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Saturday, 31 January 2009

Surf's Up!

I've been thinking about this one all week with no joy. Finally came up with something.

Sunday ChallengeNo. 24

The star of the photo is Coca cola the Koala and the Australian red wine Shiraz, the background, small bunch of grapes over the edge of the photo and also on the label of the wine bottle (covering 'selected by Tescos') are stamped using aspects of design 6 Nature stamps.

Thursday, 29 January 2009

Sunday Challenge 24

A postcard from OZ... this was difficult, really must think about the destination more carefully!

Dotty circle stamps from Stampin' up

Monday, 26 January 2009

New Header Contest!

We love our header, which was designed by Flo in Feb of 2007, but it has been brought to the mods' attention that it might be time to wave bye-bye to the old one and


The forum is soon to be 3 years old, and to celebrate we are inviting all members to join in with the contest for the new header. The winner will be chosen by forum members and will receive not only the joy of seeing their artwork every time they come onto the forum, but also a prize which will be donated by Stamp Galaxy.

So here are the rules:

1. Design your header using any colour or media you like, incorporating some stamping, of course! (Please bear in mind that the forum colour of blue/grey cannot be changed)
2. Make sure your header is no bigger than 21cm wide x 5cm deep
3. Upload a photograph of your work to the Cyberblog using the label 'New Header Contest'. Don't add your name label- we want a surprise when the winner is announced!

The closing date for the contest is SATURDAY 21st February

The poll will be set up on Sunday 22nd Feb, and will close on Saturday 28th Feb.

The winner will be announced on SUNDAY 1st MARCH, and will be asked to send a best-quality photo of their work to our email address ( so that it can be added to the site.


Sunday, 25 January 2009

Sunday Challenge 24

We're off to the other side of the world....... send me your postcards from down under.... Australia..
Anything goes, but you must include some stamping.
Post your finished cards here on the blog!
Happy stamping!

Sunday Challenge 23 - Postcard from the USA

Here's my effort - a little political, but they were the only stamps I had. All of them courtesy of Viva Las Vegas Stamps!

Sunday Challenge No 23

Here's my 10 x 15 cm postcard, slightly different theme with a bit of artistic licence ! Instructions on my blog as usual.

Saturday, 24 January 2009

Challenge 23: postcard from USA

As I had no suitable stamps or papers for this, I've cheated really and made a digi postcard, using downloads from Digi-Scrap Club:


Friday, 23 January 2009

Sunday Challenge No.23

Here's my effort at the USA postcard for this week.


Thursday, 22 January 2009

Sunday challenge No. 23

I struggled a bit with this theme, my stars are 'spangled' but the photo doesn't show the glitter well.


Wednesday, 21 January 2009

This ticket has been hanging around my desk since the summer. This challenge was obviously the reason why!

Sunday Challenge 23

Here's mine

Background and houses stamp... can't remember where they came from.

Font from Bannana Frog

Barbed wire from Our Body Of Rubber

Sunday Challenge No23

Feeling nervous this the first time I've posted anything. Well I have tried to post before but I think I put it in the wrong place! here goes

Sunday Challenge No 23

Oops - that was me! Forgot to put my labels on!

Sunday Challenge No 23 I've used a little poetic licence here! This is my vintage postcard from the USA. Of course, on the real thing there wouldn't be lace, flowers and buttons! :0)

Tuesday, 20 January 2009

Well, I lacked many of the appropriate stamps here, so here's what I came up with

Maria in France

Sunday, 18 January 2009

Sunday Challenge no 23

There can be only one destination this week!
Send me a postcard from

Post your finished postcards here!
Happy stamping!

Sunday Challenge no 23

The weekly challenge is changing.....................I thought we'd try something a little different for while

The idea is to biuld a postcard collection...

Create a 10X15cm postacard.

Each week there will a new destination, theme or event, how you interpret this is up you. There are no restrictions other than the size and of course there must be stamping on it.

Send me a postcard!......Post your cards here on the blog
Happy stamping!

Sunday Challenge No 22

Here are my two ATC's for this weeks 'Elements' challenge, stamps used are both snowflake stamps from Create-It.

As usual, instructions on my blog.

Wednesday, 14 January 2009

Sunday Challenge no 22

Found this weeks challenge a challenge...

here's my offering

Brolly Man.... Tim Holtz

Hand.... Above the Mark

Tuesday, 13 January 2009

Last week's challenge

Better late than never, but here are my Old and New tags - old growth and new growth

Monday, 12 January 2009

Sunday challenge No. 22

The element I chose was wind for this challenge and my colour palette is ice blue for the background and autumnal colours (the same inks and Prismas used on both) for everything else.


Sunday, 11 January 2009

Sunday Challenge no 22

Thanks to everyone who joined in last weeks challenge!
Week 22.....
It's cold wet and windy, so this weeks challenge is to stay in the warm and create 2 ATCs with 'The Elements' as the theme, use the same colour palette for both but use different stamps for each.
Post youir finished ATCs here!
Happy stamping

Sunday Challenge No 21

I've used Tim Holtz masks and Background stamp, Distress inks and Images from Tuscan Rose to create my Old Man and New Baby tags. Thanks for looking - Hilmof

Sunday Challenge No 21

Here's my old Tag

Here's my new Tag

I decided to go on the theme of Old & New year. Sort of out with the old in with the new !! Instructions on my blog as usual.

Saturday, 10 January 2009

Sunday challenge No 21

I chose fashion (in a loose sense) as the theme, the stitching stamp being the same, because stitching is used in any generation. The tags are vellum and the colours look much better irl. The stamps are all See Ds, Vintage and Accessories:


Sunday Challenge No 21

Here's my entry for this weeks challenge, celebrating friendships, old and new.

Sunday Challenge No 21

My ATCs have now been transformed into tags! Lol!

Sunday Challenge No 21

Here are my ATCs with a vintage and a modern car on them.

Sunday challenge No 21

Well I have really enjoyed getting inky with this challenge - Thank you. The subject seemed apposite.
Maria in France

Sunday challenge No 21

I tried to do two identical tags but one to look old and battered and one to look pristine. The old one looks more like it has gone through a washing machine though.


Friday, 9 January 2009

Sunday Challenge No 21

Two tags... one old, one new, houses that is!

Brick stamp from Stampington

Home sweet home from Anita'a

Sunday, 4 January 2009

Sunday Challenge No 21

Happy New Year!

Here we go again...

Out with the old and in with the new!

Create 2 Tags one with OLD as the theme and one with NEW... You can use as many stamps as you want but one stamp must be used on both tags.Post your finished tags on the blog!
Happy Stamping!