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Saturday, 30 August 2014

Week 187 Lucky Dip

As this is a five Saturday month, we have an extra challenge for you which is always a Lucky Dip, which basically means that we choose whatever we want!!!!!

We have another song theme which this time is... 
I do like to be beside the seaside!
Anything with a reference to the sea or the beach or things nautical will be fine as long as your creation is Clean and Simple!

We are also lucky enough to have a Guest Designer with us this week and I know that this person will be hugely popular with you all... it is the inimitable
Her work is fab, she makes such happy and pertinent comments and her posts are such fun. If you have never visited her, you don't know what you're missing, so hop on over and see for yourself. 
Here is her creation for this challenge!
What cute birds!

Here is a little digi image which I had coloured quite some time ago with Copics and popped into a drawer... to be used later!!! 
It's so much later I don't remember where the image came from but I thought it suitable for this week's challenge! He's a cutie anyway. If anyone know the source of this image I should be glad to know! The sentiment is computer generated!

For this one it's a very random collection of equipment from my stash 
to make this 'nautical/seaside' themed card:
with Cutting Dies from: Papersmooches, MFT Die-namics & Mama Elephant
Embossing Folder: from Cuttlebug, Wave stencil from Memory Box
Distress inks, sentiment from Uniko Studio and to finish some 
Doodlebug sprinkles and a piece of bakers twine.
 Digi and paper are both from Pink Petticoat, I think the ric-rac makes good waves for the boat
We hope that if you had chance to get to the seaside over the past summer that the weather was kind to you. Here in the UK, the past summer has been one of our better ones on the whole.
Have fun with this one and please do try to visit the DT blogs... we all try to add additional examples for the challenges and we really appreciate your comments!

Friday, 29 August 2014

Animal ShowCASe

ShowCASe Week 185

We had a lot of really cute submissions to our Animal challenge and our showcase this week is quite varied!
We certainly loved looking at them all!

Here are our choices!

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This is a lovely background for these creatures!

What a fun image, terrific design too!

What a truly spectacular treatment of this amazing image!

These are all so different, yet all wonderful.
We would like to thank everyone for their fabulous contributions this time!

Here is our Showcase badge for those selected. Please take it for your blogs with our thanks.
We have a Lucky Dip Challenge next week which means another Guest Designer... we have a really popular lady this time... join us tomorrow to see who it is!

Saturday, 23 August 2014

Week 186 Sketch

We haven't had a 
for quite some time so here's a simple one for you to have a play with!
After drawing it, it took ages to find out how to transform an image drawn in Word into a format which could be published on the blog. I do this so infrequently that it's not a process which readily comes to mind but I got there in the end.

Here's how we interpreted it!

Inkydoodles stamps inked with Stampin Up Pear Pizazz and Bashful Blue, more ink brushed over .  The white space was, well, too big and too white so I scored some lines across it.
I have seen so many Christmas Cards floating around Blogland recently that I thought it about time  that I got started too!
This is an Artemio holly sprig, stamped and clear embossed, then coloured with Distress Inks and clear embossed between each application of  colour. The background was sponged with ink using a sponge dauber and over stamped with Gorgeous Grunge dots in the same shade of ink as the background (Stormy Sky) stamping always produces a deeper shade than inking.
Finally the whole panel was die cut and then clear embossed with two layers of powder.
The sentient was computer generated.

Still on with the exam celebration cards and this one is for my daughter's boyfriend. 
Looking at it closely it's perhaps more of a 'passing your driving test' one
but I wanted to experiment with a new set from Paper Smooches (Metropolis).

I've stamped various images onto midnight blue cardstock using Versamark ink
 then heat embossed with WOW sparkling silver EP.
The sentiment is from the same set with the panel die-cut 
using MFT Die-namics Blueprints 15.To finish I've fussy-cut
 the little car for added dimension and some sparkly gems for that bit of 'dazzle'

There are some slight variations on the sketch on our personal blogs so do take a look over there to see them. Just click on the name above the cards to take you directly to our blogs.

Do try to visit at least a few of your fellow entrants to our challenges, everyone loves to receive a cheery word!