My lovely followers x

Friday, 18 May 2018

IndigoBlu @ Topflight Stamps

Hi everyone, I'm today with a masculine card to show.
I've used a stamp from IndigoBlu called 'Fairway to Heaven', a golfing image, for all the men in your lives who love a round of golf!
IndigoBlu are an English company who make mounted, red rubber stamps.....they are very detailed and high quality. Checkout the IndigoBlu section on the TOPFLIGHT STAMPS website for a great selection.
To start, I laid a stencil over a piece of watercolour card, spritzed some water on the stencil then sprinkled on Brushos. Once the stencil was removed, it left the coloured background.
I stamped the image using Versafine Clair ink, in Twilight, then coloured the golfer with watercolours.
A little bit of inking around the edges, and a couple of layers of green & yellow card, (all from PAPERMILLDIRECT) and I was done. 
Let me know what you think, by leaving a comment......
Catch you next week, 
Barbara x

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Sunset...... with Inkylicious

Hi bloggers, a quick mid-week post from me with a little tag, using stamps from
We've seen some beautiful sunsets recently both at home in Wiltshire and on the coast at Broad Haven, Pembrokeshire where we're lucky enough to have bought a holiday home.
The sunsets have inspired this tag.
I've used the gorgeous textured card -hopsack- (225gsm) and Mocha Brown (240gsm), both from PAPERMILLDIRECT
The choice of textured card & colours over at Papermilldirect is second to none!
All stamps are from INKYLICIOUS
Pampas Grass,
Tiny Script,
Willow Twigs
Fern Leaves
Hope you like my little tag,
Barbara xx


Friday, 11 May 2018

Rubber Dance @ Topflight Stamps

Hi everyone, I'm back with my weekly blog post for TOPFLIGHT STAMPS......I can't believe how quickly the weeks are flying by, it just seems a few hours since I did my last post 😏
Anyway, this week I've made a little tag/bookmark with some fabulous Rubber Dance Stamps, designed by Susanne Rose. I love Susanne's work, so when I saw these 'Textured Houses' I just knew I had to have them.
I inked up a piece of cardstock with Izinks , then laid a bubble stencil over the top and sponged through with white Gesso.
The houses were stamped onto an old book page,  cut-out and inked with contrasting colours, then adhered to the background. I mounted the coloured piece onto black card, as a base.
I inked a piece of seam binding to match.
I love these little houses, so this won't be the last time you see me using them 😀
Topflight Stamps have a good selection of Rubber Dance stamps, why not pop over and check them out?
Catch you soon, but as always, have a fab, crafty weekend.
                                                 Barbara x

Thursday, 10 May 2018

New Inkylicious Products......

Hi everyone, well I've been stalking the postie this week, waiting for my new products from
They arrived this morning and I had to sit and play with them immediately!
We've just bought a holiday home this week, in Broad Haven, Pembrokeshire.... a minutes walk from the beach. These new stamps will be used to make some framed pics for the lounge 😀
On this project I used the clam stencil with Pampas Grass, Seagulls, and Willow Twigs stamps.
The inks are IZINKS.....very bright & juicy, I'm loving them!
I popped the completed card 'topper' into a cheap frame from Ikea....
So, the first art for our new holiday home, yeah!
Back soon,
Barbara xx

Friday, 4 May 2018

Chippenham Workshop Samples

Hi bloggers, back again with a couple of samples I've made for my Chippenham workshop on May 5th.....
This month we're doing mixed media, but a couple of the ladies asked to make cards instead.....this is what I've done for them 😃
 I'll be back after the weekend with pics of the workshop projects, until then have a fabulous weekend
Barbara xx

Barbecue Time at Topflight Stamps

Hi everyone,
 I'm over at the TOPFLIGHT STAMPS blog today with this card made from stamps by Joy Crafts.
 Pop over to see the full post, if you have time.
Have a great weekend,
Barbara xx

Friday, 27 April 2018

Carabelle Studio from Topflight Stamps

Hi bloggers, I'm here again...... and this week I've made a couple of tags to show you.
I've used a fabulous new stamp by Carabelle-Studio.
This stamp is a complete image and makes for a very quick card or tag.
 I inked up a piece of cardstock with some new inks called Izinks......they are BRIGHT!!
I then applied white paint through an Andy Skinner stencil, from PaperArtsy.
With the card cut in half, the stamp was inked with Versamark, then heat embossed....... one piece in white and the other in black. I stamped the butterfly part on separate inked card, cut them out and adhered to the tag.
 I was just curious how different the tags would look, although they were identical apart from the colour of embossing powder.
I'm still not sure which one I prefer 😀 what do you think??
Topflight Stamps have a massive selection of Carabelle Studio stamps, why not pop over to check them out?
Catch you soon, have a great weekend,
                                           Barbara x

Friday, 20 April 2018

More Paperartsy at Topflight Stamps

Hi blog followers, it's Friday already and I'm back with my TOPFLIGHT STAMPS post for this week.
 I live in the UK, and we've already had Mother's Day, but I notice it's coming soon in the US.
Because of this, I've made a couple of feminine cards, which could be used for Mother's Day, or even a birthday.
I've used Jofy stamps again, from Paperartsy, (link at end)
 These are simple cards, but quite effective.
I've used black smooth, and white Hopsack on these cards.
I stamped the large flower onto previously inked background, then cut it out. At this stage I added doodles, with a white pen. .....Using Distress Oxides and a blending brush, I lightly inked a small part  of white textured card stock, to give a very soft base for the vibrant flower. I splashed a bit of contrasting colour over the card, then adhered the flower to the background. 
I filled in parts of the image with Ranger 'Glossy Accents'.
The 'mum' was die-cut and adhered along with a small sentiment.
The whole 'topper' was mat onto black card, then a white card base of the same textured card. 
My usual few sequins and I was done.
Because I love this new stamp set, I made a second card whilst I had the stamps out, in a different colour.
I've also used a Jofy stencil on this one.....(the leaves are actually a pretty green colour, but look anemic in the pic 😕)
Well, as always, have a great weekend, with plenty of crafting if you get the chance.
Bye for now,
Barbara xx