Friday, September 22, 2017

Marcy’s Tying the Knot Hop!


Hello Everyone!  Today is an EXTRA SPECIAL HOP for our beloved Peep in Chief!!!  Tomorrow our dear Marcy is marrying the love of her life, Doug, and to celebrate the Bloom Brigade and Instant Gardeners are having a Wedding Hop!!  If you'd love to leave Marcy and Doug a special message, please leave that on the Power Poppy Blog - I know they will read each and every one of them!

Dearest Marcy and Doug - as your big day fast approaches, I just wanted to say how over the moon happy I am for you both!  You are obviously head over heels for each other and I just know that you are going to be so very happy together!  How many people can say that they have truly found their soul mate as you two have and are obviously so perfect together.  As much as I know that your wedding will be stunningly gorgeous, it's more that I wish for you a truly happy, long and blissful marriage - the kind that your beautiful blended family will grow up and aspire for themselves.  May you always have this joy, love and happiness that you do today. With much love from across the Pacific........Kathy xx


About my card - well I know that blue is traditional for weddings - but when has Marcy ever been traditional????  I could only ever imagine her wedding surrounded in GREEN - lots of plants, flowers and foliage!  So I based my card on creams and greens with a splash of peachy/red.  With a base of cream, then green and then more cream (cut with 5x7 Elegant Labels 4 and airbrushed with a little green inside).  Then some green and peachy/red Graphic 45 DP cut with Grand Labels 4, topped with Wild Wasabi cut with more Elegant Labels 4.  Across this is some wide ivory ribbon.  Next is cream cut with Labels 4, topped with green cut with another Elegant Labels 4.  Finally on top of this behemoth of a card is a oval of X-press It Blending Card, with the cake from Dream Wedding stamped in Grey Flannel.  I've coloured this with Copics and sponged the edges with Antique Linen ink.  I've popped these layers up on X-press It Foam Tape.  I've stamped the sentiment also from Dream Wedding in Grey Flannel on cream card and die cut.  I've added a huge bow and finished with a sprinkling of rhinestones.

Unfortunately due to the sheer amount of time international mail takes, this card won't quite make it in time for the wedding, but the heartfelt love will be with you on the day!

Stamps - Dream Wedding (Power Poppy)
Ink - Memento Grey Flannel
Paper - X-press It Blending Card, Cream, Wild Wasabi, Graphic 45 DP
Accessories - Copics, Airbrush System, Spellbinders Dies: Large Oval, Labels 4, 5x7 Elegant Labels 4, Grand Labels 4, Fancy Tags, Ivory Ribbon, Bow Easy, Clear Rhinestones, X-press It Foam Tape

If you started here, well you won't want to miss the start of the hop!  If you are in the middle of the hop then continue on to your next gorgeous creation for our dear Marc!


Thanks for stopping by, hope you love the hop and are inspired to stamp, or to get married, or attend a wedding.........or just love life!!  xx

Monday, September 18, 2017

Here for You!


Hello Everyone!  Today I have bright and Springy card to show you!  I'm so happy that Spring has finally sprung here in Australia - I always feel like I finally start waking up when the weather starts warming in September --- I know, I really can't complain about Winter here in sunny Queensland, but Winter is still Winter and I'm always happy to see it pass!  :)

This card features the beautiful Daffodils stamp set by Power Poppy and I've coloured it with Copics!  The sentiment is also from Daffodils and I've used a variety of dies to showcase both.  A simple card base, a touch of lace and ribbon and voila you're done!

Stamps - Daffodils (Power Poppy)
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper - X-press It Blending Card, White, Daffodil Delight, DP
Accessories - Copics, Spellbinders Dies, ODBD Stitched Ovals Dies, Lace, Ribbon, X-press It Foam Tape

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

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Joyful Nest


Hello Everyone!  Today I was playing with my Copics and one of Power Poppy's latest release sets called Under Glass.  Instead of popping this pretty nest image under the glass cloche that comes with the set, I decided to let this beauty shine on its own.

I've created the base using a base of brown and topped with some Pool Party card and the very pretty Maja Designs DP.  Across this is some Pool Party punched with the lattice border punch and topped with brown and some gingham DP.  Around this I've added some wide white ribbon and topped with some lavender ribbon.  I've stamped the image from Under Glass in Memento Tuxedo Black onto X-press It Blending Card and coloured with Copics.  I've then cut it out with Double Stitched Circles Dies and matted with brown cut with Royal Circles and then popped up on foam tape.  The sentiment is also from Under Glass and has been stamped and cut into a notched tag.  I've secured this to the card front with a glue dot and topped with a lavender bow.  To finish I've added a couple of white pearls to the corner.

Stamps - Under Glass (Power Poppy)
Paper - X-press It Blending Card, Pool Party, Baked Brown Sugar, Maja Designs DP
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories - Copics, ODBD Double Stitched Circles Dies, Spellbinders Royal Circles Dies, MS Lattice Border Punch, White Pearls, Ribbons, Bow Easy, X-press It Foam Tape

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

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Birthday Clematis


Hello Everyone!  It has been quite some time since I posted but I haven't been doing completely nothing.  I have done a 6 card feature for Simply Cards and that's going to be on shelves in November!  I have also been very busy with my family with various events and sports and such.  So today I'm posting a card that was actually featured in Simply Cards 6 months ago.  I really loved this card and it featured on the cover

This beautiful image is from Power Poppy called Climbing Clematis.  It's a digi image which is great for resizing so that it fits your dies.....or alternatively fills the entire card depending on what you want to do with it!  Of course I've coloured it all with my lovely Copic Markers.  The sentiment is also a digi, from Tulips in Hobnail Pitcher.  The card construction is pretty easy when you have some pretty dies.

Stamps - Climbing Clematis, Tulips in Hobnail Pitcher (Power Poppy)
Ink - Printer
Paper - X-press It Blending Card, White, Wisteria Wonder, DP
Accessories - Copics, Spellbinders Dies, Ribbon, ODBD Stitched Ovals Dies, X-press It Foam Tape

Last year we lost my loved Grandfather (Fella) and today marks what would have been his 99th Birthday.  And although he is no longer with us, he is always remembered with a great deal of love.

I hope to be more creative and find that mojo again, thanks for stopping by and hope you are inspired to stamp!  :)

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Basketball Fever!


Hello Everyone!!  Grab your bats, get ready to tee off, jump, spike and run.....we've got sports fever at Our Daily Bread Designs this month and we are cheering!  Whether you are into Golf, Soccer, Football, Baseball, Softball, Volleyball or Basketball, we've got you covered!  Today I'm showcasing two stamp sets and an extra die - Basketball (that comes with a matching die included in the set!), All- Star Jersey clear set and the fabulous matching die set, Sport Jerseys Dies.

It's new release time and that means there are prizes to be won!
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 August 2, 2017 at 9:00 p.m. EDT to leave your comments on the Designers Blogs for a chance to win!  The Winners will be posted on the ODBD Blog on August 3rd so be sure to check back there to see if you won!

I chose Basketball this month because that's what sport my 10yr old daughter plays!  Unlike her very undersized mother, she's the tallest girl in her team.....she obviously didn't get her height from me!  :) 
https://ourdailybreaddesigns.com/all-star-jersey-clear-stamps.html
https://ourdailybreaddesigns.com/basketball-stamp-die-duos-clear-stamps.html

For my first card I've created a fun side step card using ODBD's Side Step Card Die to cut a piece of black card.  For the solid and spotted red panels I've used some Old Glory Paper Pad.  The lattice panel is created by cutting some white card using the Lattice Background Die and trimming it to size.  Next I stamped the basketball singlet and numbers from All-Star Jersey and the basketball and sentiments from the Basketball stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black onto X-press It Blending Card and coloured with Copics.  The basketball has been die cut with the included die in Basketball set and the jersey and numbers die cut using the matching die in the Sport Jerseys Die Set.  The 'Love' sentiment has simply been trimmed to size and the word 'Basketball' cut with Pennant Flags Dies.  I've then either glued or popped up on foam tape the various elements as shown.

Stamps - Basketball, All-Star Jersey (ODBD)
Paper - ODBD Old Glory Paper Pad X-press It Blending Card, Black
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories - ODBD Dies: Sport Jerseys, Side Step Card, Lattice Background, Pennant Flags, Copics, X-press It Foam Tape

So why stop at one card when you can make TWO!


So I decided when I saw the piece of lattice left from my first card that it kind of looked like a net....a basketball net!!  Then I thought surely making a basketball net for the front of the card wouldn't be too hard....and what do you know, it wasn't!  :)

I've used a brown card base and layered with some solid red paper from Old Glory Paper Pad.  Around this I've attached two pieces of wide black ribbon.  Then I've used Double Stitched Rectangles for the backboard.  I've created the ring out of brown card and die cut it with two Stitched Ovals dies.  I've then taken the scrap of white cut with Lattice Background die from the previous card and trimmed it to a net shape.  I've then stamped the basketball from the Basketball Stamp and Die set in Memento Tuxedo Black onto X-press It Blending Card and coloured it with Copics and die cut it with the matching die also in the Basketball set.  Once I had the basketball, ring and net pieces I've put it all into place on the backboard and then drew in the black square with a black Copic Multiliner.  To finish I've stamped the sentiment from Basketball stamp and die set and cut into a notched flag.

Stamps - Basketball (ODBD)
Paper - ODBD Old Glory Paper Pad, Brown, X-press It Blending Card
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories - ODBD Dies: Double Stitched Rectangles, Stitched Ovals, Lattice Background, Copics, Copic Multiliner

I'm sure by now you can't wait to see which sets the Breadsticks have chosen to show you today so make sure you pop by these blogs and leave a little love for your chance to WIN!

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

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

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Power Poppy Hop Day!


Hello Everyone!!  It's finally here - the Power Poppy Hop Day and all the sets in the Abundance Collection that have been showcased by the Bloom Brigade over the last four days are available to purchase in the store RIGHT NOW!!!  WOOHOOOOO!!!!  Today we have one more brand new set to tempt you, which I think may just be my favourite......UNDER GLASS!


https://powerpoppy.com/products/under-glass

I've used a base of white topped with Wild Wasabi and then another piece of white cut with A2 Divine Eloquence.  Around these layers I've attached some green ribbon.  I've stamped the image and sentiment from Under Glass in Memento Tuxedo Black onto X-press It Blending Card and coloured with Copics.  I've cut this with Labels 28 and while it's still in the die, sponged a little Antique Linen ink.  I've affixed this to front of the card and accented with a green bow and a few clear rhinestones.

Stamps -  Under Glass (Power Poppy)
Paper - X-press It Blending Card, Wild Wasabi, White
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black, Antique Linen
Accessories - Copics, Green Ribbon, Bow Easy, Clear Rhinestones

Let's have a peek at which of the sets the Bloom Brigade are showing off today and make sure you swing by these blogs and leave a little love!



 And one last thing - there's a special sale on but only until August 5th!!  That's one special you won't want to miss with all this gorgeousness being released this month!!  :)

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

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Dahlia!


Hello Everyone!!  It's Day 4 of the Power Poppy Abundance Collection Release and today do we have a whopper for you!!  Let me introduce you to Dahlia XL......if you love your flowers BIG, then you are going to love this one!

http://powerpoppy.com/products/dahlia-xl/

I've used a black base and topped with white card cut with 5x7 Detailed Scallops die.  I've stamped the Dahlia XL onto X-press It Blending Card and coloured with Copics, trimmed it and then cut through the middle.  I've attached the two pieces to a black card base and then stamped the sentiment from Dahlia XL in Versamark ink in the middle and embossed in white.  To finish I've accented with a few sequins.

Dahlias come in a range of colours, but I was taken with this one called Ken's Rarity - don't you think it's pretty!!??  :)


Stamps - Dahlia XL (Power Poppy)
Paper - Black, White, X-press It Blending Card
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark
Accessories - Copics, Spellbinders 5x7 Detailed Scallops, White Embossing Powder, Heat Gun, Sequins

Don't miss the Bloom Brigade's creations using this set, pop by these blogs and leave a little love!


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

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Pure Prairie Spirit


Hello Everyone!  It's Day 2 of the Power Poppy Abundance Collection Release and today we are getting our Prairie on!!  Big Blooms, Beautiful Butterflies and Brilliant Sentiments await with this new clear set!  Let me introduce you to Pure Prairie Spirit!  If you love to colour, this set will have your fingers twitching with a large bouquet with four sentiments!

 http://powerpoppy.com/products/pure-prairie-spirit/

I've used a base of Sweet Sugarplum and layered with cream.  Next I've stamped this large prairie bouquet and added the two lovely butterflies from Pure Prairie Spirit onto X-press It Blending Card and then coloured with Copics......lots and lots and lots of Copics!!  I did colour some blue in and around the bouquet but then decided to sponge all around with Memento Summer Sky.  I've trimmed this to a 4 3/4 inch square and matted with cream and Chocolate Chip card.  I then stamped the sentiment from Pure Prairie Spirit and cut it out with Circle Nestabilities and then added a double notched tag underneath in Sweet Sugarplum and popped it up on foam tape.  To finish I've added some pink enamel dots.

Stamps - Pure Prairie Spirit (Power Poppy)
Paper - X-press It Blending Card, Sweet Sugarplum, Cream, Chocolate Chip
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black, Summer Sky
Accessories - Copics, Circle Nestabilities, Pennant Flags Dies, Pink Enamel Dots, X-press It Foam Tape

Want to have a peek at what the Bloomies have been creating with this set???  Make sure you pop by these blogs....


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

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