Friday, 7 December 2018

Christmas tree book by Titbelsoeur

Hello happy crafters !
I love to recycle books in my projects, most of you know it. 
Do you remember  Christmas present by TitbelsoeurFlower vase by TitbelsoeurWaiting for Christmas... and Titbelsoeur's nativity scene ?
This year, I have made a new one, all in purple :

Details :

I have made some "cards" and a tag to be slipped either between the folded pages, or at the top between the other pages of the book :

Stamps I used to make this project :

Christmas Greetings # 1 A5 

I hope my project gave you ideas to participate in our 

December's Creative Challenge - Christmas

for 3 chances to win !

Thank you so much for stopping by.
Your comments are very much appreciated here, on my blog
Bye for now and happy creating. 


Tuesday, 4 December 2018

Christmas Hearts by Jane

Hi All, Jane here!!...with a question, Who loves Christmas, and who is a bit of a bah humbug??.. well, I think I fall into both categories, I love Christmas day, but absolutely hate all the commercial part that starts in |September....tut!!!, I am sure a lot of us have lost the sight of the real meaning of Christmas. No lectures from me today tho, so you can relax.
I love Christmas day because that is the one day in the year when all my little hearts, well, the four people that have my heart, my two sons with their partners,and my two grandsons all come to my house, it is so lovely to have them all together, then after a full day of making dinner, playing with jack and Billy, a few Christmas games...and it is just as lovely to see them all go back
So I think this card that I have made for this months "Christmas" themed challenge is appropriate for me.

The stamps I have used are;

Hope you can join in the fun. 

Monday, 3 December 2018

Winner of November's Square it Challenge

A big thank you to everyone who joined in the Creative Challenge last month.
AS always I cannot choose everyone, so I used Mr. to pick a winner.
Congratulations to Helen
with this lovely card.

Please email me, and we can arrange your prize .
Don't forget this month's challenge is Christmas ( of course!) , so please add your Christmassy creations to our blog here
We look forward to seeing them.
Have a creative and festive month
Jennie x

Saturday, 1 December 2018

December's Creative Challenge - Christmas


Welcome to December's Creative Challenge.
We also would love you to welcome a new member of our team- Siobhan Brignull. Siobhan kicks off her term with us with a fabulous Christmassy project for the challenge.
Please do pop over to her blog and say hello. 

Thank you to everyone who joined in last month's challenge.

This month the theme is Christmas and can be interpreted any way you like, as long as it has rubber stamps on it. To join in with this challenge (we are limiting the challenge entries to 3 per person), is simple; all we would like you to do is, make a piece of artwork, making sure that you include the theme and some rubber stamping. Pop back here to link up using the Inklinkz at the bottom of this post, so that we can see what you've made and then, leave us a comment to let us know you have joined in with the challenge.

As always, there will be candy for one randomly picked entrant - the winner will receive a stamp of their choice from The Artistic Stamper .
In addition, you can enter the same challenge on Facebook! There is no prize on there, it's just for fun!
To join us on just go to our new Facebook group, and send us a request to join..
And don't forget....if you use The Artistic Stamper stamps on your entry, you will entered into the draw, twice! To get you started here are creations fron some of the team.


Hello everyone, this is my first blog post as a member of the Artistic Stamper Creative team. I am a long time shopper and class attender of the Artistic Stamper, and was really pleased that Jennie asked me to participate in her Creative Team.

I have been paper crafting for about 15 years or more, not really sure when the obsession started, but I started with peel offs and card making, some scrapbooking followed by ATC and then I found Mixed Media in all it's painterly messy glory, and I have been here ever since.

So, for my first project I used the Christmas Tree 3d models and the reindeers that Jennie has in her shop, I used a selection of The Artistic Stamper background stamps and  stencils to create depth and texture along with my favourite PaperArtsy paint.

If you want to see more information on which products I used and how, along with more photo's.
Visit my blog.


I created the background from smooshing distress inks on to a craft mat and spraying a coupoe of spritz of water. I then picked up the ink on a piece of white card, dried it and lifted more ink until the craft mat was clean. I stamped the Artifacts Funky Fairy stamp in a circle on the background with clear ink, then heat embossed them with white embossing powder. 
I then took a smaller piece of card and coloured it using the same method. I stamped the ''Into each day" verse stamp on to it and mounted it on to black card and adhered it in to the centre of the background card. To finish the card, I matted it on to black card. 


Oh my goodness!!!...I threw everything at this background, stamps, stencils, gesso, inks, gilding flakes, paint, glitter, I can't even tell you how sparkly this is!!...I was trying to capture the essence of Asia to go with the fabulous stamped woman from the FACES stamp set, the three crowns are meant to symbolise the Magi.  My friend is married to an Iranian, and as she wholeheartedly embraces the culture, I thought I would make this card for her, I tried writing the Christmas greeting in looked all wrong, so settled for this instead...translated means Merry Christmas. Hope my friend likes it.


To meet this new monthly challenge, I have made a decoration for my Christmas tree using an old CD-rom as support (re-use, re-cycle...).
I have sticked a book page as a background, distressed the edges and stamped
Snowflake Background all around. I have coloured the circle with Distress inks and left a blank space where I stamped the Santa face from Mini Christmas 2. And to be sure everyone knows what it is about, I have stamped Merry Christmas
I hope this decoration will inspire you to participate in this new challenge


I made a "simple" card using Neil's Leafy Tree as a Christmas tree set against a background of Distress Oxide, spattered with white paint. The tree was stamped in black archival, and sparkled up with stickles .

We hope that you will join in this month's challenge, and also join us on Facebook too.
We look forward to seeing your creations. Don't forget to add a comment when you have posted your entry.
Have a very festive month
Jennie x

Wednesday, 21 November 2018


Hi there my crafting friends, Jane here to show you my inspiration for the ongoing "Square It" challenge that runs until the end of this month. I adore this huuuuuuge sheet of rubber stamps of NUDES images, it is A4 in size, and has images of different women, and also some useful words in there too. I started off with stamping a few of the images onto some gelli prints...yes still trying to use up my mountain!!!. As usual I don't have a step by step of this, but only because I never know where I am going with anything, and especially of this piece, I had to leave it several times and then come back with fresh eyes, my problem was that I wanted it to have a vintage feel, but not to cover up any of the images with lace or doilys or the such like, so in the end I just opted for some crackle glaze and a bit of stenciling with the HARLEQUIN MASK.

I hope you like it, and that it inspires you to join in our "Square it " Challenge.

Monday, 19 November 2018

Thread painting by Titbelsoeur

Hello everyone,
I am currently experimenting a technique I did not know... thread painting !
I love the very interesting random results I get with this technique, if you are interested you will find a lot of videos about it on Youtube.
This one looks like an arum, and I love how it fits well with this Artifacts - Treasured Memories stamp :

This is my first step using this technique, be sure I will show you others in the near future !!

I hope you all will participate in our 

November's Creative Challenge - Square it!

for 3 chances to win !

Thank you so much for stopping by.
Your comments are very much appreciated here, on my blog
Bye for now and happy creating. 


Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Junk Journal by Angie Coomber

Junk Journal

Hi everyone!

For this month's "Square it" Challenge I wanted to create a junk journal. This is such a good stash buster and they make lovely little gifts for just about any occasion.

For this particular journal I used a rectangular envelope which I folded in half to make the cover, and gessoed the outside.

I then finger painted, first with the 3 colours shown in the pictures, as well as stencilling with the same colours, using the Artistic Stamper Mini Stencils. I added some black and white patches, as well as black stencilling and stamping in matching colours, using The Artistic Stamper script stamps and Tracy Scott background stamps.

I used some old scrapbook papers from my stash to make page inserts (as well as decorating the inside of the cover), which I stitched into the spine of the envelope cover. I often mix up the "page" sizes a bit which makes it look more interesting, as well as using old book pages, letters, doilies, gelli print pages or whatever else I can find!

I covered the gummed part of the envelope with some homemade gelli print stickers and attached a simple punched circle & bakers twine closure.

I stamped one of the Artistic Stamper butterflies for my focal image on the front of the journal an used a white pen for the doodling. As always there's a quote to complete the project!

Hope you like it, I would love to see other peoples' junk journals!

Angie x