Thursday, April 08, 2021

Blooming Great

 

The postman has been busy this week delivering crafty supplies that may have fallen into my Easter basket :)

I had fun playing with this Tim Holtz Brushstroke Flowers 3 die.  I cut out all the pieces from mixed media paper, then dipped each piece into spritzed Distress Inks.  Once they'd dried I layered them all up onto a card that I'd splattered and stamped a sentiment onto.

I'm actually playing in a few challenges! 

Darnell's NBUS challenge #25

The Flower Challenge #55 - Pretty Pastels

Simon Says Monday Challenge - Layer It

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Happy Birthday

Wednesday, April 07, 2021

STAMPlorations Things With Wings Hop and Linky Party

 


Hello!  We've got a blog hop and linky party going on at STAMPlorations, and it's all to do with Wings.


I've used CUTplorations Dragonfly Layering Dies from a sheet of Distress splatter to create an all-over pattern on a vibrant orange card.

Pop on over to the STAMPlorations blog for all the details and hop along!

Tuesday, April 06, 2021

STAMPlorations Inspiration #314


Hellooo!  We've got some fabulous inspiration for you over at STAMPlorations with our regular Tuesday Inspiration post.

For my contribution, I made a card using my Parfumerie set, which I've not used in a long time.  Come to think of it, I've not used perfume in a long time.  Thanks, pandemic!  But our lockdown is eased further (but not fully) next Monday so we can get out the glad rags for some limited 'life'.  Non-essential shops opening, pubs/restaruants with outside seating (it would have to warm up a heck of a lot for me to be sitting outside!).

Anyway, back to the card.  The embossed stencilled panel (Weaving) was in my stash so I sloshed on some Distress Ink and stamped my images.  I stamped the sentiment on spare white card and matted it onto black before attaching it to the panel.

Pop on over to the STAMPlorations blog for more inspiration from the team, and don't forget to comment for your chance to win a $15 gift code to the store.

Thursday, April 01, 2021

Seize The Birthday - Squares

 

Hello, it's time for a new challenge at Seize The Birthday, and JoAnn has chosen squares.


My square is a little bit tipsy from the gin :) But don't worry, none of it was spilled in the making of this card.

Pop on over to the Seize The Birthday blog for some squares from the rest of the DT and our surprise party guest, Lynda of Loopyloocards.  If you don't want to use squares in your card, you can always play along with our Anything Goes option.

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Pretty Flamingo



I was lucky enough to win this fabulous Big and Bold Tickled Pink Flamingo from Colorado Craft Company, so I thought I'd share what I've been doing with it, and play along with a couple of challenges at the same time.

After stamping it onto my normal cardstock I sloshed on some watercolour with Distress Inks, then masked it while I painted and spritzed the Distress Ink background.  On separate card I stamped the gorgeous tropical floral garland, coloured and fussy cut it, then I mounted the flamingo behind a mountboard frame, with the garland spilling on top.  Now all I need is a glass frame to hold it!

I'm playing along at Inkspirational - Fur or Feathers

and Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes


Tuesday, March 30, 2021

STAMPlorations Inspiration #313


Hello, we've got some more Tuesday Inspiration for you over at STAMPlorations, and my contribution is this pair of ATCs, made entirely of bits and bobs from my stash (I'm determined to make a hole in that stash!).


The feathers are from Trendy Feathers 2, the sentiment from Bloomdala Bliss, stamping from Art Marks 3.  I also used Make Marks 1 and Foiled Again stencils.

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 $15 gift code to the store.

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

STAMPlorations Inspiration #312

 

Hello, and welcome to this week's Inspiration Tuesday at STAMPlorations.  This week's card was made in exactly the same way as last week's: rummage through stash, find stencil-embossed panel, add ink, add images.

The stencil background is Tribal Triangles, the text is from Art Marks 3, the red stencilling is from Make Marks 5 and the flower is from Blooming Buds.  I adhered the main stem to the panel, then added the buds and leaves (fortunately it wasn't quite stuck down at the top so I could squeeze the leaf in).  I used a black Stabilo pencil around the outline and smoothed it with a damp brush.

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 wi a $15 gift code to the store.  When you use my code STAMPGIRLSHIRLEY you'll get 20% off 

Friday, March 19, 2021

Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Hop with STAMPlorations

 

Woohoo, it's the Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Hop, and STAMPlorations is one of the sponsors.

Now, every super hero needs their own mug, so I made two!  I used Winter Mug, then cut a mask for the centre and added my Super Hero and filled in the background with images and text from the set.  Here's a couple of close-ups.



Pop on over to the STAMPlorations blog for some more fabulous inspiration, and then hop along at the Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Hop!

Thursday, March 18, 2021

Seize The Birthday - Sketch

 

Hello, we've got a new challenge for you at Seize The Birthday - a sketch, provided by Glenda.


I've never been one to interpret a sketch faithfully, and I haven't done today!  This was actually made from bits and bobs that have been lying around in my stash forever.

Pop on over to the Seize The Birthday blog to see how our surprise party guest Carol of Just me:C and the rest of the DT have interpreted the sketch, and play along with us.  If you're sketch-challenged, you can always play along with our Anything Goes theme.

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

STAMPlorations Inspiration #311

 

Hello, it's Inspiration Tuesday at STAMPlorations, and today I've got something sweet for you.  I found the Shutters stencil-embossed panel in my stash and set about adding colour to it with Kitsch Flamingo, Twisted Citron and Speckled Egg, using Make Marks 5 stencil.  Then I added some stamping from Art Marks 3 and topped it all off with a sundae from Sugar Rush, also found in my stash.  The sentiment is from And Coffee.  I added some black pen marks to complete the card.

Pop on over to the STAMPlorations blog for some more fabulous inspiration from the team, and don't forget to comment for your chance to win a $15 gift code to the store.  You can also get 20% off any orders using my code STAMPGIRLSHIRLEY at no cost to you.

Friday, March 12, 2021

STAMPlorations March Release - A Little Extra

 


Hello, we've got some extra inspiration for you with the STAMPlorations March Release.  Here's another card using my Super Hero set.


Pop on over to the STAMPloratios blog for more inspiration and details on how to win!

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

STAMPlorations March Release - Art Marks 3

 

Hello, and welcome to Day 3 of the STAMPlorations March release.  Today were showcasing Shery's Art Marks 3 set.


I just saw cactus :) so I went with it.  I used Distress Oxides, and as they dried they left white marks on the colour, which all adds to the texture.

Pop on over to the STAMPlorations blog for some more fabulous designs from the team, and make sure you comment for chances to win:

- Winners will be randomly drawn from all comments left between 8-17 March on the STAMP blog and designers' blogs
- Winners will be announced March 19


Prizes:
- $25 prize code to ONE (1) commenter randomly drawn from comments left on all the blogs
- stamp set of choice from the new release to ONE (1) commenter randomly drawn from comments left on all the blogs.

When you're shopping in the store you can get 20% off by using my code STAMPGIRLSHIRLEY.

Tuesday, March 09, 2021

STAMPlorations Release - Life Is Sweeter


Hello, and welcome to Day 2 of the STAMPlorations March Release.  Today we're showcasing Deepti's new set, Life Is Sweeter.


There's a gorgeous combination of fruits and stems to play with.  I used three of the fruits on a mop-up panel, added a bit of shading under the fruits, a couple of mini staples in the corner, and mounted the panel to my card.

Pop on over to the STAMPlorations blog for some more fabulous inspiration from the team, and don't forget to comment for chances to win:

Commenting is from March 8 to 17
- Winners will be randomly drawn from all comments left between 8-17 March on the STAMP blog and designers' blogs
- Winners will be announced March 19


Prizes:
- $25 prize code to ONE (1) commenter randomly drawn from comments left on all the blogs
- stamp set of choice from the new release to ONE (1) commenter randomly drawn from comments left on all the blogs.

When you're shopping in the store, you can get 20% off by using my code STAMPGIRLSHIRLEY.

Monday, March 08, 2021

STAMPlorations Release - Super Hero


Hello, it's Day 1 of the STAMPlorations release, and we're starting with my set, Super Hero.  


The sharp-eyed among you will have noticed on the sneak peeks that there are no sleeves/cuffs on the Super Hero - this was (ahem) a design feature ;)  But what it does mean is that you can draw the cuffs wherever you want them.  


Today's hero is wearing gloves; check out the sleeveless tunic and wristbands on this guy, and no gloves on this girl.  I made a pop-up box, stamped and fussy cut my images, and stencilled Dots All Over on the side panels.  The flash, number and star are adhered to strips of acetate.

Next is another one for the girls.  I added a few extra sweeps of hair colour, then drew in couple of lines with black pen.  I also added some detail on the tunic and boots.


With all of the super heroes, I've only used double sided tape down the torso so that the head, arms, cape and legs are free, which adds movement.  You could bend them outwards like I did on this card:


My final card uses the buildings and star stamp, along with a sentiment from Baa Baa.  Once I'd stamped and stencilled the scene I cut it out using a circle die and mounted it onto my card along with the star and sentiment strip.


Pop on over to the STAMPlorations blog for some more fabulous inspiration from the team and get commenting on the main blog and the designers' blogs for your chance to win a $25 gift code or the stamp set of your choice from the new release.


When you're shopping in the store, don't forget to use my code STAMPGIRLSHIRLEY for 20% off.  See you tomorrow for another release!

Thursday, March 04, 2021

Seize The Birthday - Three Shades of Green

 


Hello!  We've got a new challenge for you at Seize The Birthday - Three Shades of Green (or you can just play along with the Anything Goes birthday theme if you prefer).

I've made a spring floral arrangement with stamps and dies from The Greetery and added a couple of washi strips.  I was sorely tempted to add splattering but managed to control myself :)

Pop on over to the Seize The Birthday blog for some more fabulous inspiration from the team, and from our fabulous surprise party guest, Carol of Just me:C, and play along with us.

Tuesday, March 02, 2021

STAMPlorations Inspiration #309

 

Hello!  It's Tuesday, so we've got some more fabulous STAMPlorations inspiration for you.  Today I've used Layered Vase to make a quick get well card.

I inked the stamps with Distress Inks and spritzed them generously before applying them to the card.  As I was spritzing the stamps I managed to get a fine misting of the pink on the card, so the only thing to do was add lots of splattering :)

The sentiment is made from Skinny Sentiments letters.

Pop on over to the STAMPlortions blog for some more fabulous inspiration from the team, and don't forget to comment for your chance to win a $15 gift code to the store.  When you're shopping in the store you can get 20% off by using my code STAMPGIRLSHIRLEY.

Happy stamping!

Monday, March 01, 2021

Super Hero - Sneak Peek 3

 


Here's a final sneak peek of my new set, Super Hero, before the launch next week, but you can pre-order the full release, details below.

Hey, STAMPlorations friends! We are releasing 3 brand new 4x6 stamps early next month. The release will be marked by a fun blog hop by the STAMPgirls in a few weeks.

The great news: the stamps are available to pre-order as a bundle at 50% off until March 5. (They'll ship starting March 8.) 

Check them out!

    


Tuesday, February 23, 2021

STAMPlorations Inspiration #308

 


Hello, we've got another inspiration post for you at STAMPlorations.  Today I've made a baby card using the Hearts All Over stencil for the background, and Plaid Maker for the baby blanket.  The teddy is from Heaven Sent and the letters are from Uppercase Alphabet Die.

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 $15 prize code.

When you're shopping at the store, you can get 20% off using my code STAMPGIRLSHIRLEY.