Saturday 29 December 2018

That weird inbetween time by Siobhan

I love this Forest stamp by Neil Walker, and really enjoy creating a background to stamp it on.

I decided to try and pick some of those colours from lovely summer sunsets, and used my Brush pens to create a watercolour vignetted effect, I used a Bristol board as its a lovely smooth paper.

Once dry I added clear spatters and coloured splatters using a toothbrush, to create some depth.

I then embossed in black, and trimmed the image up to the edges of the stamp, and then mounted on a square white card, to create a simple card, leaving room to stamp a sentiment if needed.

These are the products I used, I used the Tim Holtz stamp platform ( available in shop only) to ensure I got a crisp clean image to emboss, and if not I could just stamp again, (such a genius product).
Happy New Year

Friday 21 December 2018

Old St Nick by Jane

Yaaaayyy....soon be Christmas Day, excited for many reasons!!!...then....yaaaaaayyy....all be back to normal!!!. So here is my final Christmas card for this year.

As usual, it is much more sparkly in real life, the orange splats you can see are actually gold. 
I really enjoyed making this card, using all Artistic Stamper red rubber stamps, I started by stamping the snowflakes in a circle, then Old St Nick in the centre, then the Merry Christmas round him,and finally the Christmas words randomly around. 
I wish you all a very Happy Christmas and hope to see you all in our Christmas Challenge...which is not surprisingly titled "CHRISTMAS"

Wednesday 19 December 2018

My 3 favourite projects for 2018 by Titbelsoeur

Hello nice friends !
Each year, our last post is dedicated to our favourite 3 projects. This is a good opportunity to wish you a very happy Christmas.
Here are mine :

Top 3 : People who follow me know that I love to use sardine cans in my projects, and I had a lot of fun to make this one to give you inspiration : 

Summer holidays by Titbelsoeur

Top 2 : It was very pleasant to experiment this technique that I wanted to teach to my old friends at the retirement home where I host weekly workshops, and using these new Artifacts stamps is really delightful !

Thread painting by Titbelsoeur

My favourite : I really love to make projects with books and this year I was asked at the retirement home to teach them how to make a Christmas tree book. This was my sample, would you like to see what they have done, just click here : Mon top 3 de l'annĂ©e

Christmas tree book by Titbelsoeur

Would you want to have a look at all my posts, here is the link : Titbelsoeur's posts

There is still time 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. 


All of you have a very happy Christmas time !

Sunday 16 December 2018

Christmas is coming by Siobhan Brignull

So what do you do when you  need to wrap a christmas present and you haven't bought your wrapping paper yet, (I know how unorganised!)

So I grabbed some snowflake stamps from The Artistic Stamper and some embossing powder and spray inks.

I then embossed in silver and white on a 200gsm paper, as I needed it to withstand the heat and wet, I was going to subject it to.

Once embossed I used a Dylusions mica spray set to create a pastel Christmas effect, and then added some splatters from the sprays to add some interest and contrast.

The paper actually folded nicely around my gift and I just needed a tag and then I had my eureka moment, the free stamp with Craft Stamper this month was a Happy Christmas tag designed by Jennie, perfect.

Have a very Merry Christmas
Siobhan x

Thursday 13 December 2018

Christmas Cards by Angie Coomber

Christmas Cards

Hello fellow crafters!

Are you busy making Christmas cards or are you super-organized and already had them finished in August?

I can't resist these cute Mini Houses when it comes to Christmas and they are simply stamped and coloured in with whichever pencils you have to hand.

For the background I painted a very light, pastel layer of watercolours on watercolour paper, followed by a rough covering of various shades of blue watercolour, leaving some pastel patches showing to create a kind of "galaxy" effect. I also painted some of the blue on a spare bit of paper. I then added some white splatter for the "stars".

I cut some wavy pieces of the blue painted card and arranged it on the background to create a scenery together with some of the houses.

To finish, I added some glitter and some rub-on Christmas quotes, matted and glued to white cards.

Have a lovely December everyone!

Hugs from Angie x

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

Sunday 11 November 2018

All Squared Up with Lisa

Hello there!! Lisa here with today's post for The Artistic Stamper. This month's theme is "Square It".

So here is what I did...

I cut a card blank at 7&3/4" square for a background then cut several other smaller pieces to fit inside the background piece.

I coloured all the individual pieces with Peacock Feathers and Dusty Concord Distress Inks.

I placed all the different card pieces in the correct places then stamped the Tick Tock Christmas Baubles on to the card.

I then matt and layered all the pieces on to black card leaving a very slim border, then used foam pads do stack each layer to give a 3D effect.

Thanks for popping by,
toodles for now.
Lisa x

Tick Tock Christmas Baubles A5 (cut out and mounted on cling cushioning)

Wednesday 7 November 2018

Brush can by Titbelsoeur

Hi there !
I had a big baby formula can I wanted to embellish, so I used the shaving foam technique once again to make the background.

Mousse toujours...

And I randomly stamped the Gardening and Mushroom plates from The Artistic Stamper

Then I painted my next a.k.a. and sticked the paper to the box :

Here are the plates I have used :

Garden #2 size A6

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. 


Saturday 3 November 2018

Winner of November's Creative Challenge

Thank you to everyone who joined in last month's challenge. All worthy winners!
 randomly I have chosen 

with this lovely creation
Congratulations and please email me so we can arrange your prize of stamps from The Artistic Stamper
Don't forget this month's challenge which is Square it!
Have a creative month
Jennie x

Friday 2 November 2018

Gelli on a Plate

I don't know about you guys, but I have a mountain of gelli prints as high as Mount Kilimanjaro!!!, some I find too beautiful to even consider using, and especially cutting up, so I put them in a drawer and just get them out occasionally to stroke.... but the majority are just waiting for the right opportunity to use....but I didn't even use any of my stash for this months "Square it" challenge, I decided to make more gelli prints using a selection of The Artistic Stamper Masks and Stencils cut them into squares, added a sentiment from Paperartsy on one, and adhered them to my card, easy peasy, and a great way to use up your mountain of gelli prints..(if your'e not like me and decided to make even more!!!).

The stencils that I have used are;

I'm looking forward to your interpretation of our "Square It" challenge