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Sunday, 28 January 2018

Fairy Samples for Donna Ratcliff for Hochanda...............

Morning everyone!

I'm sharing with you today, my samples that were created for the Crafters Companion One Day Special on Hochanda using the fairy stamps range designed by Donna Ratcliff.

I LOVED playing with these and as you can see, the versatility of them was huge.

I have used a range of mediums but throughout you will see samples using Spectrum Noir sparkle pens and Spectrum Noir aqua pens - the sparkle pens can give you some super strong backgrounds.

Sparkle pen background and coloured in using the sparkles too.

This one has been done using alcohol inks on yupo paper.

Distress ink background and coloured in using sparkle pens.

A gesso moon, sparkle pen background and coloured in with sparkle and aqua pens.

Using sparkle pens.

A dramatic nighttime one here using white embossing and Pebeo Dyna paints.

Large gesso moon and sparkle pens with glossy accents covering the black fairy houses.

A super shiny sparkle pen background here!

Hope you are enjoying seeing whole collections of samples that I have made for the television shows.

I'll be back soon enough with the new Penny Black challenge at the beginning of February! - Then some more sample collections for you too!

Thanks for stopping by,

Leanne xxx

Thursday, 18 January 2018

Mid Month Post For Penny Black and More "Something New".....

Morning folks!

Well, we're half way through January so it's time for our mid month inspiration for this months theme of "Something New" over at Penny Black and More Challenges:-

On this card I've used 40-571 Feathers and Twigs and 30-449 Berries Delight.  Both of these stamp sets are new to my crafty stash so that's my "something new".

I have stamped the Feathers and Twigs twice to give the impression of a couple of Robins on the tree and brambles/twigs. I've carefully placed the sentiment over the join of the two stamped images.

Please remember that there are prizes to be had on this challenge but the main focal image MUST BE A HAND STAMPED IMAGE - no digital images.  Dies may be used but the main focal image must be a hand stamped one - easy!

Something new could be new stash, new job, new home, new baby, off to pastures new.......

Good luck everyone!!!!

Thanks for stopping by,
Leanne xxxx

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