Monday, 23 May 2016

STAMPlorations Inspiration #77


I'm showing my STAMPlorations Inspiration card a little early so that I can play along with Muse Christmas Visions, where my STAMPlorations teamie Cornelia is this week's muse with this card:

Cornelia's card
Snowflakes - tick, curvy landscape - tick, big sentiment (Holiday Sketches: Christmas Bells) - tick, and my focal point is the trio of trees from my stamp set Houses Extras.  And I've added some Stickles to the trees for a bit of wintry sparkle.

You can see more STAMPlorations inspiration from the rest of the Design Team on Tuesday by clicking this link.  And I've now got one more Christmas card for my stash!

Thursday, 19 May 2016

Seize The Birthday - Dimension


We've got a new challenge for you at Seize The Birthday, and this time our theme is Dimension.


I've had this unfinished card base in my stash for a long time.  It was inspired by a card I'd seen with purply texture paste, but it's so long ago I can't remember whose card it was, and I didn't pin it.  So if you think it was yours, shout out.  

Anyway.  Purple texture paste, microfine glitter sprinkled on.  Doily.  Penny Black image, coloured and matted onto purple card, and glossy accents added to the heart.

Pop on over to the Seize The Birthday blog for some fabulous inspiration from the rest of the Design Team, and play along with us.  If you don't want to use dimension, that's fine as long as it's a birthday project.

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Happy Birthday, Sandie!


My blog has been on auto pilot for the last week while we took a last-minute holiday to Ibiza, so I've got a lot of catching up to do, but before that I'm just popping in with a quick post to wish Sandie of London Days a very happy 50th birthday, and joining in the linky party over at Time Out.  It's no surprise that the theme is CAS (Sandie's favourite style) with a twist of purple (Sandie's favourite colour)!

Happy birthday Sandie, I hope you're stretching the celebrations out for as long as possible!


I'm also entering this into CASology Stencil, which is being sponsored this week by STAMPlorations.


I've used the Dots All Over ARTplorations stencil with Dusty Concord Distress Ink, and a sentiment from Deepti's Balloons and Banners, together with with a Penny Black die and large Parker numbers.

I'm over at STAMPlorations tonight with some tray-baked notelet cards.  Here's a sneak peek.


Tuesday, 17 May 2016

STAMPlorations Inspiration #76


It's Inspiration Tuesday at STAMPlorations, and today I've used the blossom sprig and a sentiment from Deepti's set, Smile.

I started off by splattering some diluted Stormy Sky and Crushed Olive onto white card, then stamped the three flower sprigs, bending the stamp each time to get the different angles.  Then I watercoloured the flowers and leaves, and the base of the white card, and attached it to the pink card.

The grungy chevron is from Mixed Media Grunge.

Pop on over to the STAMPlorations blog for some more fabulous inspiration from the rest of the Design Team, and don't forget to leave a comment for your chance to win a $10 gift certificate.

I'm adding this to Simon Says Wednesday Challenge, Flowers.



Friday, 13 May 2016

Craft Stamper Take It, Make It Reminder


Are you playing along with Craft Stamper Take It, Make It?  All you need is a stamp, because this month's theme is 'Take A Stamp'.

Our sponsor this month is Designs by Georgina, and one lucky participant will win three stamp sets and three stencils:


I've used one of the images from my new set, Groovy Shoes.  One of the images from the set also features as Craft Stamper Magazine's first digi cover stamp, and it's free to readers (including overseas readers, who've always missed out on the polymer cover stamp).  There's also a giveaway in the magazine for the full polymer set.  See your copy of the mag for details.


The background on my card is part of a gelli print that was lying around in my stash, and that was the starting point for my colour scheme on the shoe.

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

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

STAMPlorations Inspiration #75


It's Inspiration Tuesday at STAMPlorations, and today I've got a quick masculine card for you.  I made this for a couple of challenges weeks ago but missed the deadlines, so here it is now!

Using Bundled Sage, Peeled Paint, Shabby Shutters and Forest Moss, I inked the border stamps (Artsy Border Maker) and spritzed before stamping, then added one border in black.  The sentiment is from Big Greetings.  Of course, I had to add a few splatters to finish it off!

Pop on over to the STAMPlorations blog to see more fabulous inspiration from the Design Team, and don't forget to leave a comment there for your chance to win a $10 gift certificate.

Friday, 6 May 2016

Craft Stamper Take It, Make It - Take A Stamp


Time for a new challenge at Craft Stamper Take It, Make It.  This month it's Take a Stamp - any stamp, any number of stamps.

This month's challenge is being sponsored by Crafts By Georgina, and one lucky random winner will win this fabulous bundle of three stamp sets and three stencils:


The winner chosen by the Design Team will have their winning entry published in the new-look Craft Stamper magazine, a profile post on the blog, and a guest design spot in a future challenge.

I've had the honour of designing Craft Stamper's first ever digi cover stamp, and it's a mirror of the stamp that I've used on my card.  The digi is free with this month's magazine, in shops now, and there's also a chance to win my new polymer stamp set, Groovy Shoes (see magazine for details).  I've also got a few projects in there using the digi in some creative ways ;)

Groovy Shoes
Pop on over to the Craft Stamper blog for some more fabulous inspiration from the Design Team, and join in for you chance to win.  Don't forget - only one project in your post to be eligible for prizes.