Friday, 29 July 2011

The Changing Seasons!

'Morning Everyone,

It's almost weekend and according to our local forecast it looks like being a pleasant one weather wise which is good for me because we are having a family weekend and hope to have a trip out somewhere on Sunday.

Over on the Chocolate Baroque blog you will find Glenda has just launched a lovely new set of stamps called Home Sweet Home.  These are really lovely (as are all the CB stamps, lol) and are very much in the quite distinctive style of Clarice Cliff.  There are some really useful stamps on this A5 set too and my favourite is one of grasses silhoutted against a sun/moon.  Glenda is doing a giveaway of one set of stamps and the winner will be taken at random from the commentors on the Chocolate Baroque DT blog, Glenda's own blog and any DT member's blog posts using this set of stamps which will be published over the next few days.  All the details are on the DT blog here. I've already done a post over there with an acetate card I made for the DT and now I'm going to share a different project on here.

In my cross stitching days, a friend of mine did a set of round cross stitched wall hangings all done in the Clarice Cliff style using blocks of bold colour and when I saw these stamps that's what sprang into my mind immediately.  I remembered I had bought a set of coasters which were meant to have cross stitched pieces of work inserted into them.  They had been stuck in the cupboard for at least 12 years, ahem! so I got them out and made inserts using the lovely house stamps.  I decided to create one for each of the seasons and drew in some extra hills in the rather childlike fashion that mimmicked my friend's cross stitched pieces.

Don't forget to visit the DT blog and all my teamies (the link is in my sidebar) and leave a little comment.  Wish I could invite you all for coffee to christen the coasters but I've passed them on to Glenda, lol!

Have a wonderful weekend everyone.

Lesley  Xx

Thursday, 28 July 2011


Good Morning Everyone,

Wow, do I have some fab news today.  I'm really excited and happy to give you some news I've been keeping under wraps (with great difficulty) for several weeks now.  I have been invited to join a brand new Design Team for Snazzy Stamping and Scrapbooking Ltd.!  I first discovered this lovely company and the fabulous stuff they sell two years ago at the Artisan show and saw them there again last year.  I 'spent' quite a long time watching and enjoying Val's demos and then did a different kind of spending using my plastic friend, lol!  Since then I have kept an eye on their website waiting and hoping for an online shop and it was on one of my 'web checks' that I saw the DT call.  I decided to apply and was completely taken by surprise and very thrilled when I was offered a place on the team.

Unfortunately Val and Don, the owners of Snazzy's are experiencing some technical difficulties with the online shop so have had to delay that launch for a short time but have decided to go ahead with the launch of the brand new Design Team Blog.  The blog is opening with an introductory post from each of the four DT members starting today with our illustrious and very talented DT Co-ordinator, Gillian, with my post tomorrow, Paula, whose work I have long known and admired, on Saturday and last but most definitely not least, Astrid on Sunday.  On Monday, Gillian will kickstart the posts of the projects we have been making and we do hope that you will pay us a visit, be inspired by our creations and leave us a comment.

I'll leave you with a little taster of something that will be revealed in my post tomorrow and hope to see you on the new blog.

Lesley  Xx

Friday, 15 July 2011

Watch Out .................................

..................... for a blog fest on the Chocolate Baroque Design Team blog.  Myself and my DT buddies will be posting some of our recent makes over the coming days and there are some lovely ideas and lot of inspiration to be seen.  Keep your eye on the blog to see the gorgeous Chocolate Baroque stamps in action.

Have a wonderful weekend doing what you love best.

Lesley  Xx

Thursday, 7 July 2011

On The Cover ................. CSQ post

Hi Everybody,

Just to let you know I've posted my project for this month over on my shared blog, Craft Stamping Quartet.  Here's a little taster and more pics and details are on the CSQ blog if you'd like to pay us a visit.

Lesley  Xx