Monday, 20 November 2017

Frog hopping along with The Stencil Specialist

Are you ready to hop along, be inspired and have the chance to win too?

Well you're in the right place!

It is time for the November Blop Hop with Julie and the Design Team at the

The Stencil Specialist is the Australian Wholesaler for Stampendous products and much, much more.

The prize for one lucky winner is the super cute, super fun
Stampendous Frog Yoga Clear Stamp Set
but before you go, I do hope you will check out my bookmarks using the Stampendous Frog Yoga Clear Stamp Set and leave a comment for your chance to be a lucky winner so that you can have the chance to win a set of own.

To enter for your chance to win, all you need to do is leave a comment on one or all four of the Designers Blogs, one comment equals one entry, four comments equals four entries.  Only one comment per blog please.  Please include what state you live in, as this competition is open to Australian residents only.  Entries close midnight Friday 24th November AEST.

The Stencil Specialist - Julie
Donna
Robyn
Tracy - that's me and you're here
    
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I had lots of inky fun creating with these cute stamps,
so many frogs in all sorts of poses,
so many funny sentiments too.

Thinking ahead to some recipe books that we'll be giving as gifts, I thought that some bookmarks would be a fun way to make them extra special, giving a little giggle while they're preparing decadent treats.

I started by die cutting some X-Press It blending card into tags.
I stamped a bundle of the frogs and cupcakes on Post-It Full Adhesive Super Sticky Adhesive Notes and fussy cut each one.  Next came the tags.  I placed the small tag in the MISTI and aligned the frog, cupcake and sentiment using the "masks", placing the frog and sentiment stamps in place and stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.  I masked the frog, then stamped the cupcake.

   

The images were coloured with Copic markers then masked.  I placed the tag die over the tag and applied Tumbled Glass Distress Ink over the inner panel, then gave a light touch of colour to the outer edges of the tag.  ... it was like openiing a gift as I peeled back the masks.

   

The colouring shows through the back of the blending card, so I cut another tag and a pair of tag rings from black cardstock and adhered them together.  It covered the back of the image panel, made the bookmark sturdier and gave me plenty of space to write a message.  I finished it off with several strands of orange/white and green/white twine.


The second, taller tag was made in the same way, stamping the tall balancing frog, masking it, stamping the sitting frog, masking it, then stamping the cupcake.

   



... and here are the two bookmarks together.


You can click on any of the images to see them in full screen.

The sentiment on the small bookmark reads:
"My head says yoga but my heart says cupcakes"

The sentiment on the tall bookmark reads:
"Some days you eat salads and do yoga.
Some days you eat cupcakes and refuse to put on pants...
It's called balance."

Don't forget to leave a comment for your chance to win the
Stampendous Frog Yoga Clear Stamp Set
GOOD LUCK

*** INGREDIENTS ***
Stampendous Frog Yoga Clear Stamp Set - frogs & sentiments
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Copic markers - cupcake - E30-31-23-25 + YR61-65-68-09
Copic markers - sitting frog - YG00-01-03, eye YR09
Copic markers - balancing frog - Y06-02 + YG00-01-03-25-67 + eyes YR65-68-09
Post-It Full Adhesive Super Sticky Adhesive Notes
Sizzix Big Shot
Sizzix Alterations Framelits 658784 Tag Collection
American Crafts - 12x12 textured cardstock - black
Memento Tuxedo Black Dual Tip Marker - to go around inner edges of the tag ring
Distress Ink - Tumbled Glass
Mini Ink Blending Tool
assorted twine
Helmar 450 Quick Dry adhesive - to adhere the black backing to the tags
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Adhesive - to adhere the rings to the tags

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Sending a big Thank You to Julie from The Stencil Specialist for supplying the Stampendous Frog Yoga Clear Stamp Set that I used today.

I know that the lucky winner from this November Blog Hop Giveaway will have wonderful inky adventures with these stamps, so don't forget to leave a comment with your state (Australian residents only) for your chance to win, then head on over to The Stencil Specialist blog to complete the Blog Hop.  Four blogs to visit, 4 chances to win => wishing you lots of luck!

We have a Blog Hop with prizes every month, so you might want to follow me so that you don't miss out on Stampendous inspiration and more chances to win with The Stencil Specialist.

Sunday, 19 November 2017

mid challenge reminder November Challenge #41 - My Besties Spanish Challenge Blog

It's time for another challenge with us at the
My Besties Spanish Challenge Blog


Our challenge for November is
November Challenge #41 - Anything Goes

Remember:
You can participate with ANY project; altered, scrapbooking pages, cards, and anything you can think of.  If you have My Besties images, that would be ideal, but you can use any kind of stamps or digital stamps.
And also remember:
You are playing for My Besties digital Stamps!

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Today I had the pleasure of colouring and creating with the super cute Sherri Baldy's My Besties img612 Glam Girl digital stamp again.

This time my Glam Girl got me thinking about Valentine's Day, so I took a hearty cut file (details below) and sized the image on my Silhouette Cameo cutting mat, to make an almost A5 landscape top folding card.  I cut the card layers using my Silhouette Cameo and adhered them together with liquid adhesive.  I cut four layers to mat inside the card, so that the layers matched the front, it also gave the back of the card some extra sturdiness to hold the weighty card front up.

  I printed the image on X-Press It Blending card, heat set and coloured with Copic markers.  I fussy cut the image using my go-to micro tip scissors then went around the edges with my Memento Tuxedo Black dual tip marker for a solid black with no bleed.


I adhered my Glam Girl on to the card front and initially planned on keeping it super CAS but just had to bring out the bling.  I cut a couple of bling flourishes and adhered them to "ground" the image.  Then I added larger black rhinestones to the inner scallops of the heart ... you can never have too much bling!
Lucky last came a little black die cut "Love".



If you have visited before, you will know that I always have extra photos to share.
Click on each one to view in full screen to see the details in close-up.



If you would like to learn more about the second (beach scene) card I made using the gorgeous My Besties img612 Glam Girl, click on the image below or HERE.

NOW it's YOUR turn!
I hope that I have inspired you to get creative with your
My Besties (or other branded) images and make a project to enter the

*** INGREDIENTS ***
Sherri Baldy My Besties - digital stamp - img612 Glam Girl
X-Press It A4 Blending Card
Copic markers - skin - E0000-000-00-11-93
Copic markers - heart tattoo - R24-27-29
Copic markers - eyes - YG03-25-67
Copic makers - lips - R24-27
Copic markers - hair - E21-23-25-27-29
Copic markers - flower - R24-27-29
Copic markers - choker - C4-6-9 + R29
Copic markers - swimsuit - YG01-03-25-67
Copic markers - shoes - R24-27-29
American Crafts - 12x12 textured cardstock - white
American Crafts - 12x12 textured cardstock - black
Crimson, Taffy
Silhouette Cameo
Silhouette Design Store - Cut File - Design ID #177631
Design ID #177631 A2 Stacking Card Base Big Heart by Lori Whitlock
Sizzix Big Shot
Sizzix Stephanie Barnard Regal Card Stand-Ups Framelits Die Set - love sentiment
black bling flourish and rhinestones
Helmar 450 Quick Dry adhesive - to adhere the layers
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Adhesive - to adhere the image & sentiment

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I am going to enter my card in the following challenges (alphabetical order):
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Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Rabbits, ribbon & lace . . . oh my

It's time for another challenge with us at the

This week we are letting our creative juices flow with
Challenge #148 - Lace and Ribbon

The sponsor for this challenge is:

Prize: 3 digital images

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Today I have used the Easter Bunny digital stamp from Fabrika Fantasy,
one of our generous sponsors this week, to make an easel card.

Our challenge for this week is calling for ribbon and lace, so I had fun weaving black satin ribbon through the paper lace panel of my card.




I planned my card on my Silhouette Cameo design mat, starting with an ornate panel (Laced Topper, free cut file, details below) that I converted into an easel card.  I sized the digital image to fit inside the front panel and added a pretty green background using digital paper (details below).

I printed the image on X-Press It blending card, heat set then coloured with Copic markers.  I trimmed the panel down and matted with black cardstock.  I thought the black tied in well with the image, as it has quite solid lines.  I added some Wink Of Stella sparkle to the egg.



Next came the card base.  I cut the base, inner lacy mat, top lacy panel and top mat using my Silhouette Cameo.  I scored the base halfway along to make the top fold, then scored the in the 3rd "valley" of the design to make the "easel" fold.  I took the inner matting panel and trimmed off the top edge (just below the circles of the lacy pattern) and adhered it inside the card.

I tried several different black satin ribbons and ended up using a 3mm spool to weave through the circles of the lacy pattern for the top front panel.  As each corner ended with a circle, I used four lengths of ribbon, pulling the ends back and adhering them securely in place with liquid adhesive.  I adhered the matted image panel in place then decided that it needed some bling, so I added tiny rhinestones to the tips of the design of the lacy panel.  I used liquid adhesive to secure the panel in place on the matting layer, then adhered the bottom half of the panel to the bottom half of the card base (I applied liquid adhesive to the card base then aligned the front panel on top).


I trimmed layers for the sentiment panel and used my MISTI to stamp the sentiment (and really appreciated that I could repeat stamp it perfectly several times, as the textured cardstock really didn't want to be stamped).  I adhered the layers together and popped it in place with foam dots.
 Once all the pieces were in place I decided to add more bling, starting with a fancy black bling pattern to the Easter egg and finishing with black rhinestones to the circles of the inside matting layer.


Here are some more pics.
Click on the images if you want to see the detail in full screen view.


   


*** INGREDIENTS ***
Fabrika Fantasy - digital stamp - Easter Bunny
Sparkle N Sprinkle - digital - Watercolor Papers Purple & Pink
I used the "Splatter Green 3" paper as the background for the image
Copic markers - bunny fur - E30-31-33-35
Copic markers - inner ears - RV00 + R81-83-85 + E30
Copic markers - mouth - RV00 + E30
Copic markers - overalls - B91-93-95-97 + YR23-24 + Y35
Copic markers - flowers - Y13-15-17-35
Copic markers - leaves - YG67 + G46
black satin ribbon
black rhinestones
Wink Of Stella Clear Glitter Brush
Martha Stewart Scoreboard + Fiskars embossing stylus + cake of soap
Silhouette Cameo
Monica's Creative Room - FREE cut file - Framed Toppers 10b
MISTI
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Fiskars - Simple Stick Repositionable Rubber Stamps - Holiday Hooplah
Helmar 450 Quick Dry adhesive - to adhere the layers
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Adhesive - to adhere the sentiment
foam dots - to adhere and pop the sentiment panel
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Sending a big Thank You to Fabrika Fantasy for supplying the digital stamp I used today and for being a sponsor for Challenge #148 - Lace and Ribbon with us at the Crafty Gals Corner.
    
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I am going to enter my card in the following challenges (alphabetical order):

Sunday, 5 November 2017

Anything Goes ... with us at the My Besties Spanish Challenge Blog

It's time for another challenge with us at the
My Besties Spanish Challenge Blog


Our challenge for November is
November Challenge #41 - Anything Goes

Remember:
You can participate with ANY project; altered, scrapbooking pages, cards, and anything you can think of.  If you have My Besties images, that would be ideal, but you can use any kind of stamps or digital stamps.
And also remember:
You are playing for My Besties digital Stamps!

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Today I had the pleasure of colouring and creating with the super cute Sherri Baldy's My Besties img612 Glam Girl digital stamp.

I decided to use a beach scene, so took a cut file (details below) and sized the image on my Silhouette Cameo cutting mat.  I seem to be stuck in A5 mode at the moment, so all the elements were sized to fit an A5 top folding card base.


  I printed the image on X-Press It Blending card, heat set and coloured with Copic markers.  I fussy cut the image using my go-to micro tip scissors then went around the edges with my Memento Tuxedo Black dual tip marker for a solid black with no bleed.
Next came the panels for my scene, all cut perfectly thanks to my Silhouette Cameo.
I popped the fussy cut image, cloud and umbrella with foam dots for dimension.


If you have visited before, you will know that I always have extra photos to share.
Click on each one to view in full screen to see the details in close-up.

   


NOW it's YOUR turn!
I hope that I have inspired you to get creative with your
My Besties (or other branded) images and make a project to enter the

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*** INGREDIENTS ***
Sherri Baldy My Besties - digital stamp - img612 Glam Girl
X-Press It A4 Blending Card
Copic markers - skin - E0000-000-00-11-93
Copic markers - heart tattoo - R24-27-29
Copic markers - eyes - YG03-25-67
Copic makers - lips - R24-27
Copic markers - hair - E31-33-35-37
Copic markers - flower - Y35-38 + YR04-09
Copic markers - choker - C4-6-9 + R29
Copic markers - swimsuit - YG01-03-25-67
Copic markers - shoes - R24-27-29
A5 top folding card base
American Crafts - 12x12 textured cardstock - Summer
Fountain, Pool, Melon, Sunflower
Crimson, Taffy
Silhouette Cameo
Silhouette Design Store - Cut File - Design ID #207209
Shaped Card Beach by Lori Whitlock
foam squares
Helmar 450 Quick Dry adhesive - to adhere the layers
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Adhesive - to adhere the umbrella pole

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I am going to enter my card in the following challenges (alphabetical order):
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Colour It!  Create It!  Show It Off! - November Challenge - Thank You / Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Challenge 502 - Anything Goes
Digi Choosday Craft Challenge - Wk 44 - Anything Goes
Fab 'n' Funky Challenges - Challenge #369 - Fashion
My Glam Girl is dressed up in her designer swimming costume & stilettos,
the height of fashion, straight from the runway
Incy Wincy Designs - Oct 16th - Nov 5th - Dress Up
My Glam Girl is dressed up in her designer swimming costume & stilettos
Morgan's ArtWorld - Challenge #22 - Anything Goes
My Besties 3D and More Challenge Blog - Challenge #11 November 2017
Anything Goes with a Bestie
My Besties Aussie's Challenge Blog - November Challenge #11 - theme Layer It
option Halloween
optional theme Fall Colors Using A My Besties Image
I have used a digital stamp and digital cut file

Thursday, 2 November 2017

It's a Stick Up with Team Lou at the Southern Girls

It's time for another challenge with us at the Southern Girls.

This fortnight Team Lou have created projects to inspire you for the new challenge

... we want to see you use some stickers



Our generous sponsor for this challenge is
2CuteInk
2 Cute Ink Digital Stamps

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Today I have used the Hydrangea Flower digital stamp by Delicious Doodles.

My "sticky bits" are enamel dots.




My CAS top folding card is a large A5 size.
I printed the image on X-Press It blending card, heat set, coloured with Copic markers then fussy cut.  I went around the edges with a Tuxedo Black Memento Dual Tip Marker to finish it off neatly, with no bleed.


I adhered black cardstock to the A5 card base then adhered a panel of 6 1/2" patterned paper, trimming off the edges once the liquid adhesive had dried, which only took a minute.
I used the same liquid adhesive to secure the fussy cut image in place.
Next came the sentiment.  I die cut the sentiment 5 times from black cardstock, adhered them together then added a thick layer of Glossy Accents.  I think it gave a luscious smooth finish and shine which worked perfectly with the enamel dots.



Purple is a challenging colour when it comes to getting "true to life" images.
Here are some more pics . . .


   

   


*** INGREDIENTS ***
Copic markers - petals - BV0000-01-02-04-08
Copic markers - stamens - Y32-35-38
Copic markers - leaves - YG61-63-67
Memento Dual Tip Marker - Tuxedo Black
American Crafts - 12x12 textured cardstock - black
Kaisercraft - 6 1/2" patterned paper pad - Magic Happens
Sizzix Big Shot
Spellbinders Sentiments Three die set
Enamel Dots
Helmar 450 Quick Dry adhesive - to adhere the layers & image panel
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Adhesive - to adhere the sentiment

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Sending a big Thank You to 2CuteInk for sponsoring the prize for

I hope I have inspired you to get creative and look forward to seeing your work shared in the challenge gallery.  
Remember we are not just a card blog, we love to see scrapbook layouts, artjournal pages and all types of papercraft.

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I am going to enter my card in the following challenges (alphabetical order):

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

. . . more Lovely Lillies at the Crafty Gals Corner

It's time for another challenge with us at the

This week we are letting our creative juices flow with
Challenge #146 - Anything Goes

The sponsors for this challenge are:

Kitty Bee Designs

Prize ~ 1 Digital Image

Prize ~ 4 Digital Images

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Today I have used the Lovely Lillies digital stamp from Delicious Doodles, one of our generous sponsors this week.  My cards are a "Z-fold with a twist".



The cards are a Z-fold, with the image panel becoming an offset flap.
They have fun and fancy dimension, folding flat for mailing.



This was my first time making this design, so my dimensions are an odd size.
The flat card is 6" wide x7" tall.
I scored a 7"x12" strip of cardstock at 3" and 6" using my scoreboard, firmly burnishing the folds with my bone folder for nice crisp folds.  The textured side of the cardstock is on the front LHS flap and the inner front RHS of the card as I like seeing the texture.
The white panel is 2 1/2" wide by 6 1/2" tall.

I sized the images to be 4" square, printed two sets of the image on an A5 panel of X-Press It Blending Card, heat set then coloured with Copic markers.

I trimmed the image panels down to 4" square then matted each one with 4 1/2" square black cardstock.

This post is to focus on my delicate pink lily card.



If you would like to learn more about my bold and beautiful tiger lily,
click HERE on on the image below.


*** INGREDIENTS ***
Delicious Doodles digital stamp - Lovely Lillies
Copic markers - flowers - RV0000-000-02-04 + RV55
Copic markers - stamens - E19 + YG03-25
Copic markers - buds - RV0000-000-02-04
Copic markers - leaves - YG01-03-25-67
Martha Stewart 12 x 12 Scoreboard
Fiskars embossing stylus
soap (yes, soap, I rub the tip of stylus in it for smooth scoring)
American Crafts - 12x12 textured cardstock - white
American Crafts - 12x12 textured cardstock - black
Helmar 450 Quick Dry adhesive - to adhere the layers

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Sending a big Thank You to Delicious Doodles for supplying the digital stamp I used today and for being a sponsor for Challenge #146 Anything Goes with us at the Crafty Gals Corner.
    
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I am going to enter my card in the following challenges (alphabetical order):