Friday, August 06, 2010

I don't bee-lieve it!




In the new Craft Stamper, out TODAY, Friday the 6th August, the stamps used for the Stamping Contrast four page article are taken from the range that I recently designed for STAMPOTIQUE ORIGINALS in the USA and being sold over here in the UK by HAPPY DAZE aswell as a few others places (its all very surreal still).

My stamps used in a magazine article!!

The stamps used are:

Medium Bee with tiny bee mounted on the side

Grass

Splatter Long

The designers that were chosen to work with them created some fabulously different ideas. I loved Helens soft look with the stitching and gorgeous use of colour as always, Carols natural look using autumnal colours onto 3D items coated in beautiful crackle, and Joannes fresh BBQ/alfresco dining duo illustrating what Joanne does best.
I created something that took a matter of minutes to make from start to finish to illustrate how you really don't have to be an expert stamper to get a very effective strong look very quickly. so quick infact I made two slightly different versions. You know, I bet I'd spend longer waiting at a card shop till in town longer than it too to decorate this card and envelope lol! Not allowed to show the full items as you may already know but here are a few sneak peeks.



And, like buses, nothing for ages then two come along at once (well actually 5 but over two articles).

I have a two page article too in this issue called Stamping With...Flowers. Its the first in a new series by members of the Craft Stamper DT using a variety of ways to use everyday stamps. I used a selection of various flower stamps from my stamp stash to illustrate three simple ideas which included stamps by Paperbag Studios, Artistic Stamper, Crafty Individuals, Stampendous, Tim Holtz, Papermania and Artistic Outpost(well it was a frenzied search hence the eclectic combination)

Heres a little sneak of those which you may be able to also spot in the top left corner of the magazine cover. :0))))





Heres the mag you need to be on the look out for.



Thank you also for the kind get well wishes for my Mum who was rushed into hospital two weeks ago. No change as yet though.

23 comments:

Netty said...

Got the mag, and your stamps are fab. Congratulations. Enjoy the weekend. Annette x

Lottie said...

It was just wonderful to see you back in the magazine - I missed your articles - and as usual they were brilliant - and didn't the other designers do a fantastic job too - you must be very proud

I was so sorry to hear about your dear mother, and sincerely hope that there is good news soon
x

Helen said...

It must be such a buzz (sorry, couldn't resist that!) to see yourself and your own stamps!!! in print. I do hope your mum starts to recover soon, it must be such a worry for you.
Hugs,
xx Helen

Basement Stamper said...

Congratulations girl, that is absolutely fabulous news!!!

Sue said...

Liking very much these sneaky peeks - got to wait until Monday for the mag - but hey ho. Every best wish for your Mum ...

Willy said...

Congrats, Jo! You know I looooooooooove your stamps!!!!! I'm still waiting for my CS....

Gillian said...

The bee stamp is my all time favourite in your range Jo, look forward to seeing how all the stamps have been used in the CS stamping contrast article and also seeing your sneak peeks in full, hope your mum improves soon, take care x

Carol Q said...

they look fab Jo. looking forward to settling down with my magazine in a couple of hours after I've done the ironing.

Chris said...

I just got my copy today. Love the article. It's good to see how different people use the same stamps. I've been playing with my bee stamp today too. :o)

Cynnie said...

Thanks for reminding me to look for the new copy of Stamper...love your blog...always inspiring.
Cynthia Schelzig a.k.a. Cynnie

Kaz said...

Well done Jo - I love your stamps xx

Joanne said...

You may be surprised, but I bought mine from a local craft shop - last Tuesday. I love your new stamps and have already bought your bee stamps.
Luv Joanne xx

Lisa said...

congrats! how fun! your worth it

craftimamma said...

Your new stamps are wonderful Jo and I got my mag through my letterbox well over a week ago but have only had time to flick through it so far. I did notice the fab articles featuring your skills and am looking forward to some chill time to have a proper read.

So sorry to read your Mum is poorly. I hope she starts to improve very soon.

Lesley Xx

jan said...

Congratulations on your success! Have always loved your work. Best wishes to mom.

mary said...

wish i could find the mag in the US!

Elaine said...

Hi Jo

I so love your bees and the card and envelope in this issue is one of my favaurite things in the mag. I also love what Helen has done with your bees on fabric. I must get these stamps, they are buzzing their way to the top of my wish list!! As someone else said it is great to have yu back in CS - we miss you!

Best wishes for your Mum, hope she turns the corner really soon.

Elaine x

Zuzu's Blog said...

So i can get the mag .. open it and say loudly in the shop.. I KNOW her you know..

proud of you .. pleased for you.. X

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JeanFB said...

Fantastic, Jo!! Just got my copy here in the states and enjoyed every bit of it. Congrats!

joanne wardle said...

lol, what exactly IS it that I do best?
love what you did and I thought our work complemeneted each other well.

and of course I love you stamps, but you know that!!

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Jack said...

I always love your articles in CS - so inspiring and I went back to this issue to create my DiL's birthday card. Thanks for the inspiration. xx (http://jacksartycraftykreations.blogspot.com/2010/10/simply-floral.html)