Sunday 30 August 2009

Murray and Ethel on Create and Craft!

It's Murray and Ethel time again on Create and Craft. Ideal World has requested another show with the lovable OAP's. This time it is scheduled for Thursday September 3rd at 2pm. The show is actually a two hour show with guest Cherry Green and myself. Cherry will be premiering her adorable cat and dog Christmas stamp sets on the show. Her designs will be available through Particraft website very soon. Murray and Ethel are currently available on two A4 stamp sets through the Particraft website. Don't you just love the cheeky sayings that go with this pair! You can't help but smile! Happy stamping, Sue x

Saturday 22 August 2009

My Happy Accident!

I have been busying myself lately playing with some new autumnal foliage stamp plates. These will be available through the Particraft website soon so if you like what you see, keep checking for their arrival. This card to the right was almost not to be. I began playing around with the spice big and juicy stamp pad and a brayer. I thought I had made a complete mess of it and was about to toss it in the rubbish bin when I thought I'd keep playing with it a bit longer. I am so glad that I did! The results were nothing short of a happy (yet quite repeatable) accident.
I have decided after playing with these three A5 stamp sets that it is time to hold another workshop for the Particraft demonstrators! So if you have been thinking about becoming a Particraft demonstrator, now is the time! The future workshop is free to qualified demonstrators and will be packed full of tips and techniques.
I have found that there is not a single technique that doesn't lend itself to these stamps. These stamp designs are such fun and versatile for any occasion. The cosmic shimmer line of products from watercolours to mica pigments can be showcased to their full advantage with these designs.
I would love to know what you think of them. Send me a comment!
Happy stamping! Sue x

Sunday 9 August 2009

Back At Last!

I'm back home from the Summer CHA show now. The show was a bit smaller than last year's show which was held in Chicago, but no less fun and exciting than it always is! We spent quite a bit of time at the Ranger booth and the Spellbinders booth, both of which had new products to showcase. Spellbinders released their new "Pendant" Nestibility dies as well as some cute new die cut shapes. They will be available for purchase very soon. Tim Holtz was demonstrating at the Ranger stand and was mobbed as usual. He has a new product called "rock candy" stickles. I couldn't get a good look at his samples to take any pics but I was given a free sample of the product so I may get a chance to have a play with it soon. I will report back about it then. All for now, Sue x