Monday, 4 April 2011

Where does the time go?

This last couple of weeks has been incredibly busy, I've been away twice, and time is just whizzing by. Unfortunately, I just didn't manage a Forgotten Friday post last week, but Val and Sue, both posted on their own blogs. They have supported this post from day one, and I truly appreciate that. Girls, will you please get in touch with me, I know you both know how to, either via my profile, or on the Chocolate Baroque social site. You can see Sue's and Val's posts by reading the comments on my previous post.

The Chocolate Baroque website launch has been great, it's lovely to look at, and the new stamps are fabulous. I have made two cards from the new stamp plate 'Butterfly Dreams'
Of course I had to use the poppies first! I used gold embossing to stamp out the image, but I think that it will look stunning stamped in black. That will be how I try it out next time. I've used shrink plastic for the butterflies, but stamped one on the wrong side of the shrink plastic, to get it facing the opposite way.
This card became a Mother's Day card for my Mother in Law, and she was really pleased with it. I stamped the decoupaged butterflies onto coloured vellum which I bought years ago, as a job lot from a certain shopping channel, so I don't know if it's still available. I spritzed the stamped panel with Gold Sticky Fingers spray after I had coloured it with Adirondack inks, it is very shimmery, which you can see if the picture is clickable.
The Chocolate Baroque social site is humming with activity, there are lots of members now. Don't be put off if it seems a bit strange at first. There are lots of places to ask questions. If not, look for me, and I'll help you! The links for the website, and the social site are in my previous post, but there is a nice badge now in my sidebar for the social site for you to click on, and you can reach the shop from there.
I'll be back with a Forgotten Friday post this week, so don't forget to start looking through your neglected or forgotten stash, make something, add a comment to my post , and I'll come and visit you.
Thanks for stopping by, Judith xx


mustavcoffee said...

Hi Judith, love your pretty cards, such beautiful colours:0)

Just wanted to Thank you for being the first to welcome me to the Chocolate Baroque website, I will get the hang of it all!!I'm sure it's going to be a whole lot of fun:0) xxx

Aquarius said...

Both of these cards are beautiful as always - I especially like the poppy one with the gorgeous flower. My stamp wish list is growing

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Hi Judith, I love both of these cards, Poppies and butterflies what more could a girl ask for. I will have to buy them of course. I'm glad that we have not lost Glenda and her beautiful stamps, I am so in awe of her incredible talent, And of course you ladies that are her design team, how lucky you are getting to play with all those wonderful stamps before the rest of us get to see them.


Marja's Stamp Addiction said...

Hi Judith, i love both cards. The poppies and butterflies are beautiful, also the flower.
Thank you for your lovely comment on my figures. That's very fine.
Gr. Marja

Elaine said...

Judith, what a great start you have made with these stamps. Two great cards, I love the poppies, just perfect for you and your flower adds a special touch. Love the soft colours of the second card, would love to see the shimmer IRL. Great use of the vellum for the butterflies too. Elaine x

themessycraftroom said...

Hi Judth, stunning cards, I love both of them. I think the Poppies are my favourite as they are one of my favourite flowers.Hugs x ChrisB

craftimamma said...

These are both gorgeous cards Judith and I really couldn't choose a favourite. Love the vellum butterfly on the first cards and the gorgeous shimmer on the second. Well done on being so quick off the mark with these. As you know I have yet to make a start.

Lesley Xx

veronica said...

love the poppy card Judith - this set is top of my list at the moment - the minis won out for my first order at the weekend!

Paula said...

I love those decoupaged vellum butterflies & as for the poppies - stunning with that red flower embellishment. These are stunning samples of the new stamps.
Paula (PEP)

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