30 Dec 2012
Tags: altered art, Christmas, Christmas decoration, Fashionable Stamping Challenge DT, Oxford Impressions, Oxford Impressions' DT artwork, photo realistic stamps
Today sees the final Fashionable Stamping Challenge challenge theme for 2012. For the next fortnight we are asking for you to Surprise Us. We ask as always that you include stamping on your entry and that no digi’s are allowed and of course we always have a prize available for the winner.
For my DT sample I am sharing a piece which is also DT art for Oxford Impressions. I had intended to post this here in the run up to Christmas but ran out of time and as the theme is more wintry than Christmas I’ve decided that it will be my Surprise Us sample.
It is a 3d winter scene using various Oxford Impressions stamps (Season of Giving, Sleigh Bells and Winter Snow). After purchasing some chipboard houses (from Crafty Individuals) I couldn’t resist creating a little stamped scene for the adorable children. It wasn’t the easiest of pieces to photograph, trying to capture the depth and also the sparkle, there is lots of it as it was liberally covered with glass glitter.The roof of the house.
Visit FSC to view the wonderful samples from my DT sisters.
Thank You for visiting this post.
21 Dec 2012
Tags: Christmas, Christmas decoration, fabric, Gecko Galz, Image Transfer
This is a scheduled post where I am sharing another of my projects as the December Featured Artist for Gecko Galz.
I selected Little Angels collage image sheet to work with although it was a difficult job only selecting one image as both of the image sheets are full of sweet images. I have provided a supply list and brief instructions as to how I created this tussie mussie.
Gecko Galz Little Angels collage sheet.
TAP or similar
Vintage damask linen napkin, seam binding, trims, tassel beads, button and pearl embellishment (my stash)
Form napkin into tussie mussie, but do not stitch at this stage. Prepare image transfer onto the napkin prior to stitching. Also at this stage stitch any embellishments, add the tassel and stitch seam binding to form a handle. Once completed stitch the napkin to form a tussie mussie. Finally add a shabby bow.
I have two Featured Artist projects remaining which will be shared before the end of this month.
As I say, this is a scheduled post but I plan on spending time over the weekend to see what you have been busy creating.
Many Thanks, as always, for taking time to visit.
17 Dec 2012
Tags: Christmas, Christmas decoration, collage, fabric, Gecko Galz, Image Transfer, Oxford Impressions, Tag art
Welcome to another scheduled post. This post is for Gecko Galz where LeeAnne invited me to be part of their 24 days of Tags
There is so much taking place over at Gecko Galz, special offers, etc, well worth a visit and you can also view the amazing festive tags created by the Gecko Galz DT.
For my tag I will start with the supplies used.
Gecko Galz Winter Wonderland collage sheet
Iron-on image transfer paper
Oxford Impressions – Season of Giving stamp plate
Shabby Tag (Crafty Individuals)
Cotton fabric, white velour ribbon, fabric flower and other embellishments, new and vintage lace, white gimp, snowflake charm, seam binding (all my own stash)
Stamp holly from Oxford Impressions’ Season of Giving plate onto the Shabby tag. Print Winter Wonderland image sheet onto iron-on image transfer paper following the instructions to transfer the required image(s) onto cotton fabric. Fray edges and layer to tag with a mix of new and vintage lace. Stamp Joyeux Noel onto velour ribbon and add to the tag along with trims, fabric flower, faux feather, charm, etc. Final addition is seam binding threaded through hole of the tag.WinterWonderland comes as two image sheets, this image is from the sheet numbered 1. I wanted to give a detail photograph so you can see the expression on her face, isn’t it so beautiful. Torn lace, gimp and guipure lace all frame the image. I hope all of you are nearing the completion of your creative Christmas preparations.
Thank You for taking the time out of your busy day to visit.
13 Dec 2012
Tags: altered art, Christmas, Christmas decoration, gift ideas, The Stampsmith, The Stampsmith (D.T. artwork), The Stampsmith Challenge
Thank You for taking the time to visit this scheduled post.
This is a DT post for The Stampsmith where I share more glass ornaments using the Christmas Greetings plate, this time it is the sentiment Joyeaux Noel.The ornaments are more sparkly than they actually appear to be in the photographs.
Some little changes to make a second ornament.Have your preparations centered around a Handmade Holiday? If so and if you have used at least one Stampsmith stamp then we welcome you to enter the December Stampsmith Challenge (link on sidebar).
01 Dec 2012
Tags: altered art, Christmas, Christmas decoration, collage, gift ideas, The Stampsmith, The Stampsmith (D.T. artwork), The Stampsmith Challenge
Thank You for joining me for the first day of this new month, a month that I know will be busy, busy, busy for all of you.
Today we see a new challenge theme at The Stampsmith Challenge Blog. For the month of December we are asking for A Handmade Holiday. Here are a few words from TSC about the challenge theme:-
This is the time of year when we spoil those we cherish with gifts from the heart. Will you alter an item, make a mini-album, create a card, hang a holiday decoration or share something unexpected?
All rules and details of the prize are available at TSC Blog.
As with my sample for the November challenge I once again reached for Christmas Greetings stamp plate.
Joy is the word I selected for my glass ornaments with lots of sparkle in the form of glass glitter and of course touches of lace.
We hope you will join us for the final Stampsmith Challenge for 2012. If you are busy creating handmade gifts for family and friends and you happen to have a Stampsmith stamp then we would love to see your creations.
Tomorrow I return with a non-festive project as Sunday sees the announcement of a new challenge theme at Fashionable Stamping Challenge.
Have a lovely Saturday and that you for visiting.
23 Nov 2012
Tags: Christmas, Christmas decoration, collage, Oxford Impressions, Oxford Impressions' DT artwork, photo realistic stamps, Tag art
If you happened to visit my previous post then you will recognise the two “cheerful” little faces that adorn the tags I am sharing today.
Once again this is an Oxford Impressions’ DT post where I have used the Season of Giving plate but also used stamps from other Christmas plates.
Oxford Impression Stamp Plates:-
Season of Giving
On both tags I applied Gesso to paper that I didn’t particularly like but with the aid of Gesso and stamping I was happier with the appearance of the paper to start layering up the tags. I used a Crafty Individuals Shabby Tag as a template as it is a lovely size of tag and I wanted larger sized tags as those tags I am sending as an alternative to a Christmas card to friends.
Tag No. 1:- Season of Giving - holly stamp (stamped onto background paper), little boy and girl, label and Epp’s Cocoa advert.
Sleigh Bells – star and December 25th.
Tag no. 2:- Season of Giving – little boy and girl and Noel.
Sleigh Bells – star and postal mark
Winter Snow – snow! sleigh! advert (on tag base and as a stamped element)
The seam binding, lace and gauze I had stained some time ago with fruity teabags, it was useful that the colour matched with the tag base.
If I have not caught up with your artful creations it is because I have not managed to spend as much time as I would like, these past few days, on-line but I do hope to catch-up with you soon.
Have a lovely Friday
P.S. All those stamp plates are available from Oxford Impressions’ on-line store or you should find some of the plates available from That’s Crafty and The Craft Barn in the U.K. and on-line at Art Journey if based within Continental Europe.
20 Nov 2012
Tags: Christmas, Christmas decoration, gift ideas, Oxford Impressions, Oxford Impressions' DT artwork, photo realistic stamps
Are you having a good start to the week, managing to find enough creative time?
It has to be said that the majority of my posts between now and December 25th will be Christmas/Winter orientated and in particular I have quite a few projects to share that use the beautiful Oxford Impressions’ Season of Giving plate. This Oxford Impressions’ DT posts uses a stamp that so far I haven’t introduced you to from this plate, a photo realistic stamp of two children having fun (although you would not guess it from the expressions on their little faces) in the snow.
This is always such a busy time for crafters and at the moment I myself continue to try to keep the momentum of Christmas preparations at a reasonable pace. I still have a fair few Christmas cards to make and also some more gifts. For this post I thought I would share two gifts that I made last month. The glass ornaments could certainly hang from a Christmas tree but also from a door handle or suchlike.The glass ornaments are made in the same manner only substituting faux pearl trim for crystal beaded trim and sheer ribbon for seam binding. A sprinkle of glass glitter (you should be able to see it) was trapped behind the glass with the hope that it twinkles amongst the festive lights.Excuse the fact that my hand can be seen! Always the downside to photographing glass.
At the time of drafting this post I checked to see the availability of this stamp plate from U.K. stockists and discovered that The Craft Barn stocks this plate and if you are interested in Sleigh Bells or Christmas Wish then those plates are available from That’s Crafty.
Thank You for visiting today and also for your kind comments on the Home hanging I posted on Sunday. Soon I will have another project using the amazing Distressed Giant Alphabet to share.
15 Nov 2012
Tags: altered art, Christmas, Christmas decoration, gift ideas, Oxford Impressions, Pretty Packaging, Stampington & co
A short post this time where I thought I would share an item I was thrilled to see published in the pages of the latest issue of The Stampers’ Sampler.
When I was making projects to submit to their Holiday Happenings challenge call I decided on one of those hanging pouches I have a fondness for making from a you know what!
Oxford Impressions’ Sleigh Bells
It isn’t often you see me using such bright colours. Of course it did result in me having to retire to a darkened room for quite some time afterwards!
Thank you for all your visits this week, always appreciate when you take the time to do so.