Wednesday, 26 March 2014

This is what awesome looks like by Petra

I just love this word scraplet, how could you not?
I combined it with one of the cute parrot that I embossed in different colors. Easy peasy. Hope you like it.

I stamped all over the page with my camera icon circle stamp and some on another piece of paper too which I then cut out and mounted on 3D foam.

I used this stamp negative with my Stampmaker:

Sunday, 16 March 2014

Mr & Mrs - The perfect wedding gift. Make these fabulous letters using your stamp maker kit

This weekend i got crafting and made these lovely black and white letters for my friends wedding.  These are unique in every way because the printed design was designed by me and then made in to a stamp using the Photocentric Stampmaker kit.

Materials i used
1.Cardboard letters from Hobby Craft
2. Black and white ribbon set
3. Black acrylic paint
4. White acrylic paint
5. embellishments -pink and blue felt butterflies from hobby craft
6. White & black embossing powders - WOW embossing.
7. Heat Gun
8. Clear Versamark ink pad

How to Make
  • Design your pattern on the PC. I used corel draw and watched alot of you tube videos to teach myself how to design.
  • When ready print your design using the inkjet film that comes in the kit. Here is what my negative looked like.

  •  I then made the stamp following the instructions in my kit. For a brief idea of how this is done -Position the negative in the clamp with the imagepac sachets. Expose under the UV light for 6 secs on one side and then flip it over and expose for a furher 1.40. Cut around the edges and peel of the backing. Wsh remaining liquid in sink using warm soapy water. Put in water tray back under the light for a further 3 mins to harden and then let dry. Here is what my stamps looked like.

  • Paint your cardboard letters using the acrylic paints. You can of course choose different colours
  •  Whilst they are drying get your other materials ready, embossing powders, versa mark, heat gun. 
  • Stamp your design over your letters using the versa mark ink pad and then cover with embossing powder. Heat the embossing powder using your heat gun and watch it change in to crisp white. Or if using different colours watch them change under the heat. Be careful not to over heat and always do a practice run to test what look it will achieve.
  • Finally after you have finished stamping decorate the remaining letters with embellishments of your choice.  
srand back and admire your work. 

Thursday, 13 March 2014

Photograph Stamp

Hun fun and create some wonderful personalised kits for your friends and family. Using the Photocentric Imagepac Stampmaker kit i got creative making a photo in to a stamp. 

First choose your photo. For my little tester project i used a black and white picture of my friends little girl called BROOKE. Isn't she a cutie :-)

I then converted the image in to a negative and printed it out on to my inkjet film that comes in the kit. I used Corel Photo Paint to do this. If your not familar with any designing programme then the best way to learn is to watch you tube videos or read the internet. There is so many help guides out there. This is how i learnt. It takes time but very rewarding when you do finally get to know it.  For a video on how to print a negative please visit Here's what it came out like

Using the stampmaker kit i made an A7 stamp from the negative. Picture below.. The kit is extremely easy to use and comes with full instructions. You can make a stamp in just 5 mins......WOW amazing.

And here is the final touches and by far the best and stamp. I stamped just on to white cotton fabric for a test but i plan to make a little keepsake cushion as a gift for my friend. The ink i used was stazon because this stamps best on to fabric.  Now it's over to you.........come on guys lets see what photos you can stamp with.

                                                       X CHARLENE SLAVEN X

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

You & Me

I decided to make a mixed media background for this page. Starting off with some structure paste on the big 12x12 A2Z Scraplets shape giving me real big round structure shapes. I combined it with smaller dots in different shapes using a Prima mask and structure paste. on top of this I added a thin layer of Gesso. Then I used a Stencilette and more structure paste to make the big round swirl blobs. The You & Me Word scraplet I covered with gesso and then stamped and embossed.  

I added some mist on the You & Me word and then I mounted everything exept the photo. I added mist in several colors and then I stamped with black to get some contrast to the page. I added the photo and finally some gesso to matt down the flowers and leaves.

I used this arrow stamp on the edges from the June kit and I just love the effect. I am planning to make it in several different sizes to play around with. Everything is possible when you have your own stampmaker.

All stamps are made using the Teresa Collins stampmaker by photocentrics:

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

What an amazing time we had at Creative World this year! Check out the pictures of our Stand. We had lots of interest in our Imagepac Stampmaker Kits, as well as our NEW embossing sheets.
Next Up - STITCHES !!!! We'd love for you to stop by our stand at Stitches this year to check out our new Stamp Maker Pro A5 unit which will be coming up for sale very soon.
Stand E18 - NEC - 16th - 18th of Febuary.

Thursday, 30 January 2014

Creative Profile

I was honored to be chosen as the creative profile at the Swedish Scrapbooking Magazine Inzpira. And this is one of the pages shown in the magazine.

I used text, chevron arrow, balloon and bike stamps made using my Teresa Collins stampmaker by Photocentrics.

 I used Teresa Collins Memories collection.


Monday, 20 January 2014

Rock star ♥

I really love this picture of my daughter playing her fake guitar, she looks so cool. The page was published in the Swedish scrap mag Inzpira last year.

On this page I used papers and decorations from You Do with some of the free down load stamp designs from last year:

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

CHA Stand 2014

Hi All,

Thought i'd post some lovely photos of our stand at CHA this year. For those of you who attended the show i hope you all had a good time. Look out for our stand E02 in hall 4.2 at Creative World at the end of January 25th - 28th. 


I also made this page using some of the cat stamps I have designed:

Stamp I used:


Monday, 13 January 2014

Taking the yearly family portrait

Taking the yearly portrait was a fun and somewhat crazy experience. it is hard to get 3 kids to cooperate at the same time... anyway this one turned out OK.
I customized a text stamp for this and all coming family portraits.
I also made a post stamp which I used on the photo itself.

Stamps I used: