Wednesday, 15 May 2019

STAMPlorations Special Release - Big Grins by Becca Cruger


Hello!  We've got a special release for you, with two new sets by our very own Becca Cruger.  I'm using Becca's A Ton of Fun set - she also has another set, Wild and Free, that other team members are showcasing on the STAMPlorations blog.

A Ton of Fun
Wild and Free

I used fade out ink on the outline of this image.

Fancy your chances of winning a $15 gift code or any of Becca's in-stock stamp sets?  Just leave comments on the participating blogs.  Commenting is open from 5-13 May.

Both Becca's new sets are 10% off instantly, and if you use my code STAMPGIRLSHIRLEY you'll get a further 20% off.

Tuesday, 14 May 2019

STAMPlorations Inspiration #216


It's Inspiration Tuesday at STAMPlorations, and this week we're focusing on Typografia stamps.  For the next week all stamps in the Typografia section are 15% off, no code needed.  If you use my code STAMPGIRLSHIRLEY you'll also get a further 20% off.

Again, I'm using up odds and ends - I'm determined to be able to see my desk again, ha!  I had a negative cut of the Christmas Icons - Christmas Tree 1 lying around so I sponged Distress Inks through it, then stamped the Jingle All The Way over it.  The background snowflakes are from my Christmas Reindeer set.  I added some doodling and dotting with a silver pen.


Pop on over to the STAMPlorations blog for some more fabulous inspiration from the team, and don't forget to leave a comment for your chance to win a $10 gift certificate to the store.

Thursday, 9 May 2019

Seize The Birthday - Balloons


We've got a new challenge for you at Seize The Birthday, and our theme is Balloons.  I went with the balloon stencil by Neat & Tangled, and a sentiment from Altenew.   I used Distress inks in masculine shades to sponge the balloons, and added strings with with a fineliner.  I'm always short of masculine cards - must make more!

Our surprise party guest is Linda Snodgrass - pop on over and give her some bloggy love, and don't forget to take a look at the Seize The Birthday blog for some more fabulous inspiration from the team.  Then all that's left is for you to play along with us!

Tuesday, 7 May 2019

STAMPlorations Inspiration #215


Hello!  We've got a coffee thing going on at STAMPlorations this week to tie in with the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop which is running from 3-10 May.  As usual, STAMPlorations is one of the hop's super sponsors.

From 3-17 May all products in the Coffee Tea Lovers section are 20% off instantly, no code needed.  If you use my code STAMPGIRLSHIRLEY you'll get a further 20% off.  Not bad, eh?

I've used Coffee Cup Silhouette Die and Just Caffeinate Clear Stickers on a smooshed background, which is the first impression to this card's second impression.

Pop on over to the STAMPlorations blog for some more fabulous inspiration from the team, and don't forget to comment for your chance to win a $10 gift certificate to the store.

ETA: Adding this to the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.

Monday, 6 May 2019

Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop


I'm actually playing along in a blog hop/challenge!  Namely, the Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers' Blog Hop.


I wanted to try out my new Ink on 3 fade out ink pad, and I'm pretty pleased with it.  I coloured with Zig Clean Colour real brush pens, a bit of watercolour pencil, and Distress Inks.  Not perfect, but a decent attempt for now.

I've used Rise and Grind and Always Tea Time from STAMPlorations.

Friday, 3 May 2019

Craft Stamper Take It, Make It


Hello, and welcome to a new Craft Stamper Take It, Make It challenge.  As always, it's Anything Goes, as long as you use polymer/rubber stamps.

This month's prize for one randomly selected winner is a set of 3 fabulous stencils from AALL and Create:


The winner chosen by the Design Team will have their winning entry published in the magazine along with a profile in the mag and the blog, and a guest designer opportunity in a future challenge.  Make sure you follow the entry rules to be in with a chance!

I've done a blokey card.  Hero Arts Newspaper Bold Prints background, Smart Aleck by Whimsy Stamps, Birthday die by STAMPlorations, Happy Cake Day by The Bee's Knees (me!).

Pop on over to the Craft Stamper blog for some more fabulous creations from the team, and play along with us for your chance to win!

Wednesday, 1 May 2019

STAMPlorations Inspiration #214


Hello, and welcome to the start of STAMPlorations Things With Wings month-long celebration.  There are plenty of ways to win prizes, and plenty of savings to make when you're buying - all items in the Thing With Wings section of the store are automatically 15% off, no coupon needed, and if you use my code STAMPGIRLSHIRLEY you'll get an extra 20% off.


I'm still trying to use up stash.  I found this diecut bird from an earlier session, and the background was the offprint of this card (waste not, want not).  A sentiment from Feathery and an offset strip for a branch completed the card.

Pop on over to the STAMPlorations blog for details on the Hop and Linky party, and play along with us for your chance to win prizes.