Friday, August 17, 2018

Get Well Soon!


Hello Everyone!  Having a little look back at the August release by Our Daily Bread Designs with some fabulous stamps and dies perfect for Get Well Cards!  I was particularly intrigued by this Crutch Die - as someone who ended up on crutches less than 2yrs ago, I totally relate to how it feels to receive a little kindness in the mail.

For my first card I used the Side Step Card Die to cut some cream card and then the Side Step Layers to cut pieces of Shabby Pastels Paper Pad.  To create the accent pieces, I've used the Crutch Die and Bandages Dies.  The sentiments have been stamped using the new Get Well Wishes stamp set and die cut with Pennant Flags die.

Stamps - Get Well Wishes (ODBD)
Ink - Sugared Lavender, Antique Linen
Paper - ODBD Shabby Pastels Paper Pad, Cream, Silver
Accessories - ODBD Dies: Side Step Card, Side Step Layers, Crutch, Bandages, Pennant Flags


My second project I've used a base of blue, die cut some cream with Lavish Layers, added another layer of blue card, more cream cut with Lavish Layers and topped with a piece of Old Glory Paper.  I've stamped the sentiment from Get Well Wishes onto cream card and die cut with Pennant Flags die.  I've die cut cream and silver card using the Crutch Die to make a pair of crutches, using the cream pieces for the armrests, handles and stopped bottoms.  To finish I've accented with some enamel dots.

Stamps - Get Well Wishes (ODBD)
Ink - Daydream
Paper - ODBD Old Glory Paper; cream, blue
Accessories - ODBD Dies: Lavish Layers, Pennant Flags, Crutch; enamel dots

The Breadsticks have some wonderful projects to share with you today and you can find them on the ODBD blog, web pages, ODBD Gallery, Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram.

Thanks for visiting today and hope you are inspired to stamp!  :)

Friday, August 3, 2018

You've Got This!


Hello Everyone!  It's the first Friday of the month and that means it's time for another Power and Spark Challenge!!  This month our hostess is the lovely Cindy Lawrence who has challenged us to be Inspired by Home!  Don't forget, if you play along following the rules on the Power Poppy Blog, you could WIN A $50 Power Poppy Shopping Spree!!!!


I have to admit, I've been a bit liberal with my interpretation and focussed on the colours of my 11yr old daughter's room which is pinks, greens and a splash of purple.  Sorry I can't show you a picture - you REALLY don't want to see that right now!!!

I've used a base of pink card, layered with white and topped with some Maja Designs DP.  Across this is some white punched with a  border punch and topped with the reverse side of the same paper.  I've stamped and masked this floral bouquet using Abundant Petals onto X-press It Blending Card and coloured with Copics (RV00, RV32, RV34, RV66, G40, G43, G46, E11, E42, E44, E47).  I've fussy cut this (although in hindsight I really should have just stamped the individual bits and die cut them all!  Heads up - the matching dies are out of stock at the moment but should be back soon!) and popped it up on foam tape.  I've stamped the sentiment from M-Powering Words clear stamp set in Versafine Black.

This was a fairly quick card because I was in a bit of a hurry to make a card for someone who needed a little uplifting!

Stamps - Abundant Petals, M-Powering Words (Power Poppy)
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black
Paper - X-press It Blending Card, Pink, White, Maja Designs DP
Accessories - Copics, MS Border Punch, X-press It Foam Tape

What even more inspiration for this month's challenge??  Check out the below blogs!!



That's all from me today, thanks for popping by and hope you're inspired to play along with the challenge this month with your chance to WIN!!!  Can't wait to see what you make!!  :)


Friday, July 20, 2018

Where there is Faith


Hello Everyone!!  Today we are having a look back at the July ODBD release!  I have this fabulous Walk By Faith Stamp/Die Duo and this amazing Tri-Fold Card complete with layers!!

My last attempt at the Tri-Fold had me using soft pastels so I decided to switch it up with bold yellow and oranges with a little kraft thrown in.  I guess I was thinking of my Grandma who I have recently traveled to visit, who loves these colours.  She's 96 and currently in respite as she recently put a fracture in one of her vertebrae (how many other 96yr olds would think they could push their scooter onto the path?????).  After several weeks in the hospital she has graduated to Respite Care, but I tell you she still has faith that if she works on her exercises she'll be able to go home to the retirement village.  And knowing my Grandma, I have no doubt she'll do just that!!

So what did I use for this card?  A base of kraft cut using the Tri-Fold Card die.  Then I used this fabulous Follow the Son Paper and cut them with the Tri-Fold Card Layers that come as part of the die set (how awesome is is to have the base AND the layers all in one die set!).  I also cut the word 'FAITH' from Walk By Faith Stamp/Die Duo with the same paper collection and glued into place.  I've stamped the two sentiments from Walk By Faith in brown ink, die cut with Pennant Flags Dies (lightly airbrushed with a little Y23 Copic) and trimmed each pennant to fit.  Finally I used the Asters and Leaves to cut the flowers and leaves, airbrushing a little YR21, E27 and YG93 for a little colour.

Stamps - Walk By Faith Stamp/Die Duo (ODBD)
Ink - Rich Cocoa
Paper - ODBD Follow the Son Paper Pad, Kraft, So Saffron, Old Olive
Accessories - ODBD Dies: Tri Fold Card and Layers, Asters and Leaves, Pennant Flags; Copics, Glue

You can check out all the ODBD inspiration at these locations:  the web pages, the ODBDGalleryFacebookPinterest and Instagram.

You can find all the links to other designers joining in today by going to the ODBD BLOG!

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

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Faithful July



Hello Everyone!!  It's the start of July and that means it's time for a new release by ODBD!!  Check out this amazing Tri-Fold Card die that's released this month - it comes complete with the base AND the layers........swooooooon!!!  This month also sees two new Stamp and Die Duos hit the shelves and I'm using Walk by Faith today!


I've used the Tri-Fold Card and Layers Die to cut some cream card and then the layers dies to cut some Romantic Roses Paper.  Next I cut circles using Double Stitched Circles Dies, stamped the sentiment from Walk by Faith in the middle and used the 'Faith' word die also from Walk by Faith to cut a piece of Romantic Roses paper and attached.  Next I set about cutting and creating all the flowers and foliage using ODBD Dies - Roses, Rose Leaves, Bitty Blossoms, Leaves and Branches - all made using the solid papers from Romantic Roses Paper Pad!

Stamps - Walk by Faith Stamp Die Duo (ODBD)
Ink - Icing on the Cake
Paper - ODBD Romantic Roses Paper Pad, Cream
Accessories - ODBD Dies: Tri-Fold Card and Layers, Roses, Rose Leaves, Leaves and Branches, Bitty Blossoms, Double Stitched Circles, Walk by Faith Stamp Die Duo; Glue 

You can catch all the amazing projects on the ODBD web pages, the ODBDGalleryFacebookPinterest and Instagram

Thanks for popping by, enjoy the release and hope you are inspired to stamp!!  :) 

Monday, June 18, 2018

Digital Blitz!

Hello Everyone!!  Power Poppy is having a massive Digital Blitz today!  TEN illustrations previously only available in clear stamps are now releasing as digi to PRINT, COLOUR, CREATE!  Each image comes in black, no-line and with a sentiment (new sentiments too!).

So what's new in the Power Poppy Digital Garden??

1 - Dahlia Digi  Price: $6

2 - Lady Slipper Orchid  Price: $5

3 - Lilacs and Lemons  Price: $5

4 - Irresistible Peonies  Price: $6

5 - Perfect Poppies  Price: $5

6 - Farmers Market Veggies  Price: $5




10 - Wildflower Mini  Price: $4


Here are some cards that I've made previously using the clear set images to give you a little inspiration!









THERE'S EVEN MORE NEWS!!!  ALSO......


25% OFF ALL DIGITAL + CLEAR IMAGES 
Use code: COLORINGCHALLENGE 
(only exclusion is the brand new "Creative and Curious Collection" stamps - those are regular price, and dies are not included in promotion)

- Ends June 30th 
- Unlimited amount of uses between promotion launch and ending
- Good towards in-stock stamps and all digis

And wouldn't you know it - June 30th is the last day of the 30 Day Coloring Challenge!!  ;-)

The Blooms and the Instant Gardeners are hopping today, so you can swing by these blogs and see what they have for you!





Thanks for hanging in right till the end!!  Enjoy all the new digis and sale at Power Poppy and hope you are inspired to stamp!!  :)

Friday, June 15, 2018

Brotherly Love

Hello Everyone!  Did you catch the latest release by Our Daily Bread Designs?  If not, you're in luck as the Bread Sticks are having a look back today and you can see all the latest and greatest!  I'm using the new Brother in Christ stamp set and pairing it up with this fabby new frame die aptly called Flourishy Frame!  You can see all the release on the ODBD Blog today if you want to pop over and check it out!

My first card (above) has used a black base, layered with blue card and topped with By The Shore paper.  I've stamped the image from Brother in Christ in Stazon Black and then created my scene with Daydream and Sugared Lavender inks.  Not that you can see it in the picture, but I've added some Clear Spica around the moon and a little on the water for a bit of shimmer.  I've cut this to size and matted with black card cut with Flourishy Frame.  Finally I stamped the sentiment from Brother in Christ onto white card, die cut with Pierced Circles Dies and popped up on foam tape.

Stamps - Brother in Christ (ODBD)
Paper - ODBD By The Shore Paper Collection, Black, White, Blue
Ink - Stazon Black, CP Daydream, CP Sugared Lavender
Accessories - ODBD Dies: Flourishy Frame, Pierced Circles; X-press It Foam Tape

https://ourdailybreaddesigns.com/brother-in-christ.html

https://ourdailybreaddesigns.com/flourishy-frame-die-1840.html



My next card I aimed for a sunshiny scene!  With a base of blue, topped with yellow and cream, I've then added a strip of By The Shore shell paper across the bottom.  To add a bit of sparkle across the join I've added some wide bronze Glitter Deco Tape.  I've stamped the image from Brother in Christ in black and sponged Tea Dye ink across the bottom, It's a Boy ink across the top and Cantaloupe for the sun.  I've cut this to size and matted with blue card cut with Flourishy Frame die.  I've stamped the sentiment in black at the bottom and added a few pewter pearls for balance.

Stamps - Brother in Christ (ODBD)
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black, CP It's a Boy, TH Tea Dye, Memento Cantaloupe
Paper - ODBD By The Shore, Blue, Yellow, Cream, White
Accessories - ODBD Flourishy Frame Die, Bronze Glitter Deco Tape, Pewter Pearls

You can find other card samples and projects on the ODBD web pages, the ODBDGalleryFacebookPinterest and Instagram

Thanks for visiting today and hope you are inspired to stamp!  :)

Friday, June 8, 2018

30 Day Colouring Challenge!


Hello Everyone!  Have you heard of Kathy Racoosin's 30 Day Coloring Challenge??  If not, it's happening this month!  This movement started a while ago with Kathy encouraging people to colour every day - even if only for 10mins a day.  You can read all about it on her blog which can by found at The Daily Marker!  Kathy is such an amazing artist and her blog is well worth a visit even if you aren't following the 30 Day Coloring Challenge.

The Bloom Brigade are playing along with the challenge and are having a blog hop with lots of creativity to inspire you!  You can read all about it on the Power Poppy Blog!  I've used one of the latest release clear stamp sets called Poppy XL - a GORGEOUS poppy with mix and match pieces that I just adore!

http://www.thedailymarker.com/2018/06/day-1-the-daily-marker-30-day-coloring-challenge/


Here's a little step by step showing the four Copic Colours I've used for my pink poppy!  (FYI - I actually coloured the entire flower and then realised I forgot to photograph the steps so there may be slight variation with the final image.)

I've stamped this beautiful image from Poppy XL in Memento Tuxedo Black on X-press It Blending Card.  I wanted to create one of those soft, pretty, pink poppies, so I've started with Copic RV00 leaving white space for the contrast.



Next I've started deepening those areas with Copioc RV52.



Deepen those shading areas with RV32 - a dusty pink compared with the light RV52.



Really deepen those colours with RV34!



Lightly go over these areas with the above colours until you get the look you want.  You will lose some of the depth of the dark colour when blending with the lighter colours, but you can always add more if you like.  I wanted to keep a softer colour though.



Keep going on all the petals until you've finished the entire flower.  (The middle is coloured with V22, V25, V28, YG01).




Want to see what the Power Poppy Girls have been colouring??  Check out the links below and be inspired!!

Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Julie Koerber
Kathy Jones
Katie Sims
Tosha Leyendekker
Barb Walker
Nancy Sheads
Elizabeth Zaffarano

Power Poppy Blog


Still with me??  Great - as an extra bonus our Ms Marcy has a sale on for a clear stamp set and a digital stamp that are just *PERFECT* to get your colouring mojo moving - but get in quick because it's only on until June 9th!

*** SPECIAL SALE ***

Burst of Kindness clear - $12.99 - save $5
Spring Meadow Bouquet  digital - $2.99 - save $3

Grab these for yourself and show us whatcha got!
Sale price ends Saturday, June 9.

Thanks for popping by to visit me today, hope you join in the challenge and have been inspired to stamp!  :)


Monday, June 4, 2018

Queen Bee


Hello Everyone!  Did you catch the latest Power Poppy Power and Spark Challenge??  This month it's hosted by the lovely Stacy who is challenging you to a Round and Round Challenge!  Join in this month and you have the chance to win a $50 Power Poppy Shopping Spree - what would you choose??



I've been inspired by the challenge to Round the corners, used a Round circle die and then there's all those Round lacy die edges and how about a few big Round rhinestones as well!

THE OFFICIAL RULES:

  • Use Power Poppy stamps if you have them. If not, it is a great way to win some!
  • Link your creation at the Power Poppy Blog using our Linky (please use the exact URL from your post instead of a generic blog address.)
  • Please mention Power Poppy in YOUR blog or gallery post with a link back to THIS challenge
  • The winner will receive a $50 SHOPPING SPREE TO THE POWER POPPY SHOP
  • Enter as many cards as you’d like, as long as they fit the theme of the challenge
  • Deadline to enter is June 30 @ 8:00 PM EST. At that point, we’ll draw the winner randomly and make the announcement right here on the first Friday in July!


  • I've used a peach base, layered with So Saffron and then used the honeycomb element from Bee Kind Toile and the MISTI to stamp the background.  I've also used a corner rounded to punch the bottom corners of each layer.  I've then cut a pennant out of peach card and attached to the middle of the card.  I've stamped the flower images, bee and sentiment from Bee Kind Toile in Memento Tuxedo Black onto X-press It Blending Card and coloured with Copics.  I've die cut with Small Circles Dies and matted with So Saffron cut with Lacey Circles Dies and then popped up on X-press It Foam Tape.  To finish I've accented with some large rhinestones.

    Stamps - Bee Kind Toile (Power Poppy)
    Ink - Mememto Tuxedo Black, Dark Yellow
    Paper - X-press It Blending Card, Peach, So Saffron
    Accessories - Copics, Spellbinders Small Circles and Lacey Circles Dies, Rhinestones, X-press It Foam Tape, Corner Rounder

    Don't forget to check out the Power and Spark Blog Post for all the details on the challenge and play along with us this month!!  That's all from me today, thanks for visiting and hope you are inspired to stamp!  :)


    Friday, June 1, 2018

    June ODBD Release!


    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!  This month it's all about siblings and I've been using Brother in Christ - with two awesome silhouette images and a mixture of sentiments perfect for your brother or brother in Christ!  We also have some gorgeous new dies and for today's card I've used Lacey Corner Dies for a beautiful decorative effect!

    I've used a white base and then cut blue with Lacey Corner Dies for the edging.  Around this I've added some wide wired hessian (burlap) ribbon.  Next I've cut white card using Double Stitched Squares dies and matted with green cut with Lacey Corner Dies.  I've then stamped the sentiment from Brother in Christ in Versafine Black Ink and popped the whole panel up on foam tape.  To finish I've accented with a few buttons.

    Stamps - Brother in Christ (ODBD)
    Ink - Versafine Black 
    Paper - White, Blue, Green
    Accessories - ODBD Dies: Lacey Corners, Double Stitched Squares; Hessian Ribbon, Buttons, X-press It Foam Tape

    The Breadsticks have some wonderful projects to share with you today and you can find them on the ODBD web pages, ODBD Gallery, Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram.

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

    Sunday, May 20, 2018

    Precious Baby

    Hello Everyone!  Here we are - Day FIVE of the Power Poppy Creative and Curious Release!  Finally ALL the sets are available to purchase RIGHT NOW!!  Before you run off to buy your favourite - today the Bloomies have two new clear sets to showcase!!  I'm using this super cute and totally fab new BABY set called Precious Baby!  It comes with three smaller images and sentiments for the latest edition to the family!  I thought this was rather apt considering today is my son's birthday and I'm remembering that little bundle of boy that arrived 13yrs ago!


    I've used a base of blue, topped with cream and white and more blue cut with A2 Filigree Delight.  Around this are pieces of white and blue ribbons.  I've stamped this cut pea pod image from Precious Baby in Memento Tuxedo Black onto X-press It Blending Card and coloured with Copics.  I've cut this with the oval die from A2 Filigree Delight, matted with green cut with Elegant Ovals and matted again with cream cut with Labels 25.  I've popped this panel up on X-press It Foam Tape.  The sentiment is also from Precious Baby, die cut with Large Circles and airbrushed with YG23 Copic and also popped up on foam tape.  To finish I've added a blue bow!

    Stamps - Precious Baby (Power Poppy)
    Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
    Paper - X-press It Blending Card, Blue, Cream, White, Green
    Accessories - Spellbinders A2 Filigree Delight, Elegant Ovals, Labels 25, Large Circles; White and Blue Ribbons, Bow Easy, Airbrush System, Copics, X-press It Foam Tape

    There's lots of inspiration to be found on the Bloom Brigade's Blogs which you won't want to miss!  Pop by and leave a little love!




    REMEMBER:

    If you order on release day, Sunday, May 20, we’ll have a special discount for you. 
     
    Hope you've enjoyed the release as much as we have, thanks for visiting and hope you are inspired to stamp!!  :)

    Saturday, May 19, 2018

    Cheerful Columbine


    Hello Everyone!!  It's Day Four of the fabulous new Power Poppy Release!!  Today we have three new sets to sneak peek and I'm using a new clear set called Cheerful Columbine!  This big, bold image is a lot of fun to colour and of course you don't have to use the whole image - it's perfect for cropping too!

    I've used an aqua base and topped it with brown spotty paper matted with dark purple card.  Around this I've added hessian ribbon and green satin ribbon.  The image and sentiment from Cheerful Columbine has been stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black onto X-press It Blending Card and coloured with a whole range of Copics!  :)  I've cut this out with a stitched rectangle die and matted with more of the dark purple card and popped the whole thing up on X-press It Foam Tape.  To finish I've add a few drops of silver crystal drops.

    Stamps - Cheerful Columbine (Power Poppy)
    Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
    Paper - X-press It Blending Card, Aqua, Purple, Brown Spotty DP
    Accessories - Copics, JustRite A2 Stitched Banners and Rectangles Die, Hessian Ribbon, Green Satin Ribbon, X-press It Foam Tape, Silver Crystal Drops

    Want more inspiration? Check out all today's peaks at these blogs....


    REMEMBER:

    If you order on release day, Sunday, May 20, we’ll have a special discount for you.


    Thanks for visiting, make sure you pop back tomorrow for the last day of the hop and hope you are inspired to stamp!  :)

    Friday, May 18, 2018

    Always Here


    Hello Everyone!  It's sneak peek week at Power Poppy and there are an AMAZING ELEVEN brand new sets!!  Today I'm using Always Here and I've decided to take the large image and cut it up into three small squares to create a different look! 



    I've gone with a light and fresh feel using a base of white and layering with aqua card and topping with embossed white.  Next I've stamped the large image from Always Here in Memento Tuxedo Black onto X-press It Blending Card and then cut three squares of it to showcase various parts.  I've coloured each of these with Copics and then die cut the trio square strip of white card and matted it with aqua card.  The sentiment is also from Always Here, stamped in black and then die cut with a stitched tag die and put under the long panel.  To finish I've added three rhinestones to the corner.

    Stamps - Always Here (Power Poppy)
    Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
    Paper - X-press It Blending Card, White, Aqua
    Accessories - Copics, JustRite Dies: Stitched A2 Banners and Rectangles, Three in a Row; Ret. Stampin Up Embossing Folder, Clear Rhinestones, X-press It Foam Tape

    There is another set being sneak peeked today, so make sure you hop around all the blogs!
    Thanks for visiting and hope you are inspired to stamp!!  :)

    For the Coffee Lovers!


    Hello Everyone!  Today the Bread Basket are playing with the latest release stamps and dies from Our Daily Bread Designs!  This month, I've been playing with all things COFFEE!!  There's a new fun Stamp and Die Duo Set called Hug in a Mug!  Full of super cute coffee themed sentiments and two awesome coffee cup images with MATCHING DIES all included!!  I'm loving the duo sets!

    My first card has a cream base, a light brown layer, more cream and then a panel of dark paper from Latte Love paper pad.......yeppers, ODBD has coffee themed paper as well!!!  I've then added a patterned paper layer using Latte Love, a panel of dark brown and then another panel of the patterned paper.  The two rectangular panels have been cut using Double Stitched Rectangles Dies.  The sentiment and coffee cup from Hug in a Mug have been stamped in black, I've coloured the cup with Copics and cut the sentiment out with Double Stitched Circles Dies.  To finish I've added a couple of buttons.

    Stamps - Hug in a Mug Stamp/Die Duo
    Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
    Paper - ODBD Latte Love Paper Pad, Cream, Brown
    Accessories - ODBD Dies: Double Stitched Rectangles, Double Stitched Circles, Hug in a Mug Stamp/Die Duo, Copics, Hessian Ribbon, Buttons, X-press It Foam Tape



    My second project is actually a Gift Bag without the handles!  I really wanted a box rather than bag and this was perfect!  I've used Card Caddy and Gift Bag Dies to cut panels of cream.  I've added a horizontal strip of burnt orange from Latte Love.  Next I've die cut the patterned paper with Double Stitched Rectangles and matted with dark brown.  Around this I've added some hessian (burlap) ribbon.  The sentiment and coffee cup from Hug in a Mug have been stamped in Rich Cocoa and I've used some Latte Love paper on the coffee cup instead of colouring it this time for a different look than the one above.  The sentiment has been cut out with Double Stitched Circles Die and then popped up on foam tape.

    Stamps - Hug in a Mug Stamp/Die Duo (ODBD)
    Ink - Rich Cocoa
    Paper - ODBD Latte Love Paper Pad, Cream, Chocolate Chip
    Accessories - ODBD Dies: Card Caddy and Gift Bag Dies, Double Stitched Rectangles, Double Stitched Circles, Hug in a Mug Stamp/Die Duo; Copics, Hessian Ribbon, X-press It Foam Tape

    You can find lots of ideas and inspiration can be found on the ODBD web pages, ODBD Gallery, Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram.

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

    Saturday, May 12, 2018

    Tag Trio!


    Hello Everyone! This month ODBD released a cute die set called Mini Cups and Mugs and it is so much fun!!  These tiny little dies are perfect for little accents or tags and have so many mix and match bits that I decided to make a set of tags with them!

    For all three tags I've used the same die sets - Mini Cups and Mugs, Rounded Rectangles, Double Stitched Rounded Rectangles, Pierced Circles and Pennant Flags - and then used different paper for each one.  I've kept the circles blank so I can write the name on them when required!


    The first one is a bit more masculine with a coffee theme, matching it up with Latte Love Paper Pad.


    The second one, I've gone more girly/ teen with pinks and teals and created a thickshake/milkshake diecut accent.  You can't really see in this picture, but the top of the cup I've used the ice-cream/cream top and then cut the cup lid out of vellum to make the clear cup lid.  The paper on this tag is from Beautiful Blooms!


    The last one, I've gone with a Teacup Theme with a more elegant feel.  I was thinking of my mother who gathers with her friends each week for morning tea and they get out their lovely china cups and saucers.  Mum has some beautiful cup, plate and saucer sets so I've used some pretty Shabby Rose paper to create the cup and saucer and silver paper for the spoon.

    Stamps - NONE
    Ink - NONE
    Paper - Latte Love, Beautiful Blooms, Shabby Rose, Cream, Pink, Green, Brown, White
    Accessories - Rounded Rectangles, Double Stitched Rounded Rectangles, Pierced Circles, Pennant Flags, Mini Cups and Mugs

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

    Sunday, April 29, 2018

    To The World....



    Hello Everyone!  As you know Mother's Day is fast approaching so it's time to get cracking on those cards!  Today I've been playing with a new set by ODBD called The Greatest Gift which is full of sentiments perfect for mothers!  It also has these sweet decorative butterfly stamps and matching dies (included in the set) in three sizes (the ones I used are the smallest.  :)

    I really love this sentiment because it is SO TRUE!!  When you are a small child, of course your mother really is your world (sigh, I remember when my kids used to look at me like that!),  then you grow up and realise that the world is a big place, but the older you get the more you realise how much your Mum (or Mom) really is your world forever.  Can you tell I really love my Mum?!  :)

    I've matched The Greatest Gift Stamp/Die Duo with some cream and dusty pink card and two pieces of this lovely paper called Romantic Roses Paper Pad, some pinkish ink and sparkle in the form of Glitter Deco Tape and some rhinestones!  The sentiment is diecut with Double Stitched Squares also from ODBD!

    Stamps - The Greatest Gift (ODBD)
    Paper - ODBD Romantic Roses Paper Pad, Cream, Sweet Sugarplum
    Ink - Purple Wine
    Accessories - ODBD Dies: Double Stitched Squares, The Greatest Gift Dies (Butterflies), X-press It Glitter Deco Tape (mermaid tones), Rhinestones, X-press It Foam Tape

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

    Tuesday, April 24, 2018

    Beachy Tote and Pocketbook


    Hello Everyone!  If you've been following my blog you'll know that ODBD have released some gabby new dies this month - Timeless Tote, Timeless Tote Layers and Petite Pocketbook.  Well I'd been playing around in my craft room and even though it's *supposed* to be Autumn here in Australia, we had such a hot week that it felt like Summer, which made me think that I could make the Timeless Tote into a Beach Bag!  I went digging into my paper and found ODBD's By The Shore Collection and used the surfboard paper with it's bold, bright colours and cut that with the Timeless Tote Layers.  The sentiment is from Aloha stamp set and for those of us not familiar with Hawaiian language, this means Happy Birthday - how fun is that!  To accent and add even more POP, I created a flower with Hibiscus Die and Tropical Leaves Die.


    Due to the size of the surfboards on the paper, I couldn't really make a matching Petite Pocketbook without chopping them into tiny pieces.  I've used the 'sand' paper that was at the bottom of the surfboard paper and matched it with this super cute palm tree paper from By The Shore Collection.  I've finished it with a decorative brad.



    Both the Tote and the Pocketbook have been created from Kraft Cardstock to give a nice natural/beachy feel.  :)

    Stamps - Aloha (ODBD)
    Ink - Versafine Black
    Paper - ODBD By The Shore, Kraft, So Saffron, Wild Wasabi
    Accessories - ODBD Dies: Timeless Tote, Tote Layers, Petite Pocketbook, Hibiscus, Tropical Leaves; Decorative Brad, X-press It High Tack Tape, X-press It Clear Gel Glue

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

    Friday, April 20, 2018

    Rosy Tote!


    Hello Everyone!  Today I'm playing with the new Timeless Tote and Timeless Tote Layers Dies from Our Daily Bread Designs!  I seriously love these dies and I love the finished results!

    I decided to go with a pretty rose theme using ODBD's Shabby Rose Collection and matched it up with cream card and a bit of Blushing Bride. I've used the cream card to cut the base pieces and some silver card for the buckle pieces using Timeless Tote.  I've used the Timeless Tote Layers Dies to cut all the Shabby Rose pieces and the Blushing Bride pieces for the handles.

    For those who've asked the measurements are 5 inches across and 6 inches high to the top of the handles so it's such a great size and I'm sure I'll have another one of these made very soon!!

    You can check out more inspiration at the ODBD BlogFacebook and Instagram!

    Stamps - None
    Ink - None
    Paper - ODBD Shabby Rose Collection, Cream, Blushing Bride, Silver
    Accessories - ODBD Dies: Timeless Tote, Tote Layers

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

    Tuesday, April 17, 2018

    Happy 10th Birthday!


    Hello Everyone! My daughter had a birthday party recently and imagine my shock when I realised I had NO BOY CARDS in my stash!  Seriously, how did I let that happen?  Anyway, thank goodness for these Large Number Dies by ODBD because they make it really easy to make a super quick card. They also make it sooooo easy to create the dreaded Man Card!!  :)

    I've used a white base and layered with Marina Mist and topped with some fabby Maja Designs Denim and Friends paper.  I've added a piece of grosgrain ribbon down the middle.  I've added another strip of Marina Mist across the top and then cut a piece of River Rock with a stitched flag die and popped it up on X-press It Foam Tape.  I've then used some Star Spellbinders dies to create the white and yellow stars.  Finally I've used Large Number Dies to cut the '10' and airbrushed it with some B95 Copic while still in the die.

    Stamps - None
    Ink - None
    Paper - White, Marina Mist, River Rock, So Saffron, Maja Designs Denim and Friends DP
    Accessories - ODBD Large Number Dies, Just Rite A2 Stitched Banners and Rectangles Die, Spellbinders Stars Dies, River Rock Grosgrain Ribbon, X-press It Foam Tape

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

    Thursday, April 5, 2018

    Black and White Wedding



    Hello Everyone!  A friend of mine recently asked if I could make her a card for a wedding she was attending using a black and white theme.  This is the finished result using a mixture of products from different companies.  I'm really happy with the final result and she loved it too!  I have another one to make for her soon with a completely different style, so I might have another one for you in a couple of weeks.  :)

    The base is white and I've layered with a piece of black cut with Romantic Rectangles.  I've layered this with silver (it's actually quite shiny but didn't photograph well) and some Wedding Wishes paper.  Around these layers I've added some white ribbon topped with ruffled silver ribbon and some silver cord.  I've stamped the peony and leaves from Peony Muse in Grey Flannel ink onto X-press It Blending Card and coloured with Copies - N0, N1, N3, N5 - and then die cut with the matching Peony Muse Co-ordinating Dies.  I've popped these up on X-press It Foam Tape.  To finish I've cut some black card with Leaves and Branches Die and Mr and Mrs Die.

    Stamps - Peony Muse (Power Poppy)
    Ink - Gray Flannel
    Paper - X-press It Blending Card, Black, White, Our Daily Bread Designs Wedding Wishes DP
    Accessories - Copics, Power Poppy Peony Muse Dies, Our Daily Bread Designs Leaves and Branches, Mr and Mrs Die; X-press It Foam Tape, White Satin Ribbon, Silver Ruffled Ribbon, Silver Cord

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

    Monday, April 2, 2018

    April New Releases!


    Hello Everyone!  It's a new month and time for a new release from Our Daily Bread Designs!  There are some stunning stamps and dies this month that I adore and I'm so happy to finally be able to share with you!

    Today I'm showcasing The Greatest Gift Stamp/Die Duo (above), Timeless Tote Dies, Timeless Tote Layers Dies and Petite Pocketbook Dies (below)!

    Just in time for Mother's Day is this lovely set called The Greatest Gift which is full of sentiments about mothers and family and it's accented with filigree butterflies with matching dies!  I've used last month's release paper pad called Beautiful Blooms to create a pink/brown theme, airbrushed the butterflies with Copics, some pretty mesh and ribbon and added a few dots of crystal drops.

    Stamps - The Greatest Gift (ODBD)
    Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
    Paper - ODBD Beautiful Blossoms Paper Pad, Kraft, Blushing Bride
    Accessories - ODBD The Greatest Gift Stamp/Die Duos, Copics, Copic Airbrush System, Mesh, Ribbon, Nuvo Crystal Drops

    Next I've made a matching set using Timeless Tote Dies, Timeless Tote Layers Dies and Petite Pocketbook!  Once again I've used kraft and pink card matched with Beautiful Blooms paper to create the finished projects!  Aren't they the CUTEST!!!










    Follow the instructions on the packets to create your projects and use good glue and/or strong tape to hold them in place!

    Stamps - NONE
    Ink - NONE
    Paper - ODBD Beautiful Blossoms Paper Pad, Kraft, Pink, Silver Card
    Accessories - ODBD Dies: Timeless Tote, Timeless Tote Layers, Petite Pocketbook, Large Brad, X-press It High Tack Double Sided Tape, X-press It Clear Gel Glue

    Want even more inspiration?  Check out the ODBD Blog, Facebook and Instagram!

    Thanks for visiting and hope you are inspired to stamp!!  :)

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