24 January 2020

Paperbabe Stamps Challenge #111 - DT Inspiration

Good morning crafty friends, it's time for a new Paperbabe Stamp challenge. This time round it's picture inspiration challenge. You can use the picture anyway you choose, use the colours, the layout or just see where your imagination takes you.

I took inspiration from the picture and used the Pebble Rows Stencil and A Sentiment stamp from my Paperbabe Stash to create my card. The colours were added through the stencil one at a time and then some free hand details added with a black fine liner.

To add the colour I used sticky notes to mask around the hole I wanted to ink and used a round blending tool and Distress inks. I added an outer detail on all of the inked areas with a fine liner, I just doodled adding a broken line with a zigzag and a few dots for interest.

The edges of the inked panel were distressed using a Tim Holtz distress tool. I added this panel onto some black card stock and added a stamped and matted sentiment.

If you'd like to join in with the challenge then please pop by the Paperbabe Stamp Blog where you will find all the details on how to link your project.

17 January 2020

Paperbabe Stamps Januray release introductions day 3 - Flourish and Grow

Welcome to the third and final day of introductions for the Paperbabe Stamps January release. Today we are introducing the Flourish and Grow stamp set.  The set is jam packed with positive sentiments. There are 7 large statement words and lots of smaller words that means you can put together a sentiment that really creates impact.

This stamp set coordinates perfectly with all the other products we are releasing this month, so lets look at how I used it in my DT samples.

Here I used the Flourish and Grow sentiment along with the Flourishing Hair stamp and template and the Dinky Female Face stamps. They all work so well together and create such beautiful projects.  I love how the little flowers in the Flourishing Hair set can be used to create flower crowns.

If you haven't seen the rest of the release, please pop back and look at my post from the last 2 days for more project inspiration.

All new items will be available to purchase tomorrow via the Paperbabe Stamps Store

16 January 2020

Paperbabe Stamps January release day 2

Welcome to the second day of reveals for our January release at Paperbabe Stamps. Today we are showing you the Flourishing Stamp and Template.

The Flourishing Hair stamps, the stamp set is built upon the idea that Hair grows just as we do as humans. The stamps allow you to create several hairstyles in different compositions. The smaller filler stamps all you to add floral head pieces/flower crowns and the extra flourishes mean you can add to the hair is a way that suits your project.

To go along with the stamp set, Kim has designed a mixed media stencil set which allows you to mask your stamped hair by placing the coordinating aperture over the top and then add a face, creating depth in your project.

This awesome graphic from Kim shows how the stamps and template/mask work together to create adorably cute portrait style images.

Time to show you what I've created with todays new products

I used the Dinky 3/4 turn female face along with the Flourishing hair stamps and template. The amazing thing about the stamps is that they can be used with all of the dinky female face (front view, 3/4 turn or side profile)

I hope that you are inspired by todays reveal and like what we're bringing out. I'll be back tomorrow with the last reveal.

15 January 2020

CAS Card Challenge January reminder

Can you believe that we're half way through our first CAS card challenge of 2020? It's time for a reminder, you still have time to join in!

I created this card using the All-the-Love-Typografia-Romantique some blue watercolour and gold embossing powder.

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Paperbabe Stamps January release

Good morning crafty friends, welcome to the January Paperbabe Stamps release. Today we are introducing the dinky hands Stamp set and the matching mask/template. We know you've all been wanting hands for a while now as always Kim listens to her customers.

There are 12 hands which can be paired to suit your composition, forearms which can be used individually or together and lastly 2 bracelets stamps.

Next up the Dinky hands mixed media template, these are a god send, no more sticky note masks....these are the perfect size to help you create realistic depth in your projects, allowing you to mask the stamp hand and forarm.

The Details:
  • Paperbabe Stamps Dinky Hands will be available to purchase on Sat 18th Jan.
  • The Set will retail for £10.49
  • The coordinating Hand mixed media template at £1.50
  • The set includes twelve hands approximately 3 x 1.5cm(1 1/4 x 5/8") and the arm image is about 7.3 x 2.2cm(2 7/8 x 7/8") Bracelets are about 1.3 x 0.5cm(1/2 x 1/8").

Time to show you what I've created with the hand stamps and mixed media templates.

I am blown away with how much the hands help to create a sence of thought and help protray a story in this card. I must admit I was nervous about how to use the stamps and masks but as you can see the above step by step graphic really made it so simple and I actually enjoyed how easy the process was.

I used the female-face-dinky-stamp-set along with the Mermaid hair template. I used both the Hand stamps and template and added detail using themixed-media-iso-fun-stencil.  I coloured the beautiful girl using Koh I Noor soft pastle pencils and added the background using distress ocxide inks.

I love that the Diky hands stamp set has hands that can be used with the 3/4 turn face aswell as the portrait faces. I opted for a more comtempory ixed media feel with this card.

I used the female-face-34-view-right-dinky-stamp along with the Micro fringe template. I added detai to the hair using Crackle stencil from the Bottle of set. The back ground was created with Dotty mixed media stencil

That's al for today,pop back tomorrow for more introductions to new products.

10 January 2020

Paperbabe Stamps challenge #110 - DT inspiration

Welcome to the first Paperbabe Stamps Challenge of 2020. To kick things off, our first challenge is an "Anything Goes" theme.

Time to dig out your stamps and stencils and get crafty. You can create anything you like, just get inky and have some fun.

I have created a mixed media card using Butterfly Pieridae stamp set. I inked a background with distress inks and added details using the Cross Hatch and Pebble Rows stencils. The sentiment was added using the Fun Alphabet Outline stamps.

If you'd like to join in with the challenge then pop over to the Paperbabe stamps blog http://paperbabestamps.blogspot.com/ where you will find all the details on how to link your project and the prizes.

Have a fab weekend.

01 January 2020

STAMPlorations CAS Card Challenge January

It's the first of the month so that can mean only one thing, a new CAS card challenge from STAMPlorations. The added colour twist this month is anything Metallic.

I created my card by stamping and heat embossing the  In-Bloom-Fancy-Frangipanis-Shery-Russ-Designs in Gold. I then used some waterbrush markers to add colour to the image. I added splatters of ink in the background for added interest. I finished the card by adding a Shine-Bright-Clear-Stickers and a small piece of black and white card.

You can see ehat the other STAMPgirls created and join in with the challenge by following 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

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23 December 2019

STAMPlorations Sticker Monday - December Part 2

Hello and welcome to my last Sticker Monday post, today I am sharing 3 quick cards that feature 2 color die cutting.

I decided now was a good time to make a few extra Christmas cards, so lets jump in and see what I made.

Using one image to create a background is a really fun way of creating an impact,I used the Christmas-Baubles-2-Layering-Dies-CUTplorations cut in both red and green. I make sure to take the images over the edge and trim baack to give the illusion that I've used a backing paper. I added a sentiment from the Tis-the-Season-Clear-Stickers.

Who doesn't like a present or 3 at Christmas?

I stuck with 2 colors for today's cards so that I could make quick and simple cards,I die cut the Gift-Builder-1-CUTplorations and pieced them together, using a tape pen also saves time and keeps your designs free from glue smudges. I added a setiment using the Tis-the-Season-Clear-Stickers

I love to use a non festive die set and create something for Christmas.

I like to use non Christmas dies to create a festive wreath, the Trendy-Spring-Blooms-Dies-CUTplorations is perfect for this. Again sticking with Green and Red automatically makes you think of the festive season. Fot the large flower I cut it twice, for one of the flowers I left the waste pieces in and then layered it. The sentiment is from the Tis-the-Season-Clear-Stickers

You can find out more about sticker Monday here  https://stamplorations.blogspot.com/2019/12/sticker-monday-with-terri-part-2.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

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20 December 2019

Paperbabe Stamp challenge #109 - DT inspiration

Good morning crafty friends, it's time for the last Paperbabe Stamps challenge of 2019. This time we have a sketch challenge.

You can use the image above any way you like, flip, rotate or use the elements in another layout. Have fun and create something you're proud of.

I decided to dust off my Gelli Plate and create a Paper Angel. I love how the Gelli plate along with paint and stencils create some really unique prints. I tend to pull several prints in a session so that I have lots to work with when I'm pushed for time.

I stamp onto the prints using a quick drying black ink and then fussy cut them before piecing together. I love how you can never get 2 identical pieces, for me being OCD it's the only time I can let go and not worry about being in control.

I used the Dotty stencil in the background of the card to create the illusion of having a patterned paper in the lower section of the card. I stamped my sentiment onto some inked card and cut with a Pennat die.

To join in with the challenge and see what the rest of the design team have made, pop by the Paperbabe Stamps Blog 

I wish you all a very happy holiday season.

18 December 2019

Altenew: A Year In Review Blog Hop + Giveaway

Welcome to Altenew's A Year In Review Blog Hop + Giveaway. You should have arrived here from the awesome Nathalie DeSousa , if not don't panic you can go back to the start of the hop here;  https://altenewblog.com/Year-In-Review-2019

My first card was designed for the August Altenew release, I used the Playful Plumeria stamp set  and Playful Plumeria die set. I teamed them up with the Broken Chevrons stencil and some Metallic spray ink. You can see more about this card here  August release                                       

This second card was create with the Simply the best stamp set and  die set, Another favourite from the August Release, that flower is SO BIG and beautiful. I think Yellow must have been one of the colours I reached for this summer, how cute does it look with the hot pink?

One of the things I really like to do is stretch my craft stash. For this card I used the Hello Winter die set, it has a matching stamp set, but here I used some Altenew Monochrome Washi tape,  how             different a Christmas card is this? More details here October release                                                       

My final card features the Diamond Builder stencil from the July stencil release, I love a striking geometric card and this one really hits the spot. Adding score lines were the different colours of ink meet adds extra dimension.

Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by 01/03/2020 for a chance to win. Random winners will also be chosen to win a $15 gift certificate from the comments left on each stop on the hop. All winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 01/06/2020.

It's been an awesome year and I've been honoured to join Altenew on their blog hops, hopefully I'll get to join in again in the future. Thank you for stopping by, Your next stop in the hop is Seeka, you can see all the participants here;

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15 December 2019

STAMPlorations CAS Card Challenge December reminder

I used the Christmas Baubles layering dies to cut 5 Baubles, the base layers were cut from patterened christmas papers and the top layers from silver mirro card. I cut the Warm Winter Wishes from some red and white polka dot card.

To join in with the challenge please vist the blog ( https://stamplorations.blogspot.com/2019/12/december-challenges-extras.html ) where you will find all the details.

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

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09 December 2019

STAMPlorations Sticker Monday - December Part 1

Welcome to my penultimate Sticker Monday post. This time around I have chosen to focus on the Shine Bright Clear Stickers and how to use them to create motivational cards with a big impact.

All of my cards feature the same style design, a stencilled band of blended ink and a black stamped image with two sentiment stickers.

Card 1

I started by masking an A2 note card with sticky notes, leaving a 2"  band across the centre of the card. I then used the Bloomdala-Bliss-Stencil and distress oxide inks to blend a beautiful pattern.

I stamped 2 feathers using the Trendy-Feathers-2 stamp set Finally I added two sentiments from the Shine Bright Clear Sticker set.

Card 2

This card was created in a very similar way to the first card but looks so pretty in pink. The centre panel was created using the Bloom-Factory-ARTplorations-Stencil and Oxide inks. I stamped the cute little girl using Kathryns-Big-Wishes stamp set and then die cut it using Kathryns-Big-Wishes-Coordinating-Dies.

Card 3

Lastly I have a beautiful Lily card made using the Smile stamp set. I chose to use Oxide inks in Beige tones and blended and Ombre pattern using the Bubbles-ARTplorations-Stencil. In all 3 cards I added the sentiment stickers onto white card, trimmed them down and placed them on foam pads.

You can find out more information regarding Sticker Monday by visiting the blog  https://stamplorations.blogspot.com/2019/12/sticker-monday-with-terri-part-1.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

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06 December 2019

Paperbabe Stamps Challenge #108 - DT Inspiration

It's time for a new challenge at Paperbabe Stamps, this time the theme is Winter.

I decided to use the theme as an oppertunity to make some extra Christmas cards, when I think winter I automatically think of Christmas as it's such a special time of the year.

I thought it would be fun to challenge myself and use 1 ink colour and one embossing powder per card and see how beautiful I could make my cards.

I chose to use Spectrum Noir Water reactive inks as they can be blended and spritzed to create a faux bleach effect.

For my Burgundy Snowflake Card I used Peaceful Flurries and Sparkle Bright stamp sets, I inked the background with Spectrum Noir's Harmony Water reactive Ink pad -the colour is called Bordeaux

The Green Pine Tree Card I used the Bottle Brush Tree and Sparkle Bright stamp sets, I used another Harmony Water reactive Ink pad - Holly Leaf

The Midnight Blue Reindeer Card was stamped using the Sparkle Bright and Reindeer Fusions stamp set. The background was inked in Silent Night Harmony ink.

To join in with the challenge pop by the Paperbabe Stamps Blog where you will find all the details of how to link up and prize details.