Quick and Easy Mackintosh Love card created for Chocolate Baroque

Good morning. Today I am sharing a quick and easy card made with the Mackintosh themed stamps recently featured on Hochanda. This one can be made in under 15 minutes.

AW All My Love CAS





*I used StazOn to stamp the sentiment on my coated card as I wasn’t sure if Versafine would dry on the slightly shiny surface. If you are using an ‘inkable’ type of card/paper the Versafine will be fine for this.


How to make it:

  1. Stamp the heart and flowers onto stamping card and heat emboss with clear powder. Cut out elements and colour with inks and sparkle pen.
  2. Stick the ribbon to card front with double sided tape. Stamp the sentiment. Glue down the stamped embellishments with 3D glue or foam pads for added dimension.

Butterfly Fold Back card created for Chocolate Baroque

Good morning. Here is one of my samples for the butterfly stamp set shows featured on Hochanda recently with Chocolate Baroque.

AW Butterfly Fold Back 1

AW Butterfly Fold Back 2

AW Butterfly Fold Back 3

AW Butterfly Fold Back 4

Note: I recently got the Tim Holtz stamping platform from Tonic Studios and I found it perfect for this project. Building the frame with the swirly stamp was so easy. Simply stamped, turned the card 90 degrees and stamped again. However, it is not essential for this project. Using an acrylic block with grid markings will help you to align the stamp with the card edge when building the frame with the swirl stamp.


How to make it:

  1. Make a vertical score line half way across the card front and fold back.
  2. Open the card out flat and stamp the swirls around the edges with Versamark ink to frame. Use a gridded acrylic block to help align the stamp with the card edges. Also stamp the verse and small butterfly. Heat emboss with the pearl blue powder. Colour the butterfly with sparkle pen and add glitter glue dots for added sparkle.
  3. Stamp the large butterfly onto white card with Versafine. Using watercolour pens directly onto the stamp, colour the lightly spritz with water and overstamp onto the black image. This will give a watercolour effect. Add more colour with the sparkle pens. Cut out and glue to the edge of the card fold back. To make it neater you could paint the back of the white card with black acrylic.
  4. Finish with more stickles and add some Glossy Accents to some areas of the butterfly detail.

Fairyland card created for the Chocolate Baroque Colour Challenge 35

Good morning. Today I am sharing one of my samples for the recent shows on Hochanda. I had so much fun with these stamps. I hope that you like my fantasy scene. This one also perfectly fits the Chocolate Baroque Colour Challenge this month too.


AW Fairyland Colour Challenge 35


  • Spring Fairy Collection , Fantasy Castles, and Magical Landscapes
  • 8 inch square card blank, white stamping card and purple iridescent paper
  • Scrap copy paper to create masks
  • Large decorative circle mat cut from purple card and circle die to cut out image
  • Versafine Inkpad (Onyx Black), StazOn (Jet Black)
  • Water based inks (purples)
  • Watercolour pencils (black, purples and greens)
  • Clear sparkle pen
  • Fine tipped marker pen (black) and alcohol marker (purple)
  • Stickles glitter glue (Star Dust)

How to make it:

  1. Stamp the fairies with Versafine, cut out and colour with pencils and a damp brush.
  2. Stamp the wings with StazOn onto the iridescent paper, cut out and decoupage over the stamped fairies.
  3. Stamp the castles and buildings onto copy paper and cut out. Arrange the elements to plan the scene, i.e. it needs to fit into the circle topper which will fit onto the large decorative mat. Stamp the foreground image with Versafine and cover it with your paper mask before stamping the next image behind. Continue covering the foreground images and working towards the background elements. When complete remove the masks and use a fine tipped marker to join up or draw extra elements where needed.
  4. Colour with watercolour pencils and a damp brush. Overlay some areas with clear sparkle pen. I added extra intense colour with water based inks into the background to make the buildings ‘pop’.
  5. Edge the card blank with alcohol marker to frame. Layer and glue down all elements. I used 3D foam and glue gel for added depth.
  6. Finish with touches of glitter glue for added sparkle.

Quick and Easy Gold Bird card created for Chocolate Baroque

Good morning. This is another quick and easy make using the Spring Fairies stamp collection recently featured on Hochanda. Great for batch making.


AW Gold Bird CAS


I used a ready made gold aperture card. I stamped the bird and sentiment using Versamark and heat embossed in gold onto black card. I added a little colour with opaque gouache paint.



Quick and Easy Tangled Christmas Tree cards created for Chocolate Baroque

AW Christmas Trees CAS


Good morning. I hope that you like my quick and easy Christmas cards using the new Christmas Tree Tangle stamp. I split my stamp into 2 to give more versatility, and so that I could use them individually or change the arrangement of the sets of trees. I stamped them onto black card and heat embossed with glitter powder for sparkle. I used a water soluble semitransparent white pastel to add a bit of colour and an opaque white spritzer to create a snowy night scene. I also added a bit of clear mica spritz for added sheen. I finished with a metallic silver marker pen and peel off sentiment. Really quick and easy and great for batch making. Vary by using different colours of embossing powder and background card. I think that Kraft card and pale blue would look good – will have to try that.


  • Christmas Tree Tangle single stamp
  • A6 white card blank and A6 black card
  • Versamark Inkpad
  • Glitter heat embossing powders (I used blue & silver)
  • Metallic silver fine tipped marker pen
  • Christmas sentiment peel off stickers (silver)
  • Glitter gel pens (optional)
  • Spritzer sprays (opaque white, clear mica)
  • Alcohol marker (black)
  • Watercolour brush
  • Heat gun

How to make it:

  1. Stamp with Versamark and heat emboss the image with glitter powder.
  2. Dissolve some of the pastel pigment into water and paint over the scene with a brush. Add a little colour onto the trees with glitter pens if desired.
  3. Spritz with opaque white spray to create the snow effect. Add some mica spray for extra shimmer.
  4. Add peel off and trim the topper slightly to leave a border on the card front.
  5. Quickly draw a border to frame using the metallic pen.
  6. Glue to card front and add a border around the card blank with black pen.

Christmas Gift Tag created for Chocolate Baroque Colour Challenge 28

AW Xmas Tag Colour Challenge 28

Good morning. I am really enjoying the Colour Challenge this month. Here I have created a pretty Christmas tag using stamps from the Sparkling Trees set. The tag was coloured and splattered with spray inks and the images stamped with Versamark and heat embossed with pearl yellow and white powders. Dark blue ink was blended in from the edges and an alcohol marker used to frame the tag. Finished with yellow and blue ribbon and of course some glitter glue for sparkle.


  • Sparkling Trees stamp set
  • Watercolour card tag (approx. 6 X 12.5cm)
  • Inkpads: Versamark and dye based (blue)
  • Spray inks (light and dark blue, yellow and green – some with mica)
  • Heat embossing powders (pearlescent yellow and detail white)
  • Alcohol marker (dark blue)
  • Yellow and blue organza ribbon

How to make it:

  1. Spritz and splatter the tag with spray inks and dry fully.
  2. Stamp the Trees with Versamark and heat emboss with the yellow powder. Stamp the snowflakes and heat emboss with white powder. Tip: to prevent the powder sticking where you don’t want it (especially if your card is still a little damp), dust the surface with a little talc.
  3. Blend blue dye ink in from the edges and frame with dark blue marker.
  4. Finish by adding ribbons and a little glitter glue for added sparkle.