Simply Stampin’ Challenge #79 – Sketch Challenge!

This week’s challenge at Simply Stampin’ is a Sketch Challenge.  You need to make a project based on the following sketch:

I decided this week to make a Thank You card for a teacher.  I used my new Perfectly Preserved stamp set (p29 HC) with the coordinating Cannery Set framelits dies (p29 HC).

I hope you can play along with us this week at the Simply Stampin’ blog site.

Cheers Deb

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Betsy’s Blossoms – a modern Masculine Card

While blog surfing the other week I came across a fabulous masculine card by Brian King using the Betsy’s Blossom stamp set (p72 AC).  I loved the idea of using the flower flourish pattern to make a masculine card and was inspired to make one of my own.  I kept my card clean and simple with some simple stitching using my embroidery thread.

The layout for the card was based on the Retrosketch #29:

Cheers Deb

Simply Stampin’ Challenge #78 – Stitch it!

This week’s challenge at Simply Stampin’ is a Sewing Challenge.  You need to sew (or faux sew) somewhere on your project. This is sew much fun!

I got out my embroidery thread from my long forgotten cross-stitch days.  I first stamped the stems of the flowers in Basic Gray.  I then used my Paper-Piercing Tool with the Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack (p181 AC) and pierced evenly spaced holes by following the stamped image.  I used gray thread to sew through the holes.  Just to highlight ‘sewing’ I decided to add a bit extra to the side of the jar with some yellow thread.  I again used the Essential Paper-Piercing Pack as a guide to get even spacing.

Here is a closer look:

I absolutely love this new stamp set from the Holiday Catalogue called Perfectly Preserved (p29 HC).  This is the first chance I have had to ink it up!  I can’t wait to play with it again soon.

I hope you can play along with us this week at the Simply Stampin’ blog site.

Cheers Deb

Gingerbread Men

Last week I needed to donate food for a cake stall!  I decided to make Gingerbread men.  I couldn’t just put them on a tray – I had to jazz them up with some fabulous Stampin’ Up! supplies:

I was able to put two cookies in a 10.2 x 15.2 cellophane bags (p161 AC).  I tied the bag with Cherry Cobbler bakers twine (p172 AC).  The stamp sets I used were Creatively Yours (p140 AC) and Scentational Season (p16 HC).

Cheers Deb

Simply Stampin’ Challenge #77 – Colour Challenge

This week’s challenge at Simply Stampin’ is a Colour Challenge.  You need to make a project using Poppy Parade, Blushing Bride, Concord Crush and Whisper White.  In Australia these colours have just retired but remember you can substitute with other similar colours and still play along with the challenge.

I have used some NEW products on this card.  The flower and bird image are from the Betsy’s Blossoms stamp set (p72 AC).  The flower was inked up with Stampin’ Write Markers.  The oval around the sentiment was made using the NEW  Paper Piercing Tool and Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack (p181 AC).   The Happy Birthday Wishes is from the Petite Pairs stamp set (p134 AC) which was in the last catalogue but I have only recently purchased so is new to me!

I hope you can play along with us this week at the Simply Stampin’ blog site.

Cheers Deb

40 Sucks

I made this for a friend of mine who recently turned 40.  I used an old coffee jar and filled it with 40 lollipops.  I made up the numbers/words on the computer then cut with out with the Big Shot and Labels Collection Framelits (p191 AC).   The designer series paper is Well Worn (retired).  I did a little bit of stamping on the label using the French Foliage  stamp set (p86 AC).

Cheers Deb

Simply Stampin’ Challenge #76 – Sketch Challenge

This week’s challenge at Simply Stampin‘ is a Sketch challenge.  You need to make a project based the following sketch:

I was asked this week to make a birthday card for a person that loves the outdoors and to kayak on the lake.  I used this weeks sketch challenge to get started.  I had decided to make a kayak using the bottom half of the boat from the Need for Speed stamp set (p68 AC)…. then I got stuck on what to do next.  After a bit of playing around I decided I would paint using my inks and aqua painter.  I have always considered myself unartistic until I found about stamping so this was a big step to have a go at a little free hand painting… I think I will stick to colouring my stamped images.

The Happy Birthday sentiment is from Bring on the Cake stamp set (p142 AC) that I have stamped on new Cotton Ribbon (p20 HC).  The designer series papers are from my retired stash.

Head over to the Simply Stampin’ blog site and take a look at the other Design Team members fabulous samples.

Cheers Deb