Friday, 23 September 2016

Ornament Duo Stencil Set

This first card was created by using the two stencils together. Instead of just using glitter though, I used foils and black flock powder together before I removed the patterning stencil from the top of the Ornament stencil. I then added silver glitter over the pattern lines. After I removed the ornament stencil from the adhesive paper I used white glitter over the still sticky areas. I then cut the ornament out and mounted it onto the prepared card base.

FMSD110 Ornament Stencil Duo Set

CRG093 Retro Script Christmas

DCP1007 Build a Wreath Die Set

I dry embossed the ornament stencil then stamped into it. I coloured the flower stamp with coloured pencils and used Palette blue ink and a soft brush to add the shading around the outside edge.
I then added clear Embossing Medium over the entire design. Opal glitter was quickly added to the design then allowed to dry. This gives a beautiful 'frosted' look to the ornament. I dry embossed around the outside of the ornament when the image was dry with a Dreamweaver background stencil.
The Christmas Greeting was just the perfect size to complete the card.

CRW149 Magnolia Rose

SSC1231 Holiday Expression Clear Stamp Set

Dreamweaver LJ830 Holly Background metal stencil.

Happy Crafting,

Thursday, 15 September 2016

Stampendous Duo Stencil Sets

Because I have done stencilling for so many years I have been guilty of ignoring the new Stampendous stencils in favour of all the new stamps. I thought it was about time I went back to my roots to see if my creative juices around stencils had atrophied.

What do you think?

I used the bird stencil from the Snug Bird Duo Set on adhesive sheet with glitter. 
The holly background was created using the holly from the Winter Tweets Stamp Set. 

This time I used the bird and the dotty stencil for the scarf and the snowy background.
I also used the Spoonfuls Snow along the bottom edge. Again, the holly is from the Winter Tweets stamp set. I used the Marvy Uchida Snow Marker on the hat.
FMSD111 Snug Bird Duo Set

CRS5092 Winter Tweets Stamp Set

More stencilling to come! I think I missed it, lol.

Happy crafting,

Thursday, 8 September 2016

We have a winner!

Congratulations Rob Keogh.

Rob won the "Pink Your Life' Blog Hop challenge run by Stampendous.

I know there wasn't much time from the announcement that Australians could enter and the closing date so I have decided to run it again but for Australians only and through this blog. It will take place in the last week of this month so keep an eye out for it.

Happy crafting,

Monday, 22 August 2016

Pink Your Life Blog Hop.

Stampendous in the USA are currently holding a blog hop challenge. Go to

Just leave a comment on one of their design teams blogs about their project using the Pink Your Life Clear Stamp Sets.

I am offering one of these stamp sets to an Australian entry. You don't have to buy anything or make anything, just leave a comment on one of the American Design Teams blogs..

Spread the word!

This is too good to pass up.


Sunday, 31 July 2016

Angels and friends, what more could you want?

Angels first. The first two cards are made using the new Pink Your Life stamp set from Stampendous. I have one more card to make up from this set but I need to post thee cards as I do them or else they disappear on me. Well, I give them away.

SSCP101 Little Angels Perfectly Clear Stamp Set

Now for the friends.

CRS5091 Winter Friends Stamp Set

DCS5091 Winter Friends Die Cut set
More friends to come as well.

Happy Crafting,

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Build a Wreath Die set

Stampendous are currently highlighting the new Build a Wreath die set on their blog. I started using it last night and have come up with two cards using far, lol. I have used in conjunction with a couple of other stamps but of course that is not necessary as the wreath looked really good before I added the cardinal but I like to give you ideas.

DCP1007 Build a wreath, CRS5092 Winter Tweets and SSC1231 Perfectly Clear Holiday Expressions stamp set.

DCP1007 Build A Wreath Die Set

CRS5092 Winter Tweets Stamp Set

SSC1231 Holiday Expressions

CRP289 Birdie Trio also DCP1007 and SSC1231 Holiday Expressions.
CRR278 Holly Background
Happy crafting,

Saturday, 23 July 2016

More from The Stampendous July Catalogue

Another busy day play...... er, working away using new products. The owl is large for a card but still perfectly acceptable. I can just imagine him on a page. It's a pity I don't scrapbook.

You probably can't see the eyes very well but I used dimensional magic and his eyes glow. I used coloured pencil but the white is a Gelly Roll Marker.

CRR268 Look Into My Eyes

The next two cards were made with the Winter Tweets Stamp set and matching Die Set. I stamped the cardinal onto red cardstock. It saved a bit of time colouring it. I just added a bit of shading. The holly was done on white cardstock and then coloured with Hybrid ink and a soft brush. I did get some on the berries but that provided shading for the red coloured pencil I used on them.

CRS5092 Winter Tweets Stamp Set, DCS5092 Winter Tweets Die Set. I also used SSC1147 Tis the Season Perfectly Clear Stamp Set (see below)
CRR144 Christmas Background Stamp

Wonderous Kitten again but this time I used a new background stamp.

CRR278 Holly Background

Patient Pup again. I am trying very hard to get a hold of the Marvy Uchida Snow Marker as you can see how brilliant it is for Santa hats.

SSC1231 Holiday Expressions Perfectly Clear Stamp Set.
 I feel as though I have only just started with the new releases from Stampendous. Obviously there is lots more to come.

Happy crafting,