Tuesday, 14 August 2018

STAMPlorations Inspiration #182


It's Inspiration Tuesday at STAMPlorations, and this week we've got something a bit different for you.  At Cornelia's suggestion we're all doing Artist Trading Coins, which are all the rage at the moment.  I'm not sure how long they've been around, but there's plenty of inspiration on the interwebs - try Pinterest or just google it.

The only requirement is that the base is a 2.5" circle.  They are quite often made as sets of three or four, in the way that artist trading cards are.  It's a brilliant way to use up all your scraps - just rummage through your bits and bobs and you'll have plenty of material.  Having said that, you don't need to add embellishments, you could just stamp and colour them as a single layer.

I had these Trendy Birds lying around so I stamped some grunge onto my sponged coins, and added some sentiments and the birds.  Easy peasy.

Pop on over to the STAMPlorations blog to sesame more fabulous samples of Artist Trading Coins, and don't forget to leave a comment for your chance to win a gift certificate to the store.

Every Tuesday through to September all stamps, stencils and dies are 15% off (no coupon needed) and if you use my code STAMPGIRLSHIRLEY you'll get an extra 20% off.

Friday, 10 August 2018

Craft Stamper Take It, Make It


Are you playing along at Craft Stamper Take It, Make It?  All you need to do to play along is create whatever you like using rubber or polymer stamps.

I've used Altenew's Sketchy Floral for this sloshy, watercoloury look.

You'll really want to play along this month because one lucky random winner will get these:


Now that's a prize worth winning!

If your entry is chosen by the Design Team, you'll have your entry published in the magazine and blog, a profile page all about you and a chance to guest design in a future challenge.

Pop on over to the Craft Stamper blog for some more fabulous inspiration from the team, and play along for your chance to win.

Tuesday, 7 August 2018

STAMPlorations Inspiration #181


It's Inspiration day over at STAMPlorations, and today I'm using a diecut butterfly (Flutter Zen 1) that I found in my stash, a leftover from an earlier project.  The background is also from my stash, when I had a little smooshy session (always make more than you need at the time, they come in really handy).

The sentiment is from Happy Birthday.

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 gift certificate to the store.

Every Tuesday through to September all stamps, stencils and dies are 15% off (no coupon needed) and if you use my code STAMPGIRLSHIRLEY you'll get an extra 20% off.

Succulents and Stripes


Didn't get to post this on my blog on Wednesday due to an ongoing family emergency, but here it is now.  Full details of how I made it on the STAMPlorations blog.

Still in love with the stripes ;)
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Thursday, 2 August 2018

Seize The Birthday - Water


Welcome to another Seize The Birthday!  For this challenge our optional topping is Water: ocean, river, rain, water spritzing, watercolours, or water in a jar - what will your choice be?

I've used a large single image stamp from Woodware, watercoloured with Distress Inks and added a birthday sentiment from Concord & 9th.

Pop on over to the Seize The Birthday blog for some more fabulous inspiration from the rest of the Design Team and our surprise party guest, Trina P, and play along.  If you're not into water, you can still play along with any birthday-themed project.

Tuesday, 31 July 2018

STAMPlorations Inspiration #180


It's time for some more STAMPlorations Inspiration, and today's card is non-alcoholic.  And stripy.  Still loving the stripes.  I think this is my last Layered Citrus card for a while, but it's not the end of the stripes ;)

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 gift certificate to the store.

Every Tuesday through to September all stamps, stencils and dies are 15% off (no coupon needed) and if you use my code STAMPGIRLSHIRLEY you'll get an extra 20% off.

I'm entering this into Simon Says Wednesday challenge, Anything Goes.



Tuesday, 24 July 2018

STAMPlorations Inspiration #179


I hope you weren't thinking you'd seen the last of the watermelons now that the Release week is over....  I'm having way too much fun to stop!

We've got some fab inspiration for you over at STAMPlorations, and for the summer, we've got a little incentive for you: every Tuesday through to September all stamps, stencils and dies will be 15% off (no coupon needed) - and if you use my code STAMPGIRLSHIRLEY you'll get an extra 20% off.

Pop on over to the STAMPlorations blog, and don't forget to leave a comment for your chance to win a gift certificate tot he store.