Tuesday, 29 October 2019

STAMPlorations Inspiration #239


We're back to our normal schedule at STAMPlorations following our 6th birthday party (there's still time to comment for a chance to win).

I needed a get well card for someone, and this one came together very quickly.  The background was in my stash and immediately brought to mind sky and grass.  The Birds of Paradise was also in my stash, cut out but uncoloured.  So a couple of minutes to colour, stick and then stamp the sentiment, and it was ready.

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

Friday, 25 October 2019

STAMPlorations 6th Birthday - Cover Plates


We're wrapping up our birthday celebration at STAMPlorations with Cover Plates.


I used the Zen Doodled Birthday Gifts cover plate to do a whole cut with lightweight pink card, then cut sections in cerise and purple, and jigsawed the pieces in.  (I sprayed the back with temporary adhesive and stuck it to my card base before inserting the coloured pieces.)  The letters are from Uppercase Alphabet die, and the number is stamped from Sketchy Alphabet.

Pop on over to the STAMPlorations blog to see some gorgeous creations from the rest of the team using Cover Plates, and don't forget to leave a comment for your chance to win (full details n the blog).  Don't forget about the wishlist linky party too!

Thursday, 24 October 2019

Seize The Birthday - Candles or Anything Goes


Hello, and welcome to a new challenge at Seize The Birthday - Candles (or Anything Goes if you prefer).


I've used the MFT Make A Wish set and Distress Inks to create my candles.  Pop on over to the Seize The Birthday blog for a peep at what the rest of the Design Team and our surprise party guest Annie have made, and play along with us.

STAMPlorations 6th Birthday Party - Stickers


We're well into the birthday celebrations at STAMPlorations, and today we're featuring Stickers.  If you have a look in the store, there are plenty to choose from - backgrounds, phrases, word art, washi, botanical, newsprint...

I've used one of the word art birthday stickers over a slice of rainbow cake made with my Layered Cake Bake set.

I found this Distress Oxide background in my stash, and it's the perfect match for this party sticker from the same set.


Pop on over to the STAMPlorations blog for some more fabulous sticker inspiration from the team, and don't forget to leave a comment for your chance to win (full details on the STAMPlorations blog).  Don't forget about the wishlist linky party too!

Wednesday, 23 October 2019

STAMPlorations 6th Birthday Party - Stencils by Sanna


We're still partying at STAMPlorations, and today we're showcasing Sanna's new stencils.  My first card uses a Distress Ink print of Onion In Raws for an abstract background to a Christmas bauble. The sentiment is a Merry Christmas diecut.


Maria and I were obviously thinking along the same lines with this Art Flowers 1 stencil!  The sentiment is from Blossom Overture


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 (full details on the STAMPlorations blog).  Don't forget about the wishlist linky party too!

Monday, 21 October 2019

STAMPlorations 6th Birthday Party - Layered Cake Bake


Helloooo!  We're having a belated 6th birthday celebration at STAMPlorations, and to help proceedings along, I've baked a cake!  Well several, actually, from my newest set Layered Cake Bake.  It's got solid sponge layer shapes and outline layer shapes, a squiggle of filling, some dripping icing, some piped swirls, a cakestand, and a topper that turns it instantly from a full cake into a mega slice.


My first confection is a Victoria sponge decorated with fresh Folk Flowers ;)  The tablecloth is made from one of Helen's stencils, Art Marks 4.


My next confection is a sponge finger cake, with a health warning and a bit of hazard tape :)


How about a slice of lemon meringue pie?  The background is another of Helen's stencils and the sentiment is from World Birthday Cakes.


My last card has a more masculine feel - after all, some men like cake (and sometimes we even have to share some with them).  The background is Prim Triangles and Art Marks 5 and the sentiment is from World Birthday Cakes.  I drew in the tablecloth and coloured with black Posca pen.


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 (full details on the STAMPlorations blog).  Don't forget about the wishlist linky party too!

Tuesday, 15 October 2019

STAMPlorations Inspiration #238


It's Tuesday and it's time for some STAMPlorations Inspiration!  I'm still full steam ahead with Christmas card making, and today I've used the mistletoe outline stamp from my set Layered Mistletoe, and paired it with a sentiment from Layered Holly.

Now, mistletoe berries are white IRL, but somewhere along the line someone took poetic licence and you can find graphics online where the berries are red.  Which was all the excuse I needed for today's card :)

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 $10 gift certificate.

Friday, 11 October 2019

Craft Stamper Take It, Make It


Are you playing along at Craft Stamper Take It, Make It?  We've got this fab prize for one randomly selected winner:


The winner chosen by the Design Team will have their winning entry and a bio published in the mag and on the blog, and a chance to guest design in a future challenge.  What's not to like?  Just remember to follow the guidelines to be eligible for either prize.

For my card I've used a fabulous oversized cupcake stamp from Colorado Craft Company.  I stamped it in Ink on 3 Fadeout ink, and sloshed some Distress Inks over it.

Pop on over to the Craft Stamper blog for some more fabulous inspiration from the team, and play along for your chance to win.

Thursday, 10 October 2019

Seize The Birthday - For Kids or Anything Goes


We've got a new challenge for you at Seize The Birthday - For Kids (or Anything Goes if you'd rather).



You can't have enough kids' cards.  The starting point for this one was the scrap of grass, and then it was time to break out the dinosaurs who have been sitting in my NBUS pile for toooooo long!  I cut a balloon from a scrap of patterned paper and added some cotton thread, tucked under his arm.

Pop on over to the Seize the Birthday blog for some more fabulous inspiration from the team, and from our surprise party guest, Annie of Pawsitive Thoughts By Annie, and play along with us.

Tuesday, 8 October 2019

STAMPlorations Inspiration #237


Hey, it's Inspiration Tuesday at STAMPlorations, and I'm still in Christmas cardmaking mode.  I stamped to a load of holly leaves and berries from Layered Holly, coloured and fussy-cut them, then added them to my card.  I made the background using the brickwork stamp from And Coffee.

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 $10 gift certificate to the store.

Tuesday, 1 October 2019

STAMPlorations Inspiration #236


Hellooo!  It's Inspiration Tuesday on the STAMPlorations blog.  I'm in Christmas card mode because I'm waaaaay behind on my Christmas card makes.

This one was a quick and easy make - Stormy Sky Distress Ink and a bit of inking and spritzing, and it's done.

Pop on over to the STAMPlorations blog for some more fab inspiration from the team, and don't forget to comment for your chance to win a $10 gift certificate.

I'm playing along at Simon Says Monday Challenge, Let's Get Ready For Christmas.