Wednesday 19 November 2008

Craft and Coffee - The Perfect Combination

I finally had the chance to go to Potato Patch Crafts again in Devizes for their Tuesday Craft and Coffee Morning as my DH is at home and was able to babysit. This is a real, real luxury for me as I very rarely get the chance to go out on my own and do what I want to do.

There were four of us and we had a lovely natter, lots of crafting and lots of coffee and it was perfect.

I have had some Prima clear stamps for a little while now and just looked at them not knowing where to start. I was thrown in at the deep end last week when for the BasicGrey challenge I had to make "one for the boys" for my DT piece (you can see my card below) and I decided to use these stamps. I wanted to try my hand at resist stamping as I had seen a tutorial on the Hero Arts blog and was keen to have a try and this was the perfect opportunity so I took my Prima stamps with me. This is the card I made.

I used distress inks and stamped the leaves in clear Versafine and then clear embossed them. I then rubbed distress inks over the top. I then mounted them onto some copper coloured card. The florish stamps and the background stamps were also in the set I have. It's not bad for a first effort but I would like to have another go sometime.

I also made this card very quickly at the end as I was keen to try the huge holly stamp. Unfortunately I didn't take the name of it but it is gorgeous and there are so many ways you could use this stamp. I decided to heat emboss it in gold.

I know this stamp is in a set of unmounted stamps and they are grey in colour but if anyone knows the name of it or who makes it, I would be keen to find out. I can always contact the shop to find out but then I might be pursuaded to purchase the set !!!


  1. Sounds like you had a great time. I love both your cards, the stmaps are lovely.


  2. Lovey cards Jo!!
    Is that holly stamp from Graphicus? I know they have other stamps similar to these.

  3. Beautiful cards Jo, the swirls look fabulous! Glad you were able to get out and have a lovely crafty time! xx

  4. Glad you had some "me" time, Jo! We all need that now don't we! The cards are lovely...very artist! Love the style of them and all the fabulous techniques that you used...soooo clever!
    Hugs, TaraG

  5. GOld embossing is such a nice choice for the image! And coffee!?? My favorite! WIsh I was there with you Jo!

  6. Gorgeous Jo, some fab results from your experimenting :) Kim

  7. lad you were able to have some me time, it sounds a lovely idea for a morning out. Love the cards you made, that holly stamp in gold is fab. Sorry not seen it before so don't know who makes it

  8. Gorgeous cards fabulous images and colours ,Dawnxxx

  9. fantastic work Jo, and i am so pleased that you got to the Potato Patch Crafts, it sounds just what you needed hun.

    Sarah x


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