Friday, July 20, 2018

Just Us Girls Challenge #450~Colour Week

Hello,

Welcome to Just Us Girls Challenge #450~Colour Week, where our lovely Lisa has this oh-so-pretty palette of aqua, pink and white to incorporate into our designs


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.

Concord & 9th's Retro Petals Turnabout stamp/stencils have been calling for my attention for a few weeks and finally, the stamp set and I had a date! Both cards feature the colour combo - just in different shades. The first uses Lawn Fawn Merman and Your Next Stamp Pink Flamingo;


the second, a softer version in Mama Elephant pigment inks. I LOVE pigment inks!



I can't wait to play with the turnabout stencils next!

Sending *Happy Thoughts* to you; hope your weekend is off to a marvelous stop. Me...you already know what's on my agenda: more bike races!

Looking forward to seeing your *AQUA, PINK and WHITE* designs in the gallery!L


Thank you for dropping by!


Uniko Challenge #48~"It's so much more friendly with two." A.A. Milne (Optional twist: FOR A CHILD)

Hello,

Welcome to Uniko Studio July/August Challenge #48, where we have this heart-warming quote by A.A. Milne, of Winnie-the-Pooh fame, to inspire you:

"It's so much more friendly with two."

One of my favourites and oh-so-true! Naturally, the idea of 'two' will come to mind, BUT remember: these sweet words come from a childhood (and adulthood *grin*) favourite character, so we're offering the optional twist: FOR A CHILD. Doors of possibility full-on open! Of course, we also have an adorable pair of ladybugs to spark your creativity, too...

We're also thrilled to welcome our marvelous talented, ultra sweet Guest Designer - Trina P, from My Crafting Closet - to the challenge. You will LOVE her card!

Two cards from me (following the quotation to the word *grin*)! First, I played with the optional twist: a card to celebrate a kid's accomplishments in true "Explosion" style! I simply adore these sets! I even 'snuck' in the colours and 'spots' from the photo...


My second card focuses on the 'two' theme: a duo from Pure Florals Rose, coloured with two mediums (ink and prismacolour pencils) and paired with a 'couple' sentiment...


Please visit the designer team members who are launching this challenge; the rest will feature reminder cards soon:


As always, our sweet Bev has plenty of incentives for you to play along, which include PRIZES!
  • Main Winner Chosen By the DT - £25 eGift Certificate
  • Random Twist Winner - £4 In Stock Clear Stamp Set of Winners Choosing
  • Random Uniko Stamps Winner - £4 In Stock Clear Stamp Set of Winners Choosing
  • Top 3 Chosen By DT - 150 Loyalty Reward Points
You have plenty of time to play along with this challenge. The deadline for submission is midnight (GMT) on Friday 24th August 2018 (7.00pm EDT).  

See you in the gallery!

Thank you for dropping by!


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



Thank you for dropping by!


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


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