04 June 2020

Seize The Birthday - All About Summer


Hello, and welcome to another Seize The Birthday challenge.  Our challenge this time is All About Summer.  Or you can just play along with any birthday-themed project.


Ooh, look!  My colours match the logo!  This card was very nearly my contribution for the last challenge (Totally Tropical) because of the tropical colours and the cocktail.  I know you can drink cocktails any time (apart from maybe breakfast unless you're on holiday) but I always associate tropical with cocktails :)

I sponged the background with Distress Inks but it was quite mottled, so I made it even more so by spritzing with water, then I stamped the sentiments (MFT Uncorked) randomly over the card.  The cocktail glass is from Tim Holtz.

Pop on over to the Seize The Birthday blog for more fabulous inspiration and join in with the fun!

02 June 2020

STAMPlorations Inspiration #270


Hello!  It's Inspiration Tuesday at STAMPlorations, and I've got another cake card for you - they're quite addictive, calorie-free and very easy to create.

I picked up a smooshed mop-up from my stash then stamped the cake over the smooshing.  On my base card I swiped some colours with a broad brush along the fold side, then trimmed my panel to size and adhered it onto the card front.  I'll add a sentiment when I come to use the card - could be for a wedding, an anniversary or a birthday, who knows?  The image is from Deepti's set, Better Together.

Pop on over to the STAMPlorations blog for some more fabulous inspiration from the team, and don't forget to comment for your chance to win a gift certificate to the store.

When you're shopping at the store, you can get a 20% discount if you use my code STAMPGIRLSHIRLEY.

27 May 2020

STAMPlorations Spring Fling Reminder


Are you playing along at the STAMPlorations Spring Fling Blog Hop and Linky Party?  Prizes to be won - you know what to do :)

Last week I showed you the Perched Bird using spritzed powders.  When you spritz through a stencil, the stencil itself is covered with spritzed powders.  So you pick it up carefully, turn it over and lay it on fresh card to get a lovely reverse effect.


And so you don't have to go searching for last week's card, here it is again so you can see the totally different results you get from the two parts of the process.


Pop on over to the STAMPlorations blog for more inspiration, and for details on how to play along.  Good luck!

26 May 2020

STAMPlorations Inspiration #269


Hello!  It's Inspiration time at STAMPlorations, and today I've got a calorie-free cupcake for you :)
This was a really quick card to make.  I stamped the cupcake and sentiments from A Snarky Birthday To You, added a hint of watercolour, die-cut one edge using one of the Art Edges dies and adhered the panel to purple card.  That's it, simples!

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 $10 gift certificate to the store.

22 May 2020

Spring Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop


Hello!  It's the Spring Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.  To coincide with the hop, Shery designed two new STAMPlorations stamp sets, which we showcased on Tuesday, and which we're showcasing again today.

Sweet Kindness
Bloomin' Coffee And You















STAMPlorations is sponsoring four prizes, with an extra prize on the STAMPlorations blog.  Pop on over for all details and hop along!

ETA: Oops!  Nearly forgot to play along at the Coffee Lovers Spring Summer Blog Hop!


21 May 2020

Seize The Birthday - Totally Tropical


Helloooo!  We've got a new challenge for you at Seize The Birthday - my choice of Totally Tropical.
Or Anything Goes if you prefer.


What does tropical conjure up for you? Bright colours, fabulous holidays, exotic wildlife, fantastic cocktails?  I went exotic birdlife.  I made a background from the solid and line leaf stamps, and a border strip, and perched a toucan on the strip.  All stamps are from Uniko.

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, Dotty Jo, then play along with us.

20 May 2020

STAMPlorations Spring Fling Encore


Are you playing along with the Spring Fling at STAMPlorations?  Loads of chances to win prizes, and take advantage of discounts in the Spring Fling section of the store.

I've been playing with powders again, using the Perched Bird stencil.


I just love how they react when spritzed.  The sentiment is from Deepti's Little Love Birthday Wishes.

Pop on over to the STAMPlorations blog for some more fabulous inspiration and details of how to play along.