Friday, 20 October 2017

CAS-ual Fridays Stamps - October New Release - Day 2

Welcome back to Day 2 of the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps October New Release!! I hope you enjoyed seeing all the projects using the 'WTF2' stamp set and we have an equally fabulous stamp set for you today. 

Introducing the 'Bomb Diggity' stamp set:
 


Isn't this font gorgeous??!!! I'm so in love with it and the fact that the stamps are so large, the sentiments can be the star of a card! That is what I had in mind when I created this design:


You know I love a good rainbow and those colours behind these lush, gold words is heavenly to me. This was super simple to make but packs a punch!!

Firstly I cut a panel of black CS slightly smaller than the card front and adhered in place. I then die-cut a piece of watercolour CS using the 2nd largest die from the Bubble Box Fri-Dies set. Using Distress Inks 'Salty Ocean', 'Picked Raspberry', 'Mustard Seed', 'Spiced Pumpkin', 'Mowed Lawn' and 'Worn Lipstick' and a water brush I created this background, drying it and adding more colour as I went to make the colours more vivid. 

Once it was dry I stamped and heat embossed the sentiments in gold and popped the panel up on foam tape, also adding some gold sequins from Neat and Tangled.


This stamp set, along with three others will be available to purchase this Saturday and don't forget to use my Girl Friday code to save yourself some money!!





Also please head over to the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps blog to see what the other Girl Friday's created with this set and find out how you can win yourself some prizes!! See you all here again tomorrow for Day 3 and another new stamp set.

Take care
Shona
 

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Reminder: TIME OUT Challenge # 94

Hi everybody, hope your having an outstanding week and everything is going to plan. My day has been absolutely flat out and I really just want to lie down but still so many things to do and I would be so bored if my life wasn't chaos anyway!!






This is the inspiration photo for our current 'Home Sweet Home Photo Challenge' at TIME OUT.  You can be inspired by anything in this photo, the colours, the objects or maybe the theme, its totally up to you!!

Our Sponsor for this challenge is Stamplorations and they have a $10 gift voucher for the winner!!


My eyes were drawn straight away to the orange pumpkins and I knew I had to create a card with a Halloween theme:


So many glorious pumpkins and one cute little frog, all courtesy of My Favourite Things 'Witch way is the Candy?'


I started by stamping all the pumpkins on a piece of white CS and coloured them all with my pencils, altering their colours slightly so they weren't all the same. Once I was happy with them I fussy cut them out and tried out different arrangements with them on the card front.

To give them some grounding I used a grey pencil to create a line and shading, just something very subtle. I adhered the bigger pumpkins to the card front and popped the smaller ones up on foam tape. The frog was also coloured with pencils and fussy cut, and put in place on foam tape as well.

I wanted to keep the sentiment simple, so stamped it in black ink of a piece of white CS, adhered it to a piece of orange paint chip and then cut around it to create an orange border. This was put on foam tape, along with some black half-beads in black.

I've got three challenges I would like to enter:

Addicted to CAS Challenge # 122 



Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday Challenge 



Uniko Challenge # 43 

 

You still have until Wednesday October 25th to link your projects to the TIME OUT  challenge. And if your running out of ideas, pop over to the blog to see what the rest of the Design Team and our Guest Designer the fabulous Janet from Swanlady Impressions have created for you. Can't wait to see  your creations in the Gallery!!

Take care
Shona
 
 

CAS-ual Fridays Stamps - October New Release - Day 1

Such an exciting day!! Welcome to Day 1 of the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps  October New Release!! 

We have four new stamp sets to share with you over the next four days. All of the sets will be available to purchase on Saturday and if you pop over to the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Blog you can see what all of the 'Girl Fridays' have created using the new sets and find out how you can win some prizes too...woo hoo!!

The first set we have for you is 'WTF 2': 






I absolutely love the font of this set, makes me think of cartoons. And there is so much you can do with the large WTF stamp. I was immediately drawn to that one and decided to decorate it a smidge:


I started off by using a grey ink pad and stamping the flowers from 'Flower Power' and 'Peace Out' randomly over the card front. 

For the large WTF letters, I stamped it on a piece of white CS and then stamped the 'Full on Floral' background stamp over top. I coloured the flowers with my pencils and then fussy cut around the letters. Some foam tape was added to the back and it was put on the card front. The rest of the sentiment was stamped in black on a strip of white CS and put on foam tape, along with some sequins from the 'Sistahood Sparkle' Sequin Mix.





Isn't this new set fantastic?? And you gotta love that 'tongue-in-cheekiness' about it too. If you've got your eye on any of the products I used today or your waiting to shop on Saturday, don't forget to use my 'Girl Friday' code to save yourself 15%!!




And don't forget to go to the CFS Blog to see all the other projects and find out the details for winning those prizes. Thanks for stopping by and I'll see you back here tomorrow for set no. 2!!

Take care
Shona