Friday, 31 January 2014

Pat Twitchett - Challenge 11

Pat Twitchett

Pam Shelton - Challenge 11

Pam Shelton

Anne Waller - Challenge 11

Anne Waller

Sarah Stacy - Challenge 11

Sarah Stacy

Mrs P - Challenge 11

Mrs P

Background: Geli plate, acrylics and Clarity stencils (swirls and sunbeam)
Insert: Baby carriage stamped using the petals stamp together with the English Garden elements stamps used for the background and foliage and not forgetting Romeo and a couple of little birdies from the set.

"Oh Boy!" was created using the alphabet stencil and then doodling in and around the letters.

The hares (jumping for joy) are stamped over the acrylic paint.

Janet Pearce - Challenge 11

Janet Pearce

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Anne Wales - Challenge 11

Anne Wales

Shelagh Metselaar - Challenge 11

Shelagh Metselaar

My New Love


  • Stamps: Heart and Rose Montage, Letterbox
  • Inkpads: Adirondack Cranberry, Versafine Black Onyx, Versamark
  • Cardstock: Gelli Plate 6x6 card pack, A4 white, black, holographic mirri
  • Clear detail embossing powder
  • Punches: medium heart, small heart
  • Twine


  • Using Cranberry stamp Heart and Rose image once in centre of a sheet of 6x6 card. Now sprinkle over embossing powder and heat emboss.
  • On another piece of 6x6 card, stamp the cranberry image four times more; emboss as before. Ink over all images with Versamark, add embossing powder and heat emboss again to create a super glossy image. Cut out the hearts from three of the images, score down the centre of each heart, fold and glue one half to another to create a 3D image.
  • Clean stamp and using Black Onyx, ink up stamp; blot stamp once on scrap paper. Now stamp image above the heart to produce a second generation (grey) image.
  • Ink stamp again and stamp a black image to the left of grey. Stamp again under black image to alternate black and grey. Continue inking and stamping until a 3x3 square is formed, the cranberry heart forming the centre.
  • Apply glue to the 3D Cranberry heart and add onto red heart image in the centre of 6x6 card.
  • Trim square and mount onto black then white card.
  • Create an easel card and add the stamped topper to this.
  • Using Onyx Black again, ink and blot Heart stamp nine times onto 6x6 card to produce nine grey images.
  • Using Upper and Lower cases from Letterbox and Cranberry ink, stamp each letter of chosen sentiment, in this instance ‘My New Love’ onto a chosen area of each grey image.
  • Ensuring each letter is centred in the heart punch aperture, punch out each letter.
  • Glue on to complementary coloured twine. Add to suit to easel card.
  • Taking the last Cranberry image, select an area to punch out using small heart punch. Glue this under sentiment.

Dawn Rogers - Challenge 11

Dawn Rogers

Moya Hill - Challenge 11

Moya Hill

New beginnings for me is trying something different.  Here I've used masks in a differnt way as well as using a different medium for colouring.

My challenge for 2014 is to complete more challenges.

Hermina Speksnijder - Challenge 11

Hermina Speksnijder

Kim Shaw - Challenge 11

Kim Shaw

Friday, 24 January 2014

Laurane Rhind - Challenge 11

Laurane Rhind

Melanie Opie - Challenge 11

Melanie Opie

My new challenge for 2014 is to enter the Clarity stamp challenge every month and I've entitles this artwork "The dawn of a new day".

Friday, 17 January 2014

Lynn Rawlings - Challenge 11

Lynn Rawlings

Lynne Bishop - Challenge11

Lynne Bishop

I have used the small Alium stamp for the border which has been embossed.  The filigraphy leaf stamp has been layered and, as I have not yet got the alphabet or number set, I have used peel offs for the numbers.

Elaine Shelley - Challenge 11

Elaine Shelley

Vanessa Hodgson - Challenge 11

Vanessa Hodgson

Linda Barton - Challenge 11

Linda Barton

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Julie Dunn - Challenge 11

Julie Dunn

Alison Newby - Challenge 11

Alison Newby

This is my first entry for the challenge, having only recently joined the New Designs Club.  In fact this is my first ever totally designed and hand made card!

This theme was perfect for me since they were new stamps, for a new hobby, using a new (for me) technique, in a new year and this card was sent to a young lady starting out on a challenging new journey of her own.  Well it seemed like a plan!

Lesley Walden - Challenge 11

Lesley Walden

It's my niece's wedding next month so with that in mind, I thought this month's challenge would be very appropriate for a wedding card.  What better new beginning!

I usually make my cards on bought blanks which come with envelopes so the next bit was a new beginning for me.  I spent an afternoon trying out various ways to make an envelope that fitted my card.  It had to be a very thin box as I had used foam pads to fix the picture on.  After several tries I managed to make one that I was happy with.  I know there are gadgets that help you make envelopes but I don't have one.

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Jane Morris - Challenge 11

Jane Morris

Claire Littler - Challenge 11

Claire Littler

Claire's mum, Aileen, has sent in this artwork for her daughter who is 11 years old.  She has made it with one stamp and one stencil which she received as a present for Christmas and they are the only Clarity products she has so far.