Thursday, September 21, 2017

Coffee Card and Blog hop!

Welcome to Thursday on Topflight Stamps!! Karen Bearse here with a pretty, coffee art card. The design team are participating in the Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop where they are giving away tons of prizes so you are going to want to jump in. Hurry though, the contest ends tomorrow, Friday Sept 22 at 6am pacific. 

 Here is my entry. Nummy just looking at this card makes me want a cup of coffee!

I used the Crafty Individual Stamp, Tea at Three as the focal point to my card.   

To add in the coffee rings & title, Dark Room Door has a great set called Coffee Time.  If you want a tutorial on how this card came about check out my blog here

Thanks for joining me here today & I hope you participate in the hop!

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

"Coffee lovers" chez Topflight

This is the week for coffee at home


and I had the great privilege of working with the set

Darkroom Door

Coffee time

and I take part in the challenge

Coffee lovers

Here are the materials used:

The powders Infusions:
The Sage
Are you Cerise
Golden Sand

My two stencils:
Set 9 from Tim Holtz
Bubble by Kelly Purkey for Simon Says

  Distress inks:
Iced Spruce
 Picked Raspberry
Walnut Stain

and the paper My Favorite Things "Painted Prints Smitten"

Nathalie Fournier / Topflight

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Tea time with Couture Creations

Welcome to the Topflights Stamp blog.   Steph here again showcasing stamps from Couture Creations.   If you haven't checked out the Topflight store yet, you need to see the variety of stamps in the store.  They have some amazing stamps from all over the world.

Today I'm using Enchanted Tea Party.

I created a background using the tea cup and watch, repeatedly stamping each in black ink on a panel of white.

Next, I wrapped Whisker Graphics twine around the panel and adhered the panel to a black card.

I stamped the tea pot on another panel of white and die cut.  I added it to a larger black circle, then placed it on the card using foam adhesives for dimension.  The phrase was added next to the tea pot.

I love the black and white effect on this card.

Thanks for stopping by and please pop by my blog for more crafty inspiration. 

See you next Tuesday.


Monday, September 18, 2017

Tea for one!

Welcome to the Topflight Stamps blog, It's Clare with you today and this week we are all taking part in the Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!  Now am I am a coffee lover and my favourite tipple is a cafĂ© Latte but today I am playing with a quintessentially English beverage...TEA!

On a large tag I painted with Paperartsy paints and stencilled onto the tag.

Using the Cup of Tea set from Darkroom Door I stamped onto some Dictionary pages using the tea pot, teapot and the large sentiment 'A Woman is like a teabag'

             I fussy cut around the tea cup, tea pot and fashioned a tea bag around the sentiment.

After attaching some washi tape and dripping some brown ink down the tag I attached my tea for one to complete my tag.

Thank you so much for stopping by today.  You can visit my blog by clicking here

Happy crafting,


Friday, September 15, 2017

Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop 2017

Welcome to the Topflight Stamps Blog!

Today we're taking part its the Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!!

We're featuring some CAS cards made using Oxide Inks and the Darkroom Door Stamp Set called Coffe Time.

Coffee Time

Remember When Steampunk art page

Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to my weekly Topflight Stamps shop post.
Once in a couple of weeks the designers make craft projects in their own free style using any stamps from the Topflight shop that fit their personality and preference.
So for me it's usually some Mixed Media project and this week it's a Steampunk art page made with three different stamp sets.
I called it Remember When as it's vintage, dark and looks like something from the past.

First I made the background with Studio Light Basic Background stamp using white pigmented ink and then heat embossed it with white embossing powder. Over all upper layers it's pretty hard to see this part of stamping, but after adding paints and mists it acted as resist and you still can see a lot of stamped background on the left of this piece.

The second part of stamping was stamping over vellum of Carabelle studio Steampunk: Machine a remonter le temps- Steampunk time machine stamp using black embossing powder and you can see the part of this stamping inside the Steampunk chipboard frame.

The last stamp set used to make this art page was Carabelle Studio Papillion Steampunk or Steampunk  butterfly stamp and its was stamped over white cardstock and heat embossed with black powder.
I added some metal cogs over this fantastic butterfly image and hand cut it to be my main image.

Everything else on this art page are paints, mediums, chipboards, mists and... Whatever we use to make the real Mixed Media project after we used our beloved stamps.

Stamps used to make this page:
Steampunk time machine

Steampunk Butterfly

Thanks for reading my weekly post.

If you would like to see more of my work you are mostly welcome to my own blog.
 See you all next weeks with a totally different stamping inspiration!

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Playing with Carabelle Cactus Stamps

Hello Topflight Stamp Fans, Karen Bearse here with an art journal/smash book type page. I love combining art journaling with a photo and a story.

This page is from "My Favorite Book", made from an old thrift shop bought book and filled with my favorite photos. A great way to get some of those pictures off my phone! 

I got to play with this Carabelle Studios Cactus set which is perfect for the photo above! A little Archival ink, some scrapbook paper, some markers & a pair of scissors & my cute cacti were ready to go. To see how I made this page you can check out my blog post here. Thanks so much for joining me today, see you next week!

Wednesday, September 13, 2017


Black and white!

Those cards are so much appreciated!

Featured at


Darkroom Door-Camera


Katzelkraft-Torn paper

Nathalie Fournier/Topflight

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Embossed Bookmarks

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here today.    It's Tuesday and it's my turn on the blog.  If you haven't checked out the Topflight store yet, you need to see the variety of stamps in the store.  They have some amazing stamps from all over the world.

Today I'm using Enchanted Tea Party stamps from Couture Creations to create bookmarks.  With school in session, why not create bookmarks to help your children enjoy the reading process.

I began by cutting cardstock strips 2" x 6" and embossing them with a Cuttlebug embossing folder.  Then I matted each with blue cardstock.  To emphasize the embossing, I ran a blue ink pad across each one.

I stamped the phrases in black ink, then die cut each to fit the tags.  For extra strength, I matted each bookmark again with kraft cardstock.  I adhered the phrases to each bookmark.

I punched holes in each one and then added Whisker Graphics twine.

Thanks for stopping by and please pop by my blog for more crafty inspiration. 

See you next Tuesday.


Monday, September 11, 2017

Paperartsy/Jofy Blooms

Hi All, it's Clare with you on the Topflight Stamps blog today. I just love using Paperartsy Stamps, they are often at the top of my go to list!  The beautiful, crisp designs are simply stunning.

I used Jofy set#54 for this project.  Stamped onto some painted deli paper I applied it to my clean and simple card, with the exception for some splatters here and there.

The art work is just stunning on it's own so I just added a little doodling  and a few sequins for a subtle bling.

Sending love and best wishes to wherever you may be in the world. So many people are being affected by the extreme weather at the moment!  I hope this blog post reaches you safe and sound?

Crafty Hugs,


Sunday, September 10, 2017

September Guest Designer - Jenny Colacicco

Welcome to the Topflight Stamps Blog!

Today we are excited to share another gorgeous Halloween project from our amazing guest designer Jenny Colacicco.  She has used the IndigoBlu stamp set called Hocus Pocus to create this fabulous Halloween card. Please check out her blog for details on how she created this Halloween Masterpiece. Thanks for joining us this month Jenny!!


Friday, September 8, 2017

Have a Spooktacular Halloween altered tray

Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to my new Mixed Media/Altered project made for Topflight Stamps shop.
This is a Halloween weeks on Topflight blog and each day one of our designers is inspiring you with an early Halloween project.
As you know I am a big fan of anything altered and Mixed Media, so this is  my Mixed Media Halloween inspiration today: and altered chipboard printers tray  filled with all thing spooktacular stamped bottles and signs.

I used the most spooktacular stamps set from Crafty Individuals UK: Poison and Danger

Crafty Individuals - Unmounted Rubber Stamp - Poison & Danger

So here are some close- ups to the stamped spots inside the tray.
Some images were stamped with clear embossing ink and heat embossed with black fine embossing powder and some smaller images were stamped with black permanent ink. Both ways were  perfect to color with water colors as I did.

 For the more interest I added a couple of 3d stickers as a title and to add some dimension .
I hope that you like my post today and inspired with the stamp and die I used.
And if you want to see some more of my work you are welcome to my own  blog.
See you next Friday with more Topflight Stamps inspiration.