Friday, May 4, 2018

Say it isn't so!

If you have spent ANY time on my blog, then you know how much I LOVE me some Bloobels!  

It's with much sadness that I announce that Bloobel Stamps is closing it's doors at the end of the month.  Lisa is another one of my very favourite digital stamp artists who has chosen to retire.  I'm beginning to get a complex lol.  I still have lots to collect and colour so I'm sure you'll see me post some more goodies.

We have 'til the end of May (yes, I said "we" as their are still a few that I don't have and I NEED) to add to our collections.  And if you've just discovered these quirky fun images, then you'll be especially delighted as you can collect them for $1 each if you buy more than $5.00 (and try to buy just one lol... they're like Lays chips... you can't eat/have just one!).

So I'll leave you with a little eye candy from my vast (and it will be growing before month's end) collection of Bloobel goodness.


















I can't possibly link all that I have just posted, but if you need a name, drop me a line.  I have lots and lots more at different stages of progess but I won't taunt you with them... for now.

Thanks for looking!

~Shelley






Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Hershey Kiss Bow TIE!

Seriously, does this girl never rest?!  Another uber-cute design from the talented Brenda Quintana of QbeesQuest.

This week it's a Bow Tie.  Perfect for Father's Day, Birthdays, showers, prom, weddings... the sky and your imagination are the limit.  The solid colour cardstock can easily be switched out for patterned paper to suit the occasion.

 

I immediately saw Weddings and Proms and knew I had to pair this with the Hershey Kiss Dress tutorial from a couple of years ago (I've used the large dress pattern).


The cardstock is all Stampin' Up and the paper is a retired Specialty Paper called Irresistibly Yours.

What will you create with the Bow Tie?

Thanks for looking!

~Shelley

Friday, April 13, 2018

Crafter's Companion Sneak Peeks

Crafter's Companion and Sara will be back on HSN May 2 with new products to amaze you.

Here I've used the new Sheena Sparkle Pens, Hot & Spicy collection and the Crafter's Companion Clear Daisy Blossom.  The detail on this stamp (and other must-haves in this collection) is amazing for an acrylic stamp and the sentiments are stunning!  I'm in love.


I started playing with a half sheet of Spectrum Noir UltraSmooth cardstock, the Sparkle Pens and a little glycerin.  I swirled and sponged my way across that paper.  Then decided to continue with a Bokeh effect and pulled out some white craft ink.  Then I went back in with the Sparkle Pens (after the craft ink had mostly dried), glycerin and a sponge, and my homemade circle template, and played and played.  Let that dry and then obsessed how to showcase this subtle glitter and colour.

The "coming soon" acrylic Bloomin' Wonderful Collection, Clear Daisy Bloom!  It stamped like a dream on my panel.  Then I mounted that onto some black cardstock and onto my A2 (4-1/4" x 5-1/2") cardbase.

Aside from the drying time needed (and you could speed it up with a heat gun), this was a fun and easy make and would be perfect for any occasion - Mother's day, birthdays, "just 'cause", sympathy...

Join us in our Facebook Fan group - Fans of Crafter's Companion on HSN for more sneak peeks and inspiration.  And if you could possibly need more enticement than sneak peeks and inspiration and fun, friendly atmosphere... we're also beginning the countdown to the May 2 HSN debut with daily give-aways!

Also, don't forget, Rebekah issued a challenge and created an event to "Create a Background".  It runs all of April and we're only halfway through (hint, hint).  This is an easy background you could re-create with any of your Crafter's Companion colouring mediums.  Why not play along?

Thanks for looking!  Hope to see you in the group.

~Shelley

Thursday, April 5, 2018

April Challenge

We're beginning our monthly challenges in the Fans of Crafter's Companion on HSN facebook group with the challenge to create a "fun and unique" background.

You can find the challenge information here

Here is my "inspiration only" entry.


I've created a "faux embossed" background.

Supplies (all Crafter's Companion):
Die'Sire Ribbon Threading "Glamour" die
Black & Gold Collection "Royal Bow" die
Black & Gold Collection "Love" die
Luxury Cardstock - Gold Matte Mirror card
Shimmering Cardstock - Pearl Ivory

I hope you will join us in our group and also consider entering our monthly challenge.

~Shelley

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Easy Sparkly Background

Just a quick CAS card from me today.  Took out my Spectrum Noir Sparkle Markers and some glycerin, masked my cardstock and created a narrow gradiated panel of subtle sparkle.



Supplies Used (Crafter's Companion):
Sheena 'A Little Bit Sketchy', Winter Trees stamp set
Love is All You Need stamp set
Spectrum Noir Sparkle Markers - Moonstone, Moonlight, Soft Jade
Spectrum Noir Black ArtLiner
Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth cardstock

Thanks for looking!

~Shelley

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Just a bit of Easter colouring

I got this adorable Easter Bunnies image from Gerda Steiner Designs and couldn't resist colouring it up immediately.  I printed it twice so that I could layer it (actually... truth?  I printed it once... ruined the egg part and printed it again so I could layer the bunnies and not use the messed up egg lol).


Coloured with my Copic Markers.

W0-1-3-5; C0-1-3-5; R000-00-30-E70; V12-15-17-BV08; Y11-15-YR23; YG01-03-17

Thanks for looking!


~Shelley

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Did Someone Say Chocolate?!

Just a little colouring fun for a cold Sunday morning.

This image just made me smile when I saw it.  So, yes, I had to have it lol!  I pictured him floating along on a chocolate high trying to sniff out the next hidden stash.  Or maybe lovestruck for other than chocolate?

Image: Bloobel Stamps, Bunneh 1


You can find your own Bunneh and more of his friends at Bloobel Stamps.

Coloured with Copics:
W00-T1-3-5
R01-E95
BG000-C3
BG000-E51
Colourless Blender
C0-1-2-3
B0000-000

~Shelley