Hoppy Easter Said The Bunny To The Chick

With Christmas a distant memory and Valentine’s Day behind us all thoughts for crafters turn towards Spring and Easter. If you are planning on creating some Spring/Easter themed cards, gifts, etc then you might want to have a look at the very pretty Easter Bunny Collection, a recent release from Oxford Impressions.
The first of my DT projects using this set is a hanging treat pouch. If you were following my Blog during my Christmas preparations then you will have guessed at what I re-purposed to create this little pouch, didn’t I tell you at the time that this idea worked beyond Christmas!You would struggle to tuck a chocolate egg inside but this idea would be perfect if sending a gift card/money or a smaller chocolate treat.
I used four stamps from the Easter Bunny set, the lovely text stamp used for the background (stamped over Basic Grey paper), one of the cute bunnies, a wee chick and Happy Easter. As I said, this is my first project with this set and will have more to share with you soon. I also have London Telegraph art to share as well. London Telegraph is also available from The Craft Barn (U.K.) although I did notice that they are out of stock at the moment, testament to what a fabulous set of stamps this is that Suzanne has designed.
Thank you for taking the time to visit and Hello and Welcome to the new subscribers to my Blog, lovely to have you join me here. 

School Days (FSC#16 Make It For A Child)

Make It For A Child is the challenge set at Fashionable Stamping Challenge for the next fortnight. We ask that you create a project, it could be a card, a gift, a tag, anything you wish but please include stamping on your artwork as at FSC we are passionate about stamping and please, no digi stamps allowed. That is really our own rule but to check out all details for entering your artwork pop on over to the FSC blog where you can also see the prize for this particular challenge.
When I was doing some grocery shopping my eye travelled to a blackboard. Now at that point I had no idea what I would need a blackboard for but for the princely sum of 99p I wasn’t going to walk on by. Of course that is the funny way that things can work out because I then discovered that Make It For A Child would be an upcoming challenge theme.  Even better, I had the perfect stamp set to work with,  Oxford Impressions’ School Days.  The stamps have a wonderful vintage feel to them which is fitting for a blackboard. I wonder, do blackboards exist in schools now or do they only use whiteboards?
I vividly remember my leather satchel from the early years of Primary School.Can you believe that a stamp created this weathered, distress appearance. This stamp is also included in the set.Details of two school books attached with a chipboard paperclip. My DT sisters have created a wonderful collection of Make It For A Child  all on display at the FSC Blog. So why not have some fun with this challenge.

The Bird Lady Sings Her Song

I should say that the two cards I am sharing today are from the vault as they were made earlier this year and I’d actually forgotten about them.
I wanted to have a play with CI-331 once again as it is such a beautiful stamp but  this time working to a slightly more pared down style than previously. The cards could be classed as variation on a theme with the same paper used and elements being repeated such as the sheet music and flowers. I also incorporated CI-329, one of the Crafty Individuals’ Elements sets, using two of the little birds from that set.For both cards I was aiming for a faded appearance keeping the colour palette soft and muted.
Fly also comes from CI-329.The CI challenge, Spring, is still open for entry so why not share your Spring inspired artwork with us. Please remember to include at least one Crafty Individual product on your artwork.
Thank you for visiting.

Oxford Impressions – News For U.K. Stampers

If you are a U.K. stamper and a fan of Oxford Impressions’ stamps then the good news is they are now available at The Craft Barn. Their stock includes some of Suzanne’s newest releases such as London Telegraph and Vintage Circus.
Happy Shopping!

So Chic (Published!)

Last December it was thrill after thrill to see work published in various Stampington & co publications but December was so frantic I was unable to share this news with you.  Finally I am starting to get a wee bit more organised. Today I am sharing a stamped tote that was published in the Dec/Jan issue of The Stampers’ Sampler.
The tote wasn’t submitted for a challenge, I sent it on a whim in the hope that it would catch their eye so as you can imagine, I was over the moon to see it printed as a Feature, “So-Chic Stamping”.  I have to say thank you to the Editor and her team for the photography and also her lovely write-up about the tote.If you Follow my Blog you will no doubt recognise the stamps as they are often used by me, they are from Oxford Impressions’ Dressforms & Corsetry plate.
I will have more Oxford Impressions’ artwork to share soon, some of it is DT work.
Thank you for taking the time to visit and I hope to be able to catch-up with your Blogs soon.

The Kindness of One

I would like to share the prettiest of packages I received from my lovely friend Dorthe.  Not only does Dorthe create special gifts, she also presents them so beautifully.Inside the package this pretty collaged tag.As I am a Bookworm I am using this tag as a bookmark, the prettiest bookmark I’ve ever used and I’ve used many a bookmark in my time. Sweet details of my initial, lace and a button.
If Dorthe’s name is new to you then please visit her Blog, you will definitely want to stay awhile.
Dorthe, thank you for this lovely gift. Such kindness re-affirms my view that this world of Blogs is brimming with kind and caring people such as yourself.
I will return later with some new artwork, until then

Flowers and Wishes

It has been a few days since I last posted anything so to start this new week I have a short post to share a card I made with The Stampsmith’s Serena #2.
Serena#2 I only received towards the end of last year and used the first time on this card for a friend’s birthday.  I am sure I will use this stamp as often as I use Serena #1 which I owned prior to being on The Stampsmith’s DT.  As a cardmaker who sends handmade cards to family and friends who are non-cardmakers I am conscious of the fact that not everyone cares for the vintage style. What appeals to me about the Serenas, they are perfect for such occasions.With thoughts of approaching Spring I adorned the card with a pressed flower and wanting to achieve a dreamy look I kept to a soft colour palette of cream and lilacs.
If you are looking to take part in a challenge then we have one over at The Stampsmith’s Challenge (TSC Love & Lace ). All details for entry are available at the challenge blog along with details of the Prize Draw.
Have a wonderful week.

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