Monday, 28 December 2015

How to buy digi images.


DIGI IMAGES..
As you can see from the posts on this blog,I draw my own images for some of my cards. Some of these are available to buy as digi images and these can be viewed on A Passion for Stamps

To buy the DIGI IMAGES simply use the "ADD TO CART" button. When you have paid I will send the chosen digi images to you as a zipped file as soon as possible.
If you have any problems with this send an email, to hamiltonarch@btinternet.com and I will get in touch to help asap.

Saturday, 23 May 2015

Up at the Port ( Portrush and the annual Raft Race

 We're just home after a lovely day at Portrush and I'm posting a few photos before I go and wash all the sand off!
This place is like a home from home to so many folk from Northern Ireland - filled with childhood memories :)
 East Strand







 Three members of the "Aghadowey Wild Geese"

 Ready for the Raft Race

 The Portrush Life Boat

 Portrush Harbour



Friday, 22 May 2015

Demo in Art and Hobby, Drogheda on Saturday 30th May



Next weekend, on Saturday 30th May, I'll be demoing in Art and Hobby, Drogheda. This time I'll be using lots of lovely Trimcraft ranges (including the Santoro Mirabelle range used in my sample above as well as Bohemian, Kaleidoscope etc), Decomache, Plaid Chalk Paint and Promarkers etc.
I hope some of you are free to come along and join me there :)



Rhoslyn fairy die - Tonic Studios Rococo

Good morning - this morning's card is showing another of the beautiful new Fairy Rococo dies from Tonic Studios. This one is called Rhoslyn. I've used the First Crush heart dies to create a patterned aperture in the card and then the scalloped heart from the same set to add a heart cut from Trimcraft's Bella Rose paper.
The little flower to the right is another of the new Rococo dies - this time it's Bluebell Butterfly, a petite die.


I've added a strip from the Celtic Dream Collectables die set to the top of the card.

The card base and all the die cuts are made with White Linen card from Papermill.

Thursday, 21 May 2015

Dovecraft Value papers by Trimcraft - Leyton

This card and gift bag are made with the Dovecraft Value "Leyton" paper pack by Trimcraft and I've used several Trimcraft dies along with it - Nesting Stamps, Alphabet, Vintage Signs and Tags.


I've hand cut several of the flowers from the paper and decoupaged them onto the background paper.


Bloom and Grow - Dovecraft Value papers by Trimcraft

 These are two more sample cards showing the new Dovecraft Value papers by Trimcraft - this time I've used "Bloom and Grow" with their beautiful muted cottagey type of patterns.
 I made the large butterflies from 4 First Edition Window dies and handcut butterflies from the papers on top. The other dies used are from the Doilies set.
 Card 1

Bohemian scrapbook page (Trimcraft) with little Eva:)

 Good morning! This is a 12 x 12 scrapbook page I did a few months ago and once again forgot to post the pic. Sometimes this happens when I make things before the products are released however little Eva's page has been on my travels with me for a few weeks so plenty of folk have already seen it. 
I used a page from the 12 x 12 Bohemian paper pad by Dovecraft (Trimcraft) as the background as I thought it was ideal for fitting a photo onto....and of course, chose a photo of my cute little great niece, Eva, which was taken on her first visit to Northern Ireland.

 I hand cut lots of embellishments from some of the other pages in the pad eg the peacock, butterflies and bird.

 I've also used the Bohemian Doilies, Trimcraft First Edition Nesting Stamp dies and Tag dies.



 The buttons and wooden elements are also from the Bohemian range.


Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Dovecraft Valuer papers - "More or Less" by Trimcraft

 This is the next couple of cards made with the Dovecraft Value pads - I've used "more or Less" this time :) You can see a couple of cards made with the Crowning Affair papers HERE.

 The eagle-eyed among you will spot that I've taken the photos before the glitter glue has even dried - that's because it's been dark with hail and rain all morning and I grabbed the camera when the sun popped out fir a minute or two......the glue will dry later in the dark!
I've also used Trimcraft First Edition dies - Tags, Doilies and Sewing dies.

Dovecraft Value paper packs - Crowning Affair - by Trimcraft

 I've been making up some samples to show off the different papers inside the Dovecraft Value paper packs and these two cards are made with the "Crowning Affair" papers.The packs come in 6x6 and 12 x 12 and are all double sided! There are 30 sheets of 150gsm paper inside each pack.

 I've also used an assortment of Trimcraft First Edition dies - Flowers, Tags, Border and Alphabet Dies.



Monday, 18 May 2015

Trimcraft Kaleidoscope papers - pocket card

I've lost count of how many times I've actually made this shape of card now but it's asked for over and over again at demos. I really think it shows off the gorgeous new Trimcraft Kaleidoscope papers to the max!
The paper is double sided so the inside of the pocket card goes perfectly with the outside.
You'll fine a full tutorial on how to make this shape of card HERE - it's great for ant 12 x 12 double sided paper :)
The dies I've used are Trimcraft First Edition Tags, Flowers and the Belle and Boo border and bow.

New Tonic Studios release - Rococo fairies

 Tonic Studios have released a gorgeous new set of Rococo dies which include fairies etc and they are Pick of the Week on Create and Craft at the moment.The centre image of this card is the Breena fairy (I have cut the wings off....just because I can!) and I've added two of the tiny Bluebell Butterfly  dies at the sides.


 I've used the Dotty Lace Intrica die for the background .

 ...and the matching Dotty Lace Strip punch along the bottom. 



Travel Notes

Trimcraft have released another set of super First Edition paper pads - 6x6, 8x8 and 12x12  - called "Travel Notes". The colours are rich and earthy with lots of different patterns and combinations of travel items which can all be used together. I've been using these papers at my latest demos but forgot that I had made this card a while ago and never posted the photo.
I have used several different layers and added some envelopes (which I hand cut from the papers ) on 3D foam squares. I've also added die cut Cogs and a key from the Trimcraft First Edition dies.



The aeroplane and suitcase are Mod Melts by Plaid which I have painted with Plaid Chalk Paint.

Saturday, 16 May 2015

..and today's demo at Easons in Cavan


 Today I was demoing in Easons, Cavan and want to thank Pacelli for inviting me (and looking after us so well!) and also the lovely girls in the shop who were so enthusiastic - Fiona, Michelle and Edel. I was demoing Tonic Studios dies and punches, Trimcraft ranges, Promarkers and Plaid chalk paint.
Thanks very much too to all the lovely ladies who came along and joined me - I hope you had a good day! I didn't get the name of the sweet young girl who came later in the afternoon and was enjoying the Promarkers so much but just wanted to say it was totally refreshing to meet such a well mannered girl who showed so much interest! I hope you all enjoy your purchases!!
I was really delighted to meet up with some local ladies who have only been "a name" until now :)

Tent card made with Trimcraft Santoro 2 paper, Tonic Studios Butterfly strip Simplicity punch, Mr and Mrs Indulgence Affections dies, Delicate Dragonfly and Acorn Swirl die

Gift bag made from 2 sheets of Trimcraft Kaleidoscope 12 x 12 paper, Santoro ribbon and Tonic Studios Perfume Bottle Tag die.

Gift bag made from A4 white card, Dovecraft Bohemian 8x8 paper and Santoro ribbon by Trimcraft, Tonic Studios Daisy border punch and Happy Birthday die.

Dovecraft Bohemian Bird stamp by Trimcraft coloured with Promarkers, Bohemian paper, Tonic Studios Daisy border punch and Fanciful Flourish die.