Saturday, 20 February 2016


More exciting releases at PaperArtsy for you tonight and they really are SO great. Mr PaperArtsy has really outdone himself and I feel so privileged to have been part of his team of Wingmen alongside several of my crafty heroines....

Lin Brown, Helen Chilton and Kaz Hall (links to their blogs are in my side bar AND on the PaperArtsy blog).

Here, just to tempt your tastebuds a little before you head off to the Blog for the FULL reveal, are some pics of my own samples. I can't tell you how much I enjoyed playing with these stamps. They are just great. PURE PAPERARTSY!

The first new set is HP1601 and I have to say it's one of my absolute favourites. I love the little houses, which reminded me of houses in Amsterdam. The sentiments in the set are really great for a whole host of things. The square Home Sweet Home stamp is one of my favourites so I've used it on both my projects

I loved the little row of doors from HP1605 so I used those as a background and then knocked them back with a very thin coat of gesso before adding some crackle glaze

Check out that crackle! I used DecoArt one step crackle and I was really pleased with the results.

There's that sentiment stamp. I love it. I left the MDF heart it's natural colour and just stamped the sentiment over the heart in red. I stamped the letters with the house images and then glossed them with glossy accents.

The sort of steampunk light is from a selection in the PaperArtsy shop. It was a wrench to let it go I can tell you...

Next I made a little framed scene using just two stamps - the little row of houses

...and there's that square sentiment again. It was really handy for stamping the frame and I even used it as a background inside the frame.

Next up is HP1602 which is one of those all singing all dancing plates of stamps you can turn to on the hurry up just KNOWING you're going to get a complete project out of it. So many really great elements in this one. We all loved the beautiful butterfly and the washi tape strips. The collaged flower is gorgeous and I love the handwritten ledger stamp too.

Here's what I did

 Just a joy to colour. I added some crackle glaze to the butterfly and just contented myself with layering the lilies up for the second card.

Bit of a washi tape frenzy going on here. I had to have it inside and out... I love it! Extra brownie points Mr P

Now for something a little bit kooky. I love this little lady. She is BRILLIANT! Really really classic PaperArtsy and the number stamps with the set are just so cool too

 Love that sentiment. It's SO funny. I used the numbers to make sort of clouds. They're meant to look like they are twisting in the air so I did one side upside down and one side the right way up.

Ha Ha! I love her. So many possibilities....

....and last but not least is this gorgeous Remembrance stamp. It is SO beautiful. I think if I hadn't been on a deadline I'd still be making things with it I'm sure..

So you probably noticed I was rather taken with the poppy... Isn't it absolutely gorgeous. I loved colouring it in. I used Copics and Prismacolour Pencils for both cards. I love the way the petals curve upwards in a cup shape. It looks great however you use it. I LOVE IT!

 I pinched the small poppy from HP1605 to make a small arrangement

 Never, in the field of human conflict, was so much owed by so many to so few...

That's me then folks. I hope you've enjoyed my samples.

Do please go and check out the full Periscope video and the gorgeous samples by Helen, Lin and Kaz

You'll also find an EXTRA surprise at the end of the post concerning the super talented Clare Charvill. Can it get any better!?

Have a great weekend.


NB: The gorgeous MDF door hanger and heart are from That's Crafty's own range


  1. These are all absolutely stunning Lauren! xxx

  2. I completely agree about the poppy - just the most stunning stamp - it is so dimensional even flat on the page.. Fabulous colouring, too. The houses are amazing too, and so is "shrek girl" (she'll forever be shrek girl now!) You are one clever lady!

  3. These are just stunning Lauren,absolutely breathtaking samples.....I so need those house stamps!
    Donna xxx

  4. I love what you have created Lauren, the houses on the home piece is just stunning!! Well actually all of them are just brilliant xxx

  5. All your samples are amazing are so talented!! Ruth xx

  6. Lauren, all your PA samples are tremendous, my inner CAS gremlin is drawn to your washi tape cards which are more CAS but I have to say that I am also loving your row of houses (tag?) and your "of course I talk to myself" makes too - too much fabulousness to choose!



  7. wow some really gorgeous samples, not sure I can pick a favourite x

  8. Wow! You have been busy Lauren, such a wonderful selection of samples - I especially love the butterfly and poppy.

  9. Having lots of trouble getting and staying online - happy to have a few minutes this time to catch this post. These samples are just tremendous - how wonderful the new stamps look in your hands.

    I love the kooky blushing beauty and that glowing golden flower.
    Alison x

  10. I was sure you would have had DOZENS of gr8 comments on your work by now, as I swung by to read them!!!

    Happy Thursday mate


  11. Your samples are amazing Lauren and so varied, y9u háve really fully done justice to these gorgeous new stamps,

    Lucy x


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