Sunday, December 10, 2017

Christmas Cracker


Hello Everyone!!  I'm on the Power Poppy Blog making a Christmas Cracker for the 12 Days of Christmas December Challenge!  If you play along making a cracker, place card or any of the amazing projects the Bloom Brigade have been creating to inspire you with, you will have the chance to WIN a $50 Shopping Spree at Power Poppy!!

I've made a Christmas Cracker (or Christmas Bon Bon as we know them here in Australia) and a matching place card using Under Glass: Christmas Traditions, that you can read all about over at the Power Poppy Blog!







For all the deets on these projects plus so many others by the incredible Bloom Brigade go to the Power Poppy Blog!!  If you want to play along with the 12 Days of Christmas Challenge you can find all the details and linky HERE!!

Thanks for visiting and hope you are inspired to stamp!  :)

Friday, December 1, 2017

ODBD December Release!


Hello Everyone!  Can you believe it is the first of December?!  That means it's time for a brand new release by Our Daily Bread Designs!!  I nearly fell off my chair when I saw this one - can you believe this totally adorable Card Caddy/Gift Bag??!!  I absolutely LOVE it and know this is one die I'm going to use ALLLLLLL the time for all sorts of occasions, imagine the possibilities!!

Of course it wouldn't be a new release without PRIZES to WIN!!
Three randomly selected winners will each receive a $25 Gift Code to the ODBD Website  just for commenting on the Design Team cards!  You have until December 2, 2017 at 9:00 p.m. EST to leave your comments on the Designers Blogs for a chance to win!  The Winners will be posted on the ODBD Blog on December 3rd so be sure to check back there to see if you won!


Here are the products I've used for both of my samples today!

https://ourdailybreaddesigns.com/card-caddy-gift-bag-dies.html

https://ourdailybreaddesigns.com/christmas-collection-2017-6x6-paper-pad.html
https://ourdailybreaddesigns.com/merry-christmas-caps-die.html
https://ourdailybreaddesigns.com/snowflake-sky-die.html
https://ourdailybreaddesigns.com/noel-ornaments.html
https://ourdailybreaddesigns.com/gift-bag-handles-topper-dies.html

The first bag I've made all the base from cream card using the Card Caddy & Gift Bag Die and attached with high tack tape.  Next I've cut a piece of Christmas 2017 paper with Snowflake Sky, topped with brown card and topped again with more Christmas 2017 paper.  I've then used the Merry Christmas Caps die to cut a piece of glitter card and attached it to the middle of the bag.

Stamps - None
Paper - Christmas 2017 Paper Collection, Cream, Brown, Gold Glitter Card
Ink - None
Accessories - Card Caddy and Gift Bag, Snowflake Sky, Merry Christmas Caps



For my second sample, I've cut the bag out of red card using the Card Caddy & Gift Bag and then used the Christmas 2017 Paper Collection and the Gift Bag Handles and Topper to create the top and bottom accent pieces.  The handles have been cut out of green and attached as shown.  I've stamped Noel Ornaments in black into onto X-press It Blending Card and coloured with Copics. I've also added some Spica for sparkle to the image.  I've cut this out with Double Stitched Circles and  also added gold Spica to the edge of the die cut and then attached as shown.

Stamps - Noel Ornaments (ODBD)
Paper - ODBD: Christmas 2017 Paper Collection, Red, X-press It Blending Card, Green
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories - ODBD Dies: Card Caddy and Gift Bag, Gift Bag Handles and Topper, Double Stitched Circles

The Bread Basket have some incredible samples that you will definitely want to see today, so make sure you visit these blogs....
Sandee * Lisa * Angie * Cathy 
Grace * Dawn * Chris * Diana 
Helen * Kathy * Lori


That's all from me today, thanks for visiting and hope you are inspired to stamp!  :)

Monday, November 27, 2017

Graduation


Hello Everyone!  Here in Australia, we are coming to the end of our school year and our Year 12 students have all just finished their schooling and preparing for University or the work force.  I have been working with a young woman since April who although was in the middle of her Year 12 studies and being home schooled; took the big step of also starting a Pastry Chef apprenticeship full time as well.  She really is such a lovely young woman and has been a great addition to the team - so when she finally completed her final exams and graduated, I wanted to make her a card to celebrate the occasion!

I've created a base of white using Radiant Rectangles and topped with pink using the same die.  Then I've cut some silver using the next die in the set.  I've stamped the image from As You Graduate in Memento Tuxedo Black onto X-press It Blending Card and coloured with Copics and sponged the sky with different inks.  I've cut this out with the oval from Radiant Rectangles and matted with pink cut with another die from the same set.  I've used the sentiment from For The Graduate and split it up, stamping one part and die cutting with Labels 33 and the stamping the other part and cut with Ribbon Banners Dies.  To finish I've added a couple of clear rhinestones.

Stamps - As You Graduate, For the
Paper - White, Pink, Silver, X-press It Blending Card
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black, Dandelion, Angel Pink, Summer Sky
Accessories - Copics, Spellbinders: Radiant Rectangles, Ribbon Banners, Labels 33; Clear Rhinestones

That's all from me today, thanks for visiting and hope you are inspired to stamp!  :)

Friday, November 17, 2017

Christmas Cardinal


Hello Everyone!  Today I'm playing with the latest November releases from Our Daily Bread Designs and getting ahead on my Christmas card stash!!  The new toys.....I mean release products that I'm playing with today are this lovely cardinal and sentiment stamp set called Winter Cardinal and this fabby Snow Globe die!

To create this card, I've used a base of Chocolate Chip topped with a solid green paper from Christmas Collection 2017.   On top of that is a patterned piece of paper from the same collection that has been die cut with the largest die from Snowflake Sky.  Around this I've attached a large red hessian ribbon.  Next I've die cut a piece of silver card using the Snow Globe die.  The Cardinal and sentiment from Winter Cardinal have been stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black onto X-press It Blending Card and coloured with Copic markers.  The cardinal has been die cut with the Snow Globe die and the sentiment with Layered Lacey Ovals.  I've used foam tape to it up.  Finally I've die cut some white card using Snow Crystals dies, attached them as shown and added a clear rhinestone to each.

Stamps - Winter Cardinal (ODBD)
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper - Christmas Collection 2017, Chocolate Chip, X-press It Blending Card, Silver
Accessories - ODBD Dies: Snow Globe, Layered Lacey Ovals, Snow Crystals, Snowflake Sky; Copics, Red Hessian Ribbon, Clear Rhinestones, X-press It Foam Tape

Want more inspiration??  Pop on by these blogs.....

Cathy * Dawn * Sandee * Kathy * Helen * Diana * Lori

That's all from me today, thanks for visiting and hope you are inspired to stamp!  :)

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Cardinal Blessings


Hello Everyone!  It's time for a brand new Christmas Release by ODBD!!  Not only are there some beautiful stamps, but also some fabulous dies and paper available as well!!  Today I'm using Winter Cardinal, Snow Globe Die and Christmas Collection 2017 Paper Pad!!  Want these for yourself?  Well you have the chance to win your very own!

Prize Information: 
Three randomly selected winners will each receive a $25 Gift Code to the ODBD Website  just for commenting on the Design Team cards!  You have until November 2, 2017 at 9:00 p.m. USA EDT to leave your comments on the Designers Blogs for a chance to win!  The Winners will be posted on the ODBD Blog on November 3rd so be sure to check back there to see if you won!

https://ourdailybreaddesigns.com/christmas-collection-2017-6x6-paper-pad.html

https://ourdailybreaddesigns.com/winter-cardinal.html

https://ourdailybreaddesigns.com/snow-globe-dies.html





I've used a red base and topped with some golden brown card and some Christmas Collection 2017 Paper.  Across this I've added a strip of red topped with more Christmas Collection 2017 Paper and wrapped some white ribbon around the layers.  I've stamped the Winter Cardinal onto X-press It Blending Card and coloured with Copics.  I've then cut the snow globe using Snow Globe Die, out of the brown card and placed the Cardinal image behind it and popped it all up on foam tape.  I've stamped the sentiment also from Winter Cardinal in black ink and die cut it with Stitched Ovals Die and also popped this up.  To finish I've added a bow to the ribbon.

Stamps - Winter Cardinal (ODBD)
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper - ODBD Christmas Collection 2017 Paper Pad, X-press It Blending Card, Red, Brown
Accessories - ODBD Dies: Snow Globe, Stitched Ovals; Copics, X-press It Foam Tape


Don't miss all the beautiful creations the Bread Basket have for you today!

Cathy * Lisa * Dawn * Sandee * Chris 
Angie * Kathy * Grace * Lori * Helen * Diana
The ODBD Blog

That's all from me today - don't forget to comment for your chance to WIN and hope you are inspired to stamp!  :)

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Power Poppy Release Day Hop!


Hello Everyone!!!  It's finally here - Power Poppy Release Day!!  If you've been following the Power Poppy Blog and the Bloom Brigade over the last week you will have been inspired by an amazing new collection of Holiday Stamp Sets and they are all available RIGHT NOW!!  WOOHOOO!!!





I have used the brand new Under Glass Christmas Traditions for today's hop - I just love the versatility of being able to use the images on their own or with the coordinating cloche!  I've chosen this gorgeous stack of presents and gone with an nontraditional colour palette of purples and blues.  I've used a purple base and topped with white and some DP from my stash.  I've used a strip of matching paper down the side.  Next I've stamped the image from Under Glass Christmas Traditions in Memento Tuxedo Black and coloured with Copics.  I've cut this to size, matted with some teal card and the matted again with purple card cut with the Branching Out Die.  Across this I've added two pieces of silver cord.  I've then stamped the sentiment from Under Glass Christmas Traditions in black and die cut with Pierced Circles and popped it up on foam tape.  To finish I've added a couple of buttons.

Stamps - Under Glass Christmas Traditions (Power Poppy)
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper - X-press It Blending Card, Purple, Teal, White, Kaisercraft DP
Accessories - Copics, Spellbinders Branching Out Die, ODBD Pierced Circles Die, Silver Cord, Buttons, X-press It Foam Tape

Don't miss all the amazing creations the Bloomies have for you today!!

That's all from me today, thanks for popping by and hope you enjoy the hop and are inspired to stamp!  :)

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Glitter House Village


Hello Everyone!  Today Power Poppy have another new set for us to sneak peek!!  Today we have Glitter House Village - isn't it beautiful!!!  I was thinking of my mother as I made this card - she always loved images of rows of houses or shops!

I've stamped the house image, star and sentiment from Glitter House Village in Memento Tuxedo Black onto X-press It Blending Card and coloured with Copics.  I've then mostly sponged the sky with blue and purple inks and then added dots of Copic Opaque White to the sky for snow or stars.  I've never really done dark skies before, I can't say I'm particularly good at it yet - might need a little more practice! I've cut this to size, matted with silver card and then matted again with dark blue card cut with 5x7 Detailed Scallops Die.  I've used the same die to cut a base of white and glue to the back to create the card base.  Next I've added some silver cord and rhinestone centered punched snowflakes to accent.

Stamps - Glitter House Village (Power Poppy)
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper - X-press It Blending Card, Silver, Blue, White
Accessories - Copics, Copic Opaque White, Spellbinders 5x7 Detailed Scallops, MS Snowflake Punch, Silver Cord, Clear Rhinestones

Don't miss more inspiration using this fabulous new set by popping by these blogs!!
That's all from me today, thanks for visiting and hope you are inspired to stamp!  :)

Friday, October 20, 2017

Autumn Sunflower



Hello Everyone!  Today the ODBD girls are having a look back at the October Release and I have this beautiful sunflower image from Be A Sunflower and a couple of fabby dies to show you!

I've used a base of Chocolate Chip and layered with some paper from Follow the Son Paper Pad. I've then made a layer of patterned paper from Follow the Son Paper Pad and cream card cut with Lattice Background Die.  Once of I've glued then last two layers together, I've used the Rounded Rectangles die to cut a hole in the middle and then popped up the remaining frame piece on foam tape.  I've then stamped the sunflower from Be A Sunflower in Memento Tuxedo Black onto X-press It Blending Card and coloured with Copics.  I've die cut this with Rounded Rectangles and sponged the edges while still in the die.  I've used some Hessian Ribbon (Burlap to my American friends) across the bottom corner.  I've stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set in black, die cut with Pennant Flags, sponged while in the die and attached to the ribbon.  To finish I've accented with leaves cut using the Follow the Son Paper Pad and the newly release Stitched Leaves Dies.

Stamps - Be A Sunflower (ODBD)
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black, Antique Linen
Paper - ODBD Follow the Son Paper Pad, Chocolate Chip, Cream, X-press It Blending Card
Accessories - ODBD Dies: Stitched Leaves, Rounded Rectangles, Pennant Flags, Lattice Background, Copics, Hessian Ribbon, X-press It Foam Tape

I'm sure you are looking forward to seeing some more inspiration from the Bread Basket, so pop by these blogs and have a peek!

Cathy * Dawn * Lisa * Sandee * Kathy * Lori * Diana

Thanks for popping by and hop you are inspired to stamp!  :)

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