Jan 30, 2015

STAMPlorations NEW STAMP Release DAY 5

Welcome to DAY 5, the last day  of the NEW RELEASE IMAGES over at STAMPLORATIONS....
the SPOTLIGHT is on......

A Girl and Her Shoes
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 A CAS card from me today with the image taking the centre stage..
I stamped and coloured with Copics... Notice the red heels of the shoes.. I finally have some  CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN Shoes lol..

Please leave a comment "here" on my post and the rest of the team's blogs..
You'll find links to all our projects  here .......
 for a chance to win one of the prizes.
 Commenting closes on February 3. Winners will be announced on February 5.
Thanks For Stopping By and Have Yourself a Great Day.xxx

Jan 29, 2015

STAMPlorations NEW RELEASE STAMPS Day 4

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I stamped the word LOVE in Black ink and then using a pink and orange ink I stamped the hearts.
I drew a line from the word to the hearts with a fine liner pen.
The outline with a light black shadow around the stamp is a happy accident... I had stamped the hearts with black ink onto a another card and obviously hadn't cleaned the stamp properly- sacrilege I know... and when I stamped the pink heart I liked how it gave a shadow effect.. so I then stamped the heart in black each time stamping off before inking up in the pink and orange inks...
I added gold and black ink spatters and sequins finished my card.
Joining us today is the uber fabulous Laura Bassen

Please leave a comment "here" on my post and the rest of the team's blogs..
You'll find links to all our projects  here .......
 for a chance to win one of the prizes.
 Commenting closes on February 3. Winners will be announced on February 5.
Thanks For Stopping By and Have Yourself a Great Day.xxx

Jan 28, 2015

STAMPlorations NEW RELEASE STAMPS- DAY3


the SPOTLIGHT is on......

The Bee's Knees Newlyweds
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Pretty straight forward card from me today.. I stamped and coloured this cute adorable couple with Copic Markers... and kept the colours in the  neutral greys.

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You'll find links to all our projects  here .......
 for a chance to win one of the prizes.
 Commenting closes on February 3. Winners will be announced on February 5.
 
Thanks For Stopping By and Have Yourself a Great Day.xxx

Jan 27, 2015

STAMPlorations NEW Stamps- Day2

Spotlight today is on....
 
Bold Sentiments: Hashtag Authentic
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I water coloured the background using Distress Ink Broken China and then embossed the Hashtag Sentiments with White Embossing Powder
The little spots/circles you see on the background are from one of other the NEW stamp sets " Newlyweds".
I used the reverse side of the small circle to stamp a solid image and the tuned it back over to the right side to stamp again.
 
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You'll find links to all our projects  here .......
 for a chance to win one of the prizes.
 Commenting closes on February 3. Winners will be announced on February 5.
 
Thanks For Stopping By and Have Yourself a Great Day.xxx

Jan 26, 2015

STAMPlorations NEW STAMPS- DAY1...

the SPOTLIGHT is on......
... I just adore these Houses...
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I stamped and masked the houses onto watercolour paper to create my line of houses.
Then using only yellow and green Distress inks I coloured only the top part of the images for something different....
The background was also watercoloured using the same range of colour ink on the houses.....
I added a little washi tape, die cut sun and the sentiment..
 
Please leave a comment "here" on my post and the rest of the team's blogs..
You'll find links to all our projects here .......
 for a chance to win one of the prizes.
 Commenting closes on February 3. Winners will be announced on February 5.
 
Joining us this week, today and Thursday is the ohhh... so very talented, fabulously awe-inspiring Laura Bassen.

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

Jan 22, 2015

Purple Onion Designs.. celebrate

Hi there,todays card features another one of the stamps from  Mixed Drinks  stamp set from..
  Purple Onion Designs 
I masked the glass and then used a brick stencil and lightly sponged with Distress ink.
The image was coloured with Copics, the word sentiment was placed on a die cut banner and a couple of sequins were then added to the card.

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

Jan 19, 2015

STAMPlorations Sketch #26

Hi there, here is the Sketch  for Challenge #26 this month at  STAMPlorations Challenge

Nice easy sketch for you to play along with.
 I used the 2 stamp sets- 
Sentiment Builders- Celebrate and Sketched Cupcake
I used a stencil and gesso mixed with some gold paint for my chevron pattern down the side of card base coloured with Picked Rasberry Distress Ink. I then stamped on vellum and embossed in white both the cake and word. I added a twine bow, dymo label, a punched heart  and some sequins.

Playing along with us for the sketch challenge is Guest Designer: Maria
Thanks For Stopping By and Have Yourself a Great Day.xxx

Jan 16, 2015

Purple Onion Designs..Lets Celebrate

Hi there, todays card features Mixed Drinks stamps from Purple Onion Designs
I stamped the glasses onto silver foil card using Staz on Black Ink and fussy cut them out. Then using the little bubbles I stamped these randomly around the glasses using silver and gold ink. Stamp the sentiment and then add in some sequins and card is done.
A nice CAS card but looks pretty in RL with all the shimmer. 
Thanks For Stopping By and Have Yourself a Great Day.xxx

Jan 13, 2015

worry less....

Hi, I'm back with another card Paper Smooches Picture Perfect Challenge.
This card is based on one of those ideas that come to you in the middle of the night and you just have to get up and write/draw the idea down b4 you forget it!
So using the picture below for inspiration I used the PS Stamp Sets- Calico (flowers and Leaves),Uplifters ( Sentiment), Hooties ( branch) and Fascinators ( oval)
I used memento Inks, Black, Toffee Crunch, Desert Sand and Grey Flannel to stamp all the images. 
I used the  large tree branch on the stamp Set "Hooties" and masked it to create the vase.
I gave some colour to the images with my copic markers and added some depth with a chalk pencil...
I'm playing along with Picture Perfect challenge over at  Paper Smooches
Thanks For Stopping By and Have Yourself a Great Day.xxx

Jan 12, 2015

laughter...

 
Hi, I'm  really enjoying playing along with Paper Smooches Challenges at the moment, and I have been lucky enough to be one of the 2  Featured Players for both of my last 2 cards... Thankyou Paper Smooches.
So using the picture below for inspiration I used the PS Stamp Sets- Calico (flowers and Leaves) and Uplifters ( Sentiment).
I stamped the flowers with Brilliance Gold ink, the centre with a lighter brown ink and a darker ink for the spots in the centre.
The leaves were stamped with Desert Sand Memento Ink and then coloured with W3 and W1 Copic markers to give some colour to the leaves but not so the pattern on the leaves was lost.
Sentiment was stamped in Black Ink. I wish you could see this in RL as the gold shimmer on the flowers is gorgeous.
I'm playing along with Picture Perfect challenge over at  Paper Smooches.
 
Thanks For Stopping By and Have Yourself a Great Day.xxx

Jan 10, 2015

Purple Onion Designs...Love the...

Hi there, Sharing a card today for  Purple Onion Designs 
using Mixed Middle Flowers
I stamped only the flower repeatedly, masked and then stamped the leaf all onto watercolour paper.
I coloured these in with my old, and I mean old Tombow markers... Just loving these markers at the moment- so bright a colour!!! and they just seem to never run or dry out. Might need to invest in some more, lol...
The sentiment stamp is from MFT.

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

Jan 8, 2015

for you...

 
Hi there, been having a bit of extra time to play and try out some ideas for cards...I coloured the Paper Smooches' Stamp- Blossoming Buds in Monochromatic shades using my Copic Markers E's and left one flower to spotlight. I gave this flower just a hint of colour.
I used an ink and lightly sponged the base card and although its a little hard to see I also stamped a script stamp with 2nd generation stamping.
A very clean and simple card with the emphasis being on the flower.
Anything Goes Week 1 is the challenge over at Paper Smooches.
 
Thanks For Stopping By and Have Yourself a Great Day.xxx

Jan 7, 2015

Bizzy Bec's... cheers!

Hi, just sharing a card today using some Lawn Fawn Stamps and Dies-
Balloons are from...  "Admit One"
Little Bows are from.."Monster Mash"
and alphabet is "Quinns abc - stamps and matching die.
I did a watercolour wash for the Background with Distress Ink, Peacock Feather.
The letters have been stamped onto water colour paper and coloured with Tombow Markers.. 
 Lawn Fawn is available at Bizzy Bec's Online Store.
Thanks For Stopping By and Have Yourself a Great Day.xxx

Jan 5, 2015

STAMPlorations Sketch #25

Hi there, here is the sketch for Challenge #25 over at  STAMPlorations Challenge
A nice easy one to follow and play along with.
 I used Trendy Leaves today on my card.
I stamped the leaves with Distress Ink and coloured with my Copics plus a little fussy cutting. A little hard to see but I cut down each leaf so I could crumple them lightly with my fingers to give some depth. I then sponged the edges again of each leaf using a darker Distress Ink.
A banner, gold foil word, a few sequins and distress ink background stamp completed the card.
This fortnight join us is Guest Designer: Kim M.
Thanks For Stopping By and Have Yourself a Great Day.xxx

Bizzy Becs.. Happy New year..

Hey there , its time for the very first challenge for 2015 at  Bizzy Bec's Challenges.
used Lawn Fawn - QUINNS ABC and MONSTER MASH - Stamps and Matching Dies.
I got out my old Tombow Markers to colour the letterring- forgot how vibrant these pens are, my new latest love, lol..
I stamped up the background using the grid stamp from MFT with a light grey ink.. I used an uneven pressure so as not to have an even stamping.
Lawn Fawn Stamps and Dies are available at Bizzy Bec's Online Store.

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

Jan 2, 2015

STAMPlorations January Challenge



Hi there,we are starting off the beginning of 2015 at  STAMPlorations Challenge with a nice easy theme... Stamps and Inks.

 Using the stamps..Sketched Cupcake and Sentiment Builders- Celebrate , I used Versamark and White embossing Powder to stamp the word Celebrate 5 times and the cupcake was also inked and embossed on Vellum and fussy cut out!  I used Evergreen Bough Distress Ink to give a light background wash and added a little deeper ink colour to some areas of the lettering.
I die cut out the word Today and candles from silver foil card.

Playing along with us for this month is Guest Designer: Tenia
 Thanks For Stopping By and Have Yourself a Great Day.xxx