Wednesday, 20 November 2019

Book the sofa and the remote control ....... Sweet Poppy Stencils are back on our TV screens

Happy Wednesday evening .......

I'm in a festive mood again today.
I've been out doing a bit of Christmas shopping with Lauren.   I bought a few nice stocking fillers,  and some new baubles for the Christmas tree ......... because we need those!!!   
We even managed a festive sandwich and cappuccino while we were out ..... the new Irish Velvet in Costa is dee - licious.  The turkey and all the trimmings sandwich wasn't bad either!!!!

Speaking of Christmas ...... have you got all your cards made?  Are you still looking for some festive inspiration maybe? 
Well ....... why not tune in to Hochanda tomorrow (Thursday 21st November).  The lovely Lucy and Sweet Poppy Stencils are back on our TV screens .......12 noon and again at 4pm.

There's some gorgeous new stencil designs ........ along with a few favourites.  There'll be stamps, stencil pastes, glitters and lots of other fabulous stuff.  And of course, a whole load of inspiration and ideas on how to get the most from your Sweet Poppy stash.

Here's a quick look of some of the samples I made using one of the new stencils ....... the stunning  Winter Stag, how gorgeous is this guy!

It's quite a big stencil so great for making those larger sized cards, but how about making a piece of home decor. 
This is simply the stencil, done with white paste on black cardstock and then I've added a mixture of glitters and glass micro beads over the top.

A simple sentiment stamped and heat embossed .....

I then placed it inside a white box frame. 
I dry brushed the frame with a little bit of gold acrylic paint to give it a more distressed look, and added a couple of MDF snowflakes that I'd decorated with white texture paste and glitter

Even though this is a large stencil, you can still use it to make smaller cards ......

This is a 7x5 inch card.  I used a gelli plate background, white paste through the stencil and lots of crystal glitter.

Once the paste was dry I carefully cut around the outer circle.

I stamped the top of the bauble onto my cardblank and heat embossed in silver, added the bow in white and doodled on the 'chain'

I then attached the stag onto the card, off the edge at the side and the bottom and trimmed off the excess

I added a few touches of glitter glue to finish off.

Another idea is to use just the stag.  Mask off all the foliage and frame around him and he's the perfect size for Christmas tags ...... 

I used Distress Oxide Inks onto a background from my stash  ......

Added a touch of glitter here and there, some White Enamel Accents to give a snowy look and a simple greeting ......

He looks great on MDF baubles too .......

Again, mask off the bits you don't need, use the stencil paste and then sprinkle with glitter

I used some patterened paper for the background and then added white enamel accents sprinkled with lots of glitter to give an icy look

I've decorated the back using one of the new Sweet Poppy sentiment stamps .....

but, you could use these as gift tags, just write your message on the back instead.

Tune in tomorrow for lots of tips and techniques, and more festive ideas.

Where ......... Hochanda (Sky channel 673/Freesat 817/Freeview 85)
When .........Thursday 21st November
What time ........ 12 noon and 4pm

Thanks for popping by ..... enjoy the rest of your evening.

Cheerio until next time ......

Products used:
Stencils: Winter Stag, (Sweet Poppy)
Inks: Versamark; Delicata Golden Glitz/ Silver Shimmer; Gathered Twigs/Chipped Sapphire Distress Oxide inks; Versafine Clair - Nocturne;
Stamps: Bauble stamp from my stash; Joy & Peace, Noel; Warm Winter Wishes (Sweet Poppy)
Others: White Box Frame, MDF Snowflakes (from my stash); White texture paste; Glitters (Sweet Poppy); Glossy white stencil paste (Sweet Poppy); Gold/Silver/White Embossing Powders (WOW!); Stardust Gel Pen; White Enamel Accents, Stickles Glitter Glues - various colours

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