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Saturday, 18 May 2019

Mid month reminder at Penny Black and More Challenges for "All Things Feminine".


Hi there!

It's time for my mid month reminder for Penny Black and More Challenges for this month's challenge of "All Things Feminine".

I went for bright is beautiful and feminine this time!

On this sample I have used Penny Black's 40-594 Flower Field along with the sentiment which is from Penny Black's 30-417 Delicate Silhouettes stamp set.

I have stamped this one using Memento ink small ink pads and spritzed the card before stamping.  Once it was dry, I dragged in the ink and filled in the flowers where I felt it needed it.

Please do come over and join us for this month challenge of All Things Feminine:-

PLEASE REMEMBER THAT THIS IS A HAND STAMPING CHALLENGE - NO DIGITAL IMAGES ARE ALLOWED.

Thanks for stopping by,
Leanne xxxx


Sunday, 5 May 2019

New theme at Penny Black and More Challenges - All Things Feminine.



Hi there!

It's the first Sunday in May and that can only mean one thing - it's a new challenge over at Penny Black and More Challenges!

This months new theme is 
All Things Feminine.

For my first sample this month I have chose to use Penny Black's 40-618 Rose Bowl stamp along with the sentiment which is from Penny Black's 30-419 Happy Wishes set.

Coloured with Spectrum noir aqua pens and finished off with some corner dies from my stash.

To me, flowers are always feminine!

I do hope that you'll come over and join us at Penny Black and More Challenges:-

BUT PLEASE REMEMBER THAT THIS IS A HAND STAMPING CHALLENGE AND NO DIGITAL IMAGES ARE ALLOWED.

Thanks for stopping by,
Leanne xxx

Friday, 3 May 2019

Turtley Awesome and friends..........

Morning!

Some more of my Pink Ink samples for you this morning.

First one is a combination of the Sea Turtle and the Seahorse with a brusho background and coloured in with distress inks.

The Toucan gate fold card has been coloured with Zig Clean Color Pens.

The third one is Bird Sprite on a stepper card coloured with distress oxides and my Zig Clean Color pens.

The last one for today is a pencil case with two of the Giraffe stamp painted on to fabric with Cosmic Shimmer paints diluted down to much softer colours.

Hope you like them!

Thanks for stopping by,

Leanne xxx










Thursday, 2 May 2019

Just imagine............

Morning!!

These are the last lot of tv samples that I made for the recent Pink Ink Shows on Hochanda.

The first one is the Dragon on a sparkle pen background and the dragon is coloured with Zig Clean Color pens - although it looks 3D, this is a one layer card (I masked the dragon with masking fluid when I laid down the sparkle pen background).

The second sample is a cushion panel that I painted with the new stamp Toucan and then stitched a cushion cover in matching bright colours.

and finally my old mate Old Salt on a twisted easel card coloured with distress oxides on the background and my Zig pens on Old Salt.

I do hope you've enjoyed looking at my first collection of samples for Pink Ink Designs - I've certainly enjoyed playing with their exceptional quality stamps.

Thanks for stopping by,
Leanne xxxx







Tuesday, 30 April 2019

Live every moment, Laugh everyday, Love beyond words.......


Hi there, twice in one day....... can you believe it!!!!!

I'm having myself some "me time" today so I've not only joined in at Allsorts Challenge this week but I've joined in with Stamping Sensations Challenge too!

Their theme this month is April Showers Bring May Flowers:-


I've taken quite some consideration time on this one building the scene as I went and obviously starting on a blank piece of card stock and working from the rain drops inwards through the scene.

Here we have some April showers and a wonderful new stamp of mine of the man and his dog from Rare Earth.  I've built the scene using the bridge (also Rare Earth) these are from the A Day at the Park set.  The trees are from Woodware and the flowers are from Rubber Dance.  The moody April sky is using brushos and the river and ground has been coloured using distress oxides and Zig pens.

There, April showers are bringing on the May flowers!

Enjoyed having some peace and quiet while building this one up bit by bit.

Hope you like it,
I think I've got just the birthday coming up for a man that would love this one.

Thanks for stopping by,
Leanne xxxxx

Something feminine..........


Hi there!

I found myself with a bit of rare spare time today so I thought I'd play along with the challenge over at Allsorts.  Their theme this week is Mother's Day or Feminine:-


What a liked about this challenge this week is that it took me a little way out of my comfort zone but I like a challenge and that's the whole point isn't it!!!??

So, getting all inky as usual, I used an absolutely beautiful stamp by La Blanche here (I have no idea what it's called as it just doesn't say!).  The background is done with brushos, the hair and dress are coloured with aqua pens and that border is also a lace border by La Blanche.

Finished with an organza bow I thought this would pass as my feminine entry for this week.

Hope you like it,

Thanks for stopping by,
Leanne xxx


Monday, 29 April 2019

Lets delve into my world of inkyness with some Pink Ink samples .....

Morning!

Well, I hope you got to see the Pink Ink shows on Sunday.  I'm sharing some more of my samples here with you today.

The first one is the beautiful Old Salt.  Coloured with Zig Clean Color pens and backed on to a piece of mop up paper towel! - made a marvellous background!

The second one is Bird Sprite coloured with aqua pens on a distress oxide and brusho background.  The wings are acetate with silver embossing powder.

The third creation is the Dragon on a distress oxide background and coloured with my Zig Clean Color pens.

Thanks for stopping by,

Leanne xxx







Saturday, 27 April 2019

Some samples for tomorrows tv shows..........

Good morning!

Can you believe it, that's a hat trick this week!!!! Well, we're gearing up to tomorrows shows on Hochanda and these are the first of many samples that I'll be sharing this week with you.

The first is one of my all time favourite stamps my old mate "Old Salt".  My goodness, I've used some stamps in my time but he is a real beaut! Here I have stamped and painted him on to a tote bag using Cosmic Shimmer fabric paints.

The second is the Lion with watercolours.

The third is the Sea Turtle on a sparkle pen background and coloured using Kuretake Zig Clean Color pens.

I'll share a few more of my samples over the coming days,

thanks for stopping by,

Leanne xxx








Friday, 26 April 2019

Some more Pink Ink Designs creations................

Good morning!

Here I am as promised with a few more of my own personal makes using Pink Ink Designs stamps.

The first one is Oakwart coloured with watercolours.

The second one is the Elephant with a brusho background and coloured with diluted brushos.

The third is the Hare on fabric framed within an embroidery hoop.  I've coloured this is Cosmic Shimmer fabric paints.

I'll pop back tomorrow with some sneaky peeks of some samples that I've done for the Pink Ink shows on Hochanda on Sunday and the 2nd May shows.

Thanks for stopping by,
Leanne xxx






Wednesday, 24 April 2019

My new journey with Pink Ink Designs.....


Hi there!!  

Well I've settled well with Pink Ink Designs as one of their new design team and I thought I'd share with you some of my creations that I've been doing over the past few weeks.

Pink Ink Designs originated with designs on fabric and their stamps are so suited to working with fabric so you'll see me sharing some of my fabric makes over the coming weeks.

Here are three makes, the first, the Flamingo is on fabric and framed within the embroidery hoop.

The second is Neptune with watercolours.

The third is is the Meadow Hare.

I'll be back in a couple of days and I'll share some more Pink Ink Designs makes with you....

thanks for stopping by,
Leanne xxx






Thursday, 18 April 2019

Mid month reminder at Penny Black and More Challenges for this months challenge - Springtime!


Hi there!

It's time for my mid month reminder for this month's Penny Black and More Challenge of
Springtime.

As with my first sample at the start of this month, I have used the gorgeous Penny Black 30-415 Garden Charmers with Penny Black's 30-419 Happy Wishes stamp sets.

Coloured with distress oxides and I have added a touch of crystal glaze in the centres of the flowers and a dot in the centre of the bird's eye.

I mounted the two butterflies and a flower on to some silicone glue to 3D those too.

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

BUT PLEASE REMEMBER THAT THIS IS A HAND STAMPING CHALLENGE, NO DIGITAL IMAGES ARE ALLOWED.

Thanks for stopping by today and good luck!
Leanne xxxx

Sunday, 7 April 2019

New Theme at Penny Black and More - Springtime!


Hi there!

It's a new theme over at Penny Black and More challenges today and our new theme for this month is
Springtime.

I personally love Spring (I love Autumn too) as it shouts new growth and new life to plants and trees, to birds and to the fields that surround me here at home.

I have created this sample for the new theme using the Penny Black 30-415 Garden Charmers stamp set and the sentiment is from Penny Black's 30-419 Happy Wishes.

Coloured in distress oxides and Spectrum noir harmony ink pads.

Do come and join us for this months challenges - there are prizes to be had!

PLEASE REMEMBER THAT THIS IS A HAND STAMPING CHALLENGE SO NO DIGITAL IMAGES ARE ALLOWED.

Thanks for stopping by and good luck!

Leanne xxxx

Monday, 18 March 2019

Mid month reminder at Penny Black and More Challenges - Going round in circles.



Morning!

Here I am with a mid month reminder for Penny Black and More Challenges for our challenge theme this month of "Going round in circles".

Please remember that we would like to see circular mats and layers as well as circular cards too please.

This cute Easter card was created using Penny Black's 40-059 Easter march stamp set.

I've coloured it in using distress oxides (my favourite!) and stamped that back mat with just the sentiment.

Finished with some lovely Nuvo vintage drops.

Do come and join in the fun at:-

Please remember that the main focal image of your creation must be a hand stamped image.  Digital images are not allowed on this challenge.

Thanks for stopping by,
Leanne xxx

Friday, 15 March 2019

New fun with Stampscapes....

Good morning!

A quick share today of what I've been playing with this week.

I've discovered Stampscapes which are a large range of scenic element stamps that you can mix and match and build up beautiful scenes with.

Imagine it as somewhere you've been or more likely, somewhere you'd like to be!

These are created on glossy card stock with dye based inks, I've had great fun and have a huuuuge wish list for this company because as you build your scenes you think, i need a tree, I need a bush, I need a church, I need some birds!!!!!!

Hope you like them, these are a stampers dream.

Thanks for stopping by,
Leanne xxxx


I called this one "At the end of the day" 


"up in the clouds"


"On the run"


Tuesday, 12 March 2019

King for a Day......


Hello there!

Golly, I'm on a roll this week!!! (I've managed to find me some "me time" over the past few days and I'm making the most of it because it won't last!!!!

As you will have seen by now, I'm in the middle of having lots of fun with the new Pink Ink Designs stamps and the new lion is a beauty.  I noticed that Stamping Sensations have the theme of "over the rainbow" this month and what better stamp to use to use all of those rainbow colours. I don't know if he's full of rainbow pop art or ready for Mardi Gras!!!!!

Coloured with aqua markers, distress oxides to colour the back mat and finished with some small diamante gems for his crown.

I found myself singing "red and yellow and pink and green, orange and purple and blue, I can sing a rainbow, sing a rainbow, sing a rainbow too" - anyone else remember that one?!!! - to make sure I had used all the rainbow colours!!!

I shall share this one with my friends over at Stamping Sensations for their challenge this month of "Over the Rainbow":-

Hope you like him, he sure is a king for the day.

Thanks for stopping by,
Leanne xxxx

Monday, 11 March 2019

Make a Wish..............




Good morning!

I'm up bright and early to share a card that I made yesterday (well, what better way to spend your wet and windy afternoon than in the nice and warm craft room!).

 I made this card for the Allsorts Challenge this week of "For a child".

Now, I absolutely adore mystical characters and what better than a nature spirit - a Hobgoblin!  These make me smile, unlike goblins who are rather fearsome characters, hobgoblins are more rather mischievous and harmless characters and usually up to no good!  They are often found in fairy tales and are usually a miniature elf/goblin/fairy type and usually never have any feet and appear within structures as this one does appearing from a tree trunk.

This stamp set is called Woodbeard and is one of Pink Ink Designs new stamp sets.

I have stamped the main image which indeed is a huuuuge stamp and coloured with aqua markers and then I have cut lots of the other stamps in the set and also coloured those with aqua markers and have used 3D glue gel to raise them off of the card. Ive added the sentiment of Make a Wish but do you think he'll grant it?? ..........no probably not!!!!!

Suitable for a child of perhaps 8 years and upwards, I absolutely adore these characters and I don't know why but he always makes me smile!

I shall be entering Woodbeard in to this weeks Allsorts Challenge:-

I hope you like this one as much as I do!

Thanks for stopping by today,

Leanne xxxx


Friday, 8 March 2019

A medley of my recent makes...........

Good morning!

Well, this is a rare opportunity these days but I've found myself a few moments to share some of my recent makes.

For those of you who don't know, I decided to step down from Sheena Douglass's design team at the end of February.  It wasn't a place that I wanted to be anymore and to be honest, I wanted to get back to crafting so I will be doing special projects for Crafters Companion for now. 

Here are some of my recent makes, and I have enjoyed doing things at my own pace once again!!!

You will still see my Penny Black makes twice a month so have no fear of that!!!

 Pink Ink Designs

Sebastian - Lavinia Stamps

Hot foiling with the Crafters Companion foilpress

White embossing and watercolour with Sheena's Hydrangea

Lavinia Stamps

A play with BEE-utiful by Pink Ink Designs.

Sorry to bring you all up to date all at once both with my crafting journey and my personal makes but I am always so short of time!

Thanks for stopping by
Leanne xxxx








Sunday, 3 March 2019

New theme at Penny Black and More Challenges - Going round in circles.



Morning!

It's a new theme over at Penny Black and More Challenges today and we're "Going round in circles!".

So this month we'd like to see more than just circles, we'd like to see round mats and layers and round/circular cards please.

Here I've created a circular easel card for you using the fabulous 40-587 Young love Penny Black stamp.

The sentiment is from Penny Black's Happy thoughts set 30-416.

Coloured using distress oxides and matted on the a lovely pale blue glitter card - perfect for a masculine or feminine card don't you think?

Here's the link to our challenge blog site:-
http://pennyblackatallsorts.blogspot.com

Please remember that this is a stamping challenge and your main focal image must be a hand stamped image.  No digital images are allowed on this challenge.

I do hope that you can join us this month for 
going round in circles!

Thanks for stopping by,
Leanne xxx


Monday, 18 February 2019

Mid month reminder for Penny Black and More Challenges for this month's theme....Tag it.



Good morning!

Here's another tag for you, they are fabulous to make, don't take that long and can be used as a tag on a gift or as a topper on a card!

Here I have used Penny Black's 30-457 .... so loved and 30-454 Hearty note.  I've coloured with Distress Oxides and attached some ladder yarns to finish it off.

If you haven't already, do come over and join us at Penny Black and More Challenges:-

There are prizes to be had - check it out!

Please remember that this is a hand stamping challenge and that the main focal image of your creation must be a hand stamped image - no digital images are allowed.

Hope you can pop over and join us!

Thanks for stopping by,
Leanne xxxx


Sunday, 3 February 2019

New theme at Penny Black and More Challenges .....Tag it!



Morning!

It's the first Sunday of February and that can only mean one thing - a new theme at Penny Black and More Challenges!  Our new theme this month is "Tag it".

I've made two samples for this month's launch, both quite large.  The first one on the left has been made using 30-284 Sprigs by Penny Black and coloured with Distress Oxides and the second one on the right was made using 40-516 Dynamic, 51-097 Ardor die, 30-417 Delicate silhouettes (where I have used the with love sentiment) and 25-014 Oscillations stencil all by Penny Black.  This tag was also coloured using Distress Oxides.

Finished with some ladder yarns and lovely red ribbon.

These are beautiful as tags on their own but could very easily be used as a topper to help make two larger cards of your own too.

Please come and join in at Penny Black and More Challenges:-

Do remember that we are a hand stamping challenge, Your main focal image of your creation must be a hand stamped image - no digital images please.

Hope you can come over and join us!

Thanks for stopping by,
Leanne xxx






Friday, 18 January 2019

Mid month reminder at Penny Black and More Challenges - New Beginnings....



Good morning!

Half way through January so here I am with my mid month reminder for Penny Black and More Challenges for this months theme of "New Beginnings".

When I saw the sentiment for this sample I got thinking of someone starting a new job. So I've created this card using Penny Black 30-416 Happy thoughts sentiment and 40-099 Soft wings with a computer generated Good Luck In Your New Job.

All colouring is with diluted Distress Oxides and the background is a stencil from my stash (thought it looked nice as it swirls like a butterfly does!)

Do come and join us over at Penny Black and More Challenges for this month's challenge of New Beginnings:-

Please remember that your main focal image must be a hand stamped image - no digital images are allowed on this challenge.

Thanks for stopping by,

Leanne xxx

Sunday, 6 January 2019

New Theme at Penny Black and More - New Beginnings.....



Good morning!

It's the first Sunday in January and that can only mean one thing..... it's a new theme at Penny Black and More Challenges!

This months theme is "New Beginnings" so thinking caps on for -  new home, new baby, wedding, new job, retirement etc etc - anything where a new beginning starts!

This sample that I've made just took me straight to thinking about a retirement card for a gentleman.  I've used the Penny Black 40-129 Dropping You A Line set.  It's a brilliant stamp set to which I have added a computer generated "As You Retire".

Coloured with Distress oxides and with the added brambles down there at the front which are Penny Black 40-340 Etched Branches.

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

For this months new theme of New Beginnings but please remember NO DIGITAL IMAGES, THIS IS A HAND STAMPING CHALLENGE AND YOUR MAIN FOCAL IMAGE MUST BE A HAND STAMPED ONE PLEASE.

Thanks for stopping by,

Leanne xxx