March has been a funny month so far. The beginning of the month was super cold, then the sun came out and we had a brief taste of Spring and then the snow and cold temperatures returned just to keep us on our toes and after another hint of sunshine the rain has returned to make us feel miserable again.
Meanwile in the studio there have been lots of projects on the go.
This card made using WOW embossing powders and glitter along with the fabulous quote stamp went up on the WOW blog a couple of weeks ago.
The theme for the month of March is Sparkles and the quote was the inspiration behind the card. It was a brilliant opportunity to go over the top with glitter, something which normally makes me nervous but it gave me great pleasure this time around. I only wish my photo would have captured how much the die cuts do sparkle, it’s amazing.
The beginning of March I did something a bit different and contributed to a new online magazine called the Creative Planner by submitting a coloring page for their self care challenge. If you’d like to download and use my colouring page or indeed read the whole magazine you’ll find it here. The Creative Planner are on Facebook and Instagram if you want to follow them too.
For a while now I’ve been sewing notebook covers in felt which have been very successful with orders coming in for custom sizes and applique designs on the front. I’ll continue to make these notebook covers which you can find here on my Etsy store at basementsixtyfive along with pen holders also in felt but I’ve also been making covers in canvas which brings other possibilities like being able to paint on it too. This little A6 version was made using canvas from Canvas Corp and I created a blog tutorial showing how to get the design on the canvas fabric. I have a feeling you’ll be seeing more of this and others in the future. The design is of course my stamped houses which looks just so cool here on the front.
I’m still experimenting with different bullet journal layouts but the one thing I’m sticking with for now is my hand drawn style and the watercolour paints. I know this one is far from perfect but it’s definitely the style I want to continue with. The mini stickers come from Paper Pen and Plan on Etsy They’re just the perfect size too.
Have a good weekend everyone and I’ll catch up next week.
It’s always an anxious time launching something which has been in my head for ages, then sketched out and thought about for ever before seeing it realised into an actual product and hoping that someone somewhere will like it as much as you….. and breath! That was my feeling when I launched my own stamp designs just over a year ago. Since then they’ve been very popular and given me a huge confidence boost.
I’ve recently had to have a restock and this time they’re better than ever. They come this time with cling mount on the back which they didn’t have before giving them a much better stamped image plus much easier to mount on a stamping block.
There are five individual houses to choose from with phrases or words and a row of town houses together.
To buy these and more click on this link to go to the shop.
Have a good weekend and I’ll see you soon.
A very very happy New Year 2017 to everyone and I’m hopefull of it being a very good year indeed with lots of plans and ideas in the pipeline just waiting to be put into practice.
I’ve finished my December Daily which I’ll show you on Friday and I’ve got two new journal, sketchbook, planners to start too which I can’t wait to share.
On Friday the February issue of Craft Stamper is out and I’m so excited to have my own stamps featured inside. I can’t wait to see what it looks like.
For now though here’s a sneak peek.
I’ll be back in the studio on Friday so I hope you’ll come back and join me.
Happy New Year
I was so excited to learn this week that the Christmas edition of Making Cards Magazine came out with a fantastic article written by the talented Clare Brown.
A whole Three pages worth of how-to using my Town House stamps to create some stunning 3D cards. (It’s only the page opposite Dean Wilson from Create and Craft).
Clare has done an amazing job with my stamps and I couldn’t be happier.
Thank you Clare.
To buy the stamps for yourself you can find them here in my shop.
On Friday I’ll be back to my journal and some Autumn inspiration.
Woo hoo, at last they’re in the shop and available for purchase – excitement and nerves all in equal measure. They’re all red rubber and unmounted which means for the best stamping result I recommend using a sticky foam mount on the back but of course it’s not necessary. All you need is a stamping block and some stick pritt and you’re good to go. The individual houses are approx 11 x 4.5cm and the 4 houses in a row 11 x 9cm
There’s a Dutch house with the phrase ” Big City Life” that comes with it.
A French house with “La Maison” of course,
A Georgian house with “Home Sweet Home”,
A Luxembourgish house with “Chez Nous”,
A second Luxembourgish house because I couldn’t resist and the phrase “Down Town”,
and my little row of houses.
I can’t pick a favourite it’s just too hard.
To buy them they’re available here in the shop http://shop.basementstudio.lu/
I do hope you like them as much as I do.