Thursday, 18 July 2019

Seize The Birthday - Rainbow or Anything Goes


Hellooo!  We've got a new challenge for you at Seize The Birthday - Rainbow!  You can see my (sort of) rainbow, can't you?  But if you don't fancy rainbows, you can still play along with Anything Goes as long as it's a birthday theme.


Our Surprise Party Guest is Su Mohr - pop on over to the Seize The Birthday blog to see what she and the rest of the design team have made, and play along with us.

Tuesday, 16 July 2019

STAMPlorations Inspiration #225


It's Inspiration Tuesday at STAMPlorations, and I'm still on a mission to use up bits and bobs from my stash.  I found this cup and sleeve in my stash so I added a bit of Distress sponging to the cup and ran the sleeve through an embossing folder (which you can just about make out in the photo).  Then it was just a case of using one of the new stickers and a sticker sentiment to pull it all together.

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 code to the store.  While you're at the store, if you use my code STAMPGIRLSHIRLEY you'll get 20% off all stamps (excluding new release and retiring), stickers, dies and stencils.

Happy stamping, happy shopping!

Tuesday, 9 July 2019

STAMPlorations Inspiration #224


It's Inspiration Tuesday at STAMPlorations.  Meet my reconstructed card.  I raided my stash (again - I keep raiding it, but it doesn't seem to be going down any!) and I found this car (Enjoy The Ride), which had previously adorned another card that I no longer liked.  The HB2U - I'd dropped an inked stamp on that card so I chopped up and salvaged what I could.  Then I just needed something to tie both elements together and one of the new Stickers was a perfect fit.  Easy peasy :)

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 $10 gift certificate to the store.  And when you're at the store, don't forget to use my code STAMPGIRLSHIRLEY for 20% off.

Sunday, 7 July 2019

Blueberry, anyone?


I laughed my socks off when I read about Darnell's exploits with a pack of frozen blueberries, and I think Loll's idea to create birthday cards for Darnell with parts of the blueberry-stained mop-up card was genius.

Darnell's already got her birthday card from me but in the spirit of sharing, I've made a blueberry-splattered card for the CAS Watercolour Challenge.  The all-in-one stamp is from Woodware.



I'll stick to adding blueberries to my breakfast and my G&T (not the same meal, I might add!).

Friday, 5 July 2019

Craft Stamper Take It, Make It


Hello, and welcome to a new challenge at Craft Stamper Take It, Make It!  As always, it's Anything Goes, as long as you use real stamps.

I've used stamps from two Funky Fossil sets (The Quick Brown Fox and Beautiful Inside And Out).

One lucky randomly chosen participant will get this fab prize:


The winner chosen by the Design Team will get their entry and a profile published in the magazine and the blog, and an opportunity to guest design in a future challenge.  What's not to like?

Pop on over to the blog and play along!

Thursday, 4 July 2019

Seize The Birthday - Sunshine (Or Anything Goes)


Hello!  We've got a brand new challenge for you at Seize The Birthday - Sunshine!  (And I'm pleased to say I'm actually getting some of that after an underwhelming June.)  If sunshine doesn't float your boat, you can still play along with any birthday-themed project.


I used stamps from my Carved Flowers set to create a palm tree and sunshine on a sponged background, then added flip flops (Card-io) and sentiments (Altenew and Card-io).

Pop on over to the Seize The Birthday blog for some fabulous inspiration from the rest of the team, and from our Surprise Party Guest, Su Mohr, and play along with us.

Tuesday, 2 July 2019

STAMPlorations Inspiration #223


Hello!  It's Inspiration Tuesday at STAMPlorations.  I'm still raiding my bits and bobs stash, determined to actually use those extras that I make when I'm making another card.  I had already stamped, coloured and fussy cut this floral image months ago - well, if you're stamping an image once in your MISTI, it's so easy to stamp another while it's there.  It's also as easy to colour two or more images while you've got your inks or paints out.

The background was made from inking Distress Inks onto bubblewrap and spritzing.  The stamps are In Bloom: Fancy Frangipanis and Classic Shoes for the sentiment.

Pop on over to the STAMPlorations blog where you'll see some more fabulous inspiration from the team.  Don't forget to leave a comment for your chance to win a $10 gift certificate to the store.  When you're shopping at the store don't forget to use my code STAMPGIRLSHIRLEY for 20% off.