dimanche 25 janvier 2015

Same but different #5

It’s time for the "Same but different" January challenge. For more information about this challenge, click HERE




Here is a peek at the stamp set we used this month – "Botanicals 2" from Paper Smooches:




And this is my take on this stamp set:




I decided to create a background. It looks like printed paper or design paper but I stamped the leaves and the flowers with black and yellow ink. The "Thanks" sentiment is from Neat & Tangled. I love this stamp set. It is so versatile!!! HERE you can see how I used the same set in a different way.

Now hop over to Anja's blog to see what she did for the challenge!

Don’t forget that if you have the same stamp set and if you get inspired by our challenge, feel free to share it with us! Leave a direct link to your project in the comment field below (No back links, please! It will be funnier to see new creations!). You can also upload your cards on our Same but different Flickr gallery!

See you next month for a new "Same but different" challenge. Thanks for stopping by!

Francine 

samedi 24 janvier 2015

DT TAWS - Miss you

Hi everyone! I’m back to share a card for The Alley Way Stamps design team. For this card, I used the Nessie and the Spell Check stamp sets. I colored the cute little monster with Copic markers and added tiny white specks with a gel pen.




TAWS stamps I used:


  




Be sure to check the TAWS blog for more inspiration!
Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day…

Francine

I am entering this card into the following challenge: 


jeudi 22 janvier 2015

TAWS winner of my giveaway!

Hi everyone! Today, I have the winner of my TAWS giveaway to announce! Before, I want to give a warm welcome to my new followers and thank everyone who visited my blog and left a comment!


The winner of the fantastic Flower Show stamp set is

….*drum roll*…


Congrats Jessica! 


Please contact me within a week (you'll find my email in the sidebar) with your full mailing address so that I can pass this onto Alison, the owner of The Alley Way Stamps.

See you soon…

Francine

mardi 20 janvier 2015

DT TAWS - You are my everything

Hi everyone! I’m back to share a card for The Alley Way Stamps design team. For this card, I used the Cake Day stamp and I did a circle with the heart banner that I colored with Copic markers. The sentiment is from the Lighter than air stamp set.





TAWS stamps I used:


   


Be sure to check the TAWS blog for more inspiration!
Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day…

Francine


I am entering this card into the following challenge:

Crazy 4 Challenges - Clean and Simple

samedi 17 janvier 2015

DT TAWS - Celebrate you

Hi everyone! It’s time for a new card with the awesome The Alley Way Stamps. I used the beautiful Cake Day stamp set. It’s such a versatile set. I’ll share another card with this set in a few days. Here, I colored the balloons with Distress inks and watercolors using the no line technique. The sentiment is also from this set. 




TAWS stamps I used:



Be sure to check the TAWS blog for more inspiration!
Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day…

Francine

I am entering this card into the following challenge:
Stempelküche - Alles geht





mardi 13 janvier 2015

GIVEAWAY + TAWS DT – Sending warm fuzzies

It’s The Alley Way Stamps birthday month and each DT member gives away a stamp set on their individual blog! Today, it’s my turn! Yay! My giveaway is the versatile Flower Show stamp set: 




For your chance to win this stamp set, (if you're not one) it would be great if you become a follower of my blog then just leave a comment on this post before January 20 (midnight TAWS time). I’ll announce the random winner on my blog on January 22.



Now it’s time to show you my newest TAWS creation! For this card, I used an older set called Gotta Bug? and this is my take on this set:





I colored the hot-water bottle with Copic markers and sponged the background with blending tools and Distress inks. Here is the TAWS stamp set I used:




Don’t forget our disount for January! Enter the code PARTYTIME when checking out and you’ill receive 15% off your order! 




Be sure to check the TAWS blog for more inspiration!
Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day…

Francine

I am entering this card into the following challenge:

Stempelküche - Alles geht
Virginia's View Challenge - Clean Slate


samedi 10 janvier 2015

Your Next Stamp January DT Dare

Hi everyone! I’m back to share my third and last card for Your Next Stamp this month. It’s a project for the YNS January Design Team Dare! It’s a monthly challenge for the YNS Design Team to showcase more fun projects using the new release products!

***GIVEAWAY*** If you leave a comment on the YNS blog post, you could WIN a YNS stamp set of your choice!

The DT Dare challenge this month is CAS (clean and simple) USING RED & WHITE! Here is my card: 







I used the Perfect Chemistry stamp set to create this clean and simple card. I stretched my stamps! The light bulb became a big bubble. The tiny bubbles are also from this set. I colored them with Copic markers. The "You’re unique" sentiment is from the YNS Jungle Critter Crew Two stamp set. 






To see the other DT members’ creations and for your chance to WIN a stamp set of your choice, hop over to the YNS blog.

Have a wonderful day…

Francine


I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp - Something new (new stamp and release)
Crazy 4 Challenges - Clean and Simple
Virginia's View Challenge - Clean Slate


DT TAWS - You are not alone

Hello! I’m back with a clean and simple card using the cute Nessie and the "You’re not alone" stamp from the same set. The speech bubble is also from The Alley Way Stamps. The set is called Ka-Pow. I colored Nessie with Copic markers. 





TAWS stamps I used:


   




Be sure to check the TAWS blog for more inspiration.

Have a wonderful day and don’t forget to check the other post I uploaded today….

Francine

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp - Something new (new stamp and release)
Virginia's View Challenge - Clean Slate


mercredi 7 janvier 2015

Your Next Stamp January Release Blog Hop


Hello everyone and welcome to the Your Next Stamp (YNS) January blog hop!




The hop begins on Carole’s blog and if you have been hopping along, you should have come from Tracy’s blog. Make sure you hop around to all of the blogs featured in the link list at the bottom of this post. You will find lots of inspiration using these new products!

To celebrate this new release, I did a project with the *NEW* Perfect Chemistry clear stamp set. 




And this is my take on this set…



Click HERE to see another card with the fun scientist I made for the preview day!


I colored the mad professor (he is SOOOO fun) with Copic markers and fussy cut him. I sponged Distress inks (Picked Raspberry and Barn Door) onto a white panel using blending tools and splattered some water here and there. Lastly, I added sequins and little hearts using a stencil with embossing paste and Stickles on the top. The sentiment "Mad about you!" is also from the Perfect Chemistry stamp set.  


***HOP PRIZE***
A random winner will receive $20 to spend in the YNS Store. If you leave a comment on all of the blogs, you could win this $20 gift certificate! Karen will post the winner on the YNS blog on January 10th.

***HOP SPECIAL***
Use the special online code to get 20% off your entire purchase!!!




Now it's time for you to head over to Laura’s blog but don’t forget to leave a comment before you go for your chance to WIN the $20 gift certificate!

Thank you so much for stopping by today and hopping along with us! 

Francine

mardi 6 janvier 2015

Your Next Stamp January Preview


Hi everyone! I’m so HAPPY to be (again) a special guest designer for Your Next Stamp this month. I would like to give a special thanks to Karen and Thanh!

Today is the preview day of the *NEW* January release (which is AWESOME)! You will LOVE the new stamps. Click over to the YNS blog for the full list of blogs sharing sneak peeks of the new collection.

This month, I’ll share 3 cards with the *NEW* stamp set called Perfect Chemistry. Let me show you the first one for this peek day.







I LOVE this mad professor and his BIG nose! *haha* I only used his face for this card and colored him with Copic markers. The little hands and the "happy birthday" sentiment are from the Silly Monsters stamp set. 

I’ll be back tomorrow for the blog hop! See you soon…

Francine


I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp - Anything goes
Virginia's View Challenge - Clean State

DT TAWS - Splat Monsters

Here is my newest card using the fun Oogles set from The Alley Way Stamps. I stamped these splat monsters with the Hero Arts Neon Inks and I added little smiles with a white gel pen. The sentiment is from the True Colors set.




TAWS stamps I used:


    



Be sure to check the TAWS blog for more inspiration. 
Have a wonderful day and don’t forget to check the other post I uploaded today…

Francine

I am entering this card into the following challenge:
Simon Says Stamp - Anything goes

lundi 5 janvier 2015

The Alley Way Stamps Birthday Party

Just a quick post to let you know that the TAWS birthday celebration starts now! Each design team member will be giving away a stamp set on their individual blog! 

The first giveaway is on Anika's blogHop over to see what set you could win!  I'm giving away my set next week!

Don't forget the party coupon code all January long to get 15% off in honor of our birthday!





Hugs,


 Francine

DT Stempelgarten – Joy of winter

It‘s time for a new Stempelgarten challenge and the theme is *Joy of winter*. You can enter your project until 1/31/2015. Here is my project using a super fun snowboarding penguin from the Inkadinkado "Penguin Pandemonium" stamp set colored with Distress inks. You can find Inkadinkado stamps at Stempelgarten.





If you join in, you can win this craft package with a value of CHF 20.-:  






Thanks for stopping by today and see you tomorrow for a new post…

Francine

Challenges I'm entering:

showCASe your style - SYSC #5 Die cut
Virginia's View Challenge - Clean Slate


samedi 3 janvier 2015

DT TAWS - Thank you

It’s time for a new card with the fun The Alley Way Stamps. Today, I’m showcasing the Bubbly stamp set and here is my take on this set:




I colored the letters with Copic markers and fussy cut them. This is the set I used:





***PARTY TIME***

January is the TAWS birthday! Use the PARTYTIME coupon code all January long to get 15% off in honor of our birthday!




***LINK UP YOUR TAWS PROJECTS***

We said goodbye to our BE Inspired Challenge so we could bring you a simpler way to share your TAWS creations! No more challenge, no inspiration photo to follow or special theme to stick to - just create and link! So, if you want to share your TAWS creations with us, link up your projects HERE on the TAWS blog (scroll down to the bottom of the post). Link up as often as you want – just be sure to use TAWS stamps.  At the end of the month, we will be having a random draw to win a stamp set!


Be sure to check the TAWS blog for more inspiration.
Thanks for stopping by…

Francine

I am entering this card into the following challenge:
Simon Says Stamp - Anything goes