Friday, July 04, 2008

Craft Stamper

Today (July 4th) is the on sale date for the latest (August) edition of the UK stamping magazine Craft Stamper. I've been really looking forward to receiving my copy as I was recently asked to freelance for the magazine which I'm very excited about and this issue carries my first article with them.

Due to the rebuild of the new house I havent been taking on too much (well that was the intention lol)but its always very difficult when someone tempts you with stamps or challenges..or both lol

The new look to the magazine is very fresh, with stamping ideas and tips for a very wide range of crafters- from those just beginning to experienced stampers. Just what the UK needed- a magazine not just full of basic ideas but one that takes stamping through all levels.
I was inspired by the use of the free stamp ...a fabulous collection by Katy and Michelle, and once again my friend Isa Norris and I also appear in the same magazine, Isa producing a wonderful masterclass and article with style, as always.



I'm allowed to reveal a little of my 'At The Waters Edge' article (I made 5 items in total) - so I've chosen a section of my main piece using stamps from Paper Artsy and an image by Inka Stamps....

Its been a long time since I picked up a magazine from the UK and enjoyed it as much. If you get chance to pick up a copy, its well worth a look at the way its changed.

15 comments:

Greensleeves said...

It's a superb article, a jewel in the crown. Love all the created pieces. The magazine looks so much better after the change of power.

isascrapandstamp said...

I agree with you and Galina (I see that Galina is still under the snow LOL). It's a really nice magazine, improved a lot and the artwork you submited is beautiful (isn't it always?? you never disappoint). I'm so glad we are published on the same mag again...
isa xxxx

Linda Elbourne said...

A brilliant article - loved it X Congratulations

Audrey said...

Great Artlicle Jo - I got a copy today. Love the colours and theme!

Carrie said...

great work Jo - love your work in the magazine, hope to see lots more of it.

Laurie in MN, USA said...

Hi Jo,

I will look for the magazine here in the U. States. I know I have bought it at the book store.

How is the house progressing?

Lucy Edmondson said...

I loved yours and Isabelle's articles. I thought the bracelet and the background papers were great.

Lucy

Paula said...

Really enjoyed the article Jo and congrats on the freelance gig with CS - Look forward to seeing more of youre work in there.

Hazel said...

I really enjoyed your article, and plan to try the technique with the watercolour crayons. I love new background techniques! I hope you (and Isa, too) are involved regularly in the new-look magazine; it's about time we in the UK had a magazine which showcases British talent.

Anonymous said...

Ha! I just got my copy of Craft Stamper, and it really is MUCH better. I wasn't sure if I believed you so I ckecked it in the shop first!! Your article is inspirational and looks beautiful
:-)
Kate

AngelaC said...

I loved the article Jo and your artwork. I have to say that I was impressed by the new look Craft Stamper especially as it has workl by some of my favourite designers!

Sarah said...

Congrats Jo, havent seen the article..yet.....
Hugs Sarah xx

Zuzu's Blog said...

got it before I knew you were in it.. but your pieces stood out as i flicked through.. so when my attention was suddenly drawn to the page it was a nice surprise to see it was you.. well done! well done Isa too.. :-)

Laurie in MN said...

I bought the wrong magazine. I have a terrible memory. LOL

Ann said...

I quite agree with you it is well worth looking at the way it has changed. Love the new look and articles - especially yours. I had just cancelled my order at newsagents but have reinstated it today.
Ann xxx