Thursday, July 31, 2008

This Thursday,it's all about...

Winged things! I was asked a while ago to sponsor This Thursday, it's all about challenge blog, and I sent them the Butterflies and insects plate from The Artistic Stamper for blog candy. Hels has designed a gorgeous Gothic arch, seen in detail on This Thursday and Hels's blog too!
Here are a couple of pics
Take a look at This Thursday's blog, and go create!

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

I have been given....

TWO awards! I haven't blogged for a couple of days or more, and lo and behold , I found I had been given two awards! Hels gave me this one

The Rules of this award are: Only 5 people allowed. 4 have to be dedicated followers of your blog One has to be someone new or recently new to your blog and live in another part of the world. You must link back to whoever gave you the award. Quite simple really, it is a way of saying thank you to those who take time out for the wonderful comments that boost your day.and then I was given this one by Carol.

The rules of this award are 1. You can give it to one or one hundred or any number in between - it's up to you. Make sure you link to their site in your post.2. Link back to this blog site so Tammy can go visit all these wonderful women and remember the Purpose of the Award is to send love and acknowledgment to women who brighten your day, teach you new things and live their lives fully with generosity and joy.

I love both awards, and thank you both for giving them to me. In return I shall give them both to Ifat, Donna, Bela, Adele and Andrea C. Pass them on with love!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

A Present

I thought you might like to see what Lucy gave to me last week.She made a canvas from The Artistic Stamper products which I thought was gorgeous, and very kind of her. Lucy regularly does projects in Craft Stamper and is a member of our Creative Team too.

The background is using our pearlescent powder paints, the Gibson Girl die sheets, the Artist's die sheet, and fibres. I have to say the pictures do not do it justice.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Arty Girlz Challenge Guest Designer

Crissi and Julie from Arty Girlz, asked me to be their Guest designer for their challenge this week which is Eras. I had given them a set of 20's stamps for a prize, and they very kindly asked me to be a designer. At the moment I am using my BIA to good use with our chipboard book blanks. I made a journal with Black UTEE and gold inks, and combined everything! Here is what I made:

If you would like instructions they will be on the website under projects later this week.
Enjoy the challenge!

Monday, July 21, 2008

Winner of Magnolia Challenge

It has been one of those weeks, and suddenly it is Monday again, and that means that I must announce the winner of the Tilda challenge! The winner, chosen by random integrator is.... drum roll.....
Congratulations! Please email me with your address , so I can send you the goodies.
I have been very busy this week, meeting up with my Creative Team,

where we had loads of fun, (and a good lunch)and it was absolutely great seeing everyone together. I got a gorgeous canvas from Lucy and the gorgeous puzzle pieces from Andrea too, which remind me to remind you that the Christmas in July Challenge ends on the 31st July, so you still have time to enter. Andrea is also my featured blog at the moment (see the side panel) This is something I am doing periodically, and I was chuffed to find that I was also featured on another blog "Stampin' When I can" earlier in the week- which I was amazed about!

I have also been creating artwork for a swap and for a workshop , which I will show you later this week. I made a very saucy birthday card for a friend of mine who is 50 today, and I just hope he likes it. I used alcohol inks ( Kuretake ones) on the background and then stamped the girl in the water from the nudes A4 plate over it , and then layered it on some paper I have had for ages. It was a quick fix, and done in an extreme hurry!

Saturday, July 12, 2008

New Stamps, New Challenge and Winner of the Red Roses!!!

I promised you a big surprise blog today and here it is!
Firstly,we have a brand new range of unmounted rubber stamps designed by Hels Sheridan called Stitchels

I just love them, and they are very versatile, as you will find out soon.

The winner of the Red Roses Giveaway is..... big drum roll......
Andrea C, and the runner -up is Wendy-AnnTaurus. Congratulations. Please email me your addresses.
Finally, I have a new Blog challenge using Magnolia stamps with blog candy (Rowdy William) see below courtesy of Donna from Crafty Krafts . Thank you Donna.

I am absolutely delighted with the stamps Hels has designed, as they go so well with the Magnolia and Tilda stamps. I got given a Magnolia stamp and bought the house , (okay I finally succumbed to the Magnolia stamps!) and made a card for the challenge .

I am quite chuffed with it, and used Prismacolour pencils to colour it in- very soothing colouring in! For the challenge you can make anything you like as long as it has a Magnolia, Tilda,or Stitchels stamp in it. Here is the blog candy and you will also get a Stitchels stamp too!
The challenge ends on Sunday July 20th.
Good Luck !

Friday, July 11, 2008

Surprises galore....

This Saturday sees the end of the Red Roses giveaway, a new blog challenge which some of you will love and some won't! I had great fun with it... horrid aren't I - No, I am not giving anything away at all...AND the best of all is a NEW set of stamps which we are launching this weekend!!!
Some of you have the first set already, and this weekend sees the official launch of them....
Here is a sneak preview of one of them...

Watch this space tomorrow for lots of fun and laughter, and put your name on the comments for the Red Roses giveaway as 2 lucky people will win !

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

More Christmas in July....

Just keeping up the momentum for the July challenge, Lucy from the Artistic Stamper Creative Team has created some gorgeous Christmas cards here. She has used the three wise men from Christmas Plate 1.
This challenge lasts until July 31st , so get out those cards you created last year or create a new one, or make a decoration like Dan, or a puzzle piece like Andrea.
Here is one of Lucy's cards

Sunday, July 06, 2008

Alcohol ink Tasters

The rain has set in, and all hopes of a BBQ have been dashed , so not feeling very creative, I looked through some of the stuff I have done in previous times, and came across 2 small pieces of stampbord that I had alcohol inked and stamped on. This background technique is one of my current favourites , and I feel a need to get them out again. Stampbord provides a perfect background for them, as it is very smooth. The one with the face on is a stamp I have had for years by Stamp in The Hand, and this is a tiny part of it, and the passion and pattern are from
my range.

Hope you like .....

Friday, July 04, 2008

Weekly Discount

Every week on the website I have a weekly discount and this week's is too good to pass up telling you about. If you buy 2 Kling-On repositionable cushioning A4 sheets you get 1 FREE AND you get FREE the equivalent amount of Laminated storage sheets too!

Thursday, July 03, 2008

Christmas is still here....

For those of you who like taking part in Blog Challenges this one is fab as you get to have a Hels' original canvas. All you have to do is make a card, or a cake or absolutely anything you like that is Christmas orientated and post to your blog or photo website, email me a link and be in the draw!I have used a tag card that I made for my DH last Christmas. I think it was the only card I made last year- terrible I know, and I did pinch the idea from Tim Holtz!!!

The stamp is from The Artistic Stamper Christmas Plate 1- one of my favourite stamp plates.
If you want to enter, use something you have already made...
Happy Stamping

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Christmas in July Blog Challenge

Now I know , you are thinking I am quite mad! You would be quite right, but I always say the early bird catches the worm!. I love the end of June/beginning of July and days on the beach in the hot sun, cherries, strawberries and cream, Pimms, that quintessential drink, Wimbledon, and all things that make up an English summer come to mind.....and so I thought that no-one really crafts much when the weather is good and there are better things to do, so why not set a challenge that allows us to think of another warm and glowing time of the year- Christmas.
So I challenge all of you out there who read this make a Christmas piece of art, it can be a card, an ATC, a decoration, even a cake!
Hels has made a fabulous canvas for the winner-

All you have to do is post your entry on your blog or photo website and then post a comment, so I know you have entered.
Watch out for more artwork by The Artistic Stamper very talented Creative Team in the next few days too.
Oh, and I nearly forgot in my Christmassy excitement!! The winner of last month's Challenge is Kinglake! Congratulations! Please email me with your snail mail address, so I can post off to you your prize.
Happy Christmas in July!


Ooh I was given an award by Hels, and I am very honoured , and to follow the rules I have to give it to 7 other bloggers. So here you are
1. The winner can put the logo on her blog.
2. Link the person you received your award from.
3. Nominate al least 7 other blogs
4. Put links of those blogs on yours.
5. Leave a message on the blogs of the girls/guys you've nominated
I hope you enjoy and carry on the faith!!