Wednesday, 10 April 2013

300th Post!!

Well it's a special day today - MY 300th POST!!  It may have taken me 3 years but it's been an amazing experience - I've met some great people, been inspired by some wonderful artwork and hope that you've enjoyed visiting my blog too.  So a big THANK YOU to all my followers and readers because without you this would be pointless!

Today I've made a card for Hels Sunday Stamper challenge week 252 where the theme is SQUARES.  I decided to use up some bits of card left over from other projects - all coloured with Ink in a Bottle Spray Inks - Peacock Green, Jubilee Blue, Spode Blue and Pearl Silver.  I was going to do a nine square background but it didn't look right so I've just used 3 squares, randomly stamped them with the Decorative Diamond stamp from Oak House Studio and mounted them onto card.

Having watched Hels on TV last week weaving her magic with the Melt Pot, I dusted mine off and switched it on!  I added a bit of this and that (think witch's cauldron) and poured it over my Decorative Diamond stamp.  They're made of a silicone polymer so it's perfectly Ok to use them with molten embossing powders.  A bit of experimentation and I achieved the diamond above using clear Utee with Teal Zircon and Mystic Blue Polished Pigments.  The photo doesn't do it's very shiny indeed!!

And now for something slightly different...... you know the adage that says if you can't think of 5 ways to use a stamp, then don't buy it.  Well Lynnda at Oak House Studio is spending 24hrs over this weekend (April 13th &14th) working in her studio with just the Decorative Diamond stamp.  She'll be stamping on card, wood, silk, glass etc making cards, scrapbook pages, mini books, jewellery and a host of other things I'm sure.  If you live locally (East Yorkshire) why not pop along and join in the fun.  Alternatively check out the projects on the internet!   I'll be posting my creations here over the weekend and there'll be regular posts on the Oak House Studio Blog and also on the One Stamp page on Facebook. 

Thanks once again for visiting my blog and for taking the time to comment - each and every one of them is much appreciated!! 


  1. Huge congratulations Elaine! What an achievement and what a project to post for it! Love what you've created in your Melt Pot - hopefully it will now see the light of day even more. Hugs, Jenny x

  2. fab gorgeous card, loving the melt art... and congrats on making your 300th post too.... Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

  3. Hi Elaine,
    Congratulations on your 300th post.
    I'd like to nominate you and your blog to receive the Leibster Award. I've followed your blog for a while and always find great inspriation in your work.
    If you would like to accept this award, details can be found on my blog ( along with the badge for you to display. Crafty hugs Linda xx

  4. Congrats on your 300th post. Love this, colours and design. Haven't commented on all the posts you have used the diamond stamp on but you certainly have been inventive with it. I can see it's a very useful shape and you have some great ideas. I hadn't heard the 5 usage rule but it's certainly one to keep in mind. So many stamps I have that have only been out once or twice, or must I admit... never!! Must have a look and see if I have any forgotten gems....


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