81 posts categorized "Ilona Zbieg"

03/16/2017

Thu 16

Spring Blog Blitz - Atessa Collage
by Ilona Zbieg

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Hello Everyone!

We are having the last two days of our Blog Blitz. You can leave a comments till March 21.

Today I'm sharing the new Atessa Collage die. 

I made a fresh and spring card.  I painted white watercolor paper  in various shades of yellow and orange. I used my Peerless Watercolors from Birch Press Design. Then I used the Atessa Collage and cut out the background.

Under the yellow paper I glued kraft paper.  Each butterfly is the same size but in two colors: glitter gold and green. At the end I added a few gold sequins and splash sheet with black paint.

We've got some new dies to share and that means we're having a Blog Blitz!

During the the blitz we will be showing you projects made with the newest release and giving you a chance to win on every single post!

 

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Don't forget to leave comments as you have a chance to win this  Atessa Collage die.  

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The blog blitz runs from March 6- March 17, 2017. We'll be giving away a prize on every post during this time. To enter to win you need to leave a comment on EACH of the posts that you wish to enter. To enter ALL the posts during the blog blitz you need to leave a comment on EACH ONE. One person will be chosen at random from each of the posts during the blog blitz. Only one prize per person per blog blitz. We use random number generator to select winners from comments. You have until midnight US EST March 21 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will announced on this blog on March 25.

Thank you so much for joining us today!

Good Luck!

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03/03/2017

Fri 03

Embossing background- step by step
by Ilona Zbieg

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Hi Everyone!

Today I want to show you how to create in a simple and fast way an elegant background.

We need:

  • Memory Box stencils
  • die cutting machine, e.g. Big Shot
  • embossing mat

What we need to do, step by step:

  1. We cut paper the same size as our stencil.
  2. We make layers: mat, paper, stencil.
  3. We put everything  into the machine. We turn everything and pull out and now we have a beautiful background.
  4. We make a project using our new background. Recently I did delicate Easter card.

As you can see, even without embossing folders, we can do embossing background.

 

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Thank you so much for joining us today!

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02/13/2017

Mon 13

A set of Valentine's Day cards
by Ilona Zbieg

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Hi all.

Today I want to show you a set of cards about love. 

To create this card, I used a big set of dies and stamps from new  Poppystamps release.

As you can see, this time I didn't use watercolor paints. Only plain paper, Memory Box stencils and dies.

All the cards that I've done I donated to charity. 

I wish you all a wonderful Valentine's Day.

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Thanks so much for stopping by!

 

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02/03/2017

Fri 03

Love You ALWAYS
by Ilona Zbieg

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Welcome Poppystamps fans.

Valentine's Day soon.  Today I want to show you a pastel card.

Delfina layer set dies from Birch Press Design makes simple card charm and elegant.

Blue heart it is Memory Box die. The main motives of the cards are two deer in love. I glued two colors of tiny hearts around them .

The turquoise inscription comes from the latest collection of  Valentine's Day stamps from Poppystamps.

 

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Thanks for stopping by.

 

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02/01/2017

Wed 01

PSC#29 Hearts Aflutter

 

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The winner of our blog badge for last month's challenge "Silent Snowflakes" is Kathy Krug!  What a beautiful scene she created for the challenge!


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The lucky winner of the draw (chosen by random number generator)  for the  monthly prize is Jacquie!

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#29 Hearts Aflutter - Love is in the air!  Whether you're making a card for your Valentine, a wedding or anniversary project, we're looking for projects that include a heart!  You can add hearts with stamps, pattern paper, or maybe a die cut (OUR FAVORITE!!)   Just be sure to include at least one Poppystamps image (stamp or die) on your design! 

Looking for a little inspiration?  Check out these wonderful projects from our design team!  To get more details just click on their name to jump to their blogs.

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Now it's your turn!  But first a little prize for one lucky winner (chosen at random)....  

 

 You have until  11:55 pm US EST  on Sunday February 26 to link up your designs.  The next challenge will begin, and the  winner will be announced on March 1, 2017.  We can't wait to see your designs! 

 

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01/27/2017

Fri 27

Flickering Butterfly
by Ilona Zbieg

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Hi All :)

I know that you are all looking forward for the results of our Blog Blitz. Come back here tomorrow when we will announce winners names.

Today I would like to show  you to my latest inspiration in January.

I made an eco style card. The focal point is a butterfly Flickering Butterfly Collage, which I cut in kraft paper. I painted white paper watercolor in various shades of turquoise color.

This paper is glued between two layers of eco paper. This is the background of my butterfly.

White paper embellished with ornaments - Finial Flourish craft die. 

At the end I added a few sequins and splash sheet of white and turquoise paint.

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Thank you for stopping by, have a good Friday :) 

 

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01/21/2017

Sat 21

Blog Blitz - All Star Collage
by Ilona Zbieg

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Hi Poppystamps fans,

Our Blog Blitz coming to an end. Don't forget to leave comments as you have a chance to win this All Star Collage 

I used my Peerless Watercolors from Birch Press Design, I colored a white paper,.Then I used the All Star College and cut out the background.

Under watercolor paper I placed a mint paper. TIt's just to get a nice contrast.

 Two large stars are additional elements, I wanted this card to be very starry.

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The blog blitz runs  from January 9-January 23, 2017.  We'll be giving  away a prize on every post during this time.   Most days we'll have 2 posts so check back often!  
To enter to win you need to leave a comment on EACH of the posts that you wish to enter.   One person will be chosen at random from each of the posts during the blog blitz.

Only one prize per person per blog blitz. We use random number generator to select winners from comments.

You have until midnight US EST January 25  to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will announced on this blog on January 28.

Good Luck!

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01/13/2017

Fri 13

Heart Stream - Blog Blitz
by Ilona Zbieg

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Welcome to the Poppystamps Blog!

New Release Blog Blitz! So many  new beautiful products to share with you for the start of 2017!

You have a chance to win this Heart Stream just by leaving a comment below this post.

I used my Peerless Watercolors from Birch Press Design, I colored a white paper, which serves as a background for the cut hearts.

Then I cut out heart stream of black paper, two pieces. I glued them as a frame in red paper.

At the end I added the words LOVE, from the latest release of stamps.

 

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The blog blitz runs  from January 9-January 23, 2017.  We'll be giving  away a prize on every post during this time.   Most days we'll have 2 posts so check back often!  
To enter to win you need to leave a comment on EACH of the posts that you wish to enter.   One person will be chosen at random from each of the posts during the blog blitz.

Only one prize per person per blog blitz. We use random number generator to select winners from comments.

You have until midnight US EST January 25  to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will announced on this blog on January 28.

Good Luck!

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01/01/2017

Sun 01

PSC#28 Silent Snowflakes

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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 "Oh Christmas Tree" is Nowalinka : Kocia zawieszka

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The lucky winner of the draw (chosen by random number generator)  for the  monthly prize is Lilian/The Leaf Studio.

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#28 Silent Snowflakes - We think you should stop and appreciate the beauty of each season.   Don't let the snow get you down - celebrate it!    There's a calm about standing silent in the snow watching the flakes descend.  It's magical how the sun or moon shining on the frozen water make it sparkle!    We're looking for designs that feature snowflakes!  We think they look beautiful stamped, embossed, and dusted with glitter but our very favorites are the intricate designs made with dies!  Whatever you choose make sure you include at least ONE Poppystamps image (die or stamp) on your design! 

Looking for a little inspiration?  Check out these wonderful projects from our design team!  To get more details just click on their name to jump to their blogs.

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Now it's your turn!  But first a little prize for one lucky winner (chosen at random)....  

You have until January 29 at 11:55 pm US EST to link up your designs here!  A new challenge will begin on February 1, 2017!    We can't wait to see your designs!

 

12/30/2016

Fri 30

Turquoise butterflies
by Ilona Zbieg

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Hi Poppystamps fans. 

I hope that you had great holidays.  New Year is coming  - time for new challenges :-).  Today we follow CAS style (clean and simple) - turquise background and cutouts are main motive of the card. I added some splashes of the light turquise to change the tone slightly. Birthday wsihes are 1474 Hip Birthday Wishes die which is cut from water-painted paper (yellow and red). At the end I added gold anfd turquise sequins.

Hope you like it!

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Thank you so much for joining us today!

 

Happy New Year !!

 

 

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