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Tuesday, 31 July 2007

UK STampers - Use your Stash Challenge #1

as Members of UK ST will know, I recently mentioned an on-going Use your Stash Challenge, so here is the first one:

Look through your stamps, and choose an image that you has never seen active service, and use it, along with other ingredients if you like, to make either an ATC or card.

As we go there will be points to collect, and there will be a little prize at the end for the people that have collected the most points. On each challenge post you will see the points that you can accumulate for that particular one (there will also be some that have additional bonus points). Just keep a note of your points as you go.

Members, please post your efforts either on the blog, on on your own blog with a link here. You could keep a tally of your points either in your signatures or on the database (see my details).

Non-members are welcome to join in, and should post a link to their contribution.........better still, think about joining our community........just go to UK STampers site, register and wait for activation.

The points for this challenge are:
  • Members taking part = 5 points
  • Non-members taking part = 2.5
  • ATC = 2 points
  • Card = 3 points

Closing date for Challenge #1 is Sunday, 5th August 2007.

Sunday, 29 July 2007

Glimmer Mists

Glimmer Mists on semi gloss paper using a stencil..(As shown in Scrapbook Lounge webisode!)

Colours are definately subtle...would deepen after several applications, shimmery effect does not show well on camera.Colours show better on white than black.

Sunday, 22 July 2007

Cute Card

Well I finally managed a 'Cute Card' !!!!! Thanks to Kym who supplied the raw stamped image (I had no cute stamps of my own). Yes I know it's the same stamp as Kym's but at least I did it !!!! I used Lyra Aquacolour and brush to colour in the image and finished it with 3D Clear Gloss Finish from Anita's (not really noticeable from the pic). Applied a 'Thank You' stamp in black Stazon then double matted this on mauve and pink card and edged the inner mat with Wisteria Colobox Chalk Ink. I used a mauve textured card and stamped the edges with a posy stamp usng the same ink before applying the mat.

Tuesday, 17 July 2007

Define your Space Challenge

Been catching up a bit more on challenges, etc., and this is one of my contributions to the Define your Space Challenge set a while ago.

Fuller details on it are on my blog.

Sunday, 15 July 2007

Thursday, 12 July 2007

The real thing!

This was A photo I took in Bisbee USA in May last year....

Pile of Friends - Cute Challenge

mmmmmmm, I've started myself down a dangerous road - cute and cuddly stamping - and I'm having fun.
Details of supplies, etc., can be found on my Blog.

Monday, 9 July 2007

Cute Challenge

In case some of my fellow members have got the impression that I love to set challenges, but never take part, this is a quick upload of the partly completed "cute" challenge that I set recently.
Basically, the challenge was to do something "cute" if you usually go for arty look, and vice versa.
This is wayyy off my usual choice, but have to say that I really enjoyed the challenge - and used a stamp that my Daughter bought me for Xmas a couple of years ago, and hadn't even been inked.
Whether it's the fact that I now have Dave (the Cricut) and can cut a scallop without effort, or the fact that I enjoyed the colouring, I think I will be doing the cute look again.
It's not the best colouring/blending in the world, but I feel that I could do better with practice.
Now, I fancy some of the fabulous cute mice images I've seen around.
Stamp: Penny Black - Basket of Joy (2075)
Inks: Sakura Stardust and Marvy Makers
Other: Cricut Mini Monograms for scallop, Basic Grey Lilly Kate "Parasol"
I'm going to try to finish the card off tomorrow.