Monday, 20 February 2012

Blockheads Paper Arts Stamps

We are so fortunate that one of the inspirational card makers in this world, submits the most fabulous cards to our challenge at "Less is More" each week.
Her name is Birgit and she is Swedish!
You can find her blog here.
A couple of weeks ago she submitted a fabulous card which used a stamp from Blockhead Paper Arts for whom she is a Guest Designer at present.
I loved the image so much that I have bought some stamps for myself and they are simply FABULOUS!
The card she designed which caught my imagination is here
This is my case of it

The card at the top of this post was made with another Blockhead stamp using what they call the  "Chalk Attraction" technique. This is merely an image stamped with Versamark and coloured using chalks or pastels, applied with a Q Tip. I used Stampin' Pastels from Stampin' Up in Really Rust, More Mustard,  So Saffron and Basic Black. In fact I think that this is the perfect technique for using on this wonderful sketchy image of the bee and its honeycomb.

Thanks Birgit for all your inspiration!


  1. Birgit's work is absolutely amazing I agree Chrissie. I haven't used this technique for a very long time but your gorgeous bee card is very inspiring! Vicky x

  2. Oh, Chrissie! These are such beautiful cards! I'm definitely going to check out the technique!

  3. Two beautiful cards again Chrissie, just can't choose a fav this week. I agree I just adore Birgit's cards too :) Viv xx

  4. Lovely cards Chrissie!! I´m so honoured and your words about my cards put a big smile in my face!


  5. I love this technique and it worked perfectly with this stamp. I love it. Love the framed tulips too. They look like Spring.

  6. Two fabulous cards Chrissie and I totally agree re Birgit's cards, they are always amazing! Love the bee stamp :)
    Val x

  7. Your cards are so beautiful. Those pink tulips are even more striking with all that white space.

  8. love ALL your cards Chrissie, where do you get your ideas from!!
    Birgits cards are so inspirational, would love to be able to think like you both do!!! I tend to struggle with LIM but determined to stick at it!!
    lainey x

  9. Brigit's cards ARE gorgeous, so elegant!

    I just saw your bee card in the links, and it really caught my eye, Chrissie--SO nice. I really like the way you did the honeycomb, how it looks, well, like a piece of honeycomb!!


  10. Wow! That technique is perfect for the honeycomb card. Love it! Both cards are lovely.

  11. Love the bee on the honeycomb. Great card for any occasion and your tulips are very petty. x

  12. I love what you did with my Chalk Attraction Challenge! Thanks for joining us over at Blockheads Paper Arts and good luck!

  13. These are really pretty cards, Chrissie!

  14. Chrissie, hello, it's so good to see you! I had played along with you all at Less Is More a few times before Christmas (time has gotten away from me since, but I enjoy your challenge very much).

    I agree with you about Birgit's creations, and I am tickled to hear that you liked her Blockheads stamps so much and ordered some. :) They are wonderful, aren't they? I've loved using mine. :)

    I ADORE your creations featured here. The CAS tulip card - just perfect! And the chalk technique you did on the bee and honeycomb is truly gorgeous.

    Thanks so much for playing with the Blockheads. :)

  15. I too love Birgit's cards! I haven't seen one I don't like yet!

    And yours are pretty good too! ;) I really love this bee one with it's lovely's such a realistic image and the way you've coloured it really brings it to life!
    Lizy x

  16. Chrissie - from one granny to another... your designs are amazing! You truly have a gift! I'm now following your blog! Thanks for sharing your beautiful work!

  17. What beautiful cards...the beehive is wonderful, but the beautiful tulips with their pop of color against all that lovely white...stunning:)!!


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