Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween!!!

Good morning and Happy Halloween!

Hi, Denise here, for, to share with you my creation, hopefully some inspiration for you, I created for this weeks challenge.

If you haven't already joined in for this weeks challenge there is still time!

You could win a $20 shopping spree for amazing goodies of your own choice at's online store by just playing along with us and have some fun and share your creation with us!

It could be from a ATC, Cards, Mixed Media, Scrapbooking Pages, etc, so come and join the fun! is also on Facebook and Pinterest.

Why not pop over on a daily basis for some new inspiration from our 
Design Team Members!

Weekly Challenge C#193   :   Spooky! 

Well here is my project for some inspiration for you! 
You will find more details regarding this project on my Blog.

Peeping Spider How Spooky
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The Christmas Story Mini Triptych

Hello, Friends and Happy Halloween to those of you that celebrate it!

Welcome to my last Friday on the Globecraft & Piccolo blog. Seems to be the theme around here, doesn't it? *wink* No worries! There are good things in the works. Stay tuned...

I've had a great time designing with the G&P product line, especially the chunky Embossing Enamel Powders - I LOVE how you can customize the finish by the amount of heat and how long you heat it.

Here the triptych is laid out straight across.

For my farewell project I've revisited my first post where I shared how to create an ombre look with 2 powders. Here I used the powders to create a sky and focus point for the nativity.

All G&P supplies listed at the end of the post.

Begin by coating all the Accents with Mars Black 3D Gels. Set aside to dry.

Using rectangle bezels as the base, I gessoed the front and back. Time for the powders! I found that it was easiest to add and heat one powder at a time.

Can you see the sparkle and shine?

Adhere all the Accents to your bases. Adhere a couple of pieces of scrap ribbon to to the back of the bezels and connect all the pieces.

Thanks for stopping by today!

The Christmas Story Accents A121 Rectangle Bezels (pack of 4) B111 Medium Flourishes Accents A139  3D Enamel Gel MARS BLACK Enamel Powder Adhesive Fluid   Enamel Powder AGED WHITE Enamel Powder DEEP BLUE SKY Enamel Powder MICRO WHITE Enamel Powder 24k GOLDGlastique GLOSS Finishing Glaze 2 oz.

Thursday, October 30, 2014


This is my last post as a Design Team member for Globecraft and Piccolo. It has been a wonderful experience to work with these products and all the creative people around this product. This however, is not a sad farewell, as I have been asked to join the other designers on the SweetStamps Design Team. SweetStamps is the sister company of GlobeCraft and Piccolo so you will still be seeing lots of these products.

For my farewell design, I have made a cute little note holder. Again a very easy project.

I used the following SweetStamps and Globecraft & Piccolo Products

- Large Stemmed Rose Accent 
- Ruby Red Slippers Embossing Powder
- Mossy Glen Embossing Powder
- Enamel Powder Adhesive
- Framed Fancy Words Clear Stamps
- Micro White Embossing Powder 

Miscellaneous items
- spool
- hairclip (bobby pin)
- Glue (ultimate glue is great)
- chalkboard paint (black acrylic will work just as well)

Paint the spool with the black paint. Set aside to dry.

Emboss both sides of the Rose Shape using the Ruby Red Slippers for the flower head and the Mossy Glen for the leaves and stems.

Stamp the word "thanks" onto the spool and them emboss with the MicroWhite Powder. I left a bit of the loose powder on mine to imitate the chalkboard - just the effect I was after.

Glue the clip to the back of the Rose (I slipped a small piece of plastic into the clip to prevent gluing it closed.)

Glue the rose into the spool.

Leave a loved one a note saying thank you .

There are so many available shapes on the G&P site, you can customize these for any occasion. They would also be beautiful place card holders as well.

Thank you again for visiting me here. Please follow me on over to the SweetStamps blog. Those designers are amazing as well.

Life is Beautiful -- Teresa

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Challenge #193 Spooky

Hello from Virginia! Its almost time for ghosties and goblins to come out looking for candy, so this week's challenge theme is...
Starting in November, our weekly challenges will begin on MONDAY.

No tricks here, just treats with these great creations from our DT Sweeties ...

We'd love to see your spooky creation, so come play along! {Cards, ATCs, scrapbook pages, mixed media, altered art, etc.} You could win a $20 shopping spree for goodies at's online store by playing along in our challenge! Click here for our complete Challenge Rules.

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Our Monthly Technique Challenge {Pop Up Card Box} runs through November 14th so come play along for your chance to win FREE stuff!

***Check back throughout the week for more inspiration from our DT Sweeties and Guest Designers!***

Happy Stamping! 
Have a super sweet week!

Monday, October 27, 2014

Anything Goes with Simply Monica

Hi everyone Monica here with my Sweetstamps - Anything Goes project for the day and I chose to make this tag.  I used a lot of new stuff available in the store

I colored the tulips with my copics and used one of the new  stencils along with some gesso to dress up the tag

There is still time for you to pull out some of your crafting supplies and take part in the Anything Goes challenge.  Be sure to link up your project on this blog post here.

A Quickie for the Road

Happy Monday everyone! leslierahye here sharing my last Globecraft and Piccolo post. Yes, you read it correctly, this is my last post here. I LOVE Globecraft and Piccolo products and will continue to "melt" things for years to come! I have enjoyed sharing projects with you and I hope you have enjoyed my inspiration.  With that I leave you a quick project for the winter months--a snowman pendant!

On a chipboard bezel I applied Enamel Powder Adhesive to aid the White Enamel Powder in sticking to the pendant. I built up layers of EP bring it to a bubble sometimes to get the texture in the enamel--to mimic snow. I then adhered the nose and black crystal bling with glastique and added a grosgrain ribbon to the back for a scarf. a simple piece of twine acts as a neck "chain."

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Anything Goes with Donna K

Hello everyone.
Donna K with you today and I'm
sharing my Anything Goes theme project with you.
I decided to incorporate the Pop Up Box design as well.
I think this would make a very cute desk accessory for the fall season.
I hope you like my Autumn Blessings treasure.  
Thanks for letting me share and don't forget you have a little more time 
to join us this week for our Anything Goes challenge. 
I used this TUTORIAL for my Pop Up Card Box design.
And here is the link for our Monthly Technique Challenge to share your pop up cards.
Have a great day today!!

Sweet Stamps Supplies included in this design:

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Anything Goes card by Lynda

Hello, Lynda here to share with you my final project as the October guest designer fro SweetStamps.  It has been fabulous designing with their wonderful images this month and I thank you for your sweet comments on my projects!  Now for my project for the Anything Goes challenge.  For my project for the challenge I wanted to work with a silhouette image; so I chose the Horse image:

I stamped the image once and then again on scratch paper to create a mask.  I then used the mask over and over again to create this scene using this wonderful horses.  I colored them to match horses at the stables where my girls ride and take lessons.  The background is created using chalk and I really like the effect of an outdoor scene that it gives to my card.  I finished it off with a rubon from my stash.

There is still time for you to pull out some of your crafting supplies and take part in the Anything Goes challenge.  Be sure to link up your project on this blog post here.

Happy crafting....Lynda

Friday, October 24, 2014

Mixed Media Tag Trio

Welcome to the weekend and a Globecraft & Piccolo project! Today I have a trio of tags to share. When you're short on time, but still want to make a little something try a few tags!

Each of these tags were made using the same techniques. Supplies listed below. Using an old credit card or gift card spread a little gesso on the Rectangle Bezels, moving the paint up and down and back and forth with the card. It will leave an uneven layer - exactly what we want!

Using 2 colors of 3D Enamel Gel, add another layer. Spread with the card. Because the 3D Gels are transparent, the gesso layer will show through adding interest to our mixed media tags!

Below is what the Rectangle Bezels look like after they've dried. The 3D Gel colors used left to right:
Rose Pearl + Satin Gold
Mars Black + Satin Gold
Turquoise + Titanium White

I used Embossing Enamel Powders (Ruby Red Slippers and Mossy Glen) on the roses and 'colored' the open spaces (Deep Red) and 'crown' using (Satin Gold) 3D Gel. Wouldn't this make a cute tag for a new baby girl?

I think this tag is my favorite! I love the way the background looks like the river bottom - just perfect for my fish...and it was a 'big one!' The fish are painted using gesso and 3D Enamel Gels (Satin Gold and Rose Pearl).

I love the beach and this tag was fun to put together! These accents are definitely sea worthy, wouldn't you say? The seahorse is coated in Glastique Gloss and the steering wheel in Burnt Umber 3D Gel.

I like these simple, but you can dress the tags up by adding jump rings and beads or even smaller Accents.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Inky hugs,

Rectangle Bezels (pack of 4) B111 Piccolo LA114 By the Sea Accents Piccolo LA117 Fancy Labels & Roses Accents Fishing Accents LA110Enamel Powder RUBY RED SLIPPERS Enamel Powder MOSSY GLEN 3D Enamel Gel BURNT UMBER 3D Enamel Gel DEEP RED
3D Enamel Gel MARS BLACK 3D Enamel Gel SATIN GOLD 3D Enamel Gel ROSE PEARL 3D Enamel Gel TITANIUM WHITE 3D Enamel Gel TURQUOISE Glastique GLOSS Finishing Glaze 2 oz.Enamel Powder Adhesive Fluid