Tuesday, September 21, 2021

STAMPlorations Inspiration #335

 

It's Inspiration Tuesday at STAMPlorations, and today Im using my newest stamp set, Winter Village (again!).

I stamped rows of houses, coloured the rows alternately with red and green, and added the sentiment from Joyful.  A great production-line card with not too much colouring.

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 $15 prize code to the store.  Whenever you're shopping in the store you could get 20% off by using my code STAMPGIRLSHIRLEY.

Happy stamping!

Thursday, September 16, 2021

Seize The Birthday - Use Faux or Real Stitching


Hello!  We've got a new challenge for you at Seize The Birthday - use faux or real stitching.  I chose real stitching.

 

The stamps and die are from STAMPlorations, the technique is from Stacy Hutchinson of Tatterednestdesigns.com.  I think this technique would work wonderfully with Christmas stamps, especially poinsettias!

Pop on over to the Seize The Birthday blog to see what our surprise party guest, Jenny and the rest of the design team have created, and play along with us.

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

STAMPlorations Inspiration #334

Hello peeps!  It's Inspiration Tuesday over at STAMPlorations, and I've got another card using my newest set, Winter Village, which is currently part of the Christmas In The Air Kit #3 bundle.  But this time, I've used it for a new home card.  See, not just for Christmas ;)

I used pastel colours to give it a nice happy seaside village feel, and added the sentiment from Carved Houses then mounted it onto coordinating card.  Quick and easy.

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 $15 prize code to the store.  Whenever you are shopping in the store you can get 20% off by using my code STAMPGIRLSHIRLEY.

Happy stamping!

Wednesday, September 08, 2021

Christmas In The Air Kit #3


Christmas is in the air at STAMPlorations, and I've got a new stamp set out, called Winter Village, to go with Kit #3.  Also in the kit is a bell stencil, a CUTplorations phrase die and a pack of ephemera tiles.  

For my first card I stamped the image in Versafine Onyx Black, then watercoloured with Distress Inks and added snow with a white Posca pen.


For the second card I used the stencil and CUTplorations phrase die.


You can find all the items in the store, along with Kit #2.  Pop over to the blog to see the rest of the makes with Kit #2 and #3, and leave a comment for your chance to win the kit of your choice.

Whenever you're shopping in the store, don't forget to use my code STAMPGIRLSHIRLEY for 20% off.  Happy stamping!

Tuesday, September 07, 2021

STAMPlorations Inspiration #333

 

Hello, for today's STAMPlorations Inspiration post, I've got another watercolour card inspired by Stacy Hutchinson of Tatterednestdesigns.com.

Today's card uses the floral image from Deepti's Best Mom Ever, and it works a treat!  The sentiment is made up from the Happy die and 'birthday' from Everyday Sentiments.

Pop on over to the STAMPlorations blog for more fabulous inspiration from the team, and don't forget to leave a comment for your chance to win a $15 prize code.  Whenever you're shopping in the store you can get 20% off using my code STAMPGIRLSHIRLEY.

Happy stamping!

Thursday, September 02, 2021

Seize The Birthday - Pastel Colours Only


Hello!  We've got a new challenge for you at Seize The Birthday - Use Pastel Colours Only, chosen by JoAnn.  (Don't tell on me, but these are actually vivid colours, but because I've only sponged very lightly they look pastel.  Well, that's my excuse anyway!)

If you're not into pastel colours you can still play along with our Anything Goes birthday theme.

Pop on over to the Seize The Birthday blog for some more gorgeous pastel creations from the team, and from our surprise party guest Jenny Martin of My Paper Epiphany, then play along with us!

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

STAMPlorations Inspiration #332


Hellooo!  It's time for some fresh inspiration over at STAMPlorations, and today I'm trying out a watercolouring technique I saw by Stacy Hutchinson of Tatterednestdesigns.com (sorry, can't get a link to work, you'll have to search), and I can tell you I'm addicted!

Basically, smoosh ink pads onto a craft mat, and that becomes your inkpad.  Easy peasy lemon squeeze.  Draw in some colour from the outlines with a wet brush or pick up some colour from the craft mat and paint in.

I used Shery's Cup of Blooms 1 but any similar image will work, as you will see in future posts ;)  For the Happy Birthday sentiment I smooshed some card onto the inked craft mat then once it had dried I die-cut the words.

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 $15 prize code.  Whenever you're shopping at the store you can get 20% off by using my code STAMPGIRLSHIRLEY.

Happy stamping!