Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Envelope Journal

Hi Blognuts,  I have been so pleased with the comments I have received and would like to thank all those people who have been kind enough to leave such encouraging words.

The crafting comes easy but the blogging has been an uphill journey and I am learning new things every day, so thanks to you all.

So here is the finished envelope made from the Masterboard shown yesterday.
I used Chocolate Baroque stamps as shown below.

I wasn't sure about the way it looked at this stage but you just have to keep going, nothing exciting ever happens if you don't make some mistakes lol!
I then cut the paper into four pieces and completed the front by attaching some of the small flower heads cut out earlier (see Monday's post) and added glaze to these.
The large butterfly was completed with layered sections and stickles glue, giving good dimension to the envelope.

The back was completed by stamping directly onto the envelope, finishing with stickles glue and an Irish blessing, also Chocolate Baroque.

Close up of the front.
          Close up of the back.

    And an ATC to finish, got to have something nice to go inside.

So there you have it and time to go.

Angela x

Monday, 29 July 2013

Masterboard Monday.

Monday again  Bloggerettes  and hope you have  had a pleasant weekend.
We went to Heckington Show on Sunday which is now the largest village show in the country. Lovely day!

I have used Chocolate Baroque stamps, Punky Flowers and Steampunk Butterfly to make this Masterboard.

Masterboard Sheets - Still lots to do before it's finished.

Just thought you might like to see the start of this Masterboard though you will have to wait a few days to see the finished piece.I have included a close-up of the paper below, the colours are really nice, well I like them lol! I made this by stamping the ink pad directly onto the craft mat and spritzing with water then swiping the card across it.

This is part of an envelope journal that my friend and I are making.
We have been doing this for some months now and it is almost finished.
We usually choose a project and swap part of it each month.

If you are interested I could post some other envelope pages which I have already finished.
I have still not decided what will be the best way of joining them and completing the journal, so if you have any ideas please let me know.

Angela x

Friday, 26 July 2013

Utee and Gilding Wax Card.

Hi Blogsters, I have been having a play with some Utee and Ranger stamps.


First, stamp using Perfect Medium and emboss with gold powder.
Next heat the Utee and pour onto a heat resistant mat. 
Apply Perfect Medium to the stamp (helps release the stamp) and push into the Utee.
Allow this to cool and then remove the stamp.

I actually used the whole of the stamp and then broke the Utee in half which gave enough stamped Utee for two cards.
I then rubbed over the Utee with Gilding Wax.

I love this technique and don't use it as often as I would like to simply because it means switching the melt pot on.
What a pathetic excuse lol!

Hope you like it.

Angela x

Thursday, 25 July 2013

Tree Lopping

It has been tree lopping week which has been a bit of a distraction.

The small person in the picture is me. We were using this to try and estimate the height of the tree.
These guys were amazing!

      Moving along swiftly so as not to bore you Lol!
This took a couple of days and they cut down two trees and lopped two more.

More space and more work!
Good job done.
Angela x

Monday, 22 July 2013

Masterboard Monday

Bit late I now Blognuts  however, it is still Monday just, so still time
for a Masterboard.
This is how I started, mostly by swiping the card over ink applied to the craft sheet and some spraying.

 I then used a Paper Artsy stamp and added stickles glue to the bottles. This has the effect of looking rather like liquid inside the bottles.

This paper was made in a similar way and became the base of what I hear you say?
 It's a tray which I bought from the MDF Man, gorgeous!

Lots more Paper Artsy stamps both on the tray and the foil.

 The edging inside is a Tim Holtz Sizzlits die.
That's your lot for tonight.
Angela x

Prima Doll Stamps

Hi Blogbuddies, if you arrived from Ali-Craft you will have already seen this project which I completed as part of the Design Team.
If you have arrived by other means you may wish to go over there and see the full posting for this, including instruction for making.

I wasn't sure when I received this stamp that it was quite my thing but having used it I am really impressed.
These are real quality stamps and give a very clear impression but not only that, they are great fun to use.

Though great images in their own right, I just had to alter them a little.
So here goes!

I am an absolute sucker for anything Steampunk or Gothic so had to give it a go.

      This is the stamp I received

and this is the finished design
and a closeup of the pretty lady.

Hope you like her.
Angela x


Saturday, 20 July 2013

Ali-Craft Design Team project.

Hi Blognippers not sure how much time I will have this weekend as we are going to a Reunion Barbecue in Macclesfield tomorrow so a bit busy.
I should have scheduled something but have also been busy finishing my first post for Ali-Craft blog which will be live on Monday so I hope you will pop over to see it.

Angela x

Instructions for making.

Hi Blogguys and girls here are the instructions for making the Stampotique card.

As always there will be lots of layers so sorry but it's the law 
according to Felix the Crafty Cat!

Equipment needed to produce the Masterboard.

Lots of layers there then lol! Again!

Draw the pattern for making the house and cut out in stiff card. I like the stuff you find at the back of some envelopes.
Corrugated card for the roof, lovely! Such a great texture.
Then cut the Masterboard, yes I know it's sad but you can make two or copy it.

Next stamp several copies of the Stampotique girls and cat on white and sprayed paper.
Tim Holtz cobweb on tissue paper.

Prepare the border and roof canopy. I used the Face Art stamp from Studio 490 using just the top section.
Pour the Utee onto the heat proof mat and stamp into it, wait for it to cool and then remove the stamp. I applied metallic rub-ons. I attached this to the paper with Hi Tack glue.

The walls were stamped with Crafty Individual crackle stamp ( I must use this so much!), on card that had already been sprayed.
Then emboss with Tim Holtz embossing folder.
More colour can be added to enhance the effect.
Now it's time to construct.
Further detail added in the form of smoke and fencing.
Emphasise the faces with 3D Crystal Lacquer and Stickles.
The label was computer generated.
The cat's wings were fusible film, stamped with a wing stamp.The moon was made using friendly plastic and a push mould and enhanced with metallic rub-ons. And there you have it.

 Angela x




Friday, 19 July 2013


The front sections of the Stampotique card.


The walls are made using a Tim Holtz embossing folder, the roof is corrugated card from an old box (always useful, old boxes lol!), the fencing is a Tim Holtz die and the smoke was a flourish die - cut from Maya Road.
And look who was hiding inside!
Just to finish the back, a slider for the Kitty (maybe that's who she had lost) and a rather large spider which I cut using my Slice Machine.
The moon was made using a mould and friendly plastic.
Well that's it for now folks, back soon.
Angela xxx

Thursday, 18 July 2013


Here is the full card as viewed from the inside.

You should be able to see clearly now the section of the Masterboard used.
And just a little tease for you, a small section of the outside, the rest will follow.

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

More Stampotique

Here is another section of the Stampotique card.

          I love the sewing lady, she reminds me of myself.
The faces above were made by stamping into melted Utee and then glued to the background.

More to follow.

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Stampotique card

Just to get started , here is part of the card I made using the Masterboard posted earlier.
If you like it please call back, more to follow.

I altered the girl slightly by adjusting the legs and adding the hat.The stamp used for the row of faces is also stampotique, the cobweb was a Tim Holtz stamp on tissue paper and then glued to the background. The border stamp is from Ranger and was stamped onto a background which had been sprayed with Cosmic Shimmer Mist.
I included areas of crackle glaze to add to the texture.

Monday, 15 July 2013

Masterboard Monday

Hi Blogmates I have decided that Mondays are going to be Masterboard Day.
I promise to show you some of the things I have made using the Masterboards but they may follow later depending on time.
It always seems a shame that we make these Masterboards and then have to cut them up to use them which means the original work is lost.
Although they are not quite the same when copied, I have started scanning them into my computer and printing them off for further use.
I make my Masterboards on A3 paper and though I do not have an A3 printer, I still find the designs useful as A4.

So here is the first of many.

 I made these Masterboards for a project using Stampotique stamps.
 The papers were made with sprays, stencils, stamps, masks, sequin waste, crackle paint and tissue paper.
 I used a variety of inks but mostly Tim Holtz Distress Inks and Ranger Archival.
This was completed in the same way but giving a slighted more muted effect.

Hopefully you will get to see the finished product tomorrow.
Bye for now.
Angela x
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