Thursday, 19 October 2017

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
 

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

The Ultimate Bad Day card for Halloween

Hi there everybody!! It has been ridiculously crazy around here for the past few weeks, with no time spare for anything!! So much for my idea of posting a Halloween card every day till the 31st (so sorry about that) but....I've been working on some really horrible ones today which I will show you in a day or two. Your going to hate (love) them!!

When I was going thru all my stamp sets looking for Halloween sets, I came across one that is so sweet and cute but I just knew I could turn it into something bad:


I don't know about you but being visited by the Grim Reaper to be told my time is up would have to be the ULTIMATE 'Bad Day'...and I would definitely be begging him for another chance at life......what do you think???

I tried to get a bit creative with my ink blending to create an ominous feel to the card. Not quite sure if it worked but at least its not bright, colourful and happy which I definitely didn't want!!

Firstly I used my mini-blending tool and Distress Ink 'Mowed Lawn' to create the grass area on the card front. I then blended 'Salty Ocean' into the top half of the card front and to create a more 'moody' colour, I blended 'Black Soot' over top.

The images were all stamped on white CS, coloured with pencils and then fussy cut out. I adhered the log and toadstool to the card front and popped the racoon, mouse and Grim Reaper on foam tape. The sentiment was stamped in black ink on a piece of white CS and I added some faint 'Black Soot' around the edges, so it wasn't so bright white. This was put on foam tape and I added some black 'half-dome' beads instead of sequins.

The Grim Reaper is from Create a Smile 'Creepy Cute' and the sentiment from 'Bad Day'. The other images are from Mama Elephant 'Woodland Gifts'.

Hopefully you've liked this card and it hasn't been too horrible for you. I can't wait to show you what I created today...its really going to freak you out, which I think is a good thing???

Take care
Shona
 

 
 

Monday, 16 October 2017

Reminder: The Flower Challenge # 13 - Our First Birthday!!

Hi there everybody!! Hope your weekend was as sunny and warm as mine, and if your weekend still hasn't finished, enjoy every last minute!!



This month at The Flower Challenge we are celebrating our 1st Birthday, which I still can't believe has come around so quickly. And our theme for this challenge is:






We all have our favourite floral stamps, dies and stencils, so if you don't have an actual image of one of your favourite flowers, we would love to see what your favourite floral product is!!

One of the Sponsors for this challenge is CAS-ual Fridays Stamps. I'm very proud to be on their Design Team and the owner Michele has generously given a $25 gift voucher to their store as one of the prizes. She has also given you all a code to use to save 20% on any purchases from CAS-ual Fridays Stamps using code 'flowerchallenge' until October 25th. So make sure you take advantage of this and grab those products you've had your eyes on!!


To honour CAS-ual Fridays Stamps I decided to use their products on my reminder card and used one of my favourite floral background stamps:


Yep, I went floral for a Christmas card!!! That's the joy of using flower images, they are good for so many types of cards!

I started off by stamping the background stamp 'Full On Floral' using Hero Arts Shadow Ink 'Tide Pool' on the card front. I then stamped it again on a piece of watercolour CS and heat embossed in gold. Using Distress Inks 'Peacock Feathers', 'Mermaid Lagoon' and 'Salty Ocean' I randomly painted the flowers, drying and repainting many times to get the bright colours I desired. Once I was happy I die-cut it using the large circle die from the 'Ornament Tag Fri-Dies' set. I used a hole punch and threaded through some gold thread and tied in a bow.

Foam tape was added to the back of the circle and it was placed on the card front. The sentiment (from 'Lovely Blessings') was heat embossed in gold as well and popped on foam tape, along with some gold sequins from Neat and Tangled.

You have until October 25th to link your projects to The Flower Challenge and pop over to the blog if your needing any help with inspiration, the rest of the Design Team will wow you with their creativity!!

There are so many amazing prizes to win this month, I don't want you to miss out so make sure you get your projects linked in time, the more the merrier and I can't wait to see them all in the Gallery!!

Take care
Shona