Monday, 20 November 2017

Frog hopping along 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 November 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, super fun
Stampendous Frog Yoga Clear Stamp Set
but before you go, I do hope you will check out my bookmarks using the Stampendous Frog Yoga Clear Stamp 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 24th November AEST.

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

I had lots of inky fun creating with these cute stamps,
so many frogs in all sorts of poses,
so many funny sentiments too.

Thinking ahead to some recipe books that we'll be giving as gifts, I thought that some bookmarks would be a fun way to make them extra special, giving a little giggle while they're preparing decadent treats.

I started by die cutting some X-Press It blending card into tags.
I stamped a bundle of the frogs and cupcakes on Post-It Full Adhesive Super Sticky Adhesive Notes and fussy cut each one.  Next came the tags.  I placed the small tag in the MISTI and aligned the frog, cupcake and sentiment using the "masks", placing the frog and sentiment stamps in place and stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.  I masked the frog, then stamped the cupcake.


The images were coloured with Copic markers then masked.  I placed the tag die over the tag and applied Tumbled Glass Distress Ink over the inner panel, then gave a light touch of colour to the outer edges of the tag.  ... it was like openiing a gift as I peeled back the masks.


The colouring shows through the back of the blending card, so I cut another tag and a pair of tag rings from black cardstock and adhered them together.  It covered the back of the image panel, made the bookmark sturdier and gave me plenty of space to write a message.  I finished it off with several strands of orange/white and green/white twine.

The second, taller tag was made in the same way, stamping the tall balancing frog, masking it, stamping the sitting frog, masking it, then stamping the cupcake.


... and here are the two bookmarks together.

You can click on any of the images to see them in full screen.

The sentiment on the small bookmark reads:
"My head says yoga but my heart says cupcakes"

The sentiment on the tall bookmark reads:
"Some days you eat salads and do yoga.
Some days you eat cupcakes and refuse to put on pants...
It's called balance."

Don't forget to leave a comment for your chance to win the
Stampendous Frog Yoga Clear Stamp Set

Stampendous Frog Yoga Clear Stamp Set - frogs & sentiments
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Copic markers - cupcake - E30-31-23-25 + YR61-65-68-09
Copic markers - sitting frog - YG00-01-03, eye YR09
Copic markers - balancing frog - Y06-02 + YG00-01-03-25-67 + eyes YR65-68-09
Post-It Full Adhesive Super Sticky Adhesive Notes
Sizzix Big Shot
Sizzix Alterations Framelits 658784 Tag Collection
American Crafts - 12x12 textured cardstock - black
Memento Tuxedo Black Dual Tip Marker - to go around inner edges of the tag ring
Distress Ink - Tumbled Glass
Mini Ink Blending Tool
assorted twine
Helmar 450 Quick Dry adhesive - to adhere the black backing to the tags
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Adhesive - to adhere the rings to the tags


Sending a big Thank You to Julie from The Stencil Specialist for supplying the Stampendous Frog Yoga Clear Stamp Set that I used today.

I know that the lucky winner from this November Blog Hop Giveaway will have wonderful inky adventures with these stamps, 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):

2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Challenge #8 - Anything With A Critter Goes
Addicted To Stamps Challenge - Challenge #157 - Use More Than One Stamp
Colour Crazy Challenge - WK 45 - Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs - November Anything Goes Challenge
Crafting With Friends Challenge Blog - Challenge #55 - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Challenge #393 Anythng Goes with optional twist Sparkle & Shine
Crafty Friends Challenge Blog - Challenge #71 - Add A Sentiment
Cute Card Thursday - Challenge #504 - Birds / Animals
Digi Choosday Craft Challenge - Wk 45 - Anything Goes
Happy Little Stampers - HLS November Anything Goes With Dies Challenge
Koala T Crafts - November Challenge - Leaves OR Metallics OR Twine
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges - Challenge #355 - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede - Challenge #270 - Give Thanks or Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door - TTCRD Anything Goes for November 14th


  1. Well done Tracy. I love how the bottom frog has one eye closed so was prefect for placing the other frog on top. The concept is very amusing and made me chuckle.

  2. Love these little guys, hmmm, never thought of a cup cake as a
    mud cake :) (colours)...
    lovely job Tracy.

    1. PS - Are you an Aussie Julie?
      ... don't forget to leave your Aussie state if you are, so that you can be included in the prize draw - good luck!

    2. Yes Tracie, I live in the same state, as Julie M...

  3. gorgeous creativity Julie, the frog on the cupcake is my fave :) (Beenleigh, Qld)

  4. woops please delete that one I meant Tracy lol

    1. that's OK Marie, easy to get mixed up in a blog hop :)

  5. Great makes. Thanks for joining us in our week 45 Anything Goes challenge at Digi Choosday
    Anjie (DT)

  6. Cute tags, thanks for sharing with us at Digi Choosday.
    Julie DT x

  7. Gorgeous tags Tracy...beautiful coloring! Thanks for joining our weekly challenge at QKR Stampede!

    Brenda DT

  8. The stamp set is adorable! I love the tags! The colors are amazing.

    1. Thank You Dori :)
      Are you an Aussie?
      ... don't forget to leave your Aussie state if you are, so that you can be included in the prize draw - good luck!

  9. So cute, thanks for joining us at Crafty Friends, xx

  10. Tracy, those tags are the most adorable thing in the world! Love the one with the sentiment about yoga or cupcakes. lol I'm wearing two DT hats today - Thanks so much for playing along in our "Anything Goes or Give Thanks" challenge at QKR Stampede and in our "Anything Goes with a Critter" at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies. Good luck in each draw. :-D
    NanaConnie DT

  11. Your tags are amazing. Those frog stamps are hilarious! You colored them so well! Love your whole process.. thanks for sharing it. I just love this. I think it is my favorite of the day! Thanks for sharing your talent at Penny's Paper Crafty challenges.

  12. Great tags and stamps and thanks for sharing at Crafty Catz good luck and please come back again very soon

  13. OMG Tracy what a great job of posting! Explaining every step is so nice and I love the "outcome!" The frog is delightful sitting on top of your cupcake and I think each and every sentiment in this set is hilarious! :-)

  14. A great set of tags. Thank you for joining us at QKR Stampede this week.

  15. Love these tags! So creative and pretty!

  16. Lovely tags thanks for joining us at Crafting with friends Louise DT x


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