Saturday, 28 January 2012

Crafty Secrets stamps.

Hello all - I am just loving all the crafty secrets stamps - especially the little sets which are great for ATCs and small cards.  I have made 2 ATCs (which I don't make very often) using Material Girl and Queen Bee which are available here .  I used sticky back canvas on card for the base and then painted it and used stencils etc for the backgrounds;

The sewing machine and tailors dummy are stamped onto tissue and heat embossed and them stuck to the card with mod podge.  The scissors were stamped on silver card and the thread bobbins on kraft card with some thread wrapped around them.  I stamped the 'material girl' and the needle directly onto the card.  I stamped the ATC details on the back.

The bees and hives are stamped a d embossed on tissue as before and then mod podged onto the card.  I then stamped them again onto Clearly for art then cut out and heated to bend the wings into shape - I then stuck them over the bees with PVA.  The 'pure honey, Queen Bee' and the crown are stamped and embossed on to golden coloured card and stuck on with Colall glue gel.  I added some of the teeny tiny bees directly onto the card.

My husband, who is bee mad, has taken the queen bee ATC, but I thought I would give away the material girl ATC to someone who might like it.  So if you are interested in receiving this ATC from me (I'll fill in the details on the back ;o)) just leave a comment on this post.  If you want to double your chances leave a comment on the Ladybug Facebook page as well.

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Tuesday, 17 January 2012

New Stock and back in stock

Hi all, well after a busy end to last year I am hoping to blog here at least once a week so fingers crossed ;o)
On the website we now have the fab Art Parts from Wendy Vecchi's Studio 490
These are made from compressed paper and you can ink them, emboss them, paint them, paper them, sand them, and anything else you can think of.  I love them and am working on a project using the spools at the moment and I will post a picture here when I'm done.
There are also a few of Wendy Vecchi's stamps on the website too and there will be more of these soon.  I love these stamps, they are great quality and I love the fact that they store on white plastic sheets that can be put in ringbinders for tidy storage. 
Back in stock are the Spectrum Noir alcohol markers
They all have the new lids on which are shaped so as to be easier to remove and replace.  I have to say that I love Pro Markers but I also love the Spectrums and the price is really reasonable.  The 6 packs are £6.99 or 3 for £18.00.
I am thinking about starting upa small challenge blog where you will be able to win a voucher to spend on the website.  If anyone would be interested please let me know - I might also need a small design team so bear this in mind too if anyone would be interested in that too.  This will be for later on in the year but I thought I would mention it now to see how much interest there might be - if you leave a comment that would be great and pass on to friends etc so they know too ;o)
I'll be back soon, hopefully with my finished spool project
Sam xx