Monday, August 01, 2016

Here I am again, with a very bad record of posting on my blog! But nevertheless, I have been creating, and working with my wonderful customers at the shop!
The Creative Team Challenge starts again today, and this month anything goes, as long as it has stamping in  it.

I have created a postcard, which you can see in full here, but this is a sneak peek, so please do pop over to the team's blog and check out the other creative team members fabulous artwork.
We look forward to seeing your creations

Wednesday, June 01, 2016

June's Creative Challenge- Red, Blue & Yellow

Dear Neglected Blog and Blog Readers
 I am so sorry I haven't posted on here for about 6 months. How terrible is that?!
I am back with a little post for our Creative Team Challenge for this month which is Red, Blue & yellow, and can be interpreted anyway you like, as long as it has rubber stamping in it.
You can find all the details here

I made a couple of tags, and started by scraping PaperArtsy Fresco Finish paints all over the tags.

I then added the same paint through a couple of  Artistic Stamper masks, and stamped with one of our calligraphic mats using Archival ink, adding swirls and circles too .

 Check out the fact that red, blue and yellow are the primary colours, and therefore makes other colours!

 I do hope that you like them, and please do join in our challenge, either on the blog or on Facebook.

I look forward to seeing your creations.
Have a creative day

Friday, January 01, 2016

January 2016 Creative Challenge

Happy New Year and welcome to 2016!
 Over on The Creative Team blog, we are kicking off the new year in style with some fabulous artwork from some of the Creative Team, and myself.
Here is a little sneak peek of a journal page I created using Dylusions black journal page and some dylusions paints , and some new masks which will be availbale in 2016!

I do hope you will join in, as anything goes as long as it has rubber stamping in it!

Have a fabulous start to the new year



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
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