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!  :)

Friday, September 29, 2017

Feeling Under the Weather


Hello Everyone!  It's time for Good Vibe 5 over at Power Poppy with 5 things to inspire you today!!  What better time to send a little cheer and good vibes when someone you care about is a little under the weather!  I don't know about your part of the world, but in mine our state (and the one next to us) has been in a huge influenza epidemic.  I thank God that it did not hit our house, but our poor hospital staff are severely overworked right now.  Whether it's the flu or something else that's hit someone you know, a get well card is always going to make them feel like a little love it coming their way!

For this card, I've used a base of Wisteria Wonder, layered with white and topped with some Maja Designs DP.  Across this is more Wisteria punched with a border punch and topped with more DP.  Around this I've added some purple ribbon.  The floral image is from Lilac Time and the sentiment from Daffodils stamp set.  I've stamped these in Memento Tuxedo Black on X-press It Blending Card and coloured with Copics and then die cut with Double Stitched Rectangles Dies and attached as shown.  To finish I've added a couple of pearls to the corner and a bow to the ribbon.

Stamps - Lilac Time, Daffodils (Power Poppy)
Paper - X-press It Blending Card, Wisteria Wonder, White, Maja Designs Walk With Me DP
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories - Copics, ODBD Double Stitched Rectangles Dies, MS Border Punch, Purple Ribbon, Bow Easy, Pearls

Want more inspiration??  Check out the Bloomies and see what they have for you today!


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

Monday, September 25, 2017

Hibiscus Box


Hello Everyone!!  It's Springtime here in Australia, which means it's really Summer!  LOL!!  We really only have hot and cool where I live (and a few cold days - but that's cold to us, not like those of your who live in Canada or the like) - so although it is September and technically early Spring, the temps are into the mid-30C's (or mid 90's) which I admit is quite above normal for this time of year.  So I am getting into Spring/Summer themed projects!!  I had a colleague have a birthday recently and she's not really a pink/girly type, so I when for a tropical theme box for her - which I filled with some Darrell Lea Peanut Butter Chocolate Balls!  :)

This box really didn't take that long and I was really happy with the way it turned out.  I've used some teal coloured card and die cut it with the Glorious Gable Box Die by ODBD.  I've put this together using some double sided tape and dots of glue to make it secure (don't want those Peanut Butter Balls going everywhere now do we!).  I've made the flower using the Hibiscus Dies and some yellow card - airbrushing some YR18 Copic while still in the die and then all over the stamen as well.  I've then shaped the petals and glued it together.  The leaves have been made out of green card and die cut with Tropical Leaves Dies and once again airbrushed with Copic - this time G28.  I've glued these and the hibiscus to the box as shown.  Then sentiment is from Lovely Flower stamp set and has been stamped and cut into a notched tag and attached as shown.  These small sentiments are just perfect for little tags to adorn the boxes!

Stamps - Lovely Flower (ODBD)
Paper - Teal, White, Yellow, Green
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories - ODBD Dies: Glorious Gable Box Die, Hibiscus Dies, Tropical Leaves Dies, Copics, Airbrush System, Glue

That's all from me today, thanks for popping by, hope the weather is nice in your part of the world....and that you are inspired to stamp!!  :)

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.  :)

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