Friday, 15 November 2019

Still going round in circles with STAMPlorations

Hello it's time for me to share some more inspiration for our current November STAMPlorations Theme and photo prompt challenge.
For our November challenge this is our theme and photo prompt.
You can go with the circles theme or use the images in the photo prompt or even both, just let us know which you are using if it is not obvious in your post. 
There are not many rules; You must show some stamping on your project.
 You don't have to use STAMPlorations stamps to enter but of course we love it if you do! You can link up to 6 times with new blog posts and you need to include the challenge graphic above in your post. You can go with the theme, the sketch or both, the choice is yours.

I always like to design using the prompt and the theme so this is what I got up to.
The products used are;
Bubbles stencil
Blossom like a butterfly
Make a wish
and a sentiment from
Party time

I  made a background using blue brushos. I used the circle stencil randomly over the card to add some crackle paste. When dry I added more circles using lucky clover distress ink
I stamped then cut out the butterfly from inky mop up card.
 The sentiment was stamped, distressed and then matted onto card.
I then put my design together.
Here is my finished card.
With a couple of close ups;

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges;

Addicted to stamps and more make your mark
Through the craft room door 2/2 anything goes
Crafty sentiments 2/3 anything goes
Crafty catz 1/3 anything goes/opt birthday
Creative artiste 1/3 anything mixed media
Creative fingers 1/3 anything goes
A bit more time to craft 1/3 anything goes

It would be great to see you joining in with the fun and perhaps you might even be one of the winners.  You can go with the theme, the sketch or both, the choice is yours. There are some fab prizes to be won; $15 gift certificate to the winner, chosen by a DT member and $10 for the runner up. There are also $5 gift certificates given to each of 3 randomly drawn players, this is the link to the challenge with all the info you need. Also remember that if you would like to buy any STAMP products you can always use my code STAMPGIRLJANE at the check out and save an EXTRA 20% of top of any current deals.

Thanks so much for stopping by today,

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x

Thursday, 14 November 2019

Autumn leaf inspiration

The weather has finally turned very chilly and the leaves are beginning to fall now. I took these photos last week to show the awesome autumnal leaves I have witnessed this year. I am so very lucky where I live, just 10 miles from London but in a very pretty suburb. The local lake glowed with the colours. 

I still visit my dino ducks (Egyptian geese) regularly and feed them. They are just a total delight.
 who can resist this face?

Inspired by these colours around me I made my November artist trading coins for the swap I take part in.
I make 5; 3 for the swap, 1 for Daisy and 1 to keep for reference.
I made some quick inky backgrounds
and stamped the small Visible Image Erika's Maple leaf onto some inky mop up card. Some I added some texture to with a little crackle and some little dew drops of sparkle using Glossy Accents. I also added some of the tiny leaves to the coins and a sentiment.
Here they are;
 with a couple in close up.

The style of the type face with this stamp set is just perfect for creating leafy scenes.

I would like to enter my coins into the following challenges;

Mix it up 5/5 anything goes
Addicted to stamps and more make your mark
Cupcake inspirations 1/3 colour challenge; red orange and yellow
The house that stamps built 1/3 tic tac toe I have gone for the right vertical line; watercolour, anything but a card and sparkle/shimmer
Fab n funky 1/3 add some sparkle
Through the craft room door 1/2 anything goes
Crafty sentiments 1/3 anything goes

Thanks so much for stopping by.

I am back tomorrow with my 2nd DT post for STAMPlorations.

Bye for now,

Jane x

Wednesday, 13 November 2019

Christmas stamping for our November challenge over at Country View

It is time for my to share my 2nd design team make for our current challenge over at Country View Crafts. 
November has finally turned chilly and it does feel more like the count down to Christmas. I spotted this lovely decoration in a shop recently, it will soon be time to decorate our trees. 
The theme this month is to hand stamp the focal of your card, so no digis, dies etc please but you can use these in the background, as long as we can see stamping as the main focus of your card. All the details can be found here.

My first project was a transition tag from Halloween to All Saints day which if you missed it you can see it here
This make is a Christmas card using stamps by Visible Image. Remember that Susan of Country View Crafts offers FREE UK postage on everything with no minimum order. I used the Christmas Eve set (sadly completely sold out for this year) with the super cute Snowman Jack

 and a sentiment from Sentimental Christmas  
This is what I got up to;
I added Paperartsy sleight blue infusions to watercolour paper and spritzed with water.
I then masked a moon and added pumice stone and chipped sapphire oxides.
 I stamped Snowman Jack and paper pieced his hat and scarf. I coloured his features with watercolour pens. 
 I stamped Santa and the sentiment into the sky adding some gold stars from the same set.
 I created some snow drifts ready for Snowman Jack by adding some more pumice stone ink.
Here is my finished card.
with a couple of close ups

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges;

Sweet stampin 3/3 Make your own background
Addicted to stamps 3/3 anything goes
Mix it up 4/5 anything goes
Addicted to stamps and more anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas challenge anything goes
Penny Black and more 1/3 Christmas
Try it on Tuesday 1/3 Cold, cold, cold

I hope I may have inspired you to join in with our challenge. You can use any stamps/products, the choice is yours. 
You can enter our challenge as many times as you like and combine with other challenges. There is also a £20 crafting voucher up for grabs to the lucky randomly selected winner to spend over on the Country View Crafts on line store. Remember that UK postage and packing is absolutely FREE! All the details for the November challenge can be found here.

I hope your card making (or buying) is on track. I still love to send and receive cards every year. E cards just don't quite tick the box do they!

Thanks so much for stopping by,

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x