December 06, 2016

STAMPlorations Inspiration #109

Hi everyone!  It's Tuesday and you know what that means?  Yep!  Another Inspiration post over at STAMPlorations!  Today we've got a post jammed packed with inspiration.  I've got another Christmas card to share. Take a look....


I played around with some alcohol ink on glossy paper to create my background. Once it was fully dry I stamped my poinsettia (Holiday Sketches: Christmas Flower set) and embossed it in white. I die cut my sentiment (Warm Winter Wishes Phrase Die) and adhered it to my panel. Lastly, I attached my panel to a white card base.

Well, I hope you go on over to the main blog and check out the other fab DT projects.  Don't forget to comment there for a chance to win a prize too!

Thanks for visiting with me and I hope you all have a fabulous day!


December 05, 2016

CUTplorations December Challenge

Hey there!  Over at STAMPlorations we've got a new CUTplorations challenge starting for November.  It's time to pull your dies out again and wow us!  We have an inspiration photo to inspire you and all you have to do is make something using a die cut and link up.  It's not necessary to use STAMPlorations dies but we love it when you do!  Just be sure to use at least one STAMPlorations product on your card.  So, if you don't have any of our dies use one of our stamps. 😊 Check out this months inspiration photo....


Isn't it an adorable image?  I love the colour scheme.   That and the winter theme were my inspiration.  Here's my card....


I started off by attaching some teal glitter tape I'd trimmed and some red striped washi tape. Then I stamped my mittens (Warm Hands, Warm Hearts set) in Memento Teal Zeal ink.  I added some more of the same glitter and washi tape.  I die cut my sentiment (Warm Winter Wishes Phrase Die) and coloured the 'warm' and 'wishes' with my Spectrum Noir markers. I really love this colour combo.

I hope you'll all join us for this months challenge.  As always there is a prize to be won if you link up! All the prize details can be found at the main blog.

Have a fabulous day and thanks for stopping by!

I'd like to link up to the following challenges:

AAA Cards - Christmas

CAS-ual Fridays - snowflakes and glitter (there are snowflakes on my mittens)

December 03, 2016

Inkspirational Challenge - Designer's Choice

Hey everyone! This weekend we are taking a little day trip to the US to do a little shopping.  I've got a busy week ahead of me as I've got one last Christmas craft fair to do and I'm also trying to finish painting my living room and install the flooring. Whew!  I'm tired already!  😀

Anyway, it's time for another challenge over at Inkspirational!  This time our awesome teammate, Sandie, had the honor of picking what the challenge would be.  She chose "CAS with Sparkle".


Yay! That's right up my alley! 😀  Here's my card....




I stamped my wreath (Penny Black) mixing two green Memento inks, Cottage Ivy and Bamboo Leaves.  I coloured in some of the berries with a red metallic pen. I die cut the first part of the sentiment (STAMPlorations) from gold metallic paper. After attaching it to my card I stamped the rest of the sentiment (Hero Arts) in black.

I hope you enjoyed your visit today. Please, make sure to go and check out what the rest of the team made as well as our wonderful Guest Designer.  There are some wonderful cards to look at!

Have a lovely weekend and thanks for stopping by!

I'd like to link up to the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
TIME OUT Challenges - Christmas with optional glitter/shimmer - I've got shimmer in my gold die cut and the berries on my wreath.

November 29, 2016

STAMPlorations Inspiration #108

Hey!  Another Tuesday has rolled around and you know what that means.  It's time for another inspiration post over at STAMPlorations!!  I can't believe November is almost over!!  Christmas is looming so close now.  So, we've got some great cards to share today.  Yes, I've got another Christmas card to share. What else?!  😀  Take a look....



So, for this card, I masked of my middle section and stamped with a variety of stamps. Most are from Christmas Bell Medley set except for the mittens (Warm Hands Warm Hearts set), the snowflakes (Vignette: Christmas Block set), and the small dark green foliage (Frames and Flowers set). I stamped in a variety of ink colours (Memento: Cottage Ivy, Pear Tart, Lady Bug, Bamboo Leaves, Teal Zeal.  SU!: Rich Razzleberry.  SSS: Sea Glass.).  I stamped the sentiment first then stamped the others around it. Lastly, I added some gold glitter enamel dots (Happy Litlle Stampers).

I hope that you'll go check out the rest of the DT's work and don't forget to comment for a chance to win a prize!

Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely Tuesday!


November 22, 2016

STAMPlorations Inspiration #107

Hi everyone!  It's Tuesday and you know what that means?  Yep!  Another Inspiration post over at STAMPlorations!  Today we've got a post jammed packed with inspiration.  I've got another Christmas card to share. Take a look....


I stamped my stocking (Warm Hands, Warm Hearts set) several times and embossed in silver. I coloured in some with a black marker. I masked off the bottom edge and sponged on black ink to create a narrow border. I stamped my snowflake (Framed Christmas: Believe in the Magic set) several times in black then added a strip of silver glitter tape. I stamped the sentiment (Warm Hands, Warm Hearts set) in black.

Well, I hope you go on over to the main blog and check out the other fab DT projects.  Don't forget to comment there for a chance to win a prize too!

Thanks for visiting with me and I hope you all have a fabulous day!



November 19, 2016

Inkspirational Challenge - Prompt Word - Chill

Happy Saturday everyone!  It's time again for another Inkspirational challenge.  This time it's a word prompt.  And that word is, Chill.


There are a few ways you could interpret this word and I decided to go with a rather obvious one. I thought of the weather and how it's getting colder and colder. Winter is coming and its "chilly".  ⛄️  So, why not a lovely little winter scene?  Take a look....


First, I created a circle mask for my sun.  Then I created a mask for my snow hills by tearing some cardstock. I sponged from dark to light blue for my mounds of snow then lightly sponged blue, pink, orange and yellow for the sky. I then stamped my birds and branches (Penny Black) in black. I splattered white paint over top everything.  Once, the paint was dry, I removed the mask for the sun and then stamped the sentiment (Hero Arts) in black.  I think it's a wonderful little scene. Love that Penny Black stamp!

I hope you'll take a trip on over to the Ink blog and check out the other fantastic cards by the rest of the team and our fabulous Guest Designer. They knocked it out of the park, once again.  :-)

Have a lovely weekend and thanks for stopping by!

I'd like to link up to the following challenges:

Penny Black and More - Anything Christmas
ABC Christmas Challenge - W is for Wish
CAS Mix Up Card Challenge - stamping + masking + sponging, splatters


November 16, 2016

STAMPlorations Giving Thanks Blog Hop

Hey everyone!  There is a fun blog hop going on over at STAMPlorations today!  It's our 2nd Annual Giving Thanks Blog Hop!  A lot of us STAMPloration girls have made some thanks/thankful cards.  We also have a whole bunch of amazing Guest Designers joining us this year!  This year there's all kinds of prizes to win and all kinds of ways to get your chance at winning them.
All the prize info is at the end of the post and over at the main blog.


We are also introducing three awesome new stamp sets, matching dies and stencils.
Check them out....







Amazing aren't they?!  I used the Be Thankful set for my card.  Take a look...


First, I stamped my basket of apples in black and then coloured them in with my Spectrum Noir markers. I shaded the ground with my markers too.  I then die cut the word Thankful from olive green cardstock. The faux stitching details didn't show very well on the dark paper so I went over them with a white gel pen. I attached it to my card and then stamped the For You in black Versafine ink.  I think it turned out quite well.  I really love how my apples turned out.  😀

I totally recommend checking out all the other fabulous cards the other designers made. Here's a handy link to get you there.  😊



I do hope you'll you come on over and hop along with us.    Have a lovely day!

Prize Info

Giving Thanks Hop
  • ONE (1) winner randomly drawn from all comments left on the STAMPlorations blog and participating designers blogs will receive a $50 gift certificate.
  • THREE (3) winners randomly drawn from all comments left on the STAMPlorations blog and participating designers blogs will each receive a $20 gift certificate to the shop.
  • ONE (1) commenter randomly drawn from our Facebook page will win a $15 gift certificate for herself and a $15 gift certificate for one friend she tags in her comment.
  • ONE (1) commenter randomly drawn from our Instagram account will win her choice of Giving Thanks bundle (Be Thankful, Oh So Grateful, or Many Blessings)/
Commenting ends on November 30 at 11:55 p.m. Pacific


Giving Thanks Linky Party
  • ONE (1) winner randomly drawn from all entries linked up will receive the Be (stamp set with coordinating die, word die, and stencil)
  • ONE (1) winner randomly drawn from all entries linked up will receive Oh So Grateful bundle (stamp set with coordinating die, word die, and stencil)
  • ONE (1) winner randomly drawn from all entries linked up will receive Many Blessings bundle (stamp set with coordinating die, word die, and stencil)
[Players have until November 30 to link up their projects to the linky party.]


Winners will be announced on December 9 in the November Challenges and Hops winners post. Winners have until December 20 to claim their prize.

Check this out too!