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Tuesday, 18 December 2018

Mid month reminder at Penny Black and More Challenges ' Traditional Christmas Colours".

Good morning!

Well, here we are, half way through December welcoming Christmas and almost saying goodbye to 2018!

My inspiration for you for your mid month reminder is a card using another of my favourite stamps 40-557 Starry Tree along with the sentiment stamp 3024F Xmas Spirit and I have used the figures from the On The Town set 30-260.

Keeping with the theme of traditional christmas colours I have focused on my christmas tree and have painted it using green and white acrylic paints. The stars have been painted in with gold Starlights paint and I have added some lovely red Berry Sparkle Cosmic Shimmer drops.

The background have been done using a light blue aqua pen with a touch of glycerin and I have then drawn you in by popping some black Distress Oxide around the very edge.

Finished with some dots of white gesso and highlights along the ground for a bit of snow and a white pen to highlight the figures and parts of the tree.

A perfect card for the younger generation showing two girls that have done their fair share of Christmas shopping by the looks of it!!!!!

Do come over and join us for this months theme of "Traditional Christmas Colours" at:-


This leaves me to wish you a very Happy and peaceful Christmas.

Thanks for stopping by,
Leanne xxxx

Wednesday, 5 December 2018

Secrets are hidden in the most unlikely places.....

Hi there!

I've had a little play in the craft room this morning with my Lavinia stamps.

I started this piece with a gelli plate background using distress oxides and brusho's having masked off the moon first.

I then wet the moon with water and used my grey brusho to give me the effect of the moon and dried it all off.

The water and moon reflection has been created using starlights paints.

The stamps are Lavinia and Crafters Companion.

A white pen was used to give me the highlights that I needed.

I would like to enter this into the current Allsorts challenge of
Fairies, fantasy and magical:-

A bit of fun on a dark and wet morning!

Thanks for stopping by,

Leanne xxx

Sunday, 2 December 2018

New theme at Penny Black and More Challenges "Traditional Christmas Colours".

Good morning!

It's a new month and a new theme over at Penny Black and More Challenges and this month we're looking for "Traditional Christmas Colours".

My inspiration for you this time is a card I've made using the fabulous 40-576 Bell and Berries stamp along with the sentiment which is 3024F Xmas Spirit.

I have coloured this using Spectrum Noir aqua pens and blended that background by using the pens diluted with a touch of glycerin.

A few splatters of white gesso and some Cosmic Shimmer Berry Sparkle and I was done!

Do come over and join us this month at :-


I've just popped this one on here too (this one is not in traditional colours and so, is not included in my samples on Penny Black and More) to show you another card that I made (I have actually made three of these as I love things that are that little bit different!) using exactly the same stamps but this time I muted the colours right down with black, slate and tan to show you how versatile the stamp is and can be pretty much painted in in any colour! I have finished this one with a spray of spray and sparkle so that the whole of the page shines with glitter (unfortunately, this never shows up on a photo!).

Hope you will come over and join us this month and good luck!

Thanks for stopping by,
Leanne xxxx