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Wednesday 23 April 2014

Zoe - 31st challenge for Rhedd and Rosie - "Tag it"

Good morning Lovelies! I'm on holiday in Turkey and not sure if we have wifi in our room so I've scheduled this post just in case!

This Fortnights challenge for Rhedd and Rosie is "Tag it"

So we would like to see tags on something, not just a tag, so a tag on a tag or a tag on a card or box etc!

Mandy chose this challenge and will be choosing the winner.

Ali-Craft are our famous sponsors this Fortnight and are giving these wonderful Artistic Outpost stamps to the lucky winner;


Here is my sample:

I used Tim Holtz stamps and Dies to create this Christmas card! I did a lot of distressing lol

Thank you for visiting today, I hope I've inspired you enough to join in? Have a great day xx Zoe xx


Wednesday 16 April 2014

A Taste of India by Sheena Douglass

Good Morning Lovelies! It's Sheena's last day on Create and Craft tv today!

She has 3 shows today 8am, 11am and 2pm to show her fab techniques and the wonderful "A Taste of India" range of stamps and embossing folders. They are selling like hot cakes so make sure you tune in and get yours ASAP!

Here are a few more of my samples! I'm sorry in advance it's a picture heavy post!






Caught in crystal technique!


Thank you for taking the time to visit and leave comments, have a wonderful day xx Zoe xx


Tuesday 15 April 2014

Sheena Douglass - A Taste of India

Good morning Lovelies and a warm welcome to new followers!

So the 4 - Day Deal is underway and boy what a success they are proving to be, not that we Inkoids had any doubt they would be! The stamps and embossing folders are stunning. Don't forget to tune in or record Create and Craft TV, Sheena will be on again today and tomorrow showing you superb techniques that go well with the 4 - Day Deal and stamps. I'd suggest getting them early to a aid disappointment, as they will probably sellout.

Sheena hand draws all her stamp designs and works incredibly hard to produce these stunning products.

I'm showing a couple of my samples from the mountain I made for the show, I made 24 samples, that's how fab they are lol!

I've chosen 2 cards using just the EF today my first card I've incorporated 2 EF I've used Indian Bouquet as my topper, I inked the centura pearl (reverse side) card first with DI then lightly spritzed the EF with water, the top side and ran through Ebosser to create a subtle watercolour effect, the backing I used the Floral Confetti on the shiny side of centura pearl card.

My second card I used the Henna Mango Screen EF. First I inked centura pearl card (reverse side)with DI then using Chipped Sapphire I inked the De-bossing part of the folder and created the "Letterpress" effect, I lightly inked the edges to give a frame to it.

Thank you for visiting today, I hope you can tune in? Have a great day xx Zoe xx


Monday 14 April 2014

Another Sneaky Peep - A Taste Of India

Good morning Lovelies! Well the day has arrived :D I'm very excited, the start of the 4 - Day Deal featuring Sheena Douglass and her fabulous new Stamp and Embossing Folders "A Taste of India" on Create and Craft TV, 8am and 1pm today, don't forget to look out for more shows this week!

Here's my sample for today;

My tag I used the "Wrinkle free distressing" technique using scattered straw and pumice stone DI I did 3 layers, drying in between of course, I then stamped using Archival Inks in different colours, the flower is from the set which I heat embossed in gold EP and painted with Silks Acrylics!

You will see all of my samples for these stamps and EF on my Pinterest! Thank you for visiting today, I hope you will tune in xx Zoe xx


Sunday 13 April 2014

Another Sneaky Peep at Sheena Douglass's new stamps

Good morning Lovelies! And a very warm welcome to new followers!

Today I'm giving you another sneaky peep of the wonderful new Stamps range featured on Create and Craft tomorrow, they are called "A Taste Of India" in fact it's a range of stamps and Embossing Folders! They are absolutely stunning, I love them and had so much fun using them!

I slept pretty well last night! For me! I was exhausted from all that spending at Ally Pally lol! What a fab day, I met up with loads of lovely friends, some I already know from Eileen's workshop and some I only knew from Facebook: Rae Dalal, Bernie Simmons, Karen Clare, it was so wonderful meeting you at last, the lovely Kevin and Tracey Dutton from Lavinia stamps, wonderful stall superb new stamps and again so lovely to meet you, and not forgetting Mark and Helen from Visible image, so lovely to see you again xx

Anyway here is a sample I've made for the Lovely Sheena's Create and Craft show tomorrow (mon) featuring the fabulous "A Taste of India" new stamp and Embossing Folder range!

I used Dylusions ink sprays and a mask to create the background, the flowers were just Dylusions, I used bleach to lift the flower centers and details of the fabulous design, a very simple but bright and effective card!

I hope you tune in tomorrow? It's the 4 Day Deal on Create and Craft, I'll be surprised if they last the 4 days though once you see them xx have a fab Sunday Zoe xx


Saturday 12 April 2014

Sneaky Peep - Sheena's new stamps and EFs

Good morning Lovelies! An early post from me! I'm off to Ally Pally on the coach this morning woohoo! So excited, I'm going to meet up with some fb friends I've never met before :) can't wait!

So without further ado here is another sneaky peep of what's in store on Create and Craft TV, Monday for Sheena's 4-Day Deal

You will recognise the flowers from an older set of Sheena's, I've used Silks Acrylics to paint them and cut them out, the Silks are gorgeous, I love them so much, such a subtle shimmer and vibrant colours, although they are a glaze, you can layer them up to get a more opaque finish, very versatile! I started by painting my Silks directly onto the stamp, I then spritzed with water and stamped onto the reverse side of Centura Pearl card 3 times in a random fashion, even going off the edge, once dry I ran through the EBosser using the 5x7 Ornate Screen EF, my background I used a the A4 Indian Lattice EF from the range on the right side of the Centura Pearl card, I used a spellbinder die to create a label and stamped the lovely sentiment, the leaves are from my stash.

Thank you for visiting and don't forget to set your recorders or watch the wonderful Sheena Douglass on Create and Craft Monday for the 4 - Day Deal xx have a great weekend xx


Wednesday 9 April 2014

Zoe - 30th Challenge - Rhedd and Rosie's, "Anything Goes"

Good morning Lovelies! Well the time is flying by. Its so lovely having the lighter evenings!

So onto this fortnights Rhedd and Rosie's challenge the theme this time is "Anything goes" which is being sponsored by our lovely Moira who is offering this fab prize;

So here is my DT sample:

I stamped my tag with a lovely swirly stamp by Justright and covered it with Mustard seed distress paint and then buffed with a soft cloth to reveal the resist pattern, I then inked the edges with Vintage Photo DI, the flower is tissue which I'd stamped with a text stamp and die cut, I coloured it in places with distress stain, the heart is also stamped and die cut, I used an edge die and some binding to create some interest, also coloured with distress stains.

Thank you for visiting today, I hope you feel inspired to join in our challenge? Xx Zoe xx


Tuesday 8 April 2014

Sheena Douglass new stamps and Embossing Folders.

Good evening Lovelies! I'm very excited to be show you my first sneaky peep of Sheena Douglass new Stamps and Embossing Folders. I must say "They are lush" the theme is "India" and she will be gracing our teleboxes for the 4 day deal on the 14th April.

Here is my first sample;

I used the fabulous A4 Embossing folder on watercolour card, I used a brayer to lightly roll over the embossed card with Versamark ink, I then heat embossed with white EP, I did need a fine paintbrush to remove some of the EP from the de-bossed area, I then spritzed it with water and the using a paintbrush and water filled in the de-bossed area with Distress Inks, from my craft mat, a bit of silver mirri to frame and tulle, and voila!

Thank you for visiting today, I hope you will join Sheena next week on Create and Craft tv?


Sunday 6 April 2014

Wendy Vecchi Studio 490 Stamps and stencils

Good evening Lovelies! Hope you've had a fab weekend?

Mine has been great! Hubby bought me a new bike on Friday in a bid to get fitter and lose a bit of weight! Lol bless him, anyway having not ridden a bike for many years, it hasn't been too bad, undercarriage is rather tender lol! But as the weather is better it's been great feeling the cool breeze through my hair and on my face, such a fresh feeling!

Ain't it a beauty? I love it!

Anyways! Apart from trying to get fit, I spent yesterday with a lovely friend Eileen Godwin and many other lovely ladies at her workshop down in Rochester, such a wonderful day and so inspirational! I will blog what I made there tomorrow!

I'm sorry this is a picture heavy post!

Today I have made the first 3 cards, using the wonderful Wendy Vecchi stamps, just got onto a roll with them today! My tag I made Friday also using Wendy's stamps and stencils! My last card is a Tim Holtz inspired card!



Thank you so much for visiting today, I so appreciate the time you take to leave a comment xx Zoe xx


Friday 4 April 2014

A Tag for Visible Image

Good Afternoon Lovelies! Well what's happened to the lovely sunshine :( it's very dull today, not raining though which is always a bonus for me lol!

Today I've made a Tag for the Visible Image Challenge I love their stamps, if you don't have any yet, you really must invest, you won't be sorry, such great quality and fab designs! something for everyone! Here is a link to their shop

So onto my tag! I stamped the script border with picket fence distress paint and the grunge flourish with silver distress paint then inked over using, spiced marmalade, picked raspberry and mustard seed, I flicked some water and blotted, then edged with pumice stone DI, I coloured the butterflies with mustard seed, faded jeans and peacock feathers DI, cut out and stuck em on! Voila! Simples ;)

Thank you for spending the time to visit today, have a great weekend xx Zoe xx


Tuesday 1 April 2014

April - 12 Tags of 2014

Good evening Lovelies, what a gorgeous day it's been today, sadly I've had to stay home waiting for a courier to collect a package of samples for a certain show coming up this month on C&C ;) shhhhhh! Anyhoo! I was delighted to find I was one of the winners for the March tags over on Tim Holtz website, I am soooo excited!

So here is my April tag, I'm doing well here, keeping up with them so far this year, I must admit I really love this months tag, so far it's been my favourite this year!

So here it is! You can enter too just follow this link: you will find the tutorial etc. good luck

Thank you so much for visiting today, have a great evening xx

Zoe - April - Challenge # 4 "Spring Colours"

Good morning Lovelies and a warm welcome to new followers of my humble blog!

No this isn't an April fool, it really is a new challenge month with the wonderful Lavinia Stamps as you can see, the theme this month is "Spring Colours"

Please be mindful of the rules of the challenge! You do need to use Lavinia Stamps only in your entry!

There is a fantastic prize for the winner of a whopping £40 voucher to be spent in the Lavinia Stamps web-shop

Here are my samples for this month!

I used distress inks for both of my samples, the second one I applied the ink with brushes for a more subtle and airbrushed effect. I've added some dimensional glitter glue in the centre of the blossoms on my bottom card, it doesn't show so well in the photo.