Thursday, 28 July 2016

Seize The Birthday - Pink and Brown


It's time for a new Seize The Birthday challenge, and this time it's a colour combo - pink and brown.
I stamped the Groovy Wedge Shoe onto a piece of white card, then with a bit of selective masking, coloured the various parts with Victorian Velvet, and used a flower from Groovy Shoes to stamp a pattern on the shoe.  Luckily I had some washi tape of just the right shade of pink.  The die-cut words are from the new CUTplorations range.

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're not into pink and brown, any birthday project is eligible.
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Tuesday, 26 July 2016

STAMPlorations Inspiration #87


As this post goes live at 2pm UK time, I'll be lunching with the recipient of this card, the one and only Darnell, as she undertakes her Royal Tour, meeting and greeting bloggy friends around the country.  There'll be a few of us getting together in Liverpool for the lunch, and I can't wait!

So, this was Darnell's birthday card.  Sloshy, sploshy Distress Ink backgrounds, Winged Things butterfly, CUTplorations Birthday word die, and the 'girl' is from Party Time.

Pop on over to the STAMPlorations blog for some 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.

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

STAMPlorations Inspiration #86



Hi, and welcome to another Inspiration Tuesday at STAMPlorations.  For today's card, I've used pieces of Distress-splattered watercolour card.  On the blue piece I stamped the large butterfly from Winged Things and cut it out, and on the orange piece I drew a scribbly border with a black fineliner. A quick and easy way of using up scraps of card.

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

I'm entering this into AAA Cards - One Stash Favourite challenge.  My favourite and most-used part of my stash is definitely Distress Inks!


Thursday, 14 July 2016

Seize The Birthday - Bold and Bright


Time for a new challenge at Seize The Birthday, and this week our topping is Bold and Bright.  I went for one big bold bright flower, and a bold sentiment to match.  The stamps aren't even floral - they're from the Hero Arts Brush Strokes set:


I stamped the images with Distress Inks, then lightly spritzed the watercolour paper to make the colours bleed out.  Once it was dry I scribbled some outlines with a fineliner and stamped the sentiment.

Pop on over to the Seize The Birthday blog for some more fabulous inspiration from the team, and play along with us.  You don't have to go bold and bright, you can do any birthday project.


Tuesday, 12 July 2016

STAMPlorations Inspiration #85


It's inspiration time at STAMPlorations, and you could be forgiven for thinking déjà vu.  While I had the Brusho powders and ARTplorations Happy Flowers stencil out last week I made another card, but in a different colour scheme.

I love the unpredictability of Brushos, and the different effects that you get depending on the level of saturation.  I think my favourite stage is when all the little powder specks have exploded but not quite mingled.

Again, on this card some specks of colour had got under the stencil, so all that was needed was a wet brush to create the background.  The sentiment is from Gone Postal.

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

Friday, 8 July 2016

Craft Stamper Take It Make It Reminder


It's reminder time for Craft Stamper Take It, Make It - are you playing along?  This month it's Take a Stamp.  I've used just one stamp - Time To Wine Down by Woodware - and watercoloured it with Distress Inks.

This month's sponsor is Calico Craft Parts, who are offering this fab prize for one randomly chosen entrant:-



If your entry is chosen by the Design Team, it's published in Craft Stamper magazine, and you get to feature on the blog and in the magazine.

Please remember - only one project in your post! And make sure you link back to our challenge. Some gorgeous potential winners had to be discounted last month because they didn't meet the criteria. Don't let it be yours.

Pop on over to the Craft Stamper blog for some more fabulous inspiration from the Design Team, then join in to win!

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Playing with Brushos


I've got a couple of cards over at STAMPlorations blog tonight, made with Brushos and a stencil.  Pop on over for a closer look.


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