Thursday, 19 September 2019

Paper Rose Gum Leaves


Helloooo!  I'm back in blogland after nearly a month in Australia meeting my new (first) grandchild, and helping his mum get on top of things after a rough first three months.  You won't have missed me, because of all my scheduled posts, though.


On my second day in, I went to a craft show with Lyndal (jet lag, what jet lag??) and bought some lovely stamps and dies from an Australian company, Paper Rose, and couldn't wait to play with them when I got back.


And then I saw that Paper Rose are featuring in Simon Says STAMPtember, so I had to play along!


After I'd cut the leaves, flowers and nuts I watercoloured them with a combination of Zigs and Altenew brush pens.


The background is a combination of mopped-up inks and PaperArtsy Infusions with a splattering of Gansai Tambi white gold, and lamp black watercolour.  The sentiment is from a magazine freebie.

I'm playing along at STAMPtember Paper Rose


And if you've made it all the way to the end, here's a pic of River and me having some fun.



Tuesday, 17 September 2019

STAMPlorations Inspiration #234


It's Inspiration Tuesday over at STAMPlorations, and today I've got a coffee-themed card for you.  I had a piece of pink and brown smooshed card in my stash, and it looked a little too muddy to do anything with, but the muddiest part swirled up and reminded me of the vapour rising from this CUTplorations Coffee Cup Silhouette die.

I used Helen's Make Marks 5 stencil for the background and a sticker from Just Caffeinate.  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.

While you're shopping at the store, don't forget to use my code STAMPGIRLSHIRLEY for 20% off (excluding new releases and retiring).

Friday, 13 September 2019

Craft Stamper Take It, Make It


Are you playing along with Craft Stamper Take It, Make It?  Just use rubber or polymer stamps to create a project and play along for your chance to win fabulous prizes.

The winner chosen by the Design Team will have their winning entry published in the mag and on the blog together with a profile, and a guest design opportunity for a future challenge.  And one randomly chosen entry will win this month's prize, details on the blog.  (I'm not here, and I didn't have the details at the time of writing, so it will be a nice surprise for you.)

Pop on over to the Craft Stamper blog for some fabulous inspiration from the team, and to find out what the random prize is.

Thursday, 12 September 2019

Seize The Birthday - It's Just A Number or Anything Goes

We've got a new challenge for you at Seize The Birthday - It's Just A Number.  Pick a number, any number ;)  Or you can just play along with any birthday-themed project.



The number on this card is cut from holographic silver card, and I love the way the light is playing on it, looks like multicoloured paper.

Pop on over to the Seize the Birthday blog for some more fabulous inspiration from the Design Team, and from our Surprise Party Guest, Su Mohr, and then play along with us.  See you in the gallery!


Tuesday, 10 September 2019

STAMPlorations Inspiration #233


Hellooo!  It's Inspiration Tuesday at STAMPlorations, and for my card today I've used one of Deepti's cupcakes from Sweet Surprise and paired it with XOXO on a background made with Helen's stencil Make Marks 5.

Pop on over to the STAMPlorations blog for some 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.

When you're shopping in the store, don't forget to use my code STAMPGIRLSHIRLEY for 20% discount (except new release and retiring).

Tuesday, 3 September 2019

STAMPlorations Inspiration #232


It's Inspiration Tuesday at STAMPlorations, and today I've used Deepti's Beautiful You set on a Distress-smooshed background cut with Crazy Double Running Stitch Nesting Dies.  The focal image is stamped with deep green and deep blue dye inks.

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.  If you use my code STAMPGIRLSHIRLEY when you're shopping, you'll get 20% discount.