Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Graphic 45 Artisan Style Album in a Box

Mandy Gilbert has made this special box and album completely from scratch using mainly Graphic 45 Artisan Style paper pads , chipboard and black card.

The design of the box is unique and works beautifully with the papers.
 4 Claw feet by Graphic 45 are used on the base of the box
and a set of two Graphic 45 Door knockers are used on the sides of the box lid.
Black card is used through out which really brings the colours of the papers out.

On the first pages mandy has used a pocket and tag from the Artisan Style

Mandy has also made some tags using Thinlits die set - Banners Fancy.  And created the pocket fronts using the negative part of the die cut from Spellbinders Belly Band One.

At the top of the photo above, you can see the box base and lid.
On these pages we have more tags and a belly band.

Mandy has created two pockets with the beautiful papers on the left hand page above
and a fold out page on the right page.

Lots more pockets and flaps to explore again on these pages
and each back to back page as a pull out large tag placed inside,
great for the large photos or a bit of journalling. All these pull out large tags have been edged with the lovely Spellbinders Bracket Borders #1 die.

All of the papers in the Artisan Style Graphic 45 pads match perfectly and some pages have 
bits that you can cut out to use for tags and pockets.  I like the way Mandy has also created special tags using Thinlits - Pocket Card and Geo Tags and the Thinlits set - Basics by Rachael Bright.

Mandy has used a corner punch on some of the black bases for photos
and added a tab using a the Ek succcess punch 'for sale'.

Throughout the album Mandy has used small magnets and made lots of 
pockets and flaps to explore that would be perfect for photos and journalling.

Also used in the album are cards from the coordinating ephemera pack, this is a pack of 32 cards 
with images on that match perfectly with all the Artisan Style papers.

 There is so much more to each page than I can describe to you
 and this album would make a stunning gift for someone special,
 that's if you could part with it after you had made it :)

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Reindeer flight

We have some fabulous new large dies in the shop that cut your base card for you
I have used presscut stepper die #1 for this card.
You get the base die and then scalloped dies for the matting and layering.
I do like dies that save you from measuring and scoring.
To decorate the card I have used Birch tree with birds die
The reindeer is a Tim holtz die called Reindeer flight and I used a stamp called 
Christmas story (by penny black)  to stamp on it with archival coffee ink.
The Merry Christmas is a presscut die that I have diecut in white card and then glittered.
I have also used chunky white frantage to create a snowy effect.

Monday, 12 October 2015

Merry Christmas

Today I have a Christmas card because that time of the year is starting to get nearer.
I am just loving this tree die by Impression obsession at the moment called
The tree is actually three separate dies so you can use as much as you like
 and the birds are separate too, I think it will be in a lot of my cards this year.
For my card I have used the largest die-namics stitched rectangle frame and cut in white card.
 I have used the piece from the centre of the frame to create a background with
 distress inks and a blending tool.
To create the snow look I have sprinkled chunky white embossing enamel over it
and then heated with a heat gun from underneath the card.
If you heat on the top you stand a chance of blowing all the embossing powder off.
The Merry Christmas is a die by presscut and was cut in white card,
I then used versamark and stamp and bond to make it sticky,so that I could add glitter to it.
Distress inks I have used are-

Saturday, 10 October 2015

Snow much fun

Hello, I am back today with a card I have made using this cute penguin from Woodware.
The stamp set is called 'Chubby penguin'and it comes with three lovely sentiments too.
I have created a background by stamping snowflakes with versamark
and then used white embossing powder on them.
I used distress inks and a blending tool to add the colour to the background.
The ground is made using spellbinder die set Curved borders one and then glittered.
The penguin is coloured with copics and I have decoupaged the hat,scarf,beak and feet.
Glossy accents is used on the beak and feet and a little glitter added to the bobble and on the scarf.
Distress ink colours are -
Copic colours are - 
Beak and feet - Yr21 Yr24 Yr27
Scarf - B000 B00 B02 B12 B16 B18
penguin - C00 C1 C3 C5 C7 C9 and blender pen

Friday, 25 September 2015

Graphic 45 Mixed Media Box and Prima Almanac Album

Hello, today we have a beautiful album in a box made by Lisa.
Lisa has made a small album to go into the box using a 6 x 6 paper pad
called Almanac collection by Prima to decorate with throughout the project.

The box is by Graphic 45 and Lisa used the black one, but it also comes in Ivory and Kraft,
you do get 6 cardstock photo mats inside the box too.


 The mixed media box has a window cut out of the front so you can see what is on the 
front of the album.

Photo mats are added to the pages and Lisa used a decorative corner punch
through out the album called corner triple.

On the page above Lisa has created a pocket with some of the papers.

Lisa has added a tag to the one page and used a bird cage die on the next page called
Caged bird by Tim Holtz 

The papers are so pretty that you do not need lots of extras, on this page lisa only added
little butterflies punched from a Martha Stewart punch called 3 in 1 classic butterfly.

Here is a side view

On the side of the box Lisa used a rustic label holder.

A large filigree metal corner is used on the bottom right of box.
Lisa has added some paper flowers and leaves to decorate the top corner.
Lisa will be running a class in the new year to make this beautiful box and album
so be sure to watch out for it.

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Happy Holidays

A trio of happy bears for todays card by Sara :)

This stamp is by Art impressions and called Polar pals. Aren't they just so cute?
Sara has stamped the image on langton water colour card with archival black ink.
Glossy accents and a little glitter is used to highlight some areas.
Bo bunny licorice paper and silver mirror card are used for matting and layering on.

Distress inks used to colour image with are-
Broken china, Pumice stone, Hickory smoke, Mustard seed,
Spun sugar, Vintage photo, Brushed corduroy, Antique linen.

Monday, 21 September 2015

Joy to You

On todays card, Sara has used one of the golden oldies stamps by
 Art impression called Cliff
Sara has stamped and then masked the image so that she can stamp the door
and make it look like Cliff is going to knock on the door (party time yeah)
The door stamp is by Art impressions and the wreath comes from a set 
called December- January and has lots of Christmas and winter bits on.
The papers are by magnolia and called Sweet Christmas dreams

The following ditress inks are used to colour images with:
Weathered wood, Antique linen, Brushed corduroy, Spun sugar,
Shaded lilac, Tattered rose, Barn door, Peeled paint, 
Forest moss, Pumice stone, Crushed olive, Walnut stain.

Saturday, 19 September 2015

Merry Christmas

Hello I am back today with another fun Christmas card made by Sara.
These cute characters are part of the set by Art Impressions called
Sara has stamped the characters on Langton water colour card with black archival ink.
The stamped images are then cut out and placed around the glittered Merry Christmas.
I love the little one swinging from the bell :)

Products used are-
Christmas Holidays stamp set
mini bells
gold mirror card

Distress ink colours in-
Tattered rose, Barn door, Mustard seed, Twisted citron
Pee wee glitter (gold)

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Wishes Granted Here

Another stunning card created by Sara - today we have a Christmas toy shop card made using:
Door plate all by Art impressions.

Sara has used all the stamps to make a lovely Christmas scene.

The images are all coloured with distress inks and the some elements are decoupaged
to add extra depth to the card.

Bells are used for detail on the door and glossy accents on the light bulbs.
Gold card is used for matting and layering and a ek success scallop punch 
was used for the scalloped border along the bottom of the panel. 

 Distress inks used are-
Tattered rose, Barn door, Chipped saphire, Tumbled glass, 
Picked raspberry, Pumice stone, Black soot, Broken china,
Mowed lawn, Mustard seed, Rusty hinge, Walnut stain,
Antique linen, Brushed corduroy, Spun sugar, Abandoned coral, 
Shaded lilac, Crushed olive.

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Here Comes Santa Claus

Hello, have you started your Christmas cards yet?
Sara has been cooking up a storm with Christmas cards for the shop
and here is another one.
Sara has used a stamp called 'Santa window' by Art impressions.
I love the window she as made in the card with santa and reindeer looking through.
The outside frame around the window is embossed with snowflakes
and the gold matting layers show the design beautifully.

Products used are-
Santa window by Art impressions in wooden stamp and
Santa window in unmounted
Fired brick cordination card
embossalicius snowflakes embossing folder
Distress ink colours-
Tumbled glass, spun sugar, vintage photo,
Barn door, Mermaid lagoon, Abandoned coral,
Twisted citron, Pumice stone, Walnut stain,
Peeled paint, Shaded lilac, Dusty concorde.

Sunday, 13 September 2015

Wishing you a Season of Joy

I have a round Christmas card for you today and again made by Sara.
The shape is perfect for this cute stamp by Art impressions called
The image as been coloured with distress inks and a little glitter added to the hats
Glossy accents was used on the reindeers nose and on the rocking horse base.
Sara used the Martha stewart circle cutter to cut all the different size circles out.
The sentiment is from another set called Christmas toy shop.

Distress inks used are-
 Barn door, picked raspberry, peeled paint,vintage photo,
Crushed olive, Brushed corduroy, Fosilized amber, Abandoned coral,
Tattered rose, Black soot, Cracked pistachio, Walnut stain.

Friday, 11 September 2015

Jingle Tots Nativity

Today we have a festive make from DT member Sara.
To make this fun card she has used
Art impressions jingle tots nativity set 1 and 2.
Sara has stamped the barn straight onto card
 and done some masking to add the characters inside.
Some of the other characters have been cut out and decoupaged.
Gold stickles was used on the star and crowns for a real Christmas feel.
Sara uses distress inks to colour the characters in with.
Products used are-
Distress inks used are-
Antique linen,Walnut stain,Tattered rose,Spun sugar,
Picked raspberry,Abandoned coral,Peacock feathers,
Dusty concorde,Pumice stone,Scattered straw,
Tumbled glass,Brushed corduroy,Chipped saphire,
Wild honey,Mustard seed,Black soot,
Rusty hinge,Cracked pistachio,Dried marigold.


Thursday, 13 August 2015

Just because

Another floral card today made using Justrite's

JustRite Papercraft Cling Stamp Set 5.5x8.5 - Floral Vintage Labels 2 8pcs

This stamp set has two beautiful flower images and some lovely sentiments.
The flowers have been stamped on X-press it copic card in
 Tuxedo black memento ink and coloured with copics.
The flowers are then die cut using
A larger frame from the vintage labels set is then cut in white card.
The card base is made using Timeless rectangles by spellbinders cut out in white card.
A rectangle shaped piece of card as been cut in white and then embossed with 
Heart lattice embossing folder for a little more detail under the flowers.
The card is finished off with a bow and crystal and some stickles on the flower stamens.
The sentiment is from the Floral vintage stamp set.

Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Know that you are loved

Hello, Louise here again with a floral card today.
Cream and gold mirror card is used to create a base for this card,
and a little paper piecing using a Tim Holtz ruler for a guide is also added around the edge.
A Sue Wilson die called Ornate Pieced design is used for the cream frame.
 You get 6 dies with this set and there is lots of ways to use them.
The flower, inside frame and words all come from a set by Justrite called


The frame was stamped and embossed with detail gold embossing powder
and die cut out using Vintage labels seven.
The sentiment is also embossed in gold.
The flowers are stamped out several times onto X-press it copic card using
 rich cocoa memento ink and then coloured using copic pens.
The flowers are then cut out and layered up using silicone glue.
A wink of stella clear glitter pen is used in the centre of the flowers.
To finish the card four gold nailheads are added to each corner of the card.

Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Once Upon a Springtime Album by Lisa

We have another instore weekend retreat lined up for November this year and repeated in January 2016. Lisa will be teaching this amazing ‘album in a box’ which features another of the limited edition collector's packs from Graphic 45 - Once Upon a Springtime.

The album is actually part of a box. And the top of the box is just beautiful. Lisa likes her fussy cutting and you can tell by the amount of delicately cut out animals, flower and foliage she’s incorporated.


The inside of the box then opens out to reveal lots of pretty pages. All with the same format and all using the gorgeous papers from the Once Upon a Springtime deluxe collector’s edition pack. There are magnets and flaps and pockets and all the cool album techniques Lisa loves to feature when creating her albums.








The album is also on the counter in the Sir Stampalot, Peterborough shop for you to look at when next visiting :)

Absolutely beautiful. Thanks Lisa.

- Janice

Friday, 31 July 2015

Those Crazy Birds again

Hello, I am back today with another Bird Crazy card and
this is one that I have made for the shop.
I have used a Tim Holtz stencil and distress inks for the background.
The sentiment is by stampendous and a verse my mum used to say to me when I was young.
I have stamped the bird out in archival coffee and coloured with distress makers.
I used the dies to cut my bird out and cut another wing and set of eyes to decoupage 
Products used are-
Stampendous sentiment 'Sunshine face' 
Archival coffee to stamp with
Distress ink pads for rays in- Scattered straw 
                                            Mustard seed 
                                         Rusty hinge
Distress markers for bird in- Antique linen
                                      Tea dye 
                                                   Mermaid lagoon
                                              Mowed lawn
Have a lovely weekend and I promise my next post will be bird free

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Tim Holtz - Crazy Birds

Hello, it's me, Louise with a blog post to tell you about the crazy birds that have landed
 here at Sir Stampalot.
The new Tim Holtz stamps are just flying out the door (sorry could not resist)
One of our lovely customers (Maggie Moore) came in with this fabulous card to show
 us using the stamps and the dies that match.
The dies are pretty amazing they cut really close to the stamped image and if you are like me and hate cutting out too much these are a must have.
Maggie teamed one of the birds with the woodware wreath stamp for a
 fun Christmas card
but the stamps can be used for lots of occasions
 Items used are -
Cream shrink plastic (used on sweets and bauble)
Black and white enamel for the eyes (makes the eyes look great )

Bye for now

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Mini Album by Lisa Maybank using Garment District 6x6 paper pad

This beautiful mini album was created by Lisa for an all-day class at Sir Stampalot. The mini album is sewing themed and uses the 6x6 Garment District pad by Marion Smith Designs.

There's lots of fun techniques and products Lisa has used on this project, including the (unfortunately discontinued) Sewing Room die and on the edge Sewing die.

Lisa has used the Button Box embossing folder, mini spools and metallic wax rub-ons.

Love the handle, it's by The Hobby House and the Pearl Strings to accent the front cover.

Take a peek for yourself, isn't it cool? Each page is made from one 12x12 black sheet of Bazzill and folded so that you get flaps and pockets.

Enjoy :)