Thursday, 18 September 2014

Twas the Night No. 1 Shoe in Blue.

Hello there!

Thanks for stopping by. 
Thursday’s blog is always blue, so here’s a little Christmas number I did recently on TV, using one of the Twas the Night Stamps. 
No. 1, in fact. There are 10 altogether. Let’s just call it a work in progress, which I am drawing as and when I get time!

Speaking of which, I must get a wriggle on, because it’s the Big Ally Pally London Show this weekend, and there is a LOT to do!!

Starting with a blank piece of A5 Theuvacard
This one really isn’t very hard.


You stamp the shoe in black in the middle,
then on a Post-It. Cut it out with no fiddle.


Load up your brushes with Juniper and Light Blue,
Dust over the mask to give a soft hue.


Then stamp up the snowflakes in the same blue and green
From the top to the bottom, as here can be seen.


Add the Mice in the Crescent and Happy Christmas in black
And you may want to trim the artwork back.


Then mount your art on a matching blue;
if you have a cool green, then use that too.


Shade in the shoe with your Spectrum Noir pencils;
you really should add these to your utensils!


So there it is, not hard at all.
A faux box for the centre - what goes in it’s 
YOUR call!


If you like our Twas the Night Collection
You can buy just one or the whole selection!

Clearly there is a special price.
You save over £25, which is very nice. 

But now I must stop with this dappy ditty,
But you have to agree the stamps are so pretty!!!

lots of love,

Barb

33 comments:

  1. Such a lovely, quick (!) card, Barbara! And I LOVE the ditty! :D I have the stamps...I will try this later. Have a great weekend at Ally Pally....we need something like that here in N. Ireland!! Jo x

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  2. Lovley cute card have a fantastic ally pally show this weekend happy crafting xxx

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  3. Fabulous card Barbara. I have all these stamps (well I think I have them all!!) and I can never get them to look right. Maybe now I can try this and they will look as good as yours (although I doubt it! Lol. Love the ditty - bet it took you longer to make everything rhyme than it did to make the card eh??? Lol Have a great Ally Pally but don't work too hard. Look after that neck. xxxxx

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  4. Thanks for putting a smile on my face once again. Smiled because of the cute card that is such a great template for other stamps too and giggled at your little ditty. Have Dave's bag pipes got to you already?
    Hope Ally Pally doesn't tire you out too much. Used to love going there when I lived in Kent xx

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  5. A lady called Barb who's so witty
    Ended off today's post with a ditty
    As it's Thursday it's blue
    So she stamped out her shoe
    And the mice, snowflakes too
    Oh so pretty! Hope I give you a smile! xx Margaret Col.

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  6. Love this card and effect in middle if doing Christmas cards at moment and using this set as complete set this year so have to do some like this thanks for the inspiration Barbara. Have a good weekend at alley pally xxx

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  7. These stamps are timeless! Lovely frosty feeling card.

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  8. Hi Barb, thank you for that, your little ditty brought a huge smile to my face. Love the card, and one day I will get the whole set of the Twas the night stamps. Wish I could get to Ally Pally this weekend, although probably good that I cannot as I would probably be bankrupt afterwards. Enjoy it. Bx

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  9. How lovely, these stamps are a good investment, my hubbie starts a new job next week, I must just be able to treat myself next month :-) x

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  10. Beautiful card and one that. I can try as I do have these stamps not all the inks but I can compromise! Thanks for your wonderful inspiration . Dave I hope you do great with the bag pipes x

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  11. beautiful artwork and I love these stamps x

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  12. Hallo liebe Barbara,
    diese Stempel sind wirklich sehr schön und ich würde sie am liebsten alle kaufen. Das muss aber noch ein Weilchen warten da der Urlaub noch vor mir liegt. Deine Karte ist wieder so wunderschön geworden. Ich bewundere immer die tollen Ideen. Ganz liebe Grüße Silvi

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  13. I love this card: clean, simple, good colours, great stamps especially good to tie in No.1 with this sentiment stamp.... Genius! I will be taking this away and doing ' a thing' with it..... Must check out these stamps too. Thanks Barbara

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  14. Love these stamps always brill thank you Barbara for sharing have a great ally pally love June xxxxx

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  15. Lovely image Barbara. These stamps are beautiful and such a great way of celebrating such a wonderful poem. Hope,you got everything sorted for Ally Pally. Unfortunately I'm not able to get there though will be thinking of you all. xx

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  16. What a cute design, and fabulous rhyme - Loving the shoe and those soft shades of blue! Thank you for sharing, and get back to preparing, have fun at the show, and be kind to your toes!! Susan x

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  17. Beautiful thanks. Love the rhyme, hope show goes well. xx

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  18. I love these stamps that much that I asked my family to buy them for my birthday last year. My youngest daughter Leanna got them for me and I am so happpy with them. It is lovely to see what people do with them. I love what you have done here and I like your little ditty too (it is one of the things I am terrible at ) Wish I could make it down from Scotland to the Ally Pally Show...one day...hoping to see you in Glasgow this year. Have fun (I am sure you will). xx

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  19. Oooo every time you use this I'm tempted, love this poem. Getting closer to show day I can't wait!! XX

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  20. Hello Barbara,

    Hooray - I have all these stamps!

    Love, Roz.x

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  21. nifty little number. this is such a quick christmas card. one to copy asap. great for batch making. i have all the stamps. see you at Ally pally xx

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  22. Lovely card Barbara, I can't believe how quick Christmas is coming around, I've only just had my summer holiday!

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  23. Hi Barbara
    Lovely Christmas card.
    Love the ditty Maggie.

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  24. Barbara,Visited you in Catterick on Sunday .What a fab and inspiring afternoon I had even my Husband was enthralled with all the demos.Now I am home again I cant wait to get crafting with the goodies I bought and try some of the great ideas I got.shame i forgot the shaving foam when I was in the supermarket...may be hubby will go shopping for me! A BIG THANKS to you and the whole team.so glad you are planning another.xx

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  25. Barbara,Visited you in Catterick on Sunday .What a fab and inspiring afternoon I had even my Husband was enthralled with all the demos.Now I am home again I cant wait to get crafting with the goodies I bought and try some of the great ideas I got.shame i forgot the shaving foam when I was in the supermarket...may be hubby will go shopping for me! A BIG THANKS to you and the whole team.so glad you are planning another.xx

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  26. Hi Barbara. This stamp is on my wish list, it's a lovely one suitable for everyone. Love the little snowflake stamp with it too. Not going to make it to ally pally this year unfortunately but I hope it goes well for you, try to get some rest if you can , or at least sit down once in a while!!! I'm sure it will be a huge success . Oh my goodness has Dave acquired bagpipes? Emma's are still sat in the lounge waiting to be seasoned (stuff has now arrived with bungs!) but the chanter ha gone upstairs to the bedroom to be tried ! Take care. Love Diane xxxx

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  27. So she stamps and creates
    With and with out a gelli plate
    Her amazing pieces of art
    Help us know where to start
    But now she's a poet
    I should of known it
    Creative to the core
    We want more and more
    So dear Barbara Grey
    Thanks for making my day xxxx

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    1. Hi Crafty Magpie. Wow, both you and Barbara are so clever, being crafters AND poets! Love the rhyme : ) Take care.

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  28. Hi Barbara. Such a pretty card, I love them all. I hope Ally Pally prep is going well. Take care.

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  29. I love this idea, it looks so cool! I have all these stamps too, keep thinking of making a little xmas book with them, time permitting. xxx

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Thank you for your kind messages and I hope you get inspiration from my ramblings.

Barb x