I received a lovely surprise in the mail yesterday when I received the gorgeous Stampington & Co Magazine '400 More Ideas for Handmade Cards'. One of my cards was in there. I think I submitted this card about 5 years ago so my message to you all is.... never give up.... good things come to those who wait....I think I am rambling. Have a look for yourself :)
The 'inner child', 'little girl' or just plain 'craft-a-holic' in me just LOVES Julie Nuttings Doll Stamps. Below are three tags that I made but watch this space as there are so many more to come as my obsession has only just begun. Apparently Julie is releasing more treasures at the next CHA so I can hardly wait. Hopefully Prima will not run out of stock again as the wait is killing me.
I tried to do a Mixed Media approach with the little girls below but ran into a few difficulties as they are so delicate and fine. Here they are all the same.
Here are some tags I made using Scrapmatts wonderful Sewing ATCs and their gorgeous sewing chipboard. The sewing machine and measuring tape are especially super cute. Kaisercrafts Needle and Thread Collection is such a wonderful range with its sewing theme and lovely soft colours. I had lots of fun combining the two as they are both so oldy worldly and charming.
My friend Robyn and I spent an amazing 6 hours with Dina Wakley last Sunday. Dina was teaching an 'Art Journalling' class at Pages 2 Scrap and it was brilliant. I really enjoyed Dina's teaching style and could not recommend her classes more highly. We created 5 pages and made them into a book - all in one class...Wow. We used copious amounts of gorgeous vibrant dylusions inks and splashed paint and gesso everywhere. If you look at the photo below of Dina and myself you will see I have paint on my nose and splashed onto my chest (and all over my black jeans).
At the end of the day I looked zonked out while Dina looked as fresh as a daisy.