Friday, 28 January 2011

A Date for the Diary

We are delighted to announce that we will be at the Happy Stampers North West Fesitval in Port Sunlight on Saturday 14 May. And even more exciting is the news that Jo Capper-Sandon will be on the stand demoing with the stamps she designs for Stampotique Originals

Entrance is by ticket purchased in advance only. Visit the HSNW website for details.

This card, also by Jo Capper-Sandon features Surprised Cutie by Catlsife Press, the Crown stamp designed by Jo for Stampotqiue Originals and more of those Jenni Bowlin inks.

Saturday, 22 January 2011

An English Rose

Helen Chilton has been busy. This piece based on an embroidery ring - how appropriate - and the Artistic Outpost stamp plate "Jane's Countryside".

Helen has written an online class on how to make it.

This uses the stamp and Sweetness papers by Pink Paislee.
Her she has made a Cameo Brooch which is mounted on a gift card.

Finally this fun card uses the Route 66 plate from Artistic Outpost

Friday, 7 January 2011

Happy New Year

I hope everyone has had a lovely Christmas and New Year. Our Christmas was hectic but fun, however, so far 2011 is testing us - a blocked drain, several more inches of snow, broaband failure and a flat tyre so far and we haven't even got through the first week! Anyway lots to look forward to, like sunshine, new releases from our favourite manufacturers, sunshine, craft shows, sunshine oh and did I mention the sunshine!
This lovely creation is from Jo Capper-Sandon, she has used the Scrolls Work "Miss Tart" stamp along with paper from the Pink Paislee Parisian Anthology range. These papers have a patterend resist printed in them which means you can use inks, sprays even paints to make incredible backgrounds. The piece is topped off with a spoon from the 7 Gypsies Vintage Hardware set.

Gillian Simson has made this gorgeous "House of Horrors" mini frame and has written a class for us which you can see in our online classes section.