Saturday, 7 January 2017

It's all about the 'NEW'

'HAPPY NEW YEAR' My crafty friends.
Hope you all had a fabulous Christmas/New Year break
and ready to get creative once more.
 I am Hosting the first Challenge for 2017 over at
Just Us Girls and it is our 'Word Week'
For this I chose 'NEW'  which can mean so many different things!
New beginnings, new house, new baby,
 new craft products (I am sure we all have them)
or go with a new technique. Your choice!
I went with the 'new products' I received recently.
A Big Welcome to our first Guest for 2017
Shawna Standish from The Grand Stampede
My card is fairly cas choosing a 'recently new'
stencil and sentiment stamps.
The stencil is ARTplorations Happy Flowers
and sentiments STAMPlorations Floral Bliss
Card base is Tangarine cs
My focal point has been cut with a stitched die
from white cs. I inked my stencil image with
Tim Holtz Mowed Lawn and
SU Calypso Coral and touches of Iridescent Medium.
I sponged the background of the flowers with
a wet baby wipe dipped in left over Calypso Coral.
Finished with some pearls to match.

Check out what 'New' inspiration
we created for you Here and then
pop your 'new' project in. You could be our Chic of the Week
and in the running for Guest Designer in March.

Thanks for dropping by

Friday, 6 January 2017

My First Posting as Guest for the CAS Challenge over at STAMPlorations.

I am over the moon excited to be posting here as a
Guest Designer for the CAS Challenge over at STAMPlorations.
 Pop over to our Blog for Details Here.
I started my card with basic grey card stock.
For my focal point I cut white card stock with a
stitched die. Then the fun part started.
The background has been stamped randomly with
stamps from Scribbly Splattery Grunge - I so love this stamp set
as you can do so much with it.
I then stamped the French Marigold on white c/s 
with Zing Charcoal  embossing powder colouring it with
metallic watercolour paints in various colours
and fussy cut.
(you can see the shimmer on my card)
I popped it for dimension and finished off with
my sentiment from Noteworthy.
Here are the STAMPlorations stamps I used on my card.
FrenchMarigoldLARGESheryRuss_Scribbly Splattery Grunge-previewNoteworthy-preview
 If you like STAMPlorations products
(including the above stamps)
 and wish to purchase them from their shop.
Simply enter the code STAMPGIRLINA
 (not case sensitive) at checkout
 for a 20% discount.
This code cannot be combined with any other offer code
 and is valid from 1st January 2017.
What a great incentive for the  New Year. Thanks to Shery!!
Hope you will pop over and join us in  this month's challenge.
Looking forward to seeing your creations there.
Thank so much for popping in today.
Love reading your comments.