Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Falling Leaves


Autumn in my favourite season, I just love all the mouthwatering colours in the leaves, and the golden glow of the sun when it's lower in the sky.  Yesterday we got plenty of golden glow, with the weirdest weather I've seen in the UK - yellow half-light, almost like an eclipse, and a red sun, thanks to ex-hurricane Ophelia and dust from the wildfires in Spain and Portugal.  Getting other countries' weakened leftover weather is extreme as we get, thankfully.

I've just got my sticky little mitts on my new Layered Leaf stamps, from a new range of layered sets, and I couldn't wait to break them out and play with them.  They'll be debuting in early November, but for now here's a sneaky peek.

I'm playing along at CAS Watercolour Challenge's 1st birthday celebration, Fall Leaves.

  

and with Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Thinking of You.



STAMPlorations Inspiration #148


We've got some fabulous inspiration for you today on the STAMPlorations blog.  This week we're showcasing Deepti's range, Dee's Artsy Impressions, and from now until 23 October all Deepti's stamps are 15% off.  And if you use my code STAMPGIRLSHIRLEY you'll get another 20% off.

Today I've used the cute giraffe from Tweet Love, together with the co-ordinating die.  I diecut three heart balloons on a piece of card and sponged Distress Inks through them, then spattered them with water.

Pop on over to the STAMPlorations blog to see what the rest of the Design Team have created, and don't forget to leave a comment for your chance to win a gift certificate to the store.

Friday, 13 October 2017

Take It, Make It Reminder


Are you playing along with us at Craft Stamper Take It, Make It?  All you need is polymer/rubber stamps and you're away.

This month's sponsor is Indigo Blu, who are offering these three stamp sets to one randomly chosen winner:


















Pop on over to the Craft Stamper blog for some more fabulous inspiration from the team, and play along for your chance to win these stamps, or, if your entry is chosen by the design team, it's published in the magazine along with your profile and you get to guest design in a future challenge.

Don't forget, only one project in your post, and a maximum of three entries.  See you there!

Thursday, 12 October 2017

Seize The Birthday - No Topping


Time for a new challenge at Seize The Birthday, and it's no toppings this time, so any birthday-themed project is welcome.


I made this one for DS1's birthday.  He collects vinyl records - started just after we'd binned all our old LPs because we were never going to play them again.  Who knew?

Pop on over to the Seize The Birthday blog for some more gorgeous inspiration from the team, and surprise party guest, the Damsel of Distressed herself, Becca Cruger!
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Tuesday, 10 October 2017

STAMPlorations Inspiration #147


It's Inspiration time at STAMPlorations.  This week we're showcasing Becca's line of stamps, Big Grins by Becca Cruger, and from now till 16 October all of Becca's stamps are 15% off.  And if you use my code STAMPGIRLSHIRLEY you'll get another 20% off.

I've used Reindeer Games for my card.  These guys just crack me up.  Rudolph's taken centre stage in this dance routine, while Donner und Blitzen have gone off with busted noses, and Dancer and Prancer are on an 'elf and safety course ;)

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

Friday, 6 October 2017

Craft Stamper Take It, Make It


It's time for a new Craft Stamper Take It, Make It challenge, and as always it's anything goes as long as you've used real stamps.

I've been playing with the Jane Davenport faces to make a tall and skinny card.  Here's the full view:


The flower headdress is a stencil, and the whole thing has been coloured using Distress Inks - either as watercolours or sponged.  I added hair with a white Posca paint pen and black pen.

Our sponsor this month is Indigo Blu, who are giving away these three stamp sets to one randomly chosen winner:


















If your entry is chosen by the Design Team, it will be featured in Craft Stamper magazine with a profile and you'll get a future guest design spot on one of our challenges.  Don't forget, maximum three entries, one project per entry, and you must use stamping.

Pop on over to the Craft Stamper blog for some more fabulous inspiration from the team, and join in to win!

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Blinging It Up

I'm playing along with a couple of Christmas challenges today.  This first one is for Simon Says Wednesday challenge - Christmas.

The next one, a simpler version, is for Simon Says Monday challenge - A Walk on The Dark Side.


And the final one is for Merry Monday #259 - Christmas Trees



They've all had a touch of gold foiling to them.  Pop over to the STAMPlorations blog for the deets.