Tuesday, 31 July 2018

STAMPlorations Inspiration #180


It's time for some more STAMPlorations Inspiration, and today's card is non-alcoholic.  And stripy.  Still loving the stripes.  I think this is my last Layered Citrus card for a while, but it's not the end of the stripes ;)

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.

Every Tuesday through to September all stamps, stencils and dies are 15% off (no coupon needed) and if you use my code STAMPGIRLSHIRLEY you'll get an extra 20% off.

I'm entering this into Simon Says Wednesday challenge, Anything Goes.



Tuesday, 24 July 2018

STAMPlorations Inspiration #179


I hope you weren't thinking you'd seen the last of the watermelons now that the Release week is over....  I'm having way too much fun to stop!

We've got some fab inspiration for you over at STAMPlorations, and for the summer, we've got a little incentive for you: every Tuesday through to September all stamps, stencils and dies will be 15% off (no coupon needed) - and if you use my code STAMPGIRLSHIRLEY you'll get an extra 20% off.

Pop on over to the STAMPlorations blog, and don't forget to leave a comment for your chance to win a gift certificate tot he store.

Friday, 20 July 2018

STAMPlorations Summer Release - Word Dies


It's the final day of the STAMPlorations summer release, and today we're showcasing the four word dies that you can see in the logo above.  I used Fantastic yesterday and Brilliant on Wednesday, so today I'm using the remaining two, Bravo and Incredible.

 

 

Recognise those flowers?  Solid citrus images from the Layered Citrus set which launched on Monday, stamped in Distress Oxides.


The stripes are back again!  I've also used the 'you' die and a rose from yesterday's set, Brave One.


Pop on over to the STAMPlorations blog for some more fabulous inspiration from the team.  If you fancy your chances at winning this set or any of the sets we're releasing this week, all you have to do is leave a comment on every blog post throughout the week to qualify.  Commenting closes 23 July.

One winner will get a $25 voucher, another winner will get their choice of 1 stamp set and 1 die from this release.  In the meantime, if you can't wait, the stamps are in the store now and all stamps including the new release are automatically 10% off (no coupon needed), and if you use my code STAMPGIRLSHIRLEY you'll get an extra 20% off.  Go for it!

Thursday, 19 July 2018

Seize The Birthday - Stripes


It's a new challenge at Seize The Birthday, and our optional topping is stripes.


I'm well into stripes at the moment - if you follow my blog and/or Instagram, you may have noticed ;)  I've been sloshing Distress Reinkers of various colours across card panels, not bothering if they're accurately spaced, or even straight!  (You can get away with anything in the name of art.)

The stamps are from my latest release, Layered Watermelon, which launched this week.

Pop on over to the Seize The Birthday blog for some more fabulous inspiration from the team and from our Surprise Party Guest, Trina P, and play along with us.  If you're not into stripes, you can still play along with any birthday-themed project.


STAMPlorations New Release - Brave One


Hello and welcome to Day 4 of the STAMPlorations summer release!  Today we're showcasing Shery's other set, Brave One.


I love those large single blooms.  I decided to create my own background by stamping the image randomly, sloshing a bit of pink and green, then sloshing a bit of grey in the gaps.  I cut the word die, which is part of tomorrow's release, in white and black, layered them then added them across the panel.


Another wedding card, this time with a stencilled Doodled Heart on a smooshed background.  I trimmed the heart and mounted it onto white card which had been splattered with matching Distress Inks.  The sentiment is from Newlyweds.


Pop on over to the STAMPlorations blog for some more fabulous inspiration from the team.  If you fancy your chances at winning this set or any of the sets we're releasing this week, all you have to do is leave a comment on every blog post throughout the week to qualify.  Commenting closes 23 July.

One winner will get a $25 voucher, another winner will get their choice of 1 stamp set and 1 die from this release.  In the meantime, if you can't wait, the stamps are in the store now and all stamps including the new release are automatically 10% off (no coupon needed), and if you use my code STAMPGIRLSHIRLEY you'll get an extra 20% off.  Go for it!

Wednesday, 18 July 2018

STAMPlorations New Release - Big Dreamer


Welcome back for Day 3 of STAMPlorations Summer Release!  Today we're showcasing one of Shery's new sets, Big Dreamer.  I love those stylised flowers!


For my first card I made a Distress Oxide background inspired by Kelly Latevola, then stamped my images in black.  I added a smidgin of colour to the leaves, but left the petals as they were, and edged everything with a Tombow pen to help the images pop.  The die cut is also from the new release, and you'll be seeing more of them on Friday.


I think the sentiments on this set work perfectly for wedding cards.  I stamped the larger sentiment on a white panel, arranged all the hearts on an acrylic block and stamped those down either side, then joined them up with a black Posca pen.  A bit of sloshing and a grey shadow finish it off.


Pop on over to the STAMPlorations blog for some more fabulous inspiration from the team.  If you fancy your chances at winning this set or any of the sets we're releasing this week, all you have to do is leave a comment on every blog post throughout the week to qualify.  Commenting closes 23 July.

One winner will get a $25 voucher, another winner will get their choice of 1 stamp set and 1 die from this release.  In the meantime, if you can't wait, the stamps are in the store now and all stamps including the new release are automatically 10% off (no coupon needed), and if you use my code STAMPGIRLSHIRLEY you'll get an extra 20% off.  Go for it!

Tuesday, 17 July 2018

STAMPlorations New Release - Layered Citrus


Hello, how did you like Day 1 of the STAMPlorations release?  Today we're back with Day 2 and the second set in my Layered series, Layered Citrus.


Now, I've been drinking Gin & Tonic since long before it became fashionable, and I'm loving all the new brands that are popping up, and the Gin Bars :)  So when I've got spare lemons and limes I know exactly what to do with them (for info, I much prefer limes than lemons in my gin, but I'm also quite partial to blueberries with rosemary, strawberries with basil, rose petals or barberries, depending on what gin I'm having).  Anyway, enough of this talk of drink, the sun's barely over the yardarm.

So, here's what to do with your lemons - add a splash of colour.


Stripes are definitely in for me this summer.


Fruit salad, anyone?


Make your own patterns - a bit like potato printing when we were kids.


Design your own flowers.


Pop on over to the STAMPlorations blog for some more fabulous inspiration from the team.

If you fancy your chances at winning this set or any of the sets we're releasing this week, all you have to do is leave a comment on every blog post throughout the week to qualify.  Commenting closes 23 July.

One winner will get a $25 voucher, another winner will get their choice of 1 stamp set and 1 die from this release.  In the meantime, if you can't wait, the stamps are in the store now and all stamps including the new release are automatically 10% off (no coupon needed), and if you use my code STAMPGIRLSHIRLEY you'll get an extra 20% off.  Go for it!

Monday, 16 July 2018

STAMPlorations New Release - Layered Watermelon


Welcome to Day 1 of the STAMPlorations Summer Release, yay!  I've added a couple of new sets to my Layered series, and today we're showcasing the first of them, Layered Watermelon.


You've got a small slice, rind and pips, a large slice, rind and pips, and a wedge, rind and pips, together with some mix and match sentiments.  This set's turning out to be quite versatile - not only can you make fabulous watermelon cards, you can make animals and emojis with them.  Not convinced?  Take a look at my last card, and go and visit the STAMPlorations blog post for some fun interpretations.  You'll also be seeing some more fun interpretations throughout the coming weeks.

But before that, let's start with watermelons.  You can create your own decorative panel on a one layer card.


You can cheer someone up.  (My latest craze is watercoloured stripe backgrounds.)


You can suggest watermelon (got this idea from Pinterest).


You can make flowers with them.  Just let yourself loose with a black pen.


Or you can give someone a smile :)


I've had great fun with this set (could be something to do with the unseasonably hot weather we're having in the UK).  If you fancy your chances at winning this set or any of the sets we're releasing this week, all you have to do is leave a comment on every blog post throughout the week to qualify.  Commenting closes 23 July.

One winner will get a $25 voucher, another winner will get their choice of 1 stamp set and 1 die from this release.  In the meantime, if you can't wait, the stamps are in the store now and all stamps including the new release are automatically 10% off (no coupon needed), and if you use my code STAMPGIRLSHIRLEY you'll get an extra 20% off.  Go for it!

So get commenting and I'll see you tomorrow with my Layered Citrus set.

Friday, 13 July 2018

Craft Stamper Take It, Make It


Are you playing along with Craft Stamper Take It, Make It?  We're already a week into the challenge, so get your skates on!

The amazing prize on offer this month for the randomly chosen winner is Faith Journaling: For the Inspired Artist by Stephanie Ackerman, along with 2 sheets of Documented Faith stickers! The book is an amazing resource for all things journaling, with tips and hints on doodling and drawing, and a multitude of inspirational words to use in your work.  Plenty to inspire every journaler, not just those with an interest in Faith Journaling!


The winner chosen by the Design Team gets their entry published in the mag, a profile in the mag and on the blog, and guest design opportunity.

Pop on over to the Craft Stamper blog for some more fabulous inspiration from the team, and join in to win!

Tuesday, 10 July 2018

STAMPlorations Inspiration #178


Its Inspiration Tuesday at STAMPlorations, and I'm previewing one of my new stamp sets, Layered Citrus, which launches next week.  We've got some fab inspiration projects in store for you.

I'm playing along at Just Us Girls with this, where the theme is Citrus.


Pop on over to the STAMPlorations blog for some more fabulous inspiration from the Design Team.  If you're thinking of having a splurge while you're there, you can use my code STAMPGIRLSHIRLEY for 20% off all stamps, stencils and dies in the store.

Monday, 9 July 2018

Oh, Water Lovely Smile :)


There's nothing like a slice of watermelon to quench your thirst and put a smile on your face ;)

Here's a card I've made using my new set, Layered Watermelons, which is launched next week.  I'm entering it into Simon Says Monday Challenge, Summer Fun



and Time Out Challenges - Smile :)


Back tomorrow with another sneak peek...

Sunday, 8 July 2018

Thursday, 5 July 2018

Seize the birthday - Sequins


Hello, and welcome to a new Seize The Birthday challenge.  Our optional topping is Sequins, but if you're not a sequinny person, you can still play along with any birthday-themed project.

I've gone for a girls' night out.  And I'm not letting my OCD dwell on the missing apostrophe because (a) I could have added one - I still might and (b) the die only cost me £1 - maybe that's why it was cheap?  And the girls and happy birthday stamps are from a cover stamp set on a magazine.  That's a cheap night out!!

Pop on over to the Seize The Birthday blog for some more fabulous inspiration from the design team, and from our Surprise Party Guest, Trina P, and play along with us.  See you in the gallery!
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Happy Birthday, Shery!

Sweet birthday wishes for the sweetest person in blogland, Shery of STAMPlorations! Creator and designer of STAMPlorations, CUTplorations and ARTplorations products, somehow she miraculously manages to grow the business while bringing up two adorable little girls - Superwoman!


The DT have got together for a virtual birthday celebration on the STAMPlorations blog.  I'm fashionably late to the party but to make up for it, you get a little sneak peek of my latest stamp set.  Keep your eyes 'peeled' (sorry!) over at the STAMPlorations blog in a couple of weeks.

In the meantime, pop over to the STAMPlorations blog where you can see all the gorgeous cards from the DT.  If you're thinking of doing any shopping while you're there, there's a sale on until 9 July.


I'm playing along at The Paper Players, where the theme is Celebration in honour of their 400th challenge.


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Wednesday, 4 July 2018

Coverplate Rescue



I'm over on the STAMPlorations blog with a rescue of my failed Coverplate die cut.  Full details here.  Pop on over.

Tuesday, 3 July 2018

STAMPlorations Inspiration #177


We're back on track at STAMPlorations with our Tuesday Inspiration posts.  Well, everybody else was back on track - me, completely took my eye off the ball.  I can only blame this blazing summer that we're having (don't laugh, all you people living in warm countries!), and the World Cup.  Not that I've been watching the matches, but my chef has so normal service has been disrupted ;)

Anyway, here I am, a little later than scheduled, with my colourful offering, which fortunately was an extra card I'd made but didn't use for the Birthday Bash.  I'd made a masterboard grunge background, mounted it onto my base card then added the stamped cakes from the Birthday Bash stamp set, and the diecut Birthday Bash phrase.

Pop on over to the STAMPlorations blog for some fabulous inspiration from my (prompt) teamies.  I'm off to grovel ....