Friday, November 17, 2017

Christmas Cardinal


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

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Cardinal Blessings


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

Prize Information: 
Three randomly selected winners will each receive a $25 Gift Code to the ODBD Website  just for commenting on the Design Team cards!  You have until November 2, 2017 at 9:00 p.m. USA EDT to leave your comments on the Designers Blogs for a chance to win!  The Winners will be posted on the ODBD Blog on November 3rd so be sure to check back there to see if you won!

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

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

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





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

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


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

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

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

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Power Poppy Release Day Hop!


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





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

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

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

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

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Glitter House Village


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

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

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

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

Friday, October 20, 2017

Autumn Sunflower



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

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

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

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

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

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

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Rustic Rejoicing


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

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

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

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

Friday, October 6, 2017

October Power and Spark!


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


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


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

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

Sunday, October 1, 2017

You are My Sunshine


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

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

Three randomly selected winners will each receive a $25 Gift Code to the ODBD Website  just for commenting on the Design Team cards!  You have until October 2, 2017 at 9:00 p.m. USA EDT to leave your comments on the Designers Blogs for a chance to win!  The Winners will be posted on the ODBD Blog on October 3rd so be sure to check back there to see if you won!

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

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





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

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

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