Thursday, 9 April 2020

Seize The Birthday - Spring Fling


Hello, we've got a new Seize The Birthday challenge for you - Spring Fling!  Or Anything Goes if you prefer.



At the time of writing this post, the UK has just started its 'stay at home' phase.  Who knows what the situation will be when this post goes live.

I've been holding on to this gorgeous bird for ages, but it's time to set it free.  I diecut it from a Gelli Plate print that I made using lace, and I love the detail of the pattern.  The sentiment is from Uniko, and the leaf canopy from Altenew.

Pop on over to the Seize The Birthday blog for some more fabulous inspiration from the team and from our surprise party guest, Stef Perry, and play along with us.

Tuesday, 7 April 2020

STAMPlorations Inspiration #262


Hello, and welcome to Inspiration Tuesday at STAMPlorations.  Last week I showed you a card using a Coffee Cup Silhouette diecut as a mask, today I'm using the actual diecut as the focal point.  I always love it when I get two cards out of one process.  The sentiments are from And Coffee.

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.  If you use my code STAMPGIRLSHIRLEY you'll get 20% off when you shop.

Friday, 3 April 2020

Craft Stamper Take It, Make It


It's a new month, and a new challenge at Craft Stamper Take It, Make It.  As always, it's Anything Goes, but real stamping must feature.

I stamped this party girl (Zinski Art Set 42) on spare card, coloured and cut her out, then adhered her to a gelli plate print that's been in my stash for ages.  The black stamped patterns are from Tim Holtz.

The prize for one lucky randomly selected player is from Woodware:


And if your entry is chosen by the design team, it'll be published on the blog, along with a profile, and you'll get the 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 join in to win!

Tuesday, 31 March 2020

STAMPlorations Inspiration #261


Hello!  It's Inspiration Tuesday at STAMPlorations, and I've got another card for you using powders mixed with walnut stain.

I placed a diecut Coffee Cup Silhouette on white card, sprinkled the powders on, then spritzed with water and let it sit there for a few seconds till I was happy with the level of colour mingling.  Then I lifted off the diecut.  Stay tuned for next week's post and I'll show you what I did with it.

Pop on over to the STAMPlorations blog for some more fabulous inspiration from the design  team, and don't forget to leave a comment for your chance to win a $10 gift certificate.  If you use my code STAMPGIRLSHIRLEY you'll get 20% off.

Friday, 27 March 2020

Sloshing Spotlight


I've been sloshing again.  One of my favourite techniques.  Pop on over to the STAMPlorations blog to see my spotlight post.


The images were coloured and fussy cut, then I applied a wash onto the card bases.


I deliberately used two of my least-favourite colours, but I've got to say, I like them here!

Thursday, 26 March 2020

Seize The Birthday - Cards for Kids


Hello, we've got a new challenge for you at Seize The Birthday - Cards for Kids.  Or Anything Goes if you prefer.



I made this card towards the end of last year, so I can't remember the full details, but I know the sentiment is from MFT.

Pop on over to the Seize The Birthday blog for some more fabulous inspiration from the team, and our Surprise Party Guest, Stef Perry, and then play along with us.

Tuesday, 24 March 2020

STAMPlorations Inspiration #260


Hello!  It's Inspiration Tuesday at STAMPlorations, and I've raided my stash again to make this card. When Layered Cake Bake launched, I made this cake slice but didn't use it at the time.  The sponge is watercoloured and the frosting is Liquid Pearls or equivalent, can't remember.

The background is a leftover piece from this Spotlight post.  All I had to do was trim it down, add some birthday Telex messaging (who remembers Telex??) from World Birthday Cakes and adhere everything in place.

Pop on over to the STAMPlorations blog to see 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.  If you use my code STAMPGIRLSHIRLEY you'll get 20% off.