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Monday, 18 January 2021

Mid month reminder for We Love Chocolate Baroque for our theme of "feminine"


Hi there!

Here's my mid month reminder for the We Love Chocolate Baroque Challenge:-

We Love Chocolate Baroque Challenge

I loved making this sample, not only is it quite a simple make, it's feminine but also has a peaceful feeling to it so suitable for a feminine sympathy card too?

Here I have used Chocolate Baroque's Essence of Nature stamp set

I used Distress inks for the background and coloured the butterflies with Sincerely Yours watercolour blending brush pens finishing with an organza ribbon and some nuvo drops.

There's still plenty of time to get your entry in to our challenge, just use the link that I've popped on here above.

Thanks for stopping by,

Leanne xxx

Sunday, 3 January 2021

New theme at We Love Chocolate Baroque..... Feminine


Hi there and Happy New Year! - (let's hope we all have a much better year than we did in 2020!).

It's the first Sunday of January so we have a new theme for you over at the We Love Chocolate Baroque Challenge :-

We Love Chocolate Baroque Challenge

This month our them is "feminine".

My sample for this theme is a DL card using Chocolate Baroque's 

Butterfly Perfumery

Stamped with Kaleidacolor ink pad {birthstone} and coloured with distress inks Evergreen Bough, Picked Raspberry and Seedless Preserves.

The background is Picked Raspberry and Seedless Preserves distress ink sponged on with a dauber.

I finished with some Swarovski crystals but they are hard to pick up from the photo I'm afraid.

Do come over and join us!

Thanks for Stopping by,

Leanne xxxxx

Monday, 21 December 2020

Merry Christmas!


Hey there!

Well, here we are at Christmas week and what a year it has been.  2020 has been a strange and difficult year for so many of us and we can only hope that 2021 is a better and safer year for us all.

This year saw me take up mixed media painting - did I think I could do it? - no.  Did I think that I had the confidence to do it? - no.  Did I think that my paintings would be good enough to share with my whole crafting and art world families? - no!  It just goes to show you that through the most unprecidented happenings, something new can come shining through that changes almost everything that I have ever done and the way that I see things - I have been stretched in my abilities (which I think that I needed) and I have moved closer (to my already very strong love) to nature and animals - it has been a year that I will never forget that's for sure.

I would like to wish each and every one of you that follows me, a very happy, peaceful, healthy and safe Christmas and I would also like to thank you all for the amazing comments that you have left on here and on all of my social media platforms - it's has been phenominal, it really has.

Here is my offering for Christmas to my blog, a beautiful reindeer rendered in watercolour and pastel pencils, with watercolour markers and posca pens.

See you next year! - stay safe.

Thanks for stopping by,



Friday, 18 December 2020

Mid month reminder for We Love Chocolate Baroque Challenge and Anything Goes


Hi there!

It's mid month and that means I'm here with a mid month reminder for our We Love Chocolate Baroque Challenge.

Here's a sample that I've made using two of Chocolate Baroque's stamp sets - Heath Robinson House(the coloured large image in the centre) and Townhouses (the muted houses in the background).

Coloured with distress inks.

I thought this is such a versatile stamp set for both feminine or masculine cards and even the younger ones in their teens perhaps as they set upon life's journey.

Here's the link to our Challenge:-

We Love Chocolate Baroque

Thanks so much for stopping by and Merry Christmas to you all!!!!

Leanne xxxx

Sunday, 6 December 2020

New theme at We Love Chocolate Baroque - Anything Goes!


Hi there!

Here I am with a card for our theme at We Love Chocolate Baroque this month which is....

Anything Goes!

This lovely stamp set from Chocolate Baroque is called O is for.... O could be for orchard in this case, or orange as I've kept to orange tones!

Coloured with distress inks.

Here is the link to our We Love Chocolate Baroque Challenge:-

We Love Chocolate Baroque

Thanks for stopping by,

Leanne xxxx

Tuesday, 1 December 2020

Totally nuts......


Hi there folks!

Here I am with another of my paintings and this one I felt turned out rather sweet!

Painted in all sorts of colours! From the naturals to the pink, purple and blues!!!

I had great fun with this one using watercolours, pastel pencils, brushos and posca pens.  I needed to get that fluffy tail just right!

The challenge with this piece was to get that colouring how I wanted it and the get the flare of that tail - the tail was always going to be the star of the show.

This is the last painting that I painted while down in Cornwall at the beginning of October and if you've been following my paintings over the past few weeks, you'll see that I had a complete ball, relaxing doing them.

Hope you like this one.

Thanks for stopping by,

Leanne xxx

Wednesday, 25 November 2020

It's a good hair day!..........


Hey there!

Welcome to another of my paintings!

Now, this one has so much character it made me smile as I painted it!

I personally love Alpacas and I don't think I'm alone - this one I painted whilst down in Cornwall last month and I've called it " It's a Good Hair Day!".

I had a lot to take in while painting this one and it was quite complex to try and capture the character of this chappie but I think I got it!!!

Painted in my usual watercolours with pastel pencil and posca pens.

He's quite a gem in my collection.

Thanks for stopping by

Leanne xxx