Tuesday, July 27, 2021

STAMPlorations Inspiration #327

 


Hello, it's time for some STAMPlorations Inspiration.  I've got a card that came together very quickly, which was lucky as I'm on the last minute for this post!

I repeat-stamped Tea Blend Word Art on a mop-up background, and added the Coffee Cup Silhouette in a lovely pearlised gold card, and voila!

Fancy a cuppa, anyone?

Pop on over to the STAMPlorations blog to see what the rest of the design team have created, and don't forget to leave a comment for your chance to win a $15 prize code.  When you're shopping in the store, you can get 20% off your order by using my code STAMPGIRLSHIRLEY

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Seize The Birthday - Travel


It's time for a new challenge at Seize The Birthday - Travel, chosen by Glenda.  Done much travelling lately?  Nah, me neither.

I made this card for my mum to give to our scrumptious grandson, her third great-grandchild, who lives Down Under, but he does have a connection to London as his other grandparents live there.  (His name is River, hence the name on the side of the bus.)

The vehicles and buildings are Tim Holtz, the sun is Sizzix, the cloud is a fussy-cut stamped image from Funky Fossil, the heart was in my stash so I can't remember which die set it's from, and the sentiment is Altenew Birthday Greetings.

Pop on over to the Seize The Birthday blog for some more fabulous inspiration from the design team, and our Surprise Party Guest, Melanie, then join in the challenge with us.  You can play with the Travel theme or Anything Goes as long as it's birthday-themed.

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

STAMPlorations Inspiration #326

 


Hello peeps, got some more STAMPlorations inspiration for you today, using Deepti's Blossom Sprays #6, which was part of the the Birthday Bundle set 3.

Last time I did no line stamping and shaded colouring.  This time I'm back to my sloshy comfort zone, slapping a bit of Victorian Velvet and Peeled Paint, and adding a few splatters.  Easy peasy.

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 in the store you can get 20% off by using my code STAMPGIRLSHIRLEY.  Happy stamping :)

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

STAMPlorations Inspiration #325

 


Hello peeps, it's time for some more inspiration at STAMPlorations.  After my playdate with Michele when we used Layered Citrus I had these three stamp-off panels left over.  


When I was cutting the Feel better soon phrase I was mindful of how the dies were placed so that I could use the negative on a future card.

And voila, a new card was born out of scraps.


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 $15 prize code.  And when you're shopping in the store you can get 20% off by using my code STAMPGIRLSHIRLEY.


Thursday, July 08, 2021

Seize The Birthday - Framed


We've got a new challenge for you at Seize The Birthday - Framed, chosen by Tae Eun. 

(But you can always play along with Anything Goes as long as it's birthday-themed.)

I used a new-to-me stamp, Sunshine Happy from the Summer Fashionistas range by Sentimentally Yours, for my friend Mel's birthday card.  I sloshed some Distress Inks on it, added a sentiment from MFT and framed it with a diecut frame using Sue Wilson Decorative Squared Rectangles by Creative Expressions.

Pop on over to the Seize The Birthday blog for some more fabulous inspiration from the rest of the design team, and from our surprise party guest, Melanie, then join in the fun!

Tuesday, July 06, 2021

STAMPlorations Inspiration #324

Hello, it's time for some more inspiration at STAMPlorations.  I'm still playing with the stamp set and die from Birthday Bundle #3.  I took one of the card fronts from the Spring Florals packs and simply stamped the Blossom Sprays #6 on the left side, diecut a panel with Art Border #3 down the far left, then added a strip of striped card on the inside so that it showed through.


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 at the store you can get 20% off by using my code STAMPGIRLSHIRLEY.  Happy crafting!
 

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

STAMPlorations 8th Birthday Celebration


Hello, can you believe that STAMPlorations is eight years old?  Where did that time go?  (Well we all know where last year and half of this year went!)

We're celebrating with three birthday bundles (the other two were showcased yesterday and the day before). Each bundle contains a 4x6 floral stamp, a 3x5 sentiment stamp, a border die and a stencil.  Here's what I made with today's bundle:


For this first card I stamped the floral image in fadeout ink, then watercoloured it with Distress Inks and added a few highlights using coloured pencils.  I've not decided what sentiment I'll use, if any.  It could just be a notelet. Or I might frame it.


For the second card I sponged Distress Inks through the bundle stencil, fading the colour out at the bottom.  I added a very apt sentiment from the 3x5 set, a fussy-cut car and added another appropriate sentiment from Classic Shoes.  I diecut a strip of striped card and cut a piece off then stapled it to the top left corner of the card.

So - ways to win:

- one (1) winner of a $75 prize code randomly drawn from current store mailing list subscribers
- one (1) winner of a $25 prize code randomly drawn from comments left on the birthday hop posts (STAMP blog and designers' blogs)
- one (1) winner of her choice of birthday bundle randomly drawn from the birthday linky
- several surprise prizes in the form of prize codes and products

Get yourself off to the STAMPlorations blog and get commenting, and good luck!