Wednesday, 24 June 2009

Messing About With Some New Designs

If you have a wander over to the Elusive Images Design Team Blog you will see that there have been some new additions to their stamp collection. The images and word themeplates will provide plenty of inspiration for the men in our lives and inspire you to play with all your crafty stash.
I'm putting together a collection using the stamps and Making Memories Slice for the Graphicus Open Days (3rd and 4th July) and have to say I'm having fun playing with this funtastic little machine while watching some fantastic tennis.

Looking forward to seeing you ladies at the Cricut Workshop on Saturday!

Happy Stamping

Wednesday, 10 June 2009

Clarity Designs

Here are a few samples using stamps from the Clarity Stamp range. The images will work well for many occasions and are a collection you will not become easily bored with as they do have plenty of design scope possibilities. I also like the fact that it is a British Stamp manufacturer. Must be feeling a bit patriotic this morning!!

The first card was stamped in chalk inks and matted onto card. The text was stamped onto white card and the words cut up and mounted into foam pads for a different look.

The second card was created using paler colour stamped foilage in the background and bringing the same images to the foreground using a darker shade of ink. The focal trees were stamped onto a brayered background and grounded using the moon shadow stamp as a grassy shadow.

The third sample had the trees stamped onto white card using an archival ink. Allow this to dry and then spritz with harvest orange glimmer mist. I then sprinkled sea salt onto the card and set aside to dry. The text was stamped onto torn gold vellum, rolled and attached to card with brads.

Have a stamping good day !!

Saturday, 6 June 2009

Green Shoots......!!!!

Isn't it amazing what a few drops of rain can do to your garden - this morning I sat by the open door listening and watching the rain splashing and dripping from the leaves when right in front of my eyes a dwarf green bean plant decided to unfurl it's tightly fastened green leaf. The water dropped on to it and it sat there in a glassy pool. I thought this moment has to be scrapped so I went to find the camera - the moment of nature talking to the rain was over as the dog virtually knocked me over in an attempt to chase a harassed looking neighbour's cat. In the rush the dog dislodged the water droplet and the moment was gone ! Funny how it was only then that I noticed how high the grass had grown overnight!!!

And to think butter wouldn't melt in her mouth.....