Monday, June 17, 2019

Uniko Studio DT Inspiration...Balloons Shaker

Hello,

Sharing a sneak peek of my Uniko Studio DT showcase, where I bring out a few of my Uniko Studio products to give them some extra love.  

Hope you'll head over for a visit...


Thank you for dropping by!


Friday, June 14, 2019

Inkspirational Challenge #189~Word Prompt...Garden

Hello,

Welcome to Inkspirational Challenge #189, where our word prompt is GARDEN. Flowers, birds-and-bees, trees, butterflies...whatever garden evokes for you, share with us!


Milla from Mustesormi blog continues to inspire us as our June guest designer! Do visit her and leave her some love.

My card features some new-to-me stamps/dies from Pinkfresh Studio. I'm in LOVE!  



My wonderful teammates have interpreted the prompt in clever, inspiring ways; please visit and leave them - and Milla  - some love, which I know will be deeply appreciated:


Looking forward to visiting you in the gallery!

Thank you for dropping by!


Just Us Girls Challenge #492~Colour Week...You're A Delight, I Just Adore You

Hello,

Welcome to Just Us Girls Challenge #492, where I'm thrilled to be hostess for this week's Colour Challenge. I'm inviting you to select a favourite colour and feature it in Light, Mid and Dark tones. You may want to use two tones of one colour...totally fine by me...because that's what I did *grin*

We're thrilled to welcome Marlena McDeavitt as our guest designer once again. Please visit her, as well as my teammates - Sue, Angie, Vicki, Ina, Bobby, Nancy, Lisa and Maria - who would love to know you dropped by.

I have a 'thing' for Concord & 9th turnabouts, so this go round (sorry...pun not intended), I played with the Wreath version. The first uses a sentiment from the stamp set; the second, dies from You're My Happy. A bit hard to see the letters in the photo but...they're clear in real life and the paper matches my light blue inks...


Over to you...

Looking forward seeing your Light/Mid/Dark colour creations in the gallery!

Thank you for dropping by!


Saturday, June 8, 2019

Happy Little Stampers June 2019~Anything Goes with Dies Challenge...You Are Lovely

Hello,



Soooo...I'm having a bit of...okay, okay, a major...addiction to Concord & 9th turnabout stamps.  This is one of a few cards I made featuring the Lovely Blossoms stamps/dies set. So easy to make pretty backgrounds with these...and to all who drop by my blog: YOU are lovely!


Please visit my teammates; their creations are wonderful and, if you have a moment, leave them some love. I know they'll be thrilled!

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

Thank you for dropping by!


Uniko Studio Design Team Blog Hop~Re-visiting Explosions, Explosion additions and matching dies

Hello,

Welcome to the Uniko Studio Design Team Blog Hop & Giveaway, which is what we gals do on non-release months!  As always, Bev has set us with the task of using some Uniko oldies AND goodies to showcase; this time - with Father's Day nearing - we're revisiting Explosion! Explosion! Additions & Designer Dies Explosion Collection, which just happen to be one of my all-time Uniko favourite combinations!
  



Masculine or feminine, these pop/comic book art stamps/dies cover anybody and everybody! Timeless and trendy, indeed!

My dad passed away four years ago, so no Father's Day card for him, BUT, I do have my wonderful brother - who is an awe-mazing dad to my niece and nephew - to celebrate!  I wound up making two cards, pairing the various Explosions stamps/dies with the Lawn Fawn reveal wheel dies.  Such fun and easy to put together.

The BAM is one card; the WOW, the other. I took two photos of each, so you can see the four sentiments I used.  Haven't decided which one I'll send to my brother...perhaps one for him and the second for my delightful nephew! 


As usual we have our GIVEAWAY, so be sure to comment along the hop for your chance to win a £25 eGift Certificate code to spend over on the Uniko website. You have until midnight BST Saturday 15th June 2019 to comment along the hop.


Carol - you are here

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Friday, June 7, 2019

Just Us Girls Challenge #491~Trend Week...Mosaic Hearts Hugs

Hello,

Welcome to Just Us Girls Challenge #491~Trend Week, where our lovely Bobby invites us to use Texture Paste.  Given the wide array on the market, I'm sure you'll have plenty of options!


We're thrilled to welcome Marlena McDeavitt as our guest designer once again. Please visit her, as well as my teammates - Sue, Angie, Vicki, Ina, Bobby, Nancy, Lisa and Maria - who would love to know you dropped by.

I created a rainbow (hey...what a surprise! Me and rainbow!) of hearts, using Studio Katia's Mosaic Hearts stencil.  Over top, a healthy helping of Moonstone glimmer gel...sooooo sparkly! The heart/hugs are also from Studio Katia. Should have made a few more while I had the stencil out. Oh well...just means I have to play with this technique/stencil/dies again *grin*


Over to you...

Looking forward seeing your TEXTURE PASTE creations in the gallery!


Thank you for dropping by!


Tag, You're It! Challenge #89~Umbrella Inspiration...Sending Sunshine

Hello

Welcome to the new challenge at Tag You're It!, where our lovely, talented Donna has selected this fabulous umbrellas photo as our inspiration

Theme Challenge: Umbrellas

I have one umbrella die, but the two of us don't really see eye to eye sooooo...I went in a slightly different direction in creating an umbrella, drawing inspiration from Ardyth, of MASKerade fame. You can see her lovely rainbow umbrella here. Since I have a bundle of rainbow bits from previous cards, I decided to match a few up (size-wise, rather than proper ROYGBIV) and design one of my own...complete with sunshine and clouds! 


That's it from me; please check out the amazing tags designed by my teammates, then bring your Umbrellas inspired tags to the gallery!

Thank you for dropping by!


Thursday, June 6, 2019

STAMPlorations June 2019 CAS Card Challenge~Anything Goes (optional twist: MAHOGANY)

Hello,

Welcome to STAMPlorations June 2019 Anything CAS Goes Card Challenge, with the optional twist of Mahogany. 



How fortunate that I actually have mahogany ink in my collection: Aged Mahogany distress ink, to be precise! Yayyy! I paired it with Tattered Rose and Worn Lipstick, to create a clean, simple card using the Old Rose Prints stencil and a sentiment from Frames and Flowers. A bit of glitter added to the roses and...voila! CAS card with the twist!



Hope you'll play along with us this month and fill the gallery with your CAS creations!

Just a reminder about our friendly rules:


  • Create a clean and simple card with or without the optional color twist.
  • Non-STAMPlorations products in entries are OK. (We do love seeing STAMPlorations products used in projects.)
  • Link up to 3 entries and link up to as many other challenges as you want.
  • Please display the challenge graphic in your post (if linking from your blog) and link back to the challenge post (not just the main blog) in order to be eligible to win (and receive the corresponding prize).
  • Link up by June 30, 11:55 p.m. Pacific time.

Thank you for dropping by!


Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Happy Little Stampers June 2019 Christmas Challenge~Anything Goes (optional twist: Non-Traditional)...Christmas Train

Hello,

Welcome to Happy Little Stampers June 2019 Christmas Challenge - always Anything Goes - with an optional twist which, this month, is Non-Traditional.  By the way: 6 months to Christmas! Gahhhh!!!!



Finally welcomed Pinkfresh Studio's Train Ride into my collection and oh my stars! So much fun and so many delightful details (like the notches in the dies for the bear's paw, the reindeer's lollipop and the conductor bear's scarf)! I had a blast fiddling with the stamps and dies to make my little locomotive of Christmas wishes! Definitely replicating this many times over! Too cute to resist!


That's it from me; please head over to the blog to see how  my talented teammates interpreted this month's theme.

Looking forward to seeing your Christmas cards in the gallery!

Also sharing at:

Merry Little Christmas Challenge #11 - June Anything Christmas Goes


Simon Says Wednesday Challenge~Anything Goes

Thank you for dropping by!


Monday, June 3, 2019

STAMPlorations June 2019 CUTplorations Challenge...You Are My Sunshine

Hello!

Welcome to the STAMPlorations June 2019 CUTplorations Challenge, where we're drawing inspiration from this fabulous picnic-in-the-summer image!

Soooo...my interpretation of this photo took several twists-and-turns, until I realized that...yes, rainbow colours do present! Once I figured that out, putting my card together was a snap! A sunny sun, some stenciled clouds (I focused on one cloud, shifting it there and there to achieve a puffy clouds sky) and some rainbow patterned paper for the triple-cut, stacked CUTplorations phrase.  Rainbows make me happy!

That's it from me!  Hope you'll play along with us!
Looking forward to seeing your fabulous translations of this image in the gallery!

CUTplorations Challenge Guidelines can be found HERE (they're super simple!).  AND, if you play along, you're in the running for the Monthly Prizes! 

  • $15 gift certificate to the winners in the challenges voted by each design team (5 main winners)
  • $5 gift certificate to three (3) randomly picked players per challenge (15 winners total)


Thank you for dropping by!


Sunday, June 2, 2019

Happy Little Stampers June 2019 CAS Challenge~Funny

Hello,

Welcome to Happy Little Stampers June 2019 CAS Card Challenge, where our theme is FUNNY! Bring out your laughter-inducing stamps/images to tickle our funny bone!



Not a lot of laugh-out-loud stamps in my collection, but this sentiment from Ink Road Stamps does make me smile...mainly because it's so true, given our little Lily!  Paw prints embossed background and MFT Paw Prints Die-namics and Polaroid Frame...easy peasy!


That's it from me; please head over to the blog to see how  my talented teammates interpreted this month's theme. A reminder that we're looking for CAS designs.



Thank you for dropping by!


Friday, May 31, 2019

Inkspirational Challenge #188~Photo Inspiration...Spoil Yourself

Hello,

Welcome to Inkspirational Challenge #188, where we have this stylish model to spark ideas. Love this outfit!


This month, we're delighted to welcome Milla from Mustesormi as our guest designer. You may know her as one of the designers at The Flower Challenge and one of the Simplicity Sisters at Penny Black Stamps Her talents are impressive!

New Picket Fence Studio products in my collection; isn't this shopping gal a delight! Paired her with stripes using MFT skinny strips and ta dahhhh....done! I think everyone needs to spoil themselves a little (or a lots) bit today...and every day!


My wonderful teammates have interpreted the prompt in clever, inspiring ways; please visit and leave them - and Milla  - some love, which I know will be deeply appreciated:


Looking forward to visiting you in the gallery!

Also sharing at:

The Library Challenge #34~The Art of Stripes



Thank you for dropping by!


Just Us Girls Challenge #490~Word Week...Happy Thoughts

Hello,

Happy June 1st! Can you believe it! We've shifted from winter weather to fire/smoke season in the span of two weeks. Currently, fires in northern Alberta are raging, leading to significant evacuations and air quality issues that span as far as Minneapolis and Detroit.  Right now, our air quality index is 10+ which, translated, means stay inside! I'm schedule to officiate a mountain bike race this weekend...guess we'll see if that comes to fruition.

ANYWAY, welcomes to Just Us Girls Challenge #490~Word Week, where our lovely Sue invites us to go RETRO with our cards/projects.  Colours, images...whatever you have that throws us back in time!


New month means a new guest designer; we're thrilled to welcome Marlena McDeavitt in that role. Please visit her, as well as my teammates - Sue, Angie, Vicki, Ina, Bobby, Nancy, Lisa and Maria - who would love to know you dropped by.

I've used Concord & 9th's Retro Petals turnabout for my card in retro colours: turquoise, yellow, orange-ish and brown. I think we used to have wallpaper sporting that combination...


Over to you...

Looking forward seeing your RETRO creations in the gallery!

Thank you for dropping by!


Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Uniko Studio DT Inspiration...Anti-Colouring Cards

Hello,

Welcome to my Uniko Studio DT showcase, where I bring out a few of my Uniko Studio products to give them some extra love.  

Many of you, I'm sure, have seen the new 'trend' of pairing coloured backgrounds with focal images left black-and-white.  I decided to create a pair of *Anti-Colouring cards*, as coined and inspired by Carissa from Sprinkled with Glitter.  These were a joy to make, especially since the delicate lines and details of the English Country Garden butterfly and Originally Organic stylized florals stand beautifully just as they are. 

I paired these pretties with a rainbow version of Background Blocks: Mid-Century Modern 1.




I hope you've enjoyed my *anti-colouring cards* and will give this technique a try!

Also sharing at:

AAA Cards CAS Game #141~5th Birthday Bash


AAA Birthday Card Challenge Game #1~Anything Goes


Seize the Birthday Challenge #166~Anything Goes



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