Monday, 2 April 2018

Say it big, the new STAMPlorations release

***This is my 2nd post today, if you are looking for my Visible Image DT post you can find it here***

Hello I am delighted to be a part of the reveal of some brand new stamps from the lovely Shery over at STAMPlorations. Despite all the hard work with a new baby Shery has still been as busy as a bee launching new stamp sets and today's are some new designs are in  her "SAY IT BIG" series.

 All the details and other samples from this new release made by my talented fellow teamies, are here

 The STAMPlorations challenges since February have been modified to allow Shery some extra Mummy time with her  little "Winter" addition to her family. She is now the proud mother of 2 sweet little girls. There has been one single challenge each month and starting on 5th April the next theme will be "Focus on the sentiments".

I made 2 cards using these 2 stamps from the new release.
My first uses Just sparkle

and my second
Collect moments.
These are such fab large sentiments. For both my cards I also used a few accent stamps from the fab Winged things stamp set.
For my first card I made an inky background using red spray ink and gold acrylic ink. I stamped and embossed the sentiment and outlined it with gold pen.

I stamped and embossed the little butterflies and coloured them with watercolour pens. 

For my second card I created a Distress Oxide background on black card.

The stamping was all gold embossed. I painted inside the butterflies with oxide ink and finished off with some ribbons and sequins.
You could win a $25 gift card just by commenting on this or any of the special "Focus on the sentiments" posts being published during April. Shery says she also has a couple of surprise  prizes up her sleeve. Don't miss out, just check out the links here.

 Remember to also check back on the STAMPlorations blog  here on Thursday to join in with the new April "Focus on the sentiments" challenge. There are some great discounts over on the website but here's a heads up; just type my special code STAMPGIRLJANE at the checkout to get an extra 20% off anything on the website. Now that's a great saving. Shery ships internationally at a very reasonable rate so don't miss out. Head over to the shop website and load your basket here

Thank you so much for visiting me here today and if it is your first visit, a warm welcome.
Enjoy your bank holiday Monday, if you are visiting from the UK. After an exciting and busy weekend and celebrating my birthday with my dear family I hope to be able to get some crafting time today. That's me at the far left of the table with the special people in my life.  I think my cards really echo my feelings about life. We should try to "Collect moments not things" and "Just sparkle".
Life never stands still and our Moments in time are very precious.

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x



22 comments:

  1. Love the gold on the galaxy background. :)

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  2. These big sentiment stamps are so good with a mixed media backgrounds! Your Oxide on black has the wow factor and the gold embossing looks striking against the dark colours. xx

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  3. Great backgrounds --- I especially love the galaxy one!

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  4. Both your cards are stunning! The words are fantastic. Love your photo too! xxx

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  5. Fantastic backgrounds! Love the Say it Big series! And really Love the gold embossing!!

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  6. Your cards are wonderful! I enjoyed seeing your family gathering, too. Are those your parents or your husband's? I hope you show a closer photo of your little grandson soon. I have to admit to collecting "things" along with moments! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  7. Pretty cards with pretty sentiments and a lovely photo of your nearest and dearest!! :)
    V x

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  8. WONDERFUL words of WISDOM!
    LOVE your shimmer, shine and colours - WOW - amazing backgrounds for the sentiments!
    PS - love your birthday photo ... family times are the most precious moments to collect, looks like you had a great day

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  9. Adorable cards, very creative .

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  10. Great backgrounds on your cards and I like the winged things.

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  11. Lovely cards with great effects and messages Jane! And such a lovely family photo too. Xox

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  12. These are both so beautiful!! The backgrounds are stunning!!!

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  13. Both cards are so great with the backgrounds. The gold and pink really shines and the black with the blues and grays evoke the sentiment. Glad you enjoyed your day with your family. These memories are forever

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  14. Happy Belated birthday dear Jane!
    I thought of you on Sunday!!
    Love your cards and family gatherings.
    You all look so happy!
    Hugs~

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  15. Love the style of these big, bold sentiments! Pretty butterflies too!

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  16. These are gorgeous! LOVING this release!!!!!!

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  17. Wow, that gold embossed design on black card is spectacular and I love your family photo!

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  18. Wonderful creations here - and yes - people are more important than THINGS --- every day is a gift! TFS

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  19. Wow! Awesome cards!!! Colors are simply gorgeous!!! Happy (belated) Birthday!!!

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  20. Beautiful creations! I love the shimmer and shine :)

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