Friday, 21 April 2017

Today's the day .......

Happy Friday ........

Today's the day when Lucy and Sweet Poppy Stencils are making their HOCHANDA debut .... whoo hoo!! Go Lucy!!

Tune in if you can ....... Sky 663/Freeview 85/Freesat  817, or record the show and watch it later. There's some gorgeous new stencil designs and the DT have been busy working their magic to give you some great ideas on what you can create with them.  Lucy will also be demonstrating just what you can do with these amazing stencils and the various mediums available from Sweet Poppy

Today's stencil from me is the stunning Chinese Lanterns ..... I love this one!

A beautiful design ..... and so versatile.   Use it on it's own to make simple yet stunning cards suitable for all occasions ..... Birthday's, Anniversaries, Get Well.  Thank You cards,  Wedding Invitations or even Sympathy cards
Classic black and white, always works well ......

Simply apply the Glossy Black embossing paste through the stencil and leave it to dry ..... easy as that.

The detail on these stencils is amazing, and the pastes are so easy to use.
Always tape your stencils in place using low tack tape, and use a magnetic sheet underneath your cardstock. Because the Sweet Poppy stencils are stainless steel the magnetic sheet holds them in place perfectly and you get a nice clean, crisp image every time.

Add a simple sentiment ...... I stamped mine using my new Gold Delicata pigment ink (thanks to the lovely Loll Thompson for introducing me to this ...... I love it!!)

And I finished the whole design off by adding a few dots of gold glitter glue here and there for added sparkle.

I used the paste on the inside of the card too .....

You can see I turned the stencil over and had the design sweeping the other way around and used it off the edge of the card as i only wanted part of the design.

Why not use your stencils to create backgrounds as well as being the main image ...... the result is perfectly co-ordinated designs

Add a little colour in there too for a completely different look

I took a piece of cardstock from my stash which had been coloured using Brushos and used the Glossy White paste with the stencil directly over the top .....

Whilst the paste is still wet, sprinkle over some fine crystal glitter and leave to dry.  This gives a nice delicate sparkle to the design

I then took a piece of black cardstock and used the stencil with the black paste to create a subtle, coordinating background design.

Simply apply the paste through the stencil around the edges of the card to create a frame for yur main image

Add a simple sentiment and you're done.

Tune in to HOCHANDA today ..... 1pm and again at 6pm ....... to watch Lucy create more fabulous designs using the amazing Sweet Poppy Stencils ....... I'll be watching.

Thanks for popping by ..... enjoy the rest of your day and have a great weekend.  What are your plans?

Cheerio until next time .....


  1. I recorded the first one and looking forward to seeing it now after seeing your beautiful samples - love the Chinese Lantern stencil! xx

  2. Wow, Linda! I was blown away by the b/w creation, knowing it must be so striking in person and then I scrolled down and saw the colorful specimen and gasped! It is so gorgeous, too!! Hugs, Darnell

  3. Gorgeous cards with your new lantern flowers stencil. TFS both cards Linda. I love the beautiful background for your stenciled with paste flowers on the 2nd card. Hugs...

  4. Gorgeous cards Linda, love the new stencil, especially the black/white design.Thanks for he reminder, off to watch the show on catch up.
    Avril xx


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