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
© The Artistic Stamper

© 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