Wednesday 13 June 2012

New Steampunk Stamps from Chocolate Baroque

Over at Chocolate Baroque they've definately created more NEED stamps. I have fallen in love with these stamps. They are Steampunk with elegance. I haven't seen anything like these anywhere on the web. If you leave a comment on the Chocolate Baroque Design Team website you will have a chance to win a the multibuy of these gorgeous stamps. I used the top hat from the Steampunkery stamp set (8 stamps and 8 sentiments). I stamped onto white card with Memento black and coloured it with shades of grey alcohol pens. The rim of the clock was coloured with reds as I wanted to add some red ribbon. For the wings I added a little blue for shading. The verse is from the Steampunk Travel set. I edged the stamped images with Antique Linen. The backing paper is from the Prima Songbird paper pad. The Design Team have created beautiful samples in all shapes and sizes and will be posting on the blog. Please pop over there for more inspiration. Happy stamping Debbie.

Saturday 9 June 2012

Mini Break

The weather has certainly not been on it's best behaviour this week so being British most people just carry on with there plans to get away for holidays. Last week we booked to stay in a hotel in Bamburg for one night and drive up early so we could stop off at Alnwick. It must have been 10 years ago with our children. We did all the Harry Potter stuff with them but only briefly walked around the newly planted gardens. My hubby had packed all his camera equipment so he could take lots of photographs. He has donated his older camera to me and we were so lucky that the rain held off while we walked around the well established gardens. I clicked merrily away while he went into David Bailey mode. These walkways have grown so much since we were there years ago. Hidden fountains of water. Poppies of all colours that were clinging onto their petals through the down pours of rain. I love the purple pom poms of the Aliums. We travelled up to Bamburg dropped off our bags and spent hours walking on the beach, had a lovely meal out. I returned to the hotel and sat chatting with other guests and chatted till it started to get chilly. Brian was out until 11.00 taking photographs and he has taken some fabulous night shots. We thoroughly enjoyed our mini break and it's recharged the batteries for returning to work. Enjoy the damp weekend Debbie

Friday 1 June 2012

Feeling Patriotic

Today we are celebrating the Queens Diamond Jublilee at school and yesterday I made 100 mini cakes and 100 Krispie cakes for the children. The children in Nursery are having a party and have been rehearsing Morris dancing. Great fun.
I made this project from Crafty Individual stamps quite some time ago. I had seen a similar project on the net somewhere and adapted it to suit. I used a circle handbag handle and cut strips of card to go around it. The Union Jack Flag is stamped onto red, white and blue card, embossed with white powder and cut then decoupaged. I'll be hanging it on the front door if the rain stops.
Have a great day Debbie