Tuesday, 18 September 2018

STAMPlorations Inspiration #187


It's time for some more inspiration at STAMPlorations, and today I'm using one of the images from Big Monsters and pinching a word from Little Monsters to complete my sentiment.

We've got some more fab inspiration for you on the STAMPlorations blog, pop on over.  And don't forget to leave a comment for your chance to win a gift voucher to the store.  

If you're shopping, all stamps, dies and stencils are 15% off today (no code needed) and if you use my code STAMPGIRLSHIRLEY you can get an extra 20% off.  Happy shopping!

Friday, 14 September 2018

Craft Stamper Take It, Make It


Are you playing along in this month's challenge at Craft Stamper Take It, Make It?  It's Anything Goes, so all you need is a rubber/polymer stamp or two and you're in.

I've used Gazette background stamp by Darkroom Door, a sentiment from Uniko Studio Simply Said Blocks II and this fun die from Jane Davenport.

One randomly chosen entrant will receive this fab set of Ecoline brush pens
and the winner chosen by the Design Team will have their entry published in the magazine along with a profile, and have the opportunity to guest design in a future challenge.

Pop on over to the Craft Stamper blog for a gander at some fabulous inspiration from the team, then get those stamps out and play along!

Thursday, 13 September 2018

Seize The Birthday - Die Cuts or Punches


It's time for another Seize The Birthday party, and our topping is die cuts or punches.


Sometimes you just need the die to do all the work for you.  And as a bonus - you get two cards at a time with this die from MFT.  All you need is some colourful card or background paper for a bright and happy birthday card.

Our surprise party guest is Marianne of Marianne's Cards 'n Stuff.  Pop on over to the Seize The Birthday blog to see what Marianne and the Design Team have made with dies or punches, and join in the fun!

Wednesday, 12 September 2018

Another Sketchy Floral Card


I've made myself some time to play along in a couple of challenges.  Here's another Sketchy Floral card I made during my MISTI stamping frenzy, a yellow version this time.  I love how the image lends itself to this style of colouring :)

I'm entering this into Muse, where Tracey has provided this inspiration:


I'm also playing along at Watercooler Wednesday All About Occasions


I'm over on the STAMPlorations blog tonight with a card inspired by bullet journals.  Here's a peek:

Pop on over and take a look!

Tuesday, 11 September 2018

STAMPlorations Inspiration #186


Hi, and welcome to another Inspiration Tuesday from STAMPlorations.  I've not actually used any stamps on this card (don't worry, I've stopped shaking now!).  I raided my stash of backgrounds and found this gorgeous piece using Sanna's Senecio 1 stencil and Paper Artsy Infusions.  The piece is way too nice to cover with a sentiment, so I just diecut a solid dragonfly out of purple card (why does purple never photograph nicely?) and the outline dragonfly out of mirror card, adhering just down the head and body.

On Tuesdays through September all stamps, stencils and dies (except new releases and retiring sets) are 15% off (no coupon needed), and if you use my code STAMPGIRLSHIRLEY you'll get an extra 20% off.

Pop on over to the STAMPlorations blog for some fabulous creations by the rest of the Design Team, and don't forget to comment for your chance to win a gift certificate to the store.

Tuesday, 4 September 2018

STAMPlorations Inspiration #185


We've got some more STAMPlorations inspiration for you today. Whilst I was rummaging through my bag of STAMPlorations bits, I found this piece that was a leftover from another project I'd done using Distress Oxides.  The flowers were already in place and trimmed, so all I had to do was add the sentiment (from Baa Baa) and it was hey presto!, a finished card.

Pop on over to the STAMPlorations blog for more inspiration from the team, and don't forget to leave a comment for your chance to win a gift certificate to the store.  And if you're shopping, today's a good day to shop because you'll get 15% off all stamps, stencils and dies.  If you use my code STAMPGIRLSHIRLEY you'll get an extra 20% off.

I'm entering this into Simon Says Monday Challenge, Stamp It On.

Thursday, 30 August 2018

Seize The Birthday - Rainbow


Welcome to another Seize The Birthday challenge, and this time our theme is Rainbow.


So this is the card that started off this week's rainbow craze.  You can find details of how I did it on my Spotlight post at STAMPlorations yesterday (on a slightly smaller scale), and you'll find version two of this card on Tuesday's post here.

Our surprise party guest is Trina P - pop on over to the Seize The Birthday blog to see how Trina and the rest of the design team have created their rainbows, and play along with us.

ETA:  I'm adding this to Calling All Sistahs CAS16