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Sunday, 18 November 2018

Mid month reminder at Penny Black and More Challenges for "Make Someone Smile"....


Well, we're half way through November AND CHRISTMAS IS COMING FAST!!!!!!

This means that it's time for our mid month reminder over at Penny Black and More Challenges and that you've got until the end of the month to enter this months theme of "Make Someone Smile".

This card made me smile as I thought it was so cheerful and I don't know about you but orange roses are always so beautiful.

Here I have stamped the images - Penny Blacks 40-511 Crimson Blush - with a pale ink and have painted them in using diluted Aqua pens. Finished off with a white pen and a dark brown pen to put the outline back where I wanted it.  The sentiment is from Penny Blacks 30-416 Happy Thoughts (another favourite of mine!). 

I do hope that you'll come over and join us at:-


 See you on the first Sunday in December for a new theme!

Thanks for stopping by,

Leanne xxx

Sunday, 11 November 2018

Lest We Forget .........

Good morning,

At the going down of the sun
and in the morning,
We will remember them........


Sunday, 4 November 2018

New theme at Penny Black and More Challenges - Make Someone Smile.....


It's a new theme for November starting today over at Penny Black and More Challenges and this month our new theme is........

"Make someone smile".

Now, this image, ever since I bought it, has made me smile.  The two heads leaning in on each other with such a satisfying smile on both faces says it all for me!

I have used Penny Blacks 40-527 "purr-fect!" stamp here along with part of one of the sentiments from 30-416 Happy Thoughts.  The dies cuts in the top right hand corner are Penny Blacks 51-181 Love is growing die which I have cut three times to look like a spray.  The little random hearts are from my own stash.

I hope that you will come along and join us with this new theme this month at:-

Remember there are prizes to be had!


Thanks for stopping by today,

Leanne xxxx

Thursday, 18 October 2018

Mid month reminder at Penny Black and More Challenges for "Autumn Splendour"

Hi there!!!

Well, we're half way through October so here I am with the half way reminder for Penny Black and More Challenges for this month which is "Autumn Splendour".

I love all the colours that are associated with Autumn and on this one I have brought in the oranges, purples and browns.

Using the Poetic stamp (40-544) I have used distress oxides to stamp on this one and to create my background too. My sentiment is from Happy Wishes (30-419).  I started by stamping the leaves directly on to my card and then I've stamped more and fussy cut them out and layered them on top with one final one right on the top covered in glossy accents to boost the colours on that one.

Do come over and join us at Penny Black and More Challenges - there are prizes for the winners but do remember to read the rules!  No digital images please and the main focal image of your design must be a hand stamped image.

Hope you can pop over and join us and good luck!

Thanks for stopping by today,
Leanne xxx

Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Sending Wishes For A Merry Christmas....

Hello there!

I thought I'd join in the Allsorts challenge this week of "Christmas".

I do make 5 Christmas cards a month throughout the year so I am always more or less ready for Christmas when it arrives!  This card I have chosen to give to my Mum this year.

I have used an assortment of stamps from Stamps By Chloe for this one with just the fir trees on that back mat being from Clarity.

Using a mixture of vellum and heat resistant acetate I produced the flowers and foliage with some Wow embossing powder and finished it off with some Salted Caramel glitter.

This is a real sparkler but that's so hard to catch on camera!

I felt that this was very classy (my kind of Christmas card) and being all on the black card stock it sparkles beautifully! - perfect for my Mum.

Thanks for stopping by,
Leanne xxxx

I would like to enter this in to this weeks challenge at Allsorts:-

Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Autumn colours..........

Hi there folks!

Well my DT work has calmed down for a moment so this week I have been having fun in my craft room playing with some of my stash that so rarely comes out of the cupboards!

Both of these pieces are of course full of vibrancy as they have been created with alcohol inks.  So many of us shy away from alcohol ink due to it's unpredictability but it's actually very forgiving if you work with what you've got!

I have used my favourite Autumn colours on both of these pieces, oranges, browns, terra cotta, greens and purples.

On the first one (I have called this The Woodland Woman) I have used one of my all time favourite stamps - the face from Stampers Anonymous Classic Favourites along with the oak branches and leaves from PaperArtsy and Visible Image tree branches and sentiment from their Four Every Season set.  The face has been stamped with Staz On over the alcohol ink and some ink lifted off and the leaves and oak branches have been stamped with Alcohol Lift Off ink.  The way that the ink actually spread on the right hand side left the image of a tree in my mind so I added the Visible Image tree branches by lifting off the ink on that part - see, you have to work with what you have with alcohol ink!

The second creation is me playing with Visible Image once again - the Face It set and adding those same tree branches as on the first card too.  I embossed the face with clear embossing powder as I've used heavy weight yupo paper and was then able to have the resist of the embossing for the alcohol ink to run around.

Hope you like them, fabulous to get my alcohol inks out!

Thanks for stopping by,

Leanne xx

I'd like to enter my Woodland Woman in to the current Allsorts Challenge of "Trees and or Leaves":-

Sunday, 7 October 2018

New Challenge at Penny Black and More Challenge "Autumn Splendour"

Good morning!

Well. we've landed in to October and it's time for a new challenge over at Penny Black and More.

This months theme is Autumn Splendour.

I have made this sample as my inspiration to kick off this theme using the Poetic stamp (40-544), the trees are the Stately stamp (40-520) and the sentiment is from the Happy Wishes stamp set (30-419).

My background has been created using distress oxides and all stamping has been done using Versafine Clair ink pads.

Do come over and join us at Penny Black and More Challenges:-


There are prizes to be had too!!!

Thanks for stopping by today,
Leanne xxxx