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'.

Sunday, 4 June 2017

June - Use your favourite stamp


Good morning and welcome to our June challenge.

Before I tell you about this months theme I would like to announce that in future we will be having a main winner and also a second one who will also receive a prize. We will continue to use the same voting system with each DT member selecting their favourite five entries, scores from 1 down to 5 given to each DT's votes, then counted to give us our winners and Top 3.

This month we would love to see a creation based on the theme of............

********Use your favourite stamp********

Please can I remind you we are a stamping challenge so must see a stamped image, sentiment or quote as the focal element of your artwork. You can enter up to three creations but please note: If we do not comment on your entry it will be because it does not follow the theme, qualify under our rules, or because we are asked to sign in or provide additional data to comment on third party hosts particularly Instagram, Facebook, Flickr, Splitcoast. We do not want to be rude but we do want to be fair to those who do follow the rules.

We are very pleased to welcome Visible Image back as our sponsor who are offering a generous £35 store voucher for one lucky winner.................


Visible Image Here at Visible Image we design and manufacture exciting and ‘different’ gorgeously thick clear photopolymer stamps... Arty images, inspirational quotes, brilliant backgrounds and more! Perfect for cardmaking and mixed media projects.

And a second winner will receive products from Tattered Lace.

We are very pleased to welcome Gerrina as our Guest Designer this month and what a beautiful card she has made with her favourite stamp.............


And some more inspiration from the Design Team.........................

Brenda
Using my favourite Visible Image stamp Create with your Soul and my current Penny Black  favourite floral stamp Magnolia Rhapsody


Dora

Joan

Lynne
Using my favourite Visible Image butterfly stamps from Own Kind of Beautiful set

Marlies


Sally
Using my favourite visible image stamps leave your fears  and where your dreams take you

 Tracy

Viv

Friday, 2 June 2017

May winners


A very good morning, it's time to announce the winners of our May challenge and thank you all for your super entries, we saw so many lovely fairies and butterflies and even the odd Unicorn, all were a joy to see.

The DT's votes have been counted and I am pleased to announce that the winner of the Couture Creations Maropisa dies is...................

Such a delightful collection of ATC's

Congratulations Lesley, please mail me with your full name and postal address so I can send your prize.

And our Top 3......................

Oxide inks create a lovely backdrop for the Butterflies


Such a pretty fairy and lovely choice of colours

The white embossing gives a lovely delicate feel
Front of card

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

I will be back on Sunday with a new challenge.

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Joan's Go To Stamp


Good morning to you all, it's time for our mid month inspirational post which this month features Joan sharing her 'Go To' stamp.

Our current challenge Butterflies, Fairies and Fantasy is in full swing with lots of lovely entries, the challenge runs until 31st May so there is still plenty of time to join in or enter a second or even third entry to be in with a chance of winning the super Couture Mariposa Butterfly collection.

Now I will hand you over to Joan.................

"For my mid month card I am using Botanical Poppy stamp from Inkylicious.I don't really have a "Go To" stamp but I do love my flower stamps and I have a ridiculous amount of my very favourite flower Poppy Stamps, in fact my friends are instructed to stop me buying anymore of the when we go to the shows !"


Who could disagree with that choice Joan ! My thanks for creating such a lovely card to share with us all.
 
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