Monday, 24 July 2017

EXCITING news + The Stencil Specialist Blog Hop

Today I have some exciting news to share!

I have been invited by the talented Julie to join her Design Team at

The Stencil Specialist is the Australian Wholesaler for Stampendous products and much, much more.

My first post is part of a Blog Hop filled with creative inspiration and it's topped off with the chance to win a bundle of seriously awesome crafting goodies.
The prize pack includes:
- Two Stampendous stamps
- Two Dreamweaver Die sets
- Two packs of adhesive rhinestones
- Two specialty embossing powders
- One jar of the new "Twinkle Glitter"
Pretty awesome, right?!?!?

but before you go, I do hope you will check out my projects using the beautiful Stampendous Pine Ornaments Cling rubber stamp and leave a comment for your chance to be a lucky winner.
To enter for your chance to win, all you need to do is leave a comment on one or all of the Designers Blogs, one comment equals one entry, four comments equals four entries.  Only one comment per blog please.  Please include what state you live in, as this competition is open to Australian residents only.  Entries close Friday 29th July AEST.

The Stencil Specialist - Julie
Tracy - that's me and you're here

Now, time for my first projects with The Stencil Specialist.
You can learn more about each card by clicking on the photo.

This pair of cards use the Pine Ornaments Cling Rubber Stamp and Gold Tinsel Glitter Embossing Powder.  These CAS designs were quick and easy to prepare and assemble.

Here is a close-up pic showing the delicate detail of the stamp
and the stunning sparkle of the tinsel embossing powder.

This pair of cards use the Pine Ornaments Cling Rubber Stamp and Rose Gold Embossing Enamel.

Here is a close-up pic showing the beautiful detail of the stamp
and the delicate shimmer of the rose gold embossing enamel.

For this next card, I stamped the Pine Ornaments and coloured them with Copic markers.

And lucky last comes some burlap and woodgrain.
I stamped the Pine Ornaments, masked the ornaments, inked the background with Distress Inks, coloured the ornaments with Copic markers and finished them off with a touch of Wink Of Stella.
I considered adding some sparkling clear sequins to this card.
What do you think?  Add some?

Here is a close-up pic showing the sparkle of the golden ornaments.

That's all my cards for today.
I hope that I have inspired you and that you can see how versatile
the Pine Ornaments stamp can be, from sparkling elegance
to bold & bright, even rustic too.

Stampendous Pine Ornaments Cling Rubber Stamp
Stampendous - Gold Tinsel Glitter Embossing Powder
Stampendous - Rose Gold Embossing Enamel
FULL details for each card can be found on the individual posts for each card found by clicking on the images or
HERE for the sparkling gold tinsel cards
HERE for the shimmering rose gold cards
HERE for the bright, bold, pine & bow card
HERE for the rustic burlap & woodgrain card


Sending a big Thank You to Julie for supplying the Stampendous Pine Ornaments cling rubber stamp that I used today and for being a inviting me to join the Design Team at The Stencil Specialist.  I look forward to having exciting inky adventures with the team.

Don't forget to leave a comment with state (Australian residents only) for your chance to win the awesome prize pack and then head on over to The Stencil Specialist blog to complete the Blog Hop.

We have a Blog Hop with prizes every month, so you might want to follow me so that you don't miss out on Stampendous inspiration and more chances to win with The Stencil Specialist.


  1. Just me Tracy. Fist of all, thank you for joining our team. Secondly, WOW! What a wonderful set of cards you have created. This stamp lends itself to be used in so many ways and you have definitely highlighted this with what you have created. I love them all and please don't add sequins to your rustic card. I think that would take away from the beautifully coloured baubles.

    1. Thank You Julie, I'm thrilled to be joining your team!
      I appreciate your feedback about the sequins too :)

  2. Gotta love Christmas In July. I enjoy seeing the new festive releases and the designs that follow. I really love your gold ornaments card. Cheers...Lauren QLD

    1. Thank You Lauren :)
      Good luck in the awesome prize draw!

  3. Wow! Tracy, you've made some beautiful cards using the stamp. Love them all.

    1. Thank You Cass :)
      ... don't forget to include your Aussie state with your comment so that you're included in the awesome mega prize draw - good luck!

  4. Oh my those are gorgeous cards! The sparkle is just perfect for Christmas. Congrats on the DT position :)

    1. Thank You Sarah :)
      ... don't forget to include your Aussie state with your comment so that you're included in the awesome mega prize draw - good luck!

    2. Ooh I forgot the important part lol - Queendsland :)

  5. Welcome Tracy and so fun to have you join Julie's design team. She's a wonderful person to work with and ... learn from. I have to say I love all of your cards but the last one (gold ornaments) is gorgeous and my favorite. Great job! :-) Donna

    1. Thank You Donna :)
      I'm super excited to be joining you & Robyn in Julie's team!

  6. Congratulations on your good news! So excited for you! I'll look forward to seeing your projects.

  7. Stunning Tracy. What a wonderful showcase of how so many different looks can be achieved from the same stamp set. Utterly stunning creations, every one of them! Hugs, Wends xoxo

  8. Thanks for the reminder Tracy. I'm in Victoria.

  9. All of your cards are so beautifully done! I had to go take a look at the details for the last card to see what colors you used to achieve that beautiful coloring you did on the ornaments. Unfortunately, some of them are colors I don't have. I am lacking in the yellow and orange part of my collection (I am grateful just to have a collection! There was a time I didn't think I was even interested in Copics. I think watching Sandy Alnock videos changed my mind =) ).

    I am so happy for you to have earned a place on this design team! You really did a great job of showing that there many ways to use this one set.

    1. Thank You SO MUCH Marianne :)
      Yes, the Copics are ever so addictive. I highly recommend the yellows I used for when you get the chance to buy some more, they blend perfectly together and come in so handy for both yellow and gold combinations.

  10. Hey Tracy, I'm from Victoria as well. I can't decide whether I like the rose gold sparkle or the copic coloured baubles best...Nope, they are an even first in my book. The rose gold I prefer as I believe it's more subtle and the copic coloured baubles are just wonderful. I have some markers and am yet to give them a try...Best I do so before they dry up and blow away...;-)
    Gorgeous cards Tracy...looking forward to seeing more of them.

    1. Thank You Susan :)
      Yes, you really do need to pop the lids on your markers! It opens another exciting and creative world to explore!


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