Stamp Storage Book

Hello Everybody,

I finally managed to watch the 2nd part of the tutorial, which I recorded last Saturday and thought I made a bit of a mess of, to find out it wasn’t that bad after all. Phew!!! Saves editing it. 😀 It is uploading as we speak or more like as I’m typing.

Thought I’d give you some pictures of the finished book:

The front cover as seen on yesterday’s post …

Stamp Storage Book


… the inside of the front cover and one of the double storage pockets …

stamp storage II


… the inside of the back cover …

stamp storage III

… the back cover …

stamp storage IV

A full list of measurements and materials used plus the two video tutorials I made when creating my book can be found on my TinkerCards blog.

All but two stamps – ‘Keep Calm’ and ‘Handcrafted’ – are from STAMPlorations and can be found here:

Patchwork Frenzy Graphic Pentagons

Vignette Artful Flutters

Vignette Retro Mod Shapes

Vignette Eclectic Florals

Patchwork Frenzy Graphic Squares

Hope you feel inspired, back soon with my DT piece for the Addicted to Stamps ‘Holiday’ challenge, which will be something completely different to what you’ve just seen … until then …

Happy Crafting!!! 🙂

Summer Days

Hi Everybody,

You might remember that I recently started using digi stamps, to be precise some lovely vintage ones from Nicecrane Designs.

Well today I got another tasty vintage card for you using my Nicerane digi stamps, this time with a summery theme.

Summer Days

Luckily the sun came out just in time to take the picture outdoors. We had some very heavy rainfall earlier in the day.

I coloured the girl in using Promarker and Spectrum Noir Pens. The rest of the picture is coloured in using some brushmarkers and blender pen. for this I tend to scribble some brushmarker on an acrylic block and then I pick the ink up with my blender pen to colour in. I find that I get a similar effect to using water colour with this technique. As I am new to using digi stamps, I so far haven’t dared using a waterbrush for colouring given that I only have an inkjet printer and I am a bit afraid that the ink might start running …

I am entering this pretty girl into the anything goes challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More. Ohhh, I’ve just seen they are doing a blog hop with some prices up for grabs, so make sure you pop over and join in!!!

The sentiment I used is from Lily of the Valley. Here is what else I used: Nellies Multiframes and Lace Border dies, Memory box Tessatina Border die, Spellbinders Nesties Scalloped Circle dies, Cheery Lynn Fern dies, and from Stampin’UP! I used Sizzix Wood grain embossing folder, Boho Flower Punch, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (small flower). The pretty paper is from the Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady collection.

Have Fun and Happy Crafting!!! 🙂

Sense of Time

Hello Everybody!

Where is time going, it seems to be racing away with me. Had a busy week at work. Nevertheless I got something done with a button (this weeks theme of the challenge at ‘Out of a Hat Creations’) and I might even get done something else which I am hoping to post on Wednesday. 🙂

Not having much luck with posting today, somehow managed to lose the whole post. Well never mind!

To todays project. It is based on something Dianne showed me on Monday and I’ve turned it into gift wrapping for my husbands birthday present or at least one of them. I love using Stampin’UP!’s natural ivory card stock to create aged looks. It slightly mutes the colours when you stamp on it, so you’re already half way there. Most of the supplies for today’s project came from SU apart from the raffia, the corner rounder punch and the burgundy card. The stamps/stamp sets I used are: Woodgrain, En Francais, French Foliage, Sense of Time (retired), So Happy For You (retired); the inks are: more mustard, bravo burgundy, Sahara sand, crumb cake, close to cocoa (retired), tea stain distress ink; plus the punches: word window and spiral border (retired); twine; designer button (retired).

Off to Wales again. Until next week. Happy Crafting!!!

Finally, here it is: