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K – Monogram – UK STampers – Challenge #5

phew, managed to get my entry done last night.

This week’s was a to do a large monogram of your name.  Obviously then, mine was a “K”.  I did wonder what I’d use it for then it occured that as it’s Karen’s birthday tomorrow, I will add it to her flowers (I used the same stamps as for her card).


Check out the challenge over at their Cyberblog (there a link in my side bar), as there’s blog candy up for grabs, and you’ve still got a few hours to get it done.

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Heart Square Card from BG Blush Kit

sorry, not the best image in the world as I’ve cropped the left hand side a bit too tight.

Used the BG Blush Kit as a base, and added stamping on the big heart with my old staple the Stamp Oasis French Manuscript and a daisy from the Prima Crazy Daisy Alyssa, which co-ordinate with Blush so beautifully.

Used a different rub on from the suggested one, and a piece of raspberry velvet ribbon for the ribbon basket, ohhh and a small Jade self-adhesive pearl in the centre of the daisy which I had left over from the wedding cake project.

I’ve lined the inside of the card with a piece of Daisy D’s manuscript paper as I didn’t like the plainess of the brown cardblank that came with the kit.

All edging has been done with either Worn Lipstick Distress Ink or a similar colour Whispers markers.

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Rob’s Birthday card from Lydia

Stamps used: See-D’s 5055 Piece of Cake

Inks: Whispers Dye Ink in Butterscotch and Savoy Green and Peeled Paint Distress Ink by Ranger

Other: Papermania Card blank in Latte (I cut up another card blank to get the cardstock for the central image) and Dark Green Bazzill cardstock.

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Tea Time?

phew, somebody else has come clean about “uncool” stamp ownership, glad I’m not the only one then!

Stamps: See-D’s Vintage (50165) for clock and caddy image on the background and tea cup, and Stamp Connection Scrabble letters for the “Tea Time?”. Stamp Oasis French Manuscript

Inks: Whispers Dye Inks in Butterscotch and Savoy Green. Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink and Jet Black StazOn. Colour pencils to for the teacup image.

Other supplies: Junkitz pattern paper, Prism Cardstock in Lilac. Lace and brown ribbon, metallic staples and tiny gold heart confetti.

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Lefthand page of CJ

this is the left hand side from yesterday’s post, I might have to move the word “love” as I stupidly didn’t check where the holes for the posts went.

I need to re-scan the righthand page as I accidentally deleted it.

Stamps used: Paper Artsy Kids Plate, Anita’s Seahorse and Heart background.

Inks: Crystal Blush re-inker, Pearlescent Purple and Coffee Brilliance and Antique Linen and Old Paper Distress Inks

I got a nice surprise this morning, Guy came back from Sevenoaks bearing a Pine Green Whispers Dye Ink for me.

Apart from that, I’ve been busily houseworking, and then took Lydia swimming this afternoon.

We’ve just had fish and chips for supper, and are about to settle down to a dose of Dr Who.

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Wednesday Stamper #2

just another, and very quick entry into Wednesday Stamper’s turquoise challenge.

Cardstock is Bazzill pink (6 x 6 blank), then a 3″ piece of turquoise cardstock from Heartwarming Vintage slab, with one the pictures from the Paper Artsy 008 sheet matted with gold, purple velvet and then chocolate brown cardstock.

The background is stamped with Penmanship (Penny Black) in Antique Linen Distress Ink, then Pressed Lacy Flower (Savvy Stamps) in Violet Whispers Dye Ink. All edges have been run over with the Antique Linen Distress Ink. Just a scrap of turquoise/pink ribbon added to the spine.


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This afternoon, I have mostly been

fiddling around with dye ink. This is a small piece of the SEI green dots paper, with Dusty Concord Distress Ink rubbed on my craft sheet, spritzed and the paper run through it. I then add some sea salt and leave to dry.
Trimmed with my A5 Multi Trimmer with the wavy blade in, and added the Shore Cliffe Trim and wording (Stampington) down one side, Judikins Floral Fabric cube images in the background stamped in Starry Starry Night, and the tiny swirl is from my Hero Arts stamped in Savoy Green.
The oriental lady was stamped on cream cardstock and embossed with Galactic Gold Embossing Powder. Then she was coloured with Sakura Glaze Pens, cut out and added on top with silicon glue.
Then I just ran a Brilliance Moonlight White inkpad around the edge.
I’ve also laminated the index sheets of the new Aud Design stamps, in readiness to cut out the stamps. I’ve also got quite a few Paper Artsy sheets to cut out – I hate cutting out stamps really I do – I’m seriously considering buying Guy a scroll saw and getting him to do them for me.

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More playing

overnight – I used my craft sheet and tappped on some Weathered Wood, Peeled Paint Distress Inks and a bit of Whispers Lilac, then spritzed with water and ran a piece of smooth cream card through it.
Then sprinkled it with some sea salt and left overnight.
Actually, it’s such a shame, but it has a shimmery quality about it (I think that might be the Whispers Lilac). Trimmed down with my Purple Cows Trimmer to get the wavy edge.
I then used the same inks and the Shore Cliff Trim bolio to try and get more of a handle on the grass image stamping.
I don’t know about other stampers, but I tend to play around a lot with new stamps to see what they can do, and they almost become like friends – SAD, yes I know!
I’m off to Sevenoaks or Tonbridge today to get a few bits – Lydia needs new sports gear, and my Goddaughter has a birthday coming up (so I need a present for dinner at Di and Neil’s tonight to celebrate her birthday).
Also fully intending to bag more Whispers pad – all in the advancement of stamping.

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I’ve been playing with a few things

with a couple of things.

First used my lovely new Purple Cows A5 Multi Trimmer trimmer with the wavy blade in to cut a small rectangular kraft card, and just tore the edge of it. It worked really quite well, but I’ve been fiddling around cutting stuff with it, and I couldn’t get it to work properly for a little while.

Then, as I’m trying to get to grips with my Stampington bolio (which I have a feeling is Christine Adolph design) I decided I would try it out on the matt that I’d cut.

I also used my new purchase from the other day, a Whispers Lilac Dye Ink pad – turns out that was quite pale – so I stamped the mesh portion down the left hand edge of the card, then over stamped the text with Dusty Concord Distress Ink.

Using the Whispers Lilac for the starfish images, and first and second generation stamping, and just a single one overstamped in the Dustry Concord.

After that I added the grass image in Weathered Wood Distress Ink in the centre and off to one side. Funnily enough, this is the image that I have the most trouble with. In my stamping I tend to usually have unmounted stamps (on EZ Mount) with a clear block, and with this image I just can’t get the positioning right and get them on top of one another, rather than three graduating downwards.

I am seriously wondering if a stamp positioner (stampamajig thing) might not be a bad investment, so if anyone has any thoughts on this post a comment.

I’m not completely certain where I’m going with this yet, but may use a smaller version of it with a secret house….as I was wondering if I could do a beach hut one, as it was such fun.

I also have some more UK STampers Newsletter work to do, so a project along these lines is brewing.

The question is though, should I consider de-mounting the Stampington Bolio onto EZ Mount?

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Just Clowning Around

I just took a tag from a pack of Tag it all’s (SG-me!), and painted with some left over Amethyst Alchemy (Stewart Gill). The other side I covered with some spotty paper by SEI. The edged with Dusty Concord Distress Ink.
Tore a post it note, and covered the top 2/3rd’s of the tag, and stamped the Tickets Stamp (Stampers Anonymous/Tim Holtz) in Dusty Concord DI. I also stamped some of the more of the tickets onto the SEI paper, cut them out, and edged with a Gold Marvey Mettalic Marker.
Removed the post-it note, and then above the stamped tickets, stamped “Just Clowing Around” image from Pierrot Plate 1 (Paper Artsy) in Peeled Paint Distress Ink. On top of that was stamped a section of the tag from the same plate in Dusty Concord, and then on top of that another Just Clowing Around in the Peeled Paint.
I then mounted the cut out tickets on to the tag, the two bottom ones just with double sided tape, and the top one with a tiny bit of silicon glue for a little dimension. I then added Glossy Accents to the top ticket, and stamped some green twill to the top of the Tag it all.

On the spotty side of the Tag it all, I stamped the “Keep this coupon” image in Timber Brown StazOn from the same plate, and the Heart from Pierrot Plate 4 (Paper Artsy) in Peeled Paint Distress Ink.

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