Friday, 23 January 2009

MAMOT - Buildings and Wednesday Stamper - Lace


Here's my contribution to Wednesday Stamper and Make A Moo Or Two's challenges this week. The theme at WS is 'Lace' and at MAMOT it's 'Buildings'. I was finding it a little hard to find a stamp with a building small enough to fit on a Moo... but this one is perfect! It may be a little hard to make out, but there is a church stained glass window in the background. The stamp is by Inkadinado. I've also used some patterned paper scraps, including some vintage sheet music. Image is ARTchix Studio, word is Collections, along with a sweet pink button and a slither of lace (left over from a wedding card I made yesterday).

Friday, 16 January 2009

Messing Around With Gesso..

I balk at paint... I think I'm worried about making a mistake and not being able to 'undo' it. It's about time I got over it and used this fabulous medium, don't you think?

I had an inspiring afternoon at Julie's yesterday and came straight home, pulled out the gesso and went for it. Yes, they're not exactly masterpieces and actually I don't think they're quite finished yet, but it's a start. I think they still need stitching.

The stamp is from Stampington and images are by Collections. I've also used sequin waste, lots of scraps that were all in reach and sandpaper. These were really quick to make, but the best bit was all the fun I had (despite the mess).

What do you balk at? I say 'get over it and have a go'! You never know, you may have fun, too!

Little School Boy and More...

Here's the latest cards I've made whilst playing with my gorgeous supplies from The Stamping Queen. I really love the 'Little School Boy' image - it won't be long 'til there's some new little school boys (and girls) walking into my classroom. I'm loving the 'Girl With a Purse stamp too! Okay, hope you enjoy! Have a great day!


TSQ products: Little School Boy Queens Dresser Drawers, ATC pad - Winged Things, Old Tin Numerals Collections and Elegance rub-ons Kaiser

My stash: Vintage sheet music and papers by Basic Grey


TSQ products: Stamps - Girl With Heart Purse Stampotique, Journal Impressions Paperbag Studios. Bit 'O' Bling brad and Lush pearls Kaiser.

My stash: Papers by October Afternoon, Daisy D's and Basic Grey, and a scrap fabric

'Courage to Succeed'

TSQ products: Stamps - ABC Dean and Spiral Boundby Paperbag Studios, and Man of Numbers Plate 6 Paperartsy. Rub-ons Elegance, Imagine and Inspiration Kaiser.

My stash: Vintage text and atlas, postage stamps, luggage tag, buttons and scrap of fabric.

'With Heart'
TSQ products: Girl With a Purse Stampotique and Hideaway rub-ons Kaiser.

My stash: Papers by Basic Grey, scrap of fabric, buttons (one heart shaped), black gemstone.

Thursday, 8 January 2009

Creative Flow - The Stamping Queen

Happy New Year!

It's wonderful to be on holidays, but up till a few days ago I hadn't had the time to create anything other than some Christmas gifts - the creative flow has definitely been in holiday mode. I received some gorgeous products in my Design Team pack from The Stamping Queen a few weeks ago and I've been itching to do some more design work and I finally have some completed pieces to show you.


TSQ Products: Stamps - Queens Dresser Drawers Little School Boy , Paperbag Studios Journal Impressions, and Paper Artsy Ephemera Plate 1. Antique brass photo hanger, Kaiser brad and measuring tape.

My Stash: Basic Grey papers,Lime fabric, black thread, buttons, game piece and black gemstones.

'By Design'

TSQ Products: Paper Artsy At Home Plate 3 and ATC pad Sewing

My Stash: Vintage dressmaking pattern instructions, Basic Grey papers, button, game pieces, tag reinforcement (Collections), twine, cream cotton and ribbon.


TSQ Products: Designs Galore image Vintage Beauty, Paper Artsy Ephemera Plate 1, ATC pad Winged Things, Collections Bluebirds Chipboard,

My Stash: Vintage paper, lace, pink trim, assorted buttons, small pink pearls, gesso, lumiere paint.

I painted the chipboard bluebird with gesso, then stamped it with a 'coupon' stamp from the Ephemera plate by Paper Artsy, and lightly covered it with pearl lumiere paint.

Now back to the 12 Days of Christmas.... hmmmm only up to Day 4 so far... yes, I do intend to share with you all the other wonderful pieces I received, so stayed tuned!