Wednesday, 3 June 2015

TAWS: Inchin' by to say hi!

TAWS: Twinkle Toes stamp set
TAWS: Buff stamp set
TAWS: Say it don't Spray it stamp set
Memento ink: Tuxedo Black, Tangelo
Copic markers: E08 YR68 YR16 YR15
Tim Holtz Distress Ink:
Bazzill cardstock: Humming Bird
Martha Stewart Grass border punch

Hi everyone! Today I have a card to share using one of the adorable critter stamps from our recently released Twinkle Toes stamp set.  This is a little card (84x125mm) and follows the fab sketch over at CAS(E) this Sketch #125 which I used upside down!

The "inchin' by" sentiment comes from the Twinkle Toes stamp set, and the "to say hi" is from March's free stamp set, Buff, which is now available to buy in the TAWS store.  Finally, the little chevrons are from Say it don't Spray it.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!


Sunday, 31 May 2015

TAWS June Release Blog Hop: Thank You

Hi everyone and welome to The Alley Way Stamps June 2015 release BLOG HOP!

The TAWS DT have been sharing some fantastic creations made with the fabulous June release stamps over the last 3 days, and today we are celebrating their release with a GRAND BLOG HOP!

The full release will be available to buy from The Alley Way Stamps later tonight!

For my hop card, I used 2 stamps from the fantastic *NEW* Lite Brite stamp set to create my one-layer card.  I simply inked the "thank" part of the "thanks" sentiment, and then used the "you" from the "you & me" sentiment. The dotted chevron stamp is from an older TAWS set called Good Point.

TAWS Lite Brite stamp set
TAWS Good Point stamp set
Bazzill cardstock: Coconut Swirl, Blackberry Swirl
Memento ink: Tuxedo Black, Rose Bud, Tangelo, Dandelion
MFT Hybrid ink: Blue Raspberry

Sorry the photo is a bit dark.  The weather here in the South West of England has been a bit bleurgh recently - certainly not what you'd expect at the end of May!

I followed the sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch #125 and the colour combination from ColourQ ##292.

This fabulous 3x4" mini stamp set, Brain Freeze, is FREE when you spend $40.00 or more (before shipping) at The Alley Way Stamps store during the month of June 2015.

PRIZE ALERT ... Would you like to win all 3 of the 4x6" new stamp sets? Hop on over to The Alley Way Stamps blog to get all the details and enter the Rafflecopter draw.  Be quick, as the contest is running for TODAY ONLY!!!!

So now it's time for you to continue the hop by hopping to Tanja's blog, but here is the full hop list, just in case!

Thanks for stopping by today and happy hopping!


Saturday, 23 May 2015

TAWS: I Love You a Ton

The Alley Way Stamps: Something's Fishy (whale, starfish, sea creature, bubbles)
The Alley Way Stamps: Little Fellas (coral)
The Alley Way Stamps: Gill-Friend (seaweed)
The Alley Way Stamps: All Washed Up (sentiment)
Memento Ink: Tuxedo Black, Love Letter
Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Tea Dye, Salty Ocean, Broken China

Bazzill cardstock: Coconut Swirl
Copic markers: Whale B99 B97 B95 B93 W5 W3 W1 0;
Seaweed: G29 G28 G24; Starfish YR23 Y35 YR31
Clam: E70 E71 E77

Hi everyone! Today I have an underwater card to share using all 4 of The Alley Way Stamps May release stamps!

I started by creating a curved mask using a curved edge die, then taped the negative to the top of a 148x105mm piece of Bazzill Coconut Swirl card and inked the sand using Tea Dye distress ink.  I then covered the inked sand with the other part of the mask and inked the water using Salty Ocean and Broken China distress inks.  I stamped the coral from Little Fellas in Memento Love Letter ink, then heat embossed the sentiment from All Washed Up in white.  Then it was just a case of stamping the whale, starfish and clam from Something's Fishy, together with the seaweed from Gill-Friend, and colouring them with Copics (numbers listed above).  I fussy cut them out, added them to the card and ... voila! 

Thanks for stopping by today!


Wednesday, 20 May 2015

TAWS: True Blood

The Alley Way Stamps: Ooh La La (lipstick mark)
The Alley Way Stamps: All Washed Up (teeth & blood drip)
The Alley Way Stamps: Alphabet Soup (sentiment)
Memento ink: Tuxedo Black, Rhubarb Stalk
Copic markers: E41; R59 R37 R32
Glossy Accents

Hi everyone! I have a TAWS card to share today inspired by one of my favourite TV programmes (which has now sadly finished) ... TRUE BLOOD!

I was putting away my Ooh La La and All Washed Up stamp sets when inspiration struck!  I spied the lipstick mark from Ooh La La and the water droplets from All Washed Up and immediately thought of one of the iconic symbols from True Blood!  To create the vampire teeth, I simply stamped the larger water droplet from All Washed Up twice onto some scrap paper, and then drew a horizontal line across them both. I added a tiny bit of shading with Copic marker E41 and then cut them out and glued them to the lips. The blood drip was created by stamping the smaller water droplet from All Washed Up in Rhubarb Stalk and then colouring with Copic markers. I added some glossy accents to the teeth and the blood drip for a bit of dimension (although it's hard to see in the photo). Finally, I stamped the sentiment (which is the name of the title song of the TV series) using Alphabet Soup.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!


Saturday, 16 May 2015

TAWS: Ooh La La

TAWS: Ooh La La stamp set
Memento ink: Tuxedo Black, Rose Bud
Versamark ink
Versafine Onyx Black ink
WOW! Embossing Powder: Totally Teal (WS44), Pink Fizz (WS46),
Metallic Silver Sparkle (WS09), Primary Ebony Super Fine (WH00SF)
Copic Markers: BG09 BG49 BG15 BG13 BG11;
100 W9 W7 W5 W1; RV09 RV04 RV02 RV14 R85
American Crafts POW! Gold Glitter paper

Happy Saturday everyone!  Today I have a The Alley Way Stamps card to share using an older set called Ooh La La.

First, I created a striped background by stamping the long border stamp from Ooh La La 5 times using Memento Rose Bud ink.  I used my MISTI to help me line it up perfectly!

To create the lipstick, I first stamped the lipstick image from Ooh La La onto my Copic paper in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured the top pink with Copic markers (colours listed above). I then stamped the image a second time in Versafine Onyx Black ink onto some gold glitter paper and embossed it with some black embossing powder.  I cut out the bottom part and glued it on top the first to create a pink lipstick with a gold, sparkly case!

The glittery eyeshadow palette was created by stamping the square stamp from Ooh La La in Versamark ink onto some scrap paper 3 times and heat embossed them with some silver, teal and pink glittery WOW! embossing powder.  I stamped a 4th one onto the reverse of the gold glitter paper.  I then carefully cut them all out and glued them onto a square of black card.

I made this card for my niece's birthday as she loves make-up!

Again, I followed the fabulous sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch! #123 for my layout:

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope you have a fantastic weekend!


Friday, 15 May 2015

SPD May Release Day Blog Hop:

Hi everyone and welcome to the final day of the SugarPea Designs May Release!

Today we are sneak peeking the darling new Teddybear Picnic stamp set, together with the last of the dies I designed for this release - SugarCuts Thanks:

SugarPea Designs: SugarCuts Thanks die
SugarPea Designs: Bee My Honey stamp set
Avery Elle 6x6 paper pad: Sorbet
MFT Stamps Die-namics: Star STAX
Bazzill cardstock: Coconut Swirl, Blackberry Swirl
American Crafts POW! Gold Glitter paper
WOW! Embossing Powder: Bright White Super Fine (WL01SF)
6mm Cup Sequins: Satin Gold

I used the SugarCuts Thanks die and one of the sentiments from this month's FREE stamp set, Bee My Honey (scroll down for details of how to earn this stamp set) for my card!

I followed the fabulous sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch! #123 for my layout:

Place an order of $60 or more (before shipping) and you will receive a FREE stamp set that will not be available for sale in the store until the next bi-monthly release! That's right, you will receive a FREE stamp 2 months in advance of its release in the SugarPea Designs online shoppe! The FREE stamp set you can earn this month is Bee My Honey:

Remember our entire May Product Release will be available for purchase in the SugarPea Designs Store on Friday, May 15th at 6:00PM EST!

We would love to hear your thoughts on the products introduced today! Please leave a comment on this post and the rest of the talented SugarPea Designers shown below and you could WIN! We will chose one lucky person to WIN the Teddybear Picnic stamp set from the comments left here and on the DT blogs! All winners during our May Product Release will be announced on Monday, May 18th.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Happy hopping!