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Friday, November 21, 2014

Good Cheer Up in Here!

Howdy all!  And welcome to another edition of Power Poppy’s “Peep of the Week” Challenge!  If you would like to join in the fun this week, you can check out the challenge rules right here.

This week I’m showcasing one of our newest release stamp sets called “Merry Littles”.  This stamp set is jammed packed full of sweet holiday images like mistletoe, holly, a Santa hat and much, much more!  So very useful!
Good Cheer by Allison Cope, Power Poppy

I started my die cutting my star shape, air brushing on some Copic E53 for some colour and then stamping the sweet little Christmas tree with Versamark ink and added some silver embossing powder.  Add added some cool sparkly silver string loop de-looped behind the star.

I used some Memento “Rich Cocoa” ink for the die cut scalloped circular sentiment, also from the “Merry Littles” stamp set and added a vellum snowflake behind that!
Good Cheer by Allison Cope featuring Power Poppy stamps

For my vellum band, I first tore the edges of the vellum so the edges appeared more jagged and nature looking.  Then I took that little Christmas tree image again, using Versamark, and stamped them back to back all along its length.  I also added a touch of Copic R17 to all the little ornaments of the Christmas trees.

I couldn't resist using this great sketch from Freshly Made Sketches today for my card design:
http://freshlymadesketches.blogspot.ca/2014/11/freshly-made-sketches-163-sketch-by.html
I also took some colour & shape inspiration from the photo aspect of this week's Fusion Card Challenge.  I used the silver colour from the star and bells, the creamy colour from the music paper and the star shape too!
http://fusioncardchallenge.blogspot.ca/2014/11/fusion-sparkly-christmas.html



The very first Power Poppy Sale is coming, which will run for a full 24 hours on Black Friday!

Stay tuned to our Blog for the discount code.

Happy shopping to come everyone!



Now… off you go on a hop through all of the Bloom Brigade blogs...

Allison Cope – you are here!
Danielle Kennedy
Julie Koerber
Leslie Miller
Stacy Morgan

Happy hopping everyone!  Come and play along!  We'd love to see your Power Poppy creations!

~ Ally ~


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Supplies:
stamps: Power Poppy (Merry Littles)
cardstock:  X-Press It Cardstock, Recollections, Bazzill, Avery Elle White Woodgrain Cardstock, Vellum
edge punch:  EK Success
die cut shapes: Spellbinders (Stars, Snowflake Wonder, Splendid Circles), Lawn Fawn (Stitched Rectangles)
ink: Memento, Versamark, Copic Markers, Ranger Distress Ink
embossing powder:  PK Glitz

patterned paper:  Echo Park (Christmas Time)
other:  Wink of Stella Pen (clear), silver string.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Ornamental Creations

Howdy all!  Today I’m over on the Scrapbook and Cards Today blog sharing a super fun and EASY Christmas card.

I’m featuring the gorgeous papers and embellishments from the My Mind’s Eye’s newest holiday collections, “Joyous”  and “Sleigh Bells Ring”.

Come on over and check out my holiday card craft right HERE!

Save the date - Friday Dec. 5 - SCT will be releasing the Winter issue for free download and free viewing online. 

Happy holiday card making!
~ Ally ~

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

150 Challenges at StampNation!

Over at StampNation we are celebrating our 150th challenge!!  WOOHOO!  And we’re celebrating in NEON STYLE…

Imagine Crafts has sponsored the entire Dream Team and they’ve also got a fun prize for you to win this week too!

So come on out and play along with our fun challenge this week for your chance to win!!

Not a member of StampNation, maybe you should be!
http://www.cartville.com/app/?af=1586497

~ Ally ~

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Gift Giving Fun & a Tutorial at StampNation!


Today over at StampNation I am showing everyone how I made this cute little Fold Over Box Card with a video tutorial.

My card/box today features the cute stamp set “Candy Cane Kisses” by Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps! And I'm entering it in their Wednesday challenge...


Thanks for stopping by!

~ Ally ~

Supplies:
stamps: Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps (Candy Cane Kisses)
cardstock:  X-Press It Cardstock, Recollections, Bazzill
patterned papers:  Doodlebug Designs (Frosty Friends)
inks: Copic Markers, Memento (Grape Jelly)
other:  Stickles, Wink of Stella Pen.