Monday, 25 September 2017

September Blog Hop Competition

I think my design team are threatening severe repercussions after this month. LOL.

I gave them this stamp

CRR248 Owl Clock
and asked them to turn it into a Christmas card!

It was all right for me, I already had an idea of what the card could look like before I sent it out.
This is what I came up with.



I stamped it onto cream cardstock with Burnt Sienna Palette Hybrid ink. I used a combination of Chameleon markers and Chameleon pencils to colour the design. I cut the clock face out and glued an acrylic sheet behind it. On a separate piece of white card I stamped the image again with black ink. I then positioned the clock face behind the acrylic panel.
I used another Christmas stamp behind the image after the owl and clock had been masked.
Stampendous' new Twinkle Glitter was applied around the clock with a bead of craft glue. To finish it off I added some red self adhesive pearl gems.


I hand drew the tree parts Then added the coloured and cut out owl. I used the ornament from the CRP306 Pine Ornaments stamp. A few coloured pearls and some twinkle glitter and another Christmas card is born.

Check out what the talented designers have come up with.......

Robyn

Tracy

Donna


All you have to do to enter the competition is leave a comment on one or all of the design teams blogs. Each comment is an entry for a total of four entries, one on each blog. Please indicate what state you are from as this competition is open to Australian residents only.

If you own this stamp and would like to join in the fun, I will post your card here on my blog after the competition closes. I will also post pictures of my classes cards at the same time.

Happy crafting,
Julie.

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

September Blog Hop Competition.

This month I have set a challenge for my design team. Take this stamp and turn it into a Christmas card! I also set this challenge for my class that I teach once a month. Here is the stamp.


CRR248 Owl Clock

 I will post the class projects after the competition has been run. Remember, the competition runs for the last full week of the month i.e Monday to Friday. This month the dates are 25th to 30th. If you own this stamp and would like to join in the fun please post me a photo of your card and I will share it as well.

Happy crafting,
Julie















Friday, 1 September 2017

And the winner is..........

Sarah Nancarrow.

Congratulations!

This is a random pick by an independent person.

Please contact me Sarah so I can send you your prize. 

Thank you to all the non-winners for taking the time to enter. Your participation matters to me and all of the designers.

Happy crafting,
Julie

Monday, 14 August 2017

August Blog Hop Competition.


NOW EXTENDED UNTIL AUGUST 31st 2017

This is the featured stamp which you have the opportunity to win.


CRR297 Autumn Points

These are my card ideas using this stamp.

White embossing powder on white cardthen applying Cosmic Shimmer Pixie Powders.
Three colours of Stampendous Pearlustre Embossing Powders (Garnet, Carnelian and Topaz)
Palette Hybrid Inks on gloss cardstock. India Ink black ink on stamp then highlighted with white gel marker.
Ice Blue embossing enamel over Versamark Clear Ink. Vintage Blue Embossing powder on sentiment.

Pixie Powders on gloss cardstock.

These are our wonderful designers blogs-





To enter the competition all you have to do is leave a comment on one or all of the designers blogs. One comment equals one entry. Only one comment per blog please. It would be great if you could indicate which state you live in as this competition is open to Australian residents only.

Good luck and happy crafting.

Julie

Sunday, 13 August 2017

August Blog Hop Competition info.

Hi.

This months competition will start Monday 21st and finish Friday 25th August. The stamp of the month for this competition is CRR297 Autumn Points.


This is a beautiful stamp. I have made four cards using it so far. I think it will be another go to stamp for backgrounds as well as a feature for other cards. You too could own it! Just leave a comment on one or all of our designers blogs to win. Sorry, open to Australian residents only.

Happy crafting,
Julie

Sunday, 30 July 2017

Blog Hop Competition Winner for July

And the winner of out July Mega Prize Pack is (drumroll)...........




Sarah Mancarrow!

Congratulations Sarah. Please send me an e-mail to let me know where to send your prize.

Thanks you to everyone who entered.

Remember that there is a Blog Hop Competition at the end of each month, so don't stop trying!



Happy crafting,
Julie

e-mail: thestencilspecialists@hotmail.com

Friday, 21 July 2017

July Blog Hop competition now on

 Just a reminder of what you can win this month on our Blog Hop Competition.....





The pack includes-

  •  Two Stampendous stamps
  • Two Dreamweaver Die sets
  • Two packs of adhesive rhinestones
  • Two speciality embossing powders
  • One jar of the new 'Twinkle Glitter'
To enter the competition all you have to do is leave a comment on one or all of the designers blogs. One comment equals one entry. Only one comment per blog please. It would be great if you could indicate which state you live in as this competition is open to Australian residents only.

I would like to thank Dot Leathbridge from Ink Art Designs for her past contributions as one of our designers. She has taken on a new venture and can no longer participate. Our new design team member is Tracy Moloney from Victoria. Tracy is a past blog hop competition winner and she assures me she is thrilled to be asked to join us. Well we are thrilled that she said 'yes'. Just click on a designers name and you will be taken to that persons blog. Good luck to all.





Here are my cards using the lovely stamp CRP306 Pine Ornaments that is the focus for this months Blog Hop Competition.

 I used silver Tinsel glitter embossing powder for the design and white detail embossing powder for the sentiment which is CRM326 Christmas Love

I used Chameleon markers, Palette Hybrid ink and macro glitter for this card. You can't see the dimension on the two glitter baubles but thay are quite raised as I added the glitter over Dimensional magic.

I borrowed this idea from the Stampendous catalogue. I have pressed the stamp into molten Chunky Gold Embossing Enamel. I rubbed some black wax into the grooves to deepen the image but I could have inked up my stamp with black in had I thought of it.

This idea was given to me by a customer. It is resist with Pixie Powders over the top.Thanks Barbara.

Some more designs from the Stampendous July catalogue

Hi everyone.

More to come but I thought you might like to see what I have been up to.


CRR301 Bird Tree

CRR306 Lighthouse Christmas

SSC1267 Poinsettia Wishes

CRP308 Mother Mary


CRP307 Christmas Roses

CRP309 Merry Ornament

Elf from CLD09 Seated Elf Stamp and Die set sitting on Merry Ornament



CRW192 Owl Hallelujah and sentiment fromSSC1147 Tis The Season Clear Stamp Set
This is my favourite Christmas release since I became the Australian distributor for Stampendous. So much work but also a lot of fun.

Happy crafting,
Julie

Friday, 14 July 2017

July Blog Hop Competition!


July Mega Pack Prize!




Here it is people. This is the prize you could win if you enter this months competition.

  • The pack includes the stamp of the month which is the new Stampendous Pine Ornaments
  • Pen Pattern Bird stamp
  • Dreamweaver Nested ornaments dies and Nested stockings dies
  •  Twinkle Glitter (42.5g jar) which is also a new product
  • Kaleidoscope embossing powder 
  • Tinsel embossing powder (Vintage Mahogany)
  • 2mm red adhesive pearls 
  • 2mm clear adhesive rhinestones

The competition starts on 
Monday23rd July and finishes on Friday 29th July 
To enter, place a comment on one of our designers blogs. No need to make or buy anything. One comment equals one entry but only one entry per blog allowed. This is an ongoing monthly competition but open to Australian residents only. 

If you would like to purchase any of these products retail please refer to the stockists page on our website.

www.stencilspecialists.com.au

Friday, 7 July 2017

July catalogue!

Hi everyone. Just a note to let you know that July stock arrived today and ready to purchase. Here are a few cards I have made with the new stamps.

CRW190 Snowman Season


PLCP13 Whisper Friends Reindeer


CRP307 Christmas Roses


SSCL106 Cardinal Borders


LBCW009 Holly Pup


LBCW008 Holly Cat


CRR302 Parchment Candle

Many more to come.
Please remember that all orders come with shop samples. They are not totally finished which gives
you the opportunity to include your stores paper ranges and accessories on your finnished cards.

Happy crafting,
Julie.

Monday, 12 June 2017

June Blog Hop Competition.

I have been so bust preparing for and then working at the Brisbane Scrapbooking and Papercraft Expo this past weekend, that I haven't really given my designers enough time to get their stamps and come up with the wonderful creations they usually share with us. I have decided that we will give this month a miss and do a mega prize pool in July. I can hear the sigh of relief from the girls coming through the ether!

Keep an eye out for next months competition, I hope it will be a beauty! Hint, it won't just be stamps!

Happy crafting,
Julie

Saturday, 27 May 2017

May Blog Hop Competition Winner

Our competition winner for May is.......

Lauren from Upper Kedron, Brisbane.


Thank you for participating and Congratulations.

Julie

Monday, 22 May 2017

May Blog Hop Competition

Welcome to our May Blog Hop Competition.

First, the rules.
This competition is open to Australian residents only. Please let me know which State or town you are from in your comment. Leave a comment on my blog to enter then click on the links to our other designers blogs and leave a comment after you look at the wonderful creations they have made using this months prize. Only one comment per blog is allowed for a maximum of four entries into the competition. A winner will be drawn randomly and the winner will be announced here. The competition starts now and ends at midnight Friday EST.

 Here is the prize for this month.

CRS5098 Build a Lighthouse.


 These are my contributions for this month.





 These are the links to our other designers-





Good luck and happy crafting,
Julie




Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Guest Designers

Hi everyone.

Today I want to share with you a few card designs done by Terry and Glenda who are class members of mine but also great cardmaking teachers in their own right. All the stamps used are in the Stampendous range.

The first two cards were made by Terry. He chose to make a double Z card with the new Laurel Burch Mermaid set. 


LBCRS03 Mermaid Fish

This second card is a beautiful Diorama card featuring the new Pink Your Life Pirates Clear Stamp Set.




SSCP111 Pirates

This project isn't really a card but a beautiful box made by Glenda. She incorporated stamps from the Pink Your Whisper Fly Clear Stamp Set as well as the new Happy Birds Clear Stamp Set.











SSCP106 Whisper Fly

SSC1255 Happy Birds
This last project is mine. I melted embossing powder in and around the jar to create an ocean backdrop ( lots of different Embossing Enamels and powders) and sandy ocean floor (Golden Sand embossing powder). I used brown paper clay in the bottom of the jar to create a rock. All the shells were coloured and then placed in the jar. To get then to stay upright and not move around I glued each piece to piece of bamboo skewer. The fish are hanging from the lid on thin slivers of acetate. The shells on the lid were made from paper clay and then coloured by using Pearlustre Embossing Powders over them when they were dry. Thanks Glenda for the inspiration and help with some technical details.


CRS5090 Seashells.
Happy crafting,
Julie

Thursday, 11 May 2017

Honeycomb Perfectly Clear Stamp Set

Okay, I am officially nuts.
I stamped the honeycomb, then the bees over the honeycomb. I then stamped the bees onto a separate piece of card and vellum. I coloured the honeycomb and the bee bodies on both the card and the separate piece. I taped around the outside of the card and coloured the background with some brown Palette ink. I removed the tape and have an instant mat. The crazy part comes next. I cut out the vellum wings and then the bee bodies. The wings and bodies were glued together and then mounted over the bees on the card front with foam squares. The sentiment is part of the set. Talk about fiddly but the end result was worth it.



SSC1257 Honeycomb Wishes

Happy crafting,
Julie

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Poised Peacock

This is another great Stampendous stamp set that will get a lot of use. This was a great class.






Happy crafting,
Julie

May Blog Hop Competition (heads up)

Our competition runs for one week each month. It is the last full week (Monday to Friday) of each month. This is just a heads up to let you know what the prize will be this month. It is is this fantastic Lighthouse Stamp Set from Stampendous.





Don't forget to enter! 

Happy crafting,
Julie