Have a fantastic weekend and happy stamping.

Florence x

Spreading the word – #Chocolate Baroque Color Challenge

Hi everyone

This is a quick post to share some exciting news.

Are you looking for a new crafty challenge to get your creative juices flowing?

#Chocolate Baroque are now holding a monthly color challenge.

The first challenge starts today the 16th July

CBnotification1Chocolate Baroque Challenge Blog

Please click on the above link to see full details of the challenge, this months color swatch, the amazing inspirational projects by the team, and to join in the craft-E-ness.

I know we are all going to have lots of fun and hopefully make some new crafty friends along the way.

You do not have to use Chocolate Baroque Stamps to join in the challenges.

Chocolate Baroque also have a fantastic on-line community on Face Book and on The Chocolate Baroque Forum.

Looking forward to seeing your projects!

Happy Stamping

Florence xx

Tangled Frangements – #Handmade Cards

Hi everyone

Thank you to everyone for leaving comments on my last post.

Hello Monika!! Just felt compelled to shout hello!! lol!

Today I would like to share a couple quick and easy cards I made using the new Chocolate Baroque Tangled Fragment stamps.

I have gone for a more masculine theme with these.

The first is a simple CAS card

TBATFloJuly147I stamped the imaged onto some coated card stock using black archival ink and then punched squares out of it.

I then made up the card as seen.

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Stamped onto (colored with distress inks) coated card stock using black archival ink and then colored with felt pens.

I then made up the card as seen.

After I made this card I did wish I hadn’t added the background paper.   That’s the beauty of stamping.  If you don’t like it you can stamp it again!! lol!

Before I go, I have a little teaser for you from the powers that be at Chocolate Baroque

Coming soon…….

CBnotification1All will be revealed very shortly.  So excited!!!

Thank you for looking.

Florence xx

Summer Fairies

Hi everyone

I hope you are all well and enjoying the summer.

This is a very quick post.  I have been working on some photos for half of the day and when I was filing them away I spotted this Summer Fairy Card I made using Chocolate Baroque Summer Fairy Stamps.

So, this is the card I would like to share with you today.

FlorenceLangleyJuneFairies067I took a white piece of card, masked areas off with pieces of copier paper and sponged on some Distress Inks, moving the copier paper and changing the colors of the inks as I went.

I then added some more color to make some patterns using a mask and Distress inks.

I stamped my images over the top using Black Archival Ink.

I added a few little embellishments and made up the card as seen.

If I had my time over again I think I would have stamped the fairy first and masked her so that the patterns didn’t show through.  Having said that I was happy with the results.

Thank you so much to everyone who left comments on my last post.

That is all from me today.  Have a fantastic weekend.

Happy Stamping

Florence x