Friday, January 02, 2009

A first for me...



Today the new issue of Craft Stamper is on sale (although because of the holiday period theres been a delay here it seems as I havent managed to get a copy from the local shop yet- boooooooo). Anyway, that aside, guess what? Not only did I have an amazing end to my crafting year in 2008 but now a brilliant start to 2009, as my main recycled piece from my article made the front cover!! A first time for me (not counting the odd corner picture now and again), so I'm really pleased *yesssss*.

I'm unable to show any complete images of the work in the article, but here are a couple of sneek peeks.





A couple of days ago I was playing around with the idea of my main piece for the Craft Stamper article and came up with a variation on the theme. Here I flattened a kitchen roll tube (we seem to get through quite a lot of kitchen roll ) to create a different form of 'card'- only its a 3D in-the-round piece that is decorated all over. The theme over on Theme Thursday is 'Something New' and this contains new buttons, thread, heart (part of a gift from Joanne, thankyou :0) ) stencil, ribbon and idea (for me anyway).



The back is also decorated (although I'm not sure what happened to the colour in the photograph)




I can see me making lots more of these. I love the fact that both front and back are decorated and that they can be made any size depending what tube you use. I have a few of the long christmas wrapping paper tubes left over which can be also used or of course there are the shorter cardboard tubes which we all have now and again :0)
The finished articles are pretty robust, more so than a card, and stand well.



I hope you manage to grab a copy of the magazine. It looks to be a fabulous issue with contributions from many of my past and present forum friends including Joanne W, Isa, Penny B, Lana, Sid and Gail. Also a chance to win a copy of Hermine's new book (which I'm going to HAVE to buy as it looks fantastic. Apologies if I've missed anyone I know off te list- once I get a copy I'll know :0)

34 comments:

IsaNorris said...

Congratulations !!! that's a great way to start the new year!
and I LOVE your kitchen roll tube idea. will have to try it out (that's when I get my stuff back of course LOL)
patty-hug
isa xxx

Chris said...

What a brilliant idea, Jo. I love your kitchen roll 'card'. We have a 'little' tube just about finished. Off to play!

You can guess what'll be happening all over the crafting world now, can't you? LOL

Debsg said...

Love the name of your blog. I am waiting for my copy of CS to arrive. Great posts here. I will be back.

joanne wardle said...

first things first, many congrats, boy it's about time eh?
Love what you've done with loo rolls (go on admit it, that's what they are really, lol lol)
I knew you'd find those bits useful and do something fab with them.

penibear said...

What a great idea, Jo, all those little rolls normally get thrown in the rubbish. Gorgeous work on it, too.

Marianne said...

I had to let you know how much I love all your cards in the Stamper's Sampler! They are all really beautiful and very inspiring to me! Your description of where you live in the British countryside makes me want to go there. I've been to a lot of places in this world, but someday I want to go to England. That is where many of my ancestors came from and I really want to see it someday! Happy New Year to you and your family!

Hazel said...

I think I may have to go and raid the recycling bin in preperation for getting my copy- although Dan will be disappointed as he usually has first dibs on all 'tubes' lol! I love all the tags on your sneak peak- I hope the shops oblige us with copies tomorrow!

alcoholinky said...

fab Jo. many congrats. can always rely on you for an innovative idea!

Carrie said...

woooooohooooooooo - congratulations on a very deserving front cover. I tried to get a copy today but boooooo from me too as it wasn't in. I might have to queue after seeing the sneak peeks. As for your fabulous recycled roll, I think I will have to turn back time and sneak the idea for myself, its too fabulous, I adore the colour combination, the images and the whole concept. Well done again Jo and very well deserved.

Kelly said...

congrats! gorgeous art!

Flippinpest said...

GREAT NEWS FOR YOU...WELL DONE. I get my magazine delivered but it hasnt arrived yet. Look forward to seeing your project in full :-)

Godelieve said...

Congratulations! What a wonderful, terrific idea! Only you can think of something this fabulous and unique!

crafty capers said...

Congratulations and well done! Fab idea with the empty roll - it looks gorgeous. Now I'm irritated because I haven't got an empty roll - may have to make a few extra trips to the smallest room
:-)

Betsy said...

COngrat's my dear! Super proud of you! I too can't wait to buy the maga'z... our local Barnes/Noble store will have the issue in a wk! Thank you for submitting with ISC Stamps!

Femmy said...

Congrats!!!
these pieces are all great!!
Happy new year!!

Kim Piggott said...

What a brilliant way to start 2009!
I am so very happy for you Jo. Can't wait to get my hands on this copy. Love your paper roll creation. Your choice of paper, image and detail is supurb! Love it to bits.
Happy New Year to you and yours!
hugs
kim x
ps loved the glimps of your xmas tree it looks so pretty!

Rosie said...

Jo - congrats on getting onto the cover - woohoo!! (only a matter of time you know!)
The tube-card is a great idea, although I've seen it before, but you've taken this to a whole new level, so bravo! Lovely work!

Shelly said...

Wow Jo, it looks amazing. Huge congrats! Gotta find myself a copy!

Linda Manning Findley said...

BIG congrats Jo ... love the kitchen towel tube idea and what you did with it ..... need to pick up my copy .... Linda F

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NETTI said...

Well done Jo! I picked up a copy of this issue of CS only today...it looks full of good stuff.
I LOVE that you have made use of a tube from kitchen roll. I've always felt I should be able to use them for something every time I throw one in the bin.
I'm going to give this a try - thanks for showing us!

Debbie Kaste said...

Congrats Jo! I can't wait to get a copy of this issue. You are so very, very clever! Keep up your great work. Now I won't be throwing away anything!lol....
Hugs, Debbie Kaste

paru's_circle said...

congrats are in order, great way to start the year.. and Hermines got a book out as well? hope she sells many copies
regards
P

Rein said...

Congrats JO, wonderful art!

deb said...

Jo's a cover girl, wooohoooooo, about time mate, good to see you getting the recognition you deserve for your work, your friends all knew you'd do it.

RoFL @ Joanne reckoning it a loo roll,(psssssst it proberbly is :O)lol)
Great idea Jo.

Minx said...

I just love the whole kitchen roll idea, and the cards are great, really nice to see something different when it comes to cards.

June said...

What a brilliant idea and what a beautiful art you made
Hugs June

Nancy Dooren aka Nans said...

Hello Jo, first a very happy new year! I love your work, and the sneek peeks look beautiful! I hope the Craft Stamper arrives soon so i can see more of your beautiful art!

AngelaC said...

Absolutely love your projects in the latest Craft Stamper Jo! I knew there must be a reason why I was saving all those kitchen roll tubes!

Audrey said...

Well Done Jo - great start to the new year and well deserved. Love your kitchen roll cards, what a fab idea....

And a very Happy New year to the Capper-Sandon crew xxx

Linda Elbourne said...

Congratulations Jo on making the cover - May I add that as a regular subscriber your article definitely earned pride of place - I thought it was fabulous and the best by far - Well done you X

Sid said...

Great job on making the cover.....many congratulations it is well desrved !!

RubyMay said...

brilliant to see your work in the Stamper! When I opened it I thought..."I know that name "! ....many many congratulations and I too love the kitchen roll idea....in fact I love it all. Well done....and very much deserved x

Mary Joseph said...

JO - I absolutely LOVED the article in CS mag and especially the recycling aspect,
This Roll Card is amazing - another fabulous idea and definitely on to use again and again and SO unusual.And I will try cutting different lines on the upper part (eg diagonal/curvy etc) and dangling all sorts of things.....*sigh*
Thanks for the inspiration
love
Angie