Saturday, 22 November 2014

New Challenge at Inkspirational!


HI friends!
There's a new challenge for you at Inkspirational: Christmas with the optional twist of no red or green. If you choose the twist you could win this prize:


£10 Gift Card Uniko Studios
Bo Bunny die cuts
Bo Bunny rub-ons
Bo Bunny dimensional stickers

A TCW(The Crafters Workshop) stencil

3 different ribbons

I'd say it's definitely worth twisting! :) Our guest designer this week is Janet. Welcome to Inkspirational, Janet!

My DT card today is super simple but I do like it a lot. I stamped a branch image from Simon Says Stamp with black Versafine and embellished it with rhinestones that I had tinted a bit with W5 Copic -that way they went better with my embossing powder (Ranger) I used for the sentiment. The sentiment is from the same stamp set. I love the dramatic look of the designer paper I stamped on! This could maybe be a masculine Christmas card? There's glitter though... I added it with Wink of Stella pen to the stamped branch.

If you need more inspiration on Christmas cards -maybe without red or green- head on over to Inkspirational for more DT cards. The Ink girls never fail to inspire so enjoy! Happy crafting! 

Friday, 21 November 2014

Day 5 of November Stamp Release Blog Hop at STAMPlorations!




Welcome to Day 5, the last day of the November Stamp Release Blog Hop here at STAMPlorations! For complete info on our hop, including how you can win stamps, click here.

Today, we're putting the spotlight on Trendy Leaves. We'll be picking one commenter to win this set so leave a comment here and on the rest of the STAMPlorations girls' posts for a chance to win the set.

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Here's my project! I used a fun technique for this one: at first you sponge a piece of card with your chosen ink colors (I used very bright HA neon inks for sponging), then you stamp your images with watermark ink and heat emboss them with clear powder... And after that you cover the whole piece with black ink (Versafine used here) and in the end wipe it off from the embossed images. Your clear embossing reveals the fun multi-colored background you created! Hope you like! Time to continue hopping now... The list of all the blog hop blogs is under the photo! Enjoy!


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Debra | Deepti | Kylie | Maria | Monika | Nonni | Shery | Shirley |Vicki

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Day 4 of November Stamp Release Blog Hop at STAMPlorations!


Welcome to Day 4 of the November Stamp Release Blog Hop here at STAMPlorations! For complete info on our hop, including how you can win stamps, click here.

Today, we're putting the spotlight on CityGirl, another fabulous stamp set that Shirley Bampton designed. We'll be picking one commenter to win this set so leave a comment here and on the rest of the STAMPlorations girls' posts for a chance to win the set.

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Here's my project! I colored the Citygirl with Copics and added extra interest to her coat, belt and stockings with white gel pen. I also used the sentiment block for stamping a decorative border to my base card. I hope you like! :) I'll now send you to all the other blogs of the blog hop -the list of the blogs is under my card photo. Enjoy!


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New Challenge at TIME OUT!


Hi friends!
We have a new challenge for you at TIME OUT: Embossing with the Optional Twist of Shine! If you choose the twist you can win a stamp set from Avocado Arts so maybe you'll want to add some shine to your project with embossing! You could also be DT's favorite and be called to guest design for us... This time our guest designer is Lesley from Always Playing With Paper. She is not only a talented card maker and fun blogger but a challenge blog owner too -if you are not familiar with Lesley, you know where to head next! :)

In my DT card I used stamps from Avocado Arts set called Bee Thankful. I tried to make a masculine card but masculine or not, I added shine: The heat embossed cups are "colored in" with Wink of Stella glitter pen. Love that stuff! My base card shines a bit as well, it's sort of metallic silver color - this was tricky to photograph!

Our DT never fails to inspire so I hope you'll check out their creations from our challenge blog here. After that... Take some TIME OUT and craft!

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Day 3 of November Stamp Release Blog Hop at STAMPlorations!


Welcome to Day 3 of the November Stamp Release Blog Hop here at STAMPlorations! For complete info on our hop, including how you can win stamps, click here.

Today, we're putting the spotlight on TYPOGRAFIA. We'll be picking one commenter to win this set so leave a comment here and on the rest of the STAMPlorations girls' posts for a chance to win the set.

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And here's my project! I combined the beautiful "believe you can & you are halfway there"- sentiment (that's something that's absolutely true by the way!) with the new Trendy Leaves set, also part of our new release. I stamped the leaves with 2 tones of inks in both leaves ( you can see the leaves are a bit darker from the tips) and heat embossed the sentiment with clear powder after stamping it with black Versafine -this technique gives beautiful gloss to the sentiment. 


I'd like to send you to the other blog hop blogs now! Enjoy hopping!
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Debra | Deepti | Kylie | Maria | Monika | Nonni | Shery | Shirley |Vicki

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

November Stamp Release Blog Hop at STAMPlorations!



Welcome to Day 2 of the November Stamp Release Blog Hop here at STAMPlorations! For complete info on our hop, including how you can win stamps, click here.

Today, we're putting the spotlight on VIGNETTE: Eat Drink Be Merry. Plus we've got a special guest designer joining us, the talented Amy Tsuruta! We'll be picking one commenter to win this set so leave a comment here and on the rest of the STAMPlorations girls' posts for a chance to win the set.

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And here's my project! I had some designer paper that made me think of newspapers... And that made me think about reading newspapers in some nice cafeteria... And obviously this stamp set is just perfect for anything coffee-related! I went with classic black and white look: I heat embossed my chosen images and sentiments with white powder on black card and combined them with my "love-themed newspaper". :)


Now I'd like to send you hopping! Enjoy!

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Special Guest Designer: Amy Tsuruta

Monday, 17 November 2014

November Blog Hop at STAMPlorations!


It's stamp release month at STAMPlorations! Every day in the next 5 days, the other STAMPlorations girls and I will be sharing projects we created featuring the new stamps. Visit and leave a comment on all the stops on the hop for a chance to win.

FIVE (5) lucky hoppers randomly drawn from the designers' blogs will each win a stamp set from the November release and ONE (1) lucky hopper randomly drawn from the STAMPlorations blog will win a $25 gift certificate to use towards products in the STAMPlorations shop. You have until Tuesday, November 25, 11:55 p.m. PST (GMT -800) to comment here and on my fellow designers' posts for a chance to win. Winners will be announced on the STAMPlorations blog on Friday, November 28.

Today, we're putting the spotlight on Rosebuds, the stamp set designed by Shirley Bampton. We'll be picking one commenter to win this set so leave a comment here and on the rest of the STAMPlorations girls' posts for a chance to win the set.


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And here's my project! I've been obsessed with blue this fall and wanted to use the beautiful Rosebuds set for another blue card... I love the way this turned out! I colored the flowers with Copics and used also white gel pen for highlighting. 


Now I'd like to send you hopping! Enjoy everyone's work!

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Debra | Deepti | Kylie | Maria | Monika | Nonni | Shery | Shirley |Vicki