Saturday 11 February 2017

Love is in the Air

February is the 'Love' Month and with that in mind
Vicki has chosen 'Hearts' for our Trend Week Challenge
Once again I got out a favourite stamp set
from SU - Timeless Textures for my background.
I also just received a cheapie heart stamp set
with various heart shapes adding a few of them here
with a few red and gold splatters.
This was cut with a stitched die
and attached to red card stock.
My heart is an old sizzix die - double hearts
which was cut from gold paper.
Inks were VersaColor Gold
Memento Angel Pink & Tim Holtz Festive Berries
Added a row of cotton and finished with
my sentiment from GKD

I'd like to welcome our February Guest Designer
Michele Greenwood. Pop over to Our Blog
to see what she has created with us
and come join in this weeks challenge.
I am sure Vicki will be busy choosing a winner
with such a popular 'Trend'

See you there and
 Thanks for dropping by

It's a LOVE TAGplorations Blog Hop

The LOVE TAGplorations blog hop is in full swing
and I hope you have had time to pop over to see what
the Talents of the Team at STAMPlorations 
have made for your inspiration.
This is only Day 3 so there is still plenty more to come. 
Here are a few tags I made for this Hop. 

Now where do I start?
1 Simply Forever - Items used are
Sizzix Tag die
Kraft card stock
Cuttlebug Swiss Dots
Red/pink/white card stock
Stencil -  ARTplorations Rows of Hearts
Gold Acrylic paint, Mulberry Paper
Small heart Punch, MFT Stitched Die
Tim Holtz Festive Berries
Sentiment - STAMPlorations floral Bliss
Own Ribbon
2 You're So Very Special -  
Manilla Tag
Spellbinders Labels 8/18
Spellbinders Hearts Circles Die
Small punched heart
Tim Holtz Festive Berries/Black Soot
Memento Angel Pink
Own Ribbon
3 Forever Romantic -
Sizziz  Tag die
Tim Holtz Distress Inks
White Embossing Powder
Clear Wink of Stella
Small Heart Punch
Own Ribbon
These are the sets I used from STAMPlorations 
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And there are Prizes:
 (3) randomly drawn winners from all comments left on the STAMP blog and participating designers blog will each receive a $10 gift certificate to the store
(1) randomly drawn participant in the Love TAGplorations linky party will receive her choice of stamp set (Pocket Blooms, A Full Heart, or Two of Us)
 (1) randomly drawn participant in the Love TAGplorations linky party will receive her choice of any 2 of the new love-themed dies (Love, Always, XOXO, Forever, You & Me, Clustered Hearts)
(1) randomly drawn participant in the Love TAGplorations linky party will receive her choice of tag set: Luggage Tags or ATC/Tag Builder
*Winners announced on March 10 in the February Challenges & Hops winners post.
Hope to see you there.



Tuesday 7 February 2017

My first posting as Guest Designer at Shopping our Stash

I was so excited and thrilled to be invited to be
Guest Designer for February over at  Shopping our Stash
Their challenge this week is Winter Blues BUT
don't make a Winter card. Pop over to the SOS link above
to get all the details.
This wasn't too hard for me as I am
sweltering through a heat waive
and anything cooling is fine by me.
I went with a clean and simple style getting out my
neglected gelatos in navy and swiping across watercolour paper
then adding layers of white acrylic paint.
I attached 2 cut out bull rushes from Craft Emotions
  framed and popped it.
The sentiment is from STAMPlorations Noteworthy.
Isn't is a great sentiment and one we should live by?
To finish it off I added more splats of white acrylic paint.
If you haven't been over to The SOS Blog be sure to head that way
and see what the Design Team have created for you.
Such a fun challenge. Hope to see you there.
Thanks for coming by today.