Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Wedding Lych Gate

Artwork by Michele. This would make a lovely Wedding card or Anniversary card. This the Lych Gate image from our unmounted stamp set.

Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Pacific Train

This train stamp has so much detail on it looking at the rubber you don't think it will work but it stamps beautifully.

Artwork by Michele

Monday, 28 March 2011

Galleon

Michele created this stunning card using the Galleon from the Transport Sheet. And she sneaked in the Cloudy Moon stamp, this is A Stamp In The Hand stamp and we only have a few left in stock as they are now longer in production.

Sunday, 27 March 2011

Bi-plane

This Bi-plane and the Happy Birthday are from our very versatile Transport sheet. Artwork by Michele

Saturday, 26 March 2011

Vintage Car


Our Transport sheet is what Michele used to create this card but the Best Wishes stamp is from the Lych Gate sheet. The car has come out a little greener in the photo than the actual card but I still think it looks fab.

Friday, 25 March 2011

Lych Gate

We challenged Design Team member Esther with the Lych Gate set of stamps and I think you'll agree that she came up with some beautiful samples. The oval on the centre card has been coloured with Promarkers and then covered with Diamon Glaze.

Thursday, 24 March 2011

Live on TV

I do feel like I've been neglecting my blog recently, I just keep forgetting to upload photos for posting as we have been so busy recently with travelling to shows and now this morning we are live on Create & Craft @ 11am with Nigel.

We have also been working on new designs, but I've had to stop this for a few days as I learnt on Monday I now need glasses for close work so I am waiting until I have those before I continue. It is obviously a week for me to feel a little older - my husband turned 40 on Sunday and then Monday I was told I need glasses. Now I know 40 is no age at all (and I will be there in a couple of years) but I often forget I am no longer in my 20's, until something or someone reminds me.

Anyway, I hope you get to watch our show today, it looks like it is on again at 6pm tonight and I'm sure it will be repeated again tomorrow at some point.

Whilst we are working on new designs if you have any particular images or themes you would like us to work on please let us know and we will try and incorporate them into our next release.

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Purple Sunset

What could be better than relaxing with a nice glass of wine and watching a purple sunset? Especially if it is somewhere warm!

Another one of Brenda's fab creations for our live TV show on Create & Craft on Thursday.

Sunday, 20 March 2011

Scenic Tiles

To create these tiles stamp and colour your images onto one large piece of card and then cut into equal squares. When dry take one tile and cover with Embossing Ink and then Amazing Glaze, heat until the powder melts and then cover with another layer of Amazing Glaze. Repeat this process for 2 or 3 layers to give you a smooth raised finish.

Artwork by Brenda

Saturday, 19 March 2011

Sunset

or is it a sunrise? Brenda created this card using our Scenic Unmounted Rubber Stamp Sheet. After stamping the scene onto glossy cardstock Brenda has then cut it into three panels to give this a framed window look. Also note the small circle containing the church.

Thursday, 17 March 2011

Lych Gate

Lesley made this card using our Lych Gate Unmounted Rubber Stamp Sheet and colouring with Distress Inks and Cut n Dry foam.
A Lych Gate is a gateway covered with a roof found at the traditional entrance of an English churchyard so is also ideal for wedding cards.

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Pair of Jumbos

Lesley created this card using both Jumbos on our Jumbo Unmounted Rubber Stamp Sheet. I think he looks so sad but yet is so adorable.

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Mini Jumbo

This is the mini Jumbo from our Jumbo Unmounted Rubber Stamp Set.
Artwork by Lesley.

Monday, 14 March 2011

A little bit of decoupage . . .

. . . goes a long way. Taken from our Flowers & Borders set.
Artwork by Vicky.

Sunday, 13 March 2011

Bunches Fairy

This is Bunches Fairy from the 3 Fairies Unmounted Rubber Stamp set here. The border is from the Tiary Fairy set here.
Artwork by Vicky.

Saturday, 12 March 2011

Jumbo the Elephant

This is made from our new Jumbo Unmounted Rubber Stamp Sheet here.
The flower is from the Flowers and Borders Unmounted Rubber Stamp Sheet here.
Artwork by Lesley.

Friday, 11 March 2011

Make & Take Chepstow

This is similar to the Make & Take that we will be running at Chepstow tomorrow, using our Scenic Unmounted rubber stamp set and a multi-coloured inkpad.

Thursday, 10 March 2011

Love Birds

Lesley made this card using our new Cute Birds unmounted rubber stamp sheet.

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Cute Birds

This is another one of our new A6 unmounted rubber stamp sheets - Cute Birds.
Card made by Lesley.

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

New Easter Chicks

Today is another gloriously sunny day in Bedford, we may even have a high of 10 degrees today!

Lesley made this card using our new Easter Greetings Unmounted rubber stamp sheet. This is glossy cardstock that has been die cut with the egg shape. The eggs stamped on the front of the card were stamped using Marvy Matchables and some of them were masked.

Monday, 7 March 2011

Artstamps @ Chepstow

Good morning and welcome to a sunny Monday morning

Today we still have some clearing up to do from our fab cardmaking weekend, I think our 18 ladies managed to achieve 16 cards over the course of the weekend and hopefully they also took a lot of inspiration away with them and a few new techniques.

We now need to concentrate on getting ready for the Artstamps Exhibition in Chepstow this Saturday. We will have all our new unmounted stamps with us and will be running a Make & Take as well so please stop by and say hi.

Remember you can order from us before the show and collect on the day, don't forget your Membership Keyfob.

Saturday, 5 March 2011

Purple Flower Arch

Vicky created this card using the images from the 3 fairies stamp set.

Friday, 4 March 2011

Purple Flower

I created this card in our TV show. Firstly stamping a solid square in Antique linen and then overstamping with the single flower from the Flowers and Borders set in black archival. I coloured with the Crafty Notions glazes.

Thursday, 3 March 2011

March Project Club

This is what we made yesterday in the March Project Club. Our Tiara and Thoughful fairies on on translucent shrink plastic and coloured with chalk pencils. The shrunken heart and arch I coloured with Brushables for a slightly stronger colour.

This one I coloured with yellow and orange chalk pencils.

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Many Many Flowers

Vicky created this card using the flowers from the Flowers and Borders stamp set.

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Red Arch

This card is very similar to the one Vicky made on TV, the arch was coloured with promarkers except the flowers which were coloured with Crafty Notions Glaze.
Stamps from the 3 Fairies Unmounted Rubber Stamp Sheet.