Tuesday, 20 March 2018
Hi Peeps! Inspiration Tuesday at STAMPlorations, and this week we're featuring Deepti's line of stamps, Dee's Artsy Impressions. Through till April, all stamps (except retiring sets), stencils and dies are 10% off, no coupon needed. But if you use my code STAMPGIRLSHIRLEY you'll get an extra 20% off, so get to it!
I've used the sweet little bird and balloons from Tweet Love. They're floating along on a Distress Ink sky cut from one of the Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Dies. The sentiment is from Heaven Sent.
Pop on over to the STAMPlorations blog for 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.
Thursday, 15 March 2018
We've got a new challenge for you at Seize The Birthday, and this time it's Teal and White, but if that's not your favourite colour, you can still play along with our Anything Goes, as long as it's birthday-themed.
Our Surprise Party Guest this month is Kim Lackenbach from Kims' Cards and Crafts. Pop on over to the Seize The Birthday blog to see what Kim and the regular team have created, and play along with us.
For my card I've used Apple Blossom Soda Bottle Fizz! Pop! Party! stamps and and coordinating Soda Bottle die. I used Evergreen Bough and Peacock Feathers, but couldn't resist adding a little Dusty Concord and Twisted Citrus. I found some altered bottle caps in my stash, great for photo props!
Tuesday, 13 March 2018
It's Inspiration Tuesday over at STAMPlorations, and this week we're focusing on Becca's line of stamps, Big Grins by Becca Cruger. From February to April all stamps (except retiring sets), stencils and dies are 10% off, no coupon needed. And if you use my code STAMPGIRLSHIRLEY you'll get an extra 20% off -yay!
I've sloshed some Distress Inks onto the cupcake from A Snarky Birthday To You, added some Stickles, fussy cut the image then matted it onto some patterned paper from my stash. That handy little sentiment is also from A Snarky Birthday To You.
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.
Tuesday, 6 March 2018
It's Inspiration Tuesday at STAMPlorations, and we're highlighting my line of stamps, The Bee's Knees. From February to April, all stamps (except retiring stamps), dies and stencils are 10% off, no code needed.
Following on from Maria's lead in using up leftovers, I found these two stamped and cut images in my Bee's Knees stash bag. I grabbed a white panel and lightly stencilled Iced Spruce distress ink through the Flourishes ARTplorations stencil, then matted that onto silver card, then onto 5x7 card. I added a sentiment from the same stamp set (Newlyweds) and matted that onto silver.
Pop on over to the STAMPlorations blog for some more fabulous inspiration, and don't forget to leave a comment for your chance to win a gift certificate to the store.
Sunday, 4 March 2018
It's March - another month closer to Christmas! Have you finished your Christmas cards yet? Me neither, but here's one to add to the slow-growing pile.
I'm playing along with Muse: Christmas Visions, inspiration provided by Lindsey:
My card is a collection of scraps and leftover diecuts. The house is from Houses, the trees from Houses Extras and the hill is from Stitched Snow Hills. I added some Stickles to the house, trees and hill and a sentiment (from Christmas Elf).
I'm also playing along with Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes.
Watercooler Wednesday - All About Christmas
Friday, 2 March 2018
It's the first Friday of the month, and it's time for a new challenge at Craft Stamper Take It, Make It. As long as you use real rubber/polymer stamps in your creation, you're in! Of course, I had to use this month's Craft Stamper magazine cover stamp, because I designed it!
The stamp coordinates with another of my stamp sets, Fowl Play (which is where the sentiment comes from). I've added some STAMPlorations grunge stamps for the background.
This month we're sponsored by our very own Donna Gray who is providing these two stamp sets (via That's Crafty) to two lucky random winners:
The winner chosen by the design team will have their winning entry published in Craft Stamper magazine, a profile post on the blog, and a guest design spot in a future challenge.
Pop along to the Craft Stamper blog for some more fabulous inspiration from the team, and play along for your chance to win. Don't forget to check the eligibility rules for the prizes!
Thursday, 1 March 2018
It's a new challenge at Seize The Birthday! This time it's No Topping so, as long as it's a birthday project, you're good to play along.
I stamped and coloured the flower then added some stencilling, watercolour wash and second-generation grunge stamping to the panel, tied some twine around it then mounted it onto my card base.
Pop on over to the Seize The Birthday blog for some more fabulous inspiration from the team and play along!