Tuesday, 24 October 2017

very MERRY hopping with the Stencil Specialist

Are you ready to hop along, be inspired and have the chance to win too?

Well you're in the right place!

It is time for the October Blop Hop with Julie and the Design Team at the

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

The prize for one lucky winner is the super cute
Stampendous CLD09 Seated Elf Stamp and Die Set

but before you go, I do hope you will check out my Christmas card using the Stampendous Seated Elf Stamp and Die Set and leave a comment for your chance to be a lucky winner so that you can have the chance to win a set of own.

To enter for your chance to win, all you need to do is leave a comment on one or all four 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 midnight Friday 27th October AEST.

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

I had a very merry time creating with these cute stamps and dies.

I stamped a bundle of them on X-Press It Blending card using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, coloured with Copic markers, cut each one out then went around the edges with a Memento Tuxedo Black Dual Tip marker.  The MISTI came in handy when it came to the sentiment, as I had cut the panels from textured cardstock, so all I had to do was apply some more ink, stamp again and the delicate sentiment came out crisp, clear and clean.

I used a Silhouette cut file to make a pair of slider window cards (enlarged to stand 6" tall)
The the RHS gifts were adhered to the slider panel, followed by the gorgeous bows, next came the elves.  I adhered the elves so that they were sitting on the gifts then popped them in place with foam squares for extra dimension.

The window slider cards are fun, because they can stand upright like standard cards and when the tag is pulled out, the sentiment is revealed and the elf sits up from the flat card.

Here are couple of close-up pics.

Stampendous CLD09 Seated Elf Stamp and Die Set
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Sizzix Big Shot
Memento Tuxedo Black Dual Tip Marker - to go around edges of the images
Copic markers - skin - E0000-000-00-01-93
Copic markers - hair - E21-23-25-27
Copic markers - hat trim - C00-0-1
Copic markers - elf clothes / gift / bow - 
Silhouette Cameo
Silhouette Design Store - A2 Santa Slider Window Card by Lori Whitlock
Design ID #100187
American Crafts - 12x12 textured cardstock - 100 sheet value pack
Kaisercraft Mint Twist Collection - 12x12 patterned paper - Trimmings
Kaisercraft Mint Twist Collection - 12x12 patterned paper - Candy Stripe


Sending a big Thank You to Julie from The Stencil Specialist for supplying the Stampendous CLD09 Seated Elf Stamp and Die Set that I used today.
I know that the lucky winner from this October Blog Hop Giveaway will have wonderful inky adventures with these stamps and dies, so don't forget to leave a comment with your state (Australian residents only) for your chance to win, then head on over to The Stencil Specialist blog to complete the Blog Hop.  Four blogs to visit, 4 chances to win => wishing you lots of luck!

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.

I am going to enter my card in the following challenges (alphabetical order):

ABC Christmas Challenge - U for Unlimited, V for Vibrant
Crafting By Designs - Get Ready For Christmas October Edition
Crafty Friends Challenge Blog - Challenge #69 - Cute
Digi Choosday Craft Challenge - Wk 42 - Anything Goes
Fabrika Fantasy – Challenge #14 – Pink or Halloween
Happy Little Stampers - HLS October Christmas Challenge
My mischievous little Elves are wearing their cutest Christmas costumes
SheepSki Designs - Challenge #7 – Use Some Pink
The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up - Challenge #34 - Anything Christmas Goes
The Crafty Addicts Challenge Blog - Challenge #41 - Anything Goes
option Autumn Colours
Through The Craft Room Door - TTCRD 24th - 31st Oct Anything Goes


  1. Wonderful cards Tracy. The elf is perfectly suited to the style of the card and your colours are bright and fun.

  2. I love, love, love it that we were all able to do something entirely different with this little Elf Set. I love your slider, Tracy, and the orange color you used! Fabulous. :-)

    1. Thank You Donna :)
      Yes, it is always amazing to compare the four of us, it's fascinating and inspiring to see such a variety of designs!

  3. The slider card looks like a terrific design to make the most of the elf and gifts stamp. I do like the candy stripe paper pattern and the colour combinations you've used. From Melbourne ;-)

  4. This is such a cute stamp set. It would be awesome to win it. I love it with the non-traditional christmas colours you've used.

    1. Thank You Michelle :)
      Don't forget to include your Aussie state with your comment so that you will be included in the prize draw - wishing you lots of luck!

  5. Amazing card Tracy... so cute! (I'm in NZ, so this isn't for the draw :) )

  6. Hello
    It’s lovely to see you have joined in the ‘Cute’ challenge at Crafty Friends Challenge Blog. Beautiful card design using a super elf image and great colouring too... Love all the different designs... Good luck in the draw and we hope you will come back again very soon.
    Diane Louise
    [Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

  7. Just perfect for the slider style! Thanks for joining us in the Anything Goes challenge at QKR Stampede this week. Dorothy S, DT member

  8. Wow! Doesn't that stamp just suit the Window Slider Card..

    1. Thank You Jeanette :)
      ... I see that you're from Brisbane, Qld
      => Good Luck for the prize draw!

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    1. Thank You Crece :)
      ... I see that you're from Qld
      => Good Luck for the prize draw!

  10. Wow, these are fantastic! I love the sliding insert design and the pastel colors you used are so fun for Christmas. Great job! Thanks for joining us at HLS October Christmas Challenge!

  11. a so lovely image, i love it :)
    thanks for joining us at SheepSki Designs Challenges. i hope you’ll join us again 🙂
    DT heike

  12. Fantastic image,coloring and design,and fabulous project,love it..thank you for joining us at DIGI CHOOSDAY CHALLENGE this week,hope to see ou again
    Željka DT xx

  13. How fun! Great Christmas cards for someone! Thanks for sharing with us at SheepSki Designs! Good luck! (Hugs) Cara
    SheepSki Designs Challenge Blog
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    TTCRD Challenge Blog {Owner}

  14. These are fab! Thanks for joining us over at the ABC Christmas Challenge.

  15. Cute cards .... love the little elf. Thank you for playing along with the HLS Christmas Challenge xx

  16. These are undeniably cute. Thank you for taking the time to join in with our challenge and sharing your creativity with us, I love to see your talent, creativity and imagination at work. I hope to see more of your creativity in the near future. Love 'n' hugs Sall IkesWorld Challenges DT

  17. Great card - thanks for joining us at Crafty Friends.

    Helen x

  18. Fantastic cards - what a super cute image that is :-)
    Thank you for playing at IKEsWORLD Challenges.

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