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Thursday, 31 December 2009

Twelve days of Christmas: Day 11

Entries are coming thick and fast now!
Here is my take for Day 11, using an Alice in Wonderland stamp from Stamp Attack. I have had the set for ages, love it but the stamps are not that easy to use...

The background is a clear stamp from Visible Image, with an Anna Griffin border top and bottom. I have glued coloured crystals for the music notes and hand drew the stalks. The corners are metal cut-offs from a project I finished recently and were just too pretty to throw away!

Days 11&12

All done!

Wednesday, 30 December 2009

Day 10

10 Lords a Leaping! with the help of a Zetti stamp.

Twelve days of Christmas: Day 10 by Nattywoo

Finding an image for the Lords was easy: I have always loved this Paper Artsy stamp and the gentlemen are very Lord-like and so perfect for this. Making them leap was another story though...
Here is my attempt, using squiggles from the Stamp Bug as springs. The cogs in the background are from Paper Artsy too.

12 days of Christmas: Day 8

I am now in catch-up mode!

You know you have too many rubber stamps when you go through your animals wondering what you can use as a substitute for a cow and realise you have three different cow stamps (OK, one of them turned out to be a bull...).

The girls image is from a company called 'Blue Cardigan' which seems to have ceased trading. If anyone knows where to get their stamps please let me know! I extended the wires with a pen, and hey presto! The flowers/grass are Art Impressions and the cow came from a job lot on eBay eons ago. Background is sponged Distress inks.

OK, this one was quick and easy. Since the beginning of this series I have been meaning to use these Invoke Arts dancers, and the Prima tassels border just begged to form the curtain.

You cannot really see it on teh scan but the main dancer's outfit is enhanced with glitter pens. I will add a shadow for the main dancer as she looks a bit silly floating in mid-air - I did not realise until a moment ago!

Friday, 25 December 2009

Merry Christmas Everyone

Just wishing you all a

Very Merry, Inspirational and

Creative Christmas !

Have a fantastic time with your loved one's, be full and happy.

Sid (on behalf of UK Stampers Forum)

Sunday, 20 December 2009

Saturday, 19 December 2009

Creative Design (CD) Swap Slideshow

Here is the slideshow of all entries for this swap. They were superb, give yourselves a pat on the back for being so creative !

Sunday, 13 December 2009

12 Days no 7 & 8

7 swans a swimming and 8 maids a milking!

12 Days of............Day 8

Here is my Day 8 entry for the Sunday Challenge. Instructions on my blog as usual.

Sunday, 6 December 2009

12 Days of............Day 7

Here is my entry for Day 7 of the sunday challenge. Instructions will be on my blog as usual.

Day 7: Nattywoo

The stamp is by Inka, and the background is a collage of napkins from a swap years ago, and anaglypta swatches.

Wednesday, 2 December 2009

Sunday, 29 November 2009

Day 6: Nattywoo

This is getting harder and harder!

The bird is by Dimension Fourth (minus a very flourishy tail!) and the eggs are by Paper Artsy. The backgrounds are all acohol inked and the bird is coloured with Sakura glitter pens.

Day 6 by Lorraine

12 Days of............Day 6

Here is Day 6 of the 12 Days Challenge. Instructions on my blog as usual.

Sunday, 22 November 2009

5 gold rings by Lorraine

4th Day...

So here are my 4 calling birds.....10x10 INCHES not cm as it should be!!!! Details on my blog!

12 Days of............Day 5

Here is my entry for '5 Gold Rings'. Instructions on my blog as usual.

Thursday, 19 November 2009

Upcycled Packaging Swap Slideshow

Here are the fantastic entries for this swap.

Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Monday, 16 November 2009

Fifth day of Christmas - Nat

The fir tree branches are stamped in Brilliance ink and the lights coloured with Sakura glitter pens. The rings are from Clarity - I have had them for ages! The hanging strings are drawn with Sakura metallic pens.

Sunday, 15 November 2009

12 Days Challenge No5

On the fifth day........
5 Gold Rings.
Getting harder now!
lets see what you can come up with.
Post your finished pieces here on the blog.
Happy Stamping!

Day 4 by Lorraine

Decided to do a mad page as am reading True Colors at the moment which this is photographed on.

12 Days of............Day 4

Here is my Day 4 entry. Bit of a twist on the theme !! Instructions on my blog as usual.

Saturday, 14 November 2009

The Third day of Christmas...

Not a very good pic I'm afraid but these are my 3 French Hens! They are based on a Copper Maran which I think is a french breed!!! Well that's what I am saying anyway! Think they look a bit like a three headed hen tho.....!

Monday, 9 November 2009

Day 4 - Nat

Here is my entry for the Fourth day of Christmas. Inspiration struck at 1am last night and I just had to act on it! The stamp is by Elusive Images and the little birds are Clarity stamps. The sponged background was done with Distress inks and I used my old Provocraft wheel stamp for the words.

Sunday, 8 November 2009

Day 3 by Lorraine

Day 4

Here's mine!

!2 Days....No4

Here's day 4
4 Calling Birds.
Make of this what you will
Include the number 4 on your piece and post here on the blog.
Happy stamping!

12 Days of Christmas 3 French Hens

A bit of a struggle with this one due to lack of hen stamp but eventually solved it with an illustration instead. Cheating a bit I know but there was nothing else for it!
Materials list etc. on my blog.
Fliss x

12 Days of Christmas - Day 3

Here is my entry for Day 3 - Instructions on my blog as usual.

Monday, 2 November 2009

12 days challenge - day 3

Here is my entry - I could not resist showing my true colours :o)
The hens are from a children's stamp set I have had from ages, bought from either Aldi or Lidl. I randomly stamped Fleur de Lys (Clear by Design) and embossed with clear EP to create a resist, then coloured the background with Adirondak Butterscotch and Impress Spring Green. The hens are stamped in Versafine and coloured with Impress inks.

Sunday, 1 November 2009

Day 3

Very quick this week!

12 Days No3

On the 3rd day..........
Three French Hens
Make of this what you will!
Include the number3 on your piece and post your finished artwork on the blog.
Happy stamping.

Day 2 by Lorraine

Had a go with the new alcohol ink technique by Roni..

12 Days of Christmas Sunday Challenge

Here's my entry for day 2 and I have to say I'm really enjoying this challenge. Can't wait to see how inventive everyone is for the later days.

Saturday, 31 October 2009

Days one and two

Here is the first day of Christmas: pears by Paper Artsy, bird by Wendie Rhodes embossed with Blonde Moments EP. Ink is Adirondak dye ink.

and here is the second day: another Wendie Rhodes bird, stamped on card with Adirondak Woodland and on acetate with Brilliance mineral. The background is inked with Adirondak dye inks and stamped with Prima clear stamps. I searched for small alphabet stamps and then remembered my Provocraft wheel - just the ticket!

Week 2

Here are my 2 turtle doves! Some stamping on this one, a feather stamp on the wings!

Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Week 1

Yes I know it's late but I have decided to join in this challenge in a slightly different way. I hope that's ok. No stamping (although some may sneak in on future pages!) but I am going to create my pieces all from fabric. So here is my Partridge in a Pear Tree...Details on my blog!

Sunday, 25 October 2009

12 Days of Christmas - Day 2

Here is my entry for Day No. 2 ! Instructions on my blog as usual !

Day 2

Here's mine..

12 Days challenge No2

On the second day................

Two turtle doves.

Interpret this anyway you like, include the number 2 on your piece and post on the blog..
Happy Stamping.

Saturday, 24 October 2009

12 Days of Christmas - Day 1

Here is my First plate for the Challenge. Instructions will be on my blog.

12 Days of Christmas Sunday Challenge

Great challenge and here's my entry.
Fliss x

Tuesday, 20 October 2009

12 days challenge by Lorraine

Here is my first card for the 12 days challenge

Saturday, 17 October 2009

September Twinchie Swap - Swirls Slideshow

Here is a slideshow of all the fab entries for the 'Swirls' twinchie swap. Thanks to all who entered.