Tuesday, 19 September 2017

September Blog Hop Competition.

This month I have set a challenge for my design team. Take this stamp and turn it into a Christmas card! I also set this challenge for my class that I teach once a month. Here is the stamp.


CRR248 Owl Clock

 I will post the class projects after the competition has been run. Remember, the competition runs for the last full week of the month i.e Monday to Friday. This month the dates are 25th to 30th. If you own this stamp and would like to join in the fun please post me a photo of your card and I will share it as well.

Happy crafting,
Julie















Friday, 1 September 2017

And the winner is..........

Sarah Nancarrow.

Congratulations!

This is a random pick by an independent person.

Please contact me Sarah so I can send you your prize. 

Thank you to all the non-winners for taking the time to enter. Your participation matters to me and all of the designers.

Happy crafting,
Julie

Monday, 14 August 2017

August Blog Hop Competition.


NOW EXTENDED UNTIL AUGUST 31st 2017

This is the featured stamp which you have the opportunity to win.


CRR297 Autumn Points

These are my card ideas using this stamp.

White embossing powder on white cardthen applying Cosmic Shimmer Pixie Powders.
Three colours of Stampendous Pearlustre Embossing Powders (Garnet, Carnelian and Topaz)
Palette Hybrid Inks on gloss cardstock. India Ink black ink on stamp then highlighted with white gel marker.
Ice Blue embossing enamel over Versamark Clear Ink. Vintage Blue Embossing powder on sentiment.

Pixie Powders on gloss cardstock.

These are our wonderful designers blogs-





To enter the competition all you have to do is leave a comment on one or all of the designers blogs. One comment equals one entry. Only one comment per blog please. It would be great if you could indicate which state you live in as this competition is open to Australian residents only.

Good luck and happy crafting.

Julie

Sunday, 13 August 2017

August Blog Hop Competition info.

Hi.

This months competition will start Monday 21st and finish Friday 25th August. The stamp of the month for this competition is CRR297 Autumn Points.


This is a beautiful stamp. I have made four cards using it so far. I think it will be another go to stamp for backgrounds as well as a feature for other cards. You too could own it! Just leave a comment on one or all of our designers blogs to win. Sorry, open to Australian residents only.

Happy crafting,
Julie

Sunday, 30 July 2017

Blog Hop Competition Winner for July

And the winner of out July Mega Prize Pack is (drumroll)...........




Sarah Mancarrow!

Congratulations Sarah. Please send me an e-mail to let me know where to send your prize.

Thanks you to everyone who entered.

Remember that there is a Blog Hop Competition at the end of each month, so don't stop trying!



Happy crafting,
Julie

e-mail: thestencilspecialists@hotmail.com

Friday, 21 July 2017

July Blog Hop competition now on

 Just a reminder of what you can win this month on our Blog Hop Competition.....





The pack includes-

  •  Two Stampendous stamps
  • Two Dreamweaver Die sets
  • Two packs of adhesive rhinestones
  • Two speciality embossing powders
  • One jar of the new 'Twinkle Glitter'
To enter the competition all you have to do is leave a comment on one or all of the designers blogs. One comment equals one entry. Only one comment per blog please. It would be great if you could indicate which state you live in as this competition is open to Australian residents only.

I would like to thank Dot Leathbridge from Ink Art Designs for her past contributions as one of our designers. She has taken on a new venture and can no longer participate. Our new design team member is Tracy Moloney from Victoria. Tracy is a past blog hop competition winner and she assures me she is thrilled to be asked to join us. Well we are thrilled that she said 'yes'. Just click on a designers name and you will be taken to that persons blog. Good luck to all.





Here are my cards using the lovely stamp CRP306 Pine Ornaments that is the focus for this months Blog Hop Competition.

 I used silver Tinsel glitter embossing powder for the design and white detail embossing powder for the sentiment which is CRM326 Christmas Love

I used Chameleon markers, Palette Hybrid ink and macro glitter for this card. You can't see the dimension on the two glitter baubles but thay are quite raised as I added the glitter over Dimensional magic.

I borrowed this idea from the Stampendous catalogue. I have pressed the stamp into molten Chunky Gold Embossing Enamel. I rubbed some black wax into the grooves to deepen the image but I could have inked up my stamp with black in had I thought of it.

This idea was given to me by a customer. It is resist with Pixie Powders over the top.Thanks Barbara.

Some more designs from the Stampendous July catalogue

Hi everyone.

More to come but I thought you might like to see what I have been up to.


CRR301 Bird Tree

CRR306 Lighthouse Christmas

SSC1267 Poinsettia Wishes

CRP308 Mother Mary


CRP307 Christmas Roses

CRP309 Merry Ornament

Elf from CLD09 Seated Elf Stamp and Die set sitting on Merry Ornament



CRW192 Owl Hallelujah and sentiment fromSSC1147 Tis The Season Clear Stamp Set
This is my favourite Christmas release since I became the Australian distributor for Stampendous. So much work but also a lot of fun.

Happy crafting,
Julie