Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Tomorrow is officially the start of your crafting Christmas!

Morning folks! Key info first: Sheena's new Christmas collection of gorgeous stamps will be on IDEAL WORLD at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. tomorrow.

Reet now onto sneak peeks part deux! Today we have the heart felt set - these are fab and look out for the most adorable gingerbread man with this set!!! I have used a couple of the other - equally  cute stamps- felted heart and bird which are on the same set.

This second card using the same set could be Christmas but I think would work for other occasions too. I had great fun making the springs with my coiling gizmo for the boingy birds!

 I'm dreaming of a white Christmas ( well that's more probable than an English Summer!)

Enjoy the shows tomorrow xxx

Monday, 17 June 2013

Warning Snow in Summer Alert!

Morning peeps - well most of you will know that for a crafter now is the time to get Christmassy and this year is no exception. Wor Sheena  has only been and gone and done it again with another new collection for Christmas 2013 ( I may be biased but this is now my favourite Christmas set! ) There are  6 A6 stamp sets and soooo yummy.  Sheena's shows are on IDEAL WORLD  Wedneday 19th at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. so get those recording devices primed!!

I have a couple of sneaky peeks for you today: Here are this mornings showcasing the first 3 gorgeous stamps. The first is this lovely Cosy Christmas cottage . I love it when a I can use just one distress ink ... no prizes for guessing this is Chipped Sapphire!

The second card is using  Santa's snowy season - the snowy aperture was using the snowy corner on the Cosy Christmas stamp above  and the ribbon - yep that's a stamp too!

Finally ( for now)  a cup of Christmas Cheer ... I can definitely smell the cinnamon!! I really love this vintage Christmas palette created with iced spruce, worn lipstick and antique linen distress inks and, guess what? Yep,  that snowy corner stamp  made another appearance !

I adore these stamps ( can you tell??). Finally a quick reminder that if you would like to get your mitts on Sheena's stamps before they are launched the DT call out for Sheena's DT is open for just 3 more days. If you click here it will take you to our facebook page and you can find out how to join in!!!

Back later with another sample to share

Friday, 7 June 2013

Day 2 in the Inkoid lab... We spot a sneak peek lurking ahead of Sheena's show's tomorrow...

Yep... a nod to BB: I don't know why - my mind wanders sometimes- I REALLY shouldn't let it out on its own!!

Day 2 and a little sneaky peek ahead of Sheena's shows on Create and Craft tomorrow at 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. It incorporates acrylics , over-stamping with those fab clear rock-a- blocks and, my still my favourite little discovery, a fuchsia moulded from the stamp using Stazon, Matt medium and white heavy body acrylic paint!
So without further ado here it is:

The base of the topper is the pretty side of Centura Pearl covered in black gesso - criminal I hear you shout but it really makes a lovely surface to work on. I then dry stencilled the Pebeo DYNA iridescent paints through a mask ( soz, can't remember whose it is) and added 3 triple bow butterflies made with the CC ultimate pro. The moulded fuchsia also got a coat of black gesso and a shine of Pebeo gilding wax - yummy! The Pebeo Bindex was brill to stick it to the card!

The show is gonna be FAB -U- LOUS! (as Craig Revel Horwood  would say). Make sure you have set record or booked the remote! See you tomorrow!

Thursday, 6 June 2013

Bright sunshiny day! A sneaky peek ahead of Saturday's shows...

Morning peeps!

First a big THANKYOU  to my lovely followers. This week has seen another blog milestone achieved: 100 followers woo hoo!!!! I am SO grateful for your support and for the fab comments and feedback - you are all stars!

Now onto a little sneak peek - Wor Sheena has 2 shows this Saturday on Create and Craft at 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. They are a real cornucopia of delights - something for everyone - so Sheena may be busy with the demo's! For today's sneak peek I have really mixed it up a bit with a mixed media canvas that incorporates the poppy paint fusion stamps, centura pearl, Pebeo black gesso, bindex and texture paste and gloss gel, exestencils, embossing and the gorgeous Pebeo renaissance gold  gilding wax to name check a few. Phew, a bit of a list for an 8 x 8 board!!

So here it is:

I rather like my midnight poppies :-) and would love to know what you think?

Finally - just in case anyone missed it the DT callout to find 2 new Inkoids to join Sheena's DT is still open until 20 June - just click this link...Go on....you know you want to!!!

I'll be back tomorrow with another peek - in the meantime off to play with some brand new goodies of which more later!!!