Wednesday, 28 November 2018

Working Through The Stash


Hellooo!  I'm desperately trying to use all my new Christmas stamps - the ones that I bought last year.... so that I can use all the new ones I bought this year....  (I think there may even be stamps in Mt NBUS from even earlier years, so I've got a long way to go yet).  I also really want to pull out some of my old favourite wood-mounted stamps, but I can't justify dragging them out while there's so much unused stuff lying around.

So, in an effort to address the situation, today we have Zinski set 19 from Paper Artsy, vintage 2017.  I actually stamped these out last year but didn't get around to colouring them, although I did use one of the other images from the set.

I'm entering this into Simon Says Work It Wednesday, Ho HO HOliday

and Simon Says Wednesday Challenge, Anything Goes,

and Muse Christmas Visions 114, any holiday card.


I'm over at STAMPlorations tonight with a spotlight post on the current STAMP Club set, pop on over for a closer look!


Tuesday, 27 November 2018

STAMPlorations Inspiration #196


It's inspiration time at STAMPlorations, and today we're focusing on Shery's line of stamps.  From 27 November to 3 December there's 20% off all of Shery's stamps, no coupon needed.  If you're Christmas shopping, use my code STAMPGIRLSHIRLEY to get a further 20% off these and all other stamps, stencils and dies in the store (excluding retiring and new release sets).

I've used this fab new set, Christmas Baubles, on a piece of stencilled background. Bubbles, Shutters and Confetti Circles were used on the background.

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.

Friday, 23 November 2018

Poinsettia Tag


I haven't played in challenges for ages - been making plenty of cards, but just not getting round to posting.  I've been wanting to play along with Loll's final Twelve Tags of Christmas (which is closing in a few hours, eek!!) so this had better be quick post!  I had the honour and pleasure of being a guest designer on some of Loll's earlier Twelve Days of Christmas challenges - thank you, Loll!


I was inspired by this tag by Karen Baker over at Day 23 of Tracey's 25 Days of Christmas Tags.  The poinsettia, the two layered tags, but more of a modern twist.

I'm also playing along at Muse Christmas Visions who are sponsoring one of the days of Tracey's event.

I've used a Tim Holtz stencil, my Layered Poinsettias stamp set and a sentiment from Papertrey Ink.

Thursday, 22 November 2018

Seize The Birthday - Tags


Welcome to another challenge at Seize The Birthday!  This is our last one for the year to give everyone time to focus on Christmas preparations.  Do you think we'll all be ready on the day???

Our optional topping today is Tags.  I made this tag from bits and bobs lying around either on my desk or in one of my many boxes of bits and bobs!  The base is a piece of Distress smooshed card, with a strip of patterned paper (blue scallop) and a strip of Tim Holtz 3D Impresslits Provincial border.  The scraps of washi were just that, scraps, but they look right on the tag.  I finished it off by tying a bit of pink lace to the twine.

If you're not into tags, you can still play along with any birthday-themed project.  Pop on over to the Seize The Birthday blog to see what the rest of the design team and our surprise party guest, Marianne, have made and play along with us.

Tuesday, 20 November 2018

STAMPlorations Inspiration #195


We've got some more inspiration for you at STAMPlorations, and today we're focusing on Deepti's range of stamps, Dee's Artsy Impressions.  From 20-26 November all Deepti's stamps are 10% off, no coupon needed.  If you're starting your Christmas shopping, use my code STAMPGIRLSHIRLEY to get a further 20% these and all other stamps, stencils and dies in the store (excluding retiring and new release sets).

I've used Little Love to create a birthday card for a boy, pouting the stamped panel onto patterned paper and adding a felt number.

Pop on over to the STAMPlorations blog for some more fabulous inspiration from the design team, and don't forget to leave a comment for your chance to win a $10 gift certificate to the store.

Tuesday, 13 November 2018

STAMPlorations Inspiration #194


Got some STAMPlorations Inspiration for you today, and we're focusing on Becca's line of stamps, Big Grins by Becca Cruger.  From now till 19 November all of Becca's stamps are 10% off, no coupon needed.  And if you use my code STAMPGIRLSHIRLEY, you'll get 20% off these and all other stamps (except new releases and retiring), stencils and dies in the store.

With a little masking, I've created a crowd to wish someone a happy birthday using Llama Tell You, and sloshed on some Distress Inks.

Pop on over to the STAMPlorations blog for some more inspiration from the rest of the Design Team, and don't forget to leave a comment for your chance to win a gift certificate to the store.

Friday, 9 November 2018

Craft Stamper Take It, Make It


Are you playing along with the Craft Stamper Take It, Make It challenge?  All you need is rubber/polymer stamps and you're in.  You're also in with two chances of winning - either the design team's choice or being randomly chosen as the winner of this fab Christmas bundle of two stamp sets and three stencils from Kaisercraft:


For my card I used one of the Flower Girl stamps by Jane Davenport.  You get the head stamp, and the rest is up to your imagination, your inks and your pens.  The sparkle stamp is from STAMPlorations Art Marks.

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

Thursday, 8 November 2018

Seize The Birthday - Clean And Simple


We've got a new challenge for you at Seize The Birthday, and this time it's CAS (Clean and Simple).  I found this half-finished stamped and no-line coloured panel in my stash, so I mounted it onto navy card and added a sentiment from Altenew.

Pop on over to the Seize The Birthday blog to check out what the rest of the design team, and our surprise party guest Marianne, have made, and play along with us.

I'm linking this to the Flower Challenge - Special Occasion.



Tuesday, 6 November 2018

STAMPlorations Inspiration #193


Hellooo!  It's STAMPlorations Inspiration Tuesday and today we're focusing on my range of stamps, The Bee's Knees.  From now till 12 November, all my stamps are 10% off, no coupon needed.  And if you use my code STAMPGIRLSHIRLEY you'll get another 20% off these and all other stamps (except new release and retiring), stencils and dies in the store.

I've stamped and fussy-cut a sheep from Baa Baa, added a hillside using Stitched Snow Hills border die. and some details with Folk Flowers and Houses Extras.  The background is sponged Distress Inks splattered with water.

Pop on over to the STAMPlorations blog for some more fabulous inspiration from the rest of the team, and don't forget to leave a comment for your chance to win a gift voucher to the store.