Thursday, 17 August 2017

Seize The Birthday - Anything Goes


Time for a new challenge at Seize The Birthday, and it's Anything Goes as long as it's birthday-themed.


Pop on over to the Seize The Birthday blog for some more fabulous inspiration from the design team and our surprise birthday guest, Lindsey of Bashful Blogging, and play along with us.

STAMPlorations Christmas Release - Shery Russ Designs

It's Day 4 of the STAMPlorations Christmas release, and today we're showcasing Shery's stamp set, Homespun Christmas.


Two great images, and lots of mixed-font sentiments.  Here's what I made:


I stencilled a background area on my card using the ARTplorations Crisscrossed stencil, stamped a sentiment, then adhered my image onto the card.

Pop on over to the STAMPlorations blog for some more fabulous inspiration, and don't forget to comment for your chance to win.  And if you're having a little spending spree, use my code STAMPGIRLSHIRLEY for an extra 20% off all stamps, stencils and dies in the store.

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

STAMPlorations Christmas Release -The Bee's Knees Stamps

It's day three of the STAMPlorations Christmas release week, and today we're showcasing my stamps.  I've got two sets for you, Christmas Elf and Three Kings.


Let's start off with a little laid-back number:


But he has been hard at work, honest!  Look, he's brought you a present:


On to the Three Kings set.  For this first card I used everything but the kings.  I stamped all the images, adding another hill line, then added the wash afterwards, then spritzed with water.  Once dried, I mounted the panel onto dark blue card.


I don't often make stepper cards, but this set lends itself to that style of card:


I stamped, coloured and fussy-cut the images, then adhered them to the different steps.  (I did some zen doodling on the Kings' clothing first.)  The embossed paper has been in my stash forever.  I think it was a sheet of wrapping paper originally.  I stamped the sentiment, then mounted the panel onto a kraft panel.

Pop on over to the STAMPlorations blog for some more fabulous inspiration from the rest of the team, and don't forget to leave comments for your chance to win.

If you feel like having a spending spree, use my code STAMPGIRLSHIRLEY for 20% off all stamps, stencils and dies in the store.

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

STAMPlorations Christmas Release - Dee's Artsy Impressions

It's Day 2 of the STAMPlorations Christmas Release week, and today we're showcasing Deepti's new set, Yuletide Deer.


I stamped the image onto my card panel, and again onto scrap paper for a mask.  With the mask in place I stamped one of the Mixed Media Elements scribbles, stamping the grey ink off to get second generation stamping - except where I forgot in a couple of places ;) - to create a background wall.  I added a CUTplorations sentiment then offset the white panel onto my red base card.


Pop on over to the STAMPlorations blog for some more fabulous inspiration from the Design Team, and don't forget to leave comments on the designers' blogs and the main blog for your chance to win prizes.

If you're planning a little spending spree, don't forget to use my code STAMPGIRLSHIRLEY for 20% off all stamps, dies and stencils in the store.

Monday, 14 August 2017

STAMPlorations Christmas Release - Big Grins by Becca Cruger

We've got a fantastic release week lined up for you at STAMPlorations, with Christmas stamps and dies.  Kicking it all off today is Becca with her fun Christmas Cookies and Cheer set.


Keeping this one quite CAS, with the tray stamped onto kraft card and cut out, then the star biscuits stamped onto the tray and iced with white pen.  I stamped the apron onto red card, stamped the candy sticks and stars onto the apron, added white pen detailing, then cut it out, and arranged both images and the sentiment in a snug little trio on the card.


Pop on over to the STAMPlorations blog to see what the rest of the team have created with Becca's set, and don't forget to leave a comment on the designers' blogs and the main STAMPlorations blog for your chance to win.

If you're planning a little spending spree, use my code STAMPGIRLSHIRLEY for 20% off all stamps, dies and stencils in the store.

ETA:  Adding this to the Muse Christmas Visions challenge, which is being sponsored by STAMPlorations - there are some fabulous prizes on offer, so get playing along!
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Friday, 11 August 2017

Craft Stamper Take It, Make It

Are you playing along with Craft Stamper's Take It, Make It challenge?  It's Anything Goes, so all you need is rubber/polymer stamps and you can play along to win.


Although there's not much stamping on this card (the sentiment and the grungy lines) it's big enough and bold enough to make an impact without fighting the painted tulips.  Like them?  I just sloshed some Distress Reinkers onto smooth card with a broad-nibbed water brush, stamped with Versafine Onyx Black, then mounted the panel onto coral-coloured card.

Our sponsor this month is Keep On Crafting, who are generously offering this prize to one randomly chosen winner this prize of two stamps and two stencils:



Pop on over to the Craft Stamper blog for some more fabulous inspiration from the design team, and play along with us for your chance to win these goodies. And if your entry is chosen by the design team, it will be published in the mag along with a profile about you, and you'll get a guest design spot in a future challenge. What's not to like? Just remember to follow the rules to ensure your entry is eligible.

Friday, 4 August 2017

Craft Stamper Take It, Make It Challenge


Welcome to a new challenge for Craft Stamper Take It, Make It!  As usual, it's anything goes as long as you use real rubber/polymer stamps.

I've used this little monster from Elinazinski Art, from PaperArtsy.  The stencilled background was sitting in my stash, the die-cut letters are from Uppercase Alphabet Plate by STAMPlorations.

Our sponsor this month is Keep On Crafting, who are generously offering this prize to one randomly chosen winner this prize of two stamps and two stencils:

Pop on over to the Craft Stamper blog for some more fabulous inspiration from the design team, and play along with us for your chance to win these goodies.  And if your entry is chosen by the design team, it will be published in the mag along with a profile about you, and you'll get a guest design spot in a future challenge.  What's not to like?  Just remember to follow the rules to ensure your entry is eligible.