Tuesday, 17 September 2019

STAMPlorations Inspiration #234


It's Inspiration Tuesday over at STAMPlorations, and today I've got a coffee-themed card for you.  I had a piece of pink and brown smooshed card in my stash, and it looked a little too muddy to do anything with, but the muddiest part swirled up and reminded me of the vapour rising from this CUTplorations Coffee Cup Silhouette die.

I used Helen's Make Marks 5 stencil for the background and a sticker from Just Caffeinate.  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 $10 gift certificate to the store.

While you're shopping at the store, don't forget to use my code STAMPGIRLSHIRLEY for 20% off (excluding new releases and retiring).

Friday, 13 September 2019

Craft Stamper Take It, Make It


Are you playing along with Craft Stamper Take It, Make It?  Just use rubber or polymer stamps to create a project and play along for your chance to win fabulous prizes.

The winner chosen by the Design Team will have their winning entry published in the mag and on the blog together with a profile, and a guest design opportunity for a future challenge.  And one randomly chosen entry will win this month's prize, details on the blog.  (I'm not here, and I didn't have the details at the time of writing, so it will be a nice surprise for you.)

Pop on over to the Craft Stamper blog for some fabulous inspiration from the team, and to find out what the random prize is.

Thursday, 12 September 2019

Seize The Birthday - It's Just A Number or Anything Goes

We've got a new challenge for you at Seize The Birthday - It's Just A Number.  Pick a number, any number ;)  Or you can just play along with any birthday-themed project.



The number on this card is cut from holographic silver card, and I love the way the light is playing on it, looks like multicoloured paper.

Pop on over to the Seize the Birthday blog for some more fabulous inspiration from the Design Team, and from our Surprise Party Guest, Su Mohr, and then play along with us.  See you in the gallery!


Tuesday, 10 September 2019

STAMPlorations Inspiration #233


Hellooo!  It's Inspiration Tuesday at STAMPlorations, and for my card today I've used one of Deepti's cupcakes from Sweet Surprise and paired it with XOXO on a background made with Helen's stencil Make Marks 5.

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

When you're shopping in the store, don't forget to use my code STAMPGIRLSHIRLEY for 20% discount (except new release and retiring).

Tuesday, 3 September 2019

STAMPlorations Inspiration #232


It's Inspiration Tuesday at STAMPlorations, and today I've used Deepti's Beautiful You set on a Distress-smooshed background cut with Crazy Double Running Stitch Nesting Dies.  The focal image is stamped with deep green and deep blue dye inks.

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.  If you use my code STAMPGIRLSHIRLEY when you're shopping, you'll get 20% discount.

Thursday, 29 August 2019

Seize The Birthday - Square Card or Anything Goes


Hello!  We've got a new challenge for you at Seize The Birthday, and our optional topping is use a square card.  But you can always play Anything Goes, as long as it's a birthday theme.


The front edge of the card is actually shaped, but it's still a square card.  I stamped the flower and sloshed some Distress Inks on, then masked that and a section across a panel, sponged Bundled Sage and Tattered Rose, then layered the panel onto the card front, slipping a strip of patterned paper in between.

Pop on over to the Seize The Birthday blog to see what the rest of the team and our surprise party guest Su Mohr have made, then join in the fun.

Tuesday, 27 August 2019

STAMPlorations Inspiration #231


It's Inspiration Tuesday at STAMPlorations, and today I've used my Carved Flowers set to do some faux watercolouring.  I masked off the edges of my watercolour paper panel then spritzed the paper so that it was damp.  I inked the stamps with Distress Stains and stamped, and all the colours seeped and spread into the damp paper.  Once it was all dry I re-stamped the images to give a crisper edge to the flowers and leaves.

Pop on over to the STAMPlorations blog for some more fabulous inspiration from the rest of the Design Team, and don't forget to leave a comment for your chance to win a $10 gift certificate to the store.  While you're shopping there, if you use my code STAMPGIRLSHIRLEY you'll get 20% off.