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Wednesday 24 September 2014

Visible Image and Brusho

Good afternoon Lovelies, just a very quick post today.

Today's make is for the Visible Image "Let it sparkle" challenge for September

Ive used Brushos on watercolour card spritzed with gold mica in water and placed bubblewrap over it to dry to create my background, I stamped the Butterfly with Black Versafine and heat embossed using Wow vintage glitter ep, I edged with silver gilding wax and buffed for more sparkle, sadly I'm not the greatest photographer and glitter doesn't really photograph well, I've done it in the garden in the sunshine too :(


Thank you for visiting today, enjoy your afternoon xx Zoe xx


Monday 22 September 2014

More Brusho's

Good afternoon Lovelies, I hope you had a fab weekend?

I'm a little obsessed with my Brusho's at the moment, I just can't help it, the colours are fab and so much versatility.

I've used Ryns rain drops and ornate leaf I'm also adding this to Ryn's Customer Draw

I've used Clarity card for this one, the gloss one, I added distress stain to crumpled up cling film, spritzed with some gold mica in water solution and sprinkled on Brushos, wrapped the card with the cling film and left for ten mins before unwrapping, I finished drying with heat tool, the stamp stylised flowers by Indigoblu.


Brusho's on watercolour card spritzed with mica powder in water and placed bubble wrap over, another Indigoblu stamp, I painted the flowers and leaves with Brusho's too.

I posted a card the same as this yesterday, using different colours, my friend liked it and asked if I would make one for her to frame, she loves butterflies, so this one is for her.

Thank you for visiting today, xxx have a great day xx Zoe xx


Sunday 21 September 2014

More Brusho makes

Good afternoon Lovelies, I hope your weekend has been good?

I'm sharing with you 2 cards I have made today with my Brusho's.

My first card I used Sketch Daisies by Rubbernecker Stamps, the sentiment is Chocolate Baroque.

My second card, is residue from some Brusho's on bubble wrap which is for another project, I didn't wanna waste it, the stamp is Indigoblu big butterfly, I lightly spritzed with water and mica powder, sprinkled on my Brusho's then spritzed again and stamped, dabbed in places where it puddled so it didn't muddy too much, another Chocolate Barorque sentiment to finish.

Thank you for visiting today xx Zoe xx


Wednesday 17 September 2014

Eileen Godwin's workshop

Good morning Lovelies, back again :)

I spent Saturday and Sunday at the lovely Eileen Godwins workshops down in Rochester and what a fab time I had on both days, such lovely company, good laughs, good chit chat, tea and cake, what more can a girl ask for? Oh and of course loads of fab inspiration from the fab Eileen. Saturday was a Brusho workshop which made a lovely change, now Brusho's if you are not familiar are very fine crystals of pure paint, water colour, very versatile. Check out YouTube you will find various tutorials. So here are my Saturday Brusho makes.

My first is Penny Black - Delicate Florals stamp

My second and third are Sweet Poppy Stencils


Fourth is Visible Image stamps

And finally another Penny Black stamp.

Sunday was an Altered Art workshop and we altered a very cheap IKEA mirror, just plain white, I should of taken a before and after photo but I didn't have my camera with me, but after lots of embossing, die cutting, sticking, black Gessoing, Painting and gilding, here's the end result, very pleased with it indeed.

Thank you so much Eileen for your wonderful inspiration, wit and general loveliness.

Thank you all for visiting today, I hope you hab a lovely day xx Zoe xx


Tuesday 16 September 2014

Recent crafty creations

Good afternoon Lovelies, I hope you are enjoying the last little flourish of summer weather?

I'm sharing with you today some projects I've made very recently, I hope you like them?





Thank you so much for finding the time to visit today, have great day, hope you will pop back tomorrow for some more of my projects xx Zoe xx


Thursday 11 September 2014

Yummy new stamps from Lavinia Stamps

Good evening Lovelies! Well my back is a little easier today, although not 100% but certainly a lot more comfortable than it was.

Anyway today I'm going to share with you some projects I've made using some of the fabulous new stamps from Lavinia Stamps




I've used Brusho's with all of these this time, I love em. Thank you for taking the time to visit today, have a great evening xx Zoe xx


Wednesday 10 September 2014

Bits and bobs!

Good evening Lovelies! I've been a little remiss with my blogging I'm afraid! Bad Back! Ouch! Been able to craft in small doses if I stand, sitting is the problem!

So here are a few of my recent makes;

Ali Reeves Christmas definition stamp and mask, Penny black Happy Berries background and Penny Black Berry Merry using distress markers

Same stamp as above using distress markers.

Brushos yellow ochre spritzed with mica-water, script and sentiment are Visible Image, the flower is Penny Black.

Heartfelt Creations stamps and die, Brusho with mica-water spritz and cling film

Brushos with mica-water and cling film technique, Heartfelt Creations Sunflower stamp and die.

Rubbernecker Stamp with distress markers.

I'm sorry it's a bit photo heavy, I hope you've enjoyed my creations today? Thank you for visiting, have a fab evening xx Zoe xx


Wednesday 3 September 2014

My 12 Tags of 2014 - September

Good morning Lovelies, just a quick post today.

Here is my September version of Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2014 visit here to see what it's all about and a tutorial.

As usual I had to improvise on stamps and dies lol, but I like how it's turned out, great technique, I do love playing with Alcohol inks.

Thank you for visiting, have a great day xx Zoe xx


Tuesday 2 September 2014

Zoe - Challenge #9 "Add some ribbon"

Good morning Lovelies! Oh my goodness! Can you believe it's September already?

So today I'm sharing with you my samples for Lavinia Stamps Challenge this month the theme is "Add some ribbon"

Please be mindful of the rules, and use Lavinia Stamps please! There is a fantastic prize on offer to the winner of £40 to spend in the online shop.

You can even enter by email too if you don't have a blog, check the challenge blog page for the info.

The link for the challenge is here

So here are my creations, I hope you like them?


Thank you for visiting, have a great day xx Zoe xx


Monday 1 September 2014

This and that and a fair bit of Brusho!

Good evening Lovelies, I hope you all had a fab weekend? Mine was super :) looked after a 6 week old baby boy for 24 hours, oh it was bliss, kept me up most of the night, little pickle with his windy tummy, but such a good little boy most of the time, it went so quick. I think I had the best nights sleep last night that I've had in years, thanks to little-un lol.

So I'm sharing with you some of my recent makes.

Jofy Stamps coloured with Spectrum Noirs

Tim Holtz and Brusho's

Distress ink "Mustard seed" and Brusho's, Dina Wakley and TH stamps

Brusho's and Ryn's stamps. I'm entering this into Ryns draw

Thank you for visiting tonight, have a great evening xx Zoe xx


Creative Blog Hop

Good Morning Lovelies and welcome to my blog. I'm very honoured to have been nominated to do this Creative Blog Hop, by my lovely friend Wendy McCarthy thank you Wendy.

It's a continuous Hop every Monday with a host of inspirational bloggers taking part, there are a few questions I've been asked, so here goes.

1. What am I working on?

I'm not currently working on anything in particular, but I'm in a few design teams and I find I'm always trying to get ahead with them and also my Christmas cards.

2. How does my work differ from others in my genre?

I'm not sure it does? But I love to create from scratch, I love trying different technique's, mediums and products.

3. Why do I create what I do?

I love stamps and colours, I love to experiment, I've been paper crafting for about 17 years now and stamping is my main passion, I'd love to be able to draw, but I can't, stamping allows me to create something different every time, I love masks/stencils too.

4. How does my creative process work?

In many ways! Sometimes I may have new things I want to play with, sometimes I might be inspired by something/someone. Very often I join in with a challenge and having a theme to follow not only challenges me but also makes me use things I have at hand. I usually start with looking through my stamps and stencils to assess what I want to play with, then the colours, the technique often follows depending on the stamps I've chosen.

I would like to nominate two fabulous bloggers I visit regularly and admire:

Clare Messenger: Clare is fairly new to blogging, but her style is fab, colourful and inspiring, I love to visit Clare's blog, she has recently joined a few Design teams too which is fabulous because it means I get to visit more often, how about visiting Clare's blog for yourself and become a follower. Here's Clare's blog

Sandra J Wright: I have long been a fan of Sandie's work, I would say that Sandies work is predominantly Vintage, but with a twist, I find her work unique and beautiful, Sandie mostly does Altered Art pieces which are sensational but she also has done some amazing Mixed Media pieces. Please visit Sandie's blog

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today, I do hope you enjoy my creations, have a fabulous day xx Zoe xx