Friday, October 2, 2015

Bee Love for Power Poppy Friday!

Hello Everyone!  Not only is it Power Poppy Friday - it's the first Friday of the month, so that makes it Power Poppy, Power and Spark Challenge time!  This month our lovely hostess with the most-ess is JULIE!!  Julie has challenged us to a “Bits & Pieces” challenge, which encourages everyone to use just bits and pieces of a stamp image. Stamp a part of the image off the side, punch a part of it out, die cut off the edge. Basically, anything goes if you use just a portion of the image on your card!  How fun is that??!!  Don't forget by playing along, you could win a stamp set of your choice!  For all the deets and how to link up and play along, pop on over to the Power Poppy Blog!

I have used the Asters Abuzz Digi stamp and enlarged it a LOT!  You may notice there are a lot more bees than if you just cropped the image.....well I did a bit of Photoshop magic and borrowed the bee at the bottom of the original image, resized it to three different sizes and placed them on the image as shown!  Thought a sentiment like 'Bee Love' needed lots of bees!  :)  I also placed the digi sentiment onto my custom made image, but changed the colour to yellow first by using THIS totally awesome tutorial by Julie!  (I have this page permanently bookmarked as a reference!)

So, once I had the digi image the way I wanted it, I've printed it off onto X-press It Blending Card and coloured it with Copic Markers (lots of Copic markers - sorry I was in the colouring zone and forgot to note them all down).  I've cut it out with Labels 8 and matted it with Pool Party card cut with Decorative Labels 8.  I've placed this on a layer of white and attached some yellow ribbon as shown.  I've popped this on a piece of folded Pool Party card and finished by adding some bling!

Let's see what the Bloomies have for you today!!
Thanks for popping by and hope you play along with the Power and Spark Challenge with us and that you are inspired to stamp!!  :)

Friday, September 25, 2015

Hey Girl!

Hello Everyone!!  It's time for a little Power Poppy Friday!  I've been playing with Well Played for today's card........I wonder what the other girls have been creating with?  I have to say these are not my usual colours, but was influenced by a little 60's style and imagined something a bit funky that would be suitable for a teen girl. It's fun to change up your style don't you think?

I've used a base of orange and layered with white, pink and some Cherry Blossom DP.  I've added another couple of pieces of Cherry Blossom paper and then added some very bright orange ribbon and green ric rac.  I've stamped the image from Well Played in Memento Tuxedo Black and coloured with Copics and then cut out with Labels 1 nestabilities.  I've matted this with black cut and embossed with Large Circle Nestabilites and popped it up on foam tape.  I've then stamped the music bubble in black, coloured with copics and fussy cut and attached as shown.  The sentiment has been stamped in Rose Bud and attached to the top corner.  To finish I've added a few enamel dots.

Stamps - Well Played (Power Poppy)
Paper - X-press It Blending Card, Orange, Pink, White, Kaisercraft Cherry Blossom DP
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black, Rose Bud
Accessories - Copics, Labels 1 and Large Circle Nestabilities, Orange Ribbon, Ric Rac, Enamel Dots, X-press It Foam Tape

Let's see what the Bloomies have in store for you today!

Allison Cope
Cheryl Scrivens
Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Julie Koerber
Kathy Jones
Katie Sims
Tosha Leyendekker

The Power Poppy Blog

Before I go, I do have an important announcement for all those in Power Poppy Land! If you haven't taken part in this month's Power & Spark Challenge, now's your time! There are only six days left on this challenge and it too is somewhat holiday themed! Just show your spin on gift giving. Share a handmade creation that you plan to gift. Share a gift tag you've made. Or, show how you dress up a box thanks to a stamp or two or three! Then once you're done, click on over to THIS CHALLENGE POST and link up your creation on the linky! The winner will get a choice of a free or digital stamp set from the Power Poppy Shop! Woo hoo! Contest runs through September 30th at 8PM USA EST.

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

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Festive Grand Sentiments

Hello Everyone!  It's the very last day of the JustRite Papercraft Christmas Release!  I hope you've enjoyed seeing all the latest additions to the JustRite stamp collection and are as happy as we are that we are now under new management and back in business!!  Watch this space for new stamps and products coming soon to JustRite ---- I can't wait!!!  SQUEEE!!

Today I'm thrilled to introduce you to Festive Grand Sentiments! This set is *PERFECT* for creating super quick cards which is essential if you've ever had a large Christmas card list and a short amount of time!  With this set you can let the sentiment shine when wishing your loved ones blessing this festive season! 

I've used a base of white, layered with red and then another layer of white cut with Spellbinders A2 Divine Eloquence.  I did stamp the small holly from Festive Grand Sentiments in Memento Desert Sand - then realised you can't really see it!  D'OH!!  I've stamped the Merry Christmas from Festive Grand Sentiments in Memento Rhubarb Stalk and cut it out with Small Oval Nestabilities and layered with red cut with A2 Divine Eloquence and popped that panel up on X-press It High Tack Foam Tape.  I've added a green gingham ribbon down the side and accented with Prima leaves and flowers.

Stamps - Festive Grand Sentiments (JustRite)
Paper - White and Red
Ink - Memento Rhubarb Stalk and Desert Sand
Accessories - Spellbinders A2 Divine Eloquence and Small Oval Nestabilities, Prima Flowers and Leaves, Green Gingham Ribbon, X-press It High Tack Foam Tape

Make sure you pop by these blogs for lots of inspiration using this fabby new set!!

JustRite Inspiration Blog
Eva Dobilas
Kristi Schurr
Sheri Holt
Michele Kovack
Kathy Jones
Darsie Bruno
Heidi Blankenship
Angela Barkhouse

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

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Peace and Joy Sentiments

Hello Everyone!!  Have you been following the JustRite Papercraft Christmas Release this week??  We hope you've been enjoying all the new sets reveled as we celebrate the reopening of JustRite under new management!!  Today I'm sharing a card made with the new Peace and Joy Sentiments clear set.  You'll love the whimsy and festive sentiments and images that come in this set!!

I've used a base of red card and layered with Baked Brown Sugar and some Santa Express DP.  I've cut one piece of paper using A2 Curved Borders One and placed over the top of the spotty paper.  The sentiment from Peace and Joy Sentiments has been stamped in Memento Bamboo Leaves and cut out with Oval Nestabilites.  I've lightly airbrushed it with E53 Copic while still in the die for a little extra colour.  :)  It's been matted with Lacy Ovals cut with Baked Brown Sugar and popped up over a notched tag of red card.  I've used Spellbinders Poinsettia dies to create the flower and accented with silver cord and a clear rhinestone and I've finished by added a few rhinestones to the front as shown.

Stamps - Peace and Joy Sentiments (JustRite)
Paper - Red, White, Baked Brown Sugar, Doodlebug Design Santa Express DP
Ink - Memento Bamboo Leaves
Accessories - A2 Curved Borders One, Oval and Lacy Oval Nestabilities, Poinsettia Dies, Silver Cord, Clear Rhinestones, X-press It Foam Tape

The JR Girls have lots of fun and festive cards waiting for you, so pop by and leave a little love!

JustRite Inspiration Blog
Marisa Job
Debbie Olson
Kathy Jones
Sheri Holt
Darsie Bruno
Heidi Blankenship
Kristi Schurr
Angela Barkhouse

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

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Great Joy

Hello Everyone!  Have you been enjoying the new releases by JustRite Papercraft??  We hope you are as excited as we are that JustRite is back and bringing new products!  Today I have the pleasure of introducing the newest set......Great Joy!  This is such a beautiful set - firstly I've always loved angel images and secondly the sentiments also include verses from the bible to share and celebrate the meaning of Christmas!

I've used a base of Soft Sky and then added a piece of cream punched with a neglected Fiskars border punch and topped with some December 25th DP.  I've stamped the sentiment and angel from Great Joy in Memento Tuxedo Black onto X-press It Blending Card.  The angel has been coloured with Copics (B00, B12, B14, B16, E000, E01, E11, YR31) and I've also added some Clear Atyou Spica to the wings - which sadly you can't really see in the photo, but it's really pretty.  :)  I've added a little yellow Copic to the star on the sentiment and then cut it out with Radiant Rectangles and matted it with Soft Sky cut with the same die set and then popped it all up on X-press It Foam Tape.  The angel has been fussy cut with scissors and also popped up on foam tape.  To finish I've added pearls to the corners.

I decided to decorate the inside with a left over strip of DP onto Cream card and then stamped another sentiment, also from Great Joy in Memento Desert Sand.

Stamps - Great Joy (JustRite)
Paper - X-press It Blending Card, Soft Sky, Cream, Kaisercraft December 25th DP
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black, Desert Sand
Accessories - Copics, Spellbinders Radiant Rectangles, Fiskars Border Punch, Kaisercraft Blush Pearls, Scissors, X-press It Foam Tape

Make sure you don't miss all the inspiration the JustRite Girls have for you today!

JustRite Inspiration Blog
Debbie Olson
Darsie Bruno
Marisa Job
Sheri Holt

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

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Gift of Faith Sentiments

Hello Everyone!!!  Have you heard the news????  JustRite Papercraft is BACK!!!!  We have a fabby new owner who has all sorts of plans in store for JustRite, new products are currently being developed, along with revamping our site to bring you more variety of the products you love!  Are you excited??  I'm excited!!  So happy to have my JR Family back together again!  Make sure you pop by the JustRite Blog and say HELLO - we are excited to see you all!! 

So what do we have for you today?  Let me introduce Gift of Faith!  Full of whimsy and sentiments, this set is bound to put you in the Christmas Spirit!

I've used a base of Cherry Cobbler and layered with white and some Home for the Holidays DP.  Then I've added another panel of white topped with more DP.  Over this I've added a piece of green ribbon.  I've stamped the sentiment from Gift of Faith in Memento Rhubarb Stalk onto white and cut it out with circle nestabilities, matted with green cut with Stately Circles.  To finish I've added white punched snowflakes with bling centres and a green bow.

Stamps - Gift of Faith (JustRite)
Ink - Memento Rhubarb Stalk
Paper - Cherry Cobbler, White, Doodlebug Designs Home for the Holidays DP
Accessories - Spellbinders Circle and Stately Circle Nestabilities, MS Snowflake Punch, Clear Rhinestones, Green Ribbon, Bow Easy

So.....are you feeling a little Christmassy yet??  Why not see what the other JustRite Girls have in store for you today!

JustRite Inspiration Blog
Debbie Olson
Eva Dobilas
Marisa Job
Heidi Blankenship
Angela Barkhouse
Darsie Bruno
Kathy Jones

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

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Keep the Faith

Hello Everyone!!  I can't believe how long it's been since my last post - as my friend Julie would say - I've been running around with my hair on fire for the last couple of weeks!!  I've just finished a magazine feature - you'll see that in December, but that's all I can tell you right now.  :)  My boys are preparing for the cricket season (the sport, not the insect!), my eldest has tried out for Representative cricket, I'm helping with the running of the cricket club, my daughter has performed in two concerts, I spent all Saturday airbrushing tattoos for a school fete and then of course there is work and never ending housework, cooking and groceries!! I'm exhausted!  So today (my day off work), I had the joy to sit down and happily colour and create a card!  YAY!!!

Today I've used Happy Crabapple by Power Poppy (ooooh.....can I insert here that the latest issue of Cardmaking, Stamping and Papercraft has a Power Poppy card by my talented MUM on the cover!!!  WOOHOO!!  Way to go Mum!!).  Now, where was I??  Oh yes, I stamped the Happy Crabapple image in Memento Tuxedo Black onto X-press It Blending Card and coloured with Copics (YG21, YG23, YG25, YG95, E81, E84, E87, RV000, RV52, RV55, R00, R11, R12, B0000, B000, B00).  I've cut this into a square, trimmed two of the corners and matted with pink card.  I've made the other panel out of Soft Sky, punching the bottom with a Fiskars border punch and topped with Apple Blossom Tilda DP and attached a piece of blue ribbon around it.  I've attached both these panels to the front of a folded square of Baked Brown Sugar card.  The sentiment was stamped and cut out with an oval punch and I've added a little blue copic around the edge and then accented with a couple of buttons.

Stamps - Happy Crabapple (Power Poppy)
Paper - X-press It Blending Card, Pink, Soft Sky, Baked Brown Sugar, Tilda Apple Blossom DP
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories - Copics, Blue Ribbon, Buttons, X-press It Foam Tape

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

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Christmas Wishes

Hello Everyone, start warming up those caroling voices - today's release from Joy Clair is all about CHRISTMAS!!  Let me introduce you to Christmas Wishes!

I've used a base of Soft Sky punched down one side with Deco Fan punch and then topped with silver and some DP.  Down the side I've attached some white ribbon.  In the bottom corner I've stamped the sentiment from Christmas Wishes in Versafine Black ink.  I've then stamped this cute tree image also from Christmas Wishes in blue ink, cut it out with Circle Nestabilities, matting with silver cut with Splendid Circles.  I've matted this with Soft Sky cut with Tranquil Moments die and then popped it all up on foam tape.  To finish I've added a bow, silver cord and button to the ribbon and a couple of rhinestones to the top corner.

Stamps - Christmas Wishes (Joy Clair)
Paper - Soft Sky, Silver, White, DP
Ink - Versafine Black, Blue
Accessories - Spellbinders Tranquil Moments, Splendid Circles, Circle Nestabilities, White Ribbon, Bow Easy, Button, Silver Cord, Clear Rhinestones

You can find more Christmas goodness on the following blogs.....

Joy Clair Blog Darsie Bruno Eva Dobilas Kathy Jones Michele Kovack

That's all from me today, thanks for visiting and hope you've enjoyed my Guest Designer posts with Joy Clair and that you are all inspired to stamp!  :) 


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