vrijdag 29 april 2011

Art Journey Challenge #8: Samples & Winner

We willen iedereen bedanken die aan de achtste Art Journey Challenge heeft meegedaan. Prachtige tags hebben jullie allemaal gemaakt!! Dit zijn mijn favorieten:
Thanks to all of you who took up our eighth Art Journey Challenge. You all created wonderful tags ! These are my favorites:






En de (willekeurig gekozen) WINNAAR van de Art Journey tegoedbon van 10 euro is:


And the (random chosen) WINNER of the 10 euro’s gift certificate to shop at Art Journey is:



Please e-mail Louise at info@artjourney.nl to claim your gift certificate.

woensdag 27 april 2011

Big Dream

Here is a card made with one of the recent main images from the new Art Journey Boys plate. The music notes are from the new Music and the Big Dream words are from Umbrella Girl.

May I take this opportunity to thank you all for your kind comments re my previous introduction post here.
Wishing you all a happy day ahead and if you are from the UK a happy Royal Wedding/Bank Holiday MayDay holiday weekend. Phew!

vrijdag 22 april 2011

Jo C-S Intro- 'Life happens'....


It's my turn to introduce myself.

My name is Jo Capper-Sandon, Jo, short for Joanne.

I really don't enjoy having my photo taken any more now that I'm getting older (I was 47 this week feeling 97!) and so it was a challenge in itself finding one of me that wasn't taken in the 1980's.

I used to look much livelier,

with shiny white teeth...

...but then life happened ...

and kids...

and gravity....

...and thankfully Photo Shop lol....

I don't have a recent photo of me from the front (lots from the back...I always seem to be escaping or just out of shot thank fully), so you will have to use your imagination. I do have a nose, and my lippy isn't quite so pink, but you get the idea.

OK...where to begin?

I live here in the UK.........

Born up north in Cheshire (known for its cat and gorgeous cheese), I grew up in Staffordshire (famous for its pottery and its delicious oatcakes)and now live here in the south. 'Here' is also known as Kingston near Lewes (pronounced Loo-iss)is just outside Brighton, on the coast in East Sussex.

I live with my husband Dave and two sons, Zak, who is almost 20 and Kane who is 8. We live in a lovely, light and airy house that we had recently converted, in a quiet country village with a bit of land, an allotment and chickens.

My interest in all things arty-crafty began like most people, as a child, but seriously as a teenager, when at 16 I went to art college for a number of years, eventually studying Textiles.
I then 'did stuff' for 20 years and eventually became interested in making cards. I visited a blog the other day who's owner said she started making cards to save money- and I think thats why I thought it might be a good idea at the time, but it certainly hasn't saved me any! :0)

Since that fateful day of watching the magic act of heat embossing in my local craft store 8 years or so ago and watching cardmaking on TV, I've gone from 'Toppers and peel off stickers' to what I do now, which is playing with inks and stamps mainly.

I was once Guest Artist for Stamper's Sampler, have appeared on the cover of Craft Stamper(above shows an Art Journey article I wrote) and Take Ten, and now have my own line of stamps with a well known company in America(I know!! I don't believe it either!).
I design for a number of stamp companies, stores and a magazine here in the UK, The Netherlands and the USA which keeps me incredibly busy and the house permenantly scattered with stamps, inks and bits and pieces.

I also enjoy photography, as a number of us seem to here. I don't have a flashy camera, just a little digital snappy one, but its fine for capturing inspirational bits and pieces. The photograph above (the view from our garden) was shown on TV a few times last autumn which I was really pleased about. I have a blog called Jo Blogs Outdoors where my photography can be seen.

Here is an Art Journey blast from the past.

Reading all that back to myself, I don't seem to be doing too badly I suppose. Of course, I've only mentioned the glossy bits, the bits we mention when people say, Hello, I'm so and so...lovely to meet you...I thought the doom and gloom could stand to one side for a change lol :0)
I've enjoyed reading the introductions from members of the Art Journey team. I hope you are enjoying them too - there are still a few more to come.

Here is a sunny spring like card to finish with, using one of the new images from the Boys plate.

Have a very happy Easter weekend. Don't eat too many chocolate eggs!

woensdag 13 april 2011

Hello from.......Sleen

It is my turn to introduce myself so sit down, relax and enjoy.

                                                             Recognize this happy face?

                                                          Still pretty happy after a year.

I am 47 year young and live in Sleen the most beautiful village in Holland. We all know why. They have the best stampshop of Europe. I work as a creditmanager for an health insurence company in Groningen. Not an easy job but I am lucky to have such great other activities as stamping, traveling, geocaching and photography so there is a good balance in my life. I also like to do some odd things like, jumping out of an airplane, screaming on a rolercoast ride, cycling in Nevada in only 48 degrees, in the shadow, and working on a art project with a photographer with this silverbird creation. I must say, I am getting older now and wiser so the scary and risky things are not on the top 3 list anymore.
Number 1 is stamping.

Number 2 is photography.
Number 3 is geocaching with Louise.
You still don't regonize me on the photo's above? Mayby this one ,taken recently, helps.
                                                Older and wiser and.....still a happy face.

donderdag 7 april 2011

Hello from the U.K

It's now my turn to introduce myself - My name is Paula Whittaker and I live in an area called 'Norfolk' which is in the east of England, it's about 20 miles from the east coast which is a beautiful part of the country.

I started cardmaking in Feb/March 2004 and have been hooked ever since - I have a few crafting highlights,one of them is being a Guest Artist in the Stampington & Co magazine 'Take Ten' and making the front cover of 'Stampers' Sampler' and finally, being asked by Louise to join the Art Journey Design Team - I was shocked to be asked but thrilled as I totally adore the stamps and have done since 2007 when I bought my first set.

One of my other hobbies is photography, I certainly wouldn't say I was any good but I do love to click away while I'm out and about!

vrijdag 1 april 2011

Art Journey Challenge #8: TAGS !

Het is alweer april en tijd voor de achtste Art Journey Challenge. Allereerst natuurlijk nogmaals dank aan iedereen die aan de zevende challenge heeft meegedaan! Deze maand mag ik een thema kiezen en dat is geworden: TAGS ! Ik hoop dat je het leuk vindt !
Je hebt 4 weken de tijd om te laten zien wat met één of meerdere tags doet.
Uit de deelnemers wordt er een willekeurige winnaar geloot die een Art Journey tegoedbon krijgt van 10 euro!
Voorwaarde om deze tegoedbon te winnen is dat je HOOFDZAKELIJK ART JOURNEY STEMPELS gebruikt. Ze je nieuwe creatie op je blog of Flickr (met een verwijzing naar het challenge bericht op deze blog) en laat een directe link naar je blogpost achter in "Add your Link". Plaats svp geen link naar werk dat je al vóór de eerste dag van de challenge op je blog hebt gezet.

Its april and time to start the 8th Art Journey Challenge. Thanks again to all the participants of the 7th challenge ! This month it’s my turn to choose a theme and I have chosen: TAGS ! I hope you like it ! You've got 4 weeks to show us your tag(s). The deadline is on the 28th of April.
Then one participant will be randomly selected for a 10 euro’s gift certificate to shop at Art Journey! To win this gift certificate you are required to use MAINLY ART JOURNEY STAMPS. Put your new creation on your blog or Flickr (with a link to the challenge post on this blog) and leave a direct link to your blogpost in the 'Add your Link'. Please don’t include links to work that has been posted prior to the first day of the challenge.

------------------- Liesbeth -------------------------