Tuesday, 19 March 2019

STAMPlorations Inspiration #208


It's Inspiration Tuesday at STAMPlorations, and today we're focusing on Deepti's range of stamps, Dee's Artsy Impressions.  From now till 25 March Deepti's stamps are 10% off, no coupon needed, and if you use my code STAMPGIRLSHIRLEY you'll get another 20% off these and other stamps, dies and stencils in the store.

I used Live Love Ride with a sentiment from Balloons and Banners and a rosette made with stamps from Frames and Flowers.

In my village on the first Saturday in July there's a church procession.  It's called Coffee Day, but nobody can actually say why it's called that.  The procession is headed by the church leaders, followed by the Sunday schools, the Scout packs, brass bands, general congregation and bringing up the rear are two shire horses pulling wagons decorated with paper flowers.  The wagons hold the smaller children who are too young to walk the course.  The horses' harnesses are also decorated with flowers.



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

Thursday, 14 March 2019

Seize The Birthday - Dots and Stripes


Hello, and welcome to a new challenge at Seize The Birthday!  Our optional topping for this challenge is Dots And Stripes, but if you don't fancy that, you can still play along with any birthday-themed project.

The cow and 'grass' stamps are by Tim Holtz, and the birthday sentiment is from Dee's Artsy Impressions at STAMPlorations.

Our surprise party guest is Tenia Nelson of Jazzy Paper Designs.  Pop on over to the Seize The Birthday blog to see cards from Tenia and the rest of the design team, and play along with us.

ETA:  I'm adding this to Day of the Month Challenge, Want You To Be Happy Day, at Cornelia's suggestion.


Wednesday, 13 March 2019

Watermarking


I'm over on the STAMPlorations blog tonight with four cards using a stamp from the current STAMP club set, Bloomful, which you can see on the background of this card.

I sponged a card panel with Distress Oxides then spritzed my stamp with water before stamping onto the card. The longer you leave the stamp in position the better the image 'bleaches' a watermark.  I added a large helenium image coloured with Distress Inks and pencils, and a sentiment banner.  I almost always stamp sentiments in black, but I thought black would have been too harsh on this card.

I'm entering this into The Flower Challenge - Anything Goes


and Simon Says Monday Challenge - Feminine/Girly


Tuesday, 12 March 2019

STAMPlorations Inspiration #207


Hello, and welcome to Inspiration Tuesday at STAMPlorations blog  This week we're focusing on Becca's line of stamps, Big Grins by Becca Cruger.  From now till 18 March all Becca's stamps are 10% off, no coupon needed.  And if you use my code STAMPGIRLSHIRLEY you'll get a further 20% off.

I've used Sweet and Sassy Mom, and because I was using a bright, bold background, I wanted to keep the flowers uncoloured for impact.  That stripy border down the side is made by using one of the stamps from Llama Tell You.

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

Tuesday, 5 March 2019

STAMPlorations Inspiration #206


Hello, and welcome to Inspiration Tuesday at STAMPlorations.  This week we're focusing on my line of stamps, The Bee's Knees.  From now till 11 March they will be 10% off, no coupon needed.  And if you use my code STAMPGIRLSHIRLEY you'll get another 20% off, yay!

I've used Hashtag Walkies for my card.  This little whippet isn't too keen on being colour coordinated with its owner, and is dreaming of a more individual look, like her little friend, lol!


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

Friday, 1 March 2019

Craft Stamper Take It, Make It


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

I've used some of the new Tim Holtz Media Marks stamps over a smooshed background that also had background text by AALL and Create stamped in Distress Oxide.  I coloured the leaves and 'flowers' with Sharpie paint pens.

We've got a fab prize for one randomly selected entry:


The winner chosen by the Design Team will have their entry published in the magazine along with a profile, 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!

Thursday, 28 February 2019

Seize The Birthday - Make Us Laugh


We've got a new Seize The Birthday challenge for you, and this time our optional topping is Make Us Laugh.  Or you can just play along with our Anything Goes theme.

This Art Impressions stamp has been sitting on my desk waiting to be used for, oh, well over a year.  I couldn't put it away otherwise I'd forget all about it, so today it got its first outing.  The sentiment is from Paper Artsy Elinazinski Art ZA26, and the Happy Birthday is from Altenew.

Pop on over to the Seize The Birthday blog for some more inspiration from our surprise party guest, Julie, and the rest of the design team, and hopefully we'll see you in the gallery.