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Saturday, 19 July 2014

Week 181 Theme

For our theme this week, we're going with Sarah's suggestion of using a song title to trigger your imaginations!
This week's song is 
Singin' in the rain!
You can take any aspect from the title as the starting point for your creation.  Rain, weather, music, dancing... let your imagination take flight.
Just remember to keep it Clean and Simple, with plenty of white space!
On holiday!!
I've used a cute little digi-image from Squigglefly.
He's been paper-pieced using papers from Pink Petticoat, 
coloured with Promarkers, glossy accents and a Winkette of Stella.

The sentiment is Uniko Studio - Flower Power and
to finish I've used Doodlebug sequins and pearls from my stash.

I've used quite a detailed image for my card, but by keeping the colours restricted to grey and yellow I hope it has kept a CAS look.  No longer available, this was drawn by the very talented Phindy O'Neill.  Computer generated sentiment, more singing in the rain on my blog
PS Thank you to all who entered last week's fingerprint challenge. there were some amazing ideas and I loved looking at them!
This is a sweet stamp from Lili of the Valley which I purchased recently and I just love this dear little bear... I think he could do with a pair of wellies. It's coloured with Mirage pens and mounted on Dienamics pierced Stax die-cuts. The sentiment is from Clearly Besotted.
There is another offering on my personal blog!

It seems that lots of you had great fun with the finger print challenge last week, we do apologise however, for leaving you all with inky fingers!

Friday, 18 July 2014

June Winner and Week 179 ShowCASe

First of all we'd like to announce the winner of our June prize from 
It's Sharon
She makes just fabulous cards and contributes to nearly all of our challenges!
So well done Sharon!
Get in touch and we'll sort out getting your prize to you.

Now for our 
Earth Tones ShowCASe.

Gay treats us with each and every submission. Look at this simply stunning card, we love everything about it!

Rosemary has such an eye for style, this is perfect!

What great stamping and super simplicity!

Please take our badge for your blogs 
and we hope to see everyone tomorrow for our new challenge!

Saturday, 12 July 2014

Week 180 - One Layer Card

It's One Layer Card week and this week we have something fun for you... 

Adapt A Fingerprint
We also have another fabulous guest designer for you


There's a bit of a story behind the making of this card... it was very much a last minute job, as I had merrily been making cards for this week's challenge, forgetting that it was a one layer week! I remembered just before I went out on Friday evening and so had to hastily make this before I went to bed!
I stamped the lower part of the card with one of the SU Gorgeous Grunge stamps and clear embossed it. I then inked it with Memento Summer Sky Ink and then used Salty Ocean Distress Ink for the finger fishes (not fish fingers!). The bubbles stamps were from a Rubbernecker Grab Bag from Ally Pally and the sentiment is from The Alley Way Stamps.
You can see my mistakes on my personal blog!


I had so much fun making this card... I used 
espresso truffle memento ink for the fingerprints onto Basic Grey card stock from Stampin Up. (i still look like a suspect now as it won't budge) and then stamped the branch from Love Blossoms and the little leaves from Design A Tree (both Clearly Besotted). For the moon I punched out a circle from scrap card and then used Unicorn White Hero Art ink pad and filled it in with finger prints.  

 I stamped the outline images using Uniko Studio Flower Power#2 then coloured the petals with my fingerprint using Distress Inks. The sentiment is Clearly Besotted and I've added some Doodlebug sequins then pearls from my stash.

Over the years I must have discarded dozens of cards that would fit this challenge - one layer with fingerprints on.  Oops there goes another one!  I've used Mown Lawn Distress Ink to make my topiary tree, with less thumb for each layer.  The pot is an Inky Doodles stamp and the sentiment is from Hero Arts.  The pot and ground are also coloured with Distress Ink , Vintage Photo and Weathered Wood.  More inky fingerprints on my blog, hope you have as much fun as I did with this challenge.

Do join in this fun one... our winner for June will be announced later in the week!

Before we go we must mention our LIMister Sid who has joined us recently but has been the most wonderful commenter on entries to our challenges. He has been tireless in visiting everyone. We all know how much we like to receive a friendly word from visitors to our blogs, so I'm sure you'll join us in saying a big THANK YOU to Sid!