Wednesday, October 17, 2018

ODBD Sneaky Peek Pre-Order!


Hello Everyone!!  Can you  believe it's the middle of October already??  That means it's time to start cranking out those Christmas cards and gifts so you aren't madly making them the week before Christmas!  To get you in the spirit of the season, Our Daily Bread Designs are having a November Release Pre-Order Special.  You can read all about it on the ODBD Blog and there you'll find links to all the wonderful creations the Bread Basket have made to inspire you!


https://ourdailybreaddesigns.com/poinsettia-bundle-pre-order.html

I'm using the Poinsettia Bundle for my project today, in particular the Joyful Christmas Stamp/Die Duo and the lovely new Christmas Collection 2018 paper!  I've paired this up with the Luminous Lantern Die and Fancy Circles Die to create a festive luminary lantern.  I've die cut some mint green card with Luminous Lantern Die and adhered together.  I've then created a band around the bottom using the new Christmas Collection 2018 paper. Next I've stamped the Poinsettia image from Joyful Christmas Stamp/Die Duo in Memento Tuxedo Black onto X-press It Blending Card and coloured with Copics and then die cut with the matching die.  I've stamped the sentiment from Joyful Christmas in black and die cut with Fancy Circles Die and adhered as shown.  (A fun tip - the paper I've used is a perfect match for Copic R20 which I've used to airbrush the sentiment!)  To finish I've added a red checked ribbon to close the top of the lantern.

Because this is a Pre-Order special, the stamps, dies and papers can only be ordered in bundles at this time.  You can read all about it and see many more beautiful projects to inspire on the ODBD Blog, Web Pages, the ODBD GalleryFacebookPinterest and Instagram.

Thanks for popping by and hope you enjoy the sneak peek, getting a little festive and inspired to stamp!

Saturday, October 6, 2018

World Cardmaking Day!


It's World Cardmaking Day!!  All you paper lovers out there, this day is for you, so get your fingers twitching and celebrate the only way you know how......by getting crafty!  The Bloom Brigade are having a little celebration of our own by posting some of our favourite kinds of cards to make and send.  To add a little goodness for our wonderful followers, all you have to do is comment on the Bloomies posts (there's a list at the bottom of this post for you) for your chance to win a World Cardmaking Day Goody Bag for of Power Poppy goodness!!!  One person will be randomly chosen from all comments so make sure you share the love!

For an added bonus, there's a ONE DAY FLASH SALE!!!  Everything in the Power Poppy store is 20% off if you use the code..... WORLD!  What better way to celebrate World Cardmaking Day than buying some fabby new cardmaking goodies!


What have I got for you today?  It's a WEDDING CARD!  Who doesn't love making a beautiful wedding card and one you know that will be kept and treasured.  This card was a special request from a friend of mine who wanted a lavender theme.  Why a lavender theme you ask?  This special day was being held at a Lavender Farm!!  Can you just imagine how lovely and tranquil that must have been!

In keeping with the Lavender theme, I've reached for Power Poppy's Lavender Stamp Set, a colour palette of white and soft purples and some pretty delicate dies!  I've stamped the three lavender sprigs from Lavender Stamp Set in Memento Tuxedo Black onto X-press It Blending Card and coloured with Copics.  I've then fussy cut this image!  I've cut the various white, purple and Maja Designs stripe paper with Radiant Rectangles, Lace Hearts and Mrs and Mrs Dies, added some white an purple ribbons and then popped this Lavender image up on foam tape.

Stamps - Lavender (Power Poppy)
Paper - X-press It Blending Card, Lavender, White, Maja Designs DP
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories - Copics, Spellbinders Dies - Radiant Rectangles, Lace Hearts, ODBD Die - Mr and Mrs Die, White and Purple Ribbons, X-press It Foam Tape, Glue

Want to WIN a Power Poppy World Cardmaking Day Goody Bag?  Make sure you leave a comment on each of the blogs below for your chance to win!!

You can also read all about it at the Power Poppy Blog!

I hope you have a wonderful World Cardmaking Day and that this blog and blog hop have you inspired to stamp!!  :)

Monday, October 1, 2018

ODBD October Release


Hello Everyone!  It's the beginning of a new month and that means it's time for a brand new release from Our Daily Bread Designs.  This month I have a few fabulous projects to play with..... Diorama With Layers Dies, Neighborhood Border Die, Cloud Borders Dies and Great Joy Stamp/Die Duo!!  How much fun are they!!  The Diorama cards are soooooooo fun to make and they fold down to a US size A6 envelope (which are also available at ODBD!).  Imagine all the scenes you could create with that!!
https://ourdailybreaddesigns.com/cloud-border-dies.html

https://ourdailybreaddesigns.com/diorama-with-layers-dies.html
https://ourdailybreaddesigns.com/great-joy-stamp-die-duos.html
https://ourdailybreaddesigns.com/neighborhood-border-die.html

I've made the Diorama base out of green card and then layered with Christmas Collection 2017 paper.  I've cut white card with the Fence die and Cloud Borders dies.  I've cut several colours of card using the Neighborhood Border die and then cut and pieced the pieces together to create the scene inside.

Dies - Diorama with Layers, Cloud Borders, Neighborhood Border, Fence
Paper - Christmas Collection 2017, White, Green


For my second project I reached for The Giving Gift Box dies and cut some cream card to construct the box.  Next I've stamped the Wisemen from Great Joy Stamp/Die Duo in Memento Tuxedo Black onto X-press It Blending Card, coloured with Copics and then die cut with the matching die.  I've stamped the sentiment, also from Great Joy onto white card and die cut with Pennant Flags die.  Finally I had to have the Wisemen follow a star, so I've die cut one using the star from Holy Night Dies.

Stamps - Great Joy (ODBD)
Paper - X-press It Blending Card, Cream, Gold
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories - ODBD Dies: The Giving Gift Box, Holy Night, Pennant Flags Die; Copics, X-press It Foam Tape

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.

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

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Cabbage and Kale


Hello Everyone!  It's Day 4 and RELEASE DAY for the latest Power Poppy release!!  Yippee!!  Today our last set takes us on a trip to the garden to pick some Cabbage and Kale!


These beautiful ornamental veges can be coloured in a variety of colours - check out this inspiration piece!

I've gone with traditional yellow/green cabbages - although for some reason I couldn't get Peter Rabbit out of my head!  LOL!!

I've used a green base, layered with yellow and then some fun peapod paper that I found in my stash!  On top of that I've cut a piece of green card using Scribble Circle Large die.  I've stamped three cabbages from Cabbage and Kale in a row onto X-press It Blending Card and coloured with Copics, cut into a strip and matted with kraft card.  Tucked under this is the sentiment, also from Cabbage and Kale and cut with Labels 40 die.  To finish I've added a few brown buttons.

Want to see some incredible inspiration??  The Bloomies today have some stunners, so pop by and leave a little love......

 
Comment on the Bloom Brigade’s blog posts during ANY of this week’s Natural Wonders release (including the Power Poppy blog). We will select FOUR blog commenters to win the stamp of their choice.
Winners will be announced by 5pm central time on September 15 on the Power Poppy blog. The more comments you leave, the better chance you have to win. Hop to it, loves!

Quick reminder: 
Place your order on release day, September 15, and get a discount on your new stamps with a code we’ll announce tomorrow. We’ll have sale prices on summer and fall stamps and a new digital image to boot! Saturday is going to ROCK. 

Hope you've enjoyed the Natural Wonders Release as much as we have and you can purchase your favourites right NOW!!!  Thanks for visiting and hope you are inspired to stamp!!  :)

Friday, September 14, 2018

Musical September!

Hello Everyone!  ODBD has been musical through the month of September and today I have a couple of projects made with the latest goodies that have been released!  Now I'm not particulary musical myself, although my 11yr old daughter is involved with all things music at school.  Through the years she's been learning viola with Mr Hoey and involved in (firstly) Junior Choir and (now) Senior Choir as well as in the school musical (with Mrs Hooper) which is being presented tonight!!  So with all that said, I'm sure the names on the projects today make a little more sense!!  :)

So what ODBD products have I used today??  For the card I've used the fantastic Notable Notes Paper Pad (for the music paper and that pop of purple) and paired it up with Alphabet Flags (eeeep - how COOL are they!!) and Musical Notes dies.  To get that sparkly bunting was really easy - I've stuck some Glitter Deco Tape to some white card and then die cut the flags as normal.  Glue the glitter panels to some plain white flags and you're done! This was actually a pretty easy card to make!

Stamps - None!
Ink - None!
Paper - ODBD Notable Notes Paper Pad, Black, White
Accessories - ODBD Dies: Alphabet Flags, Musical Notes; X-press It Glitter Deco Tape Gold 25mm, Glue


There's bit more involved in the Gift Bag and many more products used but I liked the finished project!  :)

I started with the Card Caddy and Gift Bag die set to create the bag.  The the Gift Bag Handles and Topper dies for the scalloped topper (which I then layered because I can't help myself!).  I've used Pierced Rectangles for the front panel and topped it and the topper with Notable Notes Paper Pad.  Next I created the name using Alphabet Flags adding a little bakers twine.  Next I stamped the instrument and sentiment from Marvelous Things in Delicata sparkly black ink, fussy cutting the instrument and creating an pennant for the sentiment.  I've added these to a Pierced Circles layer.  Finally I've added a music note to the top using Musical Notes dies.

Stamps - Marvelous Things (ODBD)
Ink - Delicata Black
Paper - ODBD Notable Notes Paper Pad, Blue, White, Black
Accessories - ODBD Dies: Card Caddy and Gift Bag, Gift Bag Handles and Topper, Pierced Rectangles, Pierced Circles, Alphabet Flags, Musical Notes; Baker's Twine, X-press It Foam Tape, Glue

You can find all today's inspiration at these locations -  the ODBD Blogweb pagesODBD GalleryFacebookPinterest and Instagram.

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

Thursday, September 13, 2018

O Hoppy Day!


Hello Everyone!!  It's Day 2 of the Power Poppy Release and this time it's all about Hops and Beer!!  Meet O Hoppy Day and it's perfect for the all those dreaded Man Cards!!  :)

I've used a base of River Rock and layered with So Saffron and topped with some Maja Designs DP.  Next I've added a strip of So Saffron and topped with more Maja Designs DP.  I've stamped this awesome beer glass and hops image from O Hoppy Day in Memento Tuxedo Black onto X-press It Blending Card and coloured with Copic Markers.  I've cut this with circle nestabilities and matted with River Rock cut with a larger circle die.  I've also cut some pennants with Pennant Flags Dies to pop underneath the circle panel.  Finally I've stamped the sentiment onto white card, die cut with Ribbon Banners and airbrushed a little Y32 while it was still in the die.

Stamps - O Hoppy Day (Power Poppy)
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper - X-press It Blending Card, So Saffron, River Rock, Maja Designs Denim Friends DP
Accessories - Copics, Spellbinders Dies: Large and Small Circle Nestabilities, Ribbon Banners; ODBD Dies: Pennant Flags Dies

The Bloom Brigade have some fantastically creative ideas just waiting for you, so pop by and leave a little love....

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

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Chrysanthemum XL



Hello Everyone!!  Guess what?!  It's time for a brand new Power Poppy Release!!  WOOHOO!!  Today the Bloom Brigade are previewing a new HUGE flower called Chrysanthemum XL!  This beautiful big bloom is just begging to be coloured up!

I decided to step out of the box and colour this up in purples instead of Fall colours - probably because we are going into Spring here in Australia (Yippeee!!) and enjoying the warmer Spring weather.  :)

I've stamped Chrysanthemum XL onto X-press It Blending Card and coloured it up with Copics.  I've cut it to size and matted with some cream card then attached some neutral glitter tape across the bottom and attached it to a purple base card.  I've stamped the sentiment and petal accent onto the blending card, coloured with Copics and die cut with Labels 33 and airbrushed a little E42 while it was still in the die.  I've popped this up on X-press It Foam Tape and finished with a few Chocolate Pearls.

Stamps - Chrysanthemum XL (Power Poppy)
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper - X-press It Blending Card, Cream, Purple
Accessories - Copics, Spellbinders Labels 33, X-press It Deco Glitter Tape, X-press It Foam Tape, Kaisercraft Chocolate Pearls

Want to see some AMAZING creations with this set??  Check out these stunners by the Bloomies!


 The new releases will be showcased each day until Saturday so keep your eye on the Power Poppy Blog!!  Thanks for popping by and hope you are inspired to stamp!  :)


Saturday, September 1, 2018

Then Sings My Soul



Hello Everyone!  It's the beginning of the month and that means it's time for a brand new release from Our Daily Bread Designs and this month it's all about MUSIC!!  Music is one thing that can really touch the soul, make you smile, make you cry, make you reminisce!  I was never particularly musical, but it seems my primary school aged daughter has been blessed with this talent, singing in choir and learning to play the viola (the bigger version of a violin).  It's been wonderful to see her progress!

This month, be inspired by music with new stamps and dies from ODBD!!  I've used Marvelous Things stamp set, Musical Notes Dies and Notable Notes Paper Pad!

I've used a base of white card layered with the solid paper from Notable Notes Paper Pad cut with Pierced Rectangles dies.  This is topped with more Notable Notes Paper Pad paper.  I've stamped the saxophone image from Marvelous Things in gold ink onto white card and cut into a notched tag and cut another tag out of more Notable Notes paper.  I've added these two pieces to the top and then added some glitter deco tape across the top.  The sentiment is also from Marvelous Things, stamped in black, trimmed and matted with more Notable Notes paper.  Finally I've cut some black cut using the Musical Notes Dies and attached as shown!

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.

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

Friday, August 31, 2018

Found Mushrooms


Hello Everyone!  It's Good Vibe Friday over at Power Poppy and today I've been using one of the newest Power Poppy clear stamps called Wild Mushrooms!  There was something about these Pinwheel Mushrooms that got me - they are just so pretty and delicate and I can just imagine some fairies hanging out underneath!

I've used a base of brown card (trying to keep with an earthy theme) and layered with some River Rock and topped with a piece of Graphic 45 DP.  Down one side I've added a piece of cream card topped with hessian ribbon (burlap).  I've stamped the mushrooms from Wild Mushrooms in Memento Tuxedo Black onto X-press It Blending Card and coloured with Copics.  I've cut them out with Small Ovals dies and layered with River Rock cut with Large Ovals dies and popped it up on foam tape.  I've stamped the sentiment onto a leftover piece of blending card and cut into a notched tag.  To finish I've added a couple of rustic-y type buttons.

Stamps - Wild Mushrooms (Power Poppy)
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper - X-press It Blending Card, Chocolate Chip, River Rock, Cream, Graphic 45 DP
Accessories - Copics, Spellbinders Large and Small Oval Nestabilities, X-press It Foam Tape, Hessian Ribbon, Scissors, Buttons

Want even more inspiration???  Mosey on by these blogs by the Bloomies to see what they've been up to this week!


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

Friday, August 24, 2018

Deep Breath


Hello Everyone!!  It's Power Poppy Friday and I'm kicking off the weekend with a peaceful card for you using a new digi stamp by Power Poppy called Take A Deep Breath.  I love this serene image and that sentiment is just perfect with it!

I've printed the image and sentiment from Take A Deep Breath on X-press It Blending Card and coloured with Copics.  I've die cut this with Pierced Rectangles and then added a little sparkle across the bottom with some Glitter Deco Tape.  The card base is made of purple card layered with white, some soft pretty paper and another layer of white punched with Threading Water border punch (rather apt I thought).

Stamps - Take A Deep Breath (Power Poppy)
Ink - Printer
Paper - X-press It Blending Card, Wisteria Wonder, White, MFT Watercolor Wash DP
Accessories - Copics, ODBD Pierced Rectangles Die, Fiskars Threading Water Border Punch, X-press It Glitter Deco Tape

Want some more inspiration??  Check out Christine and Tosha's blogs below and see what these amazing artists have been up to this week!  :)

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

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!!  :)

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