Thursday, April 15, 2021

Seize The Birthday - Spring Flowers


Hello!  We've got some gorgeous spring flowers for you at Seize The Birthday.  The topping, chosen by TaeEun, is optional, so if you're not a flower person you can still play along with any birthday project.

My card is a complete CASE of Michele Ferguson's set of cards here.  Michele used my set Layered Poinsettias to create one sheet of four card toppings, and they were gobsmackingly gorgeous!  So I had to make my own set :)

I built up my masterboard in the same way Michele did.

Then chopped the sheet into four and added the Happy Birthday sentiment.

I used Distress Inks, which don't give as full coverage with solid stamps as other inks, but I like the grungy/distressy look.  Next time I'll go for an even more distressed look.

I could have chosen any of the four for my feature card, because I love them all!

Thanks for the inspiration Michele!

Now pop on over to the Seize The Birthday blog for some more fabulous inspiration from the team, and from our Surprise Party Guest, Lynda of Loopyloocards.

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Inspired By Cupcakes

I had to play along with the current (nearly closing) Inspired By Challenge - who isn't inspired by cupcakes???


I love these Big and Bold cupcake stamps by Colorado Craft Company.  I did a bit of no-line colouring using Ink On 3 Fadeout ink to stamp the outline, then colouring with Distress Inks, Zigs, Tombows, watercolour pencils - basically anything to add colour.  I love that the sentiment has a matching die.

I'm also playing along with Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Clean and Simple.

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

STAMPlorations Inspiration #315

It's Inspiration Tuesday over at STAMPlorations, and today I've made a quick sympathy card.  The colour block background was made by inking and spritzing an acrylic stamp block and pressing it onto the card, then half-lifting, pressing and lifting till I was happy with how the colour was collecting.  As the colours started to turn to mud where they meet, I blotted some of it up with the corner of a tissue.

I stamped the images from Deepti's Wooded set and made the sentiment from Blossom Overture, stamping it to line up with the bottom of the colour block.

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.  Whenever you're shopping in the store you can get 15% off by using my code STAMPGIRLSHIRLEY.

Monday, April 12, 2021

Tickled Pink


What do you do with a mop-up panel full of pinks?  Stamp a flamingo, of course!

(I didn't think to take the photo till after I'd cut it out!)

I stamped the leaves from the same set (Colorado Craft Company - Tickled Pink Flamingo) onto my card base using spritzed Distress Ink, then added the flamingo, the flower posy and sentiment.

I'm entering this into Just Add Ink - Just Choose Two.  I chose Feathers and Petals.

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.