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.

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

STAMPlorations Inspiration #336


Hello, it's STAMPlorations Inspiration day, and I've got a quick and easy card made from bits and bobs.  The background panel is a Distress Ink mop-up piece, and I found this Stitched Winter Landscape diecut in my stash.  Stuck one on top of the other, mounted onto mirri card, then onto my card base, and it was done!

Pop on over to the STAMPlorations blog to see 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.  You can get 20% off your order by using my code STAMPGIRLSHIRLEY when you check out.

Happy stamping!

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

STAMPlorations Inspiration #335

 

It's Inspiration Tuesday at STAMPlorations, and today Im using my newest stamp set, Winter Village (again!).

I stamped rows of houses, coloured the rows alternately with red and green, and added the sentiment from Joyful.  A great production-line card with not too much colouring.

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

Happy stamping!

Thursday, September 16, 2021

Seize The Birthday - Use Faux or Real Stitching


Hello!  We've got a new challenge for you at Seize The Birthday - use faux or real stitching.  I chose real stitching.

 

The stamps and die are from STAMPlorations, the technique is from Stacy Hutchinson of Tatterednestdesigns.com.  I think this technique would work wonderfully with Christmas stamps, especially poinsettias!

Pop on over to the Seize The Birthday blog to see what our surprise party guest, Jenny and the rest of the design team have created, and play along with us.