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