Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Flower power with Marlies


Good morning, time for our mid month post and today I am pleased welcome Marlies who is sharing her 'Go to Stamp' which follows this month theme of 'Anything with Flowers', you will find the challenge post below this month and you have until 2nd August to join in for a chance to win the fabulous store voucher from Crafty Individuals. I will hand you over to Marlies...........

"It's my turn for our Mid Month Inspiration and we are using our "Go to Stamps". I have a few "go to" stamps but the stamp I used is one of my first Bildmalarna stamps and very much used for Birthday and Thank You cards.  I've coloured her with Distress ink.

The sentiment is also a stamp from Bildmalarna. Sadly no longer available as Bildmalarna has stopped.


As you can see lots of flowers on my card, stamped and handmade, the papers and even the lace looks like little daisies.

 I hope this gives you a little inspiration to join in with our Anything with Flowers challenge".

Marlies x

Sunday, 2 July 2017

July - Anything with Flowers


Good morning and welcome to our July challenge, this month we have a theme I have a feeling will be popular with many of you..............................

********Anything with Flowers*******

They can be any kind of flowers be it stamped or embellishments, but as you know we are a stamping challenge so must see stamping as the focal element of your artwork.


We are really pleased to welcome back Crafty Individuals as our sponsor this month, one lucky winner will have the opportunity to choose from a whole host of lovely stamps and other crafty products using the £35 store voucher for their store


Crafty Individuals is an exciting web based venture into the creative world of crafts and altered art products and produce an eclectic range of unique and top quality art rubber stamps, cutting dies, masks/stencils and paper craft products.

A second winner will also be selected to receive a mystery prize.

I am happy to announce that we have a new team member joining us, many of you will be familiar with Sandra and her lovely work, she has been a regular entrant of our challenge since she started blogging and I hope you will join me in giving her a big welcome to the team.

Now for some inspiration and this month we welcome Lesley as our Guest Designer, just look at the super mixed media piece she has created...............


And her are the super floral creation from the Design Team................

Brenda
Using Crafty Individuals CI-276 Summer Poppy Meadow

Using Crafty Individuals CI-422 Spring Flower Garden and CI-410 Butterfly Mornings

Dora
Using Crafty Individuals CI-197, CI-226.CI-207, CI-445

Joan
Using Crafty Individuals CI-385

Using  Crafty Individuals CI-210 and CI-185

Lynne
Using Crafty Individuals CI-422, CI0-17, CI-231 and CI-464

Marlies

Sally
Using Crafty Individuals CI-302 and Crafty Individuals Paper Book 3 Springtime

Using Crafty Individuals CI-411 and CI231

Sandra
Using Crafty Individuals CI-470

Using Crafty Individuals  CI-472

Tracy

Viv

Good luck to you all, we look forward to seeing all your floral creations.


Please note, if we do not comment on your entry it will be because it does not follow the theme, qualify under our rules (all listed on the page at the top), or because we are asked to sign in or provide additional data to comment on third party hosts particularly Instagram, Facebook, Flickr, Slipcoast. We do not want to be rude but we do want to be fair to those who do follow the rules.


Friday, 30 June 2017

June winners


Good morning everyone, we had a super month with you all sharing your favourite stamp, or should I say stamps as we very soon realised it was a pretty tough ask selecting just one, even the Design Team had the same problems. So our thanks to you all for doing your best to come up with just one favourite, it was a real fun month.

Now on to the winners, the Design Team all selected their favourites, the votes have been counted and I am pleased to announce that the winner of the voucher from Visible Image is.............

We adored your beautifully coloured Digitalis

And the winner of  a Tattered Lace prize is..........

A super inky background and stamped image

Congratulations to you both, please mail me with your full names and postal addresses and don't forget to collect our winners badge for your own blogs.

And our Top three are......................

A beautifully stamped ocean scene

So sweet and beautifully coloured

Such a lovely gift set

Well done to you all, please go collect our Top 3 badge for your own blogs.

I will be back on Sunday with a new challenge theme.

Sunday, 18 June 2017

Dora's go to stamp


Good morning, it's time for our mid month inspirational post and this month Dora is sharing her 'go to stamp' with us, I will pass you over to her to explain her choice...........

Hello everyone, this month it is my turn to share a card for the midmonth inspirational post using my 'go to stamp'. It is hard to choose from so many stamps that I have, so I narrow it to fit in this month challenge theme 'your favourite stamp'.

This lovely stamp is from Creartive Expressions Linda Ravenscroft Constellation series. I coloured it with Derwent pencils and a background stamped with light purple ink.

This image is one of my favourites. This fairy is so delicate and realistic and I find it so beautiful to colour. It is one of the first stamps that I bought and I never get bored of colouring it.


I hope that I give you all some inspiration to play along with our monthly challenge theme of 'your favourite stamp'.

 
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