Friday, July 13, 2018

Birthday Fishes...Inkspirational Challenge #165~Word Prompt

Hello,

Welcome to Inkspirational Challenge #165~Word Prompt, where we're inviting you to dazzle us with your birthday creations...


which is also a perfect fit for the milestone celebration - 6 years and 300 hundredth challenge -  happening at our lovely DT Kylie's Addicted to Stamps and More blog:


Here's my card....Birthday Fishes to you, Addicted to Stamps and More! Wishes that this celebration is amazing and that we'll be celebrating 300 x 300 more challenges with you!


That's it from me! 
Please be sure to check out the fabulous cards by my wonderful teammates:


Looking forward to seeing the gallery bursting with Birthday Fishes...I mean, Wishes!

Also sharing at:

Always Happy Birthday July Challenge



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Fishes...Just Us Girls Challenge #449~Trend Week: Watercolour Background

Hello,

Welcome to Just Us Girls Challenge #449~Trend Week where sweet Bobby, as the hostess for this challenge, has selected *WATERCOLOUR BACKGROUND* to spark your creativity.

If you've come from - or are heading to - the challenge blog, you'll see an array of fabulous cards from our July Guest Designer, ever-so-talented Julia Aston, and my talented teammates: Sue, Angie, Vicki, Ina, Bobby, Nancy, Lisa, Maria. Please drop by their places and leave them some love.

Even though I dabble with Zigs (as per our on again/off again relationship), full-on water-colouring is well beyond my skill level.  Sooooo...yep, this challenge was a challenge...until I decided to 're-interpret' the prompt a wee bit to be 'colour a water background' *grin*  Once that was figured out - and with some added inspiration from Tracey's card - namely, her sweet underwater scene - over at MUSE Challenge #274, I was good to go...in fact, so good to go that I created two cards featuring my Studio Katia Under the Sea critters (that squid, especially, makes me smile!) swimming about...in their 'water' colour surroundings.... 

This set is too much fun! You'll be seeing another card made with it very very very soon!




Looking forward to seeing your *WATERCOLOUR BACKGROUNDS* in the gallery!

Also sharing at:

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Sunday, July 8, 2018

Many Thanks...Happy Little Stampers July 2018 Anything Goes with Dies Challenge

Hello,

Welcome to Happy Little Stampers July 2018 Anything Goes with Dies Challenge...and a super warm welcome to some new members on the Design Team!


I've been trying my best to forge a relationship with my zigs; they cooperated 'reasonably well with The Ton peony images that I was so fortunate to win from Colleen, at maplesyrupdesigns.  Plenty  more practice still required to get these markers figured  out but,we're making progress (sometimes...).


Our winner for this challenge will receive a $20 coupon to spend at the shop! Check out all the details HERE.

Looking forward to seeing your Anything Goes with Dies cards/projects in the gallery!

Also sharing at:

The Library Challenge #10~The Rose Garden (even though I used peonies, I was still inspired by the gorgeous cover).


Thank you for dropping by!


Friday, July 6, 2018

Citrus...Just Us Girls Challenge #448~Word Week

Hello,

Welcome to Just Us Girls Challenge #448~Word Week where I, as the hostess for this challenge, have selected *CITRUS* to spark your creativity. 


Several ways to interpret this word: citrus images, citrus colours, citrus images + citrus colours (or not *grin). Whatever direction you take, I know it will be fantastic!

If you've come from - or are heading to - the challenge blog, you'll see an array of fabulous cards from our July Guest Designer, ever-so-talented Julia Aston and my talented teammates: Sue, Angie, Vicki, Ina, Bobby, Nancy, Lisa, Maria.  Please drop b their places and leave them some love.

Two cards for you today, featuring my new citrus set from Studio Katia.  My zigs and I had yet a few more play dates in getting these coloured. As you can see, I went with 'typical' orange/yellow/green for my first card...


then jazzed things up with a splashy colour combo for the second....
 

Here's the duo...


I *may* be liking my zigs a bit more...but still so much more practice 
required to get the highlights/shadows figured out...Carrying on! 

Looking forward to seeing your *CITRUS* creations in the gallery!

Thank you for dropping by!


Thursday, July 5, 2018

STAMPlorations HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Shery!

Hello,

Today is a special post: the STAMPlorations gals have banded together to honour our amazing leader, with a Shery Birthday Surprise celebration!  HAPPY BIRTHDAY, sweet Shery!

 May your day be filled with celebration, joy and love...and more of the same - in abundance - for the year about to unfold!

I've brought you some framed water-coloured lilies...hope they make you smile!


Be sure to visit the STAMPlorations blog, where you'll see a birthday palooza of awesome cards created by my wonderful teammates! I know Shery will be thrilled!

Also sharing at:

AAA CAS Cards Challenge #118~Use a Frame


Always Happy Birthday July Challenge~Anything Goes


Thank you for dropping by!


Monday, July 2, 2018

You Make Me Smile...Happy Little Stampers July 2018 CAS Challenge~Animals.

Hello,

Running late! Gahhh!

Welcome to Happy Little Stampers July 2018 CAS Challenge~Animals.



After several attempts to colour these cutie-patooties from Simon Says Stamps, I decided to leave them as is. A soft dusting of stenciling in the background and ta dahhh...clean, simple and sooooo much better than the epic fails that wound up in the recycle bin!


Simon Says Stamps: Best Friends

Looking forward to seeing what critters you'll be delighting us with in the gallery!
Reminder to 'keep it CAS'


Our winner for this challenge will receive a $20 coupon to spend at the shop! Check out all the details HERE.

IF YOU USE STAMPS BY HAPPY LITTLE STAMPERS AND YOU ARE OUR RANDOM WINNER, YOUR PRIZE WILL BE DOUBLED!


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Friday, June 29, 2018

Mandala Thank You...Inkspirational Challenge #164~Photo Challenge

Hello,

My blogging is rather sporadic of late. Reason: officiating bike race after bike race after bike race...as well as doing some behind-the-scenes support with the new road bike coordinator. My 'volunteering' has nearly become 'full time' (minus the salary *grin*) and I'm loving it! Best part: a significant number of races are scheduled in/around where my mom lives, which means plenty of visits with her AND my darling niece and nephew! Yayyy!

Welcome to Inkspirational Challenge #164~Photo Inspiration.  Isn't this image fantastic?  Vibrant, sunny, organic...oh, the possibilities....


Please drop by to see how this marvelous piece of art inspired my teammates; their creations are amazing:


Shape and colours caught my eye and I *had* to give some long-neglected stamps some major TLC...


Concord & 9th: Many Mandalas

That's it from me! 

Looking forward to seeing your translations of this photo!

Thank you for dropping by!