Monday, 16 October 2017

Book the sofa ..... Sweet Poppy are back!

Happy Monday .......

I think Ophelia has definitely arrived on the island .... it's blowing a hoolie out there!
The ferries have been cancelled, so have all the flights.  We've already got roads closed across the island because of fallen trees and even the shops have closed early.  Batten down the hatches folks, things are getting a little lively out there!

My advice is stay safe and warm ...... in front of the TV.  Grab the remote and book your front row seats because Lucy's back on our screens tomorrow. 
Yes .......Sweet Poppy Stencils are back on HOCHANDA (Sky channel 663/Freeview 85/Freesat 817) Tuesday 17th October ....... 11am and 3pm  with some gorgeous festive stencil designs

Here's a quick look at some of my samples I sent off to Lucy last week ........ warning photo heavy post coming up!

I love this beautiful Poinsettia ...... perfect for making CAS Christmas cards


All I've done here is used the largest flower (you do get three different sizes on the stencil) with the Glossy White stencil paste and then sprinkled some red fine glitter over the top


Nothing else needed except a festive greeting .....


It doesn't have to be a red poinsettia either .... gold looks gorgeous too!


With a little bit of white paint splattered onto the background to give that snowy look


I think white would look stunning too ....... might just have to try that one!

Use the whole stencil to create beautiful card fronts ..... would make a gorgeous background too don't you think


The paste and glitter again this time onto Kraft card, with a little bit of white heat embossing to add some detail in between


A few dots of glitter glue and a pretty ribbon add the finishing touches


Why not make a matching tag too ....... perfect for those special gifts


You can even use your stencils on some MDF to create pretty decorations


I've used the Sweet Poppy Crackle Paint on here too .... and then inked through the poinsettia stencil using Distress Oxide ink ..... the large one on the front ....


and the smaller ones on the reverse.
I added some sparkle embossing powder over the top and heat set and added some Christmas sentiments


A touch of fine crystal glitter around the edge gives an icy look


Another stencil I've been using is the Holly Borders ...... two pretty designs on this one


Use it to add a touch of colour to your black and white designs .....


Add it to the bottom of tags .....


It doesn't always have to be green either ...... how about white holly leaves to frame your stamped designs ......


White paste, crystal glitter on the top with just a touch of blue added in there



Use the borders to create CAS cards ...... top and bottom of your sentiment


or side by side to create a central panel for your greeting.


Don't forget ..... tune in at 11am and 3pm tomorrow (Tuesday) for more fabulous ideas on how to use these stencils, along with more beautiful festive designs.

Thanks for popping by .... enjoy the rest of your day.
Stay safe and warm ....... wherever you are.

Cheerio until next time

11 comments:

  1. Wow Linda, what a bevvy of beauties, I love the poinsettia stencil and you have showcased it beautifully! I am looking forward to the shows... hope the weather doesn't cause too many problems overnight, we had a red sun all day today and it is blowing a gale here too! Stay safe. Anne xx

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  2. Wow Linda, these are all just stunning !
    Hugs Kaz xx

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  3. Fabulous cards and tags- love the designs. It's very wild down here in Devon too!
    Kath x

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  4. Hi Linda
    Gorgeous samples as always, love the snowman and Holly border card. Can you please tell me where the snowman image is from?
    Thanks
    Angela x

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  5. Hi Angela ..... thank you for your lovely comment. The cute little snowman is an old Inkadinkadoo stamp (97347-LL) .... he comes out at least once every year! xx

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  6. Wow Linda...absolutely stunning post. What great stencils and amazing what you've done with them. Fabulous inspiration...Thank you... and hope the winds have finally blown through? x Restless night sleep on the west coast of Scotland but all ok x

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  7. Thankyou. Love your blog, and all the inspiration.
    Angela x

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  8. I LOVE all of your samples, Linda! Each is unique but gorgeous - cannot pick a favorite :) Thanks for sharing!

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  9. Wow...absolutely gorgeous offerings of inspiration! Love your work and appreciate your sharing!♥

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  10. Absolutely stunning makes Linda.
    Avril xx

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  11. Wow! What a lot of inspiration here! Love those poinsettias!

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