Stamping never fails to provide me with surprises but not too often can I say that they are surreal. However to open the pages of the Autumn issue of The Stampers’ Sampler and to see a feature with the title A Merry Moncrieff Christmas well I’d say that is definitely a surreal moment!
(The first two pages of the feature)I have to tell you that I am sure my cheeks were a deep shade of pink but I quickly recovered to simply enjoy the moment and the absolute honour of them collating submissions for their Happy Holiday Challenge into one feature.
I am sharing only one of the submissions from this feature (another time I will share some other submissions which made it into print in this issue but did not form part of this feature), a wall hanging featuring beautiful Oxford Impressions stamps. This is one of my favourite Oxford Impressions Christmas stamps. In fact I am willing myself to step away from this stamp for Christmas 2014 because I have used it so much since I received the Season for Giving stamp plate.
This wall hanging had lots of texture and layers from a doily which I gilded with waxes, muslin, old book text, wax paper which again received the gilded treatment,lace and corrugated cardboard packaging. In fact I got to the point where I was using corrugated cardboard so much, making an appearance on almost everything, that I have consciously not used it for weeks, even months. LOL I am sitting here searching my brain, wondering if I have made use of it without realising it but no, nothing is coming to mind!A sweet button on top of a bark star. Apologies if I am sharing too many Christmas/Holiday projects but that is what is dominating my crafty life at the moment but I will try and sneak in a few non-festive blog posts here and there.
If you are in the middle of Christmas preparations, creating cards/gifts then I hope you are doing well and on track. I still have a dozen or so cards to make and a few gifts. Just so glad that I started the first batch of cards back in August otherwise I would be in a right pickle!
As always, thank you for your visit to this post.
25 Nov 2014 19 Comments
24 Nov 2014 18 Comments
Not everyone likes their birthday number right on the front of a card but when I set out to make a card to celebrate a friend’s 50th birthday, I was sure that she wouldn’t mind at all. When I make a card for someone I tend to focus on one stamp company that I design for so it allows me to create the card with the person in mind but also double it up as a DT sample. For this card I didn’t do that, instead I mixed Darkroom Door with Oxford Impressions for this feminine birthday card.The numbers are from a fabulous Oxford Impressions set of Distressed Numbers. I couldn’t resist glittering up the numbers! I will tell you that I was stuck when it came to making this card. It was taking me forever to decide which stamp to use and without being aware of it I had obviously made a decision to feature numbers on the card front. It was only when I was tidying away the recent Darkroom Door sample I shared with you HERE, a canvas with a stamped paperclay rose that I had that moment of “ding!” I know which stamp to use ….. the elegant rose stamp which also featured on that same canvas. Thank you for your visit to my first post of this brand new week and the final week of November!
(The title for this post might seem strange. It relates to my friend as she lives in France and for the French script which was stamped randomly and repeatedly on the background.)
23 Nov 2014 12 Comments
Welcome to my sneak peek at what I am sharing over at the That’s Crafty Blog this Sunday.
The title of the post does not refer to any of the stamp I used but simply because I had some play time with Brusho crystals. Those little pots are packed full of colour.
The full project can be viewed HERE.
Have a lovely day.
20 Nov 2014 5 Comments
If any of you are customers of the That’s Crafty on-line store then you will know that Laura has an abundance of stock. Also, if you sign up for the Newsletter you can keep up-dated on new stock, re-stocks and also special offers which always take place. Laura has now set up a new Blog dedicated to the That’s Crafty shop where she will no doubt share news on the move to larger premises which is taking place very soon. The other wonderful news is that not only is the shop moving to larger premises but workshops will also be taking place. I would not be surprised if some of you have already booked your space for one (or more!) of the workshops, they all look to be amazing!
Visit HERE. for news of the That’s Crafty shop.
Before I sign off I would like to apologise for being so quiet, in not managing to visit your Blogs. I hope that over the next few days I will be able to visit you and see what amazing art you have all been creating. In the meantime, thank you all for the time you take out of your day to visit my Blog, it is always appreciated by me.
17 Nov 2014 20 Comments
I am starting this new week with a quick, scheduled post, sharing something which I have made to send to a friend for Christmas but which is also a sample for Darkroom Door.
I try to send to a friend and her family a Christmas ornament of some nature. Last year from That’s Crafty I received Indigoblu MDF baubles from which I had only used the heart but decided this year to use the remainder of the baubles.
I thought the sentiments from the Darkroom Door Brushed Christmas sets would be perfect to stamp onto one of the baubles.
This bauble will appear on the Darkroom Door Blog at some stage so within this post all I will share are the stamps used and a couple of photographs.
Darkroom Door Stamps:-
Brushed Christmas Vol 1
Texture Stamp Dots
I seem to be in the mood for pastel pink and blue with touches of winter white at the moment.
I did wonder if I would need to stamp onto tissue paper but the sentiment stamped beautifully which I was pleased with especially as I wanted to heat emboss with some twinkly embossing powder.
More heat embossing in the form of the Texture Stamp Dots with white embossing powder. If you are in the middle of Christmas preparations then I hope they are going well. I am glad I made an earlier start this year although I still have a feeling that I might not achieve all I want to do.
Have a lovely week.
16 Nov 2014 18 Comments
Sitting here drafting this blog post and I did a double take at the date, 16th November! I am sure time is speeding up!
This is a peek at what I am sharing this week over at the That’s Crafty Blog.
The full project can be viewed HERE.
Whatever this Sunday has in store for you, have a good one.
15 Nov 2014 1 Comment
At the That’s Crafty Challenge they are in a nostalgic mood asking for artwork that is Anything Vintage
As always, the winner will win £20 to spend on-line at the That’s Crafty store. This is a fabulous prize as there is just so much amazing stock available at the store.
All rules are available to read at the challenge blog, link at top of post.