Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Inspired Stamps Sneak Peek Ask/Seek/Knock

Welcome back...this is my 2nd post for today, so be sure to scroll down if you're looking for the Top Tip Tuesday challenge.

This week is Sneak Peek Week at Inspired Stamps! We have some beautiful stamps, and projects to share with you this week. Here's the list:
Monday - Antoinette
Tuesday - Belinda & Me
Wednesday - Kary, Jenn & Amber
Thursday - Chere & Jamie
Friday - Stamp sets will be in the STORE!

Today Belinda and I reveal the Ask/See/Knock stamp set.

Card Size: 4.25" x 5.5"

Recipe: Inspired Stamps-Ask/Seek/Knock, PP-My Mind's Eye Lost and Found Two, CTMH CS-Colonial White & Chocolate, Distress Inks-Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy & Old Paper, Nestabilities-Labels 23, Marianned Designs Flourish LR0116, EK Success Interlaced Corner Punch, Wild Orchid Flowers-Pink Tone 1" Roses Set A, Pink Tone 5/8" Roses Set B & 5/8" Rose Pink Open, Brown Grosgrain Ribbon, Pearls, Foam Squares.
It's a must-have stamp set! There's a pine tree, a tree trunk with branch that can hold a little birdhouse, a bird, verses, and of course the door. It such a beautiful stamp set to work with, my card came together quite quickly.

I also wanted to show a whimsical side to the set and came up with a Christmas card too!

Card Size: 4.25" x 5.5"

Recipe: Inspired Stamps-Ask/Seek/Knock, Label Maker Alphabet, Winter Ruth, CTMH CS-White Daisy & Bamboo, Textured Cream CS, CTMH Ink-Black, Distress Inks-Aged Mahogany, Peeled Paint, Brushed Corduroy & Old Paper, Flower Soft-Polar White & Emerald, Antique Copper Brad, Velvet Ribbon, Foam Squares.
I stamped the door on cream CS and Bamboo CS. I cut the door frame out of the Bamboo, and the door from cream CS. I scored cream CS for the wall, and attached the door, the frame I attached with foam squares to give it some dimension. The tree I stamped and cut out and attached with foam squares too. For the wreath I cut a rough circle and covered it with Emerald Flower Soft. The ground and tree I covered with Polar White Flower Soft.

Inspired Stamps Used:
Ask/Seek/Knock (released on Friday)
Label Maker Alphabet
Winter Ruth

Inspired Stamps Blog Link
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Be sure to check the rest of the DT blogs this week for the Sneak Peeks! All the stamps will be in store on Friday!!

Top Tip Tuesday Colour Challenge and Tutorial

Hello and welcome here! It's another Top Tip Tuesday Challenge and Tutorial. This week it's a colour challenge, can you guess the colours from my ornament?? You can see what the colours are just after my ornament picture. I was responsible for the Tutorial this week and I chose to share how to make an ornament with Spellbinders, you can find that below.

Ornament size: 4.25" tall

Silver, White and a hint of Colour!

This week's Sponsors:

Inky Impressions - Prize is a $10 gift certificate


Deneen's Christmas Ornament Tutorial
I want to say thank-you to Digital Delights for letting me use Angels (singing) this week!

Recipe: Digital Image-Digital Delights Musical Angels Set, Glitter Paper-American Crafts Silver Snowflakes, CTMH CS-White Daisy, Metallic Curling Ribbon, Cuttlebug Snowflakes EF, Nestabilities-Lacy Circles, Circles & Labels 3, Crystal Ice Stickles, Copics: Skin-E00, R20, R24, Eyes-B12, Hair-Y08, Y18, Dress-V01, C0, C1.

Here's another ornament I made a while ago showing patterned paper and white CS.

Thanks for stopping by. Pop on over to Top Tip Tuesday to see more White, Silver & a hint of colour creations by the DT. For a chance at the prizes be sure to link your creation at Top Tip Tuesday.


Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Top Tip Tuesday Tri-Fold Shutter Card

Hello and welcome here! It's Challenge time at Top Tip Tuesday, this week the Challenge is to have more than 1 fold on your card/project. The Tutorial is a Tri-Fold Shutter Card by Janette.

Challenge - More Than 1 Fold
Tutorial - Tri-Fold Shutter Card

Here is my card to hopefully inspire you.
Card Size: 4" x 5.5"

The Sponsor's for this week:

Simon Says Stamp - $20 gift voucher for their store

Sew Sweet - £10.00 voucher to spend in their shop

Stash Books is offering the top Tipper - Calling Cards-Connect With Style book

I was at a Craft Show this past weekend selling some of my handmade paper creations. It went very well, thank-you to those who stopped by and said 'Hi'!! Now I have to start restocking my card stash for next year. I'm in need of some teen girl cards, and I thought I would start right away with this card.

When open, the card measures 5.5" x 12". I changed up my measurements just slightly from the Top Tip Tutorial. I needed mine to fit in a regular envelope. The card base measures 5.5" x 12", I scored it at 2", 4", 8" & 10", I only measured 1.25" in from the edge to cut my slits (instead of 1.5")

I added Red Stickles on the frame edges, and gave her a red rhinestone ring...a ruby ring:) It's difficult to see, but I added Gold Ice Stickles to the corners of the Caning Pattern (around the sentiment 'Beautiful').
Recipe: CTMH PP-That's Amore, CTMH CS-Colonial White & Black, CTMH Ink-Black & Tulip, CTMH SS-Be Yourself, Distress Inks-Anique Linen, Marianne Designs Frame LR0116, Nestabilities-Labels 18, Martha Stewart Anywhere Punch-Caning Pattern, EK Success-Wrought Iron Corner Punch, Foam Squares, Red Stickles, Gold Ice Stickles, Red Rhinestones, Lace Ribbon.

Be sure to pop over to Top Tip Tuesday to check out the other great More Than 1 Fold DT creations. Don't forget to go back and add your creation to Mr. Linky for a chance at some great prizes!!


Thursday, November 17, 2011

Inspired Stamps Christmas Tag Blog Hop

Hello, if you came from CHERE'S Blog, you're on the right track! This week Inspired Stamps is having a Blog Hop, and the DT is sharing Christmas Tags.

You can start at the Inspired Stamps Blog, or continue from here and go around.

Tag Size: 3" x 6.25"

Antoinette (Inspired Stamps creator/owner) sent each of the DT a package containing the newest stamps, and some paper and embellishments!! THANK-YOU for your generosity Antoinette, I used many of the items on my Tag!Link
I coloured His Little Ones: Christmas Girl with Copics and added Gold Flower Soft, and Polar White Flower Soft to the greenery and coat...the Gold Flower Soft has sparkles in it. I cut out a scalloped circle and embossed snowflake on it, attached it to the doily and added glitter brad-like thingies.

There were also some teal coloured flowers in the package from Antoinette, and I added a few of my own to fill out the look. The snowflake is silver glitter...the camera doesn't pick it up, and I layered ribbon to finish off the bottom.

Recipe: Inspired Stamps-HLO: Christmas Girl & Vintage Christmas, Manila Tag, Doily, Nestabilities-Big Scalloped Circles, Marianne Designs-Flourish LR0116, Martha Stewart Pinking Scallop Border Punch, Pink Velvet Ribbon, White Satin Ribbon, Iridescent Ribbon, Glitter Drops, Foam Squares, Chipboard Snowflake, Gold Flower Soft, Polar White Flower Soft, Wild Orchid Flowers-1"PinkTone Roses Set A, 5/8" Pink Tone Roses Set B & 1/8" Rosebuds Pastel Tone, Copics: Skin-E000, E00, E01, R20, Hair-Y11, Y15, Y19, YR23, Coat-R29, Greenery-YG23, YG25, G28.

Inspired Stamps Used:
His Little Ones - Christmas Girl
Vintage Christmas

Inspired Stamps Store Link
Inspired Stamps Blog Link

Now hop on your way to Jamie's Blog and check out her beautiful Tag creation!


Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Top Tip Tuesday Christmas Tag

Hello and welcome here. Today is another Top Tip Tuesday post, the challenge this week is Tags - Use a tag on your project or make a tag as your project. I went with making a tag as my project.

Challenge - Tags
Tipper Week - each DT member shares a tip

Tag size: 3" x 6.25"

I cut my tag out of Colonial White CS and stamped it randomly with CTMH Universal Backgrounds using Bamboo Ink. I then heat dried it because I wanted to emboss my image. I stamped the angel with Versamark and used Gold embossing powder. I used Spellbinders Layered Poinsettia, and embossed the edges with Gold embossing powder. I distress the edges with Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink.

The Sponsor's for this week:

Pink Cat Studio - 5 digis of your choice
For the Top Tipper:
Glitterbabe Greetings - 2 images of your choice

Here are some close-up photos of elements on my tag.

I used Gold Flower Soft for the center of the Poinsettia.

Recipe: Inspired Stamps-Vintage Christmas, CTMH SS-Universal Backgrounds, Inkadinkado-Christmas Silhouettes, CTMH CS-Colonial White, Vineyard Berry & Garden Green, CTMH Ink-Bamboo, Distress Ink-Brushed Corduroy, Versamark, Gold EP, Nestabilities-Layered Poinsettia, Burgundy Satin, Grosgrain & Velvet Riboon, Cream Lace, Foam Squares, Gold Flower Soft.

Tip: Add labels, and sponge daub the ink on a small square so that you know what the colours of Distress Ink really look like.

Be sure to stop by Top Tip Tuesday to check out what the rest of the DT made, and their TIPS. Don't forget to add your link there as well, and for an extra chance at a prize leave TIP after your name...just make sure your Tip can be found within your post.


Friday, November 11, 2011

Remembrance Day

Thanks to all the serving members, past and present!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Inspired Stamps Little One and Verse

Hello and welcome here. This week the Inspired Stamps DT is showcasing a His Little Ones (HLO) and a Verse. I tried to go a little vintage-y, but I don't think I got too far, lol. But I still like how this card turned out.
Card Size: 4.25" x 5.5"

I started the card by using CTMH Colonial White CS rather than white, including using it for HLO. I added white gel pen to the whites of his eyes. The patterned paper had the vintage colour on 2 of the side and by using Distress Inks Vintage Photo and Tea Dye, I was able to complete the look around the whole card base.

The patterned paper already has glitter on it, I added Stickles to the ornament and his eyes for extra glitter.

Recipe: Inspired Stamps-HLO Christmas Boy & Vintage Christmas, PP-BoBunny Snowfall Collection, CTMH CS-Colonial White, Burgundy Textured CS, Distress Inks-Vintage Photo & Tea Dye, Nestabilities-Labels 18, Labels 20 & Ovals, CTMH Vineyard Berry Organdy Ribbon, CTMH Twill Ribbon, Sizzix-Snowflake & Flourish EF, Cuttlebug Vintage Die, Platinum Stickles, Arctic Ice Stickles, Rhinestones, Foam Squares, Copics: Hair-Y15, Y18, Skin E000, E21, YR000, YR01, Pants W7, N7, Sweater/Shoes-R59, Ornament-silver gel pen, Arctic Ice Stickles.

Inspired Stamps Used:
His Little Ones: Christmas Boy
Vintage Christmas

Inspired Stamps Store Link
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Be sure to check out the rest of the DT's great creations, their links are in my sidebar. And don't forget the sale that's happening until Nov. 18th!!

Thanks for stopping by,

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Top Tip Tuesday Anything Christmas Challenge

Hello and welcome here. This week at Top Tip Tuesday the DT is sharing their Anything Christmas projects. I made just a simple card by using an embossing folder, and a bit of colour for mats.

Challenge - Anything Christmas
Tutorial - Waterfall Card

Card Size: 4.25" x 5.5"

The Sponsor's for this week:
Robyn's Fetish - 4 stamps of your choice

Squigglefly - 3 digital images of your choice

The image I used on my card this week is from Robyn's Fetish, and is called Paul Penguin Sleighing. THANK-YOU for the super sweet image!! I had alot of fun colouring him.

I coloured Paul with Copics. And if you look closely you can see that I make boo-boo's too. I was having trouble with his hat and kept adding colour, the purple started to bleed into his face. But, I figured most of you would not notice it, did you? So what may seem like a GLARING mistake to you, most likely won't even be noticed. And I'm a perfectionist, so if I can let the occasional mistake go, you can too:) It didn't help that I only had the scarf let to colour and I didn't want to start all over again.
Hat/Scarf - RV66, BG53
Paul - Y15, Y18, Y19, C&, N7
Sled - N7, R27
Sky - BG0000, BG000, C1

I added Liquid Applique for the snow and heated it, then I added Stickles for a bit of sparkle...and for the ball on the hat too!

Recipe: Robyn's Fetish Paul Penguin Sleighing, CTMH CS-Pansy Purple & White Daisy, CTMH Ink-Black & Pansy Purple, CTMH SS-Say It In Style, Cuttlebug Distressed Snow EF, Nestabilities-Standard Ovals Large, Liquid Applique, Crystal Ice Stickles, Foam Squares, Ribbon, Rhinestones, Copics (see list above).

If you want a chance at some great prizes, join us this week at Top Tip Tuesday for the Anything Christmas Challenge by uploading your creation and adding to the link at Top Tip Tuesday!



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