Friday, 24 June 2016

Butterflies on TV

Just a heads up that Lynnda from Oak House Studio will be on Hochanda TV (Freeview 39) tomorrow - Saturday 25th at 11am and 3pm.

She will be demoing old favourites like the Clematis Tower alongside the Dog Rose and Special Edition Rose sets plus a brand new set of Butterflies.  Here is a look at my samples:

One of the sets is a solid butterfly with a matching Walesby patterned overlay.  I've used it on this card but also used the solid and kiss stamped with the Texture Squares.  The inks are Purple and Orchid Pigments Inks which stay wetter longer than die inks and so are great for kiss stamping. The background uses inks from the French Collection Pure Colours - lots of pinks, purples and mint.

Another card (my DD's favourite) uses the set of 3 solid stamps and the Triple Meadow Green ink pad which makes ombre effects so easy.

I'm sure Lynnda and the rest of the DT will come up with lots of other ideas so please watch the show or record it.  You can also watch it online afterwards on

Elaine xx

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Secret Garden

Seriously struggling for time at the moment.  I invigilate in exams at my local school so for the last 5 weeks I've been watching students writing, yawning, sleeping etc etc....only 15 more to go then done for the summer.  This morning I managed to finish my postcard for The Craft Barn's Alpha Dictionary Challenge where the letter is K.

There are not many K words and I could have done kite, key or keyhole but in the end I've chosen to do KEYSTONE as I knew I had this stone gateway stamp from Paperartsy.  I've gone for a secret walled garden blending sepia ink through a brick stencil and adding some greenery with Crafty Individuals stamps.  The 'ironwork gate' is a Memory Box die. 

Hope you like and thanks for popping by.   Any comments you leave are gratefully appreciated.

Elaine x

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Tree Triptych

Well it's wet and miserable out there so I'm staying in....... here's my next postcard for The Craft Barn's Alpha Dictionary Challenge where the letter is T.    I've probably been very boring this time and gone for TREE but Three in a Triptych with some added Text.

I've stamped and clear embossed the Beech and Oak Trees with Versafine Onyx Black (to show off all the detail) on 3 pieces of card and using a torn piece of paper as a mask added the Winter Words Text stamp up the hill !  All stamps are from Oak House Studio.   With the mask still in place I've blended on green at the bottom, then blue for the sky and finished with the torn dictionary definition and letter T Thicker.

I tried not to do a scene as my S is a seaside scene but my brain was stuck on trees on a hill.  Thanks for visiting and leaving comments, they are much appreciated!!

Elaine  x