Sunday, 3 February 2013

Here we are again, and not too long after my last post considering. I'm jumping up and down shouting 'its a miracle' lol.  Actually it is, cos I'd rather be curled up with the dog in front of the telly with a nose bag to catch the drips.  I don't think its a cold (I hope not anyway), just infection spread from my abscess into my sinuses, but I'm on good old penicillin so I'm not fretting about it.

Did you see the Polkadoodles shows on Saturday? Yay some stamps at last, it's been a while since we had some new ones, and these are real cuties.  It's just occurred to me that these were rabbits too, do we have a theme running here?  You can order them from Polkadoodles or Create and Craft.

I'd just like to make a little point that has reared it's ugly head again. Copied crafting CD Roms.  If you get offered them please don't buy them, even if you really want it and can't afford the real thing.  This is theft pure and simple and its taking away valuable income from all the smaller designers such as Cupcake Crafting, Polkadoodles, Robert Adams, Sharon Duncan etc.  These smaller companies cannot afford to lose this income.  Things are tough enough at the moment without making them worse for people who spend hours of blood, sweat and tears designing them.  It really can make the difference of them staying in business or going under.  So please please don't buy them.  The sorry excuses for human beings that sell these copies deserve to be shopped.  Theft is theft and there is no excuse for it, we are all hard up but we don't all go round breaking the law just because it's easy.

This week I had a play with a crafty prototype. It was supposed to be a quick play, but it lasted all day nearly. I had a blast, unfortunately I cant tell you what it is cos I'm quite fond of living, but if you like messy crafting you'll love it.

Anyway, onto the Clarity Samples from today's show. Its always such a shame from our point of views that all the samples don't get shown when they sell out quickly, however it is very good for Barbara which is the main point of doing them.  The bunny rabbits didn't hang about long did they, they hopped right off rather quickly, but then they were rather sweet and my fave sample this time was made with them.

I stamped on fabric with deColourant for this one, then used it to cover a notebook.  Bookbinding glue is essential for this

 

Aww, the wee bunnies, the one above is so simple but so effective. Mind you I nearly lost the top of a finger cutting out the whiskers, a very near miss indeedy.  The one below is a Joanna Sheen backing paper, it seemed the perfect thing to put the bunnies on





A couple of ATC's.  I don't make them very often, maybe I should make more of them, they are so much quicker than the other samples.

10 comments:

Helen said...

What great samples - I only caught some of the show, and did see the bunnies!

Jane Willis said...

On the topic of copied CDs, as the purchaser we may not even know they ARE copied. I bought a CD of "original designs" from an ebay seller and recognised some of them as being by designers I already knew and not by the seller. Naturally when I went to report them, their profile was gone and they were probably selling their stolen designs under another name. And of course there are people selling CDs as originals when they are copies too. Safest to always use the designer's own outlet or a reputable source the designer regularly sells through.

Louise said...

Fabulous! Thank you for your wonderful inspiration x

Louise said...

Fabulous! Thank you for your inspiration x

FauxPainter - Dee Paramour said...

I totally agree Jane, but when someone emails you with a list of CD's and digi's you've got to know they are rip offs, especially when they say for your eyes only!!!

Helen Anderson said...

Stunning work as always Dee. I particularly like both bunnies ones and the art one ;-). Hope you're feeling better soon, hugs Helen x

Lynne said...

Gorgeous cards Dee. I love the bright colours you use.The bunny sunset one is my favourite though. It's cute yet elegant. X

Patricia Howarth said...

These are fantastic samples, absolutely adore the 'bunnies' stamps.
The fake CD's must be a real problem for the designers, my heart goes out to them, it is such a shame that people have to resort to 'knocking off' the designer's 'blood, sweat and tears' products. The saying "If it seems too good to be true, it usually is" is so very true.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

val jones said...

Love all the samples Dee, but particularly the Bunnies, they are delightful.

Val in Spain xxx

Stamping in Pink said...

Absolutely stunning and very inspirational Dee! I do love those cute little bunnies though - and the one with the paper from JS is my favourite - so cute! Karen x