Friday, 19 April 2019

It's the Easter weekend .......

Good morning ......

Happy Good Friday! The long weekend starts here!
What have you got planned for the Easter weekend? I can't believe there's nothing in our diary so we're making the most of it and having a nice relaxing few days.  You'll find me in my craft room later ...... or possibly the hot tub!

I'm starting my weekend with the lovely Lucy and Sweet Poppy Stencils this morning.  They're back on the TV today ...... 10am (I'll just about make it I think!) and then again at 3pm this afternoon, on Hochanda (Sky 673, Freeview 85 and Freesat 817).
Lots of fabulous stencils, great pastes and finishes ....... the new Ultra-fine Glasss Micro Beads are amazing! And, there's some brand new stamp sets. Along with all the fab tips, techniques and demonstrations from Lucy.

Here's just a couple of cards I made for the show using the gorgeous Perfume Bottles ........

Classic black and white with just a hint of colour ......  I love it!

Simply a nice black ink sponged through the stencil ........ with just a touch of silver

A cute little satin bow attached on one of the bottles and a few ink splatters onto the background

The sentiment (from one of the new stamp sets) was stamped in gold ink and I also added a little bit of gold heat embossing to finish off, using just part of one of the sentiments

I've used the same stencil here, but with a little colour this time ...... and also added those gorgeous Micro Beads over the top ......

I used Oxide Inks through the stencil first to add the colour,  then applied the Translucent Paste over the top and finally sprinkled the Clear Glass Micro Beads onto the wet paste ......

Just look at that fabulous texture the beads create ...... so pretty

I added my sentiment, and a few dots of glitter glue here and there

And finished off by stamping around the edges to add a bit more interest

OK ..... I've just got time to grab a cuppa and get comfy on the sofa ready for Lucy's first show.  I do hope you can join me.

Thanks for popping by ..... enjoy the rest of your day and have a very Happy Easter.
No chocolate for me this year, this is my Easter egg .....

Meet Esther ...... the latest addition to the Walmsley family.  I just couldn't resist!

Cheerio until next time .....

Products used:
Stamps: Life is a Journey clear stamp set (Sweet Poppy)
Inks: Versafine Clair - Nocturne; Delicata Metallic ink - Golden Glitz, Silvery Shimmer; Distress Oxides - Worn Lipstick, Picked Raspberry
Other: Perfume Bottles stencil, Translucent stencil paste, Glass Micro Beads (all Sweet Poppy)


  1. Stunning, I can see me spending lots of money on stencils :)

  2. Fabulous cards Linda, it's a great stencil, especially in the Black/White combo.
    Have a lovely Easter and Esther is definitely better for the waistline!
    Avril xx

  3. Awesome perfume bottles both ways, Linda! Esther is adorable and I'm sure will enjoy life in your household!

  4. So stylish, Linda ... the black and white is striking and chic ... and I love the shimmery texture of the glass bead paste! Sweet little bear ... what a great name! Anita :)


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