Friday, September 25, 2020

Happy Birthday, Nancy!


Today we're celebrating a special birthday for blog friend Nancy, aka Scandinancy Creates.  After all, it's not every day you reach 75!  Loll has created a linky party on her blog, Stamping With Loll, so that any friends of Nancy can post a card there to wish her happy birthday.

Nancy likes her stencils, so I thought I'd make a stencil card.  I used Donna Downey Flowers in Vase 2 (8x8 in) with PaperArtsy Infusions on a 7x5 pice of mixed media card.  The image didn't pop enough for my liking so I added some doodling with a Pentel brush pen.  I also got a reverse image by flipping the stencil, and did a couple more in a different colourway, so they might appear on the blog at some point.

I hope the card gets to you in time, Nancy, and that you have a wonderful birthday!


Thursday, September 24, 2020

Seize The Birthday 200th Challenge Celebration

 


Woohoo, it's party time!  Seize The Birthday is celebrating its 200th challenge, and we want you to celebrate with us.

For this challenge, we want you to be inspired by our challenge graphic, whether it's the colours, the watercolour vibe, the numbers, the balloons... just let us know what inspired you.  

I've gone with the balloons, and a nod to the colour scheme, although it's not exact, as mine's got orange in it.  The stamps and dies are from Hero Arts Festive Balloon.

For this challenge only, there is no Anything Goes option.

Our top two winners will each get a $25 Simon Says Stamp voucher.  There are also prizes at four of the design team blogs, and I'm one of them.  One randomly chosen winner will get these two stamp sets:


To be in with a chance of any of the prizes you will need to leave a comment on every team member's blog and the main blog.

Pop on over to the Seize The Birthday blog to see what the rest of the design team and our Surprise Party Guest, Angie Cimbalo have created, and play along!

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

STAMPlorations Inspiration 286

 


Hello, here's my card for Inspiration Tuesday at STAMPlorations.  I just love pairing this image with a smooshy mop-up background!  I usually pick a mop-up panel from my stash and then use the colours in that to colour my main image.  That way I know my image and background won't clash! 

The image is from Thank You Coffee and the sentiment is from Always Time For Tea.

Pop on over to the STAMPlorations blog for some more fabulous inspiration from the team.  Don't forget to leave a comment for your chance to win a $15 gift code to the main store and digi store.  If you use my code STAMPGIRLSHIRLEY when you're shopping you can get 20% off anything in the main/digi stores.

Sunday, September 20, 2020

My Favourite Things

 

Hello!  I've not played in a challenge for what seems like ages, but this one caught my eye - almost on the deadline! 

I'm in a clean and simple phase at the moment, a perfect time to enter the MFT 2020 Card Design Superstar - Clean And Simple Genius category.


Clean and simple card, clean and simple post!


Tuesday, September 15, 2020

STAMPlorations Inspiration #285


Hello, it's Tuesday so it's Inspiration day at STAMPlorations.  I'm going through a CAS phase at the moment, so you'll see a few CAS cards scattered amongst my splattery smooshy cards over the next few weeks.  Until I have another 'phase'!

I used the sundae image from Sugar Rush, which is now available as part of a digi set.  I coloured it, fussy cut it and then set it on a doily made with a die from Bloomdala Bliss Felicity.  The Mmmm... comes from my set And Coffee.

Pop on over to the STAMPlorations blog to see some more fabulous inspiration from the rest of the team.  Don't forget to leave a comment for your chance to win a $15 gift code to the store.  When you're shopping in the main store or digital store, you can get 20% off everything by using my code STAMPGIRLSHIRLEY.  Happy Stamping!

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Seize The Birthday - Diecuts Only


Hello, we've got a new challenge for you at Seize The Birthday, and our optional topping is Diecuts Only (with a stamped sentiment if you wish).  Or you can still play along with our Anything Goes option as long as it's birthday-themed.

I've used Peony Dream die from Altenew to create my flower, which I mounted onto one of my mop-up panels.  The sentiment is also Altenew.

Pop on over to the Seize The Birthday Challenge to see what the rest of the team, and our Surprise Party Guest, Angie Cimbalo, have made, and join the party!

Tuesday, September 08, 2020

STAMPlorations Inspiration #284


Hello! Time for another Tuesday Inspiration post at STAMPlorations, and today I'm using the waste from die cutting last week's sentiment.  If you align the 'happy' and 'birthday' dies you can use the waste by backing it onto contrasting card.  Then you can either add the letter fillers back in, or just leave them out for a funky, modern look.

I added a cupcake from Deepti's Sweet Surprise to perch on the Skinny Sentiments sentiment banner.

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.  When you're shopping at the store, you can get 20% off anything in the main store and digital store.