Category: Stamping

My First Video Tutorial! #160

june2aPlease be kind! 🙂  I have been brave and put up my first video tutorial.   So apologies for any rough edges, I will get better as I go along!

My blogger is being temperamental this evening and out of the four pictures I was going to upload, this is the only one it would let me!

So this will give you a little glance of what the finished project will be.

Watch the video here:

The project features an Alcohol Ink background with butterfly flourish swirls stamps from Chocolate Baroque. (more…)

Seeing Double? #158

Twins congratulations CardToday’s project was a card order I made a little while back.  The brief was to create a card for someone leaving work to have twins – they already knew one was a boy, one a girl so I wanted to reflect that in the card.

I’ve used this stamp many times for baby cards – it is a Joanna Sheen Messy Rabbit design.

I stamped both my bunnies and coloured them with Promarkers so I had one blue, one pink.

I rummaged through my paper stash and found that I had the same design baby paper in both pink and in blue, which was ideal as I could carry the pattern in both halves of the card. (more…)

Live Laugh Love Heart #157

May30Oops – no blog post yesterday!  I was running a Zentangle workshop at the shop last night and by the time I got home I realised that I had left my blog photos on the shop laptop – oh well – I’m back again today!

This is another sample I have made for my workshop next Thursday (a couple of places still available – contact me to book).

I started by painting the background with Eco-green paints and then used the Art Houses Umount stamps from Creative Expressions to decorate.

I’ve also used the creative expressions bubble stamp in the background too

the dots around the outside are Liquid Pearls – they add a nice bit of dimension to it. (more…)

Love the Sea Stamped Panel #156

Love The Sea Stamped and Painted panelToday’s project is a sample ready for a workshop I will be holding next week.  We will be creating a heart shaped panel for the home using inks and paints.  For this first sample I decided on a coastal theme.

I wanted to have a soft blue and white colour theme for this heart, so I started by painting with Eco-Green Acrylic Paint in White together with Periwinkle from the same range.

I’ve used stamps from the Creative Expressions UMount Coastal set.  This set features a lovely lighthouse.  It also has lots of little elements to build up a scene like clouds and rocks and birds. (more…)

Blessed with Indigblu Poppy #152


Only a quick blog post today – we are a little anxious in the Aldridge household today as my poor dog Molly collapsed this morning and we have only just heard the results of her MRI scan – fortunately it seems to be more of an injury than some of the more serious possibilities it could have been.    She’s going to be in the vets for a few days having treatment so we’ll be missing our Molly cuddles for a few days.  I’ll keep you posted how she gets on once we have more info! (more…)

Blue Dovecote #151

Another creation with the free stamps from Creative Stamping Magazine.

This card iCreative Stamping free stamp sets such a simple design, but so effective and elegant.  I started by cutting a square piece of card so it would fit my 6×6″ card blank with a border mount.

The set has the most handy rose corner.  I stamped this in all four corners, overlapping a little to make a border with no breaks in it.

I then stamped my dovecote, masking the bottom so it didn’t overstamp my flowery border.  A final addition of the doves and the greeting and I was ready to colour.  I’ve done all my stamping today in Archival Jet black ink. (more…)

Lady in Yellow #150

Woohoo.. post number 150!  That’s 150 different creations I have created and shared with you all.  Now we are on the new blog you will need to visit my old blog to visit all my previous creations – but don’t worry I’ve added a permanent link to the top toolbar so you can always go and have a browse.

Today’s creation is using the fabulous stamps that come free with the latest issue of Creative Stamping magazine.  They are a lovely Summer themed set this time and as ever they stamp with the greatest detail of any expensive brand stamp you would use.

Creative Stamping free stamp set

These are a lovely mix of pretty summery designs.  The flower corner is a really handy stamp – and I just love the sign too. (more…)

Noah’s Ark #149

Noah's Ark by Woodware stamp I have been busy creating a card for a customer order today along a baby card theme.  I’ll post up my creation in a couple of weeks time, just in case the recipient is a facebook follower!  However, while I had all my baby products on the workdesk, I thought I would do some more cards for the shop.

I have had this Woodware Noah’s Ark stamp for a while, but this is the first card I have made with it.  I thought I would stick with the animals in their natural colours for this time of stamping – which in itself offered a bit of a challenge! (more…)

Big Purple Daisies #148

Well it was a morning of much head scratching, lots of counting to ten (and then some!) whilst I set up the new blog.  I am liking the bold clean lines of the new template and now that it is part of my website I’m hoping that lots more crafters will be able to find me too!  I would love to know what you think of the new design.

So after my techy morning, it got to the stage at lunchtime where I just had to create something…  an ideal escape for a little while away from the laptop!

I have just had a delivery of card.  I have been using it sparingly for the last couple of weeks because I was down to the bottom of my box – but hurrah – a delivery of 1000 sheet of A5 white matt and 1000 sheets of A6 high white glossy and some white linen card to play with too and for some reason when I have a huge stack of card on my desk it makes me feel just that little bit more creative!  I had run out of glossy – so that was my first grab.    It had to be something big and bold! (more…)