Monday, December 01, 2014

December's Creative Team Challenge

Oh My! This is the first post I have done in months and my new year's resolution is to at least try to post something new every week.. ha! Ha well maybe  every month! My poor neglected blog is feeling very underused!
However this month I am joining in with our Creative Team Challenge , and as it is Anything Goes here is my Christmas card to you.. my readers!

Here is a sneaky peek, and if you would like to see the full card pop over to the Creative Team blog and check out the rest of the team's creations.
If I don't get back on here, have a very Merry December

Monday, September 01, 2014

September Challenge- Autumn Colours

Oh my Gosh! or words to that effect!! I haven't posted anything on my blog since June!! I have no idea where the summer has  gone, but the lure of the sun, workshops, the shop, and general day to day workings of running your own company have obviously taken their toll! 
Over on the Creative Team blog we have a new challenge where Autumn colours are prevailing!

I am back into my alcohol inks, and always love the effects they give. Here is a sneaky peek of my piece.

Do check out the rest of the team's creations, and we would love to see yours too!

Have a creative day

Sunday, June 01, 2014

Colour it Red- June's Challenge

Hello , and oh my! where has the year gone! I am sure I say this every year, but seriously it has just gone by in a flash! We are halfway through the year, and into our sixth challenge!
Over on The Creative Team's blog this month's challenge is Colour it Red, and you can interpret this anyway you like as long as it has rubber stamping in it.
I made a tag, and all the details are on the blog. Here is a sneak peek.

© Jennie Boxall

We would love you to join in, and we look forward to seeing your creations.
Have a creative day


Friday, May 30, 2014

Woohoo! Workshops with Kate Crane, Jo Firth-Young & Christine Emberson!

Just a quick heads-up on our up and coming workshops with Jo Firth-Young, Christine Emberson and Kate Crane! If you have never been to one of our workshops, then this will be a fantastic opportunity for you to come and send time with these creative ladies, and also come and shop in our light and airy space in the Kent countryside! 

© Christine Emberson

  © Jo Firth-Young 

© Kate Crane 

If you need more information please do not hesitate to contact us.
You can book them here
Have a creative day

Saturday, May 17, 2014

It's a Floral Fusion!

Last Month I taught a class using the meltpot, and a new substrate , which will be available soon from The Artistic Stamper.
I had a lot of fun creating this , and used colours that I don't normally use, spring colours!
I will be teaching a smaller version of this at Christine Emberson's shop
Hope and Chances on 6th July, and this particular version at a retreat held by
 Ali-Crafts on 7th September.

My saddest moment this week is that Ranger have decided to discontinue the meltpot, and I, for one, am more than disappointed as I have been creating with it ever since Suze Weinberg introduced it, and that seems like forever! I remember the day I got my first one, after having seen it being demonstrated by Suze at CHA ( or HIA as it was called then) and a friend of mine and I ordered one each in from the USA and used a transformer to get it to work. I still have that same pot!!
 It is without doubt my favourite tool for crafting, other than the Heat-it gun!! I promise that I will continue to teach it as long as people still have a meltpot, and if you don't then, we still have a couple or two in the shop.

Anyway, I have digressed as always and here are some photos of my Floral Fusion.

© The Artistic Stamper
© The Artistic Stamper
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© The Artistic Stamper

© The Artistic Stamper

© The Artistic Stamper
I hope you like  it.
Have a creative day!

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Workshops at The Artistic Stamper Craft Store

This is a bit of a heads-up! You might not be aware that we also run a craft store in the heart of the Kent countryside.
We hold regular classes, and in May and June we have a a variety of classes from cardmaking with Georgina Ford, to Scrapbooking with Jane Dean.

© Jane Dean

  This month we have guest tutors, including Karen Clare, who is teaching her Tarmac technique , and making a fabulous clock.

© Karen Clare

and Barbara Nicholson, who has devised a gorgeous canvas using a variety of altered art techniques.
© Barbara Nicholson

We are also holding a mini craft weekend on 21st/22nd June creating mixed media mini books with Jo Firth-Young, and a chance to use Spellbinders Flower Create- a- Flower dies with Christine Emberson.
© Christine Emberson

If you book any classes in May or June we will give you a unique 10% off voucher to use in the shop on the day of the class. You will be given it when you come to the workshop. To book any workshop click here, or telephone the shop and speak to Mal on 01795 597757 We would love to see you :)
Have a very creative weekend!

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

White Wedding...

Last month the daughter of a friend of mine got married in Australia. I wish I could have gone to the land of plenty, but it wasn't to be.... However I made a card for Rowan and Steve. (Yes! I made another card!) and was rather chuffed with it. I used Grunge paste mixed with Snowflake Fresco Paint, and scraped through a Crafter's Workshop stencil. Then I used Dina Wakley's Spilled Hearts dabbed with Distress Paint for an accent.

Thank you for looking and have a creative day

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Happy to be featured

Some time ago, Billie of Billies Craft Room asked me to be one of her featured artists on her blog, an after a few milliseconds, of course I said yes! Who wouldn't? lol If you would like to find out more about Check out the post here. You can see more featured artists here too :)

Thank you Billie for asking me.. very chuffed
Be Creative

Friday, May 02, 2014

New Stamps from The Artistic Stamper!

Hello! Today is the day! Brand new stamps from Katy Leitch and Neil Walker!
Here is a taster of them, and you can find them all here
© Katy Leitch
© Katy Leitch

© Neil Walker

© Neil Walker

Looking forward to seeing what you think of them, and have a very Creative and inky weekend

Thursday, May 01, 2014

Tweet Tweet!

Hi,  if you haven't heard The Artistic Stamper are releasing new stamps tomorrow, and I am getting excited about you seeing them:)
Last night I taught a small journaling class, and got to play with paint, Stencils, and the new stamps, and created a sneaky peek for you on one of my journal pages.

I hope you like it, and do check back tomorrow to see the new stamps
Have a creative day

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Flying your way soon....

Hello ! I love it when I create new stamps, and the designs are made into rubber! Finally flat drawings are 3D and these little beauties from Neil Walker and Katy Leitch are no exception!
There are 6 new designs from Katy and 8 from Neil, all very versatile.
Just to tease you here is a little tag I made with 2 of the designs, using the new Archival inkpads from Wendy Vecchi, and Dylusions sprays on Dyan's very versatile blank inkpad.

The new stamps will be available from Friday 2nd May, and if you are popping by the shop, then you can see them in the flesh!
Pop back tomorrow for another sneak peek :)
Have a creative day


Friday, April 04, 2014

It's a card!!

I am renowned for never making cards! They just don't come into my remit for creating, but occasionally, I will create one. Often I will have an idea and the whole thing turns out completely different. On this occasion, I made one for the class I taught, and another one in the class, which I preferred!
 I used The Crafter's Workshop stencil for the background, Tim's Tattered Floral die, and one of The Artistic Stamper butterflies stamped onto craft plastic and attached to a curly wire to create it. Lots of Distress Paint, and a little Texture Paste mixed with Distress Paint,  through a stencil for the words.
This was the card I made and gave to my mum for Mothering Sunday! I think she liked it! Lol

Have a card making day!! I am off to make a wedding card!

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Graphic 45 workshop at THe Artistic Stamper

On Saturday I taught a class that I did at CHA with Graphic 45. I love the engineering that goes into Graphic 45's workshops, and this one was no exception! Originally I did the class in the USA with the Couture Papers, but decided to teach this class with Botanical Tea, and extra papers from Secret Garden.

I loved that everyone's book was so different. I forgot to take pictures of my finished book from the outside, so must do that!! Here are Val's and Rosemary's so different books, and oh even better I love that I always learn something new at every class I teach!! This time, it was what happens when you heat different ribbons! check out the wrinkled effect on Val's book ribbon! Amazing!


If you fancy taking a class with me or anyone of our tutors, please check out our workshop page .
Have a very creative day

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Creative Team Monthly Challenge- Embossing & Texture

  Just a quickie blogpost to let you know that this month's challenge has started over on Them Creative Team's blog. This month we are inviting you to take part with some texture and embossing, and I would interpret that anyway you like! LOL It just must have some stamping in it .

Here is a sneaky peek of my piece, and why not hop over the blog and check out the girls gorgeous pieces :)

I look forward to seeing your entries.
Have a creative day

Sunday, March 16, 2014

****Creative Team Callout****

 The Artistic Stamper is looking for YOU!!!
We are looking for new Creative Team members 
 Have you got the stamping bug? Have you got creative tendencies that are not being fulfilled? Have you got time? We are looking for you to join us on our travels around the wonderful world of The Artistic Stamper! . You will have the opportunity to create gorgeous artwork and showcase it amongst our talented Creative Design Team.
We would like you to have your own blog, and have the time to create at least 2 pieces of artwork a month.

If you are that person, then contact us by email, and show us your ART!
The Creative Team call out ends on April 2nd, and we will contact you after that date.

 We are looking forward to finding you....

Friday, March 07, 2014

Upside down, backwards, or inside out

Hi! Welcome to one of my rare posts on this neglected blog of mine! What's the hardest thing you have to do creatively? One of mine is when facing a blank page with not an idea in my head, especially when journaling. I have just started a new journal given to me, and believe me, I have lots of blank books, I just seem to collect them! I started inside with this page and have started a couple more is going to be an alphabet journal ( inspired by Joanne Sharpe) .

 So I thought  , I am making time to create the  cover which was a blank canvas type. I started off with the new Crafters Workshop stencils and some Cosmic Shimmer Clear Texture Paste. I carefully spread the paste which I had mixed with some mica powder paints that we used to sell, through the stencil , on both the front and the back cover. Loved it , beautiful , let it dry, and sprayed on top with Dylusions sprays and blotted off. Then I closed  the book and looked at it, as you do ....oops major #fail!! I had made the cover upside down and back to front! Not a happy bunny:(  So back to drawing board . I could use it backwards or re bind it..not really an option...(I am kind of has to be the right way kinda girl) or redo the cover . So back out with the stencils and the paste, and add more , this time the right round! One cover..with a little bit of a blip!

Question is? can you spot the
Have a creative day