Friday, 20 April 2018
I've not been playing in many challenges lately, been a bit busy with my new stamp release. But I did find time to play with some new Jane Davenport stamps. I'm entering this first card into a new-to-me challenge, The Library Challenge, where each challenge is inspired by books. This week's is Memoirs of a Geisha Girl. I think you can see where I got my inspiration ;)
The smaller Jane Davenport face stamps are perfect for 'selfie' cards. I added a mirri smartphone diecut (Kelly Purkey - maybe discontinued?) for a bit of shine, so it's going into Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Sparkle and Shine. The tiara is a Crafty Individuals stamp and the patterned paper is from Craftwork Cards.
I've also been enjoying stamping, stencilling and doodling with the small Jane Davenport faces in my journals, so this next one is going into Simon Says Monday Challenge - Let's Doodle.
I doodle-stencilled the flower, then doodled the hair and around the stencilled word 'found'. Here's a close-up.
I think I need to play some more ....
Wednesday, 18 April 2018
I've got some new layering stamps out - Layered Butterflies - and over the next three Wednesdays I'm doing a spotlight post on the STAMPlorations blog. Tonight, I'm focusing on the large butterfly shapes, next Wednesday I'm looking at the smaller butterfly shapes, then the following Wednesday I'm mixing, matching, adding and subtracting.
Here's a peek of this week's post. Pop on over to the STAMPlorations blog for the full details.
There'll be a chance to win the set on Wednesday 3 May, but if you can't wait till then, they're already in the store, and if you use my code STAMPGIRLSHIRLEY, you'll get 20% off.
Tuesday, 17 April 2018
Welcome to Inspiration Tuesday at STAMPlorations! This week we're highlighting Deepti's line of stamps, Dee's Artsy Impressions.
I've used Little Love Birthday Wishes, perfect for the little men in your life. I stamped the balloons and coloured them, then masked them while I sponged the background (using ARTplorations Clouds stencil). On some spare card I stamped the little guy, coloured him in and fussy cut him. I only attached him by his arm and body, to give the illusion of him floating freely in the air.
Pop on over to the STAMPlorations blog for some fabulous inspiration from the rest of the team, and don't forget to leave a comment for your chance to win a gift certificate to the store. Through April all stamps (except retiring sets), stencils and dies are 10% off, no code needed. And while you're shopping, if you use my code STAMPGIRLSHIRLEY you'll get an extra 20% your order. What's not to like?
Thursday, 12 April 2018
We've got a new challenge for you at Seize The Birthday, and this week our optional topping is Vibrant Colours. Purple and lime are fairly vibrant, aren't they? ;)
Stamping Unicorn. I inked them with Distress Stains, stamped onto damp mixed media paper and let the colour bleed, spritzing extra water where necessary, and once it was dry I re-stamped the image for definition. After stamping the sentiment I diecut the panel, added some washi strips then mounted it onto purple card.
Pop on over to the Seize The Birthday blog for some more fabulous inspiration from the rest of the team, and from our Surprise Party Guest, Kim, and play along with us.
Tuesday, 10 April 2018
Welcome to Inspiration Tuesday at STAMPlorations! This week we're highlighting Becca's line of stamps, Big Grins by Becca Cruger. I've used this funky set, Llama Tell You, to make a fun birthday card. I stamped and masked the llamas, coloured them in, then added a watercoloured background and a few party accessories - well, they look like party animals, don't they?
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 gift certificate to the store. Through April all stamps (except retiring sets), stencils and dies are 10% off, no code needed. And while you're shopping, if you use my code STAMPGIRLSHIRLEY you'll get an extra 20% your order. What's not to like?
Friday, 6 April 2018
It's a new month and a new challenge at Craft Stamper Take It, Make It. It's Anything Goes, so as long as you've used physical polymer or rubber stamps, and don't include more than one project in your post, you're in!
I've used a Jane Davenport face stamp, sloshed some Distress Ink watercolours on, added some stencilling, and black and white pen work. The background is a Darkroom Door stamp. I've layered a phone diecut, Birthday diecut (STAMPlorations), crown (Crafty Individuals) and Dymo girl to complete the card. Oh, and a little Gelli Roll Star Dust on the earrings and crown.
Our sponsor this month is Imagine Design Create. One lucky random winner will get these two stamp sets:
The winner chosen by the Design Team will have their winning entry published in Craft Stamper Magazine along with a bio, a bio post on the blog, and the opportunity to guest design in a future challenge. Get stamping, it could be you!
Tuesday, 3 April 2018
It's Inspiration Tuesday at STAMPlorations, and this week we're featuring my stamp line, The Bee's Knees. I've used my new set, Baa Baa, for a Baa Humbug card.
The background is Distress Oxides splattered with water, Sanna's tree masks and a bit of hill shading. I stamped the sheep and hat on spare card, coloured and fussy cut them, and attached to the panel.
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 gift certificate to the store.
Throughout February to April, all stamps (except retiring sets), stencils and dies are 10% off, no code needed. But if you use my code, STAMPGIRLSHIRLEY, you'll get another 20% off. What's not to like?