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A good friend of mine pointed me at some lovely budgie stamps on Joanna Sheen’s website. They were drawn by Jayne Netley Mayhew, I just couldn’t resist them. This pair are quite small and lent themselves well to the 2″ sized stampbord.

Budgie Necklace

Budgie Necklace

Stamps; Joanna Sheen; Jayne Netley Mayhew Collection; Budgerigar JNM514. Crafty Individuals; swirl

Inks; Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Adirondack Dye ink, Tsukeniko Versafine

Look out for the other stamps in the Jayne Netley Mayhew range, there are birds and a selection of other animals too.

This is one without the glaze

Links

Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon

Billie :)

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Hi All

A good friend of mine pointed me at some lovely budgie stamps on Joanna Sheen’s website. They were drawn by Jayne Netley Mayhew, I just couldn’t resist them. This pair are quite small and lent themselves well to the domino sized stampbord.

Budgie hugs necklace

Budgie hugs necklace

Stamps; Joanna Sheen; Jayne Netley Mayhew Collection; Budgerigar JNM514. Crafty Individuals; swirl

Inks; Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Adirondack Dye ink, Tsukeniko Versafine

Look out for the other stamps in the Jayne Netley Mayhew range, there are birds and a selection of other animals too.

This is one without the glaze

Budgie Love necklace

Budgie Love necklace

Links

Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon

Billie :)

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What a Week!

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It’s been a week of firsts for me! My first published piece, then after starting to read Kelly Rae’s ‘Fling Lessons’ I decided I needed a button for the blog. With some help from tutorials and DH there is now a button over there on the right that you can grab and put on your own blog or website.

Last night I discovered that the wonderful people at WordPress have a handy little add in that allows you to add a favicon (the little picture you see in front of website names) to your blog. Well I couldn’t resist, back out with the Photoshop to make a tiny version of the bird from my logo and after following the instructions from WordPress, the magic has happened and my logo is now in front of my blog address. Thanks WordPress, that’s very nifty. Do have a go if you have a WordPress blog, make the image the same as your blogs header or part of it, if you can, so it will be recognised by others as being from the same place. Don’t forget to add an image to your profile too, then when you leave comments on blogs your image will follow you there too ;)

Have had a bit of a paranoia on the blog button, in case its a bit big :( Regulars will recognize the image from the header, and originally I was going to go with just a 3D version of the header, but once the button is on other people’s websites I thought a bit more introduction was useful.

What do you think? It would be bad to change the button now as it would break links for those who have already downloaded it. See told you paranoia! DOH

Thanks to everyone who has emailed and left me such nice comments about the Stampbord piece, its wonderful to hear from you and I’m so glad you like the project too.

Off to make some ATCs today and write a book review or two. For those following my adventures on Twitter, the racing pigeon is still with us, bless! He’s on the roof of the house and comes down to eat and drink, couldn’t catch him though as he flies off if I go near him or move. If I call him he peeks over the roof at me, if spooked he flys a circuit of a few gardens then comes back to our roof. If you missed the start of this story, I posted about it on the Stamping Mad Forum if you want to catch up.

Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon

Billie :)

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I have some very important news to share with you today. Earlier in the year I was contacted by the wonderful people over at Ampersand Art, the makers of Stampbord, and invited to create a project for their website for September/ October 2010. Of course I jumped at the chance, I love stampbord. 

Here is the finished piece I designed and created for them.

Perpetual Calendar, created for Stampbord WebProject

Perpetual Calendar, created for Stampbord WebProject

Now head over to the Stampbord website and download the project sheet and you too can create your very own calendar. This would be the perfect gift for a special friend or family member, and make one to inspire you in your creative space. 

Links

Stampbord How to September October 2010  Perpetual Calendar

Stampbord 

Crafty Individuals Wren Stamp Swirl Stamp

Graphicus: Words of Inspiration

I’ve really enjoyed this opportunity of working with new Stampbord surfaces. This larger size of block was a challenge, but one I’ve enjoyed and it does give you much more scope to design on. 

Thanks to 

Stampbord for giving me this opportunity to try more of their products. Glenda Waterworth from Graphicus & Crafty Individuals for their permission for me to use their images in this project. 

Let me know what you think 

Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon 

Billie :)

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Here is my latest Stampbord project, an ATC

Stampbord Project featuring Birds

Stampbord Project

This one features

Stamps; Crafty Individuals, Making Memories Magnetic font (Rummage)

Ink: Tim Holtz Distress ink, Ranger Adirondack ink

Ranger Acrylic Dabbers.

Stampbord News

I also have some very important news to share with you all. Back in April I was contacted by Ampersand Art, the makers of Stampbord, who invited me to create a project for their How To section. I am very pleased to say that I accepted and you can find out more on their news page. My project will be published in September.

Links

Stampbord

Stampbord News

Ampersand Art

Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon

Billie :)

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Back in the summer we were lucky enough to go on holiday, camping in Yorkshire. While we were there I picked up a leaflet to Barnard Castle. I knew that name rang a bell, but at the time couldn’t remember why. I had taken a copy of Craft Stamper magazine with me on holiday and remembered why I knew the name Barnard Castle….Glenda Waterworth’s craft shop, Graphicus, of course!!! There was an address in the magazine for the shop but no directions. We had no technology with us as….camping! So I texted one of my forum buddies Glitter Monkey and she looked Graphicus up, online and found me directions, then texted them to me. (That’s what you call a dedicated crafting friend!) Thanks GM. {kiss} 

Well after much begging, I pinched a day of our holiday to visit the shop. DH is a star like that, as long as he got a good look round Barnard Castle he was game. If you ever find yourself in the area, you HAVE to go to Graphicus!!!! It is superb, like a cross between Santa’s workshop and a TARDIS. Around every corner is more temptation and inspiration. I bought loads of stamps and as I now found out DH bought me some too, as well as a long desired pot of Black UTEE. 

Some time ago I saw a brilliant tutorial on Glenda’s blog, about how to use rubber stamps with the UTEE, to create wonderful textured pieces. Ever since then I’ve been desperate to give it a go. I bought the stamp sheet she used in the demo back in the summer, when we went there but only had clear UTEE until now.  Had a wonderful play the other day and here are the results. 

Stampbord & Mat board with UTEE and Perfect Pearls.

 The two outer pieces are Stampbord, the piece in the centre is a scrap piece of mat board. Mat board is the coloured card that is often used in picture framing. It makes a thinner lighter alternative for items you wish to use on cards you want to send in the post, and may wish to keep the weight/depth down a little.  Not one for fiddling about with a little pot, I poured my UTEE into a larger container so I can just ‘dip’ my project in, and tap off the excess.

Links

Glenda Waterworth has produced tutorials on how to use UTEE with stampbord. 

 

Here are some links to the original UTEE articles on her blog. 

Product Links

Stampbord is available in the UK through Graphicus 

Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon 

Billie 

BTW The TARDIS, is a Doctor Who reference. Doctor Who is a UK television series. The Doctor travels time and space in what looks from the outside to be a 1960s Police Box. It is in fact his space ship and is bigger on the inside than the outside. The ship is known as a TARDIS meaning Time And Relative Dimensions In Space. The inside exists in a different dimension to the outside and this is how a much larger space can exist within a smaller one.  

I’ve loved the show since before it had a budget and was cool to love it. So I am loud and proud of being a Dr Who fan :). I should add a link to a site, so you can see what it’s all about for yourself. The official Doctor Who website. Try the What is Doctor Who video. David Tennant You rule!!!! and will be a hard act to follow.

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In today’s post I would like to share a new piece of Stampboard Jewellery, this piece was made in May 2009.

Stampbord Jewellery, created May 2009

Stampbord Jewellery, created May 2009

 This piece includes etching using the stampbord tools, and was stamped using Graphicus stamps. Coloured using my favorite Ranger Adirondack inks.

 

Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon

Billie :)

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