Tuesday, 27 February 2018

STAMPlorations Inspiration #165


Its Inspiration time at STAMPlorations, and today we're featuring Shery's stamps.  From February through to April, all stamps, dies and stencils in the store are 10% off, no coupon needed.  And if you use my code, STAMPGIRLSHIRLEY, you'll get another 20% off.

Have you seen how teamie Maria is using up her pile of scraps?  Well, in her honour I dived into (one of) my (many) pile(s) of scraps and found this Coffee Cup Large already stamped and cut out from a mono print background that had been languishing for even longer in the scrap pile(s).  All I had to do was add the sentiment (Blossom Overture) on the belly band, adhere it to my kraft card and scribble a border.

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.

Monday, 26 February 2018

Craft Stamper Cover Stamp


I'm so excited to have one of my designs as the cover stamp for Craft Stamper magazine this month!  And I've got a couple of projects using those stamps, along with a couple more projects using some stamps and papers (not my designs).  Here's a sneak peek - you'll have to buy the mag if you want to see the full reveal ;)

Unfortunately there's been a little glitch at print/distribution stage - some UK subscribers have got last month's stamp by mistake.  But fear not, if you got the wrong stamp, just email editor.cs@mytimemedia.com and Trish will ensure you get my little chickie like you were supposed to.





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Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Oxide Backgrounds


I've been playing with Distress Oxides and modelling paste to make a few backgrounds (full details on the STAMPlorations blog).  Sometimes a CAS background doesn't do it for me, and I have to go all-out colourful :)

I'm entering this into Simon Says Monday Challenge, Grunge It Up


And I'm entering this next one into Simon Says Wednesday Challenge, Make Your Own Background.



Tuesday, 20 February 2018

STAMPlorations Inspriation #164


Time for some inspiration at STAMPlorations, and this week we're focusing on Deepti's range of stamps, Dee's Artsy Impressions.  From February through to April, all stamps, dies and stencils in the store are 10% off, no coupon needed.  If you use my code, STAMPGIRLSHIRLEY, you'll get another 20% off.

I've used Dee's set, Tweet Love, for this card, along with some cut letters from CUTplorations Uppercase Alphabet Plate Die.

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.

Thursday, 15 February 2018

Seize The Birthday - Coffee or Tea


Welcome to another Seize The birthday!  The optional topping for this challenge is Coffee or Tea, but you can always play along with any birthday-themed project.


For my card I've used a few of my stamps:  Brew-tiful Day, And Coffee and the sentiment from Classic Shoes.

Pop on over to the Seize The Birthday blog for some more fabulous inspiration from the design team, and our surprise party guest, Kristie Goulet, and then play along with us.
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Tuesday, 13 February 2018

STAMPlorations Inspiration #163


Time for some more STAMPlorations Inspiration.  This week we're spotlighting Becca's line of stamps, Big Grins by Becca Cruger.  Throughout February to April, all stamps, stencils, and dies (excluding retiring stamps) are 10% off -- no coupon needed.  And if you use my code STAMPGIRLSHIRLEY you'll get another 20% off.

Today I've used Becca's Buttercups and Butterflies set for a cheery cheer-up card, using Distress Inks.

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 gift certificate to the store.

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

STAMPlorations Release - Llama Tell You by Becca Cruger

Have you seen Becca's fabulous new stamp set at STAMPlorations?  It's called Llama Tell You, and it has some great images and sentiments, look:


I coloured this guy with pencils, fussy cut him then mounted him onto black card, which was mounted onto patterned paper, which was mounted onto black card.  I used a die cut for the sentiment.


For my second card, I added a bit of colour and shading to the llama then fussy cut her, and place her so that she's peeping over the hill.  The background is a mop-up from Sanna's stencil.


The upper part of the llama image isn't attached, and I've curved it forward a little so that it's a bit more in-yer-face.  See?


Pop on over to the STAMPlorations blog for some more fabulous inspiration using this set, and don't forget to leave a comment for your chance to win.

Tuesday, 6 February 2018

STAMPlorations Inspiration #162


It's time for some STAMPlorations Inspiration, and this week we're featuring my line of stamps, The Bee's Knees. From February through to April, all STAMPlorations stamps are 10% off (no code needed), and if you use my code STAMPGIRLSHIRLEY you'll get an extra 20% off - so if you've not spent all your Christmas money yet, now's the time.

I've used these fun guys from Big Monsters and Little Monsters, with a diecut sentiment.  The background is Distress Ink and clingfilm.

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 gift certificate to the store.

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Friday, 2 February 2018

Craft Stamper Take It, Make It


A new month, a new Craft Stamper Take It, Make It challenge, and as always, it's Anything Goes.

I've used Concord & 9th's Plaid Background with Distress Oxides, leaving gaps in the inking to give it a grungy, tattered appearance.  I also scuffed the edges of the panel to emphasise the grunginess.

Our sponsor this month is Darkroom Door, who are providing this fabulous package of two stamp sets with matching stencils for one lucky randomly chosen winner:



If you fancy your chances at winning our sponsor prize, or being selected by the Design Team, pop on over to the Craft Stamper blog and play along!

Thursday, 1 February 2018

Seize The Birthday - Candles


It's time for another challenge at Seize The Birthday, and it's a very birthday-themed one for you - candles!


I've used this fab puffer fish from Art Impressions and paired it with sentiments from Ranger's Letter It Celebration and Papertrey.

Pop on over to the Seize The Birthday blog for some more fabulous inspiration from the team.  If you don't want to include candles, that's fine, you can play along with any birthday-themed project.   See you in the gallery!