Thursday, 29 August 2019

Seize The Birthday - Square Card or Anything Goes


Hello!  We've got a new challenge for you at Seize The Birthday, and our optional topping is use a square card.  But you can always play Anything Goes, as long as it's a birthday theme.


The front edge of the card is actually shaped, but it's still a square card.  I stamped the flower and sloshed some Distress Inks on, then masked that and a section across a panel, sponged Bundled Sage and Tattered Rose, then layered the panel onto the card front, slipping a strip of patterned paper in between.

Pop on over to the Seize The Birthday blog to see what the rest of the team and our surprise party guest Su Mohr have made, then join in the fun.

Tuesday, 27 August 2019

STAMPlorations Inspiration #231


It's Inspiration Tuesday at STAMPlorations, and today I've used my Carved Flowers set to do some faux watercolouring.  I masked off the edges of my watercolour paper panel then spritzed the paper so that it was damp.  I inked the stamps with Distress Stains and stamped, and all the colours seeped and spread into the damp paper.  Once it was all dry I re-stamped the images to give a crisper edge to the flowers and leaves.

Pop on over to the STAMPlorations blog for some more fabulous inspiration from the rest of the Design Team, and don't forget to leave a comment for your chance to win a $10 gift certificate to the store.  While you're shopping there, if you use my code STAMPGIRLSHIRLEY you'll get 20% off.

Tuesday, 20 August 2019

STAMPlorations Inspiration #230


And another Big Owl for STAMPlorations Inspiration Tuesday!  I stamped a grungy background using Texturised: Big Numbers, then on my owl panel I stamped some leaves from Trendy Spring Blooms and added some matching diecut leaves.

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 $10 gift certificate.  And when you're shopping, use my code STAMPGIRLSHIRLEY for 20% discount.

Thursday, 15 August 2019

Seize the Birthday - Butterflies or Anything Goes

Hellooo!  We've got a new challenge for you at Seize The Birthday - Butterflies (or Anything Goes birthday if you prefer).


I love this huge butterfly stamp because you can just literally throw colour at it and it will look fabulous.

Pop on over to the Seize The Birthday blog for some more inspiration from the team, and from our Surprise Party Guest Su Mohr, and play along with us.

Wednesday, 14 August 2019

Dee's Artsy Impressions - Special Release


We've got a Special Release for you at STAMPlorations - Deepti has two new sets out, and I got to play with Beautiful You, a gorgeous wildflower collection.

For my first card, I smooshed some Distress Ink onto my card front, then stamped in some wildflowers and a sentiment using Memento Sweet Plum - what, no Distress Ink??


My second card uses a smaller smooshed panel, and this time I coloured the stamps with markers. spritzed and stamped onto the panel.  I love how the uneven distribution of the colours has added light and shade to the image.

Pop on over to the STAMPlorations blog to see what my teamies have done with this set, and with Deepti's other new set, Snow Much, and don't forget to leave a comment before 22 August for your chance to win one of two prizes: a $15 gift code or an in-stock stamp set from Dee's range.




Tuesday, 13 August 2019

STAMPlorations Inspiration #229


It's Inspiration Tuesday at STAMPlorations, and the Little Owls gang is out to play.  Even though the twin are identical, they have their own personalities, and like to die their feathers different colours.  And if at all possible, they prefer not to stand next to each other in a photo shoot, even though they're the best of friends.

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 $10 gift certificate to the store.  And when you're shopping, if you use my code STAMPGIRLSHIRLEY you'll get 20% off.

Friday, 9 August 2019

Craft Stamper Take It, Make It


Are you playing along at Craft Stamper Take It, Make It?  It's anything goes as long as you use physical stamps, and there are two fab prizes up for grabs.

One randomly selected winner will get this fab set of four mini stamps from Seth Apter at PaperArtsy:


and the winner chosen by the Design Team will have their entry published in the magazine and blog along with a profile, and an opportunity to guest design in a future challenge.  What's not to like?

For my card I've paired a stamp/die stack of cups with a sentiment from STAMPlorations, and a piece of scrap paper for a cheery card.  Pop on over to the Craft Stamper blog to see what the rest of the Design Team have made, and play along for your chance to win.

Tuesday, 6 August 2019

STAMPlorations Inspiration #228


It's Inspiration Tuesday at STAMPlorations, and I've been having more fun playing with my new set, Big Owls.  I stencilled a background with the Leaf Prints stencil and added a strip of patterned paper, and coloured the owl using Tombow pens.

Pop on over to the STAMPlorations blog to see what the rest of the Design Team have created for your inspiration, and don't forget to leave a comment for your chance to win a $10 gift certificate.

Thursday, 1 August 2019

Seize The birthday - Flowers or Anything Goes


Hello, and welcome to a new Seize The Birthday Challenge!  Our theme is Flowers, but you can also play along with an Anything Goes birthday theme if you prefer.



I've used Altenew Inked Flora on a Distress-mopped background.  I keep the flower uncoloured but added a hint of shading.

Pop on over to the Seize The Birthday blog for some more fabulous inspiration from the Design Team, and from our Surprise Party Guest. Su Mohr, then join the party!