Wednesday, 11 July 2018

Tuesday, 19 June 2018


The set of creative stamping stamps for GO WILD have proved very popular. Here are some of the ways I have used them along with trying out the free IZINK pad that came with the  magazine. For anyone who purchased this and the previous mag I have found you get a nice shade of green mixing the two pads together. The John Lockwood media plates were good for reflections - and of course there was lots of masking using the woodware MASK IT sheets

Friday, 15 June 2018

3D Flowers

 I have used a lot of things here
firstly there are some cards  - 3d ones are very good for those special cards even if they are no good for posting

I then tried playing about with FMM clay flowers and some cutters. Not a brilliant picture for capturing the different flowers but it gives you a feel for them

and then I looked at previous projects where I had used 3d flowers

Monday, 11 June 2018


I am doing a free gift workshop day where everyone will get at least a stencil and a mask plus a coloured embossing paste and then we will look at lots of ways of using these., some ideas for this are shown below.

Monday, 4 June 2018

cosmic shimmer special effect paints

I tried these special effect paints on a variety of articles as shown. they have sand in them to provide texture.
The box was using another new paste with mini masks

Wednesday, 30 May 2018

In the countryside

This workshop covers both foliage on different backgrounds and die cut farm animals, tractors etc (creative expresions dies). The fields have been done in a variety of ways papers, inked. gilding polishes etc.
The sheep and cows on bottom row are from stencils.

Friday, 11 May 2018

Cards for men

 There have been a lot of ideas for men on the last two issues of creative stamping but I thought I needed to look for something else. I know you have seen the stained glass windows before but I thought they fitted in well here. The Good sport creative stamping didn't have football in so I've included cards done with this woodware stamp as well as the woodware wine stamp. More boats with the sailing boat stencil and glitter kiss, and the galleon stencil and pastes. The guitar was a stencil and silver paste but the background is stamped and inked

Sunday, 6 May 2018

CS56 A Good Sport

I found coming up with ideas for the latest creative stamping magazine difficult as I am not at all into any sports. Walking is my only form of exercise!
Anyway with around 12 sports to cover these are what I came up with.
some need modifying a bit but that can be done workshop time.

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

All sorts of Home

Stamping clarity house with media plate backgrounds, colourful woodware stamps, mushroom stampendous house was the start of this workshops cards. After that it was the city scene from Creative expressions and a window / door frame that  we also used last year. I am also working on a windmill but that's not finished at the moment.
The funky houses at the bottom are greyboard shapes that have been decorated and put on a painted background. The middle dark card was where I was practising with cosmic shimmer patina effect paints

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Assorted Flowers

I've been busy trying to get some new workshop boards started but having been suffering with a really bad cold for the last 2 weeks progress has been slow.
The flowers this time have included a solid stamp image form woodware which I have tried with different inks - so 1 set is using oxides and another IZink. I plan to try other when time allows to show differences between the inkpads.
The die is the poppy frame from creative expressions. This frame is lovely for any flowers as well as the image that comes with the set.
I then treated myself to a foiling machine and used some of the practice samples as backgrounds for more flowers.
Looking at new ways of using the stencils with inking and stamping over