Sunday, 25 October 2015

Friendship Card Created for Chocolate Baroque using Lace Fragments Stamps


This was one of my TV show samples created for Chocolate Baroque with the lovely Lace Fragments stamps, which were recently demonstrated on the Craft Channel TV show by Lesley Wharton.

AW Lace Frag Friend Card 1



  • Lace Fragments and Mackintosh Sentiments stamp sets
  • 19cm square cream card blank, white and cream card
  • Ranger Archival Inkpad (Coffee)
  • Marker pen (brown)
  • 2mm fine satin ribbon (brown)
  • Adhesive and sticky foam pads
  • Dies to cut trellis and sentiment topper (Tonic – Deco Trellis Base), and leafy sprigs (Heartfelt Creations – Cut Mat Create sets)


How to make it:

  1. Die cut a trellis topper from cream card and back with white. Thread with brown ribbon.
  2. Cut a sentiment topper in white card, and an 18cm mat in white, edge both with brown marker. Also edge the card blank.
  3. Stamp the floral corners and sentiment with Archival Ink.
  4. Mount the trellis and sentiment topper, decorate with die cut leafy vines.

What …. No Distress Ink, Glossy Accents, glitter or PVA pearls?

Unlike me – tee hee.

Anne ;0)


Thursday, 22 October 2015

Here is my Project for the Chocolate Baroque Challenge 16

Here is my project for Chocolate Baroque Challenge 16 using ‘A Little Bird Told Me’ stamp set. I love this colour combo.


AW Challenge 16 Bird2



  • A Little Bird Told Me stamp set
  • Pre-cut white fancy card blank (approx. A5 overall size)
  • White stamping card
  • Inkpads: Memento (Tuxedo Black), Versamark, Distress Ink (Peeled Paint)
  • Fine detail embossing powder (Gold)
  • Ink Spritzers (pale blue, and gold with mica)
  • Alcohol ink pens (pale green and blue, pink/purple and golden yellow)
  • Clear crystal glitter glue
  • Small piece of pink ribbon
  • Floral embellishments created with coloured paper clay
  • Fancy oval die approx. 12.5 X 8cm size
  • Adhesive, sticky foam pads and 3D glue gel


How it was made:

  1. Spritzed the card blank with pale blue and gold ink. Inked the edges with Distress Ink. Picked up some of the ink spray from the craft mat with the small motif and randomly stamped the background.
  2. Stamped the bird with Memento ink. Aligned the die and marked the points that will extend off the die cut. Cut around the tail then re-aligned the die and cut omitting the tail section (by pulling it through and over the top of the die cutting edge).
  3. Stamped the bird cage with Versamark and gold embossed. Also embossed the edges of the topper and dropped some random sprinkles over the background. The image was then coloured with alcohol ink pens.
  4. Stamped the sentiments with Memento ink and glued to the topper. Mounted the topper on foam pads and added the floral embellishments and ribbon. Finished with some glitter glue highlights.

I hope that you like my project. I have just got this stamp set and I love it.

Good luck with the Challenge, Anne x.

Sunday, 18 October 2015

Butterfly Stepper Card using Exquisite and Owl Edges Stamps from Chocolate Baroque

The new Edge stamp sets from Chocolate Baroque are gorgeous – they are so versatile and can be used in so many different projects and mixed & matched with other stamps in your collection. I have combined mine with some patterned paper and stamped butterflies. I hope that you like it.   AW Butterfly Stepper


How to make it:

  1. Stamp the border along the top and bottom edges of the decorative paper.
  2. Stamp the sentiment and small floral motif. Extend the stems by drawing with fine liner pen. Colour the floral motifs with pencil.
  3. Trim the paper slightly to fit onto the card base and give a fine border of the white card showing. Enhance the edges with green ink and glue on the die cuts.
  4. Stamp the steps masking the card where needed using a sheet of scrap paper. Glue on the card front.
  5. Stamp the butterflies and colour with alcohol ink pens. Glue to the card.
  6. Add Glossy Accents to the butterfly bodies. Finish by adding sparkle with glitter glue.
Happy Stamping, Anne x.

Friday, 9 October 2015

Week Four of the Chocolate Baroque Challenge Free Digital Paper

It’s week four of the Chocolate Baroque Challenge and there is a new freebie digital paper available for you to download. I used mine to create a birthday card for a friend. I hope that you like it.

AW Digital Newsprint Floral


  • Diamante Delights and Mackintosh Sentiments stamp sets
  • 8” X 8” Kraft card blank
  • Cream lightweight stamping card and the digital paper printed twice onto A4
  • Alcohol ink pens (pale blue and green, purple/pink and golden yellow)
  • Inkpads: Versamark and Distress Ink (Seedless Preserves)
  • Fine gold embossing powder, purple/pink PVA pearls and crystal glitter glue
  • Adhesive and 3D glue gel
  • Dies to cut out the sentiments

Brief instructions on how to make it:

  1. Ink the card edges and mount one of the digital printed papers.
  2. Stamp stems, leaves, flowers and sentiments on both cream card and the printed paper. Heat emboss with gold powder. Note: You need to work quickly when embossing on coated inkjet card as the Versamark sinks into the card – making the embossing patchy and uneven.
  3. Cut out various elements and add colour with alcohol pens and Distress Ink. Layer up the flowers and shape with a ball tool.
  4. Glue elements to the card front, embellish with PVA pearls, and finish with glitter sparkle on the flowers.

Sunday, 4 October 2015

Ruby Wedding Card using the new Exquisite Edges stamp set from Chocolate Baroque

I love the new Exquisite Edges stamp set from Chocolate Baroque. It is so versatile and useable on a multitude of projects.  I have used one of the lovely borders to create an Art Deco style Ruby Wedding Card.  AW Ruby Wedding 2


  • Exquisite Edges stamp set
  • A5 white card blank, pearlescent white card for stamping
  • Versafine Inkpad (Onyx Black)
  • Clear embossing powder
  • Alcohol ink pens (black and red)
  • Adhesive, sticky foam pads and 3D glue gel
  • Dies for decorative mat and heart, and personalised sentiment printed from computer

How it was made:

  1. Stamped the border with black ink three times onto pearlescent card, and embossed with clear powder. Coloured the image with red alcohol pen.
  2. Cut out the various elements, enhanced the edges with black pen, layered and glued to the card front.
I printed a personalised sentiment from my computer but you could stamp any message to suit your own project.

I hope that you like it my first project with the new edges set, Anne xxx.

Saturday, 3 October 2015

Chocolate Baroque are going to be on TV

I cannot wait to see the first Show from Chocolate Baroque on The Craft Channel - going to air Monday 5th October at 10am and repeat 6 pm. Gorgeous stamps and there will be great demos from Lesley Wharton.

Here is a sneak peek of my samples for the Show.

TV Show 1 Samples

There will also be a second show with different stamp sets. I'll let you know when I find out the times for that one. So excited x.

Thursday, 1 October 2015

My Inspirational Project for the Chocolate Baroque Monthly Challenge 15

I really enjoyed creating with this months colour scheme.


Here is my project created for the Chocolate Baroque Monthly Challenge 15. I love this extra large butterfly stamp from the Patchwork Butterfly stamp set.

AW Challenge 15



  • Patchwork Butterfly Stamp set
  • Black card blank approx. 19cm square, lemon pearlescent card, thick white card for background and smooth white stamping card
  • Memento Inkpad (Tuxedo Black)
  • Alcohol ink pens (greys and lemons)
  • Acrylic paints (greys), acrylic ink (black), acrylic light modelling paste
  • Glossy Accents (Ranger), Flower Soft sprinkles (lemon) and PVA pearls (black)
  • Sea sponge and palette knife
  • Adhesive and 3D glue gel

How to make it:

  1. Create the background rock and lichen texture by sponging with grey acrylic paints and black acrylic ink.
  2. Tint the texture paste with black acrylic ink and apply with a palette knife for added texture, then drop in some Flower Soft sprinkles and leave to fully dry.
  3. Mount the background onto the card front with a border of the lemon card.
  4. Stamp the large butterfly with Memento Ink and colour with alcohol inks.
  5. Add shine to the body and some wing areas with Glossy Accents.
  6. Cut out to layer onto the background and finish with PVA pearls.

I hope that you like my project. I am looking forward to seeing all your contributions on the Challenge Blog and good luck in the prize draw.