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

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Linda Elbourne said...

Is n't he just soooooo cute!

Lucy Edmondson said...

You have done a great job, Minxy. Jennie will be well pleased. Nice not to have to keep it a secret any longer!

L x

Anonymous said...

Fab card Nicky, love the little alcohol ink car! Saw the new stamps at the Ally Pally and they are gorgeous! xx

Donna said...

Fantastic card Minxy, love the distressing you have done and such a lovely layout too! Thanks for playing along with us this week at CCC :) Donna x

CraftyC said...

Love what you've done to the car, great distressing and such a cute stamp!!

Artyjen said...

Great effect with the car...I too had some of those books...wish I still had them in fact!!! LOL

Hels said...

He is my absolute most fave of them all...and having to keep my big mouth shut for so long has been hard...but worth it! Seen this card in the flesh and it is even more yummy x

Angelnorth said...

Love the contrast of the car and the plain stamping for the rest of the image - great card!

Liza said...

Fabulous card, I love your distressing. Thanks for joining us at CCC.

Liza x

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Nicky, what a stunning card. Love the sweet image and the distressing looks amazing. Thanks for joining us at CCC this week. Hugs, Denise x

Jennie said...

Thank you for the wonderful card.. even better in the flesh, so to speak

cardesque said...

beautiful card! and cute stamps too:)