10 July 2020

Altenew July 2020 Stamps/Dies/Stencils/Inks Release


It's release day for Altenew and I am super excited to share some cards I created witht the new Altenew Summer Fun Release. Lets jump right in and see whats new.


For this first card I used the new Courageous you stamp set, it's a huge stamp and really packs a punch. I used the Courageous you simple coloring stencil to add colour, it's a really cool stencil as it allows you to add color with out thinking too much, it reallyhelps to make card making quick and stress free. I added a sentiment using the new Mega Label Love stamp set, I was a big fan of the original Lable Love stamps,but these are awesome.


The Floral in and out border die was actually part of last months release but I only recieved it with this months goodies so I had to share it. I cut it from white card, added some colour using my waterbrush markers and overlayed it onto a black card panel.


I used the Circled Hello die to cut an apperture into my card, I love how you get the circle with the sentiment attached. I used the Fragile Foliage stamp set and heat embossed, I filled the shaker with Satin white sequins and Satin gold sequins.  You have no idea how hard it is to photograph a card with metallic elements and acetate, the glare is unreal.


The Geometric Elements stamp set  is a really nice addition to my crafty stash, it's great for making male cards, here I clear heat embossed the images and then used teal inks to create an ombre over the top. I spritzed water over the ink and dabbed with a paper towel, it gives a velvet effect and looks so cool in real life. I added a sentiment using Mega Label Love stamp set.


Balloon Bunch stamp set and Balloon Bunch mask made creating this scene a breeze, the sentiment is from the Script word dies set. I think these balloons will be perfect for so many occasions but especially childrens cards.


I couldn't help but make a second card using the Courageous you stamp set, this time I stamped on to watercolour card and dripped inks down the panel, It's a rather funky effect.


Alten Riding by is the latest addition to Altenew's charecter stamps, they dont have many but when they do I just have to grab them. He so scute and easy to layer.


Checkerboard stamp set is another fun background set, it allows you to create lots of different designs, I teamed it with the Bold Alpha dies  and Best Dad stamp set to cretae a card that could work for a brithday or fathers day.


As you can probably tell I love the Mega Label Love stamp set, I thought creating a background form all the stamp would be really fun, I added somehearts from the Love letters stamp set and Love letters die set.


The Terrific Tags die set is another that was released last month, I die cut 6 tags and used the following stencils to add embossing paste, Bubble wrap SunburstOn the plus sideWild Leopard printDiamond snowflakes and Broken chevrons, I then added ink, splatters and a sentiment with the Hang in there die. I'm really trying to mix thigns up a bit a not only create CAS style cards.

Well there you have it, I hope I've inspired you and perhaps you've seen a new stamp or die you'd like to try out. Until next time take care.

Paperbabe Stamps challenge 123 - DT Inspiration

We have a new challenge over at Paperbabe Stamps blog, it's a picture inspiration challenge.


You can use the picture any way you choose, the colours, theme, layout etc, just have fun and get creative. If you'd like to join in with the challenge, please visit the Paperbabe stamps blog where you will find all the linky and prize information.




I used the female face 3/4 view right dinky stamp3/4 dinky hair templatebutterfly pieridae and Peony bud stamp set to create a new page for my art journal.



I used watercolour brush pens, black ink and a fineliner pen.


I hope you'll join the challenge, I'd love to see what you make.

26 June 2020

Paperbabe Stamps Challenge 122 - DT Inspiration

Hello Crafty friends, it's time for a new challenge over at Paperbabe Stamps blog, the theme this time is "Anything Goes"

It's a perfect oppertunity to spend a little time creating something of your choosing, have fun and relax.



I have created a mono print inspired by one of Kims recent Youtube tutorials, you can see it here Flourishing hair tutorial

I started by grabbing my Gelli Plate and some acrylic paints, I opted for  green tones. I laid down some paint and used some bubble wrap, hessian and scrunched paper to lift some ink. I then placed the Flourishing hair template and Dinky hands template on to the Gelli plate (remembering to place them back to front) and then pulled a print.

I used the 3/4 right view female face stampsDinky hands stamps and flourishing hair stamps to add all the details of the lady to my print. I added a free hand border with a fineliner pen and my piece was done.

To join in with the challenge you can visit the Paperbabe Stamps blog where you will find the Linky tool and details on prizes.

15 June 2020

STAMPlorations CAS Card Challenge June reminder


Welcome to the CAS Card Challenge June reminder post, we are half way through the month so the team are sharing projects to inspire you in the hope that you will join in.



I have created my card using the Kathryns-Big-Wishes-Dees-Artsy-Impressions  stamp set. I used the candle stamp to create a repeat pattern along the bottom of my card, I choose love purple so this months added color twist was perfect for me.

Today is also my last post for STAMPlorations, it's been a fantastic 3 years, filled with several blog hops and special feature posts. I have had such a great time and am so greatful that Shery gave me the oppertunity to be part of her team.

If you'd like to join in with the challenge, then please pop by the blog for all the details on how to link your projects https://stamplorations.blogspot.com/2020/06/june-challenges-extras.html


I have a discount code for you to use on the STAMPlorations store which will entitle you to 20% off your order, this can not be used with other discount codes Use>>>>>>  STAMPGIRLTERRI when checking out at http://stamplorations.com/shop/

12 June 2020

Paperbabe Stamps challenge 121 - DT Inspiration

It's time for a new Paperbabe Stamps Challenge, this fortnight the theme is a sketch challenge.


You can use the sketch above in any way you choose, flip it, rotate it ect, the Paperbabe logo can be any image or sentiment of your choosing. Have fun and get creative.



I used the ISO Fun Stencil along with my Gelli plate and Acrylic paints to create some background prints. I used these to make the backgroud of my card.  I used the Bottle of Stencil to add an aged effect to the top portion of the card along with the drink me sentiment from the Bottle of Stamp Set.

I stamped the Bottle onto another mono print I created and fussy cut it. I added the tag and one of the words and wraped soem twine around the bottle and tied the tage in place. I added it using 3D glue gel and then embellished with a spirnkle of satin gold sequins.


If you'd like to join in with the challenge then please visit the Paperbabe Stamp blog here http://paperbabestamps.blogspot.com/


10 June 2020

Altenew Educators "Giving Thanks" Blog Hop and Linky Party + Giveaway


Welcome to the Altenew Educators Giving Thanks Blog Hop and Linky Party + Giveaway, you should have arrived here from Neha Aggarwal's blog. If not, dont worry you can go back to the start of the hop at any time by visiting the Altenew Card Blog


This is no ordinary hop! We want you to join in on the fun as well. There is a Linky Party going on at the Altenew Card Blog. All you have to do is link up your creations based on the theme of the hop, which is, “Giving Thanks” and mention that you are taking part in the Altenew Educators Blog Hop and Linky Party. So what are you waiting for?! Link up! 


I love to make cards in sets that compliment each other so, todays cards are created using just dies and the same colours so that they all match my theme.  This card was created using the Rose Flurries 3D die set, I inked Neenah solar crest card with my ink pads and blending brush before die cutting, creating my own coloured cardstock.(Links to colours used bleow) I cut the Floral Heart Frame Die from Gold satin card and cut Signature Word Dies from black. I embelished with a few splatters of Jet Black Ink Spray and a scattering of Satin Gold Sequins.




Using the same inking and die cutting process I created this card with the Open Bloom 3D Die, the Mid-Century Frame  and the Thank You Die. Again I embellished with Satin Gold Sequins  and a light splatter of Jet Black Ink Spray



My final card uses one of my favourite 3D dies, the Peony Dreams 3D Die Set. I cut the Mandala Die from gold satin card and placed it hanging off the bottom corner and trimmed it back, I love how it grounds the flower. I than added a sentiment from the Script Words 2 Die set and you guessed it, embellished with Satin Gold Sequins and a splatter of Jet Black Ink Spray.

All flowers were coloured using the Cherry Blossom Ink pads, leaves were coloured using Lime and Limeade and the centres were inked with Mango Smoothie ink pads and a blending brush.

Your next stop on the hop is Rosie Neustaedter

Prizes:
Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 3 lucky winners! Please leave a comment here on the Altenew Card Blog(https://wp.me/p6Dps1-bBV) by 6/17/2020 for a chance to win. 

We’ll also draw a winner to receive a $15 Altenew gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Card Blog on 6/21/2020.

There’s MORE! We will pick 2 of our favorite handmade creations from those who joined the linky party and they will each receive a $15 Altenew gift certificate!

Special offer:
FREE U.S. shipping with code HAPPY6T or $5 OFF international shipping with code SHOPPING6T at checkout on orders over $29. Offer valid from 6/10/2020 at 12:01 am EDT through6/11/2020 at 11:59 pm EDT. Shop HERE! Not valid on prior purchases. Cannot be combined with other promo codes. Not valid on Altenew Academy Classes and Virtual Workshops.



Hop List

01 June 2020

STAMPlorations CAS Card Challenge June


Welcome to the June CAS card challenge from STAMPlorations, the added colour twist this month is Purple.



I used the Just Because Stamp Set By Dees Artsy Impressions to create my card. I stamed out the Vase and Flowers ans used some Alcohol markers to add colour, I lightly blended some soft blue in the Vase to give the impression of water.

I added my sentiment on to some gold glitter card and then onto some black and white striped card  for some added interest.

You can join the challenge by clickign the link below



I have a discount code for you to use on the STAMPlorations store which will entitle you to 20% off your order, this can not be used with other discount codes

Use>>>>>>  STAMPGIRLTERRI when checking out at http://stamplorations.com/shop/

29 May 2020

Paperbabe Stamps challenge #120 - DT Inspiration

It's time for a new challenge from Paperbabe Stamps, 
the theme this time is "Quotes"


I have used the Iso Fun Stencil and Flourish and Grown Stamp Set. I started by creating a mono print on my Gelli Plate, I used several of my Paperbabe stencils to add texture and interest. Once dry I ran the background through my die cutting machine with the Iso Fun stencil and a rubber embossing mat, I love using stencils to dry emboss, it gives them a whole new use in my crafy arsenal.

I stamped the words Dream, Sparkle and Flourish onto white card using burgandy ink. I then used a distress tool to ruff up the edges. I added some gold thread to my background panel and used 3d glue gel to adhere the sentiments, this helps secure the thread.

I tore the edges of the background and added it to a card base using the 3D glue gel, this gets into the nooks and crannys and helps to give a strong bond.

If you'd like to join in with the challenge, you can find all the details at www.paperbabestamps.blogspot.com

27 May 2020

STAMPlorations Spring Fling Blog Hop & Linky Party reminder



Hello and welcome to the final reminder for the STAMPlorations Spring Fling Blog Hop and Linky Party, you can view the original post here https://stamplorations.blogspot.com/2020/05/spring-fling-encore-2.html



I created my card using the All-Blooms-ARTplorations-Stencil and Spring-Magic-Clear-Stickers. I inked a background panel using distress oxide inks, I added a few splatters of water and then heat set it. I placed the stencil over to and doodled through with a black fine liner pen. I added one of the clear stickers to  some white card and matted and layered with black card to tie the look together.

Prizes:
- THREE (3) winners of $10 gift code drawn from comments left on the main blog and designers' blogs
- TWO (2) winners of her choice of STAMPlorations product with a value of up to $10 drawn from comments left on the main blog and designers' blogs
- TWO (2) winners of her choice of STAMPlorations product with a value of up to $15 drawn from entries in the linky party
- ONE (1) winner of $25 gift code drawn from entries in the linky party

Commenting and linking up end on Sunday, May 31, with winners announced on June 10 in the May winners post.

May store promotion: All throughout May, products in the SPRING FLING section are 15% off instantly + with your DT code, customers can get up to 35% off.

Link to Spring Fling section in the store:
https://stamplorations.auctivacommerce.com/Spring-Fling-Instant-15-Off-C380986.aspx?sid=38054

20 May 2020

STAMPlorations Spring Fling Blog Hop & Linky Party - Reminder


Did you know we are hosting a Spring Fling Blog Hop and Linky Party? There is still time to join in, I'm here with a reminder, the original post can be seen below



I created my card using the All-Blooms-ARTplorations-Stencil and Spring-Magic-Clear-Stickers. I inked the stencil using Distress Oxide inks and a brush blender. I trimed the inked panel to 5.75x5.75 inches and added it to a white 6x6 inch card.  I added one of the Spring Magic stickers to white card and added it to my card using foam pads.


On to the Prize info,

Prizes:
- THREE (3) winners of $10 gift code drawn from comments left on the main blog and designers' blogs
- TWO (2) winners of her choice of STAMPlorations product with a value of up to $10 drawn from comments left on the main blog and designers' blogs
- TWO (2) winners of her choice of STAMPlorations product with a value of up to $15 drawn from entries in the linky party
- ONE (1) winner of $25 gift code drawn from entries in the linky party

Commenting and linking up end on Sunday, May 31, with winners announced on June 10 in the May winners post.

May store promotion: All throughout May, products in the SPRING FLING section are 15% off instantly + with your DT code, customers can get up to 35% off.

Link to Spring Fling section in the store:
https://stamplorations.auctivacommerce.com/Spring-Fling-Instant-15-Off-C380986.aspx?sid=38054

15 May 2020

STAMPlorations CAS Card Challenge May reminder


Hello, STAMPloration fans, it's time for a CAS card challenge reminder as it's the 15th. There is still time to enter the challenge and link your projects over at the STAMPlorations blog https://stamplorations.blogspot.com/2020/05/may-challenges-extras.html


 I created this cute card using 
Tweet-Love-Dees-Artsy-Impressions stamp for my main image and the  Bloomdala-Bliss-9-to-16-Masks-ARTplorations-Stencil to add background detail.


I have a discount code for you to use on the STAMPlorations store which will entitle you to 20% off your order, this can not be used with other discount codes

Use>>>>>>  STAMPGIRLTERRI when checking out at http://stamplorations.com/shop/

Paperbabe Stamps Challenge 119

Good morning all, today we have a new challenge at Paperbabe Stamps, this time round it's a Picture prompt


You can use the picture anyway you like, the colours, the layout etc. Just have some fun and get creative.


I used the colours and flowers to inspire this watercoloured card. I used the Small Rose Layers stamp set to stamp out a whole bakground. I then added watercolour to flowers, i wasn't precious abou the detail as I wanted a slightly distressed look. Once dry I splattered water and white paint over to give a softer feel. I then stamped and heat embossed a sentiment from the Flourish and Grow stamp set onto vellum with gold embossing powder. I added this to some gold mirror card and then to an A2 note card.

If you'd like to joi in please visit the Paperbabe blog www.paperbabestamps.blogspot.com

06 May 2020

STAMPlorations Spring Fling Blog Hop


Hello and welcome to the STAMPlorations Spring Fling Blog Hop and Linky Party, the STAMP team have put together a real treat filled hop of crafty inspiration, new items and prizes. You can visit the start of the hop by clicking the link below.



I created a spring inspired card using the All-Blooms-ARTplorations-Stencil. I started by blending some Distress Oxide inks through the stencil and then heat setting it. I then used some irridescent sparkle paste through the stencil to give a beautiful effect. I added one of the Spring-Magic-Clear-Stickers to some lemon cardstock and added it onto some foam pads.

I thought the card would benefit from a subtle border of light aqua to tie everything together.


Prizes:
- THREE (3) winners of $10 gift code drawn from comments left on the main blog and designers' blogs
- TWO (2) winners of her choice of STAMPlorations product with a value of up to $10 drawn from comments left on the main blog and designers' blogs
- TWO (2) winners of her choice of STAMPlorations product with a value of up to $15 drawn from entries in the linky party
- ONE (1) winner of $25 gift code drawn from entries in the linky party

Commenting and linking up end on Sunday, May 31, with winners announced on June 10 in the May winners post.

May store promotion: All throughout May, products in the SPRING FLING section are 15% off instantly + with your DT code, customers can get up to 35% off.

Link to Spring Fling section in the store:
https://stamplorations.auctivacommerce.com/Spring-Fling-Instant-15-Off-C380986.aspx?sid=38054