Sunday, 15 May 2022

May 2022 challenge ❀ I am roses

 Welcome to I am roses MAY 2022 challenge!!!

The theme for this month's challenge is .... ANYTHING GOES!


Below (10) Participants = (3) WINNERS 

(10) Participants = (4) WINNERS 

(15+) Participants = (5) WINNERS

We love all the creations that everyone submits and would like to share an opportunity for more people to win.

For this month's card I made a Love themed card with lots of I am roses flowers on it.


*Contest Details/Rules:

  • Contest runs May 15th - June 8th (Ends 11:59PM PST)
  • Theme: "Anything Goes"
  • Minimum (3) I Am Roses Products
  • One project submission per participant
  • Five winners will be chosen
  • Participants will upload their project to their blog or forum, Label it “May IAR Challenge
  • Participants will add a direct link to their project using the InLinkz tool provided. (*if you are unable to use the tool, leave a comment to this blog post and leave a direct link to your project)
  • Must Subscribe/or be a Follower of the IAR Challenge Blog
  • Winners will be announced alongside the next NEW monthly challenge on the 15th

Hugs, t.

The Guineas get married ♥♥♥ Stamping Bella

Tamara here with you. This week I'm sharing with you a Wedding card featuring cute guines from Guineas get married rubber stamp set. May is perfect month to get married here in Slovenia. Everything is flowering, it's not too hot or cold anymore and we call May month of love. I always run out of wedding and Christmas cards so I started with both.

Image was stamped with Archival Ink on watercolour paper. I'm using hot pressed watercolour paper because I like the smooth surface to colour on. I used Distress ink pads for colouring. 

Distress ink colours used are:
fur: vintage photo
flowers, bow: victorian velvet, black soot, peeled paint
grass: peeled paint, forest moss
veil: hickory smoke, black soot

Sentiment "Together is a beautiful place to be" comes with the image. I used some pretty paper from my stash and added lots of beautiful flowers. I finished my card with adding some glitter to the flowers and bow and some white crackle paint around the edges.

Have a great Sunday!
Hugs, t.

Saturday, 14 May 2022

Flowers ❤ la-la land crafts

This week's challenge at la-la land crafts is FLOWERS! I made a waterfall card using lots of pretty la-la land crafts dies and papers.

You can see video of the waterfall part HERE!!

la-la land crafts items used on this card:
A Good Day Clear Stamp Set
Open Daisy Die
Side Daisy Die
Life Documented Paper Pack
Note to Self Paper Pack
Rounded Stitched Rectangles Die

Hugs t.

Friday, 13 May 2022

May Social Media Hop ☆ C.C. Designs


Welcome to the C.C Designs May Release Social Media Hop! Hop along for your chance to WIN one of two $15 G.C to the store! We will pull one from Instagram and one from the blog comments. We are celebrating the arrival of 3 NEW stamp sets. The Design Team has been giving you previews all week and now we are sharing our BEST creations to inspire you to shop and create with C.C Designs!

You should have come from the “Cristena” NEXT UP is “C.C. Designs Blog

Here is the full line up:
C.C Designs Blog @ccdesignsrs
Meghan Kennihan @MadebyMeghanK
Emma Ireland @emmascraftycards
Cindy Beland @cindy.beland
Kerri Boucher @kerri1974mar
Cristena Bagne @copictopia
Cari Scharping @creaturecomfortcards
Tamara Potocnik @handmadebytamara (You are here now!)

To enter:
1. Subscribe to the Design Team Blogs, Instagram, & YouTube Channels
2. Leave a Comment
3. Tag your friends for bonus entries
Entries will be accepted until Wednesday May 18th, Winners will be announced on the C.C Designs Blog and FB Page on Friday May 20th.
Hugs, t.

Tuesday, 10 May 2022

Dress up Swissie - Preview Day 1 ☆ C.C. Designs

Hi and Welcome to Preview day 1 of C. C. Designs MAY release. We have three new clear stamp sets this month and I bet you're going to love them ALL!

First set we're showing you is called Dress Up Swissie. There's one girl stamp and A LOT of clothes and accessories that you can mix and match.

I used girl, tu-tu skirt, ballet shoes and ponytales.

Sentiment "You're the best comes with the images".

Hugs, t.

Friday, 6 May 2022

Pets ❤ la-la land crafts

This week's theme at la-la land crafts is PETS!


la-la land crafts items used on this card:
Showers of Joy Clear Stamp Set
Rain and Shine Stencil Set
Mailbox Die*
Stitched Clouds Border Die
Burst die (march 2022 club kit)

Distress ink pads used:
duck: black soot
beak, feet: fossilized amber, spiced marmalade
rainbow: barn door, spiced marmalade, fossilized amber, peeled paint, tumbled glass 

Hugs, t.

Sunday, 1 May 2022

Bundle girls in the sky ♥♥♥ Stamping Bella

Tamara here with you. For this post I designed a baby card featuring Bundle girls in the sky. When I first saw these cuties I knew they are perfect for baby cards. There are 3 images in this set but I only used one on my card. I'm saving the other two for another time.
Even though it says Bundle GIRLS, I coloured mine as a Bundle BOY. LOL 

For colouring I used my fav watercolouring paper Fabriano artistico 300g HP. I stamped my image with Archival Ink - Jet Black and then coloured it with Distress Ink pads. I fussy cut it leaving a thin white line around it.

Distress Ink pads used for colouring:
skin: vintage photo
hat, shoes: stormy sky, black soot
outfit: bundled sage, black soot
star: fossilized amber, spiced marmalade

I didn't use the sentiment that comes with the image, instead I joined two sentiments. One ("Hey") is from Hydrangea Baby rubber stamp set and the other one ("Can't wait to watch you grow") is from Sprouted Baby rubber stamp set.

I used some cute pastel papers from my stash and die cut the word Baby and added it to the card.

Hugs, t.