Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Snapfish And The Stamp Makers

Sounds like the title of a book doesn't it? Well it is the title of my Thursday evening from the last week in July. I was very lucky and got to do two things that I've been wanting to do for a while - visit The Make Lounge in north London and make my own rubber stamps and all courtesy of the folks at Snapfish UK and the Endelman team. Thank you guys. For those of you who don't know Snapfish is an online photographic printing service.

Snapfish sponsored a crafty evening learning how to carve into Speedball Speedy-Carve with the lovely Zeena Shah to guide us on our way.


I went for a fruity theme and carved a citrus slice and a lemon!


I met a bunch of other crafty folk but we didn't get an awful lot of chat in, we were too busy trying to slice into the Speedy-Carve and not our fingers! Especially after a bit of fizzy wine too!


But not so busy that I couldn't fit in a cake between cutting!


I think I could get very use to this kind of thing!

We got to see some samples of the Snapfish photographic prints and the range of products they can provide like photos, printed canvases, calendars, books, mugs and they were all very good quality. I'm kinda looking out for when they do business cards and will look forward to trying out their services then and I will let you know how I get on with them when the time comes.

I would be interested to hear if any of you guys have used Snapfish before? What do you think?

But I'm definitely going to try carving more stamps - think I'm hooked!

Catch you later.
Kim

ps. see more fabulous hand-carved stamps on Vicky's blog Blush Crafts.




17 comments:

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Looks like you had a great time Kim and I love your stamp ! Good luck in your taking over the stamping World !!!

Hugs,

Jo xxxx

Kaz said...

Oooo looks ace! wish I lived closer, love your stamp but love the look of them cakes more lol xx

Dezinaworld said...

Oh Kim, I am so glad you had a fab day and it looked interesting too. So sorry i havent been around much lately, hope all is good with you
hugs June x

JaN's ArTy JouRneY said...

Looks like a fun event! I've always wanted to carve my own stamp, you did a great job with yours Kim :)
..and those cakes look pretty scrunptious too ;)
Jan x

Sherry Edwards said...

I've never used them, but it all sounds and looks great - love the stamp you carved.

NatashaMay said...

Looks like you had fun! :) Great stamp you made and those cupcakes look delish. :)

Ida said...

How fun and I want those cupcakes!

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Blimey - that took me straight back to being 16 and doing lino prints for my Art O Level!! I used to love doing the prints, though sometimes forgot which order you had to layer the colours on finishing with the darkest! I always had inky fingers too.... Story of my life, never elegant lolol !!! Thanks for dropping by my blog xx

PS great blog on previous day. There are loads of fantastic people out there, your friendship card hit the right note :) xx

Mary J said...

Hello Kim honey! This is so fab - thx for sharing! I bought some of this speedball stuff years ago and never touched it - gonna give it a try now!

CraftyLoops said...

Sounds like you had a ball and your stamp is beautiful. Lee x

Donna Mosley said...

Thank You Kim for the lovely comment you left me, love your fab citrus stamp, it looks so effective.

Donna x

Doone said...

check out Moo

for business cards.


you should ABSOLUTELY have been given lino cut wood squares to hold your work whilst you carve - very naughty to let the learners loose without one...

the mangled moggie is something I am doing based on my crumpled cow that my WOYWW PIf partner saw and asked me to do as a cat version...

Netty said...

Wow what a great experience Kim and loving those cupcakes....oooh yummy, xx

misteejay said...

Looks like fun Kim...ooo and those cakes look delish.

Toni xx

Linda Palmer said...

It looks like you had fun! I wanted to check out your blog and thank you for commenting on mine. Thanks for the kind words.

Hobbyaholic (April) said...

I've used Snapfish for years, I usually get prints when they have a freebie. Their paper is pretty thin, and sometimes the prints can come out darker than they appear on my PC but for me it's not a big issue. Service is great and pictures come as snappy as they say they will.

I have a speedball set waiting for me to dive in. Thanks for doing it 1st.

Helen Anderson said...

Brilliant idea, it looks as though you had a great time. I love your cute citrus slice stamp!

Helen xx