Saturday, September 29, 2012

Inspired by Creativity

Today is my day for showing you a little creativity over on The Creative Team blog. If you have never been there before, it is so well worth a visit! I love all the inspiration the team give, and our guest designers always create the most amazing work with The Artistic Stamper stamps!

If you fancy a snoop, we would love to see you and we adore comments too! By the time you read this we will be up ( yes it is up for us!) at Port Sunlight get ready for the HSNW Stamping Festival... hope to see you there if you are coming along :)
Have a creative day

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

WOYWW 173..from a different perspective

It is official, the only posts I seem to do at the moment are those of What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday! It has become habit forming, and every Tuesday I work out that the last time I posted was last Wednesday! that is not good :( . But I have been creating and I have a post due on the Creative Team on this space! When did I make anything last? Well it was on Saturday and Sunday at The Big Stamp & Scrapbooking Show at Ally Pally, and this is my desk ...note the small space left to create in! and sustenance in the form of a diet coke can!  It was great weekend and I got to play with stamps, and sprays and lots of gilding Flakes..lovely! oh, and of course meet some of the woywwers, and other friends :)


Thank you to Julia as always..she is definitely the hostess with the mostest! Pop along and see all the wonderful creative desks...
Have a very Happy WOYWW

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Foiled by the time!

I have failed miserably in trying to post on my blog...time is just running away with me, and if I was honest with you, the fact that I am surrounded by beautiful stash, and gorgeous stamps makes it harder. At the weekend, I got to play with gilding flakes, and glue and Dylusions Sprays, and stamps.. demoing at The Big Stamp & Scrapbooking Show! We had a blast, even though the floor was more than exceptionally hard, (feet were sore), but I love the shows, and I even went shopping! LOL.. Here are my wonderful helpers...Kat and the man with the till! sorry board!!

I thought I would show you one of my tags which I started, but needs finishing ( or what do you think?!). Sprayed with Dylusions, gilded within an inch of it life, stamped with Journaling words, and check out the size. it is a GIANT tag..they are the new love of my life! LOL
Gilding Flake Giant Tag
Hoping you have a creative day

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

WOYWW 172....from the top

This will be the shortest post in the history of my What’s On Your Workdesk Wednesday! I am very busy getting ready for the Big Stamp & Scrapbooking Show at Ally Pally this weekend, amongst other stuff, but I had to just show you the newest stamps from woywwer Donna! Here they are on my desk ready for mounting and playing with at the weekend. I have ideas.. will they work?..possibly if I get time to try them out..if not I shall be trying them on Saturday and Sunday at the show!! and if you are wondering what the “meet the mascots” is ..try the Olympics! ..missing those days

woyww 190912

If you would like to see them then go to this page, and check them out Smile Have a great woyww day

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Our First Workshop!

Yesterday, we held our first ever workshop at The Artistic Stamper Craft Store and Art Bar! It will be the only workshop in this space, as today Mal has sledgehammer and Chisel in his hand, as I type, knocking down the wall to make it a lovely big and airy space! I cannot wait!!
 In the meantime yesterday I was joined by Donna, Lizzie, Rosemary, Carol, Liz and Sandra in our first ever workshop in our new home. We laughed and chatted and created. Oh yes and we ate ! Chocolate muffins which were made by the lovely Lizzie! Yum! How can you have a workshop without cake?! Altered books were the name of the day :)

Rosemary's gorgeous book cover

Carol's Button page
Thank you to everyone who came along, it was a great day :)
Have a creative day

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

WOYWW 171- Missing Mrs Dunnit!

It seems that the only blog posts I have been doing regularly , and even that is a bit erratic, is What’s On Your Workdesk Wednesday. Now it isn't for lack of trying, but more of time.. that errant feature in my life that has been slipping away from me recently! I know that there will be more time to create soon, but it is getting frustrating, and I haven't even got time to blog hop.. very naughty of me!
Even more remise of me, was that I was away doing a pre-arranged workshop for one of my wholesale customers- Jendenink, and who should turn up in the shop on Saturday but Mrs Dunnit!! That’s right! she of the WOYWW fame!! I was mortified when Mal told me she had arrived, and sorely upset that I didn’t get to see her. You see every time Julia comes to see me, I am away from my post! We will meet one day! ( perhaps I should ask her to come and do a workshop? What do you think?) Julia, I PROMISE to be there next time Smile
Do I have a desk to show you.. yes! but my camera was playing games on Saturday , and this picture of the calm before the storm is a bit blurry. What a fun workshop it was! 16 lovely ladies who all had a ball playing with their altered books.


 I had a little play, and this is my niche for the day.

Hope you have a great woyww, hoping to blog hop over to you this week

Wednesday, September 05, 2012


It has been a long week, and today ( Tuesday) is quite warm, and this picture of my rather full desk, shows the lovely light coming through the venetian blinds. Piled high are the new Distress Metallics – a definite must have for any crafter, a pile of reinkers for the summer, winter, autumn and spring distress inks (I kind of acquired them , when sorting for the shop!) , some of the very new Crafters workshop stencils, and a large catalogue underneath it all, which I will get to read eventually! Oh , yes and the VERY LARGE tags that appeared yesterday brought by a man in a brown suit Smile If you spot other things they are just there by default! And yes! we are OPEN, just have to put the sign together and hang on our door!
I am kind of liking my desk at the moment, and Mrs. Mojo is slowly coming back….not absolutely sure where she has been, but I do like it that I can take the pace slowly, and get stuff done I quite like.

Why my desk? Simply it is because Mrs Dunnit has deemed it perfectly alright for us to show you our desks on a Wednesday. Pop along and check them out, especially if you have never encountered so many in one place! Perfect!
Hope to get round to a few desks this week….
Have a Happy woywwing day

Monday, September 03, 2012

Loving these metallics!

I just love it when new products hit the shelves! These brand new Metallic Distress stains are a definite must have! We have them in the shop, and on the website, and of course I just had to try them out :) What girl could say no?!
I did my favourite technique with them, and just splatted them onto a tag, added them to stamps from the Ephemera set, and a few of the Idea-ology mini cogs, and because they are splats they go just perfectly with our Creative Team challenge this month too!
See I have "checked", "fitted", and made sure they were "original" for you!!!
Check out the photo, as the craft Tag behind are the size #10 and the JUMBO tag is a Manila tag size #12...they are humongous!!!

If you want to see what else arrived from Ranger check out our new products page.
Hope you have a creative evening