Friday, November 17, 2017

Christmas Cardinal


Hello Everyone!  Today I'm playing with the latest November releases from Our Daily Bread Designs and getting ahead on my Christmas card stash!!  The new toys.....I mean release products that I'm playing with today are this lovely cardinal and sentiment stamp set called Winter Cardinal and this fabby Snow Globe die!

To create this card, I've used a base of Chocolate Chip topped with a solid green paper from Christmas Collection 2017.   On top of that is a patterned piece of paper from the same collection that has been die cut with the largest die from Snowflake Sky.  Around this I've attached a large red hessian ribbon.  Next I've die cut a piece of silver card using the Snow Globe die.  The Cardinal and sentiment from Winter Cardinal have been stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black onto X-press It Blending Card and coloured with Copic markers.  The cardinal has been die cut with the Snow Globe die and the sentiment with Layered Lacey Ovals.  I've used foam tape to it up.  Finally I've die cut some white card using Snow Crystals dies, attached them as shown and added a clear rhinestone to each.

Stamps - Winter Cardinal (ODBD)
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper - Christmas Collection 2017, Chocolate Chip, X-press It Blending Card, Silver
Accessories - ODBD Dies: Snow Globe, Layered Lacey Ovals, Snow Crystals, Snowflake Sky; Copics, Red Hessian Ribbon, Clear Rhinestones, X-press It Foam Tape

Want more inspiration??  Pop on by these blogs.....

Cathy * Dawn * Sandee * Kathy * Helen * Diana * Lori

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

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Cardinal Blessings


Hello Everyone!  It's time for a brand new Christmas Release by ODBD!!  Not only are there some beautiful stamps, but also some fabulous dies and paper available as well!!  Today I'm using Winter Cardinal, Snow Globe Die and Christmas Collection 2017 Paper Pad!!  Want these for yourself?  Well you have the chance to win your very own!

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 November 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 November 3rd so be sure to check back there to see if you won!

https://ourdailybreaddesigns.com/christmas-collection-2017-6x6-paper-pad.html

https://ourdailybreaddesigns.com/winter-cardinal.html

https://ourdailybreaddesigns.com/snow-globe-dies.html





I've used a red base and topped with some golden brown card and some Christmas Collection 2017 Paper.  Across this I've added a strip of red topped with more Christmas Collection 2017 Paper and wrapped some white ribbon around the layers.  I've stamped the Winter Cardinal onto X-press It Blending Card and coloured with Copics.  I've then cut the snow globe using Snow Globe Die, out of the brown card and placed the Cardinal image behind it and popped it all up on foam tape.  I've stamped the sentiment also from Winter Cardinal in black ink and die cut it with Stitched Ovals Die and also popped this up.  To finish I've added a bow to the ribbon.

Stamps - Winter Cardinal (ODBD)
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper - ODBD Christmas Collection 2017 Paper Pad, X-press It Blending Card, Red, Brown
Accessories - ODBD Dies: Snow Globe, Stitched Ovals; Copics, X-press It Foam Tape


Don't miss all the beautiful creations the Bread Basket have for you today!

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

That's all from me today - don't forget to comment for your chance to WIN and hope you are inspired to stamp!  :)

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Power Poppy Release Day Hop!


Hello Everyone!!!  It's finally here - Power Poppy Release Day!!  If you've been following the Power Poppy Blog and the Bloom Brigade over the last week you will have been inspired by an amazing new collection of Holiday Stamp Sets and they are all available RIGHT NOW!!  WOOHOOO!!!





I have used the brand new Under Glass Christmas Traditions for today's hop - I just love the versatility of being able to use the images on their own or with the coordinating cloche!  I've chosen this gorgeous stack of presents and gone with an nontraditional colour palette of purples and blues.  I've used a purple base and topped with white and some DP from my stash.  I've used a strip of matching paper down the side.  Next I've stamped the image from Under Glass Christmas Traditions in Memento Tuxedo Black and coloured with Copics.  I've cut this to size, matted with some teal card and the matted again with purple card cut with the Branching Out Die.  Across this I've added two pieces of silver cord.  I've then stamped the sentiment from Under Glass Christmas Traditions in black and die cut with Pierced Circles and popped it up on foam tape.  To finish I've added a couple of buttons.

Stamps - Under Glass Christmas Traditions (Power Poppy)
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper - X-press It Blending Card, Purple, Teal, White, Kaisercraft DP
Accessories - Copics, Spellbinders Branching Out Die, ODBD Pierced Circles Die, Silver Cord, Buttons, X-press It Foam Tape

Don't miss all the amazing creations the Bloomies have for you today!!

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

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Glitter House Village


Hello Everyone!  Today Power Poppy have another new set for us to sneak peek!!  Today we have Glitter House Village - isn't it beautiful!!!  I was thinking of my mother as I made this card - she always loved images of rows of houses or shops!

I've stamped the house image, star and sentiment from Glitter House Village in Memento Tuxedo Black onto X-press It Blending Card and coloured with Copics.  I've then mostly sponged the sky with blue and purple inks and then added dots of Copic Opaque White to the sky for snow or stars.  I've never really done dark skies before, I can't say I'm particularly good at it yet - might need a little more practice! I've cut this to size, matted with silver card and then matted again with dark blue card cut with 5x7 Detailed Scallops Die.  I've used the same die to cut a base of white and glue to the back to create the card base.  Next I've added some silver cord and rhinestone centered punched snowflakes to accent.

Stamps - Glitter House Village (Power Poppy)
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper - X-press It Blending Card, Silver, Blue, White
Accessories - Copics, Copic Opaque White, Spellbinders 5x7 Detailed Scallops, MS Snowflake Punch, Silver Cord, Clear Rhinestones

Don't miss more inspiration using this fabulous new set by popping by these blogs!!
That's all from me today, thanks for visiting and hope you are inspired to stamp!  :)

Friday, October 20, 2017

Autumn Sunflower



Hello Everyone!  Today the ODBD girls are having a look back at the October Release and I have this beautiful sunflower image from Be A Sunflower and a couple of fabby dies to show you!

I've used a base of Chocolate Chip and layered with some paper from Follow the Son Paper Pad. I've then made a layer of patterned paper from Follow the Son Paper Pad and cream card cut with Lattice Background Die.  Once of I've glued then last two layers together, I've used the Rounded Rectangles die to cut a hole in the middle and then popped up the remaining frame piece on foam tape.  I've then stamped the sunflower from Be A Sunflower in Memento Tuxedo Black onto X-press It Blending Card and coloured with Copics.  I've die cut this with Rounded Rectangles and sponged the edges while still in the die.  I've used some Hessian Ribbon (Burlap to my American friends) across the bottom corner.  I've stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set in black, die cut with Pennant Flags, sponged while in the die and attached to the ribbon.  To finish I've accented with leaves cut using the Follow the Son Paper Pad and the newly release Stitched Leaves Dies.

Stamps - Be A Sunflower (ODBD)
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black, Antique Linen
Paper - ODBD Follow the Son Paper Pad, Chocolate Chip, Cream, X-press It Blending Card
Accessories - ODBD Dies: Stitched Leaves, Rounded Rectangles, Pennant Flags, Lattice Background, Copics, Hessian Ribbon, X-press It Foam Tape

I'm sure you are looking forward to seeing some more inspiration from the Bread Basket, so pop by these blogs and have a peek!

Cathy * Dawn * Lisa * Sandee * Kathy * Lori * Diana

Thanks for popping by and hop you are inspired to stamp!  :)

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Rustic Rejoicing


Hello Everyone!  It's Day 2 of the brand new Power Poppy Happiest Holidays 2017 Release!!  Today we have for you......Rustic Rejoicing!!  For something less snowy and more woodsy - this set is full of natural beauty!
http://powerpoppy.com/collections/happiest-holiday-collection/products/rustic-rejoicing

I've used a base of red topped with cream and brown cut with Divine Eloquence.  Around these layers I've attached some cream ribbon.  Next I've stamped the bough of pine cones from Rustic Rejoicing in Rich Cocoa and coloured with Copics.  I've cut this out with Labels 28 Dies and adhered to the front of the card.  I've stamped the sentiment in black, die cut with Large Circles and sponged with Antique Linen ink while in the die and popped up on foam tape.  To finish I've added a bow.

Stamps - Rustic Rejoicing (Power Poppy)
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black, Rich Cocoa, Antique Linen
Paper - X-press It Blending Card, Brown, Cream, Cherry Cobbler
Accessories - Copics, Spellbinders Large Circles, Labels 28 and Divine Eloquence, Cream Ribbon, Bow Easy, X-press It Foam Tape

There are more samples using this beautiful set, so make sure you pop by and see what the Bloomies have for you today!
That's all from me today, thanks for visiting and hope you are inspired to stamp!  :)

Friday, October 6, 2017

October Power and Spark!


Hello Everyone!  It's the first Friday of the month and that means it's time for another Power Poppy Power and Spark Challenge!!  This month our lovely hostess is Stacy and she's challenged us to make a mini card!!  Of course it wouldn't be a Power and Spark Challenge without the chance to win a $50 Shopping Spree!!!  What are you waiting for - time to create, mini style!!


I've used Under Glass for my image and sentiment today, coloured with Copics and matted with layers of diecuts of white overlaid on a layer of pink.  Add some pink and white ribbons, a bow and some sequins and Voila! you're done!!


Stamps - Under Glass (Power Poppy)
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper - X-press It Blending Card, White, Pink
Accessories - Copics, Spellbinders Adorning Squares, ODBD Pierced Circles and Pennant Flags, Pink and White Ribbons, Bow Easy, X-press It Foam Tape, Sequins

Check out what the Bloom Brigade have been creating this week!!
That's all from me today, hope you play along with us this month and that you are inspired to stamp!  :)

Sunday, October 1, 2017

You are My Sunshine


Hello Everyone!  It's the first of the month and that means it's time for a brand new release by Our Daily Bread Designs!!  Whether it's Autumn or Christmas themes, we've got you covered this month - just in time to get your holiday projects underway!

Of course it wouldn't be a release without PRIZES and we have three to give away this month!  All the deets are below!

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 October 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 October 3rd so be sure to check back there to see if you won!

I've created my card base using the brand new Rounded Rectangles Dies - I think these are awesome and such a great size to create card bases, but with a variety of sizes these will be super useful!  I've die cut a piece of cream card while it was folded and then placed aside.  I've used the exact same size to cut a piece of So Saffron card and topped with paper from the Follow the Son Paper Pad cut with Double Stitched Rounded Rectangles Dies.  Next I've used the Stitched Leaves Dies and cut many leaves using the solid coloured papers from the Follow the Son Paper Pad and arranged them as shown - gluing them into place.  I've then cut some deep yellow paper from Follow the Son using Stitched Oval Dies and attached as shown and then adhered some hessian (burlap) ribbon around all the layers.  I've then stamped the sentiment from Be a Sunflower in black ink directly onto the oval.  Stamp the image from Be A Sunflower in Memento Rich Cocoa onto X-press It Blending Card and colour with Copics.  Now - this Sunflower image does have a matching DIE; Sunflower Die; but mine is still finding it's way across the Pacific Ocean, so I've fussy cut mine to get the same look.........the die will be WAY quicker and easier!  I've popped this up on foam tape to the side and balanced with an extra leave on the other.  To finish I've added a couple of enamel dots.

Stamps - Be A Sunflower (ODBD)
Paper - Followe the Son Paper Collection, So Saffron, Cream, X-press It Blending Card
Ink - Memento Rich Cocoa, Versafine Black
Accessories - ODBD Dies: Round Rectangles, Double Stitched Rounded Rectangles, Stitched Leaves, Stitched Ovals; Enamel Dots, Hessian Ribbon, X-press It Foam Tape, Scissors, Glue





You won't want to miss all the fabby projects the team have created this month, so make sure you pop by and have a look (and don't forget to comment for your chance to win!).

Sandee * Cathy * Dawn * Lisa * Lori
Grace * Kathy * Chris * Angie * Diana
That's all from me today, thanks for popping by - don't forget to comment for your chance to win - and hope you are inspired to stamp!  :)

Friday, September 29, 2017

Feeling Under the Weather


Hello Everyone!  It's time for Good Vibe 5 over at Power Poppy with 5 things to inspire you today!!  What better time to send a little cheer and good vibes when someone you care about is a little under the weather!  I don't know about your part of the world, but in mine our state (and the one next to us) has been in a huge influenza epidemic.  I thank God that it did not hit our house, but our poor hospital staff are severely overworked right now.  Whether it's the flu or something else that's hit someone you know, a get well card is always going to make them feel like a little love it coming their way!

For this card, I've used a base of Wisteria Wonder, layered with white and topped with some Maja Designs DP.  Across this is more Wisteria punched with a border punch and topped with more DP.  Around this I've added some purple ribbon.  The floral image is from Lilac Time and the sentiment from Daffodils stamp set.  I've stamped these in Memento Tuxedo Black on X-press It Blending Card and coloured with Copics and then die cut with Double Stitched Rectangles Dies and attached as shown.  To finish I've added a couple of pearls to the corner and a bow to the ribbon.

Stamps - Lilac Time, Daffodils (Power Poppy)
Paper - X-press It Blending Card, Wisteria Wonder, White, Maja Designs Walk With Me DP
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories - Copics, ODBD Double Stitched Rectangles Dies, MS Border Punch, Purple Ribbon, Bow Easy, Pearls

Want more inspiration??  Check out the Bloomies and see what they have for you today!


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

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!  :)

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