Showing posts with label rubber stamps. Show all posts
Showing posts with label rubber stamps. Show all posts

4 Dec 2018

Snowy Winter Foxes



Hello and Happy December! How are all your Christmas plans going? I have started making lots of Christmas decorations and cards  so that of course means glitter everywhere!

I am sharing how to make this Snowy Winter Foxes scene over on the Indigoblu Blog today, I hope you can pop overl

I will be posting more Christmas Decorations and cards soon. It is a slow process creating them with my problems. I am now waiting for an MRI scan, and an ultrasound guided injection which will hopefully help the pain. Take care and have a magical December xxx

I would like to enter my Snowy Foxes scene into the following challenges.


That’s Crafty Winter Wonderland

Artistic Stamper Christmas

Lost coast Cold and Frosty

26 May 2018

Country Holidays



Hello, let’s hope the sun comes out for the Bank holiday weekend! Today I am sharing a 3D frame I made for my  sister’s  friends birthday. They have taken numerous holidays together each year in the Lake District since well... forever. So I wanted to create a Lake District type scene, and these  Crafty Individuals Stamps are just perfect for that.




She has two grown sons so I stamped coloured, and fussy cut two boys and a couple to walk along in the scene.


Crafty Individuals  CI-467

After stamping and fussy cutting the sheep, I added some white flowersoft to their coat. 

 

I also used some flowersoft for the hedges, and added in some dried flowers. I used twigs for tree trunks, and finished by adding some tiny bunting. I just have to wrap her gift up and attach the tag I made previously and it will be already for her birthday.


Thank you for visiting and whatever you are up to this weekend I hope you have fun! My wheelchair has been making a terrible grinding sound recently, luckily it is my indoor one, and not my other newer one for going out in,  so I may make it out to have a lovely Pimms and lemonade outside the pub, if the weather is nice enough. xx

I would like to enter this into the following challenges




25 Apr 2018

Emerging Butterfly Into Our Wonderful World





Did you see the lovely Kay on Hochanda tv yesterday?  They had some truly spectacular offers on the beautiful Indigoblu stamps ! If you missed the shows you can still watch them on Hochanda  tv online. I have written a little step by step incase anyone was interested in how I made the card shown above. 

 Butterflies are an excellent example that sometimes changes are good and can even be beautiful.

Indigoblu Stamps Used  :- Victorian GardenAnemone and Daisy  Live,Laugh,Love

Step 1.  I painteWarm Tan paint over my 7x7 watercolour card, while still wet I crumpled up some copy paper and patted it down onto the paper, which left lots of interesting creases and textures.

Step 2. Some thin plastic was next to be used to add some textures. I sponged some Olive waistcoat paint  over the crumpled plastic, and spritzed it with water before laying it down onto the watercolour paper and tapping my fingers lightly over it. It left  interesting patterns.I repeated this process using the Peppermint Tea paint

Step 3. I sketched the outline of a pupa shape and cut around it, and also cut a slit in the middle so the butterfly could escape.



Step 4. I then covered the pupa with texture paste. I used the side of a palette knife to score some markings on the pupa.When dry I painted it with Peppermint Tea, and Olive Waistcoat paints.


Step 5. After stamping and embossing  half of the butterfly in Black, I lightly added some colour to her using Grandmas Teacup and Lemon Meringue paints.I fussy cut the lovely butterfly and slotted her into the pupa.


Step 6. Black embossing powder outlined the flowers from the Anenome set and the leaves from the Live, Laugh,Love set very nicely, and I coloured them with the Marshmallow, Wimberry Pie and Pantry White paints. When dry I fussy cut all of the flowers and leaves. I then added some shape by curling the leaves and petals around a pokey tool,  which gives them a more natural look. 

Step 7. I stamped and embossed “Let Your Dreams Be” sentiment from the Victorian 
garden onto the background.I flicked several colours of paint over the picture to add some little dots of colour and interest. 

Step 8. As my blank card was white,  I edged the watercolour paper using a black ink pad so it would stand out nicely.

Step 9. A real twig was perfect to hold the leaves and the pupa.I used sticky foam pads to adhere the pupa, leaves, and the flowers which completed the picture.


Step 10. To make the card stand out when it landed through someone’s door, I Stamped some flowers onto the corner of the envelope. 

Thank you for visiting, I hope you managed to get some of these gorgeous stamps!

I would like to enter my Emerging Buttefly into the Craft Stamper Take It Make It  Challenge and the 

My Blog Giveaway 
If you would like a chance to win and all of the goodies in the picture below just click here : )



2 Apr 2018

Enchanted Place Big Giveaway




To celebrate Spring I am giving away a lot of gorgeous goodies! Crafts Beautiful recently gave me a huge collection of Hunkydory goodies. So I am spreading the joy and  have included lots of the them, along with the stamps and embossing powders. The gold foiled acetetae is absolutely beautiful, and as it is Easter time I have included Lindt chocolate too!

The goodies included in the giveaway are 

3 Stamps by Michael Powell  

1 I bee lieve in you by Unity Stamps 

 1 Embossing Powder Pink by Papermania


1 Embossing Powder fluorescent Pink by Wow

2 sheets of gold foiled acetate 

1 sheet Botanical Blooms die cuts

1 sheet Rose Gold Destinations Case 

1 Rose Gold Floral Box Card

1 sheet Rose Gold Die cuts chic ornate elements

Approx 70 A6 size images for all occasions from Hunkydory Moments and Milestones pad

1 Lindt Bunny Paw best before 08/2018

A Close up of the 4 stamps


A close up of the gold foiled acetate sheets

I am giving these lovely items away as an individual person, just because it is nice to give. It has nothing to do with any companies that I may be associated with.  If you would like a chance of winning these goodies, please become a follower and leave a comment below. The winner will be drawn by random on 1st May 2018. 


9 Mar 2018

Walkies with Crafty Individuals





I am sharing another of my projects which I made for Crafty Individuals, this one features their gorgeous Winter Walkies stamp.I of course love this stamp as it features a lovely doggie!
How I created it.
I used a 4 inch deep frame and made a Watercolour background and stamped birds and branches onto the top and sides. I stamped and fussy cut the lovely  Walkies characters and coloured them.I also  added some flowersoft for the girls fluffy collar and for the Pom Pom on the hat. I also added some glossy accents onto the boots. I used some thin twine for the dogs lead. I added texture paste into the base and embedded the girl and various twigs, dried flowers and art stones. The art stones are wonderful, but oh my,goodness they do get absolutely everywhere! 

Thank you so much for visiting today.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges.

7 Mar 2018

Honoured to be a Guest Artist at Crafty Individuals




I am very, very honoured to have been invited by the lovely Jean Hardy from Crafty Individuals to be a guest artist this month! I always love creating with Crafty Individuals stamps, and had lots of fun. This is a mixed media piece featuring a Spring Walk, let’s hope Spring will soon be arriving now the snow has finally gone.There is a step by Step of how I created it on the Crafty Individuals blog.I will be sharing more samples soon.


Many thanks to Jean xx

Thank you so much for stopping by.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges.

5 Mar 2018

Stamping on Rose Petals



I always seem to be finding pressed flowers inside of books, so I actually decided to carefully take them all out and lay them in a box  together. Some of my rose petals were quite large, and I wondered if I could stamp on them.... so I decided to experiment and the result is above it is all made from pressed rose petals and leaves. There are more details on the Indigoblu blog.


Thank you so much for visiting me today, I hope you are well, and are having fun crafting.

I would like to enter Stamping On Rose Petals into  the following challenges.


13 Feb 2018

Happy Valentines Day and Winner Announcement.

Happy Valentines Day !

Thank you to everyone who entered the giveaway. The Winner of the four stamps as chosen by Random.org is.......



Craftychris

Congratulations ! Please email me at gillslapATyahoo.co.uk with your details and I will post the stamps off  to you. xx

I will be having another giveaway at Easter time, there may even be some chocolate included ! 



5 Feb 2018

Love Letters





I must apologize for not posting very much so far this year, but I have been in hospital. I am feeling much better now and I am happily back to crafting and getting all inky : )

Well February has snuck up on us, and that of course means all things love for Valentines. For my first Indigoblu project this month I decided to decorate these wooden letters, unfortunately I didn’t have a matching ”O” but I found a slightly larger papier mache one. I hope it works.... a few more details as are on the Indigoblu blog.

Thank you so much for stopping by today, I hope you are well and having lots of fun crafting. I have lots to catch up on. When I was resting I enjoyed watching all of the Creativation videos, it looks like there is lots of lovely new goodies coming out soon.I have never tried distress oxides, I really must, the new Tim Holtz resist spray looked interesting too. Did you spot anything, you are hoping to try? 

I think I am getting the hang of the followers button thingy now, and I am happily following lots of blogs. Thank you and a very warm welcome if you have become a follower, I hope that you will enjoy your visits. Please leave me a comment as I would love to visit your blog too xx


There is still time to win some fabulous Indigoblu stamps, click here for more information.

I would like to enter my Love Letters into the following challenges.
A Vintage Journey Melt it - Lots and lots of embossing powder on the letters!
Penny Black Love, Hearts, Flowers
Stamping Sensations Anything With Flowers

18 Jan 2018

Floral Notebook


Hello, and if this is your first time here a very warm welcome to you! I hope you will enjoy your visit, please leave me a comment as I would love to visit your blog too. I hope you have escaped all of the nasty winter bugs going around, I am so looking forward to the spring! 
Today I would like to share my Floral Notebook with you, which I created for Indigoblu. Indigoblu make amazing, unique and very high quality rubber stamps which are all manufactured right here in the UK. Their new floral stamps are just gorgeous and are a joy to colour !

This is how I created my notebook. 




I removed some pages from an old book, this one happened to be “Wind In The Willows” I tore the pages into large strips, and adhered them  to both sides of the  notebook covers using Super Thick Slap It On.



Using a Versamarker ink pad I stamped the flowers and heat embossed them with brown embossing powder.
After colouring the flowers with Indigoblu paints I fussy cut them.I added some Mulberry Bush (this is my new favourite colour) paint to the edges of the notebook.I used sticky foam pads to adhere the flowers to the cover.I also added some pressed flowers to the cover.


I tied ribbons and twine to the book rings, and then stamped the anemones on the bottom of each of the inside pages.


Please visit the Indigoblu blog to see Mike Deakin’s Project this month too

Thank you for visiting.I would like to enter this into the following challenges
Country View Challenges Anything Goes 



If you would like a chance to win these fabulous 4 Indigoblu stamps just click here to find out more

18 Sep 2017

Alice In Her Garden



I am thrilled and honoured to say that lovely Indigoblu invited me to stay on their Design Team for another year. They are all such lovely and talented ladies and gent.They have been very kind and understanding as I have developed another  serious health problem, and I am currently boggled eyed with strong painkillers! 

Can you spot a shrunken Alice taking a stroll in her colourful and beautiful garden above?

I painted the inexpensive wooden frame with Grandmas Teacup. When the paint was dry, I dabbed Snow White paint onto the numbers stamp, and I randomly  stamped it around the frame.



For the background, I cut a piece of Watercolour card to fit inside of the frame.I mixed Grandmas Teacup, Iced Gem, and Olive paints with some water to give it the fluidity of Watercolours. I spritzed the paper with water and added the washes of colour. When it was still wet I sprinkled the lovely luscious powders over the top.I also used paint to stamp "Kindness Matters" from the Mindfulness stamp set.


I used paints instead of inks to stamp the flowers over the background.I also stamped some on another piece of card for cutting out.

I used Stazon to stamp Alice and the bees onto shrink plastic, and shrunk them.Alice is of course used to shrinking! I adhered the bees to some twisted wire.

After adhering the background inside of the frame, I added some Coarse texture paste inside the bottom of the frame. It held the flowers both stamped and pressed, bees and of course Alice in place. When dry I painted over the texture paste with Olive paint.

I added  some more flowers to the front of the frame.  I stamped and coloured a beautiful butterfly, and sat her in the top left corner of the frame, where she could  oversee events.


You could also apply these steps to easily create a greeting card instead of a framed picture.

Please visit the Indigoblu blog to see what the rest of the talented Design Team have created

Products used


I would like to enter this into the following challenges.
Craft Stamper Anything Goes with Stamping

16 Aug 2017

Dandelion Wishes


I am delighted and honoured to have been invited as a guest designer at A Vintage Journey.This month Amanda has chosen Watercolour as her theme.Which is of course my favourite colouring medium, it is very versatile and easy to use.Why not give it a try and join their challenge this month.

I created a background with my watercolours and stamped this gorgeous girl blowing a dandelion stamp by Crafty Individuals. I always love to use elements from nature with my projects, so I found some pressed gypsophlia to use for the blowing away dandelion seeds. I am always finding forgotten pressed flowers in between the pages of thick books, where I have pressed them many months or probably even years before!



I wrapped some threads around the base of the card and tucked some more gypsophlia between them.

I finished the card by edging it with black ink, and adhering the picture onto a scalloped edged card.

May all your wishes come true xxx

I would like to share this card with the following challenges.

Craft Stamper Anything Goes with Stamping

Artistic Stamper Anything Goes

Happy Little Stampers Watercolour Twist Bloom

Stamping Sensations Anything Goes

Emerald Creek Dares Anything Goes

CAS Watercolour Challenge Salt I used salt on the watercolour background.

Try It On A Tuesday In The Garden

Noors Designs Anything Goes

That's Crafty only Cards





 

10 Aug 2017

Alice in Wonderland Keepsake Display


I have always loved Alice In Wonderland, so I was very excited when I heard that there was a new immersive play happening at Waterloo Vaults. We went to see it as a pre birthday gift for myself! It was absolutely brilliant! Wheelchair users had to take a different route to everyone else, but I did not miss out on too much. It was great fun, apart from being soaked by Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum! 
I have a lot of Alice stamps and whatnots, so I decided to make this little keepsake display box so 
I would always remember my happy day. I found this box at the Ally Pally craft show last April.


I used pages from an old Alice book to line the little cubby holes, and for the inside roof I used the cover of the theatre programme, which featured alice falling down the rabbit hole. I used Indigoblu's gorgeous Grandma's Teacup acrylic paint to cover the outside of the box.


I stamp and heat embossed white roses down the sides of the roof.



To decorate the inside of the roof I stamped Alice and the White Rabbit onto shrink plastic, and then I gave them a drink from the bottle marked "drink me" and they both magically shrunk! The White Rabbit peeped out of the heart which I had outlined with a red glitter pen, and Alice sat on the shelf with the bottle, the Mad Hatters hat and a badge.


In the first cubby hole sits a rose made of book pages and of course it had to quickly be painted red, so the paint inevitably drips over the side, the Queen of Hearts is overseeing the whole event. Tea is then taking place with a stamped teapot and cup on shrink plastic, and the all important jam tarts made of chipboard and then painted. The third cubby hole has a cover from a little Alice bar of soap which I had. 


The fourth cubby hole has a shrunken stamped Alice with a special clock which I cut out from the programme. The fifth cubby hole holds a special real postage stamp, it was produced for the year of the child in 1979.Sitting in the six cubby hole is Humpty Dumpty.I made him with paper clay, it is only the second time I have used paper clay, it has a very different texture to regular clay. I made the wall with chipboard and texture paste. 




The last line of cubby holes features a picture cut from a tag that came with an Alice umbrella, a raven badge given out at the theatre, some pictures fussy cut from an Alice quiz game, and the final cubby hole has some words cut from my Ace of Clubs travel permit card which I was handed at the beginning of my Alice Underground experience.

I hope you have enjoyed visiting Alice and myself today, if you are coming to London this summer I highly recommend Alice Underground.

I would like to share this with the following challenges.






That's Crafty Anything But A Card

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