Saturday, December 1, 2018

Peace on Earth

Hello Everyone!  It's December and that means another fun and fabulous release by Our Daily Bread Designs!!  Today I've been playing with a new rubber stamp set called Peaceful Wishes as well as two die sets - Double Pierced Vintage Labels and Vintage Label Flip Fold Card and Layers.  The Double Pierced Vintage Labels work perfectly with the Vintage Label Flip Fold Card (I've used the largest Pierced Label to go with the two larger Labels provided with the Vintage Label Flip Fold Die Set).  Not just that, but the Pierced version also perfectly matches up with Vintage Labels, Vintage Borders and Vintage Flourish Pattern Dies.  Happy Sigh!  I love matching things!!

I also love that ODBD are bringing out card dies that come with the matching layers all included in the ONE SET!!  Brilliant!

This card is really very easy to make!  Die cut the base of green card with the Vintage Label Flip Fold Card and Layers then use the layers dies to cut the panels with Christmas Collection 2018.  The Vintage Label Flip Fold Card and Layers comes with the two larger Vintage Labels for your 'Flip' panel and I've used those to cut a piece of Silver (it's actually quite shiny, see below picture) and some soft pink to match the patterned paper.  Next I've cut a piece of white using Double Pierced Vintage Labels, stamping the sentiment in Pigment White ink and embossing with silver embossing powder.  The image is from Peaceful Wishes (as is the sentiment) and I've stamped that in Bamboo Leaves, adding little touches of G43 Copic just to darken parts for a little extra contrast.  Finally I've airbrushed some BG000 Copic to the top for the sky.

The reverse side of the 'Flip', I've used the largest Vintage Label in the Vintage Label Flip Fold Card and Layers set to cut a piece of white and I've simply stamped the edge of the same image in a softer green (New Sprout), leaving the rest of the space for writing a Christmas message.

Stamps - Peaceful Wishes (ODBD)
Ink - Memento Bamboo Leaves, New Sprout, Unicorn White
Paper - ODBD Christmas Collection 2018, Green, White, Silver, Pink
Accessories - ODBD Dies: Vintage Label Flip Fold Card and Layers, Double Pierced Vintage Labels; Silver Embossing Power, Heat Gun, Airbrush and BG000 Copic, G43 Copic

You can find all sorts of inspiration at any of these locations -  the ODBD Blog, web pages, the ODBDGalleryFacebookPinterest and Instagram.

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

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Frangipani Box

Hello Everyone!  Today I have a cute, quick giftbox to show you!  I work for a small family owned business and whenever anyone celebrates a birthday (there's only 10!), I make a little giftbox and fill it with a bag of chocolates to mark the occasion.  This month belongs to one of the girls who happens to love the colour purple......thus the deep purple Glorious Gable Box!  I thought it needed a little lift, so I've paired this up with a white Frangipani, leaves and some Ferns!  While the Frangipani was still in the die, I've airbrushed it with a light yellow Copic.  To finish I've added a yellow pearl for a touch of bling!

She loved it and loved the Raspberry and Dark Chocolate balls that went inside too!  :)

Stamps - NONE
Ink - NONE
Paper - Purple, White, Dark Green, Light Green
Accessories - ODBD Dies: Glorious Gable Box, Frangipani, Ferns; Airbrush, Y13 Copic, glue.

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

Friday, November 23, 2018

Sale Time at Power Poppy

It's that time of the year to stock up or get your early Christmas present shopping done!!   It's Power Poppy Black Friday Sale time!  There's 30% OFF your entire order with the Discount Code STOCKUP30 !  Sale kicks off on November 23rd at 12:01am CST and ends Sunday November 25th at Midnight CST.  Sale includes all in-stock stamps, dies and digis but only while supplies last, so don't wait too long!  :)

I've had a busy month, but I promise to have a new creation up soon!  :)

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Thankful Poppies

Hello Everyone, today at 11am, we mark the 100th Anniversary of Armistice Day.  A day to reflect on the sacrifice of so many called to fight for their countries.  The Great War, the War to End All Wars - sadly that is not the case and still the world continues it's battles and the men and women are still on the frontline, if not in the same manner of those from that time.  I think it is hard for most of us to imagine what life was like 100yrs ago, every family and community affected in some way and the wait for news - often months or years of waiting to hear what had happened to loved ones on the other side of the world.  We think of old portraits, faces of a different time and forget they they were once just young people who had dreams, played sport, had friends, sweethearts and a bright future.  In a small nation like Australia of roughly 5 million people, 62,000 were lost in WW1 here alone.  Our country and the world were never the same after WW1 and I pray that the we remember the saying..... Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it.  Let's pray that we never see the world thrown into that sort of destructive turmoil again.


Today I finally have a card made with an image I coloured up a while ago.  This beautiful  image is called Perfect Poppies and is a digi image by Power Poppy.  I'd made the poppy image and sentiment from Perfect Poppies the size I wanted, printed it off and coloured it up with Copics. I had finished colouring it up and was carefully sponging the edges with some Antique Linen ink, when it turns out I was not so careful and managed to get a bit of ink on my hand and promptly transferred it to the edge of my finished piece.  GAH!!  So I covered it up with some Tea Bag ink and a stencil!  I finished it off with a fancy black frame and die cut a matching piece in white to create the card.  :)

This card is also suitable for this month's Power and Spark Challenge over at Power Poppy to make a Thank-You or Thanksgiving card - you can check all the details HERE!

Stamps - Perfect Poppies (Power Poppy)
Ink - Printer, Antique Linen, Tea Bag
Paper - X-press It Blending Card, Black
Accessories - Copics, Stencil, Spellbinders Romantic Rectangles Two

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

Friday, November 2, 2018

November Power and Spark

Hello Everyone!!  I'm excited to be bringing you this month's Power and Spark Challenge which is a Thankful Challenge!  As you know I'm an Aussie, which means that we don't have Thanksgiving here as that is a uniquely North American holiday but that doesn't mean we don't have things to be thankful for.  I am and will always be thankful for my dear hubby and gorgeous children, my parents who have always been there for me and my bestie who has been through the highs and lows beside me for the last 30yrs.  November also brings the 97th Birthday of my Grandmother, a very, very special lady in my life who I will always adore and be truly thankful and blessed to have in my life.  On the world calendar, 11 November 2018 brings the 100th Anniversary of Armistice Day - a time to reflect and be thankful for all those who have and are still serving for our country.  So what are you thankful for??  Play along with us and make a Thank You or Thanksgiving themed project and link up to the Power Poppy Blog!

I'm also thankful that here Down Under that it is Spring!  So I've reached for Flower Bomb and made it very large, added the sentiment at the top and printed it out and coloured it with a range of Copics.  It really doesn't need much embellishing at all as those beautiful blooms are taking centre stage, so I've matted it with some cream card, added a pink base with a border punch bottom and a few enamel dots to accent.

Stamps - Flower Bomb (Power Poppy)
Ink - Printer
Paper - X-press It Blending Card, Cream, Pink
Accessories - Copics, ODBD Double Stitched Rectangles, Martha Stewart Deco Fan Border Punch, Enamel Dots

Want to see what the Bloomies have been thankful about, check them out here.....

Don't forget playing along, linking up gives you the chance to win a $50 Shopping Spree at the Power Poppy store!!

That's all from me today, thanks for popping by and hope you are inspired to stamp and play along with us this month!

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Joyful Poinsettias

Hello Everyone!!!  It's the start of a new month (can you believe it's NOVEMBER already!) so there is a brand new Our Daily Bread Designs release on the shelves!  This month was are getting ready for Christmas with a range of festive themed stamps and dies and I have been playing with Joyful Christmas - a stamp and die duo, and this divine Christmas Collection 2018 paper!!!  Love the soft pinks and greens in this gorgeous paper!

I've used some mint green card and the Center Step Card Die to create the base.  Next I used two pieces of Christmas Collection 2018 paper and the Center Step Layers dies to cut the panels.  Around the base layer I've attached some soft green ribbon and then topped with a bow.  I've used Layered Lacey Ovals to cut some white card and then Pierced Ovals to cut the middle out (although any of the oval dies would be fine too, it was just the first one I grabbed).  Once I've glued this piece into place, I've stamped the sentiment from Joyful Christmas in black ink as shown.  Next I've stamped the poinsettia image from Joyful Christmas in Memento Tuxedo Black onto X-press It Blending Card and coloured with Copic Markers (G40, G43, G46, C5, RV000, R81, R83, R85, YG00, Y26).  I've popped this up on foam tape and finished with a few rhinestones.

Stamps - Joyful Christmas Stamp/Die Duo (ODBD)
Paper - ODBD Christmas Collection 2018, Mint Green, White, X-press It Blending card
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories - ODBD Dies: Center Step Card, Center Step Layers, Layered Lacey Ovals, Pierced Ovals; Green Ribbon, Bow Easy, X-press It Foam Tape, Clear Rhinestones

You can find all today's projects and be inspired on the ODBD Blog, Web Pages, the ODBD GalleryFacebookPinterest and Instagram.

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

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Amaryllis Bliss

Hello Everyone!!  It's the final day of the Power Poppy sneak peeks and that means that it's RELEASE DAY and you can grab them in the store right now!  Today the Bloomies are showcasing the last set in the release and isn't it a beauty ---- Amaryllis Bliss!!  With three beautiful blooms with mix and match greenery and sentiments, its a showstopper for sure!

I've let these flowers do all the talking by stamping the blooms and greenery from Amaryllis Bliss onto X-press It Blending Card and colouring with Copics then carefully stamping the sentiment at the bottom.  I've cut the edge with a curved scallop die and matted with some striped paper, vanilla card and a cherry cobbler base.  To finish I've added a little sparkly bling!

Stamps - Amaryllis Bliss (Power Poppy)
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper - X-press It Blending Card, Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, Kaisercraft DP
Accessories - Copics, Simply Dies Borders, Clear Rhinestones

You won't want to miss all the dreamy creations the Bloom Brigade have made, so pop by these blogs and leave a little love!

Need even more reason to get shopping??  You can get FREE SHIPPING in the USA and $4 off Shipping for all internationals!!  Grab the code below and get shopping!!  WOOHOOO!!!
That's all from me today!  We hope you love this release as much as we do and can't wait to get shopping and of course, are inspired to stamp!!  :)

Friday, October 26, 2018

Woods and Snuggle

Hello Everyone!  It's the third day of the Power Poppy Sneak Peeks for the Happiest Holidays 2018 Collection!!  Today the Bloomies are showcasing TWO new stamp sets - Through the Woods and Snuggle Down!  As you would imagine, Through the Woods is full of earthy and wood themed images, elements and sentiments.  Snuggle Down on the other hand is all warm and cozy with blankets, thermoses and elements to make your own plaid!  You will see that I've combined both sets to create my card today.  :)

The base is made of old olive and layered with vanilla and then some Wonderland paper.  Next I have a piece of green border punched with Woodland Branch.  I've topped this with kraft and a piece of vanilla that I've made into a plaid print using three of the elements from Snuggle Down.  I've stamped the wood frame from Through the Woods stamped with Memento Black.  It the middle I've stamped the sentiment from Through the Woods in Spruce Ink.  I've coloured the image with Copics and die cut with Double Stitched Squares, then matted with Old Olive and Kraft card.  To finish I've added a few pewter pearls to the top corner.

Stamps - Through the Woods, Snuggle Down (Power Poppy)
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black, Catherine Pooler Spruce
Paper - X-press It Blending Card, Old Olive, Vanilla, Kasiercraft Wonderland DP
Accessories - Copics, ODBD Double Stitched Squares, Martha Stewart Woodland Branch Border Punch, Kaisercraft Pewter Pearls, X-press It Foam Tape

What are the Bloomies making with today's sets???  You won't want to miss them, so follow the links below and leave a little love!

That's all from me today, enjoy the hop and all the fabulous sneak peeks the girls have for you and hope you are inspired to stamp!  :)


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