Friday, 13 January 2017
Just a little reminder that the Take It Make It challenge is in full swing over at the Craft Stamper Magazine Blog We've had lots of great entries already and you will find loads of inspiration from the rest of the Design Team over on the blog.
I just love the new Cherry Tree Lane collection from Kaisercraft. There are beautiful vintage style papers with soft colours, postmarks, typewriters, telephones and one of my all time favourites, the leather look paper. It's perfect for making a journal cover, and as you know I am obsessed with books!
The co-ordinating stamps are perfect for creating your own background or creating a main focal point.
So get stamping, follow the simple instructions on the blog and get that project entered for a chance of winning a fabulous prize!
Friday, 6 January 2017
It's our first challenge of the year over at the Craft Stamper Magazine Blog where we would love to see you projects which include stamping on them.
I've used the Big Butterfly stamp from IndigoBlu first stamped out onto watercolour card using the Luscious Powders and spritzed with water. Then once the images were dry going back in and stamping over the top with Stone Grey Stazon Ink.
I went back in again this time with the Honeycomb Background stamp and Twisted Citron Distress Ink, to create a framework for the Butterflies to hold onto. Just look at the shimmer from the Luscious Powders.......yummy!
As always we have a fabulous sponsor and this time around we have the fabulous ....
Not only do you have the chance to win a fantastic set of stamps......
But also the chance to be featured in the magazine it's self, how cool would that be.
So get creative, add stamping on your project and follow the simple instructions over on the blog to join in the fun, you never know, you could be a winner!
Am very excited to have a little something in the magazine myself this month :)
Monday, 19 December 2016
Sunday, 18 December 2016
Over at the IndigoBlu Blog this month we are all sharing our projects about feeling thankful. I am extremely thankful for the amazing opportunities that have come my way this year, and the incredibly talented artist's that I've had the pleasure of working with in this year's journey.
I love looking at Pinterest for idea's and tutorials, and one of my many boards holds quotes, so with this in mind I decided to create a book to keep all my favourite thankful quotes in, so when I'm having a down day, I can give myself a little reminder of why life is good!
I started with an in-expensive chipboard album and gave the covers a coat of White GeeSsoGood to seal the board. Once it was dry I cut Damaged Damask paper to cover the outside of the front and back covers, and Damaged Dots paper to cover the inside.
On the outside of the covers I stencilled through the Script Stencil with White GeeSsoGood once this was dry I repeated the process on the inside using the Damaged Damask Stencil
When the covers were completely dry, I sanded around the edges to get rid of any excess paper and also to give a distressed look.
I stamped out a quote from the Grand Tour II Stamp Set and cut it out using one of the Spellbinders labels dies. I also cut a flourish out and inked around the edges of both using Blueprint Sketch Distress Ink.
I wanted a small image for the front of the book, but the Lost Family cards were a little too big, so I cut out the picture from the front of the packet, it was the perfect size. All she needed was a little colour adding with coloured pencils.
I used a scrap piece of fabric to create a background and arranged the sentiment, die-cuts and image over the top of it, perfect.
The book has lots of pages ready to add the inspirational quotes onto as and when I find them.
Friday, 9 December 2016
Just a little reminder that the current challenge over at the Craft Stamper Magazine Blog is underway. We would love you to share your Snow and Ice themed projects with us, just please remember to follow the entry guidelines and have stamping on your project somewhere :)
We have a great prize up for grabs from the.....
I've had fun with one of our very own Trish Latimer's Whimseygirl Two stamp. She makes a perfect Angel with lashings of Unicorn Sparkles and oodles of sequins, you know I love a sequin......
And with stencil numbers from the Tim Holtz thinlits collection, a few doodles from me and a little Evergreen Bough Distress Ink, she is all set for Christmas.
See you at the challenge.
Friday, 2 December 2016
It's time for another great challenge over at the Craft Stamper Magazine Blog this time around we would love to see "snow and ice" along with your stamped projects. Think white texture paste, glitter and sparkle for a cool wintery project.
We are sponsored this time around by The Craft Box supplies of a monthly kit packed with goodies.
Check out the entry requirements over on the blog and get stamping. Not only do we have the fabulous prize from The Craft Box but you could also be in with a chance of having your artwork published in the magazine it's self.
My Snow and Ice project, is a shabby chic junk journal made with left over BoBunny papers from my demo last weekend. The Winter Wishes collection is so beautiful and perfect for the theme this time. I also stamped out the Stag from IndigoBlu's Winterland Wood stamp set in Memento's London Fog ink. After cutting him out I covered him in sequins, gems and of course Unicorn Sparkles.
I just love these little hearts from the Hobby House they are so sparkly, and are perfect for finishing off a bow.
I used lots of odd beads and a couple of metal charms to embellish the cover, and of course sequins, I have a little addiction to those.
I added a layer of clear Super Thick Slap It On with just a small amount of Unicorn Sparkles mixed in with it through the Damaged Damask stencil, all of which you can fin on IndigoBlu's website.
Another addiction.............Doilies, I just love them and hunt them out wherever I go. They make the perfect addition to shabby books and they make the spine of the book look pretty.
You can see the texture paste a little more clearly on this picture of the back of the journal.
I'm now working on the inside, adding lots of pockets, tuck spots and tags, and will share on another blog post when it's completed.
So have fun and please do join in with us this time around with the Take It Make It Challenge.
Challenges I'm entering my junk journal into:-