Friday, 2 February 2018

Published in Craft Stamper - February 18

Hello there,

Before I start this post, I would just like to say a big thank you for the many kind comments that I received on my Crafty Individuals samples.  I just wanted you all to know that your kind words are always very much appreciated.

I few months back, I was asked by Jean Hardy of 'Crafty Individuals' if I would like to make a couple of projects for 'Craft Stamper' magazine, and of course, the answer was yes.  Jean made a lovely box and there were two more beautiful projects made by my lovely Teamie Florence Langley.  Jean wanted us to use any of her tree stamps and the bird stamps that were recently released, other than that, it was left to us to create what we wanted to.  It's been so cold recently that I decided to create a winter scene and the stamps that I used were just perfect for this. Don't the sheep look right at home in the snow!

The background was made using Distress Inks and the stamps featured are:
CI-460,  CI-209,  CI-467

My Second Project
I wanted this project to represent the coming of spring and the warmer days ahead.  These colours here are very true, as the image in the magazine looked a little bleached out. 
Featuring:  CI-453,  CI-478

The background was made using Distress Oxides, StazOn and tissue paper.  The back was made using Crafty Individuals paper, Versafine and white acrylic paint.

My thanks go to Jean for giving me this opportunity and to Craft Stamper magazine for featuring my two projects.

Wishing you a happy day and I'll be back with you on Sunday morning when we have a new challenge starting over at Stamping Sensations x


Pat said...

Two fantastic pieces of work Sandra, and your colours for both are beautiful. The first is packed full of wonderful stamping and colouring to make a gorgeous scene, then the stand with more lovely stamping and using one of the super CI papers enhanced so prettily with the added stamping and the white acrylic circles too. x

Barb said...

Huge congratulations Sandra. Your work is always exceptional. They are three outstanding projects. All very beautiful. I think the first is my favourite.

Sarah said...

Well done!! Amazing work Sandra, love the wintry scene on the first and the delicate colours of the second xx

Lisa said...

Wow, these are both so amazing!! I love the colors and the stamps you used!! Totally amazing!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

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pam said...

Congratulations on being published Sandra.
Two beautiful created cards, love the scenes and wonderful stamps used.
Hugs Pam x

Kathleen said...

Another fabulous set of cards, they are all brilliant but the first one looks just like a photo, that house looks real.

Kath x

Linby said...

Wonderful work. That first card is my fave one, it reminds me I really need to use that stamp that your work inspired me to buy previously!

Leanne Harris said...

Congratulations Sandra - two fabulous makes though I'm drawn to that first one - it's a stunning scene and has you at your best. xxxx

Jannet said...

Stunning work and very many congratulations xx

Jenny L said...

Hi Sandra,
as usual your work is so excellently created and such inspired designs too.
I love both these stunning projects and congrats on being asked, and published.
A well deserved accolade too.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Cara said...

Two fabulous projects, I particularly love the colours on the second one x

Mac Mable said...

Not at all surprised that Jean asked you to make a couple of projects, as your creations are always marvellous, creative and absolutely stunning! Great scene making as always and so very beautiful on both projects x

KandA said...

Two amazing creations Sandra. Love the fabulous winter scene with the sheep and the wonderful stamping and colouring on the second xx