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Friday, October 23, 2015

Hummingbird Lightswitch

Hey everyone!

I've been enamoured by the polymer art of Tammy Baker for a couple of years now. I first ran into her on Etsy back when I maintained a little shop of my own there. She had contacted me about my deeply etched stamps for use in polymer clay. Excited to see them used in that media I jumped on the opportunity to spotlight her as a guest designer.

Since then I have invited her back a few times to create with my designs. Her application of my stamps in her art always inspires me! I recently sent her some of my new Hummingbird designs curious as to how the small details would come through when pressed into clay. The results are stunning! Every little feather is defined clearly...

Love the iridescence that she added to the birds too!
This is my unmounted sheet of Hummingbird stamps that she used. You can find it HERE in my shop.

More to come from Tammy soon! In the meantime you can visit her Etsy shop HERE. Even if you don't use polymer clay in your creations (I haven't experimented in that direction yet either) I'm sure you'll be inspired by her use of colour and texture. Feel free to message her through Etsy.


Tammy's also been kind enough to create a coupon specially for us: RYN15

If you purchase any of her affordable art (all original one of a kind pieces) this coupon will give you 15% off at the time of checking out.

I own a couple of switch plates and loooooove them in my home! They add a little life to an otherwise dull everyday object that I come into contact with every single day. Every time I turn on a light a smile comes to my face now. I've been concentrating on downsizing lately. Part of this process has been paying attention to the things that bring me joy and getting rid of the rest of the clutter. Tammy's lightswitches are definitely staying!

Well, that's it for me for now. Thanks for stopping by and for being patient with me. I haven't been posting or designing very much lately for personal reasons. My family has been going through some big changes and I have chosen to devote my energies there. I thank you so much for supporting me so far and look forward to creating more when I can. Hopefully soon!

I hope this post brought some inspiration your way :)

Bye for now,


Thursday, October 01, 2015

October News and Challenge Winner!

Hey everyone,

Just a quick one from me today. I've got some sales to share with you and the winner of last month's Customer Creation Challenge!

September's Challenge Winner...

BIG congratulations to Evelien Siertsema!!! Please contact me by email to receive your free cling-mounted stamp or stencil :)

Here are Evelien's makes...

Cling-mounted stamps from my collection: Leafy Branch and Rising Bubbles
Cling-mounted stamps from my collection: Silhouette Dove Set
Evelien's blog post for this HERE. Many more gorgeous cards in this post.

Cling-mounted stamps from my collection: Raindrops

Evelien's blog post for this HERE

Sales for October...

With Christmas in mind here are some cling-mounted stamps discounted by 50%. You can click on the names below each photo to go to that product on my website.

Many thanks for stopping by :)
Bye for now,

October Customer Creation Challenge