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27 August 2015

A mini 'masterboard'...

... was part of a class I taught recently.

It isn't strictly a masterboard - more of a strip that we created and cut up....  This is the demo/sample I created in class (unfinished/unrefined) that I cut up and gave different borders to.

In class we mounted the panels onto white and kraft card blanks because I wanted to show how different the panels can look when you mount them on different colours... (apologies for the dodgy photo quality)

Here are the panels from the top photo mounted onto different backgrounds:
I really like how they all look - the black backgroun makes the panel look 'dramatic', while the white is very 'fresh'.

These are fun to create and make 'batch' card creation much easier - they're the same but different.. I like that.


26 August 2015

Ooooh I do love a Birthday Party!

... and this Saturday (29 August) its the Artistic Stampers (3rd Birthday) Extravaganza!!

Its going to be a lot of fun!  There will be four make & takes available (I'll be running one of those), special offers, lots of lovely crafting products, and a BBQ!

Head over to The Artistic Stampers website for more details - hope you can come along!


11 July 2015

PaperArtsy: New Products: Day 7

Hi, another evening of JOFY stamps.. tonight its all about JOFY38 and you can pop over to the PaperArtsy blog (click the button) for some more fabulous samples from my 'wingmen'.... (and thanks to Leandra for her lovely projects too.)

Here are a couple more samples from the recent demo day I mentioned yesterday.  I LOVE the dandelion/seedhead on this plate - I can see me using this image A LOT!

These last two cards are coloured using the Fibralo pens, and have a nice watercolour look to them. I stamped the images in Watering Can Archival Ink - this is a different colour for me to stamp main images in - its softer than black (obviously) and I really like it!

Thanks for stopping by - head on over to the PA blog to see more...


10 July 2015

PaperArtsy: New Products: Day 6

Tonight on the PaperArtsy blog is day 1 of new JOFY releases. Its so exciting - I've been so looking forward to showing you these new stamps....
Tonight its all about JOFY37.  You know the drill by now- click the badge to go to the blog post and tonight's video....

The original plan was that Leandra & I would be in the video together to talk you through the new stamps but unfortunately I haven't been very well and so Leandra will do her usual excellent job of taking you through the new stamps and fabulous samples made by my wingmen.

Speaking of wingmen - a big shout out and even bigger 'thank you' to (in no particular order) Kay Carley, Clare Charvill, Lauren Hatwell and Sue Carrington who created the gorgeous samples... 

I haven't been able to create much recently due to ill-health, but here are a couple of samples I made at a recent(ish) demo-day (tonight using JOFY37, JOFY 38 samples will follow tomorrow).... along with Clarence (the name I've given to the caterpillar on JOFY37, Cerys if you colour it in 'girly' colours lol) who was made for me by the talented Terri at The Craft Den, where the demo-day took place. 

How cool is he/she!! Thank you Terri :o)

This card makes me smile - I imagine the caterpillar is looking up at the butterfly and thinking "sigh, one day that will be me" lol    (The quote is from ELB06)

Here's a card I made using new stamps and an image from JOFY36, one of the 'French plates' which Leandra mentions in the video.  I designed these sketched stems to fit into the flowers on the stencil PS009,  but they also fit really well onto the flowers on Lin Brown's stencil PS013
PaperArtsy Stencil {JOFY} 009PaperArtsy Stencil 013 {ELB}

Here's the card - 2 colour blended stenciling, stamping and a the sentiment from JOFY37..  a lovely combination and a nice way to show how the collections can be used together.

I have enjoyed using the new sets and can't wait to use them more when I'm back to full art/crafting capabilities. :o)
I hope you enjoy the new stamp sets - see you back here (and at the PA blog) tomorrow for the JOFY38 and more lovely samples. 


9 July 2015

PaperArtsy: New Products: Day 5

This evening its more lovely stamps and samples from the very talented Lin Brown and her Eclectic Lin Brown stamps.. all the loveliness can be found on the PaperArtsy blog - click the badge to go there...

8 July 2015

PaperArtsy: New Products: Day 4

Tonight is all about Eclectica Lin Brown....  oh my- she has some fabulous samples to show you over on the blog tonight!!  Click the badge to go there.....

Here's another video to make your creative juices fizz and your bank balance nervous - if it isn't already after the previous 3 release videos! So many lovely 'must-have' new products lol

7 July 2015

PaperArtsy: New Products: Day 3

More lovely samples featuring the new Eclectica Emma Godfrey stamps this evening... click the badge to visit the PaperArtsy blog.

6 July 2015

PaperArtsy: New Products: Day 2

Today its all about Eclectica: Emma Godfrey...  Love these pocket scrapbooking stamps - go take a look at the BLOG for lots of gorgeous samples and below is the video for your viewing enjoyment


5 July 2015

Exciting News.....

... over on the PaperArtsy blog tonight and every night this week....

Tonight its all about the Hot Picks line of stamps... and here's the video for your enjoyment.. :o)


24 June 2015

Its a PaperArtsy day....

at The Craft Den, Wisbech this coming sunday (28th June).  Myself and Lin Brown will be there demo'ing and running make'n'takes... if you'd like to come to a make'n'take with either myself or Lin (or both!) then contact the lovely Terri at the shop (number is on the photo below lol) for details and timings..

This is going to be a fun day - there will be lots of samples to look at & demo's to watch... and we'll be demo'ing with our new releases - oh yes, there are new releases.. :o)  So excited!

The official release for lots of lovely new products from PaperArtsy is the week of 05 July over on the PA blog - these product release weeks are packed full of lovely samples from everyone - it makes my head spin a little lol, the JOFY nights are 10th & 11th.... but as  Lin & I will be demo'ing with our new releases at the Craft Den our new products will be in stock at the shop.. so if you want to be one of the first to see and buy them, please come along.

Shop is open 10-4 and Lin and we'll be there all day.

I hope to see you there!