Santas Road Trip – Christmas Card

Hi everyone

Thank you everyone for the lovely comments left on my last post.

Today I would like to share a card that I would like to enter into the Addicted to Stamps “Holiday” challenge.


My card was inspired by an art piece “Santa at the Map (1939) by Norman Rockwell.  The idea of Santa mapping out his route seems to appeal to my simple mind.  Mind you Santa has sat-nav now doesn’t he girls??

I stamped my Santa (from Chocolate Baroque) onto white card, colored him in and then fussy cut him out.  I then made up the card as seen using some pretty papers and a page out of an old atlas.

Thank you for looking.

Happy Stamping.

Florence x

Madonna and Child – #Handmade Card

Hi everyone

I hope everyone is well.

Today I would like to share a card that I would like to enter into the Addicted to Stamps Challenge – Make your mark.

FloLangleyCBDTSeptCC61CThe backing paper on this is one of my own which I printed off, stamped the ornate pattern onto and then embossed it.

For the main focal piece I stamped the Madonna and Child onto white coated card stock using black archival ink and then colored the image using jumbos felt pens.

I made up the card as seen just adding some gold circle thingies….not sure what these are they were on a roll.  I think they may be for wrapping.  Anyway, I attached them using a glue gun.

The little ornate boarder is a die cut which I cut out of black card and rubbed some gold wax over it.

Stamps used: Chocolate Baroque – A Child is Born and Dusky Damask.

Thank you for looking.

Florence x

Thank you to Kylie and all the girls over at the Addicted to Stamps Challenge Blog.

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Penguin Party – Christmas Card

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Today I would like to share another Christmas card made using the new Christmas stamps from Chocolate Baroque.

Loving these penguins.  I know they are in the Christmas set but they would be great for birthdays, invitations, notelets or any occasion really.

FloLangleyCBDTSeptCC007A1I stamped the little penguins, from the Snowy Penguins Set, onto white card stock and cut them out. For a little bit of fun I thought I would add some little party hats.  Now we all know what party animals birds penguins are!!  Keeping with a party theme I used some music patterned paper.

I made up the card as seen, adding a little bling on the side and also a sentiment using Christmas Magic Sentiment Set.

Thank you for looking.

Florence x

Christmas Folk Lore – #Greetings Cards

Hi everyone

I hope you are all well and enjoying the weekend.

Today I would like to share a couple of Christmas cards I made using two of the new Chocolate Baroque Christmas Stamp Sets.  One of the things that I do enjoy about CB stamps is that they can be mixed and matched with other stamps in their range.

I have always loved traditional folk art and as soon as I saw the little Sleigh, that is where I wanted to go with this.

Please click on the photos to enlarge.

FloLangleyCBDTSept030CATThis card is really straight forward.  I just stamped the Carousel Horse and the Sleigh onto coated card stock using Black Archival Ink and colored the images in with felt pens.

I then edged the stamped piece of card with Distress Inks using a sponge and stamped, again using Distress Inks the little Snowflakes.

I made the card up as seen, just adding a strip of bling to tie the two images together.

Inspiration for the colors on these cards came from this little fellow here


For my second card, I used the Snowy Penguins Set.

  The Penguins are so adorable and not necessarily just for Christmas.

FloLangleyCBDTSeptCC137I made this card in exactly the same way as the first card.  I stamped the penguins multiple times with the aid of masking tissue.  I then just added a bit of yellow to their bodies.  I also added a few little felt pen dots between the snowflakes to lift them a little. I made the card up as seen and added a little ribbon.

Chocolate Baroque Stamps Used : Sleigh – Santa Baby Set, Horse – Carousel Horses, Penguins – Snowy Penguins (clear stamps).

I hope you like my little offering today.

Thank you everyone for leaving comments on my last post.  Sending hugs to you all from the Mountain.

Take Care and Happy Stamping

Florence x

Madonna and Child – Christmas Card

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Yey! it’s Friday. I am really looking forward to the weekend.  Not sure why as the “jobs to do list” is getting longer. What about you!  Anyone got anything nice planned for this weekend?

Today I would like to share one of many Christmas Cards I have made using the new Chocolate Baroque “A Child Is Born” rubber stamp sets.  Ooo! This is a fabulous set this one.   I have totally fallen in love with the Madonna and Child stamp in the set.  It would be perfect for other occasions and not just for Christmas.

FloLangleyCBDTSeptCC076CFirstly, I stamped a piece of white card using a crackle background rubber stamp.  I then stamped the beautiful Madonna and Child image, colored it using some water colored pencils and gave it a quick spray of fixative.  I trimmed it to size and attached it to a piece of pretty paper and mat and layered it as seen.

  I  sewed a piece of lace and silver fancy ribbon onto a thin strip of card, trimmed the card back so it didn’t show through the lace and attached it to the backing paper with some glue.

I then added the blingy bits to frame the main image and also the four small paper roses.

Chocolate Baroque Stamps Used :  Crackle Background – Echoes of Italy and Madonna and Child – A Child is Born.

Thank you for looking.

Take care and have a great weekend.

Florence x

Get Well Soon Ugly Bum Marie

Hi everyone

I hope you are all well.

This is a quick post because I wanted to join in the ATS&M Anything Goes Challenge which my lovely friend Kylie has added a “Get Well Soon Marie” twist to the challenge.  Kylie you are a star and so very thoughtful. Thank you for organising this.

Get Well Soon Marie. We all miss you.


For the backing paper I dabbed some Distress Inks on a large acrylic block and then spritzed it with water.  I then placed a piece of white card stock over the top and let it soak up the ink. Please note the backing paper is a copy of the original. I really liked it so I scanned it into the computer.

I then just stamped the trees and added a bit of blue distress ink around the tops of the trees

I made the card up as seen added a little “with love” stamped embellishments.

Stamps Used : Trees – Chocolate Baroque – With love – JS Messy Rabbit collection.

Happy Stamping

Florence x

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