Tuesday, 9 June 2015

!!! Exciting News !!!!

Hello there ...... Happy Tuesday!

Phew!!! What a busy few days we've had ...... but, before I go into all that, I've some exciting news to share with you.
I've been invited to join the Design Team for the Happy Little Stampers ..... whoo hoo!!!

I'm so excited ........ you know me I love my blog challenges and I can't wait to start working alongside such a talented bunch! I've been asked to join the DT for the CAS Challenge ... right up my street.  Wait till you meet the rest of the team .... talented or what!!!

You'll find me on the Blog challenge next month with my first DT piece ..... can't wait!!

If you haven't heard of Happy Little Stampers (HLS) before ..... where have you been!!!!  They host fun monthly challenges ..... CAS (Clean and Simple) ..... there's a Sketch challenge ...... and starting in July there's a brand new Christmas Card Challenge.  They also have a fab HLS Forum too ..... a real craft community where you can get inspiration from, view great tutorials and even chat in real time to other crafters.  Check out the Blog .... you'll find all the details there.
In fact ..... why not pop over and take a look at this month's challenges ...... there's CAS

I must get playing along with this one ...... I love using sprays and mists!

And there's the HLS Sketch challenge ........

Here's the one for this month .....

I decided to play along with this one ..... here's my take on the sketch .......

I've gone all festive ...... the reason being that this was also going to be entered into the Merry Monday Christmas Card challenge (last week!)  They wanted to see Sparkle. Unfortunately because of the busy weekend we've had I didn't actually get around to entering it in time (sigh!!)  Oh well .... at least the cards not wasted.

Those well loved, and well used Clarity Christmas Trees have made their 2015 debut .... stamped in black Versafine ink, either side of a piece of white cardstock.
I then stamped my little robins, again one either side, and drew in a string of Christmas lights to join them together

The actual 'lights' are just dots of coloured glitter glue

I added a festive greeting underneath, coloured the birds using Spectrum Noir pencils

and added a touch of fine crystal glitter to the trees to give the sparkle ......

A little bit more of the design finishes off the inside ......

As I've said we've had a busy few days.  My brother's over visiting from the UK so, we've been out and about watching the TT and soaking up all the atmosphere.  The weather has been glorious the last few days, which means there's been plenty of racing going so we've just made the most of it.

We've also had our first BBQ of the year, first one in the new house in fact ......

Had to be a cheeky bottle of red in there somewhere!!

Then on Sunday we went to a birthday BBQ ..... and look who we took with us

Meet 'Snapper' the salmon ..... all dressed up and ready to go!  Oh my ...... was she good!  I didn't give her the name by the way ..... not guilty!!! That was down to this little chap .......

We've walked from one end of the prom to the other .... stopping off here and there on the way (hic!) Even ended up in the Bushey's beer tent ...... G&T in a plastic glass .... what's all that about!!!?  Never mind .... the Bellini cocktails later made up for it!

But enough of all that ..... we're off out again today.  We're heading up to the Creg Ny Baa I think, to watch todays race ..... lets hope the weather holds because we've also got the Red Arrows flying in this evening to do one of their fabulous air displays.  We'll be watching from the terrace so hopefully I'll get some good pictures to share.

Thanks for popping by ..... enjoy the rest of your day.

Cheerio until next time



  1. Welcome to the team!! Your card is amazing. I just love your take on the sketch! Your bbq looked quite yummy too! xx

  2. Congratulations Linda, I'm so excited to see your creations at HLS and well done on being selected for the DT. Your card is wonderful here and so crisp, CAS and awesome. Ok having checked out your barbecue images I'm going to have to scrap this commenting and go for some lunch!!!! x

  3. Congrats to you on your DT Gig. It will be great fun to work along side you and your CAS-teamies and play in eachother's playgrounds (challenges). Love your card--brilliant idea to use those lights strung between the trees, and I love your coloring.

  4. Congratulations on the new DT post Linda, I'm sure you will enjoy this.
    Love the card with the string of lights.
    Avril xx

  5. Hi Linda. So excited to be teamies with you!! Yay! It's going to be a lot of fun!

    LOVE your take on the sketch ... so creative with the little birds ready to decorate the trees. Sweet! xx

  6. Congratulations on your new DT role. I look forward to seeing more of your wonderful CAS creations! Stef x

  7. Your card, as always, is a pure delight, Linda!! Big hugs and congratulations to you on your appointment to one of the HLS teams!! Lucky us!! This is very exciting news!! Hugs, Darnell

  8. The new team sounds right up your street with CAS and Christmas - huge congratulations Linda - I am sure you will be a wonderful asset to the team! Love your card too - beautiful as always! Hugs, Anne xx

  9. Gorgeous card, love the little scene you have created. Gail xx

  10. Great job on this sketch, Linda! So glad we'll be teammates!

  11. Hi Linda
    Love the card,you always have some great ideas!
    Love Angela x

  12. congrats...Love your card..such a great take on the sketch challenge...


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