Tuesday 29 December 2015

Top Three 2015 by Gemma

Hi All

This is my first ever top three. First I would like to thank Jennie for inviting me to join the creative team, and for the wonderful stamps I have had the pleasure of creating with. 
Looking back at past projects, and choosing three was an interesting process. Some I could easily dismiss as I no longer love them as I did when I created them (I'm sure I am not the only one that looks back at past pieces with mixed feelings), still picking three was difficult. 

My first pick is the Tag Box I made in November.

I love that it has a practical use, it is a piece I will use for years to come. It combines all my favourite  crafty techniques.

My second pick was my first post an Altered CD

Making these altered CDs was such a playful process and looking back I can still remember how excited I was to be invited to join the team.

My third pick was my Poe Tag

This tag shows the other side of how I like to create, with lots of dark/ muted colours and a good quote.

I still love all these projects, am I am very lucky to be able to say I will be taking a workshop on my Tag Box next April at The Artistic Stamper,

I would like to thank everyone for their comments on here, and on my personal blog. I hope to hear from lots more of you in the coming year. You can also find the facebook page here and please join in the monthly challenges, for a chance to win lovely stamps. 

Gemma (inkykitty) 

Saturday 26 December 2015

My Favourite Projects in 2015 - by Shilpa

Hello Everyone,

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all of You!!

Artistic stamper design team is sharing their favourite projects of this year.
And here are my Top 5

You can find the link to my actual blogs by clicking on its name.

Thank you so much for your love,support and encouraging comments for all my posts!

See you Next Year!

Thursday 24 December 2015

My Top Three Projects of 2015 - Debs

Hi All,
Merry Christmas!

I would like to take this opportunity of thanking Jennie for inviting me onto the Team.  I hope I have inspired you over the last 6 months and that i will continue to inspire you in 2016.

Here are my top three projects of 2015!

Hello Hanging one of my very first pieces for The Creative Team back in May

Life is Like..... From September's challenge, as you might have guessed I do like a bit of paint!!

Christmas Card  I had fun with this latest challenge making the most of several different stamps and making them into Christmas decorations.

Thank you for your support this year and please do leave your comments and let me know if you agree with my choice or if there was another one you particularly liked.
I hope I have inspired you over the last 6 months and that i will get to continue to inspire you in 2016
Hope you all have a great Christmas and that you all get all of those crafting goodies on your lists - long ones if its like mine ;-)
Take care 

Tuesday 22 December 2015

My Top three in 2015 By Dee

 Hi everyone its that time of year again where we share
our top three for the year I have picked mine I hope
you enjoy revisiting them as much as I did
making them.
So to start with we have.
Secondly we have.
Finally we have
I hope you have all enjoyed reading my posts as much as I have creating them for you.
I do hope that over the last year my work has inspired you in 
some small way.
A very Happy Christmas from me and 
hope to be back in the new year.
Cheers Dee X

Saturday 19 December 2015

Titbelsoeur : my top 3 for 2015

Hello happy crafters !
This is now the 3rd year that I do this exercise, and it is always a big pleasure. It is also a good opportunity to warmly thank Jennie for her kindness and the fabulous stamps she provides !

On top 3, I chose the 1920's sardine can you can see @ Titbelsoeur, yes YOU can !


My top 2 being my no-stamp tags (tutorial inside) @ No stamp for this project ! By Titbelsoeur

tagtag tag

And my preference goes to my greeting cards (tutorial too) @ We wish you a merry Christmas by Titbelsoeur

Again, I have been so pleased to spend this year with you, and I hope there will be many others like it ! 

Enjoy this year-end time, have a lot of fun and celebrate !

And like always :

Thanks so much for stopping by,
your comments are very much appreciated, 
here, on my blog, or on the Artistic Stamper's Facebook page.
Do not forget to participate in our monthly challenge
 to win some fabulous Artistic Stamper stamps.


Wednesday 16 December 2015

Slight Quirky Christmas Card by Gemma

Hi Everyone

I do not as a whole enjoy making Christmas cards. I think my attention wanders due to the sheer number you are expected to make. Saying that I really enjoyed the messiness of this card, and the fact that it is quite non traditional, or as the other half said with a frown "that's a bit quirky" (opps! I don't think he likes this years card, but I do xxx).

It was one of those pieces where part way through, you think of putting it in the bin, but by the end you love it, its so easy to reproduce and think of all the things you could put in the light bulb (which is why it is one of my favourite stamps)
To start I stamped and cut out a mask of the large light bulb stamp, which I held down onto the card and scraped crushed grape and vibrant turquoise dylusions paint over the top.

Keeping the mask in place I stamped both the Grid and Harlequin Background stamps in the same colour paints. Then I removed the mask, and stamped the light bulb. Then I painted it with a titan buff acrylic paint. I also added a little titan buff to the background with the edge of a card.

I stamped Merry Christmas using the decay alphabet , which I went over with both black and white paint pens. I also stamped a little holly stamp in the light bulb and around the edges of the card. To finished I drew around the light bulb with the black paint pen and added some white in places with the white paint pen.

Thank you for reading
Gemma (InkyKitty)

Sunday 13 December 2015

Christmas Tag by Shilpa

Hello Everyone,
Shilpa here,
I made this quick tag for Christmas.

Here are the steps of making:
  • Apply Vintage photo distress paint on the surface, let it dry.
  • Cut out harlequin design with die and adhere it at the corner. 
  • Give next coat of color with broken china distress paint. Heat set it.
  • For the next layer I applied tarnished bass distress paint. 
  • On the other white cardstock, stamp steampunk baubles and Merry Christmas sentiment  with Archival ink.Cut it to adhere on tag.
  • Cut out holidays leaves with Tim Holtz die.
  • Arrange everything on the surface and tag is ready.
Hope I inspired you to create your own tags for this season.
Don't forget to join us for this month's challenge -theme is Christmas

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Products from Artistic Stamper Used here:


Thursday 10 December 2015

Christmas Card by Debs

Hi  All

Here is a Christmas Card I made using a Gelli print, Jewelled Snowflake and Ornaments stamp plate and the Christmas Greeting #1 plate.

First I stamped and embossed the lightbulb onto plain white card and then stamped and embossed a large snowflake using Versamark Ink and Wow Silver Embossing Powder 
Then I stamped and embossed the banner from the Borders #1 plate and the Swirl Background Open stamp.
I then cut all three elements out.

I found some silver twine and made some bows and stuck these to the lightbulbs.

I made a Gelli print using Brushed Pewter Distress Paint with a little bit of Broken China and did three or four pulls from the Gelli Plate.  Once they were dry I stamped the same large snowflake with White Linen Dylusions paint over the whole of one of the sheets in a random manner, ensuring that the snowflakes weren't too dominant i wanted a subtle effect so that the one in the lightbulb would stand out.
Apologies for the lack of photos at this point - Brain was obviously not in gear 

I cut the card down to a DL size and also trimmed the gelli print and then mounted it onto a piece of card, distressed the edges and mounted onto the card with 3D tape, adding the banner before sticking down.
I Added one lightbulb directly to the paper and the other one with 3D tape overlapping slightly.
Thanks for Stopping By

Monday 7 December 2015

We wish you a merry Christmas by Titbelsoeur

Hello happy readers, this is Titbelsoeur today showing you how to easily make nice greeting cards.

First, stamp your baubles, snowflakes, trees and greetings from the Christmas stamp plates on to a watercolor paper with Archival black ink. 
Then add watercolor in 2 steps : start with warm colors on the background of card 1 and on the baubles on card 2, let dry and then add cold colors at the opposite.
Then end splashing white paint :

Cut your paper and stick each card on color paper to make your cards :

and here they are... quick and easy, and gorgeous, aren't they ?

Thanks so much for stopping by,
your comments are very much appreciated, 
here, on my blog, or on the Artistic Stamper's Facebook page.
I hope that my cards did inspire you and help you
participate in our monthly challenge
 to win some fabulous Artistic Stamper stamps.


Friday 4 December 2015

Snowflakes by Dee

Hi everyone I hope you are well and getting all your Christmas
shopping & prep done. I have a Christmas Tag 
for you today.
I used the fabulous Artistic Stamper's new stamp
to create this tag.
I created the background using the same technique 
as my last post just used different coloured 
Distress inks.
I ran the distressed card through my machine using a versa mark
swiped embossing folder I then poured gold embossing
powder over it and heat set it.
I gold embossed the snowflake and cut it out  then coloured with 
distress ink pens.
The rest of the tag was coloured the same way but was stamped 
with the snowflake stamp.
Ta day That's it for today folks really sorry messed up my posting on this 
one hope you will forgive me. 
Happy Christmas! 


  1.  The Artistic Stamper stamps used Jewelled Snowflakes & Ornaments C396.
  2. Distress inks in the following colours:- Peeled Paint, Stormy Sky, Shabby Shutters & Weathered Wood.
  3. Distress Stain Peeled Paint.

Thursday 3 December 2015

Winners of October & November's Challenges

I do not know where time went with me over the past month, but I have been very neglectful of our challenges, and forgot completely to pick a winner of October's challenge, so I have combined 2 winners in one post!
Thank you to everyone who joined in October's challenge which was Clocks, and I have chosen this gorgeous creation by IonaBunny as the winner.

Congratulations! Please email me so I can arrange your prize.

For November's challenge, which was fabric,  the winner is Sarascloset 
with this lovely creation.

Congratulations! Please email me so we arrange your prize.

Don't forget to join in our December Creative challenge which is Christmas and can be found here.
We look forward to seeing your creations

Tuesday 1 December 2015

December's Creative Challenge - Christmas


 It's December and the start of the festive season, and of course, what else would our challenge be except CHRISTMAS!
You can interpret it any way you like, as long as there is stamping in it.
A big thank you to everyone who joined in last month's challenge, and I will be announcing the winner of November and October's in the next couple of days.

We are  looking forward to seeing all your artwork and stamped projects that you submit in relation to this theme. To join in with this challenge (and you can join in as many times as you want), 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 £15 worth of The Artistic Stamper stamps of your choice. And don't forget....if you use Artistic Stamper stamps on your entry, you will entered into the draw, twice!!!! You can also enter as many times as you like!

Here is a little bit of creativity for you from the Creative Team to help you get started....

Christmas Lights Canvas By Gemma

I created this 30x30 cm canvas, with lots of different Dylusions paints that I built up in layers. I built the layers by scrapping paint and sponging paint through the chevron and large dot masks. Then I stamped jewelled snowflakes over the top, pierced holes in the centres and glued lights in place. 
I am really looking forward to seeing everyone's entries, and hope you feel inspired by all our pieces.

Hi everyone I hope you are all going to join in with us for our Christmas challenge.
I have done a Tag for this one and used lots of layers and distress inks and sprays.
stamped into clay then the star was cut out of it.  More details and photos can be found on my blog.

I've created this dazzling Christmas card with The Artistic Stamper Tree stamp and sentiment. Background is done with distress ink watercoloring technique. for more details, please visit my blog - Neon diary

I created a "takeaway" boxes , and decorated them with the  Large Holly Background. I stamped in Distress ink, and then coloured in with distress markers.

We hope that you will join in this month's challenge and look forward to seeing your creations. Don't forget to add a comment when you have posted your entry.
Have a very Merry Month!