I hope you are all enjoying this lovely warm sunshine that we are having here in West Sussex. I went down to the bottom of my garden today, to an area I made into a wild garden. It,s very pretty at this time of the year with loads of spring flowers, Grape Hyacinths, Hyacinths, Primroses, Daffodils, Polyanthus, to name but a few and the Bluebells' buds were just showing. I sat on my pretty cream metal bench in the sun and it was just lovely. I can't believe that only a couple of weeks ago we were freezing!!
Early in January, Stamp Addicts put out a DT call in their newsletter. I have over the years bought quite a lot of their stamps, so I thought I would give it a go. I didn't hear anything until a couple of weeks before I went into hospital for my op. I had an email apologising for the delay but they had hundreds of replies to go through. Also, that I was in the last 12.
Just before I went into hospital, I had another couple of emails that came through together. One said I was in the last 4 and the other saying that I had not been successful this time. The odd thing was, they had more or less the same sent time!
A couple of weeks ago I received a set of Owl stamps and a Victorian street stamp through the post. Very strange I thought because I had not ordered them. The only paperwork with them was 2 flyers advertising Stamp Addicts!
I phoned them the following day and to cut a long story short, before you all fall asleep, they had sent the last 2 emails in error and they wanted all the final 12, to make sample cards so they could then decide who they wanted. They said only use the stamps you were happy with.
So these are the samples I made.
I saw that Stamp Addicts were on C&C yesterday, Monday, doing the Craft Clinic. So I decided to record it.
Guess what? The first card below was the second sample card shown and the next card was the third card shown!! I had no idea they were going to be on there!
The card above was stamped with Memento and coloured with Copics and Promarkers.
The one below was stamped with Walnut Stain Distress Ink and the colour just dragged out with a damp brush. I then added Peeled Paint on the trees and Weathered Wood on the roofs and the buildings.
I don't know if either of the owl cards were shown, as I missed the end.
I did put a letter in saying that these stamps were a bit out of my comfort zone, so a bit lost as to how to use them! The flowers on the one below, I made just from a strip of paper, snipped and rolled up tightly and glued. I then just curled over the 'petals' and put a gem in the middle.
It's a long time since my cards were on C&C. Not since I was on Little Claire's DT. I did have a picture of a table I had painted on there, when Sheena Douglas first bought out paint fusion. I had an email from Ross, Sheena's husband, asking if I could email the pictures and give them written permission to show them on TV. They were shown 2 days running and Sheena telling the story as to why I did paint it!
Well I am yet to find out if I am on the DT or not. So watch this space and I will let you know.
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