Sunday, August 25, 2013

Rest Your Weary Head

Hello Everyone
Although I have shared on my personal Blog, Adorn, until now I have not shared this pillow  I made back in June for a lovely friend of mine who was celebrating her birthday.

Reaching for Portia from Cleopatra and Friends I created a focal by stamping directly onto a doily I had stained stitching pearly beads around the edge and topping with a shabby bow.
We are into the final days of the August challenge at TSC.  It is well worth your while entering as there is a prize of $21 to spend on stamps of your choice at The Stampsmith on-line store.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Lovely Audrey With Lots of Layers

Hi Smithies!
Seems like summer is just flying by!  I have been making a few cards while enjoying the cool inside--very hot outside in Michigan, USA.  For this card, I used the ever lovely Audrey Hepburn.  I added lots of die cuts and layers to this shabby chic card.

For more pics, materials list, and instructions see the full post on my blog, Dreaming and Creating.  Hope you are having a great day!
Karen McAlpine

Thursday, August 15, 2013

A Quilted Postcard

I have loved my time on The Stampsmith design team and so it is time to share my final project with you. I just had to use Ophelia, a real classic and definitely one of my favourites.

I used the largest Ophelia and stamped onto artists transfer paper. I then printed up a digi postcard design onto printable cotton and ironed the image onto the fabric. I then tinted the image with zig photo markers. I  added some hand quilting on the lace heart and around the image of Ophelia.

There is still plenty of time to join the Stampsmith monthly challenge. The theme is World traveller. So please join the Stampsmith Challenge for a chance to win $21 towards your favourite Stampsmith stamps!

Have a lovely day and Happy Crafting xx  

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Regal Cat Birthday Card

Hi Smithies!
I wanted to share this Regal Birthday card I made using the Stampsmith Stamp--Princess.  I love this stamp for humorous cards  paired  with a queenly sentiment!   Take a look.

Great stamp for all the cat lovers on your card giving list.  For more info and pics, see the full post on my blog, Dreaming and Creating.  Have a regal day!
Karen McAlpine

Friday, August 09, 2013

The Princess of France

It has been a wee while since my last post.
I have become quite smitten with Estelle's Shakespearean stamp plates, so many beautiful images packed onto each plate.  For this post I would like to share a petite notebook which I altered using the Princess of France from Julia and Friends. .
This notebook was a gift to an art friend who adores anything with a French flavour to it.
A reminder of the new TSC. World Traveller is the challenge theme for August at TSC Blog. If you are looking for a challenge then all you need to do is create anything be it a card, tag, altered art, jewellery, the list is endless but please, you must include at least one Stampsmith stamp on your artwork.
Until next time.

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

August Challenge--World Traveler

Hi Everyone!
The Stampsmith Challenge for August is up and running.  The theme for the month is:

World Traveler

For my project, I stamped several of the images from the Paris Full Sheet, cut them out and made them into a collage.

For more info and pics, see the full post on my blog, Dreaming and Creating.  Have a great day and don't forget to link up your World Traveler project on the Challenge Blog!!
Karen McAlpine