Still Time To Celebrate

Hi Everybody,

back again with more inspiration and another reminder …

Celebrate Gift

I simply stamped the SKETCHED Simple Gift, masked it off and and stamped the large celebrate from the SENTIMENT BUILDER Celebrate in rainbow colours (inks from STAMPIN’Up!, retired Earth Colours and concord crush), removed my mask, rounded some corners and layered as shown before adding some glitter to finish. Interestingly the glitter looks either pink or green depending on how it catches the light. A craft along video tutorial for this card can be found here.

My Teamies have worked wonders using the new stamps in their projects. During the Hop you can buy all the stamps as a bundle at a 17% discount for only $30 and very reasonable shipping too.

There is still time to join the STAMPlorations Birthday Blog Hop with lots of prizes o be won. Simply start at the STAMPlorations Blog, leave a comment and then hop to Cornelia, leave a comment, hop to Debra …. and so on

*** The stops in the hop***
Design Team:
Cornelia | Debra | Kylie | Maria | Monika | Nonni | Shery | Shirley | Vicki
Guest Designers:

Ardyth | Chrissie | Deepti | Melissa | Mynn

Have Fun and Happy Crafting!!! 🙂

Wonderful Acetate and Blog Hop Reminder

Hi Everybody,

thanks for all you lovely comments they are very much appreciated.

This is one of a series of scheduled posts to keep you inspired whilst I’m enjoying the Welsh Sunshine in Morfa Nefyn on the Llyn Penisula in our little caravan.

I have a couple of easy cards using acetate. The first one is very much a CAS card using STAMPlorations’ SKETCHED Simple Gift set. I aligned the stamps on my acrylic block and stamped the in pink StazOn onto my acetate, attached it to my grey panel layered it onto my pink base card.

pink birthday 1

 

For the inside, I stamped the gift only in a lighter pink  onto white card and doodled a border as shown.

Because the acetate is slightly wider than the grey card it bows up and you get a wonderful shadow effect which sadly doesn’t show up that well in the photo.

pink birthday 2  pink birthday 3  pink birthday 4

 

There is also a video on how to make this type of card. Sorry it’s not the most professional, but I’m still learning. I sometimes go a bit off screen, but you can still see quite well how the card is made.

Here is another card I made using the same technique over a stamped background (using Holiday Artsy and SENTIMENT BUILDERS Celebrate) rather than textured card. I intended for the gift and sentiment to be black rather than pink, but my black StazOn had other ideas …. still it does look a treat.

celebrate 1

My Teamies have worked wonders using the new stamps in their projects. During the Hop you can buy all the stamps as a bundle at a 17% discount for only $30 and very reasonable shipping too.

There is still time to join the STAMPlorations Birthday Blog Hop with lots of prizes o be won. Simply start at the STAMPlorations Blog, leave a comment and then hop to Cornelia, leave a comment, hop to Debra …. and so on

*** The stops in the hop***
Design Team:
Cornelia | Debra | Kylie | Maria | Monika | Nonni | Shery | Shirley | Vicki
Guest Designers:

Ardyth | Chrissie | Deepti | Melissa | Mynn

Have Fun and Happy Crafting!!! 🙂

 

STAMPlorations Birthday Blog Hop

Hello Everybody,

It’s CELEBRATION TIME!!!

STAMPlorations turns a year old this month and we’re celebrating with a blog hop! We’re also releasing the new stamps for July so it’s a double celebration. The other STAMPlorations girls and I are sharing projects we created that feature the new stamps. And we’ve got 5 talented card-makers celebrating with us too! Visit all the stops on the hop and leave a comment for a chance to win stamps. We’re giving away over $120 worth of stamps!

FOURTEEN (14) lucky hoppers randomly drawn from the designers’ blogs will each win a stamp set and ONE (1) lucky hopper randomly drawn from the STAMPlorations blog will win all the stamps in the July release. You have until Wednesday, July 2, 11:55 p.m. PDT (GMT -700) to comment here and on my fellow designers’ posts for a chance to win. Winners will be announced on the STAMPlorations blog on Sunday, July 6.

And here’s my project

It's Your Day

Cake, Fireworks and Streamers came to mind when I was thinking about celebrating this huge achievement and I hope my card does reflect this. The explosive background and sentiment were created using stamps from the new VIGNETTE Celebrate Artsy and VIGNETTE It’s Your Day Sets combined with some splatters from the Holiday Artsy set. The cake was stamped on a piece of white card, coloured using Promarkers, fuzzy cut and layered using 3D foam tape. I then edged my panel with brown and layered it onto my Kraft base card before adding some sparkle using sequins and glitter glue.

The winner’s prize on my blog is SUBWAY ART BUILDERS Dare, one large stamp consisting of 5 enormously encouraging sentiments. One example of me using SAB Dare can be seen in my header. The reason I chose this set is that simply through looking at the sentiments I feel encouraged to move outside the box especially when my creative mojo is down a bit. A perfect pick me up! … with this prize I dare you to dream, imagine the impossible possible, to seize the moment, bloom where you are and follow your heart!

My Teamies have worked wonders using the new stamps in their projects. During the Hop you can buy all the stamps as a bundle at a 17% discount for only $30 and very reasonable shipping too.

Good Luck!!!

*** The stops in the hop***

STAMPlorations Blog

Design Team:

Cornelia | Debra | Kylie | Maria | Monika (that’s me)| Nonni | Shery | Shirley | Vicki

Guest Designers:

Ardyth | Chrissie | Deepti | Melissa | Mynn

ATSM Challenge 101

Hi Everybody,

Thanks so much for your lovely comments. They were all very much appreciated.

We had some fab entries last week. Thanks to everyone who entered, hope to see you again this week.

It is Wednesday and time for another challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More …  Challenge #101 – Anything Goes!!!

This means freedom of creation! Please take the time to check out the full details of the challenges and their rules, which can be found here.

Eureka Stamps is back again as our sponsor this week! The winner gets 3 digis. There are some fab images in their shop, you can check them out here.

 

I liked their Butterfly Background image so much that I used it again for this week’s challenge. Here is what I made …

Butterfly Background 2

This time I cut part of the image off to make it look as if the butterflies are flying off the edge. I coloured my butterflies using Promarkers and added some shading around them before partially blending the edges with distress inks. I added some faux stitching and layered my card as shown before finishing off by adding some crystal effects to my pink butterfly.

The slight texture on my base card is achieved by inking up a texture plate, placing my card onto it, pressing it down using a roller and lifting the printed card off.

Here is a reminder of the card I made a few weeks ago for Challenge #97 using the same Butterfly image …

Butterfly Background 1

Hope that you feel inspired to enter this week’s ‘Anything Goes’ challenge at ATSM, please pop over and see all the other creations of the fabulous ATSM DT Team.

 … look forward to seeing your creations … and
Happy Crafting!!!!
🙂

ATSM Challenge 100

Hi Everybody,

Thanks so much for your lovely comments. They were all very much appreciated.

It is Wednesday again and time for another challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More …  Challenge #100 – Photo Inspiration!!!

This time Kylie has chosen a fabulous picture full of rainbow colours for you to take inspiration from, here it is

 

Well you could also go with umbrellas, rain etc! Please take the time to check out the full details of the challenges and their rules, which can be found here.

Stitchy Bear’s Digi Outlet is our sponsor this week and the winner gets to choose 3 images up to $10 from their store, pop over and have a look … lots of choice!

It is ATSM’s 2nd birthday, hooray!!! To mark the occasion I have chosen to work with an image by BB Kakes called Flowerboy 1.

Flower Boy 1

Thanks to Kylie and all her hard work, ATSM is going from strength to strength.

I used mainly the blues from the photo as my inspiration and added a splash of colour with the flowers. I liked the sketched look of the image and high lighted it by adding some grey shading and doodling.

The background is printed directly onto my base card using an inked up texture plate.

Hope that you feel inspired to celebrate with us and enter this week’s ‘Photo Inspiration’ challenge at ATSM, please pop over and see all the other creations of the fabulous ATSM DT Team.

 … look forward to seeing your creations … and
Happy Crafting!!!!
🙂
Texture plate by Sizzix reverse of Flower Power
sentiment by Wild Rose Studio
smokey Slate ink by Stampin’Up!
Promarkers for colouring

Sketch 13 Challenge at STAMPlorations

Hello Everybody,

It is time again for another Sketch Challenge at STAMPlorations. Thanks to everybody who entered our last sketch challenge. We had some great entries.

We’re also welcoming Deepti from Dee’s Art Utopia back as our guest designer!!! Click on her name to check out her fantastic makes.

… and here is the sketch to take your inspiration from:

 

This challenge will run until 27th June and the winner will be announced on the 29th June!

Again there is a lot of scope in this sketch as you can see from the fabulous creations of my teamies on the STAMPlorations Challenge Blog.

I personally came up with the following interpretation using some of the new release stamps, but before we’ll get there, a quick reminder of the inside which I posted as a teaser last Friday 😀 …

celebrate inside

 

Well I used Celebrate Artsy and VIGNETTE It’s Your Day for the inside and the front of my card plus SENTIMENT BUILDER Celebrate for the large sentiment on the front. All of them and more can be found in our Pre-release Bundle Offer.

celebrate

As you can see I took the stripes as my inspiration. The background is stamped in yellow and pink using one of the brush stroke stamps from the Celebrate Artsy set. I then stamped the candles only from the cake of the It’s Your Day set in black, edged my panel with black and layered it onto a piece of black card and then onto my white base card. To finish I stamped the sentiment (from SENTIMENT BUILDER Celebrate) onto a strip of white card, egded it with black and layered as shown before adding some card candy.

Initially I wanted to use buttons, but somehow it didn’t look quite right, cards somehow have their own mind. I think this card has a somewhat masculine feel about it. The pink doesn’t look girly at all!

Please pop over to the Challenge Blog to see the amazing projects that my DT Teamies have created … and of course … to join in the fun. The winner will receive 3 digital products from our sponsor All About Scrapping and will be invited to be our Guest Designer for one of our Sketch Challenges.

As always there is a Twist … If you enter all three challenges in June you’ll be entered in a prize draw to win 3 fab TH stencils.
b6fd5-juneprizepackage
If you haven’t been able to enter our first challenge in June, look out for the Twist in July, there will be another fab prize up for grabs.
Happy Stamping!!! 😀

Oh, and before I go, keep watching out for our Birthday Blog Hop next week!!!!

A Little Teaser

Hi Everyone,

just a very quick post with a little teaser for you.

STAMPlorations are releasing some new stamps later this month and as always there is a Pre-release Bundle Offer.

Here is a sneak peak of a card i made using some of their stamps.

celebrate inside

It’s the inside, the front will be revealed on Monday once their new Sketch Challenge starts.

Hope to see you there.

Happy Crafting!!! 🙂