27 posts categorized "Feminine"

05/01/2016

Sun 01

Poppystamps Challenge #20 - Pretty In Pink

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Welcome to the Poppystamps Challenge!  We're so happy you've stopped by and we sure hope you'll join us!  On the first of the month we announce a new Poppystamps Challenge  with a central theme.  The design team will provide samples for inspiration and you can play along through the end of the month for your chance to win.

The winner of our blog badge for last month's challenge Splish Splash is Junique by Julye B.  It was so clever to use a Poppystamps die as a stencil for her watercolor design!

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The lucky winner of the draw (chosen by random number generator)  for the  monthly prize is Gale from Gale's Stamping Corner.

Please contact me (jeanne) at poppychallenge@gmail.com to claim your prize.

Want to play?

The rules are simple - just create a project following the theme, use at least one Poppystamps image or die, and link it up here.  The design we love best will receive our winner badge to proudly display on their blog, and one lucky random winner will receive a prize.  You don't have to have a blog to play.  You can link to any on line gallery.   In fairness to other players, we reserve the right to remove entries that do not use at least one Poppystamps image.   We ask that you link a maximum of  3 entries to each challenge.   You are welcome to link your design to other challenges.  Grab our badge to post on your blog post or side bar!

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PSC#20 Pretty In Pink - Pink brings to mind all things feminine!  We're looking for projects where pink is the dominant color.  Most of us send cards to special women in our lives - friends we're thinking about.  A hand made card is always an appreciated and thoughtful gesture.   Perhaps a special card for Mom to celebrate Mother's Day?  How about something for a sweet baby girl?     A bookmark for a friend, or a tag for a bouquet of flowers.  Whatever the occasion we want to see pink!  Just make sure you include at least one Poppystamps image on your design! 

Need a little inspiration?  Check out these beauties from our design team!  You can  click on their names to jump to their blogs to get more details about their projects! 

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Now it's your turn!  Need a little motivation?   How about this sweet prize for one random player?   Two  brand new Spring release dies for you!
 

You have until midnight 12 am US EST on  Monday, May 30 to link up your designs!  

We can't wait to see what you make!!

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04/27/2016

Wed 27

BLOG BLITZ - Welcome Little One
by Zuzana Obert

Good morning! We have beautiful but freezing cold morning here in UK. To warm you little bit up I have a very sweet card for you today. 

Our new spring release has the most cute baby dies! I'm going to introduce you a Hip Little One craft die today. 

 

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First I painted water colour paper  with pink paint and die cut using Open Studio Pinpoint Rectangle Layers. Then I played with Memory Box Stars Starry Nights designer stencil and drew some white stars with gel pen on the vellum.

 

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Stitched the vellum and pink panel on the card base and wrapped with twine around. Die cut sentiment using new Poppystamps Hip Little One die from white foam and  

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coloured in Poppystamps Small Elephant with yellow pencils. Added some pearl dots to finish.

 

Don't forget that you can win Blog Blitz Hip Little One craft die today, just leave the comment under my post. The lucky winner will be announced on April 30th.

 

Good Luck and Happy Crafting! Hugs,

 

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04/08/2016

Fri 08

Feel Better Soon
by Lezlye Lauterbach

Susanna blossom poppy Welcome to Spring and allergies! Which then brings colds and other illnesses. So,  I Decided to make a cheerful Get well card. I used the Susanna Blossom Die to cut out on watercolor paper. I then used the Zig Kuretake watercolor markers to color my flowers. I then Bunched them together and tied with some hemp cord. Susanna 2 I added glossy accents to the flowers and then mounted them to the card panel with foam squares. I love to mat my focal image with several layers of colored card stock for a really nice finished card. Susanna3 have a lovely day! Lezlye Signature copy

02/29/2016

Mon 29

Inlaid Dogwood Wreath
by JJ Bolton

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I've got some more dogwood blossoms to share with you today!  This time I've paired the blooms with the beautiful Hampstead Oval Frame.   This die cuts such a beautiful, delicate wreath with some lovely embossed detailing.  

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I die cut the leafy wreath and painted it with watercolors.  To color the flowers, I used some ink and a sponge blender for a softer look.  

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For this card, I did a partial inlay technique where only the inside portion of the wreath is inlaid into the wreath.  The entire piece was then adhered to the card with foam tape.  Here's a closer look at the layers...

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That's it for me today!  Thanks so much for stopping by!

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12/06/2015

Sun 06

Pretty in Pink
by Marybeth Lopez

 

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Hello and Happy first day of Hanukkah to all our Jewish friends!

I have been wanting to use this beautiful Poinsettia Stem die for a while. I chose to make a pretty pink one that could be used for ; birthday, get well and or Christmas.

I will stamp this card when I know what it will be used for. 


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I placed the “Texture Wave Stencil” over a piece of white paper ( cut with Stitched Landscapes)  as if I were going to use a die ( no pads ) Like I have said before it gives a nice crisp impression.

I layered it with fun foam then adhered  to the card base so I won’t have any problem stamping it later because it will be even, unlike foam tape.

I sponged white paper first then cut out the flowers and leaves. I would then go over some of the petals and leaves  to give  darker shading as needed with the sponge.

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 Thanks for the visit today!

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08/30/2015

Sun 30

My Little Wedding Card
by Mary McMillan

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Before I tell you about this card, I want to give you a bit more news.  So, grab your coffee, tea or water and have a seat...this could turn out to be quite lengthy.....

I want to share some news that I think will be a good move for me, though I must say it has not come without MUCH thinking.  This will be my last post as a Design Team member.  Trust me, I have thought and thought about this and I have put off writing the post for as long as I can.  I've been a member of the team for the past few years and I have loved every minute.  How could I not?  That said, I know it's time for me to step back and let some new people have the wonderful experiences I've had.  

Every one of the Design Team members are wonderful women.  I've only met them through their blog posts and through emails, but I feel I know them and they are the best!  I will miss them, but I will be following each of them through this blog page and through their personal blog pages.  Thanks ladies for your inspiration!

I want to thank Jeanne for her guidance and her kind and calm manner.  Esp[ecially when I was attempting to learn how to link and post.  She proved you can teach an old dog new tricks!  I have no idea how she remained sane.  She encouraged me through some hard times as I blabbered on and on.  I'm sure she doesn't know how much she means to me and for that matter all of us.  Thank you Jeanne!

And Dave....the designer of the beautiful Poppystamps and Memory Box dies, stencils and stamps.  All I can say is the man is a genius!  But then, you all know that...right?  What you may not know, he is a most kind and generous man.  Yet another reason I thought long and hard about leaving the team.  He can be sure I'll be thinking of him whenever I use one of his creations.  

And of course everyone I've met in cyberspace.  Your comments, emails and likes here and on Facebook and Pinterest  have been such a joy to read.  I've visited your pages too and have been in awe of your creations.  Thank you for bringing inspiration and smiles to my world.  

I won't be totally gone from the blog world.  I'll be posting on my blog page, and you can bet I'll be playing along with as many challenges as I can.   Closing a chapter and looking forward to what the new pages will be....

And now....on to my card....  A friend is getting married next month and though I can't attend, I wanted to make a card for the couple.  The inspiration for this card was the new Distressed Benson Corner.  I cut it on a 6x6 piece of white linen card stock.  The rest just fell into place.  I printed the sentiment on vellum and heat embossed it.  Yes, you can....but be quick have everything ready because you don't have lots of time when it comes from the printer.  I used the Oval frame background and the Woodland Oval to surround the sentiment.  The Lorelai Outline and the Lorelai Leaf along with the Berry Sprig helped to finish off the front of my card.  I added silk flowers, stamen, a buckle and a bit of ribbon and the outside is complete.  

Here's what I did on the inside: 

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I like to repeat elements from the outside and as you can see I did.  I did add the General Store Tag as my signature and to add a bit of dimension, I used an embossing folder.  This time I didn't heat emboss the sentiment.  I was worried it would dry before I had the chance to get powder on the entire piece.  

Now you know how I made this card.  It really is an easy one to make, though I think looks pretty elegant.  

See you again in "Blogville"  Hugs and so much love to each of you,

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08/28/2015

Fri 28

Wisteria Blooms
by Olga Direktorenko

Today is a very big day! It is the birthday of Poppystamps DT member Michele Henderson. 

I know Michele loves shades of pink, flowers and monograms, so i hope she will like this card that is now traveling to her. 

I am also including a step by step VIDEO TUTORIAL - please scroll down to watch. I will demonstrate how to emboss portions of pattern with the embossing folder and how to make wisterias with Poppy dies.

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Happy Birthday to you, dear Michele!

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08/22/2015

Sat 22

Picnic Cupcakes

Hello and good morning. How is your summer? Hope that you have lovely time. We had really funny weather here in England, hard to call it summer at all, but that should change today, so hopefully summer's coming back to say good bye! :0)  I'm very excited we going to have picnic in Richmond Park. To get you in to the picnic mood I created some very easy card with sweet cupcakes on. Enjoy! :0)

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First I made an ombre background from different shades of blue ink.

 

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I continued with Vintage Happy Birthday sentiment which I die cut from gold cardstock.

 

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 Finally I coloured Stitched Cupcakes bases with my felt tips and  sprinkled whole card with pink sequins.

 

Thank you for stopping by! Sending hugs and sunshine! 

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08/06/2015

Thu 06

Simple but Detailed Notecards

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Hello, Marybeth here today with some simple but detailed notecards, that are easy to make, using Cottage Corner.  I made a bunch, some to give away and some to keep on hand for myself .

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With this die all the work is done for you at once, embossing and cutting. You need to place your die at the very edge of the white card stock, I cut mine at 4 x 5 1/4 then adhered to the 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 card base. I used my tape gun.

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I left all the notecards that I made blank for now, I may add a stamped sentiment as needed. They can  be left blank on the front and just let the detail shine, or you can add your message on the inside. I knew I was going to love this Cottage Corner die as soon as I saw it! 

Thanks for the visit today!

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07/30/2015

Thu 30

Floral Lattice

I am addicted to lattices and love to use them on my cards so I just couldn't pass by the beautiful Mod Flower Background die. I have chosen cool grays and blues for this card as the hot summer makes me long for something icy and refreshing.

Please scroll down for the step by step VIDEO TUTORIAL on this card.

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Have a wonderful day and happy crafting! 

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