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Thursday, 26 February 2009

Elzybells new release of stamps - cards by Elzybells

I didn't make these cards folks!

Elzybells have just released some yummy new stamps, loads of yummy stamps. You can win them all but be quick - it ends tomorrow. Check out Elzybell's blog for details.


These two cards are from the Elzybell's blog and showcase some of the new stamps. Aren't they great?


Saturday, 21 February 2009

Waayy behind on posting and tags still but...

here is the card I was making for the Graphicus challenge to use plum and gold, or was it on Elusive Images blog? Well I was much too late to enter, and this isn't the best photo but maybe I will take a better one or edit it better when the new PC arrives.

The Graphicus butterfly is stamped and embossed in gold then coloured (carefully) with metallic Prismacolor pencils, and a touch of glitter. The greeting is embossing paste with a Dreamweaver stencil, the inside of the card is lined with gold paper and white card with plum swirls on it, the edge of the card is punched with a Martha Steward border punch. The butterfly is layered on another stamped butterfly, and mounted on a rectangle cut with Nestabilities, and matted on a scalloped rectangle again Nestabilities.

I know I still have a tag to do, and there are snow photos which you will probably all be sick of by now.

Thursday, 19 February 2009

New challenge blog and candy as well


Faerie Song Art Stamps sketch challenge blog.

There is a new challenge blog on the block, and there is already a challenge waiting for you with a sketch to follow here.

You can also win this gorgeous candy:






Wednesday, 18 February 2009

Something strange is happening in Blogger

I can't leave any comments on blogs with word verfication enabled, the verification letters just do not appear.

I thought this could be a Firefox problem but I Googled and found someone thinking it was an IE problem.

So if you are not getting any much wanted comments on your blog, Tassy you are one, Once Upon a Stamp too, the best thing to do is turn off word verification and turn on moderation for all comments which is what I do now.

This prevents anyone from posting nasty comments or spam, a few have tried it on with my blog but seem to have given up for now as I just reject them in any case so they never get seen by anyone but me.


Happy Birthday to Dee from Paper Craft Junkies, go and visit and see the surprise fat book we all made for her, I will post my photos when I get the new PC.

Friday, 13 February 2009

I've been published twice

Sorry I haven't been blogging much, still don't have that new PC but I am close to ordering it now. (I see I have lost a follower, sorry to disappoint).

I have been very busy sourcing wedding stationery materials, still don't have them but I have started placing orders and hope to do the rest in the next few days.

I was amazed to be told I had been featured in Papercraft Essentials magazine, and the publishers sent me a copy of the magazine and a small prize. When I got the magazine I found that two of my projects were featured and a very nice little write up. The first mag and prize were delayed by the weather and I was sent a second lot, so I had a pad of 10 printed acetate sheets which look interestintg and a pad of glitter papers.

Yesterday I got home to find a thick interesting A4 padded envelope from Origin publishers, and in that I found a prize for having a card published in Beautiful Cards magazine, this is the third or fourth time so maybe I should subscribe to that mag! Thanks for featuring my work, and the mags and prizes.

What did I win - a pile of papers including embossed, vellums, die cut and printed cards, clutter cards, all sorts, and all occasions, a cute clear stamp, two fancy keys in a pack and some Christmas bauble embellishments - wow! Thanks so much Origin.

Back to the wedding stationery - I have ordered green vellum from Handy Hippo, waiting for a decision on the colour of ribbon, but I think I am going to use 38mm organza from Ribbon Oasis. Then I need to know if ivory white pearlescent card or more creamy ivory pearlescent card is preferred so I can order that, and I am trying to find out if I can get it cut to size for maybe a little more or even creased which will save a lot of work on 90 invites.

I have been making up some samples of cards with different corners, and I printed some green vellum but I made the mistake of only ordering one sheet so not much leeway for trying ideas out. The main design and stamping was decided at Christmas but not how the final invites will go together and possible corner finishes.

I printed one piece of vellum and left it as it printed and with another I sprinkled clear embossing powder on it and heat embossed which I think is a very nice look but again the bride to be must make the final decision, and it is more work. I have the ink for the stamping of butterflies in brown, got an extra pad just in case my already opened one dries up.

I think the helpers on this project are planning to visit in March to do this, we need to get those invites finished and out there.

I did promise blog candy and I haven't forgotten, I have some nice ribbons for a start but I am waiting for my new PC then I can do proper photos.

I hope you are all keeping warm and not suffering too much bad weather, I am amazed there is still snow lying about unmelted but the traffic was so much better this morning on the way to work I think the local floods must have subsided!


Just look at the great candy that Craft Coo Lorraine is offering:



There is more gorgeous candy including Smirk at Pink Piggy's blog:







You can also win one of the talented Debbie Moore Faith stamps on her Crafty Pad blog.



















Sunday, 8 February 2009

Divine butterfly stamp plates from Elusive Images



I had to tell you about these gorgeous stamps over on Elusive Images blog, and the best news is you can win one plate. Yes very sweet blog candy!


You can also say which you like best out of the two or if you like both equally as I do.