Tuesday, 6 December 2016

STAMPlorations Inspiration #109


It's Inspiration Tuesday at STAMPlorations, and today I've gone for some festive footwear!  I stamped the Groovy LaceUp shoe, coloured it with Candied Apple and Mowed Lawn, angled some baker's twine over the stamped shoelace and added a couple of festive pompoms.  Ready to hit the town.  (If I wore those now, I'd be hitting the floor face first, more like.)

Here's a close-up of the laces and pompoms.  The sentiment comes from the Joyful STAMP Club set.

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

Monday, 5 December 2016

CUTplorations December Challenge


Look at this inspiration graphic for the CUTplorations challenge.  How can you not play along to this??  All you need is diecuts (any brand) and at least one STAMPlorations product.  And if you haven't got any STAMPlorations products (at all?  Seriously??  Get writing that list to Santa!) you can use a free digi from the Never-ending Challenge.


Pretty easy to see how I was inspired, and pretty easy to make too.  You could rustle up some of these in no time.  I used the large standing reindeer from Christmas Reindeer Dies, and the sentiment from the co-ordinating stamp set, Christmas Reindeer.  A couple of dots for the eyes, a red gem nose, a snuggly velvet ribbon scarf, and Rudolph is all ready for Christmas!

Pop on over to the STAMPlorations blog for some more fabulous inspiration from the Design Team, and play along for your chance to win.

Friday, 2 December 2016

Craft Stamper Take It, Make It - Snow and Ice


Hello, and welcome to a new challenge at Craft Stamper Take It Make It.  This month, it's take a theme, and the theme is Snow and Ice.

Never mind Snow and Ice, I'm in (hopefully) warm and sunny Australia for our son's wedding tomorrow - exciting times!

So, for our theme you could go with the obvious Christmas/winter theme, or if you've finished all your Christmas cards (eh??) or don't make them, you can use white textures in your creation - gesso, embossing paste, paint, powders, glitters, you get the picture.

I created a starry night background using the stencil mono print technique with a Winnie & Walter stencil, die cut some stitched snow hills with the CUTplorations Stitched Snow Hills.  Then I stamped my reindeer from The Bee's Knees Christmas Reindeer and diecut him with the coordinating dies, and perched him on top of the snow hill.

Pop on over to the Craft Stamper blog for all the info on this month's sponsor and random prize.  The winner chosen by the design team will get a two page spread in the mag, a profile post on the blog, and a guest design spot on a future Take It, Make It challenge :)

Thursday, 1 December 2016

The Mixed Media Card Challenge - Gold


We've got a new challenge for you at The Mixed Media Card Challenge, and it's Gold, with an optional element of Star.


I started by stamping the stars (from STAMPlorations Christmas Reindeer) around the edges of my base card, then splattered some drops of gold mica spray over it, and stamped the sentiment in the centre of the card.  I diecut a star shape out of gold card, then made a shaker panel to place over the sentiment and painted the centres of the stars with Gansai Tambi White Gold watercolour paint.

Pop on over to the Mixed Media Card Challenge for some more fabulous inspiration from the Design Team, then join in with your gold creations.

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

STAMPlorations Inspiration #108


It's Tuesday so it's Inspiration Day over at STAMPlorations.  I've used the same technique that I used on this tag, but this time I've used white paint on kraft.  The stencil is ARTplorations Holly Background and the sentiment comes from Oh, Christmas Tree!


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

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

STAMPlorations Inspiration #107


It's Inspiration Tuesday over at STAMPlorations, and I've got a baby card for you.  These cute images from Deepti's Tweet Love set with the matching Tweet Love dies are perfect for baby cards.

I stamped it in Versamark and heat-embossed in white, then sloshed some blue Distress Ink on.  The sentiment is from Shery's Heaven Sent, then I just personalised it with some die cut letters and half a doily.

I made this similar one a couple of months ago, and found out today that the proud parents have framed the card.  Aww, how nice :)


Thursday, 17 November 2016

Seize The Birthday - Presents


Time for a new challenge at Seize The Birthday, and this time it's Presents.


We've got some fabulous inspiration for you from the rest of the Design Team, and our Surprise Party Guest, Sherrie K.

I've used up some bits from my stash for my card.  The background piece was a leftover from a stencil mono printing session, and the present was an extra one that I'd cut and coloured when I was making another card, and they just fell together (love that!).  The sentiment is from Visible Image.

Pop on over to the Seize The Birthday blog to play along.  You don't have to use stencils, anything goes as long as it's birthday-themed.

Pop on over to the Seize The Birthday blog for some fabulous inspiration from the Design Team, and our Surprise Party Guest, then play along with us.