Tuesday, 31 March 2015

TAWS April Release Blog Hop: Blast Off

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

The TAWS DT have been sharing some fantastic creations made with the fabulous April 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!! Woo-hoo!

For my hop card, I used several stamps from the fantastic *NEW* Blast Off mini stamp set to create my outer space card:


Supplies
The Alley Way Stamps: Blast Off mini stamp set
Copic Markers
Planet: R59 R37 R35 R32, YR07 YR04 Y15
Spaceship: W9 W7 W5 W2 W1 W0, R59 R37 R35 R32
Fire: R59 R37 YR04 R15
Window: W3 W1 W0 B32 B00 B000 

Bazzill cardstock: Coconut Swirl, Moody Blue
Distress Inks: Chipped Sapphire, Festive Berries, Salty Ocean, Pumice Stone
Memento Inks: Tuxedo Black, London Fog
Memento Luxe Ink: Wedding Dress

Versamark ink
WOW! Embossing Powder: Metallic Platinum Super Fine (WC06SF)

To create my space background, I inked a 105x148mm piece of Bazzill Coconut Swirl cardstock with Tim Holtz Distress ink Chipped Sapphire, Festive Berries and Salty Ocean, together with a little Memento Tuxedo Black and Memento Luxe Wedding Dress ink using my mini blending tool.  For the large moon, I die-cut an 83mm diameter circle from the same card and inked it using Pumice Stone distress ink and Memento London Fog ink.  I trimmed it to fit the card front and then added some water drips for texture.   I stamped the smallest open star stamp from the *NEW* Blast Off stamp set several times in Versamark ink and heat embossed them in platinum EP, before adding lots of tiny dots of white gel pen.  I stamped and coloured the spaceship and the planet from Blast Off, then added them to my card front using foam pads for dimension. Finally, I heat embossed the "Blast Off" sentiment from the same stamp set in platinum onto a strip of Moody Blue cardstock, and added it to the card front.

This fabulous 3x4" mini stamp set, Far Out, is FREE when you spend $40.00 or more (after shipping) at The Alley Way Stamps store during the month of April 2015.  This is the perfect accompaniment to the darling new Feeling Groovy stamp set!


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 (31st March)!!!!

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!

Hugs,

Saturday, 28 March 2015

TAWS April Release Day 1: Feeling Groovy

Hi everyone! Welcome to Day 1 of The Alley Way Stamps fantastic April 2015 release!

We are sneak peeking the *NEW* Feeling Groovy stamp set today, which will be available to purchase from The Alley Way Stamps store at 10pm (mountain time) on 31st March.


Supplies
The Alley Way Stamps: Feeling Groovy stamp set
Memento ink: Tuxedo Black
Copic Markers: E08 YR68 YR16 YR15 100 C9 C7 C5 C3 C1 C0
Doodlebug 6x6 paper pad: Kraft in Color – Kraft (#42040
Doodlebug Sprinkles: Tangerine (#4007)
Bazzill cardstock: Coconut Swirl, Blackberry Swirl
Versamark ink
WOW! Embossing Powder: Opaque Bright White Super Fine WL01SF
WOW! Embossing Powder: Metallic Silver Super Fine WC05SF

For my card, I just *had* to ink up this darling camper van!  I love that this stamp set comes with loads of little accessory stamps!  The steering wheel is a separate stamp, so that you can stamp it whichever side you like.  I also love that the licence plate has been left blank, and that the stamp set comes with 14 different licence plates you can stamp into that space! (I used the "hang10" licence plate stamp for my van).  The stamp set also comes with a solid peace sign stamp that perfectly fits in the badge space at the front of the van.  I decided to heat emboss the sign in silver EP, but as I didn't take my photo at an angle, the shine is a bit difficult to see - sorry! :)

I followed the fab sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch #116 for my layout:


If you hop on over to today's sneak peek post on the The Alley Way Stamps blog, you will be able to see the rest of the team's awesome Feeling Groovy sneak peek cards, plus there is an opportunity to WIN this fantastic stamp set! Be quick, as the contest is running for today only and will close at 7pm mountain time tonight (that's 1am tomorrow morning for my UK friends!).

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Hugs,

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

TAWS: You are my everything!


Supplies
The Alley Way Stamps: Lighter than Air
Memento ink: Gray Flannel
Bazzill cardstock: Coconut Swirl, Sour Apple, Berry Sensation, Flintstone
Avery Elle: Simply Said You die
MFT Die-namics: Blueprints 20 (stitched panel)
SugarPea Designs SugarCuts: Heart Journal Card (hearts)

Happy Wednesday! Today I have a TAWS card to share using an older stamp set - Lighter than Air.  I adore all of the sentiments in this set (not to mention the darling images!), so I used "You are my everything" for today's card (being careful not to ink the "you" part of the sentiment).


I followed the fabulous sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch #115 and the colour combo at The Challenge #27.

    

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Hugs,

Saturday, 21 March 2015

TAWS: Happy Birthday!


Supplies
The Alley Way Stamps: Buff stamp set
The Alley Way Stamps: Hard Boiled stamp set (chicks)
The Alley Way Stamps: Stumped stamp set (party hats)
The Alley Way Stamps: Cake Day stamp set (balloons)
The Alley Way Stamps: Yappy stamp set ("birthday" sentiment)
The Alley Way Stamps: Oogles stamp set (birthday cake)
Copics: Buff: W9 W7 W5 W3 W1 E43 E42 E41 E40 R20
Yellow: Y17 Y15 Y13 Y11  Turquoise: BG09 BG49 BG15 BG13 BG11
Orange: E08 YR07 YR68 YR16 YR15 YR02 YR31
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
TIm Holtz Distress Ink: Peacock Feathers
MFT Die-namics: LLD Little Letters

Hi everyone! I have a card to share today that uses not one, not 2, but 6 different The Alley Way Stamps stamp sets, hehe!  I'm not going to explain how I made the card, as I think that's pretty self-explanatory!  The buffalo image is from the adorable Buff stamp set - this set is FREE this month with order of $40 and over (before shipping).  The cute chicks are from this month's new Hard Boiled stamp set, and I added some party hats from the previously released Stumped and a teeny, tiny cake from the previously released Oogles stamp set.  The square balloons are from Cake Day, and the "birthday" sentiment is from this month's new Yappy stamp set. Phew! A lot of different sets, but I love how they work so well together!




I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
- Seize the Birthday: Sentiment as Focal Point
- Papertake Weekly: Happy ... Anything
- Melonheadz challenge: Animals
- Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge: Animals

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

Hugs,

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

TAWS: Hen Party


SuppliesThe Alley Way Stamps: Hard Boiled stamp set
The Alley Way Stamps: Bubbly stamp set
The Alley Way Stamps: Alphabet Soup stamp set
Doodlebug 6x6 paper pad: Kraft in Color - Color (DB4205)
Doodlebug Kraft in Color sequins: Bubblegum
Memento ink: Tuxedo Black, Rose Bud
Whimsy Stamps Stitched Border Trio die set
Black fineliner
White netted ribbon
Graph'it Markers

Hi everyone! In the UK we call our bachelorette parties "hen parties", so for today's card I made a hen party invitation card! I used a couple of cute chicks from Hard Boiled, together with the large "party" word stamp from Bubbly.  At hen parties, the bride-to-be usually wears a costume bridal veil and a driver's learner plate (L-plate), so I added both to the "bridal" hen, hehe!  The word "hen" and the "L" of the L-plate were stamped using Alphabet Soup. A fairly quick card to make! The only time consuming bit was gluing the piece of netted ribbon to represent a bridal veil - it didn't want to stick, lol!


I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

- Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge: Animals
- Addicted to Stamps #136: Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Hope you have a great rest of the week!

Hugs,

Saturday, 14 March 2015

TAWS: Roaming over to say HI!


Supplies
The Alley Way Stamps: Buff stamp set
TIm Holtz Distress Ink Pad: Spiced Marmalade
Memento Ink: Tuxedo Black
Copic Markers: W9 W7 W5 W3 W1 E43 E42 E41 E40
Bazzill cardstock: Coconut Swirl, Flintstone
Stampin' Up cardstock: Bermuda Bay
Doodlebug Sprinkles: Tangerine
MFT Die-namics: LLD Little Letters

Hi everyone! Today I have a TAWS card to share using the darling Buff stamp set.  This stamp set is FREE during the month of March with orders of $40 or more (before shipping).

Teal, orange and grey is a favourite colour combination of mine, so when I saw that these were the colours over at The Challenge #26, I just had to play along! I also followed the fab sketch for this challenge too!


I used Spiced Marmalade distress ink to ink my white circle die-cut.  I tried to graduate the inking from dark to light, and I love how it's given a sort of sunset look to the inking without using a second colour ink!



Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Hugs,