Friday, 21 September 2018

A Sneak Peek And A Couple of Challenges

Helloooo!  I've not been playing much in challenges lately, been a bit busy with one thing or another, including making samples for my new release of The Bee's Knees Christmas stamps.  Here's a little sneak peek of what I've been up to.  You'll get to see them in full next week:

I've managed to find time to make some cards for challenges this week.

My first card uses a tree from a NBUS Tim Holtz set, and a star from Technique Tuesday, all coloured with Distress Inks (of course!).

I'm entering this in CAS Watercolour Challenge - Tree:

and Simon Says STAMPtember Tim Holtz:

The second challenge is Twofer - Leaves:

I used the larger stamp from the Leaf Canopy set by Altenew to create a watercoloury birthday card using Distress Inks and spritzing (sentiment by Stamps By Me), and also a wedding card, which was totally inspired by this card of Karen Dunbrook's.  This time I stamped in my much-neglected Distress Oxides then die-cut the image.  The background was created with a 3D embossing folder (Crafters Companion Ornate Lace).  The sentiment is a peel-off (gasp!).  Don't judge, I've got a boxload of them to use up :D

Tuesday, 18 September 2018

STAMPlorations Inspiration #187

It's time for some more inspiration at STAMPlorations, and today I'm using one of the images from Big Monsters and pinching a word from Little Monsters to complete my sentiment.

We've got some more fab inspiration for you on the STAMPlorations blog, pop on over.  And don't forget to leave a comment for your chance to win a gift voucher to the store.  

If you're shopping, all stamps, dies and stencils are 15% off today (no code needed) and if you use my code STAMPGIRLSHIRLEY you can get an extra 20% off.  Happy shopping!

Friday, 14 September 2018

Craft Stamper Take It, Make It

Are you playing along in this month's challenge at Craft Stamper Take It, Make It?  It's Anything Goes, so all you need is a rubber/polymer stamp or two and you're in.

I've used Gazette background stamp by Darkroom Door, a sentiment from Uniko Studio Simply Said Blocks II and this fun die from Jane Davenport.

One randomly chosen entrant will receive this fab set of Ecoline brush pens
and the winner chosen by the Design Team will have their entry published in the magazine along with a profile, and have the opportunity to guest design in a future challenge.

Pop on over to the Craft Stamper blog for a gander at some fabulous inspiration from the team, then get those stamps out and play along!

Thursday, 13 September 2018

Seize The Birthday - Die Cuts or Punches

It's time for another Seize The Birthday party, and our topping is die cuts or punches.

Sometimes you just need the die to do all the work for you.  And as a bonus - you get two cards at a time with this die from MFT.  All you need is some colourful card or background paper for a bright and happy birthday card.

Our surprise party guest is Marianne of Marianne's Cards 'n Stuff.  Pop on over to the Seize The Birthday blog to see what Marianne and the Design Team have made with dies or punches, and join in the fun!

Wednesday, 12 September 2018

Another Sketchy Floral Card

I've made myself some time to play along in a couple of challenges.  Here's another Sketchy Floral card I made during my MISTI stamping frenzy, a yellow version this time.  I love how the image lends itself to this style of colouring :)

I'm entering this into Muse, where Tracey has provided this inspiration:

I'm also playing along at Watercooler Wednesday All About Occasions

I'm over on the STAMPlorations blog tonight with a card inspired by bullet journals.  Here's a peek:

Pop on over and take a look!

Tuesday, 11 September 2018

STAMPlorations Inspiration #186

Hi, and welcome to another Inspiration Tuesday from STAMPlorations.  I've not actually used any stamps on this card (don't worry, I've stopped shaking now!).  I raided my stash of backgrounds and found this gorgeous piece using Sanna's Senecio 1 stencil and Paper Artsy Infusions.  The piece is way too nice to cover with a sentiment, so I just diecut a solid dragonfly out of purple card (why does purple never photograph nicely?) and the outline dragonfly out of mirror card, adhering just down the head and body.

On Tuesdays through September all stamps, stencils and dies (except new releases and retiring sets) are 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 for some fabulous creations by the rest of the Design Team, and don't forget to comment for your chance to win a gift certificate to the store.

Tuesday, 4 September 2018

STAMPlorations Inspiration #185

We've got some more STAMPlorations inspiration for you today. Whilst I was rummaging through my bag of STAMPlorations bits, I found this piece that was a leftover from another project I'd done using Distress Oxides.  The flowers were already in place and trimmed, so all I had to do was add the sentiment (from Baa Baa) and it was hey presto!, a finished card.

Pop on over to the STAMPlorations blog for more inspiration from the team, and don't forget to leave a comment for your chance to win a gift certificate to the store.  And if you're shopping, today's a good day to shop because you'll get 15% off all stamps, stencils and dies.  If you use my code STAMPGIRLSHIRLEY you'll get an extra 20% off.

I'm entering this into Simon Says Monday Challenge, Stamp It On.