30 Nov 2014 17 Comments
28 Nov 2014 15 Comments
I have two small cards to share with you, cards featuring some of the newest Darkroom Door stamps.
Darkroom Door stamps:-
Brushed Christmas Vol 1
Red is a colour I usually shy away from when making Christmas cards (although I have a sample to share for another DT where I used some gorgeous new, to me, red paints) but I do like a dash of red ticking especially. It was with the ticking in mind that I decided on a kraft, white and red colour palette.
On both cards I used the wonderfully large background stamp, Christmas Script, which I either heat embossed with white detail e.p. or twinkly e.p.
A generous dash of Glamourdust sprinkled over the focal sentiment makes it shimmer beautifully.This is the background where the twinkly e.p. was used.Have a lovely weekend and thank you for visiting this post. I will return on Sunday with my scheduled blog post for That’s Crafty.
27 Nov 2014 1 Comment
I wanted to share with you the news that there will be Black Friday bargains over at That’s Crafty.
Now don’t blame me if suddenly some craft items throw themselves into your shopping basket!
25 Nov 2014 29 Comments
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.
24 Nov 2014 20 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.