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Surprise Us At Fashionable Stamping Challenges

Our first challenge for the New Year at Fashionable Stamping Challenges is … Surprise Us. This is so easy peasy basically it’s an anything goes, you can enter whatever you like.

A few of the Fashionettes decided to have a Secret Santa with our creations from this challenge.

Joanna was the inspiration behind the Secret Santa gift so she put all our names into a hat and drew out who our Secret Santa’s are going to be.

My Secret Santa gift is for a very special person but all will be revealed when everyone has received their gifts.

I have made an altered beer mat brag book. Four beer mats have been gessoed, acrylic paint and ink added then napkin decoupage along with stamping, masking plus moulding paste … even a little shrink plastic. In between each of the four beer mats I have added four extra coloured card pages with a decorative border so that the recipient can add photos.

Can’t wait to visit all the Fashionettes to see who there Secret Santa’s are and what lovely creations they will be receiving.


Now is the time to hop on over to the FSC challenge and see what the amazing DT’s have been up to.

One very talented bunch of ladies that I have the honour to work with and I love everyone of them. x x x

Not forgetting the lovely Marina at Cottage Crafts who sponsors our challenge. x x x x


19 Responses to “Surprise Us At Fashionable Stamping Challenges”

  1. Joanna says:

    Oh Shirley, this little book is soooooo gorgeous!!! I love all the little touches and the stamping is just exquisite! Absolutely stunning hun – thank you sooooo much! I can’t wait to receive it! Have a lovely time with your family. Sending you lots of hugs for the happy New Year! xxx

  2. Shirley says:

    Gorgeous altered mini book ! Love the colours, combination of stamped images & embellishments. Happy New Year ! Shirley

  3. Dot says:

    Yes…I can’t wait to receive it either Shirley!!! lol… It looks fantastic! I don’t know how you come up with these ideas. So much work has gone into this and I really appreciate it! Happy New Year to you and Andrew
    Dot x

  4. Brenda Brown says:

    What a fabulous make Shirley. I just love your little book full of wonderful colours and stamps and the muslin adds that finishing touch.
    When do you go home? Will we manage to get together for a while?
    Wishing you, Andrew, Claire and the family a happy, healthy and peaceful New Year and may 2013 bring everything that you would want it to.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

  5. Shirl
    Talk about sensational and all the love you have put into its creation shines through.
    If I am not in contact before then let me wish you and Andrew and all your family the happiest and healthiest of New Years.
    Here’s to 2013 and more fun at FSC!
    Wishes and thanks for being you.

  6. Silvia says:

    Great use of old beer mats, it’s a fabulous project, Shirley.

  7. Claire C says:

    Wow Shirl, what a fab idea, a really beautiful creation with such pretty colours and so much depth to all the pages.
    Wishing you and yours a happy and healthy and of course crafty New Year
    love and hugs
    Claire xx

  8. Esther says:

    This is so beautiful Shirley and such a lovely surprise for one of us…so much work and detail, simply stunning ! Wishing you a very Happy New year to you and your family, Esther xx

  9. Dean Designs says:

    What a wonderful idea you had with the beer mats. They turned out beautiful! I am so envious of the lucky person that gets this 🙂

    Happy Holidays

  10. Meggymay says:

    Gorgeous book Shirley, wonderful details and textures, some one will be very lucky to receive this.
    Very best wishes to you and your family for the coming Year.
    Yvonne xx

  11. Very very great and beautiful book Shirl.
    Wish you a Happy ,Healthy and Creative 2013.

    Greetings Janny

  12. Avril says:

    Hi Shirley, What a fabulous little book, just love all the details and wonderful stamping. Love the inky backgrounds.
    Wishing you a Very Happy New Year and all my Best Wishes for 2013.
    Avril xx

  13. Astrid says:

    Stunning little book!! Wow, you have just inspired me to dig out my collection of beer mats! Fantastic gift and lucky recipient!!

  14. Ellie Knol says:

    Lovely project Shirley!
    Happy New Year to you and your family!
    xx Ellie xxx

  15. What a very nice project Shirl…it looks amazing!!!

    Best wishes and lots of creative inspiration in 2013!

    greetings, Alie 🙂

  16. Paula says:

    Hi Shirley absolutely adorable mini book, it will be treasured. Hope you had a great Christmas and New year. xx

  17. butterfly says:

    This is so gorgeous, Shirley – every page is a delight, beautiful pastels, and what a fabulous way to transform humble beer mats – thank you for the inspiration!
    Alison x

  18. Ellie Knol says:

    I always love to see what all the DT members have done with the theme- this is beautiful, I like your take on the ‘challenge’.

    xxxx Ellie xxxx

  19. Laurart says:

    This is amazing – such a wonderful creation! I have come here to take a peek from the Vintage stamping challenge to say hello! From Laura x

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