Wednesday, 24 December 2014

The Stamping Chef Final Challenge

This post is done with a little sadness as it is for the last ever challenge at The Stamping Chef.  Tamara is ending TSC at the end of the year, but don't despair she will be back in the new year with a new brand Slinky<3Tart - make sure you join the new Facebook group to keep up with all the news.  There might also be a 30% sale posted there so you can grab all TSC images you have had your eye on before the store closes at the end of the year.... just sayin ;)

So without further ado I am here today with a piece using the first stamp I ever coloured from TSC, Alyce.

I love this fairy and her hair has always been a challenge for me, but I think I might finally be getting it :)

Copic Colours
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04 & R20
Eyes - G46, G43 & G40
Hair - BV29, BV25, BV23 & BV20
Dress - V99, V95, V93, V91 - BV29, BV25, BV23 & BV20
Gloves - RV99, RV 95, RV93 & RV91
Wings - V28, V25, V22, V20 - RV10, RV34 & E04

Around the image I shaded with Distress Ink Milled Lavender to give it a softer appearance.

Don't forget if you are entering a Stamping Chef image for this final challenge to share it with us over at TSC Recipes Facebook group.

I hope you will join us at Slinky<3Tart and I look forward to seeing you in the new year.

May you and your families have a very Merry Christmas and a safe, happy and healthy new year.

Thanks for looking


Thursday, 11 December 2014

The Stamping Chef Challenge # 59

Hello :)

Welcome to another instalment of The Stamping Chef Challenge.  This week I am here to show you my make with Miss Smexy.  Such a great image, and even better Miss T is taking this image with her over to her new brand Slinky <3 Tart.

Make sure you join us over at the Facebook Group and share your The Stamping Chef creations with us.

You can find the Slinky <3 Tart Facebook group here to keep up with all the news on the new brand.

Thanks for looking


Wednesday, 26 November 2014

The Stamping Chef Challenge # 57

Good evening all :)

I am here tonight to share with you my design team piece for The Stamping Chef weekly Anything Goes Challenge.

For this card I have used the adorable Flox to make a Christmas card.  Whilst we certainly don't get snow in Australia at Christmas time I love all these wintery images :)

Copic Colours

Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04 & R20
Blue - B91, B93, B95, B97 & B99
Grey - W9, W7, W5, W3 & W1
Hair - E21, E25 & E29
Shoes - E41, E43, E44 & E47

To give the fuzzy, furry look to the trim on his coat I have used some gorgeous slightly sparkly white flock stuck with glossy accents :)

We look forward to seeing your entries over at the Challenge blog, and remember, if your card contains a Stamping Chef image, please share your make with us over in the Facebook group :)

Thanks for looking


Wednesday, 12 November 2014

The Stamping Chef Challenge # 55

Hi All,

Welcome to another Stamping Chef Challenge.  As you may know if you have been following on the Facebook group Tamara will be finishing up the Stamping Chef brand at the end of this year, however the good news is she will be coming back in the new year with a new brand.  Head over and join up with her new Facebook group to keep up with all the news - Slinky Tart.

This week I am here to show you a card I made with the gorgeous image Bots

Such a gorgeous image.  I didn't have quite the right papers in my stash to match so of course I had to go and buy some ;)  I found this gorgeous paper which looks like a picnic table cloth at this fabulous shop on Etsy, the paper pack is called Autumn Apples

The next photo shows the gorgeous shine in the wings from the clear Wink of Stella brush I used :)

Thanks for looking, we would love for you to join in, and don't forget to share your Stamping Chef creations with us over in the Facebook group.

Thanks for looking


Wednesday, 29 October 2014

The Stamping Chef Challenge # 53

Hello and welcome to another The Stamping Chef Challenge

This week I am here to share another inspiration piece with you all using the too cute Suzette image.  I LOVE this image, her big eyes and all that hair is amazing!!  

Tamara has heaps of other images and digital papers available in the store, and a number of new cuties have recently been added!!  Don't forget to share your TSC makes with us over in the Facebook group, the team loves seeing what you do with your images!!

Now back to my card for this week - 

This card was put together using the gorgeous Vintage Blue digital paper pack available at Snap Click Supply Co. so many amazing digital papers and elements available.

My image this week has been printed on to watercolour paper and coloured with Distress Ink Refills.

Distress Ink Colours
Skin - Antique Linen, Tattered Rose, Vintage Photo
Cheeks - Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick
Hair - Scattered Straw, Frayed Burlap, Walnut Stain (refill Ink for shading and marker for the hair strands)
Eyes - Weathered Wood, Stormy Sky, Chipped Sapphire
Top - Weathered Wood, Stormy Sky
Bow - Faded Jeans, Chipped Sapphire
Butterflies - Milled Lavender, Shaded Lilac, Seedless Preserves, Dusty Concord

Thanks for looking, and I look forward to seeing you over in the TSC Recipes Facebook group sharing your TSC makes with me and the team xx

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

So Long Summer

Good evening :)

Here in Australia its more like here comes Summer, with it hitting us shortly.  Here in South Australia our Summers can be pretty brutal with temperatures sometimes reaching over 40 degrees celsius, and sometimes for days at a time :(  

Therefore this gorgeous image I am here to share with you for this weeks The Stamping Chef challenge is very fitting with her gorgeous large hat, and bathing costume.  The image I have used for my Design Team inspiration piece is called So Long Summer.  

I have loved this image since seeing Tamara's sketches prior to inking the lines, it is just super smexy.  So without further ado - my piece for this week :)

Copic Colours
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04
Blue - B32, B34, B37  and B39
Red - C7, R59, R29, R27, R24, R22
Orange - YR09, YR07, YR04, YR02

The next photo is a close up to show you the gorgeous colours of the Frantage I used to cover the two swirls I made from my Magnolia leaf and swirl die cut.  I covered them in embossing ink and then added aged gold Frantage to one, and aged marine Frantage to the other.  I love the effect of the Frantage when used in this way!!

The gorgeous dotted paper was a digital paper I printed from Snap Click Supply Co in a Nautical themed pack, and the stars paper is from Maja.  The gorgeous flowers are all from Wild Orchid Crafts.

I hope you play along with us this week, and as always don't forget to share your Stamping Chef creations with us over in the TSC Recipes Facebook group!!

Thanks for looking


Wednesday, 1 October 2014

The Stamping Chef Challenge # 49

Good afternoon,

I'm here today with my design team sample for The Stamping Chef Challenge # 49  Anything Goes.

This week I have done something a little different using Toot my Scoot.  This colouring technique was inspired by my Grandmothers wedding photos from the late 30's, early 40's.  At that time colour photo's were very rare, but they did sometimes add colour to the picture once the photos had been developed.

Using my distress inks I did all my shading on the image using Black Soot, and then added a wash of colour over the top to achieve the effect. Antique Linen, Victorian Velvet, Peacock Feathers, Pumice Stone, Brushed Corduroy and Festive Berries were the other colours used to achieve the look.

Make sure you stop past The Stamping Chef store and see all the other gorgeous images available for purchase, with new ones being added all the time!

Don't forget to come share your creations with us over in the TSC Recipes Facebook group as well, we would love to see you there!

Thanks for stopping by :)


Monday, 22 September 2014

A Day for Daisies

Good Evening :)

I have spent time this evening updating my Pinterest with images of cards and getting up to date with the Copic Colours of the Day from Jennifer Dove.  I am finally done and ready to head off to bed and realise I haven't shared with you a few more cards I have made recently, three with images from A Day for Daisies, and one from Tiddly Inks

I came across ADFD about 6 months ago now but resisted buying any of the images until just recently.  They certainly have a unique look to them and bring something different to the digital image world.

First up is a card I made for Miss C with Spring Flower Hair

This year for my Ma's birthday I went with another ADFD image Pearls in my Hair, this was the first image I saw from ADFD and was always on my list to make a card with.

The sentiment came from some Kaisercraft mini stamps I have, and was just perfect!!

Next is an image call Bewildered B, when I first saw the line art for this I wasn't sure how I was going to colour all that gorgeous hair, but once I had broken it down it was actually quite easy :o)  This was such a fun image to colour up.

Finally a birthday card without using an ADFD image :o)  This image is from Tiddly Inks called Druscilla.  This was my first attempt at two tone clothing, and I think it worked out pretty well for a first go :o)

Thanks for stopping by


Sunday, 21 September 2014

Boys, Boys, Boys....

Good afternoon, it has been a glorious sunny day here in Adelaide and I am on the couch feeling sad and sorry for myself with a head cold.  However it does afford me some time to catch up on posting some recent projects.  

Today I have 3 projects to show you, all for some of the many boys in my life, LOL that sounds terrible but between my family and work I am surrounded by them!!

So first up is a birthday card I made for my brother in law.  Since I have known him he has had this painting on the wall of his home, it is of an outback house and it was painted for him by his brother for his 21st birthday.  This painting used to hang in the old lounge room above the TV, and I would find myself staring at the painting more often than actually watching the TV.  This image from Make It Crafty reminds me so much of this picture. This is Aussie Outback Shack

A close up of this beautiful image -

This next card is a very clean and simple design for a birthday card using these awesome Candle dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs.  The Happy Birthday was made downloading a font from called gothical created by Pi Luo Chiu.

Finally a card I made for me and my team to sign to farewell a colleague into retirement.  Phil had been with our company for 23 years, he had so much knowledge and experience and would take the time to teach all of us about how things worked and why things were done a certain way.  For me who is most definitely not a technical expert Phil was so patient when explaining things to me so that I could understand.  He will certainly leave a hole in our team, and will be dearly missed by all.  As he moves into retirement he plans to take up lawn bowls, so Shot Bowl Sid from Just Inklined was perfect :)  (my apologies this photo was the best of a bad bunch...apparently I couldn't take a clean photo that day...)

Thanks for stopping by to have a look :o)


Wednesday, 17 September 2014

The Stamping Chef - Jenna

Welcome to The Stamping Chef - Challenge # 47

As always our theme is Anything goes, and you can enter a project with any image you like although we do love to see your Stamping Chef makes :)

This week I have taken a step outside of my comfort zone and coloured up Jenna with 'no lines'.  Jenna reminds me of a gorgeous country girl, and so I made this card with that theme in mind.  I hope you like it.

Copic Colours
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04 and R20
Lips - E04 and R20
Hair - E41, E43 and E44
Shirt - B91, B93, B95, B97 and B99

I hope you come along and join along in this week's challenge and don't forget to head over to Facebook and join The Stamping Chef TSC Recipes group and share all of your Stamping Chef makes with us!!

Thanks for looking xx

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

The Stamping Chef Challenge #45

Hello :)

Welcome to The Stamping Chef Challenge #45 Anything Goes.

Edit - This image is still available, through Tamara's new store SlinkytTart.

Today I am here to show you the Big Teese.  I love this image, it is one of the first I saw when I found the TSC.  I just love the steampunk elements for this image, and knew I had the perfect embellishments to go with it.

Copic Colours:

Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04
Corset/Hat - E81, E84, E87, E89 - E40, E42, E43, E44, E47
Hair - E79, E77, E74, E71
Feathers/Skirt - W7, W5, W3, W1

A close up of this gorgeous image, which you can purchase HERE

We would love for you to come and join us this week and I look forward to seeing your projects!!

We would also love for you to come and join in the fun over at the Facebook Group TSC Recipes and show us all your Stamping Chef makes.  

Make sure you also get your entries in for The Artist Challenge, due to Tamara's internet issues the deadline has been extended to September 15th, you can purchase your image to enter the competition HERE at the special price of $2!!

Thanks for looking xx

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Girly Birthdays

Hello :)

In my world, I don't have many little girls to make cards for.  I have three nephews so cards for little people usually consist of trucks, cars, planes, motorbikes, dinosaurs, dragons or monsters....and very little bling ;)

This weekend was fun, stressful but fun!  My friend is Mum, and Stepmum to two gorgeous little girls who were celebrating their 2nd and 9th birthdays.

Over on the Kit and Clowder Facebook page Polkadoodles had the most amazing image give away to coincide with a funky hair challenge put up by Alyce. Everything fell into place, and it was the perfect image to use for Miss I's 9th birthday card.

A close up of the gorgeous Miss Luna from Polkadoodles.

Copic Colours
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
Tunic/Shoes - BV29, BV25, BV23, BV20
Skirt - BV01, BV11, BV13, BV08
Hair - C9, C7, C5, RV29, RV25, RV23

Little Miss E was turning 2, and the image Baby Unicorn from Make it Crafty reminded me of a My Little Pony.  I wanted to colour it in bright, fun colours.  I certainly achieved bright :)  The mane gave me grief though, pink is soooo not my colour, and I lost it half way through and almost started again.  I persevered though, and I was really happy with the end result :)

This image shows the Clear Wink of Stella brush I used through out its mane to give some beautiful soft sparkle :)

Copic Colours-

Pony - B06, B05, B04, B02, B01
Hooves - B39, B37, B34, B32
Mane - RV09, RV06, RV04, RV02
Eyes/Horn - V01, V04, V05, V06, V09

Two very happy little girls to be spoilt by everyone on their birthdays.

Thanks for looking xx

Wednesday, 20 August 2014


Good evening all,

Here tonight with my second DT post for The Stamping Chef, this week I have used the gorgeous Curvebomb image.  I love this digi, such a classy image! To me she is the Smexy old hollywood glamour girl :)

On to my project which I made for the gorgeous Miss M who celebrated her birthday on Monday, this image was just perfect for her :)

The papers were scraps that I had in my drawer saved to use on another project as I just love these papers, and they were the perfect colours to keep the black and red theme going.

Copic Colours
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
Red - R27, R29, R59, R89
Black - W5, W7, W9
Hair - E44, E43, E41

Please make sure you head on over and join in the challenge this week, the theme is Anything Goes :)

Thanks for stopping in and I look forward to seeing your projects entered into the challenge this week.  Don't forget to share them with us over on the Facebook Group too, we'd love to see you there!!


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