Monday, 11 December 2017

Baby It's Cold Outside..........brrrrrr



Morning folks! Hope you are keeping warm?

Well thought I'd pop a post on today and it just had to be something icy didn't it? So here is a card that I recently made for my daughters Christmas fair (I've called it The Ice Queen).  Completed in distress inks using the brilliant face it stamp set and the face mask and stencil set from Visible Image.

We've had quite a dumping of snow here and it's frozen overnight so I'm staying put today until it's all gone!!!! Living out here in the middle of the countryside is perfect in the Spring and Summer but the winter brings it's challenges - particularly when it's half a mile to the road from the house!


The boys are loving it!

Keep warm my friends and stay safe on those roads....

Thanks for stopping by today,
Leanne xxxxx

Monday, 4 December 2017

Published piece for the October 2017 Craft Stamper Magazine .....


Good morning!

A short post today to share my artwork that was published in the October 2017 edition of Craft Stamper for their Ready, Set, Stamp article with the theme - An Abundance of Nature.

With the light coming through those trees and all the little animals and insects, I was happy that I had captured the abundance of nature!

Hope you saw it in the magazine and if you didn't, hope you like what you see now!

Thanks for stopping by today,
Leanne xxx

Sunday, 3 December 2017

It's a new challenge at Penny Black and More - "Clean and Simple"!


Good morning folks!

It's the first Sunday of December so it's a new challenge over at Penny Black and More and this month the new theme is "Clean and Simple"!

Now, this is a challenge for me as you all know, I'm an inky, painty kinda girl!!!! So keeping it clean and keeping it simple is a challenge in itself!!!!

For this inspirational piece of art work I've used Penny Black stamps 40-099 Wings and 30-419 Happy Wishes.

Keeping it as simple as I could, I embossed the butterfly with white embossing powder first on to watercolour card stock and then literally splashed some ink around and blew some of it with a straw to spread it around leaving lots of white space.

I do hope that you will come over and visit us at Penny Black and More, there are prizes to be had and it's a wonderful theme, especially for Christmas cards as you can leave lots of white space as the snow!!!


Check out the fabulous inspiration from the design team too.

Thanks for stopping by,

Leanne xxx


Friday, 1 December 2017

Two samples for Sheena Douglass.............



Morning folks!

I'm sharing today, the first of some of the samples that I did using some of Sheena Douglass stamps that can also be used on fabrics. These stamps have been used on the messenger bags and rucksacks that were shown on Hochanda last month and I shall be sharing the fabric panels for a rucksack, painted by myself with these stamps shortly with you.

These samples are "extras" if you like to show you that the stamps can not only be used on fabric, but in the usual way on our canvases and card stocks too.

The first one is a beautiful bright butterfly set against that muted background.  The beautiful rose stamp and buds have been used on this background.  The large butterfly has also been covered in glossy accents.

The second one is a much more toned down card! In pale shades using the sixties flowers and butterflies from these sets.

Thanks for stopping by today,

Leanne xxx


Wednesday, 29 November 2017

My last two Call of the Wild samples for Sheena Douglass.....



Good morning!!

I've got the last of my Call of the Wild samples for your today that I made for Sheena Douglass last month.

What fun I've had playing with the new stamps and dies in this collection.

The first one is a monochrome card in lovely blacks and greys - gives such a powerful impression of the wolf don't you think? and the second one is a much warmer toned card using Sheena's new sparkle pens and Illustrator markers from Crafters Companion.

I do hope that you've enjoyed seeing my samples from this collection over the past few weeks - they were a real joy to use.

Thanks for stopping by today,

Leanne xxx

Monday, 27 November 2017

That's it!!!! Five Christmas cards for November and my New Years Resolution is complete!!!!!





Good morning!!

Well, I'm thrilled to bits to be able to share these five Christmas cards for November with you and completing my New Years Resolution this year!!!  Five Christmas cards a month makes that 55 cards made - I'm very happy with that!!! (Don't make the five in December as I'm obviously busy writing and sending them then!!!).

These for this month are not that dissimilar to last month in that they are the same angel image from Visible Image.  I have totally changed the colour scheme (last months were pink) and I love the cool blue and icy feeling that these ones give off.

So that's me done for 2017, bring on January 2018 and I'll try and give it another go throughout next year!!

Month 11 and New Years Resolution 2017

MISSION COMPLETE!!!

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope that you've enjoyed watching me throughout the year building my 2017 Christmas collection.

Leanne xxx




Friday, 24 November 2017

Last two samples for Donna Ratcliff for her new steampunk animals release....



Good morning!!!

Here I am with the last of my samples that I made for Donna Ratcliff's new release - her steampunk animals.

The first is a canvas that I thoroughly enjoyed getting in to a mess with!!!!  Lots of Decoart paints, stamping (and masking) die cutting and texture and grunge on there.

The second one is a rather long card but I thought that this was perfect for showing off that sentiment on the central panel with all the cogs, steam work and pipes all around it.  Coloured in with illustrator markers and backed on to black mats.

What a great collection, thoroughly enjoyed myself with this set of stamps!!!

Thanks for stopping by today,

Leanne xxx