15 October 2019

STAMPlorations October CAS card challenge reminder


We are halfway through the month, so it's time for a CAS card challenge mid month reminder.


I used the Smile stamp set to stamp the Lily image in black waterproof ink and added colour using watered down distress inks. Once dry I added a sentiment using the Fond Expressions stamp set. All the STAMPorations products used can be found in the STAMPlorations Online store

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/

14 October 2019

STAMPlorations Sticker Monday - October part 1


Hello and welcome to my Sticker Monday post. Over the next 3 months I will be posting twice a month, each time featuring 3 projects using STAMPlorations clear stickers. Thats 18 projects in total, hopefully I will show you some fun ways on how to add these awesome stickers to your crfating projects.

Let's jump right in and see what I've created for my first post.





I started by added some of the "Bits of Washi 1 stickers" to a card to create a cascading effect. I then added some of the Shine Bright stickers to white card, trimmed them down in size and layered them onto black card using foam tape.

I added them to my card to create a bold encouraging sentiment. I love how easy it is to create cards with stickers.





Using the botanicals background stickers I adhered one to white card and fussy cut the floral images to use as embelishments. I then applied some light green distress oxide ink through the Shutters stencils using a blending brush, this will help to ground the image.

I added a sentiment using the Free Spirit stickers on a piece of white card and added it with foam tape, it's a really clean, elegant look.





On a small piece of card I added some of the "Bits of washi 1 stickers" and trimmed the edges, This give the impressino that I used patterened paper. I added this to a card and a drew a border with a  brown fineliner pen. The sentiment was stamped using the Tweet Love stamp set.

I hope I've given you some inspiration and you've liked today's projecs.

To find out more about Sticker Monday, pop by the STAMPloratinos blog using 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/

11 October 2019


Welcome to the October 2019 Altenew Stamp, Dies and mask/Stencil release. You should have arrived here from Norine Borys blog, if not you can get back to the beginning of the hop by clicking here: https://altenewblog.com/October-2019-Release-Blog-Hop-2


This months release is full of stamps, coordinating dies, mask/stencils and stand alone string Art dies. There really is something for everyone. I am super excited to guesting on this hop, so lets jump in and see what I've created.



For my first card I have used the Hello Winter die set. The die set, which cuts the word Winter is different from other Altenew sentiment dies because you get 2 dies!  Not only can you cut the word winter but you can stack one on top of the other to give a beautiful mat and layered look. Both dies can also be used alone.


My second card also features the Hello Winter die set but I also used the matching Hello Winter stamp set. Using the snow fall stamp (that's what I've named it) I stamped my background in 2 shades of blue and then heat embossed another layer in silver. I love the busy background this creates. I've added a snowy treeline in the foreground which gives the perfect place to add the Winter die cut. A super cool modern card.



Now on to the Precious Peony stamp set and Precious Peony die set. This is a simply stunning set. I stamped the large Peony spray and heat embossed in Rose Gold. This allowed me to water color the image without fear of going outside of the lines. I chose to use peach tones to tie into the background panel featuring the Broken Chevron stencil.  The background was created by adding some texture paste trough the stencil and then spraying with Altenew's Warm Sunshine Metallic Ink Spray.



My second card featuring the Precious Peony stamp set and Precious Peony die set is a very simple one. I stamped and heat embossed the Peony spray onto vellum with Rose Gold embossing powder. I love how delicate this looks. I die cut the flower and added it to a panel which had some Gilded Ombre washi tape added to it.  I hand tore the edges of the washi tape to give a softer feel.



Next up is the Rose Blossom Stamp set and Rose Blossom Die Set. I stamped the Large Rose image onto some Peach Gold washi tape and heat embossed. I then die cut the Roses and added them to a card which had some fussy cut leaves from the Misty Meadows washi tape.


My second card using the Rose Blossom Stamp set and Rose Blossom Die Set is one of my favourite cards. I couldn't help but go traditional and create a card with layered red roses. I added detail int he background of the card by stamping the smaller floral sprig images in light grey. I added a sentiment on top of some black and white strip card and a few black sequins to add a modern touch. I love the juxtaposition of the soft florals and harsh black in this card, I think it is my true style.


Now this next card I'm a little bit giddy about, it features a new style of die for Altenew, string art dies. String art dies allow you to add thread to your projects. The die itself pierces a pattern (in this case a butterfly) into your card. I added some Gold Peach washi to white card and ran the die through my machine and it pierced no problem. I then used some metallic gold thread to string/stitch the butterfly.  This is such a fun concept and I can see so many possibilities.


Still working with the String Art butterfly die die, I this time chose to go darker. I used a color change embroidery thread to stitch the Butterfly into some black card. I decided to add some splatter in the background with the Iridescent ink spray.


The next die I used is the String Art Heart die die. I cut the die into my card and stitched using some color change thread. I added a white embossed sentiment on black card to contrast against the soft colors of the thread.


My final card again uses the String Art Heart die die, this time however I have passed the die through my machine and then added a smaller heart die in the middle to cut a Heart shaped aperture. This enabled me to stitch over the edge of the aperture to create a totally different look.  I love how fun these String art dies are and can't wait to play with them some more.


Here's a list of the products from Todays relese that I have used in my cards

String Art Heart dieHello Winter stamp setHello Winter die setPrecious Peony stamp setPrecious Peony die setRose Blossom Stamp setRose Blossom Die Set
Your next stop is Maryam Perez


Prizes:
To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by 10/16/2019 for a chance to win.

We’ll also draw a winner to receive a $20 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 10/20/2019.


Paperbabe stamps challenge #104 - Movie night

It's challenge time over at Paperbabe Stamps, the theme this time is

Movie Night



I took inspiration from the opening scene of Spectre and the Día de Muertos parade.

I used the Mixed media Mens templates to sketch out my portrait and then added details with the Male mini face stamp and Sugar Skull stamp set. The background was created with pigment inks and the crackle stencil from the Bottle of stencil set.


All of the products, and many more cna be found in the Paperbabe Stamps Store. To join in with the challenge pop by the Paperbabe stamps blog >>> http://paperbabestamps.blogspot.com/ where you will find more information and inspiration from the design team.

01 October 2019

STAMPlorations October CAS card challenge


Hello and welcome to the STAMPlorations October CAS card challenge, the DT are rested from their summer break and ready to share lots of crafty inspiration with you.

Our October theme is anything goes with the added color twist of Orange.

You can find all the details, prize info and where to link your project by visiting the link below.



Using the colour theme, I decided to make a simple encouragment card. I blended an ombre background using distress oxide inks and added a sentiment using the Shine bright clear stickers and stamped the image using black ink and the Wanderlust Hipster Icons.

All products used can be found in the STAMPlorations Online Store

I do hope you'll join the challenge and share your projects with us.

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/

27 September 2019

Paperbabe stamps challenge #103

It's time for a new challenge over at Paperbabe Stamps, this time it's a picture inpsiration challenge


You can use the picture any way you like, the colours, layout or textures. Have fun and create something that you've always wanted to make.


I used the  knitwear in the pictute to inspire me to create a cardigan style card. I started off by adding Tattered Rose distress oxide to some Neenah solar crest card, I then placed the Cable Knit stencil over the inked background and added some Tea Dye distress oxide. I then ran the stencil through my die cutting machine withan embossing mat to dry emboss the pattern.   


I tore the top edge of the background and added some woodern buttons. The sentiment was stamped using the Design A Knit stamp set and Spetrun Noir Finesse Pebble ink.

To see what awesome products are available from Paperbabe stamps pop ove to the Paperbabe Stamps Store.

To join in with the challenge and find out all of the details visit the Paperbabe Stamps Blog

13 September 2019

Paperbabe Stamps Anything goes challengep

Today we have a new challenge over at Paperbabe Stamps, it's an anything goes challenge so a great time to create anything that you want to.




I have  created a little thank you card using the Dinky Profile face stamp and templates as the main focal point. I added a stencilled background with the Cross Hatch stencil. Embellished with the Layered rose stamp and a sentiment from the Whimsical-woodland set 3.

To join in with the challenge and have a chance of winning a prize from Kim, pop over to the Paperbabe blog http://paperbabestamps.blogspot.com/

Now a little update from me, I'm sorry I've been a little absent recently. I had an accident in the first week of the Summer holidays and broke my ankle, Things have been a bit crazy with the whole back to school and college routine for us and I'm trying to get back into a routine.

Hopefully things will be more settled now and I'll post more often.

05 September 2019

Altenew September 2019 Stamp/Die/Stencil Release Blog Hop + Giveaway


Welcome to the Altenew September release blog hop, You should have arrived here from Svitlana Shayevich's blog, if not don't panic you can return to the start of the hop at any time by clicking here September-2019-Release-Blog-Hop

I am so excited to be part of this release and truly belive that Altenew have knocked it out the park and included something for everyone in this release. Below is a glimps of all the new products, you can see them in the Altenew store here September release product page

I have created 8 cards from this release, so lets jump in and see these awesome products and what you can create with them.


For my first card I have used the Candy Cane Cover die, I cut it twice, once from Kraft card and once from Mustard card. I flipped and rotated the Mustard card and adhered it to the back of th Kraft card, this gives the impression of plaid.  I added a sentiment from the Festive Silhouettes stamp set whic I heat embossed using Altenew's Embossing ink and White embossing powder. I love the clean modern feel of this card.



My next card has a real retro vibe. I used the Circle quilt cover die, cut once in white and once in pink, once adhered with a slight drop shadow on a black background they really pop. I used the It's for you stamp set and It's for you die set to stamp and cut the telephone, I used Obsidian Black,  
Pinkalicious and Rubellite ink. I am still in awe of how awesome this telephone stamp is, the layerd effect gives it so much personality.



This card uses the Circle Quilt cover die and a double ombre technique. I used Mountain Mist
Volcano Lake and Lagoon ink to create a ombre background on which I laid the die cut panel. To colour the panel  used MochaRocky Shore and Sand Dunes, I then die cut it using the Circle Quilt cover die. I adhered the die cut panel with the darkest area on top f the lightest colour of the background. I then added the sentiment using the Hang in there die



This card is one of my faviorite, I used the Festive Foilage stamp set and Festive Foliage die set along with Golden peach embossing powderAntique Silver embossing powder and Rose Gold embossing powder to create my focal piece. I adde the die cut tree onto a background created with the Candy Cane cover die. I really like the striking tree against the white stripy background, it's ultra modern yet elgeant.


 For my second card using the Festive Foliage stamp and  die set I choose to go with a girly vibe. Hot pink and black awith acents of light green. I used Minty MintSweet LeafFuchsia and Baby Pink to stamp the tree, I then stamped the sentiments in Obsidian Black ink and added a few Enamel Dots from the New day card kit. Such a fun card.


So this card used 15 ink colours (I know, crazy) I took the  It's for you stamp set and sstamped 5 coloured telephones using Coral Bliss, Heart beat and Vineyard Berry (Red phone) , Chamomile, Snapdragon and Marigold (Orange phone), Aqualicious, Teal Cave and Galactic Stream (Blue phone), Citrus Burst, Fresh Lemon and Maple Yellow (yellow phone) and 
Lavender Fields, Deep Iris and Midnight Violet (purple phone). I then added the sentiment using the Tall Alpha die set. It took a little while to get all those layers done but it was so worth it.


This card uses the Tall Alpha die set in a very simplistic way but sometimes the simplest cards are the best. I cut the Star Flower Pop up dies into some white card, I then inked some card using Galactic Stream ink, I used this as a base to put the die cut panel onto and kept enough aside to cut the sentiment from. To tie the top panel and base together I added some inky splatters.


My final card features the Candy Cane cover die and Tall Alpha dies. I cut the cover die in white and adhered it to some red cardstock. I then cut my sentiment from white card, I used an Evergreen Artist Marker to colour the letters. To make the sentiment pop I added a piece of vellum between to difuse the background. I added a few christmas sequins and the card as done.

I will be sharing more photos of my cards on Instagram over the next few days, so keep our eyes peeled. Now onto prize and promotions details.

Prizes:
To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by 9/10/2019 for a chance to win.

We’ll also draw a winner to receive a $20 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 9/13/2019.



Limited Time Offer! Get a FREE mini inspiration guide with every order from the September 2019 Stamp/Die Release collection! Shop HERE: https://altenew.com/collections/september-2019-stamp-die-release Free gift will be added to cart automatically. One gift per order. While supplies last! 


Your next stop on the hop is Therese Calvird