Sunday, 14 January 2018

Stacey Barras Travel Stamps for Hochanda.

Hi there!  I thought I'd share the samples that I made for Hochanda a few weeks ago using the new Crafter's Companion stamps designed by Stacey Barras.  These are her travel stamps AND THEY WERE SO MUCH FUN TO USE!!!! I particularly loved the camper, so on trend and you could keep it with it's roof rack or without - as i've shown in these samples.

So here goes....

I liked this balloon over the skyline.

A printed out old map, browned off with distress ink.

Using a lot of the "worker stamps" in the sets.

This is great! - His and hers campers!!!

I liked the colours on this one and again, that fabulous camper!

The balloon again, this time in deeper colours.

Well, travel wouldn't be travel without suitcases would it?!!!! I've stamped these suitcases on to an old map.

This is a brilliant collection of stamps and so versatile too.  Suitable for both male and female cards.

Hope you like them and like seeing the whole sample collection in one go!

Thanks for stopping by,

Leanne xxx

Sunday, 7 January 2018

New Challenge at Penny Black and More "Something New".......

Good morning!

Here I am with some inspiration for our new challenge for the new year and guess what..... it's "Something New"!.

I made this New Year card out of a new set of Penny Black stamps that I bought for my stash.  Here I've used the 30-449 Berries Delight set.

I added the Penny Black sentiment "hugs" and added the 4 and 2018 from my other stamps.  Lots of different coloured berries reminded me of the rosehips etc that are left on the unpruned roses and shrubs at this time of the year. All on a distress ink background.

Do join in with the Penny Black and More Challenge for January of "Something New" - here it is for you:-

This could be new stash (as I have done here), New Year (as I've also done here), new baby, new home, new job....... anything new!!!!

Do also remember that there are always prizes to be had.  Your main focal image MUST BE A HAND STAMPED IMAGE PLEASE.  No digital images are allowed and although you may use die cuts, they must not be your focal image - that must be a hand stamped image - easy rules!

Good luck with "Something New"!

Thanks for stopping by,
Leanne xxxxx

Friday, 29 December 2017

Sheena Douglass Sketchy Stamp Samples for Hochanda TV.

Good morning folks!!!

Well, I do hope that you've had a lovely Christmas and the new year will soon be upon us.

Well, it has become very clear to me that with the rate of production for the TV shows over the past few months, I have been unable to keep up with the blogging of my creations (having far too much fun and creating far too many projects!!!!).  So I have come to the conclusion that instead of trying to share individual makes with you, I shall, through 2018, when I have been busy working for TV schedules, be sharing whole collections with you! Now there's a treat for you and it will make it a bit easier for me!!!!  Of course, when I have made individual projects for myself, they will be shared in the usual way in-between my collections. My production has far outweighed my blogging!!!! Oh dear!!!!

So, today I am sharing my makes from Sheena's new sketchy stamps that were filmed a few weeks back.  Now these were an absolute dream to work with, extremely forgiving as being "sketchy", the very nature of the word means that you can produce whatever you like with that sketchy feel very very easily!  All of these creations were produced using the new Spectrum Aqua colourtint pencils which are water soluble pencils and lend themselves beautifully to these projects.  Of course, any water soluble pencils that you have will work equally as well but I particularly liked the stunning colours that were in these pencil sets.

By drawing directly on to your rubber stamp and spritzing with water you can even stamp with them! - This I have done with the lovely owl and then I worked to enhance his features further.

Lets take a look -


The beautiful poppy has been enhanced with a touch of white acrylic paint.
What a stunner of a stamp!

Beautiful foxgloves, all together as they naturally grow.

Being close to Remembrance Sunday at the time this one just had to be done!

A simple daisy rotated.

Mr fox coming through!

Mr Hare peeking through the cabbages (other Sheena vegetable stamps).

Hows that on black card using the colourtint pencils!

and finally Mr Hare stamped with the pencils and colour washed in.

I was delighted to have a play with this set, (hence so many samples I think!).

Hope you've enjoyed your visit today.

While I have the opportunity, may I wish all my loyal followers, a very Happy New Year, it's been a fantastic year for me and my crafting journey so let's see where 2018 takes us!

Happy New Year my friends!

Thanks for stopping by,
Leanne xxxx

Sunday, 24 December 2017

All is Calm, All is Bright - Merry Christmas my friends!

Good morning!

From my family here at home to you, my crafting family all over the world.

May I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a safe, healthy and happy new year!

My very best wishes for all of your crafting journeys in 2018.

Leanne xxxxx

Thursday, 21 December 2017

My Soul Is In The Sky..............

Good morning!

I'm sharing a creation that I made for inspiration for the Sheena's Inkettes challenge this month of "all creatures great and small".

I have used my favourite stamp - the Eagle - from the Call of the Wild set and the foliage and twigs are stamps from the very recent set of fairy stamps by Donna Ratcliffe. I have also die cut some of the feathers from the Call of the Wild set too.

I started this one by using my Vintage Hues sparkle pens to create that big swirl of a background and dried it with my heat tool.  Then the eagle went on and I have lifted a little bit of colour back out of him.  I then added a couple of different tones to the feathers and added colour to the beak and eye area and finished with a touch of white pen to enhance.  When I was happy with the eagle, I added the foliage and lifted colour from those leaves too. Added the sentiment with gold embossing powder and mat and layered up popping some feathers between the mats.

Great fun and very messy fingers as always!!!!

Thanks for stopping by today,
Leanne xxxxx

Monday, 18 December 2017

Mid month reminder at Penny Black and More for our theme "Clean and Simple" ....

Good morning!

Well, here we are, it's nearly Christmas and it's our mid month reminder over at Penny Black and More challenges for our theme this month of "Clean and Simple".

Here I have a clean and simple offering for you using Penny Black stamps 30-419 Happy Wishes, 30-417 Delicate Silhouettes, 30-068 Trims and 40-546 Dancing Daisies.

Again, this is not my usual style (I like to fill a page with ink and paint!!!!) but admit to enjoying this challenge very much!

Stamped with aqua markers and blended out with some distress inks on the backgrounds.

You've got until the end of the month to come over and join us at Penny Black and More:

Don't forget there are prizes to be won!!!

Happy Christmas to all our followers at Penny Black and More challenges and indeed to all of my loyal followers here on my blog!

Thanks for stopping by,

Leanne xxx

Monday, 11 December 2017

Baby It's Cold Outside..........brrrrrr

Morning folks! Hope you are keeping warm?

Well thought I'd pop a post on today and it just had to be something icy didn't it? So here is a card that I recently made for my daughters Christmas fair (I've called it The Ice Queen).  Completed in distress inks using the brilliant face it stamp set and the face mask and stencil set from Visible Image.

We've had quite a dumping of snow here and it's frozen overnight so I'm staying put today until it's all gone!!!! Living out here in the middle of the countryside is perfect in the Spring and Summer but the winter brings it's challenges - particularly when it's half a mile to the road from the house!

The boys are loving it!

Keep warm my friends and stay safe on those roads....

Thanks for stopping by today,
Leanne xxxxx