Sunday, August 28, 2016

Confirmation Day!


Hello Everyone!  If you've been following my blog over the last month you may have caught a couple of Confirmation cards that I have been making for the kids in our church --- well today is Confirmation Day and my son, Zachary, will be Confirmed along with seven other boys and girls from our church.  Although I did make Zac a card that will be given to him from the church along with the others, the one above is the one I've made for him from us.  :)  It is such a joy to see him take the sacraments and we are so proud of him! 

Now he normally prefers cards to be 'plain' - yes go on, roll your eyes because I did!  Plain!  Really?  Well I tried, it's probably a little bit OTT for him but I hope he likes how this turned out.

I've created layers of black and white (embossed with Cane Weave).  Then I made layers of black topped with strips of red topped with photocopied page from Corinthians which was then sponged with Antique Linen ink and then this layer popped up on X-press It High Tack Foam Tape on the embossed layer.  Around all these layers I've attached some cream mesh and some hessian ribbon (burlap ribbon).  Next I've stamped Cross of Nails by Our Daily Bread Designs in Memento Tuxedo Black onto X-press It Blending Card and coloured with Copics and then fussy cut.  The sentiment is from ODBD's Confirmation stamp set, stamped in Versafine black and then cut with Radiant Rectangles.  Under this is a piece of black cut using Majestic Labels 25 and a piece of Cherry Cobbler cut with Labels 25 and then popped this up on the mesh/ribbon layers.  Finally I've glued all of this to the front of a folded piece of Cherry Cobbler.


Inside I've added a piece of white card that I've stamped the door from Ask, Seek, Knock in Desert Sand and then the sentiment from the same set in Versafine black.  Why this you ask?  Well this is the verse that Zac has chosen as his Confirmation Verse and I thought it would be a nice touch to add it inside.  Interestingly, way back in 2009 when I had my very first month as a Guest Designer for Our Daily Bread Designs; Ask, Seek, Knock was the first set I was given to work with!  :)

Front
Stamps - Cross of Nails, Confirmation (ODBD)
Paper - X-press It Blending Card, Cherry Cobbler, Black, White, Photocopy of Bible Page
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black, Antique Linen
Accessories - Copics, Spellbinders Labels 25, Majestic Labels 25, Radiant Rectangles, Mesh and Hessian Ribbon, Cane Weave Embossing Folder (ret), X-press It High Tack Foam Tape

Inside
Stamps - Ask, Seek, Knock (ODBD)
Paper - White
Ink - Memento Desert Sand, Versafine Black

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

Friday, August 26, 2016

Joyful Confirmation


Hello Everyone!  It's Power Poppy Friday and time to have a peek at some of the fabulous creations the Bloom Brigade have been making this week!  As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, I've been making cards for the 8 kids doing Confirmation at our church....which is this Sunday!!  I can't believe it's finally here and I've been running around like a crazy person getting things done!  For this card, I've used Power Poppy's Joyful Lilies digi set.  Because it's a digi, I took a little creative license and stretched it just a bit to make the cross a tad longer.  :)

I've used a base of Cherry Cobbler and layered with white, black, a piece of white cut with Noble Rectangles and then more Cherry Cobbler also cut with Noble Rectangles.  Around this I've attached white and red ribbons.  I've printed the slightly elongated Joyful Lilies onto X-press It Blending Card and coloured it with Copics then cut it out with Oval Nestabilities.  I've then stamped the name in black ink to personalise the card.  I then took a piece of gold card and cut it with Elegant Ovals and popped it up on X-press It High Tack Foam Tape.  To finish I just added the bow.

Stamps - Joyful Lilies (Power Poppy)
Paper - X-press It Blending Card, Cherry Cobbler, White, Black, Gold
Ink - Printer, Versafine Black
Accessories - Copics, Spellbinders Noble Rectangles, Oval Nestabilities, Elegant Ovals, White and Red Ribbons, Bow Easy, X-press It High Tack Foam Tape

I wonder what the Bloomies have been making this week?  Better swing by and take a peek!
That's all from me today, that's for visiting and hop you are inspired to stamp!!  :)

Friday, August 19, 2016

Power Poppy Release Hop!


Hello Everyone!!  It's RELEASE DAY!!!  That's means that THREE brand new clear Power Poppy Stamp Sets are in the store and available RIGHT NOW!!!!  YAY!!!  Which one is your favourite - Prairie Cheer, In Praise of Sunflowers or Feeling Fall??


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So what did I use.....well I decided to go all sunshiney yellow with In Praise of Sunflowers!!  There is something about sunflowers that just makes you want to smile.  :)

I've used a base of Marina Mist and layered with white and some old DP from my stash (I think it's called Sunshine by MME).  Around this is some cream mesh topped with So Saffron grosgrain ribbon.  I've stamped the vase of sunflowers and sentiment from In Praise of Sunflowers in Memento Tuxedo Black onto X-press It Blending Card and coloured with Copics (Y21, Y35, Y38, YR24, YR27, YG03, YG93, YG97, E23, E27, E39, E49, N5, W0, W1, W3, W5, B0000, B000, B21, BG10, BG53, BG57).  I've cut this out with a stitched die and matted with So Saffron and Marina Mist and popped it up on X-press It High Tack Foam Tape.  To finish I've added a few buttons.

Stamps - In Praise of Sunflowers (Power Poppy)
Paper - X-press It Blending Card, Marina Mist, So Saffron, White, MME Sunshine DP
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories - Copics, Double Stitched Rectangle Die, Mesh Ribbon, So Saffron Grosgrain Ribbon, Buttons, Xpress It High Tack Foam Tape

What amazing creations do the Bloom Brigade have in store for you today?  Well, you'll have to make sure you swing by these blogs and have a look (and leave a little love!).


That's all from me today, make sure you don't miss the specials in store and hope you are inspired to stamp!!  :)

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Current Mood - Feeling Fall


Hello Everyone,  it's Day 3 of the latest Power Poppy Release!!  If you've been following the Power Poppy Blog, you would have seen the sneak peeks of the first two sets!  The Nature and Nurture Release has three beautiful sets to tempt you and today we are showcasing the last one........Feeling Fall!!

This fabby clear set is full of fun sentiments and festive images to get those creative juices pumping!!!

I've used a base of rust coloured card and layered with Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla and some Graphic 45 DP.  Around this I've attached some hessian (that's what we Australians call Burlap) and some grosgrain ribbon.  I've stamped the image from Feeling Fall in Memento Tuxedo Black onto X-press It Blending Card and coloured with Copics (E23, E25, E21, E81, Y26, Y32, Y21, YR21, YR20, YR16, YG00, R56, R46, B91, B93, W0, W1, W3, G20, G43) and cut it out with a stitched rectangle die and matted with some Baked Brown Sugar and popped it up on X-press It Foam Tape.  I've stamped the sentiment (also from Feeling Fall) in black and cut into a notched tag and attached it with a silver swirl clip.  To finish I've added some buttons and leaf die cuts.

Stamps - Feeling Fall (Power Poppy)
Paper - X-press It Blending Card, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Rust Card, Baked Brown Sugar
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories - Copics, Double Stitched Rectangle Die, Fall Leaf Dies, Buttons, Hessian, Grosgrain Ribbon, X-press It High Tack Foam Tape, Silver Swirl Clip

Don't miss the Bloom Brigade's gorgeous creations made with Feeling Fall!!


That's all from me today, thanks for stopping by and hop you pop in tomorrow for the Blog Hop and Release Day when ALL the sets will be available in the store!

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Prairie Cheer!


Hello Everyone!!  You picked a great day to pop by as it is DAY 1 of the Nature and Nurture Power Poppy Release!!  Over the next three days the Bloom Brigade with be sneak peeking some fabby new clear sets to have your eyeballs popping out of your head!!  :)  To kick it all off, today we are showcasing Prairie Cheer!!  If you fell in love with the latest digi release from yesterday - Pure Prairie Bouquet - then you are going to adore this latest offering from Power Poppy!!


I've used a base of Wisteria Wonder, layered with white and some Maja Designs DP and wrapped some white crochet lace and grosgrain ribbon around it. I loved this sweet Astor image from Prairie Cheer and masked and added the sweet bee into the mix!  I've stamped both in Memento Tuxedo Black onto X-press It Blending Card and coloured with Copics (V000, V22, V25, V17, G40, G43, G46, E21, Y11, Y17, B0000, B000, B21).  At the bottom I've then stamped this sweet whimsical sentiment, also from Prairie Cheer!  I've cut this out and matted with Wisteria Wonder cut with Romantic Rectangles Two and popped it up on X-press It High Tack Foam Tape.  To finish I've added a bow and a couple of pearls to the top corner.

Stamps - Prairie Cheer (Power Poppy)
Paper - X-press It Blending Card, Wisteria Wonder, White, Maja Designs 1928 DP
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories - Copics, Spellbinders Romantic Rectangles Two, White Crochet Lace, Very Vanilla Grosgrain Ribbon, Bow Easy, Pearls, X-press It High Tack Foam Tape

Make sure you pop by these Bloom Brigade Blogs and see what gorgeousness is waiting for you!!


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

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Birthday Peonies


Hello Everyone!  Today's card is another one that I had published a while ago that never made it to blogland!  These beautiful blooms and birthday sentiment come care of Power Poppy's Dynamic Duos: Peonies and Tulips!  Sigh - how could you not love big pretty peonies?!  :)

I've used a base of dusty pink, layered with Vanilla and some Maja Designs DP.  Next a strip of Vanilla punched with a border punch, topped with DP and wrapped in ivory ribbon.  The feature panel is Vanilla die cut and airbrushed with the Copic Airbrush System.  I've stamped the peonies from Dynamic Duos: Peonies and Tulips in Memento Tuxedo Black onto X-press It Blending Card and coloured with Copic Markers, fussy cut and then popped up on X-press It Foam Tape.  I've stamped the sentiment and cut it into a notched tag.  To finish I've added a few pearls and a bow to the ribbon.

Stamps - Dynamic Duos: Peonies and Tulips (Power Poppy)
Paper - X-press It Blending Card, Very Vanilla, Pink, Maja Designs DP
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories - Copics, Spellbinders, MS Border Punch, Ivory Ribbon, Pearls, Bow Easy, X-press It Foam Tape

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

Friday, August 5, 2016

Power and Spark - Sympathy


Hello Everyone!  Today is the first Friday in August and you know what that means.....it's time for a NEW Power Poppy Power and Spark Challenge!  This month our lovely hostess is JULIE who has challenged us to C.S.I!!  No, it’s not what you think. We’re not on the case – we ARE CASE-ing. We are challenging YOU to Copy, Steal, Inspire! All you need to do is pick a Power Poppy creation somewhere in blog land by any designer and be inspired by it. Then, create your own spin on the original design! Just that simple!


So who was my Muse for today's challenge???  It was CINDY!  I loved her card from June 3rd and changed up the image and colour palette but kept the style and layout.  You can find Cindy's card HERE!

I've used a white base and then added layers of white and FabScraps Enchantment DP across the bottom and wrapped some ribbon around it.  I've stamped the flower image from Soothing Sympathy in Memento Tuxedo Black onto X-press It Blending Card and coloured with Copics (BV31, BV34, BV25, V25, G40, G43, G46, E21).  I've cut this out with Small Circle Nestabilities and matted with blue card cut with Large Circle Nestabilities and popped it up on X-press It High Tack Foam Tape.  The sentiment from Soothing Sympathy has been stamped directly onto the card in black and I've finished by adding a few pearls and a bow to the ribbon.

Stamps - Soothing Sympathy (Power Poppy)
Paper - X-press It Blending Card, White, FabScraps Enchantment DP
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories - Copics, Spellbinders Small and Large Circle Nestaiblities, White Pearls, White Satin Ribbon, Bow Easy, X-press It High Tack Foam Tape

Now, it's not just Power Poppy Friday - because it's the 5th of the month it's also NEW DIGI DAY!!  The Instant Gardeners are joining in the fun and showcasing a new Digi!!  Want to see what the rest of the team have been cooking up and who has inspired them this month?  Pop by these blogs and have a peek!



That's all from me today, thanks for popping in to say hello and hope you are inspired to play along this month - we can't wait to see what you create!  :)

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Did Someone Say Cake?


Hello Everyone!!  Today I have some cake for you!  OK, so not REAL cake, but rather the paper kind.  If you have been busy enjoying the Northern Hemisphere Summer, or rugged up and trying to stay warm during the Southern Hemisphere Winter and missed the Midsummer Stunner Power Poppy Release, it was chock full of yummy cake images!  Cakes are great because they are part of celebration - when you think about it, whenever there is a celebratory event, there front and centre is a delicious cake waiting to be enjoyed!  I'll be using all these images a lot for a variety of occasions!  So where did this cake come from?  Today I've used Dream Wedding by Power Poppy!

I've used a base of cream, layered with Cherry Cobbler cut with A2 Tranquil Moments and wrapped some white and ivory ribbon around it.  Next I stamped the cake image from Dream Wedding in Memento Tuxedo Black onto X-press It Blending Card and coloured with Copics (R30, R32, R35, R37, R39, E50, E51, E53, YR21, YR23, YR16, E13, G40, G43, G46, N1, N3, Y11).  This has been cut with Large Oval Nestabilities and matted with cream cut with A2 Tranquil Moments and then popped up on X-press It High Tack Foam Tape.  To finish I added a bow and a few pearls.


Inside I stamped the same image in Memento Desert Sand and then stamped the sentiment, also from Dream Wedding, in Memento Rhubarb Stalk.

Stamps - Dream Wedding (Power Poppy)
Paper - X-press It Blending Card, Cream, Cherry Cobbler
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black, Desert Sand, Rhubarb Stalk
Accessories - Copics, Spellbinders Large Oval and A2 Tranquil Moments, White and Ivory Ribbon, Bow Easy, Pearls, X-press It High Tack Foam Tape

I was a little late for Power Poppy Friday, but you can catch all the girls amazing creations HERE!

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

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