Monday, September 25, 2017

Hibiscus Box


Hello Everyone!!  It's Springtime here in Australia, which means it's really Summer!  LOL!!  We really only have hot and cool where I live (and a few cold days - but that's cold to us, not like those of your who live in Canada or the like) - so although it is September and technically early Spring, the temps are into the mid-30C's (or mid 90's) which I admit is quite above normal for this time of year.  So I am getting into Spring/Summer themed projects!!  I had a colleague have a birthday recently and she's not really a pink/girly type, so I when for a tropical theme box for her - which I filled with some Darrell Lea Peanut Butter Chocolate Balls!  :)

This box really didn't take that long and I was really happy with the way it turned out.  I've used some teal coloured card and die cut it with the Glorious Gable Box Die by ODBD.  I've put this together using some double sided tape and dots of glue to make it secure (don't want those Peanut Butter Balls going everywhere now do we!).  I've made the flower using the Hibiscus Dies and some yellow card - airbrushing some YR18 Copic while still in the die and then all over the stamen as well.  I've then shaped the petals and glued it together.  The leaves have been made out of green card and die cut with Tropical Leaves Dies and once again airbrushed with Copic - this time G28.  I've glued these and the hibiscus to the box as shown.  Then sentiment is from Lovely Flower stamp set and has been stamped and cut into a notched tag and attached as shown.  These small sentiments are just perfect for little tags to adorn the boxes!

Stamps - Lovely Flower (ODBD)
Paper - Teal, White, Yellow, Green
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories - ODBD Dies: Glorious Gable Box Die, Hibiscus Dies, Tropical Leaves Dies, Copics, Airbrush System, Glue

That's all from me today, thanks for popping by, hope the weather is nice in your part of the world....and that you are inspired to stamp!!  :)

Friday, September 22, 2017

Marcy’s Tying the Knot Hop!


Hello Everyone!  Today is an EXTRA SPECIAL HOP for our beloved Peep in Chief!!!  Tomorrow our dear Marcy is marrying the love of her life, Doug, and to celebrate the Bloom Brigade and Instant Gardeners are having a Wedding Hop!!  If you'd love to leave Marcy and Doug a special message, please leave that on the Power Poppy Blog - I know they will read each and every one of them!

Dearest Marcy and Doug - as your big day fast approaches, I just wanted to say how over the moon happy I am for you both!  You are obviously head over heels for each other and I just know that you are going to be so very happy together!  How many people can say that they have truly found their soul mate as you two have and are obviously so perfect together.  As much as I know that your wedding will be stunningly gorgeous, it's more that I wish for you a truly happy, long and blissful marriage - the kind that your beautiful blended family will grow up and aspire for themselves.  May you always have this joy, love and happiness that you do today. With much love from across the Pacific........Kathy xx


About my card - well I know that blue is traditional for weddings - but when has Marcy ever been traditional????  I could only ever imagine her wedding surrounded in GREEN - lots of plants, flowers and foliage!  So I based my card on creams and greens with a splash of peachy/red.  With a base of cream, then green and then more cream (cut with 5x7 Elegant Labels 4 and airbrushed with a little green inside).  Then some green and peachy/red Graphic 45 DP cut with Grand Labels 4, topped with Wild Wasabi cut with more Elegant Labels 4.  Across this is some wide ivory ribbon.  Next is cream cut with Labels 4, topped with green cut with another Elegant Labels 4.  Finally on top of this behemoth of a card is a oval of X-press It Blending Card, with the cake from Dream Wedding stamped in Grey Flannel.  I've coloured this with Copics and sponged the edges with Antique Linen ink.  I've popped these layers up on X-press It Foam Tape.  I've stamped the sentiment also from Dream Wedding in Grey Flannel on cream card and die cut.  I've added a huge bow and finished with a sprinkling of rhinestones.

Unfortunately due to the sheer amount of time international mail takes, this card won't quite make it in time for the wedding, but the heartfelt love will be with you on the day!

Stamps - Dream Wedding (Power Poppy)
Ink - Memento Grey Flannel
Paper - X-press It Blending Card, Cream, Wild Wasabi, Graphic 45 DP
Accessories - Copics, Airbrush System, Spellbinders Dies: Large Oval, Labels 4, 5x7 Elegant Labels 4, Grand Labels 4, Fancy Tags, Ivory Ribbon, Bow Easy, Clear Rhinestones, X-press It Foam Tape

If you started here, well you won't want to miss the start of the hop!  If you are in the middle of the hop then continue on to your next gorgeous creation for our dear Marc!


Thanks for stopping by, hope you love the hop and are inspired to stamp, or to get married, or attend a wedding.........or just love life!!  xx

Monday, September 18, 2017

Here for You!


Hello Everyone!  Today I have bright and Springy card to show you!  I'm so happy that Spring has finally sprung here in Australia - I always feel like I finally start waking up when the weather starts warming in September --- I know, I really can't complain about Winter here in sunny Queensland, but Winter is still Winter and I'm always happy to see it pass!  :)

This card features the beautiful Daffodils stamp set by Power Poppy and I've coloured it with Copics!  The sentiment is also from Daffodils and I've used a variety of dies to showcase both.  A simple card base, a touch of lace and ribbon and voila you're done!

Stamps - Daffodils (Power Poppy)
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper - X-press It Blending Card, White, Daffodil Delight, DP
Accessories - Copics, Spellbinders Dies, ODBD Stitched Ovals Dies, Lace, Ribbon, X-press It Foam Tape

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

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Joyful Nest


Hello Everyone!  Today I was playing with my Copics and one of Power Poppy's latest release sets called Under Glass.  Instead of popping this pretty nest image under the glass cloche that comes with the set, I decided to let this beauty shine on its own.

I've created the base using a base of brown and topped with some Pool Party card and the very pretty Maja Designs DP.  Across this is some Pool Party punched with the lattice border punch and topped with brown and some gingham DP.  Around this I've added some wide white ribbon and topped with some lavender ribbon.  I've stamped the image from Under Glass in Memento Tuxedo Black onto X-press It Blending Card and coloured with Copics.  I've then cut it out with Double Stitched Circles Dies and matted with brown cut with Royal Circles and then popped up on foam tape.  The sentiment is also from Under Glass and has been stamped and cut into a notched tag.  I've secured this to the card front with a glue dot and topped with a lavender bow.  To finish I've added a couple of white pearls to the corner.

Stamps - Under Glass (Power Poppy)
Paper - X-press It Blending Card, Pool Party, Baked Brown Sugar, Maja Designs DP
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories - Copics, ODBD Double Stitched Circles Dies, Spellbinders Royal Circles Dies, MS Lattice Border Punch, White Pearls, Ribbons, Bow Easy, X-press It Foam Tape

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

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Birthday Clematis


Hello Everyone!  It has been quite some time since I posted but I haven't been doing completely nothing.  I have done a 6 card feature for Simply Cards and that's going to be on shelves in November!  I have also been very busy with my family with various events and sports and such.  So today I'm posting a card that was actually featured in Simply Cards 6 months ago.  I really loved this card and it featured on the cover

This beautiful image is from Power Poppy called Climbing Clematis.  It's a digi image which is great for resizing so that it fits your dies.....or alternatively fills the entire card depending on what you want to do with it!  Of course I've coloured it all with my lovely Copic Markers.  The sentiment is also a digi, from Tulips in Hobnail Pitcher.  The card construction is pretty easy when you have some pretty dies.

Stamps - Climbing Clematis, Tulips in Hobnail Pitcher (Power Poppy)
Ink - Printer
Paper - X-press It Blending Card, White, Wisteria Wonder, DP
Accessories - Copics, Spellbinders Dies, Ribbon, ODBD Stitched Ovals Dies, X-press It Foam Tape

Last year we lost my loved Grandfather (Fella) and today marks what would have been his 99th Birthday.  And although he is no longer with us, he is always remembered with a great deal of love.

I hope to be more creative and find that mojo again, thanks for stopping by and hope you are inspired to stamp!  :)

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Basketball Fever!


Hello Everyone!!  Grab your bats, get ready to tee off, jump, spike and run.....we've got sports fever at Our Daily Bread Designs this month and we are cheering!  Whether you are into Golf, Soccer, Football, Baseball, Softball, Volleyball or Basketball, we've got you covered!  Today I'm showcasing two stamp sets and an extra die - Basketball (that comes with a matching die included in the set!), All- Star Jersey clear set and the fabulous matching die set, Sport Jerseys Dies.

It's new release time and that means there are prizes to be won!
Prize Information: 
Three randomly selected winners will each receive a $25 Gift Code to the ODBD Website  just for commenting on the Design Team cards!  You have until August 2, 2017 at 9:00 p.m. EDT to leave your comments on the Designers Blogs for a chance to win!  The Winners will be posted on the ODBD Blog on August 3rd so be sure to check back there to see if you won!

I chose Basketball this month because that's what sport my 10yr old daughter plays!  Unlike her very undersized mother, she's the tallest girl in her team.....she obviously didn't get her height from me!  :) 
https://ourdailybreaddesigns.com/all-star-jersey-clear-stamps.html
https://ourdailybreaddesigns.com/basketball-stamp-die-duos-clear-stamps.html

For my first card I've created a fun side step card using ODBD's Side Step Card Die to cut a piece of black card.  For the solid and spotted red panels I've used some Old Glory Paper Pad.  The lattice panel is created by cutting some white card using the Lattice Background Die and trimming it to size.  Next I stamped the basketball singlet and numbers from All-Star Jersey and the basketball and sentiments from the Basketball stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black onto X-press It Blending Card and coloured with Copics.  The basketball has been die cut with the included die in Basketball set and the jersey and numbers die cut using the matching die in the Sport Jerseys Die Set.  The 'Love' sentiment has simply been trimmed to size and the word 'Basketball' cut with Pennant Flags Dies.  I've then either glued or popped up on foam tape the various elements as shown.

Stamps - Basketball, All-Star Jersey (ODBD)
Paper - ODBD Old Glory Paper Pad X-press It Blending Card, Black
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories - ODBD Dies: Sport Jerseys, Side Step Card, Lattice Background, Pennant Flags, Copics, X-press It Foam Tape

So why stop at one card when you can make TWO!


So I decided when I saw the piece of lattice left from my first card that it kind of looked like a net....a basketball net!!  Then I thought surely making a basketball net for the front of the card wouldn't be too hard....and what do you know, it wasn't!  :)

I've used a brown card base and layered with some solid red paper from Old Glory Paper Pad.  Around this I've attached two pieces of wide black ribbon.  Then I've used Double Stitched Rectangles for the backboard.  I've created the ring out of brown card and die cut it with two Stitched Ovals dies.  I've then taken the scrap of white cut with Lattice Background die from the previous card and trimmed it to a net shape.  I've then stamped the basketball from the Basketball Stamp and Die set in Memento Tuxedo Black onto X-press It Blending Card and coloured it with Copics and die cut it with the matching die also in the Basketball set.  Once I had the basketball, ring and net pieces I've put it all into place on the backboard and then drew in the black square with a black Copic Multiliner.  To finish I've stamped the sentiment from Basketball stamp and die set and cut into a notched flag.

Stamps - Basketball (ODBD)
Paper - ODBD Old Glory Paper Pad, Brown, X-press It Blending Card
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories - ODBD Dies: Double Stitched Rectangles, Stitched Ovals, Lattice Background, Copics, Copic Multiliner

I'm sure by now you can't wait to see which sets the Breadsticks have chosen to show you today so make sure you pop by these blogs and leave a little love for your chance to WIN!

Cathy * Grace * Angie * Sandee * Kathy 
Diana * Dawn * Lisa * Chris * Lori * Helen

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

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Power Poppy Hop Day!


Hello Everyone!!  It's finally here - the Power Poppy Hop Day and all the sets in the Abundance Collection that have been showcased by the Bloom Brigade over the last four days are available to purchase in the store RIGHT NOW!!!  WOOHOOOOO!!!!  Today we have one more brand new set to tempt you, which I think may just be my favourite......UNDER GLASS!


https://powerpoppy.com/products/under-glass

I've used a base of white topped with Wild Wasabi and then another piece of white cut with A2 Divine Eloquence.  Around these layers I've attached some green ribbon.  I've stamped the image and sentiment from Under Glass in Memento Tuxedo Black onto X-press It Blending Card and coloured with Copics.  I've cut this with Labels 28 and while it's still in the die, sponged a little Antique Linen ink.  I've affixed this to front of the card and accented with a green bow and a few clear rhinestones.

Stamps -  Under Glass (Power Poppy)
Paper - X-press It Blending Card, Wild Wasabi, White
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black, Antique Linen
Accessories - Copics, Green Ribbon, Bow Easy, Clear Rhinestones

Let's have a peek at which of the sets the Bloom Brigade are showing off today and make sure you swing by these blogs and leave a little love!



 And one last thing - there's a special sale on but only until August 5th!!  That's one special you won't want to miss with all this gorgeousness being released this month!!  :)

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

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Dahlia!


Hello Everyone!!  It's Day 4 of the Power Poppy Abundance Collection Release and today do we have a whopper for you!!  Let me introduce you to Dahlia XL......if you love your flowers BIG, then you are going to love this one!

http://powerpoppy.com/products/dahlia-xl/

I've used a black base and topped with white card cut with 5x7 Detailed Scallops die.  I've stamped the Dahlia XL onto X-press It Blending Card and coloured with Copics, trimmed it and then cut through the middle.  I've attached the two pieces to a black card base and then stamped the sentiment from Dahlia XL in Versamark ink in the middle and embossed in white.  To finish I've accented with a few sequins.

Dahlias come in a range of colours, but I was taken with this one called Ken's Rarity - don't you think it's pretty!!??  :)


Stamps - Dahlia XL (Power Poppy)
Paper - Black, White, X-press It Blending Card
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark
Accessories - Copics, Spellbinders 5x7 Detailed Scallops, White Embossing Powder, Heat Gun, Sequins

Don't miss the Bloom Brigade's creations using this set, pop by these blogs and leave a little love!


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

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Pure Prairie Spirit


Hello Everyone!  It's Day 2 of the Power Poppy Abundance Collection Release and today we are getting our Prairie on!!  Big Blooms, Beautiful Butterflies and Brilliant Sentiments await with this new clear set!  Let me introduce you to Pure Prairie Spirit!  If you love to colour, this set will have your fingers twitching with a large bouquet with four sentiments!

 http://powerpoppy.com/products/pure-prairie-spirit/

I've used a base of Sweet Sugarplum and layered with cream.  Next I've stamped this large prairie bouquet and added the two lovely butterflies from Pure Prairie Spirit onto X-press It Blending Card and then coloured with Copics......lots and lots and lots of Copics!!  I did colour some blue in and around the bouquet but then decided to sponge all around with Memento Summer Sky.  I've trimmed this to a 4 3/4 inch square and matted with cream and Chocolate Chip card.  I then stamped the sentiment from Pure Prairie Spirit and cut it out with Circle Nestabilities and then added a double notched tag underneath in Sweet Sugarplum and popped it up on foam tape.  To finish I've added some pink enamel dots.

Stamps - Pure Prairie Spirit (Power Poppy)
Paper - X-press It Blending Card, Sweet Sugarplum, Cream, Chocolate Chip
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black, Summer Sky
Accessories - Copics, Circle Nestabilities, Pennant Flags Dies, Pink Enamel Dots, X-press It Foam Tape

Want to have a peek at what the Bloomies have been creating with this set???  Make sure you pop by these blogs....


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

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Vibrant Thanks!


Hello Everyone!!  It's been a while coming, but the brand new POWER POPPY RELEASE is finally here and you've landed here on Day 1!!  For the next FIVE days the Bloom Brigade will be showcasing five new clear sets with a Blog Hop on July 30th - the day all the sets that you've been drooling over will finally be available to purchase!  Today we have a beautiful new set with three fabulous images and an assortment of matching sentiments!  Let me introduce you to.....Vibrant Thanks!

 http://powerpoppy.com/products/vibrant-thanks/

I've used a base of Baked Brown Sugar and layered with some DP.  Next I've created layers of cream and some more DP, wrapped a green ribbon around the layers and then cut a piece of X-press It Blending Card with a stitched rectangle die.  I've stamped the Zinnias and sentiment from Vibrant Thanks in Memento Tuxedo Black and then coloured it with Copics (YR00, YR12, YR09, E11, Y11, G40, G43, G46, YG00).  I've then sponged a little Antique Linen around it and finished with a few enamel dots.

Stamps - Vibrant Thanks (Power Poppy)
Paper - X-press It Blending Card, Baked Brown Sugar, Cream, Kaisercraft True Love DP
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black, Antique Linen
Accessories - Copics, Double Stitched Rectangles Dies, Green Ribbon, Enamel Dots

The Bloom Brigade have lots of gorgeous samples to show off today, so make sure you pop by these blogs.....


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

Friday, July 14, 2017

Touch of Paradise

Hello Everyone!!  Today I'm playing with the July release stamps and dies from Our Daily Bread Designs and this month it was all about summery tropicals!  A lot of people think of the dry outback when they think of Australia, but I live in the sub-tropical coastal area and around here you will find Bird of Paradise plants a lot!  So when I saw the latest release, well of course I had to pick that one, but it was a hard choice let me tell you!  I was also thrilled to see that there was a selection of tropical themed dies for Frangipani (I have one of those in my back yard!), Hibiscus (every colour of the rainbow around here!) and a beautiful selection of leaves and ferns!  Looooooovely!!!

I've used Aloha for the bird of paradise image and the sentiment and accented with leaves from Frangipani Dies and a leaf shape from Tropical Leaves Dies.  Excitingly, the image has a matching Bird of Paradise Die

I've used a base of peach card and layered with spotted Boho Bolds paper and then layered with the matching solids from Boho Bolds and topped with white card cut the Lattice Background Die.  Across this I've attached some white and golden yellow ribbon.  The feature panel is white cut with Pierced Circles Dies and I've airbrushed it with yellow and orange Copics while still in the die.  I've stamped the Bird of Paradise image from Aloha twice onto X-press It Blending Card and coloured with Copics and then die cut with the matching Bird of Paradise Die.  To make it look a little more like a bird of paradise plant, I've surrounded these with green leaves cut with Frangipani Dies and Tropical Leaves Dies and airbrushed these with a darker green Copic marker.  To finish I've stamped the sentiment from the Aloha and die cut it with Pennant Flags Dies.

Stamps - Aloha (ODBD)
Paper - X-press It Blending Card, Peekaboo Peach, White, ODBD Boho Bolds Paper Pad
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories - ODBD Dies: Bird of Paradise, Frangipani, Tropical Leaves, Pennant Flags, Pierced Circles, Lattice Background; White and Golden Yellow Ribbon, X-press It Foam Tape



For my second card I've used a base of kraft card, trimming the corners.  Across the top I've added a piece of purple solid paper and spotty green paper from Boho Bolds.  Around this I've added white and purple ribbons.  I've stamped the image from Aloha, coloured withe Copics and cut it out with the matching Bird of Paradise Die.  I've added a die cut leaf using Tropical Leaves (also Copic airbrushed) so it didn't look quite to bare.  I've then stamped the sentiment from Aloha direct to the card face and accented with some enamel dots.  To finish I've added a purple bow and green button.

Stamps - Aloha (ODBD)
Paper - X-press It Blending Card, Kraft, ODBD Boho Bolds Paper Pad
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories - ODBD Dies: Bird of Paradise, Tropical Leaves; White and Purple Ribbons, Bow Easy, Button, Enamel Dots, Twine

Want to have a peek at what the Breadsticks have been creating for today??  Make sure you swing by these blogs!!
Cathy * Lisa * Sandee * Dawn * Kathy * Lori * Diana

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

Friday, July 7, 2017

July Power & Spark!


Hello Everyone!!  It's the first Friday of a new month and that means it's time for a brand new Power Poppy Power and Spark Challenge!!  This month our lovely hostess is Ally and she's challenged you all to.....Copy a Bloomie!

What does that mean??  Find a card or project made by any member of the Power Poppy Bloom Brigade (look to the right side of my blog and under the Bloom Brigade pic for the list of names), and do your own take on it!  Easy right?!  AND - don't forget there is a $50 Shopping Spree to WIN!!  Find all the details on the Power Poppy Blog!

I chose TOSHA's beautiful card found HERE to copy!  I've used the same layout (different dies though still round) and her idea for seam binding (not something I use very often) and switched out the sequins for buttons.  I've used a very different colour palette because it's a cold, wet Winter day here in Australia and I felt like using some warmer hues to pretend it's a little warmer!!

I've used a base of cream and layered with apricot card and some Wild Rose Studio DP.  The panel is more cream and more Wild Rose Studio DP.  Around this I've added the seam binding and topped with a wooden heart button.  I've printed the DIGI image, Sunset Sway onto X-press It Blending Card and coloured with Copic Markers.  I've cut this out with Pierced Circle Dies and while in the die, I've sponged some ink around the edges.  I've matted this with cream card cut with Stately Circles Dies and popped it up on foam tape.  To finish I've added some round wooden and brown buttons.

Stamps - Sunset Sway (Power Poppy)
Ink - Printer
Paper - X-press It Blending Card, Cream, Apricot, Wild Rose Studio Meadow Harvest DP
Accessories - Copics, ODBD Pierced Circles Dies, Spellbinders Stately Circles, Seam Binding, Buttons, X-press It Foam Tape

Don't miss all today's gorgeous creations, by checking out the POWER POPPY BLOG!


 

ALSO ~ a heads up about the delay in shipping of stamps and dies and excitingly there is 20% off DIGIS!!  Don't forget to use the code VACATIONDIGIS at the checkout!!


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

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Happy 80th


Hello Everyone!  I recently had a request from a friend to make an 80th Birthday card for her father who was a horse lover.  I found myself in a bit of strife when I realised that I didn't actually own a horse stamp - I know right - all the stamps I have and no horses!  So I had a bit of a cheat on this one and found a horse image online and printed it in sepia tones as my image for the card.

The rest of the card is quite easy, a base of blue layered with cream (pierced around the edges) and topped with 2 pieces of Vintage Ephemera Collection paper.  Over the join I've attached some grosgrain ribbon.  I've taken the image, cut it with Circles Dies and matted with blue cut with Pierced Circles Dies.  I've cut some deep blue, cream and blue cut withe Pennant Flags Dies and popped the image up on foam tape over the top.  Next I've used Large Numbers Dies to cut some cream card and airbrushed it with Copic E84 will it was still in the dies.  The sentiment across the bottom is made using the Happy Birthday Script Die and I've finished with a couple of pewter pearls in the top corner.

Stamps - NONE!
Ink - Printer
Paper - Marina Mist, Very Vanilla, White, Blue, ODBD Vintage Ephemera Paper Collection
Accessories - ODBD Dies: Happy Birthday Script, Large Numbers, Circles, Pierced Circles, Pennant Flags; Grosgrain Ribbon, X-press It Foam Tape, Kaisercraft Pewter Pearls

I'm happy to say my friend loved her card and I hope her Dad did too!  That's all from me today, thanks for visiting and hope you are inspired to stamp!

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Licenced to Drive


Hello Everyone!  I have a fun card for you today!  Recently one of my young co-workers passed her Driver's Test and is now a P Plater!  We were very happy for her - especially since her commute to work has gone from 1 1/2hrs by bus to 1/2hr by car!  Of course a card had to be made to celebrate her achievement....

This card is a mix of so many different companies and it was fun to just grab all sorts of products to make a fun card.  The basics are a base of pink, layered with Baked Brown Sugar (retired - I REALLY want Stampin' Up to bring this back!) and then a white layer cut with Double Stitched Rectangles Dies (ODBD).  Then I've created the background with many pieces of patterned paper, making sure to have a strip of green PP across the bottom.  The fence is cut out of white card using the Woodgrain Fence Die by MFT.  The image is created from two stamp sets by Waltzing Mouse which has closed its doors, however the Half Pint Heroes and Half Pint Heroines are now available through Gina K.  I've stamped this on X-press It Blending Card and coloured with Copics.  The sentiment is from Power Poppy's Dream Wedding set and has been cut out with Pennant Flags by ODBD.  The bunting is created with Pennant Row Alphabet stamps and Pennant Row dies by ODBD.

Stamps - Half Pint Heroes and Half Pint Heroines, Pennant Row Alphabet
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black, Altenew Pinks
Paper - X-press It Blending Card, Pink, Baked Brown Sugar, White, Kaisercraft DP
Accessories - Copics, Dies: ODBD Pennant Flags, Pennant Row, Double Stitched Rectangles; MFT Woodgrain Fence, X-press It Foam Tape

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

Friday, June 16, 2017

Follow Your Heart


Hello Everyone!  It's time for another look back at the latest ODBD release which is full of stamps, dies and paper and the theme is all about weddings!  I've used several of the latest products in my card today - a lovely stamp set called Happy Wedding Day and two dies called Heart Topiary (to match the stamp - YAY!) and Scalloped Chain (that lovely chain background!) as well as two well loved favs from ODBD - Pennant Flags and Pierced Circles!  See that pretty paper - yep, that's new too called Wedding Wishes Paper Collection and it's available now!  :)

I've used a base of cream card and layered with some gold paper from Wedding Wishes Paper Collection.  Next I've cut a piece of cream card with Scalloped Chain die and placed a piece of patterned paper the same size as the die cut, also from Wedding Wishes behind it.  Around these layers I've attached some blue ribbon.  Next I've cut a piece of cream using Pierced Circles dies and while still in the die, I've airbrushed a little Y26 Copic for a golden look.  I've cut off one side and attached it as shown.  Next I've stamped the topiary from Happy Wedding Day in black onto X-press It Blending Card and coloured it with Copics (Y21, Y26, Y28, G43, G46, E84, E87, B41, B32) and then die cut it with Heart Topiary die and popped it up on foam tape.  Finally I've stamped the sentiment, also from Happy Wedding Day, in Rich Cocoa on cream and die cut it with Pennant Flags and glued it into place.

Stamps - Happy Wedding Day (ODBD)
Paper - Wedding Wishes Paper Collection, X-press It Blending Card, Cream
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black, Rich Cocoa
Accessories - ODBD Dies: Heart Topiary, Pierced Circles, Scalloped Chain, Pennant Flags; Copics, Blue Ribbon, X-press It Foam Tape

Don't miss all the creations that the Breadsticks have for you today!!

Sandee * Lisa * Cathy * Diana * Julie 
Kathy * Robin * Lori * Helen * Dawn * Sabrina

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

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Happy Wedding Day!


Hello Everyone!!  It's the first of the month so that means it's time for a brand new ODBD Release!!  This month we've got wedding products galore!!!  Stamps, Dies, Paper - it's all waiting for you!!  You can find all the details on the ODBD Blog!

Of course it wouldn't be release day without PRIZES to be WON!! 
Three randomly selected winners will each receive a $25 Gift Code to the ODBD Website  just for commenting on the Design Team cards!  You have until June 2, 2017 at 9:00 p.m. EDT to leave your comments on the Designers Blogs for a chance to win!  The Winners will be posted on the ODBD Blog on June 3rd so be sure to check back there to see if you won!

I have used several new products to show you today, Happy Wedding Day stamp set, Heart Topiary Die, Bride and Groom Die and Wedding Wishes Paper Pad!!  (If you are wondering...the Side Step Card Die, Vintage Labels and Vintage Borders Dies are also from ODBD!!)





 I've cut some cream card using the Side Step Card Die and then cut some Wedding Wishes Paper Pad paper to create some panels.  Next I've cut some peachy coloured card with Vintage Borders Dies and topped with cream cut with Vintage Labels Dies.  I've stamped the topiary from Happy Wedding Day in Memento Tuxedo Black onto X-press It Blending Card and coloured with Copic Markers.  I've then used the Heart Topiary Die to cut the shape out and then popped it up on foam tape.  I've also used Happy Wedding Day to stamp the sentiment across the bottom of the card.  The little birdies have also been stamped from Happy Wedding Day and die cut with Heart Topiary Die and popped up on foam tape!  Aren't they just adorable!!  Finally I've cut the 'Bride and Groom' out of Wedding Wishes Paper Pad with Bride and Groom Die and then glued it into place.

The Breadsticks have some amazing projects waiting for you today, so make sure you hop by these blogs to have a peek!

Cathy * Grace * Angie * Dawn * Chris 
Sandee * Helen * Julie * Robin * Lori
Lisa * Diana * Kathy * Sabrina

 That's all from me today, don't forget to comment for you chance to win and hope you are inspired to stamp!!

Saturday, May 27, 2017

12th Birthday Boy


Hello Everyone!  Would you believe it's yet ANOTHER male project today!  This is a quick one I made for my son who turned 12 this week.  I can't believe he's 12 - where did that time go??  It's been a pretty busy week with two sick sons, followed by a daughter heading off on her very first school camp, fighting off the sickness myself and finished off with a birthday party for the now well 12yr old boy!  No wonder I'm tired!

So for this card it had to be red because that's his favourite colour!  I've used Cherry Cobbler for the base and topped with some Very Vanilla.  The DP is some fun moustache paper that I just had to use - for some reason the boy has a fascination with moustaches, I have no idea why!!  I've created a panel of red topped with the reverse of the DP and then added some little Pennant Flags to the side.  I've cut an oval of Vanilla and then popped up the '12' which has been cut out of red with Large Numbers Dies.

Stamps - None
Paper - Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla, DP
Ink - None
Accessories - ODBD Dies: Large Numbers Dies, Pennant Flags Dies

That's all from me today, hope everything is going great in your part of the world and hope you are inspired to stamp!

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Birthday Box

Hello Everyone!  Today I have a fun project that I made for a co-worker for their birthday.  It is just a little something to mark the day and of course being a male means no pretty stuff, but I tried to make it fun anyway!  :)

I've used some craft card and ODBD's Luminous Lantern Die to create the box and glued it together.  Around the base I've added some orange twill ribbon.  I've then used Pennant Flags Dies to cut the blue panel and then cut the 'Happy Birthday' out of orange card with Happy Birthday Script Die and glued to the top of the pennant.  I found some fun spotty paper and die cut it with Pennant Row Dies and matted with blue cut with the other die from the same die set.  To finish I've tied it closed with an orange ribbon.

Stamps - None
Paper - Kraft, Pumpkin Pie, Blue, DP
Ink - None
Accessories - ODBD Dies: Luminous Lantern Die, Pennant Flags Dies, Happy Birthday Script Die, Pennant Row Dies; Orange Twill Ribbon, Orange Grosgrain Ribbon

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

Monday, May 22, 2017

14yr Old Teen!


Hello Everyone!  Today I have a quick card that I made for my 14yr old nephew.  As you know MAN cards are hard at the best of times - TEEN BOY cards aren't much easier!!  I decided to play it safe with reds and browns and a couple of Large Numbers (in case he forgot how old he was LOL!!).

I've used a base of Chocolate Chip and layered with Cherry Cobbler and a piece of white cut with ODBD's Lattice Background Die.  I've added a couple of notched tags of Chocolate Chip and Cherry Cobbler.  I've cut a piece of Chocolate Chip with Pierced Circles Dies and topped with white cut with Circles Dies and then cut the numbers out of Cherry Cobbler using Large Numbers Dies.

Stamps - None
Paper - Cherry Cobbler, Chocolate Chip, White
Ink - None
Accessories - ODBD Dies: Lattice Background Die, Large Number Dies, Pierced Circles Dies, Circles Dies

A quick and easy teen card that you can whip up in a flash!  Thanks for popping by and hope you are inspired to stamp!  :)

Friday, May 5, 2017

Power and Spark Time!


Hello Everyone!!!  Are you ready for a brand new Power Poppy Power and Spark Challenge????   This month the hostess is yours truly and I decided to FRAME IT UP!!!  What does that mean??  Well, you could use a frame for your image on your card, you could create a Polaroid style frame or you could go all out and create a piece and put it in a frame for home decor!  Are those clogs starting to move around in your brain yet??  I can't wait to see what ideas you've got!!  :)


If that isn't enough to excite you, what if I told you that if folks play along in the Power & Spark and WIN, Marcy upped the ante when it comes to winnings. Now our lucky winner gets a $50 shopping spree to the Power Poppy Shop! Woo Hoo! Play along during May, link up your card on the Power Poppy Blog , make sure you mention and link back to the Power Poppy Challenge and you could win!!

I decided to create TWO cards to show you ideas on how to play this month's challenge!  If you look at both cards you'll notice that I used the exact same frame for both cards, just used them differently!

For the first card at the top of this post, I've used a base of Soft Sky and layered with white and some DP and then attached some lavender ribbon.  Next I've cut the frame out of X-press It Blending Card and then stamped the edges of the big bouquet from Burst of Kindness all around it and then coloured it with Copics!  The sentiment is also from Burst of Kindness and has been stamped with Versafine black, attached the the centre of the card and then popped the frame up on foam tape.

Stamps - Burst of Kindness (Power Poppy)
Paper - X-press It Blending Card, Soft Sky, White, DP
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories - Copics, Double Stitched Rectangles Dies, X-press It Foam Tape, Lavender Ribbon


For my second card, I've kept the frame plain, only stamping the sentiment from Artful Display in the corner.  The base is created of white and layered with pink card and some DP with two pieces of wide pink ribbon attached.  In the middle I've added a piece of DP that sort of looks like wall paper (humour me!!).  I've then stamped several plates from Artful Display onto X-press It Blending Card and then coloured with Copic markers.  I've then fussy cut each place to create my display!  Stamp the sentiment in the corner of the frame and pop up on foam tape, finishing with a big pink bow in the corner.

Stamps - Artful Display (Power Poppy)
Paper - White, X-press It Blending Card, Pink, DP
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black, Rich Cocoa
Accessories - Copics, Double Stitched Rectangles, Pink Ribbon, Bow Easy, X-press It Foam Tape

So - are you excited to join in the challenge yet??  Let's see what amazing ideas the Bloom Brigade have used to inspire you today!!
One more thing - did you know there is a new digi in the Power Poppy Store today??  Want a peek??  CLICK HERE to see Plant Kindness!!

That's all from me today, hope you play along with us this month and are inspired to stamp!!  :)

Monday, May 1, 2017

Teacher Time!


Hello Everyone!!  It's the beginning of May and that means it's time for another brand new release by ODBD!!!  It's time for school peeps with a range of dies and stamps perfect for teachers, Sunday School teachers and even your local school bus driver!!  Imagine all those end of school year projects that you could get done!  :)

Of course it wouldn't be a new release hop without PRIZES!!!  :)
Three randomly selected winners will each receive a $25 Gift Code to the ODBD Website  just for commenting on the Design Team cards!  You have until May 2, 2017 at 9:00 p.m. USA EDT to leave your comments on the Designers Blogs for a chance to win!  The Winners will be posted on the ODBD Blog on May 3rd so be sure to check back there to see if you won!

Today I'm using a stamp set called Class Act as well as the A+ Apples Dies (serious FUN dies!).



If you've been following the blog this year, you would have seen the fabby new 3D/box/basket/lantern dies that have been brought out and how much a looooooove them so of course I had to combine these new goodies with the Glorious Gable Box Die to create a darling gift box!!

I began by using the Glorious Gable Box Die to cut some Kraft cardstock - using only the top filigree inserts so that the rest of the box was solid card.  I adhered this together with some High Tack Double sided tape and then attached some hessian (burlap) ribbon topped with green gingham ribbon around the bottom.  Next came the fun bit!!!  I cut SIX of the middle sized apple from A+ Apples dies.  FIVE I scored in roughly the middle (the shape is not totally symmetrical, so I've popped it in the Scor Buddy and scored each one at 1 inch which is close to the middle).  Fold each of these and start gluing the sides together to create the 3D apple.  Once you have half a 3D apple, glue it to the sixth die cut which is still flat - this makes it easier to glue to your box! 


Die cut the apple stem and leaf and glue to the front of the box as shown.  Die cut a smaller apple using the smallest apple/stem/leaf dies in the A+ Apples set, glue together and pop it up on foam tape on the handle.  Finally stamp the sentiment from Class Act in white pigment ink onto black card cut with Pennant Flags Dies and attach as shown.

Stamps - Class Act (ODBD)
Paper - Kraft, Black, Red, Brown, Green
Ink - Hero Arts Unicorn Pigment Inkpad
Accessories - ODBD Dies: Glorious Gable Box Die, A+ Apples Dies, Pennant Flags Dies; X-press It High Tack Doublesided Tape, X-press It Foam Tape, Hessian (Burlap) Ribbon, Green Gingham Ribbon


I've also made a quick Corner Bookmark using the same stamp and die set!  Create a corner bookmark out of Kraft Cardstock and layer with Rustic Beauty Collection paper (top triangle) and green card topped with Vintage Ephemera Collection paper (bottom).  Stamp the pile of books from Class Act in Rich Cocoa on X-press It Blending Card and colour with Copic Markers.  Die cut with Stitched Oval Dies and glue to the front.  Accent with the 'A+' dies from A+ Apples cut out of red and attach as shown.

Stamps - Class Act (ODBD)
Paper - ODBD Rustic Beauty Collection, Vintage Ephemera Collection; Kraft, Green, X-press It Blending Card, Red
Ink - Memento Rich Cocoa
Accessories - ODBD Dies: A+ Apples, Stitched Oval Dies; Glue

I'm sure you can't wait to see what the Breadsticks have lined up for you today!!  Hop on by these blogs and be inspired!!

Cathy * Kathy * Dawn *Sandee * Angie * Julie * Lisa * Chris * Diana * Robin * Sabrina * Helen * Lori

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

Thursday, April 20, 2017

A Pop of Pink


Hello Everyone!!  Today I have another quick card for you using some of the latest offerings by ODBD!  As you can see, I'm at it again with the roses - although this time, the card was constructed with left over bits from my previous card that you'll find HERE.  As you can see from that card, I had left over flower pieces and leaves as well as that oval cut out from the Lattice Background.  I thought, surely I can come up with a way to use an oval lattice piece.....and so I did!  :)

I've used a base of Soft Sky, layered with Very Vanilla and topped with Shabby Rose Collection paper.  Across this I've added a piece of vanilla cut with Flower Lattice Die to create a decorative strip.  Next I've cut a piece of Soft Sky withe Layered Lacey Ovals and topped it with the left over piece of vanilla cut with Stitched Ovals Dies and Lattice Background Die.  I've then added the rose that has been made using Rose Dies and Rose Leaves Dies to one side.  I've stamped the sentiment from Lovely Flower in Rich Cocoa ink and die cut with Pennant Flags Dies and attached as shown.  To finish I've added some pearls to the corners.

Stamps - Lovely Flower (ODBD)
Ink - Memento Rich Cocoa
Paper - ODBD Shabby Rose Collection, Soft Sky, Very Vanilla, Pink, Wild Wasabi
Accessories - ODBD Dies: Layered Lacey Ovals, Stitched Ovals Dies, Lattice Background Die, Rose Dies, Rose Leaves Dies, Flower Lattice Die, Pennant Flags Dies; Pearls

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

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Yassine


Hello Everyone!!  Today I have another one of those dreaded MAN CARDS!  SIGH!  Men are so very difficult to create for, so thank goodness for stars and browns!!  :)

Last week, one of the loved members of our team at work had his final day.  It was actually very sad as he didn't want to leave.  You see, Yassine is a beautiful young man from Morocco and even though he has worked with the company for years and is a valued member of our team, the government has told him he has to leave and go home to Morocco.  There were tears and not just from me...  :(   Of course I had to make him a special good-bye card from everyone, which is why this is a long tall card - plenty of space for everyone to write something.

I used a base of Baked Brown Sugar and topped with Cherry Cobbler and some random star patterned paper from my stash.  Through the centre is a piece of Chocolate Chip topped with some spotty brown paper also from my stash.  Then came the fun of lots of pennant shaped pieces and star die cuts in browns and reds.  To personalise it, I've die cut the letters of his name with a font set by Spellbinders.  The sentiment is from From All Of Us by Clearly Besotted, stamped in Rich Cocoa and die cut with an oval die.  (I really like this set for a couple of reasons, 1. It has cute flowers in it and 2. It has lots of 'goodbye' type sentiments for all sorts of occasions, such as new job, retirement, sorry you are leaving and so on.)

I also decorated the inside stamping a coffee cup and beans in versamark (the beans go all around the edges) and the sentiment, from From All Of Us by Clearly Besotted, in Rich Cocoa.  (In case you are wondering about the coffee theme inside - I work at a Patisserie and we sell and drink a lot of coffee!)

Stamps -    (Clearly Besotted)
Ink - Memento Rich Cocoa, Versamark
Paper - Baked Brown Sugar, Cherry Cobbler, Chocolate Chip, Early Espresso, DP
Accessories - Oval Dies, Star Dies, Scissors, X-press It Foam Tape

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

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