Monday, 10 October 2016

Today's Brooch

Lizzy and I are very aware that we have been ever so slightly lax in our blogging!  Please forgive us, we have something sooo exciting to tell you about in the very, very near future.  Please bear with us.
In the meantime, we have had some beautiful ribbons to play with.  This weekend I have been looking at this wonderful bundle from The Craft Channel - link here so have created a brooch which I shall wear this week.  I'm very into brooches at the moment.  Of course, it will make a great present for someone special so I have photographed it on a gift bag, also available - link here
I hope you like it.
Rossella aka Brackett xxx

Saturday, 6 August 2016

Flora Musica

Hello everyone, sorry we have been a bit slack on the blogging front, but we are making amends with 2 blog posts this week,  and mine has been inspired by the Chocolate Baroque stamp, Flora Musica. I love it so much, and will be using this stamp over the next couple of days, as will Rossella.

 There are so many beautiful stamps to choose from that it becomes quite difficult to choose! 

 I have stamped this in Archival black ink, and coloured in with the fabulous Kuretake clean colour pens. I used black, unsurprisingly and used my water brush to move the ink around. Finished off with flourescent pink, which picked up the pink in the layer. I used a grey silver die cut from Anna Griffin too, from the recent Weekend Wonder. 

I decided not to use a die to cut the image out, as too for the sentiment, I assumed that anyone looking doesn't have a die cutting machine, yet!  But its really easy to cut around using a wriggly cut, if you want to know more, I shall do a tutorial next week, and about time too I hear you shout....I hope you like it:

Thanks for stopping by Lizzy xxx

Sunday, 31 July 2016

Wild Rose Studio Card

I had a lovely run yesterday morning with hubby and Bowser the naughty Schnauzer.
I just had to photograph this scene and it became the inspiration behind today's project with some fabulous Wild Rose stamps and papers.
Lizzy and I will be launching this collection on The Craft Channel on Monday 1st August at 2pm.  I hope you like the collection as much as we do. Xx

Friday, 1 July 2016

New challenge for July - just a little clue!

In the next couple of days we will be posting our designs for this months challenge,  and here is the clue:

I suspect you will know by now what its going to be ! 

Happy crafting xxx

Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Monday's Cards are Fair of Face (or Body!)

Good morning lovely crafty friends, here are the pictures of cards we made on Monday's shows on The Craft Channel (Freeview coming September!)

We have had such fun making these together, choosing the products on the shows and showing you all how easy they are to work with... If you want anything in particular demonstrated can you let us know?  We would be very happy to work with anything you suggest! 

We hope you enjoy our little creations.....


Happy crafting everyone!

Monday, 20 June 2016

Summer sunshine - Clearly Besotted stamps and dies

Good morning crafty friends,  today I am posting a tutorial on how to make a gorgeous summer sunshine topper using the stamps and dies from Clearly Besotted. This set is called Forgive me, which belies the versatility of these stamps. The sentiments are appropriate but you could use other sentiments from your stash. In this instance I have left this plain to put something in later. I have used AlteNew ink pads, they are great for layering, as the tones all match beautifully, but you could use your distress pads just as easily. 

Here are the photo's as a step by step tutorial, if you have any questions please comment below, but hopefully it'll all be clear enough. Enjoy xxx

Warning, this is picture heavy !!

A blank piece of stamping card 4" x 4"

Finished !  Just ready to pop onto a card base and a sentiment.

Monday, 13 June 2016

Rossella - First Card on the Craft Channel

I seem to have lost one of the cards I made on my first day on The Craft Channel so I thought I would share this before I lose this one too!
The lovely stamps are from Chocolate Baroque and Crafty Individuals.  I have stamped onto the backing paper and also onto parchment paper.  It was then embossed, coloured with pencils, fussy cut and attached. I love to mix parchment craft with other crafty disciplines.
I hope you like it! xx