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!


(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

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!

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!


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!


  • 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!


    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....


    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!  :)


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