Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Blog Candy Winner and 21st Scrapbook

I don't know where the week has gone, and I haven't blogged at all. But I have been busy creating! My DD Aimee, had a 21st birthday on Sunday (where have the years gone-only seems like yesterday when she was born!), and to celebrate I made her an 8 x 8 scrapbook of her life so far. I had a blast making it, and there was paper and glue and stickers all over the place! I won't show you it all as some is just photos of her friends through the years, and grandparents etc. But here are a couple of pages I particularly liked. The Paris connection is her birthday present from me, when she and I can arrange a date that suit us both! I used stamps that I was given from Absolument Scrap when we visited them in Paris last November., and I also used some of Tim's gorgeous idea-ology bits and pieces. I am not sure that the pictures do the pages justice.
I now have to make one for my son, who has intimated that he would like one!
On another note, I have chosen the winner of the blig candy, and the number on the random generator is:
Number 11 . I added the followers and the comments and the winner is....
Shaz. Congratulations, and don't forget to email me your address.
This post seems to have taken me forever as I kept getting sidetracked...the wonders of the net!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

More Creative Team artwork

Running a stamp company always leaves me so little time to create, and this week is no exception. For the shows that we do periodically, and to show off our stamps and associated products, we always call on our talented artists to create artwork from our stamps, and Susan and Lucy put their talents to good use. Here are a couple of cards from them both. Susan's is the first one.
To see more stamps and loads of products go browsing in our store.
Don't forget to comment on the blog candy too!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

More Creative Team Artwork,more Blog Candy, and exciting news...

Oooh, I noticed I hadn't blogged for a couple of days or more , and thought I know I shall give some more blog candy away. All you have to do is become a follower,or comment and if you can list me on your blog that I am giving away some gorgeous eye candy that would be good too! I shall pull the winner out of the hat, so to speak, next Wednesday.
As promised here is some more gorgeous artwork from the Creative Team, this time Nicky, who has made the most amazing Christmas tree from Stitchels Hearts printed onto paper.

Finally I have good news! We have a new member to the Creative Team for The Artistic Stamper, who I believe will bring a touch of humour and positive thinking into making artwork! May I introduce you to Calvin, fruit inker extra-ordinaire, and a man of many talents! Welcome Calvin!
Alongside Calvin, Linda, has also agred to be a member of the Creative Team, taking on the task of helping Hels create fabulous artwork with the Stitchels. Welcome Linda!
I would also like to introduce you to Maddy, who has agreed to let me sponsor her Fimo sculpting, and who is an extra special member of the Creative Team, and hopefully will introduce us all to the world of creating gorgeous miniature fairies, mice and castles in the air!
Don't forget to join in for the blog candy, and keep an eye on my new blog challenge as there will be blog candy on there too this week!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

More Christmas artwork from...

Dan , one of the Creative Team, has always inspired me with his artwork, and this picture frame he created with The Artistic Stamper Stamps was no exception.
If you check out his blog, he has free templates every week, and this week it is Christmas Baubles! The snowflake used in the artwork is another one of his templates.

More artwork tomorrow.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Not sure if I deserve this...

but I have been given a "helpful Blogger " award by Calvin
I have to give this away to 2 or more people who have helped me along the way. I am totally and absolutely useless at choosing anyone, as so many people have given me inspiration to blog my work, so anyone who reads this post, please consider yourself a helpful blogger and pass it on to someone who is deserving.
Today Christmas comes from Andrea in the form of 2 gorgeous puzzle pieces. I love these , and they are truly inspirational.... Andrea take note!
For those of you who would like to take a workshop I am doing a Christmas canvas and altered Art  workshop at Sharon's Card Crafts on November 1st, and ther are one or two places left. For more information see here
Finally for those of you who like altered art, I finally got my mojo back, and the Objet D'art challenge will start on November 1st!!! YAH! So bookmark it or got to it and become a follower as I shall be giving away blog candy!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Creative Team Artwork

I promised you yesterday artwork by the Creative Team, and here are 3 pieces by Hels, all Christmas in theme and using the Stitchels Snowmen and Women...Guaranteed to cheer up your day!
Happy Stamping

Monday, October 13, 2008

Blog Candy Winner and a Short Movie!!!!!

This past weekend, I have returned from the wonderful show held twice a year at Port Sunlight. To me this is the best show of the year, as it a Stamp Festival, and run by a club of rubber stampers in the North West of England. Next May is the 21st show, and I plan to be there to help them celebrate their wonderful achievement. Unbeknownst to me, Mal took a very very short video of me on the Saturday putting the final touches to the stand, and I spent a little time making it into a video for you :) This year Amanda Bateman demoed, alongside Craig from Marking World, and it was lot of fun. I did miss demoing though, and definitely will be doing so next time.

Finally, the winner of the candy is.... drum roll.......
Congratulations! Please email me , so I can send your candy.
Over the next week, I will showcase some of the gorgeous artwork done for me by the Creative Team for the bookmark and check back regularly.

Saturday, October 04, 2008

Another canvas and more blog candy!

Autumn seems to have come on quickly , the heating has come on and we are lighting fires to keep us warm in the evening, and my arm is slowly getting its use back. I haven't had time to make anything yet, but found another canvas to show you from a batch I made last year.
I also have more blog candy to give away. This time a Jamboree bag which are vintage and found objects and for the lucky winner a bag of watch pieces too!
All you have to do is link to my blog and post a comment. The winner will be chosen Sunday 12th October.
Happy Stamping!