Thursday, August 13, 2020

Seize The Birthday - Rainbow Colours

 

It's time for a new challenge at Seize The Birthday, and our theme has been chosen by Barbara - Rainbow Colours.  Mine is a very washed-out rainbow of colours (as most of them are in the UK!).

The background piece was in my mop-up stash, and all it was missing was a touch of red, so I just added some red splatters with a paintbrush.  The image stop is from Kaisercraft, the border die from Altenew, and the border stamps are by Dyan Reaveley.  The sentiment is possibly a Simon Says birthday freebie.

Pop on over to the Seize The Birthday blog for some more fabulous inspiration from the team, and from our surprise party guest, Jen, and join in with us.

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

STAMPlorations Inspiration #280



Sometimes, y'know, you just don't need words on the front of cards.

It's Inspiration Tuesday at STAMPlorations, and for this week's card I started by painting some broad stripes with Distress Oxide.  Once the panel was dry I stamped this image from Deepti's Beautiful You.  I had fully intended that there would be a sentiment on there, but once I'd stamped the image, it just didn't need anything more.

Pop on over to the STAMPlorations blog for some more gorgeous inspiration from the team, and don't forget to leave a comment for your chance to win a $15 gift code to the store.  While you're shopping there, if you use my code STAMPGIRLSHIRLEY you'll get 20% off anything in the main store and digi store.

Tuesday, August 04, 2020

STAMPlorations Inspiration #279



It's Inspiration Tuesday at STAMPlorations, and today I've got a summer cocktail for you.  I used watered down Distress Oxides for my background, then on separate card I stamped the Tropical Drink - Large then watercoloured it very loosely with matching Oxides, going outside the lines and leaving a couple of gaps here and there.  Once it was dry I fussy cut it and placed it on the sentiment banner (Deepti's Balloons and Banners, which is now available in the Outlet store.

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 gift code.  When you're shopping, if you use my code STAMPGIRLSHIRLEY you'll get 20% off anything in the main store or outlet store.

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Seize The Birthday - Tic-Tac-Toe



We've got a new challenge for you at Seize The Birthday - Tic-Tac-Toe!



I went for the bottom line - large die-cut sentiment, watercoloured monster and shadow, and a stencil background using spray inks.

Pop on over to the Seize The Birthday blog for some fabulous inspiration from the team, and from our surprise party guest, Jen, and play along with us :)

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

STAMPlorations Inspiration #278



It's Inspiration Tuesday at STAMPlorations, and today I've got a grungy mixed media-type card for you.  I made my background using Distress Inks, and once that was dry I stamped Deepti's flowers in black, along with the butterfly and the dotty splodge from Scribbly Splattery Grunge. The border die is from Art Edges and the sentiment is from Everyday Sentiments.

Pop on over to the STAMPlorations blog for some more fab inspiration from the design team, and don't forget to leave a comment for your chance to win a $15 gift code to the store.  When you're shopping at the store or the digi store, don't forget to use my code STAMPGIRLSHIRLEY for an extra 20% off.

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

STAMPlorations Inspiration #277



Helloooo! It's Inspiration Tuesday at STAMPlorations, and I'm on a tea theme.  I stamped the Tea Blend Word Art background stamp on a mop-up card, then stamped the cup from Thank You Coffee and added a sentiment strip using Happy Birthday from Balloons and Banners.

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 gift code to the new store.  When you're shopping, you can get 20% off the main store and digital store by using my code STAMPGIRLSHIRLEY

Thursday, July 16, 2020

Seize The Birthday - Non-neutral Card Base



Hello, and welcome to a new challenge at Seize The Birthday.  Our theme for this challenge is non-neutral card base (or anything goes if you'd prefer).


You can just about see that my card base is shiny hot pink :)  I made the front panel last year when I was staying with my friend Jenny at her beach house in Australia, and I've finally got round to doing something with it.  The stamp is from Visible Image.

Pop on over to the Seize The Birthday blog for some more fabulous inspiration from the team, and from our Surprise Party Guest, Jen from Jenerally Speaking, then play along with us.