Sunday, 23 July 2017

Blue Moon

Hello.  Welcome.  PaperArtsy have an Aqua challenge going on and Claire made some lovely ATC's so I thought I'd get painty as well.   

I know!  Doesn't look remotely like Claire's!!  But there you are.  Sometimes we just go where the inspiration takes us.  Cute couple though, eh??

I smeared some aqua acrylic on my aqua card base and then lightly pressed a second ATC onto the wet paint and pulled it off again.  This gave this nice fern-like pattern.  Then I waited for paint to dry and LO! twas so tone on tone all I got was texture.  Perfect match on those colours!!  So I hit it with the Mermaid Lagoon distress ink.  Saved!!

I stamped this cute image on a piece of the same card and embossed with blue powder.  I coloured the moon with white acrylic and the cat and dog with sharpies, gel pens and a distress marker.  Aqua mixed media.   

Thanks for dropping by and a special Hi and Hello to the ladies who play at PaperArtsy who have been so kind with their visits and comments after my long absence.  You gals rock.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Happy Little Stampers ATC Challenge - Animals

Friday, 21 July 2017

Whales On Sale

Hello.  Welcome.  Yesterday Rubber Dance started a 10 day Salty Summer Sale.  All the beach and sea sets are on offer including a brand new release featuring whales!!   So cool.  This is a fantastic set with two lovely big whales in different styles, a selection of supporting images and some very punny sentiments, including my new favourite.... Blubb-Blubb.   Oh my, how cool is that for a sentiment!!  I just want to Blubb-Blubb all over the place.  So here's a serious whale card with a couple of Blubbs and a Get Whale soon wish.  

A big beautiful blue whale in a sea of blue with some gold and silver highlights.  Do hop over to the shop and check out this new release and the other gorgeous sets that are on offer.  Also if your order is over €15 you can get free worldwide shipping with my code gtfreeship.  Double bargain.  The sale is on until the 30th so hop over and save a whale.  Hugz

Whale is joining the fun at
Penny Black and More Challenge - For the Boys
Word Art Wednesday Challenge 292-293 - Anything Goes 
Craft Stamper Take It Make It Challenge July 
One Crazy Stamper July Challenge - Anything Goes
Hjerteboden Juli Utfordring - Alt Er Lov

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Blooming Believe

Hello.  Welcome.  This card was inspired by a stamp from Unity and the Calling All Sistahs challenge.  

This believe flower is from Unity KOM 7/17.  Actually, until it arrived I hadn't even really noticed it.  Other stamps in the kit had caught my eye, but when it arrived this is the one that jumped out and got inked first.  Such is a stampers life.  The Calling All Sistahs challenge colours just fitted perfectly and I love the believe stem that adds a beautifully subtle encouraging sentiment.  I used distress inks with a blending tool for the background and with my water brush for the flower and leaves.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Calling All Sistahs Challenge #3 - Colours
Happy Little Stampers July Watercolour Challenge
Stamping Sensations July Challenge - Anything with Flowers
Stamplorations July Theme Challenge - Warm Colours 
Stamplorations Summer CAS Card Challenge 


Monday, 17 July 2017

Birthday Happy

Hello.  Welcome.  This is a reminder that it's ANYTHING GOES over at the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity.  You don't need to use Lost Coast Designs or Carmen's Veranda stamps to enter, but of course we love to see them.  Happy Cat has been decorating again!!    This time it's a birthday party. Ooh, Bubble Background wallpaper.....

Hmmm, fish bone banner?  Really??
Well, at least he's happy with the decor...... 

Do hop over and link up your stamped anythings.  The linky is open until the 25th.

Also Lost Coast Designs have been showcasing some fabulous new releases this week.  Comment on the new release posts for a chance to win some Lost Coast dollars.  Commenting is open until the 22nd.  Good luck.  Hugz

Happy Cat is joining the fun at
Fashionable Stamping Challenge #125 - Gone Fishing 
Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with Dies Challenge 
Hobbygarasjen Utfordring 49 - Ballonger og Vimpler
Nordsalten Hobbyklubb #159 - Merkedager
WOW Embossing Powder July Challenge - Multi-Coloured Embossing I used 5 different colours of embossing powder on the die cut sentiment

Sunday, 16 July 2017

Ode to Dougal

Hello.  Welcome.  I have a post over at the Rubber Dance blog featuring the oh so wonderful Curious Cat.  He may be blue but he ain't sad.  Maybe he's just cool?  Do hop over and check him out.  Here he is, peeking at you.  Hugz

Remember, if you are shopping at Rubber Dance you can use my code GTfreeship you can get free worldwide shipping on any order over €15.  
Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Saturday, 15 July 2017

She Thinks You Can Win

Hello.  Welcome.  Lost Coast Designs have a new release of fabtastical stamps and we are partying over at the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity.  I made a card using the stunningly gorgeous Steampunk Mermaid

Isn't she just stunning??   
I also used the ever wonderful Bubbles Background

Do hop over to the Portal of Creativity to see all the wonderful inspiration from the design team.  Leave comments on the daily posts for your chance to win some Lost Coast Design dollars.  See you there.  Hugz

Flowery Thanks

Hello.  Welcome.  Just a quick little ATC inspired by the Cupcake Inspirations challenge and the sketch at Stamplorations.  

I cut my ATC base using Sizzix ATC die from two MME patterned papers.  I used two Stamplorations Trendy Spring Blooms dies and cut my flowers from red and white card.  The thanks is also a Stamporations die from the thanks a latte phrase.  I added a swirl of Festive Berries distress ink using my water brush in the centre of the large flower and then over stamped with the small distressed circle stamp from Stamplorations Mixed Media Grunge set.  I also edged the ATC with the same ink.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Cupcake Inspirations Challenge 413
Stamplorations July Challenge - Sketch
Noor Design UK July Challenge - Use Die Cuts
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Distress It! 
Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes With Dies Challenge