Colin has put back up for me the stamp storage unit he made for me when I first started stamping. Each shelf has a little ledge so that you can have a double row of stamps and hopefully see the ones of the back row. Obviously I have a lot more UMs now, but some of these wooden stamps are still real favourites.
Wednesday, 26 September 2012
I have never joined in WOYWW before, although I have often looked, but I thought this week it would be a good excuse for me to show you that my new craft room is now coming along. For those of you who don't know me, our home was all but destroyed by a burst pipe at the beginning of February and we have only just returned to it after the rebuild, having been living in temporary accommodation. Colin has spent about 10 days solid varnishing each shelf and strut of the craft room furniture, which is Ivar from Ikea - cheap but very practical and flexible for me:-
We are really enjoying being back home and Colin has been amazing with all the jobs he has done. Starting to craft again at home as I did before is really important to me as it's a sign of getting back to normality. Thank you Julie for hosting WOYWW.
Tuesday, 18 September 2012
Over on the Happy Daze blog today I have made this card for this month's Steampunkery challenge - I do hope you will join in as it is a great prize - and one of my favourite themes.
I made this card for my brother's birthday, using the Artistic Outpost French Flight and Paris Exposition stamps from Happy Daze, and one of the chipboard propellers they sell, which I embossed with gold ep. For the card I stamped loads of stamps from the stamp sets - nearly all of them, using different shades of ink so that some images were more in the foreground than others, such as the man in the hot air balloon who I stamped in bright blue.
If you are in the US you can get the Artistic Outpost stamps direct from them here, and I am entering this card into their September Referral Programme, the subject for which is Anything Goes.
Thursday, 13 September 2012
I used the Crafty Individuals' Spring background papers together with the wine and menu stamp CI 348 and the floral postcard stamp CI 302. I stamped the bottles onto clear packaging material and then curved them with the heat gun.
I hope you will join in the challenge and show us what the last days of summer mean to you - there's always a great prize!
Tuesday, 11 September 2012
I've made this little canvas over on the Happy Daze blog today, using the Lost Coast butterfly girl stamp and the Prima en Francais text. Hope you will visit me over there!
I probably won't be on line much for the next few days as we are having our internet put in at the end of the week - I'm at my friend's at the mo, using her WiFi. Our house is complete chaos!
Tuesday, 4 September 2012
I have made this card for the Happy Daze blog using stamps from the Artistic Outpost 'Lovely Day' set. I used Spring and Summer Limited Edition Distress Inks on glossy card and stamped the main girl collage stamp, and then the girl on her own, and cut them out. I used a patterned paper and added bees from the Bloom and Grow set and sayings from the both sets all over the paper in matching inks, and finally added a die cut and embossed flourish.
I am entering this for the Artistic Outpost Referral Programme for September, the theme of which is Anything Goes. You can buy Artistic Outpost stamps from here in the US, or from Happy Daze in the UK.