Sunday 28 February 2010

Jack's Christening

My beautiful Jack Christopher Anderson, dressed on his Christening outfit, we have had a wonderful day.

And in softer shades.

Jack with Mam Lauren, Dad Stuart and Step Brother Kyle

Jack being Baptised he was ever so good considering he is unwell.

All together at the font, Jack's Mam, dad, and God Parents

The cake

Saturday 27 February 2010

Tailors Heart - Rubber Stamp Tapestry

Tailors Heart by Rubber Stamp Tapestry I used versacolor to ink the stamps in Bark, Copper, Burgundy and Bramble, lots of layers with each edge distressed and an old gold ribbon.
The top layer has two hearts cut out and added with double sided foam pads, a few buttons added after tying with linen thread.

Friday 26 February 2010

Flippin Marvelous Blog Candy - Now Closed

I'm giving 1 lucky winner the full range of Flippin' Men stamps and also a full set of the next Flippin' stamp range by La Pashe to be launched so a total of 16 stamp sets at a value of £160 no alternatives to the prize will be given.
I have added the images of the stamp sets in the Flippin' Men but I have to keep the next sets a secret just a little longer.
I would like you to tell me what your favourite colouring medium is to colour stamped images by leaving me a comment and linking the blog candy on your blog/website, don't forget to add your name to Mr Linky to be in for a chance to win.
Please play fair, you may only enter your name once.
Closing date is 31st March 2010 and the winner will be announced 1st April 2010 (April Fools Day)

Please add your name to Mr Linky and then your comment I will make the draw from the names on the Mr Linky but you must leave a comment to be in the draw.
This Blog Candy is NOW CLOSED

Thursday 25 February 2010

Winner Anouncement

And lucky the winner of Mo's Sophie digital stamp is......

comment number 248

ThePurplePlace said...
Hi Jak,I adore your BLOG and all of your wonderful cards!Happy Anniversary to MO and thanks for the Letter "A"!!
17 February 2010 01:26

If you could send me your email details I will ensure you receive your prize Sophie digital stamp as soon as possible.

Wednesday 24 February 2010

Cherry Blossom - Rubber Stamp Tapestry

A bit of blending and a stamp set from Rubber Stamp Tapestry called Cherry Blossom.
This is one of the stamp sets that UK Stockists were buying from us at the NEC so look out for it.

Now who would have thought the the stamps that made the card is actually from this stamp set, I was inspired for the card from Toni on my design team she was beavering away on the Craftrak Stand at the NEC and I gave her this set to play with.

Tuesday 23 February 2010

La Pashe brings you Rubber Stamp Tapestry

Tropical Garden stamp set, card and matching envelope, Stockist in the UK can now get these wonderful Peg Stamps from La Pashe.

Oh did I mention that La Pashe is now the UK Distributor for Rubber Stamp Tapestry?

something that I am very excited about, I loved the attention these little peg stamps get, my motto for the day is Ink Once and Stamp Twice.

This is Craig our sales manager, I get the feeling he is either after my job or a closet crafter waiting to get out.

My desk all ready to show some techniques to those that wanted to watch.

Before the doors to the show opened I caught a shot of Jim about to put pencil to paper.

Some of the requests Jim had for drawing images left him scratching his head.

Monday 22 February 2010

Hobby and Stitch International

What a surprise I got this morning when I opened the curtains, isn't it gorgeous?
A crisp fresh early morning start to the day.
A quick photograph before getting ready to head over to the NEC for the Hobby and Stitch Trade Show.
I met up with Kirsty Wiseman (bless you Kirsty) a lovely lady that I was thrilled to meet up with and I even managed a try of her precious lip balm.

Here I am taking to the animals, just call me Dr Doolittle ha ha, actually this is the Crafters Companion Stand, Beatrix potter no less.

A shot of the team at work on the Craftrak stand, I promise that Toni was not doing a strip, she was merely taking off her cardigan ready to set to work creating a Craftrak card.

Gary and Danielle are explaining how Craftrak works & it does work fabulously.

Laura is in the background talking through the experience of it all to another trader needing to be part of this exciting new concept to come into the crafting world.

Sunday 21 February 2010

Flippin' Men Stamps - Golfer

Another card made with the Flippin' Men stamps by La Pashe, soon to be in a craft shop near you.
This is the third sample made on Create and Craft.
I stamped onto patterned paper and pieced in the cap, tank top and trousers and then coloured the rest with watercolours, I used the same pattered paper at the bottom of the card wrapped a gold ribbon around the paper to finish.

Saturday 20 February 2010

Cheers - Flippin' Men Stamps by La Pashe

Another one of the new Flippin' Men Stamp sets by La Pashe, I love the many colouring techniques that can be used with stamps to personalise the images to your own taste.
Base card was scored using the ScorPal then a gold ribbon tied around the card into a bow.
The image was stamped in versafine then coloured with watercolour paint, the Cheers! was stamped then mounted onto black card stock as was the image then layered onto the card using foam pads.

I used the border stamp (pint glasses) and the Quote stamp on the insert of the card.

Friday 19 February 2010

Flippin' Men Stamps

I just know you are going to love these stamps as much as I do, la Pashe has released the 8 most popular Flippin' Men in Clear Stamp Sets, That's front and back character stamps a border or background stamps and quotes sentiments or fun phrases in each set.
So plenty for you to create with and better still these will be at affordable prices.
You can view all of the sets now over at the La Pashe site.

The girls on the Design Team have done me so proud with fantastic samples of both the Framin' Cards and the Stamps sets so you must pop over to them to see what they have created.
I'll have more to show you over the next few days and as it is the trade show this weekend I may even give you some sneak previews

Thursday 18 February 2010

Free Background Sheets - 2nd Striped Collection

I've added more free sheets to my Jak Heath Designs Page (link is below my header) 6 more for your collection.

Dates for your Diary
I have 3 shows on Create and Craft TV

Friday 19th February 11am (Create & Craft) 671- *ALL NEW* Framin' Cards!
Friday 19th February 2pm (Ideal World) 644 - *ALL NEW* Flippin' Men Rubber Stamps
Saturday 20th February 9am-10am (Create & Craft) 671 - A4 & A5 size Flippin' Men & Women with backgrounds!
I hope you can watch, the Design Team have created some fabulous cards for the shows.

Tuesday 16 February 2010

Blog Hop and Competition

It's Mo's SIX MONTH anniversary and we reached the 1000 member milestone on PCP last week -- so Bella and Bronte called for a celebration! Blog Hop with both DTs! Each DT member will be giving "their" stamp to a random person who leaves a comment. Plus, visitors can gather "clues" at each stop to spell a phrase and be entered into the big contest to win one of many prizes

Let the party begin.

I think this is the cutest Gal on the Block.

Coloured with Promarkers, a couple of pretty papers and buttons and ribbon as finishing touches.

What can you win?

3 people win three each of Mo's Stampavie rubber stamps
3 win a $10 GC
3 win a Mo's coffee cup
3 win a Mo's tote
3 win a tee-shirt.
grand prize of an original handmade art doll by Mo!
How do you enter the competition and win some goodies?
Follow along to teach of the DT blogs look at the wonderful creations they have made and leave them a comment as you could also win the digi stamp that was used in their creation.
Then search for a letter within the posting, collect each letter and then make a phrase with the letters you collect and email the phrase to with the phrase in the SUBJECT LINE
The deadline for entering for the prizes and emailing Mo the final phrase is this Friday at midnight EST!
I hope I haven't made finding my letter to hard for you lol!

Now get hopping over to Elaine Hughes for another letter and a peek and a wonderful creation.

Don't forget to leave me a comment and I will draw a winner for the Sophie Digital Stamp I have used, deadline Friday 19th midnight GMT

Sunday 14 February 2010

Distressed Blossom

Getting a bit inky, I love doing that, I had to set to as soon as I got home from Create and Craft, it seems that both myself and Leonie Pujol enjoy nothing better than getting our fingers inky.
I used the Friends till the End stamp set by Papertrey Ink and using the blossom I stamped creamy caramel ink all over the Kraft base card then distressed the edges of the card in the same ink.
I stamped the main focal blossom onto kraft card with Momento ink and used Copics to colour the image, then I added glossy accents to the centre and added little gems and glass glitter to make it pop. I cut this out when dry and tied a ribbon around the card in a bow and added the blossom on top with foam pads.
The sentiment was stamped and cut out with the Stampin up word slot punch.

Valentines Day & Create and Craft TV

Happy Valentines Day everyone, I hope you all have a lovely day filled with Roses and Chocolate.

My day will start very early as I will be at the Create & Craft studios with a live show 10 - 12noon so I hope you will be able to pop along.
Sky chanel 671
Also pop over to the design team blogs at 10 am they are sure to have something to tickle your taste buds.

Saturday 13 February 2010

Matching Stripes - Free Backgrounds

Below is a sample of the first Striped Backgrounds, they match the Dotty ones I gave earlier.
Go to Jak Heath Designs for the downloads, the link is as the top of the blog below my header.

Friday 12 February 2010

Make a wish cottage

I used the Thomas Kinkade Make a Wish stamp, for this card, pretty papers from Stampin Up a corner punch for the image and backing but just for 1 corner and some Twill Tape as ribbon.

Attention to detail...

3 cream buttons tied with a leather twine.