Gooooodly Morning Stampers! Wow! Thrice WOW! It is a milestone indeedily since the Sunday Stamper was first born, way back in January 2008 and I am calculating that we haven't had a break in weekly challenges for over three years now! So a BIG & MAHOOSIVE thank you to all who have joined in and continue to join in with my l'il ol' challenge... seriously folks, I do appreciate every single entry very muchly. So, as a thank you I am offering up some candy that I have put together. But first! The theme! Another nice and easy one this week... use something... SHINY! To join in with the challenge AND to be in with chance of winning the candy, all you need to do is make a little something, it can be anything you fancy. Add in the theme AND some stamping *yes, this is mandatory this week as it is the Sunday Stamper after all ;O))* pop back here, leave me a comment with a link to the place you are showing your entry. If you haven't got a blog/webphoto hosty thingy, fear not, you can join in via Facebook or by email but you MUST leave me a comment telling me where to find your entry. This just makes it easier for me when I come to do the draw. If you have joined in and haven't left a comment, I can't guarantee you will be entered. The challenge will remain open until 21:00 GMT Saturday 30th March 2013 and the winner will be announced on next Sunday's post.
I spent a lovely day yesterday with some fabulous ladies at Pickwell Farm Craft Shop in Southampton. To say my drive down to Southampton was a bit a 'mare would be an understatement though. Starting with the nightmare of trying to get Ferdy up the steep old hill that is the Close... after about fifty attempts (ok, exaggerating a smidge) to get him up the hill without bashing into neighbours, or their cars, or indeed their houses, I safely navigated onto the A roads, thinking "aha, the gritters will have been and the roads will be clear" PAH! Were they heckers like. So I did a slow old trundle all the way to 30 miles north of Southampton (so that would be 100 miles in a blizzard!) when it stopped blizzarding and started to rain. Anyways, that was all a distant memory once we got creative with our canvases. This one is my demo canvas - the real Sunday Stamper piece for today is still laying, unfinished, neglected, unloved etc on my desk... just plain old ran out of time!
I have lots of different techniques going on, including paper blocking, stencil/pasting, beeswaxing with stamping (hidden under the....) faux porcelain rose making and the addition of a little butterfly - cos nothing looks perfect til it has a butterfly perching on it... especially this little Studio 490 butterfly which is my favest EVER butterfly! He is on the Art For You set btw :O)
On with the goodies for the candy... I have picked up some goodies on my travels that are my fave things... and they include: a papier mache hanging board, Viva Terra texture paste, Viva Crocko clear cracklepaint, Ripe Persimmon Distress Stain, Squeezed Lemonade Distress Stain, Vintaj Patina "Earth" and "Sealer", Chain Tassels, Vintage Corners, Idea-ology Label Pulls, Book Plates, Prima Embellies and a selection of the gorgeous Studio 490 Embellish Your Art range... and I will more than likely be putting a few extra bits into the package too. The piccie below shows it all :O) Just to recap the rules - make a little something, include the theme AND some stamping (it doesn't have to be a lot even... just some lol), leave a comment for me on this post with either a link to where you are showing your entry OR if you have emailed/Facebooked your entry just a comment to that effect. You can enter as many times as you like but each entry has to be different from the last... hope that makes sense :O) If you can lift this photo and pop it into your sidebar too so all your blog readers can see the challenge too, that would be great! (Just right click over the image, click "save as" and download it onto your computer and then upload it onto your bloggy sidebar)
Right, I shall away... I am planning a day of organising today... I have a pile of ironing that is taller than the tallest building in the World (of which the name escapes me lol) and I needs to get that done... and I also want to organise the old Room of Stash a wee bit too because it is looking very messy... oh and my WIP needs to be finished... I may be gone some time lol Thanks for looking... have a great week! TTFN