Saturday, 26 September 2009


Oh how very exciting... Finally this weekend sees The Artistic Stamper launch a brand new set of 6 fab stamps ...With more designs to follow in the upcoming months by the much loved children's artist

Mabel Lucie Attwell

For those of you who have not heard of her, she was a well known illustrator of books and postcards and became a household name during the 1930’s and 40’s with her illustrations of pudgy and appealing toddlers. I personally can remember having the books as a child, so to get a chance to be one of the first to play with these stamps was a real joy. Although keeping the secret about them till now was a challenge lol. The stamps are available to buy HERE or if your going along to Ally Pally this weekend you can get them from Jennie @ The Stamp Connection stand

"Jolly Day Out"

Is just one of the fab designs available now.. I stamped the image onto 2 pieces of glossy card, one plain and one that i had inked with TH alcohol inks. I cut the inky car out and placed it on top of the plain image to give a striking contrast.. I also made the card quite distressed looking so i could join in with this weeks Cupcake Craft Challenge the theme being "Distressing"

To see another card idea click here and also check out the other Creative Team members blogs

♥ HUGZ ♥

Monday, 21 September 2009

I know a secret!!!

Just a quick post to let you all know Jennie over at the Artistic Stamper has some brand new must have stamps being realised this weekend.
These images have never been seen in rubber b4 so your in for a treat!!!
Curiosity got the better of you yet?
Go check out Jennie's blog here for sneaky peeks all week!!!
I'll be back at the weekend for the big reveal :)
♥ HUGZ ♥

Friday, 18 September 2009

A real Tweet!

I spotted this beauty in my garden the other day..
Think its a rare Houndtooth Crested Blueback.
Predominately found in warmer climates, because we've had a few hotter spells here I'm guessing it may have got lost, but what a treat to see one up close!

{materials used: Canvas fabric, Gesso, Garden Wire, Broken china and Spiced Marmalade distress inks, Houndstooth & Chicken Wire background stamps from the artistic stamper, brads, spacer beads and screw head snaps}

♥ HUGZ ♥

Wednesday, 9 September 2009

Beach Box Project

I've been trying to get a bit more inky lately as my cute side seems to have taken over just a bit lol.. anyway, i had a little wooden letter cube that had a W inset that i would never of used, so i decided it would be a good little project to alter.

I dug out the W carefully with a small chisel, and painted all over with blue metallic paint.

As i haven't played with metal in a long time either i got a bit of my TSS metal, and while rummaging i found one of the mini embossing plates you get free with magazines, the one i found had a summer/seaside theme... and seeing as its nearly the end of our summer i thought it a perfect topic for my project! Keep the summer alive lol!

I cut a square of metal big enough to fit into the the little inlay on the cube, i then cut that into 4, and embossed each piece with a different summertime shape... as i didn't want them to look all the same, i coloured each piece using Kuretake alcohol inks, these are very striking and vibrant colours and i love um... if you like ranger inks you'll love these too, there a must!

It came to mind that at the seaside you always have a game or 2 of bingo going on in the arcades and i wanted to incorporate that so i used one of Jennies fab bingo card stamps from the artistic stamper to edge 3 sides of the cube. I stamped with jet black Stazon.

I thought that the cube looked a bit bare and wanted to jazz it up a touch, so to finish i added some fun and funky grungepaper flowers, made using the flower power plate from artistic stamper and some distress inks. I held the flowers together with some fab screw top snaps just to give a quirky look.

Thanks for stopping by, there will be another project next week!

♥ HUGZ ♥

Tuesday, 1 September 2009

The Artistic Stamper DT Call

Just a quickie to let you know in case you hadn't already seen, Jennie over at The Artistic Stamper is on the lookout for some fun and fresh talent to join the creative team.... Do you like to get inky and messy and do you love stamping.. then this could be your big chance to become part of a fun friendly arty team.. for more info and details check out Jennie's blog Here. but dont dilly dally, you only have till the 6th sept! {extended till the 12th}

...Mini Art...

This is just a little canvas i altered using some old inky dried up wet wipes, wire, grungepaper, matt gel medium and some of the fab new flower and background stamps from The Artistic Stamper available here.

I inked the grungepaper, then stamped the flowers, cut them out, inked some more, stamped some background onto them, layered them up, and then kinda fiddled with all the elements till i came up with something i liked and that you now see before you!

Hopefully you will start to see more inky messy fun as i'm slowly learning to balance my cute and altered side, and i'd like to thank those of you who have been following me even though my altered side has been in hiding for a while...

♥ HUGZ ♥