Friday, 11 February 2011

New Challenge theme starting today - Hearts!

Our new challenge started today and my entry mainly features USArtQuest products.  

The faux lace on the red background is the great tape and Mica D'Lites and Mica Flakes that add a LOT of shimmer!  


The central panel is made using a piece of napkin and one of the ATC size boards that come with the kit.  I've added more sprinkly bits, a small Mica Tile fragment and the wording from the Artistic Elements sheet.

I used Moonglow EP on thick card that was cut from a heart Nestie.  I added a few layers before stamping with the winged heart stamp from the same stamp sheet.
I used:

Moonglow embossing powder- Bougainvillea red teal
USArtQuest - Various Mica Flakes and Mica D'Lites

I hope you will join us in our new challenge.
Well, it's Friday and the end of another week that's flown by...

I hope you all have a great weekend!!


Thursday, 10 February 2011

Our next Stamp Man Challenge is... Hearts!!!!!

Ahhh, a perfect theme for all those Valentine's cards you've made:)

I've actually made 5 hearty cards altogether, here's a snippetipidy peek at one of them, my challenge entry...

I actually made this card way back in November when everyone else was getting into Christmas.  I was on this theme, with different materials, for a magazine entry and continued playing with what was also on my desk at the time, yes, my USArtQuest bits and pieces. 

I hope you will share your heart inspired cards with us tomorrow when our new Hearts challenge theme starts HERE.

Jill x

Wednesday, 2 February 2011

2011 Prima Paper Pads - Just arrived!

I thought I'd show you the 8 new 6" x 6" paper pads that we received today from Prima, they are gorgeous!!!


Jack and Jill Celebrate



Sweet Fairy

Moulin Rouge

Sparkling Spring

You will find these on our website HERE.  They are £5.25 each.  Each pad has 48 pages.

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Feb ATC Swap - Steampunk

I had lots of fun making this ATC for our ATC swaps this month.  I love all the cogs, gears, clocks, gadgets and other accessories that go with this theme.

My only downside was that the final piece is so small!  I've included some closeups below with the detail.

I embossed and layered Cuttlebug embossed mirror card and cut gear dies, mini postcards, and stamped and glued...  Here are the supplies I used:

Cuttlebug folders Cogs and Gears and Spots and Dots
Mirror card, curly clips from the shop
7-gypsy stickers - from our bargain room at the shop

The vivid red funnels of this steam ship were great for this and I still love adding those game spinners and cogs to projects!  You can just see the tail of a plane in the top right hand corner.  The gold Cuttlebug embossed cogs and gears peeks through.

The wording stickers are from sheets of 7-gypsy stickers that are in our bargain room at the shop, do you about our bargain room?   There is a lot of interesting and nice  stuff in there that we don't have room for in our main shop and as it's in that room it is half price or less!!  

Steam trains, very industrious!!

You can just about see a bit of stamping peeking through ...

I hope you will join us this month