Friday, November 15, 2013

All that Sparkles and Shines

We are now 2 weeks into November and while it may be Spring the weather this week as been wet, dreary and very dull, which meant no outdoor activities for me! what do you think I got up too?? Yes! you guessed it! I had some inky playtime! - no real surprise there?!! .... and my stamp set of choice was Close To My Heart's November Stamp of the Month called "Illuminate" and it certainly added a bit of sparkle into what was, weather wise, a dreary week.

This beautiful stamp set can be yours too, not only will it add some "Sparkle & Shine" to your day but also to your scrapbook pages and cards. All you need to do is spend $75 or more during November and this stamp can be added to your collection for only $5! This 15 stamp set includes 5 sentiments, a border, 5 large images and 4 small images.The possibilities are endless!

Visit my Online shop to place your order and/or find the instructions and supply list for the projects shown in this photo - simply click on Promotions then Stamp of the Month - you will find everything listed there and remember these projects are available online for a full 12 months which is fabulous!
These are the 3 cards I created using this stamp set - I experimented with a few different techniques when stamping up the images. If you would like to know more about these techniques and other fun things that you can do with ink & stamps?... join me for one of my Tuesday Technique Classes -  contact me at and I will pass on all the details for you.
This card demonstrates what I LOVE most about clear stamps and blocks - the fact that I can build up scenes with a combination of stamp sets - fun, fun, fun! Many of you that have been attending the "Come Create with Chris" events have heard how much I love Alcohol Markers they are an ever so easy way to colour the Clear Sparkle Embellishments  to co-ordinate with your project. I used a combination of "Honey" and "Autumn Terracotta" to colour the sparkles inside my lantern images on the card pictured below.

If you can't attend my scheduled classes but would like to learn more about stamping and the Close To My Heart product range, I am happy to schedule gatherings for you and your friends. Gatherings are a great way to earn yourself some discounted and free products and they are so easy to host - I will bring all the materials needed for you and your friends to create some great projects.

I'd love to come share some inky playtime with you !