Nov 24, 2014

STAMPlorations.. Sketch#24

 Hi there, we have a nice easy sketch for you to play along with from STAMPlorations.
I used VIGNETTE: Eat Drink Be Merry.
This is such a great stamp set- so much you can do with the images!

I stamped the glasses with silver, added the sentiment "Cheers" from the set to the bottle Die and used a bubble background stamp that I embossed with white and coloured with some Distress inks. I added a few sequins, vellum heart and scallop die.


Joining us for Sketch #24 is the  fabulous Julie B
This sketch challenge will run until December 28th.  The winner will be announced January 1.  Pop on over to STAMPlorations Blog to see other fabulous inspiration.

Thanks For Stopping By and Have Yourself a Great Day.xxx

Nov 21, 2014

Day 5 STAMPlorationsNovember Stamp release... Trendy Leaves

Welcome to Day 5, the last day of the November Stamp Release Blog Hop here at STAMPlorations! For complete info on our hop, including how you can win stamps, click here.

Today, we're putting the spotlight on Trendy Leaves. We'll be picking one commenter to win this set so leave a comment here and on the rest of the STAMPlorations girls' posts for a chance to win the set.

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And here's my project...
I stamped the leaf with various colours of Archival inks. I then stamped the same leaf on a separate piece of paper and fussy cut out 3 extra leaves.
I placed a piece of vellum over my background to soften, added a scribbly die cut, added a heart cut also from velum of which I stamped a sentiment from the Typografia Stamp Set with Black Versafine Ink.
To finish I tied some natural coloured twine around the card and added a bow from the same twine.

 
*** The stops in the hop*** 
Debra | Deepti | Kylie | Maria | Monika | Nonni | Shery | Shirley |Vicki
 
Here is a pic of all the STAMPlorations November Stamp release that have been showcased over the last few days...What a fabulous collection I'm sure you agree.
 
Thanks For Stopping By and Have Yourself a Great Day.xxx

Nov 20, 2014

Day 4 STAMPlorations November Stamp release...City Girl

 
 
 Welcome to Day 4 of the November Stamp Release Blog Hop here at STAMPlorations! For complete info on our hop, including how you can win stamps, click here.

Today, we're putting the spotlight on CityGirl, another fabulous stamp set that Shirley Bampton designed. We'll be picking one commenter to win this set so leave a comment here and on the rest of the STAMPlorations girls' posts for a chance to win the set.

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I just had to create 2 cards with this Fabulous image...
***First card above I wanted the Chic look and Citygirl was coloured with Copic Markers and she just called out for a stylish hat...

***Second Card I  went for a monochromatic look stamping the images in Archival Ink and colouring with Black Soot Distress inks.
  For both of the cards I added some depth to the colouring with a Black chalk pencil.

*** The stops in the hop*** 
Thanks For Stopping By and Have Yourself a Great Day.xxx

Nov 19, 2014

Day 3 of STAMPlorations November Stamp Release...Typografia

 Welcome to Day 3 of the November Stamp Release Blog Hop here at STAMPlorations! For complete info on our hop, including how you can win stamps, click here.

Today, we're putting the spotlight on TYPOGRAFIA. We'll be picking one commenter to win this set so leave a comment here and on the rest of the STAMPlorations girls' posts for a chance to win the set.

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And here's my project...I created a watercolour wash background with Distress Inks and added some splatters to this before the paper dried. It worked out great as it sorta looks like the drops are raindrops which fitted in perfectly with the Sentiment.
I then stamped the Rosebuds with archival Ink and added some colour to the inside of the buds  with a paint brush and Distress Inks.
*** The stops in the hop*** 
Debra | Deepti | Kylie | Maria | Monika | Nonni | Shery | Shirley |Vicki
Thanks For Stopping By and Have Yourself a Great Day.xxx

Purple Onion Designs- Seasons Greetings

Hi There.... I was so excited when the NEW stamps from  Purple Onion Designs  designed by Stacey Yacula arrived in my letterbox... they are just the cutest ever......
 I used the stamps Snowy Trees and Grace ( Skating Fox).
Images were coloured with Copic Markers. I also used Wink of Stella- you can just see a little shimmer on Graces Coat... and White Gel Pen
Thanks For Stopping By and Have Yourself a Great Day.xxx

Nov 18, 2014

Day 2 STAMPlorations November Stamp release ...VIGNETTE: Eat Drink Be Merry

Hi there and  Welcome to Day 2 of the November Stamp Release Blog Hop here at STAMPlorations! For complete info on our hop, including how you can win stamps, click here.

Today, we're putting the spotlight on VIGNETTE: Eat Drink Be Merry.
Plus we've got a special guest designer joining us, the talented Amy Tsuruta! We'll be picking one commenter to win this set so leave a comment here and on the rest of the STAMPlorations girls' posts for a chance to win the set.

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Before we get onto how I created my card I thought I would share this with you all... I don't and never have drank Coffee or Tea. In fact I really don't  like the smell of coffee or the taste of anything made with coffee... So never get what all the fuss is about, lol..Strange I suppose to some of you but hey we all have little quirks... 
I created my background using a stencil and gesso coloured with Black ink.
I stamped the 2 images onto circle die cuts and used 2 colours of Memento ink- Cocoa Brown and Black to create some depth to the teapot image.
Some Washi tape, 1/2 a doily and a Red Die cut Heart were added to finish.
*** The stops in the hop*** 
Debra | Deepti | Kylie | Maria | Monika | Nonni | Shery | Shirley |Vicki
Special Guest Designer: Amy Tsuruta
Thanks For Stopping By and Have Yourself a Great Day.xxx

Nov 17, 2014

Day 1 of STAMPlorations November Release...Rosebuds

Hi there It's stamp release month at STAMPlorations! Every day in the next 5 days, the other STAMPlorations girls and I will be sharing projects we created featuring the new stamps. Visit and leave a comment on all the stops on the hop for a chance to win.

FIVE (5) lucky hoppers randomly drawn from the designers' blogs will each win a stamp set from the November release and ONE (1) lucky hopper randomly drawn from the STAMPlorations blog will win a $25 gift certificate to use towards products in the STAMPlorations shop. You have until Monday, November 25, 11:55 p.m. PST (GMT -800) to comment here and on my fellow designers' posts for a chance to win. Winners will be announced on the STAMPlorations blog on Friday, November 28.

Today, we're putting the spotlight on Rosebuds, the stamp set designed by Shirley Bampton. We'll be picking one commenter to win this set so leave a comment here and on the rest of the STAMPlorations girls' posts for a chance to win the set.

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And here's my project..A CAS card from me today...I used the script stamp to create my background stamping with a grey ink onto Blending card.
I then stamped over with memento Black Ink and coloured the Rosebuds with my Copic Markers.
To finish it off I added a Word Die.
*** The stops in the hop*** 
Debra | Deepti | Kylie | Maria | Monika | Nonni | Shery | Shirley |Vicki
 
Thanks For Stopping By and Have Yourself a Great Day.xxx

Nov 15, 2014

STAMPlorations November Challenge- #13

 Hi there, I have only just realised that this did not post- I have been away overseas and unfortunately the Internet was not very good most the time!
So here is the card I created although the just a tad late  for  STAMPlorations Challenge.... we're we would like to see...
(ends November 30; winner announced December 4)
 I used... Holiday Sketches: Christmas Flower.
 I coloured the image with my copics and added some extra depth with Black Chalk pencil.
Ok, here's my layers..
*1st Layer- the background is a stencil from Memory Box, I used gesso and fine glitter added to the gesso while still wet.
*2nd Layer- Impression Obsession Die.
*3rd Layer- Poinsettia - Christmas Flower.
Seed Beads added to the centre of the flower.
 Lawn Fawn Stitched Die.
Joining us this month is ...... Lee-Anne Cross
Thanks For Stopping By and Have Yourself a Great Day.xxx

Nov 8, 2014

Bizzy Becs... wish you were...

Hi There, some very Exciting news... Todays card features some Fabulous Lawn Fawn Dies and Stamps that are available for pre- order now at Bizzy Becs  - Online Store. I just love, love these Dies and Stamps...

I used the Stamps and Dies coordinating sets called  Blue Skies and Flying By.
ie... if you cant find the Stamps or Dies you are want, then drop Bec a line and she will gladly help you!

other....,
Various Distress Inks, Stampin Up - World Background Stamp, Versamark and White Embossing Powder, Watercolour Paper, Washi Tape and  Stampers Anonymous Sentiments.
Thanks For Stopping By and Have Yourself a Great Day.xxx

Nov 6, 2014

Bizzy Becs- November Challenge...

Hi There... as your reading this I should be relaxing beside the pool in Phuket, that's if hubby has given me some time... Its his first time overseas and he has made out an Itinerary of everything he wants us ( all the family) to see and do.... and does he have a BIG list, lol...

Ok.. onto my card for  Bizzy Becs Challenge Blog.  
with the "Anything Goes" theme.

I used..    Impression Obsession Dies -  Grass and Pelican..
and
My Favourite Things - Diagonal Stripes Background stamp
.....available at Bizzy Becs Online Store

I die cut the Grass and Pelican and sentiment Dies from Watercolour paper and used my Distress Inks to colour them up.
I then created my background using again Distress Inks and sponging on the colours from darkest to lightest and fading out. 
I then used the Diagonal Striped with white ink and stamped over the Distress Inks.  
The word Fabulous is a Technique TuesdayDie. 
 Thanks For Stopping By and Have Yourself a Great Day.xxx