Wednesday 26 June 2019

Got me a new favourite...

Hello all,

A non-DT post from me! No, you're not seeing things. I have a new favourite stamp company you see, so I thought I'd play along with their challenge this week.

Now, those of you that have been around my blog a while will no doubt remember the obsession  great love I had from day one of crafting for Lili of the Valley. Of course I still adore their stamps, and if things had gone differently I'm certain I would have owned every single one of their stamps by now. But unfortunately they discontinued a huge amount of their stamps suddenly, they closed the physical shop (which was around the corner for me), they went digital, then went back to stamps, but now have a completely different style... For a obsessive collector like me, this proved a little too much chopping and changing, and while I still visit them from time to time for new stamps, and still use the old ones frequently, the shine kinda came off.

But I never did find any other style I loved as much as I did LotV. The front runners (Kenny K and Saturated Canary) both closed up shop, and I was beginning to think I'd struggle to find anyone to jump in to the top spot.


The company I'm talking about is The Paper Shelter, and while they are digi, and I do very much prefer rubber, I just absolutely adore their style, and the more I use them, the more I love them.
So you just know that I'm going to be doing my best to own every single one of their stamps, lol. Good thing I have a tax rebate due to help me with that!

Anyways, I came across this particular digi when doing a search for "cello" stamps (my mum's a cellist), and couldn't wait to play with it.

Isn't she gorgeous? Oh, and look... LotV papers, lol.

So, after all that, you bet I'll be joining in with the "going digital" challenge over at The Paper Shelter blog!

If you didn't bother reading all that, I don't blame you! Hehe...

That's it from me for now.
Have a fantabulous day!


Saturday 22 June 2019

Summer! - Sweet Stampin'

Morning all,

Yay, it's finally summer! And to celebrate the fact, we're having a summer themed challenge over at Sweet Stampin' this week.

Summer always makes me think of the seaside and nautical themes, so that's where I went with my card this week:

You're unlikely to recognise the digi, as it was drawn by my very clever daughter, on commission from her mother, lol. She keeps threatening to make more of them... If she does we may need to think of a way to sell them without the ridiculous EU digital download laws getting in the way!

Anyways, plenty more inspiration over on the blog, and to those in the northern hemisphere: Happy summer!

Have a fantabulous day,


Monday 10 June 2019

Father's Day - Sweet Stampin'

Hello all,

Apologies for the inexcusable lateness of this post. I've been rather unwell these past few days, and it completely slipped my mind!

But better late than never! We are celebrating Father's day over at Sweet Stampin', and we hope you'll come play along with us!

I'm going to go on the assumption that my dad won't be checking my blog, and post the card I made for him... ;)

Stamped the bottle twice. First on card, which I then coloured, and then on acetate (minus the cork)
The effect is something in the general direction of glassy in real life, lol.

We hope you'll come and share your stamping with us (don't worry, I may be late, but you've still lot plenty of time!), and we look forward to seeing your creations!

Have a fantabulous day!


Saturday 1 June 2019

June challenge - Altered Eclectics

Hello all,

Apologies for the late post today, something went wrong with my scheduling! Oops...

It's time for a new challenge over at Altered Eclectics, and as I've been playing with ATCoins recently, I wanted somewhere to store them.

So I waited patiently for my son to polish off a tube of Pringles (which didn't take very long at all!), and set about turning it into something pretty I wouldn't mind having on display, as I craft in the living room, and pretty much everything is on display there at least for a little while...

And this is how it turned out:

And yes, I did use just about en entire roll of twine on it! But I love how it turned out.

I also made a few more coins, these ones using Art by Marlene supplies.

My plan, rather than trade them, is to write messages on them, and leave them in places for people to find, as part of Flood the streets with Art in November.

And now it's over to you! Come show us your altered art/mixed media work this month, as we'd love to see it!

Have a fantabulous weekend,