Tuesday, December 01, 2015

December's Creative Team Challenge-Christmas

This month for our Creative Team Challenge the theme is Christmas.
 I dug out a very old but fab die from Accucut and made some simple but effective gift boxes. The red one was embossed with Christmas Strippers from The Artistic Stamper, and then gone over with red Distress Ink I added the mini Small but Beautiful Father Christmas on the side. T
he green one was stamped  and embossed in green with the large Holly Background  and coloured in with with Lucky Clover Distress Marker. I then distress inked all over it with the new November colour -- Lucky Clover. Worked a treat. If you would like any of these dies, small or large please email me.

Looking forward to seeing your Christmas creations over at the team blog challenge

Have a creative day

Sunday, November 01, 2015

The Artistic Stamper Creative Challenge for November

 This month, the challenge over on The Creative Team blog is Fabric. We have so many gorgeous background stamps that are fabric related that I thought i would make a card that incorporated as many as possible.
I cut out card squares to fit an 8" x 8" card, and stamped them all up with Archival inks, and distress inks. I also white embossed the lace backgrounds, and then distress inked them. Finally I glued them all down, and zig zag machine stitched them onto the card, giving it a patchworky feel.
Here is the card, plus each individual block...

I would love to know which is your favourite... mine is the lace, or maybe the red polka dot...lol
Please do join in the challenge. You can interpret it anyway you like, as long as it has some stamping in it.

Have a creative day

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Creative Team Challenge- Things with Wings

Dear neglected Blog readers, 
I have been creating workshops, and working in the shop, and neglecting this poor old blog and my readers for quite some time! However this month, I have taken part in the Creative Team challenge , which is Things With Wings, and unbeknown to any of the team, we all chose the same stamp set! Dance is a conglomeration of ballet and wings and saying, and lends itself perfectly to this challenge!

 I used a previously created tag, which was inked with Distress inks, and embossing powder through mask. 

I then cut out the ballet dancer and added distress ink to her, plus some fine netting ( available in the shop only). 

 The wings were cut out of old dictionary paper. 

Please do pop along to the Creative Team blog, and check out the other dancers :)

Have a very creative day


Friday, May 01, 2015

May's Creative Challenge- Journaling your HeART out!

Oh! it has been an age since I blogged on my poor neglected pages...and my New Year's resolution has gone out of the window.. in fact does any one read this when I occasionally post????
But here I am again with a double page journal spread.... I started off with lots of yellow ad reddish sprays, from Distress Stain Sprays to Dylusions, and let them run and mingle on the pages.

Add a few of The Artistic Stamper Masks with more sprays , this time in  reds, and a few stamps from Tick Tock plate

Add more stamps in Black Archival.. this time Katy Leitch's Numerical Plate

Finally add a gorgeous girl from the net!! ( I just googled what I wanted and found her, complete with the month of May.


We would love you to join in our monthly challenge, especially if you love journaling! You can find all the details here
Have a creative month

Sunday, March 01, 2015

Mad as a March Hare- New Creative Team Challenge

The Spring is coming, and those flowers and leaves are popping their heads up through the soil, and the sun is getting warmer, and yes! March is here along with the spring!!
It's time for another challenge over at The Creative Team Blog, and yes you have guessed it.. the theme is Spring is coming!
I have created a journal page entitled Mad as a March hare.

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I sprayed the page with Dylusions Sprays in blues and greens, and then added a Crafters Workshop stencil with PaperArtsy Fresco paints in Hey Pesto and Yellow submarine. I then added stamps from Botanical Plate 1 ( the daisy) and also the simple swirl from the Simple Swirls plate. I also added the bubbles from Borders A6 2 . The birds from Birds of Feather were embossed in black for that touchy/feely touch to the page... I like to be able to feel texture on my journal pages!

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I then cut out the Hare , which I downloaded from The Graphics Fairy, and added him to the page and hid him behind one of the flowers, which I carefully cut around.

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I do hope you like my contribution to the challenge, and go on join in, you know you want to! You can find the new challenge here.
Have a very creative day

Friday, January 30, 2015

New Stamps from The Artistic Stamper

Today I can finally reveal our first set of stamps for 2015! Gardening, and large butterflies, and some gorgeous backgrounds too!
Here are the cards I made with them, and of course you can find all the new stamps here.

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I would love to know what you think...

Have a creative day

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Sneaky peek #3

If you are still with me, here is my final sneaky peek of our new collection of stamps for release tomorrow :) This is from our new theme of stamps, and I promise to reveal all tomorrow.

Pop back tomorrow morning for the full reveal!

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Sneaky Peek #2

I rather like this stamp, and hate teasing you with my next sneaky peek, but I know you will like this one...

Pop back tomorrow for my last sneaky peek, and definitely on Friday for the full reveal!
Happy Creating

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

New Stamps coming your way.....sneaky peek #1

I just love it when we produce new stamps, and for 2015 we will be releasing new stamps every month! January's release have a new theme for us... and an old theme, and some themes in between!
Here is a sneaky peek of what I have made with a couple of them.

All the stamps will be released on Friday 30th January, so don't forget to pop back here tomorrow to see more sneaky peeks!

Have a creative day

Thursday, January 01, 2015

Happy New Year! -a new blog challenge from The Creative Team

Happy New Year to you! I only have one new year's resolution and that is to blog much more regularly, so I am starting off with our new Creative Team Challenge by doing a page for a calendar which we made in our Christmas extravaganza. I have added a date, and hidden in the pocket is my new year's resolution! I dare you to challenge me to make it work! All comments gratefully received!
Here is a sneaky peek. You can see the whole page, plus more artwork by some of the team.

Please do join, in, you can find the challenge here.

Have a very Happy and Creative New Year