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Tuesday 29 December 2015

Another Christmas card.

Good evening Lovelies, I've been playing with the fab Stencils from Designs by Georgina again.

Used the Circles Mask and Festive Stencil, the sentiment is Stampendous, few dots with a gold glittery pen, sequins and liquid pearls, job done!

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


Monday 28 December 2015

Designs by Georgina Stencils

Good morning Lovelies, I hope you're enjoying the Christmas break, ours has been quiet and lovely, just how I like it.

I hadn't been out in my crafty summerhouse for well over a week and was having withdrawals lol, I'd picked up a few bargains in the advent sales and was itching to play, also need to give a shout out to my lovely friend Eileen Godwin who posted about These fab stencils by Georgina, thanks Eileen, great stencils, not just stencils either!

So onto my designs, hope you're not bored with Christmas cards lol, I've made a start on next years lol.

My first two are made using Georgina's stencils, the first with a Memory Box die and Lavinia Stamps sentiment.

Second card I used Chocolate Baroque sentiment, along with the stencils.

My third card I used a combo of Crealies stitched xxl dies with Memory Box and Poppy stamp dies, the background I used Georgina's die to create the moon and Distress inks and the mandatory stickles glue gel.

Thank you for visiting, I hope you like my cards, I hope I've inspired you to pop along to Georgina's website and check her products xx


Wednesday 23 December 2015

Chocolate Baroque 18th Colour Challenge

Good morning Lovelies and a very Merry Christmas one and all, well yesterday was my birthday, bit of a non-event these days lol at now gulp! 54 years old I was hoping I could start going backwards lol

So today it is my turn to showcase my card for the Chocolate Baroque 18th Colour Challenge, please check the blog for the rules. Below are the colours you need to include in your project.

So for my card I used dies to create the shape, flowers and foliage which were coloured with Distress Inks, my background was stamped using Versamark and heat embossed using White embossing powder, a bubbly stamp from the Tangled Fragments stamp set, I then blended Festive Berries Distress ink over the stamped area fading it out towards the bottom, once I was happy I sandwiched it between some baking /greaseproof paper and ironed using a "Dry" hot iron, this is called the "Faux Batik" technique in case you didn't know lol, it re-melts the embossing leaving a smooth finish which then enables you to stamp over it using Archival or Stazon Inkpad, I did need to touch it up a bit with a black marker pen to make it a bit sharper, the word and squiggle are from Artistic Affirmation stamp set

I hope you like my creation, a nice change from Christmas projects given the colour combo, please pop along and check out my fab teamies creations too xx have a great day, don't stress out too much for the big man in red, enjoy your Christmas xx Zoe xx


Thursday 3 December 2015

Chocolate Baroque on TV again Whoop whoop!

Good morning Lovelies, I'm back today not with any samples for Chocolate Baroque unfortunately as they are top secret, but I am here to let you know that our fabulous Lesley Wharton is back on our screens from tomorrow evening (Friday 4th December) on The Craft Channel starting at 6pm and repeated over the weekend on the Weekend Wonder, with some fantastic new stamps, you don't want to miss it xx

So here are some more of my recent creations:

We have a lot of birthdays over Christmas and mostly men, so here are some very quick cards using stamps and Brusho's

Indigoblu Stamps and distress inks for our little foster baby's first Christmas, love having a little one here, he's 10 months old and full of gorgeous cheekiness, unfortunately we can't put up our usual big tree this year as he is very mobile and it wouldn't be safe, so lots of Christmas ornaments up high I think? Lol bless him, so exciting :)

This bear card I'm entering into the Indigoblu Challenge - Winter Blue

Lavinia Stamps and Penny Black Stamps, I was asked to recreate my DT card for Lavinia stamps Challenge that posted yesterday, me being me couldn't possibly do the exactly the same card twice so I've kept it similar, I hope she like it, she had the other one too?
Penny Black and Memory Box stamps and dies here.

Thank you for stopping by today, I really love to read your comments, have a great day xx Zoe xx


Wednesday 2 December 2015

Zoe - Challenge #12 December - "Let it snow"

Good morning Lovelies! Wow can you believe the big man with a white beard will be coming very soon ;) I hope you're all prepared for the seasonal festivities?

Today I'm sharing with you my samples for Lavinia Stamps Challenge, the theme this month is "Let it snow" remember you Must use Lavinia Stamps products to enter the challenge, you also don't need to have a blog you can simply enter by email, details are on the blog here. There is a superb prize of £40 to spend in the online store, winner is chosen by random thingy!

My first card I used circle dies as a base and frame, I die cut the deer Celtic die using double sided adhesive sheet on card and rubbed gilding flakes over the sticky side, I mounted onto a gold card and added white glue with glitter and few gems and sequins.

Disress inks and stamps used on my second card.

My third card is my first attempt at the "Northern Lights Technique" I'm pretty pleased how it turned out. It doesn't show so well, but I stamped the reflection using my SplodgeAway mat and memento ink and I drew a line between the image and reflection with a silver glitter pen, the snow is Liquid Pearls and glitter.

Thank you for visiting, please pop along to my very lovely and talented teamies for more inspiration, have a great day, oh and Merry Christmas teehee xxx

Tuesday 1 December 2015

Long time no see!

Good morning Lovelies and a very happy Advent, I've been very busy looking after little one who's an absolute delight but very active lol bless him, hence my absence from blogging, so today I thought I'd share some recent makes.

My first two photos are of the cards I've made for little ones Mummy and family members out of his handprint.


My next 2 are the finished results of two of the toppers I made at Eileen Godwins last workshop, better late than never eh?

The stamps and most of the dies are from my favourite! Penny Black.

Thank you for taking the time to visit today, please pop back tomorrow as I have some DT samples to share xx have a great day xx Zoe xx


Wednesday 18 November 2015

Wk 1 Challenge #17 Chocolate Baroque -Zoe

Good morning Lovelies, I hope everyone is managing to keep safe, dry and warm with all the awful weather hitting us, fortunately down here on the south east coast we haven't had it too bad, fingers crossed it stays that way.

Today I'm sharing with you my project for Chocolate Baroque Colour Challenge #17 here is the Colour Swatch to follow and below that is my Bookmark.


I used this Greyboard bookmark from the Postcard and Bookmark pk I started by painting with white Gesso and then a Chalk paint, I used Flitterglu onto a piece of Cut and Dry foam as an Inkpad and stamped using part of Decorative Edges stamp set and then added gilding flakes and scrubbed off the residue, then using a Black Archival Inkpad stamped using the gorgeous Wisteria Lane stamp set, I added a few highlights using a gold glitter pen and inked the edges using Aged Mahogany Disress ink.

Thank you for visiting today, I hope you feel inspired enough to join in the challenge, have a great day xx Zoe xx


Monday 2 November 2015

Zoe - Challenge #11 - November "Christmas"

Good morning Lovelies and welcome to my blog, today I'm sharing my contributions to this months challenge for Lavinia Stamps this month the theme is "Christmas"

You don't need a blog to enter, just add your details to this contact form and photo of your entry, please state clearly on the form that it's an email entry

Please be mindful of the rules and only use Lavinia stamps or products! There's a very generous prize of £40 to spend on Lavinia Products , winner is chosen by widget.

I used some MDF shapes which I Gesso'd and painted first, then simply stamped and decorated.

Lavinia Stamps shop.


Thank you for visiting, please pop along and visit my teamies fab projects, have a great day xx Zoe xx


Wednesday 21 October 2015

Colour Challenge #16 for Chocolate Baroque

Good morning Lovelies, I hope you're all well, cutting to the chase today, here is my project for the Colour Challenge for Chocolate Baroque number 16 this is week one so please be sure to pop back each week for more inspiration, please check the rules before entering.

Here's a picture for inspiration and the Colours to use.



I used Distress inkpads on my acrylic block and spritzed with water and stamping onto lightly spritzed watercolour card to create my background and the gorgeous stamps from Fantastic Florals set, bit of fine line doodles to finish and viola!

Thank you for visiting, I hope I've inspired you to join in, have a great day xx Zoe xx


Tuesday 13 October 2015


Good evening Lovelies, brrrrrr! Bit of a chilly one.

Today I'm sharing with you a very quick and simple card I've made using Pan Pastels and stamps from Hobby Art

I used the gorgeous Poppy Head stamps in Versamark ink and Pan Pastels for the background and the rest is from the Rembrance set, I hope you like it, thank you for visiting tonight xx Zoe xx


Tuesday 6 October 2015

More samples from Chocolate Baroque

Good morning Lovelies. Did you see our fab Lesley Wharton yesterday on The Craft Challenge, what a professional she was, so calm and warm and great demos, the samples from my teamies were fab too, here are 3 more that I made.

I used Distress markers on the trees.

Here I've used the Shaving foam technique.

These little wooden tags were hidden away for ages in my stash, I used Gesso and Silk Acrylics to colour them and my birds are on Shrink plastic that were coloured with watercolour pencils.

Thank you for visiting today, have a great one xx Zoe xx



Monday 5 October 2015

Chocolate Baroque on The Craft Channel

Good morning Lovelies, I hope you've had a great weekend.

Today I'm sharing with you some samples I've made for Chocolate Baroque's TV debut today, how exciting :) our Lovely Lesley Wharton is demoing and I can't wait to watch.

10am on Sky 261

The Craft Channel click on the link for all the info.





Thank you visiting today, I have some more but will post those tomorrow, I hope you enjoy the show.


Sunday 4 October 2015

Workshop projects

Good morning Lovelies, and what a lovely sunny but fresh morning it is, I hope you're enjoying your weekend?

I had a wonderful day yesterday as I always do at Eileen Godwins Workshop down in Rochester Kent, details here, if you haven't been yet you are definitely missing out, such fun. I usually go to group 2 but I'm busy next weekend and so infiltrated group 1's cosy little group and what a lovely bunch of ladies and Eric, although I only knew one other person there I felt so comfortable and welcome.

Thank you Eileen and group 1 for a fab day

Here's what I made. I had to do a little homework as time flew by, but I'm pleased with my Canvasses, the other ladies and Eric also produced stunning works of art.


The Butterflies on my last canvas are by Chocolate Baroque called Patchwork Butterfly you can purchase them here

Thank you by stopping today, have a fab weekend xx Zoe xx


Friday 2 October 2015

Zoe - Challenge #10 - Glitter and Gems

Good morning Lovelies and welcome to my blog, today I am sharing with you my samples for this months Lavinia Stamps Challenge, the theme this month is Glitter and Gems, you don't need a blog to enter this challenge, you can enter by email, you just need to fill out this Contact Form please add your photo and details stating that it's an email entry, Please be mindful of the rules when you enter, you must use only Lavinia Stamps or products, there is a whopping £40 prize to spend in the Lavinia Stamps online store, winner is chosen by Random Widget .

Both of my tags I've used the Delightful "Fairy Orbs" and "Fairy Buttercups" I just adore the new stamps, you can find them all here



Thank you so much for visiting, I hope I've inspired you to enter, please hop along to my teamies blogs, you can find them down the right hand side under Lavinia teamies, have a great day xx Zoe xx