Tuesday, June 15, 2021

STAMPlorations Inspiration #322

 


Hello, it's Inspiration time at STAMPlorations, and today I've got some Christmas inspiration for you.  When I CASEd Michele to make this set of cards I had a spare panel left, so I turned it into a Christmas card.


Well, they are poinsettias, after all :)

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.  When you're shopping in the store, you can bag yourself 20% off by using my code STAMPGIRLSHIRLEY.

Happy stamping!

Monday, June 14, 2021

STAMPlorations Ephemera

 


I've been playing with some of the new Ephemera Tiles from STAMPlorations.  Shery has a growing range of colourable, ephemera and card fronts in the store, with plenty of fun designs.  They're printed on really good quality card and they're a joy to work with.

This set is called Newsprint Blooms, and you get 6 identical sheets in the pack.


I sliced them up in various ways.  For the first card I sliced the panel in half horizontally, then sliced each half in half again, then re-arranged them and stuck them onto my card.  I added a 'thanks' using Skinny Sentiments.


I'm adding this one to the Just Us Girls gallery - no stamping.


For the next card I cut the three white tiles, then added a fourth tile with a sentiment from Succulently and a couple of squiggly lines, and mounted them all onto a black card.


With the three remaining black tiles I painted some red and pink stripes on my card base, then added the tiles and a sentiment from Baa Baa.


And for the final card, I sliced down the centre of each flower then re-arranged them to make new flowers.  I stamped an Artsy Doodled Border on the card base, and used a sentiment from Trendy Feathers 2.




I'm adding this to Simon Says Monday challenge, Beautiful Blooms.



Thursday, June 10, 2021

Seize The Birthday - Nautical


Hi, and welcome to our latest challenge at Seize The Birthday, where the theme is nautical.  (Or you can play along with our Anything Goes theme as long as it's birthday related.)


I was short of some children's cards, so it was a good excuse to get out the Yellow Submarine (apologies for the ear worm) and add a few underwater creatures.

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

Tuesday, June 08, 2021

STAMPlorations Inspiration #321


Today's STAMPlorations inspiration is brought to you by Carved Flowers, following my Playing Cards With A Friend session with Michele F, aka I Card Everyone.

I was wowed by the pretty cone flowers on one of her cards, so I made this card using a colour combination that Michele uses so well, and I hardly ever use - yellow and grey.

All images and sentiment are from Carved Flowers.  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, you can get 20% off by using my code STAMPGIRLSHIRLEY.

I'm adding this to the gallery at The Flower Challenge - CAS

and AAA Birthday Card Challenge - Flowers.

Tuesday, June 01, 2021

STAMPlorations Inspiration #320

 

It's Inspiration Tuesday at STAMPlorations, and today I've got numbers mixed with psychedelia for you.  I used the Rolls standard stencil for my background, then cut the Numbers Plate die through the panel.  

I backed the die cut portion with black card to make the numbers stand out, and added a sentiment from Groovy Shoes, which fits nicely with the psychedelic theme, and mounted it onto orange card for a groovy look :)

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.  When you're shopping in the store you can bag yourself 20% discount by using my code STAMPGIRLSHIRLEY.  Thanks for popping by!

Monday, May 31, 2021

STAMPlorations Spring Fling Blog Hop and Linky Party - Reminder

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Hello, have you played along with the STAMPlorations Spring Fling Blog Hop and Linky Party?  You should, there are prizes to be won!


For my reminder card, I've used another of the Spring Florals card fronts and the XOXO die.  So quick and easy, great for a card in a hurry.  I trimmed the front to show a border of the pink card base and stamped a border using a stamp from the Artsy Doodled Borders set.

Pop over to the STAMPlorations blog for some more fabulous inspiration, and play along for your chance to win prizes.

Don't forget to use my code STAMPGIRLSHIRLEY for 20% discount when you're shopping in the store.

Friday, May 28, 2021

An Invitation To Play Cards With A Friend

I'm over on the STAMPlorations blog tonight, playing cards with a very special friend.  I'm sure many of you know Michele Ferguson of I Card Everyone.  Some time ago she turned my Layered Poinsettias set into spring flowers using the split four technique here, and I loved the result so much that I CASEd her here and again here.

Well, I thought the technique would work with other stamps so I invited her to a playdate.  Pop on over to the STAMPlorations blog to find out which set we used, and then pop over to Michele's blog to see what she created.


We enjoyed it so much, we're doing it again next month with another set, so stay tuned, and see if you can guess which set we'll be using then!