Sunday, 16 June 2013

MORE ON THE LATEST STAMPS...

As previously promised I am going to show you some of the sample projects I made with our new release of stamps whilst at The Craft Barn Extravaganza recently.  I am feeling a bit fragile at the moment as I tripped and fell over a concrete slab in a public car park area yesterday, with my face taking the full force of the fall, and have ended up with two stitches above my top lip, plus other grazes and scratches on my face.  I have also knocked one of my front teeth a bit backwards - so all in all not a pretty sight at the moment.  Still I didn't break anything bone wise, so have to count myself lucky I guess, and of course I can still write my Blog and do everything else that needs doing - it could have been much worse.

Anyway Malcolm has taken some photos of the samples mentioned, and as The Craft Barn sells Imagination Crafts Sparkle Medium I just had to have a play with that in a few different colours along with our masks whilst demoing.








You will find the new stamps on these pages HERE and HERE.  Helen Chilton has started me off playing with Distress Ink Pads again, and I found the swooshing technique with the pads and a water spritzer works marvellously with our 'Queen of Arts, Ivory Silk Card' and 'Regency White Satin, Silk Card' and stamps beautifully afterwards.  I had great fun swooshing and adding the glitter medium here and there!

A few members of the Team have been playing nicely too, and I love the following images.  A beautiful grungy tag by Brenda using the giraffe stamp - perfect!





Another gorgeous tag - this time by Paula!


Plus a very pretty card by Gio -


Thanks ladies.  And I will be back soon with more Challenge inspiration from Lucy, Helen, Gio and Brenda.  Our new Challenge post can be found HERE, and some great entries so far too ... Looking forward to seeing Your entry!

Jean x

26 comments:

Paper Profusion said...

You poor lamb Jean - I hope that all heals as fast as possible and that your tooth is ok. Once the cuts heal over Bio-Oil is very good to reduce any scarring.

All the cards here and the new stamps look exceedingly fabulous! Nicola x

Netty said...

every project looks wonderful, x

Craftyfield said...

Your beautiful creations show that the CI stencils and sparkle medium are perfect partners. Love Brenda's grungy tag too. So sorry about your fall, hope you recover promptly and your tooth survives the ordeal (my son had a similar encounter with a wall and his tooth went dark.

nefertiti said...

I'm really sorry for what happened to you Jean......
All cards are very wonderful!!!!
Bisous

Rita said...

Oh my goodness Jean. You must still be very sore. Love every one of the samples and I've spied some stamps that I need as well as some masks. Hope your poor face gets better soon. Hugs Rita xxx

Ephemera said...

Oh Jean bless you! It must be the week for accidents. I tripped over my clothes prop in the garden on Friday and went flying, plenty of bruises, but fortunately I managed to put my hands down in time so now where near as painful as your fall. Hope you feel better soon. Arnica gel is brilliant for bruising. Take care and love all the gorgeous projects. xx

sally said...

Oh! That sounds so sore! I crashed onto my knee a month ago, ended up lying in the road with bruised ribs but at least none of the damage was visible...

To the post, that elephant is so cute and I do love the giraffe "on safari" tag too, lovely yummy inspiration on a sunday night is just heaven.

Sally

Lucy Edmondson said...

I am so, so sorry about your horrible accident, Jean. I agree with earlier comments abour arnica and Bio Oil, or Vitamin E oil. Get well soon.

Gorgeous samples! And I love Imagination Crafts sparkle and Sue who makes it,

Lucy x

Fliss said...

Really sorry to hear of your nasty mishap Jean and hope everything clears up very soon as it sounds so painful.
Absolutely gorgeous creations here, all so beautiful.
Fliss x

Deborah said...

Sorry to hear about your fall - sounds really nasty. Enough to really shake you up. On a brighter note, the samples are gorgeous.

Joanna said...

Beautiful inspiration.

butterfly said...

So sorry to hear about your fall... sounds horrible. Hope the arnica everyone's suggesting will help it all go away nice and fast.

Delicious inspiration as always - loved Brenda's tag when I saw it, and the pretty pastels on many of them are delicious... but I have to draw the line at Pink Elephants (on Parade... flashbacks to Dumbo - too scary!!)...
Alison x

rachel said...

stunning work as always - I just adore the sparkle medium and it looks fab on these makes - also that giraffe tag is so stunning - love it xx

Monica said...

Sorry to hear of your fall I bet you will come out with a line of quotes

Yvonne Garner said...

Please get better soon. It must have even very upsetting. Take care.

Alison said...

Sorry to hear of your accident Jean, hope you're feeling better soon x
I love that sparkle, beautiful projects from everyone!
Alison x

Valerie-Jael said...

Sorry to hear about your accident, and hope you soon feel better. Valerie

Annie said...

Sorry to hear of your fall Jean and I hope you feel better x gorgeous projects here and I so love those tulips.

Best wishes

Annie x

Gio said...

Oh Jean, hope to recover well from this horrible thing. You have to be careful( mum-Gio speaking)!

Love all the samples, the giraffe, the little elephant , and of course the tea cards, so lovely!

Brenda Brown said...

Oh Jean, what an awful thing to happen, wishing you a speedy recovery.
Love your samples and all the beautiful colours with your gorgeous new stamps.
hugs {brenda {x0x}

Renee said...

Hope you're feeling better soon, I was cringing with every word! The samples are beautiful. Feel better!

Sue said...

That must have been a big shock - hope you heal soon. Beautiful samples. Sx

Samantha Read said...

lovely samples ladies, get well soon Jean! x

Scrapmate said...

Ouch! Hope your cuts and bruises heal quickly. Fabulous samples of the new stamps. The sparkle medium enhances your masks beautifully.

ionabunny said...

Love Brenda's giraffes. The other pieces are lovely too, but love those giraffes.....

Janny Jager 't Hooft said...

Great projects Jean.
Love them all and the stamps are beautiful.
Greetings Janny