Thursday, 19 June 2008

Stamp Club night!

Yes it's come around again - it's Stamp Club at Crafty Clare's this evening and this month we're doing ATCs with a swap at the end.

I haven't had time to do much crafting just lately but did make these ATCs for tonight.

The background of the Singapore Post one is a direct lift from Kim Reygate and a demo she did at the recent Craft Barn Extravaganza - I love the effect of this Versamark resist technique and even managed to get hold of the same stamp Kim used because I thought it worked so brilliantly. The floral stamp is called Clique and is made by Penny Black.
The postage stamp is a real one - isn't it beautiful?!
And hey, look!! I only noticed when I'd finished the ATC that the franking stamp of Singapore has slightly missed part of the word out and all you can see clearly is 'Sing'....rather adds to it, I think. So, thank you Singapore postal services for your contribution!!

The little Pierrette is an image I got from Nancy Dooren's blog - thanks again Nancy for some great vintage images! The background stamp is by Invoke Arts.


Haven't been on here in a while - life's just been too busy.

On Tuesday my mum and I went to watch the International Ladies Tennis which is held every year at this time in Eastbourne.

Here are a couple of images from the day. So far the summer has been sporadic but we were so lucky to get the most perfect weather on the day we went. There was a cool sea breeze blowing which kept us from stewing in the sun and we had a really nice day there.

Next year the competition is being extended to include the men so that's good news for Eastbourne.

Wednesday, 4 June 2008

Think Monday - Think ATC: 'Towers & Columns'

This is my entry to this week's Think Monday - Think ATC challenge. The theme this week is 'Towers and Columns' and it immediately reminded me of an ATC I made when I first joined an ATC group a few years ago. So I've made it again with slight variations to the original.

I'm afraid all the unmounted stamps used here, the tower, the Mystery word and the eye (which is one of a pair!), were won on EBay and I don't know who they are made by.
The dark blue is not a border on the ATC, just a piece of card behind it for the photo.
Hey and I got in a bit earlier this week - pat on the back for me!