Sunday, 26 April 2015

Anything But A Card over at That Craft Place...

Hello again,

Over at That Craft Place Challenge the theme this fortnight is No Cards!  A theme that used to fill me with dread, but I think the uber talent of my design team must be rubbing off coz I don't shake anymore...I just panic a little lol

So here it is, my design team inspiration for No Cards!

I used 3 of the Creative Expressions Betty Stamp Sets to make this altered cube into a paperweight!

One sentiment from the stamp sets...

Pic shows the base of the paperweight!
I was super pleased with how this came out I can tell you and it is actually one of the samples I made for the Creative Expressions Stamp Launch at Stitches Trade Show earlier in the year but wasn't allowed to share at the time.

There are 8 Creative Expressions Betty Stamp Sets to choose from and ALL are available at That Craft Place (or any Creative Expressions stockist).
Don't forget that other Betty Stamps can be found at That Craft Place Etsy Shop in digital format along with the fabulous Sugar and Spice digital stamps.

Here's the what's for this one:
The base is a wooden block (mine measured 2" square and was one letter in a LOVE block set I had for years, possibly from Dunhelms lol) but its the size of a toddlers block so any block will work.
The block is painted with Pinflair Buff it, watered down a little and painted on, and then I melted Metal Magic and Shabby Green Frantage on the corners and down some of the edges.  Really there is no rules to this, just make it different!
I coloured 3 of the stamps up with Copics and stamped one of the sentiments.  All were cut down to a little under 2" square and I rounded the corners with scissors as it was too small for a corner punch.
I used gloss medium to stick them on (its super sticky) and the stuck a cheap plastic draw knob to the top and flat backed pearls to the bottom for feet!
Add a little cord to the top and then gloss the whole thing to seal the colours and paper together, it also makes the colours pop!
All the supplies used can be found at That Craft Place FB group or from their actual shop shop which can be found via the new gorgeous Website....

Here's a couple more pics...

I was so honoured to work with Lisa Ditzie Horton on the launch samples for the Creative Expressions Betty Stamp sets launch along with the design team and I will share some more of my samples soon :D

That Craft Place Challenge starts now and so get your thinking caps on and enter the No Cards challenge.

Happy Crafting :D

Sandie xxx

Challenges: three images 141 ag 30 ag 30 ag 121 ag April colour palette in my images


  1. Beautiful,love the images and fab

  2. Hi sandie, what a super paperweight, love the concept. Fab images and colouring. Hugs Jennifer xx

  3. Afternoon Sandie and think you are ooober talented too stunning project hun crafty hugs Judith xxx

  4. Love this.....but not as much as the one you made me!!!! lol..... everything about this is fab, the colouring, the distressing of the block, how its all come together with something as simple as a cheap knob and a piece of cord!! Its fab. I agree with Judith're ooober talented! xx

  5. Beautiful project. Lovely images too. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

  6. Wow, wow, and more wow! I have never attempted anything like this so I am in awe! I loved reading about how you did it - thank you for that! Still don't know if I'm ready to try it, but this is absolutely gorgeous!

  7. Fantastic idea and love how you have used the door knob. Lou x

  8. You know, I saw the challenge at That Craft Place & thought - "No, I'm not comfortable doing anything that is not a card" - and then I saw your piece and read your comments and I thought - "Boy, my first instinct was spot on!" LOL! Your cube is wonderful, love the full blown face images, the texture & color treatment of the cube and the brilliant concept of the knob! You have stepped, successfully, outside your box!
    Sandie - absolutely delighted you are sharing your project & creativity at 613 Ave C!
    DT for 613 Ave Create – [ Humorous Sentiment or ATG]
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  9. I just love your paperweight! it is different and kinda "funky" good! Great choice of images and good color choices! Thanks for leaving this on our front porch at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana, Owner

  10. wow that's sooooo cool!!!! love what you have done!

  11. I'm back... this time with a DT hat on to say how totally awesome that is!!!! just love it and need to do something like this!

    Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Top Tip Tuesday. Hope you will join us next time DT Crafting Vicky.

  12. WOW! Your paper-weight is blow me away stunning! Beautiful images, gorgeous details AND practical! Inspired and inspiring! Thank you for sharing your creativity in the ATSM gallery!

  13. this is such a lovely project - thanks for joining us at ATSM this week

  14. What a wonderful creation, so very beautiful.
    Thank you for joining our challenge.
    Veerle DT member - Buckwells Crafty Challenge Blog

  15. Gorgeous project. Thank you so much for joining in Buckwells challenge 7 with your lovely crafting – we hope we’ll see you again soon, Hazel, DT x


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Sandie xxx