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Archive for May, 2013

Stamper Of All Trades

After all these years of crafting I still can’t define the style of crafting which I love the best. Stamping is the biggest part of anything I make but just being a stamper is not enough for me.

I love all the other techniques which go with the crafting industry so I have decided that if anyone asks me to describe what I love doing the most I will say I am a …

Stamper Of All Trades
no, not Jack …

She looks so adorable with those dreamy eyes and heart shaped lips so I surrounded her with a few crafting techniques which are amongst my fave to do. Stamped her onto a gorgeous piece of the G45 paper from the French Country collection here.

If you are not into the inking and getting all grungy and messy let the paper you stamp onto give you the same results but without the mess!!!

Purple Delight

Don’t even ask where I got her from all I can remember is that I bought her from a craft stall which was at Thorpe Park a few years ago … before they changed it to Farnborough. The ticket stamps are from Prima Songbird here.

Shirl

Sewing Mends The Soul

Well today’s Saturday and here is the card the girls made in my class, it’s a Tri-fold, Z-fold, Concertina … whatever card.

Used a Martha Stewart large punch for the beautiful border.
The stamps are all Indigo Blu ‘Sewing Mends The Soul’ and TH DI Frayed Burlap, Peacock Feathers also Black soot.

Shirl

Messy Fingers

Lots of messiness with this tag but enjoyed every stage of the mess.
Lace, string, mesh, trinkets, paper flowers, die cuts, paper doily, ribbon, moulding paste, Dylusion Inks, Gilding Wax and stencils have all been used but the mucky fingers and work involoved was well worth it.

Shirl

Lace & Pearls

Another month has just flown by which means we have a new challenge for you at Vintage Stamping Challenges.

For this new challenge we would love to see all that lovely Lace & Pearls … think I over did the pearls on my DT piece.

Cut out a chipboard tag, painted with gesso before adding dimensional paste through a stencil. When dry I rubbed three different colours of gilding wax over the raised areas and the edges. Stamped the gorgeous Flonz image which you can fine here with Vintage Photo distress ink and lightly watercoloured out. The background is watercolour paper gently blended with Squeezed Lemonade then spritzed with water. Some pretty lace and pearls always adds a touch of elegance to any project.

Flonz Crafts is very generously giving the winner of this challenge $20 to spend at his online shop.
So what are you waiting for, hop on over to see my DT sisters gorgeous work and whilst there enter your beautiful piece so we can come visit and leave some love.

Shirl

Dress Form

I’m always wanting to try new things and when I saw this YouTube video tutorial by Miranda I just had to make one.
Well I did and I made it for the new challenge this fortnight at Fashionable Stamping Challenges which is Anything Goes. Nice an easy this fortnight with $20 up for grabs for the winner from our generous sponsor Flonz Crafts.

Front and back views of my Dress Form which looks totally better in the flesh.

Close up pics of the base which I put into a glass tealight holder then glued into place with a hot glue gun. I first dabbed the glass with alcohol inks and then added a piece of lace. It worked just fine with the glass holder being such a solid base.

Shirl

Mmmmm Honeycomb

I still love pretty pretty with my cards and this one is no exception but you can’t go far wrong with this beautiful Elizabeth Bennett Indigo Blu stamp, she is stunningly pretty. Other stamps used are Crafty Individuals and Stampin Up Established Elegance.

This is what my class made today, we used the Sizzix Dress Form die with a honeycomb middle.

Dress Form

Shirl