133 posts categorized "Pam Simpson"

02/01/2018

Thu 01

PSC#41 My Heart!

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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 "Snow Day" is  Linda S.

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 The lucky winner of the draw (chosen by random number generator)  for the  monthly prize is Lisa Bzibziak.

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!

02-18 copyPSC#41 My Heart - February means Valentine's Day!  This month we're looking for projects made with heart!  It seems like when we're making something for someone special the love always shines through!    How about a Valentine, a wedding congratulations or  just a special note for a friend to let them know you're thinking of them?  Just be sure to use at least one Poppystamps image (stamp or die) on your project! 

Need a little inspiration?  Here's some samples from our design team.  Want a closer look?   No worries.. we'll be featuring these projects on Wednesdays throughout the month so you can see how each project was created. 

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Now it's your turn!  Need a little more motivation? How about a prize?  The winner (chosen at random) of this challenge will receive a $20 Gift Certificate to spend on their favorites from the store!

You have until 12 am US EST on February 26 to link up your design here!  We'll start a new challenge and announce the winner on March 1.   

Thanks for joining us!  We can't wait to see what you make! 

 

01/25/2018

Thu 25

Finial Corner..Blog Blitz.
by Pam Simpson

 

Hello everyone, going into spring with my card design today.  

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As it`s a Blog Blitz that means a prize to win, so if you would like a chance to win this beautiful "Finial Corner"  just leave me a comment..

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Above how I created my background colour using Oxide inks.

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Background cut to size.. fantastic New "Double Stitched Rectangle Frames" around..Placed in my Misti  ..For placement of my stamping I have just placed the die cut words "Love" as shown (this has been inked while still in the die)..I also cut my stamps as shown as I did`nt need to stamp the word love and wanted a space in-between my stamping, so easy to line up to use! so this is something I tend to do.

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Stamped already to finish in pink Oxide ink.

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Close up of the finished topper, placed on an angle! not very often I do this..can you see this pretty "Stitched Heart Border" another new die!.

 

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I random placed some with dots and finished with a bright pink ribbon bow.. 

Thank you for stopping by Pam x

The blog blitz runs from January 8-30, 2018. We'll be giving away a prize on every blog blitz post during this time.  To enter to win you need to leave a comment on ONLY 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 February 1 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will announced on this blog on February 3. Good Luck!  

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01/20/2018

Sat 20

Tumbled Heart Collage. Blog Blitz.. Valentine card
by Pam Simpson

Hello Everyone, Love hearts! perfect for so many card designs, sharing my Valentine card today using this beautiful "Tumbled Heart Collage" die from the New Spring Release by Poppystamps.. 

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I created a background for my card using the "Tumbled Heart Collage" die..Now I could have just used one as my  central focus!.

How I did my background photos below..sorry for the poor photo quality as these were taken at night and I kept getting my light from above shinny on the project lol.

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Start with a card size above..run in your die cutting machine with the die as shown.

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Sorry for fuzzy picture.. die cut as shown.

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Not the glitter card I used (change my mind)  but showing what I used.

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Red glitter card I used with  the "Embossed Love" cut with white & grey card adhered to create a shadow.  this I adhered onto a velum strip, adhered to the back panel.

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Using Poppystamps "Valentine Fairies" clear stamps for my sentiment (top) and three stamped hearts..

Also a close up "Blooming Rose"die cut in grey card I used double sided sticky to the back as I wanted the rose pieces in place and white open die cut adhered onto this.

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Finished card size. 7"x 51.4" ..

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Don't forget, each comment during the blitz gives you a better chance to win one of the new Valentine dies! 

So if you would like a chance to win "Tumbled Heart Collage" leave me a comment.

Thank you for stopping by Pam xxx

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01/17/2018

Wed 17

Poppystamps January Challnge "Snow Day`s" PSC#40
by Pam Simpson

Good Morning, sorry to interrupt on our Blog Blitz! with my challenge card.. Do hope you are enjoying all the beautiful samples from the talented Design Team, using the New January Die  Release..rather gorgeous are`nt they...

Onto my Challenge card.."Snow Day" 

You can use snow on any winter card..I decided to make a New Year Card. with a circle scene.

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How too.

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 I cut this circle using Pointed Circle frames..  Next using the Open hillside die cut in your  machine as shown.
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I extended the shape to edge of the circle.
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I have used Pointed Circles to make a ring, this coloured using "Distress Ink" Evergreen Bough.
My finished topper, I cit a frame in white, created a snowy scene by using pva glue & Pinflair "Snow Dust".. Green satin bow with Perfect Pine Needles and  beads from my stash.
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 Good luck and thank you for stopping by Pam xxx
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01/01/2018

Mon 01

PSC#40 - Snow Day!

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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 "Anything But A Card" is Juana Create!
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The lucky winner of the draw (chosen by random number generator)  for the  monthly prize is Bunny!

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#40 - Snow Day!  Remember when you were a kid just waiting for the big snow so you could have the day off?    You could't wait to get out in the snow and start playing!  Even through the eyes of an adult a fresh blanket of snow can transform how we see the world.    We're looking for projects that capture a range of styles from the magic and majesty, to the fun and excitement of a snow day!  Just be sure to use at least one Poppystamps image (stamp or die) on your project! 

Need a little inspiration?  Here's some samples from our design team.  Want a closer look?   No worries.. we'll be featuring these projects on Wednesdays throughout the month so you can see how each project was created. 

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Now it's your turn!  Need a little more motivation? How about a prize?  The winner (chosen at random) of this challenge will receive a $20 Gift Certificate to spend on their favorites from the store!

You have until 12 am US EST on January 29 to link up your design here!  We'll start a new challenge and announce the winner on February  1.   

Thanks for joining us!  We can't wait to see what you make! 

 

12/23/2017

Sat 23

Merry Christmas
by Pam Simpson

Welcome everyone,  Merry Christmas to you all.. from the Poppystamps Design Team. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas holiday.

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Simple card design today, as I needed a card in a hurry.. Background embossing folder from my stash. This I have frantage with Stampendous Chunky White and Shabby Green Embossing enamel..I sprinkled some mix of both product onto my embossed card panel, then using a heat gun I melted from underneath, by using tweezers holding the panel..Not my fingers! as this can get very hot. (below)

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"Evergreen Trees" from Poppystamps, cut and did the same method as the panel card, with a touch of green ink to finish the edge.. "Snowy Merry Christmas" after I die cut in my machine, I did the same to the Merry, but here you have this detail on the die cut, so I inked with clear  ink then sprinkled the mix on, heat from above as ink holds the embossing enamel.

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Adhere the "Grazing Deer" among the trees, finished with a few "Shiny Snowflakes" with red "Cheery Cardinals"

Thank you for stopping by and your wonderful support, I will be back in the New Year   Pam x.

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12/12/2017

Tue 12

Gift Tags
by Pam Simpson

Hello Everyone are you ready for Christmas! need ideas for gift tags!. I had most of these embellishments cut out ready in my bit box, saved from projects not used.

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These are my three Gift Tag designs using Poppystamp dies.."Stitched Main Street & Stitched Tunnel Tag dies, all use the largest size.

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I`ll start with this cute "Surprise Deer" tag..I have cut the largest size in the set, shaded with blue ink and spritz with water, another tag one size down!  this  I have used the "Oak Leaf Oval Collage" die in the centre, added colour with Distress inks. On the reverse I added foam tape. adhered to the largest tag. Stamped Merry Christmas  from "Yuletide Birdies CL414" stamp set. Surprise Deer with Poinsettia Mini to finish.

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This Gift Tag uses "Stitched Main Street" Tags again largest plus one size down adhered together.  I have die cut "Home For The Holidays" in green card ..White "Folk Star" these I adhered to the the red Tag, Next stamped "Merry Christmas" over the star.

I die cut  the bits in colours. red/black/white for "Santa Chimney" coloured the white and adhered as shown on  a small tag. (Cute). Next Poinsettia Minis in Red and White layered up and adhered to the bottom of the wreath, gingham bow and snowtext paste to finish.

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Red and White Tag. for my top layer tag in white  ..I tore a card piece and die cut to get  hill shape ..snowtext added this ..Deer Shaded in grey..as are the "Tree Trunks" White Glittered "Celeste Snowflakes" decorate this tag, with red "Mini Poinsettias"

All three tags I have threaded with ribbon.. These could be used as Christmas decorations or Gift Tags.

Thank you for stopping by and any comments you leave.. Pam x.

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12/04/2017

Mon 04

Fairy Magic.
by Pam Simpson

Hello everyone are you nearly ready for the Christmas Season! wish I was.

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Now I thought these cute tiny fairies would come in handy! "Magnificent Mini Fairies"  think they make a cute filler for my "Floral Candle" display and perfect for the New Poppystamps "Large Window Cutout"

This is how I did my Window..from a card size 51/4" x 61/2".

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Place the Window die as shown.

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Using the Snowscape die ..coloured with inks and sprayed with a mix of water/bleach..this I adhered to my main card 5 3/4" x  6 3/4".

I have used foam tape to the reverse of my card with the window cutout..onto this I placed a piece of Velum paper. Next adhere to the main card, so you have a small equal margin around.

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Window complete with velum and cute fairy,  another from the set of three fairies added her wings ..placed with the script Fairy Magic.

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Third Fairy among these beautiful "Floral Candles" " Poinsettia Mini" and "Greenery Bundle"  finished with a few random dots of gold liquid pearl drops.

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Hope you like this card style as much as me, something I will create again.

Thank you for stopping by and any comments you leave. 

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11/21/2017

Tue 21

Classic cottage.
by Pam Simpson

Hello everyone, we are having a Blog Blitz, show casing Poppystamps New  Winter 2017 die release.. That means you can win a prize! just by commenting here.

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On offer today..Classic Cottage..

I die cut in the centre of a rectangle with Poppystamps Open Hillside die. Next using Memory box Winter Snowflake Stencil..I random added Glitter paste through for some texture. 

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When dry...and BEFORE you adhere the Crooked Fence in place.  This is how I got my red inner mat. place your decorated card, face down onto wrong side  of red card..draw around the inner with pencil.. Next use a ruler to add a small margin inside edge..This will give you a red inner trim. 

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Close up of the decorated snowy scene ..Classic Cottage and Crooked fence, 

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Finished my card with Stamping and shadowed "Sparkly loose Script" ..Random "Shiny Snowflakes"

 

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The Blog Blitz 20th-30th November.. so make sure you come back and comment to win the prize of the day.

 

1961 Classic Cottage craft die Todays Prize..

 

Thank you for stopping by and good luck Pam x

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11/09/2017

Thu 09

Chinese Lanterns, with embossed background.
by Pam Simpson

Pam here today, I have created  an open card  with  "Hello" sentiment, which you can personalise inside with a greeting.

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How delicate are these pretty "Chinese Lanterns" from Poppystamps.  I have placed them onto my embossed background. this is framed with a  frame I found in my bit box.

How I created my embossed background..using "Brilliant Leaf Frame".

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Card size 6"x 71.2" I taped this in place..next ran through my die cutting machine! using a silicone/rubber mat you use to emboss your dies.

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This is how it came out of my machine. I decided not to add any colour! as I wanted my Chinese Lanterns to be the focal point of the card.

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White cut out of these Chinese Lanterns have been adhered as shown, then I then coloured in each cut out using my Pro Marker pens.

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Then I cut these again in green card and adhered onto the whit ones on my card. 

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Next, my bit box frame I added orange detail with a pro marker, adhered flat to make a frame.  Sentiment also by Poppystamps with shadowed green Hello die cut. Foliage "Perfect Pine Needles", hessian bow cut with "Bow and String" die. added some dried foliage from a tree! no idea what though.

Pretty sequins are from https://birchpressdesign.com/No-So-Heavy-Metal.html    

   Thank you for stopping by Pam x.

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