Monday, December 01, 2014

December's Creative Team Challenge

Oh My! This is the first post I have done in months and my new year's resolution is to at least try to post something new every week.. ha! Ha well maybe  every month! My poor neglected blog is feeling very underused!
However this month I am joining in with our Creative Team Challenge , and as it is Anything Goes here is my Christmas card to you.. my readers!

Here is a sneaky peek, and if you would like to see the full card pop over to the Creative Team blog and check out the rest of the team's creations.
If I don't get back on here, have a very Merry December

Monday, September 01, 2014

September Challenge- Autumn Colours

Oh my Gosh! or words to that effect!! I haven't posted anything on my blog since June!! I have no idea where the summer has  gone, but the lure of the sun, workshops, the shop, and general day to day workings of running your own company have obviously taken their toll! 
Over on the Creative Team blog we have a new challenge where Autumn colours are prevailing!

I am back into my alcohol inks, and always love the effects they give. Here is a sneaky peek of my piece.

Do check out the rest of the team's creations, and we would love to see yours too!

Have a creative day

Sunday, June 01, 2014

Colour it Red- June's Challenge

Hello , and oh my! where has the year gone! I am sure I say this every year, but seriously it has just gone by in a flash! We are halfway through the year, and into our sixth challenge!
Over on The Creative Team's blog this month's challenge is Colour it Red, and you can interpret this anyway you like as long as it has rubber stamping in it.
I made a tag, and all the details are on the blog. Here is a sneak peek.

© Jennie Boxall

We would love you to join in, and we look forward to seeing your creations.
Have a creative day


Friday, May 30, 2014

Woohoo! Workshops with Kate Crane, Jo Firth-Young & Christine Emberson!

Just a quick heads-up on our up and coming workshops with Jo Firth-Young, Christine Emberson and Kate Crane! If you have never been to one of our workshops, then this will be a fantastic opportunity for you to come and send time with these creative ladies, and also come and shop in our light and airy space in the Kent countryside! 

© Christine Emberson

  © Jo Firth-Young 

© Kate Crane 

If you need more information please do not hesitate to contact us.
You can book them here
Have a creative day

Saturday, May 17, 2014

It's a Floral Fusion!

Last Month I taught a class using the meltpot, and a new substrate , which will be available soon from The Artistic Stamper.
I had a lot of fun creating this , and used colours that I don't normally use, spring colours!
I will be teaching a smaller version of this at Christine Emberson's shop
Hope and Chances on 6th July, and this particular version at a retreat held by
 Ali-Crafts on 7th September.

My saddest moment this week is that Ranger have decided to discontinue the meltpot, and I, for one, am more than disappointed as I have been creating with it ever since Suze Weinberg introduced it, and that seems like forever! I remember the day I got my first one, after having seen it being demonstrated by Suze at CHA ( or HIA as it was called then) and a friend of mine and I ordered one each in from the USA and used a transformer to get it to work. I still have that same pot!!
 It is without doubt my favourite tool for crafting, other than the Heat-it gun!! I promise that I will continue to teach it as long as people still have a meltpot, and if you don't then, we still have a couple or two in the shop.

Anyway, I have digressed as always and here are some photos of my Floral Fusion.

© The Artistic Stamper
© The Artistic Stamper
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© The Artistic Stamper

© The Artistic Stamper
I hope you like  it.
Have a creative day!

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Workshops at The Artistic Stamper Craft Store

This is a bit of a heads-up! You might not be aware that we also run a craft store in the heart of the Kent countryside.
We hold regular classes, and in May and June we have a a variety of classes from cardmaking with Georgina Ford, to Scrapbooking with Jane Dean.

© Jane Dean

  This month we have guest tutors, including Karen Clare, who is teaching her Tarmac technique , and making a fabulous clock.

© Karen Clare

and Barbara Nicholson, who has devised a gorgeous canvas using a variety of altered art techniques.
© Barbara Nicholson

We are also holding a mini craft weekend on 21st/22nd June creating mixed media mini books with Jo Firth-Young, and a chance to use Spellbinders Flower Create- a- Flower dies with Christine Emberson.
© Christine Emberson

If you book any classes in May or June we will give you a unique 10% off voucher to use in the shop on the day of the class. You will be given it when you come to the workshop. To book any workshop click here, or telephone the shop and speak to Mal on 01795 597757 We would love to see you :)
Have a very creative weekend!

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

White Wedding...

Last month the daughter of a friend of mine got married in Australia. I wish I could have gone to the land of plenty, but it wasn't to be.... However I made a card for Rowan and Steve. (Yes! I made another card!) and was rather chuffed with it. I used Grunge paste mixed with Snowflake Fresco Paint, and scraped through a Crafter's Workshop stencil. Then I used Dina Wakley's Spilled Hearts dabbed with Distress Paint for an accent.

Thank you for looking and have a creative day