Thursday, 15 September 2011

Festive Antics

During the Bank Holiday weekend in August, we at Sir Stampalot held our annual Christmas Launch.  We had 3 days of wonderful demo's from 5 different, wonderfully creative, crafting ladies.


We started on the Saturday with Clare Rowlands and Gina Martin.  Clare, who is the designer and inspiration behind the cute Molly Blooms stamp range, demo'd for us with lots of beautiful projects as always:

Clare's eye for colour combinations is something else:


This card features Clare's mitten border which has been paper pieced, along with Molly at Christmas and the Jolly Snowman postmark.

And Clare often has a little comical aspect to her projects, below, you can see the gingerbread man is disappearing into the Snowy Postbox!.   The winter cabin makes a great background scene behind the aperature featuring Molly with Lantern.


Here's a selection of cards and projects Clare brought with her to share at our demo day:



We gave Gina a little bit of a challenge to try something other than her normal routine of stamp range.  This time, Gina was playing with Rubber Stamp Tapestry peg sets and clear sets and she came up with some wonderful cards.  Of course there had to be glitter too!


This card features the peg set Winter Night Sky and the clear set Flourish Plate 2 which has this gorgeous font - love it.

Gina's taken a normal easel card to the next level here, and has created a double easel card using the Deer Forest peg set and again that lovely font clear stamp set.

Gina also demo'ed how to use the Marianne Creatable dies and embossing folders:

This mini poinsettia die set looks great with patterned paper and the framed embossed die just on white paper is really elegant.


 First time appearance at Sir Stampalot for Lindsay Mason, and hopefully not her last.  

Lindsay was demonstrating some wonderful techniques using the Staz On Spritz Cleaner and alcohol inks.  Check out this background sky effect:

The stamps are her new stamps she's released for Christmas and the star has been created merely with a white gel pen.

here's some other creations Lindsay created especially for our Christmas Launch weekend:

This set by Lindsay is called Build a Snowy Scene.  Such a wonderful wintery set of stamps.

These elves are sooo cute.  The holly punch around the page set is from Martha Stewart and I'm loving it. Lindsay has coloured it with distress inks and used red stickles to make the holly berries stand out.


These two are just amazing, they keep you all entertained for hours!


Crafty Lou was demo'ing the ever popular Tilda stamps from Magnolia.  Here's a selection of her artwork:

clicking on each card images above will take you to the online gallery, i'm hoping to detail the cards this weekend so you can see exactly what Lou used on each one.

And Chris was having too much fun playing too, here's some of her cards.

Again, if you click on the card it'll take you to the online gallery and i hope all cards mentioned here, will be detailed over this weekend.  

Chris also created a wonderful wreath made out of lots of yummy Christmas papers and stamp designs, which deserves a blog post all to itself.  More on that to follow.....

Date for your Diary
Sir Stampalot's 4th Ultimate Rubber Stamping Demo Day usually takes place the first weekend in December here at Sir Stampalot, Peterborough.  Due to recent years bad weather, we've brought that date forward.

The girls will all be back in action on

Saturday 29th October

if you can only visit Sir Stampalot one day this year,
this will be the date you really wouldn't want to miss.

happy crafting

- janicex


Kim x said...

Hello Hunny glad to see you back in blogland. I'm sorry I missed the weekend it looks like you had some brilliant demos. Still I'm counting the days till I'm back up with you for my next holiday. I had better start saving I guess lol.
Love to All

Rita said...

Hi Janice
I managed to persuade hubby to bring me to 2 of your demo' days. As usual I came away with lots of fab' ideas running around in my head. Gina as always & Lindsay were so very kind, generous & helpful.
Can't wait for your October treat!
Regards! Rita

Jilly said...

These are most definitely my favorite Christmas cards I have seen yet. I am not one for traditional Christmas cards and I just wonder to watch the papers you have used and what a fantastic image, I am going to have to get that. Really brilliant card.
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fatmi said...

wow وfor sure you did a great job here!! Love the way you coloured these images. they are lovely card. Hugs

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