Friday 28 February 2014

I could have danced all night....

As it's the last day of February and the February Challenge over on the Crafty Individuals blog, I thought I'd better post this tag (I know - I'm late!!!):

It uses CI-337 with Gelatos in my favourite colours and the Crafters Workshop 6x6 Confetti template. Instead of using black for my silhouette which seemed a bit harsh, I've used StazOn Midnight Blue with black pencil rubbed round the edges.

Thanks for looking!


Monday 24 February 2014

A Fine Romance...

The challenge over on the Crafty Individuals blog for this month is called 'A Fine Romance' so I just had to have a bit of fun with these Alice Palace stamps:

Who could resist these two?!
Stamps used: CI-370, CI-381 and the stars and text from CI-374.

Thanks for looking!


Sunday 23 February 2014

Craft Barn Class

I've got another class at the Craft Barn next Sunday 2 March using one of my all time favourite Crafty Individuals stamp sets CI-395:
                                                       CI-395 - 'Build a Meadow' Art Rubber Stamps, 137mm x 96mm

We're going to make five different cards based round the 'Build a Meadow' theme. Here are a couple to whet your appetite:

If you want to come and have a go, I think there are a couple of spaces left.

Thanks for looking!


Tuesday 18 February 2014

Craft Stamper Blog your Favourite Product....

This is a new thing over on the Craft Stamper Blog. Each month a Designer will be asked to blog their favourite product. Well I had great difficulty finding just one favourite product (I mean there are just so many!) but in the end I chose Stampbord and here's what I made.

First I chose the alcohol ink colours:

Then dropped them on to the Stampbord tile:

Add a little blending solution:

then dab off some colour to lighten if you wish:

Next I used a window cut to the size of the Stampbord tile to decide which bit of the Crafty Individuals stamp CI-357 to use:

Ink the stamp up with black StazOn and press the Stampbord down onto the rubber:

It should look like this:

Then get out your scrapey tool and get etching!

Finish with embellishments:

Thanks for looking!


Friday 14 February 2014

New Lynne Perrella....

Hooray! The new Lynne Perrella stamps from PaperArtsy are fantastic and I've been lucky enough to have a play with them before the Stitches Trade Show this weekend. These are the sets that I used:

Here are some of the samples I've made - these all use Portfolio crayons, acetate and Fresco paint on the back. The colour scheme was orange and blue:

These next samples use stencilling and Distress inks:

I haven't overdone the embellishments as I wanted the stamp images to stand out. I think you'll agree, these
stamps are wonderful!
They'll be available in stores after the Trade Show along with lots of other new PaperArtsy products: stencils, Fresco paints, JOFY stamps, Darcy stamps, Lin Brown stamps plus a new stamp designer, Ellen Vargo. Lots and lots of lovely stuff!

Thanks for looking!


Friday 7 February 2014

Valentines idea...

For my Guest spot on the PaperArtsy Blog this month I've made this:

Hop on over to see how!

Thanks for looking!


Thursday 6 February 2014

Get out...

your embossing folders! Got lots of them just sitting in the drawer? Well, come and join me at my Emboss to Excess class at the Craft Barn on Saturday 15 February.
Here's an idea of what we'll be making:

Thanks for looking!


Saturday 1 February 2014

A little bit of LP...

Lynne Perrella that is!
This is just a piece of work using LP010 and Distress markers - it's the same technique that I used in February's Craft Stamper :

A little bird tells me there'll soon be some new LP stamps coming out, along with JOFY and Eclectica. Keep an eye on the PaperArtsy website.

Thanks for looking!