In case the collage in my last post was a little too saccharine for some, allow me to temper that glorious technicolour landscape by sharing another, slightly moodier (and unintentionally darker!) collage… Continue reading Stamps that don’t exist
All fingers & stamps!
I met the lovely Victoria Wilcox, a professional photographer, at my last craft fair in Derby, about a month ago. She was very intrigued by my stampy crafts and asked if she could take some pics (to which I of course agreed!). We arranged a mini ‘photo shoot’ for Monday, and had a lot of fun spreading my stamps around my workspace & pulling silly faces! Continue reading All fingers & stamps!
Spot the difference!
This new pocket notebook is the perfect example of how much a collage composition can continue to evolve Continue reading Spot the difference!
My husband just came into my work room and laughed when he spotted this packet of stamps which I had labelled ‘excess’. Can’t imagine why, can you?
Creative & Curious about postage stamps?
I would have normally held off mentioning this for another few weeks, but as this news comes with a time-sensitive special offer I’m ringing it in early… Continue reading Creative & Curious about postage stamps?
Old news & new news
Lots to catch you up on – but where, oh where to begin…? Let’s eschew chronology for now Continue reading Old news & new news
So, it’s been a busy few months…! Continue reading Evolution
The Cuban Collage Crisis
A couple of weeks ago, two of my collaged notebooks were removed from sale in my Etsy store by Etsy admin. Why? Because within the hundreds of stamps collaged onto each cover, was a single, used, vintage postage stamp from Cuba. Continue reading The Cuban Collage Crisis
Put Your Stamps in their Proper Place – Part 2
I have something of a conundrum to consider. Having (very) recently acquired both of my parents’ childhood stamp albums (see previous post), what do I do with them? Continue reading Put Your Stamps in their Proper Place – Part 2
Put Your Stamps in their Proper Place – Part 1
First, I’ll tell you a little bit about the stamp albums I inherited from my parents, just a couple of days ago. Well, I was actually originally given the albums when I was much younger and still living at home, but they weren’t an essential to pack when I left home for university, and in the years since have been buried by more and more junk in what used to be my bedroom. I’d actually completely forgotten about them, despite my recent stamp-collaging activities. My mum re-discovered the albums just recently, when trying to return my old room to a use-able state and brought them with her when she came to visit this week. Lovely to see her, of course, but the albums made me very happy indeed! 🙂 Continue reading Put Your Stamps in their Proper Place – Part 1