Saturday, August 23, 2008
Ah, you all thought that I was going to be talking about food then, didn't you?
In fact, I am on about the heavenly Chipboard that is available HERE and it the bestest chip I have ever used - for the simple reasons that it is very thick and it has a perfect smooth white front and a grey backing, so it is just crying out to be altered! Also, because it is so substantial, it will take all kinds of hammering and UTEE and bashing about....get my drift? LOL
I forgot to say, it is Hels here again, poor Jennie is still out of action with her poorly broken arm, so I have a little something for you to look at and also to tempt you into saving money! Never let it be said that I don't think of your purses you know...we all need to save, so pop on over to The Artistic Stamper website, where there is a special Bank Holiday bonanza going on - 25% off your order when you spend £25 or more. See, savings already! And, even better, Jennie has all the Grungeboard in stock, along with the Idea-ology range, the new Stitchels Snowmen and Mini Flowers....I can feel a spend coming on myself you know LOL
Here is a little tag that I made using the Chipboard shapes, which are so reasonably priced, it would be rude not to go and have a little look now wouldn't it? In fact, I have to add here and now that a packet of the tags like I have used only cost 96p!!! Yes, less than a £1!!! Go on, you know you want to :O))
I used Crafty Individuals papers from the Springtime Pad, an image from the Garden Plate and then added some distressing to the edges, a little slide mount and some pearls as embellies. The little flower is actually cut from the paper design and jazzed up with a little sticky pearl.
Click on any of the highlighted words in this post to be transported into a little Aladdins cave of heavenly stash. What better way to spend a wet Bank Holiday weekend eh? And, if it isn't raining, what a fab excuse to celebrate the sunshine LOL Oh, and if you are a little low on MoJo, Jennie also has some great projects on her site too...so you can even get the old creative juices flowing too.
Thanks for visiting and I hope you all have a great weekend (and a little spendy treaty yourself too!! )
Big hugs for Jennie, take it easy and get well soon hun xx
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Poor Jennie, she is in a lot of pain bless her, so I thought I would cheer her up and send her a little tag I made using lots of yummy stash from The Artistic Stamper.
I am blogging this tag here cos Jennie can't really type much at the moment, so I am being her faithful assistant :O)) LOL
I started by using a large chipboard tag and covering it in papers by Crafty Individuals from their Springtime pad. I used an emery board and really went to town on the distressing around the edge of the tag as I wanted it to look really old and distressed.
I next used three pieces of stampboard, which I coloured using pink ink and then stamped images from the Garden Plate onto the Stampbord using Blue Archival ink. I waited until the ink had dried and then covered each piece of Stampbord with three layers of clear UTEE. Wow, the UTEE from The Artistic Stamper is the best I have ever used.....yes, I know you all think I would say that anyway, but being completely honest, it truly is fab to use. Basically, it is a fine powder but not too fine that it doesn't give a thick enough layer and it melts really quickly and evenly too.
I added gold edging to the squares using a Krylon pen, added a few of the Prima flowers from their new range and finally printed off a little word that says Friendship - you can't really see it with my rubbish photography though - and I popped Glossy Accents all over the top of this to match it in with the glossy finish of the UTEE.
I just wanted to tell you all that Jennie is having a special 25% off offer on The Artistic Stamper website - on orders over £25, you will receive 25% off - yes, that is saving....er....well, you can do the maths!! Click HERE and grab yourself a few bargains, Jennie has loads of Grungeboard and Tim's Elements in stock as well as the new Stitchels Flower & Snowmen ranges and even more fabby stamps, Chipboard, inkpads, papers and embellies for you to treat yourself to!
Get well soon Jen, we are all thinking about you and wishing you well...and don't over do it!!!
Thanks for looking
Friday, August 15, 2008
I have some bad news for you all.
Jennie has fallen and broken her arm today, bless her, she is in agony and I know I kept telling her to take a break but I didn't mean literally!
As a result of this, whilst the online store at The Artistic Stamper will be open as usual for business, it may take a few days to get your orders out to you....but rest assured that it is business as usual.... Jennie has asked me to pass on this message to you and I am sure that you will all join me in wishing her a very speedy recovery and send her a massive big hug too.
Creative Team Co-Ordinator.
Thursday, August 14, 2008
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If you would like to make this journal all the instructions are on the website. They are becoming addictive!
Sunday, August 03, 2008
Stamps used Daisy, and one of the clocks from The Artistic Stamper.
Saturday, August 02, 2008
On another happy note, the winner of The Christmas in July blog Challenge is....drum roll
Congratulations! Please email me your address so Hel's gorgeous Canvas can wing its way to you.
Later this month on the 17th August I have a NEW BLOG CHALLENGE starting up. It will be every 2 weeks, and I hope it wil get your creative juices working, as it is no ordinary challenge. There will be blog candy too! So keep checking back.