Friday, May 22, 2015

Take Good Care Camellia

TGIF everyone!  This week has been a super LONG one and one I’ll be happy to see to an end.  And thankfully I get to end it off with little vintage salute.

My card today features the amazing clear stamp set from Power Poppy called “Simply Camellias” . Not only is this beautiful bouquet delicate and detailed but it worked perfectly for a vintage feel to today’s card.
Featuring Simply Camellias by Power Poppy & Allison Cope
The little tag with my simple sentiment is also included in this stamp set.

Featuring Simply Camellias by Power Poppy & Allison Cope

Here’s a little close up of all of my fussy cutting… perfect for this month’s Power & Spark Challenge… “Cut it Out!”. 

To find out more about our challenge, click here.  You could WIN a Power Poppy stamp set of your very own plus you don’t even have to use a Power Poppy stamp to participate.

Thanks for stopping in today but before you go, take a moment and take a gander and leave a comment on my fellow Bloom Brigaders joining me today on our hop…

Allison Cope - you are here!
Julie Koerber
Stacy Morgan

Have a great weekend and Happy Memorial Day to my American friends!

~  Ally ~

Sponsored byPower Poppy

stamps: Power Poppy (Simply Camellias)
cardstock:  Recollections White Cardstock, X-Press It White Cardstock
pattern papers: Carta Bella (Sew Lovely)
ink:  Copic Markers, Memento (Tuxedo Black), Ranger Distress Ink (Tea Dye)
die cuts: Spellbinders (Elegant Ovals), MFT (Stitched Ovals), Avery Elle (Gift Tag Die)
other:  ribbon, safety pin.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

This or That, Either Or!

This week at StampNation the Dream Team has challenged the members again!  This time, your creations must use only the specific list as a starting point.  There are eight choices and you can use 4 of them!  Yup… it was tougher than it looks!

Here’s a little sneak peek of my card featuring some fun stamp sets from Waffle Flower this week…

Now check out the sneak peeks of the Dream Team creations…

Some cool stuff in there for sure!!!

I hope you’ll take the chance to investigate StampNation.  For more details, click the image below.
Thanks for stopping in!

~ Ally ~

Monday, May 18, 2015

Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star

My sister is expecting and even though she lives 4 provinces away, I was sent an invite to her baby shower in June.  Since I can’t make it, I am sending a huge box of baby boy things in a ABC clothesline theme.  I just know she’s going to love it!

The baby shower hostess has asked for books instead of cards but I decided that I still need to send one along with my gift anyway so I thought I’d share what I made with you today.

It features the adorable set “Twinkle, Twinkle” from SugarPea Designs of which I love!  This company has the cutest images and corresponding stamp sets.

If you look closely, you’ll see lots of cool shimmer in my sky back ground and the window is actually cut out of the image to have the sky back ground appear behind it.  So cute!

I’m playing along with SugarPea Designs’SPD15 - Anything Goes” Challenge this month!

Thanks for stopping in today. I hope you have a great week!

~ Ally ~

stamps: SugarPea Designs (Twinkle, Twinkle)
cardstock:  Recollections White Cardstock, X-Press It White Cardstock
ink:  Copic Markers, Memento (Tuxedo Black), Ranger Distress Inks (Pine Needles, Faded Jeans, Broken China, Salty Ocean), Wink of Stella (White), Gellyroll White Gel Pen, Sakura Glaze Pen
die cuts: Simon Says Stamp! (Stitched Squares)

embossing paste:  Dreamweaver (Pearlescent)
mist:  Imagine Craft (Sheer Shimmer Spritz – Sparkle).

Friday, May 15, 2015

Power Poppy: Introducing… Bees in Foxglove!

It’s the 15th of the month and normally only the Power Poppy Instant Gardners (the digital Design Team) would be sharing their stunning new digi creations today but since today falls on a Friday, both the Instant Gardners and the Bloom Brigade are teaming up to showcase the newest digital beauty!

Introducing… Bees in Foxglove!

Our newest addition to the Instant Garden Collection just happens to be one that's a tall beauty that's not only colourful but a dramatic beauty. Our newest set, Bees in Foxglove, features three lush stalks of Foxglove (Digitalis) with three plump bumble bees buzzing around doing their bumblebee thing! Add in a cheery all occasion sentiment and you have one stunning set that is ready to download, print, color and create with!

Here’s what I created to share with you today…
I chose to keep my card super simple and concentrate your attention on the gorgeous detailing of this amazing botanical.  Don’t you just love those fuzzy bees?  I added a cute little sentiment to my tag from the Simply Camellias stamp set.

Here’s a close up of some of the details on the inside of the large flowers.  I first coloured my blooms with Copics and then added some white detail around the dark spots of colour on the inside to make the dots pop.

I took inspiration from this gorgeous variety of Foxgloves I found on line.  Aren't they stunning?!?!
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To check out more wonderful digital stamp sets that Power Poppy offers, click here.

So join the Instant Gardeners and the Bloom Brigade today for a foxy hop…

Jennifer Dove
Broni Holcombe
Cheryl Scrivens
Danielle Kennedy
Debbie Olson
Allison Cope - you are here!
Cindy Lawrence
Julie Koerber
Kathy Jones
Katie Sims
Leslie Miller
Stacy Morgan
Tosha Leyendekker
Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you enjoy all of our creations today!!  Happy hopping!

~ Ally ~

Sponsored byPower Poppy

stamps: Power Poppy (Bees in Foxglove, Simply Camellias)
cardstock:  Recollections Black Cardstock, X-Press It White Cardstock
pattern papers: Echo Park (Fine & Dandy)
ink:  Copic Markers, Memento (Tuxedo Black), Clear Wink of Stella, Gellyroll White Gel Pen
die cuts:  Lawn Fawn (Stitched Rectangles), Avery Elle (Gift Tag Die)
twine:  Bead Landing.