Black Stamp Pads – the Absolute BEST Review

January 26, 2014

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Stacey Dunning from Block Head Stampers,
wrote this amazingly helpful post
comparing various specialist** stamp pads.

Originally,
I came across it on the Jellybeans FB page

I then created a printable Table
so as to keep handy when I ordered any stamp pads
OR
when I did a particular project
that required a special ink.

I’ve already found it so helpful.

Onya,
Stacey

** not  relevant
for general craft use

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Stamped Polymer Clay – I Couldn’t Stop!

July 29, 2013

As I already had the clay laying around
’cause I needed an excuse
I decided to make a just few more
stamped polymer clay images.

Dragonfly

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I even used some un-stamped ‘scraps’ to finish of a drop pendant design.

Pendant

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You like ?

So tell me . . . have you made anything like this.
I’d love you to share.

Put a link in the comments
so that we can all see your imagination at work.

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Stamped Polymer Clay – Uber Cute!

July 27, 2013

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Polymer clay keyrings

This is such a cute and simple idea from Ashley at the blog “Make It-Love It”.
She has simple & terrific ideas and I have ‘pinned‘ a LOT of her tutorials.

Here is my attempt at this great little craft idea.

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1.  I usually use Sculpey, as it is a great quality product and yet is probably the most affordable.

Sculpey bock

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2. Break off a piece of polymer clay and then ‘work’ it. The warmer you get it, the more pliable it becomes.

Warm Sculpey

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3. Flatten polymer clay between two equal-height sticks.

Levelled Sculpey

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4. Using a waterproof ink pad, ink up a stamp.
Choose a stamp image that offers a strong silhouette.

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5. Gently pull the polymer clay away from the stamp

Stamped polymer clay

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6. Try stopping at one – impossible !!

Polymer clay pendants

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I’d love to see if you make one.

Add a link in the comments, or send me a photo :)

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Fleur Amour Canvas

December 21, 2012

I am teaching this class on
Monday, 24th December
and
Thursday, 10th January.

I have taught it twice before and have sold one of my canvases as well.

I find it such a beautiful, graceful and calming experience.
Painting the background is so therapeutic, and
making all the flowers is an explosion of colour.

Man.
I love what I do!

Fleur Amour Canvas

Fleur Amour Canvas


SlackArse

November 20, 2012

Well it would seem that I have been incredible lazy and unproductive. Not True!!!

I have suffered the ultimate bloggers nightmare – no computer. My new iMac blew it’s LCD screen and the company that I purchased it through was very unhelpful (“Not happy Jan”). Apple themselves were unimpressed that my new iMac was stuffed but that unfortunately has not speeded up the process of getting it fixed.

It’s so depressing not being able to ‘do’ my normal online stuff.

I have been using my old iMac (7 y.o.) and believe when I say, it’s not coping too well. The internet drops out all the time. I can’t load photos. I quite often can’t access online sites like FB or JBS. Boo Hoo.

So I am being super optimistic and trying to upload a post today.

Wish me luck peeps!!!

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Cotton Spools

July 26, 2012

Here at the Purple Paper House, we’re always looking for ways to avoid the boring and unnecessary parts of life;
– bookwork
– vacuuming
– dusting
– tidying

Which is why this week, when I saw this totally wicked tutorial via Jellybean Scrappers, I joust had to have a go.

I enjoyed it SO much, I have now made four of them. I wonder how many I will make by the end of the week.

Four Spools

 

Cute aren’t they?

 

And here’s how I did it . . .

Stamp an image onto plain paper ready to adhere it to a roll of any description (I used the internal roll from my cash register docket) . . .

Stamp, then glue

Continue adhering paper

Apply glue to end of roll

Sand off the overhang

Neat edges – beautiful

Circles glued together

Apply glue to ends

 

Attach circles to the ends
And you’re done!


Craft Classes – Some Samples

July 2, 2012

Hi Peeps
I just wanted to put up some photos of the classes I am running in the holidays.

The following pictures
are examples of the techniques we will use
in the Cardmaking Class.

Remember – each pupil chooses their own colours, stamps and theme for their work.

Blend & Flick Techniques

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Wrinkle Distress Technique.jpg


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