Thursday, April 26, 2012

They Say She Had The Midas Touch

Hello Everyone
Ophelia is always instantly recognisable as one of The Stampsmith's stamps but did you know she is available in various formats:- there is the small version, medium version and two large versions with the choice of her facing left or right and if that were not enough choice she is also available wood mounted.
For the wall hanging I would like to share today I used one of the large versions.
Ophelia was embossed onto pattern paper with the edges embossed with a selection of embossing powders
On this wall hanging I also incorporated one of the stamps from Cartolina Postale. The detail shown above is  where I selected only the postal mark to stamp and emboss onto mica.
This photograph shows one of the postcard stamps from Cartolina Postale repeatedly stamped onto my prepared background. Further details are available on this particular post at my Blog, Adorn. 
We are approaching the final days of The Stampsmith Challenge but if you are looking to enter a challenge then you do still have time. Our theme for April is The Colours of Spring. Our challenge site welcomes all styles of art whether it be card, tag, altered art, etc but please remember to include at least one Stampsmith stamp on your artwork to be eligible for the Prize Draw of a free Stampsmith stamp set of your choice.
Happy Stamping.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Spring With Dolly

  Hi everyone. Here is a real cutie! She's from the "Thank Heaven For Little Girls" sheet; one of 7 stamps! I stamped her on glossy cs with ColorBox Mudslide. Tinted her cheeks with chalk.
  Hope you can participate in the current challenge, The Colours of Spring over at The Stampsmith Challenge Blog.
  Remember, a least one Stampsmith stamp is required. You could win some serious rubber!

Get Inky!
Scraps From A Broad

Sunday, April 22, 2012

I have a creation to share with you tonight using the beautiful Bed of Roses photostamp by The Stampsmith.

I distressed the designer paper and doily die cut with Tea Dye ink and used my pastels to colour in the roses in a subtle pink hue. For embellies, I added a little pewter 'Believe' charm and some stunning black tulle roses ribbon.  Then, more black tulle, pink bling and black photo corners to finish it off.

Thanks for stoppin by! :)

Friday, April 20, 2012

Anniversary Card with The Cutest Couple

Hi Smithies!
Today I have a card I made for my Parents' Anniversary.  I used one of the adorable images from the "Thank Heaven for Little Girls #1 full sheet.  I used lots of Teal CS and inks.  The background was created using a template.

For the info on making this card, pop over to my blog, Dreaming and Creating.   Hope you have a lovely day!
Karen McAlpine

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Springtime for Ava

  The Stampsmith Challenge Colours Of Spring is in full spring swing! I made this card at a Crop for Cancer on Saturday. A fabulous day for a great cause!
  If you would like to purchase lovely Ava, contact the talented Estelle, owner of The Stampsmith Shop.
  Get out your Stampsmith stamps and join the fun! You can't win, if you don't play!

  Get Inky!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Happy Birthday Hubby!

Good evening all, a quck card post tonight of the card I made Jim for his birthday.  I used one of Estelle's Elvis images.  This is a brand new stamp for me, I just received it from Estelle and couldn't wait to put it to good use.  If you are interested in this image or any other of Estelle's famous faces, drop her a line:  If you are interested in seeing what I used for this card, feel free to stop by my blog, Sunflowe rMel's Crafting Corner.
Thanks for peeking in!

Monday, April 16, 2012

Serena in Green!

Good evening everyone.  I just wanted to do a quick post on a card I completed tonight.  I used, Serena Art Rubber Stamp.  I really love this image.  If you are interested in how I created this project, drop by my blog, Sunflower Mel's Crafting Corner.

Thanks for peeking in!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Spring Bouquet and a Challenge

Hi Smithies!
I wanted to share my Spring Colors Design Team Challenge project.  I used on of the adorable images from "Thank Heaven for Little Girls #1"   I stamped the image on white glossy CS with Black dye ink.  The flowers were colored with Copic Markers.

Join in on the challenge!  I would love to see your interpretation of this challenge theme!!
Click over to my blog, Dreaming and Creating, for more info.   Hope you are having a great weekend!
Karen McAlpine

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Fleur's Springtime Flowers

At The Stampsmith Challenge, for the month of April, we are asking that you Use Spring Colours in your artwork.

I selected this little girl from Thank Heaven For Little Girls #2 which after stamping I tinted with watercolours. She forms the focal on this Springtime flag. These can make pretty alternatives to a greetings card.
As always there is the random Prize Draw with the winner selecting $21 of rubber stamps from The Stampsmith store. So why not join us and share your Use of Spring Colours with us.
Details of the flag can be viewed on my Blog, Adorn.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Mirror Mirror on the Wall....

Hello all, I hope that everyone is having a great week and have recovered from the long weekend.  I am finally getting back on track and loving my new computer so here I am posting a DT project tonight.  I just wanted to show you the project I completed this evening while Skyping with friend Lisa.  It is a fun way to create.  We are each in our own crafting space but able to keep each other company and can bounce ideas off each other.
This project I used one of my lovely Marilyn Monroe stamps from my Marilyn Monroe # 2 Rubber Stamp Sheet.  If you are looking for images such as these, please feel free to contact Estelle and show her some love. She can direct you to these stamps.  If you are looking for details on how I created this card, drop over to my blog,

Thanks for peeking in!

Saturday, April 07, 2012

TSC29: The Colors of Spring

I'm a little late with this card, for the current challenge over at The Stampsmith Challenge, but I figured since I was making Easter cards for my girls, I'd post them for the The Colors of Spring Challenge, as well.

I used the sweet little bunnies and kitties from the Cats plate by The Stampsmith. I've been wanting to use this stamp for a while now and thought it would make a super cute Easter cards for my girls. I think they'll love them. :)

I hope you decide to play along in the fun and enter a card with us. The lucky winner will win an full sheet of stamps from The Stampsmith, a $21 value! :)

Thanks for stoppin' by! :)

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

It's Been a While!

Hello all my Stampsmith friends, sorry that I have been MIA.  It has been a difficult few months.  I was diagnosed with Vertigo a few months ago (and for someone with MS, vertigo is not a picnic) and it took over a month to recover.  I wasn't even able to create as when I looked down or concentrated on something, I was ill.  When that was finally done and over with (disappeared as quick as it arrived) my computer died!!!!!!!!!!! I don't know which was worse.  My laptop has been my connection to the outside world over the past few years when my illness left me home bound.  After some grieving (and believe me, I did grieve) I was able to get a new one!!! but the last tragedy blog died....crashed....I have no idea but I was unable to post any more...I had some 'techy' friends check it out and they could not figure it out!!! So, I made a new blog, my new address is Sunflower Mel's Crafting Corner (same name).  Please pop over and say hello.  It has been a bit of a challenge for me, learning a new blogging site, but I am embracing it.
So, now that I have rambled is my DT post for The Stampsmith!!!  I used one of her stamps from her plate of rubber called, 'Thank Heavens for Little Girls #2'.  I LOVE this plate of stamps!!! This is a very simple card, but I love pink and the little girls are a great combination!!!! If you are interested in knowing what I used to complete this project, drop by my blog.
Thanks for being patient!!! I am so happy to be back!!! Thanks for peeking in!