Happy Birthday Shery

Have a fantastic day!!!!
Here is the card I made to celebrate with you …
I simply stamped my background using the sentiments from the VIGNETTE It’s Your Day and the VIGNETTE Celebrate Artsy sets and layered my panel on a piece of brown card. I then coloured a small piece of white card by brushing my ink pad across it before stamping the cake from the SKETCHED Birthday Cake set using black Memento ink straight onto my colored piece of card. I then added some highlights using Promarkers and attached a strip of acetate one end to the back of my cake and the other end to the back of the brown card before layering it all onto my yellow base card and adding some glitter to finish plus a craft-along video tutorial. Here is the side view …
wobbly birthday cake 2
For the inside, I stamped the sentiment from the SKETCHED Birthday Cake into the bottom left hand corner and the cake partially on/off into the right hand corner, edged my panel with brown and adhered it to the inside of my card.
wobbly birthday cake 3
Next a couple of thing you might want to know about me:
1) Your favorite STAMPlorations stamp and why
At the moment I find it very difficult to put the Mini Mixed Media Backgrounds down, but then that seems to happen with all of Shery’s stamps. I love the way they are building blocks, when I use them I really feel like a kid in a toy shop. They seem to be infused with creativity. I hardly ever look at my other stamps nowadays.
2)  Your favorite piece of writing or your favorite book (Shery is a writer so she is surely interested in this!) and why
My all time favourite writer is Hermann Hesse. His most inspiring book in my books is Siddharta, I read it a long time ago and it still keeps on inspiring me.
3) Your message to the birthday girl Shery
Shery, you are wonderful, inspirational and such fun to work for.
Have an amazing day!!!!

Stamps and Glitter

Hi Everyone,

first of all Happy Independence Day to all My American friends!

and thanks to everyone who took part in the STAMPlorations Birthday Blog Hop!

And now it’s time for another monthly challenge at STAMPlorations. The theme for the month of July is

which is very fitting given that so many lovely people adding so much sparkle to people’s lives are born in July ….

This challenge will run until 31st July and our winner will be announced 6th August.

Here is my DT piece:

Birthday Cupcake

I have been working with some of the new July sets: VIGNETTE Celebrate Artsy, SKETCHED Cupcake, SENTIMENT BUILDERS Celebrate and VIGNETTE It’s Your Day plus the bold Happy from the SENTIMENT BUILDERS Happy.

For the background I swiped my Tattered Rose distress ink pad across a piece of white card and stamped the zigzag brush stroke from the Celebrate Artsy set in Victorian Velvet across the bottom half. I then used my cupcake to stamp the border in Dried Marigold on all four sides before stamping the candle border (cake from It’s Your Day) in Rose Red (SU colour). Once all the ink had dried, I stamped my cupcake using Versamark and sprinkled some Heat & Stick powder on. It is a heat activated glue and is something I got quite a while ago (SU). You use it like embossing powder, once heated quickly sprinkle some glitter on and heat set again. I finished my card front off by stamping my sentiment in Rich Cocoa (Memento) and Chocolate Chip (SU), edged my topper with Rose Red, attached it to my yellow base card and added some doodles (Chocolate Chip SU Marker) and a sequin.

… and for the inside I stamped the sentiment and candles from the VIGNETTE It’s Your Day set combined with some more doodles …

Inside Birthdy Cupcake

That’s my first inspiration for our Stamps & Glitter Challenge, another one is to follow soon 🙂 …

Please pop over to the STAMPlorations Blog to see all the stunning pieces my Teamies and our guest designer  Kimberly Wiener, who won our May Challenge, came up with.

As always there is a twist, if you enter all three challenges in a calendar month, your name will be entered into a prize draw, more details can be found here.

This is it from me for today.

Happy Crafting!!! 🙂

ATSM Challenge 102

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 #102 – Make Your Mark!!! Please take the time to check out the full details of the challenges and their rules, which can be found here.

First of all a warm welcome to my new Teamies … and there are quite a few 🙂 which means more inspiration for you … so here they are:

Loll, Cornelia, Lee-Anne, Wei-Wei, Anita, Barb, Rahmat, Tenia, Katie, Carol, Julie and Marina

You might already have met some of them here at ATSM as they have been regularly entering our challenges.

Kathryne from StampArt Design is back with us again this week as our sponsor. 

and the winner will receive 5 digis from her store.

Here it is my DT piece for our Make Your Mark Challenge …

Spunky with cupcake

The adorable SPUNKY THE MOUSE, one of Kathryne’s images, is back with us too this week. This time we weren’t making cheese, Spunky told me he had developed a sweet tooth of late hence we simply baked cupcakes instead. I coloured him and my stamped cupcake (SKETCHED Cupcake by STAMPlorations) using Promarkers, fuzzy both and entwined them a little. For my stamped background I inked up a couple of stamps (Mini Mixed Media by STAMPlorations) one in Crumb Cake and the other one in So Saffron (both by SU) and stamped them onto white card. I then added the stamped stitching (PATCHWORK FRENZY Graphic Squares by STAMPlorations) and edged my panel using Chocolate Chip (SU), attached Spunky and his cupcake, stamped my sentiment, attached my panel to the inside of my card and added some gems and glitter glue before creating the front panel of my card …

Front of Spunky with cupcake

Yes, this is what the front of my card looks like. I first stamped my cupcake on the card and masked it off before continuing stamping in the same way as for my inside background. I then removed my mask and added some colour to my cupcake using watercolour pencils before edging my panel and attaching it to the card front.

… and because I liked my card front so much, I turned it into another card with a video tutorial here ….
cupcake, feel better
Hope that you feel inspired to enter this week’s ‘Make Your Mark’ challenge at ATSM, please pop over and see all the other creations of the fabulous ATSM DT Team.
Before I go, just a quick reminder: there is also still time to join the Birthday Blog Hop over at STAMPlorations, you have to be quick as it is due to finish in a few hours’ time. Simply comment on each blog in the hop for your chance to win one of 14 stamp sets …
*** The stops in the hop***
Design Team:
Cornelia | Debra | Kylie | Maria | Monika | Nonni | Shery | Shirley | Vicki
Guest Designers:

Ardyth | Chrissie | Deepti | Melissa | Mynn

Please join the fun … at ATSM and STAMPlorations … look forward to seeing you there … and
Happy Crafting!!!!