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

Tangled Fragments – Stamping with Paints

Hi everyone

Second post from me today.  I know!! what is going on.   I hope everyone is enjoying Kylie’s online birthday party over on Loll’s blog.  I know I am.

I would like to share some cards I made as DT projects.  If you would like to see the details on how I made these, please click HERE.

I used the new Tangled Fragment Background stamps for these cards.

FloLangleyTangledAbstractsI was thinking along the lines of Indian influences with the first card hence the color choices and design.  I was going to add an elephant but in the end I just liked the patterns.

The following cards were inspired by the vintage style lava lamps.

FlorenceLangleyTangled Fragments033You can tell I had so much fun with these stamps and (water based) paint as I made up so many samples.

TBATFloJuly076The colors on the last card reminds me of rhubarb and custard.

I added a sentiment using one of the stamps from the Artistic Affirmations set.  Some times it is just nice to send friends little “booster” cards now and again and not just for birthdays. I thought this sentiment would be perfect.

That’s all from me today.  I am off to watch the tennis and then I am coming around for a visit so save me some cake.

Thank you for looking.

Florence x

Re-blogged to my craft blog.

Happy Birthday Koala Lumpa

Hi everyone

Happy Birthday Kylie

Today I am joining in the Kylie’s online Birthday Party over on Loll’s blog.

Now then there was virtual Chocolate Cake but Loll and I have already eaten it!! lol!  Obviously Marie has already drunk all of the virtual booze.

Harebell butterfly009ATFloKylie’s Birthday Card.

Have a wonderful day and lots of fun with all of your friends at the Party.

Just to Share before I leave you

You thought they were bonkers and now you know they are!

FloLangleyFreddies AngelsKylie Purtell and Marie Papadopoulou

Florence x