Wednesday, 16 November 2016

So grateful .......

Happy Wednesday ........

It's a very special day today ....... Welcome to the 2nd STAMPlorations Giving Thanks Blog Hop and Linky Party

And what a party it's going to be .....  are you ready! You might want to grab a cuppa ..... there's a lot in this post.

The STAMPlorations girls, along with 15 talented friends/designers have had some fun creating projects using some of the latest products from STAMPlorations .... amazing stamps, great dies, and gorgeous stencils.

It's so much fun working with great products ..... it's easy to create fabulous cards.  I'm so grateful to Shery for giving me the chance to be part of this amazing stamp family!

I've been playing with the STAMPlorations Oh So Grateful stamp set and the co-ordinating dies which are available in a fab bundle that comes with a beautiful stencil.

For this design I simply stamped the pumpkin using a brown ink pad and then coloured it with Distress Inks

I used the co-ordinating die to cut out the image ...... so much easier than  fussy cutting!

I added a piece of cardstock from my stash across the bottom of the card, die cut the word Grateful and attached that over the top ...... and then added the pumpkin.

Love this new word die ...... look at the stitching detail around the edge .....

Using the word die again, a totally different design .....

An acetate smooshed background using various colours of Distress Inks ......

I die cut the word from the background piece of card, and twice again from plain white cardstock.  I then inlaid one of the white die cuts into the background piece and then layered the other one directly on the top.  The coloured one was then added, slightly off set to give a shadow effect ....

I splattered some gold paint across the background to finish it all off.

Finally ...... a really Autumnal look using Kraft card

Simple design again ..... stamped the imaged onto the Kraft card, and coloured with Distress inks

Die cut the word underneath my stamped image.  Die cut it again from a piece of coloured card from my stash and inlaid the coloured one into the Kraft card

I added a layer of Glossy Accents to the die cut and smooshed a little bit of Distress Ink onto the background ..... .

There you have it ..... my inspiration for the Blog Hop.  Hopefully it's put you in the mood to join in the fun.

There's some amazing prizes to be had along the way for all you happy hoppers.
All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is stop by each of the participating blogs and leave a comment. You have until November 30th so there's lots of time to visit everyone.

One lucky winner, drawn randomly from all the comments left on the blogs will win a $50 STAMPlorations Gift Certificate ..... WOW!!!
Three more winners (randomly drawn from the comments left on the Blogs) will each receive a $20 Gift Certificate.

That's not all ..... if you leave a comment on the STAMPlorations Facebook page you could win a $15 Gift Certificate for yourself AND $15 for a friend tagged in the comment.
Or if you leave a comment on the STAMPlorations Instagram Account you could be the winner of a choice of one of the Giving Thanks bundles ...... Be Thankful, Oh So Grateful or Many Blessings

I mentioned a Linky Party ..... well, why not join in the fun there too by creating your own project with a Giving Thanks /Be Grateful theme and then link it up to the gallery on the main STAMPlorations Blog Hop post.
The Giving Thanks bundles (one of each) are up for grabs there and you have until November 30th to link up your projects.
What are you waiting for!

Thanks for popping by ..... enjoy the rest of your day.
Here's a list of all the participating Blogs ..... don't forget to visit everyone.

Happy Hopping folks!
Cheerio until next time


  1. WOW!! They are all Beautiful!

  2. I love your card Linda and so easy with the help of your new STAMPlorations stamps and die cuts. So Grateful for all your Inspiration my friend. Hugs, Nancy

  3. All your cards are simply awesome!

  4. Beautifully designed and colored cards - Thanks for the inspiration:)

  5. Beautiful cards! I love the way you've grounded the image in your first card - such a great look. It's been fun joining in with all the talented designers on this hop.

  6. Lovely work Linda, (as always)

  7. Pretty plump pumpkins, Linda, but it's that "grateful" art that really rocks! Love, love, love the coloring and the simplicity!! Hugs, Darnell

  8. lovely cards! Love the designs. the grateful die cut is great.

  9. Wow! Such amazing cards!!! Absolutely stunning!!!

  10. I always learn such a lot from your creative techniques....thank you. Fabulous collection of cards, fun, colourful and so unique x

  11. Love seeing different ways of using the dies and stamps! All beautiful cards!

  12. All the cards are so very beautiful..Thank you for the inspiration..

  13. Feeling blessed and grateful that you've designed three gorgeous card to dazzle and delight us! The pumpkins are so pretty; the grateful die cut, lovely! Thank you!

  14. Your colouring on both pumpkins is brilliant, Linda, they positively glow! Love your smooshed Grateful ... what a stunning card! Anita :)

  15. Great sets of cards, Linda! Love the smooshed look of the second one. Have a lovely day! 😀 XXX

  16. Wonderful coloring! Love all of your cards!

  17. Wow! You are so creative and these cards are spectacular!

  18. Linda, your cards are all so beautiful -- the first is CAS perfection, the second speaks to my artsy loving heart, and the third has a rustic charm. Thank you not just for these cards for the hop, but for all the cards you've creating and are yet to create -- I'm so thankful I have someone like you with so much talent on the team!

  19. I just love all of these Linda!
    Great takes on the thanks theme!
    Chrissie xx

  20. What a terrific batch of cards! I'm especially partial to that gorgeous smoosh job!

  21. I absolutely love each and every one of these designs!! Such gorgeous Fall colors and a mix of varied styles make each one special!! Thanks for sharing!

  22. Beautiful cards, love the wood panel and splashes of color.

  23. WOW! LOve all three of these stunning cards but the second is my absolute favorite!! LOVE that background! TFS!

  24. Absolutely gorgeous cards! Love the smooshing technique, which I haven't tried yet. And the kraft card is a beautiful Fall card!

  25. Beautiful set of cards featuring this awesome bundle! Love the pumpkin and the 'grateful' word die! Pretty fall colors!

  26. You've really showcased this bundle of stamps brilliantly. I'm totally in love with the smooshed background card, gorgeous!

  27. Love the watercolored background with the grateful die.

  28. Love the middle card.
    the background just speaks
    The pumpkins have great
    thanks for sharing some wonderful

  29. Stunning series of cards, awesome inspiration. TFS

  30. Lovely cards made with this bundle.

  31. OH SO BEAUTIFUL trio of cards!!!
    LOVE the colours and designs of them ALL!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing :)

  32. They are all amazing and fabulous thanksgiving cards. Love the stamp and die cut.

  33. Lovely projects, Linda. I really like the drama of the wooden fence for your pumpkin to perch on on your first card!

  34. All of these are truly wonderful! xxx

  35. Very beautiful creations TFS


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