Monday, September 19, 2016

Dove Confirmation


Hello Everyone!  Today I have another Confirmation card that was made for one of the girls that was Confirmed with my son in August!  This time I've used the dove cross from Our Daily Bread Design's Confirmation set and given it a cleaner more elegant feel for the recipient. 

I've started with a base of white, layered with Cherry Cobbler and topped with more white cut with Spellbinders A2 Divine Eloquence.  Around this I've attached some white crochet lace and white satin ribbon.  Next I've stamped the cross from Confirmation in Memento Tuxedo Black onto X-press It Blending Card and coloured with Copics.  This has been cut out with Spellbinders Labels 28 and in the space at the bottom I've stamped the recipient's name.  I've matted this with gold card cut with A2 Divine Eloquence and popped it up on X-press It High Tack Foam Tape and finished with a white bow.

Stamps - Confirmation (ODBD), Alphabet
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper - X-press It Blending Card, White, Gold, Cherry Cobbler
Accessories - Copics, Spellbinders      , White Crochet Lace, White Satin Ribbon, X-press It High Tack Foam Tape

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

Friday, September 16, 2016

Black-eyed Susan



Hello Everyone!  It's Power Poppy Friday and today I'm using the brand new digi called Black-eyed Susan!  If you pop by the Power Poppy Blog you'll see there's a special on digi stamps - including this one!!!  It's one of five digital stamp sets that are on the Fab 5 Sale all weekend long!  Check out out:
Fall-Digi-Sale-Bundle

Don't miss it!!  I've tried something a little different and added a bit of shimmer paint around the Black-eyed Susans that have been coloured with Copics.  In real life the effect is a pretty shimmer, but I'm not sure I like it or not.  Perhaps I'm just used to using only Copics and not comfortable with the washy background.  Maybe it will grown on me!

I've used a base of cream and layered with Chocolate Chip and So Saffron cut with Valiant Honor.  This is topped with more Chocolate Chip.  On top of this is X-press It Blending Card which I printed the Black-eyed Susan and sentiment onto.  I've coloured the flowers with Copics and then splashed the shimmer paint around it.  I've then wrapped some ribbon around it and added a bow and a couple of rhinestones.

Stamps - Black-eyed Susan (Power Poppy)
Paper - X-press It Blending Card, Cream, Chocolate Chip, So Saffron
Ink - Printer
Accessories - Copics, Shimmer Paint, Spellbinders Valiant Honor, Corner Punch, Ribbon, Bow Easy, Rhinestones

Swing by these blogs to see what the Bloomies have been creating this week!

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

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

A Little Prairie Cheer


Hello Everyone!  Oh boy have we been sick here - it's been no fun at all and the coughing won't stop!  GAH!  When I finally crawled out of bed I started colouring up this pretty coneflower or echinacea which I thought was rather appropriate considering it's healing properties but it still took me a few more days to make it into a card.

For this one, I've used Power Poppy's recent release called Prairie Cheer, stamping the coneflower image and sentiment in Memento Tuxedo Black onto X-press It Blending Card and coloured with Copics (RV00, RV52, RV63, RV66, G40, G43, G46, BV04, YG00, YR04, YR09, YR27).  This has been cut out with Oval Nestaiblites and matted with Rich Razzleberry cut with Elegant Ovals.  The  base of the card is some Sweet Sugarplum layered with River Rock and some Pion Design DP.  In the corneer of the DP I've stamped the sentiment, also from Prairie Cheer in black ink.  (Isn't that sentiment perfect to go with the Echinacea!!)  Down the side I've cut some River Rock with Flower Lattice Die and added some very pale green ribbon over the top.  To finish I've added a couple of pearls to the corner.

Stamps - Prairie Cheer (Power Poppy)
Paper - X-press It Blending Card, Sweet Sugarplum, Rich Razzleberry, River Rock, Pion Design DP
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories - Copics, Spellbinders Oval and Elegant Oval Dies, ODBD Flower Lattice Die, Pale Green Ribbon, Pearls, X-press It High Tack Foam Tape

That's all from me today, hope you are well in your part of the world and that you are inspired to stamp!  :)

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Father's Day Trout


Hello Everyone!  It was Father's Day here in Australia last Sunday and I made this card for my Dad, which I had planned to have up on my blog on Sunday - unfortunately my daughter and I have been very sick for about 4 days so it's only going up now as we are finally starting to recover.

Dad loves anything to do with the water so I thought this Leaping Trout image would be perfect for him!  As it's a digital, I've put it and the matching sentiment together from Leaping Trout and printed it onto some X-press It Blending Card and coloured with Copics (I would list the colours however I was starting to burn up with a fever of 39.5C/103F at that point and of course I didn't write them down - sorry about that!).  It's been cut out with a stitched rectangle die.  The base is made of Old Olive, white and some FabScraps Beach Bliss DP.  Around this I've added some Hessian (Burlap) ribbon and then popped the trout image up on X-press It Foam Tape.  To finish I've added some chocolate pearls to the top corner.

Stamps - Leaping Trout (Power Poppy)
Paper - X-press It Blending Card, White, Old Olive, FabScraps Beach Bliss DP
Ink - Printer
Accessories - Copics, Double Stitched Rectangle Die, Hessian Ribbon, Kaisercraft Chocolate Pearls, X-press It Foam Tape

That's all from me today, I'm hoping next time you pop by I'll be feeling a lot better and hope you are healthier than me and inspired to stamp!  :)

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Confirmation Day!


Hello Everyone!  If you've been following my blog over the last month you may have caught a couple of Confirmation cards that I have been making for the kids in our church --- well today is Confirmation Day and my son, Zachary, will be Confirmed along with seven other boys and girls from our church.  Although I did make Zac a card that will be given to him from the church along with the others, the one above is the one I've made for him from us.  :)  It is such a joy to see him take the sacraments and we are so proud of him! 

Now he normally prefers cards to be 'plain' - yes go on, roll your eyes because I did!  Plain!  Really?  Well I tried, it's probably a little bit OTT for him but I hope he likes how this turned out.

I've created layers of black and white (embossed with Cane Weave).  Then I made layers of black topped with strips of red topped with photocopied page from Corinthians which was then sponged with Antique Linen ink and then this layer popped up on X-press It High Tack Foam Tape on the embossed layer.  Around all these layers I've attached some cream mesh and some hessian ribbon (burlap ribbon).  Next I've stamped Cross of Nails by Our Daily Bread Designs in Memento Tuxedo Black onto X-press It Blending Card and coloured with Copics and then fussy cut.  The sentiment is from ODBD's Confirmation stamp set, stamped in Versafine black and then cut with Radiant Rectangles.  Under this is a piece of black cut using Majestic Labels 25 and a piece of Cherry Cobbler cut with Labels 25 and then popped this up on the mesh/ribbon layers.  Finally I've glued all of this to the front of a folded piece of Cherry Cobbler.


Inside I've added a piece of white card that I've stamped the door from Ask, Seek, Knock in Desert Sand and then the sentiment from the same set in Versafine black.  Why this you ask?  Well this is the verse that Zac has chosen as his Confirmation Verse and I thought it would be a nice touch to add it inside.  Interestingly, way back in 2009 when I had my very first month as a Guest Designer for Our Daily Bread Designs; Ask, Seek, Knock was the first set I was given to work with!  :)

Front
Stamps - Cross of Nails, Confirmation (ODBD)
Paper - X-press It Blending Card, Cherry Cobbler, Black, White, Photocopy of Bible Page
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black, Antique Linen
Accessories - Copics, Spellbinders Labels 25, Majestic Labels 25, Radiant Rectangles, Mesh and Hessian Ribbon, Cane Weave Embossing Folder (ret), X-press It High Tack Foam Tape

Inside
Stamps - Ask, Seek, Knock (ODBD)
Paper - White
Ink - Memento Desert Sand, Versafine Black

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

Friday, August 26, 2016

Joyful Confirmation


Hello Everyone!  It's Power Poppy Friday and time to have a peek at some of the fabulous creations the Bloom Brigade have been making this week!  As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, I've been making cards for the 8 kids doing Confirmation at our church....which is this Sunday!!  I can't believe it's finally here and I've been running around like a crazy person getting things done!  For this card, I've used Power Poppy's Joyful Lilies digi set.  Because it's a digi, I took a little creative license and stretched it just a bit to make the cross a tad longer.  :)

I've used a base of Cherry Cobbler and layered with white, black, a piece of white cut with Noble Rectangles and then more Cherry Cobbler also cut with Noble Rectangles.  Around this I've attached white and red ribbons.  I've printed the slightly elongated Joyful Lilies onto X-press It Blending Card and coloured it with Copics then cut it out with Oval Nestabilities.  I've then stamped the name in black ink to personalise the card.  I then took a piece of gold card and cut it with Elegant Ovals and popped it up on X-press It High Tack Foam Tape.  To finish I just added the bow.

Stamps - Joyful Lilies (Power Poppy)
Paper - X-press It Blending Card, Cherry Cobbler, White, Black, Gold
Ink - Printer, Versafine Black
Accessories - Copics, Spellbinders Noble Rectangles, Oval Nestabilities, Elegant Ovals, White and Red Ribbons, Bow Easy, X-press It High Tack Foam Tape

I wonder what the Bloomies have been making this week?  Better swing by and take a peek!
That's all from me today, that's for visiting and hop you are inspired to stamp!!  :)

Friday, August 19, 2016

Power Poppy Release Hop!


Hello Everyone!!  It's RELEASE DAY!!!  That's means that THREE brand new clear Power Poppy Stamp Sets are in the store and available RIGHT NOW!!!!  YAY!!!  Which one is your favourite - Prairie Cheer, In Praise of Sunflowers or Feeling Fall??


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Offers end Monday at midnight central time (USA Central Time)

So what did I use.....well I decided to go all sunshiney yellow with In Praise of Sunflowers!!  There is something about sunflowers that just makes you want to smile.  :)

I've used a base of Marina Mist and layered with white and some old DP from my stash (I think it's called Sunshine by MME).  Around this is some cream mesh topped with So Saffron grosgrain ribbon.  I've stamped the vase of sunflowers and sentiment from In Praise of Sunflowers in Memento Tuxedo Black onto X-press It Blending Card and coloured with Copics (Y21, Y35, Y38, YR24, YR27, YG03, YG93, YG97, E23, E27, E39, E49, N5, W0, W1, W3, W5, B0000, B000, B21, BG10, BG53, BG57).  I've cut this out with a stitched die and matted with So Saffron and Marina Mist and popped it up on X-press It High Tack Foam Tape.  To finish I've added a few buttons.

Stamps - In Praise of Sunflowers (Power Poppy)
Paper - X-press It Blending Card, Marina Mist, So Saffron, White, MME Sunshine DP
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories - Copics, Double Stitched Rectangle Die, Mesh Ribbon, So Saffron Grosgrain Ribbon, Buttons, Xpress It High Tack Foam Tape

What amazing creations do the Bloom Brigade have in store for you today?  Well, you'll have to make sure you swing by these blogs and have a look (and leave a little love!).


That's all from me today, make sure you don't miss the specials in store and hope you are inspired to stamp!!  :)

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Current Mood - Feeling Fall


Hello Everyone,  it's Day 3 of the latest Power Poppy Release!!  If you've been following the Power Poppy Blog, you would have seen the sneak peeks of the first two sets!  The Nature and Nurture Release has three beautiful sets to tempt you and today we are showcasing the last one........Feeling Fall!!

This fabby clear set is full of fun sentiments and festive images to get those creative juices pumping!!!

I've used a base of rust coloured card and layered with Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla and some Graphic 45 DP.  Around this I've attached some hessian (that's what we Australians call Burlap) and some grosgrain ribbon.  I've stamped the image from Feeling Fall in Memento Tuxedo Black onto X-press It Blending Card and coloured with Copics (E23, E25, E21, E81, Y26, Y32, Y21, YR21, YR20, YR16, YG00, R56, R46, B91, B93, W0, W1, W3, G20, G43) and cut it out with a stitched rectangle die and matted with some Baked Brown Sugar and popped it up on X-press It Foam Tape.  I've stamped the sentiment (also from Feeling Fall) in black and cut into a notched tag and attached it with a silver swirl clip.  To finish I've added some buttons and leaf die cuts.

Stamps - Feeling Fall (Power Poppy)
Paper - X-press It Blending Card, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Rust Card, Baked Brown Sugar
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories - Copics, Double Stitched Rectangle Die, Fall Leaf Dies, Buttons, Hessian, Grosgrain Ribbon, X-press It High Tack Foam Tape, Silver Swirl Clip

Don't miss the Bloom Brigade's gorgeous creations made with Feeling Fall!!


That's all from me today, thanks for stopping by and hop you pop in tomorrow for the Blog Hop and Release Day when ALL the sets will be available in the store!

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