Snowman Christmas Card – #Chocolate Baroque

Hi everyone

I hope you are enjoying the weekend.

Today I would like to share a card made using one of the new Christmas Stamp sets from Chocolate Baroque.  I have to say they have excelled themselves with these stamps.  I have been using CB stamps for many, many years but I have to say these are some of my favourite Christmas stamps ever!!

This is the first of many posts using the new stamps.  To be honest I loved using them so much I got carried away and made up lots of samples.

FloLangleyCBDTSeptCC053bPlease click on the image to see the detail.

I have used the Snowman and Snowflakes are from the Snowy Penguin Set and and the baubles from the Santa Baby Set.

This is a pretty straightforward card and has been made up as seen starting with the base layer (purple dots) and then just building it up.

For my main focal piece I stamped the Snowman onto white card.  I stamped him again onto some pretty papers and paper pieced his hat and scarf and added a little color around the edges.  I added some Distress Ink around the outside edges and then stamped over that with some snowflakes.

I stamped the baubles, added a bit a of color to the edges and then fussy cut them out.  They are a really nice size these baubles.  Great for embellishments.

I hope you like my little offering today. If you have any questions please give me a shout in the comments box.

Thank you to my blogging friends for your kind words and comments left on my last post.

Take care

Florence x

Happy Birthday Nonni – #Card Making

Hi everyone

Today I would like to send Birthday Wishes over to Finland to the beautiful and talented Nonni Noo!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!

Have a wonderful day.

Card For Nonnie 006As soon as I thought of Nonni I thought of this stamp image.

I used a piece of white coated card stock and stamped my lady image using Black Archival Ink.  I then masked the lady off and added to squares of color using Distress Inks.  Leaving the mask on I stamped the script and the postage marks. I then removed the mask.   I stamped the lady image again but this time onto pretty paper and cut out just the outfit and glued it onto the main stamped image. I then made up the card as seen.

Stamps used: Lady and postage marks by Crafty Individuals and the French Script is by Inkylicious.

I am linking this card to Nonni’s surprise linky birthday party organised by our lovely friend Sandie on her blog London Days.

Take care everyone

Happy Stamping

Florence x

Going to the chapel – Christmas Card

Hi everyone

Today I would like to share a Christmas Card I made using Chocolate Baroque’s Snowy Scenes, Turtle Doves and Tangled Fragments Stamps.

July Christmas winter scene062I took a piece of my script backing papers and stamped the Church image using blue Archival Ink.  I then stamped around the Church image using a patterned background stamp.  I punched out some snowflakes. I then stamped the ornate Christmas tree onto a separate piece of white coated card stock and cut it out.  I then made up the card as seen using foam pads behind the tree.

Chocolate Baroque Stamps Used :  Church – Snowy Scene, Background Pattern – Tangled Fragments, The Christmas Tree – Turtle Doves.

Thank you all so much for your lovely comments on my last post. It is always great to hear from you.

Take care and happy stamping

Florence x

#Card Making – Honeysuckle Butterfly

Hi everyone

I hope you are enjoying the weekend.

I never thought I would say this but it rained last night and Oh, it is “Bliss”.  It’s lovely and cool today although it is forecast to go back up to the 30’s next week.  I can’t wait for Autumn to get here and some cooler weather. I am really itching to get outside and craft.  I now have a new shed for the beast but I will tell you about that on my other blog. Sooo happy!  I’m easily pleased! lol!

Today I would like to share a couple of cards I made using some of Chocolate Baroque’s new stamps.

FloLangleyAugBtDt021Honeysuckle Butterfly

For my first card, I put some dye based ink on a plastic file wallet, let the ink separate naturally and then lightly placed a piece of coated card stock on it.

I then just stamped the image using black archival ink and added a little bit more color here and there.

FloLangleyJulyWinterScene034Snowy Scenes

For my second card I created a background using a CI mask, a light box and an embossing tool.  When I had dry embossed the pattern I used the mask on the embossed side of the card to add the color using distress inks and a sponge.

I cut an ornate square out of a piece of green card and punched a smaller square out of white card.

I stamped the little house on the white card, colored it in with ink and edged the square with green ink.

Before I leave you today I would like to thank all of my lovely blogging friends for your continued support.  Your visits and comments are truly appreciated and mean a great deal.

Take care everyone and Happy Stamping.

Florence x

Going Green – #Card Making

Morning, morning…Phew feel exhausted now after that sudden burst of energy.

We have had the most fabulous 3 weeks with my Cousin Stef.  She is touring Europe this year and stopped off here for a bit of a break.  It has done us both good really.  Just the push we needed to get off our bums and do something.  We have visited and revisited some of the towns and villages surrounding us.  Some we haven’t been to for 15-16 years.  Slightly disappointed that some of the more popular villages have now been modernised.  They still look lovely but…I don’t know….lost their charm a little if that makes sense.

Anyway back to crafting.

Today I would like to share two #cards I have made.

FloLangleyAugBts 012Stamps used Chocolate Baroque – Thistle Butterfly and (sentiment) Mackintosh Sentiments.

Full details on how I made both of these cards can be seen HERE.

FloLangleyWinterScene058A1Stamps used Chocolate Baroque Turtle Doves Stamp Set.  This set is fab actually.  Not necessarily just for Christmas. So very versatile.  There are some lovely little birds in the set that would be a great addition to a stamp collection. There are many uses for those and also in the set, is an ornate Christmas tree which could be used for background patterns, boarders, leaves or foliage.  Nice size too.

The backing papers I used on this card are some I made.  The one with the text on was made just by scanning a section of an old Conveyance into the computer and then just altering it using Photoshop. The second piece of backing paper was made in the same way but for this one I  scanned a piece of hessian.

Before I leave you today I just want to remind everyone that the Chocolate Baroque Color Challenge is still open.  If you love joining in challenges then why not give it a go.  If you are new to challenges, this would be a great one to start you off.  Although it is Chocolate Baroque’s challenge you do need to use their stamps to join in. Please click HERE for all the info about the challenge and how you can join in.

Thank you for looking.

Happy Stamping

Florence x

Skating on thin ice – #card making

Hi everyone

Firstly thank you to all of my lovely friends for your comments on my last post.  Miss Moncrieff I hope you are polishing that halo of yours!!! so funny.

Today I would like to share another Christmas card.

FloLangleyWinterSceneA035For the background paper I scanned into my computer a section of an old conveyance and then manipulated it in photoshop.

I then stamped my deer head using Archival ink and attached some die cut skate which I decoupaged and added a bit of embroidery thread for the laces.

Stamps used:  Chocolate Baroque Snowy Scene

To finish off I added some bling.

That’s all from me today.

Thank you for looking.

Happy Stamping.

Florence x

Christmas in August – #Card Making

Hi everyone

A really quick post this morning and it is this morning. 2.40 a.m. to be precise.  We all have these moment I know.  I have had these #cards on my mind all night so I thought I would get up and write a post.

Oh no! I can’t believe it.  I have just polished off a family size bag of tomato and Onion Crisps without thinking about it!!

Anyway less of my chatter, here are the #cards I would like to share with you this morning.

FloLangleyWinterScene040I made the large background using a stencil and some green distress ink.  I then stamped the birds, using Archival Ink over the stenciling.

The darker purple colored backing paper is one I made by scanning some fabric onto the computer and then altering the color using Photoshop Elements.

I stamped my little Winter Scene Cottage onto some Coated Card Stock, using Archival Ink and then colored it in.  Ooo! nearly forgot.  When I applied my ink to the stamp, instead of patting the ink pad down onto the stamp I dragged it across.  I quite like the effects it gives.

Still can’t believe I have eaten all of those crisps!!

FloLangleyWinterScene045A1For my second #card I made the background as above. I then just stamped the little sentiment onto a scrap of card and attached it.

Stamps Used – Chocolate Baroque Turtle Doves and Snowy Scenes.

I have to say, if you are making #Christmas cards in batches to sell or for Charity, these stamps are perfect.  The images are so delicious, a great size and you really don’t need many embellishments…if any.  If you do pop over to have a look at these stamps, check out the owls.  They are sooooo gorgeous.

These definitely are my hot picks for making 2014 #Christmas Cards.

Thank you to all of my lovely friends who have kindly left comments on my last post.  They are very much appreciated.

Happy Stamping

Florence x