#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

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