Monday, 20 August 2012

100th Follower and Sunday Stampers - Steampunk

Hello Fellow Bloggers

Today I am celebrating my 100th Follower which is Jo from Jozart, one of my WOYWW buddies!  Thank you so much Jo and all my other lovely Followers, I truly appreciate your visits and comments.  A couple of gifts are on their way to Jo for being my 100th, I am not going to say what they are because I have only posted the parcel today.  Hope you like them Jo!

This week over at Sunday Stampers challenge - WEEK 219, which is run by the wonderfully talented  Hels Sheridan is Steampunk.  Hels can be found at and I am sure she would be delighted if you were to participate too.  Please do check out her blog for details and inspiration.

I do admit, that whilst I love to see what others do in the steampunk genre, I don't do a great deal myself but Hels has used amazing embellishments from Crafty-Emblies (, a new online shop on her piece this week.  Crafty-Emblies are sponsoring this challenge and are offering a £10 voucher to spend in their shop, for the winner.  I bought a few bits when they first opened so I thought I could use them to create my piece.  I used one of my favourite things, a chunky wood ATC and created this:

This is the front and the basque and the wings are from Crafty Emblies, the feet are beads from my stash, painted with acrylic paint in copper and the little knob is a bargain purchase (£1.00) from The Range.  The backing paper is from Tim Holtz Kraft Resist stack (he has done a video today which is well worth checking out).

The back and one side look like this:

The sentiment and the steampunk cogs (and the steampunk bee on the side) are stamped from Sam Poole's Inventor stamp set and the wooden cogs are again from Crafty-Emblies.  Along the other side, which you cannot see are four pen nibs in various stages of rust.  Apologies for the photos, the evening light is not being kind to me.

My usual difficulty with steampunk is that I either do too dark and dingy or too girly so I hope this piece looks somewhere between the two!

If you do visit, I hope you will leave me a comment, I love to read them and will always try to return the compliment.  Crafty hugs, Anne xx


  1. Hi Anne,
    Congratulations on your 100 followers.
    Love this wooden ATC - you do Steampunk so well. The embellies look fab. Going to pop over to their webiste to take a look, thanks for the link.
    Have a great week. Linda x

  2. Congratulations to Jo for being your 100th follower Anne. I absolutely adore your Art Piece for Hel's challenge. You always make your work so interesting too. Top marks are in order here. Patiently waiting for my order to arrive fron CE. Hugs Rita xx

  3. STUNNING Steampunk creation Anne hun, yes, it is perfectly between the two :O)) Congrats on your 100th follower, here's to many more! Thanks for joining in with the Sunday STamper x

  4. ...these chunky ATC's are so cool, the perfect size, I loVe what you have achieved Anne with the wooden ingredients and the colours chosen and loVe your chunky burnished knob too...a fabulous piece...Melx :)
    Well done on your century!xx

  5. Anne this is fabulous and I'd say you hit the right balance in every way. That knob is the perfect finishing touch.

  6. this is fabulous Anne - I just love crafty emblies - aren't they just great?? And your chunky ATC is just fabulous - will have to go back and buy more stuff |I think!!! Big Hugs Rachel xx

  7. Congratulations on reaching 100 followers Anne - very very well deserved if I may say so! I love seeing what you create and I love the thoughtful and encouraging comments that you leave. I also love your Steampunky Funky Chunky ATC!

  8. Gorgeous chunky ATC - and big congratulations on reaching your century! I'm very happy to be a Red, Anne!! Thanks so much for your lovely comment over at Words and Pictures...
    Alison x

  9. Congratulations to you for you 100th follower Anne,
    Are you like me and do a little dance when you see a new follower...apparently I do (witnesses have told me)
    Congrats to Jo too...she's going to be in for a lovely treat I'm sure.
    A really interesting chunky ATC...and what a waist!!!
    Have a wonderful creative week :D

  10. Congratulations on your 100 and a great little project to top it off as well xxxx.
    you are becoming the queen of the chunky atc ;) fab stuff, im sure 200 will follow very quick x

  11. This is a fabulous steampunk piece, Redanne!

  12. What a fabulous piece of work,steampunk at it's

  13. Congratulations to both you Anne and to Jo. I'm smiling because I've met you both and you are such nice people. It's lovely getting new followers, knowing someone likes what you do is such a good feeling.
    The wooden blocks are something different to work with. I had a box off them once over that Philp gave me. The thing is can I find them again amongst all my stuff ? Haha
    Got your pennies ready for GMEX Anne ? X x x

  14. What a gorgeous chunky little piece Anne!! I love everything about it!
    Many congratulations on your 100th follower - there is a reason for that you know: you do wonderful work and you are one of the kindest, most reliable bloggers out there!
    Juliax (who still intends to reply to your email - sorry!)

  15. Well done on your 100 Anne and what a fabulous project I like that saying on the back its fab Hugs Elaine

  16. It's fabulous Anne! Congrats on 100 followers and many more to come... I'm in awe of your work - I struggle with stamps and ink. :)xx

  17. Huge congrats on reaching this milestone :)) Who'da thunk it at the beginning of the year?! LOVE your wooden ATC's as they get to show more of your fab work. Great balance of colour/grunge here too. Huge hugs, Buttons x

  18. I am sure that all 100 of your followers, including me, love visiting your blog for the inspiration and good stuff that you post about. I do like your chunky ATC's but SuperStar will not let me near his shed. I think your balnce between colour and design is spot on.

  19. Oh Anne this is fabulous, I love these chunky ATCs and especially what you do with them. I look forward to visiting here, so much inspiration! Hugs Carole Z X

  20. Woo hoo! I received my fab gift today and your are a star. Thank you sooo much and it will be on my blog tomorrow.
    Congrats on 100 and I'm honoured to be IT !!!!
    Love your Steam Punk and it shows that it is good now and then to move away from your comfort zone. It's a great success and aren't you just thrilled with it now!?
    Lots of love Jo x

  21. Anne, it's wonderful! I love the winged corset and handle on top, and all the funky gears on the back. You've rocked it!

  22. WONDERFUL!!! This is awesome! Glad you went out of your comfort zone...tis awesome!

  23. Dear Anne, this is just beautiful. Love everything about it. All the elements work so well together. Hope you are having a fab week. I gentle invite you to visit my Blogspot Bettyscraftsandpaperdesign and Dream Crafty Online Shop "" It would be a glory for me, if you linked my Online Banner on your glamorous Blogspot. So it make it possible, all the creativ, friends worldwide, find my dream online shop too! Many Hugs from Marina

  24. This is amazing Anne, absolutely love it. The colour scheme is yummy & so love that sentiment. Hope you bought the bargain knob in bulk!! A perfect piece. Sx


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