Thursday, 31 July 2014

How to enter our challenge

Hello all you crafters
this is my first go at setting up the linking thingy whatsit, so please smile sweetly if it doesn't work at first.

I am sure it can't be too complicated and I know I will sort at some point in time but everything doesn't run smoothly this first time please be patient with me.

The theory is there will be a button for you to press where I have added the code the lovely people gave me. We will only find out if it works by having a go.
Please make sure you post a link to the post which contains your challenge rather than your blog. Please make sure your blog post lists the Oak House Studio products you have used AND contains a link to this post.
If you dont have a blog you can email me and I will my best to add your entry, lets see how it goes.
You have til 5pm on the last day of the month to add your project. the theme is Happliy Ever After

Design Team Call For September, October and November 2014

Wanted crafters who love to use stamps in their projects.
As soon as I started stamping I became fascinated with how versatile they were and how many different ways they could be used. There can be little surprise that I went on to start designing stamps and create my own stamp company.
I am again looking for other crafters from a range of backgrounds and crafts to join a Design Team. Requirements include:
1.            Commit to 3 months involvement with the team. September, October & November 2014.
2.                Excellent photography skills for taking pictures of your projects
3.           Ability to create inspirational/educational weekly blog posts with Oak House Studio products.
4.               Participation in a mini one stamp event. Details of last year can be found on the website. (The provisional date for this year is in October, but you will have your kit in time to make ahead of the date if need be).
5.               Promote Oak House Studio products, offers and challenges as widely as possible   including on your blog and Facebook.

Does that sound fun?  If it does, it’s about to get better.  Here’s what I’ll do for you in return:
*            The stamps, plus inks and embossing powder sent to you in advance.
*                BONUS parcel chosen by YOU to be sent out on completion of the 3 months.
*                Link from our blog and Facebook page to your personal blog
            My undying gratitude and amazement for your creations

What do you need to do to enter?  That’s easy too!

1.               Submit photos of 3 of your favourite projects that highlight your own personal use of stamps. (Please note, do not send examples made with digital images as we need to see your ability with a real stamp)
2.               Projects should show you know our products and how to use them. Please use Oak House Studio products for samples if possible.
3.                Include links to your active blog.
4.               Write up a quick bio about yourself, mentioning why you’re interested in being on the DT, what experience (if any) you have with DTs, and why you love stamping. Please list any other Design teams you are currently involved with or intend to be involved with during the 3 months term.
5.                Tell me about the groups you belong to and any classes you attend or teach.
6.                Send by email to
7.                Submissions must be received NO LATER than Sunday 10th August  2014.
8.                 Wait impatiently as I collect the submissions and choose who I can use for this project.

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Clematis Corner Wedding

Two members of the team produced very different work for this challenge with the same stamp, for me this reflects just how much of yourself you put into a stamped project. Because you chose your own colours schemes, you chose card and inks and colour mediums etc.
 You really do add something of yourself to the project. Anyway less of me and my soap box. Here is the results we would love to see yours.

Clare Messenger
Clare Messenger

Elaine Kettle
Elaine Kettle
Elaine has blogged about her makes HERE 
Elaine Kettle

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Happily Ever after Challenge

Some lovely entries coming in 
Here is a little more inspiration from the design team.
I hope you will find time to join in this month with some sort of Wedding inspired project. Don't foregt you could win £40 to psend on the website.
 Use the link to add your entry, please remember to link to the actual post you are entering and not just your whole blog. Please leave a link on your post the Challenge so others might find us and join in.
Clare Messenger

Clare Messenger

Lisa Winnard
Barbara Cleggett

Elaine Kettle

Sunday, 20 July 2014

One stamp comment winner

I promised an ink pad storage unit and some ink pads to someone who left a comment, I gave you til Tuesday night to leave your comments and you may be wondering why I haven't drawn the winner.
Simple answer, it was such a big job, I kept putting it off until I "had time". I often do that and find the jobs only takes me 15 minutes in the end. Not this time it has taken me hours to go through all the posts and record the people who have left comments.
First of all I had to cut up more paper, then I had to find a bigger bowl, finally using an old copper jam pan
So yet again I am overwhelmed by the way people joined in the challenge this time, Thank you all so much and can I just say of you if didn't win this time, keep joining in our challenges and maybe you will be lucky next time.

So the winner is Rachel, a worthy winner who comment on most posts all weekend, Well Done Rachel. Please contact me with your address and I will post your proze out to you.

Citrus Inspired Wedding Stationery By Sylvia Ames

Hello there,
Have you joined in the challenge yet?
 Look at these projects from the talented Sylvia Ames.

Sylvia has used Oak House Studio Stamping Card coloured with Colour Chemistry Golden Yellow and Lemon Yellow pigment ink. A Stitch In Time hearts stamped and white embossed the individual hearts were coloured with a mix of citrus yellow and citrus green ink in a bottle.

She has used our tags for the Save the Date tags... 
Don't forget you get them 3 for 2 at the moment so grab a bargain.

Happily Ever After

Hi Lynne here.

I've been playing with the Spring bloom Stamps to create a wedding card, place name / favour box and Thank you card.

I started by stamping the flowers in orchid ink and the leaves in spring green on Oak House Studio stamping card. They were then hand cut.

Here's the wedding card (it could easily be an invitation if you changed the sentiment)

The place setting / favour box :


top view

thank you card

all three together.

Don't forget to post your entry for the challenge, you could win £40 to spend on the website and Lynnda has added lots of stamps plus some new inks colours.

Wedding Invitation Card

A quick invitation card - especially if you have a lot to make!

Used a textured card base and an Invitation Sentiment from my stash.
I stamped the beautiful Dotty's Rose Stamp and used Detail Gold Embossing Powder.
 I coloured using the Chemistry Ink in a Bottle French Wine  and the green was my own mix of Spode Blue and Citrus Yellow. Edged the sentiment with the Dusky Rose Ink pad
here's the link for the Ink and Stamp Information  -

Hope you can take up the invitation to put a photo of one of your cards into our Challenge.
You can enter by e-mail if you do not have a Blog....Good Luck

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Need ideas?

Hello there,
It is really busy here at the moment so going to send you over to see the great post at Sylvia did on her blog just to wet your appetite here is just one of her makes.
You will find a link to all the teams blogs down the side the page, they are very talented and you should check what they have been up to.
Go to Syvlia's blog HERE

Monday, 14 July 2014

New Challenge ~ Happily Ever After

Barbara Cleggett

Wow that was an amazing weekend, I am shattered, but here at Oak House Studio we start a new challenge on 14th of the month so here we go, the new challenge is Happily Ever After, a wedding theme, from invitations to Anniversary cards, I am sure you will have lots of ideas.

Challenge runs from 14th to the last day of the month and you must use some product from Oak House Studio.

I will be back tomorrow to show you more samples and tell you how to enter Oak House Studio creations.

Lynnda x

Clare Messenger

Barbara Cleggett

Barbara Cleggett.

Sunday, 13 July 2014

ONE STAMP project

So at we come to the end of another 24 hours with One stamp image you will have noticed I am passionate about how  versatile a stamp is as a way to transfer a design. This is not the end it is hopefully a beginning of another journey and you will have been inspired to do more with your stamps.

I have already been talking with the senior team about the next one stamp event, which stamp to chose and when to put aside the time to do this.
Make sure you join the Facebook group to stay in touch because with out you joining in this project would not be the same.
 Join the group HERE. There is lots more inspiration over there from lots of lovely people.

A big thank you and well done to everyone who joined in.
A huge thank you to my design team whose efforts have been great.
A special Thank you to Elaine Kettle who keeps me on track with what I have to do when I just want to make things with the stamp.

If you have posted on your own blog please leave a link to your blog on the Facebook group.
Thank you for your comments. Every comment over the two days will go into a draw to win an Ink Pad storage unit and some ink pads.
Thank you for all your comments. I will draw the winner on Tuesday after I have recovered and you have had time to check out all the posts.
I will leave you with a few last images from the weekend.

Walesby Heart for Your Man?

Thought this quick make using the Walesby Heart would be suitable to give to a man....

I spritzed Regal Claret and Tempting Teal and then dropped "drops" with my pipettes. Left them to dry and then scored a decorative frame. Stamped the sentiment with Wine Ink Pad. die ccut a heart shape and then made a paper clay heart with my medium Walesby Heart. Left to dry and then distressed over with French Wine and Powder Blue on the edge of the die cut. Added liquid pearls o edge the heartand highlight the scrolls.
There's still time to leave a comment on the Blog entries for the One Stamp Challenge - you may win a great prize!

Barbara C

Revitalise An Old Tee-Shirt

Hello everyone, Sylv here with another One Stamp Project.  Something a little different this time, a decorated tee-shirt.

I used TAP transfer paper, the Walesby Heart and powder blue pigment ink to create the motif, just stamp the heart four times onto the tap paper and iron onto your tee-shirt using a very hot iron and you have a tee-shirt with a new lease of life.

The motif was decorated with crystals using a candy cane and hot glue backed crystals and a fancy button.

You will find the Walesby Heart and a wonderful array of inks in the Oak House Studio Shop.

Nearly at the end of of our 24 hours but you are welcome to keep adding your makes to the Facebook group.
Keep leaving comments to win.

Dream a little Dream!

Elaine here with an inky project using a Bisque Plaque for the ONE STAMP challenge - I've used the Medium Walesby Heart teamed with the Heart Palette stamp.

I thought I'd see how well the Inks in a Bottle perform on the Bisque surface. The base layer is a mix of Citrus Yellow, Citrus Orange and a touch of Glorious Gold - they dry immediately on the surface so it was easy to just keep adding colour.  The Heart Palette stamp is inked with Pumpkin Orange and the Walesby Heart is stamped with Black.  I've blended more Pumpkin Orange and Golden Yellow Pigment Ink around the edges as a frame.

I'm just short of a drill to make some holes for the ribbon but thought I'd post this now.  Hope you're enjoying all the One Stamp posts this weekend and remember to leave a comment for your chance to win an Ink Pad Storage unit.   Thanks for looking!!

Inkyness and Walesby Heart

Hiya, Barbara D here, with a quick update on my inky cards....
All sentiments, stamps and colours from the Colour Chemistry range, at Oak House Studio.

Five small hearts, heat-embossed with Seafoam White ep, and coloured with Paris Pink, Teal and Damson spray inks.

Splodges of Citrus Lime and Citrus Yellow spray inks.....hearts done same as above, onto inky cardstock coloured with Citrus Yellow and Jubilee Red.

Bobby's grey inkpad for sentiment, and a mix of colours for the heart.

Small 'thank you' cards, with splodges in various colours.... all from Oak House Studio, of course. Hearts embossed and double-layered.

Well, that's me, inkied and hearted out.....keep checking back for updates from the rest of the DT. Creations are coming thick and fast....some fantastic inspiration xx 
Barbara xx

One Stamp Project In Clay

Hi, Sylv here, hope you have had fun making a few One Stamp Projects today.

Here is a key ring made using Magic Sculp smooth epoxy putty.  The putty was shaped into a heart shape and stamped with the pattern of the Walesby Heart stamp.  The putty was allowed to dry, a hole drilled to take the key ring and Treasure Gold rubbed on the raised pattern.

Simple but effective, Oak House Studio stamps are so detailed they are super for stamping into clay, but do remember to wash your stamp immediately so the clay does not dry on the stamp.