Sending You Clover Wishes

Happy Friday everyone!  It’s time to share Power Poppy’s newest digital stamp that was released yesterday.  This little beauty is called “Wish You Luck” and it features a sentiment and this beautiful bouquet of clover!  Awww!


I hadn’t done an easel style card in a very long time so I knew that was going to be the beginnings of my card.  Initially it was supposed to be a circular card but I ended up making it square instead.  Here's the front panel...

I coloured my digital image using Copic Markers and added a touch of shimmer to a few of the leaves with a clear Wink of Stella pen.
Copics: BV000, BV00, BV01, E42, E43, G20, G21, G24, G28, Y02, Y17, YG01

I just love the end result!
The sentiment on the inside of the card from the Olive & Oak Expanded stamp set.  

Now, off you go and check out what the amazing Bloom Brigade has put together for you today…

Allison Cope – you are here!

Christine Okken
Julie Koerber
Leslie Miller
Power Poppy Blog

Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you enjoy the creative journey today!

~ Ally ~

 
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Supplies:
stamps: Power Poppy (Wish You Luck, Olive & Oak Expanded )
cardstock:  Neenah Solar White Cardstock, Recollections #110 White Cardstock
patterned paper: Lili of the Valley (Snow Princess 8x8, Snow Princess Solids 8x8), My Favorite Things (Country Fair Plaid 6x6), Echo Park (Blowing Kisses)
ink: Memento (Rich Cocoa), Ranger Distress (Vintage Photo), Copic Markers, Wink of Stella (clear), Sakura (Pen-Touch Calligrapher – gold)
die: MFT (Stitched Circles, Stitched Ovals), Spellbinders (Lacy Circles, Curved Borders 2)
string:  Sulky.

Matters of the Heart

Hey everyone!  It’s Hump Day!  It’s time for a brand new sketch challenge over at Splitcoaststampers and this week I am your sketch designer.  I got a little banner happy with this week’s sketch…

And this is the card I created with it…
 Copics: BG10, BG11, E50, E51, E55, E57, R05, R11, YG91, YR02, YR07

I could help but use the simple adorable little birdie in the heart shaped wreath called “Folk Heart” from Power Poppy.  Isn’t he the cutest little fella you’ve ever seen?!?


To check out what the rest of the Sketch Design team created this week, click here.

With it being Wednesday, it’s also time to check out StampNation’s newest challenge.  This week it’s about back grounds!  Here’s a little peek at my card…

And check out what the Dream Team and our guest designers created… Wowsers!!!

Not a member yet?
 
Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you enjoy the creative journey today!

~ Ally ~

Supplies:
stamps: Power Poppy (Folk Heart)
cardstock:  Neenah (Solar White), SU! (Pool Party)

patterned paper: Fancy Pants Designs (Wish Season 6x6)
ink: Memento (Rich Cocoa), Copic Markers, Sakura (White Gel Pen, Glaze Pen).

Power Poppy Hop & a Giveaway!!!

Happy Sunday everyone!  Welcome to our Power Poppy hop… a hop along with the Bloom Brigade today to showcase all of the amazing FIVE new clear stamp sets now in the Power Poppy shop and available for purchase!


Wowsers right?  Five new sets… My English Rose, Folk Heart, Bloomin’ Wonderful, Small But Mighty Affirmations and Planning For Magnolias.

For today’s showcase, I chose to work with two of our new sets, “Bloomin’ Wonderful” for the focal image and “Planning for Magnolias” for my sentiment. 
Copics:  BG0000, BV000, BV00, BV01, BV02, BV04, BV31, C00, C0, C1, E11, 
E13, V0000, Y0000, Y000, Y00, Y02, YG01, YG03, YG17, YG93, YR000, YR00

I wish this card photographed better because I love the shiny accents on the back ground…

Now, off you go and check out what the amazing Bloom Brigade has put together for you today using these five new beautiful stamp sets…


Allison Cope – you are here!
Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Julie Koerber
Kathy Jones
Katie Sims
Leslie Miller
Stacy Morgan
Tosha Leyendekker
Power Poppy Blog


I'm also doing a Power Poppy GIVEAWAY over on my Instagram.  Come and check out how you and a friend can win one of our brand new stamp sets! Click HERE!

WINNER WAS ANNOUNCED ON INSTAGRAM. 

Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you enjoy the creative journey today!

~ Ally ~

Sponsored byPower Poppy
 
Supplies:
stamps: Power Poppy (Bloomin’ Wonderful, Planning For Magnolias)
cardstock:  Neenah Solar White Cardstock, Recollections #110 White Cardstock
patterned paper: Lili of the Valley (Snow Princess 8x8)
embossing paste:  Ranger (Texture Paste Transparent Gloss)

ink: Memento (Grey Flannel), Copic Markers, Simon Says Stamp! (Wisteria)
die: Pretty Pink Posh (Stitched Borders 2), MFT (Stitched Circles)

stencil: Simon Says Stamp! (Falling Snow)
ribbon:  Micheal’s.

Power Poppy: Bloomin' Wonderful

Howdy all!  It’s the final day of our Power Poppy release and it’s been quite the ride!  We’ve introduced a total of four magnificent stamp sets so far which includes:




and today we introduce you to… Bloomin' Wonderful!

Since I am always behind on the delivery of my cards it seems I vowed to begin my Easter cards early and send them out on time and this stamp set lends itself to some super cute cards for Easter!!! So away I went…
Copics: B000, B21, B23, E08, E17, E21, E23, V20, Y23, Y26, YG01, YG03, YG11, YG91

Here’s a little close up…

Now, off you go and check out what the amazing Bloom Brigade has created for today using this new beautiful stamp set…
 
Allison Cope – you are here!
Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Kathy Jones
Leslie Miller
Tosha Leyendekker
Power Poppy Blog



Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you enjoy all these new inky creations from the Bloom Brigade today!

~ Ally ~
 
Sponsored byPower Poppy
 
Supplies:
stamps: Power Poppy (Bloomin' Wonderful)
cardstock:  Neenah (Solar White), Bazzill (Wildberry Pie)
patterned paper: Lawn Fawn  (Let’s Polka Mon Amie 6x6), Lili of the Valley (Snow Princess 8x8)
ink: Memento (Tuxedo Black), Copic Markers
dies: My Favorite Things (Stitched Ovals), Spellbinders (On the Edge – PageMaps)

enamel dots: Doodlebug Designs (Lily White)
ribbons: Offray
other:  thread.

Power Poppy: Small But Mighty Affirmations

Howdy everyone!  It’s Day 4 of Power Poppy's latest clear stamp release!  Today we’re sharing some words of wisdom…

Introducing… Small But Mighty Affirmations
I chose to highlight this beautiful affirmation by keeping my card sort of simple today. I chose to channel my inner-rainbow…


If the card catches the right light, you can see if actually has quite a bit of sparkle to it…

On to the amazing Bloom Brigade

Allison Cope – you are here!
Cindy Lawrence
Julie Koerber
Stacy Morgan
Tosha Leyendekker
Power Poppy Blog

Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you enjoy all the new inky creations from the Bloom Brigade today!

~ Ally ~

Sponsored byPower Poppy
 
Supplies:
stamps: Power Poppy (Small but Mighty Affirmations)
cardstock:  Canson (90lb Water Color), Recollections #110 White Cardstock, Bazzill (Sawdust)
patterned paper: BasicGrey (Kneehighs)
ink: Memento (Tuxedo Black), Ranger Distress (Squeezed Lemonade, Spiced Marmalade, Festive Berries, Wilted Violet, Salty Ocean)
die: Cheery Lynn Designs (Chicken Wire Frame), Spellbinders (Foliage Flourish), Simon Says Stamp (Stitched Rectangles), WPlus9 (Timeless Tags 2)
sequins:  Pretty Pink Posh (mini stars

otherImagine Crafts (Shimmer - Pico Embellisher), twine.

Power Poppy: My English Rose

Welcome to Day three of our Power Poppy February release!

Today we’re featuring this beauty… My English Rose...

Today I used my Derwent Inktense Pencils.  I just love the colour I get with is colouring medium.

For my rose image, I used the following colours: 0400, 0510, 0600, 0740, 1400 and 1530.

Now, check out what the amazing Bloom Brigade has created for you to check out today using this new beautiful stamp set…

 

Allison Cope – you are here!
Christine Okken

Kathy Jones
Leslie Miller
Stacy Morgan
Power Poppy Blog


Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you enjoy all these new inky creations from the Bloom Brigade today!

~ Ally ~

Sponsored byPower Poppy
 

Supplies:
stamps: Power Poppy (My English Rose)
cardstock:  Canson 90lb Water Color Paper, SU! (Very Vanilla), Recollections #110 White Cardstock (card base), vellum
patterned paper:  Echo Park  (Love Story)
ink: Memento (Tuxedo Black), Derwent Inktense Pencils
die: Pretty Pink Posh (Stitched Duo 1)

sequins: Pretty Pink Posh (Sparkling Clear 4mm, 6mm)
ribbon:  Offray
other:  thread.

Power Poppy: Folk Heart

Howdy everyone!  Welcome to Day 2 of the newest Power Poppy release.

Today’s new stamp set is called Folk Heart

For my card today, I chose to use the paper tole technique. You can see an example of this technique here.
Copic's used: BG10, BG11, BG13, V22, V25, YG01, YG03

If you look closely, the majority of the flowers have been cut out, sculpted and rounded and then adhered over top of their original positions in the image.

I’ve also added some sheer sparkle on some of the aspects of my blooms…

Now, off you go and check out what the amazing Bloom Brigade has put together for you today…

Allison Cope – you are here!
Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Julie Koerber
Katie Sims
Stacy Morgan
Tosha Leyendekker
Power Poppy Blog

Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you enjoy all of the fabulous new card creations from the Bloom Brigade today!

~ Ally ~

Sponsored byPower Poppy
 

Supplies:
stamps: Power Poppy (Folk Heart)
cardstock:  Neenah Solar White Cardstock, Recollections #110 White Cardstock, My Favorite Things (Wild Wisteria, Grape Jelly), SU! (Pool Party Bermuda Bay)
patterned paper: My Favorite Things (Plaid Pattern 6x6))
ink: Memento (Tuxedo Black), Copic Markers, Clear Wink of Stella

dies: Simon Says Stamp! (Stitched Rectangles), Spellbinders (One the Edge – Page Maps)
button: Queen & Co. (Gumdrops)

embossing folder:  Provo Craft
ribbon:  Offray.

Power Poppy: Planning for Magnolias

Howdy all!  Welcome to Day One of our five day Power Poppy reveal!  For the next five days you are going to be blessed with blooms, encouraging words, Spring blessings, lots of blooms and some folky fun!

To start off this release we have our first clear stamp reveal today of… Planning for Magnolias!

This stamp set entails a variety of stunning Magnolia images including this sweet little planner with a Magnolia bloom laid across it…

I wanted to keep my card very simple and just have fun with some soft Copic colours today.  I first laid down all of my back ground colours and used some Copic Blender solution and a soft piece of washcloth to give it the dabbled, spotty look.
Copic Markers: 0, BG10, BG11, BV0000, BV000, BV00, BV01, BV31, R12, R20, Y000, Y00, YG11, YR000, YR00, YR01

Now, off you go and check out what the amazing Bloom Brigade has put together for you today using these five new beautiful stamp sets…

Allison Cope – you are here!
Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Julie Koerber
Kathy Jones
Katie Sims
Leslie Miller
Stacy Morgan
Tosha Leyendekker
Power Poppy Blog

Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you enjoy all the new card creations from the Bloom Brigade today!

~ Ally ~

Sponsored byPower Poppy
 
Supplies:
stamps: Power Poppy (Planning for Magnolias)
cardstock:  Neenah Solar White Cardstock, Recollections #110 White Cardstock
patterned paper: Lili of the Valley (Snow Princess 8x8)
ink: Memento (Tuxedo Black), Copic Markers, Copic Blender Solution, Sakura (White Pen)
die: My Favorite Things (Homespun Stitched Lines)
other:  twine.

Sending Hugs Your Way

TGIF everyone!  I’m here along with some of the Bloom Brigade gals from Power Poppy today to share some card & colouring love with you!


Don’t forget to play along with the latest (and greatest!) Power & Spark Challenge this month.   It’s an easy one too!  All you have to do is colour using a medium that you haven’t used in awhile… yup… as simple as that.  To check out all the challenge deets, click hereOh… and you don’t need a Power Poppy image to play along BUT if you’d like to give one a whirl right away, then check out all the amazing digital options here.

Today I was inspired to create a VERY simple card using the spotlight technique.

First I took a panel of water colour paper and stamped my image in a grey ink and then took it to my Big Shot and cut the frame out.  I took just the inner panel from the frame and used my inexpensive Yarka semi-moist water colours to paint on the colour and voila….
My card features the stunning "Daffodils" stamp set and that sweet little sentiment is included!

Here’s a close up my card.  I actually popped up the frame using 2 more die cuts of thick water colour paper to boost it up.

Now, off you go and check out what the amazing Bloom Brigade has put together for you today…
 


Allison Cope – you are here!
Christine Okken
Leslie Miller
Stacy Morgan
Power Poppy Blog




Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you enjoy all these new inky creations from the Bloom Brigade today!

~ Ally ~

Sponsored byPower Poppy

Supplies:
stamps: Power Poppy (Daffodils)
cardstock:  Canson 90lb Coldpress Watercolour
ink: Yarka Watercolors, Memento (Grey Flannel)

dies: Pretty Pink Posh (Scallop Frame).

Feathered Friends

Apparently I’ve been a feather kick this week!!! LOL!

Today it’s my turn to host the newest card sketch over at Splitcoaststampers!  So I thought I’d share this week’s sketch, SC579

And my card too…

Thanks for poppin’ in!

~ Ally ~

supplies:
stamps: Clearly Besotted (Some Birdie Loves You)
cardstock:  Stampin’ Up! (Very Vanilla, Real Red, Strawberry Slush)
dies: Spellbinders (Scalloped Circles, On the Edges – PageMaps), MFT (Stitched Circles), Pretty Pink Posh (Stitched Borders 2)
inks: Memento (Grey Flannel), Copic Markers, Versamark (Black Onyx)  
patterned paper: Echo Park (Blowing Kisses)

A Feather in My Cap

Happy Hump Day everyone!  Today over at StampNation we have added another fun challenge to the boards.  This time the Dream Team is being inspired by one of our our StampNation members!  Yup… here’s a little sneak peek for ya…

And in honour of inspiration, I made another card to share here with all of you today…
I had a blast with my Ranger Distress Inks and watercoloured these beautiful feathers from Clearly Besotted!

Thanks for stopping by today!

~ Ally ~

Supplies:
stamps:  Clearly Besotted (Fancy Feathers), Winnie & Walter (The Big, the Bold & the Happy)
ink:  Versafine (Black Onyx), Ranger Distress (Spiced Marmalade, Abandoned Coral, Barn Door, Festive Berries)
paper:  Strathmore (140lb Cold Press Watercolor Paper)
pen:  Sakura (Pen-Touch Calligrapher – Gold)
mist: Tsukineko (Sheer Shimmer – Gold)