Butterfly Screen Card created for Chocolate Baroque

Good evening. This was another of my show samples for the butterflies stamps recently featured on Hochanda from Chocolate Baroque.

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How it was done:

  1. I cut the main card blank in black card (A4 sheet) and trimmed out the trellis from the central panel.
  2. The background panel was cut in blue card. The swirls were stamped on the left and right hand sides of the panel. The rest of the scene was hand drawn in using the fine tipped pen and pencils. I used a circle die as a template for the moon.
  3. The butterfly was stamped onto the background and coloured with the sparkle pens. The background panel was then glued to the card blank.
  4. The blossom and branches were cut from blue and white card and the blossom coloured with sparkle pen.
  5. The butterflies were stamped onto blue card, coloured with sparkle pens and pencil, then cut out.
  6. The cut out elements were then glued to the card. Thin foam pads were used for added dimension.
  7. I finished with dots of glitter glue for added sparkle.

Spring Iris Card created for Chocolate Baroque

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Good morning. Today I am sharing another of my TV show samples using the Kingfisher Song stamp set from Chocolate Baroque. The new stamps are now available directly from Chocolate Baroque. I hope that you like this Spring themed card.

I so enjoyed the shows and Demos with Lesley Wharton on Hochanda. More shows coming very soon! I am beavering away to finish the next set of samples. I feel hugely privileged to be on the Design Team for Chocolate Baroque. It can be hard work but I get to play with some wonderful stamp sets – yay!




How to make the Stepper Card blank:

Cut the A5 card blank through both front and back panels starting approx. 8cm in from the left side and stopping 3cm up from the bottom. Score the front and back sections equally, 3 and 6cm in from the edge. ‘Mountain fold’ at the 3cm score line to create the side stepper.


How to make the card:

  1. Lightly spritz the card blank with blue and gold mica sprays. Tip: if the card curls a bit I tend to pop mine under a stack of die cutting mats while I work on the rest of the card.
  2. Cut the blue background panels and glue to the card. Cut the leafy sprig from green card. See below for how to create the die cut Iris.
  3. Cut the main panels from stamping card and lightly spritiz with blue mica spray. When dry add faux stitching with the fine tipped pen.
  4. Stamp the sentiment and image with Versamark. Colour the Iris image with watercolour pens.
  5. Glue the sentiment and image panels to the card using 3D foam for added depth. Glue on the leafy sprig and 3D Iris to finish.

How I created the 3D Iris Flower:

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I created this using the Spellbinders ‘Create an Iris’ die. I cut it from approx. 180gsm card and coloured it with Spectrum Noir alcohol pens. I shaped it using ball tools and an embossing mat/foam mat. Colours used: DG3 for leaves, CT2 and 3 for larger petal centres, LV2 and 3 for outer petal edges, LV1 and 2 for inner small petals, and the blender to add highlights.

Kingfisher stepper card created for Chocolate Baroque

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Good morning. I made this card for a friend using the Kingfisher Song and scene building sets from Chocolate Baroque. These are still exclusive to Hochanda at the moment but will be on the Chocolate Baroque site in a few days.



Still Reeds card created for Chocolate Baroque Colour Challenge 28

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Good morning. Today I am sharing one of my projects for the Chocolate Baroque Colour Challenge. I used the reeds border from the Owl Edges stamp set and sentiment from Words of Inspiration (Chocolate Baroque). I used ink sprays to colour the background and some die cuts to finish.


· Owl Edges and Words of Inspiration stamp sets

· A6 white card blank (approx. 10 X 15cm)

· Die cut white stamping card (approx 9.5 X 12cm)

· Ink sprays (green, yellow, blue)

· Dye based inkpad (dark blue)

· Alcohol marker and fine tipped pen (dark blue)

· Glitter glue (light and dark blue)

· Die cuts to finish (Spellbinders)

How to make it:

1. Spray green and yellow ink onto a craft mat and pick up colour onto lower half of stamping panel. Paint blue ink across the top and dry.

2. Stamp the sentiment and reeds, use second generation stamping to create the fainter background reeds. Edge with blue marker and glue to card front.

3. Glue on the die cuts. Finish by drawing a faux stitched border and adding glitter glue.

4. If you don’t have dies just trim down the card base to fit the stamped mat and it will still look good.

Halloween Canvas using the Day Of The Dead Collection from Sheena Douglass

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Oooh I do love Halloween. I so enjoy making spooky projects. I created this canvas for a couple of my friends. I used Sheena Douglass ‘Day Of The Dead’ stamps and dies, and I coloured the image so it looked like them. I also used Sheena’s Festive Ivy and Christmas Foliage dies to decorate.


  • Stretched canvas approx. A4 size
  • A4 sheet white stamping card (Sheena Douglass)
  • Black, white and green card
  • Brother ScanNCut CM300 machine
  • Silhouette Cameo machine
  • Die cutting machine (EBosser)
  • Sheena Douglass Day Of The Dead Collection (Eternal Love stamp and Dancing Skeleton, and Pawprint memories dies)
  • Sheena Douglass dies (Festive Ivy and Christmas Foliage)
  • Other dies: acorn (Spellbinders) and leaves (Tattered Lace)
  • ScanNCut files: built in designs for the ‘Happy’ and ‘Halloween’ text
  • Silhouette files: JM Rush for spiders (Spider Web Lantern), Bats Flying and Spooky Banner
  • Gesso (black)
  • Inkpads: Versafine (Tuxedo Black), Distress (Gathered Twigs and Tea Dye)
  • Spray and Sparkle (Crafters Companion Diamond Pearl)
  • Pebeo Gilding Wax (King Gold)
  • Spectrum Aqua watercolour pens (pinks, oranges, greens, teals, turquoises, greys, yellows and reds)
  • Brown pencil (to colour bats)
  • Black fine tipped marker (to enhance shading & detail to stamped image)
  • Stickles glitter glue (Crystal)

Autumn Medley Card created for Chocolate Baroque

Good morning. Today I have an Autumnal project to share with you. I simply love this Autumn Medley stamp. I have used an acorn die from my stash but elements could be cut out and decoupaged from the stamped image too.

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  • Autumn Medley and Mackintosh Sentiments stamps
  • A5 ready made stepper card, white stamping card, A4 thick cartridge paper and waste shredded paper
  • WOW embossing powders (extra fine White and Metallic Gold Sparkle)
  • Inkpads: Versamark, Versafine (Vintage Sepia), dye based (dark brown)
  • Ink Spritzers: Reds, oranges, yellows and greens – some with gold mica (Mr Huey’s and Lindy’s Stamp Gang)
  • Dye based inks: Orange and yellow (Spectrum Noir Aquatints)
  • Watercolours with mica: Reds, oranges, yellows, browns and greens (Twinkling H2O’s)
  • Alcohol ink marker and pencil (dark brown)
  • Paper raffia (yellow)
  • Dies: Acorns (Spellbinders), square (Tattered Lace Torn Edge), mini tags (Create & Craft Couture Deco Boutique Collection)
  • 3D glue gel

How to make it:

  1. Spritz the cartridge paper and waste paper strips with autumnal coloured inks and leave to dry. Trim the background panel, edge with brown marker and glue to the card front. Die cut tags and acorns from the remainder.
  2. Edge the mini tag and sentiment panel with brown marker. Stamp the sentiments with Versamark and heat emboss with white powder.
  3. Add some shading to the acorn and leaf die cuts using the brown dye based ink, and shape using a ball tool and embossing mat.
  4. Stamp the Autumn Medley onto stamping card using Versafine. Quickly add gold sparkle embossing powder to the hair (avoiding the face) and heat emboss. Colour with watercolours (with mica) and inks. Use the brown pencil to add extra shading.
  5. Lay the square die onto the image and mark the position of the overhang and trim around with a craft knife (i.e. the foliage and hair that extends beyond the die edge). Lay the overhang behind the die cutting edge (so it won’t cut through) and cut out the square. Edge with brown marker and blend brown ink in from around the edges.
  6. Scrunch up a bundle of the waste paper strips and raffia and lay the die cut topper over the top. Put everything together using 3D glue gel.

Art Deco card made for a friend (DoCrafts Papermania stamps)

A card made for a friends birthday – she loves Art Deco so hopefully will like this one. She doesn’t really do Tech so won’t see it on here if I share with you x.

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  • Mackintosh Sentiments from Chocolate Baroque – to stamp sentiment inside card
  • DoCrafts Papermania Art Deco Flapper and Roaring 20’s stamp sets
  • Unknown brand stamps – the ‘sunburst’ and ‘Haute Couture’ sentiment
  • A5 red card blank, A5 white stamping card, paper or card for insert panel, A5 holographic black and silver card with ‘starburst’, Black and red card scraps for flower
  • Versafine Inkpad (Onyx Black)
  • Glitter marker (red) and sparkle brush pen (clear overlay Spectrum Noir)
  • Coloured pencils (greys)
  • Fine tipped marker (black) and opaque white
  • Faux gem stickers (Holographic black & silver) and acrylic gem (clear)
  • Dies: Tonic Deco Geometric Layering set (for card insert) and Spellbinders Crafty Flower 5 (3D flower)

Summary of techniques used:

  1. Stamped the lady, ‘sunburst’ and Deco borders.
  2. Hand drew the ‘fan’ shape and steps.
  3. Coloured with pencils and glitter markers.
  4. Cut out the image and mounted onto the black holographic card, trimmed and glued to the card front.
  5. Made 3D flower to embellish and finished with faux gems.
  6. Stamped the insert panel.

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