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3 Expert instructions 3 Tips & tricks 3 Step-by-step guides Issue 9 • £5.99

Stamping T H E S TA M P E R ’ S C H O I C E F O R I D E A S A N D I N S P I R AT I O N

Fabulous florals HOT TREND Top tips for using your stamps with resist techniques

Create gorgeous cards for all occasions using your free gifts



GORGEOUS GIFTS How to make beautiful gifts using enamelling techniques

NEW FOR YOU Discover the latest stamps from all your favourite companies


w w w. p r a c t i c a l p u b l i s h i n g. c o. u k UK £5.99 Aus $17.95

Floral Flourish stamps



Inspire Imagine Create

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Hello! 24


Laura Dougherty

Welcome to issue 9 of Creative Stamping. This issue’s gorgeous free stamp set is worth over £20 and features a wide variety of images and sentiments perfect for a plethora of projects. As well as this stunning stamp collection we have filled the magazine with ideas and inspiration for creating an array of projects using the stamps. David Young from Cutting Edge Crafts shows you how to create beautiful, coloured effects using Distress Markers on page 12, and Mel Quin from Crimson Cloud has a selection of resist stamping techniques you can try with your free stamps starting on page 26. Elaine Scanlon from Alms House shows you how to create spotlight stamped images on page 30, while on page 36 Helen Pritchett from Osbornes Stationers has some stunning off-the-page ideas for you to try using Alcohol Ink. Stéphanie de Geus creates cute toppers using your bonus free digital stamps on page 48 and don’t forget to visit to download your bonus images. We also have a variety of projects showcasing the latest launches from your favourite stamp manufacturers. Chloe Endean shows you how to add sparkle using her gorgeous naturethemed stamps on page 16, and Crafter’s Companion showcases its new range of Stamp-It Australia images on page 22. I hope you enjoy issue 9 of Creative Stamping, and please keep all your letters and cards coming in. We love to hear from our readers and we send a small prize for every card and letter that we print, get in touch!

Editor’s favourite Laura Dougherty Editor

I love Lindsey’s card, the colours are bright and fresh and really work well with the free papers from Creative Cardmaking issue 52

45 37 NEXT ISSUE Take a sneak peek at one of the beautiful stamps in Creative Stamping issue 10 on sale 19th April

EDITORIAL Editor Laura Dougherty Art Editors Vicky Welsby, Craig Chubb Sub-Editors Becky Higgins, Lee Jepson, Justine Moran Photographer Rachel Burgess Editorial Assistant Lindsey Hopkins


CONTRIBUTORS Pauline Butler, Anne-Marie Catterall, Stéphanie de Geus, Chloe Endean, Nikky Hall, Aly Higginbottom, Lindsey Hopkins, Pauline Norris, Gill Povall, Helen Pritchett, Mel Quin, Elaine Scanlon, Maria Simms, Caroline Weir, David Young Subscription Enquiries 0844 561 1203 PUBLISHING & ADVERTISING Publishing Assistant Janice Whitton

Group Sales Manager Kevin Edwards Craft Store Distribution Manager Georgina Murfin 0844 826 0617 Advertising Sales Chris Cooke 0844 826 0611 Advertising Co-ordinator Rachael Edmunds Financial Director Karen Battrick Publishing Director Dave Cusick Managing Director Danny Bowler Chairman Robin Wilkinson DISTRIBUTION Craft Trade Distribution Practical Publishing International Ltd 0161 474 6995 Magazine order level amendments

CONTACT Practical Publishing International Ltd, Suite G2 St Christophers House, 217 Wellington Road South, Stockport SK2 6NG Tel: 0844 561 1202 Fax: 0161 474 6961 Creative Stamping is published by Practical Publishing International Ltd. All material © Practical Publishing International Ltd. The style and mark of Creative Stamping is used under licence from Craft Media Ltd. No material in whole or in part may be reproduced, stored or transmitted in any form whatsoever without the prior written consent of Practical Publishing International Ltd. The publisher welcomes contributions from readers. All such contributions and submissions to the magazine are sent to and accepted by the publisher on the basis of a nonexclusive transferable worldwide licence unless otherwise agreed in writing prior to first publication. Such submissions are also subject to being used, reproduced, modified, published, edited, translated, distributed and displayed in any media or medium, or any form, format or forum now known or hereafter developed, for any purpose, in perpetuity. Disclaimer The views expressed by contributors are not necessarily those of the publisher. Every care is taken to ensure that the contents of the magazine are accurate, but the publisher accepts no responsibility for errors. While reasonable care is taken when accepting advertisements, the publisher cannot accept responsibility for any resulting unsatisfactory transactions, but will investigate any written complaints.

Creative Stamping (ISSN 2046-956X) Published by Practical Publishing International Ltd


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Inside this issue of

Regulars STAMPING 6 NEWS Find out about all of the latest product launches and events happening at a craft store near you

8 READERS’ GALLERY We showcase a selection of our stunning readers’ cards


Discover what your fellow readers have been getting up to in their crafty lives

Step-by-step guides

12 Marbling effects


26 Resist stamping

50 The ink-to-acetate 58 Paper piecing technique

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Using your free stamps 12 COLOURING STAMPED IMAGES David Young from Cutting Edge Crafts gets creative with Distress Markers


Chloe from Stamps by Chloe shows us how to add a little sparkle to our cards using her latest stamp range

26 RESIST STAMPING Mel Quin from Crimson Cloud showcases a range of ways to create resist-stamped images

44 FABULOUS FREEBIES Lindsey Hopkins shows you how to create a variety of cards combining your free stamps with the free papers from Creative Cardmaking issue 52

48 EXTRA EXTRA! Steph de Geus provides ideas for making cute toppers for your cards using this month’s bonus digital images

30 SPOTLIGHT STAMPING Elaine Scanlon is here to show you how to achieve spotlight-stamped images

36 ALCOHOL INKS Helen from Osbornes Stationers has some fantastic ideas for creating off-the-page projects using your free stamps combined with alcohol inks

54 OFF THE PAGE Maria Simms creates gorgeous fashion accessories using the free stamps


The team from Crafty Ladies provides you with inspiration for creating paper-pieced images

Also inside... 16 CHLOE STAMPS




We showcase the latest range of stamps from Chloe Stamps

Discover the latest range of Stamp-It Australia stamps from this popular craft company

Check out the latest range of stamps from designer Aly Higginbottom

Nikky Hall is here to showcase her newest range of Studio 12 stamps


Anne-Marie Catterall introduces us to the latest range of vintage images from Hunkydory


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news We take a look at all of the latest stamping products to hit the shelves at a craft store near you!

Tea time! Marianne Design’s latest collection, Café La Patisserie, is inspired by tea and cake. The collection features a Pretty Papers Bloc mixing cupcakes, teacups and coffee pots with classic patterns such as swirls and fleur-de-lis. There are two new teacup dies from the Craftables range, some fantastic new stamp ranges and a selection of ribbons and embellishments that co-ordinate perfectly with the stamps and dies to tie the whole collection together. For more information about stockists of this new collection and other Marianne Design products visit

Perfect partners Crafter’s favourite NitWit Collections has once again teamed up with Lili of the Valley to create a gorgeous collection of patterned paper pads. This stunning range of fabric-inspired paper pads is perfect for co-ordinating with Lili of the Valley stamps to create cards for all occasions, and at just £7.50 for 40 sheets they’re great value too. Visit to purchase your favourite today

Crafty escape Oak House Studio has increased its Summer Escape dates for the third year running and is now offering bespoke weekends so that you can choose exactly what you want to do. Stamp designer Lynnda Worsnop has been a teacher all her life and now that she has a fabulous range of stamps and inks to her name, she can’t help but share all she knows. She can be found spreading the word about her favourite crafts in a range of workshops, from Nottinghamshire to Whitley Bay this year. Lynnda has recently moved to larger premises in a complex of studios situated on a working farm at the edge of the East Yorkshire Wolds – ideally placed for summer crafting events. Her summer timetable has increased again this year to accommodate both returning and new students, and Lynnda is offering the opportunity to enjoy a bespoke weekend at the farm. For more details visit

Delightful digis These new digital stamp releases from Crafty Sentiments Designs start from just £4 each. You can print and colour the brand-new selection of cute characters for any of your projects. To see the full range of digital and rubberstamps, papers and Crafty Cutter dies available go to or call 07883 031574

The Big Stamp & Scrapbooking Show The Big Stamp & Scrapbooking Show is one of the largest papercraft events of its kind in the UK and offers cardmakers, altered artists and scrapbookers the chance to shop till they drop and be inspired with fresh creative ideas. With over 60 retailers showcasing the latest craft stash, the next show at Alexandra


Palace on 13th and 14th April will also feature a plethora of live craft demonstrations, including those from well-known celebrity crafters such as Barbara Gray, Sue Wilson, Hels Sheridan and more! To book tickets or for more information visit or call 01536 481778

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DIARY 28th February

9th March

Craftrange Coffee & Craft Club Burnley, Lancs. 01282 833091

Just Scrapbooking workshop The Centre, Newlyn 01736 785695

9th & 10th March

Simply Gorjuss The Gorjuss girls artwork from Santoro makes its debut in March through a new range of designs on paper packs, mini notelets, memory pockets, little notes, cards and envelopes, plus découpage and accessories including Urban Stamps, buttons, brads and more. For more information visit

Midnight Crafters creates MC Craft Events Midnight Crafters has a new family of helpers with its latest MC Craft Events venture, a new events organiser arranging craft shows to bring a range of products and stockists to your doorstep. The next Big Easter

Event is at Gateshead International Stadium on 30th March, so get your tickets now! Check out www.mccraft or www. for more details

Killer Heels Take a look at these fun new digital stamp designs from Ladybug Crafts Ink. Killer Heels is the latest digital collection to be added and joins other popular ranges including Magnum, Nikki & Friends and The Teenagers. For more information visit or call 07796 532254

GET IN TOUCH: If you are a craft store owner and have new products or exciting news that you would like to share with us, email creativestamping or write to Creative Stamping News, Practical Publishing, Suite G2 St Christopher House, 217 Wellington Road South, Stockport SK2 6NG

28th February – 2nd March The Creative Crafts Show Three Counties Showground, Malvern 01822 617744

Addicted 2 Craft All-Day Workshops Tortworth Court Four Pillars Hotel, Wotton-Under-Edge 01453 836541

1st – 3rd March

10th March

Make it FIVE, Farnborough 0844 477 1000

Wolverhampton Papercraft Fair Wolverhampton Racecourse 07976 350520

2nd March Oak House Studio Inkspiration Day Beverley, East Yorks. 07956 375733

14th March Craftrange Coffee & Craft Club Burnley, Lancs 01282 833091

2nd – 3rd March Creative Journey Workshops Art Journal Weekend Snelston Reading Rooms, Ashbourne www.creativejourney 01335 344183

14th March Oak House Studio Inkspiration Day Beverley, East Yorks. 07956 375733

16th – 17th March 7th March Craftrange Coffee & Craft Club Burnley, Lancs. 01282 833091

The Great Northern Papercraft Extravaganza The Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate 0113 287 7794

7th – 10th March

21st March

Creative Stitches & Hobbycrafts SECC, Glasgow 01425 277988

Craftrange Coffee & Craft Club Burnley, Lancs 01282 833091

9th March

21st – 24th March

Cosham Scrapbook Club Cosham Community Centre www.coshamscrapbook 07906 521361

Hobbycrafts, Sewing for Pleasure & Fashion, Embroidery & Stitch shows NEC, Birmingham 01425 277988


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cards We showcase a selection of cards by our talented readers

Ice lolly

by Linda Roberts, Liverpool


Beautiful butterflies

w Mo Manning Summer Girl digi stamp w Doodlebug Design Summer patterned paper w Copic markers w green brad w Ranger Glossy Accents w white, teal, pink & green cardstock

by Karen Ives, Essex

MATERIALS w white DL card blank w Sizzix Tag & Flourish dies w Marianne Design Heart die w Crafty Notions butterfly stamp w Artemio Arabesque flourish stamp w acetate w Chipped Sapphire & Dried Marigold Ranger Tim

w 3D foam pads w manual die-cutting machine w Martha Stewart Scallop Dot border punch w Sizzix Sizzlits Beach Ball die

Holtz Distress Ink w Crafty Notions dot jewels w Prima paper flowers w Tuxedo Black Memento inkpad w Jet Black StãzOn inkpad

Enjoy the journey by Val Cartwright, Plymouth


Birthday style by Kerry Bradford Hughes

w Papermania Premium textured cardstock w Stamping Bella Uptown Girls stamp w Martha Stewart Button punch w Letraset ProMarkers w Martha Stewart Doily w patterned paper border punch w black cardstock w 3D foam pads w white 8”-square w white gel pen w yellow embroidery thread scalloped card blank

w white 6”-square card blank w Kanban Nautical stamps w Tim Holtz sentiment stamp w Evergreen Bough & Frayed Burlap Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink w Chocolate Brilliance inkpad

w Letraset ProMarkers w Spellbinders Nestabilities Circle dies w dark bronze pearlescent PVA glue w twine w manual die-cutting machine



GET IN TOUCH We just love seeing all the gorgeous cards that our talented readers create using stamps, so if you would like to see your design showcased here send it to Creative Stamping Readers’ Gallery, Practical Publishing, Suite G2 St Christopher House, 217 Wellington Road South, Stockport SK2 6NG. Each card we publish will receive a small prize

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We catch up with all the latest news from our fantastic readers

Best wishes Off the page I was wondering if you could help me – I have recently started to make cards and, whilst watching the craft TV channels and reading articles etc, I keep hearing the term ‘off the page’. Please could you explain what this means? Joanna Stark, Southport

I visited my local craft shop today and bought issue 8 of Creative Stamping. I am thrilled to bits with it! It is astounding value for money, filled with inspiring articles and the free stamp sheet has a fantastic array of images that I will use. The free stamps have really inspired me to this make card – I hope you like it! Diana Cradduck, Carlisle

CS: Thanks for sending your card in to us Diana, it certainly is eye catching. Thank you too for your kind words about Creative Stamping – we always

love to hear what our readers think and it’s lovely to know that we are providing inspiration and ideas to a wide audience.

Wonderfully whimsical

CS: Welcome to the wonderful world of crafting Joanna! We hope that this is the start of many years of creating gorgeous projects for you. ‘Off the page’ simply means items that you have made using your craft stash that is not a card or scrapbook page, so for example the tiles and frame artwork that Helen Pritchett has created for her alcohol ink feature on page 36. I had to write in and say how much I loved the Whimsy Stamps feature in issue 8 of Creative Stamping. I have not come across this company before and I adored the fantastically cute images. I have since been onto the website and ordered lots of gorgeous stamps. I can’t wait for them to arrive so that I can get started creating cute cards for all my friends and family. Victoria Helmsley, Birmingham

CS: We love Whimsy Stamps too, Victoria. There’s always such a great selection of images to choose from and you’re certain to find something for any type of project. We hope that you continue to find other great companies from the selection that we bring you each month.

GET IN TOUCH: We love to hear your stamping stories and see your wonderful stamped creations so please drop us a line. You can email or write to Creative Stamping Letters, Practical Publishing, Suite G2 St Christopher House, 217 Wellington Road South, Stockport SK2 6NG. Each letter we print wins a small prize


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