Thursday, 19 October 2017

Christmas stamping with Wooware and other stamps

 Many of these cards are on the themed boards but I have added extras

The Woodware PEACE and NATIVITY stamps have been  great for using with various backgrounds.
Some were stamped onto pixie powder or metallic gilding polish backgrounds. Others used assorted inks either colour cloud, chalk cloud, distress or oxide inks

The robin in a frame was from creative expressions and has a corresponding die. As usual I tried using these in a variety of ways

On the winter scenes theme I used stams from woodware, stampendous and creative expressions,Plus the John Lockwood Media plates - great when you need to stamp off the edge or don't want too many layers of card for postage! More on these to follow.....

Thursday, 5 October 2017

CS49 Christmas Sparkle

I've had the magazine stamps in early this time - the magazine is due out on 12th Oct.. I also had in last week the Press to Impress and the Media plates from John Next door, so I thought I ought to try playing with all 3 items at once. These are the results of my initial play...

and then since photo above not brilliant here are a few close ups

Sunday, 1 October 2017

CS48 Away in a Manger

Here are a few ideas for using the last creative stamping magazine stamps. We have sold out of this magazine but you can still come to workshops and use mine. As usual I have used inkpads. metallic gilding polishes, pixie powders etc. on the cards.

Friday, 29 September 2017

A Traditional Christmas v1

Again more to add later but here's the start.....

Mainly Robins and Poinsettias from creative expressions used here but a few other bits with the dreamweaver stencils. I want to find a nice poinsettia stamp to add to it. I have loads but none I can get hold of to sell at the moment.

Monday, 25 September 2017

The true meaning of Christmas

Again stamping from Woodware using all sorts of products on the backgrounds, Angel and wise men dies are from creative expressions and a dreamweaver stencil.

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Stained glass dies

We used the creative expressions stained glass dies in the summer but I have tried doing other techniques with the Christmas ones. For those not wanting to do all Christmas  I have included both boards

I have used pixie powders, metallic gilding polishes, glitter, peel off pens, parchment etc to produce  these cards.

Monday, 18 September 2017

winter scenes - v1

I have just noticed how long it has been since I last posted anything. August was spent playing with new products for Christmas as they came in and the putting them into workshop possibilities.  I have done the boards as themes which cover stamping, die cutting and stencils but technique workshops will  take  that technique from each board. They are labelled as version 1 at the moment since I will be doing more on each as the weeks progress. A few ideas may have been seen last year until I have time to do more.
Winter scenes

Use stamps I have for sale, the  new tress die from creative expressions and a couple of stencils that I have tried to use in different ways to last years.

Tuesday, 1 August 2017


This time I have looked at which stencils I have to sell and looking at different ways of using them with new products.
The trio of butterflies was embossed and coloured as usual but then I put glitter kiss over the image. The boat was initially coloured with glitter kiss then background inked afterwards.
Pixie powders provided a background for one of the mushrooms and the black flower.

Saturday, 29 July 2017

cs46 - Garden Retreat

I hadn't put this issue down for a workshop initially (although now added a date this week) so I haven't spent as much time preparing the board as I usually do. There are a few ideas for you here though mainly using colour cloud inks and pixie powders

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Creative Stamping 45 - Sprinkled with love

I started these cards before I went on my holidays to North Wales last week, then did  a few more yesterday. We are not doing a full day's workshop this time since not all of my regulars wanted this issue but we are doing a half day next week. That meant I didn't need to produce so many cards as usual.
I have still tried to use different products in the cards though although I must admit the pixie powder one didn't work too well - hence the reason not on a card - must adapt that sometime.  Anyway just a few ideas for your stamps if you purchased this issue