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Friday, 22 May 2015

ShowCASe Week 223

I enjoyed looking through all the water challenge submissions after my return from my holiday on the water... the Danube to be precise!
What lovely cards there were too and here are our
 ShowCASe choices.

What cute narwhals in this fabulous bubbly water.

Smiley goldfish in terrific swirly water.

What terrific colouring of these fab frogs, with really effective water.

These are all wonderful examples of CAS one layer cards...simply superb.
Thanks everyone!
DO take the showcase badge from the page at the top... and many congratulations!

Another challenge will begin tomorrow morning at 8am so do join us then!

Saturday, 16 May 2015

Week 224 Theme

It seems you had lots of fun with our watery theme last week 
sharing some awesome interpretations in the gallery!
Thank you so much.

So are you ready for a new challenge?
It's Theme week and the challenge is 
Hello Sunshine

Here's our examples and don't forget
to stop by our personal blogs for some extra inspiration!
Our holiday makers may be back but possibly not  
managed to ink up more than one this week!
You'll just have to hop across and see what 
they've been up to!

I've been struggling with this one and there's a few duds on my 
own blog! This one uses My Favourite Things Sun Ray stencil
Inked with Distress Inks: Spiced Marmalade, Wild Honey, 
Mustard Seed and Squeezed Lemonade and following my happy
mistake last week with the clear embossing powder over distress inks
I practically threw the stuff at my card this week 
to make the sunlight shimmer!
The sentiment is computer generated

My apologies for the lack of commenting, I have been away for a lovely holiday in the sun.  I wish I could say that this gorgeous Day for Daisies digi is me in the sun, but, ahem, sadly not!  She is coloured with Copics and simply layered up a few times, with the layers edged with Copics.


I started by softly blending a background in Scattered Straw Distress Ink 
before laying the MFT Sun Ray stencil over the top and blending 
with Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink.  
I cut this out with a rectangular die and also die cut the Scripty Hello 
from Lawn Fawn from the inked panel.  I then inlaid and stacked 
three more die cuts of the hello from white cardstock before adhering 
the inked word die to the top of the stack and accenting with some Wink of Stella.

I must apologise for my lack of commenting over the last couple of weeks, 
but I was having a wonderful time on a river cruise along the Danube. 
Amongst other places, I visited Budapest and Vienna and 
ended up in Prague for a few days. 
I met some wonderful people and enjoyed all aspects of the holiday... 
so I hope you'll forgive my lack of appearances at your blogs.

Here is a simple card for this week's challenge. 
All die cuts... from Lawn Fawn and Taylored Expressions, 
with a computer generated sentiment. 
In fact the font has stitching around the letters but is 
too small to have them show up!

We hope you enjoy this one!
We're looking forward to visiting you!
Don't forget everyone likes a comment so please try 
to share some encouragement amongst your fellow entrants

Friday, 15 May 2015

ShowCASe Week 222

It's ShowCASe time again when we have the difficult 
task of selecting our favourites from the previous week!

You certainly make it impossible with your ingenious creations
which amaze us every week and we are most appreciative
that you take the time to join in and share your projects.

SO after much deliberation here are our choices 
(in number order)

Colour Week
'Use Opposite Colours on the Colour Wheel'

A fun and fabulous water scene with a show-stopping
colour combo and some amazing colour smooshing and splattering! 

A magnificent bloom dominating the otherwise white panel
of the card save for the stunning leaves.
Once again another brilliant colour combination. 

Such perfect stamping; crisp, clean and elegant lines;
 so pleasing on the eye and once again another eye-catching combo.

Please take your badges ladies.. you'll find them on the page at the top!

Thanks to everyone for taking part and there's still time to enter 
this week's One Layer Card challenge with a 'Water' theme
if you are quick!

Tomorrow it's time for a new challenge so do come by and see us!