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Hot sunny colours.

Hi there, the beginning of a new month so that means a brand new challenge over at Vintage Stamping Challenge. This month our theme is Hot sunny colours, chosen by the lovely Brenda, so we want to see your creations using yellow’s, orange’s and red’s.

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For my tag I have used perfectly primary Aquatint inks, the sun was made by using a mask, taking some of the ink away with a baby wipe, the rest of the background is Aged Mahogany distress ink through a bit of sequin waste. The gorgeous stamp of the little girls playing on the swing  you can find here.

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Please pay a visit to the Vintage Stamping Challenge blog and see what the rest of the DT girls have made and be inspired to have a go at entering the challenge, you could win yourself $20 from our sponsor, Flonzcraft, to spend at their online store.

Irene

Shabby Chic

Hi there, the beginning of a new month, so that means a new challenge over at Vintage Stamping Challenge. This month we would like to see your Shabby Chic creations, I’ve made a card in a box for this challenge using these lovely ladies.

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 Paper pieced the ladies dresses, stamping and die cutting the Eiffel Tower and Paris sign, adding the purse from the Xcut Dressing Room die set, finishing with a lace flower and some rose ribbon from my stash.

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 Why not pop on over to the Vintage Stamping Challenge blog and take a look at the brilliant creations that the other DT ladies have made, and while you’re there why not enter this months challenge, you could win yourself $20 to spend in the Flonzcraft online store.

Irene

Handmade Flowers

Hi there, April already, can you believe it, the beginning of a new month so a new theme over at Vintage Stamping Challenge, we would love to see your projects using handmade flowers.

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 You can find this stamp with the pretty little girl sewing here, coloured with promarkers and put  onto one of my all time favourite spellbinders, floral ovals. Found some other sewing related stamps in my stash, winding some coloured embroidery thread around the stamped bobbins. The flowers are simply scalloped  circles, cutting each scallop to make petals, spritzed with water and scrunched up, unscrunched and left to dry, adding pearls to finish off.

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The other DT ladies have made some gorgeous creations, why not pop on over to Vintage Stamping Challenges and take a look, and while you’re there why not enter this month challenge, you could win yourself $20 from our sponsor Flonzcraft.

Irene

Olde Worlde

Hi there, over at Vintage Stamping Challenge this month we would like you to make a project that is ‘olde worlde’. I’ve made another piece for my art journal, using this gorgeous Gibson girl, which you can find here. Broke out my Gelatos again for this one making a background with 3 or 4 colours before stamping the lady and colouring her with distress inks.

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Using a baby wipe through various different masks to lift some of the colour before stamping a chandelier and other vintage stamps.

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Please pop on over to Vintage Stamping Challenge and be inspired by what the other DT ladies have made, you won’t be disappointed, while you’re there why not have a going at entering the challenge, you could win yourself $20 at our sponsors store Flonzcraft.

Irene

Spring colours.

Hi there, over at Vintage Stamping Challenge this month we want you to ‘Bring on those spring colours’. I made a tag for my DT offering this time using this pretty girl stamp that you can find here.

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Coloured the stamped image with promarkers, using a cloud diecut and tumbled glass distress ink to make the sky, put old book text onto a kraft tag and machine stitched the little girl topper onto it distressing with a little brushed corduroy ink, added daisy and leaf diecuts, a piece of lace and a bit of garden twine for the hole at the top, finishing off with the words ‘spring has sprung’.

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Why not pop on over to the Vintage Stamping Challenge blog and see what the other DT ladies have made for this months theme, and while you’re there why not have a go at entering, you could win yourself $20 from our sponsors Flonzcraft.

Irene

I love Gelli.

This year I have decided to be a bit more adventurous in my crafting and have a go at some different techniques and try some different products which aren’t my normal thing. Having invested in some Gelatos just before Christmas and loved using them, I decided the next item on my list to try was a Gelli Plate and I am not disappointed with my purchase.

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Used Acrylic paint brayed onto the Gelli Plate and blotted with small pieces of card embossed with different embossing folders. Stamped various travel stamps with Archival Black ink and added a computer generated quote. Love my Gelli Plate, so glad I bought one. I wonder what my next adventurous project will be.

Irene

We love Gelatos

Hi there, have had a fantastic crafty day today, via Skype, with my SIL Shirl. We had an awesome time playing with our new Gelatos, can’t believe how easy they are to use. Anyway this is one of the pieces I made, it was Shirl’s brilliant idea to use the diecuts and it turned out great, more than happy with it.

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Crafty Skype sessions are quite a regular thing now and Shirl always moans that I never put any of the projects that we make up on my blog, so this is especially for her, she is going to be a little bit surprised I’m sure. Another Skype session tomorrow. Happy Days.

Irene

Happy New Year

Happy New Year everyone.

For the first challenge of the year over at Vintage Stamping Challenge, we want to see your creations using your New Year stash, if your anything

like me you will have plenty of things to choose from, I had several crafty Christmas presents but had also before Christmas  bought myself presents of the crafty

variety, which I am only just getting round to using. So for my DT piece for January’s challenge I made a Book Box using my new Crafters Companion Big Scoreboard.

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Used patterned papers from my stash, machine stitching onto Kraft card, on the front stamping the gorgeous Gibson girl. Victorian Velvet distress ink through a mask

and adding some script and flourish stamping. For the inside pocket there is a tag and an ATC, using distress inks to paint another Gibson girl, both stamps you can find

here and here. Haven’t put anything inside as yet, maybe some chocs, when I need a gift for a friend.

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Why not pop over and see what the other DT ladies have made and while you’re there  have a go at entering the challenge, you could win yourself $20 from

our sponsor Flonzcraft.

Irene

Birthday Gift

Hi there, my SIL Shirl has a birthday today, this is the gift I sent her, a chocolate card.  You can find the tutorial here, I had to adjust the size a little bit to accommodate the chocolate bar I had bought.  Machine stitched paper onto the Kraft card then added a vintage photo of a pretty girl onto a nestie frame, making sure I added some stamping, because Shirl loves stamping.

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It’s a brilliant gift idea, one which I know I shall be using again. As usual I left it to the last minute to make and had to dash to the Post Office to post it so that it arrived in time, unfortunately in my haste I forgot to take some photos, but luckily Shirl took some when she received it, and great news she loved her pressie.

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It’s a bit late in the day, but Happy Birthday Shirl, and despite recovering from your leg operation, I hope you’ve had a lovely day.

Irene

VSC Challenge #27 – Christmas songs.

Hi there, it’s time for a brand new challenge over at Vintage Stamping Challenge, this months theme is anything that depicts a Christmas song or Christmas carol.

I chose the Christmas carol ‘Deck the halls with boughs of holly’.

Coloured the  holly stamp, which you can find here with promarkers, printed song words, which I distressed and backed with Christmas paper.  Stamped music script and added the chorus and next line of the carol.

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The DT ladies have made some wonderful creations, so why not pop over and have a look and be inspired to having a go at entering the Challenge, you could win yourself $20 to spend at Flonzcrafts.

Irene