Tuesday, October 26, 2021

STAMPlorations Inspiration #340

 

It's Inspiration Tuesday at STAMPlorations, and I've got another Christmas card for you using Layered Poinsettia.  I stamped the line image in black on a background of smooshed and spritzed paper (Distress inks and Distress Mica sprays), then sloshed the red petals with a No.8 round brush and Distress ink.  Seem to recall it was Crackling Campfire.  The diecut sentiment is from Christmas Sentiments Phrase Dies.

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 to the store.  If you use my code STAMPGIRLSHIRLEY when you're shopping, you'll get 20% off, yay!

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Christmas In The Air Kit #3 - Round Two

Today is round two of our Christmas In The Air Kit #3 at STAMPlorations, which consists of my new stamp set, Winter Village, a bell stencil, a CUTplorations phrase die and a pack of ephemera tiles.

For my first card I've used the Winter Village stamp set to create a .... winter village :)


The second card used one of the ephemera tiles mounted onto gold card (I mounted a few at the same time so that I've got some ready for quick cards).  I stamped the images from Layered Holly to echo the holly pattern on the tile, fussy cut them and added them to a Distress Ink background.


You can find all the items in the store here, along with Kit #2.  Pop over to the blog to see the rest of the makes with Kit #2 and #3, and leave a comment for your chance to win the kit of your choice.

Whenever you're shopping in the store, don't forget to use my code STAMPGIRLSHIRLEY for 20% off. Happy stamping!

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

STAMPlorations Inspiration #339

 

Hello!  It's Inspiration Tuesday at STAMPlorations, and today I'm using another Watercolour ATC Journalling Card as my background for a quick and easy Christmas card.

I stamped a load of solid images from Layered Holly onto spare card then cut out the ones that I wanted to use.  I stamped the sentiment from Joy in the same ink as the holly leaves.  On the card base I stamped the line images in Versafine Smoky Grey, then assembled the card.  Another easy peasy card for my stash!

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 to spend in the store.  Whenever you're shopping, use my code STAMPGIRLSHIRLEY for 20% off, yay!

Friday, October 15, 2021

Seize The Birthday - Use a Stencil

 


Hello, I'm here with my Seize The Birthday card, a little late.  Our theme for this challenge, chosen by Cathy, is to use a stencil.

I found this background in my gel printing stash.  I'd used a zigzag stencil and also leave mask/stencils, and there's another stencil in the top right corner.  The funky girl is from Chilled Chicas by Elena Guzinska of Zinski Art for Funky Fossil.  I coloured her to coordinate with the background.  The sentiment is from Altenew.

Pop on over to the Seize The Birthday blog to see what the rest of the team and our surprise party guest, Carol McFarland, have made, and join in the fun.  If stencils aren't your thing, you can still play along with any birthday-themed project.

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

STAMPlorations Inspiration #338



Hello, it's Inspiration Tuesday at STAMPlorations, and today I've gone monochromatic with the design, adding a splash of colour with the diecut Merry Christmas sentiment.

I stamped the images from Layered Holly in Versafine Smoky Grey, then sloshed a bit of Pumice Stone Distress Ink watercolour on them.

Pop on over to the STAMPlorations blog for some fabulous inspiration from the rest of the store.  Whenever you're shopping in the store, you can get 20% off if you use my code STAMPGIRLSHIRLEY.  Happy stamping!

Tuesday, October 05, 2021

STAMPlorations Inspiration #337


Hello, it's Inspiration Tuesday at STAMPlorations, and today I'm using one of the Watercolour ATC Journalling Cards as my background for a quick and easy Christmas card.  Having chosen which card I wanted, all I had to do was stamp the Poinsettia image from Layered Poinsettias, layer it onto a black panel and add a stamped greeting from Layered Holly.  Easy peasy!

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 prize code to the store.  Whenever you're shopping in the store, if you use my code STAMPGIRLSHIRLEY you'll get 20% off - yay!  Happy stamping!

Thursday, September 30, 2021

Seize The Birthday - Cakes

 

Hello, it's my turn to choose the topping at Seize The Birthday, and seeing as toppings are involved, I thought I'd go for cakes.  Cupcakes, fairy cakes, layer cakes, gateaux, you choose.

I just love these Big and Bold cupcakes, and I love getting two for one out of these ginormous designs.  This one is Citrus Berry Cupcake.  I couldn't decide whether it should be berry coloured or citrus coloured, so I coloured one of each.

I just sloshed some Distress Inks on, leaving plenty of white space, then added splattering.  I like the effect of the sentiment stamped and diecut on orange card, it's rather eye-catching. Must do it more often.

Pop on over to the Seize The Birthday blog for some fabulous inspiration from the team and from our surprise party guest, Jenny, and play along with us.