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My world of stamping has now taken on a big change, and has become 'My world of Crafting'. Hopefully I can get back to the routine of more regular blogging.

Tuesday, 3 February 2009

Snowy day makes

No! I didn't make the snowman - far too cold for me. And why would I choose to get cold and wet when I could be playing with stamps and ink?
So this little cutie was born! Very simple but neat, I thought. It's a Sugar Nellie stamp called Daisy, stamped with Stazon and watercoloured with SU watercolour crayons. Flowers were coloured with Sakura stardust in purple and I tried technique of feint light blue painting around the edge of the image to make it 'pop'. Quite easy and I think it works. Then I used my new Nesties Label 1 which are so difficult to find so got them from the States. I see they have new ones shown at CHA and will be released in March - so that probably means May by the time we get them here.
And I won't pre-order cos last time I did that, I waited nearly 3 months from the States and they were in the shops here before I got mine. So frustrating!

And another, which I saw the idea on ILWS forum. There was a link to show how it was made but I couldn't find the instructions so I made it MY WAY. And then I taught this at a craft class with some lovely results.
It's a slider card - when you pull the tag at the top, it reveals a message on the tag and just below the image. I used SU stamps for the wording, stamped directly onto the card surrounded by stamped flowers from my favourite stamp set of the moment Botanical Blooms (Sale-a-Bration set - FREE with orders of £45). If you would like one of these sets, just drop me a line and I'll tell you how you can get this set for free.


From another angle, with the image slightly raised....



......and from the side, to show how it works. I haven't written any instructions as yet, but there could be some to follow - I'm not promising though!
Well, after two whole days of crafting (mainly stamping images) and no W**K, I'm off to work in the morning, so depression is starting to set in. Not really, but I'd much rather be at home, free to do as I please. But most people would need a job to feed my spending habit!
Till next time.




1 comment:

dawnmarieg said...

Just gorgeous cards Tricia, the Sugar Nellie 'Daisy' stamp is so sweet, just stunning.x

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