Friday, 18 October 2019

Mid Month Inspiration - October 19

Hello there my crafty friends,

It's time for some mid month inspiration over at Stamping Sensations and here's the card that I've made:


The stamps that I've used are by Inkylicious and I created my background with Brushos.

Don't forget that we are very generously sponsored by:
'Stamp Addicts'
 who are kindly offering the lucky winner a £25 voucher to spend at their online store.

There's still plenty of time to enter our challenge, so why not take out your stamps and inks and get creating.

We would really love it if you could join us with a piece of your artwork featuring this month's theme but please remember that Stamping Sensations is a 'STAMPING' challenge, so we must see a stamped image, sentiment or quote as the focal element of your artwork, this means: Stamping must be the central point of attention and interest.

All the details of our challenge rules can be found here





Sunday, 13 October 2019

Stamp Magic and a few more samples

Hello there my crafty friends,

I've been to Stamp Magic at Doncaster today and it was lovely to catch up with some of my crafty blogland friends, Sally and Lynne from Stamping Sensations and also lovely Kath from Allsorts.  I have to say that I was surprised as to how quiet the show was, both in terms of exhibitors and people attending.  I just hope that this isn't the beginning of the end of craft shows.  The craft shops have all gone, one by one and I hope that craft shows don't go the same way.  It's possible that it was just the weather as the rain was pouring down and driving conditions were horrible.  Anyway, all that said, I now have enough card to last me for a year and a few new stamps to keep me happy for a while, so I'm a happy bunny!

I'd like to share a few more of my latest samples for Crafty Individuals:





These new stamps are fabulous and quite different too.  I've really enjoyed working with them.  Jean mentioned on the Hochanda shows that the Designer, Ellie Mulligan is working on some Christmas designs, so I can't wait to see them.

That's all form me for today as I'm off to play with my new stamps.  Take care and I hope to be back with you soon x 


Wednesday, 9 October 2019

Lion King

Hello there on this beautiful sunny morning.

I'm here today to show you one of the samples that I made for Crafty Individuals latest shows on Hochanda.  Their latest stamps are fabulous and they were designed by a young lady called Ellie Mulligan.  The shows were a great success and I'm sure that we'll be seeing more of Ellie's work in the future.  Here's my card:


Now I have to say that I wasn't sure where this card was going when I stated, other than I was going to use the lion as the sun.  Once stamped, it reminded me of the 'Lion King' and so I then decided to add more animals and to use a stencil to create the sun's rays.  It was great to use the older stamps with the new and it just shows how well they can all work together.  I have to say that I was blown away by the samples that my teamies have created and they are all so very different.  Jean has quite a big Design Team but they all have their own individual style and it's always great to see what the come up with when the new stamps are released.

That's all from me for today and I wish you all a very happy and colourful day x

I'd like to add this card into the following challenges:

Try It On Tuesday - Animal Magic  

Sunday, 6 October 2019

Trees, Leaves or Autumn

Hello there,

It's time for a new challenge over at Stamping Sensations and this time, our them is 'Trees, Leaves or Autumn,' so there's plenty of scope there to get your creative juices flowing.  Here's the card that I've made:


I have to say that I've had great fun creating this card.  No leaves on this one but plenty of trees and Autumnal colours too.  The stamps that I've used are by Visible Image, Crafty Individuals and Inkylicious.  I started by stamping the face and then using masking fluid on the eyes.  I then used a blending tool to add the colour then I stamped the various trees around the edge using VersaFine Clair Nocturn.  Finally, I added the sentiments to complete my card.  

We are very generously sponsored by:
'Stamp Addicts'
 who are kindly offering the lucky winner a £25 voucher to spend at their online store.

We would really love it if you could join us with a piece of your artwork featuring this month's theme but please remember that Stamping Sensations is a 'STAMPING' challenge, so we must see a stamped image, sentiment or quote as the focal element of your artwork, this means: Stamping must be the central point of attention and interest.

All the details of our challenge rules can be found here

That's all from me for now, so I'll wish you a happy and peaceful day x


Sunday, 22 September 2019

Hot, Hot, Hot!

Hello there on this rainy, Sunday afternoon,

Well I have to say that I can't believe the difference between yesterday and today's weather.  Yesterday I was out walking and having a picnic in a local country park with my family and today I've been in my craft room as it's been raining for most of the day.  I think we've been quite lucky this year here in the UK as we've had plenty of sunshine, so no complaints from me.  The trees looked stunning yesterday and there's no doubt that Autumn is upon us.

I apologise for my lack of blogging of late.  Family life has been really busy and in other news, I start a new job next week.  I left my office job five years ago to look after my two young Grandchildren but now that my Daughter is at home again full time, I needed to look out for something else to keep me occupied.  I'll be working three days a week in a school office, so plenty to keep me busy.... wish me luck!

I've neglected my card challenges of late, so I'm here today with a card that I've made:


The background was made by sprinkling Brushos on my craft mat and then spritzing them with water before pressing my card into them.  This gives more of a smoother, inky effect than using them directly onto the card.  I stamped the stags onto the card and then I used a mountain stencil to ground them.  I also used a stencil for the sun.  All of the stamps that I've used today are by Inkylicious.

I would like to add this card into the following challenges:

Try It On Tuesday - Hot, Hot, Hot
Penny Black and More - Animals

Wednesday, 18 September 2019

Mid Month Inspiration - September 19

Hello,

It's time for some mid month inspiration over at Stamping Sensations and here's the card that I've made:


The main focal stamp is by Stacey Barras from Crafters Companion and the corner stamp is one that came free with a papercraft magazine.  I stamped the flowers with VersaFine Clair and then heat embossed them with clear embossing powder. I water coloured the flowers with Distress inks and Spectrum Aqua pens. I then used a blending tool with Distress inks and a touch of glycerine to colour around the image.

Don't forget that we are very generously sponsored this month by the fabulous 
Bev and Sam from  'Bee Crafty' 
who will be giving one lucky winner a £25 voucher to spend in their online store

We would really love it if you could join us with a piece of your artwork featuring this month's theme but please remember that Stamping Sensations is a 'STAMPING' challenge, so we must see a stamped image, sentiment or quote as the focal element of your artwork, this means: Stamping must be the central point of attention and interest.

All the details of our challenge rules can be found here

Have a great day!

Sunday, 15 September 2019

It's A Butterfly Day

Hello there,

I hope that you're enjoying your weekend whatever you may be doing.

I'm here today to share a few more of my samples that I made for Crafty Individuals last shows:





I told you it was a butterfly day!

Take care and I'll be back with you on Wednesday with some mid-month inspiration for Stamping Sensations x 
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