Tuesday 18 November 2014

Some of Pinky's favourites

Welcome to our mid month inspirational post where each month one of the team share a few of their favourite stamps with us and today it's my pleasure to introduce Pinky, so I will hand you over to her and let her tell you about her choices.

"I have loads of stamps tucked away in my craft room which for some reason I rarely use which is why I love being on this team. Once I know the theme I have a good plunder and its amazing the stamps I find which I had completely forgotten.

This little stamp from Sweet November Stamps has a matching sister but I decided to go with the Stocking Boy for my Grandson for Christmas. I love cute stamps and this one I have used along with a Woodward stamp set called Cosy Christmas (Sorry forgot to take a photo of that one!)

My next selection are old and new. The angel stamp was one of my very first stamps ever purchased. It was £4.50 and when I got it home I said 'how on earth do you colour this' lol. I have used it every year since I got it as it makes a lovely religious card. It has been coloured with chameleon pens and some chalks.

The next stamp is one from Our Daily Bread. I adore their stamps. The DT ladies are so creative! This one is called Christmas Tree Collage. I coloured it with chameleon pens again. These pens are so great for getting a nice gradient to your shading. The background was stamped with a freebie stamp from a magazine!

Well that's my little take on some of my favourite stamps. Hope you like them".

Thank you Pinky, I hope everyone enjoys reading this as much as I did.

Sunday 2 November 2014

November challenge - Simply Christmas

Welcome to our November challenge and we are staying very seasonal with the theme of...............


Our rules are simple, you can enter up to three times with different pieces of work, combine with other challenges, all we ask is that we see stamping as the focal element of your work.....after all we are called Stamping Sensations.

We are pleased to welcome back a regular sponsor Little Claire again this month who are offering the lucky winner a £35 voucher to spend in their store, how fabulous is that. 

Little Claire is a team of 3 consisting of Gill (Little Claire) Steve & Carol (long suffering member of staff/friend/all round good egg – but not a beautiful as Gill!). Necessity is the mother of invention’ this is the saying that sums up the creation of Little Claire Designs – we love stamps and what better way to satisfy the stamping ‘urge’ than to create our own designs exactly as we want them!

Our August challenge winner Debby is our Guest Designer this month and has created this lovely Christmas card to share with us all, I think it has a rather Nordic feel to it.

And here is the inspiration from the Design Team who never fail to please with their stunning creations, it would be lovely if you would find a moment to pop along to their individual blogs and show them some love.

Using Little Claire's Christmas Owl Tree (plus an owl from Little Owl Family!)

Using Little Claire's 'stocking owls' and sentiment from 'the magic of Christmas' set

Using Robin Redbreast stamp

Good luck to you all, myself and the DT will be popping along to visit all your Christmas entries.