Friday, 29 June 2007
Well after a long long time of resisting the temptation, I have fallen truly, madly, deeply in love with rubber. I tried stamping when I first started making cards and was never happy with the results but now rubber stamps seem to be easier to use, the inks less messy and the results are fabulous! I ordered the Stampendous Bee Trio stamp at the weekend, it arrived on Tuesday but I have been having a new kitchen fitted, so this evening was the first time I got to play with it. I bought a heart stamp by Stampendous as well and I have to say, their stamps are so well defined and detailed. The rubber is deep etched and well mounted, it inks and stamps like a dream. I think this was part of my initial stamp phobia - the stamps I had were not great and I had fuzzy ink pads that put ink everywhere!
I've stamped and coloured loads of little bee pictures but only have one card to show for it so far but more will follow I'm sure and I think I need more of this set too! I used my watercolour pencils again but this time left them dry as I stamped the image with black staz - on onto white linen card because I love the cross hatch look the paper gives to the pencils.
I was also looking for a stamp by Duo Designs, it was on the Joanna Sheene site at one time and is of a little girl looking up but a google search and E bay trawl have proved fruitless - I can't even find the company. Has anyone heard of them?
Online I have been hanging out at www.savvynsassy.com - based in Canada, these girls have the most fabulous ribbon kits and lace and everything ribbon like. There are also the most cute ribbon irons you could imagine, although I'd want to start ironing clothes first! There's also a Guest Design spot up for grabs each month, some really friendly people and great inspiration in the gallery.... We are going to Canada on hols next year (have not managed this year's yet but already planning next years!) - He wants fishing and I want a hotel with a toddler club and a crop nearby, oh and a Dollarama store, my sister went on a fly drive for her honeymoon and came home with a case full of embossed wrapping paper for her cardmaking....
I was in Ennis last week and picked up some too cute pink gingham card out of the pay per box - I was very restrained and only had a €5 wallet but guess what? I'm trying to see if I can get back there tomorrow for some more! I made the little double paged card with tags from it. I haven't finished it because it is too cute to give away just yet. lol.